Aerospace jobs in Canada

Canada has an advanced and thriving aerospace industry, with firms located right across the country from British Columbia in the west to Newfoundland in the east. Many Canadian aerospace companies play key roles in the global supply chains of leading brands such as Bombardier, Airbus, Embraer, and Boeing. The country has a full range of aerospace design and manufacturing capabilities and is often seen as the best choice for companies from around the world in which to carry out manufacturing and research, and development activities.

Aerospace clusters in Canada

The main aerospace activity hubs are in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba, though there are manufacturing and servicing centres in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan. Central Canada accounts for the vast majority of the manufacturing sector and western Canada plays a key role in the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul sector (MRO).

Alberta aerospace jobs

Alberta has a number of key strengths including robotics and unmanned vehicle systems, geomatics and navigation systems, MRO of military and commercial aircraft, aircraft painting, and space science. There are more than fifty aerospace companies located in and around Calgary, such as Pratt & Whitney Canada, and ATCO Frontec.

Manitoba aerospace jobs

Western Canada’s largest aerospace cluster is in Winnipeg which specialises in the manufacture of composite aircraft components and aircraft MRO. It is home to Boeing’s composite manufacturing plant which is the largest facility of its kind in North America.

Quebec aerospace jobs

Quebec has the largest aerospace industry in Canada, with major activity taking place in the Montreal area.  The province has expertise in aircraft fabrication and assembly, engine manufacturing, MRO, avionics, and landing gear.

Other strengths in the Canadian aerospace industry

Other areas of activity in the Canadian aerospace industry include commercial and business aircraft, business aircraft interiors, helicopters, helicopter MRO, special mission modifications, gas turbine engine and landing gear MRO, aerostructures, and full flight simulators.

Key areas in Canada’s space sector include robotics and visualisations, satellites and their subsystems, remote sensing, geomatics, and small satellites and value-added services in telecommunications. 

Careers in the Canadian aerospace industry

Talascend’s teams across the globe have worked with market leading manufacturing, design and support companies in the aerospace industry for over 65 years. We have experience of providing recruiting solutions for the Aerospace industry’s manufacturing and engineering sectors and are well placed to serve the needs of the Alberta aerospace sector as well as the wider industry across Canada. 

Talascend can provide staff and contractors for a variety of projects in the aerospace industry and disciplines which we hire in include:

  • Aeronautical engineering jobs
  • Mechanical engineering jobs
  • Systems engineering jobs
  • Project engineering jobs
  • Electrical engineering jobs
  • Manufacturing jobs
  • Planning jobs

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