January 18, 2021

The New National Alliance strengthens talent in Canada’s life sciences

Ottawa, Ontario – (Commercial wire) – Bio Talent Canada today announced a new partnership with the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL). Providing multiple application learning streams and pathways for individuals to kickstart careers in life sciences, CASTL Bio Talent joins more than 60 biomedical organizations, associations and post-secondary organizations as part of the National Partnership Network of Canada

From COVID-19 vaccines and diagnoses, to understanding climate change and providing sustainable food to the world, life science continues to be an area of ​​great need. CASTL is the first type of partnership between education, industry and government to address the future potential needs of the Canadian life sciences industry. It provides economic and sectoral demand for individuals who are willing to enter and thrive in the needs of the Canadian Department of Biological Sciences, a key pillar of Canada’s economy.

CASTL aims to fill the talent pool with highly skilled and qualified candidates to meet the needs of the emerging bioscience industry. Through Industrial Support Workplace Integrated Learning (WIL) placement, learners will be ready to develop a career on a competitive edge in the field of biology. By collaborating on WIL placements, CASTL provides employers with an early opportunity to identify new employees. The unique value of CASTL is its affiliation with the industry and the rigor with which it is applied to its WIL jobs.

Bio Talent Canada recently launched “Essential skill basics”And“Fundamentals of technical skills“The courses are excellent classroom and are designed with extensive input from professional and post-secondary educators. These courses will support CASTL’s post-secondary learners, individuals who wish to enter the field of life sciences through returnees, as well as individuals currently working in the field, to help develop basic knowledge and skills.

“The partnership with BioTalent Canada is a great fit because we share the commitment to ensure a pipeline of industry talent, which shines with candidates who are willing to contribute to the success of the bio economy,” says CASTL Managing Director Christopher Gillis. “It doesn’t matter who you are, through specialized training, CASTL provides a place for learners to kickstart or develop a career in life sciences.”

“BioTalent Canada is always looking for ways to strengthen its relationship with education, industry and government partners,” says Rob Henderson, President and CEO of BioTalent Canada. “CASTL’s full Raison D’Trey fits in well with our own. This partnership will be mutually beneficial as we continue our journey to defend Canada’s position as a biotech leader.”

Biodoland Canada’s Partnership Network brings together bioeconomic employers, national and regional associations, municipalities, post-secondary companies, service providers and expatriate service agencies. British-Canada’s only national bilingual biotech job board connects employers with more than 17,400 talented job seekers.

Visit biotalent.ca/partners Learn more about Bio Talent Canada’s Partnership Plus program.

About Bio Talent Canada

Bio Talent Canada Canada is a human resources partner and catalyst for the growth of Canada’s bio-economy. Our involvement with employers, associations, secondary companies, expatriate service agents and service providers has created a dynamic network that strengthens skills, integrates job-ready skills with industry and creates opportunities. Recently awarded a Best Place to Work Certificate, Bio Talent Canada follows the same industry standards that they recommend to their partners.

Visit for more information biotalent.ca.

About the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) is the first type of partnership between education, industry and government to address the future potential needs of the Canadian life sciences industry.

Led by PEI BioAlliance, partners with Acadia University, Holland College, University de Moncton, Prince Edward Island University, Biodland Canada, the National Research Council and numerous industry partners, CASTL offers a wide range of utility learning streams and life sciences to educate individuals on life and technology Professional skills. peibioalliance.com/castl

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