Partnering has its benefits

Joining the BioTalent Canada Partnership Plus Program offers a direct channel and exposure to our audience for companies and job seekers who have a vested interest in the success of the Canadian bio-economy.

Join a trusted network to:

  • Access Canada’s growing and lucrative bio-economy
  • Increase revenue via a targeted and strategic approach
  • Access travel and professional development discounts
  • Enhance membership retention strategies
  • Share success and corporate social responsibility stories
  • Connect to other BioTalent Canada partners

Partnership and Showcase Employer packages include promotion via: website, eNewsletter, products, services, email campaigns, trade shows, webinars, social media channels, special events and special Advertising opportunities.

Here's What Our Partners Are Saying…

For more information on how your business can benefit from a partnership with us, please contact Rachel Wilson-Cannon at or call 613.235.1402 x 234.

Corporate Discounts available.

BioTalent Canada is proud be working with the following Partners:

Platinum Partners

Innovative Medicines Canada is the national voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. We advocate for policies that enable the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines and vaccines that improve the lives of all Canadians. We support our members’ commitment to being valued partners in the Canadian healthcare system.

Gold Plus Partners

BioBenefits is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MadRock Financial Corporation; it specializes in group benefits and insurance advisory. Focused on providing affordable and flexible employee benefit plans to the Canadian bio-economy; through its partnership with BioTalent Canada, they connect employers with best practices, cost control strategies and preferred pooling arrangements.  BioBenefits has several distinct providers and partnerships that support its comprehensive offering, each enhances both the plan sponsor and member value through unique products and service delivery.

Gold Partners

Ag-West Bio is Saskatchewan’s bio-economy catalyst, a non-profit organization funded by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Agriculture and Growing Forward. For 22 years, its mandate has been to help grow the province’s life science sector through business support, communication and regulatory and policy expertise.

The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides BC employers with solutions, tools and resources they need to attract, hire and retain qualified immigrant talent. We believe that the successful integration of skilled newcomers into the BC labour force is critical to both their success and the province’s long-term economic performance. We work with employers, government, and other partner stakeholders to ensure that BC employers can effectively integrate global talent.

Silver Partners

Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) is the voice and organizational nucleus of Manitoba’s bioscience industry. Since 1990, it's come to represent over 110 local organizations that span across Manitoba’s health, bioproduct, food and agriculture sectors and now clean tech.

As a non-profit, BAM strives to grow Manitoba’s vibrant bioscience industry. It collaborates with members, stakeholders, government officials, and other organizations to achieve excellence in this competitive industry. Through its training and development programs, BAM drives Manitoba’s bioscience community forward, providing members with valuable resources, information, and opportunities to grow.

Gowling WLG is a new international law firm created by the combination of Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based international law firm.

With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities worldwide, we provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world through our clients' eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances. 

LifeSciences BC is a not-for-profit industry association with a mission to build a world-class life sciences community in British Columbia that contributes to the economic and societal wellbeing of the Province through a collaborative effort between industry, academia and government. LifeSciences BC works to broaden the representation of B.C.'s converging "bio" community by building a forum for complementary technologies, and supporting the Province's life sciences industry through advocacy, facilitation and promotion.

HealthPartners connects employees to Canada’s most trusted health charities. Collectively in the workplace, we help to build healthy workers, workplaces and communities; provide programs and services to the 87% of Canadians living with chronic disease and major illness; and find cures and treatments for these diseases through life saving research. For more information, please visit

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented simultaneous NX Network. Business Wire has 32 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers. Business Wire provides full compliance with the regulations governing timely disclosure of material news for all stock exchanges and securities commissions in Canada.

Learn more at and the BusinessWired blog; follow updates on Twitter: @BusinessWireCA or on Facebook.

Bronze Partners

Bioenterprise Corporation is a national, non-profit business accelerator, offering commercialization services to support the creation, growth, and expansion of agri-businesses.  Through the organization’s six (6) offices in Canada, Bioenterprise focuses exclusively in agri-technology, providing companies with scientific and technical expertise, industry knowledge, business services, and global connections. 

BioNB is a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to support and promote innovative bio-economy opportunities in New Brunswick.

For more than 35 years, Seneca Biological Sciences and Applied Chemistry students have been taught by highly qualified, experienced faculty with industry expertise.

This is further enhanced by advisory committees comprised of chemical technology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology professionals.

Small classes ensure students benefit from hands-on laboratory training on up-to-date equipment and technology.

As members of a diverse college community, our graduates enjoy employment the world over in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biological sciences.

As part of their programs’ Work-Integrated Learning, our students are available for work terms in Winter (January - April), Summer (May - August) and Fall (September - December).

For more information, please contact Seneca Work-Integrated Coordinator,

LSO works in concert with life science companies and organizations to grow the life sciences sector in Ontario and maintain its position on the global arena. As companies and stakeholders look for a definitive voice in the Life Science arena in Ontario, they look to LSO not only for the directions and resolutions to public policy issues, but also to be the conduit between the many organizations in Ontario and the many governments that serve them.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 752,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. 

