This report on employment and employability challenges facing the English-speaking community in Quebec and recommendations on how to address them was prepared by YES Employment + Entrepreneurship (formerly YES)
and the Provincial Employment Roundtable (PERT).
PERT is a non-profit organization focused on addressing employment and employability challenges facing the English-speaking community in Québec through the mobilization of knowledge and resources. Through engagement and collaboration PERT strives to support interested actors to create solutions which can enhance the economic vitality of not only the English-speaking community, but all Quebecers.
On November 22, 2019, the Provincial Employment Roundtable (PERT) brought together 96 members of the community representing 58 unique organizations to discuss issues and challenges facing the English-speaking community with regards to employment, as well as draft recommendations on key issues identified during the summer of 2019. As previously mentioned, the participants expressed a desire to produce actionable solutions which the community could present to the Government of Québec to address as part of a collaborative framework.