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Information and Communication Technology
A Top Export Prospect for Canada

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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.

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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

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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:

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Web Resources

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