- Below are listed nine Montreal jobs that are either remote or have the option to work from home.
- Social distancing and self-isolation have greatly limited employment opportunities and heightened interest in remote work.
So, you're following the government recommendations and staying home for 14 days. The hours fade away to memory and you're on your third sleeve of cookies and the fourth season of that Netflix show you're half-watching. Much like the cookies and television, your sense of usefulness begins to wane, stressing you out more than any virus would. A wild idea appears! How about you get a remote Montreal job to fill those otherwise pointless hours of self-quarantine?
If you're someone with limited means, a student, or someone who's lost their job due to the COVID-19 outbreak, an exclusively teleworking job might be the best option for you.
The good news is that you live in Montreal and there are ample opportunities for you to find steady work from the comfort of your own home. As a bonus, many companies have decently well-paying jobs available right now.
Those who are unable to work could qualify for two weeks of compensation from the government under a new relief program.
Otherwise, here are seven work-from-home jobs in Montreal to hold you over.
Customer Service Jobs
Doing a quick search turns up a whole lot of customer service jobs that you can do from home. Here are just a few to consider:
This part-time job will require you to answer incoming calls, emails, and social media posts related to billing and inquiries. Apply here.
This growing Montreal-based nutrition company is looking for a customer service rep to answer emails and monitor social media posts. If this sounds perfect for you, apply here.
This local fashion company is looking for someone to respond to daily calls and emails and to help customers process online orders. Positions start at $40,000 a year.
Another highly desired remote job is online English tutoring. Check these out:
QKids is seeking a passionate English teacher to conduct remote lessons at least twice per week. You can earn up to $20/hour.
If you're a certified ESL tutor, apply to Zebra English and earn up to $24 an hour working from home.
If customer service and tutoring aren't your speed, perhaps working as a payroll and HR administrator for a fast-growing rail company?
Depending on your qualifications, you can earn up to $40,000. Apply here.
In this part-time position, you'll organize events for speed-dating company Dashing Date Events. Tasks include managing hosts and brainstorming games and themes. Pay is between $1,200 and $2,000 a month.
You remember the Yellow Pages, right? Well, the Pages have gone digital and if you're knowledgeable in SEO and the internet, the Yellow Pages might give you a call back if you apply.
According to its website, the teams at Nubik are "specialists in digital business transformation" that help "companies throughout North America streamline their business operations for profitability and growth."
In this role, you'll control every aspect of the project at hand, ensuring timelines and writing status reports.
Quebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province, you can read about them.
More information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the Government of Canada's website here.