Manufacturing is one of the largest private sector employers on PEI.
Manufacturing businesses include food processing, wood products, shipbuilding, fabricated metals, plastics, and aerospace and railway components.
This industry employs technicians, trades people, managers and other administration staff.
According to the PEI Annual Statistical Review 2017, manufacturing shipments on PEI increased by 8.0 percent to $1,794 million in 2017. According to Industry Canada, the value of PEI’s international exports of goods rose by 5.0 percent in 2017 to reach $1.32 billion, a new all time high. This follows a 16.2 per cent increase in 2015 and a 1.1 per cent increase in 2016.
Number of people employed:
According to the Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey first quarter of 2018, 6,600 people were employed in this sector on PEI.
Manufacturing on Prince Edward Island – Hiring practices
3 Points Aviation, West Royalty Industrial Park, Charlottetown
Craig Wood Products, Northam Road, Tyne Valley
Eastern Fabricators, Poole’s Corner
Fleece and Harmony Woolen Mill, Belfast
Livingston Steel Inc., Summerside and Charlottetown
MacDougall Steel Erectors, Borden-Carleton
McCarthy’s Woodworking Western Truss, Elmsdale
Myers Welding, Alberton
PEI Bag Company, Central Bedeque
Roberts Group of Companies, Kinkora, Alberton, Clinton, Kensington, New Annan
Royalty Hardwoods Ltd., Poole’s Corner
Tignish Co-operative, Tignish
Trout River Industries, Coleman and Bloomfield
Wyman’s of PEI, Morell and Mount Stewart
Sample jobs and employers
- Cavendish Farms
Construction Industrial Mechanic/Millwright:
- AgraWest Foods Inc.
Sheet Metal Workers:
- Bevan Brothers Ltd.
- J&S Sheet Metal Ltd.
- Sherbrooke Mechanical Ltd.
Welders and Related Machine Operators:
- Diversified Metal Engineering Ltd.
- Action Aero
- Charlottetown Metal Products
- MacDougall Steel
Stationary Engineers and Auxiliary Equipment:
- Acadian Fishermen’s Cooperative Ltd.
- Atlantic Beef Products Incorporated
- Sekisui Diagnostics PEI Inc.
- McCain Foods
- Royal Star Foods Ltd.
CNC Precision Machinist:
- Tube-Fab Ltd.
- MDS Coating Technologies Corporation
- Wiebel Aerospace
- 3 Points Aviation
- Vector Aerospace
- Charlottetown Metal Products
- Jasper Wyman & Sons
- Zengo Inc.
PEI employers in Aerospace, Defence and Marine
- 3 Points Machining & Aerospace | www.3pointsaviation.com
- Action Aero | www.actionaero.com
- Dual Bright: aviation displays & gauges by MarineNav Ltd. | www.marinenav.ca
- MDS Coating Technologies Corporation | www.mdscoating.com
- Precision G&T Engineering: engineers, machinists, tool & die makers | http://precisiongtengineering.weebly.com | 902-687-1448
- Tube-Fab Ltd. | www.tube-fab.com
Sample jobs in Aerospace:
- Assembly Technician
- Aerospace Technician
- Mechanical Engineer
- Quality Technician/Inspector
- CNC/Precision Machinist
Education, training & certification
Holland College has a full compliment of trades and technology programs. Visit www.hollandc.pe.ca.
For details on trades in manufacturing that have an Apprenticeship program, contact the Apprenticeship Branch of Department of Innovation and Advanced Learning, 902-368-4460 or visit www.apprenticeship.pe.ca.
To explore the manufacturing sector further:
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to helping manufacturers GROW and become MORE COMPETITIVE, at home and around the world.
For more information about careers in manufacturing, visit www.jobbank.gc.ca. Jobs, wages, qualifications and more!
For more information about careers in Aerospace & Defence, visit Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence https://ac-ada.ca.
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