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  • Week of Jan 16 - Jan 20, 2017

    The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announced an investment of over $400M over two years to upgrade and improve access to affordable and social housing
    Les Immeubles Val-Martin, a Laval-based social housing complex, will undergo renovations valued at $18.2M as part of a joint federal and provincial program
    Chrono Aviation is investing $10M to build a corporate aviation service centre in Saint-Hubert, which will create some 50 jobs
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, announced that they have obtained military contracts with France, Australia, and the United States, valued at over $175M
    Following the acquisition of the Montréal-based start-up Maluuba, Microsoft is hiring some 40 engineers in Montréal over the next two years
    ABB, a Swiss engineering firm, announced the implementation of a centre for excellence in Montréal, valued at $90M. The centre will manage research and development, manufacturing, and electric transport system and product trials.
    The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) announced the elimination of 190 jobs across its administrative structure
    A 96-bed hospital centre for long-term care will be built in Granby and should be ready to welcome its first residents by the end of 2018
    The City of Laval announced the construction of an aquatic complex with an estimated value of over $61M. Its construction should start in 2018 and be completed by July 2020.
    The City of Montréal is investing $28M to upgrade and improve its 311 service
    Montréal's Saint-Sulpice Library will receive upgrades valued at $17M and will add two new services, following an agreement between the city and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
    CAE announced several training and flight simulator sales contract signings with commercial flight companies, valued at over $250M
    LM Wind Power will create 265 jobs by 2018 following an investment of over $12M to purchase equipment and expand its Gaspé wind turbine blade manufacturing plant, making the company Gaspésie's largest private employer
    The maple sector in Temiscouata and the RCM of Les Basques has 36 jobs to fill. The Centre de formation en acériculture du Fleuve-et-des-Lacs [Fleuve-et-des-Lacs Maple Sugaring Training Centre] in Pohénégamook cannot meet the demand due to a lack of registered students.
    The Purdel Cooperative hardware store, located in Rimouski's Bic district, will close on March 4 because it is no longer profitable
    Louiseville's Chemise Empire needs industrial sewing machine operators. For this reason, the RCM of Maskinongé is taking part in developing a training program that a dozen students will be able to attend when it starts in a few weeks.
    Louiseville's Marquis Gagné Printing is expected to increase its staff from 140 to 200 employees within 4 years, following its expansion. Furthermore, over 100 jobs are available in the RCM of Maskinongé in various fields.
    Trois-Rivières' Tonix Gym et Spa Urbain will close on February 24, and some 20 employees will be laid off. The Tonix Spa Urbain will probably resume operations once construction is completed at the Delta Marriott Trois-Rivières in 2018.
    The Satyre Cabaret-Spectacle in Trois-Rivières closed. The performing arts hall with about 150 seats was unable to ensure it remains profitable.
    Ressourcerie de Lévis is planning to open a new store in late 2017 or early 2018. Its opening should create 15-20 jobs, most of which will be full-time.
    Lévis-based company DEQ Systems Corp. will lay off 12 employees over the first three months of 2017
    Optel Vision, a company in Québec City that provides pharmaceutical companies with solutions for tracking and inspecting their products, is planning on hiring about 300 employees throughout all of its business units over the next year
    Logisco will invest $44M in three real estate projects in 2017: a seniors' home in Lévis and the second phase of two multi-residential projects¿Espace J in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures and La Bossanova in the Saint-Émile sector of Québec
    Bid Group, owner of the Comact plant, will establish a research and development centre in Saint-Georges. The project will create 8 new positions and protect 400 others in Beauce.
    Silicium Québec SEC, a silicon metal manufacturer, will invest $12.6M over the next four years to remain competitive and maintain the 175 jobs at its Bécancour plant
    Victoriaville-based SamaN, a company specializing in manufacturing woodwork finishing products, was destroyed by a fire. About 15 employees will be temporarily laid off.
    ArcelorMittal, a company working in the mining sector on Quebec's North Shore, is investing about $500M to maintain its jobs and improve the productivity of its current projects
    Sporting goods retailer Sports Experts is investing $1M to expand its business in Baie-Comeau, which will result in the creation of about 10 jobs
    Bria, a home support cooperative, is expanding and offering more services. The Arthabaska-based company is recruiting intensively due to high demand.
    The Club de Golf Laurier in Princeville and Club de Golf Victoriaville are investing $1M each to upgrade their equipment for next season
    The Government of Canada is supporting the following companies in the form of repayable contributions: Atelier d'usinage Mégatech A.Q. inc., Telops Inc., SiliCycle Inc., Poka Inc., and Cortex Media. This financial aid will create 36 jobs in Québec City.
    Praxis, a private clinic, opened in Terrebonne, creating about 20 jobs
    The Les journées de l'emploi à Joliette job fair will take place February 16 and 17 in the Hôtel Château Joliette
    An Ultramar gas station and Dépanneur du Coin opened in Sainte-Sophie
    The Thaïzone restaurant chain will open a location in Magog. Its opening is planned for April 2017, and more than 20 jobs should be created.
    Innotex, a Richmond-based company specializing in producing firefighting outfits, announced it won two contracts totaling $3M, which will create about 10 jobs
    Siemens, a German engineering company, announced it will invest over $132M in its Montréal plant to manufacture high technology gas turbines used to generate electricity
  • Week of Jan 09 - Jan 13, 2017

    Boston Pizza will open a restaurant in Rouyn-Noranda in early summer 2017, which will create 80 new jobs
    AAA Canada, a company that specializes in road and rail subcontracting and technical assistance, has announced that it will create some one hundred jobs over the next three years in the Montréal region
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, has announced that it has obtained and extended two military contracts with Canada and the United States, valued at over $1 billion
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du Québec has carried out three days of assessment and recruitment of nursing graduates to fill some 200 nursing positions
    Bolista, a healthy fast food restaurant, will open in Victoriaville in March, creating up to seven jobs
    The provincial and federal governments are investing a little over $5M to expand the Pavillon des Premiers-Peuples, located at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscaminque's (UQAT) Val-d'Or campus
    Premier Tech wants to fill 80 positions in computer science, marketing, engineering, welding, digitally-controlled machining, and many other positions in six plants in the Rivière-du-Loup region. In 2017, over $15M will be invested in the company's campus.
    Rimouski's Sports Experts ¿ Atmosphère will invest $3.5M to double its size, creating nearly 30 additional jobs. This expansion will allow for the addition of the Entrepôt du hockey brand. Work will be performed from February to April.
    Grand-Métis' Reford Gardens has gardener positions to fill. The company employs over 55 people during the peak season.
    Over the next five years, the Gaspésie region will have to fill over 500 jobs in the wind sector, specifically in the service and maintenance of windmill parks
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec needs to hire 100 orderlies, but the training centres cannot keep up with the demand as the number of graduates is insufficient
    The Résidences du Patrimoine group will invest nearly $50M in a retirement home development in L'Ancienne-Lorette. The first phase of work should begin in summer 2017 and be completed in fall 2018.
    The Government of Canada, through Canada Economic Development, will make a reimbursable contribution of $430,000 to Clermont's Fibrotek company. The investment will help create 89 jobs.
    The Government of Canada will make $1.2M and $3.2M in infrastructural investments in Pikogan and Lac-Simon, respectively, to improve quality of life within indigenous communities
    Marché Théberge, a delicatessen, has officially opened in Victoriaville, after an investment of over $500,000 that will allow for the creation of around 10 jobs
    Benny & Co is investing $1M to build a new restaurant in Rawdon. The location should open in summer 2017 and create some 8 new jobs.
    Sherbrooke OEM has announced that it has received a $7M contract with Single Stream Recyclers to design a recycling plant, which will allow for the creation of some 20 jobs
    Sherbrooke's Coop Alentour is investing over $3M in new facilities, allowing for the creation of some 20 jobs. The new place of business should open in fall 2017.
    Boisbriand's Vêtements S&F has closed, causing 160 people to lose their jobs
    Winneway's Algonquin Anishinabeg community, in Téminscamingue, has officially opened a new $10M school that can welcome 135 students
    Rigaud's second recruitment fair will take place on February 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paul-Brasseur building, located at 10, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street East in Rigaud
  • Week of Jan 02 - Jan 06, 2017

    Restaurant Pub O'Toole is closing permanently due to dwindling patronage. As a result, 27 jobs will be lost in Rouyn-Noranda.
    Construction of a biomethanization treatment centre, evaluated at $57.8M, began in Varennes and should last 12 to 18 months
    Resolute Forest Products needs workers. By 2021, the company will have to fill 800 positions, or 40% of its workforce, in its various facilities in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, mainly because of retirements.
    Greenhouse Serres Toundra in Saint-Félicien is still seeking gatherers and packers. To fill these positions, management is now looking outside the region to ensure the complex's productivity.
    Sears Décor in Lachenaie closed, leading to the loss of about 15 jobs
    Sears Décor in Boisbriand is closing, causing the loss of 16 jobs
    Abbaye de St-Benoît-du-Lac, an abbey in the municipality of St-Benoît-du-Lac, is investing $7.5M to build a new cheese factory
    Gaz Métro announced the commissioning of its natural gas network in Asbestos's industrial park. A $4.4M investment was required for this project.
    Fast food chain McDonald's opened a restaurant in Port-Cartier in late December, creating about 45 jobs
  • Week of Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2016

    The Government of Quebec has announced that it is investing $80M for the allocation of 950 affordable housing units in Montréal, Gatineau, and Quebec City
    The opening of a new branch of Sherbrooke's Siboire microbrewery in Montréal will create around 40 jobs. It is scheduled for the end of April 2017.
    Mascouche's Trois Diamants Chrysler and Fiat dealership is investing over $6M to expand its facilities, which should create over 20 new jobs
    Magog's Ressourcière des frontières store will close, resulting in the company's 10 employees being laid off
    New Richmond's Groupe FabDelta will invest $6.45M and create 15 specialized jobs. In its early stages as a wind turbine part manufacturer, the company plans on producing 46 wind turbine hubs for Siemens Wind Power.
    Gaspé's LM Wind Power is planning on hiring 40 more employees, including engineers, mechanics, labourers, supervisors, and administrative assistants. Since August, the wind turbine blade manufacturer has hired 130 new employees.
    Rivière-du-Loup's L'Envol school, which welcomes carpentry and joinery students, has completed renovations and an expansion that required an investment of over $3M
    Chocolats Favoris will open a new branch in Quebec City's Beauport sector next summer. Some 30 to 40 jobs will be created.
    A group of investors from Montréal will invest over $15M in the first phase of Saint-Côme-Linière's Les Trois Ailes assisted living facility. Work will begin in the spring and should be completed by the end of 2017. Some 85 jobs will be created.
    The Government of Quebec has issued a call for tenders for the construction of the Delisle and Isle-Maligne neighbourhood bypass roads in Alma. The construction, which will begin in 2017, should last 4 years and create some hundred jobs.
    The O Shack bistro pub will open in downtown Victoriaville in the spring and will create between 15 and 20 jobs
    Canada Economic Development and the city of Asbestos have invested $4.4M to extend the gas network, which will benefit the city's industrial neighbourhood
    Microtec informatique, a company that specializes in computer sales and services, will move to another location in Drummondville, which will require a $3.5M investment. The new location should allow for the hiring of 12 new employees.
    The Villa Domaine St-Grégoire retirement home is investing $14.3M to expand its facilities
    Soprema, a manufacturer of sealants used in construction and civil engineering, is investing $15M to open a new plant in Sherbrooke. When the facilities will be ready, the plant will hire some 50 employees.
  • Week of Dec 12 - Dec 16, 2016

    PhysioOutaouais invested $575,000 to establish its three physiotherapy clinics in Gatineau. The most recent opening created 13 new full-time jobs, which brings the total number of employees to 84.
    The HGrégoire car dealership announced the opening of two new locations in Laval in February 2017. Some 100 jobs will be created by these openings, which required an investment of $20M.
    Sports Experts has invested $2M to expand its store and create 8 new jobs in Val d'Or.
    Dazmo Groupe, a Montréal company specializing in the film, television and advertising industry, announced the opening of the MTL GRANDÉ film studios
    Moment Factory, a multimedia entertainment studio, announced it will be creating 350 jobs over 3 years and saving 150 existing jobs as a result of a total investment of over $10M
    The Government of Quebec announced it will be building a special school for children with intellectual disabilities in Montréal by 2021 at an investment of almost $35M
    Construction Beauchêne has obtained a contract valued at $1.65M to renovate and expand the head office building of the MRC de la Vallée-de-l'Or
    The City of Montréal and the Government of Quebec have announced a development plan for Jean-Drapeau Park to celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary. The project is estimated at $73.4M with a scheduled opening in 2019.
    The new Drummondville municipal library will receive more than $2M to facilitate its opening next summer. The project will create seven jobs.
    The Grégoire et Desrochers funeral homes are investing more than $3M to build a funeral complex in Plessisville
    Venmar, a ventilation product manufacturing and distribution company, will be establishing a research and development centre in Drummondville. The centre will create 25 jobs in the engineering and marketing fields.
    SamaN, a manufacturer of finishing products for woodworking, is investing $2M in the construction of a new building in Victoriaville
    A new daycare will be opening in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford in April, creating between 8 and 10 jobs
    The Bâtisseurs seniors residence in Sept-Îles is investing $6M to build a third phase with completion planned for fall 2018
    IT Link, a French company specializing in the design and installation of digital industrial systems, announced the opening of its North American head office in Montréal, leading to the creation of 40 specialized jobs over 3 years
    The former site of the Montreal Children's Hospital will be converted by Devimco Immobilier into a community centre, 1400 housing units, a 250-room hotel and businesses, among other things. The project is estimated at $400M.
    The multinational Thomas & Betts, is investing $19M to modernize its Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu plant, which specializes in metal transformation, to ensure better productivity and competitiveness
    Hopper, a Montréal company specializing in the creation of mobile applications, announced funding of $40M from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to support its growth. Some 40 jobs will be created in Montréal in 2017.
    McInnis Cement needs to hire about 15 workers to complete its team in order to run its plant in Pont-Daniel-Gascons. Construction is 80% complete and the torch is gradually being handed over to the operations team.
    Hydro Quebec is constantly seeking graduates in industrial electronics technology. The work-study alternating format offered by the Rivière-du-Loup CEGEP allows students to perform paid internships during their studies.
    Prelco will be creating 32 jobs in Rivière-du-Loup after investing more than $8M in its Rivière-du-Loup plant, its head office and its Montréal plant. Prelco manufactures tempered and laminated glass for commercial and institutional buildings.
    Nemaska Lithium has hired 20 operations technicians to date in Shawinigan. The plant is expected to go into operation in the first quarter of 2017 following its construction at a cost of $25M.
    KiNipi Spa et Bains nordiques in Trois-Rivières will be offering accommodation in fall 2017 following an investment of $7.92M. Thirty jobs will be added to the current 70 when the 24 accommodation units are built.
    The Kiné Option Santé fitness centre will be opening on January 9 in Shawinigan, creating six therapist jobs (massage therapists, physiotherapists and orthotherapists) and fitness trainer positions
    Carrefour emploi du Haut St-Maurice is now offering its services to persons aged 36 and older as a result of an agreement with Emploi-Québec. The organization is providing support services for workforce integration or return to school.
    Cabane chez Roger de Saint-Prosper closed on December 11 due to financial difficulties. This sugar shack was also a base for snowmobiles.
    SiliCycle will be investing $5M in 2017 to expand its Québec City factory. SiliCycle is a private company specializing in the manufacture of silica-based chemical products for the pharmaceutical industry.
    In 2018, BlackRock Metals is planning to build an iron ore processing plant at the Grande-Anse port in Saguenay. It is expected the project will generate 500 jobs during construction and 300 during production.
    Cegerco recently signed a $46.8M contract to build a new garage for electrotechnical, mechanical engineering and transportation services on the Bagotville military base. The work should start soon.
    The Normandin Group is investing almost $14M to renovate Hôtel Bernières and build a new restaurant in the Saint-Nicolas sector of Lévis. The restaurant should open in May 2017 and the work on the hotel should be completed for May 2018.
    PureSphera, a company that recycles refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in Bécancour, will be investing $17M to increase it recovery capacity. Expansion of its facilities will enable it to hire 55 employees in 2017.
    The Super C supermarket of the Carrefour de l'Estrie in Sherbrooke is investing $5.5M in a new facility, creating 30 jobs and bringing the number of employees to about 85. The opening is planned for early 2017.
    Strom Spa Nordique announced the opening of its Sherbrooke location following an investment of almost $7M. Some 70 jobs will be created.
    Émulsions Bourget , a manufacturer of bituminous products in Saint-Paul, is investing more than $1M to expand its facilities
    The Government of Quebec announced a grant of more than $4.3M to the Lanaudière regional transportation board (CRTL) to acquire a traveller information system that will improve accessibility and public transit services
    Groupe Maurice is investing $60M to build a 340 unit residence for retired persons in Boucherville. The residence will welcome its first residents in fall 2018.
    Le Boisé sur mer, an independent and assisted living residence for independent persons and persons with a loss of independence, is investing close to $2M to build a new complex in Pointe-Lebel. Construction will be completed in summer 2017 and will create up to 20 jobs.
  • Week of Dec 05 - Dec 09, 2016

    The Frelighsburg experimental farm is becoming an environmental agriculture-based research centre following a $2M investment
    The emergency department at the Charles-Le Moyne hospital is being upgraded at a cost of $40M. Work will be completed in two phases and will last until March 2017.
    The Haut-Richelieu funeral complex will be built at a cost of $4M in Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu and will open next summer
    Stationery store La Liberté in Granby is closing after more than 50 years of being in business. Its 10 employees will join their new colleagues at Buropro Citation in the Galeries de Granby shopping centre.
    BCBG Max Azria, a women's clothing retailer, is closing its administrative offices and distribution centre in Montréal. In total, 25 people have been laid off.
    The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced the elimination of 64 positions within its organization, including 33 layoffs in Quebec
    Residential neighbourhood Le Nautiqua will be completed in the municipality of Waterloo following a $3.25M investment. This new neighbourhood should eventually add 160 homes to the municipality.
    The Deux-Ruisseaux elementary school in the Hull sector of Gatineau was expanded at a cost of $6.5M. This project added 10 new classes to accommodate another 220 students.
    Montréal-based engineering company SNC-Lavalin announced 405 layoffs in Canada. This total includes 186 positions in Montréal, 195 in Ontario, and 24 in Saskatoon.
    Montréal-based company Produits Plaisirs Glacés, formerly known as Crème glacée Lambert, declared bankruptcy. About 60 people are affected by the closing.
    Odacité confirmed the opening of an IGA supermarket, a Familiprix pharmacy, a Dollarama, and the Clinique médicale M in Trois-Rivières in June 2017. The investment of over $18M will create more than 200 jobs, including about 100 at the IGA Paquette supermarket.
    The official ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of the Baie-Jolie - Quartier naturel housing project took place November 24. The $10M project will be completed over several years in the Pointe-du-Lac sector in the city of Trois-Rivières.
    The Mi'kmaq of Gaspésie's wind farm, located in Escuminac's backcountry, opened December 1 after one year of work. About 15 workers, including 4 Mi'kmaq technicians, will ensure the Mesgi'g Ugju's'n park runs smoothly.
    The Sûreté du Québec's call centre in Chandler will add 7 new employees, bringing its total workforce to 15
    Mining exploration company Gespeg Copper suspended its operations in Cap-Chat. The current price of copper did not justify further exploration. Operations could resume in 2017, given that the resource's value has recovered.
    Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean's Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux will welcome 22 general practitioners in 2017. They will then be placed according to the region's needs.
    Québec City's Ubisoft studio is still looking for more employees. According to the executive director of human resources and communications, between 80 and 100 positions are currently available in the company.
    Restaurant Plaza, located on Frontenac Ouest Boulevard in Thetford Mines, closed on December 6. About 30 people are affected by the closing.
    Le Fumet, a restaurant in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, will move to a new location following an investment of over $1.3M. Four new workers will be hired to join the 21 current employees.
    The City of Terrebonne inaugurated the Napoléon-Gauthier building, which will house several community organizations. The project represents a $3.6M investment.
    The Place Le Figaro project will be built in Terrebonne thanks to an investment of over $5M. The building is expected to open in spring 2018.
    Résidences de l'Achigan is investing over $5M to construct a building containing 28 units for seniors in Saint-Roch-de-l¿Achigan. It is expected to open in summer 2017.
    Ateliers Sainte-Émilie Inc., a company in Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie that makes Asetrail trailers, was destroyed by a fire. Its 16 employees have been left jobless.
    A new Brunet pharmacy opened in Sainte-Julienne following a $1M investment
    Han-Logement in Magog will invest $15M to build homes for people with disabilities in the cities of Cowansville, Bromont, Waterloo, Magog, Sherbrooke, Windsor, and Richmond
    L'Association pour l'hébergement des personnes handicapées de la MRC du Granit announced an investment of $675,000 to build a home in the city of Lac Mégantic. It is expected to be ready in spring 2017.
    La Station, a cheese factory in Compton, recently unveiled its expanded facilities following an investment of over $500,000
    The Montignac auditorium in Lac-Mégantic will be modernized following a $3.4M investment
    Mag One Operations in Asbestos is investing over $1.1M to build a plant. About 10 jobs will be created.
  • Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016

    The Marché Famille Julien IGA store moved from the Promenades du cuivre shopping centre to Senator Street, in Rouyn-Noranda, creating 30 new jobs on December 1, 2016
    A new Habaneros Mexican Grill is opening in downtown Rouyn-Noranda. The number of jobs that will be created is unknown.
    Hydro-Québec will spend $115M to enhance the reliability of the Haute-Gatineau electricity grid. The project began in fall 2016 and is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
    Habitations Trigone and partner Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ are spending $56M to build a rental apartment complex in Saint-Lambert. Some 380 jobs will ultimately be created.
    Hypertec Group, a provider of information technology products and services, announces that it will open a new, $71.4M data centre in Montréal, creating more than 260 jobs
    Habitations Rêvanous, a $14.2M residence devoted to integrating persons with a mild intellectual disability into a community of independent seniors living in the same building, announces its grand opening, in Montréal
    Velan, a Montréal-based manufacturer of industrial valves, secures contracts in China worth an estimated $36M
    Fortress Specialty Cellulose, in Thurso, invests $23.4M (including government funding of $3.5M from Quebec and $9M from Canada) to manufacture dissolving pulp using birch fibre, thereby ensuring the company's survival
    Matériaux Pont-Masson, a Rona affiliate, is expanding. It is seeking a boom truck operator and an assistant foreman at its head office, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
    Jean-XXIII Elementary School has undergone a $6.7M renovation and expansion. It now has 13 classrooms (7 new) that can accommodate approximately 350 students.
    Rogers Communications announces the closure of French-language print magazines Châtelaine and Loulou. More than 50 workers in the Montréal area are affected.
    The agri-food company Mondelez announces the closure of its Montréal cookie factory in December 2017, leading to the loss of 454 jobs
    Gestion Ümanix is investing $25M in a hotel in Lac-Beauport. Construction of Phase 1 of Domaine Sibéria des Bois is scheduled to begin in 2017, and construction of Phase 2, in 2018. The developers say that 90 jobs will be created.
    Coop des deux rives will invest $1.5M in a farmers' market in Dolbeau-Mistassini, creating some 20 jobs. Marché Wallberg will open in spring 2017.
    Adaptive Financial Consulting, a British financial technology company, announces that it will open a research and development centre in the Montréal area, creating 50 jobs in the next three years
    Total Metal Recovery (TMR), a recovery and recycling company, announces that it will open a $70M leading-edge metal recycling plant in Laval in early 2017, creating 70 jobs
    The number of jobs at the deli meat company La Fernandière, in Trois-Rivières, has doubled to 160 since June, and production has tripled. The company is set to expand in spring 2017, creating even more jobs.
    Val-Mauricie Électrique, in Shawinigan, has doubled its workforce to 50 employees. The company provides commercial, industrial and residential electrical services.
    The $330M Mesgi'g Ugju's'n Wind Farm, near Escuminac, opened on December 1, 2016. Of the 360 workers at the construction site, 110 were from the Mi'gmaq communities of Listuguj, Gesgapegiag and Gespeg.
    PureSphera, in Bécancour, will invest $4M in a project to destroy gases from household refrigeration appliances. By December 2017, 55 people will be hired, in particular engineers, electrical technicians and labourers.
    The Regional County Municipality of La Mitis, the offices of which are in Mont-Joli, is having difficulty recruiting part-time firefighters
    The restaurant Poulet frit Le Nid, in the Cabano area of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, was devastated by a fire on November 26
    The City of Québec will hire some 30 professionals to work on numerous infrastructure projects over the next few years. Most of the positions are for engineers and civil engineering technicians.
    The Government of Quebec and the Affluents School Board announce close to $12M in funding to add 30 classrooms to Félix-Leclerc High School, in Repentigny
    The Government of Quebec announces more than $2M in funding to add a gymnasium to Notre-Dame Elementary School, in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan
    The Affluents School Board receives more than $12.3M from the Government of Quebec to add 20 classrooms and a gymnasium to Trois-Saisons Secondary School, in Terrebonne
    The $34M retirement residence complex Le Sélection Rock Forest has opened in Sherbrooke, generating some 30 jobs
    The Government of Quebec and the Samares School Board announce the construction of a new 35-classroom elementary school in Saint-Lin-Laurentides. The project, worth an estimated $18M, is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $6M to add 11 classrooms to the new elementary school in Lachenaie, bringing the total number of classrooms to 32
    The Kia dealership in Sherbrooke is investing more than $7M to construct a new building that will house its garage, its showroom and the offices of Group Beaucage. The new building is scheduled to open in April 2017.
    Amcor, a packaging company in the Montréal borough of Lachine, announces the gradual closure of its plant between now and June 30, 2017, resulting in the loss of 90 jobs
    Epic Games, a U.S. video game company, announces that it will open an office in Montréal, creating 30 to 50 jobs, including positions for graphics engineers and graphic artists
  • Week of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016

    The Government of Quebec announced a $65M investment to hire 1,150 workers in the province's long-term care facilities. Nurses, nursing assistants and orderlies are being sought.
    Ferme St-Zotique is investing $8M to double its land by spring 2017 and purchase equipment to grade 3 million eggs per day, generating 20 new jobs
    The Lumenpulse Group is continuing its expansion by building its future head office in Longueuil, which will lead to the hiring of 300 workers by fall 2017
    The Government of Quebec announced $30M in funding to enhance services in the province's day care centres in 2016/2017
    Surplus RD, a furniture and mattress liquidation company, announced the opening of its Montréal location and the hiring of about 10 workers
    The City of Laval announced a $10.7M project to construct a new visitor's centre in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Park
    The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) announced the awarding of a $311M contract to Bombardier Transportation to maintain and operate the AMT rail fleet in Montréal until 2019
    Cogir Real Estate and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ announced a mixed-use real estate development project worth an estimated $200M that will include a 200-room hotel, 335 dwellings, 140 condos and commercial and office space, creating 1,700 jobs
    Canmec in Saguenay plans to lay off some 50 workers because certain contracts are ending
    Charl-Pol, a company in the La Baie borough of Saguenay, will close its plant indefinitely at the end of January. The closure affects some 40 workers.
    VAB Solutions is investing $3M to relocate its facilities to Lévis. The investment will enable it to double its production capacity and make room for its new range of sawing and planing products.
    The Proco plant in La Baie is laying off 45 workers. The company's general manager says that the termination of two large contracts for manufacturing carpentry components for the future Champlain Bridge prompted management to proceed with the layoffs.
    Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie will invest $750,000 to open a restaurant in Rivière-du-Loup, creating close to 40 jobs. Construction will begin in mid-December, and the grand opening is scheduled for spring 2017.
    David's Tea and Giant Tiger will create numerous jobs in the Centre commercial Rivière-du-Loup starting in 2017. Construction for David's Tea will start in early 2017.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent will welcome 17 new general practitioners in the next few months, 10 of whom will work in the Matanie and Matapédia RCMs, as well as 8 specialists
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie will welcome 14 new general practioners and 3 specialists in 2017
    LM Wind Power is in the process of hiring and is seeking employees to support the development of its Gaspé plant. The wind turbine blade manufacturer has hired some 100 workers since August and currently has 300 employees.
    In fall 2017, the Cégep de Trois-Rivières will resume its diploma of college studies program in pulp and paper technology to meet the industry's significant need for skilled labour. The new program will be named "Écodéveloppement et bioproduits."
    Gestion club de golf S.L. declared bankruptcy after only one season; the first meeting of creditors will be on November 30. The new operator of Club de golf de Gentilly was renting the club's facilities, located in Bécancour.
    Hydro-Québec has opened a new substation in Saint-Jérôme, a $40M investment
    ISE Metal has bought Atelier Ferland, located in Barnston West and in Magog. More than 30 jobs will be created.
    Soprema will invest $15.5M to open a new plant in Sherbrooke. Some 50 jobs are expected to be created.
    Restaurant La Boîte à Pizza will open its doors in Sherbrooke on December 1, 2016, creating 15 jobs. The new location will have a seating capacity of 45.
  • Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016

    Vic et Lambert, a $35M condominium project with 51 units on eight floors, is being built in Saint-Lambert. Construction has started and is expected to take 12 to 18 months.
    The Burger King in Drummondville will be closing on December 31. Approximately 25 employees will lose their livelihoods. The fast food outlet is thinking about relocating in the same city, but not before the spring.
    The two Burger Kings in Sherbrooke will be closing on December 31, resulting in a potential layoff of 37 employees
    Héroux-Devtek in Longueuil has won an $11M contract to produce complete landing gear systems for jet trainers for BAE Systems
    The federal government will be investing $350M over five years to support Canada's dairy producers and processors following the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    The Fonds d'investissement de Montréal (F.I.M.) has announced an additional $20M for its fourth phase of funding to assist non-profit organizations in acquiring and renovating residential rental properties
    Absolunet, an agency that specializes in e-commerce, is planning to hire 30 people for its offices in Montréal and Boisbriand
    The Quebec government has announced $30M in funding for the Commission scolaire de Laval for the construction of an elementary school and for additional spaces in four other schools
    APCHQ Région du Centre-du-Québec has opened its new offices in Drummondville thanks to an investment of approximately $1M
    Les Plastiques Qualiplast is investing $7M in the construction of a new plant in order to continue expanding, resulting in the creation of 10 new jobs in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
    Construction J. Raymond in Mirabel has won a $12M contract to build a school for the Commission scolaire des Draveurs in the Cheval-Blanc park in Gatineau
    Productions horticoles Demers, a tomato and berry grower, is investing $25M to expand in Drummondville. A total of 50 employees will be hired for this greenhouse tomato operation, which will be the largest of its kind in Quebec.
    A new Guzzo Mega-Plex with 10 screening rooms will be built at the Faubourg de l'Île mall in Pincourt in the summer of 2017
    The National Capital Commission (NCC) has invested $1.2M in a variety of recreational and tourism projects in the municipality of Pontiac
    The Société de développement immobilier Harden is contemplating a $475M project that will entail the construction of a new commercial complex composed of office towers, a performance space and a number of stores in Vaudreuil-Dorion
    Tefron, an Israeli clothing manufacturer, has announced that its North American headquarters will be located in Montréal, representing an investment of nearly $5M over the next two years and the creation of close to 30 jobs
    IPL, a plastic manufacturer in Saint-Damien, has just acquired the U.S. company Encore Industries Inc. The company has also announced that it plans to invest $36M to expand its production in Canada and the U.S.
    The Restos Plaisirs group will be opening a new Cochon Dingue restaurant at Place Sainte-Foy in 2017 but will be closing the one on Maguire Avenue. The people employed there will be transferred to the new location and will be joined by about 40 new employees.
    Résidence des Bâtisseurs, located in Baie-Saint-Paul, will be opening on March 1, 2017. Between 40 and 50 people will be hired.
    The Quebec government has just given the green light to the proposed wind farm at Mont-Sainte-Marguerite. There are expected to be 8 to 12 long-term jobs, but up to 270 workers could be hired during the construction phase.
    Café Morgane has just opened a second establishment in Québec City's Duberger district. The $1M investment has resulted in the creation of some 30 jobs.
    The Serres Toundra greenhouse operation in Saint-Félicien is recruiting. The company wishes to hire 30 to 40 new people to meet its needs and to deal with turnover.
    Nutrinor is investing $7.7M in its dairy processing plant in Alma. The investment will be used to expand the facilities and to purchase new equipment as well as to create approximately 10 jobs within the next three years.
    Meubles South Shore is currently looking for new workers: approximately 30 in Sainte-Croix and Coaticook
    Nemaska Lithium in Shawinigan is looking for operator technicians capable of following chemical processes in their work as well as maintenance, instrumentation and industrial maintenance workers. The plant will hire a minimum of 80 employees.
    The M/S Jacques-Cartier, whose home port is Trois-Rivières, will be refurbished thanks to a $6.6M investment. The ship's return will create 20 full-time jobs, 18 of which will be seasonal, through cruises being offered on the St. Lawrence River.
    The Shawinigan Tax Centre's new function will result in the creation of 70 full-time jobs within the next two years, the number of full-time equivalents increasing from 790 to 860. Shawinigan will become the largest centre in Canada for audit and collections.
    Auberge Chic-Chac in Murdochville has purchased the Mont Miller ski resort. The Chic-Chac will provide permanent employment to 10 people and seasonal employment to 30 others as a result of this acquisition. The chalet is currently undergoing renovations.
    An A&W restaurant opened in Rivière-du-Loup on November 9, creating 42 full-time and part-time jobs. The new establishment will offer seating for 58 customers and a drive-through service.
    Institut Maritime du Québec (IMQ) in Rimouski offers training courses, with a 100% placement rate for its five programs. A significant percentage of the students who take courses at the IMQ have guaranteed jobs before graduating.
    Manoir Les Générations, a private seniors' home in Rimouski, started an expansion project on November 16. The opening of Phase III, a five-story building, is slated for November 1, 2017, as a result of an $8M investment.
    Ventilex in Saint-Eustache has won a $3.5M contract to complete the ventilation system for the new residential and long-term care facility in Saint-Jérôme
    L-3 MAS, an aircraft support services operation located in Mirabel, has won an $800,000 contract from the Government of Canada to implement and analyze new technology on the Canadian Army's CF-18 aircraft
    The Port of Montréal has launched its new container terminal
  • Week of Nov 07 - Nov 11, 2016

    Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, a part of the Sépaq network, will be revamped thanks to a $2.3M provincial government investment. The improvements are expected to generate 22 direct and indirect jobs.
    A new Jean Coutu pharmacy has opened thanks to a $1.1M investment, generating 40 new jobs in La Prairie
    The Scandinavian chain IKEA will invest $160M to build a distribution centre in Beauharnois, creating some 200 new jobs
    The Government of Quebec announced the BioMed Propulsion program, a $100M investment to fund the marketing of Quebec discoveries in the life sciences industry
    The Sépaq network's Parc national du Mont-Orford will be upgraded thanks to $10.1M in provincial government funding. A reception and information desk will be built, and a multi-use trail created. The construction work will result in 101 new jobs.
    The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts opened the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, an investment of close to $20M
    Hairstyle Discount, a victim of its own success in selling different providers' hair products online and at its store in Victoriaville, is seeking six employees
    Solutions informatiques Logicware, a specialist in the design and integration of easy-to-use business solutions currently located in Magog, plans to hire at least 10 to 15 people in the next few years, who will join its 4 existing employees
    Polyform Cellular Plastics, a manufacturer of polystyrene foam products, is proceeding with the construction of a new plant in Granby for its Polyvert Recycling division. The plant will become operational in spring 2017.
    The Université de Sherbrooke reopened its cultural centre after completing $9.5M in renovations
    Montréal's Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine announced the official reopening of its facilities after a $940M expansion and renovation
    A new $40M shopping centre will be built in Carignan. Scheduled to be completed in spring 2017, the Faubourg Carignan will consist of seven buildings, including a Rona, an IGA and approximately 20 businesses.
    Hydropothecary, Quebec's only grower of medical marijuana, is expanding its growing facility fivefold, leading to the creation of 40 new jobs in Gatineau
    An expansion of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts' Poissonnerie Cévic, which is both a fish market and a grocery store, was completed this summer. Poissonnerie Cévic hired some six former employees of IGA, which closed on March 24, 2016.
    CFP Pavillon-de-l'Avenir in Rivière-du-Loup will be offering a certification program for health and safety in a health care setting, and those who successfully complete the program may then be hired by CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent
    CFP Rimouski-Neigette will again be offering a certification program for health and safety in a health care setting, an area with good job prospects in hospitals, CHSLDs, CLSCs and seniors' residences
    Les Habitations Paris & Frères has begun the first phase of a condominium development in Trois-Rivières, a project worth over $100M. Le Groupe Robin will invest $5M over the next year to build the required infrastructure.
    Private investors recently injected $55M to open a health centre in the Québec City borough of Lebourgneuf. Maclinique Lebourgneuf is scheduled to open in May 2017.
    Alutrec, in Laurier-Station, will invest $4.5M to boost its production capacity and improve its industrial efficiency. Over the next few months, its workforce of some 50 people is expected to increase by around 10 employees.
    Post-disaster recovery experts JDHM, in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, will invest $2M to open a Québec City location in the Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures industrial park. This investment will generate approximately 25 jobs by 2018.
    Buffet des Continents, a chain of restaurants with an international menu, opened in Drummondville thanks to a $5M investment
    Montréal Mascotte, a special events agency, has opened a location in Drummondville. Five to ten part-time workers will be hired.
    The City of L'Assomption is investing $7.9M to build a municipal complex to house the municipal garage and the departments of urban planning and public works. Construction is scheduled to end in mid-April 2017.
    The City of Lavaltrie is investing more than $3M to move its fire department and acquire a new building for its department of public works
    Express Mondor and Gain Clean Fuel are investing more than $3.5M to build a compressed natural gas fuelling station in Lanoraie
    Groupe Patrick Morin will open a new renovation centre in Saint-Eustache. The opening is scheduled for February 2017 and is expected to result in some 100 new jobs.
    The Benny&Co. restaurant chain has recently opened a new restaurant in Blainville. The $1M investment has generated 25 new jobs.
    Waste management experts Gesterra, in Victoriaville, have invested some $800,000 to move their administrative offices to the same city and thereby become the owner
    L'Octogone library, in the Montréal borough of LaSalle, will be renovated at a cost of more than $24M. It is scheduled to reopen in fall 2020.
    Transport Memphré, specialists in trucking and logistics, has invested close to $3M to relocate to a larger building in the same city, Magog. The money will also be used to update and expand its vehicle fleet.
  • Week of Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2016

    Sorel-Tracy's Hooligan's restaurant and bar has ceased its operations for economic reasons, resulting in 15 employees getting laid off
    Pelican International is currently hiring for its new watercraft manufacturing plant in Valleyfield, where it has many positions to fill
    Victoriaville's Hôtel-Dieu d'Arthabaska hospital is investing $51.6M to expand and redesign its emergency department. Work could be completed in 5 to 7 years.
    A new 44-space daycare centre will be built in Ripon, creating some 10 jobs. Construction is slated to begin in November.
    A new Surplus RD branch, a company that specializes in liquidating furniture, will open in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, creating some 15 jobs
    The Réseau Sélection is investing $70M to build a 400-unit retirement home, creating some 30 to 45 new jobs in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    The Birks Group and Le St-Martin Hotel Group have announced the construction of a 120-room boutique hotel on the site of the Birks jewelry store in Montréal, which will be renovated for 2017. The hotel venture will also add a bistro, and the hotel will open in 2018.
    Quebecor Media has announced that it has eliminated 220 positions throughout its Quebec media network, including the elimination of 125 jobs within the TVA Group
    Following a $14M investment, United Parcel Service (UPS), a messenger service, has announced the expansion of its sorting centre in the Lachine sector of Montréal
    Groupe R-Y Beaudoin (GRYB), a manufacturer of attachments for heavy machinery, is investing $2.8M to expand its Victoriaville plant. Work should be completed by May 2017.
    Voyage Vasco Victoriaville has acquired Voyage Vasco Drummondville. Over the next few months, the company will hire new employees to expand the current teams.
    Sherbrooke's SherWeb, a hosting service provider, is planning on hiring 150 employees, including IT developers, system administrators, sales and marketing specialists, and phone support agents
    IXTROM, a company that specializes in software development dedicated to emergency measures, has left Sherbrooke to set up shop in Magog. Over the next five years, the employer is planning on hiring 80 workers to join the 20 current employees.
    LvlOp restaurant has just opened in the Saint-Roch sector of Québec City. Its opening has allowed for the creation of some 30 jobs.
    The Victoria cheese factory is opening a new branch on Président-Kennedy Road in Lévis on December 1st. The opening will allow for the creation of 35 jobs.
    The Rayalco restaurant in Laurier-Station will cease operations on December 17. The establishment currently employs more than 30 workers.
    A new Thaïzone restaurant is opening in Dolbeau-Mistassini in spring 2017. Some 10 jobs will be created.
    The owners of the Baie-Saint-Paul IGA supermarket are investing $6M to expand, equip, and update the supermarket with a fresh design. The most important phase of the work will be performed in early 2017.
    Saguenay (La Baie)'s Sigmadek has temporarily ceased operations on October 5, due to a lack of orders. The company has laid off 9 employees.
    Epsilia is creating some 10 jobs in Trois-Rivières in the upcoming months. The company, which specializes in traceability solutions for businesses, will invest $1M in technology over the next two years.
    Kruger Trois-Rivières must recruit between 15 and 20 employees every year for the next five years to fill retirement departures. The newspaper plant is searching for technicians, labourers, and handlers.
    Some 200 employees are working on the $250M worksite to support the conversion of the number 10 paper machine at Kruger Trois-Rivières. From February 26 to May 7, 350 people will work there. The worksite represents 500,000 work hours in 20 months.
    Germain et Frère, a metallic product manufacturer and building services installer in Trois-Rivières, has created 20 jobs largely related to the conversion of the number 10 paper machine at Kruger Trois-Rivières
    The carpentry and joinery training offered by the Qualitech vocational training centre in Trois-Rivières has a placement rate of 80%. Currently, 7 groups of 22 students enrolled in the training program are currently attending the vocational training centre.
    Rimouski's Cuisine et Dépendance has moved to a new location, and some ten positions have been created following the restaurant's re-opening
    Some 60 entrepreneurs have settled in Rivière-du-Loup since the beginning of 2016 and over 100 jobs have been created in the city over the past few months. The jobs are mainly related to the manufacturing industry.
    Trois-Pistoles' Logis-Aide des Basques, a home-care social economy enterprise, is in need of caregivers. Some 30 employees offer housekeeping, meal preparation, and procurement services.
    The industrial electronics technology program offered at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup has a placement rate of nearly 98%. Graduates will be able to work in power plants, consulting engineering firms, and other industrial sectors.
    McInnis Cement currently has 63 employees at its Port-Daniel-Gascons cement factory, 65% of whom live in Gaspésie. This percentage should increase with the upcoming hiring of employees assigned to terminal operation and vessel towing.
    Port-Daniel-Gascons' McInnis cement factory had 1,500 workers on site at the end of October, but their numbers will drop to 400 in December, because the plant's construction is almost completed. The first tonne of cement will be delivered in spring 2017.
    A&W is investing $1M to open a new restaurant under the same corporate banner in Magog in December
    Keolis has acquired 23 low-floor busses for its public transit service in the area of Les Moulins RCM. The new adapted service will be offered in early 2017.
    AP&C Advanced Powders & Coatings has announced an investment of more than $31M to build a plant in Saint-Eustache, which should allow for the creation of 106 new jobs in the next three years
  • Week of Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2016

    The Groupe Soucy is buying ACM Composites of Drummondville after it declared bankruptcy. About forty employees are quickly getting their livelihoods back.
    Constructions Bâtiments Québec won a $4M contract to enlarge the Saint-Roch elementary school and build a double gymnasium in Sorel-Tracy
    Ferme Fay-Veille, a pig farm in Saint-Lucien, has come back to life completely computerized after a ravaging fire. The investment is valued at more than $500,000.
    Bistro Kapzak closed shop in Sherbrooke with plans to reopen in Granby in mid-January 2017. Ten employees were let go.
    The Government of Quebec announced a grant of more than $10M to Société de transport de Laval (STL) to promote public transit in order to minimize environmental effects
    Buropro Citation, a Quebec company specializing in the office supply business, is opening an outlet in Granby that will create about fifty new jobs
    Wulftec, a packaging machine manufacturer based in Ayer's Cliff, is investing $2.2M in an expansion. New workers could be hired in the mid-term, adding to the 210 already on the job.
    The Société de développement Angus is building Carré Saint-Laurent in downtown Montreal. This mixed, two-phase property development will contain cultural, commercial and residential space valued at an estimated $115M.
    The DevMcGill and TMSA property developers have announced plans for Les Ateliers Castelneau in Montreal, a multi-phase condo project with a total of 310 units worth an estimated $100M or so
    The Clinique psychosociale multiservices de Bécancour has opened with a multidisciplinary team of about a dozen health professionals in various fields
    La société Montez, which manages Grande Place des Bois-Francs in Victoriaville, is investing $5M to redevelop the space left vacant when Sears moved out. Businesses whose names have yet to be disclosed will set up shop at this location in about December 2017.
    Property developer Odacité is investing over $3M in a Victoriaville commercial project that will include a Petro-Canada, Beau-Soir and Tim Hortons. The project is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.
    Multinational mining company Rio Tinto has announced layoffs in Montréal. The corporate reorganization will eliminate 110 to 170 jobs by the end of 2016.
    Transport Jules Savard and Transport Express Girard are investing $3.5M to build a terminal and transshipment centre in Saguenay. The investment will lead to the creation of about thirty new jobs.
    The Coopérative de solidarité Quatre Temps in L'Anse-Saint-Jean has entered bankruptcy. The closure will lead to the loss of forty or so jobs.
    Boucherie Charcuterie Perron is investing $3.3M to modernize and double the size of its factory. This investment will allow the company to increase its production two-fold within five years and create six new jobs. Work will begin in the next few days.
    WestRock has just invested $2M in its Sainte-Marie plant to purchase a sheeter and a large-size cutter. This investment will increase production and create 25 jobs.
    Beenox, a studio in Québec City, has just officially been assigned to the Call of Duty franchise, and will therefore become a major player in creating future chapters of the game. The company is currently hiring.
    AmeriCan Structures in Thetford Mines has just won a number of contracts and its order book is now well filled. The company plans to double the size of its production plant in the next few months and hire 25 workers.
    The Brigil Group is building a luxury high-rise condominium worth $85M behind the historical Columbia building in the Hull area. Work on the 20-floor construction project, including 288 rental housing units, will begin in the spring of 2017.
    The Cage-brasserie sportive in Drummondville is undergoing renovations amounting to a $700,000 investment. New employees will join the ranks of the 35 others already on the payroll.
    Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), a retailer specializing in outdoor clothing and articles, announced plans to open a store in Laval, its fifth store in Quebec, with the creation of 65 jobs
    The National Bank announced restructuring plans that will affect some 900 jobs. About 600 are slated for elimination over the next 12 months, and 300 others for reassignment or elimination through attrition.
    The Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS received federal government funding in excess of $1M over five years to help it maintain the health and well-being of seniors
    A new, 345-unit retirement residence, including 278 units for independent-living seniors, will be built in the St-Hubert borough in Longueil at a cost of $60M
    Construction of the new phase of Place Belvédère is expected to start in the spring of 2017, with delivery six months later. About twenty jobs will be created once the eight-floor building and its roughly one hundred apartments are completed.
    The Resto-Brasserie le Presbytère bar-restaurant opened in Saint-Stanislas. The ¿Buffet Isabelle Dupuis¿ was transferred to the same location, increasing the number of employees from 4 to 16, some of them part-time. The business has an indoor capacity of 125 people.
    Hérôle will launch its operations at the Énigma complex in Trois-Rivières on October 29. The centre for immersion games is expected to hire about ten employees. A third gaming room will open in November.
    Ameublements Tanguay opened its new store in Trois-Rivières on October 27 following a $12.5M investment. The store has over 180 employees, 35 of them new. Approximately 250 workers were employed at the construction site.
    The Le Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec will be able to recruit about twenty specialized physicians and 40 general practitioners in 2017, or twice the number of family physicians recruited in 2016
    A Giant Tiger store will open at the Rivière-du-Loup shopping centre. Work will start soon, with the opening scheduled for June 3, 2017. The store will cover 24,000 square feet of floor space and create a number of jobs.
    The Auberge la Clé des champs, the only vacation and respite centre of its kind in Eastern Quebec, opened this year in Saint-Cyprien, creating over 30 student jobs. The centre caters to a clientele with physical or intellectual disabilities.
    Premier Tech in Rivière-du-Loup wants to fill several managerial positions in engineering, marketing, technical services, administrative support, information technology, accounting, finance and other sectors of activity
    The Government of Quebec will authorize the the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie-les-Îles to increase its area's current contingent of nurse practitioners from 5 to 18 this year
    San'Hy Pro has developed turnkey janitorial and industrial laundry services for McInnis Cement and contractors at the Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant construction site, creating 18 fulltime jobs in the process
    The Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup will be offering ambulance attendant training in the fall of 2017 to meet paramedical needs in the Gaspésie region. The "pre-hospital emergency care" course, to be offered in Gaspé, has a 90% placement rate.
    Industries PAYER in Sainte-Monique, manufacturer of hardware for transmission and distribution lines used by various industries, plans to invest $2.5M over the next two years to enlarge and modernize its facilities. Fifteen positions will be created, in addition to the existing 12.
    Centre Visa Beauté Santé Spa in Lac-Mégantic opened after receiving financial contributions of over $522,000 and $298,700 from the provincial and federal governments, respectively
    Subaru Sherbrooke opened its premises, expanded and renovated at a cost of $3.2M. Four employees have been hired.
    Métaltek Laser in Bécancour, specializing in metal cutting, is investing close to $3.5M to enlarge is facilities. About twenty workers will be hired within the next three years.
    The Government of Quebec announced a grant of more than $4.2M to the Conseil régional de transport (CRT) de Lanaudière for improving access and public transit services and minimizing environmental impacts
    The Commission scolaire des Samares announced plans to build a new, 14-classroom elementary school in Sainte-Julienne. The project is estimated to cost $8.6M and should be completed by September 2017.
    Le Groupe Socam announced a $110M investment in Terrebonne to build the Horizon Espace Condos, a four tower condominium project containing a total of 400 units
    The Government of Quebec is investing $8.6M in Saint-Jérôme in a $17.2M project involving five different partners to design heavy vehicles powered entirely by electricity. The project will lead to the creation of 26 new jobs.
    Les résidences pour ainés l'Orée has announced plans to invest $40M in Boisbriand to build two retirement residences containing a total 199 units for seniors requiring independent living and assisted living housing
  • Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016

    Groupe P.N.F, an air filter manufacturer in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, is investing nearly $1.5M to acquire equipment, thanks to federal and provincial government assistance. Some ten employees, technicians and labourers, will be hired.
    Sherbrooke's Clinique Médicale Plateau Marquette will relocate in the city by September 2017. At most, 10 general practitioners will be hired to join the 18 currently employed.
    Following a $1.5M investment, a local community service and a residential and long-term care centre in Haut-Saint-François de Weedon will be renovated by the end of 2017
    MGJ, a container stopping seal manufacturer, is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to open a plant in Drummondville. Four employees will be hired.
    Following a $3.2M investment, the arena in Port-Cartier's recreational and cultural complex was renovated
    A job fair will be held on Thursday, November 3 at Port-Cartier's recreational and cultural complex. Over 70 jobs will be offered by employers in various fields.
    Nortek Air Solutions, a manufacturer of commercial ventilation systems, is investing nearly $6.5M to expand its Saint‑Léonard‑d'Aston plant and purchase new equipment
    Belt-Tech Products Inc., a company that specializes in manufacturing safety belts, finalized a contract that should generate $125M in revenue over five years, resulting in the creation of 15 new jobs in Granby
    MTL Technologies Inc., a cold storage manufacturer, is rapidly expanding and launching an expansion project to double the surface area of its Chambly plant, creating about 15 new jobs
    Rouyn-Noranda's O'Poulet rotisserie has been renovated at the cost of $500,000, creating 5 new jobs
    Béarn's Fermes boréales is currently hiring. The company is searching for 10 animal attendants to take care of the animals, an equipment installer coordinator, and a livestock management trainer.
    The City of Sainte-Julie has formally opened its new arena, which cost $11M, including a $5.5M investment from the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur
    Sterinova, a medical product manufacturer, has begun operations in its $70M plant and created 100 new jobs in Saint-Hyacinthe
    The Pikogan Aboriginal community has received $1M from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to build five recreational and cultural infrastructure projects
    Atlas Aeronautik was awarded a $4M contract to produce parts used to make Airbus A350 flight control systems. This contract will consolidate some 140 jobs in both of the company's plants located in Granby.
    Following a $3M investment, 11 housing units in the Projet résidentiel des Vétérans will be built in downtown Lac-Mégantic by the end of April or the beginning of May 2017
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, has announced that it is entering into contracts valued at $300M with commercial and military clients
    The City of Montréal has announced a renovation and expansion project for the Maisonneuve library valued at nearly $24M. Work should be completed by 2019.
    La Cage - Brasserie sportive has announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Montréal's Quartier des Spectacles, which will require nearly 200 people to be hired
    Coaticook's IGA supermarket is investing $8M to expand. Work should be completed by spring 2017.
    Many positions are available with the Fusiliers du Saint-Laurent, a Canadian Army Reserve unit within the 35th Canadian Brigade Group. The regiment has three companies located in Rimouski, Rivière‑du‑Loup, and Matane, respectively.
    Between July and September 2016, eight establishments opened in downtown Trois-Rivières, creating a total of 48 jobs in food services, retail businesses, and professional offices
    The construction of the Le Béli seniors' residence has started in Saint-Tite at a cost of $12.7M. The building, with 86 apartments for self-reliant individuals and 19 rooms for semi-independent individuals, should be ready by July 2017.
    The construction of the 6th phase of the Domaine Baie-Jolie, valued at $40M, has started in Trois-Rivière's Pointe-du-Lac sector. Excavation work started on October 19 for the construction of 7 buildings.
    The infrastructure and beautification work on Shawinigan's Grand‑Mère Avenue, which was started in summer 2015, finished on September 30 following a $6M investment. The city replaced 1,300 metres of wastewater and drinking water lines.
    The Government of Canada has confirmed a $3.6M investment supporting wind energy researchers from the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. The project focuses on better integration of renewable energy and energy storage in remote areas.
    Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix's Transport Jean-Marie Bernier will cease its operations on October 22, for an indeterminate amount of time. The company employed some hundred people. The difficult economic context is mentioned to justify the decision.
    The Sainte-Foy consumer's cooperative is opening an IGA supermarket in Quartier QB, a mixed building development. The investment is valued at $6M and has allowed for the creation of 115 jobs.
    The Valcartier Vacation Village is recruiting to fill 200 full-time positions. Positions that need to be filled include food services, accommodation, housekeeping, and aquatics.
    Walmart is opening a new Supercentre in Laurier Québec. The store currently employs 180 people and needs to fill some 30 more positions.
    In November 2017, Creaform will open a new $20M headquarters in Innoparc Lévis. The company wants to double its sales over the next 5 years and plans on hiring 150 new employees.
    Beginning in November 2016, Manac, a trailer manufacturer in Saint-Georges, will lay off 80 plant employees. A decrease in orders has been mentioned to justify the decision.
    The Nutrinor cooperative will invest nearly $65M over the next three years in agrofoods, energy, agriculture, hardware, and possible acquisitions
    Saint-Germain-de-Grantham's Jésus-Adolescent elementary school is investing nearly $8M to expand its facilities to meet an ever increasing demand as early as September 2018
    Nicolet's JN Rousseau & Frère funeral home is investing $2M to relocate in the same city with a new concept by summer 2017
    The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ are investing $45M in Harnois Groupe pétrolier, a petroleum products distributor, to finance the group's business development throughout Quebec
    The Metro grocery chain is investing $3.2M to transform its Saint‑Sauveur store to a Super C grocery store. The store will have some 50 employees and should open in spring 2017.
    Bombardier is restructuring and announcing layoffs that will affect 1,500 jobs in Quebec by the end of 2018
  • Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016

    The Jean Coutu pharmacy in downtown Drummondville will move to its new building on Saint-Pierre street on November 1. About 15 workers are being hired to join the current staff.
    The Saint-Charles intermediate resource centre in Drummondville is investing $1M to expand. It is a rehabilitation centre for people with severe mental illnesses.
    The Institut interdisciplinaire d'innovation technologique (3IT) at the Université de Sherbrooke will receive more than $2.8M in financial aid from the federal government to maintain its technology development activities for Quebec companies
    The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has announced a $213M investment over five years to install elevators in 14 subway stations
    The Government of Canada is investing up to $54M for research and development of next-generation aircraft technologies. A consortium of 15 companies led by Bombardier will be in charge of the project.
    ACM Composites, which had two factories in Drummondville and one in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, has declared bankruptcy. About 150 employees are out of work.
    The maple syrup producers' cooperative Citadelle, which has five factories in Plessisville, Thetford Mines, La Guadeloupe, Aston-Jonction, and Saint-Quentin (NB), received $6.5M for its development projects
    SuperClub Vidéotron has closed its doors in Sept-Îles. The profitability of this type of commerce is no longer viable because movie lovers have changed their media consumption habits. In total, 12 employees have lost their jobs.
    C Hôtels, a network of high-end hotel resorts, is investing $18M to build 74 Contels in Lac-Mégantic. They will be available for purchase by residents in the region.
    Chemise Empire in Louiseville is seeking 10 tailors to replace their retiring staff. Additionally, Meubles Canadel in Louiseville requires 4 to 6 employees for its stitching and upholstery department.
    Coloridé, a Louiseville-based company specializing in synthetic hair production, wants to hire at least 30 people full time. Coloridé is also seeking at-home workers to glue synthetic hair.
    The agrifood sector in the RCM of Maskinongé has at least about 15 jobs available. The manufacturing sector is also looking for quality control technicians, milling machinery operators, painters, and cabinetmakers.
    Auberge le Baluchon in St-Paulin is seeking a dozen employees to fill receptionist, kitchen hand, cook, maintenance staff, and massage therapist positions. Tourism companies in the RCM of Maskinongé are also hiring.
    A&W, Ultramar, and the Dépanneur du coin will open branches in Rimouski by spring 2017, following an investment of $5M. A total of 80 jobs should be created. Odacité, a real estate management company, is overseeing the project.
    The Super C in Matane, which will open its doors before Christmas, is hiring about 20 workers, bringing their employee number to about 60. Forty-one of Metro's 45 employees will work there. Metro is investing $3.8M to meet its competition.
    The Centre de formation professionnelle Pavillon-de-l'Avenir in Rivière-du-Loup is offering the computer-controlled machine tools operator program. This training will lead to a vocational certificate and a job.
    The Société de chemin de fer de la Gaspésie has obtained a contract to transport about 600 wind turbine blades from LM Wind Power to the Central United States over the next year. This agreement will create around ten part-time jobs.
    The Laurentian Bank of Canada will close six branches following restructuring. The branches in Murdochville, New Carlisle, Port-Daniel-Gascons, Nicolet, Campbell's Bay, and Fort-Coulonge will halt operations in May or June 2017.
    The Brick in Galeries Jonquière will close its doors on November 30. About 15 people will lose their jobs. The difficult economic situation in the region was listed as one of the reasons for the closure.
    Camions Inter 170 in Saguenay is halting operations for economic reasons. The company, which specialized in the sale and maintenance of international trucks, employed about 20 people.
    The MPI paper factory in Portneuf laid off about 30 workers on September 17 for an indeterminate period of time. A difficult paper market and too much inventory has led the company to make this decision.
    The Groupe Résidences Excellence has invested $50M to build a seniors' residence of 400 units in two buildings in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    A two-phase, 400-unit development project will begin in Sorel-Tracy. The total investment is unknown.
    The City of Chambly is investing $8M to build its knowledge, history, and cultural centre, which includes a library and a multi-purpose room
    The biomethanization plant project in Varennes, valued at $59M, can proceed with a $31M investment from the Government of Quebec
    Bromont, montagne d'expériences, is investing $1.5M in service, ski lift, and artificial snow infrastructure
    Pharmascience, a generic pharmaceutical company, is abolishing 90 jobs at its Montréal headquarters. The company is attributing this measure to external factors, such as regulation and pressure on prices in the industry.
    Atelier Ferland, a specialist in metal manufacturing and precision machining of all sizes of parts, is closing its doors in Barnston-Ouest. About 40 workers have been thanked for their services.
    The new owners of the Mont Sutton ski resort are investing $750,000 to buy 50 new snow cannons to improve their snow-making operations
    Vergers Leahy in Franklin is obtaining $2.3M in government financial aid to carry out an energy efficiency and conversion project to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
    In Terrebonne, ADF Group, which produces heavy structural steel used in non-residential construction, has announced that it has obtained contracts valued at over $133M
    The Club de Golf le Mirage in Terrebonne is investing over $2M to improve its grounds and to build a second tent
    Zitta, a bathroom products company, is investing $4M to move its warehouse and its factory to Terrebonne. The new location is expected to open in spring 2017 and should create 15 jobs.
    Chrono Aviation, a Québec City company, is planning on opening a new aeronautical service centre. The $20M project would allow for the creation of at least 40 new jobs.
  • Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016

    The Aéroport régional André-Fortin, property of the City of Victoriaville, is investing about $6M in phase one of its modernization
    The City of Sorel-Tracy received $1.8M in financial aid from the Government of Quebec to modernize its sports facilities
    La Gueule de bois, a new urban-style tavern that serves food, will open in Sorel-Tracy, creating about 20 jobs
    Ali Excavation in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is expanding after acquiring the pulverization division of Entreprises Michaudville in Mont Saint-Hilaire. The company plans to transfer three positions and create some others.
    The Hilton hotel in Laval announced it has completed renovation work and now has new service offerings available. The investment totalled $8M.
    Engineering consulting firm SNC Lavalin was awarded a contract extension, which could reach a value of $180M, for the maintenance of small ships in the Canadian Navy until 2019
    A building will be constructed in Waterloo at a cost of $2M to hold the Médica medical clinic and a pharmacy. Work will begin this autumn and should be complete in spring 2017.
    The Commission scolaire des Patriotes (CSP) is looking for part-time staff to fill positions as music, English, and dramatic arts teachers and psychologists. Visit www.csp.ca for details.
    A new building with 22 rental units spread over 4 floors will be constructed at a cost of $3.5M in Granby. The first renters will be able to move into the new homes in July 2017.
    The Fonds de placement immobilier Cominar, owner of Les Galeries de Hull, announced a $5M investment to modernize its food court. Work should last until the end of 2017.
    The Ferme des Voltigeurs will set up a fourth location to sell vegetable grain-fed chickens in Drummondville. Six employees have been hired, and more might be needed for its opening in spring 2017.
    The Yves Houle funeral home is investing a little over $1M to build a complex where all of its services will be offered in Pierreville
    Le Victor, a building containing high-end rental homes, will be constructed in Victoriaville following a $5M investment. In total, 37 units will be offered as of May 2017 to a target clientele of those 50 years old and over.
    Fromagerie Victoria is investing $1M in its two locations in Victoriaville: Grande Place des Bois-Francs and its headquarters. Some people will be hired, but not many, given that some of the company's employees will be transferred to the two locations.
    The Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe will go ahead with the construction of a new cafeteria and the expansion of its current one thanks to $1.8M in financial aid from the Government of Quebec
    The Jean Coutu pharmacy on Fiset Boulevard in Sorel-Tracy was renovated following a $1.1M investment
    The Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montréal will be modernized following an $8.4M investment
    A health centre of excellence with a capacity of over 650 students will be built in Joliette at a cost of $23M. Work should be complete in October 2017.
    Surplus RD, which specializes in furniture liquidation, will open a new location in Sorel-Tracy, creating about 10 jobs
    The Government of Quebec announced a $40M investment to support the aerospace industry in the development of an ecological airplane
    Lepage Millwork in Rivière-du-Loup invested $5M in a second plant, which should create 150 jobs over three years. The door and window manufacturer could potentially double its production and expand its line of products.
    The Résidences des Bâtisseurs group will invest over $7.5M by autumn 2017 to expand its Rivière-du-Loup residence. This project will create 10 jobs in addition to the 40 existing already and add 87 new housing units.
    Graduates from La Pocatière's Institut de technologie agroalimentaire (ITA) have a job placement rate of 95.3%. The ITA features five programs, including agricultural business technologies and management, animal production technology, and equine techniques.
    Équipements Gaétan in Lac-aux-Sables will invest $3.2M to improve its facilities and develop new markets, creating 27 jobs. The company manufactures drilling and anchoring equipment.
    Marquis Book Printing in Louiseville needs about 10 workers for plant supervision, customer service, for which bilingual staff would be needed, production, and binding. The company currently employs 141 people.
    Nemaska Lithium in Shawinigan is looking for about 30 operators with experience in chemical transformation
    The Coopérative de solidarité d'aide à domicile de l'Énergie in Shawinigan is expected to double its workforce to meet demand. The co-op, which employs about 40 people, has a very high number of needs due to population aging.
    Technologies Bionest in Shawinigan is offering positions in accounting, after-sales service, systems analysis, and warehousing. The company manufactures wastewater purification systems.
    The Trou du diable microbrewery is looking for bottling workers, sales staff, administrative personnel, and a chef. The company employs about 100 people.
    HDI Technologies in Shawinigan is looking for both technical and production staff. The company, which specializes in manufacturing electromechanical systems for the transportation industry, is growing quickly. HDI has expertise in assembling wiring harnesses, instrument panels, and industrial control panels.
    The continuing education and business services team at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières is offering "La route vers l'emploi," a program for people between the ages of 50 and 64 who want to reintegrate into the labour market. The program, which lasts 10 weeks, has a job placement rate close to 90%. Among other things, it helps people develop computing skills.
    Moulures Modernes in Saint-Magloire is investing $2M to expand its plant. Work began recently and will be completed around mid-December. The company plans to hire about 10 new employees within 12 to 18 months.
    The developers of Le Renaissance, a seniors' home in Thetford Mines, will begin the building complex's second phase in November. In total, 51 housing units will be added, and the investment will total $6M.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $8.6M in a consortium of five companies whose mandate will be to develop prototypes of electric buses and trucks. The first phase of the project should create 26 jobs.
    Olymel is investing $3M in its Vallée-Jonction plant, which will lead to the creation of 160 jobs. As a result of this investment, a table will be installed for deboning pork hams, a new activity for this facility.
    The developers of La cache du Domaine in Thetford Mines will build a health and beauty centre close to the hotel complex. The investment will total $4.5M, and the centre will create 25 jobs upon opening next spring.
    The Hudson's Bay store in the Fleur de Lys shopping centre in Québec City will close in September 2017. About 50 people will lose their jobs.
  • Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016

    Buffet des Continents, a new restaurant opening in Drummondville, will recruit about 100 workers, including management, kitchen, service, and support staff, on October 11 and 12
    The W.L., a restaurant opening at the end of October in Drummondville, is looking for 15 to 20 employees
    Car dealers Nissan and Infiniti will open in Mont-Tremblant following a $40M investment from ALBI le Géant. In total, 100 people will be hired to work at the new locations.
    Bois La Minerve, a sawmill that also produces timber, began operations in the municipality of La Minerve. A total of 14 people will be hired.
    Property developer Carbonleo and hotel group Four Seasons announced the construction of a 163-room hotel as well as 18 private luxury homes in downtown Montréal. The investment will total $250M.
    The City of Saint-Jérôme will invest $9M next year in its Parc Multisports to improve its offering of sports and recreational activities
    Three partners, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, CTI Life Sciences Fund, and Servier Canada, announced the creation of Ilkos Thérapeutique to combat venous ulcers. The $21M investment will create about 10 jobs in Laval.
    The City of Nicolet inaugurated the building that now holds city hall and the H.-N.-Biron library under the same roof. The project represents a $3.15M investment.
    AB Express, a distributor of auto body products, is investing $1M to construct a new building to house its facilities in the city of Mercier, creating 5 to 10 new jobs
    The Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) is investing over $7.3M to upgrade Oka National Park. Work will be completed not only on campsites, but also on the shores of La Grande-Baie and the park's walkway, both of which provide access to the marsh.
    Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse, a new performance hall, was inaugurated following a $1.5M investment in the form of financial support from the provincial and federal governments. The facility's activities will be run by non-profit organization Odyscène.
    WestRock, a Warwick-based packaging manufacturer, is investing $15M to expand its plant and acquire new equipment. About 30 employees will be hired, primarily in production, by spring 2017.
    A new provincial detention facility was built in Sept-Îles following a $90.1M investment
    Dollarama opened its third store in Drummondville with about 20 new employees
    The owners of Village Perché, a concept chalet for rent in Sainte-Béatrix, will build a second structure at a cost of $500,000. The construction is part of a six-chalet project whose investment totals $1M.
    Laurentian Bank announced it will terminate 300 positions by spring 2018 and merge 50 branches in Quebec due to a restructuring. According to the bank, most of the jobs affected will be eliminated by attrition.
    Over 850 people work at the McInnis Cement job site in Port-Daniel-Gascons, and this number will climb to more than 1,000 over the months of October and November. The cement plant's kiln should be lit at the start of 2017.
    Siemens Transformateurs Canada Inc. hired 25 people at its 2 Trois-Rivières plants in the past year. The company is investing $1M in new production equipment, which will open up five new positions.
    The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières will invest $7.7M to build new offices for instructors and renovate classrooms and the Pierre-Boucher building's laboratories. Gilles-Boulet Avenue, located on the campus, was recently repaired.
    E.J. Bourque Express in Mont-Joli laid off its 65 employees for an indefinite period of time. The equipment and construction materials transporter has been negatively impacted by its mother company, Dynamic Transport, which has financial difficulties.
    The Canadian Armed Forces are looking for 2,500 reservists to increase the country's total from 26,000 to 28,500
    Paber Aluminium in Cap-Saint-Ignace (RCM of Montmagny) has a dozen permanent positions to be filled immediately. Moulders, casters, polishers, and sand moulders are needed.
    Éléganza recently opened a new store in the Place Sainte-Foy shopping centre. The investment totalled $1.5M, and the opening created about 30 jobs.
    A Super C will open in Lévis in the Saint-Romuald sector in the next two months. Some positions still need to be filled. The company will be recruiting for two days on October 21 and 22 at the Centre local d'emploi du Littoral.
    A Super C will soon open in Baie-Saint-Paul. The $7.7M investment will create more than 50 jobs.
    I.C.E. Datacenters and Metro Optic announced the official opening of their Montréal-based I.C.E. data centre, an independent interconnection and fibre optics centre
  • Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016

    Milan Conception, an industrial equipment manufacturer for the car weather-stripping industry, invested $1.6 million for expansion and to purchase cutting-edge technology. At least 10 new employees will be hired, with five more in 2017.
    McDonald's will join the Port-Cartier commercial centre, where the tourist information office is located. Approximately 45 employees will be hired for December. They will join the approximately 20 hires announced last winter.
    The Notre-Dame-de-Ham municipality inaugurated a new building for the municipal garage and fire station. A subsidy from the Government of Quebec provided 75% of the nearly $1M investment.
    Réseau Sélection, a company specializing in the management of private residences for pensioners, will build a 30-storey building containing 300 units in Laval. The development has an estimated value of $95M and will be ready towards the end of 2018.
    The St-Pancrace microbrewery in Baie-Comeau will hire five employees to join their 25 current workers. Given the popularity of its beers, the company intends to double its production capacity by spring 2017 thanks to an investment of $2M.
    Réseau Sélection, a developer and manager of residential complexes for pensioners, will build a 250-unit building in Valleyfield and a 260-unit building in Saint-Hyacinthe
    The Saint-Hubert airport in Longueuil will be renovated to meet safety standards thanks to financial assistance totalling $17M from the Government of Canada
    The City of Chibougamau will invest $3.3M in financial aid from the Government of Quebec into its infrastructure
    The Abitibi-Témiscamingue Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux is investing $5M to unite all its rehabilitation services under the same roof at the Centre de réadaption La Maison
    The Centre technologique en aérospatiale at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit will receive $4.25M to develop a new flight operations research program
    The Vallée des Loupiots childcare centre is expanding by constructing new installations in Val-d'Or, creating 14 new full-time jobs and 4 new part-time jobs
    Sandoz, a pharmaceutical company, has announced the layoff of 20 workers and the elimination of 27 jobs at its injection drug plant in Boucherville due to the introduction of new technologies and processes
    Super Remover is investing $700,000 to double the area of its installations and continue its expansion into the U.S. market. Recruitment is expected after work is completed.
    The City of Val-d'Or invested $7.5M to build a new fire station thanks to financial aid from the Government of Quebec
    The owners of a building in Cookshire-Eaton housing the Cookshire health centre and Omnimed have invested $2M to expand the building; project completion is scheduled for spring 2017
    Oriens Technologies, a producer of cement additives from industrial waste, has suspended operations in Bécancour to renew its environmental permits. About 50 employees were temporarily laid off.
    The Centre de bénévolat Manicouagan in Baie-Comeau has closed its doors. Some of the services it offered might continue. Six employees have lost their jobs.
    A building housing life sciences companies will be built in Sherbrooke thanks to a $5.5M investment. A few dozen workers might find jobs for spring 2017.
    Publiforme is investing $1.5M to relocate to Sherbrooke and expand. A specialist in all types of signage, the company expects to create four jobs by next spring.
    Labatt Brewing Company has announced a $46M investment to add a new can production line at its Montréal factory
    The City of Montréal plans to build an ozonation plant in Montréal to operate 12 months per year at a cost of $351M. The complex, which will include four buildings, is expected to begin operations in 2018.
    Khrome Product Transport in Drummondville, a component manufacturer for mass transit, will outfit regional commuter train engines operating in the New York City area. About 20 employees will be hired, joining the 15 already employed.
    Sécurité Côte-Nord, a new company in Baie-Comeau specializing in patrolling, security, and bodyguards, is looking for workers to join six current employees. Training will be offered directly by the employer.
    Revenu Québec now has a new location in Saguenay, allowing it to bring its 136 employees together in addition to 20 new employees on the same site. The work, which began in June 2015, required a $14.5M investment.
    Embouteillage Solar in Terrebonne has invested $3.5M to build a new plant. With this expansion project, the company will grow from around 50 employees to about 60.
    Planiform in Terrebonne is investing $1M to expand its factory and acquire production equipment
    The Terrebonne-based company El Ma Mia, a specialist in producing spice blends, has begun expansion of its location. It has invested $2.6M.
    The Centre de ski in Saint-Georges is looking to hire about 10 people for jobs relating to the sliding centre's activities. The deadline to apply is October 6.
    Mirego is expanding. The company has offices in Québec CIty and in Montréal on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, but is currently recruiting throughout the metropolitan area. Mirego is hiring developers, designers, and project managers.
    Investissement Ray Junior is beginning work on the Les Villas de la Cité de Mirabel development project. The project will cost an estimated $90M. The first homes should be ready in December 2016.
    SFK Leblanc in Saint-Anselme is recruiting. The company is offering about 10 engineer, programmer, and robotics and artificial vision specialist positions, and about 20 other positions in welding, machining, and electromechanics.
    Olymel is investing $11M to expand and modernize its further-processing pork plant in St-Henri-de-Lévis. About 30 jobs will be created.
    Victoriaville Parachute, a skydiving centre that recently changed owners, is looking to hire five employees to work on-site at the company's location at the André-Fortin regional airport
    The Hudson's Bay Company has announced that the high-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue will arrive in Montréal in 2018
    The Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata will invest $2.2M by summer 2017, leading to 21 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. This investment will pay for five kilometres of paved park access road, near St-Michel-du-Squatec.
    The Parc national du Bic will invest $4.6M to develop the Tombolo centre, creating 46 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. Water treatment facilities at campsites will be upgraded, and 10 cabins will be built.
    The placement rate of the Centre de formation professionnelle en foresterie de l'Est-du-Québec in Causapscal is excellent due to company internships for graduating students. The school's planning, logging, and forestry equipment operator programs are all full.
    The ARM Collection Agency is hiring in Shawinigan, as are CGI Group which works in information technology services, and PMA Assurances, which is seeking insurance agents
    JYSK, a furniture and home décor retailer, opened a store in Trois-Rivières on September 17. JYSK also sells products for outside the home.
    The Centre d'entrepreneuriat Alphonse-Desjardins in Shawinigan includes 52 companies and 9 organizations that employ 190 people
    The Salon de l'emploi, de la formation et de l'entrepreneuriat for job seekers in Shawinigan will take place on October 5 at the Centre Gervais Auto. In 2015, 73 exhibitors participated.
    An IGA grocery store, a Familiprix pharmacy, and a Dollarama store will soon be built in Trois-Rivières following an investment of more than $25M. Phase one of the area, named Le Citadin, will include these businesses as well as office space.
    Rail GD in New Richmond, a division of Gaspésie Diesel, has about 30 employees, down from 45 last winter. Rail GD specializes in upgrading railway rolling stock.
    Mont Orford will be getting a facelift thanks to a $2.5M investment in the first phase, totalling $25M over 10 years. The project is being realized with the financial support of 16 out of 17 municipalities in the Memphrémagog RCM.
    The Boisvert residential and long-term care centre in Baie-Comeau was inaugurated following a $5.3M investment. The newly renovated building will be able to receive seniors of the region who are experiencing a major loss of autonomy.
    Air Canada has announced a new daily direct flight from Montréal to the city of Shanghai, China, starting in February 2017. This will generate 200 jobs.
  • Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016

