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“Collectively, nothing but 100% positive feedback across the board. There has been a noticeable difference in the employees’ approach:
- Teamwork more synergic;
- Leadership (supervisors and non-supervisor) most definitely going in the right direction;
- Better understanding as to why managers and companies do what they do…see some of the barriers now being relieved between the perception of what management does and what employees think they should be doing;
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Canadian manufacturers can determine whether their business qualifies for the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC). Access up to $40k in grants for energy management and GHG reduction projects.
Natural Resources Canada (NRC)’s Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) is a federal funding program designed to help manufacturers improve their energy efficiency. The initiative awards Canadian small business grants to support projects that develop and implement industrial energy conservation practices and processes.
CIPEC provides industrial manufacturers with up to 50% coverage of eligible project costs to a maximum $40,000 in small business grants. The program divided…
Ontario automotive manufacturers can access up to $100,000 in small business grants to help improve productivity and competitiveness by executing innovative projects that lead to new processes, hardware and/or software. Determine whether your business is eligible for the Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program and apply for funding by November 7, 2017.
The provincial government understands it can be challenging for Ontario automotive manufacturers to take on large-scale capital investments. To address this issue, small business grants are available to boost cash flow and help offset project costs. This support allows Ontario-based manufacturers to accelerate the implementation of productivity-boosting projects.
The Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP) is co-administered by the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s…
Apprenticeship grants, loans, and tax credits are available for employers and apprentices across Canada. The cost of hiring and training apprentices can be greatly reduced by accessing government funding.
As Canadian manufacturers mas become more innovative and technology-driven, businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to find the skilled workers they require. Most industries are feeling the effects of this widening skills gap, especially the manufacturing sector where upwards of 35% of businesses believe they do not have sufficient talent. In Canada, the greatest skills gaps affecting the manufacturing industry include, IT/cyber security, sales and marketing, production, and general…
The Canadian aerospace manufacturing industry is poised for sustained growth, as long as businesses keep up with changing international trends, which include the demand for lightweight manufacturing materials, automated manufacturing porcesses, and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
In 2015, Canada’s aerospace industry generated nearly $30 billion in revenues, of which 70% came from manufacturing. Furthermore, a stunning 80% of revenues are generated through exports; these profits are mainly generated by American-based companies procuring parts. New trends are transforming Canada’s aerospace industry and requiring manufacturers to be more proactive in their approach to growth.
As identified through ‘A Jetstream of Trends’, an aerospace manufacturing report published by…
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Have you ever wanted to know about EMC’s Safety Group, but just couldn’t get to one of the meetings? What if I told you that you could find out about the Safety Group program without ever having to leave your desk? That’s right, on September 8th at 10:00am, we will be holding a brief informational webinar on EMC’s Safety Group. Even more, what if the session was entirely free of charge, factual, and didn’t require you to commit to signing up? Your response should be, “what do I have to lose?”.
Ontario’s automotive manufacturing indstry can operate more efficiently with fewer government rules and regulations. Here are some recommendations to consider:
In some cases, well-intentioned rules and regulations developed by the Canadian federal and provincial governments affect manufacturers ability to act on growth opportunities and efficiently use resources. These laws and regulations are often referred to as government red tape by the general public. They often relate to additional paperwork, hidden costs, and project delays, and make companies less responsive to market opportunities.
Red tape affects many industries across Ontario, including…
Save on Energy is a popular incentive offered through local electric utilities and the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). Learn how to access this Ontario government funding program to offset energy efficiency upgrades and improvement projects.
In 2017, it was reported that only 17% of manufacturers are actively taking steps to reduce their carbon emissions and 46% aren’t planning or implementing carbon reduction measures of any kind. To help businesses take action, federal and provincial governments are developing funding incentives to help reduce the cost of conducting energy efficiency upgrades.
The Save on Energy program is an energy efficiency and conservation program provided through the Government of Ontario and the province’s …
CanExport helps businesses offset export marketing costs to expand into international markets. Applicants may receive up to 25-50% of project costs to a maximum $99,999 in Canadian government grants.
In 2016, the manufacturing industry accounted for two thirds of Canada’s total exports, with global sales surpassing $349 billion. Despite the sector’s success in recent years, the industry’s growing trade deficit continues to loom over manufacturers. This has raised the attention of the Canadian federal government, who’ve begun developing new programs in support of increasing international business opportunities.
CanExport is one of the most common export grants available to help Canadian…
As Canada’s manufacturing industry continues to grow and expand operations, measures need to be taken to ensure the sector has access to labourers with technical skills & knowledge to fill workforce gaps and address industry barriers.
Canada’s manufacturing industry is facing a shortage of technical talent and immediate action is needed to reduce this labour gap. As businesses expand their operations, manufacturers need qualified personnel who can develop and use these technologies in innovative ways. It is imperative for companies to address this shortage in technical skills talent to remain competitive competitiveness and attract new investments.
Thankfully, actions are being taken to end this labour shortage before…
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