The construction industry and the mining industry are two areas of activity of utmost importance in Quebec and throughout Canada. This is true from both an economic point of view and in terms of the employment opportunities they generate.
All activities in these industries rely on the contribution of countless professionals such as contractors, architects, engineers and hundreds of skilled workers specializing in a wide range of fields.
Skilled trades typically refer to jobs involving complex activities that require in-depth theoretical and technical knowledge. Electricians, mechanics, machinists, and designers are just a few examples of this type of trade.
Practicing a good many of these professions requires a post-secondary education at the university, college or trade school level. A licence or certification may also be required to occupy certain positions.
These skilled professionals make an essential contribution to the economy and their expertise and skills are unquestionably central to the prosperity of these industries.