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Ontario

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  • 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.
    • The North Bay Regional Health Centre is hiring for hospital and social work positions, including therapists and health practitioners
    • Amazon.com Inc. will hire more than 2,000 seasonal holiday workers in Canada as well as hundreds more to fill jobs in Toronto
    • Northern Ontario Film Studios has opened a studio in North Bay on Jane Street
    • Walmart Canada Corp. will open a 136,000-sq.-ft. store in December at the Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga
    • Muji, a Japanese housewares retailer, opened its 3rd Canadian location at the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto
    • Caroline Neron, a jewellery and accessory brand, will open stores at Scarborough Town Centre and Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre in the next few months
    • Saks Fifth Avenue will open two new locations in the Pickering Town Centre and Bramalea City Centre in spring 2017
    • Nordstrom Inc. will open a new 138,000-sq.-ft. store at CF Sherway Gardens by September 2017 in Toronto
    • Square Brew Inc. will open in Goderich by spring 2017
    • Construction began on a new GO Transit bus storage and maintenance facility in Kitchener to be completed by spring 2018
    • The Government of Ontario will invest up to $180M in the construction of new post-secondary facilities in Brampton and Milton
    • Wincon Construction 1986 Ltd. will begin construction on a new elementary school for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board in November. The $7.5M project is scheduled to be completed for the 2017-2018 school year.
    • Garritano Brothers Ltd. will begin construction on new fire hall in November for the City of Cambridge. The $4M project is expected to be completed in late 2017.
    • The Operational Stress Injury Clinic at the Parkwood Institute in London will expand its facility to 4,200-sq.-ft. with construction scheduled to finish by spring 2017
    • The Sears Outlet store in the Downtown Chatham Centre will close at the end of its lease in October 2017. The store currently employs 56 workers.
    • Hopkins Steel Work Ltd. in Welland has closed and laid off 12 workers
    • In a second mass layoff announced this year, Bombardier Inc. will eliminate 2,000 jobs in Canada including 1,500 in Quebec. The potential impact on Ontario locations is currently unknown.
    • National Bank of Canada plans to lay off 600 workers mostly in Quebec, but is hiring for 500 positions in sales and information technology. The potential layoff impact on Ontario locations is expected to be limited.
  • 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
    • Internet service provider Xplornet Communications Inc. plans to invest $40M to build a new office in Cornwall. It is expected to create 130 full-time jobs over the next five years.
    • Tim Hortons Inc. opened its first location in Ohsweken and has hired over 60 First Nations people, including 25 high school students
    • Canadian Tire opened their new 40,000-sq.-ft. store on Rymal Road East and closed their Upper Gage and Fennell location in Hamilton, doubling current staff to 70 employees
    • Bron Media Inc. has opened a new animation studio in London this month, creating up to 8 positions
    • Laurentian University in Sudbury is seeking professors and administrative staff for its Indigenous social work program
    • A St. Louis Bar and Grill restaurant opened on October 24th in Cambridge
    • RYU Apparel Inc., a Vancouver based athletic apparel brand will be opening its first Toronto location at 361 Queen Street West in early spring 2017
    • Dajoh, a $4.8M, 17,000 sq.-ft. leisure and activity centre, has opened in Ohsweken
    • Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill has opened its newly expanded wing which includes Sporting Life, a sports apparel and equipment store, and fashion retailer H&M
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA Canada) is hiring assembly line production workers in Windsor
    • The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will invest $23.5M into Algoma University, Sault College and the Anishinabek Discovery Centre, all in Sault Ste. Marie
    • The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $11M towards Confederation College's $19M technology building in Thunder Bay, with construction to begin in spring 2017
    • The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $6.4M towards Canadore College's new $12.5M Village Living ¿ Wellness and Learning Centre in North Bay
    • The Government of Canada will invest up to $4M to expand the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Safe Water Project to include 14 additional First Nations communities that will receive water quality training and operational support
    • The Government of Ontario is contributing $840,000 to accommodate 34 more patients for the Chapman House, a hospice under construction in Owen Sound expected to open spring 2017
    • The Suncoast Mall in Goderich will start renovations soon in the former Zellers store to build a World Gym and Hart department store
    • Sudbury Hospital Services, a laundry services company, will lay off 36 workers
    • The Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, is recruiting registered nurses from the Windsor-Sarnia area to fill ongoing vacancies
    • The Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board will hold an interactive session featuring employers in the healthcare industry on November 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the Lambton College Event Centre
  • 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.
    • The Government of Ontario has invested more than $2.9M towards the production of 10 episodes of Universal Cable Productions' Eyewitness television series, filmed in and around Parry Sound, creating about 75 crew positions and 640 roles for extras
    • Thomson Reuters Corp., a media information firm, plans to build a technology centre in downtown Toronto. Initial hiring related to skills in cognitive computing will begin in the coming weeks.
    • Cross Country Manufacturing, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, will receive $550K from the Government of Ontario to expand its Blenheim facility. The $5.5M project is expected to be completed by summer 2017 and will create 100 jobs.
    • The Government of Ontario will grant $1.5M to Stubbe's Precast Commercial Inc. for its concrete manufacturing plant in Harley, near Brantford. The $19.5M project is expected to be completed in summer 2019, creating 58 jobs and retaining 216 positions.
    • The Hamilton public school board hired an extra 54 elementary school teachers as a result of higher student enrolment in 2016-2017
    • Twenty teaching positions have been created at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board as a result of higher student enrolment in 2016¿2017
    • Sheridan College has received $12.5M in joint government funding for its Partnering Across Boundaries project, an initiative that aims to improve energy efficiency. The $21.4M project will focus on facility upgrades at Brampton and Oakville Campuses.
    • The Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $8.1M towards the expansion of the Bata Research and Innovation Cluster at Trent University in Peterborough
    • Construction started on the estimated $80M phase one of the Maley Drive Extension Project in Sudbury. The project is jointly funded by the federal, provincial and municipal governments and will be completed in two phases.
    • Confederation College and Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute received $20.76M in joint government funding for the construction of a new Technology Education and Collaboration Hub and Pathways to Prosperous Future project respectively
    • ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas Ltd., an auto parts manufacturer, is receiving up to $12.73M from the Government of Canada to adopt new robotic laser-welding technology at its Woodstock facility, retaining 45 jobs
    • The Simcoe County District School Board held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a new elementary school in Alliston. The $12M project is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
    • The Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $6.2M to support the construction of the Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation in Biotechnology (CARIB) at Fanshawe College in London
    • The Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $1M into upgrading infrastructure at Nipissing University in North Bay, with construction to start in May 2017
    • The Government of Ontario is modernizing the Ontario Provincial Police facilities and will build nine new detachments located in Moosonee, Fort Frances, Hawkesbury, Huron County, West Parry Sound, Manitoulin Island, Port Credit, Marathon and Orillia
    • The newly renovated and expanded Oshawa Centre shopping mall has opened with 60 new retailers, a 1,000 seat food court and two new full-service restaurants
    • The Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties Centre opened at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College
    • IGM Financial Inc., a Canadian financial services company, opened a new Investors Group office in Peterborough
    • Starbucks Corporation will be opening their first location in Cornwall by mid-December and plans to employ 25-30 staff
    • A Freshii restaurant franchise opened in Sarnia in September, creating 11 jobs
    • Fashion retailer Danier, formerly known as ¿Danier Leather¿, is re-launching store locations under new ownership and has already opened in Burlington, Newmarket and Oshawa
    • HSBC Bank Canada will close its Thunder Bay branch in February 2017, due to an increase in online banking, affecting six full-time and two part-time employees
  • 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
    • Clearpath Robotics Inc., a Kitchener-based developer of self-driving technology, secured a US$30M investment to expand its OTTO Motors division. The firm expects to double the size of its current workforce of 150 employees in the coming year.
    • Cutting Edge Precision Services added more than 50 employees to its workforce after completing a $10M addition to its facility in Tecumseh
    • Fort Severn First Nation opened its new $22M school, with 17 employees and is in the process of hiring additional staff
    • Mohawk College received a $20M contribution from the Government of Canada for the new Partnership and Innovation Centre at its Fennell campus. The 54.25M construction and renovation project is expected to be completed by spring 2018.
    • The preliminary construction work began for two new $12M bridges over the French River. The twin bridges will extend Highway 400 and are expected to open to traffic in 2019.
    • MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) has relocated to a new, larger location in London. The store has doubled the number of staff to 60 employees and expanded its product and service offerings.
    • Byers Truss Engineering and Manufacturing is planning to start construction on an 8,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Fairview industrial Park in Powassan next summer. The firm is expected to open in the spring of 2018 with 6 to 12 new employees.
    • Midland Mountainview Mall is undergoing $4.9M in renovations to be completed by the end of December
    • Blyth Memorial Community Hall in Huron County is undergoing $3.8M in upgrades, supported by a $980K grant from the Government of Canada
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $1.48M to upgrade two ballfields, Port Arthur Stadium and Baseball Central, in Thunder Bay, in preparation for the 2017 Under-18 Baseball World Cup
    • The City of Windsor approved $990K in upgrades to the Windsor Family Credit Union Centre
    • The District Municipality of Muskoka awarded a $555K contract to K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. for the supply and delivery of winter road salt
    • Costco Wholesale Corporation is opening its first business centre near Toronto this fall and plans to add seven stores in Canada in 2017
    • Mimaki USA, Inc., a digital printing products manufacturer, is opening its first branch in Canada located in Concord, Ontario. The technology centre will provide sales and technical support to Mimaki dealers and customers.
    • Icebreaker, a New Zealand-based outdoor and sport apparel store, opened its first standalone location on Queen Street West in Toronto
    • Le Baron Outdoor Products Ltd. will be closing all four stores, affecting three Ontario locations in Markham, Mississauga and Ottawa. The current job impact is unknown.
    • As of January 2017, Rogers Communications Inc. will decrease print publications for Maclean's, Chatelaine and Today's Parent and turn Flare, MoneySense, Sportsnet and Canadian Business magazines into online only editions, due to declining print revenues
  • 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
    • Transcom Canada in Barrie will add 300 positions, almost doubling its current workforce of 360. Available jobs are in customer service, technical support, sales, supervising and management.
    • Troy Dualam Inc., equipment manufacturer, will reopen the former Troy Manufacturing plant located in Brockville and plans to hire 25 employees in the next few months
    • Smoke's Poutinerie Inc. will open a new restaurant in Sudbury in November at the Rainbow Centre Mall, creating approximately 20 jobs
    • The Solomon and Sons Machining Ltd. garage in Dryden has moved into a new location since being destroyed by fire in early 2013 and has doubled its number of employees to 32. It is currently seeking truck and coach mechanics.
    • Integrated Metal Products, a Guelph-based manufacturer of precision fabricated metal components, relocated to a new 33,000-sq.-ft. facility, creating around 15 jobs
    • Turner's Elliot Lake, a general merchandise retailer, plans to open a 7,000 sq.-ft. store in November in the new Pearson Plaza mall, creating 10 full and part-time jobs
    • JYSK Canada, a home furnishings retailer, plans to open four more stores in 2016 including a location in Oshawa and in Mississauga's Heartland Town Centre. It plans to further expand in 2017 and will open stores in Hamilton, Brampton and Cambridge.
    • A ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark the beginning of construction on Orillia's new recreation centre. The $53M project is expected to be completed by summer 2018.
    • Laurentian University in Sudbury will receive $27.4M from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario towards the construction of a 47,000 sq.-ft. $60.7M Research, Innovation and Engineering Centre that is expected to be completed by March 2018
    • Lambton College in Sarnia will receive $6.5M from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario to expand its Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies. Work on the $11.8M project is scheduled to begin in January 2017.
    • Bradanick Construction Services Inc. began work on the new Waterfront Centre at the Port of Orillia. The $2.3M project is expected to be completed by spring 2017.
    • Sunwing Travel Group Inc. will begin offering flights from Windsor International Airport to Cayo Coco, Cuba, starting November 22nd and Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting in December
    • Sandro and Maje, French fashion brands, will open their first Canadian locations at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October
    • Gloria's Place, the new $2.4M home of the Perth Humane Society, opened on Griffith Road in Stratford in September
    • Style Encore, a reseller of gently-used women's clothing and accessories, will open a store in Guelph in spring 2017
    • The Laurentian Bank of Canada plans to restructure its operations over the next 18 months by closing 50 branches, and eliminating 300 jobs mostly through attrition. The impact on its Ontario operations is unknown at this time.
    • Blackberry Ltd., a Waterloo-based company, will outsource the design and production of its Blackberry device by February 2017, affecting up to 100 employees
    • St. Matthew's House, a non-profit and multi-service agency, will lay off 40 employees after losing a City of Hamilton contract earlier this year
    • Sciens Industries Inc., a precision-machine parts manufacturer, closed its doors in Peterborough on September 26th, affecting 19 employees
    • Vale Canada Ltd., a mining company in Sudbury, will cut nine jobs due to the restructuring of its base metals exploration group in Canada due to depressed metal prices
    • The Flying Dog restaurant and lounge bar in Waterloo and The Firkin at the Tannery in Kitchener have both closed
  • 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
    • Shopify Plus, an ecommerce platform by Shopify Inc., is adding around 200 employees to its current staff of 110 after moving into the newly-renovated Seagram Museum in Waterloo. The new office will host a sales team as well as engineers and designers.
    • Thalmic Labs Inc., a Kitchener-based designer and manufacturer of wearable technology, plans to hire about 100 people over the next year, including engineers for its research and development team
    • The Greater Essex County District School Board recalled all the teachers laid off at the end of the last school year and hired an additional 52 teachers to accommodate higher-than-expected enrolment
    • NSF International, a company specializing in food safety and testing, relocated to a new facility in the University of Guelph's Research Park, creating 12 jobs
    • Work continues on the Region of Waterloo's new transit hub in Cambridge. The $5M facility, located in front of the Cambridge Centre mall, is expected to be operational by November.
    • The Government of Ontario will provide $3M in grants to the Kincardine Hospital, which will be used to replace the facility's boilers, chillers and other essential equipment
    • The Timmins City Council has approved a $1M+ contract with Northec Construction Inc. to install a watermain in the Hallnor Rd. Industrial Rail Park. The work will support the new INEOS Calabrian sulphur dioxide plant being built in the park.
    • I.C.E Data Centers, a data interconnection provider, has opened a new facility at the Markham Hilton on Warden Avenue in Toronto
    • Stemmler's Meat and Cheese opened a new processing facility in Waterloo
    • TJX Companies, Inc. opened a Marshalls store at the Stone Road Mall in Guelph
    • The new Canadian Border Services Agency Traffic Building opened at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge. The next stage of the multi-year Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project is expected to be complete by March 2018.
    • Canadian Solar Inc., a solar panel manufacturer, shut down one of its production lines in Guelph due to declining demand, resulting in 130 layoffs
    • TMX Group Ltd., operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, will lay off 115 jobs including 95 FT positions and approximately 20 consultants and contractors by early 2017
    • Banking and financial services company, HSBC Canada, will close its Sault Ste. Marie branch in February 2017, eliminating the equivalent of 4.5 jobs
    • The Rainy River Record, a Northwestern community newspaper, will cease publication at the end of September after almost a century due to diminishing ad revenue
  • 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
    • New Gold Inc.'s $1B new open pit mine in Rainy River northwest of Fort Frances is almost halfway complete with a projected mid-2017 start-up. It currently employs more than 240 people.
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. plans to recall between 120-150 employees in November as it restarts its AlgomaTubes seamless mill in Sault Ste. Marie following an eight month shutdown
    • Brampton Transit launched the Züm Queen West service, the final milestone of the $285M project that was conjointly funded by the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of Brampton
    • Medallion Properties Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of its $300M mixed-use development project in Ajax. The second of two towers is expected to be completed by winter 2018.
    • The Elgin Middlesex Regional Intermittent Centre, a 112-bed detention facility, opened in September in London
    • The former William Beatty Public School building in Parry Sound is being redeveloped into a Sound Community Hub with a mix of affordable housing and community space. Completion of the $8.5M project is expected in spring 2017.
    • The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board hired 41 teachers
    • A new Kingsway shopping district in Sudbury is officially open and includes a Skater's Edge sporting goods store, a Pita Pit, Jump! The Baby Store, Jump! The Skate, Dance and Gymnastics Store, Diggs & Dwellings and the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sudbury
    • Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a manufacturer of aluminum components in Chatham, will invest $10.2M with help from the Government of Ontario to expand its manufacturing capabilities and create 35 new jobs by end of 2018
    • The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are investing over $2M each towards construction of a two-storey facility at the Kenora Airport Authority
    • A Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes has opened a store in Strathroy, creating 30 new jobs
    • Phase one of the Sioux Lookout Airport expansion and renovation project worth $12.6M is about to begin and is expected to be completed by September 2017
    • Automotive supplier KTH Parts Industries Inc. in Shelburne will invest over $11M with the help from the Government of Ontario to expand its plant and create 26 new jobs by spring of 2017
    • Michaels Canada opened a store in September in Orangeville
    • You.i TV, an Ottawa technology firm, received a $12M investment from various investors and expects to add about 20 employees by December
    • Focal Healthcare Inc. in Toronto will receive up to $870K from the Government of Canada towards the production and commercialization of its prostate imaging technology. The investment is expected to create 17 full-time equivalent jobs.
    • Forever 21, Inc. opened a new concept store called Forever 21 Under $15 in September in Mississauga
    • The City of Toronto will hold a Career Information event at the Toronto Reference Library on October 20, 2016. Thirty-five city divisions will be represented.
    • A Job Fair will be held at the Cornwall Civic Complex on October 5, 2016
    • The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is outsourcing some of its information technology functions to Accenture Inc. The effect on Ontario staff is unknown at this time.
    • All the Best Fine Foods, a Toronto store and caterer, closed in September. The company's downtown location and commercial kitchen will continue to operate under new owner, Summerhill Market, who hopes to rehire about half of the 40 employees affected.
    • Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington is eliminating 14 management positions
  • 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
    • Laurentian University will create over 200 research jobs with a $104M it received in funding for its Metal Earth mining research project. An additional donation of $10M will go towards the university¿s Department of Earth Sciences.
    • Boat Rocker Media¿s Jam Filled Entertainment purchased assets of recently bankrupted Arc Productions Ltd. and opened a new office in Toronto with about 200 employees specialising in 3D animation
    • The Government of Canada is investing $67.3M at Queen's University to build a new Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre, generating about 100 new positions for engineers, designers, researchers, students and faculty members
    • Kemptville Retirement Living broke ground in August on a 98-unit, 120,000 sq. ft. facility, that is expected create 75 jobs when it opens in March 2018
    • The University of Guelph, with help from the federal and provincial governments, will invest $66.6M towards six infrastructure improvement projects
    • Over the next two years the Government of Ontario will spend over $23M to build 35 licensed child care rooms representing 610 childcare spaces across the province
    • The Government of Ontario will provide $15M to fund infrastructure improvements at 22 hospitals in the North East Local Health Integration Network
    • The Government of Ontario is investing up to $2M at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to expand two buildings in Toronto. Construction is expected to start in 2017.
    • The Government of Ontario has spent $360M to build 29 schools and renovate 16 additional ones. Schools are set to open across the province this fall.
    • Tomlinson Group, a construction company, was awarded a $5.1M project to widen the Tenth Line Rd. in Orléans
    • Calian Group Ltd., an Ottawa-based consulting firm, secured deals with the Department of National Defense worth $7M and the Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Schools worth $5M. Possible contract extensions could increase the value of each deal.
    • A new women¿s shelter has opened in Elgin County
    • Niagara College received a $1.75M grant from the Government of Canada to build a technology access centre supporting the region¿s food and beverage innovators
    • Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie laid off up to 85 employees
    • The City of Brampton is laying off 25 employees due to restructuring
  • 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.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $3.5M into six Sudbury mining equipment and technology company projects with Boart Longyear Canada, Hardrock Mining Products, Rock-Tech, TesMan Inc., BESTECH and Accutron Instruments Inc., expected to create 28 jobs
    • Fowler Construction Inc. is about to begin work on a $513K+ project to relocate the sanitary sewer attached to the Duchesnay Creek Bridge in North Bay, to be completed in late October 2016
    • Lett Architects Inc. in Peterborough will move to a new expanded location on Simcoe Street early in 2017 after major renovations have been completed by Mortlock Construction Inc. Lett plans to increase its staff from 10 to 16.
    • Barrie manufacturers Garaga Inc. and Jacobs & Thompson Inc. jointly received $500K+ from the Government of Ontario towards expansions valued at $6.4M+, creating 27 jobs and retaining 38 positions over four to five years
    • GE Canada will receive a $26.5M+ conditional grant for its new manufacturing facility in Welland. The plant is expected to begin production in early 2018 and will hire 220 workers.
    • Construction will resume on the $3.8M Victoria Ave. revitalization project in Niagara Falls set for completion by November
    • Coco Paving Inc. has started construction on a $2.9M+ multi-road upgrade in Belleville. Work includes the rehabilitation of the entire length of Adam St., Jamieson Bone Rd. and Lahr Dr., part of University Ave. and College St. E.M
    • The Government of Ontario will provide up to $2.8M to the Town of Kapuskasing for infrastructure upgrades over the next three years, including storm, sanitary system and road upgrades
    • The provincial government will provide up to $5.4M to the City of North Bay and $3.4M+ to 14 more northern communities to upgrade infrastructure. In total 116 communities in northeastern Ontario will receive $58M over three years to fund local upgrades
    • Auto parts manufacturer Mitchell Plastics received $1.5M from the Government of Ontario towards a new technical centre in Kitchener. The $13.4M project is expected to be completed in spring 2020, creating 62 jobs and retaining 560 positions
    • A Tim Hortons location opened at North Barrie Crossing, creating 30 full-time and part-time jobs
    • The provincial government will provide $1.5M to Morbern Inc. in Cornwall to invest in new technologies and expand its manufacturing capabilities. The total value of the project is $15.7M and is expected to create 36 jobs and retain 230 positions.
    • Under Pressure Coffee House located at 37 Lansdowne Ave. in the Mews Mall opened in Carleton Place
    • A Cora breakfast and lunch restaurant and a Starbucks location will open on Brookdale Ave. in Cornwall over the coming months
    • Peterborough's Ventra Plastics, a plastic car components manufacturer and part assembler, received $550K+ from the Government of Ontario towards a $5.5M+ project to upgrade its facility with 25 paint robots, creating 10 jobs and retaining 288 positions
    • Trenton's Kruger Products L. P., a manufacturer and distributor of tissue products, will receive a loan of up to $10M from the province of Ontario to help expand its operations, creating 119 jobs and retaining 184 positions
    • The Government of Canada will invest $27.3M to build a Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Seneca College. Construction is expected to start in September.
    • Plato's Closet, a used clothing store, has opened in London
    • The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville has awarded a $1.6M contract to Willis Kerr Contracting Ltd. for rehabilitation work on area bridges and a culvert
    • Fast food restaurant AvōcoBar opened a fourth location in Barrie on Collier St.
    • Smarter Alloys Inc. in Waterloo will receive up to $1.1M from the federal government to develop advanced alloys for use in automotive parts
    • National Steel Car Ltd., a railcar manufacturer in Hamilton, will lay off 300 workers. The company cites less demand for rail tanker cars because of lower oil prices as the reason for the layoffs.
    • Knechtel Food Market in Lucknow closed at the end of August, affecting around 20 full-time and part-time employees
    • U.S.-owned Fabrene Inc., an industrial and construction product manufacturer headquartered in North Bay, has laid off 20 staff in August through early retirements and permanent layoffs, due to decreased product demand
    • Regal Gifts Corp., a Canadian catalogue company in business since 1928, has closed. An unknown number of employees at the company's warehouse and call centre in Barrie have been affected.
    • Murray Street, a restaurant in the ByWard Market in Ottawa, will close at the end of 2016
    • The approximately $23M multi-year Bolsover Dam reconstruction project, Lock 37 on the Trent-Severn Waterway 90km northwest of Peterborough, is now completed
    • Northern Honda in North Bay is moving to a new larger $5M+ location on Seymour Street in August containing new hoists, tech work stations and a six vehicle drive-through to increase service capacity. It currently employs 36 staff.
    • Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. will spend $3.95M+ on exploration work at its joint venture projects in Sudbury beginning October 2016
    • The Government of Canada will invest $1.3M+ into six projects in the Terrace Bay region involving the Townships of Manitouwadge, Terrace Bay and Schreiber, the Rossport Local Services Board and the Superior North Community Futures Development Corp.
    • Construction of the new Carpenters' Local 1669 Training Centre in the Innova Business Park in Thunder Bay is almost complete. The Government of Ontario contributed $1M towards the total project cost of $5.5M for the facility.
    • KWG Resources Inc. has signed an agreement with China First Railway to complete a feasibility study on a railway to the mining company's properties in northern Ontario in the area known as the Ring of Fire, to join with the CN Rail line at Exton
    • Bearskin Airlines will implement daily flights from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury beginning mid-September
    • The Ontario Provincial Police is offering a number of social media events and sessions in September including a hiring symposium at Cambrian College on September 24, 2016 to promote policing careers in northern Ontario
    • Caesars Windsor will hold a job fair on September 19, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the casino
  • 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
    • Lake Shore Gold Corp.'s parent company Tahoe Resources Inc. has launched an $80M shaft expansion project at its Bell Creek Mine in Timmins, increasing its workforce as a result
    • West Nipissing General Hospital in Sturgeon Falls is hiring staff including nurses and personal support and environmental service workers; as well as an occupational therapist, endocrinologist, geriatrician, registered dietitian and rheumatologist
    • Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. secured a contract valued at $11M from the Government of Ontario to widen Shirley Avenue in Kitchener and make other improvements. Construction is expected to begin in August and will be completed in fall 2017.
    • Audi Windsor will hold a job fair on September 7th between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Tecumseh Recreation Complex at 12021 McNorton St. The new dealership is expected to open in December.
    • Construction is underway on the Dr. John A. Strasser Student Life Centre at St. Clair College's campus in Windsor. The $3.35M facility is scheduled to open in January 2017
    • The Dutch Market Ltd., a grocery and specialty food store in Chatham, is relocating to a newly-expanded location in the city's downtown core, creating between 20 and 30 jobs. Opening day is planned for September 15
    • Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites on Great Northern Rd. in Sault Ste. Marie is hiring front desk and room attendants, cook staff and servers
    • Nordstrom Inc. will expand its designer 'SPACE' department across Canada to include two locations in Toronto opening at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in September and Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October
    • Sephora Inc. has opened Canada's first TIP concept store in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The store consists of an area to host clients for beauty classes and tutorials
    • Book publisher Penguin Random House has opened a retail store in Toronto at 320 Front St.W. selling limited and special editions of reader favourites, book-related merchandise and branded swag including Penguin Classics mugs, notebooks, and tote bags
    • Ford Motor Co. will extend the production of its GT supercar from two years to four. It builds the GT at Multimatic Inc., an auto components company in Markham
    • The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has awarded a $24M+ contract to Everstrong Construction Ltd. to build a new high school in Sioux Lookout. Construction is expected to start immediately and be completed by September 2018
    • Arnprior Aerospace Inc. won two major contracts from Boeing Corp. to build parts for a new commercial aircraft in Arnprior
    • Zack's Corner Restaurant opened in North Bay in August, employing nine staff
    • Kent Trusses Ltd. in Sundridge south of North Bay has shut down temporarily for an unspecified period, affecting approximately 110 workers
    • The Government of Ontario will provide $6.5M to more than 40 agencies and 130 facilities across the province to improve fire safety, including upgrading fire alarm and sprinkler systems
    • An agreement between the Government of Canada and the provincial government will provide $2.97B in combined funding for transit infrastructure projects. Initially $688M+ will be spent on system upgrades in Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, Barrie and Sudbury
    • Mohawk College will receive a $1.6M investment from the provincial government to expand programs at City School Learning Hubs which will help improve access to postsecondary education to those in Hamilton
    • Gowest Gold Ltd. has arranged $18M in financing to help pay for advanced exploration work at its Bradshaw Gold Deposit, part of the North Timmins Gold Project
    • C.R. Plastic Products Inc., a company that recycles plastic furniture, moved from a 40,000 sq. ft. facility to a new 300,000 sq. ft. facility in Stratford
  • 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
    • Devonshire Mall in Windsor will undergo $70M in renovations, including a new food court and additional retail space. Metro Inc. will open a grocery store in the former Target location. Construction has begun and will continue in stages through to 2018
    • Start.ca, a high-speed internet service provider, is expanding and has purchased a new building in downtown London, employing over 100 people
    • Enviroshake Inc., a manufacturer of recycled roofing materials, is expanding in Chatham. The company expects to grow from one production line to four by the end of the year, and eight sometime next year. The full expansion will create around 60 jobs
    • Cineplex Entertainment LP will open a new theatre complex in Kitchener this fall, employing approximately 150 part-time workers
    • Renovations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital are underway. The $2.7M project, awarded to Chart Construction Management Inc., is scheduled to be completed in 2017
    • The Government of Ontario will provide the Town of Moosonee with up to $1.5M towards the cost of replacing water and sanitary sewer mains
    • A total of 52 new duplexes containing 104 units are being assembled in Kashechewan First Nation near James Bay to replace homes damaged by snow melt two years ago
    • A new Value Village store will be opening, at a former Target store location, in Stratford in early 2017
    • The Sudbury Hyundai car dealership is expanding to 12 service bays with a service drive-thru, a new office, showroom and customer lounge, to be completed in 2017
    • The International Institute for Sustainable Development has received $1.7M in federal government funding and expects to hire more scientists for the Experimental Lakes Area research facility near Kenora
    • Capstone Market, a new convenience store and gas bar in Burk's Falls, is currently under construction and expected to open in the fall of 2016
    • CST Brands, Inc. opened a Corner Store and gas bar in Collingwood, creating 12 jobs
    • Axis Freestyle Academy plans to open a year-round dry slope, skiing and snowboarding training facility in Vaughan at the end of August
    • Plant Matter Kitchen, a vegan restaurant, held its grand opening this month in London
    • A McDonald's franchise restaurant opened in Barrie
    • Cisco Systems Inc., a communications and Internet solution company, plans to lay off approximately 5,500 employees worldwide. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown
  • 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.
    • Young America is expanding its operations in Chatham-Kent. The call centre expects to almost double its current workforce of 85 employees and will fill 29 of these positions over the next few weeks.
    • Index Exchange, an advertising technology company with an office in Kitchener, is hiring software engineers and designers. The company is moving to an expanded location this fall and expects to add more than 40 employees.
    • MacDonnell Excavating Ltd. will upgrade the sanitary sewer system and install new water-mains throughout Owen Sound. The construction will be completed by October 2016.
    • The Disney Store has opened at Masonville Mall in London as part of a previously reported $77M mall revitalization project
    • A Domino's Pizza of Canada Ltd. franchise and Yalla Yalla Shawarma Resto & Cafe are expected to open at Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall over the next few weeks
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $2.3M into five film and TV productions shooting in Sudbury
    • The Government of Ontario will invest over $531,000 for 12 infrastructure projects across the Parry Sound-Muskoka region
    • Etratech Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer in Burlington, will receive a $500,000 investment for a project to acquire and install new equipment and adopt new technologies, creating up to 25 full-time jobs
    • Sunwing Vacations will begin offering seasonal flights from the Region of Waterloo International Airport to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from December 22nd to March 23rd
    • The Government of Ontario will partner with Tri-Art Manufacturing Inc. for a total investment of approximately $1M to upgrade their Kingston facility, creating 10 new jobs
    • Luckydog Motors, an indoor used car dealership, opened in Owen Sound
    • The Royal Theatre, a newly renovated movie theatre, is set to re-open in Kapuskasing on August 12, 2016
    • Centre in the Square, a performing arts venue, received more than $1.8M in funding from the Government of Canada and the City of Kitchener, towards renovations and accessibility improvements
    • Grey Matter Beer Company microbrewery will open in Kincardine later in 2016
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $3.35M over the next two years to help internationally trained professionals find a job through the Ontario Bridge Training Program
    • Torstar Corporation has cut 52 jobs, which includes 26 contract positions mostly dedicated to Toronto Star Touch app and 19 permanent positions. Other positions were also eliminated at the Metro daily newspapers.
  • 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.
    • Ledcor Construction Ltd. will start construction on Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.'s new, 156,000 sq. ft. retail warehouse in Orillia. The store will employ about 250 full and part-time workers.
    • Walmart Canada opened a second location in Guelph. The store is hiring and will employ around 170 full and part-time workers.
    • Highbury Canco HCC is hiring 200 seasonal workers at its food processing and packaging plant in Leamington
    • 519 Table and Pour, a restaurant seating about 180 people with a pool room, opened in Walterton. The restaurant was looking to hire 30 to 40 people.
    • Metrolinx placed a $428M order for 125 GO Transit rail cars with Bombardier. The production of the two-level commuter cars is scheduled to start in Thunder Bay by 2019.
    • Goldcorp Inc. will proceed with $90M of expansions at the Musselwhite gold mine in Northwestern Ontario to increase production in 2019
    • The Gitchi Animki Hydroelectric Project officially opened its two waterpower generating stations, Gitchi Animki Bezhig and Gitchi Animki Niizh in White River
    • Meteor Systems Canada, a supplier of greenhouse cultivation and irrigation systems, is building a new office, warehouse and CNC machinery facility in Leamington
    • The Government of Ontario is funding a $3M redevelopment project for the Crown Ridge Place nursing home in Trenton, which is expected to take between 12 to 14 months to complete
    • The Government of Canada is investing $2.7M in rehabilitation funding for four First Nations airports in Sachigo Lake, Lansdowne House, Deer Lake and Bearskin Lake
    • Elliot Lake's shopping centre will unveil a new section as retailers Dollarama and Turner's Corner General Store will move in over August and the mall library will open this fall
    • The Municipality of South Bruce received funding up to $180,000 to decommission the Hamel dam on Otter Creek in Mildmay. Moorefield Excavating Ltd. will remove the cement dam.
    • Canadian retailer Ben Moss Jewellers Western Canada Ltd. is closing all 54 stores nationwide after more than a century in business. The company has 19 locations in Ontario.
    • The Mercantile Restaurant in Mount Brydges has closed. The number of employees affected is unknown.
    • London and Area Works is hosting a job fair on October 4, 2016 at the Western Fair District in London.
    • Arc Productions Ltd., an animation and visual effects studio in Toronto, has filed for bankruptcy resulting in the lock out of more than 500 employees
  • 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
    • The Government of Canada is investing up to $1.95M in Strathcona Energy Group Inc. from Belleville to expand production of solar panels. The investment is expected to create about 86 jobs.
    • McMaster University in Hamilton will receive an $11.96M investment from the Government of Canada to establish a biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing facility, creating 74 full-time jobs
    • Ferrero Canada Ltd. in Brantford will receive $1.5M from the Government of Ontario to expand their product line and pursue new markets, creating 55 jobs
    • The Bucket Shop, a company that manufactures and refurbishes mining equipment, is expanding and building a $10M 65,000 sq.-ft. plant in Timmins to be completed by December. It plans to hire up to 30 workers.
    • Trustwave Holdings, Inc., a cybersecurity firm, is hiring security and threat analysts, security consultants and software engineers at its new location in Waterloo. The company expects to hire around 30 new employees.
    • The Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel in Thunder Bay will open in September 2016, employing approximately 30 staff
    • Sodecia North America Inc. is opening a research and development centre in London and looking to hire 26 people within a year
    • Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services (EMS) hired 17 new paramedics
    • The Government of Ontario is providing $611,000 to Ramsden Industries Limited in London to increase automation and improve manufacturing processes. This investment will create 14 new jobs and retain 54 positions.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest over $3M to expand emergency mental health services in Guelph and Wellington County. The funds will allow Guelph General Hospital to hire addictions counsellors and extend nursing hours.
    • Lee & Maria's farm in Essex County partnered with Caesars Windsor to supply the casino's restaurants with locally grown produce. The farm anticipates it will need additional workers to help with the increase in business.
    • Sherwin-Williams, a paint retailer, opened its 200th Canadian store in Whitby. The company is looking to hire management trainees. Interested applicants can apply at: http://sherwin.com/mtp
    • K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. will invest $60M to expand operations at their Ojibway salt mine in Windsor, extending mining operations by nearly 50 years. Work is expected to begin in 2017 and will take up to five years to complete.
    • The Government of Canada will invest $34.4M into rail infrastructure improvements at stations and maintenance facilities in the Windsor-Quebec City rail corridor
    • The Municipality of Leamington will undertake $8M in sewer upgrades along Bevel Line towards Point Pelee National Park. J&J Lepera Infrastructures Inc. is expected to begin work in August with completion by May 2017.
    • The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will invest over $1M in 24 projects to support the food and beverage sector in Dufferin County and Simcoe County
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $828,000 to upgrade facilities of the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board
    • The Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre in Hanover is undergoing $210,000 worth of renovations to be completed by September. The centre is a regional trades and training facility for youth aged 12 to 18.
    • Riverview Shopping Centre in Kingston will start construction this fall and businesses should open by summer 2017. Confirmed stores include Food Basics, Pet Valu, Starbucks, St. Louis Wings, Tiny Hoppers and Summit Physiotherapy.
    • A RONA Building Centre officially opened in July in Little Current on Manitoulin Island
    • Dark Horse Estate Winery, a new 31,000 sq.-ft. facility on 85 acres, opened in Grand Bend
    • Italian concept store, That's Italy, has opened a second location at 2660 Yonge St. in Toronto. The 6,000 sq.-ft. store will sell Italian-made fashions, accessories and formalwear.
    • WestJet Airlines Ltd. will resume seasonal flights from the Region of Waterloo International Airport to Orlando, Florida, starting January 24th
    • Family Video a movie rental business in Sault Ste. Marie closed in July affecting eight employees
    • The federal and provincial governments will invest a total of $180M towards a project to faster broadband internet to 300 southwestern Ontario communities
    • The University of Toronto will receive joint federal-provincial funding of $98M for the Lab Innovation for Toronto (LIFT) project to renew 546 labs across the university's three campuses
  • 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
    • CANARAIL awarded a nearly $20M contract to Ontario Northland for the refurbishment of Rocky Mountaineer luxury passenger rail cars. This will create 50 new jobs this year and up to 30 additional jobs over the next four years in North Bay
    • Cimpress N.V., a world leader in mass customization of various products, received over $894,000 from the Government of Ontario to purchase an offset press and other equipment for its Vistaprint brand, creating 50 new jobs in Tecumseh
    • The Government of Ontario will invest close to $1M into four small business projects with Great Lakes Graphite Inc., Leis Wood Products, Temiskaming Propane and Nor-Arc Steel Fabricators in northeastern Ontario, creating about 21 new jobs
    • The Government of Ontario will invest an additional $100M in 2016 to improve and expand home and community care. The investment will help clients and caregivers with additional hours of nursing care, personal support, respite and rehabilitation services.
    • A $61.3M expansion of Highway 69, from north of Highway 64 to north of Highway 607 near the Municipality of French River is nearing completion
    • The Government of Canada has awarded a $33M contract to Pacific Safety Products Inc. of Arnprior, Ontario to supply fragmentation vests to the Canadian Armed Forces
    • The Government of Canada will invest over $27.6M towards making safety-related improvements at 13 regional airports across the country. Seven Northern Ontario community airports will benefit from this investment.
    • Devlan Construction Ltd. started construction on a 36,000-sq.-ft. addition to the Grey County Administration Building in Owen Sound. The entire project is valued at over $12M and will take about 18 months to complete.
    • Bre-Ex Construction Inc. secured a $7M contract from the City of Sarnia to complete the final two phases of remediation and redesign work at Centennial Park. Construction work is expected to be completed in November.
    • Loaring Construction Inc. broke ground on the City of Windsor's Fire Hall No. 6 & Emergency Operations Centre. The $6.5M project is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest more than $3.6M in a new radiation treatment unit at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
    • The Northumberland County has awarded a more than $3.5M contract to Retirement Life Communities to build 31 affordable housing units for seniors and persons with disabilities in Cobourg by the end of July 2017
    • The Government of Ontario has awarded a $3M contract to Harold Sutherland Construction Ltd. to construct a new roundabout on Highway 21 at Grey-Bruce Line/Bruce Road 10. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
    • The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board awarded more than $1.6M and $1.5M in contracts to Oakwood Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Ltd. and Racco Industrial Roofing Ltd. respectively, for the roof replacement at its two schools for the 2016-2017 school year
    • The Government of Ontario will provide up to $990,000 to upgrade the wastewater system at Picnic Point Pumping Station in the Municipality of Greenstone
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $740,000 to create jobs and support new skills training opportunities for the Indigenous communities in the Georgian Bay Area
    • Renovations for phase two will begin at the Royal Canadian Legion building in Lancaster with an expected completion date of 2017. The $100,000 project is jointly funded by the Township of South Glengarry and the Government of Canada.
    • Developer Sante Tomaselli will start construction on a 13,000-sq.-ft. commercial building at Main and King Street in downtown Powassan. The building is expected to open late 2017 or early 2018.
    • PiiComm Inc., a provider of mobility solutions, opened its third office in the greater Ottawa region, allowing the company to expand capacity by over 40%
    • The YMCA of Western Ontario has begun hiring for its new facility at Central Park Athletics in Windsor. The health, fitness and recreation complex is expected to open by the end of September 2016.
    • Krispy Kreme plans to open up to 50 stores in Ontario and Quebec in the next five years
    • Enterprise Holdings Inc., a car rental company, has opened a new location near Union Station in downtown Toronto and another office near Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga
    • Deciem, a Toronto-based beauty company, has opened its first location in Toronto on Queen Street West and plans to open another location later this year
    • Paramount Fine Foods, a Middle Eastern food chain, opened a new restaurant in Burlington
    • Santini's Bistro has opened a location in Sault Ste. Marie on Wellington Street East
    • Entropex, a plastics recycling company in Sarnia, has ceased operations, affecting 155 employees
    • Taschen!, a Markham-based bag and luggage retailer, has closed its four Canadian stores including two locations in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood. The number of jobs affected is currently unknown.
  • 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.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $20M to build nearly 500 electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations across the province, involving 24 public and private sector partners. The stations are expected to be in service by March 2017.
    • The Government of Canada has awarded an $11.6M contract to Kingdom Construction Ltd. for the construction of the Slate Falls First Nation's new water treatment plant. The project is expected to be complete by December 2017.
    • Construction is currently underway on a new 13,750 sq. ft.- Costco Wholesale store in Barrhaven. The new store will create approximately 300 full and part-time positions, when it opens in fall 2016.
    • A new record production plant, Precision Record Pressing, is scheduled to open next month in Burlington, employing approximately 200 workers at its peak
    • WildPlay Element Parks will open a zip-line attraction and an aerial adventure course in Niagara in July, employing about 150 full-time seasonal employees and seven full-time, year-round management staff at both sites
    • Farm Boy, a grocery store chain, will open a location in Pickering Town Centre by fall 2016, creating around 150 new jobs
    • Bonduelle Canada Inc. is hiring between 80 and 100 seasonal workers at its food processing plant in Tecumseh for work starting August 1st and ending October 15th, involving mainly manual labour and some semi-skilled work
    • Tepperman's, a home furnishings and electronics retailer, opened a location in Kitchener, creating around 60 new jobs
    • The Government of Ontario will contribute over $1M towards the expansion of three Sudbury businesses - Stack Brewing, HLS Hard-Line Solutions Inc. and A&M Remediation, creating about 27 new jobs
    • Mortimer's Fine Foods, a frozen foods manufacturer, will receive $680,000 from the Government of Ontario to expand and upgrade its St. Catharines facility, creating 14 new jobs and retaining 16 positions
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $750K towards the construction of the Temagami First Nation Multi-Use Facility and Business Centre that will include a community centre, job training and business centre, and is expected to be completed in early 2018
    • The City of Belleville has awarded a $550,388 contract to Cooney Excavating Ltd. for the construction of a snow removal facility
    • The Government of Canada will invest $537,285 towards four projects in the Hearst region that may support economic growth and job creation
    • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will receive $90,380 from the provincial and federal governments for the leadership development and employee training at the company's processing facility in Hamilton. This will benefit approximately 140 workers.
    • Fowler Construction Inc. has been awarded a $4.3M project by the Town of Parry Sound to reconstruct Emily Street that should last about two years
    • The Government of Canada will fill 20 current and upcoming Senate positions including six in Ontario, using an open online application process. The deadline to apply is August 4, 2016 at www.canada.ca/senate-appointments
    • Lavelle, a new 16,000 sq. ft.- rooftop restaurant and pool lounge, opened on King Street West in Toronto
    • Pusateri's Fine Foods, an upscale grocery store, opened a location in RioCan Oakville Place
    • Indochino, a custom menswear company, opened a 2,200 sq. ft.- store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The retailer plans to open another location at Ottawa's CF Rideau Centre in August 2016.
    • Shinola, an upscale Detroit-based lifestyle brand, opened its first standalone Canadian store on Queen Street West in Toronto
    • Sleep Country Canada, a mattress retailer, will open a new location in Chatham by November 2016
    • Lee Valley Tools Ltd. is recruiting for various positions for its new location in Windsor, scheduled to open later this year
    • The Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurants in Petrolia and Forest will close at the end of the year, affecting around 26 employees
  • 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
    • Startech.com, a London-based technology product maker, has doubled the size of its headquarters to 61,000-sq.-ft. and is looking to hire 200 workers over the next five years
    • Sobeys Inc. is hiring 250 jobs for its new store to be opened in London in the early fall
    • A Farm Boy grocery store will open on Hespeler Road in Cambridge in early fall, creating around 140 jobs
    • Brotech Precision CNC Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-high precision metal products for various industries, received just over $250K in funding from the Government of Ontario to expand operations in Barrie, creating 15 jobs
    • Aphria Inc., a medical marijuana producer in Leamington, is expanding. The company plans to hire 20 employees after construction of a 640,000-sq.-ft. addition is completed by year's end.
    • The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board in northwest Ontario expects to hire up to 14 elementary and secondary school teachers before the fall, some in Special Education
    • The Government of Ontario has awarded about $37M in contracts for northeastern Ontario roadwork in 2016 to Pioneer Construction Inc., Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. and Bélanger Construction Incorporated.
    • Union Gas Ltd. began construction on a pipeline expansion in the Leamington-Kingsville area. The $12.3M project is expected to be completed in fall 2016 and will increase natural gas delivery to the area's agribusinesses.
    • Drake General Store, a Toronto-based retailer, has opened its new three level flagship at the intersection of Abell and Queen Street West replacing their original location across the street
    • Structube, a Montreal-based home furnishings retailer, will open another Toronto store at 2008 Yonge Street this month
    • Nagel's Overstock Outlet, a furniture, appliances, and other household goods store, will open in August in the Heritage Place Mall in Owen Sound
    • The Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill has begun construction of its Mississauga location on Dixie Rd. in the Sandman Hotel
    • Turbine producer CS Wind Canada will shut down for six weeks due to a gap between production orders, affecting all 345 employees at the Windsor site
    • BWXT Canada Ltd., (formerly Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd.), an equipment and services provider for the nuclear power industry, laid off 24 workers in Cambridge
  • 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.
    • BIOX Corporation will gradually restart operations at Methes Energies Canada Inc.¿s idled biodiesel facility in Sombra, south of Sarnia. The plant will employ between 15 and 20 workers at full productive capacity.
    • A newly-expanded Zehrs grocery store opened at the North Barrie Crossing development, replacing the store on 201 Cundles Road. The new store has 175 employees.
    • Cam Tran Co. Ltd., a transformer manufacturing and refurbishing facility in Colborne, will receive $300,000 from the Government of Ontario to expand its facility and invest in new technology, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 139 positions
    • A $4.3M contract was awarded to Coco Paving Inc. for the repavement of about 10 km from Talbotville to St. Thomas, creating or sustaining approximately 43 direct and indirect construction jobs
    • PHI Dental Care has opened in Sault Ste. Marie on Great Northern Rd., with approximately 19 staff
    • Greystone Project Management started construction on a new fire station in Tay Township. The $2M project is expected to be completed in 2017 and it will replace the current station.
    • The Goderich Harbour will undergo a $16M expansion with construction starting in spring 2017 and will take about 18 months to complete
    • The Amber Hotel, a new 21 room boutique hotel, opened in Grand Bend
    • Adore Cosmetics, a luxury beauty line, is expanding across Canada and will open stores at the Oshawa Centre and Ottawa¿s Rideau Centre. It is already operating stores in Cookstown, Pickering and St. Catharines.
