HR Microscope July/August 2017

Newsletter Date:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

July/August 2017

In Focus

What are you doing to advance your career? In this issue of HR Microscope, BioTalent Canada shares news about the benefits of wage subsidies, a new tool by the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia to better equip newcomers for the Canadian workplace, and perspectives on how to manage that all-important job interview.

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IEC-BC’s Program Helps Transition Skilled Newcomers into Canada’s Biotech Workplace

Immigrants to Canada can now get a head start in preparing for their careers in their new homeland – before even landing here.

The most common skills internationally educated professionals (IEPs) possess coincide with the skills most needed by Canada’s bio-economy, according to Paving the Way, a recent labour market report by BioTalent Canada.

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Bio-economy Report Indicates Wage Subsidy Programs Play Important Economic Role

Wage subsidy programs have proven to be critical not just for the growth and development of small- and medium-sized businesses within Canada’s bio-economy, but also for new graduates.

Since 2005, BioTalent Canada’s Career Focus wage subsidy program has helped over 800 new graduates enter the workforce and gain valuable experience as they pursue a career in the bio-economy.


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4 Things you NEED to Show in Your Next Job Interview

So, you’ve put together a résumé that got you a callback for that all-important job interview. Now, instead of a hundred other applicants, it’s you versus four or five others.

You already know the basics: arrive on time, solid greeting, eye contact, rehearse standard sample questions, be clear, concise, and correct. But what are the things that you need to display that will give you the edge? More to the point, what are those things that you can display that will get you the job?

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Apply for Free Participation in the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP)

The City of Toronto has funds to sponsor free access for export-ready companies to the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP). This course is offered by the Toronto Region Board of Trade (TRBoT), and normally costs $2,500. Among other requirements, companies must be located in Toronto to qualify. Below is a link with more information about the program.

Dates for upcoming session:
15-16 August, 29 August, 27 September ( TAP is a four-day class)

View complete schedule with more available dates

To participate in a TAP session, please reach out directly to the City of Toronto and get connected to the TRBoT to claim your free spot:

John Preece
Sector Development Officer (Life Sciences)
City of Toronto
Telephone: 416 392 3380 | Mobile: 416 906 3246

Register Today →

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