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This is the

First line of defence.


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Help strengthen the supply chain guarding our country. Unlock your competitive advantage with CADSI, the voice of Canada’s evolving defence and security industry.

Our influence

CADSI is heavily engaged in advocacy on behalf of industry. See our latest interventions on Parliament Hill.

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Our platform

Become a CADSI member to hear directly from military leadership at the CAF Outlooks, and take part in the leading showcase for Canadian defence products and components: CANSEC.

Our industry

Read the latest statistics on Canada's defence industry, one of the country's boldest, most innovative sectors.

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Our Industry's Impact

The Canadian defence and security industries are an essential service and a critical sector in Canada’s economy. Across Canada and around the world, our member companies are highly innovative, export-intensive, and provide high-wage employment.




in exports






in annual R&D


of industry is SMEs


employment in STEM

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CADSI was key in putting Canada back on the map.

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