SAGUENAY-LAC-SAINT-JEAN, Que. Up to 420 new jobs will be created in Northern Quebec by ALCAN INC. Alcan's initiatives are aimed at developing aluminum business opportunities and value-added activities in the province.
A new $60-million potline will be built at the Alma, Que., smelter. This will create about 200 jobs.
As previously announced, Alcan will outsource information technology services to CGI, and that will maintain 100 jobs and provide an additional 60 positions. The contract is worth $170 million.
Details of the changes at the Dubuc Works were announced. It will becomes a busbar production-fabrication plant and begin producing high value-added engineered cast products. Dubuc won a $45-million contract to supply busbar to the Allouette smelter, and that will require 100-150 new employees.
Links to all of Alcan's business units can be found at www.alcan.com.