29,700 jobs to fill in Estrie in next three years
In July, the Minister responsible for the Estrie region and of Agriculture, Pierre Paradis, announced employment perspectives for the Estrie region from 2013 to 2017, indicating that employment opportunities would be favorable for the coming years, particularly for young people, since 29,700 jobs will be available.
“The employment market will offer good opportunities from now until 2017. Those looking for work can be confident about the future. They will have access to interesting employment possibilities in the Estrie region and all over Quebec. The government of Quebec will continue to work with different regional partners in order to boost even more our economy and create quality jobs,” commented Minister Paradis.
“”Young people should approach the job market with optimism since the job perspectives are favorable in all regions of Quebec for the coming years. The number of jobs should rach higher than it ever has in the next
decade. The important projects that the government is betting on, such as the Maritime Strategy and the Plan Nord, allow us to hope that we will exceed these forecasts. In this context, it is even more important that each person has the needed training to go along with their ambitions and that are coherent with the needs of employers,” declared the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, Francois Blais.
According to figures from Emploi-Quebec, close to 725,400 jobs will be available in Quebec between 2013 and 2017 and more than half of those will be filled by people under 25 years of age who are not yet in the workforce. For the period from 2013 to 2022, it is estimated that 1,358,500 job positions will need to be filled, 58% by young workers.
Most of the jobs will be in the healthcare and social assistance sector, retail businesses and professional, scientific and technical services. In the production sector, the creation of jobs will profit the transportation material industry, the food and drink transformation industry and the mining industry.
Between 2013 and 2022, about 1.1 million Quebecers will retire and need to be replaced. During this period, 20% of the manpower needs will be for professionals generally with university training. About one third of the jobs will be technical and require a high school education or special training.