Month: December 2017

What the fourth industrial revolution means for your job

Opinion: Rapid technological advances will destroy some jobs, but it doesn’t need to be a catastrophe if we take steps to manage the transition Paul Boothe December 15, 2017 Paul Boothe is Managing Director of the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing and a Fellow of the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity. Since the 18th century …

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Xinyi Glass Holdings to Open New Float Plant in Canada

by Jordan Scott Xinyi Glass Holdings plans to invest $450 million into a large float glass plant to be located in Ontario, Canada. It will be the company’s first North American manufacturing facility, and Canada’s first operating float glass plant since Owen Sound’s PPG glassmaking plant closed in 2008. The announcement was made Monday by …

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Premier Announces Manufacturer’s Major Investment in Ontario

Johnson Electric Planning to Create More Than 300 New Jobs in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area December 2, 2017 9:00 A.M. Today in Hong Kong, Premier Wynne met with representatives from Johnson Electric, who announced a $351 million investment in new equipment and capacity in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The expansion is …

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Strength in numbers: Targeting labour force participation to improve prosperity in Ontario by ICP

Annual Report 16  RELEASED DECEMBER 2017 In its 16th Annual Report, Strength in numbers: Targeting labour force participation to improve prosperity in Ontario, the Institute analyzes Ontario’s GDP per capita compared to ten similar peer jurisdictions (Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, the Netherlands, Tennessee, Sweden, Michigan, Australia, British Columbia, and Québec) and analyzes the labour force participation rate of youth, …

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CME-Labour Force Survey Analysis – November 2017

Manufacturing Sector Labour Market Manufacturing employment exploded in November. The addition of 30,400 new positions represents the single largest monthly increase in manufacturing jobs in Canada in almost 16 years. Driving gains was the end of the GM strike in Ontario, combined with the fact that the company itself ramped up production in November to …

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