PEI

Video pushes businesses to hire Francophone immigrants

A new video sponsored by the federal government encourages P.E.I. businesses to hire immigrant workers.

A new video sponsored by the federal government encourages P.E.I. businesses to hire immigrant workers.

The video is part of a larger project aimed at helping newcomers, particularly those whose first language is French, become integrated with Island society.

Christian Gallant, with P.E.I.'s French-language economic development agency, says immigrant workers have plenty to offer local businesses.

"Definitely knowledge is one of the things because I mean in different countries you know they have ways of doing things. It's to help build that knowledge base of ‘there's other ways of doing things,’" said Gallant.

Gallant said a new French-language Immigrant Connector Program will also be launched through the Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce to help newcomers become entrepreneurs on P.E.I.