Canadian companies boast record showing on the Global Cleantech 100 list

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January 24, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is dedicated to working with the business community to advance clean growth and innovation as part of the transition to a low-carbon economy.

On January 22, 2018, the Cleantech Group released the Global Cleantech 100 list. The list recognizes the clean technology companies that are the most likely to have a significant market impact over the next five to 10 years. This year, a record 13 Canadian clean technology firms comprised the top 100, up from 11 in 2017. All the winning companies are clients of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service.

Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, is leading a delegation of 28 Canadian companies attending the 16th Cleantech Forum in San Francisco, which brings together clean technology’s most influential leaders, start-ups and investors.


“Congratulations to the 13 Canadian companies on this prestigious international list. To grow and succeed, Canadian clean technology firms need to think internationally at an early stage. These companies are doing just that, and the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service is helping them to succeed globally . This recognition is well deserved and will help us boast to the world that the best lives here in Canada.”

- François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade

“Taking action on climate change and promoting clean growth is a top priority for Canada. The Cleantech Forum puts a spotlight on many of our most promising companies who are working to advance innovative solutions to environmental challenges. I’m confident that Canadian businesses will continue to push the envelope and be leaders in cleantech."

- Jonathan Wilkinson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate‎ Change

“Canada’s presence on the list is proof that we are global leaders in clean technology. The exciting work being done by these Canadian companies and others just getting started demonstrates that Canada’s increased investments in clean technology are paying off, translating to clean economic growth and well-paying, middle-class jobs for Canadians.”

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

 “These companies demonstrate Canada’s vision for a clean, innovative economy that balances economic growth and environmental protection. They will continue to lead the way in helping us reach our climate-change goals.”

Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources

Quick Facts

  • The recently launched Clean Growth Hub makes it easier for clean technology companies to access Government of Canada support.

  • Canada’s  Budget 2017commitments include more than $2.3 billion to support clean technology, including $15 million over four years for the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service to support international business development.

  • Over 160 trade commissioners are stationed around the world to help Canadian companies export by providing local connections, knowledge and market intelligence.

  • Since 2012, Export Development Canada has helped over 170 Canadian clean technology companies export to 114 countries and conduct almost $3.5 billion in business.

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