Toronto : The Government of Canada has announced support to Ford of Canada to create and maintain almost 800 jobs for Canadian workers.
Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said that his govt is committed to making Canada a world-leading centre for innovation and a top destination for businesses to invest, to help create good, well-paying jobs, and strengthen the middle class.
That is why the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced an investment of $102.4 million to Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. The Government of Ontario will contribute an additional $102.4 million in support of this project. These investments will attract an additional $1 billion in research and development spending from Ford of Canada, and lead to the creation and maintenance of almost 800 good, middle class jobs for Canadian workers.
Today’s announcement will help Ford of Canada transform its Windsor Operations into a world-class engine facility, which will result in an all-new global engine program that will support good, middle class jobs, and ensure the facility’s long-term future.
These investments will also strengthen Ford of Canada’s research and development capacity at existing facilities, including the Powertrain Engineering Research and Development Centre in Windsor.
The funding will also help establish the new Research and Engineering Centre in Ottawa, with additional locations in Waterloo and Oakville, which will focus on connectivity research and development across infotainment, in-vehicle modems, gateway modules, driver-assist features, and self-driving cars. The Centre will support good, middle class jobs and equip Canadians working in this sector with the skills they need for the jobs of the future.
Together, these efforts will help keep Canada’s automotive manufacturing sector globally competitive and innovative, and ensure Ford of Canada keep its manufacturing facilities in Canada for years to come.