PHILIPPINES — It’s the last job for some Canadians, but many others are working in a sector that will soon have an economic future of its own.
Story continues below advertisementThe Canadian Polyfab Group of companies has created an economic development program that has helped many workers from other industries move into the Polyfab industry and become entrepreneurs.
Polyfab is a new industrial structure in the heart of Toronto that is becoming more popular among companies that are looking for more flexibility in staffing, hiring and pay.
The Canadian polyfab industry is a global growth opportunity, said John Mather, senior vice-president of the Canadian Polyfactory Council, a trade group.
It’s an opportunity for people to work in different industries and build careers, he said.
“It’s a place where people can start to create their own careers, but also gain experience and work experience that’s not in a traditional factory setting,” Mr. Mather said.
Companies are looking to hire workers with experience in manufacturing polystyrene and polyethylene, the two components of polyfibre that are used in polyester, or to be trained to work with them in polyfab.
The Polyfab industry, which employs approximately 1,000 people across Canada, has been growing rapidly since the 1970s, but is expected to grow at a faster rate than any other industry.
It is the fastest-growing sector in the world, according to the Association of Canadian Polymers, which has tracked the growth of the industry since it was created.
Companies in the polyfab sector say they need more people to make their products, but they also need people to help them produce those products.
Polyfibres are made from two different materials: polystyrenes and polyvinyl alcohol.
They can be produced at home or by a factory.
The industry employs people from all over Canada, from Quebec to British Columbia.
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