SUMMERSIDE, September 18, 2014 – On Friday, September 12, the Canadian government announced that as of September 30 the Francophone Significant Benefit program will no longer be in operation. This program was created to support minority Francophone communities by making it easier to hire qualified French-speaking workers.

CHARLOTTETOWN, September 16, 2014 – The Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is pleased to announce the creation of free Coversation Circles to help newcomers to the province improve their French skills.

SUMMERSIDE, September 8th 2014 - All employers interested in learning more about overseas recruitment who are currently or will soon be seeking qualified bilingual employees are invited to attend one of two free lunch conferences led by representatives of the Canadian Embassies in Paris and Dakar.

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CHARLOTTETOWN – Aug. 7, 2014
 – All employers wishing to learn more about international recruiting are invited to one of two free lunch-and-learns with representatives of the Canadian Embassy from Paris and Dakar being organized in September.

This event is particularly aimed at those who are or who soon will be looking for skilled, bilingual workers, either temporary or permanent, or even interns and summer students.

CHARLOTTETOWN, July 2, 2014 – The Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is inviting the Francophone community in greater Charlottetown and Prince Edward Island to a French-flavoured family barbeque to celebrate the French national holiday on July 13. This free activity will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown.

SUMMERSIDE, June 18, 2014 – The Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) held its annual general meeting (AGM) on May 22 at the Carrefour de l'Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown. It presented its members with the results of a productive year in which the growth of the Francophone demographic was a main focus.

SUMMERSIDE (PEI) – April 22, 2014 – On April 8, the committee on demographic growth (Comité sur la croissance démographique, CCD) launched the Réseau en intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (RIF ÎPÉ), a group of organizations and institutions committed to providing tangible support to the Francophone and Acadian community in Prince Edward Island in its efforts to increase its population.

SUMMERSIDE (PEI) – April 3, 2014 – Following its participation in the 10th Destination Canada Job Fair last November in Paris and Brussels, the Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is proud to announce the arrival of 10 new French-speaking immigrants in the province.
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Yoan Rousseau

February 24, 2014
– La Coopérative d'intégration francophone de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard (CIF) is pleased to announce the arrival of Yoan Rousseau, who will be filling the new position of recruitment and welcoming coordinator for temporary Francophone immigrants in PEI.

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The CIF is proud to have represented Prince Edward Island’s Acadian and Francophone community during the 10th edition of the Destination Canada job fair. This fair, aimed at Francophone communities outside of Quebec, was held from November 19 to 21, 2013, in Paris and November 23 in Brussels. A total of 3 200 people were selected to take part, based on their skill profile and the job offers at the fair. Prince Edward Island had a delegation of four people: one representing the Bulk Carrier trucking company, two representing the province’s Office of Immigration, Settlement and Population and our provincial coordinator, Jacinthe Lemire.

Jacinthe reports that Prince Edward Island was well represented and attracted several people seeking to immigrate to Canada, namely thanks to the 27 job offers posted by 7 employers. We look forward to welcoming, in the coming months, those who have chosen Prince Edward Island as their new home.