Our Story

Learn a bit more about us-where we’ve been, what we’ve done and where we hope to still go.

By the Numbers

Canon ranks


Published patent applications-Canon ranks third among patent holders in the U.S.

World Map


Canon employees around the world



Canon subsidiaries and affiliated companies



Canon Canada employees



ENERGY STAR awards for technical innovation Canon currently holds



Canon products that are ENERGY STAR qualified



Products currently on Canon.ca



Percentage of net sales Canon spent on R&D in 2016

Canon Canada received a 2017 Conservation Award – Award of Merit from Credit Valley Conservation.

Canon Canada ranked sixth overall on the 2016 Gustavson Brand Trust Index, and first in its category, Electronics and AV Equipment.

Our Future

Canon began with cameras. That’s our history.

In 1933, Canon—then Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory —was established in Japan. One year later, the company produced its first prototype, a 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera. Thirty-one years later—1964—Canon entered a new market, the business arena, introducing the world’s first 10-key electronic calculator.

We’ve never stopped expanding. It’s our evolution of innovation. That’s our future.

Canon has been a world leader in digital imaging solutions for more than 80 years. We are respected for our quality and creativity. We represent responsibility—financially, socially, environmentally—stability and trust. We’re a company and brand positioned for long-term success. And we want to do more. We want the Canon of 2020—of 2025, of 2035, and beyond—to look completely different than the Canon of today.

By branching into new markets and transforming our business, we will do more. We’ve secured new growth avenues by expanding our current business while pursuing merger and acquisition opportunities in commercial printing, network cameras, life sciences, biomedical solutions and next-generation semiconductor lithography systems. Through automation, we’ve strengthened our manufacturing capabilities. To grow our business, we’ve gone beyond our business to adopt a new R&D approach, embracing open innovation to leverage and integrate leading-edge technologies and knowledge from different fields.

Here in Canada, our sales and marketing teams bring our services and solutions to life, building strong customer relationships as we leverage our digital reach to connect with consumers in new ways. Continuing to grow and push the limits of innovation—and imagination—will be challenging.

But with our DNA of entrepreneurship and the San-ji Spirit—self-motivation, self-management and self-awareness—the worldwide Canon Group will work as one to pave the way to new growth and shape an exciting future.

Head Office

Canon Canada Inc., 8000 Mississauga Rd., Brampton, ON, L6Y 5Z7; 905-863-8000


Locations Across Canada

Location Pin


2828 16th St. NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 7K7; 403-717-2900

Location Pin


1900-999 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, V6C 2W2; 604-296-8000

Location Pin


175 Bloor St. E, South Tower, Suite 1200, Toronto, ON, M4W 3R8; 416-491-9330

Location Pin


3926 51st Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB, T6B 3K3; 780-426-1280

Location Pin


2260 Walkley Rd., Suite 100, Ottawa, ON, K1G 6A8; 613-248-8060

Location Pin


6390 Dixie Rd., Mississauga, ON, L5T 1P7; 905-795-1111

Location Pin


50 Sportsworld Crossing Rd., Unit 230, Kitchener, ON, N2P 0A4; 519-650-8027

Location Pin


21 King St. W., Suite 1601, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4W7; 905-524-3694

Location Pin

Montreal, St. Laurent

4767 Levy St., Montreal, QC, H4R 2P9; 514-745-6363

Location Pin

Quebec City

300 rue St-Paul, Suite 410, Quebec City, QC, G1K 7R1; 418-687-5630

Location Pin

Montreal, St. Laurent

8801 Trans-Canada Highway, Montreal, QC, H4S 1Z6; 514-342-8821

Location Pin

Montreal, Centre-Ville

800 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Suite 2400, Montreal, QC, H3B 1X9; 514-342-5151

Canon CA office member

Join Our Team

We are always looking for driven and determined individuals who can grow with us.

Canon CA office member