Luckily for you, the Quebec government offers internships to students, a chance for them to develop skills and gain job experience in their fields.
Below are seven internship opportunities for university students in Montreal. Prospective applicants can find the complete set of eligibility, application and job requirements online.
Advisor for the Ministry of Education
In this 12-week internship, you'll act as a Mediation Advisor under the Directorate of Linguistic Integration and Intercultural Education. Interns will contribute to the "development of intercultural and inclusive training for school workers."
This consequential work will involve creating content that will cover, among many other things, educators' attitudes towards the diverse school community, equity and inclusion.
The internship will begin on January 17, 2022, and end on April 11, 2022.
Pay: Between $21.62 and $27.39/hour plus a 6.5% premium "to compensate for certain benefits."
This 15-week internship is targeted at students studying criminology. As a Research and Planning Officer, you'll be doing "qualitative and quantitative analysis of ethics complaint files" in the department of the police ethics commissioner.
The internship begins on January 3, 2022, and ends on April 29, 2022.
Pay: Between $17.07 and $25.31/hour plus a 6.5% premium "to compensate for certain benefits."
This 25-week internship at the Quebec Court of Appeals could be the perfect opportunity for you aspiring legal professionals in law school. You'll be working in "close collaboration with a judge" to examine legal cases, summarize facts and study other judgements.
The internship begins on January 9, 2023, and ends on July 28, 2023.
Developer for the Ministry of Health and Social Services
This 17-week internship with the Ministry of Health and Social Services is an intense one, that's for sure. The internship is targeted at university students in computer engineering and computer sciences. Successful applicants will work with a team to develop and refine software to meet clients' needs.
The internship begins on January 10, 2022, and ends on April 28, 2022.
Pay: Between $17.07 and $25.31/hour plus a 6.5% premium "to compensate for certain benefits."
Everyone knows that looking for steady, stable employment in Quebec can sometimes be a bit of a headache. Between all the restaurant jobs, tech jobs, and the thousands of students all looking for the perfect gig, a solution can be found — government jobs.
That's right, Canadian government jobs can provide some of the most stable and rewarding employment in today's job market. And luckily, most of them will pay you a pretty decent salary, too.
Here are seven job opportunities that pay more than $50k/year and are currently accepting applications. Consider this list a source of inspiration — a starting point as you navigate career opportunities with the federal government.
Be sure to check out the full list of requirements for each job and application.
Records Management Technician at the Department of Justice
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Who Should Apply: At the department's information services branch, you'll be maintaining "economy and efficiency in the creation, maintenance, storage, retrieval and disposal of the Department of Justice’s records." This could be a perfect opportunity if you're looking to build a legal career.
Who Should Apply: In this fascinating career opportunity, you'll work as an apprentice ice service worker helping to "provide the most timely and accurate information about ice and icebergs in Canada’s navigable waters." Preference is given to candidates who are studying in "maritime operations, meteorology, remote sensing, environmental studies and/or atmospheric sciences."
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Who Should Apply: As part of the external relations team, you'll work to engage the public, leveraging relationships with "the media, tourism and boating industries, municipalities, Aboriginal communities and common interest groups," according to the job posting.
There are three different streams for this position, broadly divided between engagements, promotions and public relations. Each requires that applicants have "recent and significant" experience.
Location: Dorval, Gatineau, Montreal, or Quebec City, QC
Who Should Apply: Environment and Climate Change Canada is looking for candidates to fill various IM/IT technician jobs at its offices in Quebec. By submitting an application, you could be considered for a position when one opens up in the near future.
Client Service Officer at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
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Who Should Apply: The CRA is putting together a pool of candidates for customer service jobs covering "a wide range of opportunities, from administrative assistants to collections agents and more," according to an online breakdown of opportunities at the agency.
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Who Should Apply: As an IP Examiner, you'll be "assessing and processing applications by individuals and companies for registration of trademarks and industrial designs in Canada," according to the job posting.
It asks that applicants have "strong writing and reasoning skills" as well as a post-secondary degree.
"Residents in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs)
"People living in private seniors' residences (RPA)
"People living in settings with a high percentage of vulnerable older adults such as intermediate and family-type resources (RI-RTF), as well as certain religious communities
"Health and social services workers of all ages, including employees of social organization in the health and social services sector, health workers in the private sector and other health workers (social economy companies providing home services, palliative care, etc.)
"First responders and workers from public security (police services, fire services, emergency call centers, correctional services and civil protection)
"Childcare and school staff (including elementary school, high school, Cégep, profesionnel, university, etc.)
