Government funding has been a welcome help to the companies who are struggling with their current workforce. It is proving especially useful for small and medium-sized companies that couldn’t possibly handle the cost of recruitment on their own, especially on an international level.
Aside from financial constraints, one reason why so many companies in Quebec are struggling to fill positions is that Canada’s immigration policies have undergone changes. As a result, the number of people moving to Quebec dropped dramatically. Companies then began to seek out workers from other countries because their recruitment options were so limited.
The Quebec Employers Council has stated that while they will never stop companies from recruiting foreign workers to fill open positions, the process needs to be regulated They feel that there should be standard procedures companies have to comply with due to the recruitment process being not only a complex task but also an expensive one.