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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 Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014
- Video game developer Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.'s $543M investment will create 800 jobs in Ontario by 2020
- Halton Region will invest $1.2B in its regional roads over the next 10 years
- APAC Customer Services, Inc. in Hamilton expects to staff 200 customer service and telesales positions at its call centre by this fall
- Construction of a new French immersion public school in north Oshawa will begin in the summer of 2015
- Homewood Suites by Hilton opened its new Waterloo/St. Jacobs location, featuring a four-storey, 97-suite hotel
- McCormick Canada, a producer of spices and other food products in London, will be expanding production and adding 40 jobs, including some former Kellogg employees
- Niagara Region will be hiring 18 additional emergency services personnel by the end of September
- V-Tech Engineering, Inc. has opened a new Canadian head office and bakery equipment manufacturing and testing facility in Richmond Hill
- Smithworks Brewing Company officially opened in July on Rye St. in Peterborough with a retail store and tasting room
- The Bourbon Barrel Saloon, a new country bar on King Street in Peterborough, is set to open within the next few weeks
- Frozen yogurt chain Menchie's opened a Windsor location on Dougall Avenue in June
- Algood Caster Innovations expects to double its manufacturing output as the company moves to its new facility in Brampton
- The Electrical College of Canada has opened a new campus in Mississauga
- London International Airport will be adding direct flights twice-daily to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey
- NECO Community Futures Development Corporation received $408,872 from the Government of Canada to establish a Northern Ontario pavilion at the 2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, allowing 50 businesses to showcase their products and services
- Microsoft Corporation announced that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs worldwide by June 2015. The number of positions impacted in Ontario is currently not known.
- The Pizza Hut restaurant in Brockville closed in July, affecting approximately 30 staff
- Skyline International Development Inc. announced a five-year $400M redevelopment plan for Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville, which includes new condos, cottages and a commercial village. The first condo, a 170-unit $55M project, will launch this summer.
- Town Shoes Limited will open its first two Canadian Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW Inc.) locations in Mississauga and Newmarket in August 2014
- Kodiak Group Holdings Company will close the Terra Nova Shoes plant in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland by the end of November and move production to a new plant in Cambridge, Ontario
- Construction is underway on the new Future Shop and Sally Beauty retail stores at Brookdale Square in Cornwall
- The Rainbow District School Board is hiring 15 early childhood educators, 13 educational assistants, 10 elementary school teachers, three student success teachers and two social workers
- Graham Construction & Engineering Inc. has been awarded a $44M contract to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant in Owen Sound, with construction due to start in August and completion scheduled for 2016
- B.D.M. Millwrights Inc. is expanding and will move from Blenheim to a larger facility in Chatham by the end of August. It is currently seeking 15 additional workers including millwrights, welder-fitters, fabricators and designers.
- The Region of Waterloo has budgeted $73M for the Grand River Transit fleet project which will include light rail and bus expansion. The region expects to add the equivalent of 11 new full-time staff in 2014.
- The Toronto Community Housing Corporation has selected seven vendors to deliver $12.7M in general repairs to over 1500 buildings starting in July 2014
- Medical and safety technology company Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA has opened a new office and design centre in Mississauga
- The Government of Canada has opened a new $400,000 state-of-the-art Asian carp science lab at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) in Burlington, adding five full-time staff and a number of short-term positions
- WIND Mobile opened two new locations in Brantford, a store at 84 Dalhousie St. and a standalone kiosk in Lynden Park Mall
- Sarnia-Lambton will host the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this November. The 24-game tournament will be held at RBC Centre, the Shores Recreation Centre and the Sarnia Arena.
- Sensient Flavors Canada Inc. announced the closure of its food manufacturing facility in Cornwall affecting approximately 50 employees
- Ontera, a telecommunications division of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, will lay off 40 employees over the next two years. Employees in North Bay, Timmins, Cochrane, New Liskeard and Sudbury will be affected.
- The Richard Ivey School of Business in London will be cutting more than 10 positions due to restructuring
- Cadillac Cabs Inc., Wallaceburg's sole taxi company, laid off six staff in July, including three dispatchers and three drivers
- Northland Power Inc. has received provincial approval to construct the 40-turbine Grand Bend Wind Farm near the eastern shores of Lake Huron. The $380M project is expected to generate 150 construction jobs and up to eight positions once operational.
- York Region Emergency Medical Services offered 56 positions to recently trained paramedics
- Advanced Medical Marihuana Canada has purchased a former greenhouse complex in Kincardine at the Bruce Energy Centre and is renovating the site. The company plans to begin operations this fall and expects to employ 20-30 staff in the first phase.
