Trudeau said the hope is that there won't be a need to use all of those ventilators in Canada.
Trudeau said about 5,000 Canadian companies have answered the call for help to make everything from face masks to medical gowns to help treat people afflicted with COVID-19.
"The opportunity to make sure we have ventilators available is extremely important", he said.
"We continue to work with Americans", Trudeau said in his daily briefing to Canadians outside his Ottawa home Tuesday.
Anand said 16 million of the surgical masks the federal government ordered have already been delivered, and that 2.3 million of the N95 masks ordered will be in Canada by the end of the week. Now, during the pandemic, StarFish Medical is helping lead a group of companies across the country to design and produce ventilators.
Any extra ventilators Canada makes and doesn't need can be shared with countries that are facing more hard circumstances, since the global supply is already stretched thin, he said.
Trudeau says they are happy to hear 3M's product will be crossing the border, but notes there's still more work to do with the United States government on other supply issues.
However, there are concerns from opposition parties that some Canadians might fall through the cracks.
Separately, Canada's public health agency said on Tuesday that the death toll from the outbreak had risen to 345 from 293 on Monday.
"There is also evidence that some infected people who never develop symptoms are also able to transmit the virus".
Since March 15, the federal government has received more than four million claims, including employment insurance (EI) claims that will be paid out as the CERB for the first four months before EI payments kick in.
When asked if the USA will exempt Canada from restrictions on the export of medical equipment going forward, Trudeau said the Canadian government is continuing to emphasize how both countries benefit from the unobstructed movement of goods across the border. He said the 2.5 million applications for EI that the government had received by Monday morning was more than the government usually receives in a year - and now that number has nearly doubled.
The Conservatives also said that the other planned program, the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), is taking too long to launch.
But in the rush to get those programs up and running as fast as possible, eligibility rules were set that threaten to leave hundreds of thousands of Canadians without financial assistance.