Thanks to Gemma Lennon for providing this information to assist newcomers in her industry!
The life sciences industry – biomedical, pharma, medical device etc is a pretty small industry here in Vancouver. While most of this industry within Canada is based in Ontario there are still some quite interesting companies and opportunities in Vancouver. The key is getting to meet at least one person within in the industry for a coffee or informational meeting to gain their perspective. This can possibly open up a valuable network of people as well as give you the inside track on forthcoming job opportunities. Using LinkedIn and informational meetings to build your network and find opportunities is a great way to start.
The lifesciencesbc.ca website is a valuable source of information about the industry here in BC. As well as listing all the companies based in BC it advertises openings within the life sciences industry here. Also ensure you follow all these local companies on LinkedIn as this can be used to post jobs.