Quebec Premier François Legault ruled out any large increases in immigration in his inaugural speech before the legislature as the francophone province rebuilds its economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the premier set his sights squarely on Quebec healing itself and building a brighter future. “Now that the worst of the pandemic
In a deal still under wraps, the Province of Quebec is thought to be only days away from inking a deal with Ottawa to allow businesses to hire twice as many temporary foreign workers. The French-language daily newspaper La Presse reported today that Quebec businesses would be able to hire enough temporary foreign workers to
Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s cabinet reshuffle on Monday saw Nadine Girault replace Simon Jolin-Barrette as an immigration minister. Girault, already the Minister of International Relations, will combine her current role by taking charge at the Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration (MIFI). It brings to an end a turbulent period for Jolin-Barrette since the Coalition
Quebec Premier François Legault is looking at ways to give asylum seekers working in the province’s care homes a pathway to permanent residence. Government care homes – known as CHSLDs – are Quebec’s front line in the coronavirus pandemic, seeing thousands of cases and many deaths as a staffing crisis emerged in March and April.