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.
A Statistics Canada GDP by Industry release says manufacturing increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2018, led by increases in aerospace product and parts manufacturing (12.2 per cent), chemical manufacturing (9.6 per cent), and machinery manufacturing (12.8 per cent). Food manufacturing declined by 0.6 per cent, however seafood product preparation and packaging increased by 6.1 per cent.
According to the 45th Annual Statistical Review released in July, 2019, the total shipments increased by 8.2 percent in 2018 to a value of $1,954 million, a new all time high.
Manufacturing shipments have increased every year since 2010. Employment in the manufacturing sector increased by 4.6 percent to reach 6,800 in 2018.
Number of people employed:
The WorkPEI Employment Analysis shows 6,800 workers in the manufacturing sector on PEI in 2019.
Manufacturing on Prince Edward Island – Hiring practices
- 3 Points Aviation, West Royalty Industrial Park, Charlottetown
- Atlantic Advanced Power Technologies, Poole's Corner
- CMP Equipment, Milton
- Craig Wood Products, Northam Road, Tyne Valley
- Eastern Fabricators, Poole's Corner
- Fleece and Harmony Woolen Mill, Belfast
- H.F. Stewart, West Point
- High Tide Milling Company, Tignish
- Island Stoneware, Summerside
- Livingston Steel Inc., Summerside and Charlottetown
- MacDougall Steel Erectors, Borden-Carleton
- MarineNav Ltd., Panmure Island
- McCarthy's Woodworking Western Truss, Elmsdale
- Meyer Housewares, Charlottetown
- Myers Welding, Alberton
- Next Level Group, Charlottetown
- PEI Bag Company, Central Bedeque
- Roberts Group of Companies, Kinkora, Alberton, Clinton, Kensington, New Annan
- Tignish Co-operative, Tignish
- Timber Koke's Sawmill, Montague
- Trout River Industries, Coleman and Bloomfield
- White's Fabrication, Commercial Cross Road near Montague
- Wood4Heating Canada Inc., Charlottetown
- 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, Related Machine Operators and Labourers:
- Charlottetown Metal Products
- Jasper Wyman & Sons
- 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
- 3 Points Aviation
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.hollandcollege.com.
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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