Life Sciences

Montréal is Canada’s number one city for research centres and research investment in the life sciences. The city supports 56,000 industry jobs in 650 organizations, and 10,000 students graduate yearly from health-related programs. Our expertise encompasses biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, neuroscience, cardiology, oncology and more.

We are home to cutting-edge infrastructures, research centres and new hospitals, such as the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the Centre hospitalier de Université de Montréal (CHUM), and the Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine. Many major global pharmaceuticals, including Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck, also call Montréal home.

One of the Montréal metropolitan region’s key industries, our Life Sciences cluster, InVivo, ensures the city’s leadership position in Québec, across Canada and around the world.