Originally Posted by Roxanne BP
But if you are applying as a programmer, I guess they will hire you even if you only speak English. You will learn French while living in Montreal and working there anyway. Also, most people speak English, so you will be able to communicate with your team.
However, I think preferential treatment would be handed to people who have strong or intermediate comfort with both languages; right. It would also proberbly be a very good idea to brush up your French before you went because I would assume that comments and documentation could potentially be only in French.