When it comes to training engineers, technicians and specialized workers, Québec has partnered with key industry players to develop training programs adapted to industry needs.
Québec universities offer a full range of programs in mechanical, electrical, computer, aerospace, industrial and metallurgical engineering.
The next generation of aerospace specialists!
4,800 aerospace students graduate each year from Québec's six universities, five technical colleges and the École des métiers de l'aérospatiale de Montréal (ÉMAM).
All trades are covered!
Every year, 3,000 engineers and scientists, 800 technicians and 900 operators and assemblers are trained.
École polytechnique de Montréal is recognized worldwide for the quality of the education it provides. It was the first school in Québec to set up an aerospace engineering program. Geared to market needs, the program was created to train tomorrow’s engineers, particularly in building new, more environmentally friendly aircraft.
As an educational and applied research institution specializing in engineering and technology transfer, École de technologie supérieure has consolidated its aerospace teaching and research activities under the AÉROÉTS group. It offers a master’s degree in aerospace engineering and is currently setting up a bachelor’s degree program in the same field. Thanks to the group’s 48 professors, 70 industry partners and five research chairs, ÉTS is well positioned as an international-calibre school that is able to meet industry needs.
École nationale d’aérotechnique is Canada's largest technical education facility specializing in aerospace and the only one in Québec to train technicians in aircraft maintenance, aeronautical construction and avionics.
École des métiers de l’aérospatiale de Montréal (French website) is the first school of its kind in Canada to employ the innovative school-factory concept. Available programs range from airframe assembly to machining techniques and precision sheet metal work. ÉMAM also runs on-demand training courses geared to industry needs.
Institut de formation aérospatiale, the only training institute of its kind in North America, is located at Mirabel International Airport and pools the expertise of three major teaching institutions at the vocational, technical and university levels to offer training tailored to business needs.
Centre technologique en aérospatiale (CTA) (French website) will launch a research project on aerial operations (OPAIR) in conjunction with Bombardier, Esterline CMC Electronics and Certification Center Canada. CTA will receive $4.25 million over five years to develop the new research program.
A committee of Québec aerospace workers, Comité sectoriel de la main-d’œuvre en aérospatiale du Québec (French website), serves as the link between industry companies and the Québec education system. It ensures that training programs at every level are in line with the industry’s needs.
To ensure proper training of drone operators, the Unmanned Aerial System Centre of Excellence (UAS CE) and CAE offer specialized, state-of-the-art courses. Training programs in this rapidly-growing sector are in high demand, both in Quebec and abroad.