Aerospace Quick Facts
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  • Annual sales of over $6 billion

  • Annual GDP impact of $3.2 billion

  • Employment of over 21,000 (direct aerospace employment)

  • Annual R&D spending of $500 million

  • Exports over 80% of its finished product

  • Approximately a quarter (25%) of all Canadian aerospace activity is done in Ontario 

  • Canada’s aerospace manufacturing sector outpaces the total manufacturing sector in terms of research and development intensity, and 30 percent of this aerospace manufacturing R&D is done in Ontario

  • Ontario’s aerospace industry is a world leader in several areas including; turboprop aircraft, business jets,turbine engines, landing gear systems, avionics, environmental systems and space robotics

  • Ontario-made aerospace parts are used on virtually every passenger aircraft in the world
  • Approximately 18 universities and colleges offering over 40 aerospace-specific programs
  • 14 universities with engineering programs

  • PhD and Masters Programs in aerospace engineering offered at University of Toronto, Ryerson University (Toronto) and Carleton University (Ottawa)