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List of Canadian inventions

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List of Canadian inventions

Canadian inventions are items, processes, or techniques which owe their existence either partially or entirely to a person born in Canada, a citizen of Canada or a company or organization based out of Canada (e.g. BlackBerry Limited). Some of these inventions were funded by the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC), which has been an important factor in innovation and technological advancement.


  • Inventions and improvements 1
    • Computing and Animation 1.1
    • Food and agriculture 1.2
    • Communication 1.3
    • Transportation and mobility 1.4
    • Climate 1.5
    • Defence 1.6
    • Sport and entertainment 1.7
    • Science and Medicine 1.8
    • Domestic life 1.9
    • Tools and manufacturing 1.10
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4

Inventions and improvements

Notable Canadian inventions and improvements to existing technologies include:

Computing and Animation

Food and agriculture


Transportation and mobility


  • The snow blower was invented by Arthur Sicard (1927).
  • The steam-powered foghorn was invented by Robert Foulis (1854).
  • The rotary snowplow for railroads was invented by a Canadian dentist in 1869, and perfected by Orange Jull of Orangeville, Ontario.


Sport and entertainment

Science and Medicine

Domestic life

Tools and manufacturing

See also


  1. ^ "Retired NRC Scientists Burtnyk and Wein honoured as Fathers of Computer Animation Technology in Canada", Sphere, 1996
  2. ^ Inventors
  3. ^
  4. ^ "An Unsung hero: Reginald Fessenden, the Canadian inventor of radio telephony",
  5. ^ Veteran had indomitable spirit: Paralyzed airman invented bus that accommodates wheelchairs. Halifax Daily News, Wednesday 26 September 2007
  6. ^ Ottawa Citizen - 23 Aug 1950 Callow's bus had a hydrolic ramp. The following year an accessibility bus with a manual ramp was used in Toronto.
  7. ^ Kinova (7 June 2010). "Kinova Reach your potential". Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Radio-Canada (3 November 2009). "Découverte - Le bras robotisé Jaco". Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  9. ^ United States patent and trademark office (3 November 2009). "United States Patent". Retrieved 12 June 2010. 

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