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Accélérateur de carrière au détail (ACAD)

The CQCD, highly concerned with the labour shortage issues in Quebec, is proposing a strategy to provide meaningful support to retailers in a combined effort to ensure the recruitment of a qualified and passionate workforce. The Accélérateur de carrière au detail (an accelerator for your career in retail) represents the CQCD’s will to adress these recruitment issues, and propel all efforts made in that direction.

Our Mission: Bring together + Promote + Represent

  • Bring together the various industry stakeholders during relevant and engaging committees, meetings and events.
  • Promote the many exciting job opportunities available within the retail industry, and demonstrate how great of a career people can build for themselves.
  • Represent the interests of Quebec’s retailers before the government and the general public, in exploring and suggesting solutions to the labour shortage issue.

Target audience

Youth, job seekers and employers (retailers) of Quebec’s retail sector.

Past events

March 19th, 2019 | First Edition of Expérience Carrière

The ACAD held its first edition of Expérience Carrière – a one-day recruiting event developed exclusively for retailers – on March 19th, 2019 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. More than twenty exhibitors participated to the event to connect with hundreds of candidates from all sectors and with varying levels of experience, all of whom shared a passion for retail.

March 20th, 2019 | Retail Workforce Workshop during HOP! Le sommet du commerce de détail

As part of the activities held during HOP!, the ACAD held its first Retail Workforce Workshop with summit participants and other guests. The workshop started with a lecture by Mia Homsky, the Institut du Québec’s Director, who provided an overview of the labour shortage currently affecting the province. Following this introduction, participants were invited to put their heads together in a structured and guided reflection aimed at finding potential solutions for our sector. The elements brought up during this activity were compiled in an analysis report, and solutions are already being explored.

Events to come

October 1st 2019 | Expérience Carrière : 2nd edition

A one-day recruiting event, developed exclusively to meet the specific needs of retailers, and with two goals in mind:

  • Connect job seekers with recruiters on site: Create networking opportunities and facilitate recruitment.
  • Promote retail job opportunities to participating youth and candidates: Showcase the different sub-sectors of the industry, expose them to exciting testimonials, and show them the range of career opportunities the sector offers.

October 2nd 2019 | Retail Workforce Workshop during TAG – Le Commerce à l’ère numérique

As part of the activities held during TAG, the ACAD will hold its second Retail Workforce Workshop with summit participants and other guests. Theme to be determined.

Keep informed: carrieredetail.cqcd.org

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