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Biden to visit Canada Mar. 23-24 to discuss defense, trade opportunities

Biden and Trudeau plan to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine, strengthening supply chains and supporting clean energy.


Ont. requiring students to earn a technological education credit, trying to address labour shortage

The Technological Education curriculum covers a broad range of sectors, including construction, transportation, manufacturing, computer technology, hospitality and communication.


Cdn. economy added 22,000 jobs in Feb. 2023

But the central bank says it expects the labour market to ease in the coming months, as higher interest rates slow spending by people and businesses.


 
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The Art and Science of Communicating with the Hourly Manufacturing Workforce

Clear, timely, and meaningful communication can impact productivity, safety, teamwork, conflict resolution, and engagement. Conversely, poor communication can be costly — resulting in lower productivity, quality issues, and customer dissatisfaction. In manufacturing, where hourly workers account for 78% of the workforce on average, communication is especially challenging. They may not have a company email address or ready access to a computer at work. This can make it challenging to engage in timely, ongoing communication with employees and foster a sense of community that drives engagement and loyalty. Discover the top barriers to effective communication, and how to overcome them.
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Davie supports R&D at Université du Québec in Chicoutimi to maximize the use of Canadian steel in icebreaker construction

The project, supported by a $72,500 contribution from Davie, will be led by Professor Mousa Javidani, Ph.D., one of Canada’s foremost metallurgy experts. » Read More...
 
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Nulogy extends cloud-based platform, Supplier Collaboration Solution

Nulogy's Supplier Collaboration Solution, will now be available to their extended supplier networks, with expanded capabilities to enable collaboration between FMCG contract manufacturers, co-packers, raw material producers, and packaging manufacturers and their supply base. » Read More...
 
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ARC'TERYX announces collaboration with Songtsam on Kawagarbo Series

Born out of a five-year strategic partnership between ARC'TERYX and Songtsam, the collection is trying to deliver an outdoor exploration experience to consumers. » Read More...
 
 
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Advance: Women in Manufacturing 2023 powering the journey of women

The half-day virtual summit explored strategies to help women power their journey in Canada’s manufacturing industry. » Read More...

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Field Notes: Canadian International Auto Show highlights Canadian-made Project Arrow

With Canada facing an unprecedented labour shortage, the hope is that Project Arrow elicits interest from other major automotive makers to invest in Canada. » Read More...

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Rogers-Shaw case unexpectedly rewrote merger law, but there’s still time to change that

Most experts thought the Rogers-Shaw case would focus on the controversial efficiencies defence, which has been a primary target for reform. » Read More...

 
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US adds a robust 311,000 jobs despite Fed’s rate hikes

America’s employers added a substantial 311,000 jobs in February, fewer than January’s huge gain but enough to keep pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates aggressively to fight inflation. » Read More...

Addressing cybercrime in your business

Cybercrime is a clear and present danger in the modern manufacturing landscape. This article discusses how organizations can effectively prepare for digital attacks, examine response strategies, and identify resources that businesses can use to recover. » Read More...