Canada is home to a strong, established manufacturing base that is leading the evolution to advanced manufacturing. Backed by government support and a world-leading education system, the country is building global leadership in systems integration, artificial intelligence (AI), sensors, machine vision, automation and more.
Canada has one of the best R&D environments in the world. It actively supports collaboration between industry, business, research centres and educational institutions to advance innovation in manufacturing.
Canadian leadership in manufacturing
As one of Canada’s biggest exporting industries, automotive manufacturers in Canada benefit from well-established supply chains and easy access to global markets. This appeals to global companies like Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota, who turn to Canada for world-class manufacturing expertise and talent.
Canada is a global player in the aerospace industry and is the only country that ranks in the top 5 across civil flight simulator, engine and aircraft sub-segments in 2021. The Canadian aerospace industry also includes more science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs than the national manufacturing average, making it a valuable source of innovation and talent.
Machinery and equipment
The world’s agriculture and natural resources industries rely on Canada’s machine and equipment manufacturers. Global companies choose Canada to keep pace with continuous demand and strong activity in machinery-intensive industries.
Canada is home to the world’s first self-driving forklift, created by OTTO Motors in Ontario. Innovations like these improve efficiency and safety for manufacturers around the globe.
Canada attracts the world’s largest chemical-producing companies. Chemical manufacturers that choose Canada gain access to a wealth of natural resources, advanced manufacturing expertise and low operating costs.
Canada’s 3,396 chemical manufacturing firms contributed more than $25 billion to the Canadian economy in 2020.
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