Digitization, coupled with a focus on transitioning to a low-carbon future, inevitably means a shift in operations and outputs across sectors. Over the years, Québec has become a significant player in the Canadian electric vehicle industry, and recent advances also point to the province’s ability to compete internationally. Yet, with industry change comes workforce evolution and changing labour market realities and needs. This report reviews some of the labour dynamics associated with Québec’s emerging electric vehicle (EV) industry and identifies current and future labour demand and skill needs. Although some employment displacement is likely to occur, this shift will be offset by new jobs created by the growth of this industry, and further focus on sustainability and a “green transition.” At the same time, many existing workers will also see skill shifts, leading to the need for workforce development solutions, training, reskilling, and upskilling.

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To cite this report:

Cutean, A., Davidson, R., Felder, M., Hale, E., Oschinski, M., Watson, M., Xiao, B. “Recharging Quebec’s Transportation Sector” January 2022. Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC). Ottawa, Canada.

The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Government of Canada.