The Employment in the Québec Regions: Needs Assessment Study, released in May 2017, makes recommendations on how to help reverse the higher youth unemployment rates faced by English-speakers in the Quebec regions.
The report finds that the overall unemployment rate among Quebec’s English-speaking youth was 13.7 percent compared to 9.4 percent for French-speaking youth. In some areas, such as the Côte-Nord, the unemployment rate is 32.2 percent for English-speakers, compared with 11.1 percent for French-speaking youth. Despite having higher levels of university education than the French-speaking majority, English-speaking Quebecers still have higher unemployment rates
The Employment in the Québec Regions: Needs Assessment Study was developed with the help of Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA), Megantic Community Development Corporation (MCDC), North Shore Community Alliance (NSCA), Townshippers’ Association, Voice of English-speaking Québec (VEQ), and Neighbours Regional Association of Rouyn-Noranda.