Bioscience Association of Manitoba (BAM)

The Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM) is a non-profit organization that supports 110 members across the province in the biotechnology sector, from agricultural to health to cleantech. BAM works to enable commercial success for Manitoba’s bioscience companies by acting as a catalyst for innovation, by expanding the sector’s skills and workforce development, and by leading with one unified voice to create local and global engagement. We help our members connect, grow, and thrive by offering high caliber events, world-class training sessions, and endless opportunities for business development. Our role within this industry is to help connect companies, enable businesses to reach beyond their borders, and provide organizations with resources to accomplish their goals.

BAM also works closely with companies to determine what the skill gaps are for people joining the workforce, then works with students to train them to fill in the skill gaps and connect them to industry.

BAM Training and Workforce Development

Most In-Demand Jobs

Title Total Manitoba Job Openings (2018-2024) Total Employed in Manitoba (2016) 2016 MB Average Salary Worked Full-time/year
Managers in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture 1,911 13,470 $34,856
Biologists and related scientists 131 865 $89,191
Chemical technologists and technicians 104 700 $58,300
Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists 104 665 $78,115
Biological technologists and technicians 70 565 $65,967
Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists 24 460 $50,292
Agricultural and fish products inspectors 40 295 $70,959
Chemists 52 270 $81,500
Conservation and fishery officers 18 200 $79,890
Forestry technologists and technicians 8 105 $71,729
Forestry professionals 10 55 $126,592


Bioscience Industry

Bioscience Education

OVER 50% of the workforce has a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD

Interesting New Facts

  • 10,000 new job openings expected in Manitoba's Natural and Applied Sciences, Natural Resources and Agriculture sectors over the next 4 years.
  • Top occupations by expected job openings include: Information system analysts, Chemical engineers, Life science professionals, Agricultural service contractors, specialized livestock workers.
  • Automation in Agriculture is expected to lead the frontline of Agricultural Innovation in Canada.
  • There has been reported increased female representation in STEM occupations over the last 25 years and it is projected to triple by 2025.
  • Women in STEM occupations earn 35% more than their counterparts in non-STEM employment and 40% more than non-STEM men.


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2022 BAM Industry Profile

BAM Industry Profile Study 2022

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Manitoba Life Sciences Strategy:
Powering our Bioscience Future

Manitoba Life Sciences Strategy