Marie-Josée Dutil began her career in advertising before moving on to real estate. She was associate manager of a real estate company for over 10 years, acquiring over 30 years of experience in the field.
Today, she is the IT and Technical Director of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec, where she oversees various labour committees.
In terms of social issues, she is actively involved in civil rights. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association québécoise des comités des usagers des centers de réadaptation en déficience intellectuelle et troubles du spectre de l'autisme (CRDI-TSA). She is also Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Espace-Vie TSA, a residential project for young adults with autism. Over the years, she has given conference on services for people with autism and improving their quality of life.
Marie-Josée Dutil received her bachelor's degree in business administration from Université Laval.