Manufacturing industries have the largest share of jobs in the goods-producing sector in Ontario. But changes in the manufacturing sector have been reducing the number of manufacturing jobs – from 17 per cent of all Ontario jobs in 2004 to 11 per cent in 2013.
The following chart shows each manufacturing industry's share of the 777,000 manufacturing jobs in Ontario in 2013.
- Transportation equipment industry is Ontario's largest manufacturing group, with about 21 per cent of all manufacturing jobs. As this industry changes, and more advanced manufacturing processes are used, the greatest demand will be for highly skilled workers.
- Other manufacturing, including furniture and related products, petroleum and coal products, and non-metallic mineral products is the second largest industry group, employing 20 per cent of manufacturing workers.
- Food products industry is the third largest industry group with 14 per cent of manufacturing workers.
The computer and electronics industry is the eight largest with a share of five per cent of manufacturing employment.