Canadian Manufacturing


  • Huge employment gains for Canadian economy

    January 7, 2011 by Erika Beauchesne

    Most of growth in Ontario, Quebec

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    N.S. to spend $200 million on jobs plan

    November 24, 2010 by The Canadian Press

    The three-year, $200-million strategy announced by Premier Darrell Dexter modifies dozens of existing programs and includes 20 new initiatives.

  • News Operations

    GM to add 600 jobs at Lansing

    October 28, 2010 by Staff

    The embattled automaker says the popularity of its Cadillac CTS platform is forcing a second production shift.

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Demand sparks third shift for GM

    October 18, 2010 by Staff

    General Motors of Canada Ltd. is bringing in over 600 employees to begin work tonight on a third shift at the Oshawa Assembly Plant. The automaker cites soaring demand for the Equinox SUV for the production increase. Just weeks after

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Steelworkers say bad trade policy allowed BC plant closure

    September 10, 2010 by Staff

    BURNABY, BC: The United Steelworkers (USW) say bad trade policy allowed the Denver-based Ball Corp., a supplier of rigid metal packaging products, to decide to close its Richmond, BC fish can plant. Ball has informed the union, which represents trades

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Ford president says Canada should shift into “offense” to protect its auto sector

    September 10, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    Toronto, Ont.: It’s time for Canada to take “proactive, almost predatory” measures to keep its auto manufacturing industry competitive with closed-market economies, cautioned Ford Motor Co. of Canada’s President and CEO David Mondragon. In a speech at the Economic Club

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Hiring intentions on the rise for Q4

    September 7, 2010 by Staff

    TORONTO: Employment is always top-of-mind following Labour Day and this year is no different, with some good news reported in Canada’s labour market for the remainder of 2010. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey forecasts an improved hiring environment moving into

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Canada’s auto market on the rebound

    August 30, 2010 by Erika Beauchesne

    TORONTO: Canadians are back in car-buying mode, according to Scotia Economics’ Global Auto Report. The August 30, 2010 report found that volumes at several Canadian automakers reached record-high levels for the month of July. Vehicle sales in July 2010 hit

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    Steelworkers ratify agreement with Western Forest Products

    August 24, 2010 by Staff

    BURNABY, BC: United Steelworkers (USW) members have ratified a four-year collective agreement with Western Forest Products (WFP). The agreement, retroactive to June 15, 2010, covers some 2,400 Local 1-1937 and 1-85 members at sawmilling and woodlands operations on Vancouver Island,

  • Canadian Manufacturing Article

    BC’s Mackenzie pulp mill is back in business

    August 18, 2010 by Staff

    MACKENZIE, BC: Paper Excellence B.V., which closed down two years ago, putting 250 people out of work, is re-opening its Mackenzie Pulp Mill in Mackenzie, BC. Over 220 workers have been brought back to work at the mill and an