BioNova has partnered with BioTalent Canada to provide our members with a FREE copy of their National Compensation Guide 

Know what you should pay to attract and retain top talent! Your membership with BioNova has entitled your organization to receive one FREE hardcopy of BioTalent Canada’s National Compensation Guide (a $300 value). If your mailing address has changed please contact us directly to let us know. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Manager, Kerri Mannette.

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BioNova in partnership with BioTalent Canada is offering our members 5 FREE job postings to the PetriDish

Your membership with BioNova has entitled you to access 5 FREE job postings through BioTalent Canada’s the PetriDish (valued at $1,000). Your job postings will also be forwarded to BioNova to be posted on our careers page and shared through our promotional channels. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Manager, Kerri Mannette.

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New Academic Wage Subsidy Program for STEM students working in Biotech (BioTalent Canada)

The federally-funded Student Work-Integrated Learning Program will provide $6 million in wage subsidies over four years for 1,000 co-op placements for students to gain work experience in Canadian biotech companies. In addition to wage subsidies, the program will also include a curricula-enhancement component to better align biotechnology programs at post-secondary institutions with the needs of Canada’s bio-economy employer

See here for further details and eligibility

Other providers of funding and assistance for hiring new employees

NS Gov COOP Education Incentive 
The Co-op Education Incentive (CO-OP) provides wage assistance to employers offering career-related work experiences for university and community college co-operative students.

Employers pay students a minimum of $15.00 per hour plus 4% vacation pay. CO-OP will reimburse $7.50 per hour to a maximum of 40 hours per week. Employers participating in IRAP and SR&ED are eligible for an “R&D Incentive” and may receive up to $10.00 per hour.

Workplace Innovation and Productivity Skills Incentive

WIPSI supplements employer contributions to train full-time staff * (permanently located in Nova Scotia)

Graduate to Opportunity Program

Graduate to Opportunity (GTO) is helping to build a stronger workforce and retain well-educated young people in Nova Scotia with a salary incentive that makes it easier to hire recent graduates.  Employers receive 25% of the first year’s salary – 35% if the new grad is a member of designated diversity group – and 12.5% of the second year’s salary.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE FUNDING PROGRAMS 

Co-op & Internship Programs

Saint Mary’s University Co-operative Education Programs

Saint Mary’s University has Co-operative Education programs work terms that are offered in Summer (May – August), Fall (September – December) and Winter (January – April). The coop programs are available in the following area of studies:

  • Undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce and Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Science

MSVU Co-op 

  • Public Relations, Business admin, Hospitality & tourism
  • Offer internships for Bach Arts & Science also for Science Communication
    Learn more here

Dalhousie University Co-op Programs

Hundreds of students available for four and eight-month work terms in
Science, Information Technology and Engineering.

If you would like to learn more about hiring, please feel free to contact Theresa Myra at 902-494-6448 or via email at Theresa.myra@dal.ca

 

Follow the following link for additional information about our programs.
https://www.dal.ca/faculty/site/disciplines.html

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