    Tim Hortons has created a place for itself in Stanstead. Around 30 employees were hired. The investment total was not disclosed.
    The National Capital Commission (NCC) concluded a $4M agreement with developer Wakefield Mill to design, renovate, and operate the O'Brien house in Gatineau Park as an 11-room boutique hotel and restaurant
    In mid-November, a new microbrewery, Délires et Délices, will open its doors in Chambly, with about ten different beers available for customers
    LSR GesDev, Bonneville Industries, and the Ipso Facto investment fund are investing $70M in the Loggia housing development, which will include four phases and a total of 241 rental units
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $2.49M in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to transform Edgar-Hébert secondary school into a primary school
    An investment of $10M has allowed the start-up of the Recyclo-Environnement plant. The plant specializes in dismantling electronic waste and has hired about 100 employees in Sorel-Tracy.
    The 15th Salon de l'Emploi in Vaudreuil-Soulanges will be held on October 5 at the Pavillon sur le lac at Château Vaudreuil. Job seekers will have access to hundreds of skilled, semi-skilled, and student jobs.
    More than $1M was invested in the Gatineau branch of Rôtisserie Saint-Hubert (Hull sector) for renovations to update the restaurant's visual image
    The Maison de la culture de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau has obtained $1M in financial aid from the Government of Canada to renovate its performance hall, which is the auditorium at the Cité Étudiante de la Haute-Gatineau
    A retirement and long-term care facility (CHSLD) is under construction in East Angus at a cost of $21M. It is scheduled to open at the end of October or in early November. The building's other tenants will include the CLSC.
    Éconofitness, a self-serve fitness centre, has invested more than $1M to open a branch in Victoriaville this autumn. The employer will hire a dozen employees.
    Genetec, a leader in IP-based security systems, opened a branch in Sherbrooke. In the coming months, the employer will hire new workers to join the six developers already employed.
    Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer CAE has announced that it obtained military contracts from the US and Austria to bring training products and services up to speed, for a value of more than $120M
    The Coopérative d'habitation Rive-Gauche La Déferlante, a 49-unit complex for people over 50, was inaugurated in Sherbrooke following an investment of almost $5.2M from various funding partners
    An investment of $3.5M over seven years has allowed the renovation of about 100 houses in Kitcisakik, a community located 90 km from Val-d'Or
    The City of Rigaud is investing $4.8M in the construction of a city hall for the municipality, to be completed by autumn 2017
    Vidéotron has announced the official opening of its 4Degrees data centre in Montréal, a project with an estimated value of $40 million that will enable companies to make better use of online commerce
    French company La Nancéienne will set up its meat production plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, creating five jobs
    A high-density residential eco-neighbourhood will be built in three phases in the Promenades sector in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville in 2018
    Eighteen Sherbrooke companies are seeking about 40 employees for various jobs. Recruitment will occur during the 2016 portes ouvertes sur l'industrie event (www.viensvoirlesindustries.com) on October 14 and 15.
    The 18th edition of the Salon Priorité Emploi in Granby will take place on September 23 and 24, at the Cégep de Granby. Job seekers will have access to over 700 jobs.
    A new lighting manufacturer, Tungstène Éclairage créatif, has opened its doors in Granby. The company is growing and expects to hire two additional employees in autumn.
    The Bijouterie Lampron in Drummondville will relocate in the same city thanks to an investment of $1.1M. The company intends to hire five employees in December.
    ON Entertainment, a French company specializing in cinema and animation production, has announced the opening of a studio in Montréal, an investment of over $12 million. The company plans to hire 300 people over three years.
    Monville, a new 20-storey hotel with 270 rooms, is under construction in Montréal. It is expected to open in summer 2017.
    Phase 1 of des Belvédères Road will begin, following an investment of $2.9M to upgrade the Camp de bûcherons and the construction of two lookout points in the RCM of Avignon. Nearly 20 jobs will be created or retained.
    Garantie de construction résidentielle opened an office in Trois-Rivières, generating about 10 jobs, mainly for inspectors. This office, which will administer new residential construction warranty plans, will cover all of Eastern Quebec.
    Collège Shawinigan will offer an attestation of collegial studies in hygiene and cleanliness for sanitary maintenance. Graduates will be ensured work at one of the Centre Intégré Universitaire de santé et de services sociaux facilities in Shawinigan or in Trois-Rivières.
    Maison Isabelle is creating 15 jobs, bringing their total employee number to 30. A night shift will be added on September 19, allowing this Trois-Rivières cake, pie, and cookie maker to operate 24 hours a day, five days a week.
    Construction of the Résidences des bâtisseurs, a seniors' residence, could begin in June in La Tuque. The investment of over $20M will create 50 jobs. At the end of its two phases, the building is to contain more than 200 apartments.
    The Produits de nos grand-mères plant in Saint-Séverin was destroyed by a fire on September 15, leaving about 50 people out of work. This food products manufacturer plans to relaunch activities as soon as possible.
    The Marie-Leneuf school in Trois-Rivières will undergo renovations valued at more than $18.4M, including the construction of an additional wing, enlargement of classrooms, and refurbishment of several rooms. The work should take about two years to complete.
    The new L'Encre magazine created 25 part-time jobs in Rimouski. It will be distributed once per month in print format and its goal is to highlight positive news.
    The Gondolier restaurant in Trois-Pistoles closed on September 13, and about 20 people lost their jobs. Increases in food prices, strong competition, and rent costs were reasons given to explain this decision.
    The Anglophone primary and secondary school Métis Beach in Métis-sur-Mer will be expanded as a result of work valued at $7.7M. The tender process has not been launched, but work on this school in the Eastern Shores School Board should be completed in a year and a half.
    The Government of Canada will invest $37 million to restore the Québec Citadel and fortifications. The majority of this sum, $22M, will be used to repair Québec City's fortifications.
    The three Menchie's ice cream parlours in the Québec City region will shut their doors. In total, 15 people will lose their jobs.
    The centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) in Québec City is currently recruiting. It has significant workforce needs and must fill administrative officer and maintenance staff positions.
    Panda Gourmet has just opened a new Thai restaurant in Lévis. It invested half a million dollars and created a dozen jobs.
    Nordia is currently recruiting. The company hopes to fill almost 150 new jobs over the next year at its call centre in Jonquière.
    CPE La Pirouline will open a new location in the Lachenaie sector in Terrebonne. It has invested $1.4M and will create 18 new positions and five indirect employment opportunities. Opening is scheduled for January 2017.
    Construction Denis Joly & Fils is investing $15M in a new housing development in Sainte-Béatrix (Lanaudière)
    Groupe Épicia has reopened its Jardin Mobile branch on Lebourgneuf Boulevard in Québec City, creating about 30 jobs
    Two developers in Baie-Saint-Paul are investing $5M to construct the Résidences de l'Estuaire. About 30 jobs will be created, mainly for client care attendants and practical nurses.
  • Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016

    Collège Ellis, a private college, is investing $1M in a new student residence at its Drummondville campus
    Metro is investing over $8.3M to relocate to the Promenades Drummondville, adopting the Metro Plus brand, since the store will increase its size. The new location will hire around 20 new employees for mid-April to add to its current staff of 38.
    The Government of Canada has announced $213M in funding for three innovative technology research projects at four Montréal universities
    The Government of Quebec and several partners are opening the Habitation Louise-Beauchamp seniors' residence in Laval. The residence, which cost an estimated $19.8M to build, has 86 housing units for semi-independent seniors.
    The Government of Quebec has announced $23M in funding to build the infrastructure needed to open a family medicine satellite faculty at the Hôpital de Gatineau
    Devimco, a property developer, has announced that construction has begun on the TOD Quarter in Brossard. This major real estate development project combines residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational-tourism aspects and is valued at $1B.
    The Government of Quebec has announced $100M in financial support to improve municipal infrastructure in villages in northern Quebec
    The Government of Quebec and its partners have invested over $4.8M to build the first phase of the Domaine du Marais, a 30-unit community housing project for families and single individuals in Gatineau
    Les Constructions F & P Courtois, a construction and property management company, is investing almost $3M to build the first of six phases of a new residential complex in Victoriaville. Tenants should be able to move in in November.
    Groupe BMR is investing $2.5M to purchase a lot and build a new materials yard at its BMR Ostiguy & Frères de Chambly store
    Samcon, a real estate developer, has announced the construction of the Montcalm residential project in Montréal. The project's 109 housing units and 7 townhouses are scheduled to be completed in 2018.
    Blue Mountain Wallcoverings, a wallpaper manufacturer, has declared bankruptcy. Although at one time the company employed some 400 people in Sherbrooke, only around 15 remained when it closed at the beginning of August.
    Le Marathon de l'emploi, a job-hunting day organized by the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Shawinigan, will be held on September 21. Young people aged 16 to 35 will be able to visit close to 800 businesses in the greater Shawinigan area and will have access to a job offer and internship pool.
    Few young lawyers are available to replace their older colleagues in the Gaspésie region, despite the fact that the number of lawyers in Quebec is increasing at twice the rate of the province's general population
    Shaker Cuisine et Mixologie's new Rimouski location will create at least 25 jobs, following an almost $1M investment. The new restaurant will be located in the Complexe Bar chez Pull. Construction will begin in late October and will last six to eight weeks.
    WEC Tours, a division of ENERCON based in Matane, will cease production of concrete towers for wind turbines on September 9. Now without a contract, the plant will keep 4 employees to monitor equipment, despite employing 80 workers last year.
    Scierie Leduc will cease operations on October 28. The Québec City-based company employed almost 75 people. Problems in the lumber industry as well as the company's inability to afford the substantial costs to modernize its facilities were cited as reasons for the closure.
    Groupe La Force Kia is investing $8.5M to open a Kia garage in the Val-Bélair sector of Québec City. The new garage is scheduled to open in March 2018.
    IKEA is opening a new store in the Sainte-Foy sector of Québec City in summer 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2017. IKEA estimates that the new store will create around 400 direct and indirect jobs.
    The Lallier Honda dealership in Repentigny is investing $12M to move to a new, larger building and will become Lallier Honda 40-640
    The Commission scolaire des Affluents is opening a new elementary school in Repentigny, following an over $15M investment
    VET Dessin is investing $5M to build industrial condos in the Nazaire-Laurin industrial park in Joliette, creating 130 jobs. Construction of this industrial real estate development will be completed in spring 2017.
    Le Château, a clothing store located in Montréal, has announced the opening of a new warehouse and e-commerce distribution centre, which will create some new jobs
  • Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016

    A new fire station will be built in Mont-Saint-Hilaire at a cost of $5M, thanks to $2.75M in government funding
    The Canam Group is slashing 30 jobs from project management teams in the heavy structural steel division of its Boucherville plant
    Furniture manufacturer Rustik bois de grange has set up shop in Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby. The company specializes in artisanal design and construction, as well as heritage building restoration. They also dismantle old buildings.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $5.5M investment to renovate and improve infrastructure at the Cégep de l'Outaouais and the Cégep Heritage College in Gatineau
    Groupe Vegco in Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington has invested $6M in new facilities and equipment to increase its onion production capacity by 20%
    Groupe Laroche Estrie is investing $5M to build the second phase of the Quartier des Patriotes in Napierville, which will create 50 jobs. Construction on this commercial real estate project is set to begin in summer 2017.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $5.7M investment to expand the Saint-Édouard elementary school in the municipality of Saint-Édouard
    Devolutions is investing $600,000 to expand its facilities in Lavaltrie, which will allow for the creation of 55 new jobs
    The Government of Quebec is investing $2.5M to outfit a warehouse space at the Port of Trois-Rivières. The $10M project will create 25 jobs.
    The Jack Saloon restaurant has just opened in Trois-Rivières, creating about 50 jobs
    The company Les Barges de Matane is investing $5.5M in Matane to purchase four barges and one tugboat in order to implement a new marine transportation service
    Construction has begun on the Manoir Saint-Antonin in Saint-Antonin. The project has an estimated value of $5M and will include 30 units.
    McDonald's is investing in four of its restaurants in Mauricie, three in Trois-Rivières and one in Shawinigan. This investment, totaling $800,000, will create about 15 jobs at each location.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $10M investment to expand the Louis-Cyr high school in Napierville
    The City of Beloeil is opening its recreation centre, which was constructed at a cost of $4.9M. This energy-efficient facility will help meet the needs of the community.
    Québec City's Groupe Norplex is moving forward with its real estate project, La Pignoronde, in Baie-Saint-Paul. The investment totals $34M. The first units are set to be available in winter 2017.
    The City of Lévis will have a new pool complex, which will be built at a cost of $28.5M. Construction will begin in late summer 2017, and the opening is planned for mid-2019.
    Modular home builder Pro-Fab is closing its facility in Saint-Apollinaire in the Lotbinière region. About 30 people will lose their jobs at the start of October.
    Modular home builder Pro-Fab is closing its facility in Saint-Apollinaire in the Lotbinière region. About 30 people will lose their jobs at the start of October.
    Debiopharm, a Swiss biopharmaceutical group, will invest tens of millions into Québec City-based company GenePOC. This investment will create several new jobs at GenePOC.
    Seniors' residence Le Saint-Guillaume, located in Saint-Georges (Beauce) will be expanded. The investment totals $13M. Construction of the new building will begin in summer 2017 to be completed by July 1, 2018. About 20 jobs will be created.
    La Popessa restaurant, located on Lebourgneuf Boulevard in Québec City, has just declared bankruptcy. About 10 jobs will be lost as a result of the closure.
    Umano Medical, a hospital bed manufacturer located in L'Islet, will invest $8M to modernize its plant. This project will create more than 120 jobs over five years and consolidate the 90 existing jobs.
    More than 700 jobs will need to be filled over the short and medium-term at Village Vacances Valcartier. The company is in need of security guards, lifeguards, servers, cooks, maintenance workers, and salespeople, among others.
    General Electric (GE) has announced it is laying off 57 workers from its Sorel-Tracy plant, due to a decrease in its backlog of orders
    La Savonnerie des diligences, a soap-maker in Eastman, will move into a new facility in Orford, built by the company at a cost of $700,000. This expansion will add 3 employees to the company's existing staff of 10.
    The City of Baie-Comeau is going ahead with plans to install and realign water pipes, in addition to building a water treatment plant. The project has an estimated cost of approximately $60M and will be completed in late summer 2017.
    Rexfab, a company that designs, manufactures and installs automated equipment for the food industry, has built a new facility in Sherbrooke, requiring an investment of more than $1.65M. The company's expansion will add 12 jobs to the existing 23.
    The Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, a religious community, plans to invest $8.5M to renovate its facility
    La Manne, a food co-op that also houses a cafe/restaurant, has acquired a new building in Victoriaville. In addition to acquiring this new facility, La Manne will renovate it extensively, bringing the total investment to $1.3M.
  • Week of Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016

    Drummondville's Au Grenier des Petits, a boutique for babies, young children, and parents, is investing over $1M to relocate in the same city while doubling its surface area. Eight employees are expected to be hired to join the eight current workers.
    The City of Baie-Comeau is investing $1M to acquire a new building to establish its electrical department on September 1
    The Guzzo theatre chain will invest $10M to construct a new cinema with about 10 theatre rooms, including one IMAX theatre, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    The Government of Quebec announced a $79M investment to expand and renovate schools in Montréal in 2016/2017. The Commission scolaire de Montréal will receive $51M, and $28M will go to the Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys.
    A $2.5M commercial project, including a gas station with a car wash and convenience store, electric vehicle charging stations and a Tim Hortons, will open in the first of two phases in Asbestos. Between 40 and 50 employees will be hired by July 2017.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $5M investment to expand the gymnasium at Le Transit de Val-d'Or high school. Work is expected to begin in spring 2017.
    Bell is investing nearly $50M to extend its fibre optic network in Trois-Rivières, Shawinigan, and the surrounding area.
    LM Wind Power, a manufacturer of wind turbine blades based in Gaspé, was awarded a contract of up to five years with the United States. A total of 85 employees will be hired and will join the 200 already employed.
    Urban Barn, a Canadian furniture and home décor and accessories retailer, opened a new store in Vaudreuil-Dorion, creating new jobs for sales consultants, supervisors and assistant managers
    Pelican International, a manufacturer of plastic leisure craft, announced the creation of 100 new positions at its Salaberry-de-Valleyfield plant
    A new conference centre will be built in Saint-Hyacinthe. Construction will begin in September 2016 and should be completed by fall 2017.
    The Government of Quebec announced $22.2M in health care funding to improve services provided to seniors living at home
    Westcliff, the owner of Galeries de Terrebonne, is investing over $20M to renovate the shopping centre. Work is expected to be completed in December 2016.
    The Government of Quebec is providing $14.4M to the Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie des Mille-Îles (CSSMI) to construct a greenhouse complex in Mirabel and expand schools in the area
    The Government of Quebec is investing over $2.5M in Mont-Tremblant National Park for trail maintenance and restoration and the construction of five new chalets
    A Tim Hortons restaurant, a Le Magasin convenience store, and an Esso service station will be built in Saint-Jacques following an investment of $2M. Approximately 50 jobs should be created and the openings are scheduled for October 2016.
    A new arena built at a cost of $2.2M on the reserve near Notre-Dame-du-Nord will enable youth to develop community values
    Creaform, a Lévis-based company specializing in the design and manufacture of metrology tools, is still looking to hire. The company currently has 35 openings (technicians, engineers, commercial positions, etc.).
    Biomoss plans to invest nearly $70M in two briquette manufacturing plants in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Each plant could create 60 to 65 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $25M investment to expand the Marie-Rivier and Sacré-Coeur schools in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    Cuisine Bröder, a kitchen and bathroom design and creation specialist, now has a storefront in Candiac
    The Priorité Emploi job fair will be held on September 23 and 24 at the Cégep de Granby. Jobseekers are invited to participate in a preparatory workshop on September 14 at 9:30 a.m. at Service Externe de Main d'Oeuvre de Granby et Région, and at 6:30 p.m. at Service de perfectionnement 3000.
    Énergère, a Montréal-based company specializing in engineering consulting and energy management, was awarded a contract by the City of Montreal valued at $28M to install a smart public lighting control system
    The Resto-Bar La Marina in Bécancour, which was purchased in May, will be transformed into a microbrewery. The project will require considerable investment and could create about 20 jobs at the establishment's opening scheduled in spring 2017.
    A seniors' residence will soon be built in Saint-Ferdinand. The building will include 16 units and will require an investment of over $2M.
    TJX Companies has opened its first Marshalls store in Québec City. It plans to open several more in the region by 2017.
    The Government of Quebec announced $27M in funding for the Commission scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries (CSDGS) to build a specialized school and acquire a building intended for vocational training in Châteauguay
  • Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016

    The Municipality of Saint-Anselme will invest over $5M to develop its land and install a roundabout at the intersection of Ste-Anne Street and St-Jacques Street with the aim of building 230 additional housing units
    Charlesbourg's La Cage restaurant is permanently closing on August 26 due to the more youthful direction the chain has taken over the past several months. Some 20 employees will be affected.
    Châteauguay's La Cage restaurant has permanently closed. Some employees will be relocated to other locations, and others may lose their jobs.
    Sportium, a sporting goods store, has announced that they will open a branch at the Centre Laval in fall 2017
    Victoriaville's SamaN, a woodwork finishing product manufacturer, was destroyed by fire, and 45 jobs have been affected.
    SamaN, a woodwork finishing product manufacturer, is hiring 10 production employees for its new temporary plant in Victoriaville following the July 15 fire. They will join the 45 current workers.
    La P'tite Grenouille opened its 12th live music establishment in Victoriaville. It employs some 20 employees.
    McDonald's has invested $600,000 to modernize its six franchises in Victoriaville, Plessisville, Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, and Thetford Mines. Some 50 employees have been hired to join the approximately 250 currently employed.
    Capiche, a new family restaurant in Drummondville, has hired 12 employees since opening in July
    L&S Cranberry is currently searching for 45 workers to fill packaging labourer positions at its Saint-Lucien plant
    The Building Products Canada Corporation has announced that its Joliette plant will close on October 7. This closure will result in the loss of 25 jobs.
    The Cégep de Drummondville and Cégep de Victoriaville will invest $1.5M and $2.8M respectively from Government of Quebec budgetary envelopes to help them maintain their buildings and develop their computing equipment.
    Sushizo has closed its Drummondville restaurant to open a second location in Trois-Rivières. The number of layoffs has not been disclosed.
    Magog's Solutions Plastik, a company that specializes in plastic injection moulding, is investing $1M to expand and acquire state-of-the-art equipment. By the end of the year, 15 employees will have been hired to join the current 80.
    Liberty Spring has announced that it will lay off 42 employees from its Montmagny plant as of September 20 due to a slowdown in operations
    The Domaine du Grand-Portneuf, a $20M realty project including mini-houses and cottages, will open in Pont-Rouge
    Saint-Honoré's Construction Lem-Tech has been awarded two contracts valued at $5.7M to build 22 housing units at the Bagotville military base
    GCS Développement Immobilier and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ are investing $20M to construct a building containing 92 rental units in Charlesbourg
    The Government of Quebec announced it is investing $5.4M to build multi-use roads to facilitate access to public lands in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
    La Mauricie National Park is investing over $15M to repair its year-round paths and priority service buildings, thanks to funding provided by the Government of Canada
    Metro in Saint-Anne-des-Monts is investing at most $5M to perform renovations. New workers will be hired when the work is complete in March, and they will join the approximately 100 current employees.
    The Government of Quebec is granting the Commission scolaire des Portages de l'Outaouais $80.1M to build three new schools in Gatineau: two high schools and one elementary school
    Maniwaki's Canadian Tire store is expanding, creating some 10 new jobs. Work will be completed in the fall.
    The CISSS des Laurentides has announced that it has moved its Info-santé service (8-1-1) to Rivière-Rouge. This $750,000 investment should create some 20 jobs.
    The Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord (CSRDN) has announced the construction of a new 21-classroom school in Saint-Colomban. The project will cost an estimated $12.2M and should be completed in September 2017.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $2.6M in long-term home support in the Lanaudière region for 2016-2017
    The Government of Quebec announced it is investing $553M to build, renovate, and expand schools in the province for 2016--2017
    Saint-Tite's Acier Rayco, a steel and aluminum part manufacturer, is investing nearly $1.7M, after being granted financial assistance by the Government of Quebec. The company plans on hiring 7 new employees to join the 18 currently employed.
    Mobility Montréal, a group of private and public partners, announced it is investing $46M to reduce the effects of road construction sites and improve circulation in the greater Montréal area
    Rio Tinto, an aluminum smelter, is investing $36.6M in its Laterrière plant to construct a new building to increase its production by the end of 2017. Proco, a Saint-Nézaire-based company, has obtained a large contract valued at $12M.
    Canlac Group, Abbott Laboratories is expanding in Victoriaville. Details have not been confirmed, but the investment could reach $40M and might lead to the hiring of more workers, who would join the 30 current employees.
    Cooper Standard, a manufacturer of plastic and rubber sealing products, is investing $11M to centralize all of its operations in a single location in Sherbrooke as early as next March
    Drummondville's Patio Drummond, a manufacturer of landscaping concrete products, has hired 40 workers and plans on doubling that number within three years due to the rise in residential development
    The City of Asbestos is investing nearly $3.7M to extend its natural gas network thanks to financial assistance provided by the federal government. Some 20 businesses, industries, and institutions will benefit from Gaz Métro's services by October.
    Victoriaville's Alphavic and Bécotte, Warwick's Confection Aventure, Laurierville's Technofil, and Princeville's ANP, Confection Premier choix, Convertex, and Wes Industries are searching for about 30 industrial sewing machine operators
    A total of 12 municipalities in the Bécancour regional county municipality are investing $13.5M to extend the fibre optic network across the region by the end of June 2017. Groupe Telecon will handle the installation, and Sogetel will provide telecommunication services.
    Nicolet's Familiprix is investing close to $2M to relocate in the same city by the end of fall
  • Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016

    Allô Prof is opening a new homework assistance service in Saguenay. The company will hire 11 part-time teachers and one coordinator to answer questions from elementary and high school students from throughout the province.
    The City of Mirabel is investing $4M to build its new cultural centre. The work should be completed by the end of 2016.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $29.5M investment to support and improve the quality of services in the province's museums
    Groupe Bolduc is investing $150M to build three 12-storey buildings that will include 675 condominiums in the Lebourgneuf area in Québec City
    A new armoury will be built in Sainte-Foy at the cost of $22M. The construction contract was awarded to Pomerleau. Work started in spring 2016 and is expected to stretch over 18 months.
    Maison de la danse is investing $5.5M to build three new studios and renovate their existing three studios and workplaces in the area dedicated to contemporary dance in the St-Roch area in Québec City
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $13M investment to build multi-use roads and infrastructure to improve access to public lands in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region
    The City of Québec will invest $78M over the next few years to build two new holding tanks to counter wastewater overflow in the city
    Hardware retailer Canac is investing $5M to build a new store in Granby, which should create 90 jobs. Work should start in fall 2016.
    The Ville de Gatineau is investing $11.5M to revitalize the Promenade du Portage and Laval Street intersection. The first phase, estimated at $6.1M, will continue until spring 2017.
    Boston Pizza has invested $2M to open a new restaurant in Gatineau, creating about 60 jobs
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $4.7M investment to build multi-use roads and infrastructure to improve access to public lands in the Outaouais region
    A new restaurant, Belga Bistro Bar (BBB), is opening in the Buckingham sector in Gatineau. This $150,000 investment will create 7 or 8 jobs. The Chocomotive artisanal chocolate factory is also opening next door.
    Télécommunications Xittel will close its Trois-Rivières call centre, causing 15 layoffs. Maskatel decided to centralize calls to its Saint-Hyacinthe headquarters, where some employees will be transferred.
    Olymel and the Groupe Robitaille are partnering up to invest $80M in their Yamachiche facilities. This investment should create 350 jobs over the next three years.
    The Government of Quebec is investing over $1.5M in long-term home support in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for 2016/2017
    Groupe Maritime Verreault, located in Les Méchins, has been awarded an $8.5M contract to repair an icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard
    McInnis Cement in Port-Daniel-Gascons has reached an agreement with NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers Limited to acquire its first transport vessel. The agreement should create some 25 jobs at the beginning of 2017.
    The federal government is investing $3M over three years in the TechnoCentre éolien in Gaspé
    The federal government will hire 10 new employees at its Rimouski Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) service centre in the fall
    Château Bellevue, a retirement home in Baie-Comeau, will begin its third expansion phase to bring its total number of units to 303. The $16M investment will create about 15 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec will invest over $6M in multi-use roads throughout Côte-Nord
    The ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports is investing over $1.9M to improve road conditions in Princeville
    The Caisse de dépôt et de placement is investing an additional $125M in the construction of McInnis Cement's cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascon and taking control of the project
    The federal government will hire 20 new employees for its pay services department in Shawinigan
    CO2 Solutions in Québec City has entered into a trade agreement for $7.4M to develop a unit to capture carbon emanating from the Fibrek kraft pulp mill in the Serres Toundra cucumber production complex
  • Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016

