APRIL 1, 2020

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Dear CATS community,


How are you? That question took on a whole new meaning in recent weeks. It’s probably the first time in our lives that we get more than, “fine” when we ask that routine question. It’s a loaded inquiry for many who are struggling. It’s almost hard to remember life as we knew it, a few short weeks ago, isn’t it? But, together, we adapt and move forward. So, how are you CATS community? It bears repeating that we are here to support you in your job search and career enhancement. In fact, as a community, we are bound to help each other! Join our conversations on social media, participate in our twice-weekly Virtual CATS Corner, and *meet* with a CATS Career Advisor one-on-one.   


We hope that you all successfully complete your course work and exams, and we look forward to *seeing* you soon! Comments, suggestions or feedback? Email us!


Remotely yours,


The CATS Team







Even for the most introverted, social distancing can be challenging, especially if you aren't able to visit with loved ones and friends. Join us for our weekly Virtual CATS Corner chats via Zoom Meetings, where we talk about varied topics, answer your questions, and most importantly,  we work on staying collectively motivated and focused on our respective professional goals. 


Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our first Virtual CATS Corner session. If you missed it, that's not a problem! Watch our quick promo to get a sense of what the sessions are like and make sure to join us tomorrow where we will explore up-skilling and online learning resources.


Zoom Meetings:


Topic: Virtual CATS Corner

Time: Apr 2, 2020 10:00 AM Montreal


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Meeting ID: 901 439 312

Password: 123456


Future  Sessions:

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020 10:00 AM

Thursday, Apr 9, 2020 10:00 AM


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Meeting ID: 901 439 312

Password: 123456


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We are absolutely thrilled to welcome a new kitten to the CATS Family. Congratulations to our colleague, Zeeta Maharaj and family, who welcomed a beautiful baby girl on March 28. 


Join us in celebrating and welcoming the arrival of sweet Maya Imani Wilson!




Zeeta Maharaj

Career Advisor, CATS

(Career Advising & Transition Services)




Introducing, Maya Imani Wilson!

New Member of CATS






Featured Article




Rosalia Felice

Manager, CATS

(Career Advising & 

Transition Services)
















Four Job Search Tips in the Age of Uncertainty


Only one thing seems certain these days, and that's uncertainty! If you are in the midst of a job search, things may seem especially unclear and disheartening. After all, the number of critical economic questions that no one can answer with any degree of conviction can be anxiety provoking. How long will social distancing measures be in place? What will the overall impact be on the economy? What will the unemployment rate be if this situation persists for weeks/months? I can't answer any of these questions, but I can answer this one: "Should I continue with my job search?" and the answer to that is an emphatic YES! .....READ MORE







Emilie Salvi

Career Advisor, CATS

(Career Advising & Transition Services)



Here are some of my personal COVID-19 coping tips:



Nayo Gariépy

Career Advisor, CATS

(Career Advising & Transition Services)



Here are a few of my pick-me-up things that help me forget the crisis:




Virtual Individual Career Advising & Coaching (IA's)



Our individual advising and coaching sessions are still ongoing! Now is the perfect time to review your CV, reposition yourself professionally and/or revamp your LinkedIn profile. Our Career Advisors are still *meeting* with students for individual advising and coaching sessions - virtually of course. You have the option of meeting with an advisor via telephone or through a virtual platform (Zoom, Messenger, or Microsoft Teams). 


Book an appointment today!







Message from Kelly Thompson, Assistant to the Director/ Coordinator of Volunteer & Community Support Services, Saint Antoine 50+ Community Centre:


During Covid-19 many of us are being called upon to support those most vulnerable in our community.  One of the most pressing needs is to provide food to our members. Hence, we have been delivering frozen meals to our members on Wednesdays. We have also been referring our seniors who  have shopping needs to an innovative company named Lulu.  This company has been doing shopping for our seniors and delivering the goods.  We have received amazing reviews from members who greatly appreciate the service. Lulu is in need of more support, and I wanted to reach out and share their request.  If you can help them that would be great, if you are already committed to us and other responsibilities in your life we understand.  I just wanted to let you know of this potential volunteering opportunity as a courtesy to Lulu. 


Interested in volunteering for Lulu Events? Email covid-19@luluevenements.com!


Once again, thank you for supporting Saint-Antoine 50+ during these very difficult times.


Stay safe & positive!






Are you interested in volunteering and helping the Quebec Government tackle the COVID-19 pandemic? Various volunteering opportunities are available, visit https://www.jebenevole.ca/ for more information.





