If you're looking for some decently-paying work in the Montreal area, now's the time to check out job openings at Purolator, FedEx, UPS and Canada Post.
This shipping company is expected to process 54 million packages during the holidays. It's a lot of boxes and heavy lifting, which has led Purolator to announce that it's hiring 2,400 new employees across Canada — including 500 in Quebec.
Purolator needs to hire couriers and sorters throughout the province and it could also use some people in its retail shipping centres, a spokesperson told MTL Blog.
The courier-sorter position pays $21.08/hour and the PM sorter gig pays $21.94/hour.
Some of the open roles include part-time delivery drivers ($18.90/hour) and warehouse workers ($17.30/hour). But if these open positions don't interest you, a quick visit to FedEx's careers page will give you more jobs to choose from.
UPS has tons of open positions in and around Montreal — 210 of which are in the company's Lachine, Blainville, and Brossard facilities. Some of the available jobs include delivery driver ($19-$35.89/hour), package handler (salary to be determined) and INTL export package handler (salary to be determined).
Millions of people rely on Canada Post during the holidays to make sure their packages are delivered. Due to the extra workload piling up, you can be the hero that makes someone's Christmas. The Crown corporation is hiring around 4,200 seasonal employees — meaning there are several job opportunities up for grabs in Montreal and the province of Quebec.
Canada Post is looking to fill a lot of different types of positions, which you'll see if you go on its website. For example, if you have a driver's licence, you could be a Class 3 driver on-call, which would require you to load and unload trucks, as well as pick up and sort mail.
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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Here are the top 25 companies to work for in Canada this year according to Glassdoor:
Export Development Canada
City of Mississauga Canada
Long View Systems
Ville de Montréal
National Bank of Canada
Last year, Google ranked first place with a rating of 4.5. This year, Google's rating dropped to 4.3 (#4) and Dell Technologies took the gold medal for top employer in the country with a rating of 4.4. Apple had a huge drop from 2021 to 2022, falling 21 spots to #25.
According to a press release, tech is considered the "top industry" in Canada this year, which 12 tech companies making the 2022 ranking.
Of the winning 25 employers, 14 have open positions listed for Montreal on Glassdoor — one even literally is Montreal, well at least Ville de Montréal. Here are the companies with job openings in our city:
Concentrix, a company that recently ranked #30 on Comparably's list of the top 50 large companies with the happiest employees, is hiring 80 customer service workers at its Montreal office with opportunities to work from home.
In order to fill the roles, it's hosting a career fair on Zoom on Wednesday, January 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The virtual event is described as a chance for interested applicants to "get to know Concentrix at the information session, meet recruiters, learn more about the available opportunities, as well as get an introduction to the inclusive culture and people-oriented staff" in an email shared with MTL Blog.
MTL Blog asked Concentrix to provide more information on possible salaries or wages and the company responded with the following statement: "We are filling multiple roles and our hourly rate varies depending on the client and complexity of the work." However, the company says it offers "a competitive starting wage plus incentives to build that long-term foundation and future opportunity for everyone who begins a career with the company."
"Concentrix’s goal is to create long-lasting careers and it offers a competitive starting wage plus incentives to build that long-term foundation and future opportunity for everyone who begins a career with the company," a spokesperson said.
Employees get medical, dental and vision benefits after three months, paid training, access to coaching and mentorship programs, access to mental health partners, paid time off, holiday pay in the first year, and more.
A job listing on the Concentrix careers page for customer service representatives outlines the responsibilities for that position. Essentially, customer service reps field calls from customers who are having problems with their smartphones and computers, and problem-solve.
Successful candidates will:
"Greet customers in a courteous, friendly, and professional manner
Listen attentively to customer needs and concerns; demonstrate empathy while maximizing opportunity to build rapport with the customer
Clarify customer requirements; probe for understanding
Prepare complete and accurate work including appropriately notating accounts as required
Participate in activities designed to improve customer satisfaction and business performance
Troubleshoot basic and routine customer issues that are technical in nature; including hardware, software, networking, or other designated client products"
For the customer service representative role, Concentrix is looking for candidates who have a high school diploma or equivalent, six months of customer service experience, and who are effective communicators in English and French. It is also looking for people who can type a minimum of 35 words per minute.
However, this isn't the only position the company is looking to fill.
Last November, as part of an economic investment package, the provincial government announced a new Quebec scholarship program that would put $9,000 to $20,000 in the pockets of students in certain fields, beginning in the fall of 2022. All eligible school programs have now officially been announced — and there are 233 across the province.
According to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Solidarity, the Perspective Québec Scholarship Program "aims to increase the number of qualified people in government-prioritized occupations with labour shortages in essential public services and in areas strategic to the economy."
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The government has identified six in-demand job sectors. They are targeting areas of study in these fields in order to "attract workers" to them. The sectors are:
health and social services
early childhood education and care
Within these sectors, the government breaks down which post-secondary programs make students eligible for the new scholarship. A detailed list shows that there are 233 programs in total.
Of the 233 programs, there are 24 technical college programs, such as special education, architecture, engineering, nursing and more.
As for university programs, they are offered in most of the province's higher education institutions, including McGill, Concordia, Bishop's, Université de Montréal and the various campuses of the Université du Québec (UQAM, UQAC, UQTR, etc.).
Most of them are at the bachelor's degree level, but there are also some at the graduate level programs.
Eligible students will be awarded a lump sum after each successful semester.
At the college level, students get $1,500 per semester, for a total of $9,000 after a three-year program.
At university, you can receive $2,500 per semester, for a total of $15,000 upon completion of a three-year program or $20,000 upon completion of a four-year program.
Who is eligible for the scholarship program?
Students registered in one of the programs listed as of fall 2022 are eligible.
However, it's important to note that you do not need to be at the start of your program to apply.
The government specifies that all Quebec students enrolled full-time in the targeted training programs are eligible for this financial boost "whether they are at the beginning, middle or end of their studies."
Details on how to apply for the bursaries or for more information will be released at a later date, the ministry said.
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