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November 25, 2021  

Ontario investing more than $1.7 million in Southwestern Ontario-area manufacturers

The investments, made through the Regional Development Program, will help create 167 jobs.

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November 4, 2021  

Ontario releases ‘Build Ontario’ economic plan

The plan details steps for building critical infrastructure, attracting increased investment, and strengthening auto manufacturing and other industries.

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October 28, 2021  

Canadians will maintain pandemic money-spending habits, survey says

The new survey from Scotiabank shows that nearly two out of three Canadians say they do not plan to return to their pre-pandemic spending habits, while half say they plan to cut back.

Feature
October 27, 2021  

How to make fragile global supply chains stronger and more sustainable

The world needs robust supply chains that are founded on sustainability, collaboration, trust, transparency, visibility and diversification of supply.

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October 18, 2021  

Cyber security tops concerns among Canadian small business owners: poll

Forty per cent of small businesses identified that having devices infected by a virus or malware is now perceived as their biggest threat, the new RBC poll shows.

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October 13, 2021  

Canada had $1.9 billion merchandise trade surplus for August, StatCan says

The result compared with a trade surplus of $736 million in July.

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October 13, 2021  

U.S. plastics industry trade improves in 2021 after 2020 pandemic slump, report says

The Plastics Industry Association report said that Mexico and Canada remained the U.S. plastics industry’s largest export markets.

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October 13, 2021  

Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses confident of economic rebound and future growth: KPMG

The latest KPMG Business Outlook Poll finds digital investments as key to growth, but challenges finding tech talent and supply chain risks could hold them back.

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September 30, 2021  

Ontario providing $83 million towards Skills Development Fund

The provincial government is also expanding the eligibility to allow an even wider range of organizations to apply.

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September 27, 2021  

Plastic resin emerges as tiniest example of enduring COVID-19 supply chain crunch

Industry experts say the ongoing shortage of the ubiquitous material is unlikely to be resolved quickly, and that plastic resin price hikes are trickling down to consumer goods and adding to inflation.

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September 23, 2021  

Canadian CEOs see M&A as key to driving growth, KPMG surveys say

The vast majority of CEOs at Canada’s biggest corporations, and almost half of SMEs, are bullish about mergers and acquisitions, the surveys find.

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September 22, 2021  

Report indicates continued U.S. plastics industry growth in 2021

Real plastics industry shipments are expected to increase 2.2 per cent this year following a 0.9 per cent decrease last year, according to the Plastics Industry Association’s latest Size & Impact report.

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September 17, 2021  

Manufacturing sales fell 1.5 per cent in July, StatCan says

But sales of plastic and rubber machinery rose in July.

News
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.

News
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.

Feature
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.

News
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Feature
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.

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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.

News
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.

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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.

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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.

News
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

News
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.

News
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.