Canada has been an automotive manufacturing nation for more than 110 years and remains a major regional —and global player to this day. Ford, General Motors, Honda, Stellantis and Toyota operate production facilities in Canada along with leading truck and bus manufacturers such as Hino, New Flyer Group, PACCAR and Volvo Bus.

Automotive is one of Canada’s largest industrial sectors accounting for 8.2% of manufacturing GDP in 2019. Canada produces passenger and commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses, auto parts and systems, truck bodies and trailers, as well as machines-tools-dies-moulds (MTDM). The industry is highly concentrated in Ontario, with manufacturing centres also located in Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia.


Buses and cold weather testing
▪ Leading companies include: NFI Group (New Flyer, Motor Coach Industries), Artik/OEM, Carlson Composites, Champ Industries, Thompson Unlimited

Heavy trucks, buses, light metals, electric vehicle components
▪ Leading companies include: PACCAR (Kenworth, Peterbilt), Volvo Bus (Nova Bus, Prévost Car), Blue Bird/Girardin, Lion Electric, Raufoss Automotive, Toyoda Gosei, Blue Solutions Canada, Dana TM4, Exo-S, Spectra Premium, Cooper-Standard/Jyco Sealing, Verbom

Fuelcell EV cluster
▪ Leading companies include: AVL List, Ballard Power, Electra Meccanica, Mercedes-Benz, Fuel Cell Plant, Powertech Labs, Canadian Auto parts Toyota (CAPTIN),, Westport Innovations

Vehicle assembly, original equipment parts, auto-related MTDM
▪ Vehicle assemblers include: Ford, General Motors, Hino Truck, Honda, Stellantis, Toyota
▪ More than 400 parts suppliers in every product category including: ABC Technologies, AGS Automotive, Aisin Seiki, Anchor Danly, Autoliv, BlackBerry/QNX, Bosch/ETAS, Bridgestone, Brose, Continental, Dana Holding, DENSO, D&V Electronics, Dynaplas, Faurecia, FleetCarma, Flex- N-Gate, Goodyear, HBPO, Husky Injection Molding, IMS Americas, KSR International, Lear, Linamar, Magna, Martinrea, Matcor Automotive, Miovision, Mitchell Plastics, Multimatic, NARMCO Group, Nemak, Nucap Industries, Papp Plastics, Platinum Tool, Schaeffler, Stackpole, Toyota Boshoku, TRW Automotive, TE Connectivity, Valeo, Valiant Machine & Tool, Vari-Form, Wescast Industries, Woodbridge Group

Canada’s Automotive Industry


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