Canadian Manufacturing

AURAY Sourcing calls on more immigration to assist ailing manufacturing sector

The AURAY Sourcing team is working to try and meet the many demands for international mobility in critical sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing and other impacted sectors.

August 17, 2021  by CM Staff

MONTRÉAL — On Aug. 16, Quebec entrepreneurs received long-awaited news from the federal and provincial governments. The announced easing of certain immigration programs – Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP), International Mobility Program Plus (IMP+) – means that urgent labour needs can hopefully be filled more quickly.

According to AURAY Sourcing, a subsidiary of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, specializing in international recruitment and immigration, the measures will ease the burden on Quebec entrepreneurs offering their products and services and will allow foreign workers to integrate more quickly into the labour market.

However, filling the 146,865 vacant positions (June 2021) remains a short-term solution. Recruiting support has become more than essential for ensuring the development and growth of businesses across Quebec. To do this, the AURAY Sourcing team is working to try and meet the many demands for international mobility in critical sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing and other impacted sectors.

“This is an excellent initiative by our government to address the labour shortage experienced by our Quebec companies. Many of our clients are delighted to hear this long-awaited news. Indeed, programs are currently very limited and these new measures will greatly facilitate the hiring of foreign workers in Quebec. We hope that a new list of simplified processing will also be published quickly to ease procedures in the sectors of the economy most affected by this shortage,” said Wayne Tessier, General Manager of AURAY Sourcing.

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Nathalie Boivin, Human Resources Manager, JLD-LAGUE John Deere Group and TransDiff Peterbilt division, said: “We are always very well guided by the AURAY Sourcing team, from international candidate recruiting and immigration processes, to housing for new international workers. The team of experts in place is thorough, reassuring and dedicated. We can truly say that the support of AURAY Sourcing plays a major role in our employees’ and company’s development.”