Industrial Manufacturing

Industry Profile

Industrial Manufacturing

Alberta’s industrial manufacturing industry is a key driver for the economy, with strong sectors that include machinery, metal fabrication, electronics, primary-metals, rubber and plastics.

Alberta’s industrial manufacturing industry is a key driver for the economy, with strong sectors that include machinery, metal fabrication, electronics, primary-metals, rubber and plastics.

Industrial manufacturing is a foundational industry that supports infrastructure development as well as energy and natural resource production in Alberta. With world-class expertise and access to global supply chains, Alberta’s industrial manufacturing sector delivers high-value products and services across Canada and around the world. 

Alberta’s industrial manufacturing industry has key strengths that make the industry competitive and positioned for growth. Alberta is also home to Canada’s second largest metal manufacturing hub, second only to Ontario.

World-class expertise and access to global supply chains

  • Alberta firms specialize in high-value manufacturing and producing sophisticated customized products.
  • Alberta’s metal fabrication, machinery and equipment manufacturing sectors play an integral role in major industrial processes, including oil sands and petrochemical development.
  • Businesses based in Alberta have access to a young, skilled workforce that is ready to train in new technologies.
  • Alberta’s industrial manufacturing firms are ethical leaders in manufacturing and are integral to the fabric of their communities.

Areas of Expertise

Metal Fabrication

Alberta’s metal fabrication expertise include:

  • plate work and fabricated structural products
  • boilers
  • pressure vessels, tanks and heat exchangers
  • metal buildings and components
  • machine shops

Equipment Manufacturing

Alberta’s equipment fabrication expertise include:

  • oil and gas field equipment 
  • construction, mining, agricultural and forestry machinery
  • trailer and transportation equipment manufacturing
  • HVAC and commercial refrigeration equipment

Research and Development

Meet some of the organizations doing research and development for the industrial manufacturing industry in Alberta. Click through to their websites to see if they may be able to provide support to your company:

Contact

Get in touch with us to learn more about industrial manufacturing investing in Alberta:

Tom McCaffery, Director, Manufacturing
tom.mccaffery@gov.ab.ca

Kate Reynolds, Senior Industry Development Officer 
kate.reynolds@gov.ab.ca

 

 

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Program

Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Tax Credit - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/scientific-research-experimental-development-tax-incentive-program.html
SR&ED is a federal tax incentive program designed to encourage Canadian businesses of all sizes and in all sectors to conduct research and development in Canada.

Program

NRC Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) - https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/about-nrc-industrial-research-assistance-program
IRAP provides innovation and funding services to accelerate business growth through innovation and technology.

Program

Mitacs - http://www.mitacs.ca/
Mitacs connects companies with university researchers for innovative projects, letting you achieve measurable ROI on your research and development.

Program

CanExport - http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-commerce/funding-financement/canexport/index.aspx?lang=eng
CanExport provides financial support to SMEs for development of new export opportunities.

Program

Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) - https://www.alberta.ca/step.aspx
Eligible organizations can apply for a wage subsidy to hire high school or post-secondary students into summer jobs.

Organization

Energy Efficiency Alberta - https://www.efficiencyalberta.ca/
EEA promotes the use of cutting-edge technology in Alberta to reduce emissions.

Organization

Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) - http://tradecommissioner.gc.ca/index.aspx
Canadian trade commissioners are located in more than 160 cities worldwide, and can provide you with key business insights and access to a network of international contacts.

Organization

Export Development Canada - https://www.edc.ca/
EDC is Canada’s export credit agency that helps Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities.

Organization

Canadian Institute for Steel Construction (CISC) - https://www.cisc-icca.ca/
CISC represents a diverse community of steel manufacturers, fabricators and constructors, engineers and architects, owners and developers, and educators and students, offering a wide span of products and services to enhance capabilities and grow businesses.

Organization

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters - http://cme-mec.ca/home-departments/
Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters is a national industry association that supports manufacturers and exporters and works to build a more competitive business environment by providing critical and timely intelligence, strengthening leadership through best practices, and leveraging networks for success.

Organization

Alberta Steel Manufacturers - http://www.albertasteelmanufacturers.com/
Alberta Pressure Vessels Manufacturers’ Association was formed by members of Alberta’s pressure vessel and heat exchanger industry to provide a forum for communication and discussion on issues concerning the industry.

Organization

Alberta Pressure Vessels Manufacturers’ Association - http://www.apvma.ca/
Alberta Pressure Vessels Manufacturers’ Association was formed by members of Alberta’s pressure vessel and heat exchanger industry to provide a forum for communication and discussion on issues concerning the industry.

Organization

Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada - https://www.a-m-c.ca/
Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada is a national, member-driven industry association with a mission to “foster and promote growth and development of the agricultural equipment manufacturing industry in Canada"

Organization

Canadian Welding Bureau - https://www.cwbgroup.org/
Canadian Welding Bureau is an industry-supported private-sector not-for-profit organization providing welding certification, management systems registration and training services.

Organization

Alberta Welding Optimization Committee (AWOC) - https://albertawelding.ca/
AWOC develops and communicates industry best-practices to advance the quality and productivity of our sector while maintaining public safety.

Data App

Major Projects - https://majorprojects.alberta.ca
A map-based, interactive inventory of private and public sector projects in Alberta valued $5 million or greater.

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