They say that travel broadens the move. Have enthusiastically testified Friday, March 15th in Montreal, during a meeting with Jean-Marc Ayrault, fifty Frenchman and Quebecers who have benefited from the exchange program of the Office franco-qu??b??cois pour la jeunesse (OFQJ).
An institution that celebrates its 45 years of existence, with 4,000 participants per year. The Prime Minister, who went on an official visit to Canada began Wednesday with as a leading international mobility, was impressed by the stories of these young people who have “a great desire to get involved and be helpful … full of up and projects, and that only require a boost. ” Encouragement pronounced in the eye of the Premier of Quebec Pauline Marois also present.
RECYCLED ITEMS IN FUR FASHION
Entrepreneur, cook, artist agent or musician, invited young rose in turn to tell their internship experience or stay for a project in France or Quebec, supported by OFQJ.
Quebec creative Mariouche Won in the Harricana head, which recycles fur to make fashions, opened the show by telling how she sold her first “room” in France participating in a cultural event in St. Malo using OFQJ. After this first step, the collection came to the Bon March?? and Rossignol company has commissioned him.
“The assistance of OFQJ, she said, opened the doors of Europe.” Charles Brown, a young French entrepreneur? Ais who studied at HEC Montreal, returned to Quebec with OFQJ so, he said, to make “the prospect for an innovative concept of reading glasses in self-service “.
The duo Alfa Rococo Quebec singers were also grateful to OFQJ for allowing them to go further their musical training in France before ending up at the Francofolies de La Rochelle in 2009 and the event Quebec takes the Bastille in 2011 . Adeline Breda young French tapestry? Comfortable, it still remained quite surprised to have crossed the Atlantic for an internship OFQJ in a Quebec company.
18000 FRENCH TEMPORARY WORKERS IN CANADA
The boost OFQJ in the personal and professional journey of these young “made the difference,” stated Ms. Marois, revealing that she herself had used in 1972 as a social worker for an internship in France thanks to bigouvernemental this organization … Mr. Ayrault for his part assured wanting to “give new impetus to reach more young people.” And hoped that the experiences of international mobility not only benefit young dipl? SHM but less qualified, while promoting a “diversification of course.”
The day in Ottawa, he signed a new reciprocal agreement on youth mobility, opportunity for them, he noted, the “international experience of inestimable value in an economy increasingly globalized.” The agreement covers two years instead of the maximum length of stay, travel or work of young Canadian or French? Ais.
Some 10,000 Frenchman study in Canada every year, almost all in Quebec. Canada also hosts many temporary workers fran? Ais (18,000 in 2011, including 14,000 under 25 years). Many people try to stay then, the rate of joblessness of less than 24 years in Canada was 14% against 24% in France.
The enthusiasm of the young Frenchman to experience in Canada, mostly in Quebec, can not be denied. In December, it took only two days on the website of the Embassy of Canada in France to fulfill its quota permits Working Holiday (PVT) or 6750 to 2013. In the context of bilateral youth mobility initiative “International Experience Canada”, 14 000 places were open for this year’s Frenchman from 18 to 35 years for internships, stays young professionals, summer jobs or permits Working Holiday. In comparison, less than 3000 Canadians do the same every year in France, where the process is more difficult, but the situation is expected to improve the agreement signed in Ottawa to provide a simplification of formalities French? Ease.