Reports & Presentations

Manufacturing Ontario’s Future

Bringing Life to Ontario's Manufacturing Strategy

More than ever, manufacturing is critical to Ontario’s future. The sector’s 37,550 firms support 787,100 jobs, 11 per cent of provincial GDP, 80 per cent of merchandise exports, and 26 per cent of total employment when including direct, indirect, and induced impacts. It also represents close to 45 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing output, acting as the main engine of our economy.

But our sector is changing across North America, and we need to change as well.

For Ontario to experience manufacturing growth that is sustained and broadly based, it must persist in adopting policies that create a supportive environment for businesses. This involves providing competitive investment incentives to foster growth that is felt in our communities, continuously upskilling our workforce, and lowering costs while we lower carbon emissions.