The prime minister François Legault wants to fill the shortage of labor in NURSING homes once and for all, thanks to the accelerated training of 10 000 new agents launched Tuesday.
“I say to myself that if, at the end of my mandate, I had just dealt with the situation in NURSING homes, well, I would be happy already then I would have done a lot if we were able to say, well : Finally, we are treated with dignity then we give all the necessary care to our seniors in our NURSING homes. Just do it, for me, it would be a great achievement, and then I’ll make sure”, he said in the press conference.
The operation, launched Tuesday, has created a craze in the population. “Just before entering, I was told that there are already 17 000 entries,” said the prime minister on his arrival at the blue Room, less than three hours after the announcement.
From 15 June to 15 September, 10,000 successful candidates will follow a training of 375 hours, paid 760$ per week. Thereafter, the graduates will be able to access an officer position in a CHSLD, whose salary will be increased to$ 49,000 annually for 36.5 hours per week. This is an hourly rate of 26$ per hour, including certain premiums.
“There are people, maybe even trade unions, which are going to find that the salaries that are offered in NURSING homes may be too high or come break a balance with the wages that are offered elsewhere, elsewhere in the health network or in other networks, also said Mr. Legault. But me, I say to myself, I’m comfortable that someone is criticizing me because it pays too well our people in NURSING homes to take care of our elders, the most vulnerable, I am ready to take this critical time.”
The formula proposed by Quebec consists of 120 hours of theory course in a training centre, followed by an alternation between theoretical courses and workplace learning. The training will lead to an attestation of vocational studies specifically for the position of attendant in a CHSLD, a title distinct from that of servant to the beneficiaries.
In addition, Quebec will not require that candidates commit to accept a job at the end of their paid training. “Actually, there is a certain risk that they form of the people, that the people, for all sorts of reasons, they decide to go after a few months, it is possible,” admitted Mr. Legault.
Quebec has already produced advertisements in order to convince the young people of Quebec to register for the course under the slogan “we need the best of you.”
52 new deaths in the province
Quebec has 52 new deaths and 239 additional cases, bringing the total to 4713 deaths and 51 593 people infected in the province.
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The situation in Quebec:
- 4713 deaths (52 deaths)
- 51 593 cases (+ 239 cases)
- 1175 people to be hospitalized (- 10)
- 161 persons to the intensive care unit (- 2)
- 404 814 cases negative
- 8184 samples taken may 31, 2020
- 9458 analyses conducted on may 31, 2020
Balance sheet of deaths in each region
- Bas-Saint-Laurent : 2
- Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean : 26
- Capitale-Nationale : 123
- Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec : 203
- Estrie : 25
- Montreal : 2 947
- Outaouais : 20
- Abitibi-Témiscamingue : 3
- Côte-Nord : 0
- Nord-du-Québec : 0
- Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine : 8
- Chaudière-Appalaches : 8
- Laval : 614
- Lanaudière : 190
- The laurentians : 143
- The Montérégie region : 401
- Nunavik : 0
- Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James : 0
Total : 4713
Balance of confirmed cases in each region
- Bas-Saint-Laurent : 48
- Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean : 321
- Capitale-Nationale : 1 615
- Mauricie-et-Centre-du-Québec : 1 990
- Estrie : 942
- Montreal : 25 652
- Ottawa : 539
- Abitibi-Témiscamingue : 167
- North Coast : 115
- Nord-du-Québec : 8
- Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine: 184
- Chaudière-Appalaches : 500
- Laval : 5 471
- Lanaudière : 4 024
- The laurentians : 2 986
- Montérégie : 6 990
- Nunavik : 16
- Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James : 10
- Outside Of Quebec: 12
- Region to be determined : 3
Total : 51 593
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