HR Microscope September 2018

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September 2018

Biotechnology snapshot – Alberta

“The way we’re really going to diversify and grow the Canadian economy is to be deliberate about increasing investments in industries that we have a comparative advantage in, such as natural resources, and increasing investments in those we wish to develop a competitive advantage in, such as science, technology, innovation and people.” – Mel Wong, President and CEO, BioAlberta Read More…


Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables recommendations for health and biosciences applauded by BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada congratulated Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables on its talent-based recommendations contained in its report: “The Innovation and Competitiveness Imperative” for the Health and Bioscience sector, which constitutes the largest sector of Canada’s bio-economy. Read More…


BioTalent Canada announces Health City’s CEO as new Board Chair

BioTalent Canada announced Reg Joseph, Health City’s Chief Executive Officer, as the new Chair of their Board of Directors.

Mr. Joseph has served on BioTalent Canada’s Board of Directors since 2014, most recently as Vice-Chair. His background in successfully growing organizations from both an Executive and Board level will be an asset for BioTalent Canada as it continues to grow its portfolio of projects, products and services. Read More…


Transferable Skills – Your Best Strategy to Career Path Success

I tell my kids that under no circumstances should my obituary include the word ‘Lawyer.’ Instead, I prefer ‘Problem-solver,’ ‘Servant Leader’ as they are more accurate. Lawyer is a label and a very limiting one and I want my title to reflect the kinds of problems I solve – governance, operational, or stakeholder engagement issues.

What I now appreciate is the concept of ‘Transferable Skills’ as a personal toolkit of technical and essential skills. Read More…


Wage subsidies for hiring internationally educated professionals

The BioReady™ Paid Internship Program is an initiative that helps internationally educated professionals (IEPs) better integrate into the Canadian bio-economy by gaining valuable work experience. The program provides up to a maximum of $11,500 towards a salary as an incentive for bio-economy employers to hire, accommodate and train an IEP. Read More…


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