Facts & Figures

Wireless phone subscribers in Canada

Industry Studies

Investment and Job Creation in Canada

  • Wireless communications generate a total economic value of 50.2 billion for the Canadian economy.
  • Canada’s wireless carriers have invested more than $30 billion in communications infrastructure.
  • The members of CWTA pay licence fees in excess of $150 million each year – more than two-thirds of the total fees collected by Industry Canada from all spectrum users.
  • Over 280,000 people are employed in Canada as a result of the wireless industry. The wireless sector offers high value employment – it has an average salary level of over $65,000, compared to a Canadian average salary of $46,000.
  • The demand for highly skilled wireless communications specialists is so great that Canadian post-secondary institutions are creating programs specifically geared to the wireless industry.

The Canadian Market


Marc Choma, Director of Communications Tel: (613) 233-4888 ext. 207 E-mail: mchoma@cwta.ca