Fact Sheet: Life Sciences Sector

The life sciences sector includes all science- and technology-based products and services applied to human health, as well as certain segments of the animal health industry. The major industry segments covered are pharmaceuticals (including vaccines), medical devices and laboratory instruments, health information technology and natural health products.

Statistics for 2013

  • Exports: $7.7 billion

Source: Statistics Canada

Priority markets

Australia, China, European Free Trade Association, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States