Aerospace Quick Facts
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  • Annual sales of over $6 billion

  • Annual GDP impact of $4.4 billion (direct) and $6.4 billion (direct and indirect) in 2018

  • Employment of over 25,200 direct jobs and 19,400 indirect jobs in 2018

  • Annual R&D spending of $500 million

  • Exports over 80% of its finished product

  • Approximately 28% of all Canadian aerospace activity is done in Ontario:

  • Ontario’s space sector is the leader in Canada with nearly 52% of Canada’s space revenues and 46% of employment
  • Ontario accounts for approximately 25% of MRO activity in Canada
  • Ontario provides landing gear for 75% of Boeing and Airbus commercial aircraft programs

  • Canada’s aerospace manufacturing sector outpaces the total manufacturing sector in terms of research and development intensity, and 25% 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
  • 16 universities offer engineering programs (disciplines range from aerospace, physics, nuclear, mechanical, industrial, software, computer systems, etc.)
  • Aerospace engineering PhD and Masters programs offered at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University (Toronto) and Carleton University (Ottawa)
  • Over 40 degree and diploma programs in applied aerospace, aviation and space disciplines at colleges and universities across Ontario