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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments Envision Canada’s Future Immigration System

News - Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) immigration ministers pledged to create a fast and flexible immigration system designed to advance Canada’s economic growth and competitiveness, and respond to regional labour market needs.

Pilot project - Loans for the recognition of foreign credentials

News - Internationally trained workers who are looking to have their credentials recognized and gain the equivalence they need to work in Quebec are now eligible for financial support from Desjardins. In partnership with the Association communautaire d’emprunt de Montréal (ACEM), Desjardins Group has announced an agreement to launch an innovative pilot loan project that will assist professional immigrants in their employment integration efforts.

Canada to create visa to attract start-up entrepreneurs

News - Canada plans to create a new class of visa that it hopes will attract high-tech and other entrepreneurs to immigrate to the country to start new companies, officials said on Tuesday.

CGI to grow in St. Roch

News - CGI Group Inc. will not only remain in Quebec City's St. Roch district but will expand its workforce there, the company said Friday. Up to 150 employees could be added to the Quebec City office over the next 18 months, said Lorne Gorber, senior vice-president of global communications and investor relations.

Desjardins named one of the Financial Post’s Ten Best Companies to Work For

News - Desjardins Group is pleased to announce that it has been named one of the Financial Post’s 10 Best Companies to Work For in 2012, in addition to being ranked as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2012.

Academic success and student retention: publication of a new guide

News - Regional Conference of Capitale-Nationale MNAs and the Aquitaine Regional Council are proud of the new French-Québec guide to good practices to encourage academic success and student retention released on October 20, 2011, in Québec City at the 2nd Rencontres interrégionales sur la persévérance et la réussite scolaires [Interregional Meetings on Student Retention and Academic Success.

Smart 21 : Quebec City ranks among the smart elite!

Press releases - Quebec City has been named one of the world’s 21 “Smart Communities” for the second year in a row. This award is presented by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF), an independent New York City-based think tank dedicated to developing the digital economy. The announcement was made by Louis Zacharilla, one of the ICF’s founders, at a ceremony in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Applications from some 400 cities and regions were evaluated.

Quebec International honoured at the Marketing Canada Awards and the APDEQ’s Recognition Awards Gala

Press releases - Quebec International recently gained distinction at the Marketing Canada Awards, sponsored by the Economic Development Association of Canada, and at the Recognition Awards Gala, sponsored by the Quebec Association of Economic Development Professionals, held in Peterborough, Ontario and Victoriaville, Quebec on October 3 and 6, respectively.

Brazil: Ocean of Opportunity

News - Soaring over the giant city of Sao Paulo, one gets an instant impression that Brazil is on the move. Among the endless sea of buildings there are ample new construction projects. Roads are jammed full of commuters, and are being upgraded to accommodate even more. Industry continues adding to last year’s surge, leaving its telltale brown smudge on the sunlit skyline. Is the nascent grinding of the global economic gearbox a threat to this upbeat picture, or will Brazil’s resilience persist?

Forbes' Best Countries For Business: Canada ranks #1

News - Canada ranks No. 1 in our annual look at the Best Countries for Business. While the U.S. is paralyzed by fears of a double-dip recession and Europe struggles with sovereign debt issues, Canada’s economy has held up better than most. The $1.6 trillion economy is the ninth biggest in the world and grew 3.1% last year. It is expected to expand 2.4% in 2011, according to the Royal Bank of Canada.



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