CHARLOTTETOWN — RDÉE Prince Edward Island, through its LIENS project, has just produced a new economic kit aimed at attracting more Francophone immigrants to the province to fill the many labour shortages in various sectors of the economy. the kit also outlines economic opportunities for immigrants to start a business on the Island.
The bilingual kit is an attractive tool available in both paper and digital (PDF) formats; it consists of eight booklets. the main booklet explains the importance of recruiting skilled workers from abroad and talks about the attractions and opportunities the province has to offer. The second booklet provides a general overview of the province’s needs through statistics on the different sectors of the population. The other six booklets provide a brief overview of the economic situation, benefits and specific labour force needs of each of the Island’s Acadian and Francophone regions.
A hard copy of the kit is available at RDÉE PEI offices in Wellington (Velma LeBlanc) and Charlottetown (Robert Maddix). Alternatively, the entire zipped kit or individual booklets can be downloaded in PDF format from the website www.rdeeipe.net/documentation/.
The kit was produced with general funding from the LIENS project, which comes from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the PEI Office of Immigration.