The BC Alliance for Manufacturing is a coalition of like-minded manufacturing industry associations with a common vision to promote a world-class manufacturing sector in British Columbia. Those with an interest in ensuring a strong manufacturing sector include businesses in the design, supply, material handling, fabrication and logistics areas; people-based organizations that train and develop skilled workers for high-paying jobs; and community-focused chambers of commerce and boards of trade that recognize the significant economic contribution to their cities derived from manufacturing, directly and indirectly.

The Alliance coordinates multiple stakeholders to act together on priority issues impacting the province’s manufacturers. The goal is to ensure all British Columbians continue to benefit from the economic growth, high-value outputs and high-paying jobs found across all types of manufacturing in the province.

The Alliance provides a common platform for its members to improve economies of scale and joint-efforts in project management, training, capacity building, corporate services support, and government / public relations.

Lastest news


  • Business in Vancouver

    B.C. manufacturing had another strong year in 2017, adding 14,000 new jobs since December 2016. Overall, the wide-ranging sector, which is the province’s second-largest employer behind construction, has increased job growth 13% since 2014. Marcus Ewert-Johns, president for the BC Alliance for Manufacturing, said the sector flies under the radar because of its diversity, which can include everything from aerospace technology and clothing apparel to plastics and petroleum.

  • Victoria Times Colonist

    The Canadian dollar’s relative weakness to the U.S. greenback should have B.C. manufacturers in a stronger position than they currently are, according to the chairman of the B.C. Alliance for Manufacturing.

  • National Observer

    Refugees introduced to employers thanks to an eight-week training program run by B.C. Alliance for Manufacturing, which pairs trainees with Canadian companies. Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) through the B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, the course has helped almost 100 refugees prepare for Canadian workplaces and find jobs across B.C.

  • Global News B.C.

    A new pilot project has teamed with British Columbia’s manufacturing sector to provide jobs for Syrian refugees, helping them integrate into their new country and boost jobs in the industry at the same time.

  • The Province

    “Manufacturing is dead.” “Manufacturing is ‘dirty’ and doesn’t align with our shift toward increased environmental sustainability.” “Manufacturing positions are low-paying, and haven’t we shipped these jobs abroad already?” These are comments we hear all too often. However, in truth, it is difficult to overstate the importance of the manufacturing industry for the B.C. economy. October marks the start of Manufacturing Month, and an occasion to recognize the critical role played by this industry. It is a pillar of our economy, thrives within our port city, and bolsters communities and families across the province.

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october 2018

05oct8:30 am1:00 pmFeaturedInvitation to NISP® circular economy-based workshop