HR Microscope October 2018

Newsletter Date: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

  October 2018

Biotechnology snapshot - Prince Edward Island

"Our Cluster continues to exceed expectations in revenue growth, job creation, and investment. We are providing regional leadership as an important centre in Canada’s bioscience innovation ecosystem."

– Rory Francis, Executive Director, PEI BioAliance


National census of the bio-economy will forecast labour market supply and demand

BioTalent Canada is pleased to announce it will be conducting a national study of Canada’s bio-economy labour market supply and demand over the next three years. This Labour Market Information (LMI) project, funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program, will help the industry address current and future skills shortages, encourage strategic workforce planning and alleviate labour market challenges by producing updated and accurate LMI for the Canadian bio-economy. Read More...

Canadian biotech industry recognizes top performers during Global Biotech Week

"On behalf of BioVectra, it is an honour to win BIOTECanada's 2018 Gold Leaf Award for Biotech Company of the Year. Our team has accomplished a lot over the past year. Our new biologics facility is now online in Windsor, Nova Scotia, we are making tremendous progress on an expansion at our headquarters in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and we continue to build upon our capabilities, our development experience, and our technologies so that we can grow alongside our partners and help them advance their clinical programs efficiently. None of this would be possible without our highly dedicated and specialized employees. This award is truly a testament to their hard work and tenacity!" - Oliver Technow, President of BioVectra Read More...

Summer students gain valuable experience at expanding bioscience company

This past summer, BioVectra hired 11 students for summer jobs in a variety of positions, including engineering, product research and marketing, drug development, quality control, Human Resources, administration, and finance.  Two students share their stories. Read More...

Wage subsidies for hiring internationally educated professionals

The BioReady™ Paid Internship Program is an initiative that helps internationally educated professionals (IEPs) better integrate into the Canadian bio-economy by gaining valuable work experience. The program provides up to a maximum of $11,500 towards a salary as an incentive for bio-economy employers to hire, accommodate and train an IEP.  Read More...

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