EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
ECOL’s Employment Strategy project seeks to improve access to employability services for English-speaking Quebecers in the Lanaudière region.
English-speakers in Quebec, despite having higher levels of education than their French counterparts, are more likely to be underemployed and underpaid. They are also less aware of or likely to use the employment services available to them.
ECOL is working with the regional employment agencies (including, but not limited to, Carrefour jeunesse emploi) to increase services and documentation available in English.
We can offer individual accompaniment, workshops for job seekers and translation services.
We also promote job listings of employers willing and eager to hire English-speakers in our region. The list is updated every Wednesday on our Facebook Youth page.
ECOL is hiring
We Want Your English !
We Want Your English ! was created as a way to showcase the most popular jobs available in Lanaudière that list the English language as part of their requirements. As more and more employers move in the Lanaudière region because of its quality of life, close access to Montreal and qualified workers, many of them are looking for bilingual (even trilingual) people. The types of jobs include but not limited to, Customer Service, Sales, Purchasing and IT.
Why ? Because many of these employers are working with clients at the international level and these clients deserve the best service.
Here are two videos representing the types of skills required by Arbraska and by Industries Harnois for different types of positions they offer and the education levels required to access these employment opportunities. From High School to Vocational School to a higher education certification, there is a place for you.
The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board is the third largest English school board of the Province of Québec. Its territory comprises the administrative regions of Laval, Lanaudière, and the Laurentides, spanning over 35,000 square kilometres. The student population is over 14,000 students, attending classes in 26 elementary schools, 9 high schools and 4 Adult Education and Vocational Training centres. The school board also offers business training services (service aux entreprises).
FIND A SCHOOL
Joliette Elementary School
345, boulevard l'Assomption Ouest
Saint-Charles-Borromée (Québec) J6E 0R3
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES BURSARY PROGRAM
Call for applications 2023-2024
is now open.
If you are from Lanaudière and studying in the Health and Social Services, you might be interested in this opportunity. Scholarships up to 10 000$ are granted to students at the Vocational School, CÉGEPS/Collège and University level students.
Applications must be submitted to ECOL
no later than May 24th, 2023.
To apply or get more information, contact Carole Gravel,
by phone or email.
The various individual and collective benefits of promoting an entrepreneurial culture are highlighted by participants: school perseverance, personal development, business creation, contribution to the social and economic development of communities, etc. It is recommended that entrepreneurial opportunities and experimentation be encouraged through concrete projects.
Here are some ideas about starting your entrepreneurial venture. One is never too young or too old to create your own income revenue and entrepreneurship can be the right solution for you. Take a look at these seven short videos offering a variety of opportunities adapted for life in Lanaudière. We hope they will trigger a spark within your spirit to get going. If you do decide to experiment, let us know and we will showcase you on the website and on our Socials.