Driving innovation and creating good middle-class jobs in Canada:
What we’ve done:
Named Dr. Mona Nemer as Canada’s new Chief Science Advisor, ensuring that government scientists are free to speak to Canadians about their work.
Empowering researchers to make discoveries that save lives, tackle climate change, and create jobs by investing $900 million in the Canada First Research Excellence Fund.
Creating up to 25 Canada 150 Research Chairs at universities around the world over the next eight years, allowing Canadian universities to have the funding to recruit top international researchers from all disciplines.
Creating five innovative superclusters of industry leaders, businesses of all sizes, academic institutions, and not-for-profits that turn ideas into solutions, attract investment, and grow our economy.
Investing in the $80.9 million over five years starting in 2017-18 in the Canadian Space Agency, that will develop more new technologies, advance scientific discovery to improve the lives of Canadians, and create jobs in the Canadian space sector.
Spurring innovation by providing financing to support Canadian entrepreneurs of clean technology firms and attracting new business investments in sectors like clean energy.
Helping creative industries scale up and innovate by promoting access to our government’s Strategic Innovation Fund.
Announced an agreement with Netflix to create Netflix Canada, a production company that will generate and promote Canadian content, create good jobs for Canadians, and guarantee $500 million in original productions in Canada over five years.
Expanding business opportunities and jobs for Canadian creators with the launch of Canada’s first Creative Export Strategy.
Restored and increased funding to support CBC/Radio-Canada and renewing their mandate, as well as establishing a new independent selection committee.
Supporting the development of Canadian talent, promoting entrepreneurship, and creating jobs in arts and culture with funding to the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund over the next 10 years.
Encouraging international student graduates to stay and work in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island under the Atlantic Immigration Pilot program.
Facilitating increased business opportunities, trade, and investment for Canadians and Mexicans by lifting the visa requirement on Mexico.
Reinstated the long-form census to collect high-quality data to help support scientific and other academic research, as well as planning decisions for building roads, schools, and other types of infrastructure that growing communities need.
Committed to making decisions that are based on science, facts, and evidence.
Supporting Canadian innovators and entrepreneurs to develop more clean technologies that lead to clean growth, better jobs, and healthier communities.
Invested in key national institutions, such as the Canadian Council for Arts, Telefilm Canada, and the National Film Board.
Creating jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it by modernizing Canada’s free trade deal with Chile and strengthening relationships with the EU.
Launched the new investment hub to bring in more international investment, which accounts for 12% of all Canadian jobs and 30% of all manufacturing, while defending Canadian interests in NAFTA.
Strongly defending Canadian interests and jobs at the NAFTA negotiating table, while putting forward progressive plans and ideas to make trade work better for everyone.
Enabling companies to attract top talent to scale up and create jobs with the new Global Skills Strategy, which shortens the work permit process to two weeks for some high-skills workers.
Creating 1,000 high-tech jobs in Canada for the development of self-driving cars at General Motors.
Developing new satellite technologies that will provide highly detailed images of the planet with an investment of $17.6 million in UrtheCast, a Vancouver-based company.
Supporting six Regional Development Agencies that focus on economic development in their regions and provide funding to businesses and local development initiatives in those regions.
There’s still more work to do:
Making investments that will make Canada a world leader in the use and development of clean and sustainable technology and processes.
Supporting Canadian firms in future procurement processes, including in the Naval and Canadian Coast Guard fleet renewal and the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.
Expanding open data initiatives and making government data available digitally, so Canadians can easily access and use it.
Passing Bill C-36, our legislation that will ensure Canadians continue to benefit from high-quality statistics in accordance with internationally recognized methods and standards.
Continuing to increase high-speed broadband coverage and work to support competition, choice and availability of services, and foster a strong investment environment for telecommunications services.
Making strategic investments in our clean technology sector.
Further enhancing cybersecurity and the security of Canada’s critical infrastructure, based on the results of our cybersecurity consultations.
Investing $125 million in an artificial Intelligence strategy that will make Canada a leader in the field.
Reviewing and modernizing the Broadcasting Act and the Telecommunications Act to strengthen the future of Canadian media and Canadian content creation for Canadians, creators, and cultural entrepreneurs.