More than 60,000 entries for the 10 000 posts of attendants in a CHSLD: a “happy problem” for Quebec

Plus de 60 000 inscriptions pour les 10 000 postes de préposés en CHSLD: un «heureux problème» pour Québec

The government Legault has already received over 60,000 entries for the 10 000 posts of attendants in CHSLDS posted the day before. Québec must now find a way to select the candidates who will have access to the paid training, and now plans to require that the graduates commit to work for a certain period of time afterwards.

It is a “happy problem”, acknowledged the minister of Health, Danielle McCann. “We have more people who have responded to the call that we thought,” she said.

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Before this craze, the registration period will end next Friday for this three months of training paid 760$ per week. Thereafter, the graduates will be offered a position at 26$ an hour, if they work full-time.

Three criteria are used to decide between candidates, explained the minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge.

“Our criteria : secondary 3 minimum, 18 minimum, of course, no criminal record, good physical health, has listed Mr. Roberge. So, once you have these basic criteria, we may be required to attend an interview to verify, then the motivation and relational skills.”

Quebec does not preclude recruit more candidates for the training, but the capacity is currently limited by the number of rooms and teachers available.

Moreover, the needs in NURSING homes are larger than 10 000 jobs posted, says the minister of Education.

While the idea was ruled out the day before, Québec is now assessing the possibility of requiring a commitment to accept employment following the paid training. “It is certain that it is a selection criterion for the interview, said Mr. Roberge. Is it that there could be, even, a commitment more formal? It is not excluded.”

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