MARCH 30, 2021

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Spring into Action with CATS!


Chilean Nobel Prize for Literature recipient, poet, diplomat, and politician, Pablo Neruda said, “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” While this quotation is timeless, it is also timely! For many among us, winter proved difficult. It marked one year since the entire globe was in the grips of a pandemic, and societal and political unrest continue. Nonetheless, spring arrived, as it always does. Nature wakes from its dormant state every spring, and often, we feel the exhilaration of these winds of change. If you are looking to emerge from a long winter to take exciting steps to move your career forward, CATS is right by your side! Read below to discover upcoming events and join our vibrant community! The CATS team and members of the CATS community are your partners on your professional journey. If you have not connected with us yet, the onset of spring may be the catalyst you need!


We’re always available by email at Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


Cheers to a fulfilling and successful spring!


Virtually yours,

The CATS Team



Welcome back Zeeta Maharaj!



CATS is thrilled to welcome back Zeeta Maharaj from her maternity leave! For those of you who have not met Zeeta, she is a spirited CATS Career Advisor whose return makes our team complete once again. She is taking individual career advising sessions and you will *see* her at upcoming CATS events.


Please join us in welcoming her back!

All things PowerSkills



The CATS Team is still fired up from PowerSkills 2021: Courage Strikes Back, the next level free virtual career summit! A few highlights we want to share with you:


  • To watch or replay sessions you may have missed, please visit our PowerSkills 2021 YouTube playlist. While you’re there, feel free to explore the CATS YouTube library of videos of recent workshops and events.
  • As you know, we strive to make PowerSkills a positive experience for all. The survey responses have been overwhelmingly encouraging, especially when we learned that 98% of respondents indicated that PowerSkills was “A good investment of their time.” The survey feedback is phenomenal in helping us to create an even better PowerSkills!
  • Congratulations to the lucky PowerSkills Survey Draw Winner, Gabrielle Juneau, who won an SCS prize valued $1,095! See or replay the PowerSkills Survey Draw Winner video on our Facebook videos.
  • Are you as excited as we are for the next PowerSkills? Mark your calendars as you are invited to the next PowerSkills, from August 4 to 7, 2021 inclusively. Details to come.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Statement



CATS is happy to announce that it has developed an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement (EDI) that will guide current and future EDI initiatives and cement CATS' commitment to these issues. As detailed in our statement, McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies’ Career Advising and Transition Services (CATS) respects, honours, and celebrates the diversity in our community that includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, class, neurodiversity, and religion. As such, As such, CATS is committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive environment that brings together diverse perspectives from our students, clients, partners, the CATS team, and members of the community.


We welcome your feedback about our statement and your suggestions for future initiatives that champion our stated EDI objectives.


The Career Lab - Coming Soon


CATS is delighted to launch the very first of its kind, The Career Lab, the inaugural volunteer peer development network exclusive to SCS students and alumni. CATS is seeking SCS leaders to join the Career Lab! We are particularly seeking individuals whose values are aligned to CATS’ mission of empowering a community of dynamic professionals, as well as adopting a community approach to create a vibrant learning and sharing environment that is inclusive and inspired.


An initiative helping current students and alumni gain specific career-related expertise aligned to SCS’ programs, it particularly promotes highly sought-after power (soft) skills by employers, such as: effective communication, leveraging social media tools, networking , effective leadership skills, public speaking, leadership, etc.


Leaders will use their expertise as well and are provided with training tools and resources (by the CATS team) so that no matter where they are in their job search or career development journey, they can bring these resources to life in the spaces where they are employed.


Upon completion of the program, Career Lab participants receive a LinkedIn recommendation/skill endorsements and LinkedIn badge.


Stay tuned for further details and the application form!



