APRIL 2023

Feature article:


In the context of slower economic growth, the possibility of a shallow recession this year, a predicted increase in unemployment in 2023, and a continuing battle with inflation, the renewal of the 2023-2028 Official Languages (OL) Action Plan takes on greater significance from an economic and labour market development perspective.


  • MP Shanahan Discusses Economic & Labour Market Development with CEDEC
  • North Shore Community Association Helps Recruit Bilingual Tourism Guides
  • Summerlicious Events to Boost Tourism in Stanstead
  • Interprovincial LNS-Labrador Tourism Venture Showcased at Coasters’ AGM
  • EmployESBC Spotlights Benefits of Working at the Laurentian Bank
  • Economic & Labour Market Development Opportunities and Events
  • Mark Your Agenda and Take Action
Past editions
    • Economic collaboration and concerns focus of initial meeting with Pontiac MP
    • Discussions with the federal MP for Pontiac.
    • Economic and labour market development are essential to the vitality of the ESCQ.
    • Following through on CEDEC’s pre-2023 budget advice to the Quebec Government.
    • Updates on Collaborative Economic Development Ventures on the Lower North Shore, Stanstead, and with the English-speaking Black Community of Montreal.
    • CEDEC’s ongoing work to identify future Collaborative Economic Development and Labour Market Development Opportunities.
    • Insights from Canada 360° Economic Summit and the Coalition for a Better Future.
    • Economic development events, networking and supports.
    • Inclusive & collaborative development stressed at pre-budget consultation
    • CEDEC congratulates RDÉE Canada on economic and labour market development white paper
    • EmployESBC thanks Afro Youth Summit for ongoing support & encouragement
    • Connectez-vous Québec – Quebec Connect talent matching featured in Quebec Chronicle Telegraph
    • EmployESBC working hard to increase bank of black talent
    • EmployESBC to spotlight working at CIBC
    • Appointment of Social Innovation Advisory Council, with Michael Toye as Chair
    • Collaboration to increase tourist traffic and revenues across shared tourism space between Lower North Shore (QC) and Labrador (NFLD)
    • EmployESBC Venture Employer Spotlights
    • Recruitment Rendez-vous
    • International Experience Canada program
    • Official launch of Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) in Quebec
    • Launch of Hats Off to You! contest
    • Attention women entrepreneurs: Strikeup Canada is back
    • OECD webinar: Productivity and resilience in regions and cities
    • Call for emerging rural researchers & new rural research initiatives

Collaboration to increase tourist traffic and revenues across shared tourism space between Lower North Shore (Quebec) and Labrador (Newfoundland)

    • Public, private, civil society sector partners collaborate to place talent from English-speaking Black community in available jobs.
      Exploring how to leverage Stanstead’s tourism assets and advantages
    • CEDEC at the northern directions conference
    • CEDEC featured in ISED’s fall newsletter
    • EmployESBC – Matching talent with forward-looking employers
    • Recruitment rendez-vous
    • CEDEC stresses importance of collaborative economic development at the senate
    • Innovating to match English and bilingual job seekers with Quebec city employers
    • Global Affairs Canada consultation on official languages
    • RDÉE Canada National Summit on Francophone minority economies
    • EmployESBC – Matching talent and forward-looking employers
    • Government of Canada invests in the recovery of Quebec’s agri-tourism sector
    • Small business week – Oct. 16-22
    • Helpful resources: OMETZ Access 45+