Opening the Door II – New Graduates Labour Market Report 2017

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A labour market report

Wage subsidy programs have proven to be critical not just for the growth and development of small- and medium-sized businesses within Canada’s bio-economy, but also for new graduates.

Since 2005, BioTalent Canada’s Career Focus wage subsidy program has helped over 800 new graduates enter the workforce and gain valuable experience as they pursue a career in the bio-economy.

Opening the Door II is a sequel to BioTalent Canada’s previous report on youth employment, Opening the DoorThe report provides insight into trends, common issues encountered and the quantitative/qualitative benefits provided by wage subsidy programs to both new graduates and biotechnology employers.

The current report is a retrospect from 2013–2017 and reflects the views and data captured on 556 individuals.

Special thanks to our report’s partners:

Supporting Report Partners

Ag-West Bio logo         BioAlberta logo         BioNB logo        BioNova logo      BIOQuébec logo

BIOTECanada logo        Bioscience Association of Manitoba logo          Life Sciences Ontario logo          LifeSciences BC logo       


Renewable Industries Canada logo       Bio Business Magazine logo        Bioenterprise logo    CCAB logo


Covalon Technologies logo          Nucro-Technics logo        Science Target logo

Executive Patron

Norma K. Biln, Biotech Executive

Report Partners

Guelph Vision Therapy logo       STEMCELL Technologies logo       University of Ottawa logo       Atlantic Biodiesel logo       Agri-Neo logo


Caduceon Environmental Labs logo       CD Sonter Environmental Consultants logo      Custom Biologics logo       Cheme Engineering logo     DGI Clinical logo


ERA Environmental logo      GreenSky Capital logo       IMV-Inc logo        Invest Ottawa logo        iProgen logo


Lindberg Homburger Modent logo      MANTECH logo      Medicure logo       Mill Street Brewery logo      Mirexus logo


NTBIO logo       Prolucid logo      Robarts Clinical Trials logo      Shrader Canada Ltd. logo         Spartan Bioscience logo


Trace Associates logo      Vertex logo      Wax-it Histology logo