Tesla Gigafactory in Canada? ‘High Volume Recruiter’ Needed in Quebec

Tesla’s recent job listing for a “high volume” recruiter in Montreal, Quebec, might indicate that the company’s rumoured plans to build a factory in Canada are starting to take shape — reports Electrek.

There has been increasing chatter of a possible Canadian Tesla factory in recent months. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during a company-wide meeting back in June that the automaker is “considering” Canada for its next factory.

Musk also teased Canada as a potential Gigafactory location at Tesla’s 2022 Annual Shareholders Meeting last month. He added that the company might announce the location of its next Gigafactory later this year.

Tesla is now hiring for a “high volume” recruiting position, listed on its website as “Recruiter – Quebec“, as spotted by Alex Oha.

The job listing’s description reads:

A great recruiter stands apart by excelling at talent identification, attraction, and assessment, and by developing deep partnerships with the business and within HR. Tesla is looking for a high volume, an extraordinary recruiter that stands out by doing all of the above combined with strong business acumen, a passion for their craft, and a genuine commitment to providing an unforgettable candidate experience.

In the past, Tesla has used similar language about “high volume” recruiting when filling out early positions for its newest Gigafactories in Berlin and Texas. That being the case, Tesla might be looking to establish at least a large operation in Canada, if not an entire Gigafactory.

Since the new position covers Quebec, Tesla might be planning on putting its Canadian facility up somewhere in that region. However, Tesla was previously lobbying the Ontario government for an “advanced manufacturing facility” in the province.

According to recently posted lobbyist records, Tesla has escalated its lobbying efforts to Canada’s federal government. The company has been talking to Ottawa about speeding up “permitting timelines” in the country, among other things.

Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, François-Philippe Champagne, recently toured Tesla’s existing Canadian manufacturing facility, located in Markham, Ontario. He said following his visit that the government wants to work more with Tesla.