FOCAL’s research and work produced a robust analysis of Canada’s broader automotive manufacturing sector. This includes:
- 11 Automotive Sector Economic Profiles (divided into three sections) for the following areas: Vancouver, Winnipeg, Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Golden Horseshoe, Ottawa, Montreal, Ontario, Quebec, and Canada;
- 16 Trend reports on the automotive manufacturing sector. Topics include: economic importance of the sector; perceptions of youth toward apprenticeship and the sector; diversity in the sector; recruitment issues in smaller and larger urban centres; wages; location and activity in regional automotive technology clusters; impact on supply chain of shift to EVs; immigration as a source of skilled workers; impact of new digital production technologies on key occupations;
- Established a forecast model of automotive production workforce including assembly, parts, other primary suppliers, and technology;
- Built the FOCAL website and installed an interactive Online Data Dashboard.
- The project disseminated findings to stakeholders through virtual meetings and published materials through the website and through social media sites. The project was able to reach over 105 employers through individual stakeholder consultations and knowledge dissemination events
For more details and to access FOCAL reports and forecasts, go to futureautolabourforce.ca
The project was funded by the Federal Government’s Sectoral Initiatives Program (SIP).