A Focalized Focus: Focal Initiative to host EV focused webinar March 28

Toronto, Ontario — Focal Initiative will be hosting an online webinar on the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) in the Quebec region on March 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.

The webinar is described as being for automotive industry professionals, academics, government representatives, and others interested in the automotive industry. The areas that the event will cover is specifically the Quebec regions of Montréal, Montérégie, and Laurentides.

According to a press release, the event will also cover the impacts of EVs on vehicle production, battery production and infrastructure. Discussion will also revolve around career development and skill requirements needed for EV production and repair.

Questions that will be answered during the event include: what is Canada’s automotive sector’s readiness for this transition?; what’s at stake?; what occupations and skill sets will be required?; where are there shortages today?; what are other key trends are affecting the Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing sectors’ labour force?

The press release further described how during the event, “the Focal team will provide a detailed breakdown of changes in the supply and demand of key automotive and battery manufacturing occupations in the Montréal, Montérégie, and Laurentides regions. An overview of Focal’s latest findings on the economic and labour market impacts with the transition from ICEs to EV production will be presented. The presentation will include newly updated forecast data across various scenarios that may unfold as the industry transitions towards decarbonization, which will help inform industry, academia and government planning and preparation.

To register for the event, click here.


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