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7 reasons to love Stryker in Canada

Updated: May 15

Waterdown, Ontario, is home to our national headquarters, which houses an array of functions, including Sales, Marketing, and Operations. Located about an hour outside of Toronto, our Waterdown office offers access to conservation and recreation lands, stunning waterfalls and an outdoor playground for adventure-seekers.

Stryker’s Burnaby, British Columbia location serves as a satellite to Stryker’s Endoscopy Division to develop, ensure quality, and manufacture leading-edge surgical visualization equipment, changing the standard of care in today’s operating rooms. Located 30 minutes from Vancouver, Burnaby is a great place to live, learn, work and play. Where over 25% of the land is designated as parks and open spaces, Burnaby features arts, heritage, and cultural facilities, major post-secondary institutions, and rapid transit, and is a hub for high-tech research and business parks.

Our Waterdown office at a glance:

Office address: 2 Medicorum Place, Waterdown, ON L8B 1W2

Main businesses: Canadian headquarters

Main functions: Sales and Marketing, Operations

On-site perks: Cafeteria, beautiful outdoor spaces, collaborative work areas, lounge areas, breakout spaces, game areas

Our Burnaby office at a glance:

Office address: 8329 Eastlake Dr # 101 Burnaby, BC V5A 4W2

Main businesses: Endoscopy

Main functions: Research and Development, Manufacturing

On-site perks: Free coffee, tea and soft drinks, fitness center, weekly yoga classes, end of the month lunch and festive celebrations

Here are 7 reasons to join our team in Canada

1. We have an award-winning workplace

Stryker’s teams in Canada have made our offices the place to be. We’re excited to offer an award-winning culture to future candidates. Check out some of our recent wins.

2. Employee engagement opportunities

Stryker encourages our employees to get involved with Stryker outside of their day-to-day job. Options include joining and participating in our employee resource groups (ERGS)or one of Stryker’s affinity groups.

Canadian chapters of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) include Stryker’s Women’s Network (SWN), Stryker’s African Ancestry Network (SAAN), and Stryker’s Allies For Equality (SAFE). Our teams are committed to continuing the evolution of Stryker’s ERGs in Canada.

In addition to our ERGs, our Canadian offices also offer a variety of affinity groups for employees to participate with, including Stryker Wellness (SWELL), Social Committee (SOCIAL), Health & Safety, Charitable Giving and Corporate Responsibility.

Our Social Committee amplifies Stryker’s culture by sharing a passion for creating a social, collaborative, and engaged workplace. The activities led by the Social Committee are focused on being inclusive and bringing all departments together. Historically, the committee has planned holiday parties, an annual golf tournament, and shared communications to highlight holidays and events throughout Canada.

3. Great parental leave and a subsidy for IVF

Stryker supports parents-to-be by providing generous maternity and parental leave to new parents and financial support for employees who require fertility drugs. Parents who are not taking an extended parental leave are eligible for a specific number of paid days off to enhance their time at home with family.

4. Extensive mental health practitioner coverage

Recognizing the importance of supporting employees’ mental health and well-being, effective January 1, 2023, Stryker Canada increased coverage for mental health practitioners. These services include Psychologists, Social Workers, Clinical Counsellors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychoanalysts, and Psychotherapists.

5. Health and wellness support

Our office in Waterdown features an on-site fitness center. Allowing our employees to save money on gym memberships and devote the time that would potentially be involved in traveling to and from an offsite gym to something else. In addition to access to fitness facilities, Stryker’s Canadian employees receive an annual healthy living subsidy to put towards any wellness-related costs to further promote their health and wellness.

6. We celebrate successes

Along with a number of performance recognition initiatives, Stryker’s Canadian Achievement Awards are presented to two employees each quarter and feature a monetary prize, lunch with the Vice President, a glass award, a preferred parking spot, as well as an extra vacation day. Stryker offers an array of other celebratory events and initiatives to recognize our employees who go above and beyond the expectations of their roles and exemplify our values.

7. Stryker Gives Back and other volunteer opportunities

Each December, employees can participate in Stryker Gives Back, a crowd favorite among colleagues. Stryker Gives Back involves employees teaming up to support a local charity. Meaningful teamwork and collaboration are at the heart of this initiative. Employees leave Stryker Gives Back feeling fulfilled and more connected to the local charities. Our team members in Canada also receive eight hours each year as paid volunteer time to give back to the community.

Historical insights:

We would like to honor and thank the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe nations as the traditional inhabitants of the lands where our Waterdown office stands. We acknowledge a debt to those who were here before us and recognize our responsibility, as guests, to respect and honor the intimate relationship Indigenous people have to this land that we now call home.

Interested in joining our team in Canada?


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