Canadian Plastics


September 17, 2021  

Manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent in July, StatCan says

But sales of plastic and rubber machinery rose in July.

September 9, 2021  

Global plastic compounding market will reach $93.1 billion by 2028: report

Rapidly developing construction and automobile sectors are anticipated to drive the demand for interiors, exteriors, and under-the-hood components, the report from Research & Markets said.

September 8, 2021  

North American machinery shipments slowed in the second quarter

While new orders of plastics equipment have been increasing, ongoing supply chain issues are causing longer order-to-delivery timelines, a new report from the Plastics Industry Association says.

September 6, 2021  

As people continue working from home, the monthly transit pass needs to change to remain worth it

The pandemic has been long enough for habits to have changed; avoiding public transit, using a car and working from home are likely to stick.

September 2, 2021  

Ontario to require proof of vaccination in select settings

As of Sep. 22, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof, along with photo ID, to access certain businesses, public settings and facilities.

September 1, 2021  

Nearly 70 per cent of Canadian businesses struggling to find skilled talent

This inability to find or retain talent was identified as the number one threat to their growth prospects, a new survey by KPMG in Canada shows.

August 31, 2021  

Manufacturers call for a concrete plan on economic recovery, CME says

CME has unveiled a platform for the 2021 federal election that aims to drive further growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector.

August 31, 2021  

Small businesses continue to struggle with debt, CFIB says

Canadian businesses that have taken on COVID-related debt owe an average of nearly $170,000, according to a new CFIB report.

August 30, 2021  

What mining, oil and gas industries can learn from Sudbury, the city that went from major polluter to thriving environment

Sudbury offers proof that a healthy environment doesn’t have to come at the expense of industrial activity.

August 30, 2021  

CME urges four-part national strategy to revitalize Canadian manufacturing sector

The four-part program is part of CME’s platform for the 2021 federal election.

August 26, 2021  

Global EV sales to reach 5.3 million units in 2021: Frost & Sullivan

Intensifying electrification and fuel economy targets are set to propel EV market growth, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report.

August 23, 2021  

Manufacturing sales rose in June, StatCan says

Following two consecutive monthly declines, manufacturing sales rose 2.1 per cent to $59.2 billion.

August 16, 2021  

The economy and small business recovery are the top election issues for businesses, survey says

But less than a quarter of respondents are confident that their concerns will receive enough attention.

July 26, 2021  

Export Development Canada commits to net zero by 2050

The Crown corporation’s plan includes interim reduction targets for the six most carbon intensive sectors for 2023 and 2030.

July 18, 2021  

Ontario updates skills training program for laid-off workers

Changes to the Second Career program include expediting the application process and increasing weekly basic living supports for rent, mortgage, and other expenses.

July 15, 2021  

Manufacturing sales fell 0.6 per cent in May, StatCan says

The machinery, chemical, and fabricated metal industries were mainly responsible for the decline.

July 14, 2021  

43 per cent of Canadian companies plan to add new positions in the second half of 2021

Another 54 per cent plan to fill vacated positions or bring back temporarily laid off employees, a new survey shows.

July 14, 2021  

Canadians reject Liberals plan to “reimagine” manufacturing, jobs, and waste management, survey says

The majority of Canadians support local decision-making over centralization of power in Ottawa, a survey conducted by manufacturing groups has found.

July 9, 2021  

Ontario moving to step three of reopening on July 16

Step three of the roadmap focuses on the resumption of additional indoor services with larger numbers of people and restrictions in place.

June 23, 2021  

Manufacturing industry continues to lose millions due to border issues, survey says

Sixty-nine per cent of respondents have experienced loss of contracts due to border issues.

June 22, 2021  

Plastics machinery shipments down in Q1 but “poised for growth,” report says

North American shipments of primary plastics machinery decreased following three consecutive quarters of growth, the report says.

May 18, 2021  

Ontario investing $690,000 in the manufacturing sector

The training program is led by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, and the online courses will be offered at no cost to the employee.

May 2, 2021  

Canadian reshoring group formed to advocate for supply chain modernization

Called “Reshoring Canada”, the non-partisan advocacy organization was formed by a group of former parliamentarians.

April 28, 2021  

North American manufacturing rebounding from a challenging 2020, survey shows

Twenty-five per cent of the plastics processors and moldmakers surveyed broke even or lost money in 2020.

April 21, 2021  

2021 federal budget: What’s in it for manufacturers

A look at some of the highlights for Canada’s manufacturers.

April 20, 2021  

Federal budget “missed an opportunity” to help manufacturing sector, association says

The new budget fails to offer a comprehensive, targeted manufacturing strategy, according to Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

April 19, 2021  

Sarnia–Lambton region designated as an official trade hub

The designation gives businesses and manufacturers easier access to federal trade incentive programs and allows them to market themselves as a hub for international trade.

April 16, 2021  

European plastics industry faces extreme raw materials shortages, price increases, association says

The situation threatens the economic survival of numerous SMEs and endangers the production of a wide range of products, the European Plastics Converters group says.

April 1, 2021  

Canada’s small businesses want rapid testing, not lockdowns: CFIB

A recent survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business found that two-thirds of small businesses would consider using COVID-19 rapid tests to remain open.

March 31, 2021  

Governments investing in new vaccine manufacturing plant in Toronto

The new facility is intended to meet growing demand for flu vaccines, boost Canada’s preparedness for future pandemics, and will create 300 jobs.

March 30, 2021  

Ontario invests $10 million in auto parts companies to boost supply chain competitiveness

The projects will help position the province as a hub for building cars of the future.

March 25, 2021  

Industry associations praise manufacturing sector support in new Ontario budget

Among other things, the budget offers a second round of grants – ranging between $10,000 and $20,000 – to small businesses hit hard by the pandemic, and has set aside $1.7 billion for the program.