Montreal is home to some of the world’s best festivals.
Actually there are over 20 of them!
Now you too can be part of all the events that make Montreal so great.
These jobs will get you VIP and backstage access to some of the best shows while getting paid to do so. There are also full time career opportunities and well as volunteering gigs that come with some pretty sweet benefits.
Don't miss out!
Here are 9 Montreal Festivals looking for people to hire now:
Just For Laughs
If you're going to be working, you might as well be working at one of the happiest places on earth besides Disneyland. Just to prove how funny they are, here's the actual quote from their job application page: "THAT SQUEEGEE GIG NOT WORKING OUT FOR YOU?"
Before you freak out, let me say this. This is a volunteer job, but it offers so many benefits that it barely qualifies as volunteer work. You're clearly getting compensated here. You get 2 meals a day, free beer coupons, free t-shirts, access to an exclusive VIP Party, a bunch of free specialty beers you get to take home with you, free beer mugs as well as a ton of swag from various sponsors.
Here's another festival that rewards you by giving you free access to the event itself. When you work at Fringe Fest, you receive Fringe Bucks which you can trade to watch shows. 4 hours of volunteer work = 1 show. There are also special VIP shows exclusively for volunteers as well as ton of prizes to be won and even a special auction where you can spend your leftover fringe bucks.
Pop Montreal is currently offering 3 paid summer internships for students as well as a number of volunteer positions. The jobs include Festival Program and Ad Sales Coordinator, Segment Marketing Coordinator and Online Content and Website Coordinator.
This is your chance to join the the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau team. They offer a multitude of diverse and amazing jobs in a unique environment. When you work at Parc Jean-Drapeau, you have the opportunity to be part of one of the nicest recreational-touristic sites in the country. Their job page is constantly being update so keep an eye out.
Ever wanted to be close to the F1 cars? So close you can touch them? Well now you can actually be the guy who tells other people: "Please don't touch car". Plus you're right in the middle of the action during Montreal's craziest weekend.
Why should you be part of the Pride Parade? You not only get to be involved in an exciting project, you get to defend LGBT human rights, meet extraordinary people, learn and develop skills and best of all, you are helping the community.
This is your chance to be a part of the world's biggest jazz festival. And the best part is you'll actually be getting paid. Plus you'll see what goes on behind the scenes, get access to a bunch of shows and maybe even meet a few of your idols.
Get your resume ready — Health Canada is currently recruiting for several positions in and around Montreal that don't require a university degree and offer competitive salaries.
Health Canada claims their "goal is for Canada to be among the countries with the healthiest people in the world." If your views align with that and you're looking for a job in Montreal, you may want to consider applying to this department of the Government of Canada.
Executive Assistant or Administrative Officer
Salary: $65,547 to $70,622
City: Montreal Island and Longueuil
Why You Should Apply: The role includes managing the agenda of an executive director, preparing briefing materials, providing administrative support for the Budget Management Cycle and supervising employees. Although only a high school diploma is required, candidates should have at least two years of experience in administrative services.
Clerical / Administrative Support and Program Officer
Salary: $50,821 to $70,622
City: Remote (anywhere in Canada)
Why You Should Apply: While there aren't here too many details on the duties for this position, you'll be able to work from home and all you need to send in is your resume and contact information for two references. The job posting also says a year of experience working in a clerical or office administration role is required.
Why You Should Apply: The duties of this position include providing administrative support to employees and managers, planning and coordinating meetings, reviewing documents, maintaining a database and managing financial activities. One year of full-time experience working in an office administration or clerical position is essential.
Note that "all employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act."
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Randstad's report shows that the "steady gains in employment" Canadians saw in 2021 are expected to carry over into 2022.
But, it seems Canadians are now seeking different jobs than they had prior to the pandemic.
Randstad says that "industries with major growth include the service sector, technology and health care, but some of the best jobs in Canada for 2022 are those that can support businesses in multiple industries."
Here are the top trending jobs in Canada this year according to Randstad:
key account manager
customer service rep
IT project manager
A study from Randstad from December 2021 found that nearly half of Canadian employees are thinking of switching jobs in 2022 toward employers that can adapt to meet their needs.
Ever think of becoming a registered nurse? Now could be the time to get into the health sector. Randstad believes that due to the high demand for health care workers right now, there are likely to be many job openings in the field.
Or if you're more of a hands-on person who's interested in working with metal, you should note that within the next six years, "the Canadian government expects more than 23,000 welding positions to open in the country."
For anyone who considers themselves a people person, a role in HR management may be for you. Randstad says that "Canadian businesses are also looking to hire HR professionals to help ensure compliance with labour laws, increase employee morale, reduce turnover and scale up both staff and skills to support future growth."
Hopefully this list helped give you a little guidance as to where to plant your next seed in the Canadian job market!
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Asian food lovers rejoice: T&T Supermarket is opening its first grocery store in Quebec, the company confirmed Thursday.
While the exact location has not been finalized, the company plans to open a grocery store somewhere on the Island of Montreal in the next 12 to 24 months.
"After receiving many requests over the years from T&T fans who live in Montreal, I'm happy to say we are finally coming," stated Tina Lee, CEO of T&T Supermarkets. "Our goal is always to be at the forefront of Asian food innovation, and I am so excited to introduce our offering to Montreal, a city that has such a vibrant food-loving culture."
With 29 stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, T&T is the largest Asian supermarket chain in the country. It offers a wide selection of pan-Asian products, from fresh vegetables and meats to fish balls of all kinds, uniquely textured Asian snacks and freshly baked buns, not to mention ready-to-eat meals.
And if you're looking for a new and exciting job in the Asian supermarket industry, T&T is looking to hire over 300 people to work at the new location. It is already starting to look for department heads, assistant department heads and department supervisors.
Training can be completed at any existing T&T store, the closest one being in Ottawa. In addition, the company is reaching out to local vendors in preparation for the opening.
T&T has its origins in Vancouver, where it was founded by Lee's mother, Cindy Lee, in 1993. Tina Lee represents the second generation of her family to run the company.
If selected, CMOs will get paid $4,000 to post about their mac 'n cheeses on Instagram and convert people to choosing Cheetos over other brands.
Basically, all you have to do is convince people around you to try the cheesy pasta in an original way and you get one heck of a compensation for doing so.
"CMOs might go big and replace everything in their kitchen with Cheetos® new, sexy macs, or they could offer the last person to text them a hot bowl of Cheetos® Mac 'n Cheese delivered to their door," the listing reads.
To apply, you must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and over the age of 19.
While no acting experience is necessary, the cheesy company says you must still be "outgoing and comfortable filming yourself for social media."
You'll also have to fill out an application and send in a video explaining your unusual plan to turn people into Cheetos Mac 'n Cheese lovers just like you before November 29.*
If selected, you must be available for a virtual interview on December 2 and a short call on December 10. You will then have to create two posts and two Instagram stories and publish them between December 15 and January 15.
In addition to the $4,000 salary, CMOs will also receive promotional gifts from the brand and the company will provide all the boxes of mac 'n cheese you need to execute your plan.