HR Microscope – May 2023

May 2023

Gaining a Competitive Edge – Student Work Placement Program – Oncoustics 

Watch the video: Student Work Placement Program participant Oncoustics

What could your organization achieve with up to $7,000 in wage subsidies? The Student Work Placement Program is an initiative to increase the job-readiness of students registered in STEM, healthcare, business programs and all other programs at Canadian post-secondary institutions. The program enables you to bring on an eager-to-learn student for a special project – and at the end of the placement end up with a skilled candidate already oriented to your company who could meet your future recruiting needs.

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Prix Galien Canada Innovative Product Award – Now Accepting Submissions

The Health Research Foundation (HRF) is pleased to invite submissions for the 2023 Prix Galien Canada Innovative Product Award.

The prestigious Prix Galien Canada Innovative Product Award will be presented to a company’s drug, launched at least 12 months ago and no more than 60 months (5 years) ago, that has made the most significant overall contribution to patient care in Canada, according to the Jury of Prix Galien Canada.

The deadline for the final submission package is August 2, 2023.

The 2023 Prix Galien Canada Innovative Product Award Guidelines and Submission Form are attached and can be found on the Prix Galien Canada’s website at:

For more information, please contact Wilma Deen, Executive Director, Health Research Foundation.

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Competency Assessments for Skilled Immigrant Talent in the Biotech Sector

FAST (Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent) is a free, online, competency assessment program for skilled immigrant talent to assess their skills and competencies against Canadian standards in six key sectors: Biotech & Life Sciences, IT & Data Services, Accounting, Skilled Trades, Culinary Arts and Seniors Care.

Through a series of online modules, FAST provides immigrants with the ability to understand how their skills compare to Canadian biotech standards, how to apply their existing skills and experiences to the Canadian job market, and how to recognize potential gaps in their knowledge.

By having access to resources that can boost their employability, skilled immigrants in the biotech sector can be more confident in knowing what they know, what they don’t know and how to successfully seek and secure employment that utilizes their full skillset.

To learn more about FAST, visit our website at or send an email to [email protected].

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In case you missed it…

We’re moving!

As of June 1, BioTalent Canada is moving to a new location!

The new office is located at 730 – 360 Albert Street, K1R 7X7, just steps away from our current location in downtown Ottawa. We are excited about this move as it will provide us with a modern and spacious workspace that will enhance collaboration and productivity.

Please update your records accordingly. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact [email protected].

Hear from Industry Experts about what’s driving talent in Canada’s bio-economy

Latest Episodes

Episode 11 – Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation: Commercializing the academic research – and managing substantial growth
Episode 10 – Bishop Water Technologies: Attitude is more important than technical skills
Episode 9 – Glissner: Disruption to make the world better
Episode 8 – Life Sciences BC: The surging growth of life sciences in BC
Episode 7 – BioVectra: Foward-Thinking, Fast-Acting
Episode 6 – Brunel: Recruitment and Diversification Strategies
Episode 5 – Anessa: The Powerful Benefits of Diversity
Episode 4 – CleanSlate UV’s: Solving Two Staffing Issues – Attraction & Diversification
Episode 3 – Applied Biological Materials Inc.: Scientific (and Talent) Discoveries
Episode 2 – EMILI: Growing the Digital Ag Eco-System AND Leaving No One Behind
Episode 1 – Health Cities: One part science, two parts human resources

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Ag-West Bio | BioNova | BIOQuébec | Business Wire | CASTL | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners |  Life Sciences Ontario | McGovern Management Group Inc. | PEI BioAlliance | LifeSciences BC


BioAlberta | Bioenterprise Corporation Canada | Bioindustrial Innovation Canada | BioLAB Business | BioNB | Blue Branch |  Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) | Brock University | CAI | Co-operative Education and Work- Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) | City of Mississauga | Enterprise Machine Intelligence & Learning Initiative (EMILI) | Lumiio | McMaster Continuing Education | Montréal Invivo |  Northeastern University – Toronto Campus | Toronto Metropolitan University | Science to Business Network | Seneca College | University of Calgary – Schulich School of Engineering | University of Manitoba  | University of Toronto | University of Toronto – Master of Management of Innovation Program | University of Toronto – Scarborough | University of Victoria | University of Waterloo


BioBenefits | BIOTECanada | Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC) | City of Toronto | Evolve Biologics | Glyconet | Medtech Canada | Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization | Pharma Chem Academy

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AbCellera | BioConnect | Charles River Laboratories | Eurofins | Global Institute for Food Security | Notch Therapeutics  | Ottawa Hospital Research Institute | Providence Therapeutics | Resilience Biotechnologies | Sanofi | Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. | Zymeworks

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