Technology businesses comprise of establishments engaged in activities in which human capital is the major input. They make available the knowledge and skills of their employees, often on an assignment basis. The main components of this sector serve law,
The distinguishing feature of this sector is the fact that most of the industries grouped in it have production processes that are almost wholly dependent on worker skills. 62% of establishments are non-employers and 38% have one or more employees.
The Canadian life sciences sector is an important contributor to Canada's innovation economy, engaging in creating the medical innovations that will improve health-care delivery and patient care in Canada and abroad. Industry players include small and medium-sized companies developing diagnostics, biopharmaceuticals, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, as well as global companies with research, development and manufacturing operations in Canada, serving both domestic and international markets. Contract service providers in Canada provide industry support for research and development, clinical trials and manufacturing.