Aerospace

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Aerospace

See your business soar to new heights in Ontario

Global Aerospace Industry

An industry on the path to new horizons
Ontario’s Aerospace sector consists of production and sales of Aerospace equipment, maintenance, repair, overhauling, Aerospace support, and auxiliary equipment. The global civilian Aerospace market is projected to reach US $430.9 billion in 2025 at a rate of 7.7% forecast to grow at a CAGR of 5.9% to US $573.6 billion in 2030.
The global Aerospace industry will see rapid technological advances in sustainability that encourage investments in biofuels, electric flight technology, and energy-efficient integrations. Increasing government authorization of the commercial use of drones and satellite miniaturisation will see pico and nanosatellites launched at scale, with smart factories ensuring efficient production.

Canadian Aerospace Industry

Home to Airbus, Avcorp, Bombardier, Bell Helicopter Textron
Canada has one of the world's largest and most developed aerospace industries, contributing over CA $24 billion to Canadian GDP. With a global reputation for quality, value, performance, and reliability, Canada is a world leader in civil aviation, defence, and space programs.
Canada ranks first in non-military flight simulator production, third in engine production, and fourth in aircraft production. Canada is also a hub for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and plays a key role in global OEM supply chains.
Companies operating in Canada like Airbus, Avcorp Industries, Bombardier, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, and others have delivered cutting-edge technology solutions on time and at a competitive cost. In 2021, more than 90% of aerospace manufacturing revenues were generated from exports.
Canada has maintained its leadership in this market because of government investment in R&D. In the 2021 Budget, CA $1.75 billion over 7 years was announced to support the Aerospace industry. This funding will foster growth in Aerospace production, accelerate industrial transformation, and help companies adopt disruptive technologies.

Canadian
Aerospace Industry

Home to Airbus, Avcorp, Bombardier, Bell Helicopter Textron
Canada has one of the world's largest and most developed Aerospace industries, contributing over CA $24 billion to Canadian GDP. With a global reputation for quality, value, performance, and reliability, Canada is a world leader in civil aviation, defence, and space programs.
Canada ranks first in non-military flight simulator production, third in engine production, and fourth in aircraft production. Canada is also a hub for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and plays a key role in global OEM supply chains.
Companies operating in Canada like Airbus, Avcorp Industries, Bombardier, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, and others have delivered cutting-edge technology solutions on time and at a competitive cost. In 2021, more than 90% of Aerospace manufacturing revenues were generated from exports.
Canada has maintained its leadership in this market because of government investment in R&D. In the 2021 Budget, CAD $1.75 billion over 7 years was announced to support the Aerospace industry. This funding will foster growth in Aerospace production, accelerate industrial transformation, and help companies adopt disruptive technologies.

Why Choose Ontario
For Aerospace

Dynamic R&D, a skilled workforce, and integrated supply chains.
Ontario’s Aerospace industry is a key economic driver – about 30% of the Canadian Aerospace industry is located here. The impact of Aerospace on the province’s GDP is approximately CA $4.4 billion (direct) and CA $6.4 billion (direct and indirect). In 2020, Ontario generated CA $2.9 billion tin aerospace related exports. The industry is a world leader in several areas including turboprop aircraft, business jets, turbine engines, and landing gear systems.
Ontario maintains its leadership because of a dynamic R&D environment, its highly skilled workforce, and an integrated supply chain.
  • 75% of Canadian Aerospace products exported to 186 countries across 6 continents
  • $2.66B in exports of Aerospace products in 2022
  • 3 of the top global landing gear companies producing full or major components 
  • More than 200 firms directly and indirectly employing nearly 45,300 people
  • More than 50 post-secondary programs in applied Aerospace, aviation and space disciplines

Ontario’s Aerospace hubs include Ottawa, Waterloo Region, and Brampton.

  • Toronto offers a strategic advantage for the Aerospace, Defence, and Security (ADS) industries with over 170 foreign missions and key government departments like National Defence, RCMP, Public Safety, and Transport Canada. The region has a cluster of globally competitive ADS small and medium-sized enterprises, along with Fortune 500 companies. Companies based in this city also have better proximity to government procurement opportunities and world-class research and development capabilities.
  • Waterloo Region‘s Aerospace sector is flourishing, bolstered by the central location of the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) in southwestern Ontario. The airport’s proximity to Highway 401 and Toronto, as well as its adjacency to major US borders, helps simplify distribution. With the Aviation Business Park offering ample development opportunities, and the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre nurturing skilled pilots through partnerships with local institutions, the region is home to a diverse talent pool supported by 9 colleges and universities with 23 aerospace-related programs.
  • Brampton is an emerging Aerospace hub in Ontario. In 2022, MDA announced that it would set down roots in Brampton after 50 years by building their new Global Headquarters and Centre of Excellence for Space Robotics in the city. It’s where Canadarm3 will be developed, with delivery targeted for 2027.
Ontario has 16 universities that offer engineering degrees, along with more than 40 post-secondary programs related to Aerospace. Recently, multiple funding announcements have been made by the federal government, reinforcing their commitment to propelling the Aerospace sector in Ontario.

