CSTEC and CME study reveals manufacturers growth, skills shortage
A recent study by Canadian Skills Training & Employment Coalition (CSTEC) and Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) reveals that 75 percent of manufacturers expect their business to grow over the next three years, but 86 percent of manufacturers are finding it challenging to hire the skilled workers that they need. This shortage is expected to worsen over the next 10 years, as manufacturers will have to replace over 22 percent of their workforce due to retirement. The deta
CME's Message to Ontario Premier - Address Competitiveness Challenges
Members of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters met with the Premier to develop solutions to grow manufacturing in Ontario - doubling it by 2030 as part of CME's Industrie 2030 roadmap and strategic plan. Key messages included the image, contribution and importance of manufacturing to Ontario and its economy, and the high costs of electricity and cap & trade. Ontario’s largest trading partner intends to revitalize manufacturing and Ontario needs to ensure we are positioned to c
Canadian Manufacturers Applaud Government Action in Budget 2017 to Support Advanced Manufacturing
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, the voice of over 10,000 leading manufacturers and exporters, is encouraged by the commitment the Government of Canada has made to support and enhance the global competitiveness of advanced manufacturing through the strong commitment to innovation and skills training with Budget 2017. StartFragment "This is a budget that puts innovation where it belongs - as a driving force behind strategies for long-term growth in manufacturing and trade t
CME Responds Via Press Release on Electricity Rate Announcement
TORONTO (March 2, 2017) - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) is pleased to see efforts made to improve the affordability of electricity in Ontario and welcomes the expanded rate relief to include additional manufacturers. However, the changes need to go much further to address the concerns of the majority of manufacturers in Ontario. Read the full press release here.