PROMIS’ Conference Series – Cost-Benefit Analysis of Literacy and Essential Skills Training for Francophone Immigrants – Mr. Serge Nadeau and Mr. Mohamed Soulami

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Literacy and Essential Skills Training for Francophone Immigrants – Mr. Serge Nadeau and Mr. Mohamed Soulami

Mr. Serge Nadeau, University of Ottawa

Mr. Mohamed Soulami, Actions Interculturelles

will present their research on :

« Cost-Benefit Analysis of Literacy and Essential Skills Training for Francophone Immigrants. »

Tuesday February 6th
from 2pm to 4pm at PROMIS.

*This conference will be in French; questions and answers may be in French and English.*

Summary :

This discourse will present the results of an action research on the impact of literacy and essential skills training on the integration of francophone immigrants into the labor market. Notably, our speakers will present the context and the process of the research project, the contribution of PROMIS and other training centers to this research, the utility of the research results for different stakeholders (including the training centers and governments), and they will identify future research possibilities.

Speakers :

Serge Nadeau

Until recently, Serge Nadeau held the post of Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Ottawa. He has a master’s in business administration from theUniversity of Laval as well as a doctorate in public policy from the ainsi qu’un doctorat en Politiques publiques de l’University of Carnegie-Mellon (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanie). From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Nadeau taught economic science and held the post of Director of the Research Group on the Economics of Immigration at the University of Ottawa. Before that, he worked at the Federal Ministry of Finance as the Director of the Peronal Income Tax Division and as the Director (analysis) of Tax Policy. He also held the post of Economist in Chief at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and of Adjoint Professor (with tenure) in economic science at the University of Victoria. Mr. Nadeau has published many scientific articles on labor economics and on the tax policy theory.

Mohamed Soulami

Mohamed Soulami is one of the founders of Actions interculturelles and has been the director since 1997. This Pan-Canadian organisation is situated inSherbrooke (Québec). Actions Interculturelles is recognised for its innovative projects which promote intercultural rapprochement at the regional, provincial, and national levels. Inspired by cultural diversity, Mr. Soulami orients all of his actions towards the valorisation of the richness that immigration and diversity bring to our society. He is a recipient of the title of Chevalier de l’ordre de la pléiade, Ordre de la Francophonie et du dialogue des cultures, received in 2000 and of the Prix Champion de la diversité culturelle 2015, awarded by Actions interculturelles. He has also been honored as a Mérite estrien in June 2015. He has developed and director many action projects and action researches in the sectors of immigration and cultural diversity.


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