You could earn $22.21 an hour without a degree or experience (but you do need a high school diploma). Plus, the plant promises a 15% raise each year for three years, so you'd be making $30 an hour in just a few years — and there's the possibility of getting an annual performance bonus.
While no specific degree or experience is necessary, you are expected to be fluent in both oral and written French.
The job listing says you should have an "interest in developing in a major manufacturing company," interest in working on mechanical equipment, familiarity with computers and data entry and you should be a team player.
You'd also have to pass health and safety tests before you start.
Here are some of the duties you'd be performing as a production operator, according to the job listing:
Support the plant's different production lines
Operate equipment and/or computerized systems
Process, file or package different products
Wash equipment and maintain the work environment
The gig also comes with benefits: basic group insurance covered 100% by the employer and a pension plan with up to 8% employer contribution. There's medical staff on-site, a store where you can get employee discounts, free parking, a cafeteria where you can purchase food and social activities, like food trucks.
The night shift goes from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
You can apply here or by sending your CV to email@example.com.
Salary: $22.21 an hour + benefits
Company: The Kraft Heinz Company
Who Should Apply: French-speaking night owls with an interest in manufacturing and mechanical equipment. A love of ketchup, peanut butter and KD won't hurt either!
You've probably seen Wong Wing products at the grocery store — but did you know it's a local company born in Montreal's Chinatown in 1948? Wong Wing's food manufacturing plant now operates out of the city's Ville-Marie borough, near Hochelaga, and the Montreal company is currently hiring 60 workers for a range of roles.
This manufacturing plant makes everything in the company's product portfolio, Wong Wing spokesperson Rose Alvarado told MTL Blog. According to the website, Wong Wing offers the country's largest selection of frozen Chinese dishes so that's a whole variety of freezer food — from won ton soup to spring rolls to chicken chow mein.
Courtesy of MLW Foods (Wong Wing)
Wong Wing, also known as MLW Foods Inc., is looking to fill 20 night positions and 40 day positions.
The jobs include:
line operator (packing, manufacturing)
team lead production
lift truck driver
electromechanic (license C)
Alvarado said the company provides its employees with fair wages, access to pensions and health care, health and wellness programs, flexible working, a safety program, free parking and fun events.
The plant is also close to the Frontenac metro station.
Qualifications depend on the position, but Alvarado said production positions do not require experience or bilingualism. You should still apply if you only have very basic conversational French skills.
You've probably been to Montreal's Bell Centre for a Habs game or concert, but have you ever considered working there? The exclusive caterer for the Bell Centre is hiring in Montreal — and it's holding a massive job fair to recruit around 100 full- and part-time workers.
Roles they're looking to fill include general workers, head servers, servers, hosts and hostesses, dishwashers, bartenders, bussers and production chefs.
"We are looking for bilingual and dynamic candidates with experience in the kitchen or in service. We are looking for candidates with impeccable professionalism and a passion for teamwork," reads a Facebook event page for the job fair.
According to a spokesperson for Compass Group, the Bell Centre's foodservice and support services provider, benefits when joining their team include "endless career growth opportunities, flexible schedules, an industry leading health and safety team and culture, as well as a Great Place to Work certified company culture."
According to the event page, salaries are competitive. Plus, you'll get the chance to work at exciting large-scale events, like shows and hockey games.
The job fair is set to take place on Thursday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bell Centre's Restaurant La Mise Au Jeu. If you can attend, just show up with your CV.
"We live in a francophone province in a francophone city from a legislative perspective, but the reality of Montreal is far different," the leader of Mouvement Montréal said in an interview with MTL Blog.
"So, for us, it was important to re-establish the identity of Montreal, which is one that is inclusive."
"We want to make clear that we want companies on the Island of Montreal to be able to operate in both languages without interference from the provincial government," Holness said.
And it calls for a review of the city's hiring processes to allow anglophones with "functional-level, but not high-level, French" to land municipal jobs.
He would also amend article 13 of the city charter to change Montreal from "a French-speaking city that, according to the law, also provides services to its citizens in English," to a bilingual one.
