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Invest Vancouver / Key Industries / Life Sciences


Driven by research universities and institutes, the Metro Vancouver region is producing world-leading science in lipid nanoparticles, antibodies, genomics, and more. With deep multidisciplinary talent pools, the region is home to one of the fastest-growing life clinical- and commercial-stage sciences sectors in Canada. 


/ Firm concentrations
      in lipid nanoparticles, antibodies, and genomics

/ 22,500 students
      enrolled in life sciences-related academic programs across the province

/ Home to Canada’s largest
      life sciences institute bringing new drugs to clinical trials and onto the market



Regional Strengths

/ Biotechnology

/ Diagnostics

/ Digital Health

/ Genomics

/ Medical Devices

/ Therapeutics

Industry Snapshot


Invest Vancouver acknowledges that the region’s residents live, work, and learn on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Matsqui, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Squamish, Tsawwassen, and Tsleil-Waututh.

Invest Vancouver respects the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.