Clinical Trials in Canada 2018 – Infographic

According to the Government of Canada, the country captures 4% of global clinical trials. Canada is also fourth in number of clinical trials sites, is globally recognized for the quality and expertise of its research clinicians and has a world-class contract research sector with extensive capabilities in phase I-IV clinical trials.

All major global pharmaceutical companies conduct a large portion of their clinical trials in Canada. For some, Canada is the number two or three location globally for their clinical trials.  Pharmaceutical companies and research institutions continue to make significant investments in Canadian clinical trial health research.

Below is an infographic representing the amount of clinical trials that are active in Canada as of February 2018. There are about 5556 active clinical trials in the country, most of which are focused in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia. All data has been sourced from