Employment Assistance Programs
Quickly find assistance when looking for a job
Information, for example on government programs, and online tools are available to help you find a job.
The interactive tool Questionnaire to Guide Your Job Search is designed to help you quickly find the right information and the types of assistance available. It is accessible at all times. It assesses your situation and indicates the resources that will help you in your job search.
Various programs are there to assist you if you need help finding a job.
If you’d like to get an employment assessment and assistance interview or career counselling, or find out if you’re eligible for any of our employment assistance programs or measures, you can fill out an Employment Assistance Services application online. If you need help completing your application, call 1 800 463-2355 (toll free).
Social Assistance and Support Program – Action
Action is a social assistance and support program for recipients of last-resort financial assistance who face obstacles to entering the job market. It helps them reach their full potential and prepares them to take part in employment assistance measures.
Recipients of last-resort financial assistance who face obstacles to entering the labour market
Assistance for Seasonal Workers
This program provides access to short-term training courses and financial assistance to help workers transition between the off season and periods of work.
Discover a trade or profession
This program allows participants to gain real work experience and confirm their career choice through internships and job shadowing.
Unemployed young people under the age of 25
Employment Assistance for Persons With Disabilities
This program enables employers to obtain a wage subsidy and financial assistance to help adapt work environments to the needs of persons with disabilities.
Persons with disabilities
Employment Assistance Services
This program offers various activities such as information sessions on the labour market, career advice and counselling, and job search clubs.
Persons who are looking for work
Employment Integration Program for Immigrants and Visible Minorities (PRIIME)
This program helps participants to obtain a first job experience in Québec.
Immigrants who haven’t yet had a chance to work in their own field in North America.
First Nations and Inuit Employment Integration Program (PAIPNI)
The aim of this program is to help participants gain their first significant work experience.
Members of First Nations and Inuit who are having difficulty entering the labour market.
This program enables participants to explore business ideas, organize services in their community or carry out personal projects.
Young people between the ages of 16 and 29
Job Readiness measure
This program allows participants to develop the personal skills needed to find or keep a job.
Persons who are unemployed
Renewed Prosperity Through Greater Training Program (PARAF)
PARAF provides a weekly $500 employment assistance benefit or an additional $500 per week if recipients are already receiving financial assistance from the Gouvernement du Québec. The employment assistance benefit is paid for the entire duration of the training.
Persons who are unemployed.
Learn more about the Renewed Prosperity Through Greater Training Program (PARAF)
Social Assistance and Support Program – Réussir
This program provides participants with easier access to secondary-level vocational or post-secondary education.
Persons with a severely limited capacity for employment
This program enables participants to find student jobs in the Québec civil service, the private sector and municipalities.
Working after 50
There are many programs that can help you find employment or extend your career.
Who are these programs for?
For job seekers and workers aged 50 and over (experienced workers).
- Montréal area
- Elsewhere in Quebec
1‑877‑767-8773 (toll free)
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