Job Market Trends and News

Ontario

Following labour market events is key to helping job seekers understand where the opportunities (short, medium and long-term) might be in a local community and elsewhere in the country.

The following table presents local and regional labour market events and announcements for the selected Province or Territory which can complement your job search and career exploration.

News Archive

Want to find out more about local or provincial labour market history? The labour market news archive may be a good place to start.

In this section, you can browse archived news titles, whose links are no longer functional, for up to one year from the current date. The archived news can help you understand the labour market trends in geographic areas and industries that are of interest to you.

  • Week of Dec 12 - Dec 16, 2016

    HGS Canada Inc. plans to hire 1,225 customer service representatives in Canada, including 75 in North Bay. The company is also recruiting in Windsor and Pembroke

  • Week of Dec 05 - Dec 09, 2016

    Feihe International Inc., a China-based manufacturer of infant formula, is opening a facility in Kingston by 2019. It is expected to create about 1,000 jobs during construction and 200 full-time jobs when completed.

  • Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016

    The Government of Canada will invest $15M in stone-based product manufacturer Hanwha L&C Canada Inc. in London creating over 85 jobs

  • Week of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016

    Radial, an e-commerce company, plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers across Canada, including 95 seasonal jobs at its Mississauga fulfillment centre

  • Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016

    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $9.5M toward a $18.6M project at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay to support new laboratories and research facilities at its Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Science.

  • Week of Nov 07 - Nov 11, 2016

    The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario will jointly invest $9.9M towards the modernization of existing facilities at Sutherland Campus in Peterborough and at the Frost Campus in Lindsay. The projects are expected to create about 250 jobs.

  • Week of Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2016

    Kitchener-based Flanagan Foodservice, a food industry supplier has started construction on a $20M distribution centre in Whitby. When completed in 2017 it will employ more than 100 warehouse employees and delivery drivers.

  • Week of Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2016

    Sutherland Global Services is looking to fill about 200 vacancies at its call centre in Windsor. The company is hiring customer service and technical support representatives.

  • Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016

    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a new store in Waterloo on November 8th, creating about 200 jobs

  • Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016

    Bruce Power and SNC-Lavalin signed a framework agreement of up to $400M that will create about 150 jobs in Mississauga and another 900 direct and indirect jobs across Ontario. Work on the Bruce Power refurbishment project is scheduled to begin in 2020.

  • Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016

    The Government of Canada and Western University will invest $45M each to support the construction of two new facilities, the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building and Three C+ (Connect, Collaborate and Create) Innovation Centre

  • Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016

    GoodLife Fitness Centres Inc. will add 600 jobs nationally by August 2017 as it is launching 15 new GoodLife clubs, about half of which will be across Ontario

  • Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016

    The Government of Canada's Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces is planning to increase its workforce by about 10 per cent over the next year with a focus on procurement staff

  • Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016

    Vistaprint, a maker of custom-printed products in Tecumseh, is hiring 300 part-time seasonal workers for the months of November and December

  • Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016

    Amazon.com, Inc. has opened an 850,000 sq. ft. robotic distribution centre in Brampton and expects to create more than 500 full-time jobs

  • Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016

    Clothing retailer Roots Canada plans to open 14 Canadian locations over the next two years and renovate and enlarge several stores. The impact on its Ontario operations is not yet known.

  • Week of Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016

    As part of a forestry sector pilot project, the Government of Ontario will provide $4.5M to assist FPInnovations in Thunder Bay build a new bio-refinery plant to expedite the mass production and commercialization of green bio-chemicals derived from wood

  • Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016

    CF Rideau Centre shopping centre in downtown Ottawa has opened its four-level 230,000 sq.-ft. expansion which includes more than 20 new retailers and anchor store La Maison Simons

  • Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016

    K-Mobile, a Canadian mobile retailer, opened its first flagship store in Toronto's East York Town Centre. It plans to expand to 250 stores across the Greater Toronto Area and hire 1,000 employees, including 100 Syrian refugees.

  • Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016

    Plans to redevelop the Port of Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie as an International Marine Gateway for commercial cargo continue. Port construction is expected to create about 1,350 full-time jobs and 250 permanent jobs once operational.

  • Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016

    Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) received a $12M investment from the Government of Canada to support the clean technologies industrial sector in Sarnia-Lambton, creating an estimated 478 jobs

  • Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2016

    A French luxury brand, Saint Laurent Paris (formerly Yves Saint Laurent), will open a store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall

  • Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016

    York University and partners, Southlake Regional Health Centre and the University Health Network will receive $15M from the Government of Canada to develop new patient-centred health-care technologies, resulting in roughly 128 full-time equivalent jobs

  • Week of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016

    BWXT Canada Ltd. secured a $130M contract from Bruce Power to design and manufacture eight steam generators for Bruce B Unit 6 in Tiverton, Ontario. This contract will secure over 100 jobs in engineering and skilled labour in the Cambridge region.

  • Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016

    Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes will reopen an unspecified number of stores throughout Ontario, potentially creating as many as 500 jobs in the next five years

  • Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016

    Pillar5 Pharma Inc., an Arnprior-based manufacturer of over-the-counter eye and ear products, will invest $4M in new equipment to increase productivity. This investment will create 50 permanent jobs over the next two years.

  • Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016

    The Government of Ontario will invest $26.9M to replace the Tiffin St. overpass and repair the Barrie-Collingwood overpass along Highway 400. Construction will begin in July and continue until fall 2018, creating around 270 jobs.

  • Week of Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016

    The provincial government is investing over $1B towards the City of Ottawa's Light Rail Transit expansion. The two-stage project is expected to create approximately 1,000 full-time jobs, add 30km of new rail, 19 new stations and be completed in 2023.

  • Week of May 30 - Jun 03, 2016

    Minacs will be adding a total of 685 customer support representatives to its call centres in Hamilton, Niagara Falls, and Peterborough offices over the next five months

  • Week of May 23 - May 27, 2016

    Bombardier Inc. will shift production on its Metrolinx contract from Sudbury to Kingston in October eliminating 60 jobs in Sudbury and adding jobs to its production line in Kingston. It will also add a second assembly line to produce TTC streetcars.

  • Week of May 16 - May 20, 2016

    The acquisition of Radix Inc. by Active Industrial Solutions in Tecumseh is expected to create 400 new manufacturing jobs in advanced manufacturing technology

  • Week of May 13 - May 17, 2016

    The Government of Ontario is investing $3M over four years to build the Centre of Excellence for the Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovations in Sarnia. This is expected to create 400 jobs in the biotechnology sector.

  • Week of May 09 - May 13, 2016

    The Government of Ontario is investing $7.8M in seven automotive supply companies in the Windsor-Essex region, creating 270 jobs and retaining more than 1,180 positions

  • Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016

    The provincial government will invest $39.2M in four highway projects in northwestern Ontario to be completed by Pioneer Construction Inc. and Miller Northwest Ltd. Work will begin this spring and be complete by fall 2016.

  • Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016

    Ground breaking took place for the Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership new Shorelines Casino in Belleville, a $40M construction project, on April 27. This new 48,000-sq.-ft. gaming facility, set to open in 2017, is expected to create 300+ jobs.

  • Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016

    FedDev Ontario will invest up to $4.87M into Flying Colours Corp. to build a 100,000-sq.-ft. hangar at the Peterborough Airport. This project is expected to create up to 50 manufacturing, engineering, management and technical field full-time jobs.

  • Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016

    The Government of Ontario is investing up to $12M into Thales in Canada for their urban railway signaling project. The project is expected to create 126 jobs in Ontario while retaining another 963 at its Toronto office over five years.

  • Week of Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2016

    Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure started construction on the Windsor Solar project. Completion is expected by the end of 2016 and will create up to 225 construction jobs.

  • Week of Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016

    The Government of Ontario will invest $12B into building or redeveloping Ontario hospital infrastructure over the next decade

  • Week of Mar 21 - Mar 25, 2016

    McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd. will hold a National Hiring Day on April 6, 2016. Approximately 3,000 staff will be hired in Ontario. Job-seekers can apply in-person at any participating location across Canada or online at mcdonalds.ca/careers.
  • Week of Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016

    The Independent Electricity System Operator has selected 11 companies to build 16 renewable energy projects in the province, which include five new wind, seven solar, and four hydroelectric projects

  • Week of Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2016

    Sobeys Inc. opened its Foodland grocery store in a new location in Elliott Lake in April. The store added 52 new staff in addition to the 47 employees transferred from the previous site.

  • Week of Mar 07 - Mar 11, 2016

    Construction started on the first of 25 Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations in Toronto. The $5.3B LRT project is scheduled to be completed by 2021 and is expected to employ approximately 2,500 workers at the peak of construction.

  • Week of Feb 29 - Mar 04, 2016

    Bioenterprise Corporation and Innovation Guelph have entered into $8M joint initiative with funding from the Government of Canada to assist early stage companies, creating 230 full-time jobs in the Guelph-Wellington area

  • Week of Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2016

    Fashion retailer, Nordstrom, Inc. is hiring 104 managers starting March 3, 2016, for its stores opening in Toronto's Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall. The company will hire an additional 1,600 sales and support staff in May.

  • Week of Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016

    The Government of Canada will double its investment in the Canada Summer Jobs wage subsidy program, helping to create up to 70,000 summer jobs for youth aged 15-30. The application deadline for employers is extended to March 11, 2016.

  • Week of Feb 08 - Feb 12, 2016

    Home Depot Canada is hiring about 2,700 associates across the province for the spring season

  • Week of Feb 01 - Feb 05, 2016

    Lowe's Companies Canada, ULC, will hire 3,000 new seasonal employees across its existing 42 stores in Canada and the six new stores that are set to open by mid-2016. Job-seekers can apply in-person on its National Hiring Day on March 5, 2016, or online.

  • Week of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016

    General Motors of Canada Ltd. is hiring over 100 assembly line and skilled trade workers for its CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll

  • Week of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014

    After receiving a pre-approval license from Health Canada, WeedMD is opening a medical marijuana facility in Aylmer, near London. The company expects to hire as many as 100 workers over the next two years.

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