Bio-economy Labour Market Information now available via new online portal

OTTAWA – July 14, 2022 –BioTalent Canada launched its new online bio-economy labour market information (LMI) portal today, which will allow Canadians, and especially employers to access data critical to understanding the shifting landscape of the industry’s competitive talent pool.

For over 20 years, BioTalent Canada has been a leader in sharing LMI specific to the talent needs of Canada’s bio-economy. The new LMI portal was developed using data from the organization’s recent LMI Study – which sounds the alarm on a dire talent shortage that will see 65,000 new positions required by 2029 to sustain the industry.

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“The evidence is clear,” says Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada, “organizations in Canada’s bio-economy face significant challenges in attracting and retaining skilled talent. This portal puts the data that matters at the fingertips of employers who are competing for people in an already tight labour market.”

The portal takes BioTalent Canada’s comprehensive LMI data and National Occupational Standards and transforms them in a digestible – and interactive, format. Built with expansive search criteria like sub-sector, region, job function, and more; employers will be able to focus on the data that matters most to their business. Each chart and table allow for on-demand filtering of information to narrow down the data even further.

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“Accurate data is critical to the success or failure of life science organizations,” adds Henderson. “We have not only created a place for employers to understand what is driving the labour market, but also a place for government and academia to view key data that can be used to shape the policies and curriculums needed to grow Canada’s vital health and bioscience sector.”

As BioTalent Canada continues its mission to provide valuable, evidence-based labour market information the LMI Portal will expand.

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Rob Henderson is available for comment.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program.

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 under 50 employees and certified as a Great Place to Work® for 2022, 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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Siobhan Williams
Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
BioTalent Canada
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