the Future

of Robotics

United in Support of Canada’s Technical Talent

WHAT is spatea?

Union of Professional and Allied Technical Employees

Born in 1977, and core to the Canadian Space industry – SPATEA was founded to protect the interests and opportunities of Canada’s technical workers in what was then SPAR Aerospace. The union maintains that mission at MDA today.

What We Do

Support Canadian Technical Excellence

Nuclear Robotics

Supporting industry partners in Nuclear power generation, and providing new methods of operating plants safely, efficiently, and reliably, our membership has a reputation for excellence.

Space Robotics & Ops.

From the very beginning of Canadian Space Exploration, to the Canadarm, Mars Rovers, Satellite Constellations, and now the Artemis Program, our members have made it work.

Medical Robotics

Our members have participated in advanced robotics and control programs to break new ground in the areas of robot-assisted surgery and sensing, enabling life-saving medical precision.

Ready to Support Our Mission?