Alberta bio-economy employers get easy access to talent via new niche provincial job board

Edmonton, AB – February 1, 2022 – Today, BioTalent Canada and BioAlberta announced a joint launch of The PetriDishBioAlberta job board – giving Alberta bio-economy employers a tried and tested platform to attract highly-skilled talent.

According to BioTalent Canada’s 2018 labour market report Mapping Potential, Alberta’s bio-economy is booming with in excess of 230 biotech companies, 21 post-secondary institutions, and more than $650M in annual generated revenue.  

As an organization that supports the people behind life-changing science, BioTalent Canada bridges the gap between job-ready talent and employers. For Alberta’s biotech sector to grow its $650M annual revenue, it needs an infusion of talent.  

 “Easing the process of connecting bio-economy employers to Canada’s best and brightest has been BioTalent Canada’s modus-operandi since day one,” says Rob Henderson, President, and CEO, BioTalent Canada. “The fastest way to connect two points is a straight line and The PetriDish BioAlberta will serve as that straight line between job providers and job seekers.” 

Modelled after BioTalent Canada’s national bilingual biotechnology job board, The PetriDish BioAlberta will provide employers with the same benefits of narrowing their search for candidates by providing more relevant bio-economy applicants. And for talent, a job board dedicated to health and bioscience roles helps cut through the noise of more generalized job boards.   

“We’ve seen the success organizations have had in finding talent specific to the needs of the bio-economy via the national PetriDish™ and wanted to replicate that at the regional level,” explains Robb Stoddard, President and CEO of BioAlberta. “BioAlberta looks for ways to grow the suite of services we offer our stakeholders and believe a dedicated job board will attract the best and brightest talent to Alberta’s biotech sector.” 

Members of BioAlberta can access free job postings to help with their recruiting needs. 

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About BioTalent Canada 

BioTalent Canada supports the people behind life-changing science. Trusted as the go-to source for labour market intelligence, BioTalent Canada guides bio-economy stakeholders with evidence-based data and industry-driven standards. BioTalent Canada is focused on igniting the industry’s brainpower, bridging the gap between job-ready talent and employers, and ensuring the long-term agility, resiliency, and sustainability of one of Canada’s most vital sectors.   Recently named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada with 10-50 employees and certified as a Great Place to Work® for 2021, BioTalent Canada practices the same industry standards it recommends to its stakeholders. These distinctions were awarded to BioTalent Canada following a thorough and independent survey analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.  

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About BioAlberta 

BioAlberta is the central voice and organizing hub for life science industries in Alberta. It is a private, not-for-profit industry association, representing Alberta’s growing life sciences sector. The association provides attentive, proactive and timely services and programs to over 140 member organizations. Whether it is cost savings of a purchasing program, a marketing campaign, a publication, an educational session, or an advocacy project, BioAlberta expands its member companies’ dollars and reach. 

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BioTalent Canada
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