The city is committed to streamlining the workforce integration of immigrant people. As part of this commitment, Montréal will roll out a strategy aiming to improve access to employment for immigrant workers.
Montréal still faces challenges with respect to the integration of immigrant people in the workforce. Access to quality employment leads to successful integration, as well to economic growth for our metropolis. The integration of immigrant people in the workforce is therefore a priority for the city.
Inclusive Montréal in the workplace is an initiative by the Bureau d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal (BINAM) and is made up of three components:
This component aims to raise public awareness with respect to employment challenges faced by immigrant people. It is with this aim that the Closed Doors Day (in French) was created.
This component aims to get leaders from the business community and major employers to commit jointly to welcoming and integrating immigrant employees. This employers’ circle (Cercle montréalais des employeurs) was created in order to yield initiatives in this respect, much like the virtual talk “Montréal inclusive au travail”, as part of Relaunch Mtl.
Pact for the inclusion of immigrant workers (Le Pacte pour l’inclusion au travail des personnes immigrantes)
From January to May 2021, 15 Montréal businesses will receive support to help integrate immigrant people in the workforce. This is a joint initiative with the Pôle IDEOS de HEC Montréal.
This component aims to provide resources to help managers and recruiters streamline the workforceintegration process for immigrant workers.
- The Biais d’entrée podcast is a 6-episode series introducing employers, experts and immigrant people and providing advice and solutions for every step of their career path.
- A document portraying the workforce integration of immigrant people in Montréal and describing its main setbacks.
This initiative put forward by the city’s Bureau d’intégration des nouveaux arrivants à Montréal (BINAM) is supported by the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration.