Alas, summertime is over and the living is no longer so easy. While the fall season does bring with it gorgeous colours and, for better or worse, the return of pumpkin-spiced lattes, it also means it's back to the grind. Gone are the lazy days of chilling in the park, laid-back BBQ's with friends, and nights out that ended only when the sun came up. Time to hit that grindstone and make back all that money you spent fueling your good times.
But finding jobs in this city can be real tough. So to make your hunt a little bit easier, we reached out to some of Montreal's top companies who are hiring right now to get the info you need to put your foot in the door, and hopefully happily employed before you know it.
1. Design Shopp
What They Do: Design Shopp specializes in marketing and web development, especially e-commerce. Growing steadily for over 7 years, their team of creators, designers, programmers, marketers and collaborators are all extremely creative and skilled, making them the experts in the field.
Why You Should Apply: Working at Design Shopp is more than just a 9 to 5 job, it's creating awesome projects with amazing clients. Employee benefits include health and dental insurance, VIP access to the game room (video games, board games, Netflix, and more) and you can get hooked up with a discount on a membership for the gym in the building. Collaborate with a young and dynamic team in a lively and open environment, and we're told, enjoy limitless cuddles from Charlie the dog (aka Vice President of Happiness / aka Sandwich Thief).
2. Shaw Communications
What They Do: Shaw is one of Canada’s largest telecommunications companies, providing broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video products and services to Canadians. Shaw Direct is the leading direct-to-home Satellite TV provider in Canada. Shaw reaches virtually all Canadians, serving, 3.2 million customers from across the country – so your career can take you anywhere.
Why You Should Apply: Voted as a Top 65 employer in 2014, one of Canada’s best Diversity Employers (2014), Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2013) and The Financial Posts' 10 best companies to work for (2013), Shaw Communications definitely knows how to treat their employees. Working as a contact center representative means state-of-the art benefits, competitive pay, open-concept office spaces, employee share purchase plans, and great opportunities for advancement with on-the-job training. Shaw also regularly hosts a variety of fun social and community events, including employee contests from tropical destinations to Big Brother set visits!
3. Traction On Demand
What They Do: Traction On Demand is a cloud based professional services firm that is fundamentally trying to change the ways in which businesses do business. They develop cool and innovative solutions in the cloud to help businesses streamline their operations including expertise in implementation and configuration, marketing automation, data architecture, business intelligence, and business process consulting.
Why You Should Apply: Traction on Demand has been named one of the "best workplaces in Canada" and is among Canada’s first 100 certified B Corps. Its company culture resembles a tight-knit community with shared interests and passions. Traction hires based on culture fit first, followed closely by aptitude for technology. They hire for personality and then train for skills. Traction prides itself on its client service and considers people and the planet before profit. If you have a passion for technology, love to innovate and work with amazing people, Traction is for you.
4. Luxury Retreats
What They Do: Founded in 1999, Luxury Retreats is a full-service luxury vacation rental company, creating personalized travel experiences in more than 90 destinations worldwide. With a portfolio of over 2,800 hand-picked vacation properties, LR provides its guests with complimentary concierge services, worldwide 24/7 support, as well as trained villa specialists to help them find their perfect vacation home.
Why You Should Apply: With an extremely creative, forward-thinking and collaborative company culture that makes working at Luxury Retreats anything but your average day job, LR strives to deliver one unique vision: creating the ultimate guest experience. In order to do so, they first provide the ultimate employee experience. Benefits include:
- A dynamic & entrepreneurial atmosphere in an stylish, loft-like environment
- A casual dress code
- A private on-site gym with showers and towel service
- Bicycle racks with a location right across the Lachine Canal and its bike path
- Gourmet meals at the on-site resto-café with access to the private terrace
- A metro-to-office shuttle.
Luxury Retreats is currently experiencing an exciting period of growth and are offering numerous opportunities for employment right now.
5. Flight Hub
What They Do: Launched in 2012, FlightHub is the largest Canadian online travel agency and the flagship brand of Montreal-based Momentum Ventures, providing a seamless, easy, and cost-effective service to consumers looking to book cheap flights. FlightHub also develops intricate proprietary software that improves every aspect of the travel-booking process.
Why You Should Apply:
As one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada, FlightHub is proving that it knows how to successfully create a seamless user experience through its innovative and intuitive technology, but it's really FlightHub's people that make it special. With amazing employee perks and benefits, FlightHub has built a company culture where employees can have the flexibility to make a real impact. Whether your interests lie in technology/programming, travel, marketing, strategy, sales, customer service, or design, FlightHub's focus is on finding young, talented, and passionate individuals who are driven by a strong sense of collaboration to offer the best possible service to the consumer.