Integration Tools for Internationally Educated Bio-Professionals (2010 – 2012)

January 2010 – February 2012

Industry need: The “Recognizing talent” report identified several imperatives for harnessing the talents of internationally educated professionals (IEPs):

1. Canadian experience;
2. English competency and cultural integration into the biotechnology business environment;
3. Practical recognition of skills and confirmation of experience; and
4. An industry hub to facilitate links between employers and prospective employees.


Objective: To create online tools for employers and IEPs to show them how and where integration can begin, plus provide specific bio-economy language instruction. In addition, connecting the tools with existing resources to provide employers and IEPs with a comprehensive picture of resources available to them.


Supporting projects leveraged:

  • “Environmental Scan for internationally trained professionals in the biotechnology sector”


Funded by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credential Recognition Program.