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News   September 22, 2016   by CARS Magazine

Auto industry experiences employment growth in first half of 2016

screen-shot-2016-09-21-at-1-42-40-pmDesRosiers has released a recent report detailing employment growth in selected segments of the auto industry.

According to Statistics Canada data, the first half of 2016 saw automotive employment grow by 1.1 percent compared to 1H 2015 data. This increase has led to a record work force in Canada of over 800,000 employees as of June 2016.

The auto repair and maintenance sector was one of many sector increases, with employment rising 2% in 2016. Other increases by sector include motor vehicle manufacturing with an employment increase of 4.6%, motor vehicle parts and accessory manufacturing increasing by 3.3%, and the auto dealer segment increasing by 1.6%.

In terms of new vehicle sales, Canada was up by 6% as of June 2016, but as the new vehicle market winds down (see DesRosiers sales reports for July here & August here), it is still too soon to say whether a drop in sales will impact employment within the auto industry for the second half of 2016.

More information on these numbers can be found in the DesRosiers Automotive Reports published by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. For more information on these reports please contact Lori Gamoff  at (905)881-0400 x18 or

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