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Thinking About Aerospace Manufacturing Jobs in Montreal, Canada?
Canada is currently the world’s third largest aerospace manufacturer, and Montreal represents the largest clustering of aerospace companies in the country. Montreal and its surrounding areas are home to such major companies as Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bombardier Aerospace, Bell Helicopter, Rolls Royce, CAE, Messier Dowty – Mirabel, Héroux-Devtek, etc. Montreal is unique in the sense that it possess all the necessary heat treat/plating/NDT processes and approvals to meet all internationally accepted aerospace standards. Our technical schools and universities place a major emphasis on aerospace. The aerospace industry is part of the fabric of Montreal; we are proud to be a part of it.
Getting Around in Pointe-Claire and the West Island
Spanning less than 35 square kilometers, Pointe-Claire is very easy to navigate by car and public transportation. Whether residing in adjacent neighbourhoods, or in the Montreal city centre, all corners of the island of Montreal are easily accessible.
Pointe-Claire is traversed by two major (east-west running) highways crossing through the island of Montreal. Autoroute 40 spans the northern half of the island, while autoroute 20 spans the southern half, and leads directly into the heart of downtown Montreal.
Boulevard Saint-Jean and boulevard des Sources run from Pointe-Claire's more residential southern shore, up to beyond autoroute 40 where more businesses are established. Surrounding (primarily residential) neighborhoods include Kirkland, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Beaconsfield and Dorval. Dorval is where the Montreal International airport is located.
The city is also served by several bus routes operated by Société de transport de Montréal with major terminals at the Fairview Pointe-Claire shopping centre and the Dorval Circle. Three commuter train stations on the Agence métropolitaine de transport's Vaudreuil-Hudson line are positioned along highway 20 in Pointe-Claire: Cedar Park, Pointe-Claire, and Valois.
Montreal's rapid, rubber-tired, underground metro (subway) system is the busiest in Canada, and second to only New York City and Mexico City in daily passenger usage in all of North America.
Two school boards operate ten public schools within Pointe-Claire. The English-language Lester B. Pearson School Board runs two elementary schools: Clearpoint and St. John Fisher, and four high schools: John Rennie, Lindsay Place, St. Thomas and Horizon.
The French-language Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys runs three elementary schools: Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Pointe-Claire ("PC"), and Saint-Louis, and one high school, the École secondaire Felix-Leclerc.
Pointe-Claire also has dozens of daycare facilities, nursery schools, preschools and pre-kindergarten facilities.
Sporting & Leisure Activities in Pointe-Claire
Pointe-Claire boasts thirty-eight public parks and green spaces with five baseball diamonds, twenty-six playgrounds, nineteen soccer fields, seven community swimming pools, twenty-four tennis courts, ten outdoor skating rinks, and five shoreline public areas.
Municipal sports and leisure facilities include the Bob Birnie Arena (two rinks), Pointe-Claire Aquatic Centre (swimming, diving, water polo), Pointe-Claire Public Library, Stewart Hall Cultural Centre (and gallery) and canoe/kayak club. Directly adjacent to the canoe club, is the private Pointe-Claire Yacht Club.
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Lakeshore General Hospital
Pointe-Claire City Hall
Lester B. Pearson School Board
Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys