Adv anced Manu facturing

Mississauga is at the centre of Canada’s advanced manufacturing universe. Developing world-class products for blue chip clients from around the world, this sector employs only the brightest and talented people. Home to many world class corporations, Mississauga is a leader in aerospace and automotive with rapidly growing cleantech and food and beverage sectors.

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4 major sectors including aerospace, automotive, cleantech and food and beverage
1.7K+ advanced manufacturing companies
81K+ employees
15 universities and 17 colleges within a 1-hour drive

Sub-Sectors

Aerospace

This strong and expanding sector allows for sharing of resources and ongoing opportunities for convergence and synergies for further innovation. Mississauga’s aerospace cluster is comprised of airlines, aerospace manufacturing, airport services and support services for aerospace manufacturers. Together they create the number one aerospace cluster in Canada.

1st Largest aerospace cluster in Canada (by employment)

345+ Aerospace Companies

28K+ Employees

HOME to Canada’s largest airport serving over 44 million people annually

Aerospace Quick Facts

  • Mississauga’s aerospace cluster is home to many of the world’s leading companies including 4 of the 25 global aerospace companies.
  • Canada has the lowest aircraft cost structure among all G-7 countries
  • Mississauga’s aerospace manufacturing sub-sector is the largest across all major Canadian centres by total employment and number of businesses
  • 6 colleges and 4 universities within commuting distance offer 31 aerospace-related programs
  • Direct access to the $19 trillion North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) market
  • Mississauga’s business costs ranks among the lowest of the major cities in Canada

Automotive

This evolving and innovative sector continually seeks new innovations, methods and techniques to improve efficiencies. Mississauga’s automotive sector is comprised of distributors, manufacturers, parts distributors/wholesalers, dealer head offices and related businesses. Together they create Canada’s largest automotive manufacturing sector.

1st Largest automotive sector in Canada (by employment)

555+ Automotive Companies

19K+ Employees

2nd Largest automotive sector in Canada (by number of businesses)

Automotive Quick Facts

  • As part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Mississauga is part of the 2nd largest automotive cluster in North America
  • Nearly half of Ontario’s total vehicle production is based in the GTA
  • Canada’s major motor vehicle assembly plants are located in South Ontario, a network in which Mississauga is centrally located
  • 5 colleges and 8 universities within commuting distance offer automotive-related programs, with additional institutions providing related courses
  • Home to Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport and North America’s 2nd busiest airport, serving over 44 million passengers annually
  • Mississauga’s business costs ranks among the lowest of the major cities in Canada

Cleantech

This sector aims at tackling one of the most complex issues in today’s world, clean technology. Mississauga’s cleantech cluster is comprised of bio fuels and bio energy, power generation, energy infrastructure, remediation, recycling and waste, cleantech support, transportation, water and wastewater, process efficiency and abatement.

35% of Canada’s innovative cleantech companies are located in Ontario

445+ Cleantech Companies

15K+ Employees

15 Universities and 17 colleges within 1-hour drive

Cleantech Quick Facts

  • Mississauga boasts 160+ electric vehicle charging stations with plans for more
  • Vibrant cleantech support ecosystem including the Research Innovation and Commercialization (RIC) Centre, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Advanced Energy Centre, GreenCentre Canada, Pembina Institute, Xerox Research Centre of Canada and many more
  • The City of Mississauga’s Living Green Master Plan identifies 49 actions for the City and community partners to achieve in developing a world class green city through environmental leadership and activities
  • University of Toronto Mississauga offers Environment Programs (Environmental Science and Environmental Management) to empower the next generation of environmental professionals with the skillsets and knowledge to relay in real world applications
  • The Government of Canada is committed to the advancement of the Clean Growth Economy: as highlighted in the 2017 Budget
  • Mississauga’s business costs ranks among the lowest of the major cities in Canada

Food & Beverage

This growing sector has an abundance of opportunity as they serve the consumers of the future and niche markets. Mississauga’s food and beverage sector is comprised of associations, distributors and wholesalers, manufacturers and processors, packaging manufacturing support, testing and R&D, head offices and food services.

113+ Food & beverage head offices in Mississauga

765+ Food & Beverage Companies

29K+ Employees

15 Universities and 17 colleges within 1-hour drive

Food & Beverage Quick Facts

  • Food & Beverage (F&B) manufacturing  is the number one manufacturing employer in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
  • Over the next 10 years, 70% of growth in consumer spending will be driven by ethnicity. With over 50% of Mississauga’s population born abroad and over 130 languages spoken locally, it is an ideal location for F&B start-up and expansion
  • Mississauga is Centrally located in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe Region – a vast, rich agricultural area and home to one of the largest food and farming clusters in North America
  • Mississauga Food and Beverage sector is growing at a significantly faster rate than the rest of the surrounding Greater Toronto Area
  • Home to Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport and North America’s 2nd busiest airport, serving over 44 million passengers annually
  • Mississauga’s business costs ranks among the lowest of the major cities in Canada

  “Mississauga knows that the root of a sustainable city is a prosperous economy.” Ellen McGregor, CEO, Fielding Environmental