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Life Sciences and Biotechnology

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

About Life Sciences and Biotechnology in Halton

The Toronto Region — including Halton — is home to the largest life sciences and biotechnology hub in Canada. Life sciences and biotechnology 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:

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University of Guelph logo
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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 and Joseph Brant Hospital (external link).


Canada offers one of the most generous R&D tax incentives to businesses in the G7. The Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax incentive provides companies of all sizes and sectors tax incentives for research and development in Canada. 

Halton’s Life Sciences Cluster

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

Life Sciences Sector Supports

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