    A Courtyard Marriott hotel has opened in the Lebourgneuf area in Québec City following a $30M investment
    The City of Saguenay is investing $4.5M to expand the Bagotville cruise terminal
    The Municipality of Saint-Prime is investing $1.8M to expand its city hall and build a new firehouse
    Soprema, a manufacturing industry specializing in insulation and services to builders, will enlarge its factory located on Haggerty Street in Drummondville. This work will cost a total of over $3M and will be completed in Spring 2017.
    A new Café Morgane coffee shop will open in Drummondville next fall, creating some 10 jobs
    The Government of Quebec is investing $13M to improve logging roads in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region
    The Pères Trappistes chocolate factory, located in Dolbeau-Mistassini, and Nutrableu, located in Normandin, have partnered with IGA grocery stores to sell their products in IGA's 300 locations throughout the province
    The City of Montréal has announced a $15.5M investment to modernize 140 traffic lights and improve pedestrian safety
    Major renovations costing $8.1M will take place at the fisherman's wharf in Blanc-Sablon, starting this summer
    Utopie Snowboards MFG in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski has created some 20 jobs. The ski and snowboard manufacturer could create some ten more jobs soon.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie will open a mental health centre in New Richmond, creating some 10 jobs. The next few months will be dedicated to renovating, and the centre should open in January.
    Hérôle, a company that specializes in role-playing games, will begin operations in the old TR Offset spaces in Trois-Rivières at the end of August. In October, Playzone will open a game area that will include indoor playgrounds, arcades, and bumper cars.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais hires on average 177 nurses per year, and its nursing workforce has increased by 4% since 2013-2014. Approximately 38 nurses retire each year in Outaouais.
    Olymel and the Coopérative fédérée have unveiled the first pig nursery in Fugèreville, creating 10 jobs. If the 5 pig nurseries expected to open become operational, 50 jobs should be created in Témiscamingue following a $50M investment.
    Regroupement soutien aux aidants de Brome-Missisquoi has laid off the 16 employees working at the Maison Gilles-Carle in Cowansville for a period of up to 10 weeks, starting on July 25. The reason given was a loss of funding.
    Olymel will eliminate 340 jobs in its pork boning plant in Saint-Hyacinthe by the end of September 2017, as boning will be done in the slaughterhouses located in Saint-Esprit, Yamachiche, and Vallée-Jonction. Some employees might be relocated.
    Bauer has announced it has eliminated 38 jobs, which include an undisclosed number at its Blainville innovation centre
  • Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016

    Hydro-Québec presented its new data centre located in Drummondville, which represents a $100M investment. The centre will be administered by the Véolia company beginning in 2018 and will create 14 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $175M investment to support a direct shipping ore project with the Tata Steel Minerals Canada company in Schefferville. Ultimately, the project will allow the creation of 550 jobs.
    Sept-Îles's Pavage Béton TC has opened its new energy-efficient asphalt production plant, representing a $3M investment. The company also offers a new soil treatment service in a partnership with Axor.
    Shire Pharma, a pharmaceutical company, has announced its intention to centralize its operations in Toronto by fall 2017 following an organizational realignment. In all, 65 Montréal-based jobs will be affected by the transfer.
    Vétoquinol, a veterinary pharmaceutical products manufacturer, has announced the opening of two new laboratories in Princeville. This $7M investment has allowed the creation of some 15 jobs.
    Many of the Capitale-Nationale region McDonald's restaurants are currently being updated, which represents an investment of over $4M. Some 315 jobs will be created.
    The Eurovia Québec Grand Projet company has just obtained a $19.4M contract to perform work on the Dubuc bridge in the Chicoutimi district. Work will be done over a two year period, until 2018.
    The City of Laval has announced the site of the upcoming firehouse 5 in the Saint-François sector. The firehouse, which should be operational in 2018, will cost $7.6M.
    Kruger Products, located in Crabtree, has invested $55M to add a paper machine in its plant
    Éconofitness, a new self-service gym concept, has opened a branch in Mascouche, following a $1M investment
    The City of Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac is investing over $5.5M in a new nanofiltration and biological filtration drinking water system
    Gaspé's LM Wind Power has advertised 80 jobs, including 75 production day labourers. The wind turbine blade plant, which has increased its work schedule from 5 to 7 12-hour days, is relying on exportation to ensure its sustainability.
    The painting services branch of the Qualité Étudiants company has created 10 student jobs in Rimouski up until now and needs to hire 4 new painters quickly
    The F. Ménard fine foods company will open a new pork processing plant in Henryville, following an $8.5M investment that will create 126 jobs. Furthermore, $544,290 will be dedicated to employee training.
    Youth from Sainte-Julie, Saint-Amable, and Varennes have found employment thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program. A total of 180 jobs were created in the Pierre-Boucher-Les Patriotes-Verchères riding, and another 177 were created in the electoral district of Montarville.
    The Cree Outfitting and Tourism Association will train 28 Cree people as ship captains in order for them to obtain certification recognized by Transport Canada. They will eventually be able to bring tourists to James Bay.
    A L'Intermarché grocery store and an Intersport store will open in the Place Centre-Ville shopping centre in Amos. Intersport is closing its downtown location to expand its facilities to unite all of its services, including Pur Vélo, under one roof.
    PAMA Manufacturing, a medical supplies manufacturer, has invested $10M to build a plant in Mirabel. The company plans on creating some 30 jobs.
  • Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016

    Martin Roy Transport will invest $12.5M over five years to renew its fleet of trucks, reduce its ecological footprint, and improve its supply chain. This investment will also allow the employer to create 10 jobs.
    The Groupe Laroche Estrie developer will invest $5M to build a new shopping complex in Napierville during summer 2017, which will create some 50 jobs
    The City of Châteauguay is investing $10M in its infrastructure, including street reconstruction, water main rehabilitation, and a beautification project near the Arthur-Laberge bridge
    La Biotique, a new organic goods store, opened in Lorrainville
    Groupe Maurice, a real estate developer, has announced the construction of a residential project valued at approximately $65M in Montréal. Three twelve-story towers, which will total 343 condos, are scheduled to be ready for fall 2018.
    uBreakiFix, a store specializing in electronics repair, opened in Longueuil
    La Boucherie à l'Ancienne, located in Maniwaki, invested $120,000 to expand its facilities to meet the needs of its growing customer base. Two new positions were added, bringing the total amount of employees to 12.
    The A&W burger chain is searching for a franchisee who is ready to invest $1M to open a new restaurant in Maniwaki in 2017. The project should create 25 new jobs.
    Hydro-Québec is investing $260M in Terrebonne for the construction of a substation containing three buildings to receive the new Chamouchouane line
    Raufoss Canada, a manufacturer of forged aluminum automotive suspension components, has announced a $49M investment to upgrade its Boisbriand plant. The project is expected to create 60 new jobs.
    Convectair has announced the opening of its new energy conservation research centre in Sainte-Thérèse, following a $3M investment
    The Government of Quebec has announced financial assistance intended for three manufacturing companies in Shawinigan: Zedbed International, Comaintel, and Solutions Gényk. This assistance will allow for the creation of some fifteen jobs.
    Sogetel will invest $5M in a fibre optic network in the urban sector of La Tuque and will create 5 new jobs by establishing itself in the area. Following the project, the City is considering consolidating and creating jobs in the information technology field.
    A&W will open a second restaurant in Rivière-du-Loup by the end of 2016, which will create over 30 jobs. The restaurant will offer a 24-hour drive-thru and some 60 seats for on-site dining. Its construction will begin during the week of August 8.
    The Vitrine du-Bas-Saint-Laurent portal offers job seekers information related to various activity lines, jobs, and events. The job offers are organized by category and by RCM, of which there are eight.
    Le Groupe Martin will open a new St-Hubert rotisserie in the Lebourgneuf sector in Québec City, but will close its location on l'Ormière Boulevard. Current employees will be reassigned to the new location, and some 50 new jobs will also be created.
    Following a $500,000 investment, a new A&W restaurant will open on the corner of 8e Avenue and rue des Cèdres in Dolbeau-Mistassini. Construction should start in August and be completed before the holidays.
    Medicago has awarded a $12.5M contract to the SNC-Lavalin engineering firm to design their new $245M production complex that will open in Québec City in 2019. The complex's construction will begin in the fall.
    The City of Saint-Nazaire will invest $4.3M to build a new city hall. Construction will take place between spring and fall 2017.
    iFly College, a new aviation school in Québec City, is planning on training some 40 pilots and creating 10 jobs in its first year. The following years, the school plans on creating at least 5 jobs annually.
    Alasko Food, a Montréal company that specializes in frozen foods, is receiving a $15M investment from Fondaction CSN and the Aviro Capital fund. The company plans on creating some 20 jobs over the next few years.
    Fibrotek Advanced Materials, located in Clermont, is searching for some 100 people to fill positions such as moulder to manufacture carbon fibre parts. An accountant position and two accounting secretary positions must also be filled.
    Supermétal, a business located in Sherbrooke, must expand its factory due to excessive demand. Thus, about 40 additional jobs will need to be created.
    Tim Hortons, the fast-food chain, will open next fall, in the former Carrefour Belvédère in Sherbrooke. The opening of this restaurant will allow the creation of about 40 jobs.
    A massive investment of over $100 M by the public and private sectors in Port-Cartier will be invested in a biofuel factory. Production will begin in 2017 and create about 30 jobs.
    Mag One Products, a business specializing in magnesium processing and refining , is planning to locate three plants in Asbestos and Danville. The first plant could begin production as early as December, leading to the creation of over 100 jobs.
    The Drummondville Cégep will invest over $2 M over the next two years to renovate its installations and add an art gallery. The first phase will begin this summer, with an investment of $600,000.
    The Carrefour de l'Estrie in Sherbrooke is getting a facelift, thanks to an investment of $44M by Ivanhoé Cambridge. This sum will be used to refurbish the building, renovate the infrastructures and expand the main entrance.
  • Week of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016

    The Montréal Canadiens hockey club announced that its American Hockey League farm team will move to Laval from Newfoundland in fall 2017
    Macaer America, a landing gear manufacturer based in Laval, announced a $40.4M investment over 5 years to develop new products
    The Telus telecommunication company announced a $111M investment in Montréal in 2016 that will be used to install new communication infrastructure
    A new rest area, which will include a gas station and fast food restaurants, will be built on Highway 20 (exit 109) in Saint-Mathieu‑de-Beloeil
    Granby's Dubé & Loiselle food distributor has been sold. The new owner plans on keeping all 160 employees and hiring new vendors.
    The Government of Canada is investing $5 million in the aeronautical industry to help 11 Quebec companies increase their production capacities and accelerate the commercialization of their products
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer and pilot training specialist, announced it secured contracts valued at $180M with several civil aviation carriers
    The Government of Canada is investing $1.8M in the CanmetENERGY research centre, located in Varennes, to expand its facilities, improve its heating and cooling system, and install solar panels
    The Government of Quebec is investing $51.9M in long-term home care in Quebec in 2016/2017
    Groupe Sportscene invested $2.5M to rebrand and renovate the La Cage sports bar in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
    Shawinigan's Nemaska Lithium will create some 20 chemist, electrochemist, operator, and electrician jobs. The end of the project's first phase, which will require an estimated $38M investment, is expected for December 2016.
    Louiseville's Marquis Gagné printing shop will train 34 new workers to fill vacancies created by employees assigned to a new press, which cost $1M. The company doubled its workforce in 4 years.
    A total of 150 employees are responsible for holding the Cirque du Soleil performances at the Cogeco Amphitheater in Trois-Rivières. These shows will cause nearby restaurants to double their respective staffs to meet the demand.
    AddÉnergie Technologies has 60 employees in its Shawinigan plant, where they manufacture electric vehicle charging stations. AddÉnergie is the third largest network in North America, with over 2,000 charging stations deployed.
    La Pocatière's Bombardier Transportation will recall 65 employees within 2 months to meet 2 contracts that will last until 2018 and 50 other employees for another contract. The plant is also searching for some 20 engineers and technicians.
    Transport Canada has announced a $26M investment in port facilities in the Havre Polyvalent de Cape-aux-Meules, the asphalting of the Îles-de-la-Madeleine airport runway, and the airport's terminal
    Saint-Joseph's Gal Aviation will cease its operations at the beginning of September. Some 30 employees will lose their jobs.
    La Champagnerie, a bubble bar, will open on Saint-Joseph Street in Québec City in the fall and will create some twenty jobs
    Walmart has just opened its newest store, located in Les Galeries Chagnon in Lévis. The store's relocation created some 30 new jobs to be added to the already existing ones.
    A new Familiprix pharmacy, which will cost $1.5M and create some 10 jobs, will be built in Brome Lake
    The owner of the Rack'N'Roll restaurant and bar is investing over $750,000 to renovate its Boucherville establishment. The restaurant will be closed for this project and its grand reopening is scheduled for the fall.
    Culp is investing $3.8M in its Rayonese Textile Inc. plant in Saint-Jérôme. The company plans on hiring 24 new employees.
    The Government of Quebec is investing over $3.6M in long-term home care in the Laurentides region in 2016/2017
    AP&C, a company located in Boisbriand, announced an investment of over $30M to build a second plant, which should create 106 new jobs within the next three years
    Sonaca Montréal, an aerostructure part manufacturer located in Mirabel, announced an investment of over $22M to upgrade its plant
    Thanks to financial assistance from the Government of Quebec, in combination with an investment from the company, Opsens will be able to keep 30 currently employed individuals and create 116 new jobs in the Capitale-Nationale region
    The Commission scolaire de Laval announced that a new elementary school, which is scheduled to open in fall 2017, will be built in the Duvernay-Est neighbourhood, at a cost of over $10M
    After one year of service in the city of Drummondville, the Le Gibier pub-restaurant is closing its doors
  • Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016

    Victoriaville's cultural space, Le Carré 150, was built thanks to a $26.6M investment
    Thanks to an investment of $1.5M to $2M, Boulangerie et Pâtisserie Lamontagne, Poissonnerie La Moulière, Bières et saveurs du terroir, and Boucherie Brûlé will open in downtown Victoriaville and hire around 20 employees
    Montréal's Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Air Canada have announced an outright purchase agreement for 45 CS300 planes, valued at an estimated US$3.8B, with purchase options on 30 other aircraft. The first delivery is scheduled for late 2019.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $67.4M investment in the Laval road network over the next two years
    The Government of Quebec will invest $132.8M in Nord-du-Québec's infrastructure by 2018
    Thanks to government funding, the City of Saint-Philippe is investing $3M to expand the building that will house the city's community centre
    Thanks to $3.6M in government funding, the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Cégep will go forward with various renovations of its facilities on all three of its campuses
    Starting this fall, Drummondville's regional airport will invest $9M to upgrade and expand its runway. The project will be completed thanks to funding from the federal government and the SDED.
    Montérégie's Olivier Group acquired three automobile dealerships in Sept-Îles: the Chrysler, Ford, and Nissan dealerships
    The Centre Intégré Universitaire de Santé et de Services Sociaux de l'Estrie ¿ CHUS, Quebec's second largest CIUSSS, which includes 14 facilities, will hire around 350 employees to fill administrative and clinical positions
    The Government of Quebec announced a $1.4B investment to modernize Montréal's road network over the next two years
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec signed two agreements related to public transportation and drinking water and waste water treatment for a total investment estimated at $1.2B over three years
    The Société des établissements en plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ) invested $6M to renovate the Lac-Stukely campsite and beach, both located in the Mont-Orford National Park
    The Government of Quebec will invest $86M to modernize the refrigeration systems in arenas and curling centres in Quebec
    The Portages-de-l'Outaouais School Board (CSPO) granted $11.7M to Construction J. Raymond to build a new school in Gatineau's Aylmer sector
    The Government of Quebec has invested $8.1M to upgrade and expand the Nord-du-Québec's Tasiujaq airport to facilitate travel between various northern communities and southern Quebec
    The Société d'habitation du Québec's RénoRégion program has a $15M budget to financially assist low-income or moderate income owner-occupants living in rural areas perform repairs on their residence
    Coveo, a Quebec company that specializes in intelligent search and content recommendations, will open a Montréal office in December 2016. Over 50 jobs will be created in the two years following this expansion.
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, announced the acquisition of military contracts valued at an estimated $100M
    Two months ago, l'Isle-Verte's XMétal-Cotech began recycling and reloading firearm ammunition casings. Approximately $1.2M have been invested and 10 new jobs have been created at the machine and welding shop.
    In August, Parent's Arbec plant, which is a division of Groupe Rémabec, and Pyrobiom Énergies will set up an experimental plant, which will convert forest biomass. The company plans on creating 7 to 10 new positions, following this $7.2M investment.
    The Nouvelle-France microbrewery in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts hired waitresses, a brewer, an assistant brewer, and a production manager, raising its total employees to nearly 25 during the summer
    Parks Canada will invest $33M in infrastructure at the Forillon National Park and the Battle of the Restigouche National Historic Site. These funds will help restore the welcome centres, campgrounds, roads, and bridges.
    Immeubles Novard invested $4.8M for the construction of a mini-mall by the Pierre-Lapointe boulevard in Bromont. The mall will include a gas station, a convenience store, and a café.
    Québec City and the governments of Quebec and Canada announced a $97M investment to build recreation facilities. The ice rink and three community centres will be built for 2019/2020.
    The owner of BMW Québec will open a new branch in Lévis. The dealership should open in March 2017 and will create around 40 jobs. The project will require a total investment of $15M.
    Following a $2.2M investment, Ormstown's Barrie Memorial Hospital will be renovated. The work should be completed by winter 2017.
    A new immunotherapy research centre will open at Montréal's Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital. A product of a private-public partnership and provided with a $50M budget, the centre will offer targeted and state-of-the-art treatment to its patients.
    Thanks to a $10M investment, the Tour Saint-Jérôme has begun construction of a four-storey LEED-certified office building in Saint-Jérôme. The building's construction should be completed in early 2017.
  • Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016

    Atmosphère, a chain of stores specialized in sport and outdoor recreation, will open a branch in Val-d'Or, leading to the creation of 6 new jobs
    The Harricana School Board (CSH) will invest $3M to repair and renovate its buildings in 2016-2017
    The Rouyn-Noranda School Board will invest $1.8M to renovate its buildings in 2016-2017
    A new fire station will be built in Rigaud, to meet the requirements for the fire safety cover plan. A governmental funding of $1.5M was granted to the city.
    Canards du Lac Brome is investing almost $23.1 M thanks to a loan of more than $13 M by the Quebec government. The company is planing to hire up to 100 employees, who will join the 200 existing ones.
    L'Aubainerie, a chain of family clothing stores, is investing $3M to open a new branch in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, leading to the creation of 50 new jobs
    Altitude Gym, a climbing gym located in Gatineau, is investing $350,000 to improve its service offer and to expand outside the Outaouais region
    Milkomax, a company in Sainte-Monique specialized in the design and marketing of cow milking robots, is planning to hire a dozen employees between now and next year, with the view of increasing production
    Canadian Pacific could lay off 260 rail maintenance and repair workers and not fill 240 currently vacant positions. In Quebec, 25 out of 120 maintenance workers are affected.
    The second phase of the Faubourg du Ruisseau residential development in Nicolet will be launched, thanks to a $2.5M investment, and will be available by no later than October 22
    The Infiniti Sherbrooke automobile dealership inaugurated its new location on Bourque Boulevard, following a $3M investment
    The Gustave-Gauvreau seniors' residence in Sept-Îles is expanding, thanks to an investment of nearly $28M
    The team of the Pacini restaurant in Trois-Rivières will grow from 55 to 70 workers, starting July 8, following an expansion and the addition of a terrasse. The restaurant will seat 240, following this investment of almost $750,000.
    The Arbec factory located in Parent is hoping to fill its vacant positions at this sawmill, a division of the Rémabec Group, which is implementing a training program for the Atikamekw of Wemotaci, in specific skilled factory trades and trucking
    The Géoparc of Percé, Coop de solidarité, launched its activities on June 23, following investments totalling $7.3M. About 20 people work at the Géoparc, which is hoping to attract 40,000 visitors per year.
    The Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports announced investments of $96.3M over 2 years in the roads of Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine,which will generate employment for 600 workers on 105 sites
    Coton Vanille is hiring about 15 workers in Rimouski. The company makes evolutive clothing for children, which they can keep while growing, between the ages of 6 months and three years. These products are sold in 75 shops aroud the world.
    The Centre d'action bénévole des Seigneuries, in Rivière-du-Loup, is looking for home care workers, as the recruitment of qualified personnel is not easy. About 60 paid caregivers work at the facility.
    The Cache du Domaine, located in Thetford-Mines, opened on July 1st. A $20M investment will lead to the creation of about 50 jobs.
    Bombardier finalized the order relating to the purchase of 45 Cseries aircraft with Air Canada. The deliveries of Cseries to Air Canada are set to begin towards the end of 2019 and continue until 2022.
    Le Charlemagne pub and restaurant, located in Drummondville, will reopen in the fall. Several thousands dollars should be invested in renovations.
    The Auto Manic Honda automobile dealership of Baie-Comeau is investing $500,000 to expand and renovate. Two new employees will be hired, one in the sales and the other in the customer sales department. They will join the 13 existing employees.
  • Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016

    Quebec's transport industry would like to fill 21,000 truck driver, school bus driver and material handler positions by next year. A large number of employers are having difficulty hiring.
    The Government of Quebec will invest $60.5M in Société des Établissements de Plein Air du Québec (Sépaq) networks over the next four years. This will bring economic benefits, including the direct and indirect creation of 599 jobs.
    Three restaurants (Ben & Florentine, Extreme Pita/Thaï Express and PizzBox) will be opening in Sherbrooke's Quartier Santé development. By fall, 50 employees are expected to have been hired.
    With a $30M investment, a seven-story tower with both retail and office spaces will be built in Saint-Hyacinthe
    The Government of Quebec has announced that it will be investing $6.5M to repair the Matagami water treatment plant
    Devimco Immobilier is investing $70M to build a commercial complex including a Super C grocery store, a Jean Coutu pharmacy, a Scotiabank, a gas station, restaurants and other businesses in La Prairie, which will create about 850 jobs
    Lareau Insurance Brokers is investing $2.5M to build its new head office in Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville
    The City of Gatineau has announced that it will be investing $77M to repair its road network at 125 work sites
    The Government of Quebec is granting nearly $1M to five innovative projects in the Côte-Nord region, totalling $2.3M
    Cité des affaires du Boisé de l'Équerre is a new business centre under construction in Laval. This $30M project is being carried out in several phases and includes four buildings that will be available beginning next September.
    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that it was awarded a contract for the purchase of 10 CRJ900 aircraft at an estimated value of US$472M
    The Drummondville manufacturing company Outillage de Précision Drummond, a subsidiary of Canimex that specializes in metal, has invested nearly $10M to acquire cutting-edge bending and laser cutting equipment
    Montréal's Hôpital du Sacré-C¿ur will be expanded to house an integrated trauma centre, an endoscopy department and a maternal/child care unit. The project is estimated to cost over $148M.
    Thanks to an investment of over $3.2M from the Société d'habitation du Québec, 24 new housing units will be constructed for low-income families in Sherbrooke
    The Montréal company AddÉnergie and its partners have announced a nearly $13M investment to launch a network of electric vehicle charging stations throughout Canada
    A 15-unit condo building will be built on the shore of Lake William in Saint-Ferdinand following a $2.5M investment. Future condo owners will be able to move in by November at the latest.
    Alta Precision, a landing gear components manufacturing company in Montréal, has unveiled its new production facility after completing $11M of modernization work, creating a few management and machinist positions
    The Government of Quebec is investing $6.2M in the Cégep de Sherbrooke's infrastructure and in the Champlain Regional College's Lennoxville campus. This funding was taken from the $163.1M allocated to 48 Quebec public college institutions.
    The renewal of the cultural development agreement between Culture Shawinigan and the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications will result in the creation of about 20 part-time jobs. The new agreement amounts to $611,600.
    Forêt y goûter is establishing its head office in Grandes-Piles with six employees. The company, which specializes in harvesting and marketing mushrooms, does business with about 10 independent harvesters during the harvest period.
    Sépaq is investing $9.4M in its Gaspé establishments¿$2.1M to rebuild heritage houses on Bonaventure Island, $4M for winter tourism, and $3.3M to fund heritage projects. This will create 93 direct and indirect jobs.
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada will invest over $44M over two years in small craft harbours in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region. Nine Îles-de-la-Madeleine harbours will receive a $15M investment this year, and $31M in total.
    The Cage-Brasserie sportive on Belzile Street in Rimouski will be turned into a Pacini restaurant, and the Cage Rimouski la Cité will be renovated, following a total investment of at least $1.5M. Pacini is planning on doubling the staff working in its current restaurant.
    The Centre Intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-St-Laurent will be shedding 118 jobs because of the $20M in cuts it will have to face over the next two years. In total, 33 of those jobs are nursing or nursing assistant jobs.
    The Davie shipyard temporarily laid off 120 of its employees recently. These new lay-offs appear to have stemmed from disputes between the shipyard and the Société des traversiers du Québec.
    Village Vacances Valcartier will open its new recreational tourism complex in December. The complex will include an indoor water park and hotel. In all, this is expected to create 80 new permanent positions.
    Château Bellevue owners are working on phase two of their building project in Saint-Nicolas. The construction of this additional $19M building will create about 20 jobs.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean is facing $15M in budget cuts. About 135 jobs will be cut, including 37 medical technologist positions.
    Olymel is investing $25M to expand its hog slaughterhouse in Saint-Esprit. It plans on hiring 200 new employees.
    The Seigneurie des Mille-Îles School Board has announced that it will build a new 21-classroom elementary school in Saint-Eustache. The estimated $12M project should be completed in September 2017.
    The Joseph-Savard cultural centre has opened in Mirabel, following $1M in investments
    Fromagerie Roy was able to open in Rawdon thanks to a $1.5M investment. Six jobs were created at the cheese factory.
    Bombardier has opened a customer response centre in Mirabel that will employ 75 specialists
    The first construction phase of the O Quai du Nord 43-condominium project has just begun in Boisbriand. Delivery is expected in fall 2017.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $446,000 annually to ensure that the Centre collégial de Mont-Tremblant continues to operate
    The Saint-Jérôme Cégep will offer a new food service management program
    The Government of Quebec is investing $3.75M in the Saint-Jérôme Cégep's facilities
    The Government of Quebec is investing $2.3M in the Saint-Jérôme Cégep to increase its student capacity
    Moderno is investing $20M to build 43 condominiums and 7 townhouses in Joliette
    IAMGOLD is receiving $50M in financial aid from the Government of Quebec to help develop its Westwood mine near Rouyn-Noranda
  • Week of Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2016

