Advanced manufacturing in Mississauga is adjusting and growing: aerospace engineering and technical training, specialized automotive and parts manufacturing, all the skills needed in technology manufacturing, assembly and distribution. The economy here is transforming and local companies are driving those changes.
Mississauga - Ontario, Canada offers apprenticeship programs for more than 150 skilled trades. Programs range from two to five years with a blend of on-the-job training and in-class learning at a local college of applied arts and technology.
According to KPMG's Competitive Alternatives 2012 study, labour costs in Canada including wages and salaries, employer-paid statutory plans, payroll taxes and other employment benefits are among the lowest of G7 countries. Healthcare is universal and labour costs are second lowest in the industrialized world; two strong arguments for choosing Mississauga's talent advantage.
Every income bracket has the opportunity for an exceptional lifestyle. This is a significant benefit of choosing Mississauga for any business that employs skilled and semi-skilled labour. There are affordable neighbourhoods with good schools and recreational options for all. The secondary and part-time job markets are strong and stable. The transit system is growing and already among the most comprehensive in Canada.
Mississauga is the Canadian home to some of the world's best companies. Fortune 500 and Fortune 500 Global companies, top Canadian technology firms, financial institutions and resources firms - the list is very long. The point is much shorter: Our industry clusters and top-ranked global corporations attract talent to Mississauga. So no matter what sector your business is in, there will be a consistent supply of new recruits, training and skills development.
If you can dream it, we can build it. (In addition to welding it, wiring it, testing it and mass-producing it.) Mississauga is home to an amazing array of engineers and technicians, skilled trades, experienced manufacturing, distribution and transportation labour, processing talent, entrepreneurs and computer sciences employees. We offer a full slate of apprenticeship training, and we're a cultural magnet for skilled and semi-skilled labour from around the world. This near endless access to motivated talent has also produced a strong foundation of supplier-class companies; the commercial infrastructure, required to make just about everything, is located right here - usually within just a few minutes of wherever you set up operations.