Recognised since 2003 as a Regroupement stratégique by the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture, CRIMT is an interdisciplinary and interuniversity research centre which focuses on the theoretical and practical challenges of institutional and organizational renewal in the areas of work and employment in the global era. Structured by its Major Collaborative Research Initiatives project (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada), its scientific program seeks to better understand the changes that affect the world of work and to identify the institutional arrangements, capacities, and mechanisms necessary to ensure both organizational efficiency and the well-being of employees. Through the quality of its student supervision, the complementarity of its research themes, the collections it publishes in (in Presses de l’Université Laval and Routledge), the importance and variety of its coresearchers' publications, the organization of international conferences and seminars, its student funding programs, its summer school, its media library and its videoconferencing facilities, CRIMT provides an environment for leading research and training in industrial relations, human resource management, labour law, sociology, economics and management.
Based at the University of Montreal, Université Laval and HEC Montreal (its three partner institutions), CRIMT has over 80 co-researchers located in 16 Canadian universities and 25 institutions and universities overseas, as well around 200 graduate students. The research program also engages with an important network of associated researchers and collaborators from abroad, reflecting the international perspective of the Centre and the significant integration of its researchers in major international networks.