Bibeau brings immigrants on tour
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Compton-Stanstead MP and Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, Mr. Guy Hardy, Saint-François MNA, and Mr. Jacques Madore, Prefect of the Coaticook MRC said they are thrilled with the exploratory tour of the Coaticook region and its businesses organized for immigrants seeking employment in the area. This event is a joint initiative of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau and Mr. Guy Hardy. "The activity taking place today aims to encourage the participation of immigrants within Québec society and to strengthen the capacity of our local businesses. By continuing to collaborate on a regional level, we will turn this fine project into a success story, both for the newcomers and for our entire community," said the Honourable Mrs. Bibeau. "I am very pleased to see the work that has gone on in assisting immigrants in the St. François riding and the Estrie region. The event today is the result of the synergy and collaboration amongst stakeholders from all levels of government who have worked in a concerted manner to offer immigrants the chance to meet top employers in the Coaticook region. Québec fully assumes its responsibilities in the reception, French language training and integration, including employment, of immigrants in the province," mentioned MNA Guy Hardy. "We are proud to welcome a group of immigrants to our area. We obviously wish them success in their job search. By the same token, we want to encourage newcomers to increasingly consider the prospect of settling in the regions," said the Prefect Mr. Jacques Madore. This exploratory tour of Coaticook is a local initiative allowing immigrants looking for jobs to visit the city and the surrounding area. Four companies with several positions to fill also participated. In addition, a lunch was hosted in the Coaticook MRC office for the participants and the human resources representatives of the participating companies.
Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau visited local businesses in the Coaticook region with newcomers looking for jobs.