General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant Reopens Creating Thousands of Jobs and Boosting Economic Growth

On November 10, GM Canada celebrated the first Chevrolet Silverado pickup rolling off the line at the reopened Oshawa Assembly plant. The start of production comes one year after the initial investment was announced, cutting the typical plant launch timeline in half.

Completing one of the fastest plant launches in GM history continues Oshawa Assembly’s tradition of innovation, launch excellence and quality. It also brings a significant economic boost for Canada’s automotive sector creating 1,800 new jobs on two shifts of production and thousands of additional jobs across the Canadian supplier base. For the first time, half of new production workers at Oshawa are women, supporting GM’s commitment to be the most inclusive company in the world.

Pickups are GM’s largest and most important market segment across North America, and with Canadian-built trucks arriving at dealerships in December 2021, Oshawa is helping GM meet strong customer demand.

To continue the plant’s legacy of giving back to the community, GM Canada will raffle one of its first vehicles to our dealers to benefit Sharon’s Kids.  

Sharon’s Kids began in 1968, when Oshawa employee Sharon Clark decided to skip the office gift exchange and instead adopt a family in need. From that one act of kindness, Sharon created an annual program that has helped thousands of kids. Since 2018, GM Canada and our employees have donated more than $500,000 to Sharon’s Kids, which is now part of the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation (DCAF). While the raffle is only open to GM Canada dealers, anyone can donate to the DCAF.

Want to know more? Watch the video below, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Oshawa Assembly.

Interested in being a part of the new Oshawa Assembly? We are currently hiring talented Industrial Maintenance Electricians to join our team.