A lot of people agree, Holness says
"This is not a contested question," Holness said, citing a survey showing most Montrealers believe the city is bilingual. "We all know Montreal is bilingual and multicultural and it is something that we should embrace and recognize."
"Moreover, Montreal beyond that is even trilingual," he continued. "There are people from all over the world who speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian. And all of these languages make up the diversity of Montreal, and it enriches us all."
Rather than contributing to the decline of French in Montreal, Holness said his language policies would help preserve it by offering non-francophones incentives to learn.
"The fact that we are going to incentivize and ameliorate the chances of anglophones to work in the City of Montreal means they'll be able to learn French through their employment activity," he said. "We're going to be increasing la francisation des anglophones."
"Right now, what's happening is that we're excluding anglophones," he continued. "They're moving to demerged cities such as Westmount, such as Côte Saint-Luc, such as Kirkland. They're not being incorporated into the reality and to the economic life of Montreal, and we're just pushing them all away."
Holness wants more jobs for people with spotty French
If elected, Mouvement Montréal would work to create a more inclusive municipal workforce because it's currently falling short in terms of ethnic and linguistic diversity, he said.
Of the city's roughly 25,000 municipal employees, "only about 2% of those in management positions are visible minorities and even less of those are anglophone," Holness claimed.
To change that he plans to lower the French language requirements for municipal jobs.
"Right now, when you go in for a [municipal] job, there is an evaluation based on your capacity to speak French," he said.
"So, we want to create assessments and evaluations of language that are less severe to allow individuals to get into the workforce. And then they can learn French, once they are on the job, through their interactions with their coworkers and with the public."
"The idea is that anglophones, especially those that are visible minorities, should have an easier time getting into the workforce," he continued.
'They don't want to be inclusive'
On November 7 people will vote to elect a mayor as well as 46 members of Montreal's City Council.
The current mayor, Projet Montréal's Valérie Plante, is seeking re-election and her main challenger is the previous mayor, Ensemble Montréal's Denis Coderre.
As Plante recently introduced an "action plan" to promote the French language in Montreal and Coderre is reportedly open to provincial government-led language reform, Holness accused his opponents of trying to impose provincial ideas on the metropolis.
"Valérie Plante is from Rouyn-Noranda, Denis Coderre is from Joliette," he continued. "And there's this whole idea that the regions are imposing on Montreal their vision for Montreal. And the question is, what do Montrealers want for their city?"
"Many people across the region say Montreal is the only francophone city in North America, and they're right, but Montreal also has a bilingual multicultural reality," he said. "So you have Quebec City trying to impose an identity on Montreal does not meet reality, which is multilingual and multicultural."
"We need a multilingual and multicultural policy and beyond that, a political party that reflects that diversity through and through," he added.
Projet Montréal does not reflect that diversity, he concluded, explaining how he helped organize a grassroots anti-racism movement, which he says prompted the city's public consultation agency to hold a series of hearings on systemic discrimination in 2019.
As a result, Plante created a commissioner on systemic discrimination and promised to hire more minorities for municipal jobs. But Holness had sharp words for the mayor, saying she only took those steps out of "obligation."
"The reason why there was a public consultation on systemic racism and discrimination is because the administration had an all-white French executive committee when they were elected in 2017. Period. That's their vision of Montreal," he said.
"They don't want to be inclusive," he said. "Mouvement Montréal, my political party, is by its very nature, authentically diverse. We've done in two months what it took them nearly two decades to do, which is have a diverse team."
As one of the world's leading video game developers, Gearbox Studios Montreal will develop AAA video game titles along the lines of its famous Borderlands and the Duke Nukem series.
Gearbox Studios Montreal is opening soon thanks to a $200 million investment from the company.* Gearbox Entertainment already has an office in Quebec City.
"Following our successful experience establishing Gearbox Studio Quebec, our investment in a new studio in Montreal creates an exciting new prospect for Montreal-based talent – whether they wish to work on existing Gearbox franchises, or help with the creation of new, original ideas," Gearbox founder Randy Pitchford said in a press release.
There are already some jobs available that you can apply to right now at Gearbox Studios Montreal.*This article has been updated.