17 September 2019
The Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity announced investments of $ 54.8 million until 2021 to facilitate the recruitment and job integration of immigrants.
$ 20.9 million will be used to fund four new measures for businesses seeking to hire temporary foreign workers:
To facilitate the integration of immigrant workers into employment, the Department also confirmed an investment of $ 33.9 million to enhance the Immigrant and Visible Minority Integration Program and the Integration Program employment of persons trained abroad referred by a professional order.
The enhancement of these programs increases the wage subsidy granted to an employer who hires an immigrant or a member of a visible minority group from 50% to 70% of gross salary.
The Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet, hopes that such measures, unveiled as part of the "Integration" step of his manpower action plan, help at least 2000 companies in their international recruitment over the next two years. "Immigrants and temporary foreign workers make up 20% of our labor needs over the next 10 years," he notes.
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