HR Microscope – February 2022

February 2022

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) launches the CASTL Online Academy 

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL), in partnership with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), has launched a catalogue of online courses offering immersive and interactive biopharmaceutical manufacturing training to help Canadian companies and their employees develop and strengthen their skills. A cost-effective and efficient way to access interactive learning, the CASTL Online Academy offers more than 60 industry-focused modules developed in response to a recognized demand and regularly updated with new content.

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National Farm Organization Partners with Bioenterprise – Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine 

Bioenterprise Canada, Canada’s Food & Agri-tech Engine, and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA), the country’s largest national general farmer’s organization, have partnered to strengthen agri-food innovation across the country.

This partnership will help the CFA, which represents over 200,000 farm families across Canada, build closer connections to the Canadian innovation sector through Bioenterprise’s national network while keeping farmers better informed about emerging technologies and opportunities.

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Bioenterprise 2021 Annual Innovation Report

Access Bioenterprise Canada‘s 2021 Annual report to track the growth of the Engine and learn about into the cutting-edge agri-innovations leading the industry! Featuring success stories of top Canadian innovators, a breakdown of Bioenterprise’s funding and mentorship programs, and an in-depth look at their impact in each region across Canada. This is the story of Canada’s disruptive food and agri-tech ecosystem from the inside.

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In case you missed it…

2022 Catalyst Award for Top Biotech Hire open for nominations

BioTalent Canada announced that it’s accepting nominations for its flagship award, the Catalyst Award for Top New Hire. The award, which took a one-year hiatus in 2021, recognizes the impacts and achievements of young employees who are wage subsidy recipients in Canada’s burgeoning bio-economy. It places a spotlight on the employers that give these young minds an opportunity.

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Alberta bio-economy employers get easy access to talent via new niche provincial job board

BioTalent Canada and BioAlberta announced a joint launch of The PetriDish™ BioAlberta job board – giving Alberta bio-economy employers a tried and tested platform to attract highly-skilled talent.
According to BioTalent Canada’s 2018 labour market report Mapping Potential, Alberta’s bio-economy is booming with in excess of 230 biotech companies, 21 post-secondary institutions, and more than $650M in annual generated revenue.

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