La Belle Province makes no secret of it: in Quebec too, baby boomers are retiring, the economy continues to grow, which creates a great need for labor, the opportunity to dream of s ” expatriate there, affirms Emmanuelle Gélébart-Souilah, in charge of the economic development of the city of Quebec:
“Information technologies and health care have never stopped recruiting, the industry has reinvented itself: construction, the food industry, video games, the maritime or pharmaceutical sector. Job offers are available on the site “Quebec in the lead “. You will find a precise description of each position, with the salary, the pre-requisites and the expectations of the employer. “
In the midst of a health crisis, one can legitimately wonder if it is serious to consider settling in Quebec. Yes, without hesitation, answers the Frenchwoman born in Brest, and graduated from a great business school in Nantes, for whom this period should be used to mature her project:
It’s a life decision, it is built. It is all the more important at this time to inquire. We have been doing it completely virtually for four years, well before Covid-19! We reach out to French candidates, workers and students alike, as soon as they have their visa in hand, and we facilitate contact.
The objective of the non-governmental agency Quebec International, for which Emmanuelle Gélébart-Souilah works, is to promote Quebec companies abroad, through exporting or recruiting talent.
It covers an area from Greater Quebec to the border with the United States south of the St. Lawrence River. Since 2008, the agency has received more than 5,000 French workers and 14,000 people including families:
We bring them closer to our partners free of charge to facilitate their installation project at each stage: bank, choice of accommodation and a neighborhood, children’s school …
And add : “Each newcomer is offered a two-day integration stay on corporate culture, horizontal hierarchical relations or even the famous North American familiarity.”
And if one of the two spouses does not have a job, as is often the case, the agency offers him a year of coaching to find one. Four people are dedicated to this service at Québec International.
It must be said that next to large metropolises such as Vancouver, Toronto or Montreal, Quebec has no shortage of assets, explains the Frenchwoman:
“It is a city of 800,000 inhabitants, on a human scale. And when I come to France to” sell “Quebec, I had better be connected between what I say and reality, what they can come. look, because there is a good chance that one day I will find myself sitting on a pool bench next to a candidate who has been brought in because our children will have a common lesson! “
On the flip side of this enthusiasm for Quebec, many immigration candidates recently complained about the interminable wait in the processing of permanent residence files, sometimes for a year or more.
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