Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacture success in Oakville

Oakville stands out as a Canadian centre for manufacturing knowledge and know-how. Our community has over 9,000 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, UTC Aerospace Systems, Dana Corporation, Mancor Canada Inc., and GE Water and Process Technologies. 

Major sub-sectors include:

Automotive

Aerospace

Nuclear

Clean tech

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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 5
314 - Textile product mills 7
315 - Clothing manufacturing 3
321 - Wood product manufacturing 5
322 - Paper manufacturing 2
323 - Printing and related support activities 32
324 - Petroleum and coal product manufacturing 0
325 - Chemical manufacturing 18
326 - Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 13
327 - Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing 8
331 - Primary metal manufacturing 1
332 - Fabricated metal product manufacturing 45
333 - Machinery manufacturing 48
334 - Computer and electronic product manufacturing 20
335 - Electrical equipment, appliance and component manufacturing 10
336 - Transportation equipment manufacturing 21
337 - Furniture and related product manufacturing 8
339 - Miscellaneous manufacturing 30
TOTAL 307

Source: Statistics Canada - Canadian Business Patterns, June 2016

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Support Industry Companies

Number of establishments with one or more employees in support industries to manufacturing
Industry NAICS Code and Description # of establishments
221 - Utilities 9
237 - Heavy and civil engineering construction 42
238 - Specialty trade contractors 351
484 - Truck transportation 261
488 - Support activities for transportation 64
5413 - Architectural, engineering and related services 189
5415 - Computer systems design and related services 551
5416 - Management, scientific and technical consulting services 405
8112 - Electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance 19
8113 - Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (except automotive and electronic) and maintenance 21
TOTAL 1912

Source: Statistics Canada - Canadian Business Patterns, June 2016

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.

Oakville's manufacturing and technology leaders

Ford Motor Company of Canada

Ford Motor Company of Canada

The Ford Motor Company of Canada has invested over $700 million into their Oakville facility in recent years.

Promation Nuclear Inc.

Promation Nuclear Inc.

Promation Nuclear Inc. is working with SNC-Lavalin and Aecon on the Darlington Retube & Refurbishment project. 

Hooper Welding

Hooper Welding

This long-standing Oakville company is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of pressure vessels, custom steel and alloy fabrication.

UTC Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems has one of the largest, most advanced test facilities in North America right here in Oakville

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