Montreal constantly has an excess of parties, events and specials going on, and Tuesdays are no exception. Because why limit the fun to just the weekends, right? The fact that you made it through Monday deserves a little celebration if you ask me.
So, if you find yourself in need of something to do on a Tuesday in this fine city of ours, here are 10 things that you can do that are guaranteed to be a good time.
1. Like beer pong? Go over to Bar Des Pins to put your skills to the test against other Montrealers
2. Check out the up-and-coming comedians of Montreal for just $5 at The Comedy Nest's Newbie Tuesdays
3. See just how smart you really are at Honey Martin's Tuesday Trivia Night
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Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, plenty of shops are offering up deals and discounts right now.
From fashion and beauty to electronics and home decor, you can save a good chunk of money — especially if you're planning on taking advantage of these sales during your holiday shopping.
Best Buy is one of the most popular stores that Canadians shop at during Black Friday and you can already find great deals on electronics. What's great about their early deals is that they'll refund you the difference if the items you buy go lower in price later on.
The massive furniture and home goods store is having a month-long event that's all about sustainability including a sell-back program, donations, workshops and an additional 25% off as-is products from November 26 to 29 for members.
Pre-Black Friday deals are on now until November 24 and you can save up to 70% on bedding, home decor and more. The discount is already applied and no promo code is required. You can browse their 2021 holiday gift guide if you need some inspiration.
You can already find some awesome deals at Old Navy including cozy matching family PJs and loads of winter wear. You can try your hand at these Old Navy shopping hacks to save even more this time of year.
Women will lead five of Quebec's eight largest cities following the 2021 municipal elections.
The biggest headline of the night may have been Valérie Plante's triumph over old foe Denis Coderre in Montreal, but across the province, the faces of municipal politics have become more gender-balanced.
According to the latest counts and projections, France Bélisle (Gatineau), Catherine Fournier (Longueuil), Évelyne Beaudin (Sherbrooke) and Julie Dufour (Saguenay) are all also on their way to their respective (and figurative) city hall corner offices.
In Quebec City, it seemed for a while like Marie-Josée Savard would join them. Multiple outlets had even called the election for her until the vote count for her opponent surged into the evening. Bruno Marchand ultimately claimed victory.
Mayor Plante commented on the historic nature of her second mandate in her victory speech Sunday night.
"Four years ago, Montrealers elected the first woman mayor in the history of the City of Montreal," she said.
"Tonight, they told us again, 'yes, this mayor, we're going to continue to work with her, we trust her!'"
This year, for the first time, Montrealers will have two women leading the city, as Projet Montréal's Dominique Ollivier is set to take over as president of the Executive Committee.
The government is in the process of filling a Service Canada job bank and it's advertising salaries of between $61,152 and $65,887.
On an online recruitment page, the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) office says it needs to fill 45 benefits officer and program officer positions in Quebec and encourages qualified individuals to apply.
The only education requirement is a high school diploma.
While benefits officers review and process employment insurance applications, the government describes a wide range of duties for program officers, including coordination with local stakeholders regarding services from the ESDC.
Service Canada says it has EI processing centres and "program branches" in Montreal, Laval, Boucherville, Drummondville, Thetford Mines, Shawinigan, Quebec City and Saguenay, but that it may assign alternative workplaces to applicants who don't live in these areas.
In addition to a high school diploma, Service Canada is looking for applicants who have experience totalling six months "in delivering services or programs to the general public" or "interpreting and applying legislation or policies."
The language requirement is either French-only or French and English, depending on the position, according to the recruitment page.
Complete details about the positions available and the application process are online.
To the surprise of many, Quebec City also made the Top 10 — and it ranked higher than Montreal, with Quebec City at #4 and Montreal at #6.
This ranking looked at the cost of living, internet speeds, the percentage of young people, levels of safety, and more.
Our province may have been blessed enough to score two top spots in this ranking, but we still didn't make it to #1, which was Tokyo, Japan.
If ever you were thinking of going to study abroad, you may want to put Tokyo high on your list, considering it "ranks well in nearly all categories helping it to come out on top of the study. It has a good amount of high-ranking unis, great food options, and offers cheap tech. It has high levels of free speech and is above average for safety and high-ranking institutions."