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April 14, 2021  

Take the 2021 Manufacturing Management Salary Survey Now

Salary information, which is kept confidential, helps to compare manufacturing wages to industry averages.

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January 5, 2021  

Survey illustrates where business added automation in 2020

Increased efficiencies, cost reductions, social distancing highlights tech implementations

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May 27, 2020  

Manufacturers’ output down, expected to last months yet: CME

Half of survey respondents say production is down between 25% and 50%, more than 50% for a quarter of companies.

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May 25, 2020  

Low profits, few customers in post pandemic recovery: BC survey

43% businesses think they will need government incentives to continue operating.

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October 21, 2019  

Skills shortage hampers manufacturers’ competitiveness: CME

Survey shows 85% of companies from across Canada are having trouble filling job vacancies.

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August 29, 2019  

Right facts doesn’t always mean having the right answer: survey

Project explores how people’s ideas are shaped by the information they consume.

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July 19, 2019  

Firms know little about CETA as Canada pushes diversifying exports

Government survey shows only 7% of the polled businesses were familiar with details of the Canada-EU deal.

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December 4, 2018  

Canada’s employers boost salaries to attract new talent

But the Hays annual salary survey shows pay for existing staff lags.

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September 7, 2016  

Almost 50% of Canadians living paycheque to paycheque

Most are struggling to put away 5% of their paycheques.

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December 14, 2015  

How will Alberta’s carbon tax affect your business?

Attention Alberta businesses! Fill out this short survey from Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters!

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September 9, 2015  

Canadian workers pessimistic about financial future

Payroll survey reveals they expect to work longer, average retirement age 63.

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May 11, 2015  

Record number of Canadian businesses looking at deals

EY survey reveals there’s opportunities for strategic and innovative deals despite iffy economic sentiment.

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October 23, 2014  

Family business a ‘good news story’ in the economy

PwC survey suggests attracting and retaining talent remains a challenge as boomers enter retirement.

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April 14, 2014  

Executives’ confidence in global economy up 24%: EY

Improved confidence means companies are planning on pursuing more M&A activity in the next 12 months, survey suggests.

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March 5, 2014  

Digital investment to disrupt and drive mining, metals: survey [INFOGRAPHIC]

Investment will continue to rise as companies seek to maintain competitive position, control costs and stay viable.

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February 24, 2014  

Canadian biz face lower economic crime, but fraudsters keep up

Asset misappropriation and procurement fraud are most common crimes encountered by Canadian businesses.

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January 21, 2014  

Social media becoming more important tool for investors, survey shows

Institutional investors globally remain skeptical but recognize growing importance of social media.

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January 21, 2014  

Businesses divided on skills gap tactics

Survey shows 71% of employers note responsibility to provide training programs but only 29% offer them.

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December 12, 2013  

Manufacturers are poised for growth in 2014

PLANT’s 2014 Outlook survey shows execs are gearing up for better times.

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October 8, 2013  

75% of small Ontario businesses not hiring in 2014

Meridian survey says top challenges are cash flow and work/family balance.

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September 3, 2013  

Surveys find China’s manufacturing improves in August

HSBC purchasing managers’ index shows slight expansion, a sign the economy is stabilizing.

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June 14, 2013  

Summer job market heating up, especially in manufacturing: BMO

Survey shows plants among mostly likely to hire students, recent grads.

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June 11, 2013  

Small business is a big job creator

Word of mouth recommendation remains tops for landing a job with small businesses.

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June 3, 2013  

Non-tax business unit leaders unfamiliar with tax risk management

Tax controversies, while not uncommon, are increasing according to Ernst & Young survey.

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March 12, 2013  

Manufacturers expect lukewarm hiring climate in Q2

Hiring outlook for manufacturers drops four percentage points from Q1.

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January 30, 2013  

Consumer technology is changing business: study

Canadian companies are not only embracing consumer technologies, they’re enabling them.

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October 18, 2012  

Manufacturers confident profits will grow by 2015: CME

Survey says manufacturers still concerned with lacking national strategy towards productivity, skills gap and trade.

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September 25, 2012  

Defined benefit pension plans key to employment decisions

Employer-sponsored programs take on heightened importance: Towers Watson.

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September 12, 2012  

Companies have ‘gut feeling’ business to improve: PwC

Most SME’s expecting growth of 4% or more.

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May 9, 2012  

Canuck CEOs trailing globally on R&D investment plans: PwC

Canadian CEOs are missing the boat when it comes to R&D and innovation plans for everyhting from new products and services to finding cost reductions in existing practices, according to a global survey by PwC.

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March 21, 2012  

Job interview faux pas: nodding off

It’s difficult enough for candidates to land an interview in a tough hiring environment like manufacturing. For some, landing a face-to-face results in them falling on their faces.

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March 14, 2012  

Upbeat hiring climate in Q2: Manpower

Canadian manufacturers are reporting a slightly diminished, yet respectable hiring climate during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest results of the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.