Paving the Way – IEP Labour Market Report 2017

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A labour market report

Over half (56.8%) of the internationally educated professionals (IEPs) who participated in the industry-skills validation program, BioSkills Recognition, reported having worked in biotechnology prior to immigrating to Canada, with two-thirds (67.6%) holding at least a master’s degree.

Despite the most common skills IEPs possess coinciding with those that are most needed by Canada’s bio-economy, many talented newcomers continue to have their skills and experience overlooked by hiring managers.

Paving the Way is an overview of the IEPs’ job quest presented from the perspective of IEPs, immigrant serving agencies (ISAs) and biotech employers, with recommendations on how IEPs could better connect to jobs in Canada’s bio-economy.

Supporting Report Partners

       BioQuébec logo       BIOTECanada logo       


       PEI BioAlliance logo       Bio Business Magazine logo        Calgary Region Employment Council

Report Partners


Edmonton Region Employment Council logo     IEC-BC logo     S.U.C.C.E.S.S. BC logo     TalentPool logo     Ottawa World Skills logo