Montréal, June 9, 2015 – Montréal International is proud to team up with the Salon de l’immigration et de l’intégration au Québec (SIIQ) for its 4th edition, taking place June 9 and 10, 2015, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal.
As Greater Montréal’s economic development agency whose mission is to attract foreign direct investment, international organizations and strategic talent to the metropolitan area, Montréal International is pleased with the successful outcome of initiatives such as the SIIQ. “The issues of immigration, onboarding and retaining international workers are a major concern for us,” said Ms. Dominique Anglade, President and CEO of Montréal International. “The availability of skilled and experienced workers is the first thing foreign investors look at when choosing a location to set up or expand their business.”
The government of Québec and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) entrusted Montréal International with the task to secure top talent in order to support the area’s businesses and economy. “Temporary workers satisfy the immediate needs of Greater Montréal employers and are ideal candidates for permanent immigration,” explained Ms. Anglade. “International students also make up a significant population that could easily integrate into Québec society. It is therefore essential to provide greater support to such individuals throughout the immigration process,” added Ms. Anglade.
Since 2010, Montréal International has participated in 12 foreign recruiting missions, including Journées Québec, in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI), Emploi Québec, and regional and European partners.
Each year, tens of thousands of immigrants choose Greater Montréal to work, study and live in because the city has it all: career opportunities, world-class universities, a vibrant cultural life, exceptional quality of life, affordable cost of living, a North American business environment and European charm. These are the people who make up Greater Montréal’s mosaic of 120 cultural communities and give the city its cosmopolitan, outward-looking character.
About Montréal International
Montréal International (MI) acts as an economic driver for Greater Montréal to attract foreign wealth while accelerating the success of its partners and clients. Its role is to attract foreign investment, international organizations and skilled workers to Greater Montréal, and promote the region’s competitive environment. MI also works to find the best ways to position the region as an attractive investment destination, and make recommendations to various levels of government to support Québec’s job-creating, high-value-added industries.
Created in 1996, Montréal International is a non-profit organization financed by the private sector, the governments of Canada and Québec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (Montréal Metropolitan Community) and the City of Montréal.