Guide for new members

EMPLOYMENT IN THE REGION

To look for a better quality of life in family or to have a first local work experience, many people think to work in the different regions of Quebec. Between July 2016 and July 2017, 202,500 Quebecers changed their administrative region of residence. In these internal migratory movements, the regions that have welcomed the most people are: the Laurentians, Lanaudière, Montérégie, Mauricie and Center-du-Québec (according the Québec Institute of Statistics and Place aux jeunes en région).

 

This decision may be advantageous because, according to the

Federation of Québec Chambers of Commerce [Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ)], 86% of immigrants who arrive in Québec settle in Montreal, but 55% of the available jobs are in the region.

 

It is possible to search for project management positions by region using the following website : https://www.gestiondeprojets.ca/parcourir-par-ville/quebec/.

 

The Department of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion (MIDI) of Québec has a program of regionalization of immigration  (PRI) to help businesses and organizations in the regions of the province overcome the shortage of skilled labor and, at the same time, support skilled immigrants in their professional integration in the regions. There are several partner organizations that develop activities for job search, training and installation in the regions, such as: one-on-one meetings with counselors to discuss career goals; information sessions on Québec regions; exploratory visits; preparation for job search in the region; networking activities; meetings with potential employers; housing search; and help with installation.

 

For more information on the services of partner organizations for the regionalization of employment, you can contact one of the following organizations in Montréal :

 

The organization « ’Place aux jeunes en région »’ also facilitates the migration of graduates aged 18 to 35 in 15 of the 17 administrative regions of Québec. For young people, it is possible to participate in exploratory visits free of charge to discover the opportunities in the region, develop a network of contacts and prepare the installation in the chosen region. In the program's employment directory, there are the following opportunities (full-time positions, internships and summer employment) in project management :

  • Project Manager ;
  • Project Coordinator ;
  • Project lead ;
  • Project worker ;
  • Project estimator ;
  • Project Technician ;
  • Project Agent.

 

For more information on the organization Place aux jeunes en région, please visit : https://www.placeauxjeunes.qc.ca/index.

 

Federation of Québec Chambers of Commerce (FCCQ) brings together a large network of more than 140 chambers of commerce and businesses in Quebec, more than 60,000 businesses and 150,000 business people operating in all sectors of the economy and throughout Quebec. This federation leads the project "A job in Quebec" for the integration of immigrants in the regions of Quebec. The participating regions are: Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Centre-du-Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches, Estrie and Lanaudière. All of these regions offer project management positions. The FCCQ offers free guided tours and meetings with potential employers to job seekers who have been permanent residents for less than 5 years and to work permit holders with certain conditions.

 

For more information on the project « Un emploi en sol québécois », please visit : https://www1.fccq.ca/emploi-sol-quebecois/.

 

 

Finally, here is a list of key regions and industries for finding opportunities:

 

Region

Population

Unemployment rate

Activity field

Abitibi-Témiscamingue

147 909 hab.

3,8 %

Mineral extraction ; health care and social assistance; accommodation and catering ; wood products and retail and wholesale trade; transportation and storage

Bas-Saint-Laurent

199 534 hab.

5,1 %

Construction ; manufacture of metal products; finance, insurance and real estate; accommodation and catering ; health and social services; information and communication technologies; transport

Capitale-Nationale

742 452 hab.

4,0 %

Food; beverages and tobacco; metal products; machinery, retail and wholesale; finance, insurance, real estate and rental.

Centre-du-Québec

245 610 hab.

4,6 %

Transportation equipment ; wholesale and retail trade; manufacture; finance and insurance; accommodation and catering ; health and social services; professional, scientific and technical services

Chaudière-Appalaches

426 791 hab.

2,8 %

Transportation equipment ; forestry and logging; finance, insurance and real estate; rubber and plastic; Wholesale ; machine manufacturing; manufacture of metal products; accommodation and catering ; health and social services; transportation and storage

Côte-Nord

91 546 hab.

5,1 %

Mineral extraction ; transportation and storage; health care and social assistance; accommodation and food services; retail business ; finance, insurance, real estate and rental

Estrie

327 089 hab.

5,0 %

Metal products; wholesale and retail trade; finance, insurance, real estate and leasing; professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance

Gaspésie et

Îles-de-la-Madeleine

91 442 hab.

