HR Microscope – April 2018

Newsletter Date:
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 2018

Report indicates growth across Canada’s biotech frontiers

A national Labour Market report released March 28 indicates Canada’s bio-economy is poised for growth. “Mapping the potential – Profiles of Canada’s biotech frontiers,” is BioTalent Canada’s first labour market information report that includes both national and provincial bio-economy snapshots. The report displays the diverse initiatives and growth of companies across Canada; the potential talent to help grow the industry and the positive impact of BioTalent Canada’s many wage subsidy programs on the industry. Read More…

Wage Subsidies available for hiring internationally educated professionals

The BioReadyTM Paid Internship Program is an initiative that helps internationally educated professionals (IEPs) better integrate into the Canadian bio-economy by gaining valuable work experience. The program offers employers up to a maximum of $11,500 towards a salary as an incentive to hire, accommodate and train an IEPs.

For instructions on how to apply for a wage subsidy, call Mary at 1-866-243-2472, ext. 222.


Wage subsidies for student co-ops creating more opportunities in biotech

256 co-op students have begun new careers in the Canadian industry in 92 different biotech companies since September 2017 through the Government of Canada’s Student Work-Integrated Learning Program, launched by BioTalent Canada. The program provides first hand experience and enhances job-readiness of post-secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and business students across Canada by offering up to $7,000 in co-op wage subsidies to bio-economy employers. Read More…

New BioBenefits program allows Canadian biotech companies access to affordable employee benefits

BioTalent Canada announced its partnership with BioBenefits, a discount employee-benefits provider, offering plans which enable small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada’s bio-economy to afford group benefits.

BioTalent Canada, a national non-profit HR association for Canada’s bio-economy, has launched the program in partnership with MadRock Financial, an independently owned and operated group benefits and insurance advisory firm, located in Mississauga, Ontario. Group benefits are an integral component of a company’s overall compensation strategy to attract and retain talent, and it is widely known biotechnology startups and SMEs struggle to afford and provide competitive group benefits to their employees. Read More…

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LifeSciences BC | Biocience Association of Manitoba | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners | Business Wire


BioNB | BioNova | Life Sciences Ontario | PEI BioAlliance | Bioenterprise | Bio Business Magazine | City of Mississauga
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BIOTECanada | MEDEC | Renewable Industries Canada | BioAlberta | BIOQuébec
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization | Biotech Primer | Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council
Carleton University | City of Toronto | MAGNUS Personnel | University of Ottawa | In-TAC | Drake International


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