Vehicles: Can Am Spyder 🍁

Name: Can-Am Spyder

Products: 3-wheeled motorcycle

Manufactured In: Valcourt, Quebec

Where to buy: Dealers everywhere

Website: brp.ca/spyder

Canadian Owned: Yes

The Spyder is a unique 3-wheel vehicle introduced in 2007. Not quite a motorcycle, and not quite a trike, the Spyder has two wheels in the front and one in the back. Note that the engine appears to be manufactured in Austria.

Bombardier is the manufacturer of the Spyder, and though they are publicly traded we marked them as Canadian because they are controlled by Canadians.

Vehicles: Hino 📈

Name: Hino (subsidiary of Toyota)

Products: Light and medium duty commercial trucks

Manufactured in: Woodstock, ON

Where to buy: Many dealerships across Canada

Website: hinocanada.com

Canadian owned: No

The Hino plant in Woodstock, Ontario, is capable of building 2,800 trucks per year and employs 90 people.

Vehicles: Savaria 🍁

Name: Savaria

Products: Wheelchair accessible minivans

Manufactured in: Toronto, Ontario & Laval, Quebec

Where to buy: Independent dealers across Canada, Savaria in Laval & Silver Cross Automotive

Website: wheelchairvans.ca

Canadian owned: Yes

Savaria converts certain models of minivans to side, rear or dual entry models for wheelchair access. The majority of the materials used in their van conversions are also from Canadian suppliers, with the exception of a few parts that are only available from U.S. suppliers – and the vans, of course, which may or may not be built in Canada. It does appear they can convert the Chrysler Pacifica, which is currently assembled in Windsor, Ontario.

Automobiles: Toyota 📈

Name: Toyota Canada

Products: Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX350, Lexus RX450h Hybrid, Toyota RAV4

Manufactured In: Cambridge North, ON, Cambridge South, ON, & Woodstock, ON

Where to buy: Car dealerships

Website: toyota.ca

Canadian Owned: No

As with all the other car companies manufacturing in Canada, this is a subsidiary of a larger non-Canadian company, that obviously being Toyota. Toyota is a Japanese company, though their Canadian branch still makes several cars here, according to the government. These cars include the Toyota Corolla, manufactured in Cambridge North, the Lexus RX450 and Lexus RX450h Hybrid, manufactured in Cambridge South, and the Toyota RAV4, manufactured in Woodstock.

Automobiles: Ford 📈

Name Ford of Canada Ltd.

Products: Ford Edge, Ford Flex, Ford GT (limited edition), Lincoln MKT, Lincoln MKX

Manufactured In: Oakville, ON

Where to buy: Car dealerships

Website: www.ford.ca

Canadian Owned: No

Ford is another subsidiary of a larger American company, though its plant in Oakville, which is also the head office of Ford Canada, employs some 5000 people. This plant, according to the government, produces the Ford Edge, Ford Flex, a limited edition Ford GT, the Lincoln MKT, and the Lincoln MKX.

Automobiles: Chrysler 📈

Name Fiat Chrysler Canada Inc.

Products: Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Pacifica, Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

Manufactured In: Brampton, ON & Windsor, ON

Where to buy: Car dealerships

Website: www.chrysler.ca

Canadian Owned: No

Chrysler is another large car manufacturer that has factories in Canada. According to the government, the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger are all manufactured at plants in Brampton, and the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Pacifica, and the hybrid Pacifica are manufactured in Windsor. Fiat Chrysler is, of course, a large Italian/American company, but such is the case with many car manufacturers: the best you can get is supporting a Canadian factory, not a Canadian company.

Automobiles: Honda 📈

Name: Honda Canada Inc.

Products: Honda Civic, Honda CR-V

Manufactured In: Alliston, ON

Where to buy: Car dealerships

Website: www.honda.ca

Canadian Owned: No

Honda Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Honda Motor Company, Ltd. which is a Japanese car company that many of you likely know. As with most car manufacturers, they are not wholly Canadian owned. However, according to Wikipedia and the government, Honda makes their Civic and their CR-V at a manufacturing plant in Alliston.

Automobiles: General Motors 📈

Name: General Motors of Canada

Products: Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Equinox

Manufactured In: Oshawa, ON & Ingersoll, ON

Website: http://www.gm.ca/gm/

Canadian Owned: No

GM Canada is a Canadian subsidiary General Motors, headquartered in Oshawa, ON. According to the Government of Canada’s list of vehicles made in Canada in 2017, GM Canada manufactures the Chevrolet Impala and the Cadillac XTS in Oshawa, ON, and the Chevrolet Equinox in Ingersoll, ON. As with Ford and Chrysler, parts and money will flow back and forth across the border, but the cars themselves are put together in Canada.