May 5, 2021



The Quebec aerospace industry newsletter
Aéro Montréal's mission is to mobilize stakeholders in Quebec’s aerospace ecosystem to support its global reach, innovation capacity and growth.
Message from the President

Dear members, dear partners,

On Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11, we will be holding the 6th edition of our Global Aerospace Supply Chain Summit, an event not to be missed.

We will meet to discuss the impact of the crisis on our supply chain. We will bring together key players from Canada and Europe to discuss the changes that will have to take place as our industry works together to meet the climate challenge and promote green growth. We will also take the opportunity to share with you our experts’ forecasts for the months and years to come by unveiling two new studies. In short, this 6th edition promises to be an exciting one!

Also joining us will be Pierre Fitzgibbon, Québec Minister of Economy and Innovation, and Jean Boulet, Québec Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, as well as the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. They honour us with their presence and take advantage of the Summit to address you directly.

There are only a few days left to register

To ensure that, in these difficult times, everyone has the opportunity to attend the event, we have committed to offering free access for the May 10-11 edition to our members, business partners and students enrolled in an aerospace program. And, for those who are not yet members of Aéro Montréal, we are offering a special rate of $50/ticket.

Many of you have confirmed your attendance and I thank you! If you have not yet done so, there is still time to register by following the steps below:

For non-members of Aéro Montréal
Click on this link
Select the non-members of Aéro Montréal box by adjusting the quantity.
Click on Checkout. Your attendance is confirmed!

For members of Aéro Montréal
Click on this link
Select the Aéro Montréal Members and Partners box by adjusting the quantity.
Click on Checkout. Your attendance is confirmed!

For students
Click on this link
Select the Students box by adjusting the quantity.
Click on Checkout. Your attendance is confirmed!

We look forward to having you join us virtually to Shape the Future of a More Sustainable Supply Chain.





Summit 2021 – Global Aerospace Supply Chain


Here’s an exclusive look at our speakers on May 10-11, 2021








Industry news
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.






Webinar: Mexico’s Aerospace and Automotive Market - Outlook 2030


In collaboration with the provinces of Québec, Alberta and Ontario, as well as Aéro Montréal, this webinar, organized by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, will present the 2030 outlook for the aerospace and automotive industries in the Mexican market, as well as trends and opportunities in the supply chain of these two industries.


Team Artemis adds Canadian companies to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program.

The Artemis team, led by Mirabel, Québec-based L3Harris Technologies and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), is proud to introduce its Canadian team of four companies offering expertise in engineering, logistics, training and simulation, and mission management, to support the Royal Canadian Air Force Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program.



Webinar - Mapping the innovation transformation: Hamburg-Montréal exchange on SME international collaborative innovation opportunities


In the next edition of the Hamburg-Montréal webinar series, NRC-IRAP (the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program) and ZIM (the Central Innovation Programme for SMEs) will present an overview of the 9th joint call for proposals in innovative R&D. This bilateral funding agreement allows German and Canadian companies to submit applications for collaborative R&D projects aimed at developing market-ready solutions for products, technology services or methods with high potential for Canada, Germany, Europe and/or internationally. For more information.


Unveiling of the results of the Québec Industrial Barometer - 12th edition .

Thanks to its in-depth knowledge of the manufacturing sector, STIQ has since 2009 drawn up a realistic and concrete annual portrait of this sector, which is essential to Québec’s economic development, using a series of measurable indicators. For more information.



Join Philippe Rainville for a unique webinar


Aéro Montréal invites you to participate in the webinar organized by CORIM "What prospects for civil aviation" with Philippe Rainville, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal and member of the Board of Directors of Aéro Montréal. Topics will include post-pandemic expectations of international tourism and the role of airports in the recovery of air transport.


MTL Ambassadors: an event not to be missed!

Aero Montreal invites you to participate in a key event at the Palais des Congrès on May 13. On the occasion of MTL Ambassadors, you will have the opportunity to discover the new Ambassadors of the Palais who will contribute to the promotion of their discipline and to the recovery of the Montréal and Québec economy. This event will take place in the company of Rebecca Makonnen and her special guest, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.


Next Generation & Workforce
Stay informed on key aerospace next generation and workforce issues



Extension of emergency wage subsidy

The 2021 budget proposes to extend the wage subsidy, rent subsidy, and lockdown support measures through September 25, 2021. It also proposes to phase down the wage subsidy and rent subsidy rates, effective July 4, 2021, to ensure the programs are phased out as vaccinations are administered and the economy recovers.

$1.4 M for the Centre technologique en aérospatiale

The Government of Canada, through Canada Economic Development for Québec Regions (CED), announces $1.4 million in support for the Centre technologique en aérospatiale, a college technology transfer centre affiliated with Cégep Édouard-Montpetit. For more information.





Subsidy program for adapted companies


Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, invites adapted businesses and interested developers in the Montérégie and Île-de-Montréal regions to submit a project under the Programme de subventions aux entreprises adaptées-PSEA (adapted businesses grant program). The projects funded must create jobs adapted to the needs of people with disabilities who face certain obstacles in their integration into the labour market.


  MORE (in French)  
Hiring an immigrant in Québec

The guide Embaucher une personne immigrante au Québec (Hiring an Immigrant in Québec), published by Immigrant Québec, is a collection of reliable and useful information for hiring a permanent resident, a foreign student or a temporary foreign worker in Québec.




An increase in aerospace job offers in Québec


The number of job offers posted since the beginning of the year 2021 is increasing. However, the offers are scattered on different sites and portals. In order to improve the visibility of these offers, the Aéro Montréal team is monitoring them daily on a LinkedIn page dedicated to this purpose. We encourage you to subscribe to this LinkedIn page for free by clicking here. The page already has more than 4,000 subscribers made up of job seekers, students, industry professionals and recruiters. If you wish to promote your offers and receive candidates’ resumes, please contact Béatrice Perier Agostini (, Director, Next Generation & Workforce, Aéro Montréal.


Danika, young graduate and creator of tomorrow

Introducing Danika Couture-Peck, a young, energetic engineer with a brilliant career path who studied at Polytechnique Montréal with the support of her community, is a graduate in aerospace engineering and holder of a 2018 Profil de Vinci scholarship. Danika is one of the ambassadors for the Créateurs de demain (Creators of Tomorrow) campaign, which aims to support Polytechnique Montréal’s next generation of engineers in a sustainable way!

  MORE (in French)  


New ÉNA promotional campaign


The Fondation du cégep Édouard-Montpetit et de l'ÉNA recently launched the Inspiration ÉNA campaign to support academic success during the crisis. All of our partners in the aerospace industry are invited to contribute in order to give our students extra motivation. Indeed, they need our support and encouragement more than ever in these exceptional times.




AUVSI XPonential 2021


AUVSI XPonential is one of the largest industry gatherings and offers networking opportunities, updates on new products and industry best practices, and presentations on the latest regulatory developments. Aéro Montréal will be present again this year at this virtual edition from May 4 to 6, 2021. The cluster will be accompanied by a delegation from Investissement Québec International as well as StartAero 360° companies: Laflamme Aéro Inc, ARA Robotique, NGC Aérospatiale and CS Canada. For more information.



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