Canada Protective Clothing market was valued at US$212.600 million in 2019. Growing focus towards workers’ safety in a hazardous working environment, supported by strict workers’ safety regulations, is substantially augmenting the demand for protective clothing in the country. Increasing investments in the country’s healthcare infrastructure are one of the driving factors of the Canadian protective clothing market. In April 2019, the Ontario government announced to invest $27 billion over the next ten years in essential hospital infrastructure. The investment will allow to increase the frontline care capacity with more than 3,000 new hospital beds. With expanding healthcare infrastructure, the demand for various types of protective clothing will increase across the country’s healthcare sector during the next five years. Rising manufacturing across chemical and aerospace and defense industries also fuels the protective clothing market growth in Canada.
The recent global pandemic due to coronavirus is acting as a major factor for the current booming demand for protective clothing in the country. The Ontario government has recently launched a $50-million fund to help companies to re-start their operations in order to manufacture more medical equipment and personal protective gear for front-line workers. The Government of Canada has also signed a new procurement agreement with Canadian companies to purchase and boost the capacity to manufacture supplies and equipment including surgical masks, portable ventilators, and rapid testing kits. It has also signed letters of intent with five companies including Calco Group and Precision Biomonitoring to produce additional hand sanitizer, test kits, and protective apparel including masks and gowns.
The Canadian Protective Clothing market has been segmented based on the type and end-user industry. By type, the market has been segmented as flame retardant apparel, chemical defending garment, cleanroom clothing, mechanical protective clothing, and limited general-use clothing. By the end-user industry, the Canadian protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare,and government.