    The automaker Subaru is opening a car dealership in Rouyn-Noranda after 20 years without a presence in the region
    The Asie Plus restaurant will relocate to the former Bravo pizzeria location in Victoriaville in August. Approximately 11 new employees will be hired to join the existing 14.
    The Wales Home residence in Cleveland is investing approximately $3M in an expansion. Over 200 volunteers donate their time and 145 employees work there to meet the 85 residents' needs.
    TMI Climate Solutions Canada, which manufactures heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, announced the opening of a new plant in Montréal and the creation of 250 jobs over 3 years, representing a $45M investment
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals announced a $10M investment to modernize its drug manufacturing plant in Laval
    The Vaudreuil-Dorion library will be expanded and renovated at a cost of $8M in an effort to modernize and develop local services for the public
    The Uniboard Canada plant in Val-d'Or has been granted $4.5M in government funding to improve its energy performance
    The Mount Gleason ski station in Tingwick is investing $1.1M to expand and to renovate its food services area
    Vodkalight is investing $5M in the construction of an ultra-modern distillery in Gatineau. An ultra-premium, low-calorie vodka is to be produced for the domestic and South American markets starting in 2017.
    Through its Aquanox division in Magog, which manufactures wall-mounted valves for water treatment, ISE Metal will be hiring a number of employees (including designers, draftspersons, estimators, welders and assemblers) in the coming year
    Le Petit mas is investing close to $1M to acquire new farmland to produce garlic in Martinville. The buildings there will be converted to a processing and storage centre that will include a store and an administrative office.
    The Oasis greenhouses in Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska have invested $2M in the creation of a new business, Jardin et Fraisière Oasis, where raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and sweet corn will be grown. Eight new employees are working there.
    Forever 21, a retail operation that sells clothing for the entire family, will be opening a new store in Vaudreuil-Dorion. It is expected to open in the fall of 2016.
    The Boulangerie Lemieux bakery operation will be investing $3.5M in Princeville to build a new plant and a store offering regional products and to modernize its equipment. A total of 5 to 10 employees will be hired to join the 12 existing ones.
    The municipalities in Haut-Saint-François have invested some $800,000 to create a multi-use trail connecting the Walter-Mackenzie park in Scotstown to the limits of Mont-Mégantic national park
    L'Archipel, a new vegetarian, gluten-free restaurant, has opened in Cowansville
    Parc de la gorge in Coaticook has invested $800,000 to be able to offer its clients water games and a bubble house village designed by a Montréal company, Cosy Bubbles
    New Millennium Iron, a mining company, will be closing its Sept-Îles and Schefferville offices by September. Of a total of 19 employees, 11 will lose their jobs.
    Collège Montmorency in Laval has announced an expansion project with an estimated value of $4.8M in order to be able to accept more students
    The City of Montréal has announced the awarding of a $28M contract to Énèrgère Consultants to deliver an intelligent street lighting system within the city
    The Quebec government has announced a $163.1M investment to maintain and renew its building inventory and to modernize the computer systems at 48 colleges in the province
    CAE, a flight simulator manufacturer based in Montréal, announced that it has been awarded an estimated $145M worth of military contracts with the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates
    Le Chez Nous, a new restaurant specializing in submarine sandwiches, has opened in Rouyn-Noranda
    Nortek Air Solutions in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, the parent company of Venmar CES, is looking to hire 75 new employees as mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and industrial engineers, as well as welders, refrigerationists, painters, day labourers, and others.
    The Super C grocery store chain has just opened a new store in Lavaltrie, following a $4M investment
    The municipality of Terrebonne will be spending $46.2M on roads
    The BuroPLUS Martin store in Joliette will be hiring 14 employees to work at the Martin bookstore
    The Des Affluents school board has announced the construction of a new school with 32 classes in L'Assomption. The cost of the project is estimated at $15M and it should be completed by September 2018.
    The PFD Avocats law firm in Saint-Jérôme will be expanding and will be hiring about 12 new employees
    Groupe Sylvain Farand Inc. will be investing $50M in the construction of 50 semi-detached homes in Mont-Tremblant
    Groupe Lauzon is investing $15M to open an Audi garage in Blainville, which is expected to start operations in early 2017. A total of 50 jobs should be created.
    Groupe Mondor, located in Lavaltrie, is acquiring seven new service stations. At the same time, its staff will be growing from 30 to 120 employees. Five new jobs will also be created at the head office in Lavaltrie.
    Bell is investing close to $10M to connect 3,400 townhouses in Lorraine to its fibre optic network. The work will be completed in 2017.
    A new residential and long-term care centre with 96 spaces will be built in Saint-Jérôme. The project is expected to be completed by 2018 and to create 115 new jobs.
    Inter Clôtures in Trois-Rivières will be investing $1.2M to purchase specialized equipment. The company is looking for a minimum of 5 skilled workers, millwrights in particular, to work in milling, hydraulics and electronics.
    AddÉnergie Technologies hired 15 people in Shawinigan in 2015, with the possibility of 15 other new hirings this year at this manufacturer of charging stations for electric vehicles
    A Holiday Inn Express & Suites with 111 rooms will be built in Trois-Rivières following an investment of over $10M. Construction will start in March 2017 and the hotel is expected to open in the spring of 2018.
    The Bas-Saint-Laurent region should have 14 new doctors by 2017. It would take approximately 30 doctors, including about 10 in Rimouski, to compensate for the number of doctors in the region who retire or who pass away while still working.
    Only about 30 of the original 100 or so employees remain at WEC Tours, a division of Enercon in Matane. The plant, which manufactures concrete towers for windmills, was not selected during Hydro-Québec's recent tender call.
    Uniboard Canada has invested $29M to purchase equipment, which will increase productivity at its plant in Sayabec. This decision will consolidate the 380 jobs at this particle board and fibreboard plant.
    The Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs will be investing over $7.9 M in private forests in the Bas-Saint-laurent region during the 2016-2017 fiscal year. This sum will increase the amount of wood harvested from the private forest.
    The Oasis de la Baie residence, located in Bonaventure, will not be rebuilt after a fire that destroyed this seniors home on May 22
    The MJ dental lab in Chicoutimi-Nord does not have enough workers. There is a shortage of dental technicians. The company and other suppliers in Quebec must therefore recruit in other countries to fill their labour needs.
    Québec City will be investing $40M to renovate and expand the Gabrielle-Roy library in the Saint-Roch district. The new space is slated to open in 2021.
    Gestion Yan Boudreau will be building a new medical complex in the Saint-Jean-Chrysostome area in Lévis. The amount of the investment is $7M. Construction will start in July and the building should be ready by December 2016 or January 2017.
    Norda Stelo, a Québec City engineering firm, will be laying off dozens of workers in the coming weeks because of what it has described as a repositioning.
    The Sainte-Angèle wharf, a major tourist attraction in Bécancour, is spending $748,650 on renovations thanks to a financial contribution from the Quebec government.
    DCMTL Développement, a consortium of building owners, has announced an investment of $20M over four to five years to modernize the Cité de la Mode in Montréal.
  • Week of Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016

    The Office municipal d'habitation (OMH) in Drummondville is investing $2.3 M to renovate buildings that contain 34 residential units in the Saint-Joseph neighbourhood.
    A $3.5 M investment will allow the New Deal brewery in Boucherville to start producing organic beer
    The Square Candiac residential project, valued at $600M, includes 2,000 residential units available for purchase or rental, along with condominiums and townhouses. The first residents will be able to move in by the spring of 2017.
    The owners of the Metro Plouffe grocery store in Farnham are investing $3M to modernize their business
    Renovations will begin at St. Joseph's Oratory in Montréal starting in 2017. The project is being funded by the three levels of government. Modernizing the facility, including the construction of an observation centre, will cost about $80 M.
    The Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board has announced plans to build an elementary school in the LaSalle borough of Montréal. The school board's project is expected to start in March 2017 and will cost an estimated $12M.
    Maskatel, a telephone, television and Internet service provider, will invest $40M by the end of 2018 in the Centre-du-Québec and Montérégie regions
    Groupe Quorum and Groupe Marsan have announced the launch of L|L Laval-sur-le-Lac, a real estate project worth an estimated $100M in Laval. Phase one of the project will be delivered in the summer of 2017.
    A residential complex for independent seniors will be constructed in three phases of 63, 66 and 66 units respectively, in the Aylmer area of the city of Gatineau
    Valeant, a Laval-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, has announced the creation of 15 new factory jobs following a production transfer. These openings are for production and engineering positions.
    Sandoz Canada imposed an indefinite lockout of some 267 workers at its drug manufacturing plant in Boucherville
    Réseau Sélection has announced a $30M investment in addition to the $50M initially planned for phases I and II of residential retirement complex Le Vice Versa Châteauguay
    The City of Montréal announced street repairs in 13 boroughs on the Island of Montréal at a cost of $30M
    Aluminerie Alouette, a grey metal producer in Sept-Îles, has invested $28M in commissioning a new transformer rectifier unit to increase its production
    The opening of a chain of 12 Jerry Ferrer snack bars offering local fare began in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville with the arrival of a restaurant where patrons can bring their own wine
    A 200-room hotel complex valued at $25M will be built in Saint-Hyacinthe by developer Beauward
    The Carrefour Super C supermarket in Drummondville will be expanded and then renovated following an investment of over $5M
    The Canada Summer Jobs program will provide summer jobs to 120 young people in the federal riding of Mirabel
    Cedrico Lumber Inc. is experiencing labour recruitment problems at its Price and Causapscal sawmills. These locations are facing a shortage of workers, including industrial mechanics and electrical engineers. Uniboard in Sayabec has the same needs.
    Bioparc de la Gaspésie in Bonaventure completed renovation work, valued at $3.5M, covering the first 2 phases of a $5.6M project. This work created 5 new animal services and maintenance jobs.
    Between 700 and 800 workers are employed at the McInnis Cement work site in Port-Daniel-Gascons, including about 100 from the municipality itself. Plant operations are expected to start in the spring of 2017.
    Olymel will invest over $1.5M in Trois-Rivières deli La Fernandière in the next few months as it adds a third production line, creating 30 jobs. New equipment will be purchased and the plant will be expanded.
    The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières will reduce its professorial staff by eliminating 15 positions in 2016-2017 and 17 positions the following year. This action is part of the university's financial recovery plan.
    Davie Shipbuilding has just laid off 72 employees. The Lévis-based shipyard said this action resulted from the completion of work on two Canadian Coast Guard ships. No return-to-work date was given.
    Resolute Forest Products will close paper machine number 7 at the Kénogami plant for 11 days from June 23 to July 4, 2016. The temporary halt in activity will affect 184 employees.
    Groupe Bolduc will construct three 12-floor buildings including at least 450 condominiums in the Lebourgneuf borough of Québec City. The proposed investment is $150M.
    Financial difficulties have led Jones New York to close its 37 women's clothing stores across Canada, including 7 in Quebec
    Hydro-Québec will invest about $9M in Victoriaville by the end of 2018 to update and strengthen its power supply network
    EMS Extrusion is investing $5M to move its headquarters and plant to Terrebonne. The opening is planned for the fall and 30 jobs should be created.
    BRP, manufacturer of Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo and Can-Am vehicles, opened its product development centre in Valcourt, after investing over $35M. More than 600 engineers, technicians and professionals work at this location.
  • Week of May 30 - Jun 03, 2016

    The St-Hubert rotisserie in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is investing $1.7M to expand its restaurant-bar area and refurbish its dining area. The reopening in July will create 10 new jobs.
    Construction Luc Archambault Inc will build 30 lofts on three floors in the former Imperial Tobacco factory in Granby. The project, valued at $3M, will be completed in July 2017.
    Réseau Sélection, a company that operates residential complexes for retirees, is investing $38M to build a new residence with 230 rental housing units in Granby. It is expected to open in the summer of 2017.
    Inter Fonction, a manufacturer of high-end glass doors, is investing $800,000 to acquire a new machine and $1.5M to relocate to Sherbrooke. The employer received funding from the governments of Quebec and Canada.
    Carrefour Santé 440, a multi-service centre specializing in health services, will be built in Laval by February 2017
    Lunetterie Générale, a manufacturer of wooden eyeglasses frames in Asbestos, is expecting to hire seven employees over the next year. The company is investing more than $1.2M following a financial contribution from the Government of Quebec.
    The Government of Quebec announced it is investing more than $500M in the aerospace industry over the next five years; half of this amount will be in the form of direct aid
    Newspaper publisher Transcontinental announced it is eliminating 65 positions in Canada. In Quebec, 12 editorial positions will be terminated, and in Atlantic Canada and Saskatoon, 53 production positions will be cut.
    The Quebec government will invest $200M in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue road network between now and 2018
    Superclub Vidéotron on Jacques-Cartier Street in Sherbrooke will close down. The profitability of this type of business has declined in recent years. About 10 employees will be affected, but the majority will be relocated.
    The Centre culturel de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, a project valued at an estimated $24.3M, opened in Montréal
    The City of Laval announced repair work on several of its major arterial roads at a cost of $38.8M to improve traffic flow and access to metro stations
    Hydro-Québec is investing between $600M and $650M to build a new transmission line in the Manic-Québec City corridor, which is located between Côte-Nord and Saguenay. It is expected to become operational in 2022.
    The Château Bellevue in Baie-Comeau, a residential complex for independent retirees, is investing $15M to build 100 new units, which will bring the total number to 300
    Construction CPB is investing $2M to build commercial condominiums in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. Work should be completed in October.
    Solution Plastic Repair, a company that specializes in repairing, designing, and modifying custom parts for all types of projects, is opening a location in Vaudreuil-Dorion
    The City of Laval announced it will construct a national level aquatic complex at an estimated cost of $56.8M. The facility is expected to open in June 2020.
    The Government of Quebec will invest $242.5M to repair roads in the Laurentides region between now and 2018
    Complexe Industriel Forestier de Saint-Michel-des-Saints will reopen its sawmill in Saint-Michel-des-Saints. An investment of $13.2M will create 48 jobs.
    The Ovum Centre d'affaires évolué is now open in Mirabel following a $2.3M investment
    The Quebec Ministry of Transportation will invest $135.6M to repair roads in the Lanaudière region during the 2016-2018 period
    Gym International is investing more than $2M to relocate to Magog. The company will take the opportunity to change its name to Complexe sportif International.
    Groupe Laquerre, owner of Kubota Victoriaville, is investing over $1M to move from Plessisville to Victoriaville. New employees are expected to be hired by September, and they will join the eight already employed.
    Idéal Cargo, a manufacturer of custom closed trailers in Saint-Valère, is looking for employees to fill the following positions to support the company's growth: labourer, production technician, forklift operator, and welder
    The Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) opened the Saint-Noël-Chabanel primary school after an expansion valued at an estimated $16.3M
    The Services de garde l'Enfant joue opened its new facility in Sayabec, creating about 12 jobs. The daycare centre's project benefitted from about $800,000 of financial aid from the ministère de la Famille.
    Super C in Rivière-du-Loup is investing $6M to move to a new location, which will create 25 jobs, bringing the number of employees to 83. The new grocery store, which will be almost twice as large as the current one, will likely open in July.
    Bombardier's transport division is looking for people with knowledge of electric transportation for its plant in La Pocatière. Beginning in January, Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup will offer an attestation of collegial studies in electric vehicle technology, which will last eight months.
    Vent de l'Est could create around 40 new jobs by the end of the year, as a result of the company having developed new services. The company, which is based in Maria, specializes in wind turbine maintenance and employs 90 workers in Quebec and Ontario.
    The wind energy sector in Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine and La Matanie is expected to fill over 500 positions over the next five years. The industry has a demand for electricians, wind turbine maintenance technicians, composite technicians, and engineers.
    Trois-Rivières' SWANN centre, a women's fitness and weight loss studio, closed on May 24
    Le Draveur Cookerie & Bar has just opened in Roberval. The investment totalled $150,000 and created 25 jobs.
    The Charlotte et Charlie store chain will be opening a new superstore in Québec City in September. Around 10 new jobs will be created at the new location.
    Alimentation Couche-Tard will open a new location in Saint-Anselme, in the Bellechasse regional county municipality. The opening is scheduled for Labour Day weekend, and 10 to 15 people will work there.
    Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert will open a new St-Hub restaurant-bar and lunch counter at the Charlevoix Casino. Work will begin in September, with the opening scheduled for November. Around 20 new employees are expected to be hired.
    Eodom, a French company that specializes in customer service, is expanding operations into Quebec. The company is planning to hire 300 agents in the province to satisfy demand from its European clients.
    Les Centciels urban spa and Café Montfort, which are both located in the Montfort Nicolet Hotel, have opened, following an $800,000 investment
    Rio Tinto is investing $13.9M in its Arvida smelter. The investment will be used to modify equipment and install new casting technology, with the aim of increasing production capacity for aluminum billets.
  • Week of May 25 - May 29, 2016

    In all, 28 members of the Association nationale des camionneurs artisans are preparing the site ahead of the construction of a new residential area located in the Sacré-Coeur neighbourhood of the city of Rimouski. The work will cost approximately $3M.
  • Week of May 23 - May 27, 2016

    Éconofitness, a self-service fitness centre, is investing $1M to open a branch in Drummondville this fall
    A medical superclinic will be built in the Hull sector of Gatineau. It is expected to open during spring 2017.
    United Rentals, which specializes in the rental of industrial equipment, will close its Sept-Îles branch. Eight employees will lose their jobs on June 30.
    The Musée J. Armand Bombardier in Valcourt is expanding as a result of a $14M investment and has changed its name to Musée de l'ingéniosité J. Armand Bombardier
    McDonald's will be hiring 15,000 new counter and table service employees by 2017 as part of the transformation of 1,000 of its 1,400 restaurants in Canada
    The Burger King restaurant in Magog will be hiring about 10 employees after June 20 following almost $600,000 in renovations. These employees will join the approximately 20 already working at the location.
    Verbom in Valcourt, which specializes in sheet metal transformation and aluminium thermoforming, is seeking 10 to 15 employees to help sustain its growth
    The Groupe Immobilier Oxford et Carbonleo has announced construction of a 16-storey building to house a 160-room hotel and office space in the Quartier Dix30 commercial centre in Brossard. The hotel will open officially in spring 2018.
    Soprema, a manufacturer of waterproofing products for construction and civil engineering projects in Drummondville, is looking to hire plant and office workers. They will join the company's existing 350 employees. The company is constantly expanding.
    The Canada Summer Jobs program will enable 120 youth to find summer employment in the federal riding of Thérèse-De Blainville
    Construction Bernard Anctil in Terrebonne is investing more than $3M in the expansion of the Highway 640 West industrial park. About 30 jobs will be created.
    The Canada Summer Jobs program will enable 181 youth to find summer employment in the federal riding of Laurentides-Labelle
    Beaudoin, Monahan, Bonenfant & associés, a chartered professional accounting firm, and MONTINI in Terrebonne, are investing over $3M to expand the Lachenaie industrial park. About 40 jobs will be created.
    The Fer school board is investing $11M to build a multipurpose centre that will offer vocational training in Sept-Îles. The centre is scheduled to open in time for classes in fall 2017.
    CISSS de la Gaspésie, an integrated health and social services centre, has a growing need for additional client workers and housekeeping attendants. The Côte-de-Gaspé training centre will be offering two new courses beginning in October 11 to meet this need.
    DÉCOlogique in Trois-Rivières has invested $1M and created 25 jobs after partnering with Cascades, MURdesign, IDÉ Trois-Rivières and Investissements Danièle Henkel et associés. The company manufactures wall coverings from recycled paper.
    The public safety department of the City of Trois-Rivières recently swore in 21 new firefighters and 7 police officers
    According to Carrefour Formation Mauricie in La Tuque, the placement rate for graduates in the secretarial and accounting post-secondary diploma programs is almost 90%. Many employers in Haute-Mauricie rely on the services of the centre's graduates.
    The El Greco Pizzeria restaurant in Louiseville was destroyed by fire on May 23. The chances of the business reopening are slim. It employed 20 people.
    The Nicolas-Riou windmill farm to be built in Bas-Saint-Laurent could generate up to 400 jobs during construction, which will require an investment of about $500M. The 65 windmills are scheduled to be operational for December 2017.
    About 75 organizations in the riding of Beauport-Limoilou will benefit from the Canada Summer Jobs program. A total of $537,703 has been allocated to create 175 positions.
    The developers of Château Bellevue retirement homes will build a new complex in Pont-Rouge at a cost of $18M. About 30 jobs should be created.
    Daycare centre Les Étoiles du Parc will open in July in the Haut-Saguenay industrial park. About 15 instructors will work in the day care centre, and the company is presently hiring.
    The Government of Quebec will invest $219.9M in the road system in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region during the 2016-2018 period
    Creaform is recruiting. It is looking for mechanical or electrical engineers and technicians, automation experts and digital simulation engineers for positions at its offices based in Canada, the United States, Europe and India.
    The IGA supermarket in Normandin (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean) will be expanding. It is investing $6M and will create 15 new jobs. Work has just started and should be completed in early December.
    Resolute Forest Products requires about 50 new workers for its facilities in Saint-Thomas-Didyme, La Doré, Mistassini and Normandin. The new employees are necessary to maintain or start new projects.
    The Bank of Montreal (BMO Financial Group) announced the elimination of 200 jobs in Quebec. All departments and positions are affected by this digital services restructuring, which will affect a total of 1,847 jobs across Canada.
    According to the City of Montréal, the C2 Montréal business and innovation conference has created about 200 jobs in participating companies over the past two years (2014-2015)
    Air Transat announced it is eliminating 12 positions in Montréal following the company's repositioning to destinations served by its flights
  • Week of May 16 - May 20, 2016

    The Government of Quebec is providing over $3.1M to 13 companies in Centre-du-Quebec. Employers will invest a total of more than $23M in various projects and consolidate or create 82 jobs.
    AgriMetal of Wickham, a manufacturer of turf care, forestry and snow removal equipment, is investing $1.5M as a result of financial assistance from the Government of Quebec. In total, 35 jobs will be consolidated or created.
    AMP Drummond, a designer and manufacturer of antitheft locks in Drummondville, is investing over $1.2M as a result of financial assistance from the Government of Quebec. The investment should result in the hiring of one employee.
    Condor Chimiques, a manufacturer of chemical, asphalt and cement products, with facilities in Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover and Saint-Eugène, is investing $4.5M as a result of financial assistance from the Government of Quebec. Five jobs will be created.
    Thanks to financial assistance from the Government of Quebec, Plessisville-based EPP Métal, a manufacturer of metal products, is investing $525,000 and will create two jobs
    The Government of Quebec has provided financial assistance to Drummondville-based La Ferme des Voltigeurs, which is investing almost $5.2M. This investment should result in the hiring of 15 employees.
    Les Équipements de Ferme Miro, a manufacturer of farm equipment in Lefebvre, is investing $500,000 thanks to financial assistance from the Government of Quebec. Two jobs will be consolidated or created.
    Les gestions Renoflex in Drummondville will receive $345,000 in financial assistance from the Government of Quebec on a total investment of $1.8M, which will also enable it to consolidate or create five jobs
    Wickham Hardwood Flooring, an industry leader for over 20 years, is investing almost $5.3M as a result of financial assistance from the Government of Quebec. The investment should result in the hiring of five employees.
    VC999 Canada, an industrial machine, material and supply wholesaler-retailer, is investing $1.5M in its Saint-Germain-de-Grantham branch. Four jobs will be created.
    Thanks to an investment of $4M, a group of businesses, including a tourist information booth, a Shell gas station, a Voisin store and a fast food restaurant, will be opening in Port-Cartier. More than 20 employees will be hired for this fall.
    The Government of Quebec will be spending $532.1M on the road network in the Montérégie region during the 2016-2018 period
    The Government of Quebec is providing $2,737,000 in financial aid to Aurifère Monarques Gold to build a power transmission line for the Croinor Gold mining project located some 70 kilometers from Val-d'Or
    The City of Drummondville and the Government of Quebec are investing $6.8M to widen Boulevard de l'Université to four lanes. The work will be completed on October 31, 2016.
    The Tembec cellulose plant in Témiscaming will eliminate 20 jobs on June 20, 2016 in order to improve its efficiency
    A 125-room hotel will be built at a cost of $20M in Gatineau. The work should begin in September 2016.
    The City of Victoriaville will invest $17.5M this summer in a variety of projects including renovation of some of its facilities, road and sidewalk resurfacing, and the extension of a number of water and sewer infrastructures
    A new footbridge will be built at a cost of $8.8M over the St. Lawrence River between Longueuil and Montréal. The opening of the bridge, which will include observation points at each end, is planned for spring 2017.
    The City of Saint-Hyacinthe will be investing $6M over four phases ending in 2019 in the restoration of the historic public market building
    The City of Châteauguay is investing $8.2M to build a potable water tank to improve drinking water safety and supply. The work will take place between May 2016 and September 2017.
    The Canada Summer Jobs program will allow 191 youth to find summer employment in the federal riding of Rivière-des-Milles-Îles
    The Mélaric centre in Saint-André-d'Argenteuil will reopen after closing in January 2016. About a dozen jobs will be created.
    Thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program, some 174 youth will be able to find summer employment in the federal riding of Montcalm
    Construction has begun on the Moulins La Fayette bakery and café in Prévost. The opening is scheduled for the end of August 2016.
    The Canada Summer Jobs program will create 138 and 156 jobs respectively in the ridings of Mirabel and Rivière-du-Nord
    An investment of more than $2M will see the construction of a new complex, Résidence Funéraire André Légaré, in the municipality of Saint-Jacques. The opening is planned for fall 2016.
    Bell Helicopter, an aeronautics manufacturer, will be creating about 100 jobs in its plant in Mirabel
    Sainte-Anne school in Saint-Jérôme recently opened 10 new classrooms and its new schoolcare centre following investments of almost $5M
    Seven in-store pharmacist positions are vacant in five facilities in the Gaspé, Chandler, Maria, Ste-Anne-des-Monts and Cap-aux-Meules areas. The vacancies are due to difficulty recruiting in the region and a problem with succession.
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada will create 15 jobs at the Mauricie-Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli, mainly for biologists, oceanographers and technicians. Other hirings are planned as several researchers are approaching retirement.
    Odacité will be launching a project in early August in Rimouski at a cost of at least $15M. The property development firm will begin construction of two buildings in phase 1, with the majority of workers coming from the region.
    Companies in Bas-Saint-Laurent, including Prelco, Viandes duBreton, Premier Tech and F.F. Soucy White Birch LP, are short of industrial mechanics. An industrial mechanics program has therefore been created at the Pavillon-de-l'Avenir professional training centre.
    The Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport is investing more than $10.2M to renovate school facilities in Bas-Saint-Laurent, with the work being done this summer. The Commission scolaire des Phares [school board] in Rimouski will receive more than $3.1M.
    The Delta Trois-Rivières hotel and conference centre will be investing $48M to build an interactive event and conference centre, which will see the number of hotel employees grow from 160 to 190 when the centre opens in fall 2018
    Hydro-Québec will retain 60 engineer jobs in the Mauricie region. The Crown corporation will also fill some 30 jobs in the region and create the same number in the business units of the Montréal-Québec City corridor, with employees working out of the Mauricie region.
    Xittel Telecommunications will be closing its call center in Trois-Rivières toward the end of September, resulting in 15 layoffs. Maskatel has decided to centralize calls at its headquarters in Saint-Hyacinthe where some employees will be transferred.
    The Super C food chain recently opened its new grocery store in Saint-Anne-des-Plaines. The $2M investment created some 30 new jobs.
    A new investment fund, the Fonds d'aide à la rénovation de l'habitation communautaire (FondsARHC) [community housing renovation fund], has been launched by four partner organizations. By 2019, $32.5M will have been invested in the renovation of community housing in Quebec.
  • Week of May 09 - May 13, 2016

