Registration - In-house Organization
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada / Association des Industries Aérospatiales du Canada / James Quick, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Version 42 of 43 (2019-07-19 to 2020-01-03)
- Economic Development
- Employment and Training
- Government Procurement
- International Development
- International Relations
- International Trade
- Regional Development
- Research and Development
- Science and Technology
- Small Business
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policies or Program
- Enhancement and growth of the Canadian Aviation Maintenance Council to cover all aviation human resource issues with particular focus on aerospace manufacturing, human resource issues; to include possible funding and activities
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- C-47 - An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments)
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- Global Market action plan (GMAP) Status of European Union (EU) Bilateral - The Canadian Government and the European Union entered into a Bilateral Treaty - issue is its impact on costs and trade to our industry.
- Status of European Union (EU) Bilateral - The Canadian Government and the European Union entered into a Bilateral Treaty - issue is its impact on costs and trade to our industry.
Policies or Program
- Advocating for the need to develop and fund a Canadian space strategy.
- Discussing regional development in the province
- Employment Insurance Policy – administered by Employment and Social Development Canada provides wage support to employees suffering job loss. AIAC advocates to ensure that the program's mandate and terms and conditions meet the workforce management needs of Canadian aerospace companies e.g. subsidizing the wages in cases of job-sharing, covering the cost of the external re-training of employees.
- Export Financing – Export Development Canada provides financing assistance to foreign buyers of Canadian products and systems. AIAC advocates for adequate financing support of aerospace exports and that the program's terms and conditions are aligned to market circumstances as well as keeping Canada's industry competitive internationally.
- Industrial & Regional Benefits (IRB) Policy – this policy administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada requires that foreign prime contractors who are awarded major Canadian defence procurement contracts place a level of business activity back into Canadian industry. AIAC advocates to the government for a policy framework and eligibility rules that ensure high quality industrial benefits are placed into Canada by the primes.
- Obtain support from relevant government departments in dealing with the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme to ensure fairness to Canadian companies.
- Promotion of Export Market Development (PEMD) – this program administered by Global Affairs Canada provides funding assistance to national trade associations in support of their international market development activities. AIAC is a recipient of funding and advocates to ensure that the program's scope and terms and conditions meet the needs of exporting aerospace firms.
- Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SRED) Tax Credit – this program administered by Revenue Canada provides a tax credit to companies in proportion to their investments in Research & Development. AIAC advocates for eligibility rules and terms and conditions that meet the needs of Canadian aerospace companies regardless of their public or private ownership.
- Strategic Aerospace & Defence Initiative (SADI) – this program administered by Industry Canada co-invests with Canadian aerospace companies in funding their Research & Development (R&D) projects. AIAC advocates to ensure that the program’s mandate, funding level, and investment terms and conditions align to the R&D financing needs of Canadian aerospace companies and that they are equivalent to what other countries provide their aerospace companies.
- Taxation Policy – AIAC advocates for a taxation policy regime that strengthens Canada as a place for new aerospace investment and for growing existing aerospace businesses. e.g. lowering of corporate taxation rates, allowing for greater and accelerated write-up of the purchase of new capital and equipment.
Policies or Program, Regulation
- Canadian export controls and trade measures - Discussing approaches to industry engagement in the development and review of Canadian export controls and trade measures to ensure their effectiveness.
- As a member of the Canadian Aviation Regulations Advisory Council, participate in the development of and amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations with respect to the revised Aeronautics Act and manufacturing and maintenance and aircraft certification sections within the regulations.
- The Aeronautics Act and Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) - AIAC advocates for internationally harmonized implementation of regulations to get the highest practical level of safety and to keep Canadian industry economically competitive.
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
- Canadian Heritage (PCH)
- Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
- Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Export Development Canada (EDC)
- Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- National Defence (DND)
- National Research Council (NRC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Safety Canada (PS)
- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
- Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
- Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (AIAC) IS AN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING IN EXCESS OF 400 LARGE, MEDIUM AND SMALL CANADIAN ENTERPRISES THAT GENERATED MORE THAN 82,000 HIGH TECH JOBS AND REVENUES IN EXCESS OF $22BILLION IN 2007. THE ASSOCIATION IS THE VOICE OF CANADA'S AEROSPACE INDUSTRY. AIAC ON BEHALF OF ITS MEMBERS UNDERTAKES ADVOCACY, EXPORT PROMOTION AND EVENT PLANNING ACTIVITIES.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
James Quick, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Organization's membership or classes of membershipAIAC HAS APPROXIMATELY 400 MEMBERS CLASSED INTO FIVE CATEGORIES BASED ON THEIR BUSINESS ACTIVITY IN CANADA OR THEIR SALES REVENUE. BRIEFLY, THE CATEGORY CLASS DISTINCTION BREAKS DOWN IN THE FOLLOWING FASHION (SPECIAL CATEGORY WHOSE REVENUE EXCEEDS $225M IN SALES; CATEGORY I HAS THREE SUB-CLASSES BETWEEN $20M AND $225M; CATEGORY II COMPRISES SIX SUB-CLASSES FROM UP TO $500,000 TO $20M IN SALES). AFFILIATE MEMBER COMPANIES COMPRISE FOREIGN COMPANIES WHO CANNOT FALL UNDER THE DEFINITION OF ORDINARY MEMBER. FINALLY, THERE IS AN ASSOCIATE CLASS TO ACCOMMODATE PROVINCIAL ASSOCIATIONS OF WHICH THERE ARE 8 IN THIS GROUPING (B.C., MANITOBA, NOVA SCOTIA, ONTARIO, QUEBEC, NEW BRUNSWICK, ALBERTA AND NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR). MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE PAID BASED ON THE COMPANY'S SALES REVENUE WHICH IS REVIEWED ANNUALLY AND MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL IS A MATTER OF BOARD CONSIDERATION.
End date of the last completed financial year: 2018-08-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)||$1,045.00||Yes|
|Export Development Canada (EDC)||$10,000.00||Yes|
|Global Affairs Canada (GAC)||$96,671.00||Yes|
|Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)||$282,798.00||Yes|
|National Research Council (NRC)||$3,065.00||Yes|
|Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)||$1,830.00||Yes|
|Transport Canada (TC)||$25,904.00||Yes|
|Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)||$102,506.00||Yes|
In-house Organization Contact Information
255 Albert Street
OTTAWA, ON k1p 6a9
Fax number: 613-232-1142
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Mark Beauregard, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs | No public offices held
- Taylor Briggs, Vice President, Gov't Affairs and Policy | No public offices held
- Ridha Chilmeran, Manager, Special Projects | No public offices held
- James Quick, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER | Public offices held
- Kristen VanderHoek, Director of Communications | Designated public offices held