Winnipeg’s aerospace industry is a critical and thriving component of the city’s diverse and stable economy. Winnipeg is home to Canada’s third largest aerospace sector; one of the fastest growing in the country, with a concentration of skilled labour that’s twice the national average. With more than $800 million in aerospace and aviation-related investment in recent years, Winnipeg is becoming a leader in the design and manufacturing of composite materials and in cold-weather/environmental testing.
Further growth in this sector is expected to be strong, driven by growing global demand for commercial aircraft, growing demand and production of Boeing’s new Dreamliner, and stable growth in demand for maintenance, repair and overhaul.
For out more about Winnipeg’s aerospace sector:
Industry Partner Links
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Information
Advancing Composites at the Speed of Change - Composites Innovation Centre
Advancing Composites at the Speed of Change - this brochure provides an overview of why Manitoba is a leader in composite technologies. The Composites Innovation Centre is a not-for-profit organization with the focus to discover, develop and transfer composite solutions to industry.
Recently celebrating its 10 year anniversary, the Composites Innovation Centre continues to create jobs and economic growth, helping companies remain competitive in an increasingly challenging global marketplace. Click here to watch their 10 year anniversary video.
Aerospace Sector Information
Boeing Canada Winnipeg - Company Profile
Bristol Aerospace Limited - Company Profile
StandardAero - Company Profile
Aerospace Sector Brief
Accelerated growth in the aerospace sector is fuelled by competitive operating costs, R&D tax advantages, top-flight expertise and high productivity. Winnipeg boasts the largest aerospace cluster in western Canada and the third-largest provider of aerospace goods and services in Canada. The sector is a critical and thriving component of Winnipeg’s diversified and stable economy.
Manufacturing Hourly Earning Comparison - Provinces & Canada