Companies in Drummond, a Canadian county, need chefs, machinists and sheet metal workers, web developers and programmer-analysts, among other skilled workers.
The mission will bring together a dozen companies with an offer of 120 job positions, from chefs,machinists and sheet metal workers, to web developers and programmer-analysts.
The SDED and six of the Drummondville companies will travel to Casablanca, Morocco, from April 15-19, on a pilot mission organized by the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion.
They will join a group of 22 companies from across Quebec. The companies will meet pre-selected Moroccan candidates to fill the vacant positions.
The mission is part of the Quebec regional government’s plan to help overcome the region’s labour shortage.
The SDED is a team of experts dedicated to the economic development of the Drummond county.
The project’s partner members include 500 public companies from various sectors, including trade, industry, tourism, business, and community services.
According to Canada’s 2016 census, immigrants make up 2.9 percent of the population of Drummond county. The rate is much lower than the regional level in Quebec which seats at 13.7 percent.
Montreal and Casablanca are connected with two daily non-stop flights, operated by Air Canada and Royal Air Maroc.
As their bilateral ties expand and touch numerous sectors, Morocco and Quebec plan to set up direct flights between Moroccan cities and the Canadian region.