Today’s Post has a discouraging report from Jack Jedwab on the employment status of french-speaking allophones (i.e., immigrants to the province whose only official language is french), compared with allophones who speak english or both official languages. It’s not pretty:
Jedwab is at a loss to explain the disparity — lack of credentials? lack of contacts? discrimination? — but suggests that it might have something to do with the Queb gov’s policy of settling immigrants in the regions, rather than Montreal:
Yes, that certainly would explain it.