AstraZeneca Canada Inc.
AstraZeneca Canada employees at a head office event  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why AstraZeneca Canada Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • AstraZeneca Canada celebrates exceptional achievement and performance through the "we appreciate" recognition program (with redeemable points for gifts), the President's Award of Excellence, and MVP awards for employees who exemplify company values
  • AstraZeneca Canada actively encourages employees to be active in the community, offering up to 3 paid days off to volunteer and providing financial donations to organizations where employees volunteer their time ($500 for every 40 hours)
  • AstraZeneca Canada's head office features a number of onsite amenities, including a cafeteria with healthy and special diet menus, interactive "thinkSpace" rooms equipped with state-of-the-art collaboration technology and comfortable seating, and subsidized access to a shared-use fitness facility, with a basketball court, a sauna, and a variety of fitness classes
AstraZeneca Canada staff during an employee appreciation day  

Highlights

Industry Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Established in Canada 1999
Publicly traded yes
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 769
Part-time employees in Canada 3
Average age of employees in Canada 43 years
Longest serving employee 38 years
Long-term savings defined-contribution (DC) pension, 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, telecommuting
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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 6 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
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 3 paid days)

The Career Directory

AstraZeneca Canada Inc. has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
AstraZeneca Canada thanks its employees during an employee appreciation day

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Full-time employees in Canada 751 to 1,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Mississauga ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Medical Sales Representative, Marketing Associate Manager, Financial Analyst, HR Coordinator, Medical Sales Representative, Marketing Manager, Medical Science Liaison, Financial Analyst, Human Resources Coordinator
Starting salary $60K to $65K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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