DrugBank recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ by Great Place To Work®

We're happy to debut at #19 in the best places to work in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute.

DrugBank recognized as one of Canada’s Best Workplaces™ by Great Place To Work®

EDMONTON, CANADA, April 28—DrugBank, a global leader and steward of biomedical knowledge, is pleased to announce they’ve been named one of the best places to work in Canada by the Great Place to Work® Institute. This annual list recognizes organizations that meet the highest levels of excellence, with rankings based on the experience and reviews of employees. This is DrugBank's debut on the Best Workplaces list, earning them the ranking of 19th in the under 50 employees category.

“DrugBank is nothing without our wildly intelligent and passionate team who works every day to change the world of medicine for the better,” remarks Michael Wilson, DrugBank co-founder and CEO. “From day one we’ve worked to create an environment where our team can thrive. Now, as we’re coming off a successful seed raise and we’ve tripled in size with big growth ahead of us, I’m more confident than ever that our culture has played a major role in our success.”

DrugBank’s strong employee-centred culture prioritizes equity and transparency to ensure team members feel valued, supported, and safe to do their best work and live a thriving life. To deliver on this, they’ve rolled out a total compensation philosophy that takes a holistic approach to compensation. This includes a healthy living wage as well as a broad range of benefits such as unlimited paid mental health days, equity share options, equitable hiring practices, and so much more.

“Knowing that this award is a reflection of how our team feels about us makes it that much more meaningful,” says Shay Barker, Director of People and Culture. “We want to do right by our team and equip them with everything they need to make a huge impact and grow, both in the world and in their personal lives. This honour just reaffirms that when you bring great people together and work honestly, good things happen.”

Great Place To Work® is a renowned global authority on workplace culture and is relied on by thousands of organizations each year to assess and benchmark their culture efforts.


DrugBank is the world’s first intelligent and comprehensive drug knowledge platform. Utilizing artificial intelligence, their team of experts gather, author, verify, and structure the latest biomedical information into one knowledge platform. This platform is accessible through DrugBank Online (their free-to-use website), and data and software integrations. DrugBank is honoured to partner with the world’s leading biomedical researchers as they pursue their goal of better medical outcomes. www.drugbank.com


The competition process to be ranked on this list is employee-driven and represents multiple industries and sizes of organizations. Seventy-five percent of each organization’s score is based on confidential employee feedback, from the globally recognized Trust Index® Survey. The remaining twenty-five percent is based on the quality, quantity, and effectiveness of the programs and policies which support their employees and corporate culture.

This study offers a rigorous representation of the organization from an employee perspective and an overall portrait of the workplace culture. Together, they provide crucial data relative to five trust-building dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

This year’s list captures the experience and sentiment of 130,000 employees, rolling out to impact over 500,000 Canadian employees.

Press Inquiries:

Cathleen Whitty
Marketing Specialist, DrugBank