2017 HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at December 31, 2017, Hydro-Québec had 19,786 employees.
Hydro-Québec’s workforce
  2014 2015 2016 2017
Total permanent and temporary workforce 20,043 19,794 19,552 19,786
Average age 45.5 45.4 45.0 44.7
Target group representation (%)
Women 29.4 29.0 28.7 28.9
Aboriginals 1.0 1.1 1.4 1.5
Ethnic minorities 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5
Visible minorities 3.5 4.0 4.1 4.5
People with disabilities 0.9 0.9 0.6 0.6

Eligibility and retirements

This graph shows that 943 employees retired in 2014, 812 in 2015, and 772 in 2016 and 877 in 2017.

New employees recruited

This graph shows the number of new employees from 2014 to 2017: 1,231 in 2014, 853 in 2015, 831 in 2016 and 1,639 in 2017.

We hired 520 new employees (244 in 2016) belonging to one or more of the five groups targeted by the Act Respecting Equal Access to Employment in Public Bodies (not including students). Of the 219 students hired, 79 belonged to one or more of the five groups targeted by the Act. Not including this last group, we hired a total of 1,420 new employees in 2017.

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.

Employees aged between 45 and 54 represent one-third of the workforce (33.3%): 22.0% men and 11.3% women. The average age of male employees is 44.3, and of female employees, 45.7. A total of 83.4% of Hydro-Québec employees are unionized. Eight collective agreements govern these employees’ working conditions; six of these expire in 2018.