Experience the dynamism of Montréal’s tech scene at #SMRnov19

Guest Post | | 5 min read

This post is brought to you in partnership with Talent Montréal. They’re bringing some of the hottest tech teams from their city across to London to chat about their tech scene at #SMRnov19. We asked them to tell us about Montréal, its tech scene & some of the companies from it. Be sure to stop by to say hello!

Montréal, a great place to live and work

Over the past few years, Greater Montréal has carved out a place for itself as a leader in Technology and the Montréal region now has the highest concentration of technological jobs in Canada. The dynamism of Montréal’s AI ecosystem makes the city shine with its 15,000 experts.

Greater Montréal stands out in many ways, including its favourable cost of living through affordable rent, generous family allowances and inexpensive daycare centres. The city is also known for its exceptional quality of life: it placed second in the world for millennials on Nestpick’s ranking, and has earned the title of city with the best reputation in the Americas by the Reputation Institute. Canada is a country of choice for expatriates. In 2019, it ranked first among G7 countries as the best destination for expatriates according to the Expat Insider study, one of the most comprehensive surveys of international life in the world.

Talent Montréal

Talent Montréal’s team will be on hand at Silicon Milkroundabout to answer questions about quality of life in the city, the labour market and immigration procedures. They’ll be joined by seven companies from the Montréal tech scene:

Turbulent Media

Turbulent help ambitious companies unlock the potential of their audience. Through an approach that is fun and transparent we co-create improbable impact with our clients. Immersing ourselves in their clients’ business reality, we deliver strategic guidance and craft technology that increases revenue, improves processes and enriches their client experience.

Turbulent are Montréal-based. We believe in equity in the workplace. Our leadership team is made up of 69% women. We have gender parity on their board. We have supportive management, value autonomy, have diverse projects which allow you the opportunity to grow, guide each other forward, take risks and reach collective goals.

Jobs with Turbulent:


B-Yond is one of the fastest growing network AI companies and the Leader in Network Intelligence and Operations Automation. We offer Industrialised AI, hardened at the World’s largest Service Providers; and our patent-pending technology ingests and analyzes the most complex network data enabling network ops automation, optimisation and enhanced customer experience. This results in optimized Network Operations, CAPEX avoidance and new possibilities of monetizing the network!

B-YOND employees get:

  • Health + fully paid dental and vision
  • Basic AD&D and Life with supplemental options
  • Opportunity for top performers to participate in the Employee Stock Option program
  • 401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible work schedules dependent on role
  • Education opportunities through B-Yond U and outside training
  • Direct access to our CEO via weekly live calls
  • Happy hours and other celebrations

Jobs with B-YOND:

HMH Montréal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, we enable learning in a changing landscape. We serve more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while our award-winning children’s books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

Benefits to working at HMH include:

  • Great work/family balance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Employee stock plan
  • Retirement plan (RRSP)
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Yearly BIXI membership
  • Annual volunteering days
  • Donation matching
  • Friendly and diverse working environment
  • Book club for new HMH releases

Jobs with HMH:


If tech is your thing, we’ve got your stack.

MindGeek develops and maintains high traffic websites that deal with 135 million unique visitors a day, delivering an unparalleled opportunity for any developer/engineer who wants to know what it’s like to work with an astronomical amount of data. Our engineers work with tech stacks ranging from PHP, Java, .Net, Javascript, Python, Node and more for everything on our platforms, including Big Data. Our IT teams have the luxury of being in the forefront of everything that is IT security and compliance, to networking and IS. We are committed to the continuous innovation of our products and corporate environment. MindGeek offers a creative and dynamic work space so employees can enhance their skills and build their careers.

MindGeek’s perks:

  • INNOVATE under pressure at one of our Hackathons
  • GIVE BACK to our local communities with our Pay It Forward Program
  • SHARPEN your skills with a course from MindGeek University
  • GLAM IT UP at our Holiday bach or chill under the sun at our summer BBQ
  • GET IN SHAPE and win great prizes with our global health challenges
  • START your day off right with free coffee and breakfast

Larochelle Consulting Group

Working at Larochelle Consulting Group is an opportunity to both integrate consulting with a specialization in data recovery, and serve a prestigious clientele – mainly composed of large companies – in Montréal and Quebec. Supported by their communities of experts, our services meet the current business needs of businesses, in a context where digital transformation, artificial intelligence, etc. are very promising. Thanks to our recognized expertise in data, Larochelle naturally positions itself as a reference on the market.

Working at Larochelle:

  • Access to a team with integrity that listens to your needs and has a clear vision of the company’s direction.
  • It is reconciling work and private life
  • It is above all, a chance to have fun!

Jobs with Larochelle:


Founded in 1992, Montréal-based Behaviour Interactive is one of North America’s largest independent game developers with close to 600 employees and over 70 million games sold on every platform. To date, our mobile games have reached over 200 million players worldwide. In 2019, our most successful IP, the award-winning Dead by Daylight, celebrated 12 million players.

Our successful development history spans more than 25 years, with multiple partnerships alongside the entertainment industries’ finest brand owners, and creators. We offer all the benefits you would expect from a world-class game development company, but some of the perks of working at Behaviour go above-and-beyond.

Jobs with BHVR:

Astek Canada

Astek Canada offers business digitalization and extensive IT resourcing services.

With more than 3000 consultants operating in 11 countries worldwide (France, UK, Canada, Spain, Poland, China, Mauritius, Dubai, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia…) we are the largest privately held French company in our sector.

Some company perks:

  • Coaching, education and training
  • A career path
  • Benefits
  • Competitive compensation
  • Job Security

Register for your free ticket to attend Silicon Milkroundabout on November 23–24 for your chance to meet Talent Montréal and the brilliant teams they’re bringing! Plus hundreds of other companies from London, the UK and beyond!

Jobs with Astek Canada:

Apply for your free ticket to Silicon Milkroundabout November 2019 here. Chat to Talent Montréal, their visiting companies and hundreds of other great tech teams about their exciting job opportunities – as well as loads of extra fun. We hope to see you there!