    • Sarnia's Lambton College broke gound on the NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre and an Athletics & Fitness Complex. Construction on both buildings is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
    • The City of Kingston has awarded a $1.13M contract to Emmons & Mitchell Construction Ltd. for the reconstruction of the Cataraqui Mall Bus Terminal. The construction is set to start July 4.
    • Coventry Connections Inc., a taxi dispatch company, is laying off 60 employees at its Ottawa call centre and has laid-off approximately 12 administrative staff since April. Taxi booking services will now be managed by a call centre in the Philippines.
    • Scotiabank will close two branches in Wilberforce and Maynooth, consolidating their operations with the Bancroft branch in January 2017
    • The Government of Canada announced $267.5M in infrastructure investments along the Trent-Severn Waterway in central Ontario
  • 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.
    • Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. opened a store in Alcona, creating 115 full and part-time jobs
    • Cineplex Entertainment LP will open a new movie theatre at North Barrie Crossing at the end of July, creating 50 jobs
    • GreenMantra Recycling Technologies Ltd., a wax product manufacturer in Brantford, will receive a repayable contribution of up to $600K from the Government of Canada to develop and implement a resource planning system, creating 25 jobs
    • Matter and Form Inc., a 3D scanner manufacturer in Toronto, will receive an $858K repayable contribution from the Government of Canada to complete the commercialization of their second generation 3D scanners, creating 12 jobs
    • Voisin Capital Inc. and Miovision Technologies Inc. announced a $55M conversion of a former warehouse on Glasgow St. in Kitchener into a technology campus for hardware firms. Construction on Catalyst137 is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
    • Construction is about to begin on a $6.3M expansion project, funded by the Government of Ontario, at L'École Catholique St-Michel in Temiskaming Shores to create three kindergarten rooms and 45 new licensed child care spaces
    • Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. opened a retail location in Sioux Lookout in June
    • Metrolinx will expand GO Transit's Lakeshore East train service to offer new service from Oshawa to Bowmanville by extending the rail network by 20km and building four new stations in Oshawa, Courtice and Bowmanville. Service is expected to begin by 2023-24.
    • The Canadian Space Agency has launched a recruitment campaign to hire two Canadian astronauts
    • Browns Shoes, a Montreal-based footwear retailer, will open a new store at Ottawa's CF Rideau Centre in July and expand its existing store at Vaughan Mills in August
    • American Airlines, Inc. will no longer operate out of the Region of Waterloo International Airport, suspending service to Chicago effective October 5, 2016
    • Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is hiring 20 secondary school teachers and lay off 50 elementary school teachers
    • Ten jobs at Cassellholme, a seniors long-term care home in North Bay, have been affected by layoffs or reduced hours as the employer reduces it costs to meet requirements for mandated pay equity
    • St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital will close its sleep studies clinic in October and restructure its ambulatory care clinic, eliminating about 7 full-time equivalent positions
    • The Alliston Sobeys will close on mid-August and re-open in the fall as FreshCo. FreshCo. expects to re-hire the 93 part-time employees that have temporarily been laid off.
    • The Bowmanville Zoo located in Durham Region is set to close at the end of the 2016 season. The number of jobs impacted is currently unknown.
  • 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.
    • General Motors of Canada Ltd. plans to add nearly 750 new software and engineering jobs as it opens a new Software Development Centre in Markham, invests $10M in its Kapuskasing cold-weather testing facility and expands its research and development capacity in Canada
    • Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd and Fowler Construction Company Limited have begun demolition of the Cascade Generation Station in Parry Sound. Completion of the $17.5M project is expected for the fall of 2017.
    • Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in the Niagara region received a combined investment of $12.9M from the provincial and federal governments towards research and development, creating about 125 full-time equivalent jobs over the course of the project
    • Teutech Industries Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer in Guelph, will invest $10M with help from the Government of Ontario to upgrade and expand its plant, creating 50 new jobs
    • Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd., a Windsor-based tool maker, will add about 50 jobs consisting of CNC machinists, tool makers and designers
    • Devlan Construction Ltd. of Guelph was awarded the $10.6M contract to expand the Grey County administration building. Construction is expected to start this summer and last 18 months.
    • Perry + Perry Developments Inc. plans to start construction this year on a $5.1M 23-unit expansion at its housing development in Lively in the Greater Sudbury area
    • Allen-Hastings Limited of Owen Sound was awarded a $1.8M tender to build two classrooms and an auxiliary place for the Sacred Heart School in Mildmay. The work should be completed by November 2016.
    • The Lambton Kent District School Board is hiring 12 new high school teachers this September
    • The Government of Canada will invest more than $680K through Canada Summer Jobs program towards creating jobs for youth in the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding
    • Zuracon Inc. was awarded a $636K contract by the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board to renovate St. Andrew's Catholic School in Killaloe
    • The Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project in Kenora has opened a summer jobs office that provides students with employment services
    • Jones New York, a womenswear retailer, will close all of its 37 stores in Canada, affecting 300 employees. In Ontario, the closure will impact 23 locations.
    • Johnson Controls Inc., an auto parts manufacturer will be closing its Whitby plant and eliminating more than 200 jobs on July 1, 2016
    • Retailer Ralph Lauren plans to close more than 50 stores and lay off 1,000 staff. It is unknown at this time if any of the three Ontario locations - Halton Hills, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Cookstown - will be affected.
    • Automotive component manufacturer Nemak of Canada Corp. has issued layoff notices to 49 production workers and 12 skilled trade workers at its Windsor plant
    • The Foodland grocery store in downtown Meaford will close in August, affecting 20 employees
  • 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
    • A $100M multi-picture deal between Sudbury-based Hideaway Pictures and the Motion Picture Corporation of America over the next three years will bring more film work to Northern Ontario, creating local jobs and supporting the economy
    • The Government of Canada will increase funding to $625K for the Canada Summer Job Grant program in the Northumberland-Peterborough South riding, creating 248 temporary summer jobs available to eligible students
    • Vrancor Development Corp. will soon start construction on a Homewood Suites $25M 100-room hotel in North Bay on Oak Street that includes a standalone Keg restaurant and a Starbucks coffee shop, and is expected to open in February 2017
    • GE Canada is building a new gas-engine manufacturing facility in Welland and expects to bring 150 jobs to the area when production begins in early 2018
    • North Star Windows and Doors in St. Thomas, with help from the Government of Ontario, is investing over $10M to expand its manufacturing capabilities and expects to create 140 new jobs
    • The Regional Municipality of York is investing more than $14M towards construction work at four local hospitals
    • A new Tim Hortons location will open on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor this September
    • Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) will open a new store in Kitchener next April creating between 35 to 50 part-time and full-time positions. Construction is set to begin this summer.
    • Vulcraft Canada, Inc., a Nucor Corporation subsidiary, held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new steel products manufacturing facility in Ancaster. The company plans to employ approximately 50 workers and begin production in the fourth quarter of 2016.
    • Construction is underway on a new $4.45M project arranged by NetCentral Community Communications Network to install cellular towers in Providence Bay and Western Manitoulin
    • PostBeyond Inc., a business solutions company in Toronto, will receive $375K from the Government of Canada to further develop its cloud-based software, creating 38 jobs
    • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is holding career-related events in Barrie, Bowmanville, Brampton, London, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Ottawa, Stoney Creek and Toronto from June to August
    • Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. in Ottawa will receive $2.7M from the Government of Canada to use towards modernizing military computing systems as the company grows its operations
    • Peterborough County/City Paramedics hired 14 new paramedics with the possibility of more full-time positions being made available later this year
    • Mattress retailer Sleep Country Canada has expanded into Northern Ontario and opened a store in Sudbury in May
    • Long & McQuade Ltd, an instrument retailer, opened a new location in Belleville in May
    • Postmedia Network Inc. is closing its newspaper printing plant in London, affecting 61 full-time and 74 part-time employees at the London Free Press
    • Stepan Company will close its Longford Mills chemical production facility in Orillia by the end of 2016, leaving approximately 30 people out of work
    • The Breakwater Taphouse at Prince Arthur¿s Landing in Thunder Bay will close at the end of August as the site undergoes redevelopment
  • 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.
    • The Government of Canada will hire 400 additional students to work for Parks Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada [ECCC]. ECCC will provide wage subsidies to employers to hire 700+ science, technology, engineering and math graduates.
    • SIS Manufacturing Corp. in Sault Ste. Marie will receive $1M from the provincial government to expand its structural steel machining operation, creating 10 jobs for press brake operators and robotic programmers and welding technicians
    • The Government of Ontario is partnering with Ampacet Corp., a manufacturer of colour and additive concentrates used in plastic products, and providing $400K to expand its Kitchener facility creating 15 new jobs
    • Goodwill Industries of Niagara will open a new store in Port Colborne in May on West Side Rd. The new store will create 12 jobs, 10 of them new hires.
    • The Government of Canada has awarded a $322M contract over 25 years to consortium Uptime Infrastructure Partners to manage digital information, and to expand a data centre at Canadian Forces Base Borden expected to be operational in the fall of 2017
    • The Government of Ontario is partnering with Kromet International Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal components and assemblies, providing $800k+ to upgrade and expand their Cambridge plant creating 50 new jobs
    • Rosati Construction Inc. has started the $24.5M construction of the new Leamington District Secondary School on Oak St. W. It is expected to be completed by September 2017.
    • Jungle Heat Imports, a spicy sauce and food shop, and Pat and Rob¿s, a convenience store with ice cream and café, opened on King Street West in Cobourg
    • Kerry¿s Place, a pub-style eatery, opened in downtown Pembroke
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $1.5M into Epocal Inc., a medical devices manufacturer in Ottawa, to expand production and upgrade equipment. The project is expected to create 48 new jobs.
    • Canada Goose Inc., a cold weather outerwear brand, will open its first freestanding location at Toronto¿s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October 2016
    • Insolvent jewellery chain Ben Moss Jewellers Western Canada Ltd. plans to close 11 of its 66 stores across Canada as it restructures. The largest number of stores expected to close are in Ontario.
    • Canada Bread Company Ltd. will shut down its North Bay bakery in August 2016 affecting 62 employees, as it moves production to other locations in Ontario and Quebec
    • Scotiabank will close the only bank in Belmont, Ontario, in January 2017, affecting an unknown number of staff
    • The Bank of Montreal will eliminate 1,850 jobs as the bank digitizes some of its processes and consumers shift to online banking. No further details are available.
    • Transat A.T. Inc., a Montreal-based tour operator that operates Air Transat, will be closing its Toronto call centre and cutting 66 positions on September 12
  • 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
    • Production company Hideaway Pictures is working on the movie ¿For Love and Honor¿ being filmed in Sudbury, employing 70 local crew and 500 extras
    • North Bay City Council has approved a $7.6M overhaul of the Lakeshore Drive overpass by Miller Paving Ltd. that will start this year
    • Makkinga Contracting and Equipment Rental Ltd. has been awarded a $2.04M+ contract in Sioux Lookout for the East King Street Infrastructure Replacement Project that is expected to begin in June and take four months to complete
    • Cowbell Brewing Company will break ground June 6th in Blyth. The brewing facility will open in Spring 2017
    • This July, Amino North America Corp. is adding 25,000-sq-ft of storage and production space to its manufacturing facility in St. Thomas
    • Hart Stores Inc. will be moving into the Welland shopping centre and is expected to open by August 2016
    • Four new shops will open this spring in the downtown area of Jordan Village in the Town of Lincoln
    • Fired Up Pizza has expanded into the localities of Azilda and Lively in the Greater Sudbury area
    • HD Sports Grill in Sault Ste. Marie is hiring managers, kitchen helpers, servers, dishwashers, cooks and bartenders for its new restaurant on Foster Drive
    • Bauer Hockey Inc. will open its first Canadian Own The Moment retail location in Vaughan at the RioCan Colossus Centre in summer 2017
    • Warby Parker, an American based eyewear retailer, will open its first Canadian location in Toronto on Queen Street West this summer
    • Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. has opened a store at 215 Talbot St. E. in Leamington
    • Pharmaceutical supply company McKesson Canada is closing its distribution centre in Chatham on July 8, affecting 8 full-time and 35 part-time jobs. Pressure on its distribution network and regulatory requirements are cited as reasons for closure.
    • The London and District Distress Centre Inc. is closing by the end of year due to funding cuts
  • 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.
    • Sitel Canada Corporation, a global customer care provider, is hiring for 180 new positions in technical support and customer service at its St. Catharines call centre
    • DECAST Ltd., a microtunneling manufacturing facility in Utopia, located in Essa Township, is expanding. This could result in 50 new full-time jobs.
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $1.3M towards technological improvements at Schaeffler Canada Inc., a bearing manufacturer, creating 44 new jobs
    • Parks and Rec. Gastropub is hiring 40 servers and 6 bartenders in Windsor
    • A second Giant Tiger Limited retail store will open in Greater Sudbury in the Southridge Mall in mid-August, creating up to 40 full and part-time jobs.
    • Northern Cables Inc., an industrial power cables manufacturer, will receive $820k from the Government of Ontario to expand production at its Brockville and Prescott plants, resulting in the creation of 18 new jobs
    • Diggs & Dwellings, a furniture retailer in Sudbury, opened in June, creating eight full and part-time jobs
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $85.8M in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada Inc. to build hybrid electric minivans at the assembly plant in Windsor
    • The Government of Ontario and Government of Canada will invest $856k in 20 wineries across Ontario to stimulate the growth of the industry and job creation
    • ZaZaZoo, a motorized animal rides rental company, will expand Canada-wide through franchising. It will open a location in the Bayshore Shopping Centre in Ottawa and is already operating at Carlingwood Mall and St. Laurent Centre.
    • Moncler, an Italian luxury brand, will open a third freestanding Canadian store at 131 Bloor Street West in Toronto. Construction of the 2,500 sq. ft. store is expected to begin this summer.
    • Panoramic Properties Inc. has started work converting the former St. Joseph's Health Centre in Sudbury into 210 luxury apartments. It plans to build 125 apartments on the framework of the old hospital and a new tower with 85 more units by the end of 2017.
    • Vape Depot, a speciality vape products store has opened its first franchise in Ontario on Pitt Street in Cornwall.
    • Sephora Inc., a specialty cosmetics store, will open a store at the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton in June
    • Goodlife Fitness Centres, Inc. opened a super-club location at McLaughlin Corners in Brampton and plans to open another location at Shoppers World in fall 2017
    • Corner by Spoon and Fork, a quick-service restaurant, has opened at Dixie and Dundas in Mississauga
    • The Sobeys Inc. grocery store in Stratford is set to undergo renovations and an expansion beginning in late July, increasing from 40,000 sq.ft. to more than 50,000
    • Prime Gelato will open in Thunder Bay this summer with plans to sell the Italian-style ice cream to the public as well as distribute it province-wide
    • Jarnel Contracting Ltd. will begin a $1M+ upgrade at Valleyview Public School in Kenora this summer
    • Mucho Burrito will open a new restaurant in Belleville later this summer
    • Construction is set to begin on a new Provincial Offences Court facility in Welland in June
    • The Government of Canada will invest up to $8M in Ottawa's Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards to help local entrepreneurs and new firms accelerate their business. It is expected to open in fall 2016.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest more than $2.3M through the Chukuni Communities Development Corporation to upgrade internet services in the Dryden, Kenora and Red Lake areas improving telecommunications infrastructure and supporting area jobs
    • The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will invest +$1.6M in 20 craft breweries across Ontario to stimulate the growth of the industry and expand their operations
    • Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie has laid off eight support staff and one administrative worker, due to declining enrolment
  • 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
    • McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd. is creating new job classifications, such as Guest Experience Leaders, as part of a modernization drive that will add 200 jobs in Hamilton
    • Guardian Bridge Rapid Construction Inc., that manufactures environmentally pre-fabricated bridges and concrete forms, is opening in St. Mary's. The company will hire 25 workers by the end of July and at least 150 employees when fully operational.
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada will hire 135 research scientists, biologists, oceanographers and technicians through a ecruitment campaign across Canada. Job postings will be available soon on Jobs.gc.ca
    • Two label manufacturers in Leamington, Caxton Mark Inc. and MGI Ltd. have merged to form Caxton Mark/MGI. The newly formed company is looking to expand its current workforce to 100 people.
    • The Government of Canada is investing over $57M into the Rideau Canal National Historic Site that will be used for infrastructure work, including repairing bridges, damns and locks
    • The Government of Ontario is partnering with Berry Plastics Canada Inc., a packaging company, for the investment of approximately $7.8M in new technology which will create 16 new jobs and retain 50 positions in Belleville.
    • The first phase of a $1.5M project to build eight homes on Fort William First Nation will begin soon and be completed by September 2016. Eight contractors will be selected and provide employment to First Nation members.
    • Villaneuve Construction Co. Ltd. has started work on a $660K project in Geraldton to upgrade the sewer infrastructure on Main Street
    • The former Mac's Convenience stores opened its first Ontario store under the new branding of Circle K in Port Elgin
    • Retailer Battery Battery in North Bay will open locations in Timmins and Sudbury in May
    • Reiss, a British fashion retailer has opened a 2,400 sq. ft.- store at Cadillac Fairview Sherway Gardens in Toronto on May 12 and will be opening a location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping centre in October 2016
    • The 2016 CNE Casino is now training and hiring Casino personnel. Security positions are also available. The CNE Casino will operate from July 31 to September 5, 2016.
    • Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville breaks ground on May 26 for some major expansion, adding a 8,200- square-foot extension
    • Micro coffee roaster Smile Tiger Coffee opened on Ahrens Street in Kitchener
    • Groupe Germain Inc. has opened the Alt Hotel Ottawa on Slater Street. A second Le Germain Hotel is expected to open in 2017.
    • Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corporation opened Uncle Bob's Country Buffet in Barrie this week
    • The $4.6M year-round Northern Water Sports Centre in Sudbury on Ramsey Lake will officially open on May 28, 2016
    • Chatham-Kent's fire service has 15 openings for volunteer firefighters
    • The Silver Water Canada Post office on Manitoulin Island closed in May after 133 years in operation, as the area switches to community mailboxes
    • The Government of Ontario will close nine ServiceOntario offices in Guelph, Milton, Terrace Bay, Embrun, Minden, Morrisburg, Blind River, Kemptville and Mississauga over the next nine months. The staffing impact is unknown.
    • The Employment Help Centre will host a job fair at the Beamsville arena on June 22
  • 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.
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $24.1M in the construction of a new Kindergarten to Grade 12 school for the Bluewater District School Board in Meaford. Construction will start next year for occupancy in September 2018.
    • Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. is investing $21M to improve its CF Shops at Don Mills located in North York. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed by spring 2017.
    • Assent Compliance Inc. a compliance and data software provider headquartered in Ottawa, received a $20M private investment to invest in its business platforms and hire 100 new positions
    • The government of Ontario is investing $11.3M in highway infrastructure projects in Northeastern Ontario that are scheduled to begin this spring
    • Maystar General Contractors of Vaughan began working on the $10M expansion of the ER and accompanying laboratories of Southampton Hospital, the work is expected to be completed in 2018
    • Ground breaking took place for the $8.5M football facility, the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre, at the University of Guelph. The construction will be undertaken by Harbridge + Cross Ltd. with the design from Maclennan Jaunkains Miller Architects.
    • Thunder Bay airport will close its secondary runway at the end of May for an $8M refurbishment, including repaving, new lighting and drainage. It is scheduled to reopen by the end of July.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest over $7.6M to upgrade the water infrastructure and to repair roads in the communities of Bancroft, Centre Hastings, Limerick, Marmora and Lake, Tweed and Wollanston
    • Finn Way General Contractors Inc. (Thunder Bay) and Keewatin-Aski (Sioux Lookout) were awarded the $5.5M project to upgrade the Atikokan Municipal Pool and Community Arena, the work is expected to be completed by September 2016
    • Saint Elizabeth Community Enterprise is investing $4M to expand access to residential hospice care and community-based service
    • The government of Ontario is investing $3M in Confederation College's campuses in Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout, the facilities are expected to open in September 2017
    • FedDev Ontario is investing up to $3M in Grand River Foods Ltd. in Cambridge for new product development and export growth, 50 full-time positions will be created by 2017
    • The $3M 11,000 sq.-ft. Minto Rural Health Centre, located at the Palmerston and District Hospital, opened on May 4th
    • Schilthuis Construction Inc. of Caledonia was awarded a $1.5M contract to fix the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre in St. Catharines
    • A private donation of $1.2M will lead to the creation of a new homeless youth facility to be managed by the Kingston Youth Shelter, creating two full-time and four part-time positions as well as adding five to seven residents
    • The Government of Canada will invest $1.2B for the Port Hope Area Initiative from the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. The construction of the two long-term radiation waste management facilities in Port Hope and Port Granby is expected to create jobs.
    • The Government of Canada is investing up to $525K into Ottawa-based The Hotel Communication Network Inc., an in-room hotel computer solutions provider. This project is expected to create 20 full-time jobs and maintain 16 jobs.
    • Rurban Brewing Ltd., a small-batch brewery, has opened on Cumberland Street in Cornwall
    • Ted Baker, a British fashion brand will be opening three Canadian locations this year including a 3,215 sq.-ft. store at CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa this spring
    • SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction firm is eliminating 600 jobs in Canada, affecting employees in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec
    • The Shack Portuguese Eatery opened at 15 Simcoe Street in Orillia
    • Kingston-based Cancoil Thermal Corp. acquired a new 200,000 -sq.-ft. industrial building in the St. Lawrence Business Park. A new research and development centre will also be built which will create approximately 100 jobs.
    • Interactive Voices Inc., a job search engine for voice actors in London, is hiring 100 workers in sales, information technology and operations by the end of this year
    • U.S.-based clothing retailer Aéropostale has filed for bankruptcy and will close all 41 stores in Canada. The staffing impact in Ontario is unknown.
    • The Bluewater District School Board issued layoff notices to 23 full-time equivalent education assistant positions
    • Stantec Engineering Ltd. has laid off a total of 13 employees in its North Bay office in 2016 due to poor conditions in the mining industry and delays in major project awards
    • The Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) 2.0 located at Canadore College in North Bay opened at the end of April after a $2M expansion
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $11.3M in four northeastern highway infrastructure projects with Glavin Coating & Refinishing Ltd., Miller Paving Ltd., Teranorth Construction & Engineering Ltd., and Interpaving Ltd. Work will begin this spring.
  • 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.
    • CRAFT Beer Market will open a 14,000-sq.-ft. restaurant at Lansdowne in May creating 175 new jobs
    • Alamos Gold Inc. is expanding its operations at the Young-Davidson mine near Timmins, supporting more than 700 positions and creating 75 new jobs. Also, St Andrews Goldfields Ltd. plans to develop a gold mine near Matheson by the end of the year.
    • A $1.8M investment will allow JD Aero, an aircraft maintenance company, to add 25 full-time jobs and some part-time jobs, and to accommodate new clients like WestJet and Horizon at the expanded hangar at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport
    • Wolfhead Distillery in Amherstburg is hiring 30 workers for its upcoming store opening at the end of May
    • The Government of Canada is investing up to $2M in Quality Cheese Inc. a specialty cheese manufacturer in Orangeville. The funding will expand the manufacturer's production capabilities and is expected to create up to 20 full-time jobs by 2017.
    • The Government of Canada is investing up to $750,000 in Kanata-based Martello Technologies Corporation to improve and develop software. The project is expected to create nine jobs and maintain 12 full-time jobs.
    • Construction started on a new $7.5M fire station in Bolton. The station is expected to open in late 2017.
    • Imagine Cinemas is opening a new sixplex theatre in the Rainbow Centre Mall in Sudbury in May
    • Mackage, a Montreal-based fashion retailer, will open two stores in Toronto this year, located at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre
    • Cash For You, a payday loan store, opened in downtown Sudbury
    • The Road to Recovery, a new methadone clinic, opened in Sault Ste. Marie. The clinic will be staffed by two registered practical nurses and a doctor who will visit monthly, in addition to treating patients via videoconferencing.
    • El Jefe, a Mexican restaurant has opened in Mississauga's Port Credit neighbourhood
    • Bath & Body Works, Carter's OshKosh and Fit4Less By Goodlife will open in the Northgate Shopping Centre in North Bay this spring and summer
    • PJ's Pets, Pets Unlimited, Petculture and Oliver & Pets Co, are closing 27 of its 39 stores across Canada, including 11 stores in Ontario
    • The Hamilton Public School Board will cut 17 elementary and 53 high school teaching positions and will add seven positions, four of which are early child educators and three educational assistants
    • Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia will eliminate the equivalent of 35 full-time positions due to a budget shortfall
    • The hospitals in Marathon and Terrace Bay merged to form the North of Superior Healthcare Group. The merger will streamline operations and will impact governance, administration, clinical and back office operations.
  • 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.
    • The Chippewa Trading Post in Sault Ste. Marie is hiring over 30 staff for full-time and part-time seasonal jobs including cooks, servers, customer service and sales
    • The Beech Street Station Restaurant on the waterfront in Goderich is expanding, and expects to add 50 employees, including servers
    • Peterborough-based Sciens Industries has been awarded a landing gear contract from SPP Canada Aircraft Inc. This three year production contract is expected to create additional machinists jobs.
    • Skyline Helicopter Technologies in Lively near Sudbury, will operate a customer support centre for logistics and maintenance support of the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky S-76 helicopter, creating two aerospace jobs with the possibility of more in the future
    • Mountain Equipment Co-operative is undergoing an expansion in London and will move to a new location by fall. Construction at its new 24,000-sq.-ft. site will begin in May.
    • Saje Natural Wellness, a Vancouver-based retailer, will open five locations in Ontario. Its Ottawa location opened late March and stores located in Barrie, Newmarket, Markham and Toronto will open this summer.
    • Metro Ontario Inc. opened its Food Basics grocery store in Bracebridge on April 21. The store added staff in addition to the 41 employees transferred from the previous grocery store.
    • AMMCan, a medical marijuana facility opened its doors in Kincardine in Bruce County
    • K&L Construction Ontario Ltd. is building the new Bluewater Area Health Team facility in Zurich
    • A new Marriott Hotel Town Place Suites will open in early May in Kincardine
    • New restaurants planning to open in Thunder Bay include Shoeless Joe¿s Sports Grill on Carrick Street and Wacky Wings on South High Street
    • Aritzia brand Babaton will open a freestanding location at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre in the Fall of 2016
    • Sephora, a beauty retailer will open a 10,459-sq.-ft. store at Toronto's RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre this July
    • The Sudbury Action Centre for Youth will move into an expanded location on Pine Street next month and add two new programs, creating four new jobs
    • The Cavaliere Group will open the Burger Don Food and Beverage Co. restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie in May on Great Northern Road
    • Archer's Poultry Farm Ltd. will start the construction of a 30,000-sq.-ft. chick hatchery in Quinte West this spring or early summer. Staff from the Brighton hatchery will move into this new facility with the possibility of adding additional staff.
    • Sellick Equipment Ltd .started construction on its new forklift production facility in Harrow, south of Windsor. The new expanded plant, to open in 2017, will increase productivity and employ more workers.
    • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board issued layoff notices to 41 teachers due to declining enrolment
    • Intel Corporation will cut 12,000 positions globally by mid-year 2017. The effect on its Ontario locations is presently unknown.
    • Fashion retailer Le Château is set to close 14 stores this year, and a total of approximately 40 stores across Canada over the next three years, affecting an unknown number of staff in Ontario
    • Hornepayne's Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company Limited is in receivership and has filed for bankruptcy
  • 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.
    • The Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership will build a new casino in the City of Peterborough creating 150 new jobs at the gaming tables and the restaurant
    • Loblaw Companies Limited is investing approximately $1B to expand across Canada in 2016. Approximately 50 new stores will be built and 150 stores will undergo renovations. Each new store will employ between 50 and 300 employees.
    • Statistics Canada is hiring 54 staff for census enumerations in 28 First Nations communities and unincorporated areas in Northwestern Ontario, and an additional 55 enumerators around the Kenora area
    • Hino Motors Canada Limited is expanding its Woodstock truck manufacturing plant, creating nine positions
    • Yorkdale Shopping Centre will open a new wing anchored by fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. and 30 additional new retailers this October
    • The Government of Canada will invest $800M in Chalk River¿s Canadian Nuclear Laboratories over the next five years for the construction of new facilities and the refurbishment of existing infrastructure
    • The Government of Canada is investing over $16M in five companies across Ontario as part of the Automotive Supplier Innovation Program
    • Construction started for the $4.4M Picton Main Street revitalization project which is scheduled to be completed this year by Taggart Construction Limited
    • Avon Maitland District School Board has approved tenders for about $806,000 for structural upgrades at several schools in the board system
    • Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd. has been awarded the tender for the Arnprior downtown revitalization project. This two-year phased project is set to begin in the first week of May and expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
    • A walk-in clinic opened inside the Wiltshire Pharmacy Remedy's RX location in Sarnia
    • Davy Jones Quality Meats will open a second store location at Bayside Centre mall in downtown Sarnia this fall
    • The Grande Event Centre, a banquet hall with seating for 290 people, recently opened in North Bay on Wyld Street
    • A new store called Stuff will open in the previous Goodwill space in Barrie, hiring a number of former staff
    • The Rainy River District Social Services Administrative Board will hire three post-secondary students to work as Maintenance/Custodian Assistants this summer in Atitokan, Fort Frances and Rainy River. Apply by May 2, 2016.
    • Nestlé Canada will lay off 23 workers at its Trenton factory effective May 2
    • Thunder Bay's AeroSports Trampoline Park closed in Apri
    • Frulact Canada will hold an information session aimed at recruiting 40 workers for their new facility in Kingston on April 27
    • London and Area Works will hold job fairs on May 18 and Oct 4, 2016 at Western Fair District in London
  • 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.
    • Premier Kosher Inc. will open a chicken processing plant in Abingdon, West Lincoln in the Niagara region next year and expects to employ approximately 80
    • Formet Industries, a division of Magna Structural Systems Inc. is receiving $1M from the Government of Ontario and investing $23M into new production technology. The firm will add 66 new jobs at its St. Thomas auto parts plant.
    • Princess Auto Ltd., is expected to open in St. Catharines in the fall with up to 50 new jobs expected, hiring is currently underway
    • Chocolats Favoris plans to open 12 stores across Canada this year, creating 400 jobs. This includes two locations in Ontario with the first location set to open in the Ottawa suburb of Orleans. Each new store employs about 35 to 40 staff.
    • Gemini Canada Ltd. is expanding its signs plant in Neustadt, near Hanover, and will add about 15 employees
    • IKEA Canada plans to hire approximately 4000 new workers and further expand in Canada over the next ten years
    • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse will open six new locations across Canada including three in Ontario in Ancaster, Burlington and Vaughan by fall 2016
    • A new 70,000-sq.-ft. Home Hardware Building Centre has opened in Cobourg
    • The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc. has opened a new residential location in Leamington
    • Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott International Inc., has opened a new 70-room hotel in Barrie
    • The Town of Milton contracted Pine Valley Corporation to upgrade Victoria Park
    • Fat Bastard Burrito Co. has opened in Barrie
    • Foodland grocery store, part of Sobeys Inc., in Niagara Falls will close this summer, resulting in 63 layoffs
    • The Urban Pear, a fine dining restaurant in Ottawa's Glebe neighborhood has closed
    • The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is closing three elementary schools in Windsor, Leamington and Amherstburg in September. Declining enrollment and shifting demographics were reasons given for the closures.
  • 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
    • Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited announced that it would invest $77M to renovate and expand Masonville Place in London. Work is currently underway and is expected to be completed in November 2016.
    • Convergys Corporation is recruiting for over 400 customer service representative positions at its call centre in Welland
    • Sudbury's NORCAT Underground Technology Testing Centre and Mining Equipment Simulation Training Centre will receive $300,000 in funding from the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation, which is expected to create up to 60 jobs over the next three years
    • Simcoe Parts Service Inc., will manufacture and assemble headliners for the 2017 Honda CR-V, creating 39 jobs in Alliston
    • The Municipality of Wawa is accepting student applications for summer jobs in a variety of areas including community or infrastructure services, tourist information, and finance until April 15, 2016
    • Construction on the City Centre Transit Terminal Restoration project in Mississauga will begin in April, with an expected completion date of September 2016
    • The Government of Ontario will provide $325,000 in funding towards the Mackenzie Avenue cycle track project in Ottawa. Construction will start this spring and is expected to be completed by November 2016.
    • The Lakehead Labour Centre in Thunder Bay has been demolished to make way for a retail development that will include a Rexall pharmacy and a Beer Store
    • Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology opened a campus in Goderich
    • Northern Shores Pharmacy officially opened in North Bay in March and expects to hire up to six employees as business increases
    • Lambton College will collaborate with the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation to open a satellite location in Sarnia to promote entrepreneurship among the First Nation community
    • Zumiez, an American-based fashion retailer, plans to open seven Canadian locations in 2016
    • The District School Board Ontario North East plans to close Haileybury Public School in Temiskaming Shores at the end of June due to declining student enrollment. The effect on staff is unknown at this time.
    • London Health Sciences Centre will reduce staff hours worked equivalent to 64.5 full-time positions in an effort to balance its budget. The majority of the cuts will be in non-clinical roles.
    • St. Joseph's Health Care London will eliminate 60 positions due to a budget shortfall. Most of the positions will be reduced through attrition, while 12 staff will receive layoff notices.
    • Metro Inc. will close its grocery store on Vincent Massey Drive in Cornwall on May 21, resulting in the loss of 17 full-time and 51 part-time jobs
    • Scotiabank will close the only bank in Beardmore, Ontario, in September 2016, affecting an unknown number of staff
  • 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.
    • The province of Ontario will hire 2000 correctional officers over the next three years
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $9.5M to build a new fire response facility in North Bay. Construction is expected to begin in April, creating about 120 jobs.
    • IKEA Canada has opened a 397,000 sq. ft. distribution centre on Argentia Road in Mississauga, employing 115 staff, with plans to hire an additional 85 workers
    • The Government of Ontario will invest up to $2M to support Mitsui High-tec, Inc.'s new manufacturing facility in Brantford that will begin production of motor cores for electric and hybrid vehicles in early 2017. This is expected to create 48 new jobs.
    • Euphoria Wellness Spa is relocating to a new downtown location in Peterborough in August, hiring 10 additional staff members including fitness instructors, registered massage therapists, a bookkeeper, concierge and hairstylist
    • The Government of Ontario has awarded $34.5M to Aecon Construction and Materials Limited for three highway improvement projects in Northeast Ontario. Work will begin this spring and is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $23M towards the expansion of a clinical learning building at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College and renovation of its existing veterinary hospital
    • W.S. Morgan Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $4.25M contract by the North Bay City Council to build a leachate treatment facility at the Merrick Landfill site that is expected to be operational in April 2017
    • Carlington Construction Inc. has been contracted by Northumberland County Council for a $1.83M reconstruction of a bridge at Normar Road, east of Cobourg. Work is expected to start in April, and be completed in six months.
    • The Mutchmor gallery and collective space located in Providence Bay on the former Home Hardware site, is set to open in late May and will include a café, health food store, art gallery, antique store and yoga studio
    • KGHM International Ltd. has laid off 20 workers and halted its Victoria Mine project near Sudbury
    • Saputo Inc., a dairy products manufacturer, will close three of its facilities in Canada, affecting approximately 230 employees across all three locations. The Ottawa plant, with 126 employees, will close in December 2017.
    • Credit Suisse Group will eliminate an additional 2,000 jobs due to restructuring, bringing the total number of planned cuts to 6,000 globally. The job impact on its sole Ontario location in Toronto is unknown.
  • 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
    • The Government of Ontario has awarded construction contracts totaling $18.5M to Facca Inc. for a Highway 17 project near Rossport, and to LH North Ltd. and LH Crane and Rigging Ltd. for a Highway 595 project near Thunder Bay. Work will begin this spring.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest up to $15M in Waterloo's Sandvine Incorporated ULC to support new technologies, creating 75 new jobs and retaining 267 existing positions. The firm manufactures networking equipment.
    • North Bay Chrysler plans to move to a new location on Trout Lake Road. Construction on the new $7M dealership is expected to start in May 2016 and finish in early 2017, pending re-zoning.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $7M into a Technology Education and Collaboration Hub at Confederation College in Thunder Bay that will offer students preparatory, apprenticeship, trades and technology programs in one location
    • The Government of Canada will invest up to $3.46M in Guelph's Hammond Manufacturing Company Limited and up to $3.14M in New Hamburg's Ontario Drive & Gear Limited to increase productivity, creating or maintaining as many as 165 full-time equivalent jobs
    • Baylis Medical Company, a medical devices manufacturer in Mississauga, will receive up to $4.22M from the Government of Ontario to expand its research and development operation. The project will create 84 new jobs and retain 194 positions.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $3.3M to support the reconstruction of the Blyth Memorial Community Hall in Huron County
    • The City of Kingston has hired Golder Associates Ltd. to design and complete a $1M structural repair project this year to the 272-space Hanson garage in the downtown area. This is part of a $4.2M investment to renovate city parking garages.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest more than $855,000 in Steel Technologies LLC to expand its manufacturing plant in Woodstock, creating 15 new jobs and retaining 75 positions
    • The Government of Ontario will invest about $268,000 into a City of Kingston project to expand its cycling network, which is expected to be completed by summer 2017
    • The Flamborough GO Transit bus service and storage facility opened near downtown Hamilton, creating 100 permanent jobs
    • Frulact Canada, Inc., a fruit processing company, will open a new 75,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant in Kingston this fall and is hiring about 40 workers for production, sales and human resources
    • Advanced Medical Marihuana Canada has received its federal license to grow medical marijuana for testing in Kincardine. The company may hire five additional staff and could have up to 100 workers when in full production.
    • IKEA Canada is hiring about 35 workers for its pick-up and order location in Windsor
    • Williams Fresh Cafe in Brantford will reopen after closing last year due to a fire. About 10 former employees will return and an additional 20 full- and part-time workers will be hired.
    • Ottawa-based ADGA Group Consultants Inc. opened a new training and simulation centre in March at the Canadian Forces Base Kingston, creating 14 jobs
    • CRS Contractors Rental Supply opened a new store in Peterborough in March on Highway 7 East, employing six staff
    • Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, a discount luxury retailer, opened three locations in March in Vaughan, Halton Hills and Niagara-on-the-Lake
    • A new Winners store opened in Cambridge on Pinebush Road in March
    • Surmesur, a custom menswear brand from Quebec, will open a location in Mississauga in mid-April. The retailer opened a store last year in Toronto on Queen Street East.
    • Frank & Oak, a Montréal-based menswear retailer, will open a location at Toronto's CF Sherway Gardens in July
    • Aesop, an Australian skincare brand, will open its second Toronto location in Rosedale this spring
    • The Pelican Lake Sandwich Company opened in March in Sioux Lookout
    • M&M Meat Shops, soon to be M&M Food Market, is moving its head office from Kitchener to Mississauga starting in June. It is expected that all 93 employees will be moving to the new location.
    • The Simcoe County District School Board started hiring teaching staff for the new high school in Midland. About half of the existing faculty from current schools in the area will be hired, with remaining positions open to all applicants.
    • Website www.staynorth.ca, part of the Study North initiative, helps match graduates from six northern Ontario colleges with area employers
    • The City of Peterborough is now accepting online applications for summer camp staff including Camp Supervisor, Assistant Summer Camp Supervisor and lifeguards. Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions have been filled.
  • 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.
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $16M in Huawei Canada to establish new research laboratories in Markham and Waterloo and expand its existing facility in Ottawa. The initiative will create 250 new research and development jobs across the province.
    • IBM Canada and Hamilton Health Sciences have entered into a partnership to establish a new innovation centre in downtown Hamilton with more than 300 hospital administrative jobs moving to this location this fall
    • Developer Re Solve Group Inc. will start construction on Thunder Bay's new Marriott-Delta hotel in June. The waterfront property will take up to 15 months to complete.
    • Elias Custom Metal Fabrication Ltd. has announced that it will invest $2M in advanced laser equipment, creating about 10 new jobs in Concord, Ontario
    • General Mills Canada Corp. has extended the closing date of its Midland's Pillsbury plant by six months to January 2017
    • Magna's Integram Windsor Seating plant is hiring about 70 full-time assemblers in Tecumseh in March
    • Links of London, a U.K.-based luxury jewellery brand, will open two standalone retail locations inside Toronto's Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre this spring
    • BeaverTails Pastry opened its first walk-in bakery café in Toronto this month
    • A new Foodland grocery store has opened in Thornbury in Grey County and in Wiarton
    • A Tony Roma's restaurant opened in Thunder Bay in March
    • Chanoso's restaurant in downtown Windsor is closing end of March
    • Loblaw Companies Ltd. will close Giorgio's No Frills in Hamilton on April 9, affecting approximately 90 workers
    • Hamilton Health Sciences is eliminating 97 full-time positions, about 40 of which are currently vacant. The remaining cuts will be managed by offering retirement packages and redevelopment opportunities.
    • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie will eliminate 32 active full-time equivalent jobs and 24 vacant positions in an effort to balance their budget. Nine new full-time positions will also be added.
    • The Toronto District School Board will be cutting 102 teachers, 45 early childhood educators and 46 lunchroom supervisors this fall as enrolment continues to decline. Most of the cuts are expected to come from attrition and leaves.
    • Danier Leather is set to close its remaining 76 stores across Canada, affecting an unknown number of staff in Ontario
  • 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
    • The HGS Canada Inc. call center in Windsor is adding 200 full-time jobs over the next two months
    • StarTek Canada Services Ltd. will hire 200 employees at its Kingston location
    • Audera Acoustics Inc., an audio systems manufacturer based in York Region, will receive $200K from the Government of Canada for product development and commercialization, creating 10 jobs
    • The City of Lakes Family Health Team will open a new clinic in Chelmsford later this year with four family physicians and a group of interdisciplinary healthcare providers
    • Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services is hiring five advanced paramedics
    • Parry Sound-based 30pt Design Inc., a mobile app design firm, plans to hire up to three staff
    • The Ontario Provincial Police West Region is accepting applications from current and former varsity athletes to attend a recruitment symposium for police constables in April. Applications are due on March 22, 2016.
    • Tim Hortons opened a new location in Collingwood alongside a MacEwen gas station and convenience store
    • Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre has opened its south wing expansion, which features a variety of luxury retailers such as Holt Renfrew and, menswear retailer, Harry Rosen
    • Seafood City, a US supermarket chain specializing in Filipino goods, will open its first Canadian location at Heartland Town Centre in 2017
    • Kate Spade, an American fashion brand, opened a store in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre and plans to open another location at Toronto's Sherway Gardens
    • Teeple Architechs Inc., an architectural firm, has been selected to design a new Student Centre at Trent University's Symons Campus in Peterborough. This $15M project will be completed by September 2017.
    • The Government of Canada through FedNor will invest $947k+ into a Township of Nipigon waterfront development project
    • Katz Group Canada Ltd. has sold Canadian drugstore chain, Rexall Pharma Plus to McKesson Corporation, a U.S. health services company. The effect on operations is currently unknown.
    • LifeLabs Medical Laboratories will consolidate 15 patient service centres across Ontario and close testing facilities in Thorold, London and Ottawa, affecting more than 100 lab testing and client service workers
    • Wajax Corporation, an industrial components distributor headquartered in Mississauga, will cut 10 percent of its workforce across Canada due to restructuring
  • 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.
    • Phoenix Building Components Inc., has begun construction on a 45,000 sq.ft. manufacturing plant in Essa Township. About 100 employees will work at the new facility that will be operational this year.
    • Princess Auto Ltd. will open a location in Bolton this spring creating about 50 jobs
    • The Government of Canada will invest $440K in gShift Labs Inc., a technology company in Barrie, to hire software developers and increase sales activities, creating 21 new positions
    • The Government of Ontario will invest over $814K and $473K respectively in Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, to create an Industrial Research Chair position that will be supported by 16 new jobs and a fire testing lab that will create two new jobs
    • Heleine Inc., a solar panel manufacturer in Sault Ste. Marie, plans to hire a fourth crew of 12 workers by mid-March in order to increase production
    • The Government of Ontario will invest more than $224K into four Sudbury companies through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation that will create nine jobs
    • The City of Windsor is accepting applications for summer Day Camp recreation program instructors until March 18, 2016
    • H&M Hennes & Mauritz Inc., a Swedish fashion retailer, will re-open its newly expanded 52, 500 sq.ft. flagship location at Toronto's Eaton Centre in February
    • Habitat for Humanity Canada has opened a ReStore location in Kemptville
    • La Maison Simons, a Quebec-based retailer will open its first Ontario location at Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre on March 17, 2016. The two storey store will feature menswear, womenswear, a café and terrace.
    • Search Shark, a Toronto based digital marketing firm, has opened a new location in Richmond Hill and plans to open locations in Markham and Vaughan by 2017
    • Dawson Trail Craft Brewery will open in February in Thunder Bay
    • Cineplex Entertainment will open The Rec Room, a 40,000 sq.ft. dining and entertainment complex inside Toronto's historic John Street Roundhouse. Construction will begin this summer and is scheduled to open early 2017.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest up to $22.75M in the IBM Innovation Incubator Project that will assist about 500 small and medium-sized enterprises launch new technologies and products, creating up to 2,600 jobs
    • The Government of Ontario is launching the Centre for Workforce Innovation, an initiative led by Ryerson University, to help employment and training providers address labour market challenges
    • Scarborough Civic Centre will be hosting a Job and Career Fair on April 6, 2016, for jobs in a variety of sectors
    • A trucking job fair will be held at Pearson Convention Centre on March 12, 2016, in Brampton
    • The Community Employment Resource Partnership will hold a job fair at the Cobourg Lions Centre in Cobourg on March 9, 2016. About 30 employers are expected to participate.
    • Sears Canada Inc. will assign eight Sears Home store leases to Leon's Furniture Ltd. by July 2016. In Ontario, store locations in Brampton, Etobicoke and Mississauga will be affected.
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie will reduce its number of non-union staff by 20, and extend the temporary layoff of 230 staff previously announced in early February
    • Wind tower manufacturer CS Wind Canada Inc., laid off 51 employees in Windsor in February due to a shortage of work
    • CIBC will close its branch in Ignace on July 8, 2016 due to a decline in business
  • 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.
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada is doubling its number of hirees to 1,200 jobs at its Windsor assembly plant to build a new minivan at the facility
    • IKEA Canada has opened a new pickup and order store in Whitby creating 36 new jobs
    • The Government of Ontario will allot $92M from its Green Investment Fund into social housing retrofits
    • Woodbine Entertainment Group and Trinity Development Group will invest $50M building a 165,000-sq.-ft entertainment venue adjacent to the current Woodbine Racetrack
    • Waterloo-based HIP Developments Inc., plans to build a $50M condo development in Cambridge with the first units expected to be completed by September 2017
    • The City of Sarnia is recruiting for summer student jobs in administration, engineering, finance and parks and recreation. Applications are due on February 29,2016.
    • iCONECT Development LLC, a London software company, has signed a multimillion dollar deal with U.S.¿based firm, Lockheed Martin Corporation. Additional staff will be added to their current team of 38 employees.
    • Marcovecchio Construction Ltd. will design and build a new multimillion dollar plant for forklift manufacturer, Sellick Equipment Ltd., in Harrow in Essex County. Construction will begin this spring and is expected to be completed by 2017.
    • High-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has opened its first Canadian location in downtown Toronto
    • London-based Comet Biorefining Inc. plans to build a biomass plant in Sarnia's TransAlta Energy Park that will be operational by 2018
    • BBE Consulting, a mine engineering company, will open a Sudbury location in February
    • Innisfil will host its annual Spring Job Fair on March 3, 2016. Full time, part time and seasonal job opportunities will be available from more than 30 employers in various sectors.
    • The Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police will hold a recruitment information session on March 2, 2016 at the Fort Frances Municipal Council Chambers
    • Bombardier Inc., an aerospace and rail company, plans to hire workers for the production of its CSeries jets, yet it will cut 2,830 jobs in Canada. Of these layoffs, 430 will be in Ontario.
    • Yahoo! Inc. will cut 1,700 jobs, 15% of its workforce, across a range of departments and job titles under its revitalization plan. Yahoo! Canada has offices located in downtown Toronto, however, job impacts to the Canadian division is unknown.
    • Compass Minerals International Inc., parent company of Sifto Canada Corp. will be cutting 150 jobs throughout the company this year. Majority of the cut backs will affect the Goderich mine.
    • Cannacord Genuity Group Inc., a brokerage firm, with offices in Toronto and Vancouver, will cut its workforce in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. by 125 staff due to restructuring. The job impact in Ontario is unknown.
    • Oakley Sub Assembly in Windsor, due to the loss of a minivan wheel assembly contract, closed in February affecting 47 workers
    • Laurentian University will close its Barrie campus in 2019. While 23 full-time employees will be offered positions in Sudbury, 43 jobs will be cut, including 32 part-time instructors and 11 full-time, non-academic employees.
  • Week of Feb 08 - Feb 12, 2016

