[LIVE] COVID-19: Quebec launches a “big campaign” to recruit 10,000 agents

[EN DIRECT] COVID-19: Québec lance une «grosse campagne» pour recruter 10 000 préposés


Quebec is launching a “massive” campaign of recruitment in order to fill rapidly the 10 000 posts of clerks beneficiaries still vacant in the province, announced on Wednesday that François Legault.

François Legault announced that he had asked the prime minister Justin Trudeau to extend the stay of the canadian armed Forces in the CHSLD du Québec until September 15 to train new employees.

These new employees will participate in a paid training of three months in order to become servants to the beneficiaries across the province. During the training, these people will be able to earn $ 760 per week ($21 per hour), after which they will get the new proposed salary to the attendants, is $ 49,000 a year ($26 an hour).

“This is a huge challenge,” agreed François Legault, who has requested that a major promotional campaign to be launched in the next few days.

This announcement comes at a time when the government made public the report of the canadian Forces on the conditions in the CHSLD du Québec. In the eyes of François Legault, the report contained “not a lot of surprises”, but has notably shown that the lack of staff has contributed to the movement of staff between the hot zones and the cold zones.


François Legault agreed last week that Quebec was not yet ready to face a second wave of the COVID-19 due to the shortage of staff in the health network.

It is also today that the government must announce the details of the déconfinement campgrounds, marinas, cabins, and outfitters in the province. A press conference of the minister of Tourism Caroline Proulx is scheduled at 15: 30.

In short:

  • The recovery rallies interiors will depend on the success of the current phase of déconfinement, ” said François Legault.
  • The prime minister wants to understand why the city of Toronto, there are far fewer deaths caused by the COVID-19 the other big cities in the north-east of North America.
  • François Legault hoped that a potential second wave of contamination will not occur before mid-September, without what the health network could still be subject to important issues of staff.

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More details to come…




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