The looming skilled trade shortage in Canada will leave Ontario, the automotive heartland, 14,000 workers short in the next 10 years, says Gerry Fedchun, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Assn. (of Canada). There are 34,000 skilled workers set to retire over the next decade, and Ontario will only produce 20,000 graduates to fill those vacancies. “So we need a 50% increase in output,” says Mr. Fedchun. The Ontario government is funding technology education and the APMA is ...

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