How advanced manufacturing is retooling Ontario’s industrial heartland

By : Innovation Economy Council | September 18, 2020

The past couple of decades have not been kind to Ontario in its role as Canada’s manufacturing heartland. As recently as 2005, one million people worked in the province’s factories. But the last recession wiped out nearly a quarter of those jobs, and most have not come back. Before the pandemic, the manufacturing sector employed 761,000 people.

There is hope — advanced manufacturing in 2020 is about what knowledge gets built into final products. It’s less tied to what companies make than how they do it.


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