Employability – Making Ontario more accessible to Francophones [fr]

Press Release - The Consulate General signs a new collaboration agreement with the Société Économique de l’Ontario

Toronto, January 17, 2018- At its official launch today, the Société Économique de l’Ontario (SÉO) signed a new collaboration agreement with the Consulate General of France in Toronto on guidance for the employability of Francophones in Ontario.

“The Consulate General of France in Toronto has, for years, been one of our key partners, and the signing of this new agreement consolidates the excellence of our business relations while at the same time offering new perspectives. Ontario wants to increase Francophone immigration, and it is evident that our partnership is fully consistent with this political will. It will enable Francophones to receive better guidance in their decision to consider Ontario and search for a new job or set up an entrepreneurial project. Two objectives are clearly identified in our agreement: providing guidance to Francophones with a working holiday permit and, even more importantly, working with the provincial government to obtain recognition for certain degrees and qualifications issued in France. We see our joint approach to facilitating the professional integration of Francophones as both realistic and necessary in view of the challenges they currently face, and we are delighted with this new stage in our collaboration,’’ indicated SÉO President Nathalie Grenier.

Consul General of France Marc Trouyet added: “The Consulate General and the Société Économique de l’Ontario are in full agreement about the need to ensure that Francophone immigrants, including youth with working holiday permits, half of whom remain in Ontario, are successful in their professional integration. To that end, access to information is critical, including degree equivalency. Because we worked for years with RDEE Ontario, we know that we can rely on Société Économique de l’Ontario to provide our compatriots with the means to find work or set up their own business in the province.”

MEDIA CONTACTS

Annick Schulz
Director of Communications, Marketing and External Relations
communications [at] seo-ont.ca
613 590-2493, poste 102

Yann Le Borgne
Press and Public Affairs Officer
Consulate General of France in Toronto
yann.le-borgne [at] diplomatie.gouv.fr
416-847-1896

Last modified on 24/01/2018

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