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Old 01-29-2013, 05:31 PM
 
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I want to know because I'm applying for jobs in many different areas of Montreal, some far from my hometown of Montreal North. When employers look at my resume and see that I live in Montreal North, and the company is far away from there, like Downtown for example, would that be a turn-off to them or is it something I can let them know later in interviews? Or would they be able to just tell how far I am based on my postal code?

Do you think I should take out the "North" part and just say Montreal? Or is it officially called Montreal-North?
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Montreal
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It is still called Montreal-Nord, but since 2000something it's part of "Montreal" because municipalities got together.

You can still put only Montreal on your resume. I live in Outremont and I put Montreal to apply in the US for medical devices engineering jobs. Right now actually!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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Just write Montreal, it was merged with Montreal so that's an accurate description.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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One thing is if submitting a CV in French help yourself out by writing Montréal instead of Montreal, and Montréal-Nord instead of Montreal North.

And if the sign on your street says Rue Jean-Dubois, write it that way and not Jean Dubois Street.

Do yourself a favour that some people strangely enough don't.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Montreal
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I second that!
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:17 AM
 
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One thing is if submitting a CV in French help yourself out by writing Montréal instead of Montreal, and Montréal-Nord instead of Montreal North.

And if the sign on your street says Rue Jean-Dubois, write it that way and not Jean Dubois Street.

Do yourself a favour that some people strangely enough don't.
Is this due to the anti-English views of many Quebecers, who refuse to hire an obvious anglophone? In which case, should people legally change their names to "French-sounding" names?
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Is this due to the anti-English views of many Quebecers, who refuse to hire an obvious anglophone? In which case, should people legally change their names to "French-sounding" names?
It's more about demonstrating that you are not clueless to the point that you ignore obvious local realities. And also to not have them think that you are an anglo-hegemonist or anglo-supremacist (sorry for the use of local terms) who will complain that everyone is speaking and using French around you at work and insist the everyone switches to English just for you.

BTW I only pointed this out because the OP wrote the name of his district "Montreal North" whereas even in English a lot of people (especially if they are from there) would refer to it as "Montréal-Nord".
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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In which case, should people legally change their names to "French-sounding" names?
Not suggesting that at all. Lots of francophones in Quebec have very English-sounding names and it's often hard to tell who speaks what language:


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Old 01-30-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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One thing is if submitting a CV in French help yourself out by writing Montréal instead of Montreal, and Montréal-Nord instead of Montreal North.

And if the sign on your street says Rue Jean-Dubois, write it that way and not Jean Dubois Street.

Do yourself a favour that some people strangely enough don't.
Right on!
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