What training is offered by Elections Montréal?

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Elections Montréal offers on-line training for all its polling staff. The position you hold will determine the training program you must follow. Preparation for all staff is done in two stages: (1) completing online self-study module(s) immediately after hiring and (2) participating in a remote interactive workshop in the days leading up to your workdays.

What is a self-study module?

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The self-study modules are available online on this website. You can access yours by selecting the position you have been hired for. The self-study modules can be accessed using a computer or mobile device connected to the Internet.

What is an interactive workshop?

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An interactive workshop is a training session that is given remotely via video-conference. You can take part using a computer, a mobile device or, as a last resort, a telephone. The interactive workshop is an opportunity to discuss the work you will have to do and to get answers to your questions.

How should I prepare for my interactive workshop?

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The interactive workshop is the last step of your training. Before taking part in your workshop, you must obtain a training kit from an Elections Montréal point of service in your borough. This kit contains all the information you will need to participate in the workshop. When you are hired, the staff at the point of service will give you the information you need to participate in this workshop.

Where can I find my training capsules?

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All the self-study training capsules are available on the Elections Montréal website. They are accessible at all times.

What is my training program?

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First, all election workers must complete a basic online training course that includes three modules on the election organization, health measures and universal accessibility. These modules are available directly on the Elections Montréal website. Then, you will need to access one or more self-study training capsules specific to the position you hold. The training capsules are followed by a short evaluation in the form of an online questionnaire. Finally, your training course will end with your participation in an interactive workshop that will be given by video-conference.

How much time do I have to complete my self-training?

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After confirmation of your employment, you will have up to three days to complete the various self-training modules.

Do I have to take an exam?

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Some positions require the completion of a knowledge assessment. This is done after your self-training modules are completed. You will get the link to the self-training module specific to your position. You can redo your assessment as many times as you like. The results of your evaluation will be sent directly to the Elections Montréal point of service team in your borough.

I don't have access to the Internet from home. How can I take the Elections Montréal training?

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Various resources are available to access a secure Internet network. A guide to free access points around Montréal is available here.

I don't see any specific training modules for the position I applied for?

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In fact, some positions do not have a specific self-training module, including the positions of reception officer, sanitation officer and transportation worker. If you are planning to work in one of these positions, you will be required to complete the three (3) online core modules: election organization, health measures and accessibility. You will then have to contact the Elections Montréal point of service in your borough to make an appointment to pick up your training kit and the information that will allow you to take part in the interactive video-conference workshop that will be assigned to you.

I already worked in the last election, why go through yet another training course?

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Municipal elections are different from other elections (federal, provincial or school). Training is mandatory for all election staff. Even if you have worked on elections in the past, or even recently, Elections Montréal’s guidelines may vary from one election to another.

If you need more information on the training of election staff, please contact the Elections Montréal service point in your borough.