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Pfizer Canada Recognized as an Employee-Recommended Workplace and One of Montréal’s Top Employers


KIRKLAND, QC, February 9, 2021  ̶  Pfizer Canada is pleased to announce that it has been recognized with a 2020 Employee-Recommended Workplace Award (ERWA) in the large employer category, as announced by ERWA organizers Morneau Shepell and the Globe and Mail. In addition, Pfizer Canada is recognized as one of the winners of the 2021 Montréal’s Top Employers competition by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as an Employee-Recommended Workplace since employees determine who gets the recognition-based excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged and productive workforce,’’ said Laura Larbalestier, Vice President, Human Resources, Pfizer Canada. ‘’As a healthcare company, ensuring our employees have access to innovative programs that support their total health is a priority. We are grateful that our colleagues’ feedback allowed us to stand out in the large employer category for a second time."

The announcement of Pfizer Canada’s recognition as one of Montréal’s Top Employers (2021) is a result of its various initiatives to ensure colleagues received the support and services necessary to navigate the challenges brought on during the pandemic. Pfizer Canada was also recognized for  providing extra support to help national and local community groups assist vulnerable populations where challenges to satisfy basic needs were exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

“We appreciate the way our employees have embraced the challenge of the new environment while keeping their focus on what can be accomplished,” shared Cole C. Pinnow, President, Pfizer Canada. “By working together in a new way, Pfizer Canada is proud of the meaningful progress we’ve made in science and social responsibility.” 

About Pfizer in Canada

Pfizer Canada ULC is the Canadian operation of Pfizer Inc., one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies. Our diversified healthcare portfolio includes some of the world’s best known and most prescribed medicines and vaccines. We apply science and our global resources to improve the health and well-being of Canadians at every stage of life. Our commitment is reflected in everything we do, from our disease awareness initiatives to our community partnerships. To learn more about Pfizer Canada, visit or you can follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

About Montréal’s Top Employers

Montréal's Top Employers is a special designation that recognizes employers in Greater Montréal that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers were evaluated by the editors at Canada's Top 100 Employers using the same criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The annual competition is open to any employer with its head office in Greater Montréal; employers of any size may apply, whether private- or public-sector.

The full list of Montréal's Top Employers for 2021 was announced in a special magazine published in the Montreal Gazette and is available here.

About the Employee-Recommended Workplace Awards

Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail announced 63 Employee Recommended Workplaces for 2020. Now in its fourth year, the Employee Recommended Workplace Awards recognizes workplaces with proven success creating a healthy environment and one that supports employee well-being. The award, which was created by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail, is the only awards of their kind that are based entirely on employee feedback. (full list of winners)


For more information:

Corporate Affairs Canada
Pfizer Canada Media Line: 1-866-9Pfizer (1 866 973-4937)
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