Do you have the skills to work in Canada’s bio-economy?
Have your experience recognized and stand out above the rest!
If you’re a bio-economy professional new to Canada, a new graduate fresh out of university, or someone with bio-economy work experience looking for a change, you know it can be hard to prove you have the skills for the job you want. Thanks to the BioSkills Recognition Program, you can showcase your abilities to employers in Canada’s growing biotech sector.
The BioSkills Recognition Program lets employers know you have the capabilities and understanding to work in Canada’s bio-economy.
The BioSkills Recognition Portfolio is listed at $200. You may also qualify for free submission.
Clients of the Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC), participating in the FAST Program might qualify to submit a BioSkills Recognition Portfolio for free. For more information or to request your coupon code, please contact Iona Fresnoza at email@example.com or 604.629.5364 Ext.113.
How it works
To get started, you will create an online portfolio of your skills with BioTalent Canada’s easy-to-use BioSkills Portfolio Recognition tool. A team of biotech professionals will review your skillset and credentials. Once successfully validated, and you are recognized as BioReady™, you will be added to BioSkill Match, BioTalent Canada’s database of job seekers. Employers looking for skilled candidates can see that you are labelled BioReady and will know that you have the skills and experience to work in Canada’s bio-economy.
- Personalized BioSkills Portfolio online tool to highlight your skills
- The BioSkills Portfolio takes only 1-2 hours to complete
- Web-accessible anywhere, anytime, and you don’t have to complete it in one sitting
- BioSkills Transfer Tool easily identifies skills you can transfer from other professions like traditional manufacturing, medicine, nursing, veterinary, etc.
- After your BioSkills Portfolio gets reviewed and approved by the BioReady Review Board, you will receive the industry recognized BioReady designation
- Successfully transfer your skills from another industry with the BioSkills Transfer Tool
- Showcase your skills to employers with an industry-wide recognized BioReady Certificate
- Have your profile added to the BioSkills Match database of job seekers and get noticed by employers looking to recruit talented workers
- Have the advantage over other job seekers with the BioReady status
Who can participate
The BioSkills Recognition Program is open to individuals with skills associated with any work-related function in the Canadian bio-economy, who meet the following eligibility criteria. As a BioSkills Recognition Program applicant, you must:
- Be legally authorized to work in Canada
- Be fluent in English
Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC)
IEC-BC clients participating in the FAST Program might qualify to submit a BioSkills Recognition Portfolio for free.
You might also qualify for free submission through BioTalent Canada, if you are:
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada;
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations;
- A new immigrant to Canada (in Canada 5 years or less);
- Seeking first full-time work experience in Canada’s bio-economy;
- Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
For more information on free submission through IEC-BC, or to request your coupon code, please contact Iona at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-629-5364 ext.113.
For more information on free submission through BioTalent Canada, or to request your coupon code, please contact Pamela at email@example.com or 613-235-1402 ext. 232.
How to participate
- Go to My Dashboard in the upper menu
- Scroll down to Applications on your right-hand side
- Click on BioSkills Recognition Portfolio to get started
- New users, register as “Full Access - Job Seeker”
- For a brief video tutorial of the BioSkills Recognition Portfolio, click here.
- BioSkills Recognition Portfolio Step-by-Step Guide
- BioSkills Recognition Program - FAQs
- Save yourself time. The information you have entered in “My Profile” such as your education, employment and skills, will auto-populate sections within your BioSkills Recognition portfolio
Let employers know you’re BioReady™!
For any questions, please contact BioTalent Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 235-1402 ext. 222
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