Enhance the skilled workforce in PEI in the biosciences sector

MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English

Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI in French 2

Develop an education and training plan in the key bioscience sector

September 27, 2018 – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Prince Edward Island's bioscience industry has grown steadily over the last 15 years and has become a leading player in the province's economy. To maintain this growth rate, the governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island are supporting a project led by PEI BioAlliance Inc. to increase the number of skilled workers in the industry by education and training.

Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and the Honorable Sonny Gallant, Minister of Manpower and Advanced Education for Prince Edward Island, today announced, at World Biotech Week (English language only) is being held this year from September 24 to September 30, providing financial support to PEI BioAlliance Inc.

Through its Business Development Program, ACOA is providing a non-repayable contribution of $ 40,875 to PEI BioAlliance Inc. The Government of PEI also contributed $ 40,875 through the Ministry of Economic Development and Tourism. BioAlliance will use its bioprocess science and technology skills development plan to assess the market and determine the supply and demand for labor. The company will then design a program to meet the needs of the industry. In doing so, this project will explore the possibility of establishing new partnerships and collaborations with existing partners to develop education and training programs in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sub-sector.

These investments are part of the commitment of the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic Provinces to stimulate economic growth in the Atlantic region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy by supporting initiatives that enhance the region's ability to attract and retain skilled workers.


"The Island's bioscience sector has grown remarkably, thanks in large part to the work of PEI BioAlliance. By identifying key areas that present opportunities, PEI BioAlliance has been able to attract some of the brightest people in the industry to the Island. The Government of Canada is pleased to provide support to plan future human resource needs in this growing sector. "

"We are very pleased to be working with PEI BioAlliance Inc. to help Islanders who want to work in this growing industry. The bioscience sector provides a valuable contribution to our jobs, our economy and the prosperity of Prince Edward Island. "

"Human resources has always been a key part of BioAlliance's strategic planning process. If PEI. As we continue to strengthen our position in the Canadian bio-economy, we must ensure that we have the skills and talents to support the growth of our sector in Prince Edward Island. With the support of our federal and provincial partners, this project will help us take the next steps to achieve this. "

Quick facts

Founded in 2005, PEI BioAlliance is a member-based industry association that continues to demonstrate and demonstrate a critical leadership role in the development and growth of the bioscience sector in Prince Edward Island.

PEI BioAlliance continues to collaborate with a mature and strong network of Atlantic Canadian industry associations – BioNB, BioNova and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Technology Industries.

With more than 200 companies generating more than $ 650 million in exports and employing more than 3,000 professionals, Atlantic Canada's bioscience sector is a strategic priority and is well positioned to continue to grow and diversify.


Chris BrooksCommunications Director Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency902-566-7569 Hillary MacDonaldMain Communications OfficerHuman Works and Graduate Studies902-394-6368

Rose FitzPatrickManager, Marketing and CommunicationsPrince Edward Island BioAlliance902-393-0306

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.