With funding of $ 2 million from the ministry, Microcredit Montreal announced Thursday the relaunch of a program to promote the integration of foreign workers.
“This support from the Quebec government will give a significant boost to the many Quebec businesses looking for qualified workers,” Indu Krishnamurthy, General Manager of Microcredit Montreal, declared in a press release.
The relaunch of the Professionals Trained Abroad (PFÉ) program follows funding of $ 2 million from the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale. Set up by Microcredit Montréal, it offers loans of up to $ 15,000 to accelerate the recognition of workers’ skills.
“Quebec cannot afford to do without the talent of people who have been trained abroad and who cannot work in their field because their qualifications are not recognized here,” noted the Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Solidarity, Jean Boulet.
The non-profit organization prides itself on having been able to help over 10,000 people in its 30 years of existence.