Growing the bio-economy: youth in focus

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A labour market report

Targeted wage subsidy programs offered by BioTalent Canada have given a significant boost to youth employment in Canada’s thriving bio-economy, even during the pandemic, evidence suggests. In surveys conducted recently, 85% of the young employees supported by these wage subsidy programs had acquired permanent jobs.

Growing the bio-economy – youth in focus details the success of three of BioTalent Canada’s wage subsidy programs. The report validates the effectiveness of the Career Starter Program, the Science Horizons Youth Internship Program and the Science and Technology Internship Program – Green Jobs and makes recommendations about continuing and strengthening components of each.