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BioTalent Canada’s labour market research has generated vital, up-to-date information and led to innovative HR solutions for Canada’s bio-economy. Whether you are considering expanding your business, changing jobs, relocating, furthering your post-secondary education or planning a career move into the bio-economy, Labour Market Information (LMI) report gives you the facts to get it right the first time.

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Generating opportunity - Human resources needs in the bioenergy, biofuels and industrial biotechnology subsectors (September 17, 2009)

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 Canada stands to benefit greatly from the rise of alternative energies. In addition to its plentiful resource base, this country has a long history of innovation in bioenergy, biofuels and industrial biotechnology that positions it well to emerge as a global market leader. Success depends on having the necessary human esources (HR) capacity: the right number of skilled, job-ready professionals to support companies as they develop and commercialize new solutions.

While the worldwide economic downturn that began in 2008 has caused business to slow, companies in the bioenergy, biofuels and industrial subsectors expect renewed growth in the near future as market demand increases. That growth will bring with it the need for new HR capacity. The sector today has the opportunity to proactively develop that capacity, to prepare itself strategically and proactively.

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Segmenting the Data - Regional labour market information on biotechnology in Canada (September 25, 2008)

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A companion to the national LMI report - "Splicing the Data."

The diversity of the bio-economy reflects the diversity of Canada itself. Across the country, biotechnology firms are engaged in a vast and varied array of work—spanning agriculture, pharmaceuticals, bioenergy, human health, life sciences, food processing and many more disciplines besides.
 
Understanding both national commonalities and regional differences is key to developing effective strategies for strengthening human resources in the bio-economy.
 
 
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Splicing the data - The critical role of human resources in Canada's bio-economy - A labour market report (June 26, 2008)

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This is a comprehensive, benchmark-establishing labour market information (LMI) report of Canada’s biotechnology sector. The product of extensive research and analysis, it is in fact the only report of its kind in this country, developed under the leadership of industry and yielding statistically significant results that paint a clear—and occasionally surprising—portrait of Canada’s bio-economy. The findings in this document are intended to help the country’s biotechnology industry identify their areas of need and begin planning strategically to ensure a successful future— in partnership with each other, with educational institutions, government bodies and organizations such as BioTalent Canada.

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Bridging the divide - Creating opportunities for the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada to enter the bio-economy (May 13, 2008)

'Bridging the Divide' report coverAreas of opportunity in the emerging bio-economy extend from agriculture and forestry to human health and life sciences.What they have in common is their potential to improve quality of life and contribute to prosperity across the country—including the communities of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.

A ready supply of skilled, qualified talent is essential for success. The Aboriginal Peoples of Canada could be an important part of that supply—but to become so theymust have stronger encouragement to enter into the sciences, and be provided with a greater number of educational and occupational opportunities within their chosen fields.

BioTalent Canada is committed to bridging the divide: completing the connection between Aboriginal Peoples’potential and the biotechnology sector’s need for talent.

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Mapping the Sequence - A labour-market look at Canada's bio-economy  (May 22, 2007)

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BioTalent Canada recently conducted a labour market overview project of the biotechnology industry. This scoping project created a snapshot of Canada's expanding bio-economy and identified occupations involved in the sector.

BioTalent Canada is doing important work on the biotechnology sector's behalf. This work will help resolve data issues that have an impact on how the sector's human resources will be managed in the years ahead. This "Mapping the Sequence: a labour market-look at Canada's bio-economy" report represents the initial steps of this work.

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Biotechnology Job Titles (May 22, 2007)

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A supplementary report to "Mapping the sequence: a labour market-look a Canada's bio-economy."

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Recognizing Talent - Capitalizing on the skills of foreign-trained professionals for a vital bio-economy - A strategic analysis (January 25, 2007)

'Recognizing Talent' report coverAs in many other industries, the demand for professionals within the biotechnology sector cannot be met by those trained in Canada alone. We know that to reach peak productivity, our industry must look to the abundant talents of scientists, researchers, technicians and others trained abroad—members of Canada’s vast and diverse immigrant population.

To gain deeper insight into the needs of both Canada’s biotechnology employers and the multitude of foreign-trained professionals in Canada seeking work in the sector, BioTalent Canada recently conducted research in the area, and the results and our strategic analysis are presented in Recognizing Talent: Capitalizing on the Skills of Foreign-Trained Professionals for a Vital Bio-Economy.

