Regional Resources for English-Speaking Job Seekers + Entrepreneurs 2020-03-31

Technology is allowing for continued service delivery and support throughout these difficult circumstances, when it is needed most. Below is a list of organizations providing online or over-the-phone English-language resources and services for learning and growth, connection and hope, throughout Quebec’s regions.


In the current evolving situation, it’s hard to know where to turn. Quebec’s network of English-speaking community organizations is working hard to be able to respond to changing needs and capabilities so that they can continue to support English-speaking Job Seekers in Quebec throughout the current crisis.  

The good news is that technology is allowing for continued service delivery and support throughout these difficult circumstances, when it is needed most. Below is a list of organizations providing online or over-the-phone English-language resources and services for learning and growth, connection and hope, throughout Quebec’s regions. 

 

YES is a not-for-profit organization that enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start and grow businesses. 

YES is offering all of its job-search support services online or over the phone, including one-on-one career counselling, workshops and French language classes. They also maintain an up-to-date Job Board on their website. Their online workshops for Job Seekers, Entrepreneurs and Artists will be offered for FREE through the month of April to help our community to continue to connect, learn and grow.  

For more details, visit us here
 
 
 
Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA) works to build and strengthen the vitality of the English‑speaking population of the Gaspé Coast by representing the community’s interests and designing and delivering programs that respond to its needs.  

CASA’s team continues to work remotely, updating their Facebook page with job opportunities and important notifications regarding the current crisis. Clients can also continue to connect with the CASA team via Messenger or text with questions and concerns. 

For more details, click here.
 

CERIC is dedicated to the advancement of education and research in the field of career counseling and career development. 

They have created a reference list of articles and advice geared toward people navigating job search and interviewing amid the pandemic, in addition to information about financial support for people who are unable to work here.
 
The Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) is a center of evidence-based expertise and collective action on the strategic issues affecting the development and vitality of English-speaking Quebec.  

The QCGN has a created a COVID-19 Daily Briefing and is keeping their Facebook feed updated with news and information for English-speaking community in Quebec. 

For more details, click here.
 

The Regional Association of West Quebecers (RAWQ) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to serving and supporting the minority English-speaking community (ESC) in the Outaouais through advocacy, networking, information and programs for youth, seniors and more.  

The RAWQ has created a Resource Page on their website, found here.
 

The Kahnawà:ke Economic Development Commission is focused on finding ways to support the community by maintaining a continuity of life for its families.   

They have modified and/or extended deadlines on some of the programs available to job seekers and employers and continue to update their job board with opportunities.  

For more details, click here.
 

The Townshippers’ Association is a non-profit, non-partisan community organization focused on promoting and supporting the interests of the English-speaking minority community in the Eastern Townships region of Quebec.  

They are continuing to update their employee database (employers hiring either bilingual or English-speaking employees) here.

The Make Way For YOUth project also features a live job board and individual support at distance (via email) here

 
 

The Valcartier Family Centre was created to support families of the military community where they are. 

The centre has moved their services online, including one-on-one counseling sessions. Their website includes access for the English-speaking community (non-military) to inquire/and or schedule an online appointment for career and employment counseling. All appointments are done via videoconferencing, email, or over the telephone, for free. Access their website here.  
 
 
The Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ) is an autonomous, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of a dynamic English-speaking community in the Greater Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions and to the promotion of its interests. 

VEQ is continuing to support the community remotely and is also maintaining their Job Bank, which lists positions in the Greater Quebec City area that have English as a requirement, as well as an updated list of resources and important information on their site.  

For more details visit their website here.
 

If you are an organization that is providing support to English-speaking job seekers in Quebec and would like to be included in future communications, please reach out to kslotsve@yesmontreal.ca.