BioTalent Canada Named a 2022 Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness and in Healthcare

OTTAWA, December 15, 2022BioTalent Canada has been named one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness and Best Workplaces™ in Healthcare for 2022. 

These recognitions come from Great Place to Work™ Canada and cap a progressive year for BioTalent Canada where the organization continued to focus on inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA principles) within the workplace. 

Specifically, BioTalent Canada launched its I.D.E.A.L. Biosciences Employer designation, a recognition of Canadian biotech companies that embody the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility leadership. 

“These two recognitions are an honour and validation of the importance we place on mental health and the overall well-being of staff,” says Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada. “The physical and mental health of our employees remains our top priority, and we continue to focus on equity and diversity internally and externally.” 

Mental Wellness continues to be a top-of-mind issue for Canadians as they emerge from the pandemic. The latest data from Statistics Canada shows a sharp increase in reported mental health issues since 2020, with about one-fifth (20%) of Canadians reporting symptoms of depression, anxiety, or posttraumatic stress disorder.  

Best Workplaces™ identified Canadian employers with high scores on a Mental Wellness Index that was rated by employees within various organizations. Best Workplaces™ also reviewed the programs offered by employers that encourage and support mental wellness and health among staff. 

The Best Workplaces™ in Healthcare award singles out organizations and their employees for distinction who are dedicated to caring for others and improving the health of those around them.  

BioTalent Canada offers its employees a robust healthcare benefits package that includes a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program and a flexible Health Care Spending Account. Additionally, the organization encourages employees to regularly take breaks in their workday, including virtual lunches, social activities and exercise.  

This recognition comes in the same year that BioTalent Canada was named one of the 50 Best Workplaces in Canada with 10-50 employees and awarded a Great Place to Work® certification for 2022.  

“We take our responsibilities seriously, both to our staff and at the community level,” says Henderson. “Going forward, we will continue to strive to create a healthy and positive work environment for everyone at our organization.”

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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 under 50 employees, a Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness, a Best Workplaces™ in Healthcare, and a Great Place to Work® for 2022, BioTalent Canada practices the same industry standards it recommends to 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 Great Place to Work®:
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit us at 

Media Inquiries:
Siobhan Williams
Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
BioTalent Canada
613-235-1402 ext. 229
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