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Aerospace in British Columbia

British Columbia’s (B.C.) aerospace sector is globally recognized for its excellence in delivering highly specialized products and services. We are uniquely positioned next to the world’s largest aerospace cluster in Washington State and the rapidly growing Asia Pacific region. B.C. is a major aerospace hub for the Pacific Northwest, and Canada’s growing aerospace industry is a leading centre for aircraft manufacturing, advanced materials, maintenance, aerial firefighting, and aerospace education and simulation. B.C. is also home to the first all-electric commercial aircraft and is committed to a sustainable future of flight.

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. Our convenient location keeps us connected to Asia and the west coast of the United States, and enables us to be a viable supplier, while our aviation education, training, and simulation opportunities attracts excellent, high-calibre employees from around the world.

B.C. currently has a presence in the following aerospace niches:

  • 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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