HR Microscope July/August 2019

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July/August 2019

Green economy jobs supported by new BioTalent Canada wage subsidy program

BioTalent Canada announced the launch of a new wage subsidy to support biotech companies in Canada’s green economy. Along with growing small- and medium-sized enterprises, the new wage subsidy will help young talent initiate their careers in an emerging sector.

Funded in part by Natural Resources Canada, the Science and Technology Internship Program—Green Jobs will provide youth with work experience (via internships and training) in natural resource sectors related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs.

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Bridging science and business to bring new treatments to market

When Ricky Ghoshal was in his second year of undergraduate studies at McMaster University, his younger brother got sick with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. This complication of measles is so rare that many of the doctors had never even heard of it, and there is no dedicated treatment for it. As Ghoshal got to know the doctors caring for his brother, he realized how much they were being held back — not by any lack of skill or knowledge, but by lack of access to cutting-edge treatments.

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Preserving one of the world’s most valuable resources

Water is not only essential to life, it’s also essential to manufacturing, mining, agriculture, oil extraction and a host of other industries. But industrial water use leads to waste water, often full of contaminants that make it unsuitable for reuse, costly to dispose and harmful to the environment. British Columbia’s Saltworks Technologies is one of a growing number of biotechnology companies that are working to reduce the volume of waste water being generated by industry. In addition to commercializing its existing industrial desalination and brine-treatment technologies, Saltworks also conducts extensive research and development to build the next generation of waste water technologies.

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Get the funds to hire the talent you need. You can now access new wage subsidies to hire.

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