The Working Group on Economic Issues (WGEI) on Economic Immigration, a team of employees from RDÉE Canada and the network’s twelve member organizations, is committed to making economic immigration a pillar for the Francophonie.
By combining its expertise with that of each provincial and territorial member of its Network, RDÉE Canada is positioned as a key player in the economic integration of French-speaking immigrants. The Network has good knowledge of the special needs of Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities, and establishes the necessary links between Francophone and bilingual immigrants and employers.
Support for the economic integration of immigrants begins even before they arrive in Canada through the Pre-departure Service:
Among them, 64% chose Ontario as the province of destination, 14% preferred New Brunswick and 9% chose Manitoba.
Immigrants who used the Pre-departure Service come from 33 different countries. The majority of clients are from France (33%), Morocco (17%) and Algeria (11%).
Nearly 260 people participated in 15 webinars organized by RDÉE Canada’s Pre-departure Services. Webinar topics focused on employability, entrepreneurship and community services for newcomers.
The 2018 Virtual Job Fair (third edition):
The Virtual Job Fair (VJF) took place on February 21 and 22, 2018
Providing Canadian employers with a greater opportunity to recruit the talent they need to fill vacancies in their businesses.
Offering Francophone and bilingual job seekers the opportunity to explore a range of positions for which they can apply.
This initiative promotes the settlement of immigrants in the regions and helps to mitigate the recruitment challenges many employers face.