StatCan reports that unemployment rate drops as wages ramp up in May 2022

The overall gain in jobs in May came as the number of full-time jobs climbed by 135,000, but part-time employment fell by 96,000. The economy…

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Statistics Canada reports manufacturing sales up 1.7% to $72.3B in April

Sales of motor vehicles rose 8.2 per cent to $4.5 billion in April, while primary metal sales gained 4.1 per cent at $6.2 billion. Canadian…

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Federal government announces $247 million to create 25,000 apprenticeship positions across Canada

May 30, 2022  •   HALIFAX — The federal government is announcing nearly $247 million to help create more than 25,000 apprenticeship positions in the skilled trades…

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Canadian Association of Moldmakers – Scholarship recipient

We were very happy to receive a Thank you note from Richard Renaud, the recipient of the Canadian Association of Moldmakers Scholarship at St. Clair…

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i.d.e.a Fund announcement

On April 29, we attended the FedDev Ontario announcement of the i.d.e.a Fund. Below is the response we received, after our attendance, and more information…

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UNISIG spotlights gundrilling for medical applications at IMTS 2022

At IMTS 2022 in Booth 339159, UNISIG will showcase its capabilities in extreme depth-to-diameter hole drilling. The company’s UNE6 Series small-diameter gundrilling machines are optimized…

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Manufacturing capacity utilization rate on the rise

Canadian manufacturers continue to increase their factory capacity utilization. The capacity utilization rate (not seasonally adjusted) for the total manufacturing sector increased from 76.6% in February…

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IN HER WORDS: Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund on how to attract and retain more women in manufacturing positions

Metal manufacturing faces a severe shortage of skilled labour. Women remain a largely untapped resource despite making up almost half of the Canadian labour force….

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i.d.e.a Fund

Supporting a more sustainable economy while fostering an inclusive and equitable recovery in southern Ontario i.d.e.a. Fund is a program that fosters inclusion, diversity, environment and…

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Latest Statistics Canada report shows higher manufacturing and wholesale sales in March

May 17, 2022  by The Canadian Press Canadian manufacturing sales and wholesale trade figures climbed higher in March, but the gains came due to higher prices….

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