Algonquin Nation - HRSD
6 Kateri Street, Timiskaming First Nation
Notre Dame du Nord, QC. J0Z 3B0

Comité consultatif des Premières Nations et des Inuit relatif au marché du travail
Commision des partenaires du marché du travail                  

Isabelle Beauchemin

Conseillère en développement des compétences et intervention sectorielle
Direction du développement des compétences et de l’intervention sectorielle (DDCIS)
Secteur Emploi-Québec
Ministère du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale


The Commission des partenaires du marché du travail and Emploi-Québec agree to support the employment integration of individuals who are isolated from the labour market or underrepresented. The Commission therefore expects that the work of the advisory committee is directly tied into the general mission of the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale which is to ensure the development and optimum use of human capital – people’s skills, experience and knowledge – through concerted efforts by labour market players, with a view to increasing Quebec’s prosperity. It also wishes to reaffirm the importance it accords to the integration of at risk underemployed individuals into the labour market, specifically those who are part of the under represented workforce or who are isolated or excluded from the labour market and the poor. It relies on the contributions of the advisory committee for essential information regarding recommendations allowing for more efficient and appropriate actions for its clients.


The advisory committee possesses a wealth of knowledge regarding the constraints and needs of the people at risk for underemployment and is, because of this, well positioned to formulate notices and recommendations to the Commission des partenaires du marché du travail, to the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and to l’Agence Emploi-Québec on measures and services to provide or develop so that these individuals can improve their situation and employability to access and to maintain employment. These notices must be according to the mission and responsibilities of these three main agencies.

The advisory committee is also the primary intermediary for promoting the interests of the First Nation and Inuit clients who are isolated from the labour market and for supporting their integration, reintegration or job maintenance with their notices and recommendations. These clients require interventions from the public employment services or social solidarity services because of their personal situation regarding the labour market, the existence of obstacles or limitations, the progressive situations of each individual, the available resources and the accompaniment necessary to reintegrate the labour market. For these reasons, the committee can:

• Propose new actions, strategies, various initiatives in the manpower and employment field to experiment with or to implement.
• Propose sub-groups which, according to their problems, immediately require assistance from the public employment services.
• Participate in the follow-up and evaluation of the various intervention methods.


The advisory committee has a status similar to that of a group of partners interested in defending issues that are of concern.


The advisory committee members selects a president who leads the discussions, sees to the good conduct of the meetings, authenticates the notices and recommendations submitted to the Commission, and other documents that require an official signature of the representative authorized by the committee and evaluates the performance of the personnel hired by the committee. The president is empowered to represent the advisory committee at all partnership levels.


The Commission des partenaires du marché du travail mandates, as its representative, the department heads responsible for sector intervention within the advisory committees to establish administrative guidelines related to funding and annual accountability reports. This representative sits as an ex-officio non-voting member of the advisory committee. The role of this representative is to:

• Assist and support the committee in its operations, management and realization of its mandate, in accordance with the agreement between the Commission and the advisory committee.
• Provide information regarding orientations, policies, strategies, measures and services under the authority of the Commission, the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and l’Agence Emploi-Québec.
• Follow-up on the decisions taken regarding the notices and recommendations originating from the committee.
• Organize, if needed, meetings with the different stakeholders of the Commission, the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale and l’Agence Emploi-Québec or other interested parties.