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  • 1. By: Sally Yip


  • The Industry
  • Jobs and the Local Economy
  • OAIS &A Call for Action: A Canadian Auto Strategy,
    • AUTO21 Conference 2008
  • A.P.M.A. Annual Conference & Exhibit:Developing 2020 Vision
  • Strategic Skills Programs inGTA


  • The Greater Toronto Area is the second largest automotive cluster in North America & is accounts for 58% in Ontario.
  • Three major auto manufacturers General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler operate 6 assembly plants in the GTA.
  • More than 700 parts manufacturers help make the GTA one of the most vital and diverse automotive clusters on the continent.


  • Ontario is the most important vehicle-producing jurisdiction in North America, with 2.4 million vehicles in the GTA Area in 2006.
  • Produce the highest vehicles quantity than any other region or State


  • The auto industry directly employs 63,400 people in the GTA.
  • Auto workers paycheques is accounted for $3.3 billion into the GTA economy in 2004 (or $9.1 million a day).
  • Thousands more jobs are created to supply the industry: jobs in steel, plastics and other manufacturing and services.
    • Which stimulate an estimated 89,000 jobs throughout the economy


  • In 2004, the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) released, A Call for Action: A Canadian Auto Strategy,
  • Ontario Government launched the Ontario Automotive Investment Strategy (OAIS), a new five-year, $500 million program designed to strengthen the industrys competitiveness.


  • These strategic initiatives will support private sector investment with:
  • Advanced skills training to keep pace with new technology and processes.
  • Innovation through consumer credits and commercialization tax credits.
  • Over $1 billion for leading-edge investment in automotive engineering and manufacturing facilities.
  • $300 million to improve border-crossing infrastructure and regulatory harmonization.
  • New environmental technologies and energy efficiencies.


  • A national research initiative supported by the Canadian government Centre of Excellence, focuses on research for improving competitiveness in the automotive sector
  • The Network currently supports over 265 top researchers working at 42 academic institutions, government research facilities and private sector research labs across Canada.


  • AUTO21 2008 Conference
  • An merging conference among the Network's annual Scientific and HQP
  • This three-day event will include:
    • a Gala Banquet to celebrate the Network's achievements
    • panels that explore industry and global automotive perspectives
    • high-profile keynote speakers


  • Canada's largest automotive event; which includes:
    • AUTO21 Innovation Showcase , OCE Commercialization Zone and the IBM Internet
    • Collaboration Zone on Exhibit floor
    • Booths of key industry manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Opportunities to meet international delegates from key automotive focused countries
    • Opportunity to network with Canadas leading researchers
    • Numerous networking opportunities


  • Advanced Manufacturing & Design Technologies Centres for Brampton and Regional Manufacturers (Brampton)
    • Project lead: Sheridan College
  • Centre for Engineering Design and Rapid Manufacturing (Toronto)
    • Project lead: Centennial College.
  • Integrated Manufacturing Centre (Oshawa)
    • Project lead: Durham College & University of Ontario Institute of Technology


  • Strategic Training in Nanotechnology, Fuel Cells and Smart Structures (Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls)
    • Project leads: Queens University and Niagara College.