Since 2013, 3,736 employees have retired and Hydro-Québec has taken the necessary steps to preserve and renew essential know-how in both management and core businesses.

Work organization, support structures and definition of responsibilities are key to strong performance by employees and the company. In recent years, a number of projects have improved the company’s efficiency, resulting in organizational and work process restructuring. To limit the repercussions, Hydro-Québec has put substantial effort into reassigning people who have lost their jobs.

In the current business climate, managers need skill in sharing the company’s vision and business concerns to achieve sustainable performance for the coming years. To support managers, a leadership development program is available for supervisory and middle managers, whether they are novices or experienced. Executive mentoring is provided in training sessions and development programs are tailored to meet managers’ specific needs.

Activities in 2016

  • We gave 28 presentations on sustainability to college and university students (32 in 2015).
Internships (number)
  2013 2014 2015 2016
University internships 227 273 210 181
IEPE internships 16 17 14 10
College internships 32 40 19 21
Total 275 330 243 212

Over the past four years, Hydro-Québec has arranged 1,060 internships. The company is a founding partner of the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering (IEPE) (in French only). 14 IEPE graduates joined the ranks of Hydro-Québec in 2016.

Engineer Lyne Brisson explains the operation of a circuit breaker’s interruption chamber to intern Simon Gohier-Saint-Jean.

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