Ontario Construction News staff writer
Monthly employment in Ontario increased by 42,100 jobs in December 2022, with total employment up by 104,500 in 2022, according to Statistics Canada.
“Today’s job numbers show that our government’s plan to build a stronger Ontario is working,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of economic development, job creation and trade.
“With many more good-paying jobs across multiple sectors, we have added over a half-million jobs since our government took office in June 2018 and are leading the nation in job creation.”
In 2022, Ontario secured more than 150 new investment deals in the automotive, technology, manufacturing and life sciences sectors, expected to create thousands of new good-paying jobs.
That includes GM Canada’s $2 billion plan to retool the Oshawa and CAMI facilities.
Along with government funding, the CAMI facility in Ingersoll — Canada’s first all-electric vehicle manufacturing facility — opened last month, and the first BrightDrop Zevo 600s rolled off the assembly line marking a historic milestone in EV production.
“As we continue to make investments to improve our province’s competitive advantage, more companies are moving their operations back to Ontario,” Fedeli said. “In 2022, companies invested $93 million to reshore, creating more good-paying jobs. We’re proud to support these efforts by companies like Cyclone Manufacturing, Greenlid and Quick Plug CA.”