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Ontario Council of Manufacturing Executives


Industrial Exception

oCME recently played an instrumental role in securing a continuation of the Industrial Exception in Ontario. Click here for more details on how we did it and how the win impacts you.

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For 150 years, manufacturing has powered Ontario's economic growth – creating good, high-paying jobs and driving investment in communities, large and small. From its roots in helping shape the construction of the Canadian National Railway to nurturing the new, world-class innovations of tomorrow, it is an industry that has endured through the best of the good times and the worst of the bad. 

Recently, there has been much debate around what lies ahead for the future of Ontario manufacturing. But while the headlines haven't always been positive, the numbers are telling a different story. In fact, last year alone, manufacturing sales rose six per cent to roughly $258 billion – a full 18 per cent higher than at the depth of the recession. 

The products we make are changing, too. Smokestacks and sprockets are imageries of the past; today, manufacturers are pioneers on the frontiers of technology, developing leading-edge solutions in everything from medical equipment to automobiles. To cultivate this new era of manufacturing prosperity, the sector needs a reinvigorated voice. 

That's why, this spring, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) – Canada's largest trade and industry association – is launching the Ontario Council of Manufacturing Executives (oCME): An exclusive group of senior industry leaders, who will come together to speak with one voice on priority issues impacting the province's small- and mid-sized manufacturers.

“The question isn't whether you can afford to join; it’s whether you can afford not to. Membership in CME gives you the access, expertise, services and knowledge that you cannot get from any other association in Canada.” 

Jake Tamminga
President, JAY-LOR International & oCME Member


To find common ground on priority issues impacting Ontario manufacturers and exporters, and to work alongside partners in both industry and the public sector to ensure the necessary policies, programs and services are in place to grow domestically and around the world.

Click here to read A Manufacturing Action Plan for Ontario, outlining oCME's priorities for driving investment, improving competitiveness, and creating jobs.

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