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AstraZeneca in Canada

We are united by a powerful, common purpose – to push the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines to Canadian patients. Awarded the Canadian HR Award for Best Workplace Culture in 2018, we create an exceptional work environment where everyone can reach their full potential.

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Overview

AstraZeneca has built one of the strongest pipelines in the BioPharmaceutical industry, and is poised to launch more than 20 new medicines and indications within the next few years. Our 850 employees in Canada are focused on driving innovative science in three important areas of healthcare: Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic disease (CVRM); Oncology; and Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity.

A designated global clinical hub, we are playing a pivotal role in the development of many of AstraZeneca’s priority pipeline compounds in Oncology, Immuno-Oncology and Respiratory disease. Discover what that means for you and find your place in AstraZeneca Canada.

Did you know? We are a strong supporter of Canadian health sciences research, investing more than $102 million in 2018.

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Mississauga, Ontario

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, we’ve been recognized as one of Greater Toronto Area’s Top Employers for five straight years. Our collaborative work environment fosters knowledge-sharing, decision-making, and entrepreneurial thinking. Our employees have the opportunity to work across teams, functions, and even the globe. With a commitment to sustainability, we’re working towards making our head office and internal and external meetings green. And we take the time to celebrate success as a team, with #flashthanks recognition events, our annual cultural celebration, great speakers and much more.

What we offer

It’s in our nature to be curious about what medicine can do – now and in the future. This curiosity fuels our research and helps patients to improve their lives every day. Your curiosity, passion and entrepreneurial mindset are key to our shared success. We believe we are at our best, when you are at yours. That’s why we offer an empowering, supportive culture, world-class growth and development opportunities, as well as industry-leading benefits.

Health

We believe that when you thrive, so do we. That’s why we’ve introduced better, more holistic benefits, and have company-wide policies regarding work-life balance and health leave. At AstraZeneca Canada, our employees and their families also have access to great resources, such as LifeSpeak, a comprehensive online wellness and development platform, and Best Doctors – offering information, support and access to top medical experts.

Flexible Extras

Supporting the whole-self is critical to helping people truly flourish. Alongside our global benefits, in Canada, we offer a range of extras that show how much we value you and the big moments in your life. From improved maternity, parental and adoption leave, to increased paid bereavement days, and our new 12-week top-up for compassionate and critical illness leave, we look after our people. We’ve even doubled the amount of support we provide for tuition assistance.

Retirement

Our competitive retirement savings programs and policies reflect both our commitment to the health and wellbeing of employees, and our strong support of balanced living. You choose the level of coverage, with generous employer credits provided, as well as employer match to employee Retirement Savings contributions.

A Great Place to Work

Our dynamic culture truly sets us apart. Thrive@AZ, our platform to best support our people, focuses on three priorities: employee growth & development, health & wellbeing, and cultivating a vibrant, engaged and energised workplace. Through practical tools, resources, inspiring learning opportunities, and health and wellness support, we are helping our people thrive at work and beyond. We’re proud to say that our colleagues agree – 90% say AstraZeneca Canada is a ‘Great Place to Work’.

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AstraZeneca Canada is a Great Place to Work. We have a perfect mix of experienced employees and new people who bring a fresh way of thinking and challenge traditional approaches.

– Jeff Hames, Senior Manager, Future Portfolio

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Great culture, great work assignments, supportive management. Rotation opportunity within the company. They value inclusion and diversity.