Life Sciences

Sector Overview.

Mississauga’s vision and passion for life sciences is dedicated to shape the growth and development of this strong sector. Over the next five years, the city is committed to developing an enhanced ecosystem to cultivate and nurture the commercialization of life sciences innovations in the Canadian and global markets.

Large Companies

Mississauga is the leading location for life sciences companies that employ over 100 employees.

Talent Pool

Mississauga’s home to a strong creative class of scientists, experts and engineers that build technologies and innovations used globally.

Colleges & Universities

32 universities and colleges within commuting distance that offer 300+ life sciences-related programs.

Growth

Mississauga’s life sciences talent pool has grown 25% in the past 10 years.

Market Impact

Life Sciences businesses account for $2.7B or 6.3% of Mississauga’s real GDP.

Partnerships

The City of Mississauga partners with BioTalent Canada, a nonprofit organization linking skilled talent to life science employers

Business Community.

Discover our growing business community. Filter through hundreds of life sciences businesses and set parameters based on your interests.

470+

Businesses

25,000+

Employees

Biotechnology

35+ Businesses

Pharmaceuticals

40+ Businesses

Diagnostics

20+ Businesses

Medical Devices

125+ Businesses

Digital Health

35+ Businesses

Sub Sectors.

Mississauga is home to leading life sciences sub-sectors spanning various areas within the industry.

Figures may not add up as some companies are included in more than one sub-sector.

Notable Companies.

Mississauga is the second largest life sciences sector in Canada. These companies contibute to our growing sector and we’re proud that they call Mississauga home.

Latest News & Events.

Search through the latest life sciences news and events happening in Mississauga.

JACKIE O'CONNOR

LIFE SCIENCES BUSINESS CONSULTANT

We assist life science companies like yours in the following areas:

We connect your business to companies to support your supply chains needs. We provide introductions to industry organizations and networking opportunities so your business can find clients that are looking for your products and services.

Your voice is important and that is why we established sector councils for our key sectors (life sciences & advanced manufacturing). This group of local industry leaders serve as ambassadors and advisors for the City of Mississauga. Their collective voice that represents a common vision for the sector and provides input on our path forward.

Building a sustainable workforce for our businesses is critical to their success and to maintaining our Region’s global competitiveness. Our office leads from the front by connecting key stakeholders to discuss and advocate for solutions including the development of new programs and co-operative education opportunities to address workforce development challenges.

Are you announcing the opening of a new facility? Do you have an event that you would like to promote? Let us help you spread the word through our social media channels, website and more formal announcements

Do you have a problem you need help solving? We can help! Whether you are having trouble navigating the municipal building permit process or need to discuss transit-related items, our office is your one-stop shop to help resolve outstanding city-related or other matters.

We offer guidance and support related to relevant government funding and programs available to help businesses establish and grow.

We Can Help.

Contact us today so we can learn more about your life science business and how our office can provide assistance.

Real Success Stories.

Explore our wide selection of businesses that have found success in Mississauga. Read their story and learn about how this city helped them.

All the right ingredients for success.

We are an open and diverse city that attracts and welcomes people from around the world to live, work, study, visit and play. Discover how our city has the assets your business needs to grow and succeed.