Canadian Manufacturing

Atwill-Morin’s international recruitment has begun

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The company plans to recruit at least 50 new Mexican, French, English, Moroccan and Tunisian workers between 2024 and 2026.

Photo: CNW Group/Atwill-Morin Group.

MONTREAL — Thirty foreign workers from various backgrounds have joined Atwill-Morin’s workforce of over 1000. A dozen Mexican workers will reinforce the teams in warehouses and outside yards.

Among the other foreign workers joining Atwill-Morin, about fifteen are masons and cement workers from France, a British mason and two administrative assistants of Nicaraguan origin referred by a relative already employed at Atwill-Morin. Other recruitment efforts are currently being made in Morocco and Tunisia.

This was announced by Atwill-Morin’s Executive Vice-President, Nicolas Croteau, who explained that this was made possible after a international recruitment process that included annual missions to France and England, the involvement of international recruitment firms, coordination with government agencies and the mobilization of several internal employees.

“We are proud of this exceptional and very promising achievement in terms of expertise development as well as growth, at a time when the shortage of manpower is cruelly affecting the development and productivity of businesses,” said Matthew Atwill-Morin, President and CEO, for his part, for whom these new Quebec workers will contribute to filling the needs left unsatisfied due to a deplorable vacuum in the Quebec labor pool.


These employees will have two-or-three-year renewable work permits. The company intends to turn them into permanent workers who will be able to develop and build a career as they move up the ladder of the company.

The workers will receive relocation support including accommodation, integration into neighbourhood life, recognition of their respective skills, access to French language training, access to familiarization with Quebec culture as well as learning all the obligations related in particular to the observance of labour standards and health/safety on the work sites.

“We hope that these newcomers will become proud Quebecers in the near future while assuming the role of ambassadors for the company and for Quebec in their home communities,” added Croteau and Atwill-Morin.

Atwill-Morin is working closely with several partners including the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), three international recruiting firms and a law firm, all coordinated by its Vice President – Legal Affairs and Director of Human Resources to ensure compliance with CCQ recognized construction equivalencies, ASP Safety exams and MIFI diploma equivalencies.

The directors of Atwill-Morin concluded by stating that they are convinced that this program for recruiting, welcoming and relocating foreign workers is one of the keys that will allow local companies to effectively combat the labor shortage while promoting the emergence of a new generation of workers in an industry that is one of the mainstays of the Quebec economy.


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