As a leading healthcare company, Novartis provides Canadians with medicines to improve their health and quality of life, focusing on areas of significant unmet medical need.

At Novartis Canada, we are committed to working with all stakeholders within the health care ecosystem to ensure that every Canadian has equitable access to the innovative medicines they need. We are determined to be a valued partner and advocate, with a deep understanding of patient needs along the entire care journey – from drug development, to diagnosis, to access and beyond. Part of the way we are doing this is by leveraging data, technology, and partnerships.

We foster a work environment and culture that brings out the best in people to fulfil our purpose of reimagining medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. We operate with the understanding that associates are our greatest asset and encourage them to live the values and behaviors that underpin this culture.

Research & Development

We focus on five core therapeutic areas:Hematology, Solid Tumors, Cardiovascular, Neuroscience, and Immunology. We also develop and deliver treatments through other promoted and established brands, which today are helping millions of patients. Over the last five years, our average annual research and development investment in Canada was $47 million, and we conduct clinical trial research in every region throughout Canada.


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Average annual research & development investment in Canada


Headquartered in Montreal, Novartis Canada employs approximately 1,000 associates from coast to coast. In 2021, we were recognized as a Great Place to Work®, earning a spot on the Top 50 Best Workplaces™ in Canada, and proudly named on the 2021 list of Best Workplaces™ for Women.


Local jobs created in 2021

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Novartis response to COVID-19

Novartis is responding to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with safety of associates and patients globally as our primary concern. We are also contributing to research efforts, supporting communities and ensuring stable supply and price of essential medicines.

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