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Metal manufacturers to help Ukrainian refugees settle in Quebec

Several other companies have already confirmed their willingness to offer support with jobs and training to the newcomers. 

March 14, 2022   by CM Staff

MONTREAL — The Primary Metal Manufacturing industry actors have said they will collaborate to help an unlimited number of Ukrainian refugees settle in Quebec in the  next several weeks in response to increasing calls for assistance.

A statement from Comité sectoriel de main-d’oeuvre de la métallurgie du Québec (CSMO) says that the Sectoral workforce committee has tasked itself with promoting this initiative.

“We have the capacity to quickly mobilize and offer all necessary support to Ukrainian families who wish to find sanctuary here,” said Marie-France Charbonneau, general manager of the CSMO-Métallurgie in a statement.

“We are currently working at connecting those who offer housing, translation, French courses and trainings to properly welcome Ukrainian families to Quebec.”

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CSMO-Métallurgie has announced that it is working together with governmental and regional partners to create favourable conditions for Ukrainian refugees expected to arrive in Quebec. AluQuébec has reportedly joined this effort to help Ukrainian newcomers find their way towards companies ready to welcome them.

“It’s time to mobilize. We are facing an urgent situation. We need to prepare and ready to act as soon as they arrive on Quebec territory,” stated François Racine, CEO of AluQuébec in a statement.

Also involved in this initiative are the Ministère de l’Éducation and the Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur together with the Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale. Several other companies have already confirmed their willingness to offer support with jobs and training to the newcomers.