MIL-OSI Translation: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the Premier of Quebec, François Legault

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MIL OSI Translation. Canadian French to English –

Source: Prime Minister of Canada – in French

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Premier of Quebec, François Legault.

The prime ministers discussed asylum seekers, temporary immigration and the negotiation of bilateral agreements on shared priorities.

Prime Minister Trudeau confirmed that the Government of Canada will provide $750 million to the Government of Quebec to provide services to asylum seekers, including temporary accommodation.

As he committed to during their meeting on March 15, 2024, Prime Minister Trudeau also presented a series of concrete measures that will be implemented by the Government of Canada in order to reduce the number of asylum seekers. in Quebec in the short term. These include speeding up the processing of applications by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, working with other provinces to encourage the voluntary movement of asylum seekers outside the Quebec, improving the integrity of Canada’s visa system and continuing efforts to increase the removal of inadmissible foreigners to Quebec.

Prime Minister Trudeau asked Prime Minister Legault that the Quebec government share a reduction plan in the immigration categories under its responsibility. These categories represent the majority of temporary immigration to Quebec.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Trudeau committed to promoting the integration of asylum seekers into the labor market by accelerating the issuance of work permits and offering to collaborate to improve the complementarity of the federal Job Bank platform with the provincial Emploi Québec platform. This improvement would make it possible to better showcase the skills of asylum seekers so that they can be matched more easily with employers in Quebec or elsewhere in Canada.

The two leaders also agreed that their governments continue to work together to improve French language requirements for temporary immigrants. These measures will notably target the International Mobility Program and the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.

The Prime Ministers agreed that the responsible ministers of both governments will provide updates on a regular basis in order to monitor and evaluate progress made on all of these commitments.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Legault finally discussed the importance of working together to conclude several priority bilateral agreements for the benefit of Quebecers and Canadians, particularly in the areas of housing and infrastructure.

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