Canada First Defence Strategy
The unprecedented commitment of long-term, stable funding over the next 20 years will directly support Advantage Canada , the Government's strategic plan for boosting the economic prosperity, global competitiveness and quality of life of Canadians. Specifically, the new long-term funding framework will allow large, well-established companies in Canada's high- value-added technology sectors to align their own manufacturing, support, and research and development plans to better support defence procurement requirements. Significant benefits will also accrue to small and medium-sized companies that have established themselves as world leaders in specific technologies. Finally, much of the technology and innovation that will be required to rebuild the Canadian Forces will have valuable commercial applications, resulting in additional long-term benefits for industry.
With the Government's significant investment in the Canadian Forces, Canadians will profit from the development of high-tech, high-value sustainable jobs in all regions - directly through the development of military capabilities and indirectly through technological spinoffs and commercial applications. This will put Canadians to work protecting Canadians. Universities and colleges will also benefit through increased opportunities to undertake cutting-edge research.
Canada First Defence Strategy Allocations