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Reports, Presentations and Speeches


Please find below an archive of Industrie 2030 reports, presentations, and speeches. If you are unable to find a particular resource, please email policy@cme-mec.ca.

Accelerating Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing
Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME) along with its strategic partners, releases Accelerating Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing, the second of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME's Industrie 2030 initiative aimed at doubling manufacturing output by 2030.

Based on research and consultation through the CME led Industrie 2030 initiative, Canadian manufacturers are not investing in advanced technologies. More than 60 per cent all respondents to CME’s survey stated they do not presently use advanced manufacturing technologies in their operations. And this is reflected directly in the statistics – manufacturing investment in machinery and equipment in Canada has fallen by nearly five per cent between 2009 and 2014, hitting a 30-year low in that year. In the US investment has risen by 58 per cent over the same time period. In fact, few industrialized countries have a worse record than Canada.

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Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada
Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME) along with its strategic partners, releases Manufacturing a Competitive Business Environment in Canada, the first of five reports that provide detailed analysis and recommendations stemming from CME's Industrie 2030 initiative aimed at doubling manufacturing output by 2030.

Based on research and consultation through the CME led Industrie 2030 initiative, the business environment in Canada is getting worse. Increases in business taxes, regulatory demands, and energy costs along with reductions in government support programs were among the most cited challenges that are making it more difficult and costly to do business in Canada. Nearly half of all respondents to CME's survey stated the federal government does not support the growth of the company. That share rises to 60 per cent for provincial governments. And this is reflected directly in the statistics - for every $1 invested by a manufacturer in Canada, $8.65 is invested by an equivalent manufacturer in the United States.

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Industrie 2030 Action Plan: Manufacturing Growth, Innovation and Prosperity for Canada
Manufacturing Growth, Innovation and Prosperity for Canada is an action plan resulting from the input of more than 1,250 Canadian manufacturers and exporters. The plan defines specific recommendations to overcome challenges and create a roadmap for the future of manufacturing, to strengthen its footprint across the country, and to drive growth, innovation, wealth creation and jobs. Core recommendations include:

  • Building a strong labour pool and skilled workforce;
  • Accelerating adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies;
  • Fostering innovation, commercialization and new product development;
  • Creating a competitive business environment in Canada; and
  • Increasing access to domestic ‎and foreign markets.

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Management Issues Survey 2016
CME’s biannual Management Issues Survey (MIS) is one of our most important tools for taking the pulse of the manufacturing community. It provides valuable insight into the mindset, aspirations and concerns of manufacturers – both in terms of their day-to-day struggles as well as their longer-term strategic goals. In total, 553 companies responded to CME’s 2016 MIS. There was strong representation from across Canada, and a majority of businesses operated in more than one province.
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Manufacturing and Exporting in Canada
This paper profiles the manufacturing sector in Canada. It establishes a global context for Canadian manufacturing and examines recent growth trends in output, exports and provincial activity. More importantly, it analyzes the economic impact of manufacturing across Canada, including the indirect and induced spinoff effects in other industries.
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A National Strategy for Canadian Manufacturing in the Digital Age
This paper is the result of extensive consultations with businesses and other stakeholders across the country. It identifies the risks, challenges and opportunities that manufacturers and exporters face in the modern world. More importantly, it includes concrete recommendations for action towards our goal of doubling manufacturing output and value-added
exports.
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Roadmap to 2030: A path towards doubling Canadian manufacturing output and export
Roadmap to 2030 sets the stage for CME’s Industrie 2030 initiative by setting out the importance of manufacturing to the Canadian economy, providing the global context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and identifying the key areas of focus for the consultation exercise. This discussion document is the foundation for which our cross-country discussions with industry and innovation leaders are based and will assist us in creating a roadmap and implementation strategy to help us achieve our goal to double manufacturing output and value-added exports by 2030.
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Industrie 2030: The Future of Manufacturing - Overview Presentation
Industrie 2030: The Future of Manufacturing presentation delivered by CME President & CEO Jayson Myers to manufacturers in New Brunswick on June 2, 2016.
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Study on Canada's Manufacturing Sector: Presentation to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology
CME senior vice-president Mathew Wilson spoke to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology about priorities for action to support the growth of Canada's manufacturing sector. 
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Presentation: Food Processing Industry Roundtable
A presentation to the food processing industry discusses the need to raise the profile of manufacturing and exporting, support investment and innovation, strengthen the labour market, and expand markets for manufactured goods from Canada.
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Roundtable Consultations
Click here to view a listing of Industrie 2030 roundtable consultations held to date and the key issues discussed.