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Canada's Technology Triangle
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The Province of Ontario
Ontario’s automotive industry is comprised of ten assembly plants, four engine plants, one stamping plant, one transmission plant, and more than 640 automotive suppliers*.
These facilities directly employ roughly 80,000 workers in Ontario*, representing 90% of Canada's automotive employment. Thousands more are employed indirectly both in Ontario and beyond. In 2009, the most recent year for which data is available, automotive research and development expenditures in Ontario were in excess of $217 million USD ($248 million CAD). For comparison to the U.S. states, for which data is not available after 2007, the automotive R&D in Ontario, in 2007, was more than $408 million USD ($438 million CAD).
Ontario is a major vehicle manufacturing province, producing over 2.1 million cars and light trucks in 2011. Vehicle manufacturers include both domestic and international automakers, with facilities relying heavily on the automotive supply base—both within and outside of Ontario. Many of these suppliers do significant business with the Detroit Three companies.
*The supplier count and employment level data for Ontario are for the year 2010, the most recent year for which these data are available.
Updated October 2012