    • Home Depot Canada is hiring about 2,700 associates across the province for the spring season
    • The Government of Ontario is offering over 2,000 internship and summer job opportunities for youth in natural resource management through various programs across Ontario
    • The City of Kingston is hiring 165 secondary and post-secondary students for various summer jobs in Kingston
    • Rimowa North America Inc., a luggage manufacturer, has purchased another manufacturing facility in Cambridge and expects to hire at least 130 new employees by the end of the year
    • Canadian TV series, Hard Rock Medical, will film its third season in North Bay beginning in February, employing about 30 local actors and receiving $825K in federal government funding
    • Ontario Northland Transportation Commission is hiring 30 positions, including mechanics, metal fabricators, electricians, engineers, and managers, for several locations including North Bay, Cochrane and Timmins
    • The City of Barrie is hiring 21 new staff, five of which fall under the technology infrastructure and business systems category
    • Biigtigong Nishnaabeg¿s new forestry company Mkwa Timber will employ 8 people from the community to harvest wood for the Terrace Bay Mill. Future plans include opening a commercial fire wood operation, a small sawmill and a residential wood pellet plant.
    • The Town of Wasaga Beach will be hiring six firefighters
    • The $110M renovation project on the National Arts Centre located on Elgin Street has officially broken ground and is expected to be completed by July 2017
    • Parks Canada will spend $4M on upgrading two bridges at the Kingston Mills lock station on the Rideau Canal this summer
    • The Sault Ste. Marie Airport is undergoing a major $2M terminal expansion project designed by local architectural firm EPOH, that will be completed by the end of February
    • Holt Renfrew will close its Sherway Gardens location in Toronto and move its staff to its new Square One location in Mississauga this summer, affecting approximately 120 jobs
    • Blackberry Inc., will lay off 200 employees between their Waterloo headquarters and their manufacturing facility in Florida
    • The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has recently eliminated 11 full-time positions and will close its sexual-health clinic in Alliston at the end of March
  • 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.
    • General Magnesium Corp. began hiring for a new magnesium-talc mine in Porcupine, just east of Timmins, that is set to start production this spring. It plans to build three production plants and create an estimated 1,000 new jobs.
    • Lakeside Produce Inc. has received more than $1M from the Government of Ontario to expand its facility to meet increased demand from customers. About 203 new jobs will be created and 312 positions will be retained.
    • The Government of Ontario is hiring an additional 180 correctional officers to work in Sault Ste. Marie, Fort Frances, Kenora, Thunder Bay, Lindsay, Napanee, Ottawa, Monteith, and Brantford
    • Shouldice Designer Stone Ltd. is expanding its new manufacturing facility and looking to hire 20 new employees
    • Grocery retailer, Metro Inc., plans to open 10 new stores, invest $300M into infrastructure and renovate up to 30 stores in Canada this year
    • The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario has started its $13.6M renovation project on its surgical ward. This will increase their surgical capacities by 20 percent.
    • The Government of Ontario is investing approximately $580,000 for repairs and renovations at seven local non-profit agencies in Scarborough
    • Construction on uptown Waterloo's Light Rail Transit (LRT) has begun and will continue for nine months
    • Gropp's Country Catering has expanded and opened Gropp's Grab and Go, a storefront location with kitchen facilities on Ottawa Street in Keewatin
    • Old School Bar & Grill, a sports themed bar, will open a location in the old Club 108 unit along Dixie Road in Mississauga
    • Christian Louboutin, a French luxury footwear brand, will open its first Canadian location in Toronto's Yorkville shopping district by summer 2016
    • Carrera y Carrera, a Spanish luxury jeweller, has opened its first North American Boutique in Toronto's Yorkville shopping district
    • Scotiabank's Lorne Street branch in Sudbury will close on May 18,2016, and its operations will be consolidated with the main Sudbury branch on Durham Street. The impact on staff is unknown.
    • U.S.- based software company, Autodesk Inc., is laying off 925 workers worldwide, about 10% of its workforce, as it restructures. The staffing impact at its corporate office locations in Canada including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Calgary is unknown.
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie will temporarily layoff 230 staff effective February 2016 due to a slowdown in the oil and gas industry
    • St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton will cut 136 positions and 30 to 40 of those will be layoffs. The rest of the cuts will be made by offering early retirement and managing vacant positons.
    • Goldcorp Inc. is laying off 94 staff at its Red Lake mine
    • RBC will close their downtown branch in Bradford to merge with a new branch located in the west end of town. The majority of the staff will be moving to another location although there are some job redundancies.
    • The Devost valu-mart, Haileybury's only full-service grocery store, has closed
  • 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
    • Vidyard, a video marketing start-up in Kitchener, is receiving a $50M investment to increase sales and hire another 100 employees by the end of 2016
    • The Government of Canada will invest $12M into clean water technology projects in Ontario that are expected to create or maintain 520 jobs and support about 14 new partnerships
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $6M in local mental health services, resulting in the hire of about 80 new child and youth mental health workers across the province
    • The Halton District School Board is hiring 35 educational assistants to support students with special needs
    • The Government of Ontario is hiring 55 correctional officers for temporary positions in Thunder Bay, Kenora, and Fort Frances
    • Woody's Bar-B-Q Canada Corp. has opened a new restaurant in Brantford hiring about 30 people
    • Great Lakes Graphite Inc. has refurbished a mineral processing facility in Matheson and expects to begin production this spring. The facility will employ three workers, and may hire about 12 additional workers.
    • Snow Squad Inc., a snow removal company in Sudbury, was launched this winter. The company currently employs around ten people during a typical snowfall.
    • Two architectural firms will design the new $45M Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. Construction is expected to start in late 2017 and could create up to 600 construction jobs and 23 museum jobs by 2020.
    • TmaxSoft Canada Inc. is opening its Canadian headquarters in Mississauga and expects to create job opportunities across all levels of its operation
    • The Government of Ontario is accepting applications until May 6, 2016, from youth entrepreneurs aged 15 to 29 for the Summer Company program
    • A new Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes store will be opening in early March on Dundas Street in Woodstock
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $173.4M to expand another section of Highway 69 between Sudbury and Parry Sound. The contract was awarded to J & P Leveque Bros Haulage Ltd. with work beginning this winter.
    • peopleCare Inc. has started construction of the Oakcrossing Retirement Living building located at 1242 Oakcrossing Rd. in London
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $2.1M to rehabilitate the Ozone Creek crossing on Highway 17 near Nipigon. The contract was awarded to LH North General Contractors Ltd. with work beginning this spring.
    • The Government of Canada will invest $836,500 to support three initiatives in the Township of Chapleau including a waterfront renewal project
    • The Jean Coutu Group Inc. is moving its Hawkesbury distribution centre to Varennes, Quebec, this spring affecting about 125 employees
    • Waterloo Region will implement new garbage contracts effective March 2017. As a result, up to 150 workers at Waste Management of Canada Corp. will be impacted and Plein Disposal Inc. will be closing and laying off 26 workers.
    • Rogers Media Inc. will lay off about 200 staff in television, radio, publishing and administration beginning February 2016
    • VMware Canada Inc. has closed its Burlington technical support office and laid off about 100 staff
    • Metroland Media Group Ltd. has stopped publishing the print edition of the Guelph Mercury and laid off 23 full-time and three part-time workers
    • The Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg will lay off up to 17 full-time registered nurses due to restructuring plans
    • Cora Franchise Group Inc., has closed its location in Brantford and laid off about 20 full and part-time workers
    • Bluewater Health in Sarnia-Lambton is cutting another twelve jobs as part of recent restructuring to save $5M
    • Smoke's Poutinerie Inc. in downtown Sault Ste. Marie has closed, citing tough market conditions
    • VPI Inc. will host a job fair in Hamilton for Maple Leaf Foods on February 16, 2016. Seasonal opportunities include skilled operators and general labourers.
  • Week of Jan 18 - Jan 22, 2016

    • Highbury Canco Corp. is installing new production lines at its Leamington plant and is recruiting up to 85 new production operators and maintenance workers
    • Sunripe Marketplace, a specialty grocery store, will open a new store March 2016 in London creating about 80 full-time and 20 part-time positions
    • The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital expansion has begun and at the peak of construction will have 120 to 140 workers on-site
    • Cabela's, an outdoor recreation retailer, will open at the new Kanata West Centre in September 2016 and is planning to hire about 175 full-time and part-time employees
    • The Canadian Film Centre in Toronto has received $4M from the Government of Canada to advance the development and commercialization of digital media products. About 216 jobs will be created.
    • Fionn MacCool's new location at 867 Wellington Road in London opened December 2015 employing about 60 people
    • Goodwill Industries Essex Kent Lambton is looking to hire for about six positions in Sarnia
    • Boniferro Mill Works ULC in Sault Ste. Marie is expecting to hire five to seven new employees as it completes previously reported expansions at its sawmill
    • La Maison Simons will open at Mississauga's Square One shopping centre in March 2016, and is hiring for sales positions and at their new concept restaurant Ève Café
    • Goodwill Industries of Niagara will open a 9,000-sq.-ft. store in Port Colborne in April 2016
    • ATN Access Inc. will receive a loan to open Old East Village Grocer in London this spring offering employment and training to people with disabilities
    • Riversedge Developments Inc. has purchased the site of the former Resolute Paper Mill in Iroquois Falls. New jobs are expected to be created to reconstruct the Trestle Bridge in the spring, and mill site cleanup in the summer.
    • The Greater Essex County District School Board has approved the construction of a new high school in Leamington. The $32M project will start this spring.
    • The Government of Ontario has invested $11.1M to resurface and rehabilitate portions of Highway 540 near Kagawong on Manitoulin Island
    • Construction has begun on the Kingsmill building on Dundas Street in London that will be the new Fanshawe College downtown campus
    • Goodwill Industries of Toronto closed 16 stores, 10 donation centres and two offices in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Newmarket, Barrie, Orillia and Brockville affecting more than 430 workers
    • Porcupine Gold Mines a subsidiary of Goldcorp Canada Ltd., will permanently close its Dome underground mine in Timmins by mid-2016, affecting 115 employees and 76 contractors
    • Postmedia Network Canada Corp. a national newspaper chain is merging the Ottawa Citizen and Sun resulting in 12 layoffs, and will cut five sports-related positions at Toronto's National Post
    • Great Canadian Gaming Corp. new owners of the Thousand Islands Casino in Gananoque have laid off nine contract employees
    • The Pittsburgh Glass Works plant in Alliston has announced it will be closing in October 2016. It is unknown how many employees will be affected by the closure.
    • Canadian Pacific plans to lay off approximately 1000 positions by mid-2016. Cuts to unionized and management jobs will be mainly through attrition. The impact on Ontario is unknown.
  • Week of Jan 11 - Jan 15, 2016

    • Ontario Power Generation is investing $12.8B to refurbish four nuclear reactors at the Darlington Generating Station east of Toronto. The project will start October 2016 and create about 11,800 jobs annually.
    • Walmart Canada will open a new store in Mississauga's Erin Mills Town Centre in 2016, creating about 250 jobs
    • The Government of Ontario has hired and begun to train 144 new correctional officers
    • EACOM Timber Corp. has added a second shift at its Ear Falls sawmill, bringing total employment at the mill to 110 workers
    • Statistics Canada is hiring 35,000 people to work on the 2016 Census in supervisory and non-supervisory jobs in communities across the country
    • Toronto's Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine will receive $20M from the Government of Canada to establish a cell therapy development facility. This will create or maintain 398 jobs.
    • The Government of Ontario is accepting summer student applications for a variety of occupations from January through to the end of March 2016
    • As part of the Build Belleville campaign, the City will see ten construction projects totalling up to $46M, including the $20.7M Bay Bridge Road and Dundas Street West rehabilitation project in 2016
    • The Canada Summer Jobs Program is accepting applications from not-for-profit, public-sector and small business employers until February 26, 2016 for funding to hire students aged 15 to 30 this summer
    • Construction is set to begin on the new World Gym International in Niagara Falls, with an expected opening date at the end March 2016
    • Google Canada unveiled their new 185,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Kitchener where more than 350 software engineers will work
    • Neptec Design Group Ltd., a spaceflight engineering firm has been awarded a $1.7M contract from the Government of Canada to design sensors for the International Space Station
    • Trent University in Peterborough will build a new twin-pad arena and is expected to open by 2019
    • Torstar Corp. is closing its Toronto Star printing plant in Vaughan. About 220 full-time and 65 part-time staff will be laid off.
    • Windsor Regional Hospital announced it will lay off 120 registered nurses and 46 administrative workers in 2016, mostly through attrition. The hospital will then hire about 80 registered practical nurses.
    • Grand River Hospital in Kitchener will lay off 23 nurses and 15 administrative staff. It is expected that many of those receiving a layoff notice will move into different positions within the hospital.
    • Postmedia Network Canada Corp. closed What's Up Muskoka a weekly publication, and Muskoka Magazine published 10 times annually. Eleven full-time and 15 part-time staff were laid off.
    • The Metro grocery store in Bracebridge is closing in early March and will be replaced by a Food Basics
    • H2O Plus, an American skincare brand, has closed its last Canadian location at the Toronto Eaton Centre
    • A job fair will be held February 10, 2016 from 11 to 4 pm at the East Elgin Community Complex in Alymer
  • Week of Jan 04 - Jan 08, 2016

    • Toronto Community Housing Corporation is investing $250M in 18,000 projects to repair and improve aging buildings in 2016
    • NewLeaf Travel Company Inc., a new ultra-low cost airline, has announced that they will begin providing regular service from the Hamilton International Airport starting in February 2016
    • Columbia Forest Products Inc. will be reopening its Rutherglen Veneer facility near North Bay by the end of the first quarter of 2016
    • Cyclone Manufacturing Inc., an aircraft parts manufacturer, is investing $65M with help from the federal government to expand its facilities in Mississauga and Milton. The project is expected to create up to 135 full-time jobs in Mississauga by 2018.
    • Prendiville Industries Ltd. is preparing to restart production at its Kenora Forest Products sawmill in mid-February. The sawmill will employ about 105 workers, with a second shift to be added in the spring.
    • New Gold Inc., a gold mining company, will be hiring approximately 100 workers by the end of March as it completes construction of its Rainy River Project northwest of Fort Frances
    • Integram Windsor Seating and Dakkota Integrated Systems, LLC. will be hiring at their Windsor plants in early 2016. Integram is expecting to hire about 90 employees.
    • Conversion of Brockville's Royal Brock Hotel into a Royal Brock Retirement Living facility has started and is set to be completed in August 2016. Approximately 40 to 55 people will be employed when the facility is fully operational.
    • Windsor Chapel Funeral Home Ltd. is opening a new location in south Windsor. Construction is scheduled to start in February with completion scheduled for fall.
    • Eileen Fisher, an American womenswear brand, will open a showroom in Toronto's Annex neighborhood and its first store in Toronto's Sherway Gardens by March 2016
    • NOVA Chemicals Corporation, a producer of plastics and chemicals, is expanding its Moore site rail storage area near Sarnia, adding 200 more on-site rail car spots
    • RS Technologies Inc., a manufacturer of modular poles, is investing $2.5M in an expansion of its plant in Tilbury
    • U-Haul Co (Canada) Ltd. has invested $6M into acquiring the former GM Transmission Plant building in Windsor and has begun renovations. About 10 jobs will be created when the store is fully operational.
    • Arva Industries Inc., a mining and rail equipment manufacturer in St. Thomas, secured a $12M contact to build a highly-specialized vehicle for the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, and plans to hire five or six more employees
    • DuPont, a chemical manufacturer, has announced it will cut thousands of jobs globally. The company has operations in Chatham, Kingston, Maitland and Mississauga. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • The Huntsville Annual Job Fair will be held at the Active Living Centre on March 9th
    • Compass Minerals has laid off approximately 90 employees from its Sifto Salt Mine in Goderich
    • World Journal, a Chinese language newspaper, has shut down their Markham office resulting in the loss of 16 jobs
    • TD Bank will be closing its MacTier branch in the Muskoka region in March of 2016
  • Week of Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2015

    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will add more than 600 jobs at the Windsor assembly plant, following retooling for production of two minivans
    • Carleton University has begun construction on a $52M Health Sciences Building. With completion set for August 2017, the seven-storey building will house a neuroscience and a new health sciences department.
    • Farm Boy Inc. will open a new store in Brantford in March 2016. A job fair to fill 135 positions will take place on January 8 and 9 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn.
    • A new Windsor Family Credit Union Community Pool at the Atlas Tube Center in Lakeshore is expected to open in summer 2016. Hiring of 50 to 70 staff for the facility is expected to begin in February 2016.
    • Mitsui High-tec Inc., a Japanese precision machine tools maker, will be investing $18-20M in a new facility in Brantford's Northwest Business Park, creating 50 new manufacturing jobs once operational. Construction will begin in the first quarter in 2016.
    • The Benson Group completed a $6M expansion to their tire distribution centre in Cornwall resulting in the creation of 45 new jobs
    • Ariius, a 590 person-capacity premium nightclub, opened at the Caesars Windsor casino
    • A new Flying J Travel Plaza has opened on Trans-Canada Highway in Sault Ste. Marie, creating more than 40 jobs
    • Free People, an American womenswear brand, opened a retail store at Toronto's Sherway Gardens shopping centre in October and will open another location at Toronto's Eaton Centre in February 2016
    • An Ikea pick-up and order point store opened in London
    • Brose Canada Inc., an automotive parts supplier in London, is looking to staff 20 positions
    • The reconstruction of the 28-room Royal Hotel in Picton began and is expected to be finished in the fall 2017
    • Lonsbery Farms Brewing Co. in Harrow plans to establish the first farm-based craft brewery in Southwestern Ontario and plans to open by summer 2016
    • Eclipse Automation Inc., a custom automated manufacturing equipment supplier in Cambridge, with the help of the Government of Ontario, is investing more than $2.4M to expand its facilities, creating 15 new jobs
    • Havelock Metal Co. of Peterborough, with the help of the Government of Ontario, will invest more than $1.1M in its manufacturing operations, creating 12 new jobs by project completion in 2018
    • K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. will be expanding production at two of its mines in Windsor. Four new positions will be filled at the Prospect Avenue mine while expansion at the Ojibway salt mine is expected to keep the mine in operation for another four decades.
    • The Town of Deseronto completed an $8.5M sewer plant expansion that will serve Deseronto and the area of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Tyendinaga Territory
    • The Windsor Police Service is hiring for the position of Police Cadet
    • Channel Zero, CHCH's parent company, has laid off 129 full-time and 38 part-time staff in Hamilton. A privately held numbered company has taken over and made job offers to 58 full-time and 23 part-time employees.
  • Week of Dec 07 - Dec 11, 2015

    • Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will build a retail warehouse in Orillia that will employ approximately 250 full and part-time staff, with construction expected to start in summer 2016
    • Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Connor, Clark and Lunn Infrastructure have announced financing for a 50 megawatt Windsor Solar project. Hundreds of workers are expected to be involved in the project scheduled for completion by early 2017.
    • Spago Trattoria E Pizzeria opened a second restaurant in Windsor on the corner of Dougall Avenue and Cabana Road West, creating 35 new jobs
    • The Beacon Hill Medical Centre, that currently has a dental clinic and pharmacy, will add a 23,000 sq.-ft. urgent care centre in Stouffville that is expected to open in early 2016
    • Laker Energy Products Ltd. in Burlington has secured a deal with Bruce Power LP. They anticipate hiring more than 30 additional staff, mainly machinists and operators before the end of 2016.
    • Hampton Inn by Hilton will open in early 2016 in Point Edward, Lambton County and employ around 30 staff
    • Kobe Sizzlers, a worldwide Indian restaurant chain, has opened in Mississauga's Heartland neighborhood
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $1.5M in London's Starlim North America Corporation and Guelph's Poly-Nova Technologies LP to expand their business and create 24 new jobs
    • Pita Pit Limited will open a new restaurant in Exeter, Huron County, in early 2016 with plans to hire 15-20 employees
    • Eight Zero Zero, a 112 seat restaurant, has opened in Cornwall
    • P&H Milling Group, with the help of the Government of Ontario, is investing $40M to build a new bulk flour mill in Hamilton and expects to create 16 new jobs
    • McDonald's Canada has opened its first standalone McCafé in Toronto's Union Station and will open a second location at First Canadian Place in early 2016
    • The City of Windsor is looking to hire up to 12 new firefighters
    • National Steel Car Limited in Hamilton has temporarily laid off 500 workers until early January due to slumping demand for rail tanker cars
    • Essar Steel Algoma Inc. proceeded with laying off 100 workers at its Sault Ste. Marie facility in October 2015
    • North by Northwest is closing its three clothing stores in Guelph, Waterloo and London by January 2016 affecting up to 50 full and part-time employees
    • Sears Canada Inc. will be closing its Parry Sound location on January 6, 2016. The number of jobs affected is unknown at this time
    • Shell Canada Ltd. is cutting an unspecified number of salaried workers at its Corunna refinery in 2016. The cuts will mostly affect engineers and office support staff.
    • A Home Hardware store on Wharncliffe Road South in London has closed affecting 15 employees
  • Week of Nov 30 - Dec 04, 2015

    • Bruce Power will invest $13B to refurbish six of its eight nuclear reactors near Tiverton starting in 2020. The project should create up to an estimated 23,000 direct and indirect jobs.
    • A Lowe's Companies, Inc., Regional Distribution Centre has opened in Milton. Lowe's will also be opening additional stores in Ancaster, Cornwall and Mississauga in early 2016.
    • Astoria Organic Matters Canada LP is investing $19M in a new organic processing facility in Belleville. Construction is expected to start in spring 2016.
    • A No-Frills grocery store has opened in Midland creating 70 new jobs
    • Farm Boy Inc. opened a new grocery store in Kitchener
    • Grand River Foods Ltd., with the help of the Government of Ontario, is investing over $13M in the expansion of its processing plant in Cambridge, creating 50 new full-time jobs and retaining 315 positions over four years
    • Five new businesses will be opening at Fiesta Mall in Hamilton in spring 2016. These include: Booster Juice Ltd., Pet Valu Canada Inc, Sport Clips Inc., Easyfinancial Services Inc., and a dental clinic.
    • Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. will open a store in Kingston in spring 2016
    • Construction has begun on the new $11.1M digital library at the former Galt Post Office in Cambridge. The structure will include a teen space, reading area, outdoor terrace, family discovery centre and a digital learning lab.
    • Millbrook South Cavan Public School received approval to from the Ministry of Education to build a $3.44M addition. Construction is expected to be complete for the 2016-17 school year.
    • Jamie's Italian, a restaurant chain owned by chef Jamie Oliver will be opening at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this month, a second location will open in Mississauga's Square One in 2016
    • City of Peterborough, with the help of the Ontario Government, is investing $4M in an airport expansion project
    • The City of London will invest $2M of the $3.4M cost to renovate the London Public Library Central Branch scheduled to begin in the middle of 2016
    • CanvasRx Holdings Inc. has opened a Canadian Cannabis Clinics location in Burlington
    • The Works' Gourmet Burger Bistro Inc. will open a location in Mississauga's Port Credit in spring 2016
    • MedviewMD Inc., a private telemedicine company, is opening a new studio in Sudbury
    • Flint House, a new premium casual dining restaurant, has opened in Fort Frances
    • Bruce Power Inc. is investing $1.2M over four years (300K annually starting in 2016) to assist First Nations and Metis communities in key community initiatives
    • The Trinity College in Port Hope opened its $9M Learning Commons student centre
    • The County of Simcoe is partnering with the Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board (SMWDB) and Employment Ontario to host an online job fair on February 4, 2016
    • The Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company Ltd. has temporarily laid off 146 workers in the Township of Hornpayne in the Algoma District
    • Lear Corporation Canada Ltd., an upholstery and springs manufacturer in Kitchener, ceased production in November
    • CIBC will close their only branch in Langton, Norfolk County, in May 2016
    • The Toddle Inn Restaurant in London closed in November
    • Lakehead University has laid off six full-time library workers
  • Week of Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2015

    • Scarborough Town Centre has announced a $35M upgrade for its food court, adding 27 new restaurants between two floors. The improved lower level is scheduled to open in August 2016, when work begins on the upper level and be completed by May 2017.
    • Buttcon Ltd. started construction on the $31M Raleigh Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility in Oshawa, with an expected completion date of August 2017. The new facility will service 85 buses and is part of the Durham Highway 2 Bus Rapid Transit project.
    • Dufferin Construction Company will build the $19.7M Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge, near the Toronto waterfront, in spring 2016, with a completion date of spring 2017
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $410,500 in Precision Resource Canada Ltd. to expand its auto parts manufacturing plant in Cambridge, creating 19 new jobs and retaining over 330 positions over three years
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $1M to help Mississauga-based food manufacturer, Super-Pufft Snacks Corporation, double its production capacity, creating 34 new jobs and retaining 304 positions
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $440,900 in Walinga Inc. to expand its agricultural equipment manufacturing plants in Guelph and Fergus, creating 25 new full-time jobs and retaining 177 positions over four years
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $344,000 in Tri-Mach Group Inc. and $316,560 in Demtool Inc. in Waterloo, creating almost 20 new jobs and retaining more than 70 positions over five years
    • The Government of Ontario is partnering with Urban Quarry to upgrade its marble manufacturing facility in Ottawa, with an investment of $247,976, creating 12 new jobs and retaining 55 positions
    • The Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada started construction on a $15M research facility in Sudbury, with an expected completion date of 2017, creating 30 construction jobs. The laboratory will create roughly 35 full-time jobs when it opens.
    • Boston Pizza International Inc. opened in Alliston in November 2015, employing 60 full and part-time staff
    • The Government of Ontario is investing over $282,000 in Canada Tubeform Inc. to expand its auto parts manufacturing plant in London, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 46 positions
    • Stanpac Inc., a manufacturer of packaging supplies in Smithville, will hire more than 50 full-time employees, including 30 machine operators, 10 printing feeders and 10 bottle loaders
    • IKEA Canada will open a new pick-up and order point in Kitchener next spring, hiring approximately 30 to 35 employees
    • A newly-built facility including a MacEwen gas station and convenience store and Tim Hortons opened on Main Street in Wellington, creating 30 jobs
    • A new Audi dealership will open in Windsor next fall, with plans to hire between 16 and 20 people
    • The Government of Ontario is investing up to $237,216 in Planet Shrimp Inc. in Aylmer, creating 15 new jobs and retaining four positions
    • Construction of the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital has been completed and will open to patients on December 13, 2015. The facility is triple the size of the existing Oakville hospital it is replacing.
    • Sport Chek opened two new innovative flagship stores at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre in November 2015. The retail chain also plans to open another location at Toronto's CF Sherway Gardens in July 2016.
    • Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Gym opened its first Ontario location in Mississauga in November 2015
    • Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., a visual, audio and collaboration solutions company in Kitchener, will be hiring technologists, mechanical engineers and technicians to support laser projection design and production
    • The North West Company Inc. will be closing its Northern Store in Sioux Lookout prior to opening a new Giant Tiger store in the same area in June 2016. Affected Northern employees will have the opportunity to apply at the Giant Tiger store.
    • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is cutting more than 400 jobs by the end of 2015 due to restructuring, with the largest impact expected at its headquarters in Mississauga
    • As part of the country-wide cuts at Maple Leaf Foods Inc., 64 positions are being eliminated at its Hamilton meat plant
    • The Sudbury & District Health Unit is laying off four workers, including a manager of health promotion and three office support positions, following a reduction in provincial funding
    • The Sunset Grill at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst is closed for the season
  • Week of Nov 16 - Nov 20, 2015

