Economic News - The region counted 460,200 jobs in the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 2,800 jobs compared to the first three months of the year. Despite a downturn in employment in June, the Québec City area did very well in the beginning of the year. A total of 8,000 jobs were created in the first semester of 2018, a contrast with the job losses observed over the first six months of 2016 and 2017. As for the unemployment rate, it remained low, at 3.8%, a slight rise compared to the 3.6% registered in the first quarter of 2018. This increase is linked to the growth of the labour force. Regarding unemployment, the region still managed to maintain the 2nd rank in Canada, behind Peterborough (2.7%).
Press releases - Québec International would like to take this opportunity to express its solidarity with all of Quebec City's Muslim community in the wake of last night's tragic events at the local Islamic cultural centre (Centre culturel islamique de Québec).
News - Mirego, a Canadian leader in mobile strategies and solutions announced today it has accelerated the rollout of its mobile offering in the enterprise market. This announcement reflects the company’s desire to address the increasing need from businesses to accelerate workplace transformation and to empower employees.
News - WANTED Technologies (TSX-V: WAN) today announces the launch of WANTED Analytics International, making its robust hiring supply and demand database and analytics solution for recruiting professionals now available for the UK, China, Singapore, and Australia markets, the first of 20 new countries that WANTED will be adding.
News - Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that Canada's active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called "Express Entry." Set to launch in January 2015, "Express Entry" is a major step forward in the transformation of Canada's immigration system into one that is fast, flexible and focused on meeting Canada's economic and labour needs.
News - WANTED Technologies Corporation (the "Corporation") (TSXV: WAN) announces that it has entered into a twelve-month data license agreement having a value of $1,080,000, $900,000 of which constitutes non-recurring revenue.
Press releases - At the inaugural reception for the very first “virtual” recruiting mission involving Brazil, Quebec International issued a call for candidates aimed at recruiting bloggers of foreign origin currently living and working in Quebec City. The blog, set to be launched over the next few months, will feature entertaining anecdotal material based on the authors’ experiences in Quebec. The articles will be written in the bloggers’ native languages (Spanish, Portuguese, English and French) and will be geared towards individuals in their countries of origin considering a move to Quebec.
Press releases - Quebec International (QI) recently launched the 2013 Export Series program, which includes a comprehensive range of activities designed to provide regional companies with the tools they need for international success. Some 150 business people and economic development stakeholders were on hand for the event, which featured a presentation by Marc Dutil, president and chief operating officer of Canam Group, who described how his company has been conquering global markets for the past 52 years.
News - Canada will launch a brand new program on April 1 to recruit innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will create new jobs and spur economic growth, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.
News - The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC, is very pleased to partner with Québec International and Montréal International for the organization of a two-day recruiting event on March 22nd. Mrs. Line Lagacé, Vice-president, Business Growth and Foreign Investment of Québec International and Mr. Louis Arseneault, Vice President, Talent Attraction, Promotion and Communications, Montréal International answer our questions! Interview in English and in French.