The PEI BioAlliance is dedicated to building the Bioscience economy of Prince Edward Island. PEI’s Bioscience Cluster is made up of leaders from business, research, government and academia working together as an ambitious and dynamic team. Currently, the Prince Edward Island Bioscience Industry accounts for more than  $100 million in sales and employs over 1000 people. The PEI BioAlliance represents 37 companies and eight research institutions.

Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) is a nationally focused not-for-profit organization based in Sarnia, Ontario. The Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation (COMM SCI) acts as a hub for the commercialization of sustainable chemistry and bio-based innovation, providing businesses and technical support to participating small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in southern Ontario. COMM SCI was established with support from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and additional support from the Government of Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science. BIC creates jobs and economic value sustainably for Canada. We provide critical strategic investment, advice and services to business developers of clean, green and sustainable technologies. Our expertise in commercialization builds a stronger Canada. Visit for more information.

About Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council (CRIEC)
CRIEC is a small robust non-profit organization based in Calgary. Since 2010 it has helped build pathways and positive relationships between Calgary employers and internationally trained professionals that encourage hiring and retention. Working together with employers, professional associations, community partners, post-secondary schools, funders and corporate champions, ensures CRIEC’s work remains effective and relevant. Initiatives and strategies include mentoring and connecting programs, career path planning sessions and competency (cultural and skill) workshops, designed to inform, educate and inspire both talent and partners. To learn more, please visit

Health City is an economic development initiative created to catalyze and accelerate the health innovation ecosystem in Edmonton.

We work with our ecosystem to leverage Edmonton’s tremendous assets – in health, health research, data, artificial intelligence and entrepreneurship – and showcase our region as a premier location to invest in and do health innovation.

Our focus is on transforming innovations from our health ecosystem into solutions that have commercial application and global relevance; adopting them for impact in Edmonton and scaling them for export to global markets.

BioNova is the industry association leading the advancement of the life sciences sector in Nova Scotia. BioNova leads and supports its members as we build a successful, self-sustaining life sciences industry in Nova Scotia. By promoting the industry and its successes, building relationships both inside and outside the province and creating networking and educational opportunities BioNova aims to accelerate the commercialization success of Nova Scotia’s life sciences businesses and organizations.

Bio Business and LAB Business pack double the punch with their flip-style design, providing our 86,000+ audience with everything they need to know about Canada’s laboratories and life sciences. Bio Business and LAB Business are published six times a year in print and digital formats with advertising options for each. Our editorial team delivers incisive reporting of news, cutting edge research, business trends and breakthrough discoveries shaping Canada’s scientific landscape. 

Supporting Partners

BIOQuébec is a biotechnology and life science industry association representing nearly 100 member companies and R&D centers in Quebec. The association works to create a positive influence on the growth of the life science industry, including capital access, public policy, workforce development and international promotion.

BioAlberta is the central voice and organizing hub for life science industries in Alberta. It is a private, not-for-profit industry association, representing Alberta’s growing life sciences sector. The association provides attentive, proactive and timely services and programs to over 140 member organizations. Whether it is cost savings of a purchasing program, a marketing campaign, a publication, an educational session, or an advocacy project, BioAlberta expands its member companies’ dollars and reach.

The Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO™) is a private sector, membership-based organization that is Ontario’s leading advocate for the life science sector. OBIO is engaged in policy and government relations activities to enable the successful development and commercialization in Ontario of life science technology through investment, strategic alliances, stakeholder engagement and industry promotion.

BIOTECanada is the national industry association with nearly 250 members located nation wide, reflecting the diverse nature of Canada’s health, industrial and agricultural biotechnology sectors. In addition to providing significant health benefits for Canadians, the biotechnology industry has quickly become an essential part of the transformation of many traditional cornerstones of the Canadian economy including manufacturing, automotive, energy, aerospace and forestry industries.

MEDEC is the national association representing the medical technology industry in Canada. Our members are committed to providing safe and innovative medical technologies that enhance the quality of patient care, improve patient access to health care, and help enable the sustainability of our publically funded health care system.

The medical technology industry in Canada employs over 35,000 Canadians in approximately 1,500 facilities, and has sales of over $7 billion per annum. MEDEC is committed to supporting the growth of a strong and vibrant medical technology industry that contributes to Canada’s innovation economy.

Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) is the only national voice for Canada’s renewable fuels and bio-based product sectors. Founded in 1984 as the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, RICanada has grown to represent the leaders of Canada’s bioeconomy – producers of renewable fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, and bio-based products that reduce GHG emissions, combat pollution and smog, and provide economic opportunity to the benefit of all Canadians.

