Bioenergy / biofuels / industrial situational analyses (2009)

January 2009 – October 2009

Industry need: Recent growth in bioenergy, biofuels and industrial sub-sectors meant employers needed skilled talent to strengthen their capacity. Job seekers wanting to enter this workforce needed to understand employers’ requirements.


Objective: To identify employer’s talent requirements and provide a comprehensive understanding of the industry and how its development impacts human resource considerations for Canada.


Supporting Project Leveraged: “Labour Market Information for the Biotechnology Industry” (2007-2009)


Results: “Generating opportunities – Human resources needs in the bioenergy, biofuels and industrial biotechnology subsectors” report


These findings led to the development of the “Manufacturing Skills Transfer” project to help fill the biomanufacturing skills shortage.


Funded by the Government of Canada’s Sector Council Program.