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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 Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014
- Haliburton County Council has awarded a $2M contract to Norway Asphalt Ltd. to pave a section of County Road 648 from the Dark Lake Bridge area to Highland Grove
- Magna International Inc.'s $1.5M expansion of its Dortec plant in Newmarket will create 75 new jobs
- Supply Chain Management in Cornwall is recruiting up to 64 full-time and part-time positions for its High Velocity Distribution Centre and up to 60 part-time positions at its Regional Distribution Centre
- HFI Pyrotechnics in Prescott and Heat-Line Corporation in Algonquin Highlands are expanding, creating 12 and six new jobs respectively
- Pembroke MDF Inc., a manufacturer of medium density fiberboards, will resume operations in July 2014, creating up to 140 jobs
- Ensyn Technologies Inc. will convert its Renfrew production facility to a dedicated biofuels facility and increase production capacity, creating 14 new jobs. The project, valued at $4M, is expected to be completed by mid-2014.
- Dollarama Inc. is planning to open an additional 400 stores in Canada over the next four years, including 85 in 2014. The majority of stores will be located in Ontario and Western Canada.
- Primero Mining Corp. has announced US$31.2M in capital expenditures and US$16.8M in capitalized exploration costs for the newly acquired Black Fox gold mine and Grey Fox property in Black River-Matheson near Timmins
- Temex Resources Corp. has begun a drill program at the Whitney Gold Project in Timmins. The project is a joint venture with Goldcorp Canada Ltd.
- Taskforce Engineering Inc. will build four new hangars at the Haliburton/Stanhope Municipal Airport in May
- Picturesque Stone, a company which specializes in handcrafted indoor and outdoor décor, is expanding in New Liskeard and looking to hire around 20 workers
- OutSpoken Brewing is opening in downtown Sault Ste. Marie
- Six businesses were awarded contracts collectively valued at nearly $13M for infrastructure improvements by the Thunder Bay city council
- Monkey See Monkey Do, an animated television series produced in the Sudbury area, received $701,276 from the Province of Ontario for its second season. The project is expected to create 42 jobs.
- The Halton District School Board will hire 21 teachers and administrators due to increased enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year
- Starbucks Corporation will open a second location in Belleville this summer
- Goldcorp Canada Ltd. has created eight jobs at its Musselwhite mine in Opapimiskan Lake
- The Government of Ontario is investing $23M over three years to purchase new motor coaches and refurbish rail coaches to improve transportation services of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
- Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. announced that it will be closing its Niagara Grain and Feed plant in Smithville on May 31, affecting about 20 local jobs. The company's plant in Ayr, near Waterloo, will close in April.
- The Biederman Equine Centre in Maidstone and the London Equine Hospital have recently closed, citing declines in business as a result of the cancellation of the Slots at Racetrack Program
- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will cut 657 jobs over the next two years as a result of budgetary constraints. The number of positions impacted in Ontario is currently unknown
- Presstran Industries in St. Thomas, a division of Magna International Inc., announced about 40 employees will be affected due to restructuring
- The Quinte Region Career & Training Fair will be held on April 24 at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre in Belleville
- The Trucking Network Job Fair will take place on May 10, 2014, at the Red Rose Convention Centre in Mississauga
- Shell Canada Products - Sarnia announced it has paused its liquefied natural gas project at the Corunna refinery. The project was expected to create up to 350 construction jobs and between six to ten new jobs once operational.
- The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group will hire 200 to 300 part-time employees over the next few months for positions at TD Place including ushers, concessions staff and guest services supervisors
- A $20M Fortinos store will open in the Fiesta Mall in Hamilton in July and will employ 300 people
- The Government of Ontario is investing $5M to expand Club Coffee's manufacturing facility in Etobicoke, creating over 130 jobs
- CapsCanada Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, will receive $1.5M from the province to upgrade its Tecumseh facility in Windsor-Essex by expanding the production line and installing new equipment, creating 34 jobs
- A new Winners opened at the Huntsville Place Mall, creating up to 60 jobs
- Six Greater Sudbury Area businesses received $3.8M from the Province of Ontario to expand, thereby creating 38 jobs
- K.D. Quality Pellets, located north of New Liskeard, will undergo further expansion following the arrival of new equipment. The company produces wood pellets for export and recently expanded its workforce to 17 employees.
