Industry Sectors - Key Facts

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  • 35% of clean tech companies in Canada are located in Ontario, 10% more than in any other Canadian province. Ontario's environmental sector is worth an estimated $8 billion in annual revenues and $1 billion in export earnings. ~ Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, 2014
  • The defence industry's  sales and its linkages to other industries contributed about $6.7B to GDP and close to 63,000 to employment to the Canadian economy.   ~ The State of Canada’s Defence Industry, 2014
  • Toronto is the business and financial capital of Canada, generating 20 % of the country’s GDP. ~ Invest Toronto
  • Toronto is Canada’s largest technology hub and the third largest in North America with the most fiber optic cable of any North American city.  ~ Invest Toronto
  • Ontario where 700+ parts suppliers and 500+ tool, die and mould makers converge along a 400-kilometre automotive corridor, forming one of the most robust supply chains in the world. ~ Invest In Ontario
  • Toronto is home to North America’s largest combined life sciences sector and is ranked as one of the top 10 bio-medical sectors in the world.  ~ Invest Toronto
  • Scarborough is home to Centennial College, and a vibrant cluster of SME businesses serving all major industry sectors. 
  • After California and Texas, Ontario has the most manufacturing employees of any jurisdiction in Canada and the United States.  ~ Government of Ontario
  • Ontario’s aerospace sector represents 23% ($5.3 billion) of Canada’s revenues, and employs over 17,000 skilled workers.  ~ Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
  • It employs 79% (or 5.3 million people) in Ontario and makes up 76.9% of the province’s economy. Examples of Ontario's major services sector include business and financial services, professional and scientific technical services, and arts and culture.  ~ Government of Ontario
  • Canada has a track record of R & D success and an experienced, collaborative network with expertise in composites, chemical engineering, greener materials and resource development. ~ Invest in Canada

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