Multinational Enterprises with a Footprint in Alberta

Dow AgroScience

Dow AgroSciences Canadian head office operates out of Calgary and specializes in developing technology and chemicals for weed, insect and disease management for agricultural crops and products for forestry and industrial vegetation management. The company has also made significant investments in developing a plant genetics and biotechnology platform in canola and corn.


Bayer CropScience  is a leading producer of agricultural chemicals.  The company focuses on crop protection with products such as fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and seed treatments; environmental science in the turf and ornamental industry; and seeds which include hybrid canola. The Canadian head office is in Calgary.

Cargill’s Animal Nutrition

Cargill’s Animal Nutrition operates in Lethbridge and Camrose, Alberta.  Cargill provides animal nutrition products and management consultation services to commercial livestock producers and companion animal sectors. Cargill operates under multiple brands including Cargill®, Nutrena®, and Purina® across Canada.

EMD Serono

EMD Serono, Canada provides innovative drug therapies that address unmet medical needs in the areas of neurodegenerative diseases, fertility and endocrinology in Edmonton, Alberta.


The company’s Edmonton site develops and manufactures Gilead’s investigational medicines for clinical research programs in areas such as hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and cancer. Recently, the facility played a lead role in producing supplies of a new medicine for hepatitis C, called sofosbuvir, for use in clinical trials. Gilead Alberta will also manufacture this drug for commercial use pending approval of the medicine by Health Canada and other regulatory authorities.

Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew, a global medical technology corporation has a surgical appliance and supplies manufacturing site in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.