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Scientific Research & Development in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Scientific Research & Development in Canada

The Scientific Research and Development industry in Canada includes organizations conducting physical, engineering and life sciences research, but does not include private research and development (R&D) conducted in-house at corporations. Private enterprises represent the majority of industry clients and funding. However, due to low profit margins during much of the period, enterprise investment remained low for much of the five years to 2018. Government funding for R&D is expected to grow as the current administration has made investment in Canadian research a priority. Recently, there have been signs that the industry will experience a change in fortune, particularly as the current administration has indicated an intention to increase R&D funding under its Innovation Agenda. This will likely encourage private enterprises to allocate more money for product development, while several government initiatives focusing on healthcare, green technologies and defence should push industry revenue forward.

This industry conducts physical, engineering or life sciences research and development (R&D). This industry does not include operators such as pharmaceutical or manufacturing companies that may undertake R&D to support operations. Government entities are also excluded from this industry.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Research and development expenditure
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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