Are you between 15 and 30 years old and looking to overcome barriers to employment in order to have a rewarding work experience? The team at Actions interculturelles can help!
Our Cultivating my Integration (Cultiver mon intégration) project allows youths to enter the labour market thanks to a personalized support from our counselors. Based on a strengths and needs assessment, we can offer help to improve your knowledge of the job market and acquire new, valuable skills. We will then help you find a 20 to 30 weeks job placement. The project offers different forms of financial support to participants and employers (job-related salary, wage subsidies and bonus at the end of the work experience).
This bilingual and free initiative is open to all Quebece youths, but it can be particularly useful for young immigrants, refugees, First Nations as well as visible, religious and linguistic minorities.
Our experienced, multicultural and determined team aims to:
- Support youths struggling to enter the labour market on their socio-professional integration journey;
- Provide youths with flexible services adapted to their situation to make informed career choices and acquire the skills and experiences necessary for a successful transition to the labour market; and
- Mobilize employers by offering the support needed to recruit young participants, especially in sectors facing labour shortages.
Personalized support services towards employment
Young participants will acquire new skills and knowledge through free personalized support services that include:
- A needs and strengths assessment of the participant in order to prepare a “Skills Assessment”;
- Working with the youth to develop a training plan to improve their employability;
- Up to four weeks of workshops, refresher courses, workplace visits and/or one-on-one sessions to develop new valuable skills;
- The support and tools necessary for a successful entry into the labor market (preparation of curriculum vitae, cover letter, job interview, etc.);
- A work experience of 20 to 30 weeks;
- Coaching and follow-ups during the job placement to ensure that the work experience is rewarding.
- Being between 15 and 30 years old at the start of the internship;
- Being a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or a protected person within the meaning of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
- Being legally entitled to work in Canada;
- Being legally authorized to work in accordance with the applicable provincial and territorial laws and regulations;
- Open to immigrants or people from visible, ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities, as well as to other Quebecers.
Achille Kaba – Project Coordinator – Employment Services
819 822-4180, ext. 224
Mouhamadou M. Sow – Project Officer – Employment Services
819 822-4180, ext. 234
This program is funded through the Canada–Quebec Contribution Agreement to Support the Quebec Youth, which is funded by the federal government, specifically through the regional component of the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS).