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Employment and Labour

In Québec, several ministries and agencies are active in the employment and labour field. This field is governed by a number of laws that determine the general conditions under which firms and workers operate.

The ministère de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MESS) provides direct services to businesses and workers. Meanwhile, job seekers can access a wide range of services provided by Emploi-Québec and its network of Local Employment Centres (LECs). Citizens who wish to become government employees must pass the competitive examinations conducted by the Secrétariat du Conseil du trésor, which handles recruiting. Institutions in the health and education networks and in the parapublic sector manage their own recruiting.

The ministère du Travail promotes the establishment and maintenance of harmonious relations between employers and employees.

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