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Aerospace

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The Ontario aerospace industry is situated in the heart of Canada's strongest and most diverse technology-based industrial and commercial business community. Ontario's aerospace industry is highly diversified across the supply chain and generates approximately $5.3B in sales annually. The world's most advanced aerospace companies make it happen here with the support of over 17,000 highly skilled workers.  Waterloo Region boasts cutting edge companies who leverage the outstanding local post-secondary schools and innovative high-tech ecosystem.

"Héroux-Devtek is committed to providing the very best quality and service for its customers and to continually invest in state-of-the-art technology and the skills of its employees."

- Gilles Labbé, President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek


  • COM DEV, Héroux-Devtek, Centra Industries Inc., Aeryon Labs, Navtech, Magellan Aero and Raytheon are among the world's leading aerospace firms covering diverse markets - satellite multiplexers & switchers, turbine engines, landing gear system, aircraft control & management, aerospace structures, unmanned aerial vehicles, avionics, and flight operations software.

  • The technology-intensive and diversified aerospace industry is also sustained by focused education programs provided by University of Waterloo's Science & Aviation and Geography & Aviation programs and Conestoga College's Aviation Diploma, ensuring an abundance of skilled employees.
  • The areospace industry in Waterloo Region is developing lighter, greener, stronger, more efficient next generation products using advanced polymers, bio-composites and super conductive materials.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport YKF

The Region of Waterloo International Airport is strategically situated along the axis of the North American free trade corridor which links the economic heartlands of Canada to the United States of America. The airport location provides exceptional access to a market of over three million people located within a one hour drive. There are currently over 20 hectares of commercial development lands available at the airport.

Research+Development

Research and Development opportunities for the Aerospace sector are plentiful in Waterloo Region - home to the University of Waterloo - Canada's Largest Engineering School.

Post-Secondary Education

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