Having a job is great, but it can really cut into your vacation and travel time. But travelling is expensive, so you need a job to get money (sounds... logical). If only there was a way to work and travel at the same time. Well as it turns out, there are a ton of job opportunities for people who want to work abroad and Montreal is hosting a special job fair expo to help you get all the info you need. .
The Go Global Expo takes place on September 26 at Palais Des Congrès and it's the perfect place to learn everything you need to know about working, studying, exploring, volunteering and teaching in over 100 different countries. You'll be able to access a world of opportunity all in one convenient place. Meet with experts and get all your questions answered. Check out the photography exhibits and discover the different programs that are available.
Universities offering undergraduate and graduate programs
Study exchange programs
International professional certificate programs
International education programs
Teach English overseas
Student and youth work abroad programs
Work and internship abroad providers
Overseas volunteer programs
Non-profit and humanitarian organizations
Placements for professionals
Options for families, including volunteer projects
The number of Montrealers giving up some aspects of "work from home" culture and returning to their workplace at least part of the time has more than doubled since June, according to a new survey by the Montreal Board of Trade in collaboration with Léger.
Montreal Board of Trade President and CEO Michel Leblanc said in a statement that the number of people going back to the office, either full-time or part-time, has climbed from 28% in June, to 47% in August, to 61% in the current survey – which was conducted from October 26 to November 5 of this year.
The results show "once again that the return of workers to the office is underway," Leblanc said. The most recent figures, which include 29% going back full time and 32% a few days a week, are "a very promising advance for the revitalization of downtown Montreal," he said.
The Board of Trade says its main goal with the survey was to discover how managers and employees felt about returning to a shared workspace. The survey focused on managers' and workers' feelings around issues like mental health, the use of the vaccine passport, and going back to working and doing business face-to-face.
The results show that 71% of workers are comfortable with the idea of returning to work in person. And for 62% of those who came back to the grind of regular office life, the possibility of working flexible hours was a big incentive.
At the same time, a majority of respondents – 76%, down from 78% in August and 84% in June – still like working from home.
The impacts of working from home were nonetheless notable, with 40% of people reporting a loss of team spirit and about 29% having trouble maintaining a healthy work/life balance.
In a statement, Porter Airlines president and CEO Michael Deluce said that "this is the moment our team members, passengers and the communities we serve have been waiting for."
"While deciding to suspend our service was the most difficult business decision we've made, announcing a restart of flights is the first step in a recovery process that includes recalling hundreds of team members and welcoming back passengers."
Porter will also soon resume its international flights to U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington as of September 17.
For added peace of mind, Porter Airlines customers will be happy to know that "all fares purchased by July 20, for travel through December 15, 2021, [are] fully refundable, with no fees."
So if you've been hoping to plan a trip, Calgary in September is definitely one to consider. With Air Transat, departing September 8 from the Montreal Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport and returning from the Calgary International Airport on September 30, the total for a round-trip flight would be $332 with taxes and fees included.
The only catch is, to get a flight at this price, you'll need to fly "Eco Budget," which means no checked bags and you'll have to pay $34.49 to bring a carry-on, plus another $51.74 if you want to bring a second bag. Moral of the story: make sure to pack light so you can fly cheap.
You may have already missed the Calgary Stampede, but this city in Alberta still has all kinds of beautiful spots to see and exciting things to do. Plus, Banff is only an hour away, so you could totally make a pit stop there, too!
Flight prices were accurate at the time of writing this article but are subject to change.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
In a summary of a call between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and provincial premiers, the prime minister's office stated that the government is engaging in "discussions with the United States on reopening plans" and that "we could expect to start allowing fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel."
The announcement echoed a sentiment shared earlier by Quebec Premier François Legault who suggested Thursday that the federal government allow Americans to enter Canada before citizens of other countries, according to reports.
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"If our current positive path of vaccination rate and public health conditions continue," the summary continued, "Canada would be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travellers from all countries by early September."
About 80% of eligible Canadians have a first vaccine dose and 50% have a second dose, according to the statement.
Finally, the Canadian government is also discussing "the importance of working collaboratively on a proof of vaccination credential."