Photo Credit: Nick Iwanyshyn/University of Toronto


Sector Overview.

Mississauga is located in the centre of Canada’s thriving life sciences ecosystem and is home to world-class corporations operating in Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Medtech and many other subsectors.

As the second largest life science sector by total employment, Mississauga boasts over 500 businesses, a workforce of over 27,000 skilled professionals and leading research and development institutions that come together to foster commercialization of life sciences innovations in the Canadian and global markets.


Mississauga’s life sciences sector is the second largest across all major Canadian centres by total employment.


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

Colleges & Universities

There are 34 universities and colleges within commuting distance that offer 300+ life sciences-related programs.

Talent Pool

28% increase in post-secondary enrollment in Life Science related programs

Market Impact

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


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

Connected Ecosystem

The University of Toronto is a key contributor to talent development in Mississauga. Additionally, Mississauga continues to be home to leading research in the Life Sciences, most recently with SpinUp, a wet lab incubator that supports early-stage life science companies and entrepreneurs offering access to subsidized space including specialized equipment, fumehoods and programming

Business Community.

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






40+ Businesses


60+ Businesses


25+ Businesses


140+ Businesses

Digital Health

40+ 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 contribute to our growing sector and we’re proud that they call Mississauga home.


The City of Mississauga’s Economic Development Office (EDO) develops various strategic initiatives to support the strength and growth of the life sciences sector. 

In collaboration with the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (Canada Region), Mississauga EDO joined forces to establish the Equity and Diversity Collaborative – a consortium of healthcare and life sciences companies dedicated to advancing gender equity and diversity in the workplace.

Latest News & Events.

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



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.

Welcome to The Core Mississaugathe central node of the Life Sciences corridor in Ontario. Expected for completion in 2024, this 5-building campus will deliver 400,000 SF of best-in-class lab and advanced R&D space designed to help life sciences organizations flourish.

The First Purpose-Built Life Sciences Campus In The Region.

The University of Toronto Mississauga Drives Scientific Innovation.

The University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) turns life science discoveries into industry-ready innovation, propelling new enterprises and technologies at the earliest stage of their creation. This is the place where leading students and researchers realize bold scientific ideas as start-ups that change our community for the better.

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.

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