Date and Time
From: Tue, 20 July 2021
To: Fri, 27 August 2021

The Scientific and Technical English Language (STEL) training program is designed by the Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) for newcomers in Manitoba with previous experience in the bioscience industry. This training program will teach individuals essential skills that will assist them in their efforts to join the Manitoba bioscience workforce.

This FREE training program includes (value over $7,000):

35 hours of live virtual training sessions to upgrade essential professional skills,

  • Training provided by some of the industry’s top trainers: Lisa Moretto, Lori Marra, and Melenie Olfert.
  • Sessions are twice a week, 1.5 hours each, from Sept 21 to Oct 28, along with a full day session Nov 1.
  • The comprehensive curriculum includes:

> Information on finding, applying, and interviewing for jobs in the bioeconomy in Manitoba,
> Scientific report and SOP writing,
> Language and workplace communication training for the bioscience sector including advanced reading, writing, listening, presenting and teamwork skills,
> Workplace culture and diversity training.

Online, self-directed training from BioTalent Canada ($1,000 value),

  • Includes the choice of one of BioTalent’s online training series:

> The “Essential Skills Fundamentals” series features reading, writing, numeracy, and document use skills for the Bio-economy courses.
> The “Technical Skills Fundamentals” series features writing fundamentals, GLP, GMP, QA/QC and GCP training courses.

  • Upon completion of either series participants will receive an industry wide recognized BioReady ™ certificate.

Applicant requirements:

  • Participants must be an immigrant (born outside of Canada and eligible to work in Canada. This includes refugees, temporary residents, students, and newcomers who may be Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens).
  • Participants first language must not be English.
  • Participants must have some previous experience in the bioscience sector.
  • Participants must currently live in Manitoba.

Application process:

1. Complete the application form found at and email it to
2. When requested, provide supporting documents for information given on application form.
3. A staff member at the Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) will set up CLB testing.

  • This step may be skipped by applicants who can provide proof of CLB testing in the last 2 years.

Requirements for successful applicants:

  • Complete a pre-training self-assessment survey.
  • Complete an SPRS info form (required by the province of Manitoba).
  • Complete a feedback survey within 2 weeks of completing training.
  • Complete a feedback survey 6 months following the training program.

Deadline for applications: Aug. 27, 2021

Session start date: Sept. 21, 2021

If you have any questions about the program, contact Alexandra at