The bioscience industry on Prince Edward Island
Bioscience is a sector that provides employment for a wide range of qualifications from entry level to PhD.
PEI Bioscience companies focus on:
- Human health & nutrition
- Fish health
- Animal health & nutrition
- Human/animal health diagnostics
- Contract manufacturing services
- Medical devices
Hiring needs within the Bioscience companies on PEI
The PEI BioAlliance is a private sector-led not-for-profit organization dedicated to building the bioscience industry on PEI.
The bioscience industry is made up of 61 companies across PEI, including Charlottetown, Summerside, Souris, Victoria, and Kensington.
Just over 2,200 people work in human health areas such as pharmaceutical and device manufacturing, as well as animal, plant and fish health products and services and natural products.
Vivian Beer, Manager, HR Strategy for the PEI BioAlliance, says about 350 jobs are advertised through the BioAlliance each year.
“The PEI BioAlliance attracts talent to bioscience companies on PEI by promoting their job postings. My role is to connect potential candidates with these opportunities.”
Opportunities include Scientists, Researchers, Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Production roles ranging from Process Engineers to Packaging Technicians, and many other manufacturing positions.
“There are also a number of business administration positions in areas like finance, accounting, sales and marketing. And there are some student positions including co-ops and summer placements.”
Here are five ways to help you find a job in the growing bioscience sector:
1. Send in your resumé
The PEI BioAlliance keeps an online resumé library which is shared with hiring managers in the PEI bioscience cluster. If you are currently seeking employment upon graduation or for the summer months, send your resumé to [email protected].
The resumé should be in PDF format with the file name “Resume – Your Name – Education/Credentials” and the email subject line “Add my resume to the 2021 PEI Bioscience Cluster Library.”
2. Check out the job board
Updated as positions become available, the PEI BioAlliance website has a job postings page which consolidates all open positions across the cluster, including direct links to apply. The website also provides links to learn more about the companies that are hiring.
3. Sign up for email alerts
If you prefer to receive real-time alerts directly in your inbox, sign up for our email notifications, where you’ll receive ongoing updates on the latest opportunities in bioscience. Sign up today by filling out our form.
4. Follow us on LinkedIn for our weekly job round-up
At the end of every week on the PEI BioAlliance LinkedIn page, we post a summary of all the new jobs made available the week prior. Follow us on LinkedIn for these updates and for all the latest local news in the sector.
5. Stay up to date on the latest news and company expansions.
A video describing the work of PEI bioscience companies can be found below:
Bioscience on Prince Edward Island – Company hiring practices
- BioFoodTech, Charlottetown
- BioTraceIT™, Charlottetown
- BioVectra, Charlottetown
- Emergence, Island-wide
- Island Abbey Foods, Charlottetown
- Nature’s Crops International, Kensington
- Pegasus BioTech Inc., Charlottetown
- Quannessence, Summerside
- SEKISUI Diagnostics PEI Inc, Charlottetown
- STEAM PEI Island-wide
PEI Bioscience news you can use:
“The EmerGence Alert” Newsletter June 2022 – Connecting members of the EmerGence Bioscience Incubator community
CASTL named exclusive provider of global organization’s biopharmaceutical training program for Canada
Connecting and Advancing Women in BioTechnology
BioTalent Canada is collaborating with the Canadian Society of Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST) to allow us to join their online mentoring site – Make Possible. Aside from future local chapter events co-organized by PEI BioAlliance and BioTalent Canada, this online tool is a great way for us to connect on a virtual mentorship platform at any time.
The Canadian Society of Women in Science and Technology, SCWIST, is a professional network founded 35 year ago and promotes, encourages and empowers women and girls in science, engineering and technology. SCWIST is located in Vancouver, BC; however, it recently launched the Make Possible virtual mentorship platform nationwide with funding through Status of Women Canada.
Make Possible is a free mentoring network to advance professionals with careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) virtually or in person. This online platform allows women to become a mentor, mentee or both with other professionals across Canada. In addition to its focus on mentorship, Make Possible is an excellent tool to create valuable network connections and access best practices to help Canadian women achieve their career aspirations.
In the upcoming months, Make Possible will have a “Groups” feature that will allow us to set up a BioTalent Canada group. We will let you know when that advanced feature is available. Take the site for a test run and give us your feedback.
To create an account on Make Possible, click here
Any questions? Please contact Vivian Beer, PEI BioAlliance, [email protected].
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134 Kent Street, Ste. 302
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Bioscience post-secondary education options on PEI
- UPEI: Bachelor, Masters and PhD programs
- Holland College Bioscience Technology program
- UPEI/Holland College Bachelor of Bioscience degree program is offered jointly by UPEI and Holland College:
- Option No. 1: Students, who have completed the college’s Bioscience Technology program, are given a two-year credit towards a B.Sc. at the university.
- Option No. 2: Students take general science courses in their first year at UPEI, and then apply for the program at Holland College. If accepted, students follow a specified course of study at the university for their second year, attend the Bioscience Technology program at the college in their third year and return to UPEI for their fourth year.
- On the job training will be provided to all students
- Atlantic Veterinary College Masters and PhD programs
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