SITO’s “Partage Interculturel” highlights new Immigrants as important talent pool for Quebec economy
On August 12, Service Intégration Travail Outaouais (SITO) held a “Partage Interculturel” as part of their “1 History 1 Employment 1 Integration” campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness and mobilize employers, immigrants and partners to the value of the immigrant workforce.
SITO is an organization that helps immigrants in the Outaouais region find employment by helping them integrate into the Quebec job market. Through training and internships, SITO is able to guide and support new immigrants to find a work placement that will benefit from their skills and knowledge and help integrate them economically and professionally.
In Canada, and Quebec, immigrants here for less than five years are filling Canada’s knowledge economy positions more than any other demographic, like Maha Jazouli, an artificial intelligence expert who participated in SITO’s programs.
Jazouli says “SITO has made a difference, I have now worked at Cilex for two years. I participated in SITO’s program ‘SITO Jeune’ in 2019. I was able to find a career that was exactly what I was looking for.”
In their 2019-2020 annual report, it is highlighted that, in that year, SITO was able to help 367 immigrants find work placements.
The event was also an opportunity to highlight participants of the preparatory training program to employment (PFPE), and to celebrate the end of their training at SITO and the start of their internship.
The “Partage Interculturel” made clear SITO’s impact in the region, with enthusiastic participants and many stories shared about the success and support of the PFPE program. The perseverance and dedication of all the participants in the program was celebrated, as well as the knowledge and expertise they bring to the region.