Spotlight on: Montreal

Montreal, home to one of Canada’s largest economies, is a hub for technology, commerce, industry, and culture. 2017 marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of this historic city, which will be celebrated with a variety of events, tournaments, exhibitions, concerts, and more. Montreal is among the most bilingual cities in Canada, with 56% of inhabitants able to speak both French and English.

While it is known best for its key role in the finance industry, Montreal is also a major player in the software, aerospace, pharmaceutical, telecommunication, manufacturing, and education industries. Because of its strategic location – and the fact that it has one of the largest inland ports in the world – Montreal is a central location for the transportation of goods by rail, air, and water. Many major Canadian corporations and institutions have their headquarters in Montreal, including Air Canada, Bell Canada, Pratt and Whitney, and Via Rail.

Montreal is also a cultural hotspot. A multitude music and film festivals take place here each year, drawing people from across the nation to take part. Additionally, Montreal is home to the Cirque du Soleil and the Opéra de Montréal. Sports fans can rejoice too – Montreal proudly supports several pro and semi-pro teams, including the Montreal Canadiens (hockey), the Alouettes (Canadian football), and the Impact (soccer). Montreal also hosts the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix.

With such a wide variety of leisure activities, events, and career opportunities, Montreal is just the place to find that perfect work/life balance. Think we’re on to something? You can browse our Montreal jobs here, or contact any of our recruiters to learn more about potential job opportunities and relocation options.