Montréal is committed to easing workforce integration for immigrants. As part of this commitment, The city will roll out a strategy aiming to improve access to jobs in business for recent arrivals.
Montréal still faces challenges related to the integration of immigrants in the workforce. Access to quality employment leads to both successful integration and economic growth in general. This is why the city has made integrating immigrants in the workforce a priority.
Inclusive Montréal in the workplace is an initiative by the Bureau d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal (BINAM). It is made up of three components:
This component aims to raise public awareness of the employment challenges immigrants face. For example, the Journée portes fermées, aimed at the Montreal business community, demonstrated that immigrants are highly skilled and contribute to the city’s economic vitality.
This component aims to get leaders from the business community and major employers to make welcoming and integrating immigrant employees a priority. The Cercle montréalais des employeurs was created to produce initiatives in this area, much like the virtual talk “Montréal inclusive au travail.”
The Pacte pour l’inclusion au travail aims to increase diversity in the workforce. This is a joint initiative with the IDEOS hub of HEC Montréal.
The city offers managers and recruiters tools and statistics that will help them integrate immigrants into the workplace.
For example, a podcast series offers tips and solutions from experts, employers and newcomers to create inclusive and diverse workplaces.
Visit Montréal inclusive au travail (in French) to learn more about the city’s action plan for immigration and integration of newcomers.