    • Hiring begins as three Cambridge firms, Aecon Group Inc., ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. and BWXT Canada Ltd. (formerly Babcock & Wilcox Canada), prepare to support work on the refurbishment of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $560M in highway infrastructure projects in Northern Ontario in 2015-16
    • Construction started on Hydro Ottawa's new 29-megawatt hydroelectric station at Chaudière Falls, scheduled to be completed in 2017
    • Construction started on a new $16M GO Transit layover facility on Shirley Avenue in Kitchener, with storage and maintenance capacity for four commuter trains and up to 30 buses
    • Hayashi Canada Inc. is investing $12.5M to expand its automotive parts plant in Stratford. Construction is currently underway with an expected completion date of next summer.
    • The Government of Ontario is investing almost $6M in infrastructure upgrades at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed by spring 2016.
    • The Government of Ontario is investing in Tenneco Canada Inc. ($1M), Upland Technologies Inc. ($509,150) and Kodiak Group Holdings Co. ($480,000), in Cambridge, creating 130 new jobs and retaining over 476 positions over four years
    • General Magnesium Corp. is planning to hire 200 workers by June 2016, when it will begin first stage of production at its talc magnesium mine in Whitney Township, ON. A job fair will be hosted in the first quarter of 2016.
    • Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare will be restructuring over the next five months, affecting 49 employees. The Windsor hospital anticipates hiring all but 8 of the affected employees as it creates 84 new positions.
    • Construction is currently underway at the new Foodland site in Wiarton. The grocery store will have 70 full-time employees with an increase to 110 during the summer season when it opens
    • Vince's Market, a grocery store, will be opening its fourth location at the Tottenham Mall in Simcoe County in fall 2016, creating 40 to 60 jobs
    • Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd. expects to hire about 20 skilled trades workers including machinists, tool makers and mould designers, when it expands its Windsor plant next spring
    • The Clock Tower Centre in Bracebridge opened a shopping centre in November 2015 with 14 new retail and office spaces
    • A Mac's Convenience store and gas station opened in Renfrew in November 2015, with the store employing 11 staff
    • New Gold Inc. is recruiting eight operators to run loaders at its Rainy River Project northwest of Fort Frances
    • A Harvey's and Swiss Chalet franchise will open a 94-seat dual restaurant in Gravenhurst in December 2015
    • The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre opened in downtown St. Catharines in November 2015
    • Long & McQuade Limited, a Musical Instruments and Lessons store, opened a new music store in Peterborough in November 2015
    • DAVIDsTEA Inc. is opening a new location at the Station Mall in Sault Ste. Marie
    • Aimia Inc., operator of the Aeroplan customer loyalty program in Canada, plans to lay off more than 200 employees by the end of the year. The impact on its operations in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • PowerBlades Inc. closed its wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Welland, affecting 136 employees
    • ContiTech AG, is closing its rubber plant (former Goodyear plant) in Bowmanville in mid-2016, affecting approximately 135 workers
    • MediSystem Pharmacy, a division of Shoppers Drug Mart, closed its Brantford location, affecting 38 pharmacists, pharmacist assistants and data technicians
  • Week of Nov 09 - Nov 13, 2015

    • Nordia Inc., a provider of customer service solutions, will be hiring at least 50 new full-time customer service representatives at its Peterborough centre
    • Burger King Corporation will open a new store in Orangeville by the end of the year, with plans to hire at least 25 employees
    • The Hidden Treasure Chest flea market opened with more than 17 vendors in Campbellford in November 2015
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $498M to build 30 new schools, renovate 26 existing ones and create 2,135 new child care spaces across Ontario
    • York Region's Mackenzie Health announced a $300M long-term partnership with Royal Philips, investing in the procurement and maintenance of medical technology for the Richmond Hill Hospital and the future Vaughan Hospital, with a completion date of 2019
    • The Government of Ontario is investing over $12.8M to support 21 film and television projects and three industry-related infrastructure projects in the Greater Sudbury area
    • Construction started on the $7.9M Marine Emergency Duties Training and Research Centre at the Georgian College Campus in Owen Sound, with an expected completion date of September 2016
    • St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd. has received approval to begin commercial production at its Taylor Mine near Timmins
    • Zara, a Spanish retailer, has reopened its CF Toronto Eaton Centre store, doubling its size with the addition of a second level
    • Longo's has opened an 8,500-sq.-ft. urban market inside the Imperial Plaza Building on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto
    • GoodLife Fitness will open a new location in the Voyageur Plaza in Peterborough by summer 2016. The fitness centre will also upgrade and expand its Portage Place location.
    • Eastway911 Emergency Vehicles Ltd., a manufacturer of custom emergency vehicles, in Carleton Place, Ottawa closed its doors, affecting approximately 24 employees
    • G.H. Metals shut down operations of its manufacturing plant in Smiths Falls, affecting about 23 workers
  • Week of Nov 02 - Nov 06, 2015

    • Sutherland Global Services is hiring 300 part-time students and 20 full-time management positions at its Windsor call centre over the next three months
    • Bertie and Clinton Mutual Insurance Company plans to relocate its headquarters from Thorold to Welland by the end of 2016. The expansion is expected to create up to 25 new jobs over the next five years.
    • The Government of Ontario is partnering with Cambridge Brass Inc. to expand its manufacturing facility in Cambridge with an investment of over $380,000, creating 18 new jobs and retaining over 100 positions over five years
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $1M in Crofters Food Ltd., an organic food manufacturer in Parry Sound, to support facility expansion and machinery acquisition, creating 15 full-time new jobs
    • Three H Furniture Systems Ltd. will be hiring 10 new workers as it expands its production plant in New Liskeard
    • Tigercat Industries Inc. has moved its Brantford operations from its old headquarters to the recently renovated building on Morton Avenue. The company is looking to hire brake press operators, hydraulic operators, fitters, welders and machinists.
    • Sunripe, a food retailer, plans to open a second location in London in March 2016
    • The Salvation Army in Renfrew has reopened in November 2015, after a two-year closure
    • PaperWorks Industries, Inc. will close its Hamilton folding carton plant by July 2016, affecting 180 workers and consolidate production at the Kitchener facility. The company anticipates hiring more than half of the affected employees in Kitchener.
    • Telus Corp. plans to cut 1,500 full-time jobs mainly through voluntary departures and early retirements. The impact on its operations in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • Rubicon Minerals Corporation suspended underground activities and temporarily laid off 330 workers at its Phoenix Gold Project in Red Lake, Ontario
    • Bell Media has announced eliminating 270 positions from its Toronto operations. The cuts will include 220 jobs from production and editorial operations, 45 from sales and marketing and 5 from administration.
    • The Kraft Heinz Company is closing its St. Marys facility in Ontario, affecting 214 employees
    • The Waterloo Inn Conference Hotel will close in December 2015, affecting 120 full-time and part-time workers
    • WiLAN, an intellectual property licensing company based in Ottawa, plans to restructure its business by December 2015, affecting approximately 30 percent of its workforce
    • Jamaican Self-Help, a Peterborough-based non-profit organization, will close its office in January 2016. The job impact is unknown.
  • Week of Oct 26 - Oct 30, 2015

    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is hiring line production workers, supervisors and an engineer at its Windsor Assembly Plant, following a renovation and upgrade of its minivan assembly plant
    • The Government of Ontario will be providing $65M in funding to Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to build four new elementary schools and a classroom addition in Brampton
    • Construction has begun on the Gunn's Hill Wind Farm in Oxford County
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $3.4M in three projects in North Bay's film and television industry. One of the projects is expected to hire over 70 northern residents.
    • Browns Shoes Inc., a fashion footwear retailer, plans to open between eight to 10 locations across Canada in 2016, including locations in Toronto and Ottawa
    • Groundbreaking took place for the construction of a Wayne Gretzky Winery and Craft Distillery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Approximately 40 new permanent jobs will be created, in addition to the construction jobs.
    • The Government of Ontario provided $14.7M in funding to Davisville Junior Public School in Toronto to rebuild and upgrade the school to meet current standards
    • Atria Developments held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 12-storey luxury apartment building in downtown Oshawa. Construction should be completed in late 2016.
    • The Government of Ontario provided a $900,000 investment as part of a $3.4M expansion to Guy's B&R Collision Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, creating 11 full-time jobs
    • PetSmart Inc. has opened a location in Owen Sound this October, hiring four full-time and 11 part-time employees
    • Greco Aluminum Railings Ltd. plans to add 27 new employees at its Windsor location over the next five years
    • Jennifer Tattanelli, an Italian luxury brand retailer, plans to open a flagship store in Toronto
    • Nestle Canada will close a manufacturing plant in Barrie by end of June 2016, transferring production to Chicago and resulting in a loss of 85 full-time jobs
    • Lakeland Power Distribution Ltd. announced layoffs affecting offices in Bracebridge, Huntsville and Parry Sound. The total job impact is currently unknown.
    • Yellow Pages Ltd. has closed its Sudbury office, affecting 10 employees. Following a restructuring plan revealed in early October, the closure is the result of the consolidation of telephone operations.
  • Week of Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2015

    • Scotiabank will be launching a digital factory in Toronto to expand its technological services to clients. The facility will open in 2016 and will employ over 350 people, including user experience designers and data scientists.
    • McKesson Canada Corporation officially opened a new $73M pharmaceutical distribution centre in Trenton, creating 200 jobs
    • Truly Green Farms, a tomato greenhouse farming complex in Chatham, is planning to hire 80 full-time workers as it completes its Phase 2 expansion. The expansion is expected to be complete by December.
    • Highbury Canco Corporation plans to hire 30 new employees by March as it adds new production lines to its Leamington facility
    • Health Sciences North has reported that 17 physicians have established new practices in Greater Sudbury in 2015, including 11 specialists, one emergency department physician, and five family doctors
    • Thales Canada Inc., a technology provider for aerospace, transport, defence and security industries, has opened a new experience centre in Ottawa, creating up to 50 jobs over the next five years
    • Ellen Tracy, an American women's fashion brand, has partnered with Hudson's Bay Company to open boutique shops at selected Hudson's Bay locations. The 500 to 750-sq.-ft. shops are set to open in the spring of 2016.
    • Canada Post has opened a new parcel-pickup centre in Richmond Hill, with a drive-through, self-serve kiosks and change rooms. The location is a test store but more locations are planned to capitalize on the growing e-commerce market.
    • Princess Auto Ltd. will open a new store in Owen Sound in November
    • Construction has begun on an 11,000-sq.-ft. splash pad in Penetanguishene with a scheduled completion date of June 2016
    • The Madawaska Valley District High School fitness facility in Barry's Bay opened in October
    • Exhale Fitness Studio opened in Haliburton
    • TD Bank Group has begun laying off staff in Canada and the United States. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • De Beers Canada is closing its Toronto headquarters and relocating to Calgary by the end of June 2016. Approximately 100 employees are affected.
    • DragonWave Inc., a networking systems provider, has cut a quarter of its overall workforce, including approximately a dozen jobs at its Ottawa headquarters
    • Budd Stores Co. Ltd., a clothing retailer, has announced they will be closing all three locations in Guelph, Kitchener and Simcoe by the end of January 2016
    • Smart Set, a clothing retailer, has closed in the Pembroke Mall
    • The Grove on Main, an eatery in Renfrew County, has closed indefinitely
  • Week of Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2015

    • General Motors of Canada Ltd. expects to hire over 200 people over the next year at its CAMI Automotive assembly plant in Ingersoll
    • Lowe's Companies Canada, ULC to expand in Canada, with seven more stores in Ontario over the next two years
    • IKEA Canada will open a Pick-Up and Order Point store in Whitby and Windsor this spring, each store will be hiring approximately 35 employees
    • Tim Hortons will open a new location in Sault Ste. Marie, creating about 50 jobs. In order to fill positions, a job fair will be held November 5 at the Sault Community Career Centre.
    • Ground Effects Ltd., an aluminum automotive parts supplier, will receive a $760,000 investment from the Government of Ontario to expand the company's Windsor plant, creating 31 new jobs
    • Grey Bruce Health Service recruited 15 new doctors over the past year and they are hoping to fill more positions
    • Calabrian Corporation is building a liquid sulfur dioxide production facility in Timmins. Production is expected to begin in 2016, and will create 20 jobs.
    • Greater Sudbury Police Services Board has hired 8 new community safety officers in an effort to allow sworn officers to concentrate on core police duties
    • Halton Regional Police Service's new headquarters held its ground-breaking ceremony in Oakville. The $65M project will be completed within two years, with police operations to begin in fall of 2017.
    • Labatt Breweries of Canada has purchased Toronto's Mill Street Brewery and is planning to invest $10M at its Scarborough facility to enhance its brewing and packaging capabilities, the job impact is unknown
    • BMS Sanitation and Safety Inc., a sanitation and safety products distributor, is opening a location in Peterborough
    • Steve Madden has opened its first multi-brand shoe concept store, SHOO by Steve Madden, at Toronto's Eaton Centre
    • AllSaints, a British fashion brand, will open its third Canadian location at Toronto's Eaton Centre this fall
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. has announced that it will be laying off 230 workers in Sault Ste. Marie, citing global market conditions. The layoffs are expected to begin on October 30.
    • Caterpillar Inc. will lay off the remaining 50 employees at its Electro-Motive Diesel rail locomotive office in London
  • Week of Oct 05 - Oct 09, 2015

    • Lowe's Canada will open a new store in Cornwall in 2016. The store will create 120 to 140 jobs, with an additional 30 to 40 seasonal positions.
    • TD Bank Group will create 120 jobs over the next year at its new technology centre in Waterloo
    • Nordia Inc., a provider of customer service solutions, will be hiring at least 45 new full-time customer service representatives at its Orillia centre
    • Michaels Stores, Inc., the arts and crafts retailer, opened a store in Toronto and Mississauga this fall
    • PACE Cardiology (Partners in Advanced Cardiac Evaluation) has opened a new cardiac clinic in Barrie
    • Boston Pizza International Inc. will be opening a new location in Alliston by the end of 2015
    • World Gym International plans to open two new locations in Windsor in December 2015
    • Best Buy Canada Ltd. in Peterborough plans to hire seasonal staff for the holiday shopping season
    • Tweed Farms, a medical marijuana facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will be expanding. They are expecting to add approximately 25 more workers within the next six months.
    • A new pharmacy and medical clinic will open in late October in the Cotton Mill District in Cornwall
    • Construction began on the new Molly Brant Elementary School in Kingston, it is expected to open in fall 2016
    • The construction of the new Beer Store Drive Thru has begun in Huntsville
    • Tait's Bakery, which closed in August, will reopen as Tait's Fresh Start in Brockville in October and employ 16 people
    • The Dorset Community Health Hub is set to open at the end of October
    • Hanover is hosting a Regional Career and Training Fair on October 28, 2015 at École John Diefenbaker Senior School
    • ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas is closing the manufacturing operations of its elevator division in Toronto, affecting 165 workers
    • Trenergy Inc. will be laying off 60 employees at its fabrication plant in St. Catharines
    • Flowserve Corp., a centrifugal and rotary pump designer and manufacturer in Cainsville, announced it will be shutting down by the end of June 2016, affecting approximately 55 employees
    • The Valu-Mart in Brockville will be closing at the end of January 2016, which will affect 55 employees, including 8 full-time employees
    • Neat Café in Burnstown closed its doors in October, affecting 15 workers
  • Week of Sep 28 - Oct 02, 2015

    • McDonald's Canada will create 15,000 jobs when some of its restaurants move to add self-serve kiosks and table delivery over the next two years
    • EDCO has been awarded a $333.2M contract to build the next phase of the York Viva Bus Rapid Transit rapidways, creating about 14,000 construction jobs. Construction is set to begin in 2016.
    • Shopify Inc., an e-commerce software provider, plans to add up to 300 employees to its new office space near the University of Waterloo. Renovations for the office will be completed by April 2016.
    • Clintar Landscape Management Services is looking to hire 100 employees in London for the winter season, including general labourers, supervisors and mechanics
    • The Government of Ontario is providing funding for 30 nurse practitioners for long-term care homes starting this fall. Funding will be provided for up to 75 nurse practitioners over the next three years.
    • Sociable Kitchen and Tavern, a new restaurant in Brantford, is currently hiring for wait staff, kitchen staff and bartenders. It is scheduled to open at the end of November and will have 75 employees.
    • BURGERGROUP broke ground on its new 25,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing plant in Barrie. It is expected to open next year and will employ more than 50 people.
    • IKEA Canada will open a new Pick-Up and Order Point location in St. Catharines in spring 2016. They will be hiring approximately 35 employees.
    • The Thomas Low Generating Station, a new waterpower project in Renfrew, has officially opened
    • Stone Town Construction Limited has been awarded an $18.9M contract to upgrade the waste water treatment plant in Petrolia. Work is expected to begin in November.
    • The City of Toronto will spend an additional $3.4M on construction of the Gardiner Expressway to speed up the project's timeline by three months. The additional investment will cover an increase in workers and extended work hours.
    • The new owners of the Pinestone Resort & Conference Centre in Haliburton are planning a $2M renovation over the next two years, with a focus on restaurants, the lobby, guest suites and improvements to parking
    • The Government of Ontario is providing $1.7M in funding for the Peterborough County-City Health Unit's centralization of offices downtown. Funding will be used to help with construction costs.
    • Cacao 70, a Montreal-based specialty café will open its first Toronto location in the Distillery District at the end of October 2015. The chain plans to open additional locations in downtown Toronto over the next year.
    • Celtic Brews, a craft brewery, opened in Campbellford
    • Agris Co-operative Ltd. has opened a new $2.6M fertilizer storage and blending facility in Cottam
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited is moving its distribution centres from Ottawa to Prescott, affecting 300 full- and part-time employees. The chain hopes its employees will relocate to the larger centre when it opens in 2017.
    • Hudson's Bay Company will be eliminating approximately 265 positions at its head offices in Toronto and New York. The number of jobs affected in Toronto is unknown at this time.
    • North American Palladium Ltd. has announced that 44 employees will be laid off at its Lac Des Iles mine near Thunder Bay as it restructures its operations due to weak metal prices
    • Community Living Elgin's Bridges Packaging Division located at the Talbot Teen Centre in St. Thomas closed its doors affecting over 25 employees in September
    • Metroland Media Group Ltd. announced that the North Bay Nipissing News will cease publication on October 8, affecting about 12 staff and a team of drivers and carriers
    • Richard Davis, a Belleville high-end clothing store, is closing after two decades on Front Street
  • Week of Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2015

    • Safety Seal Plastics Inc. is moving its manufacturing facility from Hamilton to Guelph before the end of the year, and will have 100 employees in its new facility
    • Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd., a manufacturer of custom gears and transmissions, received $1M from the Province of Ontario to upgrade and expand its New Hamburg plant. This is expected to create 35 new jobs over the next four years.
    • Laker Energy Products Ltd., a nuclear power parts manufacturer based in Burlington, is developing a 65,000-sq.-ft. plant in Oakville. The company plans to hire 40 additional staff.
    • Millennium Process Group Inc., an office outsourcing company, is looking to hire more than 30 people in Orangeville this fall. The jobs include back office and administration services; credit card servicing and call centre work.
    • The Sault Ste. Marie police services board approved 16 new taxi and limousine licenses
    • Weyerhaeuser Co. Ltd., an international forest products company, is planning to hire 12 new employees at their Kenora plant in 2016
    • Energizer Canada Inc., a producer of battery and lighting, will close its plants in Walkerton and Hanover in the spring of 2016. The number of job losses has not been provided.
    • Muskoka Strength, a new fitness facility, opened in Gravenhurst
    • Lolë, a Montreal based activewear brand, will be opening two locations in the GTA this fall. A 1,800-sq.-ft. outlet at Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre and a 1,500-sq.-ft. store at Toronto's Eaton Centre.
    • Le Creuset Canada Inc., a French cookware brand, has opened a 1,130-sq.-ft. store on 517 Sussex Drive in Ottawa
    • Nestle Canada has launched Youth Initiative, a program designed to provide training and work experience to approximately 5000 youth over the next three years
    • Gropps Country Catering in Keewatin is looking to hire new employees as it relocates to a new facility
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $1M to build a new aquatic facility in Kirkland Lake and $325,000 to improve sports and community facilities in Cochrane
    • KGHM International Ltd. will temporarily shut down its McCreedy West Mine next month, affecting 49 jobs
    • Ralph's Hi-way Shoppette Ltd. In Port Elgin is closing on October 31, 2015
  • Week of Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2015

    • Rna Diagnostics Inc., a medical diagnostics company, will open a lab in Sudbury in 2016, creating 4 jobs immediately and up to 25 when operating at full capacity
    • Black Walnut Bakery Cafe has opened a second location in downtown London, expanding its staff to just over 20
    • The University of Windsor is hiring 18 new assistant professors as part of its three-year plan to hire 50 new faculty
    • The Weather Network is cutting its workforce in Quebec and relocating 15 TV production-related jobs to Oakville (Ontario), starting January 16th, 2016
    • The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has announced an increase of 5 residency positions in Northern Ontario for 2016
    • Amico Infrastructures Inc., a local construction company in Oldcastle, has been awarded the first construction contract for the Gordie Howe International Bridge, valued at approximately $59M. Work will begin this month.
    • A $20.7M bridge replacement and road rehabilitation project in the city of Belleville begins this fall
    • Asphodel-Norwood Twp., in Peterborough County, received a grant of $1.52M from the provincial government for a water, sewer and road construction project. Construction will start in spring 2016.
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $1.2M in infrastructure projects aimed at attracting new business and tourism and enhancing economic development in Fort Frances, Red Lake and Sioux Narrow-Nestor Falls
    • Bearskin Airlines, an airline based in Thunder Bay, will add up to 23 new nonstop flights in Northern Ontario effective September 28th, 2015
    • Lee Valley Tools Ltd. is opening a new store in Kingston on October 1st, 2015
    • Halloween Alley, Canada's largest independently-owned Halloween retailer, has opened a store on Walker Road in Windsor
    • The Ontario Provincial Police Uniform Recruitment will host a one-day policing symposium on November 5th in London. The focus will be on hiring frontline police constables.
    • Town Shoes Ltd., has opened a new Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) in Barrie
    • Avant, a Chicago-based marketplace lending platform, has announced its expansion into Canada
    • The Fifth Wheel Truck Stop in Bowmanville, which includes a fuel bar, restaurant, motel and convenience store will close at the end of September. Approximately 58 employees will be affected.
    • The North Bay Regional Health Centre has announced that it will be eliminating 158 full-time equivalent jobs in the next five months, on top of significant layoffs that occurred earlier this year
    • Hewlett-Packard Co. plans to cut up to 30,000 jobs worldwide due to re-structuring plans. The effect on Canadian operations is currently unknown at this time.
    • West End Well grocery store and café located in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighborhood is set to close this month. Fourteen employees are affected.
    • The City of Kingston is building a $500,000 sports field on Gardiners Rd. beside the Invista Centre for javelin, hammer throw and discus, as well as a natural turf field to be opened next spring
    • Beavermead Campground in Peterborough is closing on September 20th in order to make improvements to campground services before the 2016 camping season
    • The LCBO is planning to launch Craft Beer Zones in 25 locations across Ontario. The launch will increase exposure and growth for craft brewers.
  • Week of Sep 07 - Sep 11, 2015

    • Lofthouse Manufacturing Ltd., a non-ferrous and forging machining company, is undergoing a 48,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its facility in Burk's Falls, creating 17 jobs
    • Helios Whitefish River First Nation began construction on an energy-efficient greenhouse and modular home fabrication facility in Espanola, creating an estimated 5 to 8 jobs within a year
    • Fusion Homes Inc. has begun work on the first phase of its $300M Metalworks housing development in Guelph. When completed, it will create more than 600 condominium units and townhouses as well as retail and commercial space.
    • Stone Road Mall in Guelph is undergoing a 43,000-sq.-ft. expansion at a cost of $24M
    • CT REIT, a subsidiary of Canadian Tire Corporation Limited, acquired the Arnprior Shopping Centre. The Arnprior Mall will be redeveloped and is expected to reopen in the Fall 2016.
    • OMEGA, a luxury Swiss timepiece brand will open a second Canadian location at Toronto's Sherway Gardens this fall
    • L'Oro, a luxury jewellery brand will open its first Canadian location at Toronto's Sherway Gardens. It will also operate Chopard, a Swiss luxury jeweller and timepiece boutique store. Both stores will open this fall.
    • The Government of Ontario is providing $1M in funding for the expansion and upgrade of facilities at the Peterborough Airport
    • A Toronto-based outwear brand, nobis Inc. opened its first flagship store on Queen Street West
    • Loomex Group is opening a new 22,000-sq.-ft. building at the Peterborough Airport
    • Sears Canada Inc. will close two stores in downtown Renfrew and at the Arnprior Shopping Centre. Twelve employees will be affected by the closures.
    • The construction of the $3.55M Prince Edward County Fire Department/Paramedic Service Facility has started and will be completed by the Fall of 2016
  • Week of Aug 31 - Sep 04, 2015

    • Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. and Aecon Group Inc. began construction on a new $300M hydroelectric generating station north of Smooth Rock Falls, Cochrane District. The project will employ up to 220 workers and be completed in 2018.
    • The Bull & Barrel Restaurant and Pub is opening in downtown London at 359 Talbot Street and is looking to fill approximately 40-60 positions
    • The provincial government is investing $160M over two years in the Youth Job Connection program to help over 27,000 youth facing barriers to employment gain skills and work experience
    • The government of Ontario is investing $125M in infrastructure funding as part of the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund. The funding is being provided to 128 hospitals throughout the province.
    • Queen's University opened a $17M Reactor Materials Testing Laboratory that will allow advancements in nuclear power research
    • Paperworks Industries Inc. the new owners of Boehmer Box in Kitchener is planning to invest $11M to increase production and hire up to 150 people
    • The Province, through its Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, is giving the Asphodel-Norwood Township $1.5M for upgrading a water main and installing a new sewer system
    • Primero Mining Corp.'s open pit operation at its Black Fox mine near Matheson closed after resources were fully depleted, resulting in the loss of 56 jobs. Underground mining will continue on-site.
    • CanJet Airlines has ceased flight operations affecting 15 pilots and 40 flight attendants based in Toronto
    • Sears Canada laid off 24 employees in Belleville
    • U.S. Steel will be moving some of its production into the U.S. affecting 17 jobs in Hamilton
    • Metso Minerals Canada Inc., manufacturers of industrial rubber products for the mining sector, will temporarily layoff around 25 employees in North Bay
    • C & L Seed Production Inc. in Blenheim will begin processing seed corn following the completion of a new seed processing and drying facility
    • Persian Empire Canada's 11,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its distillery on Queensway Court in Peterborough is scheduled for completion in September
    • Muji, a Japanese retailer, will open its 2nd Canadian location at Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre this November
    • Milli, a women's fashion retailer, plans to expand and open its Toronto Yorkville location this fall and renovate its existing Hamilton location by fall 2016
    • Mobile services Ting, a division of Tucows Inc., will be holding a job fair September 10 and 14 in St. Catharines. They are looking to hire customer advisers, a manager and an analyst.
    • The St. Louis Bar & Grill franchise is holding a job fair with 20 franchises in St. Catharines October 19, November 2 and 3
    • The Northumberland YMCA announced that three new childcare centres in Gores Landing, Brighton and Camborne will open on September 8. The centres will offer before- and after-school childcare.
    • Illbury + Goose, a Canadian-made online fashion retailer has opened their first location at 884 Dundas Street in London
    • Squish Candies, an artisanal candy retailer has opened a Toronto location at Yonge and Queen
  • Week of Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2015

    • Rockshield Engineered Wood Products, formally True North Hardwood Plywood, reopened under new ownership in Cochrane this May, creating more than 100 jobs
    • Hanon Systems (formerly Halla Visteon Canada) in Belleville has received an $868,800 grant from the Government of Ontario to create two new product lines and increase overall capacity. This will create about 70 new jobs.
    • Frulact Canada, a fruit preparation and processing manufacturer, will be opening a new plant in Kingston. It is expected to open in fall 2016 and create about 50 new jobs.
    • A new 5,000-sq.-ft. grocery store will open December 2015 in London's Old East Village in the Somerville Building on Dundas St. The store plans to hire about 50 employees, 40 of them with disabilities.
    • 3M Canada in Brockville has received a $549,000 grant from the Government of Ontario to develop technology focussing on personal protective equipment. This will create about 10 new jobs.
    • BWXT Canada Ltd., (formerly Babcock & Wilcox Canada) has received two major contracts from a nuclear plant in Guangxi, China. Recruitment at their Cambridge plant has begun and will continue into early 2016.
    • Reiss, a British fashion retailer, opened at Toronto's Eaton Centre last month and two new locations will open at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Sherway Gardens in 2016
    • The Retro Suites Hotel in Chatham is undergoing a year-long expansion that will add 12 suites and be completed in 2016
    • Torrid, a plus-size retailer, will be opening at Toronto's Eaton Centre in September and plans to open three additional locations in Toronto later this fall
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $926,000 to revitalize waterfronts in five northeastern municipalities
    • St. Paul Roastery is the latest in a series of independent coffee shops opening in Thunder Bay's Waterfront District
    • Marc Cain, a German women's fashion brand, plans to open five retail stores across Canada. The Mississauga Square One store will open March 2016 and the Toronto Eaton Centre store will open in April 2016.
    • Monarch Mattress Manufacturing Company in Windsor closed in August 2015
    • The Cochrane Generating Station (Northland Power Inc.) began issuing layoffs in mid-July following the end of a long-term contract, affecting about 30 workers
    • First Nickel Inc., which operated the Lockerby Mine in Sudbury, has gone into receivership
    • Laura's Shoppe Inc., a women's fashion retailer, plans to close 20 stores by September 13 and its office located in Mississauga. Details of the store locations and number of employees affected is unknown.
    • IAMGOLD Corporation has indefinitely shuttered its Côté Gold Project in Gogoma resulting in the loss of 31 jobs
    • Nine West will create a new subsidiary and buy back its stores from its Canadian licensee Sherson Group Inc. Sherson owned 49 Nine West stores in Canada, with more than 500 employees.
    • CCL Container Corp., has postponed the closure of their Penetanguishene plant for another 16 months
    • I Do Business a 20-week entrepreneurship training program for Aboriginal youth will begin on September 30, 2015 in Sarnia
  • Week of Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2015

