For Mississaugas life sciences sector, it is the
exceptional talent, innovative companies and
the convergence of the many supports required that are propelling this leading economic
forward. For Mississauga, this is a multi-dimensional, key sector employing thousands of
knowledge workers. The work of our life sciences companies benefit the world with
scientific discoveries, new processes and new drugs and inventions helping all Canadians
longer, better lives.
Mississauga is home to the third largest life sciences
cluster in Canada with more than 375
companies employing approximately 24,800 people. While the life sciences industry globally
undergone a period of consolidation, Mississauga continued to increase its level of
adding over 5,000 employees to the sector for the period 2003-2007. Our companies are
innovators, business leaders and community builders. What is locally referred to as, pill
an area in Mississauga where a number of life sciences companies are located, this sector
strong, vibrant and leading component of the Mississauga business community.
The City of Mississauga continues to facilitate
opportunities to grow and support this vital
knowledge sector that not only results in high value jobs and attracts further investment
our city, but for the health and well-being of all.