Much like the other regions of the developed world and Canada particularly the Canadian Province of Quebec is, presently, battling a serious shortage of skilled workers, and resultantly, a large number of employment openings continue to remain unfilled in the province.
To tide over the situation, and do something productive about it, recently the three main political parties of the province, reportedly, disclosed their plans for an immigration approach, to ease the increasing labour deficiencies.
This is an altogether different matter that the issue has turned into a rather controversial debate about which parties actually value the contributions made by the region’s immigrants.
Talking about the issue, the incumbent premier of the region, reportedly, stated that the workers need to be brought from overseas, from any religion or language or color.
His views found common currency as all the three leading parties of the province seem to have the same stand on the issue, as they, allegedly, understand that it is a BIG problem. But while their stands are the same on the subject, their proposed solutions to it aren’t.
As per the available information, after a migrant lands in Quebec, over a quarter of them, qualified enough to fill several job openings, decides to exit even as less than 4% of them decide to stay in the province’s areas, and 15% are unemployed for the initial many years.
In such a situation scenario how does one draw and maintain immigrants the province requires?
As per a political outfit from the province, it would craft a framework to recognize the overseas credentials prior to the overseas people turn-up. It also, reportedly, has plans to fast-track the immigrants, keen to work outside of either Montreal or the Quebec City, and this is one idea that even the premier reportedly agrees with. The political party in question asserts that every immigrant, moving to Quebec, should already converse in the French language.
The Liberals, on the other hand, reportedly, say that though they will make an investment of millions in French-language training, they will not make it compulsory to submit an application for Permanent Residency (PR).
Another party says that, if given an opportunity, it would pressurize the non-French-speaking immigrants to either learn the language, through the period of three years, or leave the province.
Sharing his view on the issue of language and the stand of the different political groups in the region, a concerned person reportedly stated that it’s the big issue in Quebec. Language is turning out to be more a question of possessing the capability to be French in the province.
Reportedly, after the election drive officially starts in the province on August 29, the different parties will make an effort to persuade the inhabitants of Quebec that each of their plans is the best and makes the most practical sense.