Information and Communication Technology

An Expert's View about IT and Telecommunications in Canada

Posted on: 26 Jun 2012

The ICT sector in Canada is composed of nearly 32,000 companies that generate over $155 billion in annual revenues.

Information and Communication Technology A Top Export Prospect for Canada May 2012 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. 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 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: • GTEC 2011: November 5-8, 2012, Ottawa, ON Top US Export s n 2 Prospect in Canada 2012: Informatio and Communication Technology (ICT) Web Resources • Canadian Advance Technology Alliance • IDC Canada • Information and Communications Technology Council • Industry Canada • Information Technology Association of Canada For More Information Please contact Tracey Ford, Commercial Specialist for ICT at the U.S. Commercial Service in Canada at or (613) 688-5406. You can also visit our website at The U.S. Commercial Service — Your Global Business Partner With its network of offices across the United States and in more than 70 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce utilizes its global presence and international marketing expertise to help U.S. companies sell their products and services worldwide. Locate the U.S. Commercial Service trade specialist in the U.S. nearest you by visiting Disclaimer: The information provided in this report is intended to be of assistance to U.S. exporters. While we make every effort to ensure its accuracy, neither the United States government nor any of its employees make any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of information in this or any other United States government document. Readers are advised to independently verify any information prior to reliance thereon. The information provided in this report does not constitute legal advice. The Commercial Service reference to or inclusion of material by a non-U.S. Government entity in this document is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the Commercial Service of the entity, its materials, or its products or services International copyright, U.S. Department of Commerce, 2012. All rights reserved outside of the United States.
Posted: 26 June 2012

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