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The Japanese-brand automotive industry in Canada

It’s not just about billions of dollars generated or millions of vehicles made and sold across the country. From our assembly lines to our driveways, and on nearly every road in between, Japanese-brand automotives aren’t just a crucial part of our economy — they’re an important part of life in Canada.

View an infographic summary of our annual industry review: English | French.

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80,000

Jobs

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$12.7 billion

cumulative investment

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46%

of Canada’s light vehicle production

Japanese companies manufacture almost half of all the vehicles made in Canada. The Honda Civic has been Canada’s best-selling car for 20 straight years. Canada’s top-selling SUV is the Toyota RAV4. Tens of thousands of Canadians go to work every day for Japanese-brand companies — and hundreds of thousands more depend on Japanese vehicles to get to work, home, and play.

From JAMA’s annual report on the state of the industry to a directory of manufacturers and suppliers, you can find out everything you need to know about the activity and impact of Japanese-brand automotive companies by following the links on this page.

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