Health Technology

Surrey City Centre is a vibrant health technology district. Synergy thrives here, with businesses, a hospital, the regional health authority, academia, and research labs - all within minutes of each other.

Innovation Boulevard: BC's only Health Tech-Specific Accelerator

Innovation Boulevard provides a collaborative environment and network for health tech companies to grow and thrive. It has received $14M in infrastructure investment and hosts 7,500 sqft of accelerator space. With 63 companies serviced, this accelerator has seen 6 new products launched into market.

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Home to BC's Largest Health Authority

Surrey is home to Fraser Health, BC's largest health authority that services more than 1.8 million people.
Their future-orientated, strategic vision is fuelling a demand for new and proven health technologies that will increase the quality of care and services provided to their patients, clients, and residents.
Simply put, if you're a healthtech company, this is where you want to be.

Fraser Health is one of the largest employers in Surrey and with the city projected to become the largest in BC, we are developing our health human resource strategy that will grow our workforce alongside the growth of the city.
- Victoria Lee MD MPH CCFP FRCPC, Vice President Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer, Fraser Health Authority

Tax Incentives

Locating in Surrey gives you access to one of the lowest business tax rates in Canada, as well as a variety of attractive business incentives specific to health technology. Among them include:

  • Canadian Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit gives a tax credit of up to 35% of qualified expenditures
  • BC Scientific Research and Experimental Develpment tax credit offers a tax credit of up to 10% of qualified expenditures
  • National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program offers financial assistance on a case by case basis
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