The manufacturing industry has to fill thousands of jobs in Quebec.\nLeaders from several Quebec companies have penned a letter to provincial and federal leaders imploring them to reexamine immigration policy as a way to fill the labour shortage.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nAn open letter penned by the Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Quebec (MEQ) implored the provincial and federal governments to help fill a large number of vacant jobs in Quebec's manufacturing industry. The MEQ claims that over 19,400 manufacturing sector jobs are available due to a labour shortage. The letter cites the "refusal of new contracts and business opportunities, slowing investments and new product development, hiring underqualified candidates" as just a few key issues at play.\nCo-signed by 25 Quebec manufacturing companies, the MEQ states that "there are simply not enough skilled workers available to meet the needs." With labour and immigration issues seriously affecting the pool of qualified candidates, the MEQ has asked that the Quebec government reconsider and re-evaluate some of its policies.\nCrucially, the MEQ wants there to be a match between the needs of Quebec's businesses and the reality of the labour market. Welcoming more immigrants would be an essential step in the right direction, according to the MEQ.\nThough immigration reform is a long process, the MEQ proposes that both federal and provincial governments make amendments to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.\nWith the vast availability of manufacturing jobs and a huge need for skilled trade labour in Quebec, perhaps you start your career in one of the most important industries in the province.\nHere's just a sample of some manufacturing jobs that are available in and around Montreal!\nManufacturing Fabric Cutter\nSalary: $16 – $19/hour\nView this post on Instagram #Factoryshot #workflow #furnituremanufacturer #hospitality #fabriccutting A post shared by RCD (@rcdroyalcustomdesigns) on Dec 9, 2019 at 9:15am PST\nGeorge Courey Inc. is a 100-year old family-run business based in Laval that carries one of the largest inventories of linens and textiles in the industry. The ideal candidate is a high school graduate with some experience in fabric cutting.\nIf this sounds like the job for you, apply today!\nREAD ALSO: A Montreal Visual Effects Company Is Producing Stranger Things Season 4 & They're Hiring\nFactory Labouring\nSalary: $13.50 – $15.50/hour\nPosted by ATIS on Friday, October 4, 2019\nYou'll be a general worker at ATIS, one of Canada's leading manufacturers of windows and doors. Experience is an asset but not necessary! This is a perfect job for a self-motivated person who is comfortable working in a manual capacity.\nTo experience the fast-paced environment of the factory floor, apply today!\nQuality Assurance Inspector\nSalary: Competitive with benefits.\nView this post on Instagram A question I get asked a lot and at my very first talk at the @moinworld_e.v meet up in our beautiful @moia_de offices, I told everyone my story. Luckily we filmed it and now everyone of you can get an insight :) #happiness #womenintech #women #advise #informationstechnik #informationtechnology #career #work #value #experience #shareknowledge #findyourpath #behaviour #learn #qualityassurance #hamburg #germany #talk #technology #firsttalk #job #dream #putinthework #conversation #positivism #tech #optimism #moinworld #moia A post shared by Ada Pohl (@adapohl) on Dec 9, 2019 at 7:16am PST\nIdeal candidates will have some experience in quality assurance and technical certification. Knowledge of Health Canada and FDA regulations are a must. This would be a great job for someone who is in the early stages of their career!\nIf you're obsessed with quality, you're the right person for this job. Apply here.\nFurniture Manufacturing – Frame Maker\nSalary: $15 – $18/hour\nView this post on Instagram No glue, no screws. The assembly of the bookcase for @cloud_girl01. Thanks to @onewillwander for the hand in putting it together and for witnessing the trials in patience and design. - - - #meranti #africanmahogany #wood #joinery #finewoodworking #woodworking #woodworker #woodworkersofinstagram #woodshop #furnituremaker #custom #design #byhand #craft #education #nyuadvisarts #dovetails #slidingdovetails A post shared by DanO (@diello.woodworks) on Dec 5, 2019 at 12:35pm PST\nIdeally, you will have an apprenticeship certification and a couple of years' experience to apply here! Your job will be to reinforce, prepare, sand, and make minor repairs to furniture and fixtures.\nIf you're ready for a dusty, fast-paced environment and love furniture, you should definitely apply today!\nFind these and plenty more jobs in the manufacturing industry here!