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9 companies that offer unlimited vacation in Montreal

As the competition for talent continues to grow organizations are looking for different ways to attract talent. At the same time our understanding of organizational cultures is changing and many are turning to more results based focus. This is why we are seeing many companies adding unlimited vacation or uncapped time off to their list of benefits. By trusting in their employees and giving them freedom to deliver results they are seeing more productive and happier employees. Here are 10 companies that offer unlimited vacation in Montreal


Office Location: Montreal’s vibrant Golden Square Mile neighbourhood

Who are they: Zola is the fastest growing wedding company that’ll do anything for love, they’re reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience. This company based out of New York has a Montreal office with 15+ people primarily software engineers.

 What makes them great?

Culture: They work to bring a personal side to the environment but being consistent in celebrating their employees personal milestones. This means celebrating engagements, weddings and other big moments in your life. They truly believe in work-life balance and build teams and their environment to match that belief.

Technology: They are working to innovate in the wedding industry by bringing in technology to give better prices and experiences to people’s biggest day. Their collaborative environment is built to have everyone heard which has helped them continuously keep up to date when it comes to technology.

Benefits: With work-life balance being so important to them they offer unlimited vacation and paid sabbatical leave. They also have other perks like commuter benefits, bixi passes, employee discounts, movie passes and best of all free wedding cake!

Tech Stack: Java, Spring, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, MongoDB, AWS, Scala, Javascript, React.js


Office location: 1470 Rue Peel #500, Montréal, QC H3A 1T1

Who are they: Explorance is a Journey Analytics provider that empowers organizations in making the right decisions with fact-based feedback data. Through its main offerings Blue and Metrics That Matter (MTM), Explorance is at the heart of the learning organization’s continuous improvement strategy. Montreal team with over 100 people.

What makes them great?

Culture: They believe in empowering their people through a more results and collaborative approach. They support their employees to continuously grow both personally and professionally. Their culture has made them a top workplace in Canada for 6 straight years finishing number 2 on the list most recently.

Technology: They encourage innovation in terms of technology and have already begun implementing AI and machine learning into their platforms in order to give better insights to their customers.

Benefits: Their uncapped time off policy is definitely their major feature but flexible schedule, great health and dental benefits along with RRSP match and other paid perks like transportation and gym memberships.

Tech Stack: ASP.Net, C#, SQL, Javascript, HTML 5, CSS 3, Angular 2+, Rest API, SOAP, Python


Office Location: 3535 Queen Mary Rd, Montreal, Quebec H3V 1H8

Who are they: Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. With over 200 people in their Montreal office.

What makes them great?

Culture: As an organization who’s product is focused on employees they believe in the mentality of putting theirs first. They strive to create work-life balance and want to put the health of their employees first. They are consistently ranked as one of the best places to work by Glassdoor, Fortune and Great place to work.

Technology: They are a leader in their space and always looking towards innovation and improving their products. As a technology company they need to stay on top of trends and technology in order to keep growing.

Benefits: A very comprehensive benefits package that includes Unlimited vacation, paid maternity and paternity leave, tuition reimbursement, health, dental and vision packages ,Retirement and financial planning.

Tech Stack: Java 8, Spring 4.3, Docker, RabbitMQ, Redis, PostgreSQL, AWS, Google Cloud, JSON, REST, Spring 4, Hibernate, JUnit, Mockito, Postman, TDD


Office Location: 1080 Beaver Hall Hill, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1S8

Who are they: Upgrade is a neobank based out of San Francisco founded in 2017 and recently was valued at $1 billion. Their goal is to offer exceptional value to mainstream consumers, including affordable and responsible credit through cards and loans. Their Montreal office is growing and already has 30+ software engineers.

What makes them great?

Culture: It is very employee focused as they work to provide a great workplace. They have been named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal 3 years in a row and received “Best Company for Women” and “Best Company for Diversity” awards from Comparably.

Technology: They are a company focused on using technology to drive their business forward. They use cutting edge technology and are always open to new ideas and technology from their teams.

Benefits: They offer unlimited vacation for all employees, so you never have to count your vacation and sick days. They offer flexible schedules and no limitations on remote work. They go beyond paid gym membership and will in fact pay you to work out.

 Compensation: Have one of the most competitive compensation packages in the Montreal market including stock options.

Tech Stack: Java, Spring frameworks (Spring Boot, Spring Data JPA, Spring Security) All environments run on Kubernetes, micro-services architecture, cloud based – AWS, front end – React/Redux, DB – Postgres, Liquibase. Other tech/tools Kafka, Docker, HashiCorp Vault, GraphQL, Swagger


Office Location: 15 Rue Marie-Anne O #201, Montréal, QC H2W 1B6

Who are they: With thousands of beautiful spaces built for travel and living, Sonder is transforming the future of hospitality. Each Sonder is purposefully selected, designed and maintained – customized to reflect the vibe of its neighborhood. They use their technology platform to connect it all across 7 countries and 35+ cities with 5,000+ listings. Their Montreal office has 50+ engineers.

What makes them great?

