Career Pathways Biotechnology

Updated for 2017

Working in Canada as an internationally educated professional.

In Canada, most biotechnology companies are small or medium sized businesses, and staff often works in more than one role. The companies are cross-sectoral and may be involved in various stages of product development, like research, clinical and regulatory trials, production, and marketing. The BioSkills Recognition Program is one of the programs that help internationally trained professionals bridge any gaps they may have and meet Canadian standards.Our Career Pathways Ebook on Biotechnology will provide information on the following subjects:
  • Pre-Arrival First Steps Including links to the Working in Canada tool from the Federal Government.
  • Skills Development Including tips on skills upgrading and bridging programs available at universities, colleges and settlement agencies across the country.
  • Understanding Canadian Workplaces Featuring tips about volunteering, internships, mentoring, and job shadowing programs that could can help you in your job search and job performance.
  • Job Finding Techniques Resources including links to Immigrant Settlement Agencies and tips on resume writing, interview techniques, information interviews and networking.
  • Associations Links to National, Provincial and Territorial regulatory bodies and professional immigrant networks.
  • Employment An overview of best locations, major employers sector reports and alternative career pathways. 

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Note – “Career Pathways” is only a guide and you will have to do more research to make a career plan that will work for you. The information listed in Career Pathways is for guidance purposes only and is up to date to the best of our knowledge. It is recommended that you contact the relevant body before taking any step.