About the report
Navigating the Road Ahead – Rebuilding Canada’s Powerhouse Auto Sector, offers a comprehensive strategy on how Canada can redefine the auto industry into one built on coordinated, government-driven economic development through concrete policy recommendations that benefit all stakeholders, including workers.
This vision sets out five core pillars for sector development. Each pillar corresponds to ambitious recommendations developed by Unifor’s Auto Policy Working Group: growing the domestic industry, managing the transition to net zero, enhancing the skills needed to succeed, creating high quality, union jobs, and advancing equity and inclusion.
Canada is an auto-making nation
For more than 100 years, Canada has built a reputation as an innovator and pioneer of automotive technology – from steam buggies to high performance gas-powered engines to highly sophisticated emissions-free self-driving vehicles.
However, the auto sector today is at an inflection point – a time of significant and uncertain change facing the industry and its workers.