Throughout the current pandemic, Canada's bio-economy employers have been working tirelessly to bring an end to COVID-19 through their research and innovations. BioTalent Canada highlights news and success stories from their partners, wage subsidy employers, and additional industry updates, as they unfold.
“If Mirexus hadn’t had access to this program, they wouldn’t have been able to hire me in the first place, BioTalent Canada has helped make my career possible.” - Ricky Ghoshal, Director of Strategic Development at Mirexus
“It’s an excellent program for helping biotech companies grow in Canada, Science Horizons allowed us to hire good people faster and increase our ability to compete in this global industry, which helps advance Canada as a world leader in biotechnology.” - Joshua Zoshi
“I’m really thankful for the Career Focus Green Jobs program, it made it easier for a small organization to risk hiring a new grad with limited experience. And now in my capacity as Program Manager, I might apply to the program myself to bring another new grad into our team one day.” - Chelsea Lobson
“The people we were able to hire through this program surpassed our expectations, without them, I really don’t know if we would have gotten the plant open on time.” - Amanda Medina
“It has been an exceptional experience. We are extremely happy with the program and the staff at BioTalent Canada gave us great guidance,” Ms. Kalanda said. “We know our clients are going to get a lot of value out of working with BioTalent Canada as well.”
“It made a big difference in certain parts of our bottom line. It made certain projects go forward that we had thought about but not implemented yet, and it’s a really great way to support youth and people that need a position who want to come out and work for you, but nobody had taken the chance with them,” Mr. Leung said.
Chelsea is at the forefront of a growing movement of citizen scientists taking action in their communities. Her contributions to the Lake Winnipeg Foundation and the Lake Winnipeg Community- Based Monitoring Network are connecting like-minded water stewards across Manitoba – building our collective understanding of our local waterways in order to address Lake Winnipeg’s most pressing challenges.
Meet Alysha Law. Advocating for the legally blind to connect them with technology that allows them to actually see.
The Career Focus wage subsidy program created a seamless transition from my university studies to starting my career. It enabled me to gain invaluable knowledge and skills well beyond my years.
I am thankful to Biotalent Canada for running the wage subsidy program. It helped me at the right time to find myself at RightBlue Labs as an application developer and gave me a great opportunity to showcase my skills.”