Life Sciences Health Tech Hub

Why invest in
Greater Montreal?

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A strategic location in North America

We are among the main East Coast Life Sciences clusters, and we entertain business corridors with the strongest and closest Life Sciences hubs such as Boston and Toronto. We also have direct access to 1 billion rich consumers due to free-trade agreements NAFTA and CETA.

World-renowned scientific excellence

More than $10 billion were recently invested in cutting-edge infrastructure Quebec-wide, including research centres and new mega hospitals. McGill’s CUSM, University of Montréal’s CHUM and the pediatric hospital CHU Sainte-Justine were amongst the most recent. We also have a reputation to foster collaborative public-private partnerships.

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World-renowned scientific excellence

More than $10 billion were recently invested in cutting-edge infrastructure Quebec-wide, including research centres and new mega hospitals. McGill’s CUSM, University of Montréal’s CHUM and the pediatric hospital CHU Sainte-Justine were amongst the most recent. We also have a reputation to foster collaborative public-private partnerships.

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Highly qualified pool of talents

We are home to eight universities and three engineering schools to fuel the life sciences and health tech sector. This large pool of graduates will be able to address the industry’s future challenges that are in ever-growing evolution.

A unique interconnected ecosystem

Montreal has, in a single place, complementary strengths in biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, device, health tech and AI, thus making us a diversified and connected hub to address the industry’s future needs.

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A unique interconnected ecosystem

Montreal has, in a single place, complementary strengths in biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, device, health tech and AI, thus making us a diversified and connected hub to address the industry’s future needs.

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A critical mass of innovative companies

Thanks to funding access, entrepreneurship mentality and the sector’s recent boom, you can find here a critical mass of players for strategic partnerships that boost businesses.

Advantageous cost structure for business and life

In addition to innovation, we have the most competitive operating costs in North America. You can also find tailored multi-dimensional incentives for your project. Plus, quality of life is a true Montreal trademark.

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Advantageous cost structure for business and life

In addition to innovation, we have the most competitive operating costs in North America. You can also find tailored multi-dimensional incentives for your project. Plus, quality of life is a true Montreal trademark.

Key numbers

56K

Jobs in Quebec, 80% in Greater Montreal

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Invested for cutting edge research centres and hospitals in the province of Quebec

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Graduate students per year in health related programs

650

More than 650 companies

Expert testimonials and advices

Shared reviews
of investors

  • “We had a lot of due diligence to select which place could have been the best in the world. From the beginning, the Quebec organizations were very supportive.“

    - YOUNG HO KIM, CEO – GREEN CROSS BIOTHERAPEUTICS

  • “There are a lot of opportunities for biologists and chemists who want to work in drug discovery in Montreal, and those opportunities are increasing by the day.”

    - ALEX THERRIEN - INCEPTION SCIENCES

  • “There is a clear political will along with key investment tools in order for companies to come and invest in Quebec.“

    - DOMINIQUE ANGLADE - GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC

Contact us

Christelle Fasano

Director, Life Sciences & Health Technologies
at Montréal International

+1 514-987-9312

380 St. Antoine Street West,
Montreal, QC H2Y 3X7 Canada

Montréal International is the Greater Montreal investment promotion agency – Our team of 60 specialists that includes sectorial experts (ICT – Life Sciences & Health Technologies and Aerospace) could assist you in setting up or expanding your business in Quebec – That could be strategic partnerships or international expansion. We are a single point of access for foreign investors to a series of personalized, free and confidential services.