The Government of Quebec and its various partners are gradually relaunching international recruitment efforts, including the Journées Québec (Québec day), which brings together companies wishing to hire international talent.
Quebec is organizing online recruitment campaigns targeting foreign workers to help employers in the province fill labor shortages and support the province’s economic recovery after the pandemic.
Planned recruitment initiatives called Journées Québec (Québec day) are carried out by the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, with the support of its network of representatives in various locations around the world: Dakar, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Mexico, New York, Paris, and Rabat.
Events that had been predicted for the past four months were postponed to March as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). New dates have now been scheduled and include the following online events:
The Journées Québec events allow employers to assess the talent available in a pool of candidates, find the right match, set up interviews, and hire them. Foreign workers interested in accessing job offers or promoting their skills to Quebec employers are invited to apply for registration.
“The success of the Journées Québec formula is based on the real possibility of finding a job and achieving personal goals in a new stimulating environment where creativity and daring open up many horizons. Jobs are available in several regions of Quebec, and each of these regions offers its lifestyle that reconciles personal, family, and professional aspirations, ”according to the government’s website.
All planned recruitment activities will take place in a virtual format. Also, the possible arrival of foreign workers will be by the health measures prescribed by the Government of Quebec.
The recruitment efforts undertaken as part of the Journées du Québec are part of Quebec’s efforts to find more workers in the health and technology sectors.
At the end of May, the Quebec government announced major reforms to its immigration programs, including two new immigration pilot programs for licensed practical nurses and technology workers.
Nursing aides, or orderlies, are in high demand across the province. According to the Government of Quebec, the current programs do not meet the demands of the labor market. Since 2013, only 115 licensed practical nurses have been selected for permanent residence in Quebec. The new program will aim to attract 550 nursing assistants per year.
Likewise, artificial intelligence and information technology sectors are booming in Quebec. A new immigration pilot project will allow the province to select 550 highly skilled workers per year for immigration.
Reference is taken from CIC News
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