About the Industry

In June of 2020, a report was released – Life Sciences in British Columbia:Sector Profile. This was an overview of the life sciences sector and its ecosystem in British Columbia, highlights the sector’s economic contribution to the province, and outlines the assets and resources that contribute to its growth potential. 

This report results from a collaboration between the Province of British Columbia, LifeSciences BC, and Global Affairs Canada, with input from many partners including Western Economic Diversification, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, British Columbia’s public post-secondary institutions, and life sciences companies.

To download the report, please click here.


In October 2015, LifeSciences BC released a PwC Report – The Life Sciences Sector in BC ~ Economic Impact Now and in the Future that details the sector’s economic footprint in the province.

“British Columbia’s life sciences sector is a significant contributor to the economy and health of British Columbia. Our industry brings innovation to patients through diverse organizations, growth of a skilled workforce and development of a knowledge-based bio-economy.”

To download the report, please click LifeSciences BC Sector Report – 2015