Members & services

PROJECT MANAGEMENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT IN QUEBEC

1. PMI-Montreal Services 2. Project Management Training Courses and University Programs Offered in Quebec 3. How to Obtain PDUs in Quebec 4. Trends in the Industry 5. A Note on Ethics in Quebec

 

1. PMI-MONTREAL SERVICES

PMI-Montreal offers numerous services to assist professionals interested joining the project management community in Quebec.

PMI-Montreal’s site is the best reference for detailed information about each service. We have included a list of the main services offers and the reasons they are opportunities not to be missed.

                    
« Thanks to PMI-Montreal I obtained my first job in the Project Management field. It was at a Corporate Evening event that I've met the person who, a few months later, would take me to an interview in the company I am currently working. I would say that it is the combination of various factors that produced this outcome. I was involved in different activities as a volunteer, which gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of people in the industry who advised me. Last but not the least, I participated in the mentoring program and I had established a goal with my mentor: to find a job in the Project Management field. This goal was achieved because we treated this as a project since the beginning, with well defined scope and schedule. » (Lyubka Stoykova)
                    

 

THE MENTORING PROGRAMS

PMI-Montreal’s mentoring programs are particularly interesting for the new members of the project management community in Quebec. These programs allow participants to benefit from the experience of a mentor in a structured and rich environment.

PMI-Montreal offers three (3) adapted mentoring programs:

  • The Professional Mentoring Program targets project management professionals with at least five (5) years of experience;
  • The Young Professional Mentoring Program targets project management professionals with less than five (5) years of experience;
  • The Academic Mentoring Program targets students who are pursuing an internship in project management. 

A mentor’s coaching will allow you to accelerate your professional advancement and quickly develop your personal and interpersonal competencies. If you are interested in perfecting your project management knowledge within the context of a mentoring relationship you can expect to receive advice, interact with someone who listens to your concerns and receive the support necessary for the development of your career.

This personalized mentoring focuses on the confidential exchange between you and the mentor and is based on meeting your defined objectives; it allows you to evolve your perceptions and to open yourself to new perspectives.

PMI-Montreal provides supervision, using monitored and reference materials on relevant topics to the evolution of the mentoring relationship. Meetings are also held to discuss the respective experiences of the participants and contribute to the continuous improvement of the program.

Visit the PMI-Montreal Mentoring Program web page for more information.

 

NETWORKING COCKTAILS

Networking, networking, networking!

These evenings are highly frequented by our members because they offer an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with other project management professionals. This activity is both an opportunity to socialize, as it is a way for PMI-Montreal of thanking and giving back to its members and volunteers. 

                    
« PMI-Montreal offers a number of opportunities of networking. However, in order to maximize the outcome of your networking activity, go to events with someone that can introduce you to other people. Take advantage of this opportunities! » (Agnès Bedard)
                    

 

PMI MORNINGS AND CORPORATIVE EVENINGS CONFERENCE SERIES

Each season PMI-Montreal organizes breakfast-conferences and corporate dinners. These activities allow both for networking among participating project managers and professional development with conferences and discussions on a specific project management related subject. These events offer several advantages: they are a nice opportunity to meet other professionals to exchange business cards and to enjoy a good breakfast or an excellent dinner.

PMI-Montreal members that attend these activities are automatically credited their corresponding PDU’s (see the section about PDU’s) to their CCR accounts.

Please consult the calendar of activities for more information on upcoming activities.

 

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE

Managed by a team of dedicated and committed volunteers, the communities of practice are focused on project management groups of interest.

https://www.pmimontreal.org/en/communaute-de-pratique

The community collectively decides upon the content of the meetings and each member’s participation allows for amusing, current, constructive and original meetings. The content is built upon the exchange of ideas and experience regarding good practices and innovative approaches in project management. Meetings can also involve the participation of speakers, thematic workshops, case studies, the presentation of research papers or new tools or lessons learned.

The dates for the events organized by our communities of practice can be found in the PMI-Montreal’s website calendar. Choose the community that interests you and make it YOUR community of practice!

                    
« The Communities of Practice represent great opportunities to get to know people and better understand the challenges related to the Project Management field in Quebec. Get involved! Become an active member of one or many communities of practice according to your interests » (Agnès Bedard)
                    

 

THEMATIC DAYS (WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE DAY)

Spend a day with an expert! PMI-Montreal offers a complete day with a reputed speaker. These days allow the participants to acquire knowledge in a specific domain. Thematic days are both rich in information and interactivity for the participants. For those certified by PMI, up to 6 PDU’s can be obtained! 

These activities are offered once or twice a year. Stay tuned for upcoming dates.

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PMI-Montreal’s website has a section that lists job opportunities. Consult the page https://www.pmimontreal.org/en/carriere regularly. Do not miss an opportunity! You can also sign up to receive job opportunities by email!

 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

What better way to join the community of project managers than participating in stimulating projects as a volunteer? You invest time and gain experience; you meet other professionals and accumulate PDU’s. Several projects are currently in execution phase and PMI-Montreal regularly opens "positions" for those who are interested in taking part in these initiatives. Sign up through PMI’s Volunteer Ressource Management System.

 

PMI-MONTREAL CERTIFICATIONS

PMI-Montreal offers preparation courses that meet the eligibility criteria for the following certifications: PMP®, CAPM®, PgMP®, PMI-ACP®, PMI-RMP®, et PMI-SP®, PfMP®, PMI-PBASM. The courses are conceived to help you assimilate all the content evaluated at the exams and to help you succeed in obtaining your certification quickly and easily. The preparation courses are offered multiple times per year, autumn, winter or spring, in different formats and in both languages.

For more information about our certifications, preparation courses and certification processes, please visit the certifications page (https://www.pmimontreal.org/certifications) and the course calendar (https://www.pmimontreal.org/calendrier).

 

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Since its first edition in 2010, PMI-Montreal’s Symposium has become the event of the year for project management professionals. Registration to this conference day is open to all company leaders and managers interested in understanding the value added project management professionals bring to companies. It is also pertinent to executives interested in advancing their strategic comprehension of the issues of project management.

This outstanding event has become a privileged access point to the best products and services offered by the project management industry. It is also a unique one-day platform to hear high caliber speakers present topics on project management.

The twenty-two speakers that contribute to this memorable day come from diverse domains such as information technology, engineering, construction, telecommunications, entertainment, health sector, aeronautics and non-profit. 

For more information, please visit https://www.pmimontreal.org/symposium

 

OTHER SERVICES OFFERED

PMI-Montreal offers other services that can be of interest. Explore PMI-Montreal’s website to know more about all the services offered.

Examples of services and events : annual Gala élixir, Project of the Year Award, advisory committees (VP, municipal and college), inter-college case competition, webinars, the RDV Project Management Job Fair (2015-2016), etc.