Montreal, QC – June 19, 2019 – BIOQuébec and BioTalent Canada have announced a collaboration agreement to facilitate access to human resources services specific to life sciences and biotech for all Quebec companies working in that sector.
This promising new project will help Quebec’s biotech industry manage its workforce strategically by providing human resources tools and information services through The PetriDish™ job search and job offer platform on the BIOQuébec website. This will attract new workers to the biotechnology sector by opening up job offers to a wide target audience. It will also enable future employees to post their availability and skill sets. BIOQuébec will be the sole official host of the job board for the entire province of Quebec.
“One of today’s most daunting economic challenges is dealing with the workforce issues affecting many job sectors in Quebec, including life sciences and biotechnology,” asserts Anie Perrault, Executive Director of BIOQuébec. “BIOQuébec has accordingly decided to be proactive and launch a project to provide additional resources dedicated to the biotechnology and life sciences sector. Our collaboration with BioTalent Canada, a pan-Canadian organization devoted to the development of our sector, could not have come at a better time!”
“Since our mission is to be an HR partner and catalyst for the growth of Canada’s bio-economy, we knew we had to reach out to Quebec and its industry, which is overflowing with talent and potential,” explains Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada. “Thanks to our partnerships with key organizations and agencies, we have built a dynamic network focused on skill building. It lets us not only match employers with qualified workers but also create job opportunities, and that is exactly what we intend to do in Quebec, with the collaboration we are launching with BIOQuébec.”
The PetriDish™ job board, powered by BioTalent Canada and hosted by BIOQuébec, can be found here:
BIOQuébec, Quebec’s biotechnology and life sciences network, is committed to supporting the growth of Quebec’s biotech and life sciences industry. Founded in 1991, this NPO focuses on government representation, business development and partnerships which allow its members to save on their operating costs. For more information about the network, go to www.bioquebec.com.
About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada™ is the HR partner and catalyst for growth in Canada’s bio-economy. Our engagement with employers, associations, post-secondary institutions, immigrant serving agencies and service providers has built a dynamic network that is identifying labour market needs, strengthening skills, connecting job-ready talent to industry and creating opportunities. For more information visit biotalent.ca.
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