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Montreal/Ottawa, June 10 (Canadian-Media): A plan for better integration immigrants in the Quebec had been unveiled by Québec Solidaire, media reports said.
Also included in the plan were creation of a network of information centres and recognition of diplomas obtained outside of Canada.
Manon Massé co-spokesperson, while speaking to reporters Sunday said the party would create a network to provide new immigrants information about jobs, French-language classes, and other kinds of support.
The plan also would ensure that ethnic and visible minority candidates were 25 percent of public sector employees.
Massé said the new information centres, called the Carrefours d'acceuil en immigration, would operate -- under the umbrella of Quebec's Immigration Ministry -- in each region across the province.
According to official reports, integration services currently are being offered unevenly depending on the place of your location.
This factor could force immigrants to leave Quebec altogether if they fail to get the support they need.
"When you arrive here, you don't have any references. You don't necessarily know the language. You don't know how to get your health card done, [or] where jobs are needed," Massé said.
Québec Solidaire also reportedly plans to boost funding for French-language classes, and speed up the recognition rate of diplomas obtained outside of Canada.
Québec Solidaire is the latest party to unveil its platform on immigration ahead of the provincial elections Oct. 1.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)