FCA merger into Stellantis viewed as positive for Ontario’s auto industry

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star January 14, 2021 The finalization of the Peugeot SA and Fiat Chrysler merger on Saturday is being hailed as a positive and necessary development for the domestic auto sector. “In these affairs there’s usually a dominant partner, but this one is unique in they’re equal sized partners. I think it’s a […]

Parts association’s new online program addresses shortage in skilled trades

Paul Brent, Automotive News Canada January 13, 2021 The Ontario auto parts industry is launching a new digital skills training platform this spring to address the growing shortage of skilled trades workers in the auto sector. The online learning platform from the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (AMPA) will offer programs in areas such as health […]

New Ontario agency targets auto investment as industry eyes China

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada January 5, 2021 The Government of Ontario — eager to attract a new plant from automakers in China — has created an agency to act as a “one-stop shop” for manufacturers scouting places to invest. Invest Ontario, created in July, is touted by the government as the “central agency for […]

What Canada might expect from a Joe Biden presidency

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada November 27th, 2020 Joe Biden as the next president of the United States will have far-reaching implications for the Canadian auto industry on everything from trade and tariffs to emissions and electric-vehicle adoption. The next four years are expected to be vastly different from the previous term under U.S. President […]

Ontario spending $9M to help people prepare for auto sector careers

CTV News, Windsor August 31st, 2020 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association is receiving more than $2 million on 669 jobs for post-secondary students. “Everything in the globally competitive automotive sector comes down to the people you can recruit, train and retain,” said Flavio Volpe, president of the association. “Thanks to the support from the Ontario […]

Applications open for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP)

Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade August 18, 2020 Toronto — The Ontario government is launching the next round of applications for the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP). An important part of the government’s Driving Prosperity auto plan, the $10-million O-AMP provides auto parts companies with funding to invest in new technologies and support innovation in […]