Activities in 2016

  • As at December 31, 2016, Hydro-Québec had 19,552 employees. Compared to 2013, the number of employees has dropped by 691 through attrition and increased efficiency.
Hydro-Québec’s workforce
  2013 2014 2015 2016
Permanent workforce (number) 17,861 17,793 17,475 17,282
Temporary workforce (number) 2,382 2,250 2,319 2,270
Average age 45.6 45.5 45.4 45.0
Target group representation (%)
Women 30.0 29.4 29.0 28.7
Aboriginals 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.4
Ethnic minorities 1.4 1.4 1.4 1.5
Visible minorities 3.2 3.5 4.0 4.1
People with disabilities 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.7

Eligibility and retirements

This graph shows that 1,209 employees retired in 2013, 943 in 2014, and 812 in 2015 and 772 in 2016.

New employees recruited

This graph shows the number of new employees from 2013 to 2016: 626 in 2013, 1,231 in 2014, 853 in 2015 and 831 in 2016.

Note: We hired 244 people in 2016 (248 in 2015) belonging to one or more of the five groups targeted by the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies.

Employee Age Pyramid

This graph shows the age groups of the majority of our workforce (ages 50-59 and 45-49) for both men and women. It also reveals the age groups with the fewest employees (24 and under and 65+); these apply to both men and women.

Note: 84% of Hydro-Québec employees are unionized. Eight collective agreements govern these employees’ working conditions until 2019.