Merck Canada Inc.
Merck's new head office location features reserved parking spaces for e-vehicles

Recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Merck Canada Inc. was selected as one of Montreal's Top Employers (2016):

  • Merck Canada recently relocated to a new LEED Silver certified head office building, which was designed with employee feedback and features a marché style cafeteria (with subsidized and take-home meals) as well as an onsite fitness facility, with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a number of instructor-led classes, such as yoga, Pilates and belly dancing
  • In addition to helping employees save for the future, Merck Canada extends its health benefits plan to retirees (with no age limit)
  • Merck Canada supports employees who are new parents (including adoptive) with maternity and parental leave top-up payments (to 100% of salary for up to 14 weeks) -- and offers an option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence


Industry Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1899
Parent company Merck & Co., Inc.
Parent company head office Kirkland QC
Full-time employees in Canada 914
Part-time employees in Canada 57
Average age of employees in Canada 46
Longest serving employee 42.5 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 5 paid days)

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