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.
The BioReady™ Paid Internship Program, which is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credentials Recognition Program (FCRP), will receive over $479,000 to facilitate the hiring of 35 IEPs over the next two years, assisting highly skilled newcomers gain their first professional Canadian work experience. The project will also help another 50 IEPs get their skills recognized through attaining the BioReady™ designation from BioTalent Canada’s BioSkills Recognition Program.
The BioSkills Recognition program is a skills-matching program designed by BioTalent Canada where individuals can match the skills they possess to one of 32 industry-approved skills profiles online. Once entered, the skills portfolio is then verified by a Canadian industry professional. If the portfolio of the individual’s skills lines up adequately with the skills profile, the person is designated “BioReady™” for that particular profile. For newcomers, the Canadian designation can assist greatly in overcoming their greatest hurdle in getting a job: gaining Canadian industry experience. For many health professionals, it also represents an alternative career pathway for those who get licensed in Canada for medical or pharmacist professions, and desire a route to put their science skills to use in Canada.
To read the article found on BioTalent, please click here.
Companies interested in applying for wage subsidies are encouraged to contact BioTalent Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada is the HR partner of Canada’s bio-economy. As an HR expert and national non-profit organization, BioTalent Canada focuses on building partnerships and skills for Canada’s bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people. Through projects, research, and product development, BioTalent Canada connects employers with job seekers, delivers human resource information, and skills development tools so the industry can focus on strengthening Canada’s biotech business. For more information, please visit biotalent.ca.
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