Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.
Novo Nordisk employees spent the night team-building over food and drinks

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2017):

  • Novo Nordisk Canada provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers or fathers (including adoptive parents), to 100% of salary ranging from 4 to 21 weeks -- the organization also offers employees an option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • Novo Nordisk Canada maintains a focus on training and development for employees at various stages of their career, offering a unique Graduate Program to provide MBA students with opportunities to study and work at various global locations for 8-month assignments, secondment opportunities that let employees "test" new jobs within the company, and a "Women in Novo Nordisk" program to advance career development of female employees
  • In addition to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, Novo Nordisk Canada provides paid time off during the winter holidays and flexible work arrangements to help employees balance their personal commitments
Novo Nordisk employees attend a meeting with the company President and former Toronto Blue Jay Roberto Alomar


Industry Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1923
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Novo Nordisk A/S
Major Canadian hiring locations Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 283
Part-time employees in Canada 2
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 35 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, 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

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