HR Microscope January 2018

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January 2018

New Wage Subsidy Program Launched to Assist Newcomers Find Employment in Canadian Biotech Companies

The BioReady™ Paid Internship Program, which is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credentials Recognition Program (FCRP), will receive over $479,000 to facilitate the hiring of 35 IEPs over the next two years, assisting highly skilled newcomers gain their first professional Canadian work experience. The project will also help another 50 IEPs get their skills recognized through attaining the BioReady™ designation from BioTalent Canada’s BioSkills Recognition Program. Read More…


The Case for Hiring Internationally Educated Professionals

The Canadian bio-economy is always in need of highly skilled and specialized persons to fill new and recently vacated positions. Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) are often overlooked because of misconceptions and perceived risks regarding hiring them. Read More…


Paving the Way – Facilitating Career Paths for Newcomers in the Canadian Bio-economy

Over half (56.8%) of the internationally educated professionals (IEPs) who participated in the industry-skills validation program, BioSkills Recognition, reported having worked in biotechnology prior to immigrating to Canada, with two-thirds (67.6%) holding at least a master’s degree.

Despite the most common skills IEPs possess coinciding with those that are most needed by Canada’s bio-economy, many talented newcomers continue to have their skills and experience overlooked by hiring managers. Read More…


BioReadyTM and Hired!

“Happy news! Got the job!” speaks to the goal of the BioSkills Recognition program, when one of the recent participants landed a job at a top biotech firm.

IEPs bring talent, innovation and a new perspective to Canadian employers. However, many talented professionals continue to have their skills and experience overlooked by hiring managers within the Canadian bio-economy, which is a disadvantage to both groups. Read More…


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