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Jean Charest

Workforce Development and the Role of Institutions in the Labour Market

Vice-recteur aux ressources humaines et à la planification

Vice-rectorat aux ressources humaines et à la planification

Roger-Gaudry, room H-605-4

514 343-7431

jean.charest@umontreal.ca

Professeur titulaire

Faculté des arts et des sciences - École de relations industrielles

jean.charest@umontreal.ca

Secondary number: 514 343-5764 (Télécopieur)

Profile

Research expertise

In general terms I am interested in labour market policies, regulatory institutions and the roles played in them by management, labour, government and other stakeholders. More specifically, my work and research interests concern:

  • Workforce training and development
  • Policies, institutional innovations and practices encouraging skills development
  • Different plans or programs to support workers and the labour market (employment insurance, pension plans, work time, ETC.)
  • Sector plans or mechanisms (construction industry, workforce sector committees)
  • Management organization and actions

In my work I look at these issues from a national or international viewpoint, ranging from case studies to comparative analyses.

Biography

Jean Charest is a specialist in workforce development and the role of institutions in the labour market. He began his university career in 1997 in the School of Industrial Relations at the Université de Montréal, and was director of the school from 2010 to 2015.

As a teacher and researcher he has directed or co-directed some 25 research projects funded by Canadian and international organizations. He was also one of the co-founders of the Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail (CRIMT), an interuniversity research centre renowned in its field of studies on globalization and labour. As a recognized expert in his field, he has been invited on many occasions to advise government organizations and professionals. As a manager, he has developed agreements with major Chinese universities, founded an international summer school to facilitate student exchanges and established a scholarship fund for students, the Fonds intergénérationnel (Intergenerational Fund) in the School of Industrial Relations.

Before joining the Université de Montréal, Jean Charest worked as an economist for the Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN). Prior to that position, he taught economics at the CEGEP level. Among other things, he has taken part in numerous negotiations for various public and private sector organizations.

Jean Charest holds a PhD in industrial relations (Université Laval), a master’s degree in economics (UQAM) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in applied economics (HEC Montréal).

Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)

2013

Action collective patronale : les mécanismes de diffusion entre les niveaux sectoriel et local

Graduate : Roussel Boudreau, Nathalie
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
2005

Les déterminants de l'évaluation de la formation dans les organisations.

Graduate : ROUSSEAU-CARON, Jacinthe
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
2001

La réduction du temps de travail: l'expérience de la Confédération des syndicats nationaux.

Graduate : THIBAULT, J.M.
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.

Projects

Research projects

2015 - 2019

Labour Mediator and Arbitrator Training Project

Lead researcher : Gregor Murray
Co-researchers : Jean Charest
Funding sources: RHDC/Ressources humaines et Développement des compétences Canada
Grant programs:
2011 - 2018

REGROUPEMENT STRATEGIQUE - REGROUPEMENT RELATIONS INDUSTRIELLES, CENTRE DE RECHERCHE INTERUNIVERSITAIRE SUR LA MONDIALISATION ET LE TRAVAIL (CRIMT)

Lead researcher : Gregor Murray
Funding sources: FRQSC/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC)
Grant programs: PV129894-(RG) Programme Regroupements stratégiques
2008 - 2016

BUILDING INSTITUTIONS AND CAPABILITIES FOR WORK AND EMPLOYMENT IN A GLOBAL ERA : THE SOCIAL DYNAMICS OF LABOUR REGULATION

Lead researcher : Gregor Murray
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(GTRC/MCRI) Grands travaux de recherche concertée
2014 - 2015

CANADA-CHINA JOINT SEMINAR ON COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND LABOUR DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Lead researcher : Gregor Murray
Co-researchers : Jean Charest
Funding sources: RHDC/Ressources humaines et Développement des compétences Canada
Grant programs:
2012 - 2014

ATELIER : INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS ON WORKING TIME CONFIGURATIONS

Lead researcher : Jean Charest
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Aide aux ateliers et aux colloques de recherche au Canada
2013

CANADA-CHINA JOINT SEMINAR ON LABOUR DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Lead researcher : Gregor Murray
Co-researchers : Jean Charest
Funding sources: RHDC/Ressources humaines et Développement des compétences Canada
Grant programs:

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Disciplines

  • Industrial Relations

Areas of expertise

  • Formation de la main-d'oeuvre
  • Politiques publiques du travail
  • Développement des compétences
  • Loi du 1%
  • Comités sectoriels de main-d'oeuvre
  • Assurance-emploi
  • Régimes de retraite
  • Temps de travail
  • Industrie de la construction
  • Organisations patronales