Great places to make extra money in Montreal, QC

Maggie Winner By Maggie Winner, 12th Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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You may be a student or you may be a breadwinner for your family. If you are living in Montreal, you may wonder if there are some great places in Montreal to help you make some extra money. In fact, the answer is ‘Yes!’ You may get some original ideas from the following tips:

Great places to make extra money in Montreal, QC

1. If you can speak English or French fluently, you can get well-paid while working partially for a local telemarketing company.

There is a giant telemarketing market existing in Montreal. A lot of big brands and banks provide their clients’ information to these companies and pay them to call their clients in order to persuade their existing clients to purchase more services from them, such as insurance, product guarantee extension and new product, etc. If you get a job as telemarketer in this kind of company, the working schedule can be quite flexible. You can choose to work after your class or work in the afternoon or evening. However, you can use your free time to earn extra money to your pocket.

Most of these companies don’t demand you of a big diploma, they just expect you to speak your own language fluently enough to make the clients on the other end of the telephone can hear and understand you well. Besides, you don’t need any experience for applying this kind of job. You just have to speak your own language clearly and fluently in the interview to impress your interviewers a little bit. Afterwards, before you start to work, they will offer you some training course to help you understand the principles of this industry. Amazingly, you also get paid while you spend the hours to receive their training course.

How to find these telemarketing companies? Buy a piece of newspapers and start to read their job-hunting section! You will immediately find some advertisements recruiting telemarketers. Telemarketing is legal and promising industry in Montreal, due to its bilingual culture. However, when you search for a telemarketer job, don’t expect to get any offer without interview and check the business license of the company while you are invited to take an interview. Being telemarketer is a well-paid job. During the temporary employment, you get paid $10 per hour, no matter you sell out the products or not. Besides you can get commissions from each product you sell.

2. If you have a healthy and strong body, you can work in local farms during summer holidays or weekends.

In summer, the local Quebecois farmer love to hire a lot of temporary workers to help them harvest and package the fruits and vegetables before they are transported to local distributors. If you are hard-working and physically active, you may earn more than $150 each day. Under most situations, you can get paid in cash at the end of each working day. Afterwards, you can decide by yourself if you want to continue the hard work for the following days or not. However, you have to work hard under sunshine in the farm. You’d better be well-prepared with comfortable clothes and bottles of water.

3. You can work temporarily at 24-hour shops or restaurants.

Some pharmacies and fast-food restaurants open 24 hours a day in Montreal. This kind of shops and restaurants always need a lot of temporary employees to cover their shifts. When they need new employees, they will always put a obvious note on the door to attract your attentions. If you are interested to work for them as to earn extra bucks, you can bring your CV to visit these shops or restaurants directly.

4. You can even stay home to make your extra bucks, as long as you have Internet access at home.

Nowadays, the Internet has blurred the borders between the cities and countries. While you stay in Montreal, you can work online for some international websites as to make your extra bucks. For example, you can stay home to write for On, a lot of topics concerning the experiences and cultures in Montreal or Canada need your contributions.


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I am a writer living happily in Canada. I love to write the articles and share my experience with others.

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author avatar Retired
12th Nov 2010 (#)

NIce information

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
12th Nov 2010 (#)

ah Maggie, the telemarketing industry is also alive and well here in Halifax :-)

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