The world’s largest technology companies call Canada home. With access to highly skilled Canadian talent, industry expertise, a strong R&D culture and tech ecosystems in major cities, Canada is a prime technology destination. There are programs to support talent attraction, including fast-tracking visas for international talent in fields like computer programming and software engineering.
Canada offers the best conditions for global tech companies to thrive, with low business costs, easy access to global markets and government initiatives to strengthen innovation.
Canadian technology leadership
opportunity in quantum tech could employ 229K Canadians by 2040
Software companies operating in Canada get outstanding access to highly skilled workers. With a strong focus on science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), Canadian research institutions and professionals are fuelling growth and innovation in the competitive global software market.
Canada is one of the world’s largest cybersecurity innovation hubs and among the top countries in preparedness for cyber attacks. Canada has a national cybersecurity strategy and launched a Cyber Security Innovation Network in 2021.
Artificial intelligence (AI)
Global companies with a Canadian presence are taking part in AI hubs across Canada, giving them access to some of the world’s brightest minds in AI. The national AI Strategy is driving growth in the industry through government investments in AI and skills development, support for a national research community, and connecting nodes of scientific excellence in Canada’s major centres for AI.
Canada has the world’s longest coastline and a thriving ocean tech sector, making it a natural choice for global investment in ocean technology. The Ocean Cluster combines the strengths of a wide range of industries operating in Canada’s three oceans – Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific. These industries include fishery, aquaculture, bioresources, offshore resources, marine renewables, defence, shipping and ocean technology. This partnership between industry, government and research institutions is accelerating the development and commercialization of globally relevant ocean solutions.
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