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Life Sciences

Learn about the advantages of locating your life sciences company in Halton.

About Life Sciences in Halton

The Toronto Region — including Halton — is home to the largest life sciences hub in Canada. Life sciences companies that locate in Halton can capitalize on the synergies that exist within the surrounding industry cluster and draw on a large pool of talent and research support.


 Premier office space

Real estate options and advanced infrastructure offer ample site selection.


Halton's technology corridor has access to 4.5 million potential employees.

 Research and education

Halton is surrounded by leading post-secondary institutions with a specialization in the medical, health sciences and biotechnology fields:
University of Toronto logo   University of Guelph logo    McMaster University logo      Sheridan College logo


State-of-the-art healthcare facilities strengthen Halton's life sciences sector. Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (external link) houses a cancer care clinic. It also supports a teaching partnership with McMaster University (external link)and Joseph Brant Hospital (external link).


Canada offers significant incentive support for R&D, with total costs 27.7 per cent below the US baseline.

Halton’s Life Sciences Cluster

Over 1,450 life sciences, healthcare and biotechnology firms, employing 22,800 professionals, have joined Halton's growing life sciences cluster due to the advantages Halton Region offers.

We have an amazing opportunity of getting great employees [in Halton]... Being able to draw on such a large population for employees has been a great factor for us to stay in Burlington.

— Ruta Stauskas, VP of Human Resources, Boehringer Ingelheim


Life Sciences Sector Supports

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