- Weyerhaeuser Company Limited's TimberStrand lumber mill in Kenora is expected to reach full production by the end of 2014 in response to sustained growth in the U.S. housing market. The company is currently seeking to fill between 10 and 12 positions.
- Valet Car Wash opened in St. Catharines, employing 19 full and part-time staff
- Construction is expected to start this summer on a new Waterloo Region rapid transit line that will connect Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge
- The George Leach Centre at Algoma University will undergo a 10,000-sq.-ft. expansion with an additional $2M in funding from the Province of Ontario, creating five local jobs upon completion
- Real estate developer McCowan and Associates Ltd. started site work on the future Pearson Plaza in Elliot Lake
- Kerr Mines Inc. has contracted Cabo Drilling Corp. to begin advanced underground exploration consisting of drilling and test mining at the McGarry Deposit in Larder Lake
- Xmet Inc. has contracted Asinii Drilling Inc. to begin a drill program at the Blackflake graphite project near Hearst
- Bonnechere Excavating Inc. has been awarded an $853,000 tender to replace the County Road 14 bridge located in Demorestville, Prince Edward County
- The Hudson's Bay Co. re-opened a Zellers store in Bells Corners, in the west-end of Ottawa
- Construction is underway at the Hanover Raceway, including renovations to the restaurant and an expansion to the slots area. New jobs will be added to the facility when it re-opens and racing begins in June.
- Danford Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $1.6M tender to complete road improvements along Highway 62 in Madoc near Belleville
- Piroli Construction is in the final stages of building the Town of LaSalle's new $12.2M municipal complex on Malden Rd., which is expected to be completed by June
- Palmer Construction Group Inc. has been awarded a contract for $337,623 to complete the Industrial Park Drainage Outfall project in Wawa
- Medical marijuana grower Aphria has started production in Leamington in Essex County
- Construction on the $5M West Niagara Agricultural Centre fairgrounds in Lincoln is expected to be completed in September
- Bombardier Inc. has secured a contract extension valued at $160M to build another 60 Rocket subway cars for the Toronto Transit Commission. The contract will secure 180 jobs in Thunder Bay and provide work for employees through to 2015.
- The Government of Ontario is providing up to $500M as part of its five-year plan to support the horse-racing industry
- The London Health Science Centre will eliminate the equivalent of 107 full-time positions, including 27 nurses and 41 cleaners. Layoffs are not expected as positions will be eliminated through attrition.
- The Chapters Festival Hall bookstore at the corner of John and Richmond Streets in Toronto will close in May 2014
- American Standard Brands will close its bathroom fixture manufacturing facility in Cornwall in December 2014, and relocate production to the United States, affecting 43 employees
- Sarnia's Temple Christian Academy, an elementary school on Quinn Drive, will close this summer affecting 7 employees
- Macondo Books in Guelph will be closing this year and three employees will lose their job
- Blue Goose Pure Foods is winding down beef operations on Manitoulin Island. Efforts are being made to reassign five affected employees to the company's other operations comprising of a growing aquaculture business.
- The Matterhorn Restaurant on King Street West in Cobourg closed at the end of March as its owners retired
- Fiera Foods Company, a Toronto-based bakery products manufacturer, will create 224 jobs in Ontario during its $146M, five-year expansion project
- A Tim Hortons recently opened in Harrow in Essex County, creating 35 to 40 jobs
- AirBoss Rubber Compounding is planning to hire about 20 additional workers at its manufacturing plant in Kitchener when a new business contract comes into effect
- K. Knudsen Construction Ltd. was awarded a $1.86M contract by the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to retrofit schools in preparation for full-day kindergarten programs
- The Georgetown Market Place mall will open its second phase in April with several new stores
- Red River Co-op opened a gas station and store in Dryden, creating 14 jobs
- Coco Paving will undertake phase three of a project to reconstruct sections of Notre Dame Street in the Town of Lakeshore
- Descon Construction Ltd. was awarded a $1.3M contract by the Near North District School Board to renovate the Silver Birches Public School in North Bay
- The Shoppes of Gananoque, a mini-mall, is opening with several retail stores
- Toppers Pizza, Inc. has opened its first dine-in restaurant in Chelmsford
- Liquidation King opened a retail store at the Mohawk Plaza in Brantford
- A new Boston Pizza is opening at the Sherkston Shores resort in Port Colborne this summer
- Energex Tube is issuing indefinite layoff notices to 126 hourly and 36 salaried employees at its steel tubing manufacturing plant in Welland
- The Ottawa Hospital will be terminating 51 full-time health care, and administrative and support positions and a further 29 vacant positions will not be staffed due to budgetary reasons
- Bearskin Airlines is eliminating service to Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo and reducing flights on routes in Northern Ontario. An undetermined amount of staff will be laid off as a result of the company's restructuring.
