Industries - Life Sciences

Quick Facts

More than 4,700 engineers in Halton Region

Nearly 5000 students from surrounding universities receive degrees in engineering each year

Labour Pool within a 1-hour drive

Halton is 30 minutes from Pearson International Airport - one of only two airports in North America with scheduled flights to all 6 continents

Halton sets the standard as a preferred Canadian location for global engineering-related companies.

Global engineering services firms and engineering-intensive manufacturing companies find that Halton is the ideal Canadian location. Halton’s exceptionally high quality of life, affordable cost of living and safe communities attract a wealth of engineering talent making Halton the perfect choice for relocation or expansion.

Halton Region’s Engineering Cluster

Companies with an established presence in Halton include:

Halton has a strong and vibrant economy that makes this region the ideal location for companies that produce highly-engineered, top-quality goods for consumer and business-to-business markets, both nationally and internationally.

Halton’s engineering cluster benefits from collaboration from the region’s full spectrum of industry customers, partners and suppliers.

The following diverse selection of engineering specialty firms have established offices or have relocated to Halton Region:

  • Water technologies
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Food processing
  • Nuclear
  • Steel and materials
  • Mining

Why Halton sets the standard -

Halton Region ranks highly in the following criteria:

Canada is a North American leader in public-private partnerships (P3s). Government commitment at all levels to infrastructure development and renewal mean engineering projects for many years to come.

Advanced Manufacturing companies chose to locate in Halton and benefit from strong support from a pipeline of engineering firms and local talent.

Case Studies

  1. Amec Foster Wheeler chose Oakville in Halton Region to access and retain top engineering talent. Download the case study (PDF file).
  2. Siemens chose Oakville in Halton Region as its Canadian Head Office because of its central location, access to customers and partners, market opportunities and corporate exposure along the busy multilane Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) highway. Download the case study (PDF file).
  3. EcoSynthetix, a global leader in bio-based technology, chose Halton after weighing the options between Michigan and Ontario for the location of the company's global head office and for its vital research, development and pilot plant. There were many compelling reasons for the choice. Download the case study (PDF file).

Turn to Halton's Economic Development Team for the answers

Our Economic Development team works closely with companies, considering investing or relocating, to identify business incentives and location preferences in the region. With our knowledge and our contacts, we can provide the full range of support services and essential information on Halton's economy, labour force, business costs, hiring, infrastructure, real estate and lifestyles.

Contact us for more information about Halton or to get connected to opportunities.