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Socio-occupational integration

Immigrants face major challenges in their socio-occupational integration in Québec.

On their path, they encounter many organizations that are called on to support them at one or more steps of their integration process.

IRIPI intervenes with these organizations to assist them in developing innovative support practices, which ultimately seek to facilitate the socio-occupational integration of immigrants.

The intercultural approach adapted to employability

This project met the needs of the employment counsellors of a network composed of several community organizations and sought to develop an innovative approach facilitating occupational integration of immigrants into companies.

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Accelerating occupational integration of immigrants: an innovative project in adaptation and recognition of competencies

This project proposed an innovative process for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, based on labour market needs and individualized socio-occupational support. The projects facilitated and accelerated the integration of immigrants.

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Paths to membership in professional orders for foreign-trained professionals – towards a statistical picture

This project seeks to design an efficient method for producing a statistical picture of the paths to membership in professional orders for foreign-trained professionals (FTP).

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Transfer of pre-migration competencies by the intercultural approach

This project’s objective is to develop, with our partner, an approach allowing it to act as a bridge to employers in the transfer of competencies acquired abroad in order to improve immigrant employability.

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Immigrant women’s entrepreneurship: analysis of an online survey

This project highlighted notable differences between men and women concerning the difficulties encountered and the expectations of solutions to improve support for entrepreneurs.

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Occupational integration of immigrants in the chemical, petrochemical, refining and gas sector. Paths, obstacles and best practices

This project made it possible to show and explain how the difficulties of occupational integration of immigrants are manifested according to the players in the chemical, petrochemical, refining and gas sector.

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The intercultural approach for companies participating in Interconnection

The overall objective of the project is twofold. First, it's to identify the views of employers on the relevance and effectiveness of the Interconnection program's services. Second, it's to provide tools and/or changes to the program that meet the unfulfilled needs of employers.

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Toward innovative immigration regionalization practices

Developing innovative immigration regionalization practices is an applied research project. The concentration of immigration in urban areas is a global phenomenon. In Canada, the majority of the immigrant population is concentrated in three major urban centers: Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. In Quebec, more than 85% of the immigrant population lives in a Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) of Montreal. This is still the case, despite the establishment of a Quebec immigration regionalization policy in 1992.

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Employer recognition of immigrant candidate degrees, experience and skills

This research project focuses on the perception and practices of employers when it comes to assessing international skills, qualifications and experience. It also seeks to understand the issues. More specifically, the purpose of this research is to identify the obstacles faced by employers. It must, in turn, identify the techniques, methods and tools developed by some companies. The ultimate goal is simplify the assessment of immigrant candidates by Quebec employers during the recruitment process.

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A review of the literature on the employability of immigrants in Quebec

Reviewing literature on the employability of immigrants in Quebec is a technical and scientific support project. As part of the work of the Interministerial Committee on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion), the Quebec Interprofessional Council (QIC) was given the responsibility of a working group.

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The successful professional mapping of immigrant engineers

The objective of the project is to produce innovative intervention tools, which can remove barriers to employment concerning the non-recognition of professional qualifications and experience acquired abroad by immigrant engineers. As a result, a successful career that matches their qualifications will be guaranteed.

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Survey on hiring in regulated professions

This research project aims to document the views of Quebec employers — more specifically, employers at companies with positions that require a licence from a professional association. We would like to identify the difficulties faced by IEPs in getting access to the first job in their profession.

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Survey on access to the first job in professions of internationally educated professionals

The Survey on access to the first job in professions of internationally educated professionals is a technical and scientific support project. Quebec and Canada have established immigration policies to attract highly skilled workers. However, these skilled immigrants face multiple barriers in the labour market, particularly if they are members of regulated professions. They are also called Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs).

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