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 Advancing Healthcare Through Innovative Medical Technologies

Everyday, medical technology advancements help save the lives of patients in Canada by improving the accuracy of diagnoses, enhancing treatments and cure of diseases, reducing long-term disabilities and helping to provide better medical care. Covering a wide range of products, medical device examples include pacemakers, artificial heart valves, hip implants, synthetic skin, scalpels, medical laboratory diagnostic instruments and test kits for diagnosis.  Software, either stand alone sold for the purposes given in the definition of a device (Patient Management Software) or used as a component to a device, is included in the term "medical device".

Medical Devices are defined in the Food and Drugs Act (the "Act") and the Medical Devices Regulations.

  • Employs over 35,000 Canadians
  • Close to 1,500 corporate facilities
  • Almost $6 billion in national sales per annum
  • Annual sales in Ontario are $3 billion, $2 billion in Quebec and $500 million in British Columbia
  • Ahead of industry, MEDEC members in mid-size facilities are growing at a 7% growth rate in employment
  • MEDEC small and medium sized facilities are leading growth
  • Average number of R&D workers in MEDEC facilities is 17

Quebec Promotional Tool

MEDEC is proud to provide its members and its economic development partners a comprehensive promotional tool about the Quebec medtech sector’s vitality. This presentation is available for use by any industry stakeholder who needs to describe why Canada and Quebec in particular is an attractive investment destination.

Le Québec : un pôle de Medtech en pleine effervescence

Quebec: A Thriving MedTech Hub

Please send any comment about this tool to MEDEC’s Quebec Vice-President, Benoit Larose,


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Medtech Canada is the national association representing the medical technology industry in Canada. Our association advocates for achieving patient access to leading edge, innovative technology solutions that provide valuable outcomes. Our members are committed to providing safe and innovative medical technologies that enhance the quality of patient care, improve patient access to health care, and help enable the sustainability of our health care system. The medical technology industry in Canada employs over 35,000 Canadians in approximately 1,500 facilities across the country.

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