The Government of Canada has released a CEWS calculatorClick image to enlargeApplications for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) will open on April 27, and the Canadian government has built an online calculator to help businesses estimate the amount of their wage subsidy.

Also available is funding from the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), which has $250 million in funding for its Innovation Assistance Program (IAP) to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The IAP will provide a wage subsidy to eligible SMEs pursuing technology-driven innovation who have been unable to secure funding under the CEWS, for up to 12 weeks. The application deadline is April 29 and can be found here:

Apply for the Innovation Assistance Program (IAP).

Waterloo team wins SME additive manufacturing award

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has announced the winners of its 2021 Additive Manufacturing Community Awards, and Ontario’s University of Waterloo is among the recipients.

Ontario college welding professor wins CWA award

Robbie Duncan is the recipient of the Canadian Welding Association (CWA) Foundation's Exceptional Educator Award in the post secondary category. Duncan was on hand to receive his award during the CanWeld conference and expo in Montreal, in September.

$40 M for advanced manufacturing in Ontario

The Ontario government has announced it plans to invest $40 million in advanced manufacturing inititatives in Ontario. The funding is part of a broader provincial $400 million Business Growth Initiative aimed at supporting Ontario's shift towards a high growth innovation economy.

Renishaw's additive machine for industrial use

Renishaw is in the midst of developing an additive manufacturing machine designed for production machining environments.

CWB Association eliminates membership fees

The CWB Association is now offering memberships at no cost to anyone that wishes to join the association.

Quebec landing gear maker boosts US business

Precision SF Tech, an aerospace landing gear manufacturer based in Terrebonne, QC, has secured a significant order with an American aerospace giant with the help of a loan guarantee from Export Development Canada (EDC).

Bombardier Aerospace on a roll

Recent aircraft deals valued at close to $1.5 billion

Bombardier Aerospace has had a recent slate of good news that is helping to spur growth in Canada’s aerospace parts manufacturing sector.

Ontario welder wins pickup truck in 3M contest

Ron Proulx, a welder at Bristol Machine in Sudbury, is the winner of a Ram 1500 SLT pickup truck. The truck was the grand prize of 3M's Cubitron II Discs contest "Grind Like a Legend II."

Worth Reading: Metal craftsman builds never-created car

BC metalworker David Ryan’s project—to build the body of a Cord Aerospace coupe by hand—is the subject of a recent profile at Driving.ca.

Nova Bus unveils fully electric long range bus

Nova Bus has launched the LFSe+, its newest fully electric bus.

Full scale Avro Arrow debuts at CMTS

The world's only full scale, one-to-one metal replica of Canada's Avro Arrow RL-203, will be on display at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS), which runs September 30 to October 3 at The International Centre, Mississauga, ON.

Makino joins Siemens software partner program

Makino has joined Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner program as a software and technology partner. The new agreement will enable Makino to support aircraft engine OEMs in process engineering.

Air Liquide to build $12 M oxygen pipeline in Ontario

Air Liquide Canada plans to build a new oxygen pipeline in Haminton, ON, with support from Horizon Utilities and the Ontario Power Authority's saveONenergy program.

TRUMPF names Benz head of TruServices and Smart Services

Christine Benz has been named head of TruServices and Smart Services by TRUMPF Inc., effective October 1.

Innovative Toronto bicycle manufacturer adopts automated manufacturing

Helix Labs Inc. of Toronto, maker of what it says is the most compact, lightest and safest folding bike available, recently decided to automate its manufacturing facilities to meet demand for cost savings, quality and consistency.

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