Survey: Canadian Manufacturers Face Labor Shortage

A picture of a Type C motorhome in Canada with campers sitting nearby at night.

A new Canadian manufacturer survey found 82% of respondents are facing labor shortages and 75% feel their hiring troubles are even worse than last year.

The survey of 445 companies conducted by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) in October found a lack of workers and material shortages have caused the sector’s recovery from the onset of COVID-19 to grind to a near halt.

Dennis Darby, CME’s president, said the report reflects an industry facing challenges as the pandemic stymies immigration and causes people to rethink their careers. “It is probably the worst that we have seen it,” Darby said.

Read the full Canadian Press article here.

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