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Canada has been an automotive manufacturing nation for more than 110 years and plays a major role in the industry today. Automotive is one of Canada’s largest industrial sectors, accounting for 10% of manufacturing GDP and 21% of manufacturing trade.


(Source: The GDP and trade figures are from Statistics Canada, validated by ISEDC’s automotive branch, for 2018.)

The Trade Commissioner Service helps Canadian suppliers of auto parts, tooling and advanced auto-related technologies connect with global buyers and engineering partners in the passenger and commercial vehicle value chains. Our activities include incoming and outgoing missions, trade shows, tech scouting visits, B2B matchmaking, and much more.

Ready to do business internationally? Our trade commissioners around the world can support Canadian companies with market intelligence, identify new business opportunities, and find qualified contacts that will help them succeed in foreign markets.

Sector reports

Sector reports
Title Country Updated
Automotive market in AustriaAustria2021

Events

Events
Title Dates City Country
Startup Global 2022February 1 -
December 31, 2022
OttawaCanada
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2023January 5-8, 2023Las VegasUnited States of America
Automotive Trade Delegation to IndiaJanuary 8-14, 2023PuneIndia
Canada-Chicago Advanced Manufacturing Fast-Track ProgramFebruary 1 -
April 30, 2023
ChicagoUnited States of America
WBENC 2023March 20-23, 2023NashvilleUnited States of America

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CETA@5: Delivering trade benefits during unprecedented timesNovember 3, 2022Europe; North AmericaAerospace; Agriculture and processed foods; Arts and cultural industries; Automotive; Chemicals; Clean technologies; Consumer products; Defence and security; Education; Fish and seafood; Forestry and wood products; Industrial machinery; Information and communications technologies; Infrastructure; Life sciences; Mining; Ocean technologies; Oil and gas; Science and technology; Transportation; Wine, beer and spirits
Spotlight from the Field: The TCS in BerlinOctober 11, 2022Europe; North AmericaAerospace; Agriculture and processed foods; Arts and cultural industries; Automotive; Clean technologies; Industrial machinery; Information and communications technologies; Infrastructure; Investment; Life sciences; Mining; Professional services; Science and technology
The first client of the Canadian Trade Commissioner ServiceJuly 6, 2022Asia Pacific; Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; Middle East and North Africa; North America; Sub-Saharan Africa; United States of America and MexicoAgriculture and processed foods; Automotive; Industrial machinery
Spotlight from the Field: The TCS in São PauloApril 22, 2022Latin America and the Caribbean; North AmericaAerospace; Agriculture and processed foods; Automotive; Forestry and wood products; Infrastructure; Mining; Oil and gas
Spotlight from the Field: The TCS in BangkokJanuary 24, 2022Asia Pacific; North AmericaAgriculture and processed foods; Automotive; Consumer products; Industrial machinery; Infrastructure
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