Program Helps A New Wave Of Irish Immigrants Transition To Montreal

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Montreal — There’s a steady increase in the number of Irish immigrants coming to Montreal for job opportunities.

The Canadian government has increased quotas in its working holiday program with Ireland and a new Montreal group is helping Irish immigrants make the most of Montreal.

Catherine McKee moved from Ireland to Montreal in January.

She studied French in university, and wanted to continue improving her language skills.

“I’ve lived in France previously, so I wanted a new experience and I thought that Montreal would be a good place to learn,” she told CTV Montreal.

McKee quickly found work as a receptionist at an IT company.

She credits a newly formed group, called the Irish Immigrant Integration Initiative, with helping her get started.

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