2,300 Job Seekers In Quebec To Benefit From New Funding
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2,300 Job Seekers In Quebec To Benefit From New Funding

$19 million for training Quebec’s unemployed announced by Jean Boulet, Minister of Labour

Quebec’s Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and Minister responsible for the Mauricie region, Jean Boulet, announces an investment of $ 18.8 million to support workforce training in the Montreal, Laval and Montérégie regions.

Concretely, this investment will allow the government of Quebec to set up 160 training courses that will benefit more than 2,300 job seekers, including the unemployed from the pandemic. Offered by training centers and CEGEPs in the Montreal metropolitan area, these are linked to fields where labor needs are important and for which employment prospects are good, such as those of information, construction and health technologies.

“Important changes are taking place in our labor market, and we need to be able to adapt to them. Today’s announcement demonstrates the government’s desire to promote the return to work of Quebecers in trades and professions offering good career prospects. To do this, we rely on training as a spearhead for a strong and flexible economy, an economy capable of adapting to all situations.” Jean Boulet , Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity

Participants in the training will be selected by a socioeconomic assistance agent according to their employability profile. Job seekers wishing to upgrade their skills and take training to integrate the various priority sectors of the labor market should inquire with the staff of the nearest Services Québec office.

The investment announced is financed within the framework of the Workforce training measure for the purchase of training, which aims to alleviate the imbalances in the labor market in these regions as well as the need for employment integration. individuals. People who follow these trainings could be entitled to an allowance offered under the program of assistance to the recovery by the increase of the training (PARAF) in order to allow the workers and workers who wish to requalify to access to training aimed at acquiring skills in trades and professions with good employment prospects and good remuneration.

Image source Jean Boulet Twitter feed

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