Manufacturing is still an important economic sector in Toronto. Many non-manufacturing sectors (including business services, information technology, transportation, and others) depend directly on manufacturing as one of their major customers.

Manufacturing firms of all sizes may no longer prefer to work exclusively with local partners and are interested in expanding their product market globally, taking measures to boost exports. Often, employers are looking for professionals with extensive expertise and access to international markets- in particular, engineering and advanced manufacturing firms.

The food processing industry has started to look overseas as well. The Ontario government unveiled a food-cluster strategy that aims to attract global investment and promote Canadian products overseas.

Employers do not always advertise position openings through regular channels, and people are finding jobs through personal and professional networks and professional associations. Joining a professional association is one route promoted by sector experts.

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[+] See the list of Professional Associations. Evaluation of Credentials.