MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/13 -- Survey of Quebec's IT professionals released July 30th, 2013 by Montreal technology recruitment firm Kovasys Inc. (www.kovasys.com) shows that majority of Anglo IT workers are now more likely to leave Quebec.
Most of Quebec's IT professionals who have taken part in the survey admit that they are now more likely to leave Quebec after PQ / Parti Quebecois party came to power. According to the survey of 726 IT professionals conducted by Kovasys, technology recruitment firm in Montreal with operations in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco, via SurveyMonkey.com, 84% percent of English only speaking respondents said that they are now more likely to leave Quebec.
The survey results also show that 74% of English-only speaking IT professionals do not approve Bill 14, a potential law making French the mandatory language of the workplace in Quebec, backed by PQ / Parti Quebecois and partially backed by CAQ / Coalition Avenir Quebec. Final reading for the Bill 14 will be held in the fall.
It is interesting to see a difference in the survey: while a majority, 74% of English only speaking IT professionals, responded that Bill 14 will affect them negatively, bilingual (English and French) IT professionals do not see Bill 14 as much of a threat. Only 40% of bilingual IT professionals said that the Bill 14 will impact them negatively, and 47% think it will have no impact on them whatsoever. Only 8% of Anglos said it will have no impact on them.
64% of IT professionals living outside of Quebec think Bill 14 will impact workspace in Quebec negatively. 35% of French speaking only professionals living in Quebec view Bill 14 as a positive initiative, and 57% of French only speakers think Bill 14 will have no impact on their work lives.
The survey was conducted over a period of two months by sending a direct link to the bilingual four-question SurveyMoney.com poll (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LBLP9YM) to 7,000 of Kovasys' IT applicants.