We are looking for volunteers who would like to help us sort and pack food for future distributions. This volunteer platform will be located at our Multiservice Pavilion in SAINT-HENRI (where the Marché Bon Accueil Saint-Henri is located). Rest assured, the distribution will be done only by Welcome Hall Mission employees and not by volunteers.


Our volunteer platform will be available starting Friday March 20th 2020 for an indefinite period of time. The schedule will be as follows:


Saint Henri Market

4755 Acorn Street, Montreal, QC, H4C, Saint Henri Neighborhood



- Mondays: 9:15am - 12pm // 1pm - 4pm

- Tuesdays : 9:15am - 12pm // 1pm - 4pm

- Wednesdays: 9:15am - 12pm // 1pm - 4pm

- Thursdays: 9:15am - 12pm // 1pm - 4pm

- Fridays: 9:15am - 12pm // 1pm - 4pm



  • Volunteers will not interact with clients.
  • Volunteers will only work in the warehouse area to sort and package food for distributions to come.



  • All persons entering will be asked to wash their hands for 20 seconds on arrival. 
  • Volunteers will be placed at a safe distance of two (2) meters from each other and the number of people in each room will be limited.
  • The number of volunteers is limited for each shift.
  • Volunteers are assigned at different station to allow social distancing.
  • The distribution will be done outside the building. Clients will not have access to the entrance of the building. They will be lined up outside to receive goods. We wish to maintain the safety of our clients as well as volunteers by respecting social distancing. 
  • We ask volunteers who are ill or have symptoms to stay at home until they have fully recovered.



Due to the health requirements established by the Government of Quebec to which we are required to comply, we are looking for volunteers:

  • Who are not immunosuppressed;
  • Who do not show symptoms of flu or colds;
  • Who have not returned from a trip abroad (outside of Canada), unless they have completed the 14-day quarantine since returning to Canada and are symptom-free;
  • Who are under the age of 70. This requirement stems from the Government of Quebec's requirement that persons who are 70 years of age remain at home;
  • If you know you have been in contact with people with COVID-19, please do not volunteer, even if you have no symptoms.
  • For operational reasons, we do not accept volunteers under the age of 16 and volunteers must agree to follow the safety rules in place.



  • Volunteers who wish to participate should send us an email at this address, benevole@missionba.com . 
  •  DO NOT CALL. We are currently not using our phones.


In your email, please include the following information :

1) Your full name

2) Number of people (some volunteers may wish to bring a friend, etc.)

3) The dates and shifts for which you will be present

4) The date on which you can start

5) Complete the attached forms and return it to us by email.


-          We will then send you further instructions. 


Thank you for your commitment to our organization and our customers. Your help will be greatly appreciated







Customer Service Manager (Remote - Canada)


Customer advocacy is at the heart of Hopper. We believe that every interaction before, during and after buying with Hopper should earn the customer’s trust and loyalty. We focus every company decision first on what’s best for our customers.


Customer service is an important driver of core business metrics, in particular retention and lifetime customer value. We measure the effectiveness of our work through this lens.



Training Business Development Manager


Here's your chance to work as a Training Business Development Manager on our Training & Certification team to meet the growing demand for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training around the globe, we need exceptionally talented, bright, and driven people. This is a new and highly visible position which will have significant customer impact across many parts of the Americas. If you have a passion for learning, and believe you can compel customers to take advantage of our training services to advance their stage in the AWS migration journey, we’d like to speak with you.




Digital Marketing Technologist


The Digital Marketing Technologist will be the key resource responsible to leverage the intersection of Marketing and Information & Digital Technology by collaborating and co-creating with the BAT Digital team at local, regional and global levels, to deliver a leading consumer ecommerce experience.

If you are dynamic person, with interpersonal skills to interact with multiple areas, drive results and deliver, you are the person for this role!








Developer Summer Intern (4 Month Contract) Montreal


The seasonal intern has the responsibility to support the development team for the deployment of automated and efficient testing for all the system components. In addition, they will be responsible of the automation of the ingestion of data in our EDP system (Big Data).



Internship Customer Success Representative


FollowAnalytics is seeking an Intern for the position of Customer Success Representative to join the team in our Montreal Office. This critical role entails ensuring our existing and new clients’ success in their deployment and ongoing use of our products, and involves onboarding, technical support, training and all facets of account management.






Stage, Operations Nationales/ Intern, National Operations


We are looking for a trainee for the Van Houtte Coffee Services national operations team. The incumbent will work with the teams in our 31 branches to support day-to-day operations on many levels. He will also take part in the organization's key projects, such as optimizing our network and productivity initiatives.










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