Original AVIN Specialized Report posted September 30, 2020
Ontario is poised to solidify its reputation as a world leader in the automotive and mobility ecosystem. The province is currently home to five of the largest global automotive OEMs, 700+ parts suppliers, 24 automotive skilled trade programs, and a very robust start-up community. In 2019, the province produced 1.9 million vehicles with 85 percent of Ontario’s automotive production being exported, generating $70.6 billion in automotive exports. Ontario is also the second largest IT region in North America, with a growing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity technology hub developing world-leading talent and drawing additional talent, innovation, and new business into Ontario. To ensure Ontario remains competitive in the global ecosystem, AVIN has conducted an in-depth analysis of Ontario’s automotive and mobility ecosystem. This analysis highlights the province’s strengths, challenges, and opportunities for national and global leadership.