First the bad news: the labour market is in the pits right now. Between February and June, an average of 12.4% of Canadian workers aged 15 to 64 lost their jobs on a monthly basis due to the pandemic, according to Statistics Canada. In comparison, the average monthly layoff rate during the first months of the 2008 recession was 2.5%.
And because it's way easier (and more satisfying) to lose a job than to get one — as anyone who has loudly exited their workplace hurling insults at their bosses and coworkers will tell you — things could be tough for a while.
In fact, during the last three recessions (1981 to 1982, 1990 to 1992, and 2008 to 2009), about 45% of people who lost their jobs never got them back.
The good news is 419,000 jobs were created in July and the unemployment rate dropped to 10.9% as businesses continued to reopen across the country.
Combined with the gains made in May and June, the country was within 1.3 million jobs of our pre-pandemic level. So we're making a comeback.
So, with that in mind, here are six jobs in and around Montreal with salaries at $100,000 or more.
Note that these postings are subject to change at any time and will be taken down when the positions are filled.
Software Sales Executive
Salary: $85,000 – $115,000 per year
Voxco is looking for an ambitious sales executive to join its team.
The ideal candidate is bilingual, has a bachelor's degree in an appropriate field, and at least five years of relevant experience. The person will be responsible for all points of the sale process from prospecting clients to closing the deal.
"This is a pivotal role at Voxco and it is ideal for a candidate with an autonomous/hunter mentality," reads the application.
Salary: $200,000 – $260,000 per year
La Canadienne Enterprises is looking for someone to be a supervisor at its shoe factory. No degree, certificate, or diploma required but the company is asking for five years of previous experience.
Door-to-Door Door & Window Salesperson
Salary: $100,000 per year, depending on commission
Portes et Fenêtres Président Inc. is looking for a door-to-door door and window salesperson.
This job can be tough because you're bothering people at home.
On the other hand, you should easily be able to identify prospects by their shabby doors and windows.
Real Estate Broker
Salary: $90,000 – $120,000 per year, depending on commission
The Cheff-Lanctôt Group is looking for talented real estate brokers.
Applicants should have a residential real estate broker license ("commercial is a plus") and they must be fully bilingual.
IT Integration Specialist
Salary: $110,000 per year
Fed IT, a recruitment firm, is looking for an IT integration specialist. The ideal candidate will be adept at IT and have experience in sales and project management.
Salary: $88,700 – $133,060
McGill is looking for a business analyst who will be "responsible for identifying the business needs of clients and stakeholders in order to help determine IT-solutions to business problems."
Applicants need to have an undergrad degree in a relevant field and five years of experience.