GM to start Ontario truck output in Q4; hiring nearly 1,700

GM Canada officials weren’t immediately available for comment.

“Oshawa Assembly is on track to deliver one of the fastest plant launches in GM history,” the automaker said. 

The $1.3-billion investment is expected to create nearly 1,700 new jobs. — 1,500 of them production workers.

The automaker is investing $1.3 billion in the factory so it can once again build full-size pickups there. Trucks are expected to begin rolling off the line in early 2022.

General Motors says it also needs 110 certified electricians and 60 certified industrial mechanic millwrights.

All the open positions are permanent full-time jobs, eligible for pay and benefits in accordance with the GM-Unifor collective agreement.

Production workers will be paid an hourly wage of $23; electricians start at $43 per hour; and millwrights earn $43 per hour.

Between wages, benefits, insurances, pension, shift and overtime premiums, the total compensation package for skilled trades workers has the potential to exceed $100,000 annually, the company said in a statement.

General Motors Canada says it’s also looking to fill an unspecified number of management positions such as production shift leaders, controls engineers and maintenance group leaders.

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