The need is urgent! In the next 10 years, 120,000 jobs (1) will be available in New Brunswick, which is much more than our local labour force will be able to meet if it continues to grow at the current rate.
In this context, francophone immigration is an opportunity to accompany New Brunswick's economic growth, while promoting cultural diversity within the province. However, in order to attract and retain more Francophone immigrants, we must act collectively!
Municipalities, communities, organizations, employers in New Brunswick: now is the time to unite our energies and share our best practices to accompany Francophone immigrants throughout their journey, welcome them, recruit them, integrate them in the long term and... in short, act together for the Francophonie. Our economic future and the richness of the cultural heritage that we will bequeath to future generations are at stake.
The Réseau en Immigration Francophone du Nouveau-Brunswick invites you on May 18 and 19 for its 2nd Annual Forum. A meeting of decision-makers and stakeholders in Francophone immigration, this event will also provide New Brunswickers with the directions to follow and take part in the actions being implemented.
(1) Source: New Begginnings - A Population Growth Strategy for New Brunswick 2019 - 2024
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Welcome
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Workshop 1: Acting together / Where will Acadie be in 10 years?
State of play and demographic projection
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Workshop 2: Acting together / Hiring, integrating and optimizing
Promising practices of employers who have believed in immigration
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Conclusion
Thursday, May 19, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Workshop 3: Vitality of Francophone regions, immigration and municipal commitment
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Workshop 4: Stronger Francophone/Acadian communities / How to foster the integration of Francophone immigrants?
12:00 pm - 12:30 p.m. - Conclusion
Register to participate in the event (on Zoom)
Becoming a Nurse?
The New Brunswick Multicultural Council (NBMC) is collaborating, for the first time, with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) to financially assist immigrants who are interested in taking action and becoming a registered nurse. Learn more about the IEN GRANT! Deadline for submissions is May 13, 2022.
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