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Sector Overview.

To strengthen our Life Sciences Community, the City has developed a Life Sciences Cluster Strategy and Action Plan, which is focused on establishing the City of Mississauga as the premier Canadian destination for the commercialization of life sciences products.

The City of Mississauga’s role is to act as a connector and facilitate interactions that will drive advancements that support the growth of the sector. Mississauga is home to exceptional companies that produce a variety of products for a global clientele from artificial heart valves, diagnostic instruments and test kits, hospital equipment and more.

Industry Size

Today, close to 142 companies employ over 5,900 workers.

A Proven Destination

Mississauga is the second largest Medtech sector in Canada (second only to Toronto).

Large Talent Pool

Access to a labour pool of over 5.4 million people within the Greater Toronto Area.


Over the past five years, Mississauga’s Medtech sector has grown by 92%, more than any other Canadian city (as measured by employment).

Market Impact

Mississauga's Medtech sector contributes over $184 million to Mississauga's GDP.

Connected Ecosystem

Home to world class contract and components manufacturers that supply the global Medtech sector.

Business Community.

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





Notable Companies.

Mississauga is the second largest Medtech sector in Canada (by employment). These companies contibute to our growing Medtech sector and we’re proud that they call Mississauga home.


Commercializing New Technologies

Mississauga offers a strong and connected ecosystem that supports the growth of Medtech companies, including Trillium Health Partners that leads the CAN Health Network

The CAN Health Network works with high-growth Canadian SMEs to pilot and commercialize new technologies, while providing a dedicated market for participating health care providers to procure leading-edge health care solutions.

PointClickCare, a Mississauga-based business that creates innovative cloud-based technology, has been able to partner with regional health care organizations to create a system for seamless coordination of patient records between hospitals and long-term care homes. This Canadian innovation makes it easier for seniors and their families to get the health care they deserve, which is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic

CAN Health Network.

The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade celebrated the one year anniversary of CAN Health Network. Dr. Dante Morra, Chair, CAN Health Network was joined by Dr. Dan Perri, Medical Information Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; and Bill Charnetski, Executive Vice President of PointClickCare for a panel discussion that included health care organizations and businesses from across Canada.

Hear what others are saying.

Hear it from the source. Our city continues to be a prime location for Medtech companies and our businesses agree.



We assist Medtech 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 business and how our office can provide assistance.

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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