Local Time in Ottawa: Print

Information and Communication Technology
A Top Export Prospect for Canada

obe_acrobat_icon PDF version

Overview

The ICT sector in Canada is composed of nearly 32,000 companies that generate over $155 billion in annual revenues. This sector is highly trade dependent; the United States is the top trading partner for exports at $10.5 billion and in the top two for imports at $11.1 billion.

Measuring, Medical & Controlling Devices Manufacturing is the largest commodity group imported from the United States under the ICT banner, representing $3.3 billion and 61 percent of the Canadian market.

The Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing and Semiconductor & Other Electronic Component Manufacturing commodity groups represent $2.3 and $1.86 billion markets.

Return to top

Sub-Sector Best Prospects

Consumer:

  • Near field communications & mobile commerce
  • Web TV

Enterprise:

  • Cloud Computing: Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Green IT
  • IT Security products, especially as they pertain to fighting CyberCrime

Return to top

Opportunities

  • Government consolidation and streamlining of government data storage centers, email systems and in-house networks.
  • Government procurement opportunities for hardware, software and IT Services.

The GlobalBizOpps program can assist firms target and win procurement contracts.

Major upcoming events/trade shows supported by CS Canada in this sector:

Return to top

Web Resources

Return to top


  Notice to Visitors!


  The link you have chosen will take you to a non-U.S. Government website.

  If the page does not appear in 5 seconds, please click this: outside web site

  Export.gov is managed by the International Trade Administration and external links are covered by its website  disclaimer statement.


  Notice to Visitors!


  The link you have chosen will take you to a non-U.S. Government website.

  If the page does not appear in 5 seconds, please click this: outside web site

  BuyUSA.gov is managed by the International Trade Administration and external links are covered by its website disclaimer statement.