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Old 06-25-2011, 09:46 PM
Location: London,Ontario
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so i am from a small town in ontario but i want to live and save money in montreal. Cost of living is nothing because i will be living with close relatives. I just want to save money for college and have a fresh change of pace. But i dont want to sugar coat things, i know that its hard finding a job there if you dont speak french. i literally know none. So i wan to know if any of you know of any places that would be willing to hire. Thanks
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:13 AM
Location: Mississauga ON
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Don't want to sound rude or anything, but do you think I could have gotten hired anywhere here in Mississauga if I didn't speak English? The same will go for you in Montréal.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:56 PM
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Sorry, but Quebec is French-speaking province, and it's sole only official language in French.

It's like going to France and want to find a job without being able to speak French.

Learn French ASAP from now maybe you're lucky finding something
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:51 AM
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I suppose you could give it a try for the summer if you have relatives to stay with for free ,may or may not work out but it will make for an interesting summer and it will do wonders for your motivation to learn French..
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:14 PM
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Learning French really isn't that hard. It will probably take you about a year of serious study to become reasonably fluent in the language. Speaking French would really help your employment prospects in Montreal.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:26 AM
Location: Brossard
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The job market for unilingual English-speakers isn't as scarce as some posters here would have you believe. Although the only viable option to progress in one's proffesion here is to speak fluent french,certain exceptions can be made on a conditional basis(I've known of a couple of them myself)

Working in telemarketing or at any Call Centre seem's to be the best option for unilingual Anglophones in Montreal or if you're willing to lower your standards you may just be able to find a job at a small business(Restaurant,Car wash...etc) in which most of the employers are native English speakers.Montreal isn't Paris and still has atleast a proportionate extent of jobs available in English given the Official minority population and Canadian influence in Montreal.

Your willingnes and commitment to learn french while vying for a job will greatly improve your chances.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:05 PM
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well, from my experiences, many peoples in montreal don't speak french but still found jobs especialy in ghetto mcgill... Look in english speaking neighbourhood like cdn, ndg, ville marie, cote st luc & the west island... I can assure you that i know many peoples mainly from vancouver who don't speak a single word in french found a job in montreal
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:24 PM
Location: Montreal
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I don't understand either why so many on this forum insist that is impossible to get a job in Montreal if you don't speak French. Of course it is better to know both English and French, it will increase your chances to get hired but this does not mean that there is no English only job market.

You have to know where to look for the English speaking jobs. Many companies in West Island and Ville Saint Laurent function in English, and I am not talking about the small mom and pop places.

If you look for jobs on the internet simply search for jobs that are posted in English only.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:04 PM
Location: Temporarily in Niagara Falls, Ont. Canada
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Being fluently bilingual is ideal. Next best, unilingual French. Next best, unilingual English. I agree, if you look around, there are jobs for people who speak only English or English with very basic French. You may have to look around, go to the West Island, or take a more menial job, as suggested, in a restaurant or car wash. And interestingly enough, the owners of those businesses are often English! Or, as suggested, an English call center.

Spend some time there, put in a good effort, and you will learn French along the way.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:15 AM
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You can find a job in Technology if you dont speak french. especially IT, Tech Startups, Tech centers near port, Telecoms etc.
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