HR Microscope November/December 2018

Newsletter Date: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

  November/December 2018

Biotechnology snapshot - Nova Scotia

“It is estimated that by 2030 the number of jobs in the life sciences sector in Nova Scotia will grow by 200%."

– Scott Moffitt, Managing Director, BioNova


Canada's bio-economy to develop new National Occupation Standards

BioTalent Canada announced the launch of a new project to create new national occupation standards (NOS) for Canada’s bio-economy. This project, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, will improve labour market information available to the industry, enhance skills recognition and improve recruitment to ensure employers have access to the talent they need. Read More...

Fourth Annual National Compensation Guide for Canada's bio-economy launched by BioTalent Canada

BioTalent Canada announced the release of its fourth annual National Compensation Guide for Canada’s bio-economy.

First launched in 2015, the annual guide has proved popular among BioTalent Canada’s national and provincial association partners and their members and stakeholders; providing them with up-to-date compensation and benefits information for some of the bio-economy’s most popular job functions. Read More...

5 Reasons top performers leave and how to retain them

Top Talent is hard to come by. Over 50% of biotech companies think so, according to BioTalent Canada’s labour market report, Sequencing the Data.

In Canada’s highly competitive bio-economy, the overall cost and impact of employee turnover is significant. Think of the time and money invested in recruiting, onboarding, and training a new employee, not to mention the lag in productivity; and these are only a few of the challenges.

Recognizing key issues causing employee turnover and taking proactive steps to keep your workforce engaged will not only help with retaining top performers but will also keep you ahead of the game. Read More...

Strengthen your workforce - Hire newcomers and unlock diverse potential

Join the Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) and BioTalent Canada for a webinar to learn how FAST and the BioReady™ Paid Internship Program can support your organization in hiring newcomer talent.

Strengthen your Workforce: Hire Newcomers and Unlock Diverse Potential

  • Date:  December 11, 2018
  • Time:  9:30 – 10:30 AM PST

Register here:  

IEC-BC offers Facilitating Access to Skilled Talent (FAST), a free online career preparation program helping incoming immigrants to get a head start in their careers, and to help employers find immigrant talent.

Tap into a global talent pool through FAST, and discover how you can benefit from the BioReady™ Paid Internship Program:

  • Access pre-screened BioReady™ candidates that have been validated and certified job-ready by experts in the field. 
  • Recover the cost of a BioReady™ certified IEP’s salary by 50% to a maximum of $11,500/year


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Take a closer look at BioTalent Canada's partners:


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LifeSciences BC | Bioscience Association of Manitoba | Gowling WLG | HealthPartners | Business Wire


Bioindustrial Innovation Canada | BioNB | BioNova | Life Sciences Ontario | PEI BioAlliance | Bioenterprise | Bio Business Magazine
City of Mississauga | Seneca College | Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council | Health City


BIOTECanada | MEDEC | Renewable Industries Canada | BioAlberta | BIOQuébec |
Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization | Biotech Primer | City of Toronto | MAGNUS Personnel | In-TAC

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