Manufacturing in eastern Ontario is rich with many successful and vibrant sectors, including food processing, signage, plastics, personal care products, acrylics, chemicals and electronics.
Regions outside the GTA are struggling to find skilled labour to fill their workforce needs.
The Eastern Ontario Manufacturing Workforce Development Project (EOMWDP) strives to inform and encourage upcoming generations to consider manufacturing as a career choice.
As technology continues to support the manufacturing sector, and advances in AI and automation are integrated into the workplace, the need for highly skilled workers is on the rise.
News cycles every month highlight the rising cost of housing in major cities and lament the loss of the middle class.
Manufacturing employs 65,000 people in the eastern Ontario region alone, helping to make it a prosperous sector for Ontario.
There are so many amazing manufacturing companies in Ontario.
The eastern Ontario region is home to an established manufacturing cluster and the industry continues to grow.
Ontario’s food and beverage processing sector is the largest in Canada, making up 37% of the industry’s revenue in the country.
Dvine Laboratories is a developer of e-juice (the liquid used in e-cigarettes) based in Lindsay, Ontario. Dvine Laboratories’ headquarters takes up 30,000 square feet of office space and the company employs 34 people. Business is booming, but this successful, relatively new company says it will stay in Lindsay forever.