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Congratulations to Chelsea Lobson, Career Focus Green Jobs participant, on winning the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire! Read Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s winning submission below and find out how Chelsea is making a difference to Canada’s bio-economy.

OTTAWA, May 4, 2018 – BioTalent Canada announced that Chelsea Lobson, Community-Based Monitoring Coordinator with the Lake Winnipeg Foundation (LWF) is the winner of the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire. The announcement was made publicly at a Bioscience Association of Manitoba networking event in Winnipeg on May 3, 2018. The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $1,000.

April 19, 2018, Ottawa - BioTalent Canada today announced the three finalists for the 2018 MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire.

OTTAWA, March 28, 2018 –   A national Labour Market report released today indicates Canada’s bio-economy is poised for growth. “Mapping the potential – Profiles of Canada’s biotech frontiers,” is BioTalent Canada’s first labour market information report that includes both national and provincial bio-economy snapshots. The report displays the diverse initiatives and growth of companies across Canada; the potential talent to help grow the industry and the positive impact of BioTalent Canada’s many wage subsidy programs on the industry.

OTTAWA, March 8, 2018 – 256 co-op students have begun new careers in the Canadian industry in 92 different biotech companies since September 2017 through the Government of Canada’s Student Work-Integrated Learning Program, launched by BioTalent Canada. The program provides first hand experience and enhances job-readiness of post-secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and business students across Canada by offering up to $7,000 in co-op wage subsidies to bio-economy employers.

OTTAWA, January 4, 2018 – Today, BioTalent Canada announced a new wage subsidy pilot project aimed at expanding diversity in Canada’s bio-economy. The project will foster industry growth by placing internationally educated professionals (IEPs) that have been designated BioReadyTM with employers looking to build more diverse and inclusive workplaces.

OTTAWA, November 29, 2017 – BioTalent Canada announced the extension of its wage-subsidy initiative to help new graduates across Canada land a ‘green’ job in biotechnology, environmental and other sectors. The federally-funded program will provide $2.3 million in wage subsidies to facilitate over 200 new placements over the next two years.

OTTAWA, November 16, 2017 – BioTalent Canada today announced a new wage-subsidy program to help new graduates in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) acquire work experience in environmental STEM fields.

OTTAWA, November 8, 2017 – BioTalent Canada today announced that the MAGNUS Catalyst Award for Top New Hire, is now accepting nominations for its 2018 award. The award, sponsored by MAGNUS Personnel, is an initiative to recognize the young employees who have contributed most significantly to their Canadian biotechnology employer in the past year. The winner will be announced in Spring 2018 and will be awarded a $1,000 prize.

OTTAWA, October 31, 2017 – Today, BioTalent Canada released its third annual National Compensation Guide, which provides the average annual salaries and benefits for 34 popular skills profiles within the Canadian bio-economy. The publication also includes a national review of job descriptions and the experience, skills and education required to effectively function in those roles.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, October 24, 2017 – Mike D’Amico, Stratford Managers Corporation’s VP and HR Practice Lead, was recently named Chair of BioTalent Canada’s Board of Directors at the organization’s Board meeting.

OTTAWA, October 18, 2017 – BioTalent Canada announced today its partnership with BioBenefits, a discount employee-benefits provider, offering plans which enable small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Canada’s bio-economy to afford group benefits.

OTTAWA, August 28, 2017 – BioTalent Canada today announced a new initiative to increase job-readiness of post-secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and business students across Canada.