- The manufacturing industry has to fill thousands of jobs in Quebec.
- Leaders 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.
An 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.
Co-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.
Crucially, 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.
Though immigration reform is a long process, the MEQ proposes that both federal and provincial governments make amendments to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
With 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.
Here's just a sample of some manufacturing jobs that are available in and around Montreal!
Salary: $16 – $19/hour
George 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.
If this sounds like the job for you, apply today!
Salary: $13.50 – $15.50/hour
You'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.
To experience the fast-paced environment of the factory floor, apply today!
Salary: Competitive with benefits.
Ideal 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!
If you're obsessed with quality, you're the right person for this job. Apply here.
Salary: $15 – $18/hour
Ideally, 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.
If you're ready for a dusty, fast-paced environment and love furniture, you should definitely apply today!
Find these and plenty more jobs in the manufacturing industry here!