HR Microscope – February 2020

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February 2020

Bringing innovative biotech data to a global audience with BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada helped produce an important labor market report and wanted to back it with maximum distribution for maximum impact. The question was, what was the best way to communicate that innovative data collection reflected an innovative organizational focus?

In partnership with some of Canada’s leading biotech and related associations, BioTalent Canada produced the report and hoped to use it to provide the country, and the world, a snapshot of the needs, opportunities and challenges within emerging areas of Canada’s biotechnology market.

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BioTalent Canada and BioNova launch new provincial life sciences job board

BioTalent Canada and BioNova announced the launch of The PetriDish™ BioNova job board – giving companies in one of Canada’s fastest growing bio-economy hubs a platform to attract highly-skilled talent.

“It is estimated that by 2030 the number of jobs in the life sciences sector in Nova Scotia will grow by 200%,” says Scott Moffitt, Executive Director at BioNova. “Providing a job board specific to life sciences companies in our province will help attract the talent they need to realize this potential for growth.”

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Manitoba Funding Day

You have a great idea and the skills to launch your company, but you don’t have the capital you need to actualize your vision. You know that there are investors and other funding sources out there, but how do you determine your path forward? Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) has a solution: it’s annual Funding Day event.

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Youth facing challenges to employment in biotech get help via new wage subsidy

BioTalent Canada announced a new wage subsidy program to help youth facing challenges to employment gain valuable experience in Canada’s growing bio-economy. The program, known as “Career Starter,” will provide $1.87 million to help youth at risk of disconnecting from the bio-economy workforce, or who represent a demographic facing barriers to employment, such as: Canadians with a disability, Indigenous, visible minority, or a member of the LGBTQ2+ community.

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BioTalent Canada launches National Bio-economy Labour Market Information (LMI) Study

Contribute your expertise to industry standards

Going from discovery to commercialization success in the bio-economy requires the right people with the right skills in key positions. Ensuring this happens means knowing what competencies are needed to plan recruitment, succession planning, and professional development so the talent is in place.

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Be sure to check out our new events page for upcoming partner and industry events

Growing your business? The PetriDish™ helps you connect to the talent you need.

Contact us today and see if your biotech business qualifies for a 25% discount on job postings. You may even qualify for free postings!

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Take a closer look at BioTalent Canada’s partners:



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IEC-BC logo          Ag-West Bio logo          STEMCELL Technologies logo    Bioscience Association of Manitoba logo


Life Sciences Ontario | Business Wire | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners | Novo Nordisk | BioNova | McGovern Management Group Inc.


ACCES Employment | Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation | BioNB | BIOQuebec | LifeSciences BC PEI BioAlliance | BioLAB Business | Bioenterprise | City of Mississauga | Seneca College | Health City | University of Calgary Schulich School of Business | University of Manitoba | University of Waterloo | University of Guelph | University of British Columbia – Co-op | Borden Ladner Gervais New Ventures BC | University of Ottawa


BIOTECanada | Medtech Canada | Renewable Industries Canada | BioAlberta | Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization | Biotech Primer | City of Toronto | BioBenefits | Food Processing Skills Canada | The Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC)

Showcase Employers

BioConnect | Charles River Laboratories | eSight | IMV-Inc. | Synaptive Medical
Spartan Bioscience | Therapure | Zymeworks

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