- Wellington County Council has approved $5M in funding for the construction of the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital and $4.4M for upgrades and renovations to Louise Marshall Hospital and Palmerston and District Hospital
- Dollar Tree Canada plans to open a new retail store in downtown Kingston this fall
- Steed and Evans Limited has been awarded a $5.7M contract to install new adapted Bus Rapid Transit (aBRT) stops and undertake the road construction on Hespeler Road in Cambridge
- Peak Engineering & Construction Ltd. was awarded $5.2M by Port Hope Council to renovate the Jack Burger Sports Complex in Port Hope. The one-year project is expected to begin soon.
- Bay City Contractors (Thunder Bay) Inc. received a $4.5M contract from Atikokan town council to reconstruct Willow Road
- The Windsor Family Credit Union has opened its eighth retail location in June in downtown Windsor
- East River Solutions Ltd., a machining company, has expanded into Wallaceburg with plans to hire five additional staff over the next year
- Rock-Tech, a mining equipment manufacturer, received $15,000 from FedNor to complete an operational assessment and increase production at the company's new 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sudbury
- Canada Post added a new outlet to the Canadian Tire location in Tillsonburg
- Grocery store chain Sobeys Inc. is closing seven stores in Ontario
- No Frills will close its grocery store at the Cornwall Square Shopping Centre in August, affecting approximately 60 staff
- Toronto's The Grid magazine, owned by Torstar Corporation, ceased publication in July, resulting in the loss of up to 22 jobs
- Savage Arms Canada Inc., a rifle manufacturer in Lakefield, will permanently lay off 15 temporary workers. Five full-time permanent employees will be laid off for the summer. Factory and workforce expansion plans remain in place over the next two years.
- The Near North District School Board has laid-off eight secondary school teachers due to declining enrollment
- Construction has started on the new $530M Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton
- Mady Development Corporation is developing a $210M mixed-use complex in Burlington, which will include condominium residences and hotel under the Delta Hotels and Resorts banner. The Bridgewater project is expected to create about 300 construction jobs.
- Rubicon Minerals Corporation is currently in the process of procuring equipment and hiring staff to replace on-site contractors at its Phoenix Gold mine in Red Lake. The project is scheduled to finish construction and begin production by mid-2015.
- Ubiquity Solar Inc. has received $3.1M from the Government of Canada for a proposed $11M pilot plant to build solar panel materials in Sarnia. The company plans to develop a full scale plant with a potential for 500 jobs over the next five years.
- Eacom Timber Corporation is scheduled to reopen its sawmill in Ear Falls in August 2014. The company is looking to hire around 60 employees for a single shift, with plans to hire another 40 employees after a second shift is added later next year.
- Tweed Inc., a fully-licensed medical marijuana producer based in Smiths Falls, plans to expand its workforce from 40 to over 100 employees once the facility is fully operational
- Canadore College received $2M from the Government of Canada to establish a research and testing facility at its Aviation Campus in North Bay, creating more than 40 full-time jobs
- Amherstburg's $34.1M upgraded wastewater treatment plant officially opened in June
- Tambro Construction has been awarded a $10.5M tender to construct St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School in Winona, Hamilton. Construction is expected to begin shortly, with a completion date of September 2015.
- An $8.4M expansion and renovation project is currently underway at the Bells Corners Technology Park in Ottawa. The facility will house a new campus for engineering firm Golder Associates.
- The $15M Lincoln Community Complex featuring an NHL-sized hockey rink and library branch opened in Beamsville
- Swiss Space Systems Holding SA announced its partnership with the City of North Bay and Canadore College, which will see the company conduct tests of its SOAR suborbital shuttle at the Jack Garland Airport beginning in 2014
- Construction is set to begin on the ten new T-hangars at the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport in Lindsay in July, with an expected completion date of this fall
- North Channel Cruise Line Inc. on Manitoulin Island has begun sightseeing tours of the North Channel
- BlackBerry has laid off 65 employees from its developer relations group in Waterloo. Job cuts follow a recent deal with Amazon.com that grants BlackBerry users access to Amazon's Appstore, eliminating the need for BlackBerry to develop consumer apps
- Sun Media Corporation closed its call centre at the Bayside Centre in Sarnia as operations were moved offshore, affecting about 80 workers
- Bell Media plans to cut up to 120 jobs across its Toronto television operations this summer
- Schneiders begins to shutdown its Kitchener plant until the end of 2014 and transfer production to its new $395M facility in Hamilton. Layoff notices will be given out in phases, affecting approximately 1200 manufacturing jobs.
- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation plans to cut an additional 1,000 to 1,500 jobs by 2020 as it moves towards digital and mobile services. The number of positions impacted in Ontario is currently not known.
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