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Industry 4.0 report: strategies for dealing with labour shortages

CCMM - Industry 4.0

The evolution of the manufacturing sector is transforming the landscape of Québec industry. Technological innovation is at the epicentre of this industrial revolution.

But companies need to be inventive to train, attract and retain talent, against a backdrop of increasing labour scarcity.

We presented testimonials from a number of innovative manufacturers in a special report published on August 20 on La Presse+. Supplying leading-edge equipment, communicating needs, adopting an international mindset... the findings are clear: to address labour challenges, Québec companies have to blaze new trails and get creative.

This report is a chance to explore ways for finding the best employees.

Recruitment issues – Where is labour hiding?
The Canam Group and Marmen share their solutions for retaining employees and finding the cream of the crop.

Emerging businesses – The dawn of environmentally friendly plants
Polystyvert, a company involved in technologies for plastic recycling, describes how a number of occupations were transformed through automation, and the motivational effect of good environmental practices.

Teaching and companies – The sector’s evolution depends on cooperation with schools
The manufacturing industry offers excellent job prospects, but we still need to reconcile the needs of the sector with schools. Nathalie Vallée, director general of Collège Ahuntsic, offers her recommendations.

Download the Special report (in French only)
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