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Advanced Manufacturing Council

Two mechanical arms manufacturing on an assembly line.

Ontario’s manufacturing sector is poised to become a global leader. This council will focus on initiatives to help through tech-driven productivity enhancements.

The Challenge

The new era of manufacturing is upon us, and we need to fast track our technology adoption. Slow adoption and regulatory burdens facing businesses impact our ability to develop our workforce to meet the needs of our future.


The Opportunity

Advanced manufacturing holds the key to addressing our productivity gap in a meaningful way. We have an incredible opportunity to build momentum for tech adoption and build the case for streamlining our manufacturing practices to make our region an attractive place for businesses. 

1 in 10 Ontario jobs are in manufacturing.

13b in monthly manufacturing sales

What could this look like?

Sample projects could include:

  • Up-skilling programs to re-train staff and technicians with a focus on micro credentials and bridging academia with skilled trades.
  • Secondment agreements to allow skills and knowledge sharing within manufacturing ecosystems.

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