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A North American Aerospace Hub

With the third-largest aerospace sector in Canada, British Columbia (B.C.) is ideally situated between the Asia Pacific, Pacific Northwest and Canada’s growing aerospace industry. In addition to its close proximity to Boeing facilities in Seattle, B.C. is home to more than 200 aerospace companies specializing in training, maintenance, manufacturing, security and more – from Chinook Helicopters’ training facility to Boeing Vancouver. The industry generates $1.9 billion in revenue annually and directly employs more than 9,000 people.

BCIT student working on aerospace equipment.

Sector Profile


The aerospace industry in B.C. has seen significant growth in recent years, with multiple businesses delivering components and services to the global market.

We offer:

  • Aerospace education, training, and simulation – training opportunities for pilots, air traffic controllers, airport operations, floatplane operations, and aircraft maintenance.
  • Aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul – local operations provide comprehensive maintenance services for fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to military and commercial customers.
  • Tooling, fabrication, and processes – we have multiple businesses with the skills, experience, tools, and training to create, iterate, and repair a wide range of tools and components necessary to ensure a successful and thriving aerospace industry.
  • Aircraft production and complex parts production – B.C. is home to leading-edge design and manufacturing companies, providing essential services to the aerospace industry.
  • Security, surveillance, and information management – create your own business or choose from one of the many companies offering aerospace communications, systems integration, and user interface and graphic design located right here in B.C.

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