Recruitment Fraud Alert

It has been brought to our attention that there have been several instances of fraudulent job offers claiming to be from Xenon Pharmaceuticals and/or its affiliates. These individuals have been offering fraudulent employment opportunities to applicants, conducting fake interviews and often asking for sensitive personal and financial information from candidates.

Please be aware that Xenon does not collect any financial commitment or sensitive personal information from candidates as a pre-employment requirement. All genuine job openings are posted on the Xenon Career Opportunities portal, and we outline our recruitment practices under the “How We Hire” section on our Careers page.

Some ways to identify recruitment fraud and scams:

  • Xenon will never ask for any fee or financial commitment from a candidate at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • Fraudulent job offers often ask for financial or personal information early in the process. The Xenon recruitment team does not request for sensitive personal information like bank account details, tax forms or credit card information as part of the recruitment process.
  • Be wary of unsolicited communications from an individual or websites with which you are unfamiliar, or whose domain name is inconsistent with the actual business.
  • Be wary of correspondence from free e-mail accounts like Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail. The recruitment team will not solicit candidates through a non-Xenon e-mail address (correct domain should be
  • Be wary of communications that do not include information about a specific job opening (or the job description is vague) and/or extends a job offer without an interview.

We are grateful for your interest in career opportunities at Xenon; however, please be cautious as your job search progresses and be on alert for these types of fraudulent recruitment activities.

Xenon bears no responsibility for the actions of either the fraudsters or the victims, and any loss/injury arising therefrom. If you believe you have been a victim of a recruitment fraud, we encourage you to file a report with the relevant law enforcement agencies in your jurisdiction.

In the US, if you see a job scam, or lose money to one, you can report it to the FTC at You can also report it to your state attorney general. Find out more about how to avoid scams at

In Canada, if you have been a victim of a scam, fraud or cybercrime, please contact your local police as soon as possible. It is also recommended that you report the instance of a scam, fraud or cybercrime, whether you are a victim or not, to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). Learn more about what to do if you are a victim of fraud on the CAFC site.