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Quebec Bureaucracy: Consulting Business and Employment Insurance

quebec bureaucracy: 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, according to CTV. After failing to find a job, he decided to open his own consulting business to take advantage of his South American contacts. His French is excellent considering he arrived in Quebec in 2016 with little knowledge of the language. He applied for a provincial program that assists budding entrepreneurs with grants, marketing and training. It would become a common refrain, he said, as he tried unsuccessfully to navigate the Quebec bureaucracy. 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. ( As reported in the news.