Steel Jobs in Canada
Posted on January 30, 2012 by Jobs Abroad
Canada’s steel industry will need to hire between 19,000 and 29,000 workers just to replace retiring employees over the next five years.
At least 5,000 skilled tradespersons will also need to be replaced.
These are the conclusions of research commissioned by the Canadian Steel Trade and Employment Congress, (CSTEC).
Finding skilled workers with the right experience is proving to be difficult in a number of industrial sectors right now.
The CSTEC sees the steel industry as a good example of the “perfect storm” facing industrial manufacturing in Canada; as the majority of the baby boomers retire, they leave with a lot of expert accumulated knowledge that employers will find difficult to replace.
The CSTEC believes young Canadians, immigrants and adults looking for employment security have a path to success in the steel industry and other areas of manufacturing – it will never “all go to China”. On the contrary, the reality is the skills shortage facing Canada now ensures experienced, trained workers will be in demand for a long time.
Although with the impact of the worldwide economic slowdown some steel employers have been shedding jobs others are continuing to expand and recruit.
Steel Jobs announced Today
Just today Munro Ltd. located just outside Barrie, Ontario announced it would be recruiting 50 more employees, adding to its existing workforce of about 300.
Munro is adding a second shift to their tunnel lining segment production line and also needs support for several contracts they have won to manufacture bridge girders.
“We need motivated people to join our production team in order for us to deliver on product demand,” said John Munro, President and CEO of Munro Ltd. “We are seeking highly-skilled, motivated people interested in a stable manufacturing career with Munro Ltd.”