It’s been five years since we first heard the word industrial, and with good reason.
As of the end of last year, about half of Canada’s manufacturing jobs had been lost to automation and the technology of the digital age, leaving workers with less than two weeks’ worth of supplies for their families.
But while the global economy is still struggling to recover from the global financial crisis, the United States and Europe are starting to see a revival of the industrial sector.
Canada, meanwhile, has been slow to recover and is struggling to rebuild its manufacturing sector after losing its manufacturing base to a wave of automation and outsourcing.
In Canada, industrial service providers (ISPs) are providing an array of services ranging from industrial dishwashers to cleaning, heating and air conditioning to pest control and more.
The sector has been growing rapidly, with more than 200,000 jobs created in the last five years, according to Statistics Canada.
It employs almost 12 per cent of Canada, but according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, Canada lost more than half of its manufacturing jobs between 2010 and 2020.
In addition to the job losses, the country is also dealing with the fallout of an increasingly globalized economy.
For instance, some Canadian industries, such as food processing, are experiencing the effects of a shift from domestic manufacturing to global manufacturing.
Canada’s industrial sector has seen a dramatic rise in automation over the last decade, as companies have moved their manufacturing operations to low-wage countries such as China and India.
Canada has been among the top 10 global economies in manufacturing employment.
According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U:s manufacturing sector lost more jobs in 2017 than the U.:s total non-manufacturing employment in 2020, an increase of nearly 20 per cent from 2015.
The Chamber also noted that Canada has seen the biggest increase in manufacturing job losses in recent years.
The industry is struggling with a number of economic factors, including a sluggish economy, declining investment, and an aging population.
In a 2015 report, the Canadian Association of Industrial Service Providers (CASP) called for government action to boost the manufacturing sector.
“Canada is in the midst of a transition to a global economy,” said David McAlister, CEO of CASP.
“As we transition from manufacturing to an ever-more complex global economy, we need a better solution to our manufacturing sector needs.”
Canadian consumers are being more responsive to their needs as more and more services are becoming available online and at retail.
According to the Conference Board of Canada report, online shopping grew 25 per cent between 2014 and 2020, with the increase being driven by an increase in the number of people who were shopping online.
In the United Kingdom, online shoppers also grew significantly in the past decade, increasing by almost a third between 2014-2016.
The growth of online shopping has allowed for a significant increase in consumer spending, as consumers have been more likely to spend more in online stores and on services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
In Canada, online sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2 per cent.
According the Conference Card, the average Canadian consumer spends more than $6,000 on goods and services online in the U.’s largest markets, while in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the average consumer spends $3,000.
In 2016, the number spent in the UAE reached $7.5 billion, and in 2019 it reached $9.9 billion.
While these online purchases have been good for the industry, they haven’t been good enough for many consumers.
According a 2016 survey by the Canadian Manufacturers Association (CMA), only about one-third of consumers say they would recommend a new service to their family or friends in the future.
That figure has remained steady in recent months.
According a 2016 report by the Conference of the Americas (COA), Canada ranked second in the world in terms of spending per person on goods purchased online.
However, consumers in the country are also becoming more reliant on technology in the home, with over half of the households in Canada now using technology such as smartphones, tablets and connected devices in their homes.
As automation has continued to spread to other industries, some Canadians are concerned that they are in for another round of job losses.
According the Association of Independent Business, more than 60 per cent have lost their jobs in the industry in the year since the Great Recession began.
In 2017, Canada’s unemployment rate stood at 6.3 per cent, compared to the US unemployment rate of 6.6 per cent and UK unemployment rate at 7.9 per cent.
“If we are not able to address the challenges of the future and the challenges that we are facing, I don’t see a future for the industrial service sector,” said Bob Brown, president of the Canadian Automation Association.
“There is a real possibility that the industrial services sector