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The Canadian life sciences sector has a long history of leadership, from creating the world’s first pacemaker to discovering stem cells. Among Canada’s strengths are its R&D with it’s world leading health institutions and incubators, it’s recognized leadership in pharmaceuticals and medical devices (Canada is the 10th largest market for pharmaceutical sales, the 8th for medtech devices) and its thriving ecosystem from coast to coast (Canada is home to North America’s second largest life sciences corridor). The sector is broad and covers several large industries including pharmaceuticals and biotech (including vaccines), medical technologies and digital health, natural health products, medical cannabis, healthcare services (e.g. hospital management, training) and animal health.

The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service with dedicated Life Science Trade commissioners at key foreign embassies and at Regional Offices across Canada are here to help! Trade Commissioners provide export ready companies with market potential assessments, market intelligence, key contacts, and troubleshooting in addition to navigating the benefits of free trade agreements. Our global network works hand-in-hand with other government partners, regional economic development agencies and industry associations to help position its clients for success abroad.

The Trade Commissioner Service also supports Canadian Life Science companies and Life Science Associations seeking funding in support of their international trade activities through the following programs:

Ready to do business internationally? Our trade commissioners around the world can support Canadian companies with market intelligence, identify new business opportunities, and find qualified contacts that will help them succeed in foreign markets.

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Events
Title Dates City Country
C2MP – Canada Chicago Mentoring ProgramFebruary 1 -
September 30, 2022
ChicagoUnited States of America
MEDICANovember 14-17, 2022DuesseldorfGermany

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Spotlight from the Field: The TCS in BogotaJune 24, 2022Latin America and the Caribbean; North AmericaAgriculture and processed foods; Clean technologies; Information and communications technologies; Infrastructure; Life sciences
Canada and the Americas: Strengthening trade ties with countries close to homeJune 23, 2022Asia Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; North AmericaAgriculture and processed foods; Clean technologies; Education; Information and communications technologies; Infrastructure; Life sciences; Mining; Oil and gas; Science and technology
Canadian biotech firm making strides in the fight against breast cancerJune 23, 2022North America; United States of America and MexicoLife sciences
Ontario maker of COVID-19 testing devices finds international successMay 4, 2022Asia Pacific; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; North America; Sub-Saharan AfricaIndustrial machinery; Information and communications technologies; Life sciences
Seven ways the TCS adapted to help Canadian businesses in 2020March 25, 2022Asia Pacific; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; North America; Sub-Saharan Africa; United States of America and MexicoFinancial and insurance services; Foreign investment attraction to Canada; Investment; Life sciences; Market access; Professional services; Science and technology; Transportation
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