The Canadian Skills Training and Employment Coalition (CSTEC), Prism Economics (Prism), and the Automotive Policy Research Centre (APRC) have partnered in a collaborative research effort to help industry, government, labour, educational, and NGO stakeholders better understand the broader automotive sector labour market. The project is defining the sector broadly to include the sector’s extensive and complex supply chain that includes not only assemblers and producers that self identify as automotive parts producers, but also materials companies and technology companies essential to the sector. We will create industry-validated, regional, occupational supply and demand analyses and forecasts and skill profiles for key skilled occupations in the broader automotive sector including vehicle assemblers, parts manufacturers and technology companies that supply the industry. The project will also examine and report on various labour market trends in the sector, and facilitate discussions among stakeholders about how to address any forecasted skills shortages and other labour market challenges.
The planned outcome of the project is enhanced regional labour market information and commentary from regional stakeholder engagement exercises that will support stakeholders in taking practical steps to address skills shortages and meet other labour market challenges in the automotive sector.
A number of regional profiles, labour market trend reports, and regional consultation presentations have new been completed and are attached to this web page.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiatives Program. The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.