1. Pre-Arrival

  • Pre-Arrival

    Canada is a world leader in biotechnology (bio-economy) and has a big network of research hospitals, universities, laboratories and companies. BioTalent Canada is the national sector council for the biotechnology industry.

2. Skills Development

  • Skills development
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    Canadian employers put a high emphasis on soft skills, which are personal attributes that enhance your interactions, job performance and career prospects. Unlike your hard skills, you can apply your soft skills broadly.

3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces

  • Understanding Canadian workplaces
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    Canadian employers who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but … Continue reading

4. Job Finding Techniques

  • Job finding techniques
    Getting the Job

    Jobs outlook for the biotechnology sector in Canada is positive, with more than a third of companies here currently experiencing a shortage of skills. However, the Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the … Continue reading

5. Associations

  • Associations
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    The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.

6. Employment

  • Employment
    Biotechnology employee

    The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s reference on occupations. It provides job descriptions, occupational statistics and labour market information. Check it out for the full and official description of this occupation.