Panel: Employment issues and needs among Quebec’s English speakers




This panel will explore the employment and employability challenges facing today’s English-speaking communities. Experts from organizations working to improve the employability of English-speaking Quebecers will share their perspectives from the field.

November 16, 2022 (1PM – 2:30 PM)


Panel: Learning French for the workforce in Québec




French is the leading barrier to employment for English speakers in Québec. This panel explores the dimensions of learning French to participate in Québec’s labour market, including French-language training, French in the workplace and the role of schools, employers, and community organizations. Four experts will discuss these issues and propose solutions to improve French-language training for the workforce. 

November 17, 2022 (9:40AM – 10:30 AM)


Panel: French in Quebec’s professional orders




There are 46 professional orders in Québec who regulate professions such as nursing, social work, accounting and guidance counselling. In order to enter a regulated profession, individuals must demonstrate that they meet French-language proficiency requirements. In this panel, speakers will discuss how French-language policies interact with regulated professions, and how English speakers looking to improve their French navigate this system.

November 17, 2022 (10:45AM – 12:00 PM)


Panel: Education to Employment in Québec’s English-speaking communities




Despite high levels of educational attainment, English speakers in Québec continue to face employment challenges as a linguistic group. This panel will explore the relationship between education and employment for Québec’s English speakers, and what solutions can be deployed to address the existing challenges and barriers.

November 17, 2022 (01:30PM – 02:30 PM)