English-speaking immigrants invited to participate in a study on access to employment

 Nicole Gallant, a university professor-researcher at the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in Quebec City, is seeking people to participate in a study about employment among English-speaking recent immigrants in the province of Quebec. As Gallant explains, “With several other professors and graduate students, we are seeking to assess the specific challenges and opportunities of English-speaking immigrants in Quebec with regards to employment. We also wish to learn about your relationship with the province.“We are specifically looking for people who are: Recent immigrants (permanent residents who have arrived in Canada in the last five years); have English as their primary official language (i.e. English is your first or your preferred official language);  and are of any age and from any country of origin.

“If you are interested and available to participate in this study, we would like to meet with you for a 90-minute interview, during which we would discuss the ways in which you have sought or found employment in Quebec in recent years.“The interview would be audio recorded, but your participation would remain anonymous – we will not mention your name in any report or publication about this study. The study is paid for by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), but they will never have access to the names of the participants nor to the recordings or transcripts of the interviews. “A $30 financial compensation is offered for your trouble. You may contact Alexandra Martin ([email protected] or 438-832-2539). Your participation would be extremely helpful for this study. “This project has been approved by the Research Ethics Board of INRS University.”