The Canadian Automotive Industry
The Canadian automotive industry produces light duty vehicles — cars, vans, pickup trucks; heavy duty vehicles—trucks, transit buses, school buses, military vehicles; and a wide range of parts, components, and systems used in vehicles of this nature. To complement its manufacturing activities, the industry boasts a well-developed vehicle dealer network, plus an aftermarket organization which has grown into a world-class distribution system and service provider.
The Canadian automotive industry is:
- Integrated into NAFTA (i.e. Canada, U.S., Mexico)
- Globally competitive
- The eighth largest in the world with positive trade balance
- A major contributor to the Canadian economy, employing over half a million people
Motor Vehicle Assembly Plants in Canada
Listing of assembly plants in Canada.
Automotive Innovation Fund (AIF)
The program has been established to provide $250 million over five years to automotive firms in support of strategic, large-scale research and development projects to build innovative, greener and more fuel efficient vehicles.
- Program Summary
- Program Details and Criteria
- Projects Funded to Date through the Automotive Innovation Fund
- How to Apply
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