Quebec Life Sciences
Quebec: The Most Thriving Life Sciences & Health Tech hub in North America
INNOVATIVE. RESOURCEFUL. ACCESSIBLE. WELCOMING.
Quebec is the most thriving Life Sciences and Health Tech hub in Canada and one of the major innovation poles on the North American East Coast. Companies and investors will find everything they need to make their ambitious technologies and initiatives a success in one single place.
Why should you invest in Quebec’s Life Sciences?
- More than 650 companies are engaged in research, manufacturing, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical technology.
Together they employ over 56,000 skilled workers.
- Giants such as Pfizer, Sanofi and Merck have chosen Quebec to settle their Canadian headquarters.
- 1/3 of the R&D jobs in Canada are in Quebec. Over 10,000 researchers work in our biomedical research centers, many of which are gaining international recognition for their major scientific breakthroughs.
- Each year, 8,000 students graduate from health-related programs. With the country’s highest number of university graduates (50,000 per year), Quebec can rely on a large pool of talents and young professionals to join its highly qualified workforce.
Highly Skilled Talent
Quebec is only a few miles away from the major business markets in the world such as New York, Boston, and Toronto, but it offers much more competitive operating costs and an advantageous tax regime for companies and investors. The province counts on $1.6 billion in Venture Capital investments in the Life Sciences and Health Tech sector and has invested $7.4 billion in cutting-edge health infrastructures.
VC investments in the tech healthcare ecosystem
Cutting-edge health infrastructure investments
Multicultural and Diverse
Quebec is the largest province of Canada in area and the second in population with more than 8 million people. Montreal is Quebec’s major metropolis and brings together different cultures, languages, and expertise that converge into a harmonious and vibrant urban community.
Political and Economic Stability
Over time, Quebec’s leaders built a modern secular state that guarantees social, cultural, demographic, political, and economic stability and empowerment. Canada has the lowest average overall tax rate and the strongest economic growth of all G7 countries.
Rich Natural Resources
Constituting nearly one-sixth of Canada’s total land area, Quebec has a rich and preserved biodiversity making the province very agreeable to live in. In addition, Quebec’s abundant water parks supply 62 hydropower stations which result in an affordable and clean source of energy.
Accelerate Your Expansion
Quebec combines the highest qualified workforce in the country, talented R&D researchers, a cutting-edge infrastructure of labs and factories, easy access to global markets, and a dynamic and cooperative environment for companies and investors looking for growth opportunities in the Life Sciences and Health Tech sector. We bring industry leaders, community, and government partners together to offer the perfect ecosystem that will allow you to thrive on investing in Quebec.
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