Culture: Their culture is built on a few guiding principles which are at the heart of what they do. They are 1) Make Hospitality exceptional 2) Listen, learn, speak up 3) Celebrate culture 4) Cultivate talent 5) Take ownership 6) Act with compassion 7) Deliver results 8) Grow Thoughtfully

Technology: They look for language agnostic developers who are open to learning and growing. They believe this makes them more flexible in their ability to solve problems using technology.

Benefits: They offer travel perks and stays at their locations, comprehensive health and wellbeing package, unlimited vacation and offices stacked with snacks and drinks.

Compensation: Their compensation is built off competitive base salary along with a stock option plan.

Tech Stack: React, Ruby/Rails, Redis, PostgresSQL, ElasticSearch, Snowflake, AWS, Python, SQLAlchemy, Flask, Antlr, Heroku, Datadog, BugSnag


Office Location: 5795 Gaspe Ave Suite 100, Montreal, Quebec H2S 2X3

Who are they: Hopper is a travel company that is working to help you save money on your next trip. Their software analyzes when is the best time to book your trip and can save you up to 40% on hotels and flights. Their Montreal team has over 75 people.

What makes them great?

Culture: They are a results-based organization that believe in investing in their people and helping them learn and grow within the company. The teams are close and organize many extracurricular activities for anyone to participate in.

Technology: With a large focus on their customers they are always trying to innovate and improve the user experience. This means they often are using cutting edge technologies and working with their teams to implement new tech and processes.

Benefits: They offer flexibility such as unlimited vacation, remote work and flex schedules.  They also offer RRSP match as well as a comprehensive medical, dental and vision plan.

Compensation: Being a well-funded organization looking for top talent they offer very competitive salaries along with stock options for certain levels of the organization. 

Tech Stack: Java, Scala, NoSQL, HBase, Cassandra, Redis, Couchbase, MySQL, Hadoop, Map/Reduce, Solr, Lucene, Git, Linux, RabbitMQ

Workleap (formerly GSoft)

Office Location: 1751 Rue Richardson #1050, Montréal, QC H3K 1G6

Who are they: Workleap is all about software crafted for smarter workplaces. Through our products, we have the privilege of helping tens of thousands of companies improve how they work. Growing Montreal office with over 200+ employees.

What makes them great?

Culture: Their focus is around consistent learning and growth and they accomplish this by allowing people to make mistakes. They offer very good work-life balance and believe in celebrating their employees efforts. They are also a green company that provides lunch to reduce waste.

Technology: Another company with technology at the heart of what they do. They are always looking to grow their product line and improve the way people work.

Benefits: It begins with their flexible work schedule, remote work, unlimited vacation and paid parental leave. They offer reimbursements or sports and equipment, BIXI memberships and paid STM transport.

Tech Stack: C#, .NET Core, ASP.NET, Azure, Redis, WebApp, Docker, Kubernetes, MongoDB, CI/CD, Azure Devops, Powershell, ARM Templates, React, Git, Javascript


Office Location: 1080 Beaver Hall Hill #1101, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1S8

Who are they: LogMeIn simplifies how people connect with each other and the world around them to drive meaningful interactions, deepen relationships, and create better outcomes for individuals and businesses. With millions of users worldwide, our cloud-based solutions make it possible for people and companies to connect and engage with their workplace, colleagues, customers and products anywhere, anytime. Montreal office of over 60 people.

What makes them great?

Culture: They work to be an innovative company in every aspect of their culture. They want to encourage their employee to learn, grow and thrive in their environment.

Technology: As a fast-paced technology company they are constantly looking to innovate and grow. One way in which they accomplish this is through hackathons and training & development programs.

Benefits: The have a comprehensive benefits package that includes Career mobility, wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, corporate social responsibility programs, paid parental leave and unlimited vacation.

Compensation: Their package includes competitive salary, RRSP match and other benefits.

Tech Stack: Java, PostgreSQL, Javascript, Node.js, Angular, React, GraphQL, Docker, Kubernetes, Microservices, Go, Bash, Python, AWS

General Electric

Office Location: 7420 St Jacques St, Montreal, Quebec H4B 1W3

Who are they: GE rises to the challenge of building a world that works. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today the company’s dedicated team, leading technology, and global reach and capabilities help the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. Montreal office with over 600 people.

What makes them great?

Culture: With such a large company they are very focused on their employees and giving them opportunity to grow, learn and move within the organization. They have extensive diversity and inclusion programs as well as career development and health and well being.

Technology: With their hands in so many industries there is always a technical challenge available. They strive to continue to innovate using technology to drive the company forward.

Benefits: They offer in depth packages that include health, dental and vision, Parental leave, assistance programs, unlimited vacation and professional development.

Tech Stack: Java, Spring boot, Javascript, Angular 2+, Node.js, Typescript, AWS, Kubernetes, Docker, Github, RabbitMQ

Interested in exploring new opportunities?

Create a Candidate Profile so we can get a better understanding of what the right opportunity looks like for you. If you want to learn more about the Montreal IT market you can always reach out to Corey or Jason our Avansai advisors