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Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers classified in the following unit groups: <i>Machinists and Machining and Tooling Inspectors</i> (7231), <i>Tool and Die Makers</i> (7232) and <i>Machining Tool Operators</i> (9511). They are employed by metal products manufacturing companies and machine shops.
foreman/woman, automotive machine shop, foreman/woman, machinists, foreman/woman, maintenance machine shop, foreman/woman, tool and die makers, supervisor, machine shop, supervisor, machinists, supervisor, metal mould and metal patternmakers, supervisor, tool and die inspectors.
- Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who machine metal into parts, products, tools and dies or moulds with precise dimensions
- Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
- Requisition materials and supplies
- Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity
- Train or arrange for training of workers
- Recommend personnel actions such as hiring and promotions
- Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed
- Prepare production and other reports
- May set up machines and equipment and write programs for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools
- May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
Outlook & Prospects for Supervisors, Machinists and Related Occupations in Kingston - Pembroke Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Ontario.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||N/A||N/A|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||N/A||N/A|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||N/A||N/A|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- The Home Depot Canada opened a national distribution centre in Vaughan, employing approximately 400 staff
- Aecon Construction Ltd. will replace two bridges on Highway 401 over Cornwall Centre Road, generating 115 construction jobs. The project is currently underway and is expected to be completed in October 2014.
- After receiving a pre-approval license from Health Canada, WeedMD is opening a medical marijuana facility in Aylmer, near London. The company expects to hire as many as 100 workers over the next two years.
- K2 Wind Ontario started hiring for the construction of a 140-turbine wind farm in Huron County at the end of March. The wind towers will be manufactured in Windsor and the turbine blades in Tillsonburg.
- The Ontario Government is supporting NutraBlend Foods, a producer of protein supplements, to build a new plant in Brantford, creating 53 jobs
- Thomas Canning Maidstone Ltd. in Essex County will receive $3M from the provincial government towards the cost of a new fruit and vegetable canning facility, creating 40 jobs
- Auto parts manufacturer Brose Canada Inc. will receive about $1M in funding that will allow the company to acquire new manufacturing equipment, creating 20 new jobs in London
- The Muskoka Community Network will receive more than $1.4M in federal funding to continue to implement telecommunications solutions for small businesses in the Muskoka region, including expanding broadband access, which is expected to create 20 new jobs
- Rygar Development will build a 33-storey mixed-use apartment tower in downtown London. The project, valued between $80M and $100M, will include 248 apartments, retail and office space and parking.
- Sudbury-based Capital Construction is scheduled to begin renovating Laurentian University's Great Hall at a cost of $2.09M starting spring 2014. The renovation is part of a $50M campus-wide revitalization effort over three years.
- The Ontario government is supporting the expansion of three manufacturing companies in the Kitchener-Cambridge area. Answer Precision, Meridian Manufacturing Group and Cambridge Towel will create 10, 18 and 10 jobs respectively.
- The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited jointly received more than $2M in funding to develop an e-bingo platform and game development kit. The project will create 10 jobs with the potential for more in the future.
- MacPherson Master Builders announced three home building projects in the Blue Mountain and Collingwood area. The builder will add hundreds of new homes to the area over the course of the next ten years.
- NextEra Energy Canada is constructing giant turbines at wind farms in Middlesex County, which should generate electricity to the grid by the end of June. In February, the company had 300 construction workers at its Bornish wind farm and between 50 to 100 in Adelaide.
- Scotiabank is hiring nine full-time bilingual staff at its customer contact centre in Cornwall
- Kitchener City Councillors awarded an $11.7M contract to Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc. to upgrade the County Courthouse. The upgrades are expected to be completed in 2015.
- Algoma District School Board will spend $7.7M to upgrade and renovate several schools
- Trillium Lakelands District School Board is spending about $5.5M to upgrade local area schools
- The St. Lawrence Parks Commission announced the final phase of the refurbishment of the 1000 Islands Recreational Trail between Gananoque and Brockville. The project, valued at $2M, is expected to be completed this year.
- Dalren Limited was awarded a $1.99M tender by the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to construct six additional classrooms at Harry J. Clarke Public School in Belleville. Construction is scheduled for completion by September 2014.
- Huron District Contracting Ltd. started construction on a $1M project on Huntsville's downtown dock located on the Muskoka River, expected to be completed by mid-May
- W.S. Morgan Construction Ltd. will begin construction of a new public elementary school in Parry Sound in early spring 2014
- London city council has approved a plan by Farhi Holdings Corporation for a pharmacy at the northeast corner of Oxford and Waterloo streets
- Cineplex Entertainment will open a new 10-screen theatre later this year at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, featuring three adult-only VIP Cinema auditoriums and seating for more than 1,700 guests
- The University of Windsor approved plans for an $8.4M welcome centre to be located near Wyandotte Street West and Sunset Avenue. Hariri Pontarini Architects and Amico Design Build Inc. will design and construct the 18,000-sq.-ft. multi-level structure.
