Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
The province of Quebec wants to invite more foreign workers
Québec's Minister of Immigration Jean Boulet says the province aims to recruit twice as many foreign workers through the 'Journees Quebec' events next year as it did in 2021.
On April 25, 2022, the minister said in a press conference that “Quebec Days consists of 17 missions abroad to recruit skilled francophone workers, particularly in occupations in high demand by Quebec businesses facing labour shortages,” which makes the government double the number of foreign workers.
Thus, Quebec hopes to double the number of candidates from French-speaking and Francophile countries and invite 3,000 skilled workers in 2022.
The province will recruit foreign workers through its Quebec Days series of events in partnership with entrepreneurs, government ministries, and non-government organizations, such as economic development associations, Québec international, Montréal international, and the Société de développement économique de Drummondville.