    • General Motors of Canada Ltd. is investing $12M to continue to produce the Chevrolet Equinox at its Oshawa assembly plant. The plant was originally set to close in 2016 but will now continue to operate until 2017.
    • The Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. call centre in St. Thomas plans to hire about 300 additional full and part-time employees this year, bringing its total number of employees to 950 at the end of 2015
    • The TJX Companies, Inc. opened a new HomeSense store in Brantford, employing about 40 to 60 full and part-time staff
    • Valeo Canada Inc., an automotive parts supplier, has started hiring for its new facility in Alliston. Valeo will supply parts to Honda Canada Inc.
    • Health E(fx), a company which manages employee healthcare benefits on behalf of American firms, has 27 positions available in Thunder Bay
    • Construction has started on a new Volkswagen dealership set to open spring 2016 in Milton
    • Linear Transfer Automation Inc., an industrial machinery manufacturer, will move to a larger facility in Barrie in 2016. The expansion could create 10 additional jobs.
    • Elections Canada is seeking temporary workers across Canada to work as poll clerks and supervisors, as well as information, registration and deputy returning officers for the upcoming federal election in October
    • Reconstruction and paving of Rose Point Road in Seguin Township is underway. The $1.2M project was jointly awarded to Hall Construction Inc. and Fowler Construction Inc. in June.
    • The Town of Cochrane received $1M from the Government of Ontario to construct a 3,500-sq.-ft. special events pavilion along the waterfront, creating 10 construction jobs
    • Fahrhall Mechanical Contractors Ltd. has been awarded a $2M contract to replace the heating and cooling systems at the Sun Parlor Home for Senior Citizens in Leamington in Essex County
    • The Windsor Arms Spa and a 10,000-sq.-ft. nightclub called ARIIUS will open in Caesars Windsor this fall
    • A new GoodLife Fitness Centre has opened in Alliston
    • Slate River Dairy began production at its new processing plant outside of Thunder Bay
    • The St. Thomas Fire Department is recruiting eligible candidates for its firefighters hiring pool. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2015.
    • Michael Hill, an Australian jewellery retailer, will open eight more Canadian locations this year, six locations in 2016 and an additional six in 2017
    • ExCuria Gastropub opened in the former Coo House in downtown Fort William in Thunder Bay
    • The Boonies Drive-In Theatre recently opened near Tilbury in Essex County on Richardson Sideroad
    • Sears Canada Inc. will close its Welland location on September 30, affecting 55 workers
    • Citing market conditions Crown Metal Packaging Canada LP in Chatham will close this fall, affecting about 36 employees
    • Reitmans in the Kenora Shoppers Mall will close at the end of August after 41 years
  • Week of Aug 10 - Aug 14, 2015

    • Loblaw Companies Ltd. plans to revitalize its warehouse located in Toronto at Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Blvd. The project will anchor a 50,000-sq.-ft. Loblaws store and will include retail shops, office space and residential towers.
    • Tri-County Plastics Ltd. in Brighton will invest in new equipment and employee training, expanding production and creating 38 new jobs
    • St. Thomas City Council has approved a $10.7M construction tender from M.J. Dixon Construction Ltd. to build a new police headquarters and to extend Third Avenue
    • Construction is about to begin on Perth County's $4.9M land ambulance base and EMS headquarters in Stratford, which is expected to be completed by the spring of 2016
    • Large equipment manufacturer Nuhn Industries Ltd. in Sebringville near Stratford has added production space and hired about 30 employees for a total of 85
    • Mastermind Educational Technologies Inc., a Toronto-based toy store, is set to open its first Guelph store in August
    • Strellson, a Swiss menswear brand, plans to open stores at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Ottawa's Rideau Centre in summer 2016
    • De Beers, a luxury diamond and jewellery retailer, will open a second Canadian location in Toronto's Sherway Gardens Shopping Centre this fall
    • Construction began on Phase II of the Noojmowin Teg Health Centre in Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation on Manitoulin Island
    • Seven Generations Education Institute in Kenora will receive $1M from the Province of Ontario to convert the former Lakewood School into a multi-purpose conference centre and training facility
    • Three new restaurants are set to open in London including Bourbon Street Cajun and Creole Kitchen, supper-club The Dirty Martini and a second location for bakery-café Black Walnut; as well as re-branded restaurants T.O.O.K. and The Black George
    • The Woodstock Fire Department is currently recruiting probationary fire fighters, applications due by September 4, 2015
    • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is hiring
    • Music studio, store and school Blackboard Sound will open in August in Port Elgin
    • The Kraft Heinz Co. plans to cut approximately 2500 jobs in the U.S and Canada. The affected employees are those working in sales, marketing and finance. The effect on its Canadian operations is currently unknown.
    • Weight loss chain Herbal Magic has closed most of its locations in central and eastern Canada and filed for bankruptcy, affecting an unknown number of employees in Ontario
    • Community Living Elgin, a support organization for the developmentally disabled, will lay off 17 full-time staff and a number of part-time workers in September as well as close several programs due to a budget shortfall
  • Week of Aug 03 - Aug 07, 2015

    • Hamilton International Airport's new $12M cargo hangar will add 400 direct and indirect jobs. Cargojet Airways Ltd. will occupy half the new space and is expected to hire additional staff due to the expansion.
    • Saks Fifth Avenue plans to hire 365 various full-time and part-time positions over the next six months in its Toronto's Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens stores set to open in spring 2016
    • St. Catharines-based Rankin Construction Inc., in partnership with Enercon Canada Inc., will add up to 200 positions to make pre-cast concrete parts for Niagara Region Wind Corp.'s wind-turbine towers. Production is expected to run until early 2016.
    • The YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka is looking to hire 100 Registered Early Childhood Educators and Assistant Teachers over the summer months
    • BioAmber Inc. opened its new renewable chemistry plant in Sarnia, creating 60 full-time jobs, in addition to the 300 jobs needed during construction. BioAmber Sarnia makes renewable chemicals from sugar instead of petroleum.
    • Tractor Supply Co. is scheduled to open in Welland in September. The store will employ between 20 and 25 people including those from other locations and new hires.
    • Elora-headquartered Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. will benefit from a $5.7M subcontract from Irving Shipbuilding Inc. The funds will help the company's marine division to add jobs.
    • Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham opened in Kirkland Lake in July
    • Breitling, a Swiss timepiece brand, will open its Canadian flagship store on Bloor Street East in Toronto this month
    • A new pharmacy, Grafton Healthcare Pharmacy, opened in August in Grafton, just east of Cobourg
    • Split Rail Brewing Company opened in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island
    • Manitoulin Brewing Company will open a retail outlet in Little Current later this fall. The company expects to hire eight new employees to help run the operation.
    • The Meridian Centre in downtown St. Catharines will hold a job fair on September 9 and 10 in an effort to fill 200 positions, including parking attendants, event staff, servers and kitchen staff
    • Laura Canada, a women's fashion retailer, has filed for creditor protection. It operates 165 stores across Canada and the impact on employees is currently unknown.
    • NHL Network is relocating its operations from Toronto to studio space inside MLB Network headquarters in Secaucus, N.J. and will be operational for the 2015-16 season. Approximately 20 employees will be affected.
    • Electro-Byte Technologies Inc., a local internet service provider in Sarnia, is closing, leaving 12 people out of work
    • Mile High Parachuting, a skydiving company located in the town of Arnprior in the Ottawa Valley, will close. The company served as one of the major users of the municipally-owned airport in Arnprior.
    • Robin's Donuts closed both locations in Sioux Lookout earlier this summer
  • Week of Jul 27 - Jul 31, 2015

    • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada will receive a $100M repayable contribution from the federal and provincial governments to expand operations at its facilities in Cambridge and Woodstock. The project is expected to create and maintain over 8,000 jobs.
    • Lowe's Canada will open 14 new stores across Canada, including 12 at former Target locations. The seven new Ontario locations include Toronto (2), Milton, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Ancaster and Mississauga. This will create approximately 2,000 jobs.
    • Minacs, a global business solutions company is expanding its Hamilton facility expecting to create 450 full-time jobs. Recruitment is underway and candidates are encouraged to apply in person or online on the Minacs website.
    • Grafton Fraser Inc., a men's clothing retailer, has acquired 35 of the Jones New York retail stores that were previously announced to close across Canada. The result of this acquistion is expected to sustain approximately 400 jobs.
    • Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie received $60M in funding from the federal and provincial governments towards its $240M modernization plan. An estimated 200 direct jobs will be created over the course of the venture ending in 2022.
    • FGF Brands Inc., a baked goods manufacturer in the GTA will receive a $1.37M investment from the federal government. This investment will be used to set up automated processing equipment and is expected to create 105 full-time jobs by 2017.
    • Halla Visteon Climate Control Canada Inc., automotive parts manufacturer, will receive $2.175M investment from the Government of Canada to launch a new line of thermal engine control parts, expecting to create up to 70 jobs
    • Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines is looking to fill 24 positions at its Hollinger open-pit mine in Timmins
    • 25 startup technology companies in Northumberland will benefit from a $1.1M investment from the Government of Canada, expecting to create 23 new jobs
    • Iron Mountain Canada, a storage and information management services company, started to build a $5M documents storage facility in Kingston, expecting to employ 15 people when it opens in Spring 2016
    • A Pizza Hut delivery and carry-out location is scheduled to open in mid-September in Sault Ste. Marie, creating between 10 and 15 jobs
    • Two technology companies, Open Ocean Apps Inc. and Komodo OpenLab Inc. will receive $400,000 and $500,000 investments respectively from the Government of Canada, expecting to create 8 new jobs in Prince Edward County
    • Distiller Hiram Walker and Sons Ltd. in Windsor is hiring production operators
    • Sheridan College is investing $47.5M in its Brampton campus with construction of a 130,000-sq.-ft. facility dedicated to education in the skilled trades. The facility is scheduled to open to students in September 2017.
    • The Government of Canada will invest $10M into upgrades at London's Wolseley Barracks, Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Prevost as well as at the HMCS Prevost training facility in Port Stanley
    • Construction is underway on a two-storey expansion of the NorWest Community Health Centre in Thunder Bay. The Government of Ontario will contribute up to $8.4M towards the project which is expected to be completed in fall 2016.
    • Indwell's Harvey Woods Lofts, an affordable housing project in Woodstock in Oxford County, will expand from 54 to 80 units as a result of up to $3.8M+ in federal and provincial funding
    • Henry Hyink Construction Ltd. has begun work on a $320K project to improve Wallaceburg District High School's track and field facilities. The school will also undergo a $1.6M library and fitness area renovation.
    • Construction has begun on Solstice 2, the second student housing complex in Guelph. The building is scheduled to be complete by summer 2016.
    • Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants will open new concept dining in Saks Fifth Avenue's Toronto locations set to open in early 2016. The restaurants will be located at Toronto's Eaton Centre Saks flagship location and at the Sherway Gardens location.
    • Plans to restart the No. 6 blast furnace at Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie, which was supposed to create more than 200 jobs, have been put on hold until market conditions improve
    • Parmalat Canada will layoff 13 employees at its plant in Sudbury following Loblaw Companies Limited's decision to replace Beatrice milk with another brand across its stores in Northeastern Ontario
  • Week of Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2015

    • The Plains Midstream Canada natural gas liquids fractionation plant in Sarnia will undergo fire protection upgrading expected to be completed in 2016, creating approximately 100 construction jobs in the next few months
    • Fibracast Inc., a company that makes patented membranes for water treatment purposes, has broken ground on a 91,000-square-foot facility in Stoney Creek. They are expected to employ about 100 people, mostly graduates of Mohawk and McMaster University.
    • Therapure Biopharma Inc., a biotechnology manufacturing firm in Mississauga, will receive $20M in federal funding to improve the design and process of their plasma technology. This project will create 91 jobs.
    • Toronto's George Brown College will receive up to $7M in federal funding to expand their Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt), resulting in the creation of 76 jobs by the project's completion and an additional 54 jobs in 3 years after the project.
    • Furlani's Food Corporation will receive $3.1M investment from the federal government to purchase production equipment and expand building space. This project is expected to create 74 full-time jobs by 2017 and an additional 34, two years after completion.
    • New Gold Inc. is recruiting 12 surface miners and seven maintenance workers for its Rainy River project beginning October 1st. An additional 70 mining positions will be added in early 2016. The application deadline is August 17, 2015.
    • Circle 5 Holdings and Management Inc., tool and die maker in Windsor, plans to expand its facility and add another 20 to 30 people to their staff
    • The federal government is providing $317,000 to Sault College Employment Solutions to help 20 post-secondary graduate students secure paid placements with local area employers starting this August
    • A newly-expanded Home Hardware in Port Elgin in Bruce County re-opened in July, with an additional 10 staff
    • M.R. Meat Market opened a third Windsor location in July on Walker Road
    • Excalibur Bits and Steel, a mining services company based out of Kirkland Lake, will open a second location in Dryden this fall
    • Forever 21 Inc. will open its first two Canadian locations of F21 Red in Ontario this fall. The new concept stores will be located at Place d'Orleans in Ottawa and Devonshire Mall in Windsor.
    • The federal government will invest $15.6M over the next five years in a number of projects in Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park
    • The federal government will spend more than $15.5M on infrastructure improvements to the Stratford, Sarnia, Hamilton, Kingston (Barriefield) and Guelph Armouries
    • Parks Canada will invest $11M into restoration and upgrades at Point Pelee National Park, expected to be completed by the end of next year
    • Coco Paving Inc. has been awarded a Texas Rd. construction project in Amherstburg worth about $3.6M
    • Clermont Group, a property management company, will build an 80,000-square-foot medical campus in Kingston's east end, where medical professionals can purchase and locate their business. Construction is scheduled to begin early 2016.
    • Construction continues on the Piroli Group Developments' Seacliff Centre, a three-phase $80M construction project in Leamington that will include two apartment buildings and a retirement home
    • Porter Airlines Inc. will begin daily flight services between North Bay and Toronto and North Bay and Timmins on October 7, 2015
    • Loblaw Companies Ltd. will close 52 stores over a range of its brands during the next year. Its brands include Loblaws, Provigo, Extra Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart and many others. The impact on its Ontario operations is currently unknown.
    • Canadian National Railway Co. has laid off 600 workers and implemented a hiring freeze due to declining shipments of oil, grain and coal. The number of positions impacted in Ontario is unknown.
    • Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. plans to lay off 200 to 300 workers this year as the company faces lower than expected freight volumes and earnings. The number of positions impacted in Ontario is unknown.
    • Ontario Power Generation Inc. announced it is shutting down the Nanticoke Generating Station, affecting the remaining 30 jobs
    • BlackBerry Inc. has laid off an unknown number of people as they reallocate resources to help grow operations. They have not disclosed how many employees were affected.
  • Week of Jul 13 - Jul 17, 2015

    • After a delayed start-up, Green Arc Tire Manufacturing Inc. in St. Marys now expects to start production within four months and will hire about 340 workers, after recently receiving final environmental approvals
    • Ground breaking took place this week for the $17M Consolidated Public Works facility in Trenton. Aquicon Construction Co. Ltd. will build the new facility which is set for completion in spring 2017.
    • Construction will begin shortly on Phase 1 of the Atikokan General Hospital Redevelopment Project. Manshield Construction has been contracted to renovate approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of existing space and add another 15,000 sq. ft. for a new wing.
    • Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd. has expanded its nuclear division facility in Peterborough, and expects to hire about 30 engineers and skilled tradespeople
    • The Hampton Inn by Hilton hotel in Timmins has opened, creating 27 jobs. Hiring is expected to continue over the next few months.
    • Insect biocontrol business GrowLiv Consultants Ltd. in Leamington expects to expand from 8 full-time workers to 20 over the next three years
    • London's Artisan Metal Finishing will receive up to $974K from the federal government to expand its facility and provide automated services to diversify its markets, creating up to 11 jobs and an additional 10 within two years of the project's completion
    • Stratford's Perth Precision Machining & Manufacturing is expanding by purchasing new equipment and planning to hire about 10 general machinists
    • Construction is set to begin on a new facility for Goodwill Industries in Woodstock. This will involve the demolition of the St. Rita's Catholic Church and the building of a new training facility, retail store and meeting space.
    • Aesop, an Australian skin care brand has opened its first two Canadian locations in Toronto and Vancouver with plans to open a third in Montreal. The 990 sq-ft. Toronto boutique is located at 880 Queen Street West.
    • Construction is underway on the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant which will replace the existing facility and help to ensure it has the capacity to serve more communities within the area. It is expected to be operational in 2017.
    • The $125M BioAmber Inc. succinic acid plant in Sarnia will officially open in August 2015
    • Employment Services Elgin in St. Thomas at 400 Talbot St. plans to hold weekly mini job fairs beginning 12 August 2015 from noon to 2 p.m.
    • Blacks Photo Corporation will continue as an online retailer after being sold to Les Pros de la Photo of Montreal. The deal includes offering jobs to a small number of the 485 employees that will be affected when stores close this August.
    • Heliene Inc., a manufacturer of solar panels in Sault Ste. Marie, reinstated 13 jobs
    • McKenzie Forest Products Inc.'s lumber mill in Hudson west of Sioux Lookout is being shuttered indefinitely. The staged shut-down will begin in September and continue until existing inventories are depleted, affecting around 60 workers.
    • The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) ceased passenger rail service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst as of July 15th. The Agawa Canyon Tour Train will continue to operate until the end of the season on October 12th.
  • Week of Jul 06 - Jul 10, 2015

    • Mucci Farms Ltd. in Kingsville in Essex County will undergo a 27-acre expansion which is expected to create 120 jobs
    • Kenora Forest Products Ltd. will receive a $3M FedNor loan to expand its Portage Bay site to prepare for resuming operations at the local sawmill this fall creating 110 full-time mill jobs and 132 indirect jobs
    • Cypher Systems Group Inc., an insurance company, plans to hire 100 full-time staff in Windsor by September 2015
    • RSVP Technologies Inc., will receive up to $950,000 from the federal government to finalize the development of its Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology. The project is expected to create 38 jobs.
    • Shipbuilder Hike Metal Products Ltd. in Wheatley in Chatham-Kent has received a $43M federal government contract to build six Canadian Coast Guard vessels and plans to hire an additional 25 workers along with 25 subcontractors
    • Bombardier Inc. in Thunder Bay has been hiring atleast a dozen new employees every week to speed up their streetcar production and meet delivery deadlines to the Toronto Transit Commission
    • Xplornet Communications Inc. is awarded $8.4M from the Governments of Canada to bring high-speed, wireless Internet services to 37,900 more rural homes across Northeastern Ontario
    • DeAngelis Construction Inc. is about to begin work on a $7.4M new indoor community pool facility addition to the Windsor Family Credit Union Centre that is expected to be completed by summer 2016 for the FINA World Swimming Championships
    • Construction will begin this week in Thunder Bay on a new $5M union hall for local carpenters. This 6,000 square feet building is expected to be completed in 2016
    • The Government of Ontario will contribute $1.4M+ to telecommunication upgrades for central and west Manitoulin Island that will provide enhanced cellular and high-speed wireless broadband services
    • Microsoft has announced it will cut 7,800 more jobs in addition to the 18,000 job cuts announced last year. Microsoft has 11 offices in Canada including its Mississauga headquarters. The number of Canadian jobs affected is currently unknown.
    • Baldor Electric Company in Stratford will phase out motor manufacturing by early next year, affecting 65 employees
    • First Nickel Inc. has sent out layoff notices to about 26 workers at its Lockerby Mine in Sudbury, with further job reductions expected over the next few months
    • United Canadian Malt,Ltd., a malt brewing plant in Peterborough, will cease operations in August 2015, affecting 14 employees
    • American Apparel, Inc., U.S. fashion retailer, plans to close select stores and lay off staff over the next 18 months. The retail chain operates approximately 239 stores, with 11 stores located in Ontario. The number of locations affected are currently unknown.
  • Week of Jun 29 - Jul 03, 2015

    • Phase one of the $4.3M+ Todd Lane reconstruction project in the Town of LaSalle in Essex County is about to begin
    • Construction is about to begin on a new commercial development in Thornbury in Grey County that will house a new Sobeys Inc. Foodland location, a Mac's Convenience store and an LCBO outlet
    • Air Transat will offer flights from the Windsor International Airport to the Dominican Republic starting December 2015
    • The Township of Whitewater Region will receive about $6.3M from the Governments of Canada and Ontario to upgrade the Cobden Wastewater Treatment Plant
    • The Municipality of Leamington in Essex County will receive up to $4M from the Governments of Canada and Ontario towards the $8M sanitary sewer collection project
    • The City of Quinte West will receive about $3.7M from the Governments of Canada and Ontario to upgrade the Trenton wastewater treatment plant headworks
    • The Municipality of Trent Hills will receive about $3.2M from the federal and provincial governments to upgrade the Campbellford potable water supply and distribution system
    • Domtar Corporation received $2M from the Government of Canada towards the development and production of premium grades of pulp in a new commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Dryden
    • The Town of Collingwood will receive up to $2M through the joint federal-provincial Small Communities Fund towards the $11.4M cost of infrastructure improvements to Hume Street, expected to be complete by November 2015
    • The Municipality of Meaford will receive about $1.8M from the federal and provincial governments to reconstruct Grandview Drive and Susan Street. The project will include replacement of a water main as well as road work.
    • The City of Woodstock will receive $1.3M from the Governments of Canada and Ontario towards the cost of creating a hazardous waste depot
    • The Town of Cobourg will receive about $833K from the Governments of Canada and Ontario to build the Midtown Creek Flood Detention Pond
    • Northumberland County will receive about $305K from the Governments of Canada and Ontario to upgrade the county's landfill and transfer stations
    • The Point Clark Lighthouse in Bruce County has re-opened after a five-year, $3.7M restoration
    • Linamar Corp., will provide $500K for a new scholarship program at Conestoga College covering half of the program costs for six students entering the mechanical technician program as well as a co-op placement and a full time job upon completion
    • Fleming College will receive $395K from the Government of Canada to deliver two programs that will help 30 youth gain the skills and experience they need to find jobs
    • Sobeys' parent company Empire Company Ltd. expects to eliminate 1,300 back-office jobs starting in late 2016 as it reorganizes and opens new automated distribution centres, and integrates Safeway Canada's operations
  • Week of Jun 22 - Jun 26, 2015

    • Bell Canada plans to invest an estimated $1.14B to launch its new internet service, Gigabit Fibe, in Toronto. The infrastructure project is expected to create around 2,400 jobs.
    • Five years after construction began, the 11-km $1.4B Herb Gray Parkway extending Highway 401 through Windsor to Brighton Beach is due to open to traffic while final construction work is completed
    • The Government of Canada announced $285.6M in investments along the Trent-Severn Waterway in central Ontario for infrastructure replacement, repairs and rehabilitation
    • Walsh Construction Company Canada secured a $118M contract to redevelop Trillium Health Partners' Credit Valley Hospital site in Mississauga. The project should be completed in spring 2018.
    • Dufferin Construction Company received a $112.8M contract from the Government of Ontario to widen a 4.2-km stretch of Highway 401 in Waterloo Region. More than 1,200 jobs will be created or sustained. The project should be completed by summer 2019.
    • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is planning a two-year $105M expansion of its urea plant at the Courtright Nitrogen Complex in St. Clair Township near Sarnia beginning in 2015
    • Cimcorp Automation Ltd. in Grimsby secured a $33.5M contract with Qingdao Sentury Tire Co. Ltd. to manufacture material handling equipment for the Chinese company's factory in Thailand
    • The Ontario government awarded Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. a $19.4M contract to complete the twinning of Highway 69 between Sudbury and Parry Sound. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $8.4M towards upgrades along a 26-km stretch of Highway 71 between Nester Falls and Sioux Narrows
    • Georgian College will receive almost $4M in funding from the federal and provincial governments towards building a new $7.9M Marine Emergency Duties Training and Research Centre in Owen Sound
    • Woodstock City Council awarded Viewcon Construction Ltd. two reconstruction projects for Springbank Ave. and Oxford St. at $1.2M and $1.3M respectively, beginning in July
    • H. Bye Construction Ltd. is about to begin work on a $2.1M technology wing at Walkerton's Sacred Heart High School. Completion of the work is expected for January 2016.
    • Site preparation is underway on Rona Inc.'s Little Current Building Centre at its new location on Highway 6 in Manitoulin District
    • Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. opened a flagship dealership in Thornhill
    • A Tony Roma's restaurant franchise is scheduled to open in Thunder Bay later this year
    • The Muskoka Airport expansion project has been cancelled
    • An Education and Training Expo will be held in Sarnia at the St. Aquinas Church Hall on July 18 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Green Terra Homes, a manufacturer of prefabricated steel, modular, and mobile homes, opened in Trenton and is expected to create 140 jobs over the next three years
    • Acklands-Grainger Inc., a supplier of maintenance and safety products, opened its Toronto distribution centre in Caledon, Peel Region, creating more than 130 jobs
    • Music and Film in Motion, a film and music development agency in Sudbury, is looking to fill 75 vacant positions in Northern Ontario's film industry. Job seekers with transferable skills from outside the industry are encouraged to apply.
    • A newly-expanded Foodland grocery store reopened in Smithville, Niagara Region, with 60 new employees
    • Hammond Manufacturing Company Ltd. in Guelph received a $1.5M grant from the Government of Ontario to expand and upgrade production, creating 55 jobs over the next five years. The company will begin construction on a new facility at the end of June.
    • Andrew Peller Ltd. plans to open Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Craft Distillery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Construction will begin in fall and could be completed in time for a spring 2017 opening. The winery will employ around 40 people.
    • Colt Canada Corp. in Kitchener received an initial contract valued at $1.5M from the Government of Canada to produce new rifles for the Canadian Rangers. Another 6,500 rifles will be manufactured between 2016 and 2019, creating around 30 jobs
    • A Castle Building Centres Group Ltd. store will open in mid-August in Quinte West, creating between 15 and 17 jobs
  • Week of Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2015

    • The Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board, CGV Builders and public officials held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of a new seniors' housing complex in Cochrane
    • A $10M expansion and renovation project is underway at Bishop Townshend Public School in London. Students from Lorne Avenue Public School will relocate to the new school in September 2016.
    • Cramahe Township and Northumberland County plan to build a new fire hall and emergency services building in Colborne. Construction on the facility is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 at an estimated cost of $3.6M.
    • The Timmins and District Hospital hired 30 entry-level employees over the past five months
    • Tiffany & Co. opened its ninth Canadian location in Ottawa's Rideau Centre
    • The Avalon Jazz Club and restaurant will open soon in Owen Sound
    • Envirotek Sealing and Fibreglassing, Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie received $1M from the Government of Ontario to expand into residential and industrial duct work, creating approximately 7 jobs
    • Your Neighbourhood Credit Union will add three new assistant branch managers and lay off eight staff at locations in Windsor and LaSalle at the end of July
    • The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board is hiring a senior elementary resource teacher, secondary consultant, empowerment reading special education teacher, computer technician and Aboriginal counsellor
    • Liberty Staffing Services will hold a job fair on July 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Woodstock for positions in assembly, quality control, sanitation, food processing, packaging etc.
    • PepsiCo Foods Canada will receive $3M from the Government of Ontario towards a $12M modernization project at its plant in Cambridge, securing more than 550 jobs
    • Conseil Scolaire Viamonde, a public French first language school board, will open a new elementary school in London in September 2016. The school will accommodate 350 students.
    • Gap Inc., which owns Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic, will close 175 Gap stores in North America. An undisclosed number of Gap's 90 or so locations in Canada will be affected. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is eliminating 27 positions due to declining enrolment. Attrition is expected to offset nearly all of the job losses.
    • Loyalist College in Belleville is laying off 27 employees due to budgetary concerns
    • The Near North District School Board is eliminating the equivalent of 18.2 elementary school teaching positions. Attrition is expected to offset nearly all of the job losses.
  • Week of Jun 08 - Jun 12, 2015

    • The K2 Wind Power Project, a $900M to $950M wind farm in Huron County north of Goderich, became fully operational in May after having created more than 500 construction jobs and between 20 and 25 permanent maintenance positions
    • The Government of Ontario awarded Teranorth Construction and Engineering Ltd. two contracts valued at nearly $120M to widen stretches of Highway 11/17 from Thunder Bay to Nipigon
    • Developers Re Solve Group Inc. will oversee the start of construction on Thunder Bay's new Delta hotel in September. The waterfront property is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.
    • Construction of the Centre of Excellence for Integrated Senior's Services ¿ Long Term Care building at the Hogarth Riverview Manor site in Thunder Bay is nearing completion. Residents will begin moving into the $83.6M facility at the end of October.
    • NAV CANADA will begin construction on a new air traffic control tower at the Region of Waterloo International Airport in June with completion expected by summer 2017
    • The former St. Thomas Ford assembly plant in Talbotville is being demolished. The process is expected to be completed by September 2016.
    • Shimco, an aerospace parts manufacturer, is moving into the Boxwood Business Campus in Cambridge with plans to buid a 20,000 sq.-ft. facility and hire 40 employees by next year
    • FedEx (Federal Express Canada Ltd.) and business services provider Cintas Corporation will open new facilities in the Boxwood Business Campus in Cambridge. FedEx will employ 60 workers and Cintas will employ 90 workers, 55 of whom will be new hires.
    • COM DEV International Ltd., a manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, secured an order valued at $4M with work to be carried out at its facilities in Cambridge. The order is expected to lead to a full contract valued at more than $9M.
    • A new elementary school will be built at the site of the Queen Elizabeth Public School in Trenton. Construction will start in September 2015, with a proposed January 2017 opening date for the new school.
    • Construction of a new 31-unit apartment complex in Kincardine will begin in July and is expected to be completed by spring 2016
    • Cox Construction Limited secured a $2.8M contract from the City of Guelph to complete the next phase of the Stone Road East reconstruction project. Construction will begin in June and is expected to be completed by spring 2016.
    • E.C. King Contracting will begin a $2.7M road reconstruction project on six kilometres of Grey Road 119 in Blue Mountains in June
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited opened a second location in Sarnia in June, creating 40 full- and part-time jobs
    • Farm Boy 2012 Inc., an Ottawa-based fresh food retailer, will open a new store in Kitchener in late fall
    • A Pharmasave drugstore opened in Norwich, Oxford County, in June
    • Longchamp, a French handbag and travel accessories brand, opened its first Canadian location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre
    • The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work will receive $336,000 from the Government of Canada to help 24 youth with disabilities in Brampton acquire skills and gain work experience
    • Thunder Bay Fire Rescue hired seven new firefighters
    • The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board plans to hire 22 education assistants due to an increase in special needs students and lay off 31 teachers due to a projected decline in enrolment next year
    • Canadian retailer Blacks Photo Corporation (TELUS Corporation) will close all 59 locations across Canada on August 8, affecting 485 employees. Most of the company's stores are located in Ontario.
    • British bank HSBC Holdings plc plans to cut up to 25,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2017. The impact on its operations in Ontario is unknown at this time.
    • First Nickel Inc.'s Lockerby Mine in Sudbury will cease production at the end of September due to sustained weakness in nickel prices, affecting 115 employees. The mine will either be put on care and maintenance or closed indefinitely.
    • Nipissing University is closing its Muskoka Campus in Bracebridge. The final intake of students will be in September.
    • The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board will cut 27 full-time teaching positions next year due to a projected decline in enrolment. Attrition is expected to offset most of the job losses.
    • Jax Grill in Peterborough will close at the end of June, affecting 10 employees
  • Week of Jun 01 - Jun 05, 2015

