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Montréal: An interconnected life sciences industry

Greater Montréal is one of the leading hubs in life sciences and health technologies (LSHT) on the East Coast. The scientific excellence of Montréal institutions is recognized around the world, and several major investments have recently been made, including the new McGill (MUHC) and Université de Montréal (CHUM and CHU Sainte-Justine) mega hospitals.

With access to finance, an entrepreneurial mindset and a recent boom in the sector, Greater Montréal boasts a critical mass of potential strategic partners.

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jobs in private companies in Québec
thousand researchers in public organizations
of the ecosystem is based in Greater Montréal
in annual funding for university research
university and college students in LSHT-related programs

Montréal is the place to be for foreign companies invested in innovation and collaboration.

Companies that come to Greater Montréal become part of a research network that stands at the cutting edge of advances in the industry! The city offers complementary strengths in the fields of biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, medical devices, health technologies and artificial intelligence. This diverse expertise encourages both business and research collaboration.

Map of Greater Montréal’s LSHT ecosystem

  1. A critical mass of ground-breaking companies
  2. A strategic and complementary position in relation to the largest LSHT centres on the Canadian east coast
  3. A large talent pool, with 15 university institutions nurturing the sector
  4. The most competitive operating costs among the 20 largest cities in Canada and the United States
  5. A 29% tax credit for scientific research and experimental development

They chose Montréal

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“ Greater Montréal offers a very welcoming environment for businesses, including an open spirit of collaboration between universities, research institutions and governments. ”

Neil Fraser

President, Medtronic Canada

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Stéphanie Doyle

Senior Director, Europe & Life Sciences


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