Career Opportunities & Upcoming Events



Technical Writer


As a Technical Writer, you will have the unique opportunity to work exclusively with one of Solertia’s biggest clients. You will be the dedicated resource responsible for successfully executing this client’s projects on behalf of Solertia Consulting Group. Your responsibilities will include carrying out qualitative data gathering, writing detailed job descriptions, communicating with the project team, coordinating multiple projects, and carrying out quality control.



See posting


Junior HR Generalist


You are part of an organization that just keeps growing! With the backing of our international community, in early 2020, Transdev Canada became its own entity enabling us to invest additional resources in expanding our Canadian share of market. In addition to its longstanding Québec operations, in 2020, Transdev Canada acquired Voyago, an Ontario leader in transportation. Over the short term, we hope to establish ourselves in both Alberta and British Columbia. This development presents additional opportunities to grow our people and our teams across Canada through job promotions, transfers, stretch assignments and external recruitment.


What does this mean for you? You have an opportunity to showcase your skills, be part of a build, generate ideas and own the implementation of sustainable national practices. If you like your days to be different, you want to wear multiple hats and you hope to work in multiple HR Functions simultaneously, then your search is over!


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Directeur de division – Deux-Montagnes


En tant que directeur de division, vous êtes responsable de la gestion des ressources humaines de la division pour la livraison du service soit notamment les inspecteurs, répartiteurs, adjoints et conducteurs. Le directeur de division assure entreautres, le suivi, la continuité et la qualité du service ainsi que la conformité contractuelle et apporte les correctifs nécessaires.

  • Développer de solides relations de travail avec nos employés syndiqués et non syndiqués ;
  • Connaître, respecter et mettre en application les articles des différentes conventions collectives ou contrats de travail reliés aux conducteurs pour lesquels il est responsable ; • S’assurer des besoins en effectifs ;
  • Communiquer avec le client au quotidien ;
  • Assurer une gestion des urgences ;


Voir l'annonce


Program Coordinator


LOVE (Quebec) is a charitable organization founded in 1993 by Twinkle Rudberg who was inspired to end the cycle of violence in the lives of youth. What started as a grassroots initiative in Montreal quickly gained recognition in Quebec and has since launched successful programs in Toronto, Halifax, and Vancouver.


For 25 years, LOVE (Quebec) has empowered at-risk youth to thrive, changing the trajectory of their lives through arts and media-based programs that give them the emotional intelligence to overcome challenges they face. Our programs create inspirational community leaders with a voice which proves that love is greater than anything. Temporary website:


See posting




As a Pricing Analyst, you are reporting to the Client Services Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for analyzing rate options and putting together freight and customs quotes and proposals for customers. The incumbent must be able to accomplish these tasks in a fast paced environment while ensuring exemplary customer service. See posting



We are looking for an individual who possesses:

  • Superior customer service skills on the phone and email.
  • Customs certification is preferred (CCS)
  • 3 to 5 years of brokerage experience
  • Experience with IID entries is a must
  • Experience with Descartes Brokerage software/ITMR4 an asset

See posting.




As a Freight Coordinator, you are reporting to the Sales and Operations Manager, the incumbent will be required to execute transport operations for our customers throughout North America. The incumbent must be able to accomplish these tasks in a fast paced environment while ensuring exemplary customer service. See posting


Paid Internships


PAID Black TAXI Internship




It’s a diverse team committed to finding, hiring, and retaining Black talent in an effort to lead change in our industry. BLACK TAXI’s first steps towards this goal will be to rewrite HR practices and job descriptions, improve outreach and hiring practices to attract and hire as many Black employees as possible, eliminate unpaid internships and partner with a local organization to mentor and provide paid internship opportunities to members of the Black Community who are looking to enter the industry.


This is where you come in! We are looking for members of the Black Community who are interested in a career in advertising and are eager to gain valuable real-life experience in a fun and collaborative environment like TAXI.


See full posting

CATS Workshops


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

11 a.m.



Wednesday, March 31, 2021



Thursday, April 8, 2021

1:30 p.m. EST







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