- The provincial government has announced plans to upgrade its Kitchener GO train line to bring full-day, two-way service between the Greater Toronto Area and the Waterloo Region by 2016. The investment is expected to create more than 33,000 net new jobs.
- Development group marbleLIVE is planning to create a 100,000-sq.-ft. amusement complex in the Greater Toronto Area. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in the spring of 2015 and employ 230 full-time staff once fully operational.
- Parks Canada will invest $58M in capital projects and preventative maintenance along the Trent-Severn Waterway over the next two years. The projects include bridge and dam reconstruction in Peterborough, Bolsover, Hastings, Brighton and Healey Falls.
- Four manufacturers are expanding in Eastern Ontario: Moulure Alexandria Moulding, Montebello Packaging, Skotidakis Goat Farm and Ivaco Rolling Mills, creating 10, 15, 15 and 41 new jobs respectively
- Besserer Place, which includes 149 assisted-living apartments for seniors, opened in Orléans. The project represents phase two of the Bruyère Village seniors development complex.
- Target Canada will open its first downtown Toronto store in the fall of 2016 within the Harbour Plaza residential and commercial complex
- Wallbridge Mining Company Limited will begin production at its Broken Hammer project in Sudbury in April. The company contracted William Day Construction Limited to undertake the open-pit mining operations.
- The Sudbury Catholic District School Board plans to construct two new English elementary schools starting this summer
- Thunder Bay's three largest health care providers are jointly receiving $14M in provincial funding to improve access to health services. The initiative will support the recruitment of up to 10 full-time and 14 temporary emergency room doctors.
- Dr. David Diamond Dentistry Professional Corporation received $425,000 in funding from the Province of Ontario to purchase medical equipment and establish a specialized dentistry clinic in Sudbury, creating 10 jobs
- MacLean's Ales will expand its brewery operations, creating eight new jobs in the Town of Hanover. The initiative is receiving $472,780 in provincial funding support.
- Southside Group of London is set to begin construction in March on the $4M Central Lambton Family Health Team site at Englehart Park in Petrolia. The facility will open in the fall.
- Devolder Farms Inc. in Chatham-Kent is expanding and planning to hire additional staff
- The Town of Bracebridge has received $1.85M from the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program to rebuild uninsured infrastructure due to damage caused by flooding in 2013
- The City of Owen Sound is receiving $1.1M in provincial funding to upgrade sanitary sewers along a section of roadway. Funding was also allotted to improve water infrastructure in the Towns of Hanover and South Bruce Peninsula.
- Both Pet Valu locations in Sault Ste. Marie are expanding to offer additional services
- TAT's Computer Shop has opened in Espanola
- Studio123, a graphic design agency, will open in mid-April in the newly refurbished Muirhead Building in downtown Sudbury
- BlackBerry laid off 120 more workers in Waterloo as the company continues to restructure. The affected employees were part of the product development and wireless technology team.
- BlackBerry announced it will close its product development centre in Ottawa and has terminated 90 employees
- Copperfin Credit Union is closing branches in Keewatin, Schreiber and Marathon
- The Brockville General Hospital opened its newly renovated Charles Street Site Mental Health Inpatient Unit. The replacement unit can accommodate up to 27 patients.
- The Michener Institute's healthcare career fair will take place on April 2 in Toronto
- The Retail Job Fair will take place on April 16 at the Toronto Reference Library. Pre-registration is required to attend.
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