Oakville: In the heart of Canada's life sciences corridor
Distinguished members of the life sciences sector — all engaged in ground-breaking innovation, research and development, medical technology and healthcare — are well-established in Oakville. They include medical device manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, medical diagnostic imaging and simulation.
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.
|Industry NAICS Code and Description||# of establishments|
|3254 - Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing||2|
|3391 - Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing||10|
|4145 - Pharmaceuticals, toiletries, cosmetics and sundries merchant wholesalers||21|
|4461 - Health and personal care stores||161|
|5417 - Scientific research and development services||21|
|6214 - Out-patient care centres||14|
|6215 - Medical and diagnostic laboratories||16|
|6216 - Home health care services||12|
|6219 - Other ambulatory health care services||9|
|6221 - General medical and surgical hospitals||2|
|6222 - Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals||1|
|6223 - Specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals||0|
|6231 - Nursing care facilities||11|
|6232 - Residential developmental handicap, mental health and substance abuse facilities||21|
|6233 - Community care facilities for the elderly||14|
|6239 - Other residential care facilities||7|
Source: Statistics Canada - Canadian Business Patterns, June 2019
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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.