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American Contacts: Consulting Business and Employment Insurance

american contacts: But like many highly educated newcomers to the province, Ruiz has struggled to find work despite being selected as a skilled immigrant by provincial authorities. ; After failing to find a job, he decided to open his own consulting business to take advantage of his South American contacts, according to National Observer. He applied for a provincial program that assists budding entrepreneurs with grants, marketing and training. His French is excellent considering he arrived in Quebec in 2016 with little knowledge of the language. But he was rejected because the program was for people who were on welfare or who had received Employment Insurance and he fit neither category. I think there needs to be a reflection, Ruiz said over coffee at a strip mall in the Montreal suburb of Laval, where he settled with his wife and two children. It would become a common refrain, he said, as he tried unsuccessfully to navigate the Quebec bureaucracy. ( As reported in the news.