Renewable fuels and bio-based products epitomize clean technology. Canadian producers continuously innovate to use resources more responsibly, reduce negative environmental impact and provide economic opportunity. RICanada promotes the use of renewable fuels and bio-based products through consumer awareness and government liaison activities, with a vision of a sustainable energy future.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms

In-TAC is an initiative of the Ottawa Chinese Community Services Centre (OCCSC) with a national presence and international reach. Our multilingual staff members are professionals with extensive business experience:

  • To match international talent with Canadian opportunity
  • To provide one on one settlement and employment counselling
  • To host online workshops about living and working in Canada
  • To organize international Virtual Career Expo twice a year
  • To provide training, staffing and recruitment support and services, coaching and mentoring.

We promise. And we deliver.

Biotech Primer develops customized training on the science, business, and regulatory processes essential to the Life Sciences industry. Courses are delivered in-house, online, and onsite at various locations worldwide. Since their creation in 2001, they have focused on biotech for the non-scientist, drug development, strategic commercialization, medical device development, the science of molecular diagnostics, and biosafety. Biotech Primer has presented nationally and internationally to over 65,000 individuals from more than 900 companies and have sold over 40,000 Primer books. Having built relationships with many of the largest Life Sciences companies, they have been an invited to present for the past ten years at the annual Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) International Convention and the Advamed Medtech Conference. Biotech Primer is committed to providing quality classes, services, and products to help educate the non-science professional in the basics of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Showcase Partners

IMV Inc. is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company dedicated to making immunotherapies more effective, more broadly applicable, and more widely available to people facing cancer and other serious diseases. IMV Inc.’s DepoVax™ platform provides a patented delivery formulation that enables controlled and prolonged exposure of antigens to the immune system. Lead product candidate DPX-Survivac is currently being evaluated in several clinical trials in advanced ovarian cancer in combination with other innovative immunotherapy agents.

Therapure Biopharma Inc. is an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on complex biological therapeutics and technologies that can provide new options for patient care. It is comprised of Therapure Biomanufacturing, the award-winning CDMO division and Therapure Innovations, the proprietary drug pipeline and platform technology research and development division. Therapure Biopharma Inc.’s 130,000 sq. ft. cGMP facility includes biomanufacturing, research and quality-control laboratories and is built to meet FDA (USA), HPFB (Canada), EMA (Europe) and MHRA (UK) standards.

Synaptive Medical is a newly-formed company based in Toronto, Canada, focused on developing medical equipment and applications for neurosurgical procedures.  Together, these devices form a full and complete solution of visualization technologies for the operating room.

In the past 10 years, the core members of Synaptive Medical have founded and grown multiple successful medical start-ups into international markets.  The company is growing rapidly and has a number of opportunities for motivated people to join the team and share in the challenges and rewards of developing technologies to improve patient care and outcomes in neurosurgery.

For over 65 years, Charles River employees have enjoyed rich careers working together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new therapies for the patients who need them.

When you join Charles River, you become part of an international family that has had a significant impact on the health and well-being of our families, friends and colleagues across the globe. In the past few years alone we’ve helped our clients with the critical research required to develop new, approved treatments for cancer, weight loss, cystic fibrosis, leukemia, IBS, epilepsy, Cushing’s disease and other conditions.

Working at Charles River provides you with a chance to make a difference in the world. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, quality, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in supporting the life-saving and valuable work we perform on behalf of our clients. In return, we’ll offer you opportunities to learn, grow and build a career that you can feel passionate about.

BioConnect is on a Quest – for Rightful Identity. Why? To empower people to use credentials that are completely unique to them, such as their face, eyes, heartbeat or fingerprint, fundamentally changing how we access applications and processes. BioConnect’s core solutions – it’s identity management platform and applications are focused on enabling the easy adoption of current and future biometric technologies, delivering greater security, assurance and convenience in our every day lives today and tomorrow.

STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a biotechnology company based in Vancouver that develops speciality cell culture media, cell isolation systems and accessory products for life science research. Driven by science and a passion for quality, STEMCELL supports the advancement of scientific research around the world with our catalogue of more than 2,000 cell biology research tools. STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

eSight Eyewear is a company with a simple but profound belief: that everyone deserves to see. eSight - electronic glasses that let the legally blind actually see - is a breakthrough for those living with low vision. eSight drastically enhances the vision of the visually impaired, without any surgery. It is a wearable, all-in-one assistive device that empowers the visually impaired with independence and choice.

BioVectra is a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) that serves global pharmaceutical and biotech companies with full-service cGMP outsourcing solutions for intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients. An innovative and reliable service partner with a strong regulatory history, BioVectra has over 45 years of experience specializing in:

  • cGMP Microbial Fermentation
  • Complex Chemistry – High Potency APIs
  • Biologics
  • Formulation Development

We operate out of 4 cGMP facilities located in Atlantic Canada.

Spartan Bioscience is an Ottawa-based medical device company specializing in rapid, point-of-care DNA testing.

Spartan has regulatory approvals worldwide for its 1st generation platform, the Spartan RX. The Spartan RX CYP2C19 Assay is a genetic test for heart attack patients taking anti-platelet drugs.

Spartan's 2nd generation platform, the Spartan Cube, is the world's smallest molecular diagnostics device with applications in pharmacogenetics, infectious disease and water safety testing.