Regionalization of immigration: historic deployment of $ 8.3 million

After having been the subject of major cuts in recent years, the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) is redeploying significantly in the regions in addition to improving services offered to businesses. A stroke of 8.3 million dollars marked by a tie with the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity. In Mauricie, the number of regional immigration advisers will increase from three to seven with a new branch in La Tuque.
In fact, the new MIDI employees will move to the offices of Services Québec and the local employment centers. Their work will complement that of the employees of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity (MTESS). “This is a historic partnership,” said Wednesday the Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet.

His MIDI colleague, Simon Jolin-Barrette, accompanied him to Trois-Rivières to make this provincial announcement. “The ministry will open 40 new MIDI service points across Quebec for a grand total of 61. These antennas will be integrated with existing Services Québec offices and will be located in the MIDI regional offices”, said the speaker. ‘a government that is responsive to the needs of regions and businesses’.

His ministry is also adding two new Regional Directorates for a total of six. “With this enhanced network, the Department will be present in more than 50 cities, in all administrative regions of Quebec, to meet the needs of businesses and regions,” he said.

And to ensure a sufficient presence in the regions and better serve the various partners, the department adds 111 employees to the territory. In total, 162 MIDI employees will provide services in all regions of Quebec. Deployment of the network will provide contractors with easy and timely access to a departmental employee.
In addition, to ensure new business services, the department is creating the new position of Regional Immigration Advisor. These advisors will offer personalized services and proximity to businesses. Their number will increase from 37 to 55.

Inform companies and accompany them in the various existing programs of permanent or temporary immigration and the financial aid available, process applications from companies directly in the region, guide employers who wish to use the Employers Portal available on the Arrima platform and support agents integration assistance to support immigrants: this is what their new mandate will be.

These services are in addition to the existing government offer, in particular that of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, which work together to meet the needs of businesses .

“This large deployment of the staff of the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion and this enhancement of business services are the logical continuation of the reforms we have implemented in recent months. By ensuring that it is more present in all regions of Québec and by becoming a strong regional reference, the department is reaffirming its leadership in selection, francization and integration. We will work in complementarity with the MTESS to better support businesses and economic dynamism in all regions of Quebec, “said Simon Jolin-Barrette.

“I announced several measures to meet the needs of manpower and immigration is one of the solutions. The arrival of these new regional immigration advisers is therefore complementary to the services already offered by the departmental business advisers in Services Québec’s offices and local employment centers. With this announcement, we are facilitating access to government services and contributing to the reception and integration of immigrants. The scarcity of labor is a social issue and we must work together to find solutions adapted to the realities of all regions, “adds Jean Boulet who, in his great chore, has already joined 12 943 companies for identify the need for manpower.

His MIDI colleague, Simon Jolin-Barrette, accompanied him to Trois-Rivières to make this provincial announcement. “The ministry will open 40 new MIDI service points across Quebec for a grand total of 61. These antennas will be integrated into existing Services Québec offices and will be distributed in the MIDI Regional Directorates,” he said. .

His ministry is also adding two new Regional Directorates for a total of six. “With this enhanced network, the Department will be present in more than 50 cities, in all administrative regions of Quebec, to meet the needs of businesses and regions,” he said.

And to ensure a sufficient presence in the regions and better serve the various partners, the department adds 111 employees to the territory. In total, 162 MIDI employees will provide services in all regions of Quebec. Deployment of the network will provide contractors with easy and timely access to a departmental employee.

In addition, to ensure new business services, the department is creating the new position of Regional Immigration Advisor. These advisors will offer personalized services and proximity to businesses. Their number will increase from 37 to 55.

Inform companies and accompany them in the various existing programs of permanent or temporary immigration and the financial aid available, process applications from companies directly in the region, guide employers who wish to use the Employers Portal available on the Arrima platform and support agents integration assistance to support immigrants: this is what their new mandate will be.

These services are in addition to the existing government offer, in particular that of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity and the Ministry of Economy and Innovation, which work together to meet the needs of businesses .

“This large deployment of the staff of the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion and this enhancement of business services are the logical continuation of the reforms we have implemented in recent months. By ensuring that it is more present in all regions of Québec and by becoming a strong regional reference, the department is reaffirming its leadership in selection, francization and integration. We will work in complementarity with the MTESS to better support businesses and economic dynamism in all regions of Quebec, “said Simon Jolin-Barrette.

“I announced several measures to meet the needs of manpower and immigration is one of the solutions. The arrival of these new regional immigration advisers is therefore complementary to the services already offered by the departmental business advisers in Services Québec’s offices and local employment centers. With this announcement, we are facilitating access to government services and contributing to the reception and integration of immigrants. The scarcity of the workforce is a social issue and we must work together to find solutions adapted to the realities of all regions, “adds Jean Boulet.

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