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Thales Canada

Head Office Location in Canada: 

Nepean, ON

Defence related locations/operations within Canada:

Vancouver, Victoria, BC; Halifax, NS; Ottawa, ON; Montreal, Quebec City, QC

Senior officer for Canadian operations:

Chris Pogue, CEO, Thales Canada

Annual Sales: 

~ $650M CAD (Thales Canada), Є17.0 Billion (Thales Group)

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Number of Employees:

~2,200 in Canada; ~ 80,000 Worldwide

Percentage of business - defence related:


Percentage of business within Canada:


Current DND Projects:

• AJISS – In Service Support of new AOPS and JSS • Tactical Control Radar program • National Shipbuilding Strategy – OFSV, JSS, OOSV, Terry Fox VLE • Maritime C4ISR – Interdepartmental Maritime Integrated C3 • Optronics TAPV, LAV III • Light Armoured Vehicle Reconnaissance Surveillance System • Naval Communications • Naval Training: Victoria Class • Naval Sensors and ISS: SIRIUS, Victoria Class periscopes, SMART S Radars • CAF/Joint Communications: Numerous tactical radios • Phase II – Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue Ground Segment program • DND Biometrics -Automated Fingerprint Identification System • IDEaS Program

Level of investment in R&D:

A Top-100 Canadian R&D investor at ~ $50M CAD annually, Thales R&D is powered by Thales Digital Solutions, enabling research partnerships with Canadian government, academic institutions, startups and small businesses.

Primary Activities, products, services:

For over 50 years, Thales Canada has been a major supplier and a long-term partner to DND. As a prime contractor and systems integrator, they are trusted to help the CAF achieve mission success over any threat, and to deliver fully integrated solutions and ISS to the CAF and CCG.
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