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In July 2014, AIAC and Industry Canada jointly released The State of the Aerospace Industry: 2014 Report, which contains updated data and analytics for the Canadian aerospace industry as of 2014. Click here to download the full report.
All data is from 2012 unless otherwise stated.
The Canadian aerospace industry is a strategically important contributor to the Canadian economy in terms of employment, innovation, productivity, R&D, GDP and trade. Among important facts:
The Canadian aerospace industry is an innovation leader with stellar R&D performance:
Canada’s aerospace industry is a national leader in twenty-first century manufacturing, driving the jobs, innovation and skills of the future. Compared with Canada’s total manufacturing average, the aerospace industry provides:
When compared with other OECD countries, Canada’s aerospace industry ranked:3
One of Canada’s largest exporters, the Canadian aerospace industry exports nearly 80% of its products to highly diversified markets and product segments.iii
Source:iAverage of Forecast International and Teal Group’s forecasts by value for 2014-2021 period. (Note: General aviation forecast is from Forecast International only), 2014iiStatistics Canada—Canadian Commercial Aerospace, Defence, Commercial/Civil Marine and Industrial Security Sector Survey (2011), 2013iiiIndustry Canada. Economic modelling based on data from Statistics Canada (Business Registry and Cansim), Canada Revenue Agency, OECD and firm level observation, 2013
1Direct, indirect, and induced employment and GDP2Sector GDP on total FTE32010 analysis4GDP based analysis
Current Aerospace Industry Statistics: View the latest Canadians aerospace industry statistics (PDF)
Canadian Aerospace Products & Services: Browse through a listing of aerospace products and services offered by Canadian aerospace companies.