- Manitou Gold Inc. commenced drilling at its Elora and Kenwest properties located at the north end of Upper Manitou Lake
- Tim Hortons Incorporated is planning to open 500 new outlets in Canada by 2018. Specific locations have not been announced.
- The new Wacky Wings sports bar, restaurant and entertainment centre will open on March 3 in Brantford
- A new Bed Bath & Beyond store opened on Henry Street in Brant
- Chrysler Canada Incorporated is cutting approximately half of the workforce at its national parts distribution centre in Mississauga
- St. Joseph's Health Care in London will cut 14 full-time jobs, including six registered nurses. The new budget will see the overall reduction of 33 positions, 19 of those through attrition.
- Layoffs at KGHM International Ltd.'s McCreedy West mine in Sudbury, initially expected to total up to 70, have been reduced to 25
- Kingsmill's department store will close after 148 years in London
- General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada in London obtained a 14-year contract to design and manufacture armoured vehicles for Saudi Arabia. The project is expected to support about 1,200 jobs in southern Ontario and another several hundred jobs nationally.
- Bondfield Construction Company Limited will begin work on Phase 2 of the Laurentian School of Architecture expansion in Sudbury in March. The $23.9M development is expected to create approximately 100 jobs for local tradespeople and labourers.
- Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited is adding the Ford Edge utility vehicle to the production line at its Oakville Assembly plant. This initiative follows the company's multi-million dollar investment in the plant last year.
- Vale Canada Limited opened its Totten Mine in Worthington, creating 150 permanent jobs
- Construction is expected to begin in March on Resolute Forest Products' new sawmill in Sapawe, near Atikokan. The project will support approximately 100 construction jobs.
- COM DEV International Ltd. is receiving a $1M provincial grant to support an investment in new technology and expansion at its facility in Cambridge, creating 75 jobs. The company designs and manufactures space hardware.
- Broccolini Construction Inc. is developing a mixed-use complex in downtown Ottawa, which will include condominium residences and a 148-room hotel under the ALT Hotel banner
- Hard Rock Medical, a television series filmed in the Sudbury area, received $712,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation towards the production of its second season. The funding is expected to create 50 jobs.
- The University of Ottawa is investing in a $17.5M student residence on Henderson Avenue, with construction expected to start in the summer. The four-storey building will provide housing to 169 students.
- Fiddick's Nursing Home in Petrolia recently opened 36 additional long-term care beds resulting from a $12M expansion project
- AV Terrace Bay Inc. is hiring millwrights, engineers, electricians, pipefitters, welders, managers and other skilled workers at its pulp mill in Terrace Bay
- Len Corcoran Excavating Ltd. will begin work in March 2014 on a $8.3M reconstruction of a section of Princess Street in Kingston, employing between 20 and 40 construction workers
- The Windsor Police Service is currently hiring police cadets and has launched a recruitment drive aimed at attracting women and minorities, with several information sessions planned
- Kallo Inc. announced plans to establish a global head office in Markham in June 2014. The company provides information technology expertise to the healthcare sector.
- Windsor's City Council has approved plans to spend $9M to build two new fire stations and withdraw three others from service by December 2014
- The federal and provincial governments have each contributed $577,139 towards the completion of a detailed design and schematics for a new event and convention centre in downtown Thunder Bay. The project will create up to five full-time positions.
- United Airlines, Inc. will be cutting jobs across Canada including 95 customer service jobs in Toronto due to outsourcing. The staff reduction will take effect in about three months.
- BlackBerry laid off 90 more employees in Waterloo at the end of January as the company continues to restructure
- Minto Group Inc. will be converting its Minto Suite Hotel in Ottawa into rental apartments, which will result in the phased elimination of less than 50 positions starting as early as this spring
- Blueballoon, a private health centre that provides services to children with special needs, is closing its Burlington and Waterloo locations
- The $200M Outlet Collection mall in Niagara-on-the-Lake featuring 100 retail stores is scheduled to open on May 15, 2014 and will create about 1,500 full-time and part-time jobs in the mall's food and store operations
- ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. in Hamilton will undertake $87M in upgrades to two of its coke plants over the next five years. The steelmaking company also expects to replace more than 1,000 retired workers over the same period.
- Panera Bread, a United States-based bakery-café franchise, opened in Nepean creating 50 positions. The company is planning to open more locations in the City of Ottawa.
- Construction is underway in Wallaceburg on the $20M conversion of the Oaks Inn into a retirement residence. Once the project is complete, it is expected to create approximately 40 jobs.
- The City of Kingston is accepting on-line applications for approximately 200 summer student jobs. The application deadline is March 14, 2014.
- Lifetime Developments plans to establish four restaurants in Toronto by fall 2015. The restaurants will be located at the site of the World's Biggest Bookstore, which is set to close in March 2014.
- A retail plaza is under construction on Wellington Street West in Guelph and will include a natural food store, restaurant, liquor store, coffee shop and other retailers. The project is a joint venture between Belmont Equity Partners and First Plazas Inc.
