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OTTAWA, December 11, 2018 – BioTalent Canada announces today the launch of the third annual Catalyst Award for Top New Hire. The award showcases young employees who have contributed to the growth of Canada’s bio-economy while highlighting biotech companies as Employers of Choice.

Ottawa, ON – November 28, 2018 – BioTalent Canada announces today the launch of a new project to create new national occupation standards (NOS) for Canada’s bio-economy.

Ottawa, ON – November 21, 2018 – BioTalent Canada announced the release of its fourth annual National Compensation Guide for Canada’s bio-economy today.

Ottawa, ON – October 22, 2018 – 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.

CALGARY, September 26, 2018 – Today, BioTalent Canada announced Reg Joseph, Health City’s Chief Executive Officer, as the new Chair of their Board of Directors.

September 25, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Today, BioTalent Canada congratulated Canada’s Economic Strategy Tables on its talent-based recommendations contained in its report for the Health and Bioscience sector, which constitutes the largest sector of Canada’s bio-economy.

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.