-Québec boasts 420 life sciences companies.
-The world’s ten largest pharmaceutical companies carry out business in Québec.
-Some twenty multinational drug companies have chosen Montréal for their Canadian headquarters.
-Montréal is ranked sixth in America for pharmaceutical sector employment density and eighth with regards to the total number of positions.
-Businesses can count on an exceptional skills pool of over 32 000 people and a public health research network that mobilizes over 10 500 scientists.
Source: Investissement Québec Web site, October 2010