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Innovate Canada 2023 in Waterloo to showcase advanced manufacturing

Ontario’s Waterloo Region has been awarded Innovate Canada 2023, a business event that will spotlight ground-breaking work taking place across Canada’s manufacturing innovation sectors. The…

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North American robot sales record double digit growth

North America’s robotics market had its best quarter ever to begin the year: Companies from the US, Canada and Mexico ordered 11,595 industrial robots –…

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Top 5 Robot Trends of 2022

INDUSTRY UPDATE Click image to enlarge The operational stock of industrial robots hit a new record of about 3 million units worldwide – increasing by…

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StatCan reports that unemployment rate drops as wages ramp up in May 2022

The overall gain in jobs in May came as the number of full-time jobs climbed by 135,000, but part-time employment fell by 96,000. The economy…

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Federal government announces $247 million to create 25,000 apprenticeship positions across Canada

May 30, 2022  •   HALIFAX — The federal government is announcing nearly $247 million to help create more than 25,000 apprenticeship positions in the skilled trades…

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The robotic revolution is coming to a workplace near you

Amid the hums and clangs of Savaria Corp.’s factory in Brampton, Ont., two wildly distinct eras of corporate Canada can be found just a few…

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UNISIG spotlights gundrilling for medical applications at IMTS 2022

At IMTS 2022 in Booth 339159, UNISIG will showcase its capabilities in extreme depth-to-diameter hole drilling. The company’s UNE6 Series small-diameter gundrilling machines are optimized…

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Manufacturing capacity utilization rate on the rise

Canadian manufacturers continue to increase their factory capacity utilization. The capacity utilization rate (not seasonally adjusted) for the total manufacturing sector increased from 76.6% in February…

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IN HER WORDS: Jeanine Lassaline-Berglund on how to attract and retain more women in manufacturing positions

Metal manufacturing faces a severe shortage of skilled labour. Women remain a largely untapped resource despite making up almost half of the Canadian labour force….

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i.d.e.a Fund

Supporting a more sustainable economy while fostering an inclusive and equitable recovery in southern Ontario i.d.e.a. Fund is a program that fosters inclusion, diversity, environment and…

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