"Inspectors in the agriculture, fisheries and food sector as well as slaughterhouse staff
"Residents of isolated or remote communities
"People on dialysis, with a weakened immune system or living with a chronic illness as well as whose situation or state of health increases the risk of complications
"Pregnant women of all ages
"People age 60 and older
"People age 18 to 59"
This means that if you fit any of the criteria listed above "people age 18 to 59," you should be able to book a booster shot appointment on Clic Santé before January 4, as stated by Health Minister Christian Dubé during Tuesday's press conference.
The holidays can be a beautiful time but they can also be an expensive time. If you're looking for a job in Montreal, SSENSE is still hiring in order to fill 2,000 seasonal warehouse clerk roles for upcoming peak periods — and almost no experience is required.
"Since the beginning of this season, SSENSE has aimed to hire as many as 2,000 seasonal Warehouse Clerks and that hiring process remains in progress," SSENSE communications specialist Mikayla Di Grappa told MTL Blog on December 23.
Warehouse clerks would join the SSENSE team for a two- to three-month contract at the distribution centre in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough and get paid between $17.50 and $21.00 per hour, depending on whether they work the day shift or night shift.
There are full-time and part-time positions available as well as paid overtime opportunities and there's the possibility of turning the seasonal contract into permanent employment.
So what does a warehouse clerk actually do?
According to SSENSE, responsibilities include:
Receiving, picking, packing, labelling, and shipping merchandise to clients around the world
Using a computer to scan and input data
Preparing pallets for loading
Ensuring quality control of merchandise
Maintaining the warehouse's cleanliness, organization, and safety
While you don't need any warehouse experience, and training is provided on-site, you should be able to lift, carry, push, pull and stand for extended periods of time and multitask in a fast-paced environment. You should also have good reading, writing and communication skills and basic computer skills.
Things you don't need to worry about: wearing a uniform or bringing snacks. The dress code is casual with no safety boots required and the breakroom is "loaded free snacks like yogurt, coffee and tea," the job listing says.
If you have a car, there's free parking available on site. If not, the company provides a free shuttle service to and from the Côte-Vertu metro station.
"Health and safety continues to be a top priority at SSENSE with rigorous precautionary measures in place across all facilities to ensure the ongoing safety and wellbeing of all employees," Di Grappa said.
"SSENSE has introduced enhanced health and safety measures in addition to adhering to guidelines provided by government and health authorities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19."
DAY SHIFT: $17.50 to $17.85 per hour (Base salary $15.50 to $15.85 + $2 peak premium)
NIGHT SHIFT: $18.50 to $21.00 per hour (Base salary $15.50 to $15.85 + $2 peak premium + $1 overnight premium + $100 weekly perfect attendance bonus **exclusive to shipping department & effective until December 31, 2021)
Company: SSENSE Distribution Centre, 3665, boul. Poirier, Saint-Laurent, QC
Who Should Apply: If you're in pretty good physical shape and have good communication skills, this could be the job for you. It requires little experience and pays more than minimum wage — plus there are a variety of schedules to choose from.
The rapid spread of the Omicron variant in La Belle Province seems to have the provincial government nervous — nervous enough to impose new rules in Quebec and go back on past promises for the holiday season.
As announced at a press conference on Thursday, December 16, starting on Monday, December 20, "high-risk activities" like dancing, karaoke, and office parties are yet again going to be "forbidden" in the province.
And the new rules don't stop there. A whole lot of establishments in the province will be forced to go down to 50% capacity.
Stores, theatres and venues will also be down to half capacity on December 20.
The same will be applied to cinemas and other public events or performances where people must stay seated and masked except to eat or drink.
As for places of worship, they will now require a vaccine passport to enter, along with seeing their capacity go down to 50% or a maximum of 250 people. You won't need a vaccine passport for a wedding or a funeral though, so long as there aren't more than 25 people present.
Starting December 20, all sport tournaments and competitions will be suspended.
On this same day, gyms will have to reduce their capacity by half as well. All people present in gyms will yet again have to practice 2-metre physical distancing.
And since Christmas is only five days away, it's important to note that the plan the provincial government announced on December 7 to allow as many as 20 fully vaccinated people at private gatherings for the holidays is no longer a thing.
Due to the presence of the Omicron variant, only a maximum of 10 people or occupants from three households are allowed to attend an indoor private gathering.* And it's going to stay that way for the next little while, including for Christmas and NYE.
* This article was updated.
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