CAE has recalled all remaining temporarily
laid-off employees in Canada.
Between recalls of employees providing
essential services and recalls through the Canada Emergency Wage
Subsidy (CEWS) program, approximately 1,500 employees have been
back on the payroll this week.
The vast majority are based in Montreal and will
work from home.
The temporary layoffs were part of a series of
measures CAE announced on 6 April in response to the COVID19
CAE has also signed a contract with the Government
of Canada to manufacture and supply 10,000 ventilators which will
be used to help save lives of COVID19 patients.
The company is finalizing the design and
testing of its CAE Air1 ventilator and is preparing for
The first unit is expected to be delivered
in early May to health authorities for certification.
“I applaud the Government of Canada for its
immediate and decisive action to support Canadians by creating the
emergency wage subsidy program. It also allows Canadian industry
to put staff back on payroll and be better positioned to rebound
when the current challenges have passed,” said Marc Parent, CAE’s
President and CEO.