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6 Of Canada's Top Employers Are Based In Montreal & They're All Hiring Right Now

The Forbes annual Top Employers list shows big job growth across Quebec.
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6 Of Canada's Top Employers Are Based In Montreal & They're All Hiring Right Now

Forbes just released its annual Canada's Top Employers list which shows that Quebec has made huge strides on the national job market. In fact, six of Canada's best employers call Montreal home. Of the top 50, 10 companies are based in the province of Quebec in growing cities such as Sherbrooke and Quebec City. 

According to Forbes, the Canadian job market has seen incredible growth over the past few years. The national unemployment has reached an all-time low and when coupled with a strengthening economy, Canadian employers see huge growth in businesses and prosperity. 

The list was compiled by surveying 8,000 Canadians who work at companies with over 500 employees. Based on their recommendations, Forbes compiled a list of the 300 best employers in Canada. In the top tiers of Canada's job market, you'll see familiar names such as tech giants Google and Microsoft. 

Technology and media are in fact one of the most dominating industries in the country. Sharing the spotlight is a large proportion of aerospace, engineering, transportation, retail, and education companies. 

Job seekers in Canada benefit from not only a large array of industries to work for but also an even larger variety of jobs that are available. 

If you're looking for a job in Montreal, look no further than these top companies!

Before we get into the top-ranked Montreal-based jobs, here are the top 10 employers in all of Canada:  

  1. Google

  2. Hydro-Québec 

  3. Cisco Systems 

  4. Costco Wholesale 

  5. Ubisoft 

  6. Microsoft 

  7. Boeing 

  8. Air Transat 

  9. FedEx 

  10. University of Toronto 


With close to 20,000 employees, Hydro-Québec isn't only the best employer in Montreal but is one of the tops in the whole country.

Luckily for you, Hydro-Québec is always on the lookout for talent. Join one of Canada's best companies and apply for a job today!


Coming in at 5th overall on the list, Montreal's international gaming giant, Ubisoft, has one of the best employee experiences in the whole country.

And guess what? Ubisoft is hiring tons of administrative and game testing positions today. What are you waiting for? Apply today!

Air Transat

Making the Top 10 is Air Transat, one of Canada's largest air service providers. What makes the company such a joy to work for is its commitment to employee development and excellent compensation.

From flight attendants to support crews, Air Transat has plenty of opportunities for people at all levels of experience! Apply today.


Headquartered in the Ville-Saint-Laurent borough is ABB, one of Canada's top electrical engineering firms. ABB has close to 100 jobs available across Canada, with many of them at its Montreal offices.

If you're ready to embark on an exciting career with one of Canada's top electrical engineering firms, apply to ABB today.


Pfizer is one of Canada's, if not the world's, top biotechnology companies. Headquartered in the West Island, Pfizer is currently employing scientific and medical professionals.

Join the exciting world of pharma science, medicine, and biotechnology at Pfizer today!

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is an aerospace and defence firm based in Longueuil. They specialize in aviation engines for airplanes, helicopters, and military vehicles.

The company is hiring full-time positions in all departments. Don't hesitate to apply today!

If you don't see a company that you want to work for on this list, make sure to read through the Forbes report to find your perfect employer.

Good luck on the job hunt, Montreal!

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