P.E.I. delegation going to Destination Canada job fairs in Paris and Brussels

Published on November 14, 2015

Gregory Urier, RDÉE P.E.I. economic development officer, and Jacinthe Lemire, executive director of the Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Î.-P.-É., are heading off to the Destination Canada job fairs in Paris and Brussels Nov. 15-21 to promote Prince Edward Island as an immigration destination.

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Convincing people living in France and Belgium to relocate to P.E.I. is the objective for Island delegates

WELLINGTON - Convincing people living in France and Belgium to relocate to P.E.I. is the objective for Island delegates heading to a pair of job fairs this coming week.

Two Prince Edward Island representatives will join a Canadian delegation heading to Paris and Brussels Nov. 15-22 to help host the Destination Canada job fairs.

Gregory Urier, economic development officer with RDÉE Prince Edward Island, and Jacinthe Lemire, executive director of La Coopérative d’intégration francophone de l’Î.-P.-É., will have the opportunity to make presentations on the advantages of living and working in this small province. Next, they’ll get the opportunity to meet a number of people who’ve been preselected by the Canadian Embassy because they’ve shown a real interest in living and working in Canada and contributing to its economy.

About 2,400 people will attend the three-day fair in Paris (Nov. 17-19) and another 800 people will participate in the one-day fair in Brussels (Nov. 21).

The representatives for each province and territory will be given time to talk about their geography, economy, work market, climate and specific attractions to provide an overview of what newcomers could expect upon arrival.

During these sessions, Lemire will present her province to encourage participants to later visit the P.E.I. booth to learn more about the Island workplace.

Urier will also be a presenter during a daily workshop called “Creating or Taking Over A Business in Canada”, aimed at those who have an entrepreneurial interest. He’ll speak about the Island economy, entrepreneurial strategies, as well as the new Pre-Departure settlement service, which was established in September for candidates who have already been granted permanent residency.

Lemire and Urier will come back to P.E.I. with information cards on any interested job fair participants to help link them up with potential employers.