The Future of the manufacturing Labour force in Canada
This report provides an analysis of the labour needs of the manufacturing industry in Canada for the next 5 and 10 years. It develops a baseline projection of the labour requirements of Canadian manufacturing by occupation. The analysis covers the top 15 manufacturing regions across Canada and the main manufacturing sectors in these regions. This is the most comprehensive labour market study at this level of detail (i.e., regional, sectoral, and occupational). The 2016 edition is the second year for this research and analysis. Canada’s manufacturing regions are buffeted by specific and often unique factors. The manufacturers in each region across the country are focused on different industries and a variety of markets. These differences pose distinct challenges. But they also contain common factors and attributes that have been identified through this research and validated through the Regional Industry Committees comprised of local manufacturers in each region.