Loblaws is going to be creating new jobs in Montreal in 2015. The Grocery store chain says they plan on building 50 new stores across Canada according to CBC. They will also be expanding, renovating and improving 100 existing stores.
The expansion will create 5,000 jobs across Canada, and since there are 13 Loblaws locations in and around Montreal, we're sure to get our fair share of jobs. The expansions is predicted to cost $1.2 billion.
The current speculation is that Loblaws may be taking over the old target locations which would be amazing because we would no longer be stuck with a dozen empty beige and red eyesores.
Walmart is also planning to invest 340$ expanding it's stores, distribution networks and e-commerce division which can only mean more jobs in Montreal.
Knowing how to manage your money can be tough. Personal finance isn't something that's typically taught in schools, and if you don't have a financially savvy person in your life, you might be left to figure it out on your own.
To help you learn more about money management and how to get more value from the things you do every day, Narcity got in touch with Erica Nielsen, Senior Vice President of Everyday Banking and Client Growth at RBC.
They spoke about tips to help you manage your money, and the launch of RBC Vantage — which gives you access to a comprehensive suite of benefits, interactive tools, rewards and savings available simply by having an RBC bank account.
"Saving money is not impossible and reaching your goals is easier if you start by making a plan," said Nielsen. "Having an incentive in mind can also make it easier to avoid spending your savings on an immediate temptation."
As a first step, a good tip is to take stock of where you are financially and put your goals down on paper. Having both short-term goals (like paying off credit card debt or heading off on a weekend getaway) and long-term goals (such as buying a house) will help inspire you to leave that money alone.
Look for a rewards program that makes it easy to earn points for the things you are already doing every day.
With RBC Vantage, for example, eligible clients can now earn RBC Rewards when using debit. Not only will this give you more ways to earn rewards, it's a big benefit if you don't have a rewards credit card. You can also get access to so many more rewards and savings from great Canadian brands like Petro-Canada and Rexall.
"Whether you're saving up for a big purchase or looking for ways to pay for everyday expenses and purchases, rewards points can play an important role," said Nielsen.
Make Sure You Have The Right Banking Products For Your Needs
It may be hard to know which bank account is right for you. A good place to start is by looking for an account that offers features that leave more money in your wallet – from ways to save on monthly fees and unlimited transactions to savings on ATM fees.
To help you in your search, RBC has launched new interactive tools to make it easy to find the account that best meets your needs and discover even more benefits.
And if you are a student, make sure to check out the new RBC Advantage Banking. The monthly fee on this account is free for full-time students during your studies.
AI-driven tools, like NOMI, make it easier to break down some of the barriers some people might face when managing money, such as not having enough time and not paying close attention to your financial situation. From budgeting to saving, NOMI can help you manage your finances with confidence. (More to come on this!)
You can also use a helpful digital platform like MyAdvisor to create a personalized plan and connect with an advisor in your community, online, by phone or in person.
"Budgeting is a fundamental tool that helps you manage your money and stay in good financial shape," said Nielsen. "It puts you in control of your day-to-day spending and financial future by making you more aware of where your money is going."
Despite this, less than half (49%) of Canadians keep a budget, according to the 2019 Canadian Financial Capability Survey. If you're considering getting on top of your budgeting but feel overwhelmed at the idea, rest assured that you don't have to start from scratch.
Consider a digital tool like NOMI Budgets which does the heavy lifting for you. It takes the math out of money management by recommending personalized budgets for you based on your spending habits, and it can help you stay on track with notifications and reminders.
Setting up automatic transfers from your chequing to your savings account can help you keep up with your savings goals, especially if you tend to spend your income as soon as it lands in your account.
There are also convenient tools out there to help you never miss an opportunity to save. Through RBC's NOMI Find & Save, for example, clients may save money they didn't even know they had. This feature "uses predictive technology" to find extra dollars it thinks you won't miss and automatically moves them into a savings account.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.
You could make $19.75 an hour with insurance and more.
Now that the province is slowly going back to normal, many people are looking for work. Although job searching might seem scary in a post-COVID-19 world, don't be discouraged: prospects are actually brighter than they seem.
