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The Montreal Fashion Industry Needs To Fill 5,000 Jobs & Here Are Some Available Now

With over 5,000 jobs to be available in the next few years, the time is now to find an awesome career.
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Montreal Jobs Available In The Fashion Industry Right Now
  • With over 5,000 fashion jobs in Montreal to be available in the next few years, the time is now to find an awesome career in fashion.
  • The labour shortage in this exciting industry means positions will be opening up from entry-level to management over the next few years.
  • Ready to start your dream fashion industry job? Take a look below at some of the best positions available now.

In terms of available jobs, Montreal currently rivals the world's biggest fashion capitals, even if it doesn't jump to mind as a leading fashion city in the world.

According to a report from the Montreal Gazette, our city is facing a shortage of fashion industry professionals, with over 5,000 fashion jobs in Montreal to become available in the next few years.

According to the report, there's a massive labour scarcity in clothing manufacturing, e-commerce, entry-level jobs, and even high management positions.

Montreal-area fashion companies have been ramping up recruitment efforts to help revitalize Montreal's fashion economy. 

While many available jobs in Montreal's fashion sector are front-of-house retail positions, there is a wide assortment of entry-level and senior management, supply chain, e-commerce, and even creative jobs available.

Montreal's fashion industry is a booming business and will need all hands on deck in the not-so-distant future. 

Montreal is home to many renowned fashion companies such as SSENSE and Holt Renfrew. There also are many thriving streetwear labels such as Atelier New Regime and Mercy House that design and create locally. It's not obvious to everyone, but Montreal has a thriving fashion industry

Ever dreamed of a job in Montreal's fashion industry? Consider this advice from an expert in the field.

Trying to find a job in the fashion industry might seem like a daunting task, especially if it's your first attempt. President of the Concordia Fashion Business Association, Klara Mancini-Hupel, was kind enough to offer some advice for budding Montreal fashionistas who are in a competitive industry. 

"First, you have to get out there and go to fashion events because that's when you'll meet the most people. Don't be afraid to go alone! Be curious and continuously explore new ways to get involved with the industry. You should try and figure out which aspect of the industry makes you the most excited and find learn as much about it as you can," she says. 

"Use social media to stay in touch with the people you meet in the industry. When you get someone's email, actually email them and establish a link! Also, you should never turn away that retail job because you will learn so much about how to deal with customers and point-of-sale systems." 

"And most importantly, believe in yourself, don’t be intimidated and try and build your network as much as you can!" 

With that advice in hand, here are some of the best jobs currently available in Montreal!

Online Personal Stylist at SSENSE 

Salary: Depending on experience

For those creative types who thrive in a fast-paced and demanding career, this job is for you. A personal stylist at SSENSE is responsible for taking care of the most high-profile online clients and becoming their trusted style advisor.

You'll need a bachelor's in fashion and at least 4 years' experience as a sales associate and extensive knowledge of luxury brands.

Apply today!

Production Coordinator at RUDSAK

Salary: Depending on experience

If you're more into the production and back-of-house process, you'll love this job at RUDSAK. It'll be a challenging job as you'll be responsible for the day-to-day minutiae of the production process.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in fashion and at least 5 years of experience in a relevant field.

Help produce the dopest jackets around today!

Social Media Specialist 

Salary: $40,000 - $50,000/year

Patty Shapiro & Associates are trying to find the perfect social media specialist for one of Montreal's leading fashion retailers. This job is perfect for those who live and breathe social media. You'll be helping build an influencer strategy and come up with new branding strategies with all influencers across platforms.

A bachelor's degree in marketing and at least 2 years' experience is a must to even be considered.

Help fashion influencers with their Instafame today!

Assistant Designer at Frank & Oak 

Salary: Depending on experience

This job at Frank & Oak is a perfect entry-level position for aspiring fashion designers who are innovative thinkers that want to challenge the standard practices of fashion and retail. The Montreal-based company is looking for a designer to join their talented menswear team.

You ought to have a bachelor's degree in fashion design and at least a years' worth of experience in a relevant field.

Apply today!

Sales Associate at Holt Renfrew 

Salary: Commission/based on experience

Holt Renfrew is one of Montreal's oldest and most renowned luxury retail stores. They're looking for a sales associate to join their ever-expanding accessories team. If you love luxury brands and working closely with customers, this job is for you.

The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years' experience in a similar position along with a proven track record of sales achievements.

Be the sales associate to the rich and famous of Montreal today!

We hope this inspired you to think more about your dream job in the fashion industry and good luck on the job search, Montreal!

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