Canada's new superclusters

From Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

The challenge

When small, medium-sized and large companies, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations come together to generate bold ideas, Canadians benefit from more well-paying jobs, groundbreaking research and a world-leading innovation economy that creates global market leaders.

That's why the Government of Canada challenged Canadian businesses of all sizes to collaborate with other innovation actors, including post-secondary and research institutions, to propose bold and ambitious strategies that would transform regional innovation ecosystems and develop job-creating superclusters of innovation, like Silicon Valley.

The investment of up to $950 million, which will be matched dollar for dollar by the private sector, is expected to create more than 50,000 jobs over ten years and grow Canada's GDP

Benefits of superclusters

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Benefits of superclusters:

  • Supercharging Canada's job market with more than 50,000 new jobs
  • Increasing Canada's GDP by more than $50 billion over 10 years
  • Innovation everywhere in every corner of Canada
  • New partners innovating together
  • Superclusters will grow regional economies

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Today we announced the five successful superclusters that are going to usher in an unprecedented era of innovation and progress, creating 50,000 jobs and boosting our economy.

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