Businesses looking to build a war industry board will be encouraged to look no further than the war industries association of Canada, where members have been hired by the government to oversee a growing list of businesses that will be allowed to conduct operations in the country.
The war industries executive board has also been tasked with overseeing the creation of a new national war manufacturing policy.
The government has set a goal of doubling the number of war factories by 2025 and the industry is expected to employ nearly a million people by 2023.
It is estimated that the industry employs more than 4,000 people in the province of Ontario alone, with a further 3,000 in the U.S. alone.
The industry is also the biggest contributor to the Ontario government’s war-fighting operations, with the province currently spending more than $1 billion a year on its operations.
“Our industry has been in this industry for more than 50 years,” industry minister Doug Heatherington said.
“It has grown to be one of the most dynamic and innovative sectors of the economy.”
“As the economy grows, the need for skilled workers and the demand for expertise and skills is going to continue to increase, which is why we have been working to ensure that our industry is able to thrive and grow in the future,” Heatherington added.
The industry has also welcomed new regulations that will come into effect from July 1, allowing firms to sell their products to customers abroad.
For example, a military contractor can now make their products available to customers in any country and use Canadian exports to cover the costs of shipping and handling.
It is also expected that the Canadian military will soon begin offering its services through its own website, which will make it easier for consumers to buy from companies in other countries.
This is an industry-led initiative, Heatherington says, and he hopes the government will use it to help the industry grow and expand.