Thales in Canada has 1,800 employees in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver working in Defence, Avionics and Transportation markets. Thales in Canada is a 500 million (CAD) a year business, with a range of customers including Canadian and overseas urban rail operators, civil aviation, and defence and security agencies.

Thales in Canada also hosts three of Thales’ Worldwide Centres of Competence: Business & Regional Jet Flight Control Systems in Montreal; Optronics in Montreal; and Urban Rail Signalling in Toronto.

News & Events


Envisioning the future

Thales in Canada is providing global solutions in complex environments. We develop high-end products, services and technologies in aerospace, urban transportation, defence and security as well as Urban sciences.

Corporate responsibility

Thales Canada is strongly committed to social responsibility programs, and at the community level we implement programs that support local charities such as the United Way.
By also being environmentally conscious, we manage our facilities and manufacturing operations in ways that minimize energy consumption and waste.

We are financially supporting and participating in:

Annual Army Run

in support of the Canadian Armed Forces wounded soldiers and their families. Takes place in the month of September in Ottawa.


Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act - AODA

Statement of commitment:

Thales Canada Inc. (“Thales”) is committed to providing an environment that allows full access to all people including those with disabilities. This Policy is in support of the provision of fully accessible services to Customers, Visitors, Employees and other staff members at all Thales Canada locations. This Policy is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Locations in Canada
Sales in Canada (CAD) in millions
1 800
Employees in Canada


  • Avionics in Canada
    Our Montreal office designs innovative concepts for the regional and business aircraft markets.
  • Defence in Canada
    Thales Canada is a trusted Prime Contractor and systems integrator for defence and security in Canada; investing in people, technology and solutions. Thales is a strong partner of choice, a major supplier and a long-term partner to DND.
  • Public Safety & Security in Canada
    Thales is there to ensure that people are enabled while processes and technologies are synchronized to deliver reliable, full spectrum services that safeguard our way of life.
  • Transportation in Canada
    Focusing on electronic solutions that enable operators to improve operational efficiency and passenger services.
  • Cybersecurity in Canada
    Discover Thales Cybersecurity offers in Canada

Press releases

Trade shows


Defence & Security

CANSEC - Ottawa (Canada) May 31 - June 1
DSEI -  London (UK) September 12-15
DEFSEC - Halifax ( Canada) September 5 - 7


International trade shows
Eurasia Rail - Istanbul (Turquie)     March 2 - 4
Middle East Rail - Dubai (UAE) March 7 -8
Asia Pacific Rail - Hong Kong (China) March 21 - 22
Metro Rail - London (UK) April 25 - 26
UITP, Montreal (Canada) May  15- 17
Domestic trade shows
CUTA TransExpo - Montreal (Canada) /UITP  May  15- 17


NBAA - Las Vegas (USA) October 10 - 12
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