MANUFACTURING BRINGS COMMUNITIES TOGETHER
Across Canada, manufacturing jobs are the lifeblood of our communities.
Manufacturers fuel our small towns’ economies and our way of life. The companies and their employees support local charities, hockey, and soccer teams. They generate 1.7 million jobs and contribute roughly $ 20 billion in wages paid.
And, with the right conditions, the manufacturing sector has the potential to bring more prosperity to our communities to create high-paying jobs for hard-working Canadians.
WHAT CANADIAN THINK OF MANUFACTURERS' CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR COMMUNITY
- 32% of Canadians are, or have a family member who is, employed by the manufacturing sectors
- 85% of Canadians think the manufacturing sector generates good jobs
- 82% of Canadians say they will consider the manufacturing sector in their voting decision this fall after learning more its contribution to Canada.
Canadians want their communities to stay strong. They want to grow and prosper. They want good jobs and a secure future for their kids in their home town. That’s why it’s so important that Canada has a manufacturing strategy.
We need a plan from the Canadian government to make sure we can keep businesses open and create dependable jobs available close to home.
Here are 3 ways the government can help manufacturers support our communities:
- Introduce and modernize investment support programs to make them simple, open to all manufacturers, rooted in the tax system, and focused on tech adoption, environmental performance, employee training, and scale-up.
- Encourage youth engagement in skilled trades through open-door awareness programs and funding for work-integrated learning.
- Reform immigration to increase both entry-level and highly-skilled workers coming to Canada.
I agree with 86% of Canadians who believe we need a stronger manufacturing sector and, support a strategy that strengthens and grows our sector and our economy.
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