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Economic sectors

Canada is a global leader in advanced manufacturing, digital industries, agribusiness, natural resources, life sciences and finance and insurance, with a wealth of knowledge in all these areas to share with the world.

Economic sectors

Meet with purpose in Canada

This intellectual capital, combined with our vibrant urban centres, welcoming nature, global perspectives and cooperative approach, has created a thriving ecosystem for business events. Conferences in Canada foster creativity, encourage collaboration and always leave a lasting impact.

Sectors of influence

Canada is an unquestionable leader in these industries.

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Canada’s Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing product design, manufacturing, distribution and optimization.

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From agritech to animal genetics, and from viticulture to value-added food processing, Canada thrives in this field.

A laboratory scientist transfers chemicals to a set of vials

Treatments, research, pharmaceuticals, digital tools and surgical robotics highlight our contributions to this arena.

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Cleantech, forestry, ocean sciences and energy industries are fuelling a large part of Canada’s innovation economy.

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Specializing in areas like AI, cybersecurity and SaaS, Canada is helping sculpt the future.  

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With one of the world’s safest and strongest financial systems, Canada provides leading services, instruments and products.

Industry highlights

  1. Canada is the most educated country in the world.
  2. The world’s 10 largest biopharmaceutical companies operate in Canada and do either R&D, manufacturing or both.
  3. The world’s second-largest number of biotechnology companies are concentrated in Canada.
  4. The Toronto-Waterloo Corridor is the second largest technology cluster in North America. Within this area you’ll find 9,700 tech companies, including 2,000+ startups and nearly 300,000 tech workers.
  5. Canada has the world’s largest oil reserves open to free market investment.
  6. Canada is the world’s largest producer of potash.
  7. Canada’s cleantech sector ranks second in the G20 for potential to produce cleantech startups over the next decade.
  8. Canada is ranked eighth in the world for agricultural research.
  9. Canada is the fifth-largest global exporter of agri-food products. We generate 5.7% of the world’s food and agriculture exports.

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