Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Release date: October 20, 2020

Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Description: Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 9, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Facts about Canada’s research and development activities

$35.5 Billion is the amount Canada spent on R&D in 2019

235,350 persons* were employed in R&D in 2017

* full-time equivalents

Sources: Statistics Canada, tables 27-10-0273-01 and 27-10-0023-01.


Internet and mobile technology in Canada

Applications for 36,162 patents, 63,059 trademarks and, 6,568 industrial designs were filed in Canada in 2018

Source: Canadian Intellectual Property Office, IP Canada Report 2019.

99 percent of Canadians were covered by a long-term evolution (LTE) network in 2018

Source: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Communications Monitoring Report 2019.

From 2009 to 2019, trademark applications by Canadians grew over 50 percent

Source: Canadian Intellectual Property Office, IP Canada Report 2019.

84 percent of Canadians had access to high-speed* broadband internet in 2018

Note: ‘High-speed’ refers to 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 10 Mbps upload speeds with unlimited data.

Source: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Communications Monitoring Report 2019.

Community Spotlight

TechSoup Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering charities, non-profits and libraries with the effective use of technology. They help connect the non-profit sector with donated and discounted software and equipment. To date, TechSoup Canada has over 44,700 members and has helped the Canadian non-profit sector save over $496 million on technology investments.

Source: TechSoup Canada


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