A lot of companies are hiring despite the pandemic, and National Bank of Canada is one of them. The financial institution is looking for part-time and full-time customer service representatives to work at its Montreal and Sherbrooke offices.
As one of Quebec's biggest banks, National Bank helps its 2.7 million clients meet their financial goals and bring their projects to life, like buying a home or starting a business. This people-centric mindset applies to the bank's employees too, who have access to great perks from day one.
If you're bilingual, have a high school diploma and know your way around technology, you can bring your ambitions to life by joining one of National Bank's call-centre teams. As an equal-opportunity employer, the company is open to candidates who are just starting out and to seasoned professionals who want to try a new career path.
As a customer service representative, you'll give clients an optimal online experience and bring a human touch to their interactions with the bank by answering their questions, helping them resolve their issues and giving them advice for their banking needs.
To succeed in this position, you'll need to be a good listener and have great people skills. You should also be good with computers.
On top of being paid $19.75 an hour, as a call-centre employee, you'll have access to paid training, flexible group insurance, retirement savings, stock-option plans and even tuition reimbursement. Depending on your schedule, you could also get night- and weekend-shift premiums.
You can also expect raises during your first year as you grow within your role.
Because National Bank wants its team to feel fulfilled at work, you'll have a ton of opportunities to grow your career, not only in the bank's call centres but also in other fields, like investment, credit, insurance and brokerage.
The company has an employee-assistance program and virtual healthcare to improve working conditions and employees' well-being. Staff can also volunteer for organizations that have a positive impact on society through National Bank's community involvement program.
As one of 26,000 National Bank employees, you'll receive preferred banking rates — so you can not only better understand clients' needs by putting yourself in their shoes but also find the best products and services for you.
If you want to take on new challenges and start on a fresh career path, you can apply for a customer service job online at the bank's website. There are several positions available in downtown Montreal and Sherbrooke.
Customer Service Representative
Company: National Bank
Locations: 600, rue De La Gauchetière O. in Montreal, right next to the Square-Victoria–OACI metro station, and 91, boul. Jacques-Cartier S. in Sherbrooke
Details: If you want benefits like flexible group insurance, a retirement savings plan, and a fast-paced and challenging work environment, National Bank is a great choice.
When summer rolls around, maximizing time spent outdoors tends to be at the top of the to-do list for many Montrealers. The city really comes to life in the summer, and who can resist the warm breeze on a sunny day?
As for the things that make summer not so fun, being stuck indoors definitely takes the cake. It might be peak relaxation season, but it's also a great time to earn some money (especially if you're a student), and sadly a lot of jobs are likely to keep you inside and out of the sunshine.
The good news is that if you enjoy working outside and have a passion for green spaces, there are jobs — like landscaping — that won't make you choose between making money and enjoying the sun.
There's plenty of landscaping jobs available at the moment too. Strathmore Landscape, for instance, is hiring landscapers in the Greater Montreal area and Gatineau with dozens of positions available for all levels.
As a leader in the field of commercial landscape maintenance for over 55 years, their goal has always been to care for the environment while providing their team with fair and equal opportunities as well as job security.
There are over 40 different nationalities represented in the teams at Strathmore, so if travel restrictions are getting you down, you still have the chance to make friends from around the world without ever leaving Canada.
With salaries of up to $25/hour (based on your level of experience), Strathmore Landscape has plenty of opportunities for overtime each week, which is paid at one-and-a-half times the hourly rate.
Strathmore Landscape also offers permanent seasonal work as well as opportunities to develop skills and grow your expertise. So whether you're hired as a gardener, crew leader or as part of a Zero-Emission Crew (or any of Strathmore's other open positions), you'll have the chance to grow your career in commercial landscaping every season.
Plus, landscape maintenance is considered an essential service, so even with the health and safety restrictions of COVID-19, your job will be secure. There's also on-site parking and enclosed bike racks to make getting to and from work convenient and safe.
And when all that work outdoors has you feeling like you deserve some R&R, Strathmore Landscape hosts company events (always COVID-friendly). Classes like on-site yoga not only help team members refresh but are also a chance to get to know each other, and maybe even make friends for life.
Fun in the sun and fun on the job? Talk about perks on perks.