Pharmascience - a Top Employer for Young Job-Seekers

A group of next generation leaders interns in 2016

Pharmascience Inc.’s flagship internship program, Next Generations Leaders, is granting young employees the opportunity to showcase their knowledge, skills and talent like never before.  Another such program is the successful and innovative Leadership Rotation Program which helps new employees develop the critical skills for management-level positions.  Over the last five years, Pharmascience has invested over $1 million in its flagship program to date and is committed to renewing its investment for the next three years. 

Pharmascience was recently selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Proudly headquartered in Montreal, with over 1,500 employees, Pharmascience is the largest pharmaceutical employer in Quebec. “Pharmascience understands the importance of investing in young people as emerging leaders,” says Dr. David Goodman, Chief Executive Officer of Pharmascience. “Teaching young people and giving them the opportunity to learn is rewarding for us as an organization, and for them as they enter the workforce.”

“Being a Canadian-based global pharma company headquartered in Quebec differentiates us,” says Benoit Lemelin, Vice-President Human Resources, Public Affairs and Communications. “This is one of the many reasons why young people feel they can really make their mark and have the opportunity to influence and drive meaningful change.”

As one of BioTalent Canada’s Showcase Employers, Pharmascience is an avid consumer of the organization’s programs and services.  One such program is Career Focus, a wage subsidy program for new biotechnology graduates.  One of Pharmascience’s hires was Cynthia Perez, a graduate from Université de Montréal, who thanks to the Career Focus wage subsidy program, started her career with Pharmascience as Associate of Labelling and Compliance. “Pharmascience's Next Generation Leaders program has provided me with the opportunity to grow exponentially within the company over the past three years. The dynamic leadership and training program has enabled me to discover the industry and its many departments prior to obtaining my current position,”  she says. “The career orientation and business advice I received during the NGL program enabled me to acquire a full-time job upon graduation and I have also been fortunate to work with a group of colleagues that are not only knowledgeable and hardworking but passionate individuals, which has made my experience all the more enriching.”

In addition to the Next Generation Leaders program, Pharmascience will launch this year a new initiative Youth Mentoring Youth where young alumni of the Next Generation Leaders program will have the opportunity to coach and mentor new interns joining Pharmascience this summer.

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Pharmascience Inc., proudly headquartered in Montreal, is the largest pharmaceutical employer in Quebec with over 1,500 employees. As a full-service privately owned pharmaceutical company with strong roots in Canada, Pharmascience also has a growing global reach with product distribution in over 60 countries.  Pharmascience Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of prescription; generic, over-the-counter, and behind-the-counter products as well as FDA approved Canadian-made injectables. Pharmascience Inc. commercializes nearly 400 product families in 20 different dosage forms for over 2,000 products. In Canada alone, more than 45 million prescriptions a year are filled with Pharmascience products.

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HR Microscope January 2017