MOMENTUM TECHNOLOGIES SELECTED FOR MINISTERIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2018-2023 NATIONAL WORKFORCE STRATEGY
The National Labour Force Strategy 2018-2023 was launched at the offices of MOMENTUM TECHNOLOGIES at an event attended by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity François Blais, and Minister of Finance Carlos Leitão.
This strategy, which is the government’s first concerted effort to help businesses with their workforce training and hiring issues, consists of 47 measures that will achieve two goals :
- Employ more people.
- Create an environment that helps people build the skills they need and that takes advantage of new labour market conditions.
The National Workforce Strategy is a 5-year, $1.3 billion investment, with $802 million earmarked to attract workers, integrate as many people as possible into the workforce, and help businesses meet their recruitment and retention challenges.
The example of MOMENTUM TECHNOLOGIES
Alongside the ministers, our president Michel Ganache gave some remarks to the province’s major media outlets. We are very proud to have been chosen as an example when it comes to integrating resources recruited through immigration and providing them with French-language instruction.
As an IT consulting firm, we are faced with a significant labour shortage and have been using international recruitment since 2003. We employ many resources to help our newcomers integrate, which sometimes goes through our French-language program. "IT is really a communications job, as we have a lot of documentation and our customers are mainly French-speaking. Programs like this one help SMEs that don’t always have the resources to implement extensive programs " said M. Ganache.
Staying competitive also means keeping skills up to date with new technologies such as big data and AI. "We’ve been doing in-house training since 2007. We give ongoing training courses internally so that our consultants can develop important skills ". MOMENTUM TECHNOLOGIES also strives to accommodate its employees with the option to work remotely. "Passion for what you do can sometimes take you to unexpected places!".
Facts about MOMENTUM TECHNOLOGIES
- 150 employees
- 27 different nationalities
- 75% of our resources come from immigration
- 4 years as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies