HR Microscope – May 2020

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May 2020

STEMCELL Supports COVID-19 Research

screenshot of video footage from STEMCELL. Scientist looking into microscope.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is bringing the scientific community together in an unprecedented collective research effort to find diagnostic tools, vaccines, and treatments to improve global health outcomes.

As a member of the global scientific community, STEMCELL Technologies is committed to supplying the necessary research tools to support this effort and is collaborating directly with researchers working on the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Together, we can reach solutions, sooner.

Collaborating to Accelerate COVID-19 Research

From the very start of the novel coronavirus outbreak, STEMCELL has accelerated the pace of discovery for COVID-19 research. Hear how our Canadian-made products have been used in the push to develop vaccines and viral treatments.

View video and article here
Please note the video is only available in English.


News and Success of the Bio-economy During COVID-19

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.

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Student Work Placement Program

The Student Work Placement Program (SWPP) has expanded eligibility requirements to increase support for hiring students during COVID-19.

Among the updates, post-secondary institutions (universities, colleges and polytechnics) will be able to be the employer of record to offer meaningful placements to students.

For the complete list of updates, eligibility requirements, and to learn more about the program, visit

Career Starter Program

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.

As a resource to the bio-economy, BioTalent Canada is continuing its operations virtually including accepting wage subsidy applications, and processing claims as quickly as possible.

IEC-BC’s Program Helps Transition Skilled Newcomers into Canada’s Biotech Workplace

First published in August, 2017

Immigrants to Canada can now get a head start in preparing for their careers in their new homeland – before even landing here.

The most common skills internationally educated professionals (IEPs) possess coincide with the skills most needed by Canada’s bio-economy, according to Paving the Way, a labour market report by BioTalent Canada.

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