    • The City of Hamilton will receive up to $1B from the Government of Ontario for a new Light Rail Transit line from McMaster University to Queenston Circle. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019.
    • Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited Canada in Mississauga will receive up to $8,992,672 from the Government of Canada to purchase new equipment, creating up to 155 full-time jobs by 2018 and 20 more jobs within two years of project completion
    • The Government of Canada will invest $25M to upgrade infrastructure and build a new Peace Support Training Centre at Canadian Forces Base Kingston. Construction will begin this summer and is expected to be completed in 2017.
    • St. Helen's Meat Packers Limited in Toronto will receive up to $597,570 from the Government of Ontario to refit two existing facilities to produce new product lines, creating approximately 100 full-time jobs
    • Quality Cheese Inc. in Vaughan will receive up to $1.2M from the Government of Ontario to purchase new equipment, creating an intended 70 new jobs and retaining another 22 full-time and temporary positions
    • Dairy manufacturer Mariposa Dairy Ltd. will receive a repayable contribution of up to $1M from the Government of Canada to increase production at its expanded facility in Lindsay, creating up to 15 full-time permanent jobs and 60 temporary jobs by 2017
    • Microsoft Canada Inc. will open data centres in Toronto and Québec City in 2016 to deliver commercial cloud services
    • UNO de 50, a Spanish jewellery and accessories brand, will open its first two Canadian boutiques at the Toronto Eaton Centre and Sherway Gardens in fall 2015
    • Aerospace parts manufacturer Shimco North America Inc. will relocate from Markham, Ontario to the Boxwood Business Campus in Cambridge. The company plans to construct a 20,000-sq.-ft. building and hire 40 employees by early 2016.
    • The Livestock Research and Innovation Centre ¿ Dairy Facility officially opened outside of Elora. The $25M centre will employ 25 full-time staff and serve as a research and teaching facility for students from the University of Guelph.
    • The City of Thunder Bay approved a $2.6M contract to complete the second phase of the May Street Reconstruction project between Dease and Miles Streets. Construction is expected to be completed by October 2015.
    • A Rexall drugstore opened in Parry Sound
    • A World Gym health and fitness franchise will open at the site of the former Zellers store in Belleville in late summer or early fall. Fionn MacCool, an Irish-style pub and restaurant franchise, will open in a standalone building in the parking lot of the same retail development in early 2016.
    • LodinG, a French menswear brand, will open its third Toronto location at Sherway Gardens
    • iStore, a Canadian digital lifestyle retailer, will open a store in Toronto's Scarborough Town Centre this summer
    • Asian Buffet restaurant in Owen Sound is set to open in June, creating 12 jobs
    • The emergency departments at London Health Science Centre's Victoria Hospital and University Hospital will undergo $2M worth of renovations to be completed by August 2015
    • Harbridge + Cross Ltd. is about to begin a $2M six-month renovation of the Owen Sound Regional Hospital Cancer Care Unit that will almost double its size and include offices for doctors and an oncology pharmacy
    • A Curves International, Inc. health and fitness franchise has opened in Fort Frances
    • Production of Bombardier Inc.'s 415 water bomber aircraft will cease in December 2015 due to declining demand. The North Bay plant's 38 part-time employees and contractors will be offered job opportunities at other company operations.
    • Bluewater Health with facilities in Sarnia and Petrolia, will lay off three employees due to an expected budget shortfall and not 33 as anticipated earlier this year
  • Week of May 25 - May 29, 2015

    • The Government of Canada will invest about $3.9M in the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO). The project will help Ontario bioscience companies and is expected to create up to 293 full-time jobs.
    • IKEA Canada will open a 397,000-sq-ft. distribution centre on Argentia Rd in Mississauga. The facility is scheduled to open by October 2015 and will create about 150 jobs.
    • Town Shoes Limited Inc. will open a London Designer Shoe Warehouse store on Wonderland Rd. in August 2015 and hire up to 70 workers
    • Kenora's Lake of the Woods Brewing Company will hire nine post-secondary graduates to help with craft brewery work and marketing. The Government of Canada contributed $170,000 towards this initiative.
    • The Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto is now hiring for various seasonal summer positions
    • Baycrest Health Sciences will receive about $65.5M in government funding for a brain aging research centre set to open by fall 2015 in Toronto
    • EllisDon Corporation will begin the next phase of construction of the new Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) facilities in Sault Ste. Marie by June 2015. Completion of this project phase, valued at $32.9M, is expected in March 2018.
    • Blue Mountains Council has approved the $3.4M Thornbury West End Road Improvement Project. North Rock Group Ltd. will begin construction work in July 2015.
    • TVM Group began construction on Riverwalk Condominiums, a 40-unit residential complex at the site of the former Plummer Hospital in Sault Ste. Marie
    • The provincial government will invest almost $2M towards the cost of building a new women's shelter in St. Thomas (Elgin County) that is expected to open in summer 2016
    • Rentech, Inc.'s wood pellet manufacturing facility in Wawa is expected to reach full production by mid-2016
    • Rentech, Inc.'s wood pellet manufacturing facility in Wawa is expected to reach full production by mid-2016
    • A beef and sheep farming operation will take up tenancy at the site of the Kapuskasing Beef Cattle Research Farm previously operated by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    • North Star Air Ltd. opened a new operating base in Red Lake to serve the First Nation communities of Deer Lake, Pikangikum and Poplar Hill. Increased flight services to Neskantaga First Nation from Pickle Lake will begin June 2015.
    • Luxury retailer Coach plans to lay off the majority of their part-time workers from over 20 store locations across Ontario
    • BlackBerry announced they will lay off an unspecified number of employees and reduce the size of its smartphone device operations
    • United Energy Commodity S.A. suspended operations and laid off the majority of its staff at its Yukon Refinery in Cobalt
    • The Town of LaSalle will officially open $32M worth of new municipal facilities in May 2015
    • The federal government has announced $150M funding through the community infrastructure program. The program anticipates to support up to 1,800 projects across the country for the renovation, expansion and rehabilitation of existing community infrastructures.
  • Week of May 18 - May 22, 2015

    • Samsung Renewable Energy's $300M Kingston Solar project is expected to start generating power in fall 2015. Up to 15 full-time staff will oversee the operations and maintenance of the facility.
    • Crofters Food Ltd. received a repayable contribution of $822,323 from the Government of Canada to upgrade its manufacturing facility in Seguin, Parry Sound, creating 10 full-time jobs
    • Clothing and footwear retailer Mark's will relocate to the former Sport Chek location in the Pembroke Mall and reopen by fall 2015. The move will double the store space and create job opportunities.
    • Cedarwood Lodge, a new long-term care facility operated by Autumnwood Community Care Inc., is employing about 55 health care workers and administrative staff in Sault Ste. Marie
    • Communitech Corporation has received funding of up to $3M from the Government of Canada to establish the Open Data Exchange (ODX) in Waterloo. The project is expected to create a total of 370 direct and indirect jobs.
    • York University has announced the creation of a new Markham campus offering joint programs with Seneca College. The project is in the planning and implementation phases.
    • Construction has started on the new Laurier Brantford YMCA athletic facility with an expected completion date in fall 2017
    • Bay City Contracting Inc. began construction on the first of two road reconstruction projects in Fort Frances for $6.3M. Work is underway on a stretch of King's Highway and is scheduled to begin on Phair Avenue in July 2015.
    • Construction is about to begin on Collingwood's new French Catholic elementary school École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame-de-la-Huronie, which is scheduled to open in September 2016
    • Penetanguishene Park will receive $2.8M from the provincial and federal governments. The project will include work along Main Street and improvements to parts of the park used for cultural activities, trails and monuments.
    • The Avon-Maitland District School Board in Huron County has approved over $1.8M worth of upgrade and maintenance work at eight schools including Howick Central and Bluewater Coast Public Schools beginning in June 2015
    • Harvest Specialty Mills, a speciality food manufacturer, raised $2.6M to build a 21,000 sq.-ft. cleaning, milling and packaging facility in Burlington
    • The Kiizhik Education Centre, the province's first urban First Nation elementary school, will open in Kenora in fall 2015
    • Ren's Pets Depot opened a London retail location on Hyde Park Road in May 2015
    • Grain terminal operators at the Port of Thunder Bay have intensified hiring efforts in response to higher cargo volumes
    • The Chatham-Kent Police Service will hire a number of students for the summer through the Youth in Policing Initiative. Eligible students must submit an application by June 12.
    • Lear Corporation announced it will close its auto parts plant in Kitchener. The date of closure is expected to be sometime in 2016 and affect up to 150 workers.
    • Open Text Corporation has announced it will cut 5% of its global workforce as it works to streamline operations. It is unknown how many positions will be affected at its Waterloo headquarters and other Ontario offices.
    • Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino has laid off 47 full-time and 15 part-time unionized workers in finance and hospitality positions. Affected staff may apply for 29 full-time and 18 part-time casino jobs recently posted.
    • Fanshawe College Career and Employment Services opened at the Elgin Mall in St. Thomas in May 2015
  • Week of May 11 - May 15, 2015

    • Agero, Inc., a provider of roadside assistance services, plans to hire more than 150 workers at its contact centre in Sault Ste. Marie in 2015
    • Construction is underway for the Brampton and Mississauga ErinoakKids' treatment and development centres and construction will soon begin on the Oakville centre. At peak construction, each site will employ 200 workers. All three facilities are scheduled to open by spring 2017.
    • Marketing agency Arcane Digital Ltd. expects to almost double its workforce to about 100 staff as it moves into a new larger location on Talbot St. in London at the end of September
    • IKEA Canada will open a new store in London by late 2015 on Wonderland Rd., creating about 20 jobs
    • The Seven Bridges Residential Treatment Centre for Ontario youth will open May 2015 in the Village of Paisley in Bruce County and create 17 jobs
    • Valley Growers Inc. is looking to hire 16 full-time employees over the next few months at its food manufacturing plant in Greater Sudbury
    • The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is hiring in Sault Ste. Marie. Jobs are also posted for other gaming locations in Ontario.
    • A new Home Hardware store opened in London May 2015 on Wharncliffe Rd. S. creating 15 jobs
    • British clothing brand Bench (Freemark Apparel Brands Inc.) will open a location in May 2015 at the Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall
    • Kiton, an Italian luxury menswear brand, has opened its first Canadian store in on Yorkville Avenue in downtown Toronto
    • The Refined Fool Brewing Company on Davis St. in Sarnia opened a restaurant in May 2015, creating eight new jobs
    • Prendiville Industries Ltd. is accepting applications for labourers, millwrights and supervisors to restart their Kenora Forest Products sawmill by September 2015
    • The City of Cambridge has approved the initial phase of the Creekside Corporate Campus multi-use industrial park. The developer, Intermarket Real Estate Group, expects construction to begin this year.
    • CFB Borden has received $22.5M from the Government of Canada to improve military housing and construct a larger ammunition transit facility by 2017
    • Indigo will renovate and rebrand its Toronto stores this summer. The Yorkdale Shopping Centre location will undergo renovations and the Eaton Centre location will see the addition of a new American Girl speciality boutique.
    • Construction of a series of roundabouts along Franklin Blvd in Cambridge is set to begin at the end of May 2015
    • Road construction along Melbourne Drive in Bradford is expected to begin this summer by Mar-King Construction Company Ltd.
    • SCI Logistics Ltd. has opened a 78,000 sq.-ft. facility in the Greater Toronto Area providing national supply chain services to the health care industry
    • Turners Elliot Lake Ltd., a general retailer based out of Manitoulin Island (Turners of Little Current Ltd.), has been confirmed as a tenant at the proposed Pearson Plaza in Elliot Lake
    • Clarence H. Graham Design and Construction Ltd. has begun renovations to turn a commercial building in Owen Sound into a 12-unit retirement condominium, that is expected to be completed by mid-September 2015
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie will recall 240 temporarily laid off workers by the end of May 2015. Almost 300 additional workers remain on layoff.
    • Bombardier Inc., will reduce production of its Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft and lay off about 480 employees in Toronto by 2016
    • Rogers Media Inc. will cut about 100 television operation jobs and cease to air multi-language newscasts, mainly at its Omni multicultural station in Toronto.
    • EastSide Confectionery in Sault Ste. Marie will close after more than 40 years in business. This follows the recent closure of Stop 454, Peter's Place and an east-end Mac's Convenience Stores Inc. retail locations.
    • Trinity Taxi and Livery Services Ltd. in Lindsay ceased operating after 17 years of serving the City of Kawartha Lakes
    • Fleming College is holding a career fair in Peterborough on June 2, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m., recruiting part-time teachers for the School of Trades and Technology. This event requires online pre-registration.
  • Week of May 04 - May 08, 2015

    • A third Farm Boy grocery store opened in London on May 9, 2015 on Beaverbrook Ave., creating 150 jobs
    • Chuck's Roadhouse Bar and Grill will open in Kincardine in May 2015 creating up to 40 jobs
    • A second Coffee Culture Café and Eatery opened in Sarnia in May 2015 on London Rd. creating 15 jobs
    • London firm Voices.com, an online marketplace for voice-over talent, will expand its operations and workforce to nearly 200 staff by the end of 2016
    • Two London digital companies Inspiratica Inc. and Atmos Marketing have merged to become Northern Commerce Inc., which expects to double its workforce to 80 employees over the next year
    • Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, a discount luxury brand retailer owned by Hudson's Bay Co., will open up to 25 locations across Canada. The first three stores will open in Ottawa, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Vaughan in spring 2016.
    • Sierra Construction will begin work on a new $2M Thamesford fire station in Zorra Township and is expected to be complete by November 2015
    • Collaborative Structures Ltd. started construction on a $8.5M correctional facility for those serving short-term sentences at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London
    • New Gold Inc. is holding a ground breaking ceremony at the site of its new open-pit mine in Rainy River on May 15, 2015
    • Lake Shore Gold Corp. will spend an additional $13M in 2015 on expanding the scope of exploration work at the Bell Creek Complex in Timmins
    • The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association and Windsor-Essex employers are continuing to offer the Introductory Trades Training Program to create jobs for youth aged 18 to 29 in 2015
    • The commissioning ceremony for the new $36.4M Windsor naval armed forces facility on Mill Street, the HMCS Hunter, took place in May 2015
    • Due to a budget shortfall, the Bluewater District School Board in Grey Bruce will lay off about 50 educational assistants by September 2015
    • The London District Catholic School Board laid off about 20 secretarial, maintenance and educational staff due to a budget shortfall and falling enrolment
  • Week of Apr 27 - May 01, 2015

    • Sutherland Global Services is looking to hire 250 new employees by mid-August at its contact centre in Sault Ste. Marie
    • General Motors of Canada Limited will be hiring 100 software and controls engineers at its research and development facility in Oshawa
    • The University of Toronto is receiving $20M on behalf of the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) from the Government of Canada. The resulting projects are expected to create or maintain approximately 100 jobs.
    • Bondfield Construction Company Limited has been awarded a $52M contract to start construction on the East Wing of St. Joseph's Hospital in Thunder Bay. The expansion is expected to take two years with a completion date of spring/summer of 2017.
    • The Government of Canada announced a $4M loan to Starlim North America Corp., a manufacturer of silicone products, to upgrade and expand its manufacturing capabilities in London. The project is expected to create up to 20 full-time jobs by 2018.
    • FedDev Ontario is providing repayable contributions of more than $4.5M to eight high-growth companies to help create and maintain jobs in the Greater Toronto Area
    • Peterson Spring Canada Ltd., a manufacturer of engineered metal products, is adding a new production line at its Kingsville plant in Essex County, creating 12 new jobs
    • Kellogg Company plans to add a new production line at its Belleville plant, creating about 10 new jobs. The expansion is scheduled to begin this summer and the new line will be operational by mid-2016.
    • Canadian mining company, Premier Gold Mines Limited, has begun diamond drilling on its Hasaga Property at Red Lake, Ontario
    • C.R. Plastic Products Inc. will be moving its manufacturing and corporate head office to a larger facility on Erie Street in Stratford, tripling in size from its current location
    • The Pub Club will be opening in mid-May in downtown Windsor. The location was previously home to Voodoo Nightclub.
    • Carl's Eatery is expected to open in May in the newly-renovated Makabi Inn in Fort Frances
    • General Motors of Canada Limited will be cutting approximately 1,000 positions from its assembly plant in Oshawa in November 2015, as it shifts production of the Chevrolet Camaro to Michigan
    • The Municipality of Port Hope eliminated seven positions due to organizational restructuring
  • Week of Apr 20 - Apr 24, 2015

    • NextEra Energy Canada's Goshen Wind Energy Centre in Huron County is now operational. The 63-turbine wind farm project created approximately 250 construction and ten operations jobs.
    • Yorkdale Shopping Centre has announced expansion plans for the centre's west side, resulting in the opening of a luxury home furnishings brand, RH (Restoration Hardware). The renovation is scheduled to be completed in November 2016.
    • Sciens Industries Inc. of Peterborough was awarded a multi-million dollar five-year contract to support production of the Boeing 777 landing gear
    • The Government of Canada is partnering with Youth Employment Services and Toronto Youth Job Corps to support more than 535 youth in Toronto gain skills and experience to find jobs
    • Bombardier Inc. recalled all temporarily laid-off employees since January and hired an additional 50 new workers at its plant in Thunder Bay 
    • Boart Longyear Canada, a manufacturer of mining supply products, recalled 22 employees who were temporarily laid off earlier this year at its plant in North Bay 
    • Gold Fleet Subaru (Main Street Auto Importers Ltd.) will be relocating to a larger dealership on McKeown Avenue in North Bay, adding 15 new employees. Construction has started on the $5.5M facility with an expected completion date of December 2015.
    • The Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory, a $5M lab focusing on microscopic research, opened at the Queen's Innovation Park in April 2015
    • Construction is underway on a $5M, six-storey, 95-room Hampton Inn Hotel in Point Edward village in Lambton County
    • Pic River Energy is expanding into forestry harvesting with the purchase of $2.5M in equipment, creating six forestry jobs and additional jobs in office and administrative support 
    • The Lambton Kent District School Board has approved a $1.7M contract with OnX Enterprise Solutions to upgrade and expand the board's wi-fi capability during the 2015-2016 school year
    • COS, an upscale fashion brand owned by H&M, will open its first location on Bloor Street West in Toronto this fall
    • The Northern Police Experience, a recruiting initiative by the Ontario Provincial Police, will be held in Thunder Bay on May 30 and 31, 2015. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
    • The Greater Essex County District School Board plans to eliminate 21 early childhood educator positions and re-assign 40 elementary school teachers, due to declining enrolment projections
    • Vétoquinol Canada Inc., a drug manufacturer in Belleville, will gradually shut down its production plant within the next three years, affecting approximately 41 employees
    • South Muskoka Memorial Hospital will eliminate eight of the 24 beds, resulting in the loss of 6.6 full-time equivalent positions
  • Week of Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2015

    • Bruce Power will spend approximately $100M to conduct planned maintenance and inspection of its Unit 6 nuclear reactor in Tiverton, creating about 700 temporary positions
    • The Government of Ontario is investing an additional $55M in apprenticeship training programs to support a greater number of people for the skilled trades
    • FedDev Ontario and First Stone Venture Partners are investing $5M each in early-stage technology companies and small- and medium-sized enterprises in Southern Ontario. The project is expected to create 155 full-time equivalent jobs.
    • The Government of Ontario will provide approximately $2M in funding to Ritz Plastics Inc. in Peterborough, creating 14 new jobs and retaining 95 positions
    • A Multi Foods Supermarket featuring Asian and South American foods will open in Windsor on Crawford Avenue by May 2015, creating approximately 50 jobs
    • The new Kit and Ace flagship store will open in August on Bloor Street West in Toronto. The Vancouver-based luxury fashion retailer plans to open approximately 15 stores in Canada by early 2016.
    • Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW Inc.), a footwear retailer operated under Town Shoes Limited will open three additional locations in Barrie, Toronto and London in fall 2015
    • The TJX Companies, Inc. opened its second HomeSense store in Barrie on April 16
    • Bruce Power has officially opened a new $25M regional fire training facility in Tiverton
    • North Bay City Council has awarded Labelle Bros. Excavating a $3.6M contract to complete the Pinewood Park Drive sanitary sewer extension project, and R. M. Bélanger Limited a $2.16M contract to replace the John Street Bridge
    • Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre Inc. opened a $3.5M facility in Amherstburg on April 11
    • The Waterfront Hotel in Windsor is undergoing $2M in renovations and will be re-branded to become a Best Western Plus Hotel
    • Construction is set to begin this summer on a new multi-service medical building in Waterdown, with an expected opening date of July 2016
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $175,000 towards the establishment of a new farm, the Northern Ontario Garlic Farm and in the expansion of two existing businesses, Burt Farm Country Meats and Big Point Farm, in the Algoma-Manitoulin region
    • Nipissing Employment Services Table is holding a career fair on April 28, 2015 at Memorial Gardens Sports Arena in North Bay 
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie announced an additional 25 layoffs across multiple departments, effective April 8
  • Week of Apr 06 - Apr 10, 2015

    • Blackbird Infrastructure has been awarded a $1.2B contract to design, build and maintain the Highway 407 East Phase 2 Project. Construction is expected to being in fall 2015 and will employ approximately 1,000 construction workers at its peak.
    • Canadian Bioceutical Corporation plans to spend up to $14M to retrofit the former PPG plant in Owen Sound and partner with its subsidiary, BioCannabis Products Ltd., pending process approvals to produce alternative forms of medical marijuana
    • Construction is currently underway on Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group Inc.'s Armow Wind Project in the municipality of Kincardine, with expected completion in fall of 2015
    • The Government of Canada's contribution of $4M to the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute will support the operation of a new isotope-producing cyclotron, supporting 20 new jobs in the first year and up to 80 jobs after five years
    • New Gold Inc. is recruiting ten operators and ten maintenance workers for its Rainy River Project northwest of Fort Frances. The company is holding job fairs throughout April and May.
    • IO Industries Inc., maker of hi-speed, hi-tech cameras, is building a new London office that will open in October, and has plans to double its current staff of 20 by spring 2016
    • East Park recreational facility in London is hiring seasonal workers including customer service, maintenance and camp counsellors for its 2015 spring/summer season
    • Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. will be relocating its headquarters from Western University to the Bell Canada Building in downtown London in early 2016
    • Anconia Resources Corp. has begun a drill program at its Grenfell Property in the Kirkland Lake area
    • The Wing Hong Chinese Restaurant in Goderich has reopened after it was damaged by a tornado in 2011
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $9.4M over the next three years into ten new Bridge Training projects that will assist more than 6,000 internationally-trained individuals find work
    • The Government of Canada provided approximately $168,000 in funding to the Community Living West Northumberland for a project designed to help 40 people with disabilities find employment
    • As part of the recently-announced restructuring plans, Best Buy Canada has closed 30 Future Shop stores and converted 22 others to Best Buy stores in Ontario
    • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board laid off 118 contract secondary school teachers due to declining enrolment
    • HGS Canada Inc. closed its Thunder Bay call centre, affecting more than 100 workers
    • Customized home builder, Viceroy Homes Limited, shut down its plant in Port Hope, affecting about 100 employees
    • The Sarsfield Home Hardware store in Ottawa has closed. The 20 affected employees will continue to work at the store until June 2015.
    • Ascent Group Inc., formerly St. Thomas Holdings Inc., announced an undisclosed number of layoffs in March, affecting some employees in St. Thomas, with the majority impacted in Tillsonburg
  • Week of Mar 30 - Apr 03, 2015

    • Plenary Infrastructure ERMF has been awarded an $859.2M contract to design, build and maintain the GO Transit East Rail Maintenance Facility in Whitby. Construction will begin in spring 2015 and will employ approximately 1,000 construction workers.
    • Plenary Health has been awarded a $512M contract to design, build and maintain the Milton District Hospital expansion project. Scheduled for completion by spring 2017, the project will generate more than 500 construction jobs at its peak.
    • Hydro One plans to invest over $688M in various projects to improve electricity reliability in the Greater Toronto Area between 2015-2018
    • Lingerie and swimwear retailer Boutique la Vie en Rose Inc. has acquired Bikini Village, retaining 300 retail jobs across Canada
    • The Government of Canada announced up to $1.9M in funding to l'Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario and La Cité, both located in Ottawa. The funding is expected to create 36 permanent jobs and 60 temporary full-time jobs.
    • The Government of Ontario is investing more than $2.5M in nine projects across Northwestern Ontario, creating approximately 43 jobs
    • The Government of Canada announced $5.3M in funding over three years to support the continued operation of the Algoma Central Railway passenger service between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario
    • Meat processor Sofina Foods Inc. plans to convert a facility in Mitchell in Perth County into a multi-million dollar turkey processing operation. The facility is expected to be commissioned later this year.
    • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will add 80 new digital jobs across Canada while eliminating 30 positions in Ontario as part of their five-year plan to increase mobile and digital offerings
    • Best Buy Canada closed 66 Future Shop stores and will be converting the other 65 into Best Buy stores, resulting in a loss of approximately 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time positions across Canada
    • Comark Inc., the parent company of fashion retailers Bootlegger, Ricki's and Cleo, will close about 50 of its 300 stores in April
    • Grand River Hospital in Kitchener will be issuing layoff notices to 45 employees with a plan to relocate some of the staff to vacant part-time and temporary positions. The changes will result in the reduction of approximately 24 full-time positions.
    • Loyalist College in Belleville will be laying off 18 staff members as a result of a $4M funding shortfall for the 2015-2016 year
    • The London Health Sciences Centre plans to cut staff hours equivalent to 97 full-time positions, mainly through retirement and attrition
  • Week of Mar 23 - Mar 27, 2015

    • The Daniels Corporation plans to build a $700M development for Toronto's waterfront, on the former site of Guvernment nightclub. The City of the Arts project will include condos, offices and retail space.
    • A $48.7M highway construction project in Northumberland County is scheduled to start this spring, adding additional lanes on Highway 401. The project will create or sustain about 480 jobs.
    • DC Foods Inc. in Waterloo will receive an $800,000 grant from the Government of Ontario to help expand its manufacturing capacity and grow its business to create 50 new jobs and retain 151 positions
    • Canada Fibers Ltd. will open a 160,000 sq-ft plastics recycling plant in Toronto this spring
    • Motor Craft Ales, a nano-brewery in Windsor, will expand into a new location and expects to create 25 new jobs
    • Goodness Me! Natural Food Market is set to open its newest store in Paris, Ontario this summer
    • Hanover's Youth Activity and Technology Centre is set to open in May, creating three jobs. The centre will help youth to explore local job opportunities, develop mentorships and intern at local businesses.
    • The Shoppers Drug Mart in Goderich will close in May, affecting 23 staff
    • Ontario Northland Transportation Commission eliminated 11 clerical positions and laid off two painters, three support service workers and five rail mechanics at its refurbishment shop in North Bay due to a decline in work levels
    • CBC/Radio-Canada will cut 30 positions in Ontario as part of a national reduction of 240 jobs across all areas of operation. According to the company, while some affected employees may be reassigned to other positions, there will be job losses.
  • Week of Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015

    • Amazon.com Inc. is moving into a new Toronto location and is looking to hire approximately 100 workers, mostly developers, engineers and salespeople
    • London video game companies Big Viking Games and Digital Extremes Ltd. are hiring 30 and 40 staff, respectively
    • Site preparation has begun on Suncor Energy Inc. and NextEra Energy Canada's 46-turbine Cedar Point Wind Power Project in Plympton-Wyoming, Lambton Shores and Warwick. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
    • Two London companies, Artisan Metal Finishing and Attica Manufacturing Inc., will receive provincial government grants totaling $600K towards a $6M investment in new equipment and employee training, creating 33 new jobs and retaining 53 existing ones
    • Aalbers Tool and Mold Inc. in Essex County will spend close to $10M on new machinery and staff training. The Government of Ontario will contribute $1M to the project, creating 33 jobs and retaining 106 existing ones.
    • Fashion retailer, Forever 21, Inc., will open a store in Windsor called F21 Red in Devonshire Mall this fall
    • Leamington medical marijuana grower, Aphria Inc., plans to expand starting in June, creating up to 20 new jobs
    • An urgent care clinic will open this August in South Windsor, containing an optometrist's office, a pharmacy, and a medical and X-ray lab
    • Benefit Cosmetics LLC, will open its first Canadian location this April in Toronto, with plans to expand over the next five years
    • Jaeger-LeCoultre, a Swiss luxury watchmaker, will open a retail location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto this spring
    • Community Patient Transfer Group, a non-urgent medical transit company, expanded into Windsor in March. The company hired 15 of the workers that were laid off from the closure of Care Medical Transportation Services.
    • Nipissing University in North Bay eliminated 16 support staff positions as part of ongoing restructuring efforts
    • Haynes Printing Company Ltd. in Cobourg closed in March, affecting six workers
    • Options Skilled Trades Career Fair, which connects high school students with opportunities in skilled trades, will be held on May 14, 2015 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre in Pembroke
  • Week of Mar 09 - Mar 13, 2015

    • Loblaw Companies Limited announced it will build 50 new stores and improve more than 100 existing locations across Canada this year, creating more than 5,000 jobs at its corporate and independently-owned stores and 15,000 construction jobs
    • Sutherland Global Services, a Windsor business process and technology management services company, projects it will hire 400 new staff over the next three months
    • The Government of Canada is investing $8.1M into Fanshawe College's Canadian Centre for Product Validation in London, creating 115 permanent jobs and 50 temporary jobs during the project
    • Gerry Weber, a German-based womenswear brand, plans to open eight locations in Canada, with six locations scheduled to open this spring in Southern Ontario
    • Auto parts company TRW Automotive is expanding and has contracted with Mid South Land Development Corp. to build its second Windsor location, a $10M plant that is expected to be completed by May. The employer plans to add 60 new staff. The new building will be used for warehousing and light assembly.
    • Cargill Value Added Meats in London is hiring 60 seasonal general labourers this summer
    • The University of Windsor plans to hire up to 50 new faculty members
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited in Alliston relocated to the former Zellers location, creating 12 new full and part-time jobs and 12 temporary positions
    • Quality Cheese Inc. has purchased a facility in Orangeville and will take possession in March. The plant will employ 20 people with plans to hire more.
    • Winners will open a location at Sparks Street Mall in Ottawa, on the site of the former Zellers
    • Two Thunder Bay businesses, Murillo Millworks and Thunder Bay Hydraulics Ltd., received $175,000 and $270,216, respectively, from the Province of Ontario to expand their businesses and purchase new equipment, creating 18 jobs
    • Auto parts manufacturer, HBPO Canada Inc., is undergoing a $1.6M expansion and will add 12 new workers to its Windsor plant as a result of a 5-year contract renewal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
    • Windsor auto parts firm Mayson Machining Ltd. has opened a second plant on Pilette Road and plans to hire toolmakers, control technicians and labourers
    • Weyerhaeuser Company Limited is looking to hire electricians, millwrights and steam engineers at its lumber mill in Kenora
    • Boniferro Mill Works ULC in Sault Ste. Marie received $1M from the Province of Ontario to expand its sawmill and purchase new equipment, creating between 5 and 10 direct jobs and approximately 25 indirect forestry harvesting jobs
    • Care Medical Transportation Services in Windsor-Essex closed in March affecting 24 staff
    • Wilfred Laurier University eliminated 22 jobs due to budget constraints. The reductions consisted of support staff and management.
    • Cambridge Memorial Hospital issued layoff notices to 14 registered practical nurses and 19 nurses. No job losses are expected as most positions will be eliminated through attrition and potentially replaced by 33 personal support workers.
    • Applications are now open for the Ontario Summer Jobs programs that help youth find a job, start their own business, or work with the provincial government or its related agencies and community groups. Various deadlines apply.
  • Week of Mar 02 - Mar 06, 2015

