October 7, 2020
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,

This Friday, October 9 at 10 a.m., we will launch the results of the Study on the Perception of the Next Generation of Aerospace Industry Workers in the presence of Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region.

At a time when our energy is focused on implementing solutions to ensure a quick and effective recovery, we must remain vigilant with respect to our succession.

Let’s keep in mind the long development cycles that characterize our industry: the innovations we are working on today are those that will enable our industry to stand out in 10 years. And behind these innovations and their implementation, more than 43,400 workers are working every day.

For more than eight decades, the Québec aerospace industry has been able to encourage, train and develop a highly specialized workforce to successfully carry out its projects. This exceptional know-how is the pride of Quebecers and the envy of many countries around the world.

Yet the perception study conducted by Léger consultants highlights the fact that our industry needs to make additional efforts to attract new generations of workers. And, in the context of a global pandemic where layoffs are occurring regularly, attraction mechanisms must definitely be rethought. What is the next generation’s perception of our industry? What solutions are available to us to attract the interest of those who will contribute to the future, to revive the industry and make it grow? These are all questions that our panel of experts will strive to answer at this event.

We look forward to having many of you join us on Friday,


Aéro Montréal is hiring!


Aéro Montréal is seeking a bilingual Executive Assistant to support the President in carrying out numerous strategic files. We invite you to send us your recommendations for candidates by October 26. The position is expected to start in November 2020. For a summary of the position or to submit your recommendations, please contact Pierrette Daigle by email at pierrette.daigle@aeromontreal.ca.

The Federal government mobilizes to support SMEs


The Federal government has just confirmed its commitment to support struggling small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by announcing a $600 million increase to the $962 million already invested in the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

To enable Québec SMEs to weather the second wave of COVID-19, Ottawa will provide close to $70 million to complement the $211 million already earmarked for the province. The funds will be distributed to SMEs in difficulty through Canada Economic Development for Québec Regions and the Société d’aide au développement des collectivités.
Industry news
The latest news about the Québec aerospace industry.
Bombardier exceeds goal for paid internship positions
One year after launching its revised and expanded internship program, Bombardier announced that it exceeded its previously announced goal by providing more than 1,200 paid internships in Canada for the 2019-2020 academic year to students from 31 colleges and universities across Canada.
CAE is the first Canadian aerospace company to become carbon neutral

By becoming the first aerospace carbo neutral company,CAE illustrates the determination of players in our Quebec aerospace industry to commit to a more sustainable industry. Aéro Montréal would like to warmly congratulate them!



AED Days 2020

AED Cluster Portugal will gather, once more, the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence ecosystem along with the major international players of this industry, in a 100% online format.

New to the ecosystem in artificial intelligence

Forum IA Québec launched its activities on September 16 2020. One of its objectives is to accelerate the development and adoption of AI solutions by the entire Quebec economy, including the aerospace industry.



Human ressources
Stay abreast of the major succession and workforce challenges in aerospace.
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Le CAMAQ est très heureux de vous présenter le programme Ton 1er emploi en aérospatiale subventionné dans le cadre de l’Entente de contribution Canada-Québec en appui aux jeunes du Québec. Le gouvernement fédéral, par l’intermédiaire du volet régional de la Stratégie emploi et compétences jeunesse, participe financièrement en investissant près de 2 M$ sur 2 ans pour la relève du secteur de l’aéronautique et de l’aérospatial québécois.

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Aéro Montréal offers you a regrouping of group insurance for your benefit

In order to allow you to achieve very advantageous economies of scale for your group insurance, we have set up a regrouping for our members. To learn more about this, contact Béatrice Perier Agostini, Director, Next Generation & Workforce at Aéro Montréal.

Shared work program

The Shared work program is designed to help employers and employees avoid layoffs as a result of a temporary decrease in the level of normal business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. This measure provides income support to employees eligible for EI benefits who temporarily reduce their work week during the business recovery period.



Virtual fair for jobs and continuing education

Aéro Montréal will participate in the Virtual Job and Continuing Education Fair, which will be held virtually from October 7 to 16, 2020. Two days of chat rooms will take place on October 7 and 8, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Opportunities fair

Aéro Montréal will participate in the Salon des opportunités which will be held virtually on October 22, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More than 34,000 positions will be available within 10 years in the aerospace sector in Québec. The strength of a qualified and diversified workforce is a powerful lever for performance and innovation, which are essential to enable companies to pursue their growth and stand out on the international stage.



Defence & Security
Symposium 2020 | 100% virtual event
Mark your calendars! The Symposium on the Canadian defence and security market will take place this coming October 19 in full virtual mode!
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 | Aéro Montréal members present!

Aéro Montréal will be participating in the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 event until October 8 with Québec's RPAS companies at the Quebec pavilion: Notos, SII, CS Canada, ARA Robotics and NGC.

Also note the participation of MANNARINO, a member of the Québec aerospace cluster.
In-Sec-M / NATO Workshop for Canadian Companies
In collaboration with NATO and the Ministry of National Defense, In-Sec-M is organizing, on October 15, its first workshop dedicated to demystifying the process of purchasing and acquiring cybersecurity technologies and services.
Two training sessions in defence

A market with potential: defence (training on the American market):

Aéro Montréal and McCarter & English are offering a two-day training on the US market. The training will be provided by Mr. Daniel J. Kelly and Mr. Zack Hadzismajlovic, both partners at McCarter & English.

In addition to the training will be offered 2 practical workshops offered by LSI with the intervention of Doug Friedli, Eileen Wahlstrom, Linda Andrews and Steve Carson.

More: https://bit.ly/3novsI7

A market with potential: defence (training on the Canadian market):

While the Canadian defense market represents an avenue of diversification for existing players, integration into the value chain is not easy. To respond to this challenge, Aéro Montréal and Cirrus Research Associates offer training on the Canadian defense market with the intervention of 4 experts: Alan Stephenson, Marc Bourret, Pierre Rochefort, Steve Lucas.
More: https://bit.ly/3llfw7S


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