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SETTLING DOWN IN QUEBEC!! – “MIRS” HELPS ME ALL THE WAY!

Contact an organism specialized in assisting immigrants in South Shore and Longueuil (Government recognition).

Maison Internationale de la Rive-Sud (MIRS), in partnership with the Ministry of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion of Québec , has offered its services to newly arrived immigrants to Quebec for over 42 years.

Our team of care-providers is composed of professional men and women who are dedicated to accompanying and offering their support to new comers. In a calm, warm and professional atmosphere, the team welcomes new comers, makes an assessment of their needs and takes steps to provide support and proposes solutions adapted to their situation. Thanks to the cultural diversity of the team, services are also available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Dari, Romanian, Arabic, among others.

Our care-providers undestantds well the adaptation phases and are ready to support immigrants by appropriately responding to pressing needs, at the right moment.

These are some of the support services available: 

1. Before your departure 
Our organisation can help you get better prepared before departing from your home country by: 
  • Finding temporary accommodations,

  • Identifying required documents,

  • Referring you to a private health insurer,

  • Helping you plan your budget. 

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2. Find a residence 
MIRS can help you with: 
  • The search an affordable housing or a residence,

  • The signing of a lease,

  • Purchase of goods and services. 

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3. Register children in daycare or school 
MIRS can help you: 
  • Identify the daycares near your house,

  • Make appointments for you with the school board,

  • Guide you through the selection and registration process for enrolling your children in daycares and school. 

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MIRS provides childcare / babysit your preschool-aged children in our daycare - Halte garderie - during 3 hours and less per day. 

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4. Learn French 
MIRS can direct you to services that offer full-time and part-time French courses. 
  • Identify the daycares near your house,

  • Make appointments for you with the school board,

  • Guide you through the selection and registration process for enrolling your children in daycares and school. 

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Our French-learning program is applied in partnership with the Quebec Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion. 

Government recognition
5. Find an employment 
MIRS offer an employability service that: 
  • Exploration de votre secteur d’activité, analyse de vos compétences et exploration des acquis à développer;

  • Explores your business sector;

  • Analyses your skills and investigate the abilities that need improvement; 

  • Analyses the availability of the jobs related to my training, my experience and to the targeted business sector;

  • Identifies the companies of the targeted business sector;

  • Writes curriculum vitae and cover letters; 

  • Helps you register with online placement websites; 

  • Etc. 

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6. Entertain seniors 
MIRS offer a meeting place for the seniors so that they may: 
  • Discuss, share, attend workshops and pursue their civic engagement;

  • ECook meals from overseas, pass on their culinary knowledge and attend luncheon. 

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