Oakville stands out as a Canadian centre for manufacturing knowledge and know-how thanks to our community of trained and experienced workers.
A Canadian leader in advanced manufacturing knowledge and know-how, Oakville has over 9,000 trained and experienced workers in the manufacturing sector.
Oakville is also home 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 manufacturing success.
Home to a dynamic cluster of major manufacturing employers
Advanced manufacturing companies in Oakville form a collection of businesses supporting innovation and growth, 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, Mancor Canada Inc., VAC Developments Ltd., and IPEX.
Transportation and logistics
Manufacturing companies in Oakville 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 airport.
Living and working in Oakville means being surrounded by opportunities for higher education and technical training. There are no limits on employee advancement here.
Along with Sheridan College, the town is fortunate to have nine accredited universities, as well as seven technical colleges within an hour of downtown. Supporting Oakville’s excellence in advanced manufacturing, Sheridan College offers new degree programs and a broad range of technical training.
Both the federal and Ontario governments recognize fierce international competition in the manufacturing sector and have responded with a range of incentives, tax credits and programs designed to help make businesses more competitive.
Other initiatives like the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) can benefit Oakville’s manufacturers by offering a wide variety of services designed to help companies accelerate the growth of their business through innovation and technology.
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.