Career Pathways

Engineering and Technical

This occupation groups includes all technical and engineering position that support auto and parts manufacturing and assembly such as mechanical, mechatronics, electrical, electronics and electromechanical and materials engineers and technologists.

Computer Aided Design CAD software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
The MathWorks MATLAB
CNC Machining
Milling machines
Quality Control Analysis
Microsoft Project
Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Production Management
Workplace collaboration software
Electronic design software
Graphics or photo imaging software
Database user interface and query software
Data analytics
Systems engineering software
Battery knowledge

Critical Thinking
Complex Problem Solving
Operation Monitoring
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Judgment and Decision Making
Active Listening

Courses and Certificates

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Algonquin College

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (formerly AutoCAD)
Computer Information Systems
Cyber Security Analysis (Co-op and Non Co-op Option)

Centennial College

Technology Foundations

Conestoga College
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
Fanshawe College

Electrical Techniques

Georgian College

Information Systems Security
Project Management
Research Analyst
Artificial Intelligence – Architecture, Design, and Implementation

Humber College

AutoCAD Design

Loyalist College

Electrical Engineering Technician – Industrial
Project Management

Mohawk College

Computer Science – Software Engineering Specialist
AutoCAD Design

Sault College

Project Management (Part Time Continuing Education)
Welding Techniques
Welding Techniques (Fort Frances)

St. Lawrence College

Instructional Design
Project Management

University of Windsor

Industrial and Management Engineering
Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification: Level One

General Assembly

Software Engineering (mostly workshops)

Georgian College

AutoCAD Introduction
Diversity and Inclusion
Developing Effective Teams
Critical Thinking in Practice
Quality Management
Intro to Project Management

JRS College

Engineering Design and Drafting Technologist

Niagara College

AutoCAD Operator

Sheridan College

Computer Aided Design

University of Windsor

Foundations in Mechanical Engineering
Mechanism Design and Animation with CATIA v5

Canadore College

Artificial Intelligence
Fundamentals of CAD
Introduction to Project Management
Project Leadership

Vector Institute

AI Certificate Courses


Communication and Leadership Courses

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST)

Computer skills
Enhanced Language Training for Internationally Trained Professionals

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

Lean Manufacturing Courses
Safety Courses

Mechanical engineers
Electrical and electronics engineers
Industrial and manufacturing engineers
Metallurgical and materials engineers
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
Industrial engineering and manufacturing technologists and technicians
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
Government of Canada Job Bank

Employer Resources


Co-operative Education Tax Credit

Refundable tax credit for businesses that employ post-secondary students enrolled in a qualifying co-operative program.


Employment Insurance Work-sharing Program

Work-Sharing (WS) is an adjustment program designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs when there is a temporary reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to employees eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who work a temporarily reduced work week while their employer recovers.


OVIN Talent Edge

OVIN Talent Edge provides subsidies for SMEs to acquire talent


Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ)

The program provides wage subsidies to employers with 50 or fewer full-time employees, to create quality summer work experiences for young people aged 15 to 30 years. Not-for-profit employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 100% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage. Public and private sector employers are eligible to receive funding for up to 50% of the provincial or territorial minimum hourly wage.


Discover Ability Network (OCC)

Discover Ability is a free online portal and resource that connects Ontario businesses directly to people with disabilities. The online portal connects employers directly with persons with disabilities seeking employment, includes a 6-step guide acts as a great resource for employers, and provides answers to any questions employers may have when hiring—and retaining—employees with disabilities.


Employment Ontario – Employment Services Network

Information about training programs, wage incentives and other recruitment support is provided at the Employment Ontario Network website. These organizations facilitate apprenticeships by providing signing and completion incentives.


Canada Ontario Jobs Grant

The Canada-Ontario Job Grant will fund, 5/6 of a worker’s eligible training costs, to a maximum of $10,000/per employee for employers with less than 100 employees. For larger employers with 100 or more employees, funding is set at 50% up to $10k per trainee.


Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP)

School-to-work transition program available to students in Grades 11 and 12. Students earn cooperative education credits through work placements in skilled trades. Screening and hiring at no cost to employer.


Student Work Placement Program

The Student Work Placement Program gives post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study. Employers can receive:


Temporary Foreign Worker Program/Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program

For employers who have been unable to recruit Canadian citizens or permanent residents for job openings, the TFWP makes it possible to hire workers from abroad. Employers might also find a qualified foreign worker already in Canada, such as a foreign worker who is about to complete a job contract with another employer or a foreign national holding an open work permit that allows the employee to work for any employer in Canada.


WIL Digital Subsidy

ICTC’s WIL Digital is an innovative Work Integrated Learning program that helps employers grow their businesses by providing financial assistance for hiring post-secondary students in ICT.


Career Ready

The Canadian Tooling and Machining Association (CTMA) and Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association (APMA) offers a program to help close the skilled trades gap in the Machine, Tool, Die & Mould (MTDM) sector, in support of the auto manufacturing industry.


Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) — Youth Employment Program

Provides Funding to hire students


Mitacs Accelerate

Supports employers access top-ranked research talent


Ontario Job Creation Partnerships

Work experience program for unemployed job seekers in Ontario


GO Talent

Connect with international IT professionals immigrating to Canada


The Vector Digital Talent Hub

Connects employers with talent in machine learning


Guide for Mentoring Students

Guide for federal public service departments and agencies to mentoring students


Manufacturing Recovery Support Program

Sessions focused on overcoming the impacts of the pandemic on the industry


Experiential and Work-Integrated Learning

Connects employers/community partners to talent pipelines to create a future-ready workforce


Becoming a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

Diversity and Inclusion Readiness Scale


Equity in the Workplace

Reference tools, learning materials and short videos to support employers in building a diverse workforce


Leadership Accord on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Public commitment by Canadian employers, educators, unions, associations and governments to promote workforce diversity within their organisations


From Disability to Inclusion

Resource Kit for Hiring and Retaining People with Disabilities (focused on electricity sector but can be used for reference)


Advancing Gender Equality

Webinar series on advancing gender equality in the workplace


NEADS – Funding to Accommodate Employees with Disabilities

List of links to information on federal and provincial funds designed to help prepare individuals with disabilities for the workforce


Hire an Apprentice

How to take on an apprentice and how it benefits you as an employer


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