The market


Canada represents an important part of the global maritime market. The Québécois maritime industry alone generates close to 2Bn EUR per year.


With Canadian environmental protection legislation evolving, the maritime transport sector is looking for clean ship solutions. Canadian naval shipyards benefit from considerable investments to modernize their infrastructure, as part of a national modernization strategy.


Thanks to the presence of resources in terms of sea swell, currents, and tides, marine renewable energies represent a market with a strong growth potential.


While Asian companies are very present on the Canadian market (Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Cosco, APL), French companies have become well-established: CMA CGM, Naval Group, EDF Renewable Energy, Alstom…


Canadian leaders: ABD boats, Allied Shipbuilders, Aecon Atlantic, Groupe Ocean, Seaspan Marine, Irving Shipbuilding, Victoria Shipyards.


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Our programs


Launched with the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, RisingSUD and the Eurobiomed and Mer Méditerranée Clusters, the Canada Alliance provides specific support to members of the Pôle.


The Pôle participates in two European programs that will support European SMEs’ development in Canada over the course of 2021-2022:

  • Space2Waves: program for the support of SMEs developing maritime solutions based on Earth Observation technology ;
  • ELBE+: program for the support of SMEs specialized in Marine Renewable Energy.
Our Canadian partners
  • IFQM ;
  • Oceans Advance.