Anyone who's looking for some decently-paying seasonal work, please stand up. UPS currently has a few hundred positions across many departments in and around the Montreal area ahead of the holiday package rush!
With several jobs available including drivers, package handlers, and even admin positions, this could be your chance to get into a flexible work schedule that could reap benefits down the line.
According to a statement shared with MTL Blog, "210 of these [jobs] are located in our Lachine, Blainville and Brossard facilities."
"We offer competitive wage ranges starting at over $17/hour, as well as flexibility, tuition reimbursement program, health benefits and multiple shift opportunities. But the biggest thing we offer seasonal hires, is a chance to start a career."
Here are just some of the jobs you'll find at UPS Montreal.
Salary: Starting at $19/hour, can go to $35.89/hour
Location: Lachine, Montreal
Why you should apply: If you have a class 5 license or higher and a clean driving record, this could be the job for you. Delivery drivers are the backbone of UPS and there is plenty of growth potential in this position.
Get your resume ready — Health Canada is currently recruiting for several positions in and around Montreal that don't require a university degree and offer competitive salaries.
Health Canada claims their "goal is for Canada to be among the countries with the healthiest people in the world." If your views align with that and you're looking for a job in Montreal, you may want to consider applying to this department of the Government of Canada.
Executive Assistant or Administrative Officer
Salary: $65,547 to $70,622
City: Montreal Island and Longueuil
Why You Should Apply: The role includes managing the agenda of an executive director, preparing briefing materials, providing administrative support for the Budget Management Cycle and supervising employees. Although only a high school diploma is required, candidates should have at least two years of experience in administrative services.
Clerical / Administrative Support and Program Officer
Salary: $50,821 to $70,622
City: Remote (anywhere in Canada)
Why You Should Apply: While there aren't here too many details on the duties for this position, you'll be able to work from home and all you need to send in is your resume and contact information for two references. The job posting also says a year of experience working in a clerical or office administration role is required.
Why You Should Apply: The duties of this position include providing administrative support to employees and managers, planning and coordinating meetings, reviewing documents, maintaining a database and managing financial activities. One year of full-time experience working in an office administration or clerical position is essential.
Note that "all employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act."
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Randstad's report shows that the "steady gains in employment" Canadians saw in 2021 are expected to carry over into 2022.
But, it seems Canadians are now seeking different jobs than they had prior to the pandemic.
Randstad says that "industries with major growth include the service sector, technology and health care, but some of the best jobs in Canada for 2022 are those that can support businesses in multiple industries."
Here are the top trending jobs in Canada this year according to Randstad:
key account manager
customer service rep
IT project manager
A study from Randstad from December 2021 found that nearly half of Canadian employees are thinking of switching jobs in 2022 toward employers that can adapt to meet their needs.
Ever think of becoming a registered nurse? Now could be the time to get into the health sector. Randstad believes that due to the high demand for health care workers right now, there are likely to be many job openings in the field.
Or if you're more of a hands-on person who's interested in working with metal, you should note that within the next six years, "the Canadian government expects more than 23,000 welding positions to open in the country."
For anyone who considers themselves a people person, a role in HR management may be for you. Randstad says that "Canadian businesses are also looking to hire HR professionals to help ensure compliance with labour laws, increase employee morale, reduce turnover and scale up both staff and skills to support future growth."
Hopefully this list helped give you a little guidance as to where to plant your next seed in the Canadian job market!
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Asian food lovers rejoice: T&T Supermarket is opening its first grocery store in Quebec, the company confirmed Thursday.
While the exact location has not been finalized, the company plans to open a grocery store somewhere on the Island of Montreal in the next 12 to 24 months.
"After receiving many requests over the years from T&T fans who live in Montreal, I'm happy to say we are finally coming," stated Tina Lee, CEO of T&T Supermarkets. "Our goal is always to be at the forefront of Asian food innovation, and I am so excited to introduce our offering to Montreal, a city that has such a vibrant food-loving culture."
With 29 stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, T&T is the largest Asian supermarket chain in the country. It offers a wide selection of pan-Asian products, from fresh vegetables and meats to fish balls of all kinds, uniquely textured Asian snacks and freshly baked buns, not to mention ready-to-eat meals.
And if you're looking for a new and exciting job in the Asian supermarket industry, T&T is looking to hire over 300 people to work at the new location. It is already starting to look for department heads, assistant department heads and department supervisors.
Training can be completed at any existing T&T store, the closest one being in Ottawa. In addition, the company is reaching out to local vendors in preparation for the opening.
T&T has its origins in Vancouver, where it was founded by Lee's mother, Cindy Lee, in 1993. Tina Lee represents the second generation of her family to run the company.
If you're looking for some decently-paying work in the Montreal area, now's the time to check out job openings at Purolator, FedEx, UPS and Canada Post.
This shipping company is expected to process 54 million packages during the holidays. It's a lot of boxes and heavy lifting, which has led Purolator to announce that it's hiring 2,400 new employees across Canada — including 500 in Quebec.
Purolator needs to hire couriers and sorters throughout the province and it could also use some people in its retail shipping centres, a spokesperson told MTL Blog.
The courier-sorter position pays $21.08/hour and the PM sorter gig pays $21.94/hour.
Some of the open roles include part-time delivery drivers ($18.90/hour) and warehouse workers ($17.30/hour). But if these open positions don't interest you, a quick visit to FedEx's careers page will give you more jobs to choose from.
UPS has tons of open positions in and around Montreal — 210 of which are in the company's Lachine, Blainville, and Brossard facilities. Some of the available jobs include delivery driver ($19-$35.89/hour), package handler (salary to be determined) and INTL export package handler (salary to be determined).
Millions of people rely on Canada Post during the holidays to make sure their packages are delivered. Due to the extra workload piling up, you can be the hero that makes someone's Christmas. The Crown corporation is hiring around 4,200 seasonal employees — meaning there are several job opportunities up for grabs in Montreal and the province of Quebec.
Canada Post is looking to fill a lot of different types of positions, which you'll see if you go on its website. For example, if you have a driver's licence, you could be a Class 3 driver on-call, which would require you to load and unload trucks, as well as pick up and sort mail.