Montreal - Post Report Question and Answers

What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

It can take several months for an EFM to get a work permit. There are a few consulate EFM jobs. - Aug 2020


No direct experience. Decent French is usually going to be required, or at least a big plus, but not always. Plus, there are some distinct pockets of more French and more English-speaking areas of Montreal, so if you do not speak French, you could work in the more English area. If you're the spouse of a diplomat, you can get a work permit. Some spouses here have a jobs in the U.S. with tele-commute arrangements. - Aug 2012


Only if you speak French. Otherwise, the employer has to come up with a reason why a local couldn't do your job. - Sep 2009


Yes, plenty, of all ranges, but you cannot get hired without French (at least 3/3). - Jan 2009


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