Fact Sheet: Aerospace Sector

The aerospace sector consists of companies and organizations that manufacture aircraft, aircraft parts, engines, landing gear, systems and integrated subassemblies; provide parts and services related to the maintenance, repair, overhaul, inspection and testing thereof; and provide components, systems and parts for spacecraft and space-based services.

Statistics for 2013

  • Percent of GDP: 0.4%
  • Direct employment in Canada: 35,864 jobs
  • Exports: $12.1 billion

Source: Statistics Canada

Top five export markets

United States, France, China, Germany, United Kingdom

Key markets

Brazil, Brunei, Chile, China, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, United States, Ukraine