Career Pathways


The occupations in the Manufacturing group are positions that are needed throughout the entire manufacturing and assembly process of auto parts, including transmission and power train components, engines and engine parts, body parts and trim, electronics, braking systems, and steering and suspension components.

Computer Aided Design CAD
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Data entry software
CNC Machining
Lathe machines
Power tools
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Production Management
Project management software
Development environment software
Operating system software
Product design*
3D Printing
Advanced manufacturing

Critical Thinking
Operation Monitoring
Reading Comprehension
Quality Control Analysis
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

Canadore College

Artificial Intelligence
Fundamentals of CAD
Fundamentals of Operating Systems
Introduction to Project Management
Manufacturing Leadership
Project Leadership

Conestoga College

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

George Brown College

Quality Management

Georgian College

Project Management
Research Analyst
Artificial Intelligence – Architecture, Design, and Implementation
AutoCAD Introduction
Diversity and Inclusion
Developing Effective Teams
Critical Thinking in Practice
Quality Management
Intro to Project Management

Humber College

Fundamentals of Quality Assurance
AutoCAD Design

Lambton College

Quality Assurance

Loyalist College

Project Management

Mohawk College

Mechanical Design
AutoCAD Design

Niagara College

AutoCAD Operator

Sault College

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

Sheridan College

Computer Aided Design

St. Lawrence College

Instructional Design
Project Management

University of Windsor

Industrial and Management Engineering
Six Sigma Green Belt
Mechanism Design and Animation with CATIA v5

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

Motor vehicle assemblers, inspectors and testers
Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers
Mechanical assemblers and inspectors
Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators
Robotics Technicians
Manufacturing managers
Supervisors, motor vehicle assembling
Supervisors, electronics manufacturing
Supervisors, electrical products manufacturing
Supervisors, other products manufacturing and assembly
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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