From pharmaceuticals to biotechnologies, Oakville is one of the top Canadian locations for companies and institutions that focus on human health.
In the heart of Canada's life sciences corridor
Home to one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario, and surrounded by some of the country's leading research hospitals, universities and innovation centres, our community is a healthy investment for your life sciences business.
Oakville is at the centre of a life sciences corridor stretching 80 kilometres, from Hamilton to Toronto.
Innovative facilities within this corridor include prestigious academic and research institutions such as McMaster University, University of Toronto, MaRS Discovery District and many of Canada's foremost research and teaching hospitals.
Oakville is within an hour of nine accredited universities as well as seven technology and applied arts colleges, many of which offer advanced courses and degrees in the health sciences field.
Life sciences prosper in Oakville
When you locate in Oakville, you’ll be part of a dynamic cluster of businesses supporting innovation and growth. Its location within the Greater Toronto Area makes Oakville part of an ethnically diverse population, essential to clinical trials research. With supporting agencies, educational institutions and an active and involved economic development department, new life sciences businesses in Oakville have a support network that promotes success.
Government investment opportunities
In Canada, the life sciences industry receives a high level of government support and focus. Investments in research and development are also eligible for special tax credits.
Both the Ontario and the federal governments are allotting millions of dollars for health research funding. A good portion of that funding is earmarked for partnerships with the private sector.
Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
A catalyst for health sciences and research
Opened in December 2015, the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is a 1.6 million square foot state-of-the-art facility that serves residents in Oakville and Halton Region.
The hospital, with its cancer care clinic and a teaching partnership with McMaster University, acts as a catalyst for the development of a new life sciences and technology district immediately adjacent to the new hospital.