Ontario Supports Significant Aerospace Investment to Boost Regional Economy

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August 8, 2022

 

$1.5 million investment from the province will help Ontario’s Cyclone Manufacturing create new jobs in Mississauga and Milton.

The Ontario government is supporting a $21.4 million investment by Cyclone Manufacturing, a leading supplier of aerospace components and sub-assemblies with manufacturing facilities in Mississauga and Milton. This investment will strengthen Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector and further grow the province’s economy.

Last month during the Farnborough International Airshow, the government announced a $1.5 million investment in Cyclone through the Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness stream of Ontario’s Regional Development Program. This funding will help Cyclone invest in new technologies that will enable it to undertake process work that is currently done outside of Canada. By bringing this work to Ontario, Cyclone will be able to create 60 new jobs and upskill 100 employees at its Ontario facilities.

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade visited the Mississauga facility today to discuss the impact of this investment on families and workers in the local community.

“Cyclone is a key supplier in Ontario’s aerospace ecosystem that our government is proud to support,” said Minister Fedeli. “With more global aerospace giants expanding to Ontario, we’ll continue to grow and strengthen our aerospace manufacturing across the province. We will continue to create the right conditions for businesses to innovate, grow and attract investments that are creating well-paying jobs and building a better future for all people in Ontario.”

Cyclone Manufacturing Incorporated is a provider of complex aerostructures and structural assemblies for major aerospace companies around the world.

“Cyclone’s partnership with the government of Ontario comes with a strong commitment from our company to increase employment, advance innovation and remain a global leader in aerospace manufacturing,” said Robert Sochaj, Cyclone’s Vice President. “We are grateful to Minister Fedeli and the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade for their dedication to Ontario’s aerospace sector and the thousands of people it employs across this province.”

Aerospace is a key component of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector. It directly employs more than 21,500 people across more than 200 companies, and an additional 17,200 indirectly. Ontario’s aerospace industry is the second largest in Canada, representing close to a quarter of all Canadian activity. The province is home to a globally renowned landing-gear cluster, as well as major global aerospace companies.

 

Quick Facts:

  • •The $40 million Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation Competitiveness stream of the Regional Development Program supports advanced manufacturing businesses across the province to invest in their workers, equipment and new technology.
  • •Ontario is a world leader in assembling and modifying aircraft, and in producing avionics, aerostructures, MRO, aircraft engines, comprehensive unmanned aerial systems, as well as space systems and satellites.
  • •Ontario’s new investment attraction agency, Invest Ontario, will support strategic domestic firms and encourages investments in key sectors of advanced manufacturing – including aerospace – to create good jobs.
  • •In 2021, manufacturing accounted for almost 660,000 jobs in Ontario and more than 10 per cent of the province’s Gross Domestic Product.

 

Quotes:

“This critical investment will solidify Mississauga’s role as a major centre for our aerospace manufacturing sector and create good jobs right in the heart of our community. We’re delivering on our promise to the people to rebuild our economy and bring back good manufacturing jobs for our workers.”

– Kaleed Rasheed 
MPP Mississauga East—Cooksville and Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery

“Our government is proud to support Cyclone’s $21.4 million investment in Ontario, which will create and sustain good manufacturing jobs at their facilities, including the one in Milton. This is a strong show of confidence in our government’s efforts to encourage and attract businesses, lower costs, and reduce red tape.”

– Parm Gill 
MPP Milton and Minister of Red Tape Reduction

“Ontario is Canada’s economic engine, with manufacturing as a key industry to create a strong and resilient economy. Investments like this will support local companies like Cyclone Manufacturing to expand and create even more job opportunities for families across Ontario.”

– Deepak Anand 
MPP Mississauga—Malton

“This announcement is another great example of the innovative partnerships now bringing new investments, technologies and jobs to Ontario. We’re very pleased to partner with companies like Cyclone to support and expand our advanced manufacturing sector, to create new jobs in Mississauga and across Ontario.”

– Rudy Cuzzetto 
MPP Mississauga—Lakeshore

“Supporting jobs and economic growth across the province is a priority for our government. I had the pleasure of joining Minister Fedeli during his tour of the Cyclone Manufacturing facility in Mississauga, which has strong ties to Poland. Since 1946, Cyclone Manufacturing has been employing many immigrants here, and improving their financial independence. It is remarkable to partner with Cyclone Manufacturing in bringing significant investments and creating jobs in our city.”

– Natalia Kusendova 
MPP Mississauga Centre

“Ontario has the talented resources which we can offer to the world, and today we are investing in the local community to create jobs and fulfill the need on the world stage. We have the innovation; the job opportunities and we are creating the environment for companies like Cyclone to succeed and compete. Thank you to the Government of Ontario and the Minister for their vision to invest in today’s innovative jobs and sectors.”

– Sheref Sabawy 
MPP Mississauga—Erin Mills

“I am happy to hear that our government is supporting a $21.4 million aerospace investment by Cyclone Manufacturing, a leading supplier of aerospace components and sub-assemblies in my riding. This investment will strengthen Ontario’s growing manufacturing sector and more importantly, create well-paying jobs for residents of Mississauga.”

– Nina Tangri 
MPP Mississauga—Streetsville

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