The Employment in the Québec Regions: Needs Assessment Study, released by YES, 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 report includes information on the varying challenges of the different regions, and the nine recommendations.

Click here to read the full report.

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.

This research study was funded by Canadian Heritage’s Development of Official Languages Communities Program, Cooperation with the Community Sector.