    Soundbite Medical Solutions, a medical devices company, has invested close to $2.4M to launch operations in Sherbrooke. Three new employees are expected to be hired by the end of the year to join the seven already employed.
    La Pomme Verte, a restaurant in Victoriaville, will relocate around mid-June. It expects to hire around 20 new employees. They will join the existing 40 employees.
    The Government of Quebec will invest nearly $317M into road repair and airport infrastructure in the Côte-Nord region throughout 2016-2018. These projects will create and maintain over 1,900 jobs.
    The three school boards of Fer, Estuaire and Moyenne-Côte-Nord will invest close to $5.7M to renovate some of their schools. The Government of Quebec is contributing financially to the projects.
    Three tourism projects will be improved thanks to a $1.77M investment, including financial aid from the Government of Quebec. The projects involve Destination Sept-Îles Nakauinanu as well as improvements to De La Berge Street in Havre-Saint-Pierre.
    The Hôtel Le Président in Sherbrooke will close its restaurant on June 30, resulting in 24 layoffs
    Défi Polyteck in Sherbrooke, comprising three entities, Atelier Polyteck, Défi SM and Défi Récup-Air, is receiving $3.4M in new funding from the Government of Quebec to adjust 144 work stations for people with disabilities
    Défi Polyteck, which combines three adapted enterprises, has opened its Sherbrooke facilities after obtaining a $4.5M grant from the Government of Quebec, resulting in the consolidation of 175 jobs held by people with disabilities
    BPDL, which specializes in precast concrete, will hire between 30 and 40 employees for its plants, including the one located in Saint-Eugène-de-Grantham, after obtaining a contract of close to $100M for the construction of the future Champlain Bridge in Montréal
    The two school boards of Des Sommets and Eastern Township are investing over $1.6M to renovate some of their primary and secondary schools in the Memphrémagog region, using funds from the Government of Quebec
    The Government of Quebec is injecting $367M to renovate primary and secondary schools across the province
    Quebec's ministère des Transports will invest $124.5M to repair roads in the Estrie region from 2016 to 2018. In total, 768 labourers will work on 121 sites.
    The Société de Transport de Laval has announced an investment of $23.5M to update its traffic network using new technology
    Warwick Ladders, a hydraulic ladder and telescopic mast manufacturer, plans to hire around 10 employees within the next two years to eventually bring its staff to 25
    The City of Montréal is investing $100M to update its drinking water facility and secure the water intake at the Atwater plant
    Tim Hortons will open in Saint-Denis-de-Brompton beside a Petro-Canada station, a Familiprix pharmacy and a Voisin grocery store. Around 30 employees are expected to be hired for the start of the summer.
    The City of Sept-Îles will complete the construction and maintenance of new roads in the Sainte-Famille neighbourhood of the Rochette area by the fall. The $2.8M project is funded in part by the Government of Québec.
    Aéroports de Montréal has announced the opening of its expanded facilities, costing $350M. The domestic and international sections have been modernized to increase capacity.
    SNC-Lavalin in Montreal has signed an outsourcing agreement with CGI Group with an estimated value of $500M over 12 years for the majority of its IT activities. The agreement includes the transfer of 400 jobs to CGI.
    The Chaudière-Appalaches regional school boards will invest close to $17M for repair work in around 20 schools. The funds are being provided by a Government of Quebec building maintenance program.
    The number of Québec Airport employees is expected to double by 2020. Airlines should increase hiring to respond to constant increases in traffic volume.
    The company Remorquage S.O.S. Saguenay has just acquired Remorquage Marcel Simard. This acquisition will increase its on-road fleet to 90, creating around 15 jobs.
    The Juvénat Saint-Jean de Dolbeau-Mistassini will close at the end of the current school year. The closure is due to a lack of funding and falling registration numbers in recent years. The Juvénat has 23 employees.
    The City of Alma has begun construction of its multi-sport centre. The city is injecting over $5M into this project along with Quebec and Ottawa contributing $4.4M and $1.8M, respectively. Construction should be complete by December 2016.
    National Defence is investing $22M to construct a new armoury for the 35 Combat Engineer Regiment. It will be located off Hochelaga Boulevard in Québec City. The work will start this summer and end in 2018.
    On June 30, Unimat Charles Bédard hardware will close its stores in Stoneham and Loretteville. Around 20 employees will be laid off.
    Place Belvédère will invest over $60M by September 2018 for the construction of its 3rd phase and two condo towers in Trois-Rivières. During the site's busiest period, which should begin in spring 2017, approximately 150 people will be working there.
    The Broadway Pub Brasserie Artisanale in Shawinigan will create 3 or 4 full-time jobs and around 15 part-time jobs this summer for a total of 45 employees, following the construction of a new patio behind the business
    Nemaska Lithium of Shawinigan will unveil in the coming weeks the list of jobs that will be offered after the completion of its phase 1, which required an investment of $38M. Plant operations are expected to begin in March 2017.
    The Canadian Armed Forces have 4,000 full-time Regular Force positions to fill across the country, including logistics officers, resources management support clerks and medical technicians
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec is in the process of recruiting homemakers and social services assistants for the entire region
    The number of employees has increased from 5 to 14 at Artbois JLB in Métis-sur-Mer since it opened a year and a half ago. The company, which makes wooden pizza peels for restaurants, expects new hires.
    The Rimouski-Neigette RCM requires 25 to 30 part-time firefighters for its fire department. Six candidates will soon complete their training.
    Gaudreau Environnement is transferring its Rimouski sorting-centre activities to Mont-Joli, resulting in the loss of around 20 jobs. Two jobs will be kept at Rimouski and 12 others will be created at the Bouffard sorting centre at Mont-Joli.
    LM Wind Power in Gaspé has notified its 200 employees that there will no longer be work beginning in September due to a lack of contracts for the wind turbine blade manufacturer
    The City of Montréal has announced an investment of $15M for improving its bicycle lanes and adding 57 km in 2016-2017
    The Olymel poultry processing plant in Saint-Damase will be expanded at a cost of $10M to construct an air chilling room. Around 10 new jobs will be created as a result.
    A bilingual vocational training center will be built in Saint-Eustache at a cost of $20M and should be completed in September 2017
    The École du Grand-Pommier in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac opened on April 27, 2016, following an investment of $12M, creating 46 jobs
    The Villeneuve Honda Joliette dealership will be expanded to double the size of the building. Eight new jobs will be created.
    Summer jobs could be offered to 149 youth in the federal riding of Joliette thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program
    The Chartwell L'Unique and Chartwell Les Monarques residences will build 163 and 98 new units, respectively, for a total investment of approximately $110M, resulting in the creation of 200 jobs throughout construction
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of approximately $2.8M to renovate school buildings in Saint-Jérôme
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of over $21M to be shared by the various Laurentides school boards to renovate 84 schools in the region
    Summer jobs may be offered to 198 youth in Repentigny, thanks to the Canada Summer Jobs program
    In October 2016, Walmart will open a Supercentre in Laurier Québec Shopping Mall. The opening will create close to 250 jobs.
    A Benny & Co and an Ultramar service station will open in Sainte-Sophie. Construction will begin in late June and doors are expected to open at the end of the year.
  • Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016

    The developer Complexe Johnson is investing $30M to construct a top-quality seven-story office tower and commercial spaces in Saint-Hyacinthe. The opening is planned for summer 2017.
    A $4.8M investment will provide high-speed internet service for 3,000 homes in Le Haut-Richelieu. Work will be completed in spring 2017.
    Brasserie Dunham is investing almost $1M in a new bottling line and a fermenter to double its production within a year and a half
    Keywords Studios, which specializes in technical services in the video game sector, has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Montreal over the next three years
    The developer Devimco is investing $300M to $400M in the construction of a 200-room hotel, a sports complex, and a conference centre with a capacity of 1,200 people in Brossard
    The City of Laval is investing $38M to modernize its parks and add two new parks by 2018
    Groupe DPI in Drummondville, which specializes in commercial screen printing, has purchased Groupe Bo Concept in Montréal. They plan to add 15 employees to their existing staff in the near future.
    The Esso de Manseau service station is investing $700,000 to expand, modernize, and add a convenience store
    Labatt Breweries has announced a $24M investment in its Montréal plant to add a new production line
    The Heafey Group is investing $70M to construct a seven-story tower and an eight-story tower, with a total of 330 living units for young retirees and independent seniors in the Aylmer area in Gatineau
    The Estuaire school board office will move to Baie-Comeau in July 2017 following an investment of about $1.8M
    The Eastern Townships, Hauts-Cantons and Sherbrooke region school boards are investing close to $1.2M to renovate their primary and secondary schools in the Coaticook region, using funds from the Quebec government
    The City of Brossard is investing $12M to repair the city hall building exterior. Laval contractor Quadrax & Associés will be responsible for the work, which should be completed in fall 2016.
    The Agglomeration of Longueuil is investing $11.5M to build two new fire stations in Boucherville and Longueuil. The work will start this spring.
    ECO CUISINE DESIGN, a kitchen renovation company that uses reclaimed materials and green products, is opening a new branch in Brossard
    Tim Hortons is investing $1.8M to open a restaurant next to the Petro Canada convenience store in Forestville. They plan to hire about 15 employees in mid-July.
    LCC Canada will build a $540,000 youth centre, which will include a gym, in the Angers area of Gatineau
    Bergeron Services funéraires in Victoriaville is investing $2.3M to expand in order to better meet the needs of an aging clientele
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $9.4M for various projects, such as roof repairs, door and window replacements, and the renovation of sanitation facilities in the schools of Abitibi-Témiscamingue
    SPG International in Drummondville is looking for 30 employees to fill various positions in its toolbox and metal industrial storage manufacturing business
    Doucet in Daveluyville, a producer of machinery for secondary wood manufacturing, is looking for a project manager, service technician, mechanical designer, marketing coordinator and sales representative
    Sixpro, which specializes in metal parts coating and finishing in Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, wants to fill various positions, such as day labourers, lift truck operators, industrial painters, and electrical mechanics
    Soprema, a waterproofing business in Drummondville, would like to fill various positions, such as day labourers, lift truck operators and project managers
    Posi-Plus Technologies, an aerial device manufacturer in Victoriaville, is looking to fill the following positions: CNC machinists, stationary machine operator, technical support engineer, and production foreman
    Canlak in Daveluyville, a manufacturer of industrial wood coatings, is looking for manufacturing and administrative personnel
    Boulanger, a mouldings and wood components manufacturer, is looking for general help staff in Warwick
    SGT, which specializes in road transportation, is looking for Class 1 drivers for short and long international hauls and also for local and interprovincial work
    Canadian Tire is investing $4M to $5M to expand its store in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. The store will be 30% larger, which will create about 15 jobs.
    Montage Saint-Laurent in Boisbriand won two contracts totalling $35M for infrastructure work in Montréal
    Groupe Automobile Grenier is investing $12M to open a BMW garage in Lachenaie. The opening is planned for the fall and is expected to create 45 jobs.
    SPI Sécurité in Blainville recently renewed its $30M contract with Rio Tinto for five years
    The Canac hardware store is investing $6M to build a new store in Beauharnois, which will create 90 jobs
    Le Grimoire microbrewery in Granby is expanding. The company has purchased fermenters, a boiler and an automatic bottling machine to increase production, which will create 10 jobs within a year.
    Robovic, which specializes in palletizing systems in Princeville, is looking for robotics programmers, electrical mechanics, mechanical engineering technicians, and mechanical and electrical engineers
    The Government of Canada has announced a $54M agreement with MDA Systems in Montréal and five other Canadian companies to support research into innovative products in the aerospace industry
    Miralis is having trouble filling certain positions. The company in St-Anaclet-de-Lessard manufactures kitchen counters and cabinets. Manufacturing labour is needed in Bas-St-Laurent.
    A year after opening in Shawinigan, CGI Group Inc. employs 80 programmer analysts and quality assurance testers. CGI plans to reach 300 jobs by 2018, despite difficulties finding qualified personnel in the region.
    The Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports has announced investments of $139M in the Mauricie region's roads in 2016¿2018, creating employment for 920 workers on 113 sites
    Corporation Zedbed International in Shawinigan has grown from 45 to 65 employees since the beginning of February. The mattress manufacturer has had to manage growth since acquiring equipment from the old Litterie Sommex plant in Trois-Rivières.
    TecFab International is looking for welders and assemblers for its Shawinigan plant that specializes in manufacturing parts of all sizes for buildings, bridges and stadiums throughout Canada and the United States
    The Corporation de l'Amphithéâtre Cogeco in Trois-Rivières has more than 25 summer jobs to fill in various departments, including logistics and customer service
    Health Canada's payroll office in Shawinigan closed its doors on March 31 because this department was centralized in Miramichi, New Brunswick. Most of the 34 employees retired or were laid off.
    Approximately 10 people will be given their jobs back at the Fort-Prével golf club in Percé. Fort-Prével should open in mid-May to prepare the golf course, which will soon be open again. Camping could be a secondary operation.
    More than $6.6M will be invested in renovating schools in the Gaspésie¿Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, including almost $2.9M for the Chics-Chocs school board in Gaspé and almost $2.4M for the René-Lévesque school board in Bonaventure
    Cortex, a technology company in Québec City, is looking to fill about 10 programming positions
    The City of Québec will build a new police headquarters in the Lebourgneuf area. A total of $40M has been allocated for relocating all police and municipal court activities.
    The Coq Rôti restaurant located in downtown Alma should reopen soon. About 20 positions are currently posted on the Emploi-Québec site, including cook, hostess, and server.
    "L'Estrie vous engage" is a new website that matches employers in the region with job seekers. One section describes the Estrie region's unique characteristics for prospective employees. Several jobs are listed on the website.
    The URBANO condominium complex will be built in Sherbrooke and will be accessible in November 2016 following a $35M investment
    Bell Mobility laid off more than 100 people at its Montréal call centre after consolidating its operations.
  • Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016

    This year, the Government of Canada is investing over $165M in the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) in addition to the previously announced $339M investment over three years. The new investment will create thousands of new jobs for young Canadians.
    The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) announced the elimination of 90 executive positions at its Montréal head office as a result of restructuring
    Le Château, a Montréal-based clothing retailer, announced that it is closing 14 stores in Canada in 2016 and plans to close another 25 by 2019
    Groupe TVA announces that it is closing its Argent business news channel and reorganizing its QMI news agency in Montréal. About 20 jobs will be lost as a result of these measures.
    Groupe Bellus is investing between $35M and $40M to build a residential complex featuring 160 family, townhouse, duplex and condominium units in Waterloo
    AZRA, a Quebec firm operating in partnership with French car manufacturer Renault, announced the installation of 2,000 electric car charging stations in Canada by fall 2018, a $40M investment
    Hog producer F. Ménard is investing $7M to expand its slaughterhouse and meat cutting plant in Ange-Gardien to increase its market share in Asia
    The City of Gatineau is investing over $2M to upgrade and expand Théâtre de l'Île
    Sun Life Financial announced the official opening of its business centre in Laval
    The Port of Montreal, the Government of Quebec and the City of Montréal announced a $78M investment to modernize the port by 2017. This upgrade will facilitate the arrival of cruise ship operators and improve tourism infrastructure.
    The Complexe Desjardins announced the construction of 11 covered terrasses at the front of its building in downtown Montréal in 2016, an investment worth about $15M
    Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. announced repair work on three Montréal-area bridges to be completed in 2016. The Jacques Cartier, Champlain and Honoré Mercier bridges will be reinforced at a cost of $300M.
    D-BOX Technologies in Longueuil announced a new agreement with Yueke, an Alibaba Group affiliate, to accelerate the installation of point of sale systems to sell D-BOX tickets in movie theatres in China
    TC Media is cutting five jobs in Abitibi-Témiscamingue as a result of a reorganization to reduce costs. The employees affected all work in sales.
    TC Media announced the elimination of at least four jobs in the Outaouais as a result of reorganization to reduce costs. The employees affected all work in sales.
    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the signing of a firm agreement with Delta Air Lines for the purchase of 75 C Series aircraft with options for 50 more. The firm order is valued at more than US$5B.
    The M&M Food Market chain, a frozen food retailer, is opening a new store in Vaudreuil-Dorion
    The Vallée-Sourire daycare centre is expanding to welcome 25 additional toddlers in Gracefield, which will create two full-time and two part-time jobs
    Collège Saint-Bernard had to lay off 10 administrative and complementary services employees due to a drop in enrollment combined with budgetary restrictions imposed by the Government of Quebec
    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft signed a firm purchase agreement with Chorus Aviation for five CRJ900 aircraft with purchase rights for five other aircraft. The total value of the agreement is US$476M.
    Camp Val-Estrie de Waterville has closed, leaving about 10 permanent employees without a job. Over 120 people worked there during the summer season.
    The Commission scolaire de la Riveraine is investing nearly $1.68M to renovate its schools through 18 projects funded by the government of Quebec
    The Uniprix pharmacy in the Promenades Drummondville shopping centre is closing. The Pharmaprix drug store located nearby is hiring some of the employees who were laid off. Services provided by Canada Post will be transferred to the Pharmaprix location.
    The Resolute Forest Products sawmill in Rivière-aux-Rats will resume its operations, and its 125 employees should be back at work in early June because market conditions have improved. However, logging operations will not resume.
    Groupe Morneau is looking for drivers and diesel mechanics. The trucking company, headquartered in Saint-Arsène in the Lower St. Lawrence, has terminals in Rimouski, New Richmond, Rouyn-Noranda, Val-d'Or and Montréal.
    Produits Métalliques Pouliot Machinerie (PMI) will invest over $5M to expand its Rimouski plant and automate its production, which will create 10 direct jobs and some indirect jobs. PMI plans to carry out the work from May to September.
    Walmart opened its Supercentre in Rivière-du-Loup on April 28. The store expansion created about 30 jobs, some of which have yet to be filled, which will bring the number of employees to 150.
    XMétal in L'Isle-Verte is looking for 5 to 10 people to complete its team. Its biggest challenge is finding qualified employees. This machine shop produces parts for the mining, industrial, and military sectors.
    The Desjardins Youth Work Experience program is offering 12 jobs in the regional county municipalities of Rivière-du-Loup and Les Basques. The project is headed by Carrefour jeunesse emploi, and the positions are for 15-to-18-year-olds who will be getting their first jobs.
    The placement rate is excellent in Bas-Saint-Laurent in the steel product manufacturing and mechanic trades, according to the Centre de formation professionnelle Pavillon-de-l'Avenir. However, few students are enrolled in these two programs.
    Hôtel Trois-Pistoles and the Estran restaurant have gone out of business in Trois-Pistoles.
    Rio Tinto's aluminum division is investing $36.6M in its Laterrière plant in the Saguenay. A new building attached to the potrooms will be built. The work will start in spring and end in 2017.
    Baldor (ABB) will cease production at its Sainte-Claire (Bellechasse) plant on May 27. About 140 people will lose their jobs. Production of components for energy transmission products will be transferred to North Carolina.
    TELUS will invest nearly $78M in Québec City and the east of the province. The investment will improve its cellular network and its fibre optic Internet and television service.
    The Quebec ministère des Transports will invest nearly $300M to repair roads in Chaudière-Appalaches from 2016 to 2018
    The City of Québec will invest $100M in infrastructure repairs for 2016
    U.S. retailer Marshalls will open a store in the Laurier shopping centre in Québec City in the fall of 2016. A few manager positions, including the store manager position, have been posted on the company website for several weeks.
    The City of Magog has inaugurated its new expanded ecocentre, which is now located in the industrial park. The project is a $1.9M investment.
    Mesotec, parts supplier for the aerospace industry, will open its new plant in Sherbrooke in June, following an investment of over $10M. The employer is frequently looking for good workers.
    The Hybride de Piedmont visual effects studio has entered into a partnership with Industrial Light & Magic, which will enable the company to create 75 new jobs at its Montréal studio
    The Samares, Affluents and Laurentides school boards will share over $16M to fund 268 school renovation projects in the Lanaudière area
    In Montréal, Bombardier announces the sale of four CRJ900 aircraft following the exercise of purchase options valued at about US$183.9M
    Construction of the new entertainment building in Saint-Jérome started in October 2015. The building should be ready in late March 2017.
    Ubisoft, a French video game company, will open a family-oriented thematic amusement centre in Montréal in August 2016
    The Université de Sherbrooke will invest a little over $4M to construct a new facility for the research scientists, technicians and students in its engineering faculty. It is scheduled to be completed around late October.
    Wiptec, an order fulfillment company, will hire between 40 and 50 employees, bringing the total number of employees to over 200. The company is investing $7.5M to expand in Sherbrooke and meet the growing e-commerce demand.
  • Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016

    La Commission scolaire des Chênes is investing close to $3.6M to renovate nine schools in Drummondville and surrounding area, thanks to funds from the Government of Quebec
    The opening of Piscines Lemaire, which specializes in the sale and installation of above-ground pools and accessories, will create seven new jobs in Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur
    The City of Granby is investing $2.2M to upgrade the Paul-O. Trépanier Library, which will require it to be closed for five months
    The Taverne urbaine U in Sherbrooke will be changed into a restaurant-bar and will hire around 30 people who will join the ten already employed. The concept is moving ahead thanks to an investment of $500,000.
    Explosives manufacturer General Dynamics announced the temporary layoff of 40 workers on March 5 and of 45 others on April 23. Given the global context, the plant could move production toward commercial powders.
    The two JML grocery stores in Varennes and Sainte-Julie have gone bankrupt. All employees will lose their jobs.
    The developer Cosoltec is investing $3M in the construction of a 12-unit condo building in Châteauguay. The building, named ¿Le Yooville¿ could welcome its first residents by the summer.
    A new restaurant, Chez l'Artisan, will open its doors in Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu this summer
    The Metro Collin supermarket has invested $6.5M to renovate its Chambly store. Procam Construction will work nights for a period of six months so that the store can remain open to customers.
    A new interdisciplinary clinic, offering services to clients living with an autism spectrum disorder, anxiety disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, dyspraxia, etc., is opening its doors in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    Infra Élite, specializing in managing information technology infrastructure for businesses, has invested $1M to set up business in Magog. Within three years, close to 50 employees are expected to be hired to join the 5 currently employed.
    The Montpellier Golf Club will remain closed this summer, leading to job losses in the region
    Les Aliments Jardi, a wholesaler-distributer that offers 800 bulk products to major food chains, has invested $2.5M to relocate and expand in Sherbrooke
    Montreal company David's Tea is opening a new location at the Mega Centre Vaudreuil. The opening is planned for next August and will create new jobs.
    The Coop de solidarité Houblon Pontiac is investing $437,000 to acquire a granulator and specialized equipment to transform hops into pellets for microbreweries, thanks to $200,000 of financial aid from the Government of Quebec
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $500M to support Quebec's innovative manufacturing sector, composed mainly of SMEs, in its 2016-2019 Strategic Plan
    The Department of Canadian Heritage will grant $5M to host Mosaïcultures internationales de Gatineau in 2017
    Pharmacy chain Familiprix has opened a new location in Mont-Tremblant, creating around fifteen new jobs
    La Petite Bretonne, located in Blainville, has obtained a contract with convenience store chain Oxxo, which should create around 20 jobs at its Joliette plant
    Aerospace manufacturer Bell Helicopter is cutting around sixty jobs at its Mirabel plant
    Valcartier Vacation Village has close to 200 jobs to fill for the upcoming summer season, including full- and part-time positions in various sectors (reception, camping, food services, water safety, housekeeping, etc.)
    Blaxton Pub & Grill recently launched its new restaurant in Carrefour Saint-Romuald in Lévis. The $2.5M investment created 80 jobs, including 15 cook positions.
    IGA Verreault is investing $3.5M in the renovation of their location on 6th Street in La Baie. Work has just begun and will be completed in fall 2016.
    The Groupe Goliath will build a multigenerational sports and recreation facility in Saguenay. The investment is $20M. Work will begin in June, and the centre is expected to open in September 2017.
    Around 40 to 50 workers (welders, crane and heavy equipment operators, electricians, surveyors, plumbers and carpenters) are working at bay 13 at the port in Trois-Rivières. Work at the site began mid-February and will be completed in December.
    Marmen is constantly looking for welders and labourers at its machine shop in Trois-Rivières to continue expanding
    La Minoterie des Anciens in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts launched its gluten-free cereals and oil production on April 14 following an investment of $1.5M, which will create around 10 jobs. Regional agricultural production will contribute.
    McInnis Cement in Port-Daniel-Gascons is continuing its hiring process, and the number of Gaspé employees is increasing. This growth should continue with the recruitment of several industrial mechanics.
    Gaspé employers need forestry workers, according to the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. However, the forestry program will not be offered in the fall because of a lack of registrants.
    The Ministère des Transports du Québec has announced investments of $188.1M for roads in the Lower St. Lawrence region in 2016-2018, which will generate jobs for 1,168 workers on 145 sites
    Belisle Architectural Windows and Doors has added an evening shift for spring, summer and fall. This Saint-Jean-de-Dieu company now has a staff of 40 people.
    The Université du Québec à Rimouski has chosen to eliminate or not fill the positions of 26 professors who have left or retired, due to a deficit. Positions for support employees and executives also remain unfilled.
    Réseau Sélection is building a senior's residence in the Rock Forest sector of Sherbrooke, thanks to an investment of $34M. Around 50 employees are expected to be hired for the opening in early spring 2017.
    The St. Hubert restaurant chain has opened a St. Hubert Express franchise in Saint-Lin-Laurentides, creating more than 45 new jobs
  • Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016

