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Brampton is one of Ontario’s leading hubs for electric vehicle supply chains. As the city revs up its economy and workforce for a new era of transporta- tion technology, the community welcomes the announcement that the federal and provincial governments along with Stellantis, are investing $3.6billion to help Stellantis retool its Canadian auto plants – including its facility in Brampton – to install a flexible assembly line capable of producing battery-electric and hybrid vehicles.

This overhaul will diversify the automaker’s capacity to meet growing consumer demand for low-emission vehicles and will help secure the long-term future of the facility in Brampton. Stellantis is an anchor in Brampton’s automotive industry, and significantly impacts the local economy, providing approximately 3,000 manufacturing jobs and many indirect jobs across the province.

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Brampton is strategically positioned to support a forward-thinking, advanced manufacturing sector. With a high-quality workforce and award-winning manu- facturing, it is the perfect location to be a part of the automotive industry.

Sheridan College: A Pipeline for Manufacturing Talent

The City of Brampton has a young, talented workforce ideally positioned to meet the next generation of automotive and mobility technology needs. By working with key post-secondary training institutions through Sheridan College’s Magna Skilled Trade Centre and its leading-edge Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technology (CAMDT), Brampton’s talent pipeline is second-to-none.

CAMDT exemplifies Sheridan’s leading role as a hub connecting industry, curriculum and applied research. The Centre links companies of all sizes to Sheridan’s advanced manufacturing expertise and equipment and allows them to explore these tools with the help of Sheridan faculty and students. It is home to the most sophisticated 3D commercial printers available at any Canadian university or college and actively works to address the challenges of the manufacturing industry while developing graduates with the skills and practical knowledge to make an immediate and positive impact on the workforce.

With its vibrant ecosystem of parts suppliers, including eight facilities under the largest auto parts supplier in North America, Magna International, and its highly skilled, adaptable and diverse workforce, Brampton is strategically positioned to support the needs of the automotive manufacturing sector.

Building a Sustainable Future Right Here in Brampton

Up to 90% of vehicles manufactured from Brampton’s operations are exported outside of Canada, primarily to the United States. With major investments at hand, Brampton’s manufacturing facilities are poised to propel the exportation of both hybrid and electric vehicles on a global scale. Brampton’s vision for en- vironmental change goes beyond Canadian borders and continues to support an emission-less future.

Brampton Mayor, Patrick Brown looks fondly toward Brampton’s future, stat- ing, “Brampton has a proud history of automotive excellence anchored by our Stellantis facility, and a large and innovative advanced manufacturing sector. We are thrilled our city will be a part of the global automotive industry shift towards electric vehicles. The future is bright for Brampton, our local workforce, and our automotive industry.”

Check out Invest Brampton to learn more.