(Shawinigan) The retirements expected in the Mauricie stimulate the regional labor market to an exceptional degree the rest of the province.
In the period 2010-2014, Emploi Quebec estimated 23,600 the number of vacancies in the region. However, 87% of them are caused by retirements, a huge proportion. Across Quebec, it is limited to two positions in three on average.
Mauricie, it will need to replace 20,500 older workers over the next three years. The remaining vacancies, or about 3100 jobs will be caused by the growth of businesses.
This is a tangible signal of the aging population of the Mauricie, says the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, Julie Boulet, also head of the region.
According to the Statistical Institute of Quebec, the portion of the workforce aged between 20 and 64 will increase from 62.3% to 49.2% between 2006 and 2031 in the Mauricie. During the same period, the proportion aged 65 and over will jump from 17.7% to 33.5% and from 0 to 19 years will decline slightly from 20% to 17.3%.
"This will maintain the aging structure among the Mauricie regions with the lowest indices of replacement labor," warns the ISQ in his study entitled "Population Prospects and the Regions of Quebec," published in 2009.
In his message, the Regional Minister insisted especially on the opportunities that emerge with this windfall. She took the opportunity to extend a boom for researchers unsuccessful, but also to colleges and the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres, which will obviously be put to work to replenish the labor market.
Emploi Quebec has identified 53 occupations that offer good prospects in the Mauricie region over the next three years. Of these, general practitioners, civil engineers, pharmacists, medical specialists, nurses and nursing assistants will receive a very favorable job prospects.
As shown, the needs remain immense in health care and social services. Retail trade, professional, scientific and technical services, accommodation and catering and business services will also benefit from promising horizons.
According to Emploi Quebec, more than 10,000 jobs will require a vocational diploma, technical training, college or university. But for more than half of the vacancies, employers will simply candidates with little or no training.
"It's amazing, yes and no," says Jules Bergeron, an economist at the Regional Directorate of Employment Quebec.
"There are two messages in there. Even for people who do not get a post-secondary training, there are jobs available. However, all these people will be called, in the short to medium term, to be trained for tracking investments in technology companies. "
Across the province, Emploi Quebec estimated 740,000 the number of vacancies by 2014.