HR Microscope – September 2019

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September 2019

BioTalent Canada releases fifth annual National Compensation Guide for Canada’s bio-economy

BioTalent Canada marked this year’s Global Biotech Week with the announcement of the release of their fifth annual National Compensation Guide for Canada’s bio-economy.

A leader in labour market reporting for the Canadian bio-economy, BioTalent Canada’s National Compensation Guide helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) alleviate the pressures of attracting and retaining talent in a competitive industry by providing a national benchmark for them to build upon.

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Corporate Acquisitions, Restructurings and Changes – Immigration Implications for Biotech Companies

Biotech companies in Canada are often involved in acquisitions, mergers and other corporate restructurings. Where such companies employ temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in Canada, immigration and work permit implications must be assessed whenever such changes are contemplated.

Corporate immigration expertise will be needed to avoid issues and should be part of the due diligence process. This article will highlight key considerations.

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Labour and Skills Scarcity Solution

Université de Sherbrooke offers:

  • 5,000 co-op students per year in 48 study programs, including 10 programs in Life Sciences;
  • Co-op students available year-round;
  • A user-friendly online recruitment platform;
  • Easy, customized support and assistance.

Learn more about our Co-op Education Programs in:
Biochemistry and Health Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Pharmacology, Biotechnological Engineering, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Ecology, Environment, and Microbiology.

Are you looking for people trained in engineering and life sciences? Do you need a process engineer?

Then have a closer look at our Biotechnological Engineering students! With their multidisciplinary training, these students are sure to be an asset to their teams in any workplace, in various industries, consulting firms and research centres.

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What could your company do with $15,000 in wage subsidies?

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program is a wage subsidy initiative to help recent graduates eligible to work in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields acquire work experience fields linked to the green economy.

The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program gives employers the freedom to:

  • Gain access to funds to hire scientific and technical staff with less financial risk
  • Grow their business
  • Access a pool of workers eager to utilize their skills
  • Develop new talent within their company

Uncertain if you qualify? Don’t count yourself out.

Contact Colleen at ext. 221 or, Hannah Walhad at ext. 215 or or Benita Uruhisho at 1-866-243-2472, ext. 234 or

Be sure to check out our new events page for upcoming partner and industry events

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

Growing your business? The PetriDish™ helps you connect to the talent you need.

Contact us today and see if your biotech business qualifies for a 25% discount on job postings. You may even qualify for free postings!

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Life Sciences Ontario | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners | Business Wire | Novo Nordisk


Bioindustrial Innovation Canada | BioNB | BioNova | BIOQuébec | LifeSciences BC | PEI BioAlliance | Bioenterprise
ACCES Employment | BioLAB Business | City of Mississauga | Borden Ladner Gervais
Seneca College | Health City | University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering | University of Manitoba
New Ventures BC | University of British Columbia – Co-op | University of Waterloo | University of Guelph


BIOTECanada | Medtech Canada | Renewable Industries Canada | BioAlberta | BioBenefits
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization | Biotech Primer | City of Toronto | Food Processing Skills Canada

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BioConnect | BioVectra | Charles River Laboratories | eSight | IMV-Inc. | Synaptive Medical | Spartan Bioscience
Therapure Biopharma | Zymeworks | Neopharm Labs

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