Want to make a difference in Canada’s healthcare system?Innovative Medicines Canada is the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. We believe in ensuring Canadians have access to the treatments they need, when they need them. Our work is a fundamental part of safeguarding our healthcare system for future generations. We encourage our members to focus on what matters: delivering better healthcare solutions to Canadians.

Innovative Medicines Canada posts relevant job opportunities from entry-level positions to leadership team openings. We do not recruit on behalf of our members and/or industry partners, so contact about a posted position should be based on the information contained in the job posting. Members and/or industry partners interested in leveraging the Innovative Medicines Canada website as part of their recruitment efforts can contact Alison Sargent, Chief of Staff & Vice President, Operations, at or 613-236-0455 ext. 219.

Positions at Innovative Medicines Canada

Director, Media and Public Relations

Innovative Medicines Canada is the national association representing the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. The association advocates for policies that enable the discovery, development and delivery of innovative medicines and vaccines to improve the lives of all Canadians and supports the members’ commitment to being a valued partner in the Canadian healthcare system. The association represents more than 45 companies investing over $1-billion in R&D annually, fueling Canada’s knowledge-based economy, while contributing over $19-billion overall to Canada’s economy. Guided by the Code of Ethical Practices, all members work with governments, private payers, healthcare professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.

Innovative Medicines Canada is now seeking a Director, Media & Public Relations. Reporting to the Executive Director of Communications, you are responsible for the creation and implementation of media and public relations strategies and activities in support of the strategic priorities of Innovative Medicines Canada. This includes building and managing relationships with key media, developing briefing materials, media products and pitches, spokesperson preparation, and other related activities. The Director, Media & Public Relations also provides advice and expertise pertaining to the association’s communication function.

As the ideal candidate, you have five to seven years progressive experience in media and/or public relations with demonstrated issues management capability. You have dealt with all forms of media including new media and social media and have demonstrated success strategizing, planning and implementing innovative public relations campaigns to garner earned media. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are known for being a collaborative team player with above average interpersonal and communication skills. You bring with you an understanding of the media environment and processes as well as your extensive network with the media. Your ability to see the big picture while possessing a strong attention to detail and proven project management skills will be essential in meeting the needs of a dynamic and high-performing association. The ability to work in both official languages is mandatory.

Interested candidates are asked to apply by sending their cover letter and resume to before April 18, 2021.

Positions at Innovative Medicines Canada member companies

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Industry-related positions

BioTalent Canada is the HR partner of Canada’s pharmaceutical industry. As an HR expert and national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada focuses on building partnerships and skills for Canada’s pharmaceutical industry to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people.

Innovative Medicines Canada is a Platinum Partner of BioTalent Canada allowing Innovative Medicines Canada members access to discounted job postings on The PetriDishTM job board and other corporate discounts.

The PetriDishTM allows employers to easily post and manage jobs on Canada’s only national, bilingual, biotech job board. The PetriDish caters exclusively to the hiring needs of bio-economy employers, including pharmaceuticals, so job postings will not be lost in the noise of other industries.

For more information, please contact Siobhan Williams at or 613-235-1402 extension 229.