MRO Magazine

Ontario supports manufacturing with 969 new and existing jobs


April 1, 2011
By PEM Magazine

Ontario is helping to create and support a total of 969 new and existing jobs, including manufacturing jobs with Pratt & Whitney, Kellogg, Sungrow Canada and medical equipment maker Best Theratronics. With the government’s support, these businesses are expanding or developing new products and services and strengthening Ontario’s economy:

Pratt & Whitney Canada is creating 80 new jobs in Mississauga and investing in new technology, equipment and research and development.  The company is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of gas turbine engines for the aerospace industry.

Best Theratronics is creating 100 new jobs in Ottawa and improving existing product lines and developing new technologies.  The company develops and manufactures medical equipment used to treat cancer and make blood supplies safer. 

Sungrow Canada is creating 50 new jobs and establishing Vaughan as its North American headquarters.  The company manufactures equipment for the clean solar power industry.

Kellogg Canada is creating 40 new jobs as it plans to add a new cereal production line in Belleville.  This investment will make the plant among the most sophisticated in the company’s worldwide operations.

• Eagle Feather Air Inc. is creating up to five new jobs. As a new helicopter service, the company will provide more flights in the Sault Ste. Marie region and surrounding rural First Nation communities.

Additionally, more than 400 youth will gain valuable job experience to prepare for their future careers through internships and co-op placements across Northern Ontario.

Partnering with local business is a key component of the Open Ontario plan and of 2011 Ontario Budget – Turning the Corner, to create and support 10,000 new and existing jobs.

Quick Facts

  • These investments are part of initiatives announced in the 2011 Ontario Budget – Turning the Corner for a better tomorrow.
  • Ontario has recovered 91 per cent of the jobs lost during the recession.
  • These projects represent business investments of more than $200 million.
  • As a result of the tax changes in Ontario, taxes on business investment were cut in half, making Ontario more competitive and encouraging new business investments.