Programs

The Chamber of Commerce of Edmundston Region sponsors several interesting initiatives that add value, not only to the contribution of its members and staff, but also to the community as a whole. The CCE is always proud to work closely with all participants involved in these different initiatives to ensure that the services offered are of the highest quality.

Find out more about our programs and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

The zone partnership for immigration (PZI)

The long-term goal for the IPZ is to support the establishment of multisectorial partnerships in the community. Those partnerships seek to include the needs of the new immigrants in the community plan, to determine strategic priorities for each community and implement resettlement strategies as well as action plans aiming to improve results for newcomers.

The Chamber of Commerce will take the lead on this partnership in collaboration with the town of Edmundston, the municipality of Haut-Madawaska, the Maliseet First Nation of Madawaska. We’ll find immigrant outreach workers, immigrants, local business owners and municipal partners. The PZI will support the implementation of a strategic plan and provide a better structure to understand the newcomers’ needs, and weaknesses in service delivery and logistics that could have advantages for the newcomers in the Haut-Saint-Jean region.

This partnership initiative was implemented in Ontario in 2008 as part of the Community connections program (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC]). This program was then implemented in other provinces in 2012 and should continue to grow. Currently there are over 60 PZI in Canada, including six in Atlantic Canada.

EMPLOIHABILITÉ Plus

EMPLOIHABILITÉ Plus is a specialized employment assistance service for customers having important barriers to employment. To benefit from our services, clients must be referred by the Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour or the Department of Social Development. They must also be part of the following categories: person with a disability, mental health problems, offenders and young offenders, visible minorities, newcomers, Aboriginal people, older workers or workers who have been unemployed for a prolonged period. Note: no service can be offered without a reference from one of the two government departments.

The Hive

The Hive aims to better integrate immigrant entrepreneurs and to promote cultural diversity in the local business community while contributing to the economic and social development of Northwestern New Brunswick.

The Hive is primarily for business immigrants but some of our programs are also accessible to local entrepreneurs.

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