If you're job hunting, you might be on the lookout for companies that appear to have highly engaged employees. According to The Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces Awards, Air Canada ranked among the top eight employers for employee engagement in 2021 — and, if that's enough to entice you, it's also hiring for 61 roles that are open to Montrealers.
Delivery services across Canada are on a hiring spree. Canada Post and Purolator have a bunch of job openings in preparation for the peak delivery season. FedEx, meanwhile, is hiring staff to meet the greater rise in e-commerce brought on by the pandemic.
According to James Anderson, communications advisor at FedEx Canada, the company has already hired over 6,000 more workers since June 2020.
Now, Anderson says, FedEx is looking to hire an additional 1,162 workers across the country. All but 17 of these openings are ongoing.
In Montreal, FedEx anticipates hiring 72 more team members. But if you don't live in Montreal, don't fret.
Across the province, FedEx is looking to hire 222 people.
"FedEx Express Canada still has opportunities for full-time and part-time employment," Anderson said. "Positions available include drivers, couriers, and cargo handlers."
Here's a sampling of what jobs are available in Montreal right now.
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Canada's Top 100 Employers dropped its 2022 list on November 12 and Montrealers will be happy to know many of them are hiring in the city.
The list, published by The Globe & Mail, represents the results of competition in which Mediacorp editors "grade employers on eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project's inception: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement."
This year, according to a press release, top employers "doubled down on efforts to support employees" as the pandemic dragged on, including, for example, "increasing support for mental health" and "extending health coverage to temporarily laid-off employees."
Mediacorp also says companies worked to "improve representation by Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC)."
"Employers increasingly are thinking about what working life looks like after the pandemic," Mediacorp publisher Anthony Meehan said in the release.
"The best organizations are changing their workplaces to emphasize benefits like human interaction and camaraderie that offsite employees don't get from a steady diet of Zoom meetings and chat applications."
More than a million packages a day are delivered across Canada during the holiday season and, to ensure your gifts arrive in time for Christmas, Canada Post needs to hire a heck of a lot of seasonal workers.
To meet this annual increase in demand, Canada Post is looking for an additional 4,200 seasonal employees across the country. This means plenty of job opportunities in Montreal and across Quebec that would allow you to earn $21.80 an hour for a contract that runs from November 15 to January 15.
"The temporary seasonal employees will work in processing, transportation and delivery," a Canada Post spokesperson told Narcity Québec.
In Montreal, there are 150 open positions for on-call clerks whose duties — much like Santa's elves — are sorting mail into batches and operating mail-processing equipment. Note that Canada Post requires that you be able to fold, lift and carry packages but you don't need to be bilingual.
If you have a driver's license, you can also apply to become a Class 3 driver on-call. There are currently 35 positions available in Montreal. Your job would be to load and unload postal vehicles and to pick up, sort and deliver mail. You must be able to lift items weighing up to 22.7 kilograms and have a safe driving record for at least three years.
If you are interested in these positions, you can apply directly through the Canada Post website.
Air Canada CEO Michael Rousseau has issued a statement of apology to Quebecers and other francophone Canadians who were offended by his remarks about not speaking the language of Molière despite living in Montreal for over a decade.
"I want to make it clear that in no way did I mean to show disrespect for Quebecers and francophones across the country," Rousseau said. "I apologize to those who were offended by my remarks."
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In response to a journalist's question at a conference on Wednesday, Rousseau said that he's "been able to live in Montreal without speaking French." He called that ability "a testament to the City of Montreal."
Unsurprisingly, the comment drew swift and fiery reactions from pretty much every name-brand politician in the National Assembly, from Premier François Legault to Liberal leader Dominique Anglade.
In his apology, Rousseau pledged "to improve [his] French, an official language of Canada and the common language of Québec, while tackling the serious commercial challenges facing Air Canada as we move from surviving the pandemic to rebuilding to normalcy."
"The fact that this iconic company is headquartered in Montreal is a source of pride for me and our entire executive team," he concluded. "I reiterate Air Canada's commitment to show respect for French and, as a leader, I will set the tone."