GM Cuts 1000 Jobs in Canada

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
2014 Chevrolet Impala

GM has announced that it is cutting 1000 jobs at its Oshawa assembly plant in Canada.

This is the result of Chevy Camaro production moving from Oshawa to an assembly facility in Michigan. Production of the Camaro in Oshawa will end on November 20, 2015. The Oshawa plant currently employs 3600 employees which will be cut to 2600 once Camaro production leaves.

South of the border, the General announced a new investment of $5.4 billion into US manufacturing, which will add 650 jobs.

SEE ALSO: GM Announces $5.4B Investment into US Manufacturing

The Oshawa assembly plant will continue manufacturing five vehicles: the Chevy Impala, Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevy Equinox and Impala Limited.

GM will offer retirement incentives to roughly 2,100 employees to help manage the large job cut. In the long term, GM says it will make future production decisions for Oshawa once bargaining with Unifor (the Canadian Auto Union) is finished in 2016. The company says it remains committed to Canada and recently announced an $800 million investment into the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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