Into the Scale-up-verse: Exploring the landscape of Canada’s high-performing firms

In Articles, Economics & International Trade by CECAdmin

For Canadian firms, high-growth is rare. This new report, Into the Scale-up-verse, finds that—despite their relatively small population—scale-ups are responsible for the vast majority of productivity growth in Canada. Through a research collaboration between the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School for Public Policy & Global Affairs in the University of Toronto, this report provides the most comprehensive guide yet to understanding the diverse landscape of high-growth companies and their contributions to Canada’s economic success.

For academic researchers, industry players, and government policymakers, this report acts as a resource that clearly defines the different types of scale-ups, maps their geographic and industrial diversity, and highlights their impact on export values, innovation, employment, and productivity growth in Canada. It will also inform economic policy-making and the conversation on scale-ups as we work to encourage the creation and success of more scale-ups in Canada and harness the immense power these firms hold in securing long-term economic sustainability and prosperity.

Read this report to help you:
  • Understand the immense impact Canadian scale-ups have on productivity growth, employment creation, and innovation adoption.
  • Navigate the first-of-its-kind sub-provincial and industrial mapping of Canada’s scale-up activity.
  • Gain the language and the framework to discuss scale-ups in the context of policymaking and research.
  • Identify areas that deserve particular attention of policymakers to ensure we harness the full potential of scale-ups in Canada.