Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.9 - Manufacture of transport equipment n.e.c.

5,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 November 2018
Employment effect (start)
9 November 2018
Foreseen end date
1 May 2020


The Canadian plane and train manufacturer has announced a restructuring that will lead to 5,000 job cuts worldwide in the next 12-18 months, on a total workforce of 69,500 people. Half of the job cuts (2,500) will be made in the province of Québec and 500 in the province of Ontario. The day of the announcement, a spokesman said the firm does not yet have details on the remaining expected job losses.

Two weeks after the announcement, Bombardier announced 490 job cuts in Nothern Ireland out of a total workforce of 4,000 people. The 'Unite' trade union said the job losses were unexpected and in contradiction with rising profits. At worldwide level, the cuts will come mostly from its aerospace division with some from the firm's rail division.

Bombardier announced 1,700 job cuts in 2015, 7,000 in February 2016 and 7,500 in October 2016.



Eurofound (2018), Bombardier, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 95928, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95928.