Life Sciences
Québec: Companies connecting with talent



Québec is a major North American centre for the life sciences industry. Companies will find everything they need to design and test innovative products and technologies—including in tomorrow’s key fields.

 

3D Illustration of Humain Brain
  • More than 400 companies are engaged in basic research, manufacturing, biotechnology, contract research and medical technology.
  • Many world-renowned research centres are gaining international recognition for their major scientific breakthroughs.
  • International giants such as Pfizer, Sanofi and Merck have chosen Québec as the site for their Canadian head­quarters.
  • More than 400 life-sciences companies employ over 25,400 skilled workers.
  • Over 10,000 researchers work in biomedical research centres.
  • Each year, 10,000 students graduate from health-related programs.

 

TOTAL

402

25,400

SectorCompaniesEmployees

International pharmaceutical corporations

30

7,500

Manufacturing (contract and generic)

36

5,500

Contract research

42

4,350

Health biotechnology

47

650

Healthcare technology

132

5,300

Natural health products

115

2,100

 

Source: Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation, 2012

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Benoît Larouche

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