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Advanced manufacturing

Building the
future

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.

Automotive

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's automotive industry

Aerospace

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.

Canada's aerospace industry

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.

Chemicals

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.

Why manufacturing companies are investing in Canada

How we help

Invest in Canada provides personalized services to global manufacturing companies. We help identify opportunities and incentives, and connect you with the right people to support your growth plans.

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Recent investments

Marshall Canada

Type of investment
Land systems production and integration facility
Total invested
$18 million
Total jobs
75
Source country
United Kingdom
Location
Moncton, NB

De Havilland

Type of investment
Aircraft manufacturing facility and employee training centre
Total jobs
1,500
Source country
United Kingdom
Location
Wheatland County, AB

Minova

Type of investment
Production facility for ground support solutions for mining, construction and energy industries
Total jobs
70
Source country
Australia
Location
Hamilton, ON

Dow

Type of investment
Expansion of world’s first net-zero ethylene and derivatives plant
Total invested
$276 million
Total jobs
113
Source country
United States
Location
Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Stellantis

Type of investment
Modernize facilities for electric vehicle production and set up R&D centres
Total invested
$3.6 billion
Total jobs
650
Source country
Netherlands
Location
Brampton, ON

Ford Canada

Type of investment
Manufacturing of fully battery electric vehicles
Total invested
$1.8 billion
Total jobs
1,260
Source country
United States
Location
Oakville, ON

Ricardo

Type of investment
Aerospace centre of excellence
Total jobs
25
Source country
United Kingdom
Location
Montréal, QC

General Motors (GM) Canada

Type of investment
Expansion to build electric delivery vans
Total invested
$800 million
Total jobs
699
Source country
United States
Location
Ingersoll, ON

Nova Bus

Type of investment
Expansion of bus manufacturing facility
Total invested
$10 million
Total jobs
33
Source country
Sweden
Location
Saint-François-du-Lac, QC

General Motors (GM) Canada

Type of investment
Facility expansion for electric vehicle production
Total invested
$2 billion
Total jobs
2,600
Source country
United States
Location
Oshawa, ON