Media invitation - Talent coming from everywhere contributing to the economic
development of Greater Montréal

MONTREAL, Feb. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - The Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, Ms. Yolande James, the President of the Conférence régionale des élus (CRÉ) de Montréal, Ms. Manon Barbe, and the Acting President and CEO of Montréal International (MI), Mr. Luc Lacharité, are inviting representatives of the media to a press conference on the results of their joint efforts to increase the retention of skilled foreign workers in Greater Montréal. The event, which will be attended by many business leaders, will be held on Monday, February 15, 2010, at 11 a.m., in the Panoramic Hall of the Montréal Science Centre, at 333, de la Commune West, in Montréal.

In addition, Ms. James will launch the new Programme de l'expérience québécoise (PEQ), a simplified initiative to encourage foreign temporary workers and foreign students to set up permanently. The General Manager of Electronic Arts Montréal, Mr. Alain Tascan, and the Principal Vice President - Corporate Development of the CGI Group, Mr. Renaud Caron, will also discuss the advantages for companies to retain their skilled foreign workers.

    
    SUMMARY

    WHAT:   Joint MICC / CRÉ de Montréal / Montréal International press
            conference on their efforts to retain skilled foreign workers in
            Greater Montréal.

    WHO:    Yolande James, Québec Minister of Immigration and Cultural
            Communities;
            Manon Barbe, President of the CRÉ de Montréal;
            Luc Lacharité, Acting President and CEO of Montréal
            International;
            Alain Tascan, General Manager of Electronic Arts Montréal;
            Renaud Caron, Principal Vice President - Corporate Development,
            CGI Group

    WHEN:   Monday, February 15, 2010 at 11 a.m.

    WHERE:  Montréal Science Centre
            Panoramic Hall
            333, de la Commune West, Montréal
    

SOURCE Montréal International

For further information: For further information: Claude Fradette, Department of public affairs and communications, Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities, (514) 940-1630; Yvan Thériault, Director of Planning and Communications, CRÉ de Montréal, (514) 842-2400 ext 2813, ytheriault@credemontreal.qc.ca; Benoît Lefèvre, Communications Advisor, Montréal International, (514) 987-9323, benoit.lefevre@montrealinternational.com; Source: Luc Fortin, Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, (514) 873-9940


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