Ontario is a place where global giants expand their operations and home-grown businesses produce quality parts and innovative services. Ontario manufacturers are part of the global supply chain for virtually every passenger aircraft in the world, and the aerospace industry works closely with academia to develop and commercialize new products and technology.

Our Ontario companies and the Ontario government continue to invest in innovation along with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of our people to ensure Ontario is well positioned to meet the challenges of a highly competitive global market.

Moira Harvey, Executive Director of the Ontario Aerospace Council

Ontario's Aerospace Industry by the Numbers

  • More than $6 billion in revenues
  • Over 200 firms employing more than 44,000 direct and indirect people
  • $500 million annual spend on research and development
  • More than 40 post-secondary programs in applied aerospace, aviation and space disciplines
  • 3 of the top global landing gear companies producing full or major components

A History of Quality ― a Future of Innovation

Ontario’s aerospace companies have a globally recognized reputation for quality, value, performance and reliability. From the first De Havilland Beaver float plane to RADARSAT Constellation, Ontario has a history of excellence in aerospace technology.

How do we do it? Through a vibrant R&D environment, integrated supply chain and highly skilled talent.

Ontario Talent Makes our Aerospace Sector Soar

Our aerospace sector directly employs over 25,000 people and an additional 19,000 indirectly. Plus, Ontario is home to 16 universities that offer engineering degrees and over 40 aerospace-related post-secondary programs.

The result? Aerospace talent is both plentiful and highly skilled in Ontario.

Who's Here

  • Airbus
  • Bombardier
  • Precision Castparts Corp.
  • Honeywell
  • Raytheon Technologies
  • L3Harris
  • Leonardo
  • Safran
  • De Havilland Aircraft of Canada
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • MDA
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