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Automotive investment attraction

Top reasons to put Canada’s research and development to work for you

We have:
world-class talent

  • icon Canada wins 1/3 of J.D. Power and Associates initial quality awards, with only 1/7 of North America’s assembly plants.

  • icon Canada’s workforce is one of the most highly educated in the world. Nearly 2/3 of adults have post-secondary education.

  • icon Dr. Jeff Dahn won the Gerhard Herzberg medal for increasing the lifespan and storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries.

  • icon Researchers like Yoshua Bengio and Geoffrey Hinton have revolutionized artificial intelligence, partnering with tech leaders IBM and Google,and paving the way for autonomous vehicles.

Commercialization infrastructure

  • icon Canada offers 40-60% savings on R&D costs, a network of incubators and accelerators, and the test infrastructure to commercialize automotive tech.

We are:
Globally competitive

  • Icône d'imageCanada is the only country in the Americas on Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 Best Countries for Business List.

  • Icône d'imageCanada is part of an integrated Great Lakes automotive supercluster, a mega marketplace with over 141 million consumers.
  • Driving the future of tech

  • Icône d'image More than 50 million cars run industry-leading QNX software that was developed in Canada.

  • Icône d'imageOntario has the 2nd largest tech hub in North America. Canada is best in the G7 for available engineers and skilled trades.

Automotive Investment Attraction Hub
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Strategic Innovation Fund
A simple, flexible $1.26 billion fund to grow Canada’s industrial and tech sectors.

Invest in Canada—Automotive
Take advantage of the free, comprehensive and confidential Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

Export Development Canada
Canada’s export credit agency finances export trade to respond to international business opportunities.

Global Skills Strategy
Making it even easier for Canadian businesses to attract the talent they need to succeed.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program
Encouraging research in Canada through one of the world’s most generous R&D programs.

Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy
Making Canada a leading destination for artificial intelligence research and commercialization.

Make Canada your gateway to the world
12 free trade agreements, including the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

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