Brampton has long solidified its place as a healthcare and medical technology pioneer, with over 100 biotechnology firms within a 30-minute drive, including several well-established global companies who have established headquarters in the city due to the vast opportunities Brampton holds.
In 2022, the City of Brampton welcomed the new Canadian Headquarters for Boston Scientific to their new location. A global medical devices company, this innovative leader in medical technology is a key partner in the City’s health and life sciences cluster.
“We are very excited by our decision to locate our new Canadian hybrid-collaboration HQ and national product replenishment centre to Brampton, one of the fastest growing and most innovation-friendly cities in Canada. We look forward to drawing on the diverse talent pool within the Brampton Innovation District to do our important work of serving Canadian health care provider heroes and enabling improved health outcomes for Canadian patients, says Ken Spears, VP/General Manager, Boston Scientific.”
Brampton: home to ontario’s newest medical school.
The Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) School of Medicine – to be located in Brampton – marks the first new medical school in the Greater Toronto Area in over a hundred years. With this historic achievement, Brampton will be home to TMU’s unique community-centric focus on inclusivity, innovation and primary care.
How Brampton is transforming the healthcare system for canadians.
Brampton has nurtured a generation of focus-driven, community-centric young intellectuals and workers. Composed of over 250 cultures and 171 languages, the city has cultivated an immensely diverse workforce suited to re-envisioning a healthcare system that is culturally respectful, relevant and inclusive. The City and its health sector stakeholders are dedicated to targeting systemic problems at their root; thinking beyond the scope of traditional medicine and healthcare practices. With more than 400,000 students enrolled in surrounding institutions, the future is bright, with many promising minds inviting alternative perspectives to the healthcare discussion, such as preventive care.
The city has built a reputation as one of the leading innovation-friendly cities in Canada and is tasked with informing healthcare practices worldwide.
Brampton’s Innovation district: the place to Be for entrepreneurs
Brampton’s Chair of Economic Development, Councillor Gurpartap Toor, shares that “the start-up scene is very hot right now in Brampton, especially in health and life sciences.” This sentiment rings true to Brampton’s prosperous Innovation District, which has partnered with resources such as B-Hive to pro- vide new business start-ups and entrepreneurs with support, mentorship, and funding. B-Hive specifically assists new immigrant entrepreneurs with the Start- Up Visa Program to help them launch their business right here in Brampton. The City is dedicated to fostering talent development, supporting local businesses and providing a new source of jobs and income for its citizens.
There’s no mistaking it—Brampton is thinking bigger.
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