McMaster University that will receive an investment over CA $3.8 million to train and upskill nearly 340 workers in southern Ontario’s aerospace sector.

The University of Waterloo will receive CA $9.2 million for the expansion of the school’s Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics (WISA).

Canada’s trade agreements cover markets valued at over US $50 trillion with 1.7 billion consumers. Canada has free trade agreements with the largest manufacturing markets in the world: the United States (USMCA), the European Union (CETA) and Asia-Pacific (CPTPP).
Your business can have access to 187 million consumers within a day’s drive of the Greater Toronto Area. Ontario has 4 international and 300 regional airports, 250,000 km of roads and highways, a dozen border crossings and the 6th most internationally connected airport in the world.

Ontario’s Aerospace Industry Facts

1st

largest Aerospace
sector in Canada

46%

of Canada's space employment is here

52%

of space revenues
are generated here

75%

Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft landing gear provided

25%

Canadian MRO activity accounted for here

80%

of finished products
here are exported

Ontario’s Aerospace Industry Facts

1st

largest Aerospace sector in Canada

46%

of Canada's space employment is here

52%

of space revenues are generated here

75%

Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft landing gear provided

25%

Canadian MRO activity accounted for here

80%

of finished products here are exported

Aerospace Funding, Resources and Organizations

NRC’s Aerospace Research Centre offers unique testing facilities for de-risking Aerospace product development. They provide research programs, cutting-edge facilities, technology licensing, and advisory services, making them an ideal partner for aerospace companies.

Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) supports innovation and collaboration between industry and academia. It provides funding and resources for research and development projects to drive innovation and technology adoption.

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade is the provincial ministry responsible for economic development that plays a crucial role in supporting industries through various programs, grants, and incentives.

Canada Space Agency (CSA)

leads the development and application of space knowledge; it is responsible for advancing the knowledge of space through science and using its discoveries for the good of Canadians and all of humanity. Visit Site

represents organizations and individuals directly involved in the development and application of wind, solar and energy storage technologies, products and services. Visit Site

Aerospace Companies in Ontario

airbus-logo
Airbus
1100 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M9, Canada
logo of advanced manufacturing company bmp metals
Bombardier Aerospace
123 Garratt Blvd, North York, ON M3K 1Y5, Canada
logo of aerospace company de havilland aircraft of canada
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada
5800 Explorer Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W 5K9, Canada
diamond-aircraft-logo
Diamond Aircraft
1560 Crumlin Rd, London, ON N5V 1S2, Canada
logo of aerospace company heroux devtek
Héroux-Devtek
1480 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2E3, Canada
logo of advanced manufacturing company Honeywell aerospace
Honeywell Aerospace
3333 Unity Dr, Mississauga, ON L5L 3S6, Canada
logo of aerospace company l3harris
L3Harris
50 Leavitt Blvd., Waterdown, ON L9H 0C5, Canada
leonardo-logo
Leonardo
55 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5, Canada
logo of advanced manufacturing company mda robotics
MDA Robotics
9445 Airport Rd, Brampton, ON L6S 4J3, Canada
logo of advanced manufacturing company mitsubishi heavy industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
6390 Northwest Dr, Mississauga, ON L4V 1J7, Canada
northstar-aerospace-logo
Northstar Aerospace
105 Bedford Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2K4, Canada
raytheon-technologies-logo
Raytheon Technologies
360 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7X7, Canada
logo of aerospace company safran
Safran
2000 Fisher Dr, Peterborough, ON K9J 6X6, Canada
Show Companies
airbus-logo
Airbus
1100 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie, ON L2A 5M9, Canada
logo of advanced manufacturing company bmp metals
Bombardier Aerospace
123 Garratt Blvd, North York, ON M3K 1Y5, Canada
logo of aerospace company de havilland aircraft of canada
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada
5800 Explorer Dr, Mississauga, ON L4W 5K9, Canada
diamond-aircraft-logo
Diamond Aircraft
1560 Crumlin Rd, London, ON N5V 1S2, Canada
logo of aerospace company heroux devtek
Héroux-Devtek
1480 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1P 2E3, Canada
logo of advanced manufacturing company Honeywell aerospace
Honeywell Aerospace
3333 Unity Dr, Mississauga, ON L5L 3S6, Canada
logo of aerospace company l3harris
L3Harris
50 Leavitt Blvd., Waterdown, ON L9H 0C5, Canada
leonardo-logo
Leonardo
55 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K1P 6L5, Canada
logo of advanced manufacturing company mda robotics
MDA Robotics
9445 Airport Rd, Brampton, ON L6S 4J3, Canada
logo of advanced manufacturing company mitsubishi heavy industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
6390 Northwest Dr, Mississauga, ON L4V 1J7, Canada
northstar-aerospace-logo
Northstar Aerospace
105 Bedford Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2K4, Canada
raytheon-technologies-logo
Raytheon Technologies
360 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7X7, Canada
logo of aerospace company safran
Safran
2000 Fisher Dr, Peterborough, ON K9J 6X6, Canada
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