Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacture success in Oakville

Oakville stands out as a Canadian centre for manufacturing knowledge and know-how. Our community has over 8,400 trained and experienced workers in the automotive, aerospace, energy and environmental sectors

You'll have access to many outstanding support companies with expertise in engineering, systems design and technical consulting. When you choose to set up shop in Oakville, you'll be setting up for success.

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Dynamic cluster of major manufacturing employers

Advanced manufacturing companies in Oakville form a dynamic cluster of businesses supporting innovation and growth, while consistently setting the standard for others to follow. Many of these companies demonstrate world-class leadership in manufacturing processes and product advancement. Some of our key employers include the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Collins Aerospace, Dana Corporation, Mancor Canada Inc., and SUEZ Water Technologies and Solution. 

Major sub-sectors include:

Automotive

Aerospace

Nuclear

Clean tech

A World of Business Opportunity Awaits

Transportation and Logistics

Transportation and Logistics

Transportation and Logistics

Manufacturing companies in Oakville can benefit from our ideal location in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Key transportation and logistics benefits include:

  • Access to highways 403, 407 and QEW, linking Oakville to the Greater Toronto Area, southern and eastern Ontario, and the U.S. border 
  • 25 minutes to Pearson International Airport, Canada's largest ariport
  • Intermodal rail access
  • 2 major shipping ports within 40 kilometres

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Manufacturing Companies

Number of establishments with one or more employees in the Manufacturing Industries
Industry NAICS Code and Description # of Establishments
311 - Food manufacturing 26
312 - Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing 5
313 - Textile mills 4
314 - Textile product mills 8
315 - Clothing manufacturing 1
316 - Leather and allied product manufacturing 1
321 - Wood product manufacturing 6
322 - Paper manufacturing 2
323 - Printing and related support activities 25
324 - Petroleum and coal product manufacturing 1
325 - Chemical manufacturing 14
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 15
327 - Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing 10
331 - Primary metal manufacturing 1
332 - Fabricated metal product manufacturing 38
333 - Machinery manufacturing 47
334 - Computer and electronic product manufacturing 18
335 - Electrical equipment, appliance and component manufacturing 11
336 - Transportation equipment manufacturing 17
337 - Furniture and related product manufacturing 10
339 - Miscellaneous manufacturing 37
TOTAL 297

Source: Statistics Canada - Canadian Business Patterns, June 2019

Support Industry Companies

Number of establishments with one or more employees in support industries to manufacturing
Industry NAICS Code and Description # of establishments
221 - Oil and gas extraction 0
237 - Heavy and civil engineering construction 42
238 - Specialty trade contractors 354
484 - Truck transportation 186
488 - Support activities for transportation 67
5413 - Architectural, engineering and related services 194
5415 - Computer systems design and related services 673
5416 - Management, scientific and technical consulting services 438
8112 - Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance 13
8113 - Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) and maintenance 23
TOTAL 1990

Source: Statistics Canada - Canadian Business Patterns, June 2019

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Oakville's manufacturing and technology leaders

Ford Motor Company of Canada

Ford Motor Company of Canada

Promation Nuclear Inc.

Promation Nuclear Inc.

Hooper Welding

Hooper Welding

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace

Ontario mayors work to strengthen auto sector

The Ontario Auto Mayors, including Oakville, work together at the provincial and federal levels to promote awareness, advocacy, and policy initiatives to strengthen the automotive sector in Canada. To learn more, visit the Ontario Auto Mayors' website.

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