Awards and Recognition

BioTalent Canada takes pride in celebrating the important contributions individuals and organizations make to strengthen Canada’s bio-economy. Through their innovations and adoption of best practices for people management, their efforts offer inspiration to companies advancing the sector.

Catalyst Award for Top New Hire





The Catalyst Award is an employee recognition award, granting a $1,000 prize to the young employee who has contributed most significantly to their Canadian biotechnology company. It recognizes the impacts and achievements wage subsidy recipients in Canada’s bio-economy and places a spotlight on the employers that give these young minds an opportunity.

We are no longer accepting nominations.

I.D.E.A.L Bioscience Employer Recognition Program

The I.D.E.A.L Bioscience Employer Recognition program which represents Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Leadership, will recognize organizations in Canada’s bio-economy leading the way in embodying the diverse and inclusive corporate principles needed to promote growth and success in the sector. Working with experts in diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility, BioTalent Canada will be releasing a series of resources that highlight the benefits for organizations when they attract a diverse and inclusive talent pool.

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BioSkills Recognition Program

If you are a bio-economy professional new to Canada, a new graduate fresh out of university, or someone with bio-economy work experience looking for a change, you know it can be hard to prove you have the skills for the job you want.

Through the BioSkills Recognition Program, you can showcase your abilities to employers in Canada’s growing biotech sector by being recognized as BioReadyTM

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