Kanata North has a number of small but emerging subsectors that are beginning to make a strong impact on the economy. Examples like Cleantech, which is a developing sector with robust growth potential, in addition to other sectors with a high degree of prospective impact, such as data and cloud services, software and life sciences.
In this section, we outline an overview of each of the high tech subsectors in Kanata North, including export ratio, productivity, employment, local/regional spending and opportunities. Many of these sectors derive their revenues and funding from outside the Ottawa area.
TEN SUBSECTORS OF THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY IN KANATA NORTH
A small but growing subsector with strengths in water analytics, decontamination systems, and high tech applications for R&D and monitoring. View Profile
DATA AND CLOUD SERVICES
Another comparatively small, but mighty and growing, subsector that builds on Kanata North’s existing and historic strengths – a good example of the value of “industrial clustering”. View Profile.
DEFENCE, SECURITY AND AEROSPACE
Represented by a number of large, national firms, this is the third-largest subsector in Kanata North by total employment and fifth largest by revenues. View Profile.
The second largest by employment and third by revenues, this subsector is filled with skilled, smart and creative folks, of which Kanata North has many. View Profile.
MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING, INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEM DESIGN
The sixth largest, the majority of firms in this subsector are making or providing medical devices or are involved in therapeutics. View Profile.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS, WIRELESS AND PHOTONICS
This subsector, the largest in Kanata, is represented by a great many of the most illustrious global frms in the sector; the main function is R&D, tapping into Kanata’s legendary innovation. View Profile.
This category includes companies such as electronic testing, vehicles/driving and investment strategy research. View Profile.
One of the largest subsectors, in revenues and employment, has a considerable range of functions: R&D, manufacturing, services, and sales and support teams. View Profile.
VALUE-ADDED RESELLERS (VARS) AND PARTS SUPPLIERS
This subsector, characterized by inputs from outside Canada and then resold to local Canadian (and sometimes global) markets, is second smallest by revenues and smallest by employment. View Profile.
Comparatively small and almost entirely foreign-owned, this subsector employs a number of designers and many of the other subsectors are clients of semiconductors companies. View Profile.