The BioReady™ Paid Internship Program for Newcomers
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

BioTalent Canada is excited to announce its new wage subsidy program entitled The BioReady™ Paid Internship Program, specifically designed for newcomers.  For more details, please see the press release.

The BioReady™ Paid Internship Program, is a pilot project funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Foreign Credentials Recognition Program (FCRP), to facilitate the hiring of 35 Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs) over the next two years, thereby assisting highly skilled newcomers in gaining their first professional Canadian work experience in the bio-economy.  

Deadline to apply is September 30, 2018. Learn more

The project will also help another 50 IEPs get their skills recognized and industry verified as BioReady™ through BioTalent Canada’s BioSkills Recognition Program.  BioTalent Canada is making its BioSkills Recognition Program available AT NO COST for up to 50 eligible participants.

Once clients are verified as BioReady™ they may be eligible for up to $11,500 in wage subsidies when entering the bio-economy.  To be eligible for the wage subsidy component client(s) must satisfy all five of the following:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada
  2. Be legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulation
  3. Be considered a New Immigrant to Canada (in Canada 5 years or less)
  4. Be seeking their first full-time work experience in Canada’s bio-economy
  5. Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits

For those of you who may have an eligible candidate and/or employer ready for processing, please contact Mary Carr, Project Coordinator at (613) 235-1402 ext. 222 or mcarr@biotalent.ca.