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Soaring success

A world-class aerospace hub with unique cost advantages

Canada is a global leader in aerospace and Manitoba is home to Canada's third-largest aerospace industry. With world-class capabilities in sophisticated design, manufacturing, servicing, testing, certification, advanced aviation fuel production and research and development, Manitoba is one of the country's fastest-growing aerospace hubs. Here, the sector sees annual sales in excess of $1.6 billion.

Through its established aerospace ecosystem, Manitoba offers a highly collaborative environment, an experienced workforce and impactful government support. This community includes the internationally acclaimed Composites Innovation Centre and two of the world's most advanced aircraft engine testing and certification centres developed by Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney and GE Aviation.

Our aerospace industry is further strengthened by the unique advantage of 99 per cent renewable energy at some of the lowest published electricity rates in North America.


Manitoba aerospace at a glance
  • Manitoba is home to North America's largest trimodal inland port.
  • Our province's central location within the continent provides access to North American markets and advanced aerospace technology.
  • Manitoba provides several impactful cost advantages for aerospace companies operating here and supports them with a diverse, stable economy.
  • Manitoba's aerospace industry is the third-largest in the country and the largest in Western Canada.
  • Tax credits are available for eligible commercial research and development activities and capital costs for use in manufacturing.

$1.6 billion

in total aerospace revenue


$530 million

total GDP



internationally renowned aerospace research facilities



aerospace companies



aerospace employment


Manitoba Aerospace Ecosystem


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