It's the weekend, therefore it's time to trade in those textbooks for a two six and hit up the best events in Montreal. Leave the weekday blues and step out the door into a weekend of drinks, dancing, meditation, or whatever else your heart desires. You deserve a moment to let loose and enjoy yourself, even if you do have a Monday morning exam. Don't worry, we won't tell;
Thursday, October 16th
Come out to Blizzarts for Melt 032 with Grandbuda. If you're looking to dance and listen to some great music, Nick Wisdom, Charles Cozy, Amaris Daniel will be there to turn up with Montreal. View event>
More beer! Keep celebrating Oktoberfest at this event presented at BEC. Come out to celebrate a month full of food, beer and more beer. Hit up OctoBECfest to indulge in all the above, don't forget your lederhosen. View event>
Kygo is coming to Montreal for what is guaranteed to be an absolutely insane show. Société Des Arts Technologiques is going to blow up with such an incredible performer. Make the time to come see Kygo, you won't regret it! View event>
Friday, October 17th
Beyond The Rack is hosting a Montreal warehouse sale. With tons of designer brands and some insane sales, come shop until you drop! View event>
Tokyo Bar is hosting another wild Friday night party. Complete with drinks, dancing and some grooving' vibes. Forget about those weekdays blues! View event>
Saturday, October 18th
New City Gas welcomes DVBBS to their stage for a wild night of dropping beats. Come get lost in the music and enjoy the sweet sounds of DVBBS. View event>
The weather has been good to us, so enjoy it while it lasts! Parc Jean Drapeau is hosting a Light Up The Night walk. Gather in the park with friends, family and loved ones, and go for a beautifully lit walk to unwind! View event>
Hip-Hop Cafe is hosting a listening session: Jibré - Berserk vol.2. If you want to hear authentic talent, come listen in on this exclusive session. View event>
Sunday, October 19th
To all you girls and boys next door, Le Belmont has the event for you! Party Next Door is turning up the heat, don't miss an opportunity to get freaky, Montreal. View event>
Time for another swaggy Sunday at Tokyo Bar Sundays! You will not be disappointed with the Goontribe's events. The weekend is almost over, come forget about those upcoming Monday blues and dance with the best of them. View event>
If you're looking to rewind and rid your body of all the accumulated weekend toxins, come check out Le Sweatshop for some Yoga presented by Cory Vines. View event>
Abreuvoir Bar et Terrasse is celebrating their 5th Anniversary, and you're invited, Montreal! Oysters and cocktails will fill the room, make sure you don't miss out on this celebratory affair. Grab your best friends and come light up the night. View event>
Montreal, where will you party this weekend?
Don't miss out on all the amazing events Montreal has to offer!
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Women will lead five of Quebec's eight largest cities following the 2021 municipal elections.
The biggest headline of the night may have been Valérie Plante's triumph over old foe Denis Coderre in Montreal, but across the province, the faces of municipal politics have become more gender-balanced.
According to the latest counts and projections, France Bélisle (Gatineau), Catherine Fournier (Longueuil), Évelyne Beaudin (Sherbrooke) and Julie Dufour (Saguenay) are all also on their way to their respective (and figurative) city hall corner offices.
In Quebec City, it seemed for a while like Marie-Josée Savard would join them. Multiple outlets had even called the election for her until the vote count for her opponent surged into the evening. Bruno Marchand ultimately claimed victory.
Mayor Plante commented on the historic nature of her second mandate in her victory speech Sunday night.
"Four years ago, Montrealers elected the first woman mayor in the history of the City of Montreal," she said.
"Tonight, they told us again, 'yes, this mayor, we're going to continue to work with her, we trust her!'"
This year, for the first time, Montrealers will have two women leading the city, as Projet Montréal's Dominique Ollivier is set to take over as president of the Executive Committee.
The government is in the process of filling a Service Canada job bank and it's advertising salaries of between $61,152 and $65,887.
On an online recruitment page, the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) office says it needs to fill 45 benefits officer and program officer positions in Quebec and encourages qualified individuals to apply.
The only education requirement is a high school diploma.
While benefits officers review and process employment insurance applications, the government describes a wide range of duties for program officers, including coordination with local stakeholders regarding services from the ESDC.
Service Canada says it has EI processing centres and "program branches" in Montreal, Laval, Boucherville, Drummondville, Thetford Mines, Shawinigan, Quebec City and Saguenay, but that it may assign alternative workplaces to applicants who don't live in these areas.
In addition to a high school diploma, Service Canada is looking for applicants who have experience totalling six months "in delivering services or programs to the general public" or "interpreting and applying legislation or policies."
The language requirement is either French-only or French and English, depending on the position, according to the recruitment page.
Complete details about the positions available and the application process are online.
To the surprise of many, Quebec City also made the Top 10 — and it ranked higher than Montreal, with Quebec City at #4 and Montreal at #6.
This ranking looked at the cost of living, internet speeds, the percentage of young people, levels of safety, and more.
Our province may have been blessed enough to score two top spots in this ranking, but we still didn't make it to #1, which was Tokyo, Japan.
If ever you were thinking of going to study abroad, you may want to put Tokyo high on your list, considering it "ranks well in nearly all categories helping it to come out on top of the study. It has a good amount of high-ranking unis, great food options, and offers cheap tech. It has high levels of free speech and is above average for safety and high-ranking institutions."