Armed with this information, we now understand the task ahead. In this report, we have proposed practical solutions for supporting the entry of foreign-trained professionals into the biotechnology sector. We have already begun working with government, industry and academia to tackle the obstacles that, today, prevent companies from fully tapping into the reserve of skilled, talented and experienced foreign-trained professionals who are eager to work in Canada’s biotechnology sector.

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Other BioTalent Canada Reports

Faces of the Future - Fostering the next generation of bio-economy talent- A report on BioTalent Canada's programs for youth (August 12, 2007)

'Faces of the Future' report cover Bio-economy innovations are powered by individuals: people with the skill, vision and drive to make a difference in evolving industries. For Canada to stay competitive on the global stage, to create and commercialize scientific, technological and economic advances, we need to ensure the next generation is aware of the opportunities presented by the bio-economy— and has the experience and training to contribute to it. 


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Meeting the HR needs of the bio-economy Accomplishments Report 2011 (June 7, 2011)

This report highlights BioTalent Canada’s milestones, resources and successes over the past several years that have been possible through the partnerships and collaborations of bio-economy 

'Meeting the HR needs of the bio-economy Accomplishments' report coverstakeholders. BioTalent Canada would like to thank everyone who has contributed to theses accomplishments, especially those who have volunteered their time to help develop its many resources.  As the HR hub of the country’s bio-economy, BioTalent Canada identifies the skills employers need, connects those employers to qualified talent and provides them with the tools to manage their human resources effectively.

Canada is predicted to face shortages of the skilled human resources so important to the long-term success and viability of the bio-economy.  Attracting and retaining talent is essential to innovation and increasing the global competitiveness of Canada’s biotechnology industry, ensuring the country’s ability to build on its advantages and stand as a leader in the bio-economy.

Working in partnership with key stakeholders, employers and new employees, BioTalent Canada will be part of the HR solution in the continued growth of our knowledge-based economy.

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 Experience Biotechnology - The Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge Developing talent for the future (May 7, 2008)

'Experience Biotechnology - The Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge Developing talent for the future - See more at: http://www.biotalent.ca/en/past-research#sthash.kS5WuTLB.dpuf' report coverFor Canada to make the most of the abundant opportunities emerging from the bio-economy, it requires one thing above all others: a deep, broad pool of capable talent. Education, training and skills development all play their parts in cultivating that talent, but equally important is experience. Employers routinely assert their need for candidates who have a practical sense of what it’s like to work in a real-world biotechnology environment. The Sanofi-Aventis BioTalent Challenge gives high-school students the opportunity to gain that experience—and gives mentors and employers the opportunity to shape the talent required for tomorrow’s success.

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The experience quotient - How to ensure new graduates are adequately prepared to work in Canada's bio-economy (April 4, 2008)

Every year, thousands of talented graduates emerge from post-secondary programs that are related directly to the 'The experience quotient' report coverbio-economy—in disciplines such as chemistry, biology, agriculture and human health. Too often, however, these new grads lack the practical skills and professional maturity to step straight into jobs with Canadian biotechnology companies.

Some 75 percent of Canada’s biotechnology firms are small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Few have the time or resources to provide extensive or ongoing training and development. Yet they need skilled people to keep pace with growth and seize upon emerging opportunities. And the fact is the workplace is the best environment for skills development.

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Previous Biotechnology Human Resources Council Reports


Research and Reports - Converging Science and Leadership The Key to the Future (September 26, 2004)

Biotech in Canada: A Regional View (February 28, 2004)

2003 CEO Survey of Leading Canadian Biotechnology Healthcare Companies (July 31, 2003)

2002 Employee Retention and Job Satisfaction Survey Report (December 31, 2002)

Bioinformatics White Paper (July 25, 2002)

Engineering Work in Canada: Biotechnology, Software Development & Information Technology (April 31, 2001)

Biotech Firm Survey 2001 (March 31, 2001)

Biotech HR Trends and Projections (December 31, 2000)

Pathways to Growth: Opportunities in Canadian Biotechnology (December 31, 2000)

Expert Panel on Skills - Executive Report  (December 31, 2000)

What Works in Biotech HR? (May 12, 2000)

Economic Profile of the Canadian Biotech Sector (March 31, 2000)

The Biotechnology Symposium (March 31, 1999)

Building Long Term Capability Now: Canadian Human Resources Study in Biotechnology - The Paget Report  (May 31, 1996)