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Make Alberta your gateway to North America!

Connect with Invest Alberta’s investment expert about Aviation & Aerospace

Virginie Striebel
Investment Advisor – Houston


Alberta is home to over 170 aerospace and defence companies boasting thousands of jobs.



Over 18 aerospace and related programs produce strong talent ready to enter the workforce.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Over 9,000 students graduate from Alberta post-secondary STEM programs annually.

Art Smith Aero Centre

Globally recognized in aviation training providing various AME programs from Aircraft Structures Technicians to Avionics Technology.

Engineering Talent

There are over 60,000 engineers employed in Alberta.


World-class research and development hubs.

Expanding the role unmanned systems play in data acquisition and management while creating organizational efficiencies across a variety of sectors and regulatory environments.

A research laboratory created for the development of systems targeted for the enhancement of mobile robotics including AI and formal techniques applicable to aerial, ground, underwater and humanoid robotics.

A top ranked university with research groups and programs with specialized focus in nanotechnology, vision & robotics and mechanical engineering.

An aerospace training hub at EIA dedicated to improving flight safety through synthetic flight training, research and innovation to support regional economic prosperity.


Connect easily to the world.

Air Connectivity

More than 250 passenger flights per day with service to over 80 non-stop world destinations.

Foreign Trade Zone

There are over 18 federal and provincial funding programs available to support the aerospace talent industry.

Integrated Supply Chain

Connections by rail, road, air, and pipeline with quick access to Asia through the Port of Prince Rupert.

Ready for takeoff: Alberta’s aerospace and defence sector soars above the competition 

About 16,000 people are directly and indirectly employed in Alberta’s aerospace and defence sector. Here, talent, research, technology, manufacturing and beautiful landscapes join forces to solve the world’s biggest problems — an evolution fueled by high-value, high-impact investment.   Over 500 companies in Alberta’s aerospace and defence sector—contributing to Canada’s $24.4 billion GDP in this sector….

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Alberta-Japan partnership: Reaching new heights in the aerospace industry

With the announcement of the strategic partnership between Alberta-based Optima Manufacturing (Optima) and Japan-based Hibiki-Seiki, Alberta is furthering its position as a global leader in manufacturing for the aerospace industry. Announced on March 22, 2022, the two companies will work together in Alberta to manufacture and supply high-precision machining and components for the North American…

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