This paper was prepared for the Auto Labour Market Information (LMI) Project, now known as the Future of Canadian Automotive Labourforce (FOCAL) Initiative.
The goal of the project is to help stakeholders better understand the automotive labour market. The Project will create industry-validated, regional, occupational supply and demand
analyses and forecasts and skill profiles for skilled trades and other key skilled occupations in
the broader automotive sector including vehicle assemblers, parts manufacturers and
technology companies that supply the industry. The project will also examine various labour
market trends in the sector and facilitate discussions among stakeholders about how to
address any forecasted skills shortages and other labour market challenges. The planned
outcome of the project is enhanced regional labour market information that will support
colleges, employers, policy makers and other stakeholders in taking practical steps to address
skills shortages and other labour market challenges in the automotive sector.