We've collected a list of great seasonal Montreal jobs, considering there are just about two and a half months until Christmas - also known as that time of year called Where The Hell Did All My Money Go?
Cash around this time seems to go out faster than it comes in with dinners and celebrations to attend, gift exchanges, travel, and a plethora of reindeer sweaters for all those ugly sweater parties.
But on the plus side, this is the ideal time of year to pick up some seasonal work to keep your pockets flush or at least a step above a January diet of ramen noodles.
Maybe you're already working a full-time position or busy studying at University and just a need a few extra dollars to get you through this time. Luckily, there are a lot of options available for part-time work in Montreal.
You will have to sacrifice some of that coveted free time but it will pay off in the end. And at least if you're busy making money, you're not out spending it.
These jobs won't make you filthy rich but they will take the edge off the holiday season.
Keep reading below for the 7 seasonal jobs that are available in Montreal right now.
The months before Christmas are the prime time to find seasonal work in retail stores. Most shops are looking to hire staff on a short term basis to help with all of the holiday shoppers. Opening hours usually run a little later so working in the evening or on weekends is an option.
Mail and delivery companies are intensely busy this time of year. If you're in good physical shape and don't mind being on your feet for a few hours while lifting or sorting packages, this is a good way to make some extra side money.
All you need is a computer, a good internet connection, and a neutral English accent to work as an English teacher online. Some companies will ask for a B.A. - but it is possible to find a position without one. You get to make your own hours and work from home.
You don't need to go through a business to be a dog walker or sitter, but it takes the guesswork out of getting paid or not. If you love animals, spending a couple of hours a day with a dog doesn't even seem like work.
Have a knack for computers? Are you a good problem solver or at least able to do a little Googling to solve tech issues? There is always someone who needs a little extra help with their PC. (I'm looking at you, Grandma.)
It's Montreal. There will be snow everywhere shortly and someone is going to want it gone. There are a ton of businesses in Montreal that are looking to hire for winter, but you could also offer up your services or check out gigs online and skip the middle man.
It may be cold outdoor work, but Christmas tree farms will be setting up shop for the season in the coming months. Keep your eye out on the places below that are in Montreal if you want to keep your travel time down.