Quebec offers 1,400 job opportunities to European workers. The French are at the forefront of this appeal. There are still a few hours left to apply.
French people who want to work in Quebec have every opportunity, especially since the province of La Belle is busy recruiting new employees. Explanations with Sarah Lemoine.
franceinfo: Why is Quebec looking for foreign workers?
Sarah Lamoine : Two main reasons: Quebec has a very low unemployment rate and there is a severe labor shortage in certain sectors; At the same time, one in four Quebecers will retire within ten years, meaning there will be 1.4 million jobs to fill by then. The French speak the same language as the Quebecers, which is an advantage, and their excellent education means they are in demand for their skills.
Is the area of application broad?
“A quarter of the offers focus on IT” indicates Paul Goret Quebec General Delegation in Paris, with many offers, especially in the field of video games. But there are also jobs in healthcare, social services, education, construction, transportation, aerospace, finance and hotels and restaurants. There are a total of 1,400 job vacancies to be filled.
How do I apply?
On the website Quebec-France Days. You must register, select a job offer, specify your skills, write a cover letter and add your resume. And before midnight tomorrow evening! Quebec companies will travel to Paris on December 16th and 17th. Selected candidates will be invited for interviews. Don’t panic if you miss this recruitment session, Quebec organizes two a year and has been doing so for 15 years, each time with new offers and new sectors.
What exactly are the results of these operations?
Last year, 3,500 candidates were invited for interviews. 350 to 400 have signed an employment contract, i.e. 10% of them. There are three main types of profiles: young people with at least two years of professional experience, couples in their 30s with children, seniors looking for a new challenge or unable to find a job in France. “It’s the experience that counts”not age, says Quebec’s general delegation in Paris mischievously.
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