B.C. building talent pool to support life sciences, biomanufacturing

Media Contacts

Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

Media Relations
250 893-3705

Haley Hodgson

Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of International Development and Pacific Economic Development Agency (PacifiCan)

Jocelyne Leszczynski

Media Contact
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
604 250-9251

Chelsey Rogerson

Director of Marketing and Communications
Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL)
902 213-7351


Information about the Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences (CASTL) delivers on the economic and sectoral demand for individuals who are work-ready to enter, thrive and meet the needs of the fast-growing Canadian biomanufacturing industry.

With headquarters and the first biomanufacturing training facility open in Charlottetown, P.E.I., CASTL is expanding its national network with facilities planned for Quebec and British Columbia. CASTL is the exclusive provider of the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research, and Training (NIBRT) licensed training programs in Canada.

Based in Ireland, NIBRT develops and delivers state-of-the-art training and education programs for the world’s leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing companies and partner academic institutions. CASTL is supported by National Lead Partner adMare Academy. The adMare Academy is dedicated to providing the specialized training required to foster the next generation of highly qualified personnel who will drive the growth of Canadian life-science companies.