HR Microscope – March 2021

March 2021

Internationally Educated Professionals get BioReadyTM Edge from access to specialized biotech training

In part three of our five-part series on BioTalent Canada’s leading edge training courses, we spoke with the people at the Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia (IEC-BC) about their experiences with the program.

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Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) leads coalition establishing significant manufacturing capacity in Alberta

The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the need to have manufacturing capacity in Canada not only for vaccines, but to fill drug shortages related to supply chain disruptions. Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) is leading a coalition of companies, innovators, and suppliers looking to establish significant manufacturing capacity in Alberta to ensure Canadians will have access to the life-saving treatments and medications they need.

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Growing the Digital Agriculture Industry in a Global Pandemic

In 2019, EMILI joined forces with the University of Winnipeg for a project that combines academic research with industry innovation to generate a robust database of millions of labelled images. Throughout the 2020 growing season, images of prairie crops and weeds were collected multiple times per week from wheat, canola, soybean, and fava bean fields. Research partners Dr. Chris Bidinosti and Dr. Chris Henry will oversee the dataset’s continued expansion into the 2021 growing season. This dataset will soon be publicly accessible through our Technology and Talent Platform.

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SUCCESS STORY
Cultivated talent yields fully-grown careers at Montreal medical cannabis start-up

James and Cedric

Montreal start-up LyonLeaf Cannabis Inc. (LyonLeaf) has grown a lot—no pun intended—since originally applying to Health Canada for a standard cannabis cultivation and processing license in 2017. The company has grown in headcount by nearly 900% since it received that license at the end of 2019. You read that right: 900%!

“2020 was a ramp up year for us,” explains Honghao Sun, chief financial officer at LyonLeaf Cannabis Inc. “We had five employees at the end of 2019. Currently, our state-of-the-art pharmaceutical-grade facility is running at full capacity, with 44 employees supporting all aspects of our operations.”

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SWPP News

Student work experience shown to strengthen Canadian bio-economy talent

Canadian healthcare leaders contribute to talent influx


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