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  • By: Sally Yip
    • The Industry
    • Jobs and the Local Economy
    • OAIS & “A Call for Action: A Canadian Auto Strategy,”
    • GTA AUTO CLUSTER: Auto 21
      • AUTO21 Conference 2008
    • A.P.M.A. Annual Conference & Exhibit: Developing 2020 Vision
    • Strategic Skills Programs in GTA
    • 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 industry’s 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 Canada’s 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: Queen’s University and Niagara College.