Manufacturing Day


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Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is an annual event which connects local manufacturers to students and jobseekers in the local Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin Region. Students and jobseekers get to tour facilities and see the opportunities a career in manufacturing can provide. They get a chance to ask questions and meet people who work in the industry everyday.

MFG Day is celebrated across North America and local events are lead by the Workforce Planning Board with the support of local manufacturers, partners and sponsors.

MFG Day 2018 will be held on October 5th. We will provide more details as they become available. 

If you are a manufacturer and you would like to take part in the 2018 event please register here.

To link to the central MFG Day site click

Why Should Manufacturers Take Part in Manufacturing Day?

Public/Jobseeker Tours

Pre-registration is required for all tours. Seating is limited on all tours so please ensure that you are able to make a tour if you book to attend one. In 2017, 6 riders on one public bus received offers of employment.

Tours will take place across Waterloo Region, Guelph/Wellington and Dufferin County.

Public Tour Registration (will open in September 2018)

Breakfast Tour
Manufacturing Day kicks off with a breakfast followed by a tour of a manufacturing facility. 

Breakfast Tour Registration (will open in September 2018)

High School Tours

Many Manufacturers provide tours for high schools across Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin. If you are a teacher who would like to have your students participate in the day, please contact us and we will connect you to the appropriate resource person your School Board who is coordinating the tours with us.

In 2017 over 500 students took part in the day!

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Participating Manufacturers

2017 Manufacturers

Air Boss
Melitron Corporation
Answer Precision
Musashi Auto Parts Inc.
Athletica Sports Systems
Ontario Drive & Gear
ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Precision Resource
Blount Canada Ltd.
Pride Signs
Centra Industries
Quality Homes
Con Cast Pipe
Rapid Gear
Custom Foam Systems
Respan Products
DENSO Manufacturing
Hammond Power Solutions
Superior Glove Works
High-Quality Carbide
Data Cable Co
Integrated Metal Products
The Gund Co
KTH Parts
Tigercat Industries
Kuntz Electroplating Inc.
Walinga Inc.


2017 - Manufacturing Day Sponsors

City of Guelph
Wellington Waterloo CFDC
City of Kitchener
Immigration Partnership of Waterloo Region
City of Cambridge
Manufacturing Innovation Network
City of Waterloo
Georgian College
Conestoga College
Dufferin Board of Trade
County of Wellington
Town of Erin
Town of Orangeville


2017 Manufacturing Day Partners

Career Education Council
Waterloo Catholic District School Board
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
Waterloo Region District School Board
Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)
Wellington Catholic District School Board
Upper Grand District School Board
Workforce Planning Board

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