HR Microscope – November/December 2019

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November/December 2019

BioTalent Canada launches 5th annual Catalyst Award for Top New Hire

BioTalent Canada announced today the launch of the Catalyst Award for Top New Hire – now in its fifth year. The award celebrates the achievements of young employees in making a positive impact on Canada’s bio-economy while highlighting the biotech companies that helped nurture their success.

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New Canadian bio-economy report highlights positive impact of hiring newcomers

BioTalent Canada launched a report today, highlighting the positive effect Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) have had on the Canadian bio-economy. Sequencing the BioReady™ Path examines the challenges and opportunities facing IEPs seeking meaningful employment in Canada – and employers working to grow their companies and drive Canadian innovation.

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Healthcare Connections Program alumni Hardik Patel achieves success

Hardik Patel moved to Canada in 2018 with the hopes of a better life for himself and his partner. Originally from India, Hardik was a medical doctor with experience in Pharmaceuticals. Unsure of how he would like to progress his career in this new country, Hardik was interested in exploring his employment opportunities.

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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].

Need help with your recruiting? Connect to our academic partners for student talent



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

Get the funds to hire the talent you need. You can now access new wage subsidies to hire.

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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Life Sciences Ontario | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners | Business Wire | Novo Nordisk | BioNova


BioNB | BIOQuébec | LifeSciences BC | PEI BioAlliance | Bioenterprise
ACCES Employment | 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 | BioVectra | Charles River Laboratories | eSight | IMV-Inc. | Synaptive Medical | Spartan Bioscience
Therapure Biopharma | Zymeworks

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