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.