    The municipality of Compton is investing $740,000 in the construction of a Récré-O-Parc thanks to a contribution from the Government of Quebec. Residents will be able to engage in sporting and recreational activities in the park by the end of the year.
    The RCM of Bécancour and its 12 municipalities are investing about $15M to expand their fibre optics network, which will be operational at the beginning of 2017. Sogetel from Nicolet was awarded the deployment contract.
    Various businesses, namely BMR, Sonic, Sonichoix and a small engine repair shop, opened in Nicolet following a $4M investment. A total of 25 employees were hired.
    Groupe Vincent opened its piglet birthing and rearing facilities in Wotton. The project is a $5M investment and provides work for five people.
    The City of Sherbrooke is investing $1.9M to expand Robert-Boyd Street in the regional industrial park
    The ministère des Transports du Québec is investing $126M in the Outaouais road network for the 2016-2018 period
    Camping Club Havana, which offers an all-inclusive package, will open in Maricourt on May 27, following an investment of more than $2M
    The Barbie's restaurant chain will open a location in Gatineau, leading to the creation of new jobs
    Bakery Divins péchés is opening its doors at the Brasse-Camarade convenience store in Saint-André-Avellin, which will create one job
    The Musée régional de la Côte-Nord is investing more than $2M to carry out major renovations. The Government of Quebec and the City of Sept-Îles are contributing financially to the project.
    Loblaws will invest $1.3B to open 50 businesses and upgrade close to 150 others in Canada. The work will generate 15,000 construction jobs and nearly 5,000 under its various banners.
    The Joker Pub Ludique, an establishment that specializes in hosting board games, will open in Drummondville. About 10 employees will be hired for the opening in June.
    The ministère des Transports du Québec will invest more than $129M to repair roads in Centre-du-Québec throughout the 2016-2018 period
    Eastman-based Vertendre, a designer of energy-efficient housing units located at the foot of Mont Orford, is investing $5M in a 17-loft residential project, where pedaling on a bicycle creates electricity in each building
    Olin Produits Chloralcalis, a manufacturer of chloralkali chemical components used in thousands of products, is investing $5M to upgrade its plant in Bécancour. The project will consolidate about 150 jobs.
    ADF Group Inc. located in Terrebonne is announcing that it has won contracts estimated at more than $43M
    The Planet Poutine restaurant chain has opened a location in Saint-Jérôme, creating about 10 jobs
    Fabrication Delta inc. in New Richmond will rehire the 60 employees who were laid off in March and will hire more than 100 workers at the end of May. The manufacturer of steel towers for wind farms has obtained contracts in Nova Scotia and Rhode Island.
    The Groupement forestier de Témiscouata in Auclair must increase its technical and administrative staff after growing and diversifying its operations. The company invested nearly $600,000 in its new facilities.
    The Rimouski-Neigette youth employment centre is launching the "Diplômés, au boulot!" program, which will allow new graduates between the ages of 16 to 30 to obtain their first work experience in their field of study. This project is offered across all of the Bas-St-Laurent RCMs.
    The water management techniques program has a placement rate of more than 90% at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. Graduates find potable water and wastewater jobs at companies, in municipalities and at water management enterprises.
    Employees at the Réno l'Abri Home Hardware in Trois-Pistoles were notified that they were being laid off following the acquisition of the hardware store by Coop Agriscar. They will be able to apply at the cooperative but are not guaranteed a job.
    Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services is aiming to create 20 jobs in the next few months following the opening of its new facilities in Trois-Rivières. This agency employs about 50 people.
    Gaz Métro will invest $80M to set up a new compressor installation in La Tuque and upgrade the one in Saint-Maurice. The construction of the buildings should be completed by the end of the summer, and mechanical work will continue until the summer of 2017.
    A new Giant Tiger store just opened at Place centre-ville in Saint-Georges (Beauce). The opening of this new business has led to the creation of 35 jobs.
    SP Sécurité in Alma, in Lac-Saint-Jean, has shut down. Close to 25 security agents who worked for the agency will lose their jobs.
    Julien, a company in Québec City that specializes in manufacturing stainless steel equipment, continues to grow. In the last few months, new positions were created, and about 20 others will be added in the coming months.
    The Union des producteurs agricoles de la Montérégie is launching a project that will allow people without experience faced with difficulties integrating into the labour market to obtain labourer positions in milk production
    Developer Dupin + Després will go ahead with the development of the Parc des Tilleuls project, which will comprise 69 townhouses in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
    Bombardier in Montreal is announcing the sale of seven CS300 aircraft to Air Baltic (following the exercising of purchase options). The sale will translate into a firm order of 20 aircraft estimated at $506M.
    Embouteillage Solar in Terrebonne is moving into a new plant built following a $6M investment. This move will create 15 jobs in addition and maintain 35 existing positions.
  • Week of Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2016

    Mobilier Philippe Dagenais has sought protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act due to financial difficulties. Nearly 100 employees have been left unemployed.
    Réseau Sélection, a company that manages residential complexes for retirees, is investing $50M to build 220 rental housing units in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The opening, scheduled for fall 2017, will lead to the creation of 50 jobs.
    Rachel Julien, a real estate developer, is announcing the construction of two high-rise apartment buildings of 20 and 25 floors each, which will hold 335 units in downtown Montréal
    Tesla, a California-based electric car manufacturer, will invest $1M to install eight electric vehicle charging stations at Magog's Carrefour Santé Globale at the end of spring
    Brosses Lacasse, which specializes in the manufacturing of industrial brushes, is investing $400,000 to acquire equipment that will allow it to improve its productivity, increase its competitiveness and help its growth
    Hydro-Québec is investing $102.5M in two equipment modernization projects at the Nicolet station in Sainte-Eulalie
    Montréal company IDÉALI, which specializes in marketing strategies, is announcing the acquisition of TC Media 1:1 Marketing Solutions and Data Insights of Toronto. Together, they will form a new firm, RELATION1.
    Montréal flight simulator manufacturer CAE announced it won international military contracts estimated at more than $175M
    The Dollar Station store in Drummondville will close its doors for good in May. The number of layoffs has not been disclosed.
    Alliance Magnesium is investing $10M in the construction of its pilot factory in Asbestos, where the first ingots should be produced by the end of 2016 and beginning of 2017. Following various implementation phases, 350 direct jobs should be created.
    A Shell gas station with a Super Soir convenience store are now open at Place Doyon in Nicolet. About 10 people have been hired.
    The City of Montréal is announcing the start of infrastructure projects that will take place within the city at the beginning of next year. More than 400 construction sites have been scheduled at a cost of $531M.
    Companies Bâtimo and Voyer Construction and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ are announcing a $32M investment for the construction of a 149-unit real property complex in Boisbriand, which should create 190 jobs
    The Librairie Martin located in Joliette has ceased its operations. About 15 employees are now unemployed.
    Matério will begin building a hardware store in Saint-Hippolyte in April. The opening is scheduled for September and should create about 40 jobs.
    Planète Poutine, a restaurant that specializes in various poutines, will open a shop in Dégelis in April, creating a dozen jobs
    Cartier Énergie Éolienne has just posted job offers and will increase its workforce from 37 employees to nearly 50. The company has wind turbines across five sites, with four in Gaspésie.
    Graduates from the Montage de lignes électriques program offered at the Centre de formation de La Haute-Gaspésie in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts are recruited by companies including Hydro-Québec, Arnaud, TCI, Telus, Bell, Cogeco, Thiro and Construction DJL
    AddÉnergie Technologies will hire 5 to 10 employees in Shawinigan, namely electronics technicians and labourers. AddÉnergie, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations, obtained $12.8M in financial support from the Government of Quebec.
    The Oriflamme buffet restaurant in Trois-Rivières shut down on April 3 and about 30 people lost their jobs
    Groupe Huot is beginning a new 800-unit realty project at a cost of $175M in Québec City's Les Méandres neighbourhood. The delivery of the first phase of rental housing units is scheduled for June 2016.
    McDonald's will modernize its facilities at 26 restaurants across the Québec City region. Each restaurant will require a $250,000 investment and will lead to the creation of 10 to 15 jobs per location.
  • Week of Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016

    Saputo, a major dairy processor, will shut down its Princeville facility, which is also known as Fromagerie Madame Chèvre. A total of 25 employees will lose their jobs in August.
    Vrooden, a new microbrewery, has set up shop in Granby thanks to a $750,000 investment. The first four beers will be ready in mid-May.
    Carbotech International in Plessisville, a manufacturer of materials-handling equipment for the sawtimber industry, was awarded two major contracts totalling more than $4M in the Mauricie region and Australia
    Sports Experts and Atmosphere Sports-Outdoor in Victoriaville are partnering up and investing close to $2.5M to relocate to La Grande Place des Bois-Francs. A total of 25 employees will be hired for its opening at the end of April.
    A Jean Coutu pharmacy will be built on the former grounds of the old Laiterie Lamothe in Drummondville. It is scheduled to open by November. The investment amount has not been disclosed, nor has the number of jobs.
    TransForce in Amos, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, has obtained a contract estimated at $6M to carry wood chips from Resolute Forest Products in Maniwaki to Resolute Forest Products in Gatineau for the next three years
    Pompes et traitements d'eau H. Morin is setting up shop in Maniwaki, leading to the creation of two new jobs upon opening in April and possibly two other jobs in the medium term
    Daycare Mademoiselle coco has invested $750,000 to set up shop in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Horton, a growing municipality. Seven workers, including educators, a cook and an administrative assistant, were hired.
    Fruit d'Or has inaugurated its factory in Plessisville following a blaze that destroyed its Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes facility. Thanks to a $35M investment, new equipment was also acquired. A total of 20 workers were hired.
    Olymel is announcing the temporary layoff of 78 employees at its hog factory in Saint-Hyacinthe due to a decline in orders from the Australian market and the extended closure of the Russian market
    The City of Valcourt is investing $633,200 to carry out major expansion and renovation work at its community centre
    The Municipality of the Saint-Camille township is investing $917,000 to transform its church into a multi-purpose centre, which will be accessible as of June. The Destination Saint-Camille co-op, which groups seven companies, will also set up shop in the area.
    The City of Sherbrooke is investing $1.5M to acquire a quadruple chairlift at the Mont Bellevue Ski Resort to address passenger traffic issues
    Jardins Secrets d'Océane, the first vegetables and small fruits farming enterprise in the Innu community of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam in Sept-Îles, will hire between 10 and 15 workers
    Le Buck - Pub Gastronomique will open its doors at the end of May in Trois-Rivières. Between 35 and 40 jobs will be created during the summer season. Le Buck Traiteur and microbrewery Le Trou du Diable will join together to open this restaurant.
    Hardy Filtration in Trois-Rivières has gone from 37 employees to more than 50 employees in less than a year. The company, which manufactures industrial air filters, products to filter water and dust collector bags, wants to launch an evening shift.
    Desjardins-Jeunes au Travail is offering 12 summer jobs in the RCM of Mékinac. The project will be overseen by the Carrefour Jeunesse emploi of the said RCM. Positions are reserved to young people from Mékinac between the ages of 16 to 17 who do not have work experience.
    The Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi of Shawinigan announced its summer job hunt event. Employment workshops on resumes will take place on April 23 and a job offer pool will be exclusively available to participants for 10 days.
    OSM Atlantic inc. will invest $2,761,700 in Cap-aux-Meules and create 12 jobs. The company will set up a workshop on repairing diesel engine parts for passenger ships and power plants located in remote locations.
    Fillion Sports, whose head office is in Rimouski, has declared bankruptcy. The clothing divisions in Rimouski and Sept-Îles, and the stores in Beauport and Charlesbourg, have been shut down.
    South Shore Furniture plans to hire 150 new employees by the end of 2016. They will be working at facilities across Quebec (Sainte-Croix et Coaticook), in Mexico and in Texas.
    EXFO in Québec City has several positions to fill: optical designer, senior software architect, systems auditor, software designer, assembler and project manager
    In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Rio Tinto has just begun a major restructuring of its regional activities by grouping its factories into a single administrative entity. This could translate into a reduction in the number of executives.
    Centre de Rénovation FDS Inc. in Arvida will move to Super C's former facilities in Jonquière in mid-June. About 20 employees could be added to the hardware store's approximately 40 workers.
    The Granby Zoo is investing $3M to build water slides. The opening of the Amazoo water park is scheduled for the beginning of June.
    Golf Le Boisé in Terrebonne is ceasing its operations. About 40 seasonal workers will be laid off from the club.
    Pharmacy Jean Coutu has inaugurated its new facilities in Prévost thanks to an investment of more than $1M
    The first phase of construction of a multiresidential complex, Le Monroe, has begun in Blainville. The $47M project will be built in two phases and will include a total of 136 condominiums.
    The Government of Canada is announcing an investment of more than $173M to upgrade 12 canals and historic parks in Quebec in the next four years. Nearly $132M will be dedicated to the preservation of the Lachine Canal in Montréal.
    Groupe St-Hubert, a Laval-based restaurant company, has been acquired by an Ontario-based company, Cara Operations, for $537M
  • Week of Mar 21 - Mar 25, 2016

    Marmen is looking for staff for its Quebec factories that are located in Trois-Rivières and Matane for nearly all kinds of jobs. The manufacturer of wind towers estimates that 2016 will be its best year yet since its inception due to exports.
    The Quebec maritime industry is in need of 2,000 additional workers over the course of a three-year cycle, according to the Comité sectoriel de main-d'oeuvre de l'industrie maritime. One third of these jobs involve navigation personnel, including engineering officers.
    Hydro-Québec's power transmission line project in Chamouchouane-Bout-de-l'Île will represent about $10M in investments in the Mauricie region. A total of 200 construction workers are expected to work in the La Tuque region.
    The Bistro restaurant in Trois-Rivières shut down on March 20 following a significant decline in customers. The rise in food and beverage costs is part of the reason for this decision.
    Réseau Sélection, a company that manages residential complexes for retirees, invested $38M to build a 230 rental housing units in Granby. The opening, scheduled for the summer of 2017, will lead to the creation of 70 jobs.
    ArcelorMittal will receive a $4.5M contribution from the Government of Quebec to convert its manufacturing process to liquefied natural gas at its pellet plant in Port-Cartier
    Cheese factory L'Ancêtre will invest more than $1.2M in Bécancour to upgrade its facility by acquiring specialized equipment. The Government of Quebec will contribute to this project financially. A total of 50 jobs will be created.
    The ARPAC Coop will build a processing and recovery plant that will also sell recycled metal in Bécancour thanks to a $20M investment. A total of 20 employees will be hired for 2017. The Government of Quebec will contribute to this project financially.
    Ski resort Gallix in Sept-Îles will build a chalet and acquire a new carpet lift at its sliding centre. The Government of Quebec is awarding about $1.4M of the $2.5M project.
    Yellow Pages, a Montréal-based company that specializes in digital media and marketing solutions, has announced an investment of more than $155M and plans to hire 350 employees over 3 years to initiate its digital transformation
  • Week of Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016

    Familiprix is opening a new pharmacy in Brossard, leading to the creation of about 10 new jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing $3M in clean technologies at Alliance Magnesium in Brossard
    Les Serres Lefort, a producer of organic vegetables in Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay, is investing $27M to expand its greenhouses, leading to the creation of 60 new jobs
    An $11.2M investment was necessary to build a new elementary school in Saint-Lazare. The school will be able to welcome its first students as of next September.
    The Complexe Saint-Laurent, located in La Prairie, will be renovated and expanded at a cost of $8M in the next few months
    Triple Boris, a new video gaming and mobile applications development studio, is opening in Sainte-Julie, leading to the creation of 8 new jobs
    Housing project Place de la source will be built in Sherbrooke, following a $20M investment
    Private high school Jean-Paul II in Baie-Comeau will shut down on June 30 due to declining enrollment and a difficult economic situation in the region. A dozen layoffs are expected to take place.
    Côté-Jean et Associés, a consulting engineering firm in Magog that specializes in structures and civil engineering, plans to hire 10 new employees by December, who will join an existing staff of 10
    The Domaine Saint-Rémi, a housing complex for seniors, has invested $6M to build 41 new housing units. This investment will create 30 new jobs in Saint-Rémi.
    Restaurant and pub Le Charlemagne in Drummondville has shut down. About 20 workers lost their jobs.
    Ström Spa Nordique will open a branch in Sherbrooke thanks to an investment of nearly $10M. The hiring of 60 employees, including massage therapists and customer service representatives, is expected for its opening at the end of this year.
    The Havre-Saint-Pierre hospital is investing $3.8M in new equipment that will allow it to save money by improving its energy efficiency
    Nuclear power plant Gentilly-2 in Bécancour will hire 15 to 20 workers, including joiners, reinforcing steel erectors, and day labourers, to build two dry storage modules for spent fuel. The project represents an investment of nearly $12M.
    Orbite Aluminae should begin with the commercial production of high-purity alumina in the second quarter of 2016. The Cap-Chat factory is expected to hire about 40 workers following the $127M investment required for its construction.
    The Enercon factory in Matane will gradually lay off 45 employees from mid-May to mid-July due to a lack of contracts in the coming months. Enercon, a division of WEC Tours, only has 63 employees after having already reduced its operations in 2015.
    More than $16.3M will be invested to carry out silvicultural work in public forests in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region. This is the amount granted by the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs for the 2016-2017 year.
    Fabrication Delta in New Richmond is laying off about 60 welders and machinists due to a lack of contracts following a slowdown in the wind-power industry in Quebec
    Rimouski's Aux Trois Mâts agency guides people who wish to reintegrate the labour market or return to school. It is a social reintegration resource for people who have dealt with alcoholism or drug dependence.
    Expansion and redevelopment work on the Rimouski courthouse will begin in the spring of 2017 and will take place over two years. The investment, estimated at $68.23M, will be the largest public investment in Rimouski.
    Work will be required at the J.-Antonio-Thompson hall following water ingress, which caused major damage to the building's structure. The City of Trois-Rivières estimates that it will cost $20M to renovate.
    Optel Vision recently completed the expansion of its head office in Québec Metro High Tech Park. Furthermore, the company plans to hire 230 new employees by the end of the year.
    Hardware store Groupe Canac inaugurated its branch on Henri-Bourassa Boulevard, in the La Cité-Limoilou borough. The $5.5M investment has led to the creation of about 50 jobs.
    The Cochon dingue will open a new restaurant in the summer of 2017 at Carrefour Saint-Romuald in Lévis. It will be located on the main floor of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton hotel currently under construction. About 100 jobs will be created.
    A branch of liquidator Surplus RD will set up shop in Carrefour Saint-Georges this summer. About 15 jobs will be created.
    The Government of Quebec has added $15M to its financial contribution to open up the facilities of the Port of Sept-Îles in order to foster the implementation of the Plan Nord
    Voltigeurs Farm will build a new shop in Drummondville this fall, to open in the spring of 2017. The hiring of about 12 people is expected. The investment amount has not been disclosed.
    No less than 25 industrial sewing machine operators will be hired in the next six months at the following manufacturers, all of which are located in Estrie: Confection M. Béliveau, Confection Lapierre, Chemise Perfection, Groupe CSR, Royer, and Attraction
    The Esso gas station and Benny Express rotisserie located in the Point-du-jour rest area in Lavaltrie will shut down on April 30 and August 31, 2016, respectively
    Patrick Morin, a building and renovation centre chain, plans to hire 300 new employees in its 20 hardware stores across Quebec
    Réseau Sélection has announced a $250M investment to build five new seniors' homes in five Quebec cities
    The City of Mascouche has assigned a contract for the construction of its new police station, which will begin in April 2016 and end in 2017
    The municipality of Saint-Alexis inaugurated its new municipal complex, following an investment of more than $1.2M
  • Week of Mar 07 - Mar 11, 2016

    Lac-Mégantic-based Tafisa Canada, the largest manufacturer of panels designed from 100% recycled fibres in North America, is investing $15M to purchase new equipment. Four workers will be hired to join the 330 currently employed.
    The Hôpital vétérinaire de Sherbrooke has expanded and acquired high-tech equipment following a $2.7M investment
    A Grand Times Hotel has opened above the Centreexpo exhibition centre in Drummondville, leading to the hiring of about 40 people following a $22M investment
    Cabanon Innova in Sherbrooke declared bankruptcy. About 30 people lost their jobs.
    The City of Amos has invested $10.8M to expand its sports complex. Renovations should be completed by March 2017.
    Pelican International, a boat designer and manufacturer, has invested $21M to install its second Quebec factory in Valleyfield, leading to the creation of 200 to 300 new jobs
    Équipement Sanitaire Drummond of Drummondville has bought two maintenance product manufacturers in Sorel and Granby. The combination of businesses could extend its diversified services over a greater territory and develop new markets as a result.
    The City of Sherbrooke will invest $3.2M for road repairs this summer
    Pelican International, a recreational products manufacturer from Laval, has announced the creation of 20 positions at its head office following the opening of its production factory in Montérégie
    A $2M investment has led to the construction of an A&W restaurant in Masson-Angers and the creation of about 50 new jobs
    Voltflex Innovations in Trois-Rivières will create around 10 jobs by summertime following an increase in production. This SME specializes in the manufacturing of harnesses and wiring intended for transportation equipment manufacturers.
    The Accès D call centre of Caisses Desjardins in Trois-Rivières has nearly 400 employees, a number that was announced two years ago. Trois-Rivières also has a service call centre for Desjardins cards, which created around 60 jobs.
    The Fin Quartier, a food complex in Shawinigan, shut down on March 8, and 36 people lost their jobs. Mado Plaisir Gourmand, Caffè Bistro and Délecta Plaisir cochon are some of the businesses that will cease operations.
    Transition Plus, located in Rimouski, assists people of 50 years of age and over who are seeking employment. This employment assistance service provides individual coaching, a customized action plans and labour market information.
    The Centre Jardin Hamel, located on Wilfrid-Hamel Boulevard in Québec City, was destroyed by fire. At this time last year, around 40 employees were working for the company.
    Première Moisson recently opened an artisan bakery in the Lebourgneuf sector in Québec City. The investment totalled $1M and led to the creation of about 50 jobs.
    Groupe Huot has developed a new $250M real estate project in the Duberger borough of Québec City. The Aventura project will have 10 phases that will be developed over the next five to six years. Construction of the first building is ongoing.
    A new hotel bearing the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton banner will open at Carrefour Saint-Romuald in Lévis. The investment totals $28.3M. The building will welcome its first clients in 2017.
    Harnois Groupe pétrolier, located in Saint-Thomas, has acquired 36 Esso gas stations, which will bring its current count of 39 employees to 130
    The City of Rosemère has abolished its fire-fighting service and 41 jobs. The service will now be carried out by the City of Blainville.
    Chantier Davie Canada will lay off nearly 200 employees for an indefinite period. Ongoing work at one of the ferries under construction has been suspended following a conflict between the shipyard and the Société des traversiers du Québec.
  • Week of Feb 29 - Mar 04, 2016

    The band council of Uashat-Maliotenam has invested $9.5M to expand three of its schools, namely Johnny Pilot and Manikanetish in Sept-Îles, in addition to Tshishteshinu in Moisie, thanks to financial aid from the Government of Canada
    The Bassins du Nouveau Havre, an affordable residences project in Montréal, has been announced by the provincial government. If all goes according to plan, this project, estimated at $24.5M, will be completed in 2019.
    The City of Lac-Mégantic is investing $1.2M to build a multipurpose space reserved for youth called Projet Espace Jeunesse, thanks to financial aid from the Government of Québec
    CBR Laser, a leader in metal processing, has invested $2.5M to build its third facility in Princeville. The company also possesses factories in Plessisville.
    The owners of Cage-Brasserie sportive in Saint-Jérôme have invested more than $1M for the remodelling of their restaurant, leading to the creation of a dozen new jobs.
    Piscitrium Trévi Trois-Rivières has invested more than $1M in the renovation and remodelling of its specialty store that sells pools. A total of 10 jobs have been created, bringing the staff total to 50 employees during peak season.
    Omnifab in Louiseville hires regularly. Currently expanding, the company specializes in machining, design, mechanical engineering, welding and special projects. A section was added, namely the manufacturing of poultry trailers.
    Many jobs are available each year at meat-packing and food processing plants located in the RCM of Maskinongé, including at Lucyporc. Exporting, which is favorable for these companies, could help their growth.
    The Desjardins Youth Work Experience program is offering 14 summer jobs in the RCM of Maskinongé. This project is run by the Carrefour jeunesse emploi of the said RCM. Positions are reserved for young people between the ages of 15 to 18 who are seeking their first work experience.
    Fifteen-some employees will return to work on March 7 at the Groupe Lebel sawmill in Cap-Chat. The plant could remain open until fall 2016. Management had shut down the factory in early fall 2015 due to market conditions.
    The Salon de l'emploi du Témiscouata will take place on April 28 at the Complexe sportif Rosaire-Bélanger in Rivière-Bleue. Its organization is handled by employment support agency Service Accès-Emploi.
    Simons and real estate group Oxford will invest $50M into the new Simons store at Galeries de la Capitale. The move into new facilities should lead to the creation of fifty-some jobs. The opening is scheduled for 2018.
    The co-owner of Château Bellevue in Thetford Mines will invest an additional $3.5M to add a care unit to the senior retirement complex currently being built. Twenty jobs will be added to the thirty-some positions already in the works.
    The provincial government has announced a $300M investment over 5 years for 16 municipalities in the context of its maritime strategy. The money will help companies to develop their exports.
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