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Solutions to workforce challenges

Giving your business the means to meet its needs Events The activity will be held in French.

Registration deadline: March ​​25 2024​

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Forum stratégique – Les solutions aux défis de main-d’œuvre

The Forum at a glance

The labour market is undergoing profound changes. Workforce-related challenges are having a strong effect on some sectors of the economy. This situation is a major barrier to economic growth and business competitiveness.

On March 25, join us for the first edition of the Forum on Solutions to workforce challenges, a showcase of solutions intended to identify priority courses of action and better equip the business community.

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An essential meeting

Engage with key speakers and be heard by taking part in defining the roadmap for improving the situation.

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Business opportunities

Meet and network with experts and companies facing the same challenges.

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A winning strategy

Learn more about the changes in the job market from our expert speakers at the morning Forum, and build your skills by taking part in our afternoon workshops.

Who is this event for?

  • CEOs, executives, HR managers or any role involved in recruiting, training and retaining talent
  • Workers’ associations;
  • Sectoral groups;
  • Community networks;
  • Education networks (universities, Fédération des Cégeps, Fédération des Centres de Services Scolaires)
  • Government partners.

Register now to reserve your spot!

The key moments of our program

7:30 a.m. – Welcome: breakfast and networking

8 a.m. – Welcoming remarks

  • Erandi Motte Cortés Senior Director, International Markets, Entrepreneurship and Business Information
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Introductory note

  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

8:15 a.m. – Political discussion

Discover the priorities of Canada's Employment Department

  • The Honourable Randy Boissonnault Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages


  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Facing changes in the job market: strategies and concrete solutions for companies

8:35 a.m. − Perspective: Québec and Greater Montréal face workforce challenges

Take part in a decisive discussion on Quebec’s labour issues. Explore the causes, impacts and specifics of Greater Montréal.

  • Emna Braham Executive Director
    Institut du Québec
  • Mia Homsy Vice-President, Workforce and Economic Intelligence
    Investissement Québec

8:50 a.m. − How are Greater Montréal's strategic sectors preparing for the future?

Join us for an open and collaborative discussion based on sharing experiences and best practices: exchange between speakers on innovative solutions implemented to address workforce issues.

  • Frédéric Dubé Government Affairs & Market Access Director
  • Caroline Julie Fortin Director, Communications and Public Affairs
  • Lucie Houle Vice-President, Talent and Culture, Employee Experience
    National Bank of Canada


  • Élise Le Dref Director, Talent and Diversity – Acclr
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

9:10 a.m. − Transforming the industry and facilitating access to housing: lessons from the construction sector

Explore the future of construction: analysis of the shortage, the need for new skills, ongoing reforms and possible solutions.

  • Jean Philippe Pépin
    Jean-François Arbour Chair of the Board
    Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ)
    Executive Vice-President
    Groupe Humaco
  • Audrey Murray President and CEO
    Commission de la construction du Québec


  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

9 h 25 − Political discussion

  • Jean Boulet Minister of Labour


  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

9:45 a.m. − Networking break


Training, attracting and retaining the next generation: winning strategies

10:15 a.m. − Gen Z and millennials: understanding and managing tomorrow's talent

Join this discussion to explore the future of work according to Gen Z and Millennials: solutions for attraction and retention and innovative practices for well-being.

  • Jean-Marc Léger CEO
    Canadian Research and Insights Council (CRIC)
  • Jacques Nantel, C.M. Ph.D Professor Emeritus
    HEC Montréal

10:35 a.m. − Higher education: what role can it play in training the next generation?

Join this discussion to understand how universities are adapting to today’s economic challenges, integrating emerging technologies and innovation to train for the jobs of the future, and strategies to support graduates in an ever-changing context.

  • Maud Cohen
    Maud Cohen, P.Eng., FIC, MBA, ASC President
    Polytechnique Montréal
  • Bernard Tremblay Chief Executive Officer
    Fédération des cégeps


  • Jessica Bouchard Vice-President, Public and Economic Affairs and Impact Initiatives
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Skills of the future and integrating technologies into companies: supporting talent

10:50 a.m. − Transformation of the labour market: impact on jobs and skills development

The job market is changing, and it's important to adapt to stay competitive. Come and listen to an expert in economic development, who will share his insights on the key skills in demand today, and how to prepare for technological and green transitions.

  • Jean Lortie President of Commission des partenaires du marché du travail
    Conseil emploi métropole (CEM)

11 a.m. - AI for your business: Challenges, solutions and testimonials

Join a discussion dedicated to exploring the opportunities offered by AI for businesses.

  • Julien Billot CEO
    Scale AI
  • Mike Cloutier Managing Director, Data & AI
    Moov AI
  • Hugues Mailhot Partner and Vice-President, Sales and Marketing
    Explor AI

11:20 a.m. − Flash presentations – Innovation as a productivity driver

Discover the benefits of integrating new technologies to optimize productivity, revealing strategic opportunities for businesses.

  • Elvira Ciambella Vice President, Implementation, and General Manager
    ADP Québec

11:30 a.m. − Facing tomorrow's challenges: a look at skills development strategies

To keep skills up to date and to be able to face tomorrow's unknown challenges, continuous skills development is essential.Discover avenues for action and reflection for a lasting, effective vision of skills development within your organization.

  • Manon Poirier
    Manon Poirier, CRHA Executive Director
    Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés

11:40 a.m. − Workleap Conference: Rethinking HR for tomorrow's business

Join us as we explore the future of human resources. Discover how this unique business model can positively influence your HR practices and help you meet tomorrow's challenges.

  • Simon De Baene Co-founder & CEO

12 p.m. – Conclusion of the morning session

12 p.m. – Lunch and networking

1 p.m. – LinkedIn Conference

Understanding job market: Trends and outlook for 2024

oin us to identify the job market trends for 2024 with two LinkedIn experts. Explore LinkedIn data and stimulate your recruitment with winning strategies.

  • Amandine Beguet Account Director
    LinkedIn Talent Solutions
  • Vianney Motte Account Director
    LinkedIn Talent Solutions

1:20 p.m. – Expert-led session

Take part in a session with a market expert to identify the major solutions to workforce challenges.

Expert-led session #1

  • Florian Pradon Expert in recruitment of talent and innovative corporate culture, entrepreneur and speaker.

Meet the challenges of recruiting and retaining talent: concrete solutions and sharing expertise

In the face of the labour shortage that is transforming the job market, this session offers an analysis of current trends and practical applications for dealing with them.

Thanks to the experience of our expert Florian Pradon, and concrete case studies, approaches applicable to your workplace will be discussed to overcome these challenges.

This exchange aims to equip professionals, business leaders and managers with effective tools to promote a culture of innovation and resilience in the face of the challenges of recruiting and retaining talent.


  • Amira Yousfi Advisor, Public and Economic Affairs
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

2:25 p.m. – Closing remarks

  • Michel Leblanc President and CEO
    Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

2:30 p.m. – End of event


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514 871-4001

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Muriel Delamare
Special Projects Manager

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