- ANDRITZ HYDRO Canada Inc. opened a new facility in Peterborough to manufacture equipment for hydroelectric generating stations, creating 13 new jobs
- Four Points by Sheraton Waterloo-Kitchener Hotel & Suites recently opened in Waterloo
- A LCBO store opened at the Listowel Carriage Shopping Centre. The relocated store is planning to hire additional staff.
- Sawdust City Brewing Co. plans to open a craft brewery in Gravenhurst by May 2014
- The City of Kenora is soliciting proposals for food truck operators for the upcoming summer season. Proposals are due February 27, 2014.
- Invacare Corporation will be closing its plant in London by mid-2014, resulting in the loss of up to 71 jobs. The company manufactures health care-related equipment and furniture for long-term care facilities.
- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. will eliminate more than 40 positions at its pharmaceutical and medicinal manufacturing facility in Belleville
- Western Waffles Corp. temporarily laid off 50 to 60 workers at its Brantford bakery product manufacturing plant
- 97 Pine, a business hub offering office space for rent, has opened in Timmins
- The NAPP Canada Job Fair will take place on March 12 at The International Centre in Mississauga
- The Bilingual Link Career Fair and Skills Expo will take place on March 19 at the Hotel Novotel Toronto Mississauga Centre
- The Canada Job Expo will take place on March 19 at the North York Memorial Hall
- The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will take place on March 19 at the Mississauga Convention Centre
- Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. will begin a $686.5M upgrade of its pipeline system in late 2014 in the Greater Toronto Area
- Flying Colours Corp., an aviation services company in Peterborough, is expanding and creating up to 100 jobs including engineers, mechanics, electricians, painters, woodworkers and custom upholsterers
- FedNor announced $600,000 in funding over two years for the Canadian Wood Council¿s Ontario WoodWORKS! Program. The initiative is expected to support around 150 small and medium-sized businesses.
- Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines is expected to begin blasting at its Hollinger property in Timmins. The project will create 60 additional jobs during the year.
- Natra is receiving a $2.85M provincial loan assistance as it establishes a chocolate manufacturing facility in London, creating about 56 jobs in the region
- Airbus Helicopters Canada will be adding a new production line at its Fort Erie production facility, creating about 40 new high-skill manufacturing jobs. The company will be making engine cowlings for the EC225 aircraft which is sold worldwide.
- Tembec Inc. is seeking to fill up to 40 positions at its pulp mill in Kapuskasing over the course of 2014. Potential openings are in maintenance and for individuals with trades, power engineering and mobile vehicle certifications.
- Walmart Canada plans to invest in various supercentre projects as well as expand its e-commerce and distribution network nationally over the coming year. Specific locations will be announced as the projects are finalized.
- Supply Chain Management, Inc. is recruiting up to 20 managers and team leaders in operations, transportation and quality assurance for its distribution centre in Cornwall
- The Ontario government is supporting investments and expansions at two manufacturing companies in the Niagara area: Indexable Cutting Tools of Canada Ltd. in Welland and Niagara Piston Inc. in Beamsville will create 10 and 15 new jobs respectively
- IBS of Northern Ontario, a distributor of lead acid batteries, is expanding in Sudbury. The company received $600,000 in funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation towards the construction of a 7,600-sq.-ft. warehouse and retail store.
- Giant Tiger Stores Limited will be opening a new location at the Willow West Mall in Guelph this June
- Goldeye Explorations Limited is expected to begin drilling at its Weebigee property near Sandy Lake
- U.S. Steel Canada announced plans to lay off 175 non-unionized workers at its Hamilton and Lake Erie locations. The impacted employees will include managers, shift supervisors and other administrative staff.
- Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. has laid off 144 employees as part of a series of cost-cutting measures
- Diageo Canada Inc. issued lay-off notices to 103 staff at its distillery in Amherstburg
- Knorr Brake Limited, a manufacturer of brakes for locomotives, has completed its planned shutdown of operations in Kingston, affecting 86 employees. The company is relocating production to the United States.
- Takumi Stamping Canada Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer, has temporarily laid off 50 workers in St. Thomas. A recall date is currently unknown.
- St-Albert Cheese Co-operative Inc. is expected to begin production at its new $30M facility in the spring following a fire last year. Approximately 100 employees, mostly rehires, will work at the plant once fully operational.
- Will O¿ Wind Farm in the Town of Mono will host the one-day equestrian cross-country event during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. The federal government is providing funding support for the course being built for the event.
- The 1,650-bed Toronto South Detention Centre has opened
- JVS Toronto will be holding a medical and healthcare job fair on February 26, 2014 at 2868 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough. Pre-registration is required to attend.
- The Mississauga Career Fair will take place on February 27, 2014 at the Living Arts Centre. Admission is free with pre-registration.
- The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Employment & Literacy Services is hosting a job fair on March 6, 2014 at the Huntsville Place Mall
- The Prince Edward County job fair will take place at the Prince Edward Community Centre in Picton on February 19, 2014 to fill over 150 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions
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