Employment prospects – More than half of the 725,400 jobs available by 2017 will be filled by young

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QUEBEC, July 21. 2014 / CNW Telbec / – The Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, François Blais, today announced the 2013-2017 and 2013-2022 employment prospects, which indicate that employment opportunities are favorable to Quebec for the coming years, particularly for young people. According to Emploi-Québec, nearly 725,400 jobs will be available in Quebec between 2013 and2017 and more than half (53%) of them will be filled by young people under 25 who are not yet in the labor market.For the 2013-2022 period, the number of positions that will be filled, with 58% youth is estimated at 1,358,500.

“Young people must address the labor market with optimism because the job prospects are favorable in all regions of Quebec for the coming years. The number of jobs should also reach a record high during the next decade. In addition, significant wealth creation projects that put the government of Quebec, such as the Maritime Strategy and the revival of the Plan Nord, let us hope that we will exceed these expectations, “said Minister Blais.

Note that the proportion of Quebecers aged 15 to 64 who are employed (the employment rate) is expected to exceed the last recorded to 74.4% in the top 2017 and 76.1% in 2022. More The unemployment rate is expected to record a steady decline in all regions, reaching 6.2% in 2017 and 5.7% in 2022, is the lowest rate since 1968.

From 2013 to 2022, employment will rise in most of the 33 industries. Growth will focus on the services side where the strongest job creation will be in the health care and social assistance, retail trade, and professional, scientific and technical services. In the area of ​​production of goods, job creation will especially benefit the manufacturing industry of transport equipment, manufacture of food and beverages as well as the mining industry.

During the years 2013 to 2022, some 1.1 million people in Quebec are expected to retire and be replaced. This ten-year period, 20% of the needs of labor hire workers require professional level, usually requiring university education.In addition, nearly a third of vacancies require the technical level, while 28% of jobs require a high school diploma or a short training. 

Among the 429 occupations for which Emploi-Québec makes a diagnosis about the prospect of employment over the period 2013-2017, 87% acceptable or favorable outlook, and employment in these occupations accounting for 95% of total employment Quebec (2012).

“Our goal is clear: a maximum of Quebecers is the labor market. It is therefore important that each person has adequate training to its ambitions and consistent with the needs of employers. We will continue our efforts to ensure a better match between available workers and businesses, “said Minister Blais.

For more information about employment prospects in the medium term ( 2013-2017) and long term (2013-2022), visit


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