11,1 %

Transportation and storage; finance, insurance, real estate and leasing; health care and social assistance; construction; retail business; educational services.

Lanaudière

507 154 hab.

6,5 %

Educational services; public services ; rubber and plastic; transportation equipment ; health care and social assistance; professional, scientific and technical services; information, culture and recreation

Laurentides

609 421 hab.

5,8 %

Transportation equipment; professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance; information, culture and recreation; food, beverages and tobacco; wooden products; rubber and plastic.

Laval

437 413 hab.

6,2 %

Transportation equipment ; retail business ; metal products; professional, scientific and technical services; machinery; health care and social assistance; food, beverages and tobacco; accommodation and catering service.

Mauricie

269 289 hab.

5,8 %

Transportation equipment ; retail business ; metal products; professional, scientific and technical services; machinery; health care and social assistance; food, drinks and tobacco.

Montérégie

1 550 534 hab.

4,3 %

Transportation equipment ; food, beverages and tobacco; wholesale and retail trade; transport in storage; finance, insurance, real estate and leasing; professional, scientific and technical services

Montréal

2 033 189 hab.

7,3 %

Transportation equipment ; metal products; Wholesale ; transportation and storage; finance, insurance, real estate and leasing; professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance; information, culture and recreation

Nord-du-Québec

45 367 hab.

5,1 %

Mineral extraction ; transportation and storage; health care and social assistance; accommodation and catering service; retail business ; finance, insurance, real estate and rental.

Outaouais

392 785 hab.

5,4 %

Retail business ; finance, insurance, real estate and leasing; health care and social assistance; information, culture and recreation; Wholesale ; transportation and storage; professional, scientific and technical services.

Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

276 509 hab.

4,9 %

Mineral extraction ; forestry and logging; wooden products; machinery; transportation and storage; professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance.

SOURCES :

Fiche d’identité des régions (2016), du webmagazine Vivre en région au Québec #4, at the website Immigrant Québec. Viewed in april 2018.

https://immigrantquebec.com/fr/consulter/webmagazines/vivre-en-region

 

Profils statistiques par région et MRC géographiques (2018), at the website Institut de la statistique du Québec. Viewed in 2018.

http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/statistiques/profils/region_00/region_00.htm

 

 

REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION

Forget, Stéphane (2018, 14 mars). Immigrer au Québec et travailler en région, at the website le Soleil. Viewed in april 2018.

https://www.lesoleil.com/opinions/immigrer-au-quebec-et-travailler-en-region-7755d5306f816e760c6a7baa58a31772

 

Gendron, Stéphanie (2017, 8 févr.). 10 raisons de travailler en région plutôt qu’à Québec ou Montréal, sat the website le Journal de Québec. Viewed in april 2018.

http://www.journaldequebec.com/2017/02/08/10-raisons-de-travailler-en-region-plutot-qua-montreal

 

Profils statistiques par région et MRC géographiques (2018), at the website Institut de la statistique du Québec. Viewed in april 2018.

http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/statistiques/profils/region_00/region_00.htm

 

Sow, Doudou (2017, 22 oct.). Plus de 2 500 emplois disponibles pour des personnes immigrantes qui souhaitent s’installer en région, at the website Intégration emploi. Viewed in april 2018.

http://integrationemploi.com/plus-de-2-500-emplois-disponibles-pour-des-personnes-immigrantes-qui-souhaitent-sinstaller-en-region/

 

Ton avenir en région (sans date), at the website Place aux jeunes en région. Viewed in 2018.

https://www.placeauxjeunes.qc.ca

 

Un emploi en région au Québec (11 avr. 2018), at the website Immigrant Québec. Viewed in 2018.

https://immigrantquebec.com/fr/consulter/conseils-d-experts/un-emploi-en-region-au-quebec

 

Un emploi en sol québécois (26 mars 2018), at the website Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec. Viewed in april 2018.

https://www1.fccq.ca/emploi-sol-quebecois/

 

Vivre en région au Québec #4 (2016), webmagazine at the website Immigrant Québec. Viewed in april 2018.

https://immigrantquebec.com/fr/consulter/webmagazines/vivre-en-region