OTTAWA, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - BIOTECanada and BioTalent Canada have
signed a milestone agreement enabling these two national organizations
to collaborate and help Canada's bio-economy continue to be a key
driver of Canada's economy.
This new alliance enables all BIOTECanada's members new services and
access to BioTalent Canada's suite of human resource (HR) products,
including the country's only national, bilingual biotechnology job
board, "The PetriDishTM."
"Canada's biotech industry has before it a significant opportunity in
the form of a world dependent on biotechnology solutions to keep people
fed and move traditional manufacturing processes into the bio-economy.
Canada's long history of biotech research and innovation has positioned
it as a leader in the space," commented Andrew Casey, President and CEO
BIOTECanada. "Yet, while well-positioned, Canada and its biotech sector
must continue to be as competitive as possible to successfully compete
for this global opportunity. Access to capital and people are
fundamental to the industry's overall competitiveness. In this context,
the agreement between BioTalent Canada and BIOTECanada represents an
important opportunity to support BIOTECanada members as they look for
ways to attract the best and brightest from Canada and beyond."
"Investment in and advancement of Canada's biotech sector begins with
people and Canada has a strong talent pool," says Rob Henderson,
President of BioTalent Canada. "The initial findings of BioTalent
Canada's up-coming 2013 labour market information report continue to
highlight the essential need for employers to draw in candidates with
the required skills for their company to succeed. It is critical
companies are able to attract and retain talent for the industry to
thrive. We're pleased to serve the members of BIOTECanada as their
go-to HR source," he said.
The collaboration brings together two strong national organizations -
the industry's voice of BIOTECanada and the HR leadership of BioTalent
Canada. Together, the organizations plan to provide a solid foundation
for the industry and the people who work within it to continue to
innovate, thrive and prosper.
BIOTECanada is the national industry association with nearly 250 members located
nationwide, 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.
About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada is the HR hub of Canada's bio-economy. A national non-profit
organization, BioTalent Canada connects employers with job seekers,
delivers human resource information and skills development tools to the
bio-economy to ensure the industry has access to job-ready people.
SOURCE: BioTalent Canada
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