Businesses in the manufacturing industry transform materials into new products. They may produce finished goods or semi-processed raw materials, or assemble components into new products. The manufacturing industry in B.C. includes several sub-industries, such as food and beverage, advanced wood products, life sciences equipment and apparel.

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Fabricated metal product manufacturing
Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing
Machinery manufacturing
Other manufacturing
Paper manufacturing
Primary metal manufacturing
Ship and boat building
Transportation equipment manufacturing (excluding shipbuilding)
Wood product manufacturing

Sector Labour Market Partnerships Program

The Sector Labour Market Partnerships (SLMP) Program helps industry and employers understand and respond to changing labour market demands. Under the program, partnership-led projects can apply for funding to address broader sector and regional labour market issues.

Aerospace Industries Association of Canada Pacific Sector Engagement Report - November 2016
Viticulture Strategy Report – September 2012
BC Association of Abattoirs Final Engagement Report – December 2016
BC Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing Engagement Report  August 2017
Performance Apparel Manufacturing – Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Engagement Report – December 2015
Engagement of the Vancouver Island Manufacturing Sector Report - December 2015
Manufacturing Safety Alliance BC Sector Engagement Report – July 2016​ 
Vancouver Island Manufacturing Labour Market Information Report – August 2016
BC Apparel – BC Alliance for Manufacturing Labour Market Information Research Report – September 2016 
Harbour Digital Media Strategy Report for Island/Coastal Region – January 2017
Harbour Digital Media Engagement Report for North Central BC – March 2017 
BC Value-added Wood Products Sector Engagement Report – July 2017 
Occupational Health and Safety Labour Market Information Report – July 2017 
BC Apparel – BC Alliance for Manufacturing Workforce Strategy – August 2017
Industrial Marine Implementation Career Kit – June 2014
Industrial Marine Labour Market Research Report – February 2014
Association of BC Marine Industries Sector Engagement Report – October 2016 
BC Water & Wastewater Sector Workforce Profile – December 2015
Vancouver Economic Commission Final Engagement Report – January 2016
BC Water and Waste Association Workforce Strategy – March 2017 
Vancouver Economic Commission Talent Strategy Development – March 2017 
BCTech Association 2016 TechTalentBC Report – April 2017
BCTech Association Diversity and Inclusion Report – November 2017

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