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Building Ontario’s Economy

  • Attracted $16 billion in transformative automotive investments by global automakers and suppliers of electric vehicle (EV) batteries and battery materials over the last two years. This includes more than $12.5 billion in EVs and EV battery-related manufacturing investments.
  • Attracted $2.5 billion in investments over the past year that will support transformation in the steel sector and help make the province a world‐leading producer of low‐carbon steel.
  • Advancing small modular reactors (SMR) with Canada’s first commercial, grid-scale SMR, which could displace 0.3 to 2 megatonnes of CO2 emissions per year, while stimulating the creation of high-quality jobs in Ontario’s nuclear sector.
  • Supporting an estimated $8.7 billion in cost savings and support for Ontario businesses in 2022.
  • Committed close to $1 billion to support critical legacy infrastructure, such as all‐season roads to the Ring of Fire and unleashing the economic potential of critical minerals with Ontario’s first-ever Critical Minerals Strategy.
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Building Ontario’s Workforce

  • Over 71,700 new registrations in apprenticeship programs, over 25,000 Certificates of Apprenticeship and 5,600 Certificates of Qualification between 2018 and 2020.
  • Helped more than 52,000 people find a path to employment via Ontario’s Integrated Employment Services systems, which began in 2020.
  • Delivering 388 training projects, helping more than 393,000 workers take the next step in their careers towards in-demand industries, including carpenters, plumbers and health care workers, with the first two rounds of funding through the Skills Development Fund.
  • Added over 11,700 health care workers, including nurses and personal support workers (PSWs), since 2020; as well as over 800 internationally educated nurses who have become licensed as nurses in Ontario through government-funded programming.
Photo of the Highway 401 Expansion between Mississauga and Milton. Traffic and heavy machinery are visible.

Building Infrastructure for Ontario

  • $25.1 billion in highway expansion and rehabilitation over the next 10 years to connect communities, fight gridlock and keep goods and people moving across the province, including building Highway 413 and the Bradford Bypass, and expanding Highway 401.
  • Investing more than $40 billion over the next 10 years to improve and increase space in hospitals and community health centres, and build new health care facilities.
  • A historic $6.4 billion in planned investments since spring 2019, to build over 31,000 new and over 28,000 upgraded long-term beds across the province by 2028, making swift progress in providing modern, safe and comfortable long-term care homes for seniors and residents.
  • Investing $61.6 billion over the next 10 years in public transit, including the largest subway expansion in Canadian history, and GO expansion, including the completed construction of Unionville and Rutherford GO Stations.
  • $14 billion in capital grants over 10 years to build and renew schools and add new licensed child care spaces, including building new schools in North Bay, Ottawa, Kingsville and Brampton.
  • Created more than 15,000 new, high-quality and affordable child care spaces towards the commitment to create 86,000 new child care spaces by 2026.
  • Over $950 million has already been allocated to nearly 190 broadband, cellular and satellite projects, bringing faster internet access to over 375,000 homes and businesses across the province.