But since the population of Montreal was 1.816 million in 2017, that means you’ve got a lot of competition when you’re applying for a job. And a high level of applications means that employers can be as selective as they like when it comes to hiring.
So how can you make your application stand out from the crowd? Two things: Your qualifications and experience. It is possible to have both, and having both could help you live a much more comfortable life in Montreal.
Here’s what a Master’s degree can do for you in Montreal.
If you study for a specialized Master’s or your PhD, you have a much greater chance of getting hired before someone who has a general undergraduate degree. You’ll be considered an expert in your field, and you could even have a job before you graduate from your program.
For example, this year, 81% of companies surveyed revealed that they plan to hire recent grad school graduates, up from 70% in 2017, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council.
Montreal is one of Canada’s most desirable places to live; everyone wants to make a life for themselves here. The average cost of rent in Montreal is $835, according to 2016 census data from Statistics Canada.
So if you want to live in the heart of the city, you need to be earning a decent salary to cover this and all of your other living expenses. Having a Master’s will certainly help you live in Montreal because you could be earning anything from $75,497 to $106,956, according to PayScale.
You’ll get to network with colleagues, teaching staff, professors, and businesspeople during your Master’s degree program, and these connections can most certainly help you in your career in terms of learning and career prospects.
If you decide to study abroad as part of your program, you’ll gain incredible experience and then have more options to work away when you graduate.
Master’s graduates have a greater chance of securing management positions. According to a survey conducted by CareerBuilder, 27% of employers are recruiting those who hold Master’s degrees for positions that used to only require four-year degrees. It also found that 61% of employers say they are looking for more educated candidates at the mid-level skill level.
If you’re wondering how you could get to the next stage of your career but have no idea where to start, you’ll want to attend the QS World Grad School Tour on September 17 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. The free event is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to pursue a Master’s, and you’ll be able to meet with admissions directors from top universities from across Canada and around the world.
You can get advice on your applications from industry experts, network, and get resume/career guidance, plus you can apply to a pool of scholarships worth 7 million USD.
Register via QS World Grad School Tour to secure your spot!
When: Monday, September 17
Time: 2:30 to 8 pm
Where: Hyatt Regency Montreal – 1255 Jeanne-Mance Street
Price: FREE – Register via QS World Grad School Tour