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Ontario adds manufacturing jobs as multinationals continue to invest

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The announcement by Heddle Shipyards, the largest ship repair and construction company on the Great Lakes, of a $107 million investment at the company’s Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines was one of several recent manufacturing wins for Ontario. PHOTO courtesy Heddle Shipyards.

Ontario added 6,500 jobs last month, including 6,100 jobs in our manufacturing sector, according to Statistics Canada.

In the past month alone, 26 small and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers in Ontario invested almost $9.6 million in new tools and technology to enhance their competitiveness and create 111 new jobs. As part of these investments, the province is providing a total of $3.5 million through the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP), an initiative to support local manufacturers and expand Ontario’s end-to-end automotive supply chain.

The province also welcomed a $60 million investment from Dana Canada, a leading manufacturer in drivetrain and electric propulsion motor systems, that will see the creation of 105 jobs created across two facilities in Oakville and Cambridge.

Heddle Shipyards, the largest ship repair and construction company on the Great Lakes, also announced a $107 million investment at the company’s Port Weller Dry Docks in St. Catharines. As part of this investment, the province supported Heddle with $3.4 million through the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness stream of the Regional Development Program.

“At a time when countries around the world are facing economic uncertainty, our highly skilled workforce, competitive business costs, access to global markets, and stable political and economic climate have seen manufacturers continue to choose Ontario,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade.

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