Part of Ontario’s thriving plastics sector, Northumberland’s future-focused plastics industry offers easy access to raw materials and skilled, affordable labour.

A Sustainable Plastics Sector

Only 1 of 2 Counties in Ontario with a High Concentration of Both Plastic and Resin Products


Jobs in Plastics Manufacturing

Part of Canada’s $35 Billion Plastics Industry

Skilled Plastics-ready Graduates

Hire young workers trained for a career in the plastics industry.

5 Universities and Colleges in a 50 km Radius

Thousands of Skilled Graduates Every Year

Competitive Front Line Factory Wages Ranging from $16.55/hr to $29/hr with a Median Wage of $18/hr

Choose from a Wide Talent Pool of Plastics-Ready Graduates
Find skilled workers from five universities and colleges nearby, from programs related to plastics manufacturing, such as:

Companies Innovating Plastics

Northumberland is home to a number of innovative companies leading their fields in a range of plastic products, from packaging to automotive parts.

  • Protoplast Inc.: located in Cobourg; won the CPIA Innovator Award in 2015 for developing new technology to produce automotive ducts.
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics: located in Cobourg; a world leader in providing engineering thermoplastics solutions.
  • Custom Plastics International Ltd.: located in Cobourg; has over 50 years of experience creating custom plastic parts using injection molding.
  • CCC Plastics: located in Colborne; a leading manufacturer of colour concentrates for plastics operating out of a 100,000 sq. ft. facility.

Financing Available

Find initiatives aimed at stimulating growth and innovation for businesses in Ontario.

  • Invest Ontario Find grants for hiring and training programs, relocating businesses, and support for R&D
  • FedDev Ontario: Find initiatives to support southern Ontario businesses, from supply chain growth to technology development

Ease of Process

Our economic development team is ready to help you navigate red tape, apply for funding and grow your company.

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