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  • Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Continuing to Attract New Investments and Jobs

Updated: 5 days ago

TORONTO — Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, issued the following statement on today’s employment release by Statistics Canada, which showed Ontario is leading the nation in job creation, adding 25,000 jobs in April, including 5,800 jobs in the manufacturing sector.

“This is the fourth straight month of gains in employment in Ontario. This reflects our government’s commitment to attracting investments, reducing red tape, and opposing carbon taxes so that we drive economic growth and create good-jobs for Canadians right here in our province." – Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan.

Despite ongoing economic headwinds, Ontario is creating the conditions to attract record investments from both domestic and international companies.

Last month, we welcomed a $15 billion investment from Honda Motor Ltd., and its joint venture partners, to build four new manufacturing plants in Ontario. This investment, the largest auto investment in Canadian history, will strengthen our electric vehicle supply chain and create thousands of good-paying jobs across the province.

Honda’s investment in Ontario’s auto sector represents yet another vote of confidence in our province’s competitive business environment, world-class workforce, reliable clean energy and dependable supply chains. Because of these advantages, our province has attracted over $43 billion in auto and EV-related investments over the past four years, helping to spur growth throughout our manufacturing industries.

Our government will continue working hard to rebuild our economy by attracting and supporting important investments in the province – investments that will create jobs and prosperity for generations to come.


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