Ontario is a place where bold ideas come to life, tackling some of the biggest challenges the world has ever seen. It is a premier destination for life sciences with a unique and collaborative innovation ecosystem where highly skilled workers perform cutting edge research and development. With the lowest business costs in the G7, Ontario has what it takes for life sciences companies to grow and prosper.
Ontario is a place where global aerospace giants expand their operations and homegrown suppliers export the highest quality parts at competitive prices. Our manufacturers are an integral part of the global supply chain. From turboprop aircraft, business jets, and turbine engines to landing gear systems, avionics, space robotics and beyond, Made-In-Ontario innovations can be found on virtually every passenger aircraft in the world. Ontario is the second largest aerospace sector in Canada, generating over $6 billion in annual sales with exports of over 80%.
Ontario’s medtech cluster supports a vibrant industry, innovating and developing a wide range of medical technologies used in the treatment, mitigation, diagnosis and prevention of disease. It boasts an impressive and growing diversity of companies in terms of size, focus, product and maturity level. Ontario has global-leading health research facilities and highly skilled talent, along with a stellar medtech ecosystem to support innovation that benefits patients, companies and society.
Ontario’s defence industry is comprised of companies across several sectors developing products and services for military and security customers, including: aerospace/space, naval, combat vehicles, munitions/weapons, soldier systems and C4ISR (Command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance). It is the largest in Canada with approximately $3.8B in sales with close to 60% from export sales and a GDP impact of $2.35B. 11 of the top 25 defence companies in the world have operations right here in Ontario.
The drive for greater sustainability has sparked a worldwide revolution in infrastructure design and building technologies. Architecture and engineering companies from Ontario have the expertise needed to help communities and companies balance their economic, social and environmental needs. With over 1,800 firms, 170 construction engineering firms, 79,000 professional engineers, and 3000 LEED-certified building projects, Ontario is a place where international businesses can build the world of tomorrow.