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Strategically located in the centre of major life sciences and biotechnology clusters in the Greater Toronto Area, Halton Region is home to a growing number of leading companies in this sector. Companies specialize in fields that cover bio-medical research, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment manufacturing and testing laboratories.
Life sciences and biotechnology companies locate in Halton because they want a strong economy that provides unparalleled access to talent and research support, as well as access to national and international markets.
Halton has attracted both national and international companies in the life sciences and biotech sector including:
The region is also a member of the Golden Horseshoe Biosciences Network (external link), which is dedicated to private and public partnerships, educational forums and economic opportunities for research and development.
Halton's life sciences cluster is bolstered by new and expanding healthcare facilities including the new state-of-the-art Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (external link). This facility houses a cancer care clinic and supports a teaching partnership with McMaster University (external link) and with Joseph Brant Hospital (external link) in Burlington.
Supporting Halton's biotechnology and life sciences cluster is one of the most educated workforces in Canada. Among Halton residents, 74 per cent have a post-secondary education and a growing number work in the health sciences and biotech sectors. Companies tell us that a major reason for locating in Halton is its unparalleled access to research and talent from 20 colleges and universities, all within a 60-minute drive. The University of Toronto (external link), Guelph University (external link), McMaster University (external link) and Sheridan College (external link) turn out graduates in many major fields of medicine, health sciences and biotechnology.
Our Economic Development team works with this cluster of companies to identify business incentives and location preferences. With our knowledge and our contacts, we can provide the full range of support services and essential information on Halton's economy, labour force, hiring, business costs, infrastructure, real estate and lifestyles.
For more information about Halton or to get connected to opportunities, contact us.
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .