ANNOUNCEMENT 26 Aug 2019

The Government of Quebec announced on August 26, 2019 that it was allocating Can.$54.8 million (U.S.$41.2 million) in funding towards recruiting temporary foreign workers and integrating immigrants.

 

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Inception date: 26 Aug 2019 | Removal date: open ended
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The Government of Quebec announced on August 26, 2019 that it was allocating Can.$54.8 million (U.S.$41.2 million) in funding towards recruiting temporary foreign workers and integrating immigrants. The program, which will last until 2021, includes an earmark of Can.$21 million (U.S.$15.7 million) to help private businesses recruit and integrate temporary foreign workers. According to Labour Minister Jean Boulet, the funding will help cover the costs of recruitment missions and provide financial assistance of up to Can.$1,000 (U.S.$752) per worker for relocation, as well as up to 70% of a new hire’s salary while a local company trains them to the province’s standards. The minister told reporters he believes the province will aid 2,000 businesses in recruiting temporary foreign workers over two years. The government is also investing Can.$34 million (U.S.$25.6 million) to improve the newcomers’ integration in Quebec.

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