Information about employment, wages and workers’ rights is often hard to find. With that in mind the Council’s resource page for employment includes a directory of services related to employment in and around NDG as well as some useful links to employment-related websites and some info relating to frequently asked questions.


Carrefour Jeunesse- Emploi
  • Information and evaluation
  • Professional and academic exploration
  • Job bank and search techniques
  • Workshops, Stage and internship Services
  • Entrepreneurship Services
  • Employment counseling
  • 35yrs+program
  • Computers, internet, phones, fax and photocopier available
  • www.cje-ndg.com
  • Three-week sessions of job-hunting techniques
  • Individual counseling
  • Program for new immigrants
  • Familiarization with Quebec job market
  • Contacts: www.crecdn.com
  • Job Board
  • Employment Counselling
  • Online Resume Writing Course
  • Access 45+ Program
  • Career Advising and Testing
  • Training and Workshops
  • Supported Employment Services
  • The Career Gateway
  • ProMontreal Entrepreneurs
  • Training for New Careers
  • Work Essential Skills
  • Contacts: www.ometz.ca

Employment Resources for Immigrants

Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce - services for immigrants in NDG
Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce is a non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the integration of immigrants (newcomers or others) into the community life of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce as well as the host society and foster intercultural relations.

  • Service d'intégration et d'installation pour immigrants
  • Cours de français (à temps partiel, à temps plein)
  • Programmes de préparation à l'emploi et au volontariat
  • Popular education about worker’s rights
  • Improving living and working conditions for immigrant workers
  • Mobilizing around workplaces issues
  • Providing a safe place for immigrant workers to receive information, resources, and referrals
  • Contacts: http://iwc-cti.org/


Employment Insurance

Employment Insurance (E.I.) is administered by the federal government and covers employees across Canada. Both the employer and the employee must contribute to the program for the employee to be eligible to draw benefits. The employer has a legal obligation to contribute on behalf of EVERY employee regardless of the hours worked or the salary earned. The following is a basic outline of the requirements for receiving E.I. For additional information contact the Comité du Chomage de Montréal.

Quebec Parental Insurance Program

Unlike the rest of Canada, for Quebec residents, the province is responsible for providing maternity, paternity, parental, and adoption benefits to residents of Québec through a program called the Quebec Parental Insurance Program (QPIP). The Québec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP) provides for the payment of benefits to all eligible workers new parents who take:
- maternity leave;
- paternity leave;
- adoption leave;
- parental leave.

CSST: Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité du Travail

The CSST is the government insurer for Québec’s workers and employers. Under this insurance plan victims of work-related accidents or diseases are compensated.

Labour Standards

Employment standards are essentially the foundation for creating productive workplaces. They are a set of laws and acts that protect the rights of workers, foster cooperative relationships between employers and workers, and provide the necessary conditions for a productive economy. In Québec the Commission des Normes du Travail was created following the passage of the Act respecting labour standards in 1980, andl is a legal person created in the public interest within the meaning of the Québec Civil Code. The Commission reports to the Minister of Labour.

Academic Credential Assessment and Qualification Recognition

Not all diplomas and qualifications received abroad are recognized in Québec. To find out if yours are, you must submit a request for a comparative evaluation to the Ministere de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion (MIDI) . Processing times are lengthy, sometimes up to a year so file your request as soon possible.




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