Selection Group welcomes the Quebec government’s initiative to improve the salaries of employees working in the private housing sector

10 April 2020

Laval, April 10, 2020 – Selection Group welcomes the Quebec government’s initiative to grant an 8% exposure bonus to nurses and practical nurses working in private living environments for seniors, and a 4% recognition bonus to all other employees in the private housing sector. The announcement made this morning by the Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, and the Minister of Finance, Éric Girard, represents an important encouragement for the entire retirement complex industry.

Seniors represent the most vulnerable group in regard to COVID-19. It is reassuring that the government is prioritizing their safety and taking measures to address this concern. This health crisis illustrates the exceptional dedication of all our employees to the well-being of our residents in our complexes throughout Quebec. Our prevention measures, and their rigorous enforcement by our front-line employees, make Sélection Retraite complexes safe living environments for our residents.


“We welcome the decision of the Quebec government to increase the salaries of employees working in the private housing sector to compensate for the overload caused by COVID-19. It is reassuring to note that the government is listening to our needs and that it shares our priority to place the well-being and safety of our residents and employees at the heart of its actions. All our Selection Group employees have been on a real mission since the beginning of the crisis, to ensure the safety of our residents.”

– Réal Bouclin, Founding President and Chief Executive Officer, Selection Group

About Selection Group

Selection Group is a Canadian leader in the creation and management of living environments where generations can come together and thrive. Amidst more than 30 years of unprecedented growth, Selection Group has become the largest private retirement complex developer in the country. Selection Group innovates through an avant-garde intergenerational vision and unique vertically integrated structure. These assets are the pillars of its geographic expansion and the diversification of its real estate products which target young people, families and retirees. Selection Group currently has more than 50 residential complexes in operation, under construction and in development in Canada and the United States and the value of its assets exceeds $4 billion. Selection Group, whose head office is in Laval, Quebec, employs more than 5,000 people who work every day for the well-being of some 15,000 customers whose exceptional satisfaction rate reaches 95%.

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Mylène Dupéré

Vice President, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications
Selection Group
Tel: (450) 902-2000 ext. 2405 / Cell: (514) 833-7880



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