Mississauga, ON – May 31, 2019 – Today, BioTalent Canada and Life Sciences Ontario (LSO) announced the launch of The PetriDish™ Life Sciences Ontario job board, providing companies in one of Canada’s largest biotech hubs with a platform to attract talent. The launch of an Ontario bio-economy job board comes at a time when talent and skills have been put at the forefront of Canadian innovation.
According to BioTalent Canada’s labour market report Mapping Potential, Ontario hosts over 42,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduates a year, and over 5,600 bio-economy companies, making it a vital province for growing the Canadian bio-economy. In addition, LSO’s recent sector report, Accelerating Prosperity, conducted by Deloitte found that the life sciences sector in Ontario produces $27 billion of economic output and directly contributes close to 90,000 jobs, making Ontario among the top five jurisdictions in North America for employment in the sector.
“Ontario has the talent, innovation, and institutions to build and sustain a vibrant provincial life sciences sector,” says Jason Field, President and CEO, Life Sciences Ontario. “We are happy to provide Ontario’s biotech companies with a platform to showcase their growth and attract the talent with the skills and experience they need.”
As the HR partner and a catalyst for growth in Canada’s bio-economy, BioTalent Canada has built relationships with employers, associations, academic institutions, governments and job seekers to address and alleviate the two key challenges still facing industry leaders – access to capital and access to talent.
“We are excited to expand our partnership with Life Sciences Ontario by providing their stakeholders with tools and services to help them succeed in a growing and competitive industry,” says Rob Henderson, President and CEO, BioTalent Canada. “This new tool will help biotech companies in the province reach the right talent through a biotech specific job board. After all, without people, there can be no science.”
Modelled after BioTalent Canada’s national job board, The PetriDish Life Sciences Ontario job board will provide employers with the same benefits of narrowing their search for candidates by providing more relevant bio-economy applicants. Members of Life Sciences Ontario will also receive five free job postings to help with their recruiting needs.
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About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada™ is the HR partner of and a catalyst for growth in Canada’s bio-economy. Our engagement with employers, associations, post-secondary institutions, immigrant serving agencies and service providers has built a dynamic network that is strengthening skills, connecting job-ready talent to industry and creating opportunities. Please visit biotalent.ca for more information.
About Life Sciences Ontario (LSO)
Life Sciences Ontario is a member-driven organization that represents and promotes the province’s vibrant and diverse life sciences sector. LSO collaborates with governments, academia, industry, and other life science organizations in Ontario and across Canada to promote and encourage commercial success throughout the sector. Membership in Life Sciences Ontario includes individuals, students, emerging companies, investors, service providers, and companies with marketed products. The organization provides a wide range of networking and educational events and operates a mentorship program that is helping to develop highly-skilled talent and build new business opportunities for the life sciences sector. LSO is an effective conduit for delivering policy options to governments and is dedicated to promoting Ontario’s life sciences sector internationally. Please visit lifesciencesontario.ca for more information.