Fact Sheet: Defence and Security Sector

The Canadian defence and security industries sector includes companies involved in the application of research and development and in the development, production and sustainment of goods, technology and services used in military, paramilitary, first responder or security applications.

Statistics for 2011

  • Percent of GDP: 0.5%
  • Direct and indirect employment in Canada: 109,000 jobs
  • Exports: $6.4 billion

Source: KPMG

Key Markets

Australia, European Union, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States