New National Partnership Strengthens Talent Within Canada’s Life Science Industry
Ottawa, January 5, 2021 — BioTalent Canada today announced a new partnership with the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL). Offering multiple applied learning streams and pathways for individuals to kickstart careers in life sciences, CASTL joins more than 60 bio-economy companies, associations and post-secondary institutions as part of the BioTalent Canada national partnership network.
Life sciences continues to be an area of high demand, from COVID-19 vaccines and diagnostics, to understanding climate change and feeding the world sustainably. CASTL is a first-of-its-kind partnership between academia, industry, and government to address the future skills needs of the Canadian life sciences sector. It delivers on the economic and sectoral demand for individuals who are work-ready to enter, thrive and meet the needs of the Canadian bioscience industry, a key pillar of Canada’s economy.
CASTL aims to fill the talent pipeline with highly skilled and qualified candidates to meet the needs of the growing bioscience industry. Through industry-supported Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) placements, learners will be prepared to grow a career in the bioscience sector, with a competitive edge. By collaborating on WIL placements, CASTL offers employers an early opportunity to identify potential new hires. CASTL’s unique value is its connection to industry and the rigour applied to its WIL placements.
BioTalent Canada’s partnership network brings together bio-economy employers, national and regional associations, municipalities, post-secondary institutions, service providers and immigrant serving agencies. The PetriDish™—Canada’s only national bilingual biotech job board—connects employers to more than 17,400 skilled job seekers.
Visit biotalent.ca/partners to learn more about BioTalent Canada’s Partnership Plus Program.
About BioTalent Canada
BioTalent Canada™ is the HR partner of and catalyst for growth in Canada’s bio-economy. Our engagement with employers, associations, post-secondary institutions, immigrant serving agencies and service providers has built a dynamic network that is strengthening skills, connecting job-ready talent to industry and creating opportunities. Recently awarded a Great Place to Work® Certification, BioTalent Canada practices the same industry standards they recommend to their stakeholders.
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About the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences
Led by the PEI BioAlliance, along with partners Acadia University, Holland College, Université de Moncton, University of Prince Edward Island, BioTalent Canada, the National Research Council, and numerous industry partners, CASTL offers multiple applied learning streams for individuals to acquire the academic knowledge, and technical and professional skills to have a successful career in life sciences.