Airbus is on a hiring spurt to support the ramp-up of its A220 commercial aircraft production and to meet opportunities in the helicopters and defence, and space fields. PHOTO courtesy Airbus.
Good news for Canadian job shops serving Airbus. The company is on a growth spurt, announcing plans to recruit more than 800 new employees in Canada in 2023, including approximately 500 for the creation of new positions, reflecting the growth of its operations in Canada.
Airbus’ presence in Canada generates nearly CA $2 billion in revenues for around 700 Canadian companies.
The hiring spurt is required to support the ramp-up of its A220 commercial aircraft production and to meet opportunities in the helicopters and defence, and space fields, Airbus says.
“Airbus continues to have great ambitions for Canada. After recruiting more than 800 new employees and creating more than 400 positions for the A220 in Mirabel in 2022, we are pleased to announce that we will hire more than 800 additional employees across the country in 2023 – including approximately 700 in Quebec,” said Benoît Schultz, President and CEO of Airbus Canada.
Airbus’s recruitment needs in Canada are diverse, ranging from helicopters to defence, space to commercial aircraft – from sub-component assembly to flight operations – and include production and quality, engineering, IT and customer service. Two-thirds of the workforce will be in support functions, while one-third will be in production.
Major Airbus manufacturing facilities in Canada include the A220 commercial aircraft program headquarters and Stelia Aerospace, both located in Mirabel, Quebec, and Airbus Helicopters Canada in Fort Erie, Ontario and Navblue in Waterloo, Ontario. Additional Airbus sites and subsidiaries are located in Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec.