Competitive Advantage

Human resources

The Vallée du Haut-Saint-Laurent territory (the "Hub-30") has a diversified labour force. In the table below, we present data on the average gross salary paid per occupations compared with the average salary paid in the Province of Quebec, in Canada and in United-States. 

Salary Benchmark
  Hub-301
Quebec1 Canada2 USA3
Occupations NOC Salary (USD)
Salary (USD) Salary (USD) Salary (USD)
Chemical Technician
2211 $42,565 $43,470 $42,934 $46,590
Graphic Designer
5223 $29,886 $29,886 $29,814 $49,610
Inventory control Clerk 1474 $34,414 $33,508 $33,094 $24,940
Machine Operator (plastics)
9422 $30,791 $28,980 $29,154 $32,950
Maintenance Electrician 7242 $54,338 $56,149 $55,818 $53,560
Maintenance Mechanic 7311 $48,904 $47,998 $48,061 $49,560
Machinist 7231 $39,847 $38,036 $38,014 $40,860
Welder 7265 $35,319 $35,319 $34,957 $39,110
Sheet Metal Operator
7261 $38,942 $39,847 $39,638 $43,290
Material handler, forklift truck operator 7452 $31,697 $30,791 $30,631 $31,530

Professional Training Centres (PTC) as well as the Valleyfield College provides continous training for the development and improvement of the labour force established in "Hub-30" region. These facilities offer diverse programs to fill the needs of the labour market stimulated by the arrival of many companies. Among these training programs are: logistics and transportation, supply chain management, civil engineering inspection and control, retail business supervision, accounting and management techniques, etc.

 

1: According to Emploi-Québec labor data and statistics (IMT website)

2: According to Service Canada website

3: According to United-States, Bureau of Labor Statistics website


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