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Building on more than a century of automotive manufacturing, Canada helps drive the world’s automotive future. Canada’s automotive industry offers well-established, reliable supply chains and easy access to global markets.

Ranked among the top 20 vehicle-producing countries in the world, Canada is home to breakthrough advances in battery electric vehicle (EV), fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), and connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) technology.

Electric buses

As cities around the world transition public transportation to zero-emission vehicles, Canada is at the forefront of the green public transit movement.

Some of the world’s top electric bus manufacturers can be found in Canada, including Green Motor Power Company, Lion Electric, New Flyer and Nova Bus. The Government of Canada has pledged to put 5,000 zero-emission buses and 5,000 electric charging stations on the road by 2025.

Autonomous vehicles

Canada is a leader in government-funded AV pilot projects and industry partnerships. With growing support from government and industry partners, opportunities for investment continue to increase.

Ottawa is the first city in Canada to launch testing of an on-street autonomous vehicle that communicates with live city infrastructure. This partnership between Blackberry QNX, the City of Ottawa, researchers, academics and economic development organizations is just one example of Canadian AV innovation.

Electric vehicles

Global companies are investing in EV opportunities in Canada, including manufacturing of EV batteries and fuel cells, electric vehicles, EV parts, and cathodes and anodes. Canada has all the minerals needed to manufacture EV batteries and offers an end-to-end supply chain for electric vehicles.

Canada's EV industry

Companies in Canada powering the EV revolution

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Recent investments

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

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

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

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

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