HR Microscope – January 2020

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January 2020

BioTalent Canada launches National Bio-economy Labour Market Information (LMI) Study

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Be recognized as an expert
Contribute your expertise to industry standards


Going from discovery to commercialization success in the bio-economy requires the right people with the right skills in key positions. Ensuring this happens means knowing what competencies are needed to plan recruitment, succession planning, and professional development so the talent is in place.

Participate in a BioTalent Canada focus group to:

  • Network with your peers
  • Have your expertise reflected in the standard
  • Contribute to strengthening the bio-economy workforce
  • Learn what skills other experts bring to the role
  • Be recognized as a contributor in the final National Occupational Standards

If you have 3-5 years experience in any of these roles you can participate:

  • Project Management – February 11-12, Vancouver, BC
  • Legal and Regulatory – February 13-14, Vancouver, BC
  • Bio-Health Research & Development – March 17-18, Toronto, ON
  • Manufacturing and Logistics – March 19-20, Toronto, ON
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control – April 20-21 (date change), Montreal, QC
  • Engineers in Manufacturing and Research and Development – April 22-23 (date change), Montreal, QC
  • Clinical Trials – June 2-3, Toronto, ON
  • Agri-Biotech, Bio-Energy and Bio-Industrial and R&D – June 4-5, Toronto, ON
  • C-Suite and Finance – June 23, Toronto, ON
  • Marketing, Business Development, Sales and Communications – June 24, Toronto, ON
  • Information Technology and Data Management – July, Toronto, ON

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What could your company do with $20,000 in wage subsidies?

The Career Starter Program will facilitate the transition of barriered youth into the labour market and increase their knowledge of the sector’s needs through recent and practical work experience.

The program provides 50% of the youth’s salary to a maximum of $ 20,000 in wage subsidies for a 3 to 9-months placement. This will help the employer adopt a diverse and inclusive work culture while satisfying their need for skilled labour. In addition to the wage subsidy, the program can provide additional supports.

Uncertain if you qualify? Don’t count yourself out.

Contact Mary Carr at (613)235-1402 ext. 222 or [email protected]

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An abundance of opportunities available – What could your company achieve with up to $7,000 in co-op wage subsidies?

The Student Work Placement Program helps employers:

  • Gain access to funds to hire co-op students
  • Leverage a pool of workers eager to enhance their skills
  • Develop new talent for future recruitment needs

The program enables you to bring on an eager-to-learn student for a special project – and at the end of the placement end up with a skilled candidate already oriented to your company who could meet your future recruiting needs.

Uncertain if you qualify? Don’t count yourself out.

Contact Colleen at ext. 221 or [email protected], Hannah Walhad at ext. 215 or [email protected] or Benita Uruhisho at 1-866-243-2472, ext. 234 or [email protected].


Will you be part of BIONATION 2020?

Presented by BIOTECanada, BIONATION 2020 is the first-ever Canadian national forum on biotechnology.

During this two-day event, industry leaders, technology executives and senior government officials from across the country will come together to discuss the state of biotechnology in Canada and develop an innovation action plan for moving forward.
Attend BIONATION and be a part of shaping the future of biotech in Canada.

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Be sure to check out our new events page for upcoming partner and industry events

Growing your business? The PetriDish™ helps you connect to the talent you need.

Contact us today and see if your biotech business qualifies for a 25% discount on job postings. You may even qualify for free postings!

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Take a closer look at BioTalent Canada’s partners:



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IEC-BC logo          Ag-West Bio logo          STEMCELL Technologies logo    Bioscience Association of Manitoba logo


Life Sciences Ontario | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners | Business Wire | Novo Nordisk | BioNova  |  McGovern Management Group Inc.


BioNB | BIOQuébec | LifeSciences BC | PEI BioAlliance | Bioenterprise | ACCES Employment | Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation | BioLAB Business | City of Mississauga | Borden Ladner Gervais | Seneca College  | Health City | University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering | University of Manitoba | New Ventures BC | University of British Columbia – Co-op | University of Waterloo | University of Guelph | University of Ottawa


BIOTECanada | Medtech Canada | Renewable Industries Canada | BioAlberta | BioBenefits
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization | Biotech Primer | City of Toronto | Food Processing Skills Canada

Showcase Employers

BioConnect | Charles River Laboratories | eSight | IMV-Inc. | Synaptive Medical | Spartan Bioscience
Therapure Biopharma | Zymeworks

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