    • Toyota Boshoku Canada, Inc. received just over $1M from the Government of Ontario to invest in new technology and expand its Elmira manufacturing facility, creating 73 new jobs
    • The Government of Ontario provided over $1M to Howa Textile Industry Co., Ltd. to establish a new manufacturing facility in Alliston, which will create 40 new jobs
    • Redevelopment has begun on Stratford's Downie Lofts project that will see the creation of six condo residences plus commercial space, employing about 30 workers to date
    • Huntsville-based MuskokaPharma Inc. plans to turn the former Tembec flooring plant into a medical marijuana production facility. The company expects to hire about 30 people when it opens.
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open a Hanover location in October 2015 on the site of the former Zellers with hiring expected to begin later this year
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open a Sioux Lookout location in October 2015
    • Marshalls will open a new retail store in Windsor in March
    • Reiss Ltd., a London-based fashion brand, will open its first Canadian store in Toronto's Eaton Centre this spring
    • Gilpin Funeral Chapel Ltd. has officially opened a new full-service location in Sarnia in March
    • JMHI Insurance Group will open a new location in Wallaceburg this spring
    • The Government of Ontario provided $1M in funding to the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation as part of a $2M airport expansion. Construction is expected to start in May 2015, creating six jobs upon completion.
    • Windsor's newest craft brewery, Craft Heads Brewing Company, opened in February
    • Boart Longyear Canada, a manufacturer of drilling equipment and machinery for the mining industry, laid off 22 employees at its plant in North Bay
    • The Toronto Catholic District School Board is planning on cutting a number of full-time equivalent positions this fall
    • Houston Lake Mining Inc. will begin the third phase of an ongoing drill program at its PAK Rare Metals Project north of Red Lake
    • Commissioning of BioAmber Inc.'s $135M bio-succinic acid plant in Sarnia has begun, even though construction will continue for another few months. It is expected to be fully operational in the fall.
  • Week of Feb 23 - Feb 27, 2015

    • Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. announced it will add 400 new jobs at its Oakville assembly plant to produce the new Ford Edge crossover SUV
    • Mountain Equipment Co-op has received final approval to build a 42,000 sq. foot store in North York. The new store will employ approximately 142 people and is scheduled to open spring 2016.
    • Farm Boy Masonville will open in London in March, creating 140 full and part-time jobs
    • Heroux-Devtek Inc., an aerospace manufacturing company, is opening a new facility in Cambridge. The facility is expected to be fully operational in June 2015 and will create around 40 jobs.
    • The $135M Massey Hall revitalization project was launched in Toronto. The first phase, which includes a new two-storey basement, will cost approximately $32M and has received federal, provincial, and private funding.
    • The former Talisman ski resort in Kincardine is undergoing about $7M of renovations and is set to open as Talisman Mountain Springs Inn this summer with new restaurants and amenities
    • Westhoek Construction Ltd. was awarded a $3M contract for the Chatham-Kent Hospice, with construction to begin in the coming weeks
    • Van Horne Construction Ltd. was awarded a contract worth about $1M for childcare space and a new classroom at the Stirling Public School. The construction is scheduled to begin in March 2015 with expected completion by July 31st.
    • The Government of Ontario approved funding for 78 projects to build and repair infrastructure throughout the province, supporting construction jobs
    • Judith & Charles, a Montréal-based women's fashion brand will open two Toronto locations this fall at Hazelton Lanes and Sherway Gardens
    • Construction has started on the new 25,000 sq. ft building for the Canadian headquarters of NSF International - Guelph Food Technology Centre
    • The former Church Restaurant in Stratford will be undergoing renovations and will re-open in May as Revival House, with a 150-person dining and event venue on the main floor and 80-seat gastro pub called The Chapel on the upper level
    • A Shoeless Joe¿s Sports Grill franchise location is expected to open in North Bay in October 2015
    • The Township of Zorra is accepting applications until March 18 for Thamesford Area Swimming Pool staff for the summer of 2015
    • Rockport, a footwear retailer, will open five Canadian locations this year, including a flagship store at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in August, followed by a location in Scarborough Town Centre in September
    • The Government of Canada has awarded a grant of $8.1 million to Grafoid Inc. to design and test an automated system to mass-produce graphene, a type of carbon with multiple applications in manufacturing, at its technology centre in Kingston
    • The Government of Canada provided $331,000 in funding to the YMCA of Greater Toronto for a project designed to help 45 people with disabilities find employment
    • Teleperformance Canada will close its contact centre in Thunder Bay by April 20, 2015, affecting approximately 160 employees
    • Following previously reported layoffs earlier in February, Wipro Enterprises Inc. announced 115 additional layoffs at their Brantford call centre to take effect on February 28th and March 31st
  • Week of Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2015

    • Resolute Forest Products is recruiting tradespeople and production workers for its sawmill in Sapawe near Atikokan. The sawmill is expected to be fully operational by the end of May 2015 and will employ around 100 workers.
    • Tory Burch, an upscale women's fashion retailer, will open a new 3,000 square foot location at Sherway Gardens in Toronto
    • MappedIn Inc., a Kitchener-based indoor mapping start-up, received $600,000 from the Government of Canada to diversify and expand, creating an anticipated 48 full-time jobs
    • The Makabi Inn and the Nugget Motel (formally the Mid-Town Motel) are undergoing renovations and will reopen under new ownership in Fort Frances in spring 2015
    • HubHead Corp., a software solutions company in Markham, will be receiving up to $625,000 from the federal government to develop and expand operations. The project is expected to sustain 45 jobs and create up to ten additional positions by 2019.
    • Hurley's Mattress and Appliance opened in Tillsonburg in February at the former Sears franchise site, and has plans to open a parts and service department and hire additional staff
    • The Municipality of Powassan received $387,646 from the Government of Ontario towards the establishment of Fairview Lane Industrial Park. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015.
    • St. Andrew Goldfields Ltd., a Canadian-based gold mining company, announced plans to bring its Taylor Project located east of Timmins into production by the end of 2015
    • The Government of Ontario announced $4M in funding for 11 organizations to provide loans or grants to help social enterprise startups across the province
    • Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. announced it will make its next generation GT ¿supercar' at Multimatic Inc., an auto component manufacturer in Markham
    • The Government of Ontario suspended operations at all Everest College locations in the province, affecting approximately 450 staff members and 2,450 students
    • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will outsource cleaning of the plant and machinery at its plant in Hamilton due to high turnover, affecting around 100 employees. Some affected workers may find alternate employment in production at the plant.
    • Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie issued 55 layoffs citing decreased demand for plate steel. The company hopes to recall workers in mid-April pending improved market conditions.
    • Auberge du Petit Prince, a fine dining restaurant in London, will close in February
  • Week of Feb 09 - Feb 13, 2015

    • Home Depot of Canada Inc. will hire approximately 2,600 workers for the spring season across its stores in Ontario
    • Walmart Canada plans to complete a 29 supercentre, $340M expansion in Canada by the end of January 2016. The company estimates that about 3,700 jobs will be created during construction, with an additional 1,300 jobs upon completion.
    • The City of Kenora received $360,000 from the Government of Canada to extend sewer and water services to a new business development area in Cameron Bay, creating 15 jobs during construction and up to 35 new and existing jobs upon completion
    • The 4th Annual Innisfil Spring Job Fair will take place March 5 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Stroud-Innisfil Community Centre. The job fair will feature more than 30 employers, many of whom will hold on-site interviews with candidates.
    • The Government of Canada announced a grant of $902,000 for the Muskoka Airport expansion project to develop land for businesses. Muskoka Aircraft Refinishing Inc. has indicated that it plans to hire about 30 new staff upon completion of the work.
    • Fashion retailer Kate Spade and footwear retailer Stuart Weitzman will open stores later this year at Rideau Centre in Ottawa
    • Teach for Canada is recruiting certified educators for teaching positions in remote and Indigenous communities across Northern Ontario. Applications for fall 2015 placements are open until March 15th, 2015.
    • Grey County is accepting summer student job applications for a variety of jobs including IT, planning, HR, finance, social services and housing. Applications are due in March.
    • E.C. King Contracting, a division of Miller Cement Ltd, has been contracted for a road re-construction and park upgrade project in Owen Sound worth close to $2.8M. Work is expected to begin this spring with completion by December.
    • General Motors of Canada Ltd. will invest $560M into its Cami assembly plant in Ingersoll, securing about 3,000 jobs at the plant  
    • Sun Media Corp. ceased broadcasting the Sun News Network due to financial losses. Sun News Network employs approximately 200 people.
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes in Sault Ste. Marie announced an additional 90 temporary layoffs effective March 2, 2015, citing declining activity levels in the oil and gas sector. This brings the total number of layoffs to 270 since December 2014.
    • Plasco Energy Group Inc., a waste management company, laid off 80 staff in Ottawa after filing for creditor protection
    • Wipro Enterprises Inc. has confirmed that 54 employees were laid off at their Brantford call centre. The company stated that there are no plans to close the Brantford office.
    • Nipissing University in North Bay will not be renewing the contracts of 22 faculty members at the end of the 2014-15 academic year due to ongoing restructuring
    • Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced an unspecified number of layoffs in national reporting positions from its network, as well as a voluntary buyout program at the Windsor Star, Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette
    • The RONA Fulford Building Centre on Highway 6 in Owen Sound will close at the end of March due to economic conditions, affecting seven full-time employees
  • Week of Feb 02 - Feb 06, 2015

    • CIBC cut approximately 500 jobs in January, the majority of which were located in Canada. The impact on its Ontario operations is currently unknown.
    • Women's clothing company Jones New York announced that it will close its 36 stores in Canada by the end of 2015. The job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • Bluewater Health plans to cut approximately 33 jobs this year due to an expected budget shortfall
    • Loyalist College announced that the W. Garfield Weston Foundation has allocated an additional funding of $160,000 over 2 years to help 40 post-secondary students earn a skilled trades diploma
    • Bain's BBQ & Smokehouse opened in Sarnia in late December 2014, creating 20 jobs
    • Mining equipment supplier Metso Minerals Canada Inc. and hydraulic equipment distributor Feldcamp Equipment Ltd. have received funding from the Government of Ontario to expand operations in North Bay, creating 15 and 10 jobs, respectively
    • The Hilton London Ontario is currently undergoing renovations. Once the remodel is completed in August, the site will be rebranded as a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.
    • Streit Manufacturing Inc., an armoured vehicle manufacturer, will be building a new facility in Barrie, creating around 40 new jobs
    • Elora Brewing Co. will be opening in Elora in spring 2015. The facility will feature a multi-use café and bar, retail space, tasting area and eatery with seating for 150 people.
    • Previously reported layoffs at the Sault Area Hospital have been reduced from fourteen affected nursing positions to 7
    • Transcontinental Interactive Inc., a publishing, media, and marketing company, will close its Conversys Inc. office in London in August, affecting about 30 staff
    • Wrigley Canada Inc. will close their Toronto gum factory by March 2016, affecting 383 employees. Production will be shifted to the United States in a series of phases beginning this May.
    • Zenyatta Ventures Ltd., a mining exploration company, has begun a drill program on a target north of the Albany graphite deposit near Hearst
    • New Gold Inc. is ramping up hiring efforts after securing Environmental Assessment approvals for its Rainy River project northeast of Fort Frances
    • Jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. will open its first free-standing store in Ottawa at the Rideau Centre, replacing its concession within the recently closed Holt Renfrew store in Ottawa
  • Week of Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2015

    • TransCanada PipeLines Limited is expected to begin construction on the Napanee Generating Station. The project is expected to create 650-750 construction jobs between 2015-2018 and 24 long-term jobs.
    • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. is looking to open a research and development office in Waterloo Region. Last November the company announced that it would invest $210M and add 325 jobs in Ontario over the next five years.
    • Annex Media & Printing Inc., Canada's largest publisher of business-to-business media has acquired 20 major trade publications and associated websites. This new deal adds 230 new employees, all based in Don Mills.
    • Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie is looking to hire more than 200 workers by April 2015 as it prepares to bring an idled blast furnace back into service
    • Saje Natural Wellness will open seven new retail stores in Ontario in 2015, in six different Ontario cities including Ottawa, Waterloo, Hamilton, Burlington, Toronto and Oshawa
    • The $35M multi-year Detroit-Windsor tunnel plaza renovation project is officially complete and includes a new commercial customs and bus inspection building, improved parking and an expanded footprint to take traffic lineups off city streets
    • Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of its first Andaz branded hotel in Canada in mid-2016 in Ottawa's Byward Market
    • Goodness Me! Natural Food Market opened in Barrie on January 24, with the store employing 50 staff
    • TRACKS Employment and Resource Services of Georgian Bay Inc. in Collingwood is receiving $402,000 in support from the Federal Government's Skills Link program to help 44 youth jobs
    • Clarence H. Graham Design and Construction Ltd. is set to begin a $2M renovation of a former Alpha St. medical arts building in Owen Sound and turn it into a 12-unit seniors' residence
    • Aurora-based OrganaGreen Cannabis Company Ltd. is planning a $2.5M medical marijuana plant in Kincardine pending process approvals, creating up to 30 jobs
    • The Government of Canada will invest up to $1.25M in App Software Corp. and Glitchsoft Corp. in Kanata to accelerate software development and create new jobs
    • Sarnia-based public utility Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation has purchased renewable energy company Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies Inc. (USST), resulting in five new jobs and plans to hire up to 10 more employees at USST
    • Moorefield Excavating of Harriston has won a $400K+ contract to replace Stratford's Mornington Street bridge over the Court Drain, demolition of the old bridge is expected to begin soon
    • UNIQLO Canada Inc. will open its first two Canadian clothing stores in Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre in fall 2016
    • Loblaw Companies Ltd. is set to open a new No Frills grocery store in Cambridge. Construction of the store will begin in March 2015
    • Lowes Companies, Inc. will be holding a national hiring day March 7 at all of its 37 locations across Canada. The company plans on hiring 2,000 employees this spring across Canada. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • Restaurant Brands International Inc., the parent company of Tim Hortons laid off about 350 staff at Tim Hortons head office in Oakville and regional offices across Canada, including Guelph and Kingston
    • The Sault Area Hospital is laying off 35 full- and seven part-time employees including 14 Registered Nurses and an unspecified number of office, clerical and support staff
  • Week of Jan 19 - Jan 23, 2015

    • The Gupta Group/Easton's Group of Hotels announced a $300M mixed-use development at the corner of Yonge St. and York Mills Rd. in Toronto. Beginning in 2016, it is expected to generate 300 permanent jobs over the course of three years.
    • The automotive component manufacturer Nemak of Canada Corp. will spend about $15M, aided by $1.5M from the Province of Ontario to upgrade its production line and increase capacity, creating 80 jobs over the next four years.
    • Cambridge's Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa began a $7M expansion project in December 2014, with expected completion in fall of 2015
    • The Government of Canada will provide up to $2.21M in funding to medical companies 7D Surgical Inc., MediResource Inc. and Darcor Ltd. in the Greater Toronto Area, creating around 34 new jobs with an additional 23 jobs expected by 2018
    • Richmont Mines Inc. will spend $34M in 2015 on exploration at its Island Gold Mine near Dubreuilville
    • A&W Food Services of Canada, Inc. is opening a second location in Sault Ste. Marie on Great Northern Road. The restaurant will employ between 35 and 40 full and part-time workers with hiring set to begin in May 2015.
    • A St. Louis Bar and Grill location opened in McKeown Commons in North Bay, creating around 40 jobs 
    • Dalton Pharma Services Inc. of Toronto will spend $6.3M, assisted by a repayable contribution of $2M from the Government of Canada, to expand capacity and create up to 33 full-time skilled positions
    • The Kapuskasing Sports Palace will undergo $1.8M in renovations and improvements in 2015
    • A new Dollarama location opened in St. Marys near Stratford in January, creating approximately 15 jobs
    • The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories unveiled a $55M lab in Chalk River which will be used to conduct research and development in hydrogen-based energy production, storage and safety
    • Loyalist College is holding their annual Career Fair for students, alumni and employers at their Belleville campus on February 5, 2015
    • The Techvibes Tech Fest recruiting event will be held on February 19, 2015 in Toronto
    • The Town of Ingersoll is accepting applications for summer student employment until February 9 and seasonal park maintenance employment until February 13
    • International Montoro Resources Inc. has contracted Orbit Garant Ontario Inc. to begin a drilling exploration program at its Pecors Anomaly base metal property near Elliot Lake 
    • American Express announced plans to cut more than 4,000 jobs worldwide in 2015. The company has around 3,700 employees in 13 Canadian cities. The number of jobs affected in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • eBay Inc. will eliminate 2,400 positions across its marketplaces, PayPal and enterprise businesses worldwide by April 2015. The number of positions affected in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • Fashion retailer Mexx Canada will liquidate its 95 stores in Canada by the end of February, affecting 1,785 staff. The number of Ontario staff impacted is unknown at this time.
    • A reorganization of Energizer Holdings Inc. into two companies in July may affect up to 80 employees in Walkerton and Hanover
    • Toronto-based web design firm Teehan+Lax will close its office, affecting around 40 employees
    • Staples Canada Inc. will close its retail store at the County Fair Mall in Smiths Falls in March, affecting approximately 13 employees. Some employees may be reassigned to other stores in the area.
    • Sears Canada is offering job opportunities for displaced Target employees at both the retail and head-office level. Sears is holding special events and career fairs for the former Target employees.
  • Week of Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2015

    • Linamar Corporation will receive around $100M from the federal and provincial governments over the next 10 years to produce automotive transmissions. The investment is expected to create 1,200 new jobs in Guelph and the surrounding area.
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will spend close to $2B on the Windsor plant and will hire up to 600 electricians to work on the three-month re-tooling project beginning in February
    • Wolf Steel Ltd. in Barrie will receive a $4.2M repayable contribution from the federal government, which will allow the company to expand its manufacturing capacity and create up to 176 full-time jobs by 2017
    • Hinduja Global Solutions Canada Ltd. is investing $4M in a Windsor call centre in Tecumseh Mall. The call centre will employ 120 workers in February and expects to have 600 workers by the fall 2015.
    • Sinosteel Corporation is looking to hire more than 100 tradespeople to replace four hot blast stoves at Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie over a four-year period
    • Sobeys Inc. will open a new larger Stratford store in the spring creating an additional 79 new jobs
    • Nature Fresh Farms in Leamington is undergoing a 30-acre expansion that will employ up to 60 workers and is expected to be completed by early 2016. The company is seeking workers in various trades including electricians, fabricators and welders.
    • Construction has begun on a new Joseph's Farm Market location in Windsor on Walker Road where a job fair will be held in March to fill up to 50 positions
    • Eclipse Automation, a custom equipment manufacturer in Cambridge, expanded one of their three plants by 15,000 sq. ft. and is expected to add 25 new jobs to its workforce
    • Koss Aerospace received almost $5M in funding from the Government of Canada to purchase and install new equipment and create up to 25 high-skilled jobs in Mississauga
    • The Hanover KFC restaurant will reopen in mid-January after undergoing a renovation and adding 10 new employees with plans to add around five more
    • The Municipality of Temagami will receive $392,000 from the Government of Canada to complete waterfront renovations and to convert the Temagami Train Station into a year-round, multi-use facility featuring new businesses 
    • The Prince Edward County job fair will be held on February 18, 2015 at Prince Edward Community Centre in Picton
    • Cambrian College is holding a career and job fair on February 3, 2015 in Sudbury
    • Target Canada Corporation will close 133 stores across Canada, affecting 17,600 employees. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • Sony Corp. will close all of its retail stores in Canada, including six locations in Ontario within the next two months. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • General Mills Canada Corp. will be closing their Midland manufacturing facility by mid-2016, affecting approximately 100 employees. Production will move to other General Mills facilities.
    • First Nickel Inc. issued layoffs to 48 employees and 60 contractors at its Lockerby Mine in Sudbury as part of a wider restructuring effort
    • The North Bay Regional Health Centre is eliminating 55 full and 20 part-time positions, 23 of which are currently vacant
  • Week of Jan 05 - Jan 09, 2015

    • The Government of Ontario announced the expansion of the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse in Brampton with completion scheduled for December 2017
    • A new John Max Sports and Wings location will open in Windsor on Lauzon Pkwy. in February, creating up to 90 jobs
    • A Boston Pizza restaurant opened in December 2014 in Port Elgin, creating up to 80 jobs
    • Fashion retailer Forever 21, Inc. opened new locations in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Dufferin Mall, as well as Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre
    • Recruitment efforts continue for Resolute Forest Products' new sawmill in Sapawe near Atikokan. The sawmill is expected to be operational for May 2015
    • A Mary Brown's Famous Chicken & Taters franchise has opened in October in Sarnia, creating 31 full and part-time jobs
    • Mucho Burrito, a Mexican restaurant franchise, will open in Sarnia in January 2015, creating up to 30 jobs
    • Seasonings manufacturer McCormick Canada Inc. received over $354K from the provincial government towards a $3.5M production upgrade at its London plant, creating 27 new full-time jobs
    • The City of Dryden received $313,560 from the Government of Canada towards road reconstruction, creating between 20 and 25 temporary construction jobs
    • The Township of Nipigon received $1M from the Government of Ontario to develop the Railway Street lookout tower as part of a $2.7M waterfront development project. Construction on the tower is expected to begin in spring 2015.
    • Schauenburg Industries Ltd., a North Bay mining supplier, hired 24 temporary employees
    • Moose McGuire's Pub & Grill opened in Almonte, near Ottawa, in December at the former JR's Family Restaurant location
    • The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority is looking to staff nearly 20 positions to oversee the construction and operation of a new international crossing
    • Mandarin Restaurant will open at the Frontenac Mall in Kingston in April 2015, creating around 100 full-time and part-time jobs
    • Jannatec Technologies, a communications technology provider to the mining industry, is looking to hire three engineers and a technician in Sudbury
    • The City of Windsor is accepting online job-application for its Summer Student Lottery Program until January 30, 2015
    • The City of Woodstock is accepting summer student applications for a number of different jobs
    • The City of Gravenhurst is accepting applications for student summer jobs until February 20, 2015
    • Kellogg Canada Inc.'s cereal plant in London closed permanently in December 2014, affecting the remaining 130 employees
    • Apparel retailer Aéropostale, Inc. is closing its store in the Northgate Shopping Centre in North Bay, affecting 10 employees
  • Week of Dec 15 - Dec 19, 2014

    • Bruce Power will hire approximately 300 temporary workers for a month-long regular maintenance project as it shuts down four of its eight nuclear reactors in Tiverton
    • Former Hazelton Lanes shopping centre in Toronto will undergo a $100M transformation, rebranding it as Yorkville Village
    • United Enterprise, a new nail manufacturing plant in Kitchener, plans to start production in the second quarter of 2015. The company expects to hire as many as 80 people, mainly machine operators, warehouse and logistics people.
    • Beau's All Natural Brewing Co. based in Vankleek Hill near Ottawa grew from 86 to 125 employees this year. In 2015, the company will upgrade its manufacturing equipment, expand production of its craft beer and plans to hire at least 25 new employees.
    • The Municipality of Kincardine is looking to hire students for the 2015 summer season
    • Infrastructure improvements valued at $5.3M will take place along a stretch of Old Highway 2 in the City of Quinte West
    • Enterprise Genesis, a North Bay business incubator, will open in February of 2015, accommodating up to 23 new businesses
    • Western University has received $26.3M from the federal government, and will also contribute $1.2M of its own funds, to establish a national network to research heart arrhythmia
    • A new LCBO store opened in Greater Sudbury, creating 10 full-time and part-time jobs
    • InspireHUB Inc., a technology company, is setting up its Canadian headquarters in Windsor and is currently seeking software developers and a national sales representative.
    • Algoma University will suspend its St. Thomas Campus courses at the end of the winter term due to low enrolment. The impact on staffing is unknown at this time.
    • Computer technology company Lenovo Canada opened its new head office in Markham
    • Purvis Fisheries Inc., a Manitoulin Island commercial fishery, received $28,350 from the Government of Ontario to purchase new equipment allowing it to increase aquaculture production
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie announced the temporary layoff of 180 workers effective January 5, 2015, citing declining activity levels in the oil sector
    • East Side Mario's in Brockville closed in December, affecting approximately 20 employees
  • Week of Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2014

    • Diamond Schmitt Architects have begun extensive upgrades on the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. The Government of Canada is investing $110.5M in the architectural renewal of the centre, with completion expected for 2017.
    • Syntronic Research and Development Canada Inc., electronics and software design company, opened an office in Kanata creating 30 jobs with plans for another 90 over the next five years
    • The University of Ottawa approved the construction of a new $83M building. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2015.
    • A No Frills store opened in Sutton Park Mall in Kincardine creating 80 jobs. The store opened in December on the site of the former Zehrs store which closed in July.
    • U.S. Steel Canada will restart its idling coke ovens in Hamilton and bring 77 workers back from layoff
    • A hybrid Harvey's and Swiss Chalet restaurant will open mid-December in Port Elgin. The restaurant has hired 40 staff and plans to hire more during the summer.
    • The Halton District School Board is hiring 30 educational assistants and four English Second Language teachers
    • Lake Shore Gold Corp. will spend $15M for further exploration of the 144 Gap Zone located southwest of the Thunder Creek deposit at the Timmins West Mine
    • Bertram Construction (Ontario) Limited was awarded a $3.1M project by the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board to renovate Jean Vanier Catholic High School in Collingwood. Construction will start in the spring of 2015.
    • Brick Brewing Co. Limited received a provincial grant of almost $358K from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund to support an expansion of its Kitchener factory that will retain 112 jobs and create 10 new ones
    • NextEra Energy Canada LP's $400M Jericho Wind Energy Centre in Lambton Shores and Warwick Township is now operational. During construction the project created about 300 jobs.
    • Resolute Forest Inc., will permanently close its pulp and paper mill in Iroquois Falls on December 22, affecting around 180 employees
    • General Electric Canada laid off 64 workers from its Peterborough manufacturing plant in December, citing a drop in the volume of customer orders
  • Week of Dec 01 - Dec 05, 2014

    • Babcock & Wilcox Canada, Ltd. signed a 6-year $300M agreement with Bruce Power to provide service work at the nuclear plant in Tiverton. Work associated with the contract will begin in January 2015.
    • A new Delta flagship hotel has opened in downtown Toronto
    • Rowan Williams Davies and Irwin Inc. (RWDI), an environmental engineering firm, is moving its head office to the Hanlon Business Park in Guelph. The company plans to expand its operations and add 200 new employees over the next five years.
    • Lowe's Companies Canada, ULC is scheduled to open a new Sault Ste. Marie store in the summer of 2015, creating between 120 and 140 permanent jobs and an additional 40 to 50 seasonal positions
    • PCL Constructors Canada Inc. has been awarded a $135M contract to build the Cardiac Life Support Services Redevelopment Project at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The project will generate around 150 jobs during construction.
    • Morningstar Hospitality Services Inc. secured a food services contract for the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. The company is looking to hire temporary workers for locations in Mississauga, Whitby and Ajax.
    • TIM-BR MART Group will close its Victoriaville, Quebec distribution centre and consolidate operations at its London site in April 2015, retaining 135 current staff and adding 120 jobs at that location
    • Minacs Limited will hire around 60 call centre staff over the next couple of months in Peterborough
    • Construction is underway on two of four student accommodation buildings at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. The initial phase of the $35M Student Village/Accommodation project is expected to be completed by fall 2015.
    • Two new hotels are being built along The Kingsway in Sudbury: a new Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndam and a Hilton Garden Inn hotel.
    • Retailer Muji Europe Holdings Ltd has opened its first Canadian store in downtown Toronto
    • Construction is underway for a new Gormley GO train station in York Region, which is expected to create over 20 jobs and be completed by the end of 2016
    • Medical marijuana grower Aphria Inc. in Leamington is now fully licensed. The company currently employs 15 workers and expects to double its workforce within the year.
    • Metro Inc. will close its Cambridge grocery store in January 2015, affecting approximately 119 employees
    • Bell Media has cut 80 full-time positions in various divisions across Ontario
    • ASG (AGI-Shorewood Group) closed its packaging plant in Smiths Falls at the end of November, affecting approximately 80 employees
    • Huron Concrete Supply Ltd. has closed its plants in Goderich and Seaforth affecting approximately 20 employees
  • Week of Nov 24 - Nov 28, 2014

    • The University of Windsor will be constructing a new, additional building for the School for Arts and Creative Innovation at the former Tunnel Bar-B-Q site downtown. The $12.8M development will begin in early 2015 and completed by August 2016.
    • SAIL, an outdoors superstore, opened in Cambridge creating over 130 jobs
    • Kasabonika Lake First Nation received an estimated $12M from the Government of Canada to upgrade the community's diesel generating station. Con-Pro Industries Canada Ltd. was awarded the contract and will begin construction in spring 2015.
    • Atelka Inc. is adding 25 bilingual customer service agent positions at its call centre in Cornwall
    • Quebec-based clothing retailer La Maison Simons will open a store at the Rideau Centre in Ottawa in August 2016
    • Highbury Canco Corporation is planning to expand its product line, which could result in 15 new jobs at its food processing plant in Leamington over the next few months. The company took over the Heinz plant in the summer 2014.
    • Cogeco Data Services Inc. is adding 20,000-sq.-ft. to its centre in Barrie by early 2015
    • Construction began on the Advanced Composites Fabrication, Repair and Test Centre at Canadore College's Aviation Technology Campus in North Bay. The $6M facility is expected to be open by summer 2015.
    • Northern Iron Corp. is expected to begin dewatering the former Griffith Mine North Pit in the Red Lake mining district at the end of April 2015 to determine the quality and quantity of iron ore remaining
    • Retailer Reitmans (Canada) Limited will close its 107 Smart Set stores in Canada over the next 12 to 18 months, about 76 of which will be converted to other banners of the company. The total number of jobs affected in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • Nipissing University laid off 14 administrative staff mostly from its North Bay campus as part of a restructuring process
    • Aecon Group Inc., a provider of infrastructure, energy and mining development services, reduced the workforce at its office in Timmins due to declining work volumes
    • Golder Associates Corporation, a consulting, design and construction services firm with locations across Ontario, is reducing its global workforce. The total number of jobs affected in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • The $55.5M upgrade to the Cornwall Wastewater Treatment Plant has been completed
  • Week of Nov 17 - Nov 21, 2014

    • The Government of Canada is investing $80.5M to renovate and upgrade the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa over the next two years and plans to re-open it in 2017
    • Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre opened its newly renovated and expanded $60M North Side wing, marking the completion of the second phase of its redevelopment project
    • The Thunder Bay Port Authority has arranged with the Spliethoff Group based in Amsterdam to provide a monthly transatlantic marine cargo service to Europe starting in spring 2015
    • Centennial Windows & Doors in London is expanding and planning to add 30 more workers over two years, mostly for manufacturing and installation activities. The company also expects to open two sales offices in Eastern Ontario.
    • Refurbishment of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission's Polar Bear Express train coaches is underway in North Bay. The $17M project is expected to be completed over three years and employs about 40 workers.
    • The Province of Ontario is allocating $100M annually through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund to support infrastructure upgrades in 426 small, rural and northern municipalities
    • The first four stations of the Mississauga Transitway have officially opened and begun service
    • The Townships of Emo and La Vallee and the Towns of Fort Frances and Rainy River are collectively receiving up to $2.47M through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program for flood recovery efforts stemming from the heavy rainfall in spring 2014
    • The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology, a Sudbury-based mining research and innovation agency, opened a training and development centre in Timmins
    • Black Rectangle Brand Inc., a newly-established concept fabrication shop in Capreol which will supply custom sets for the film and exhibit industries, is seeking to hire between four and five full-time employees and temporary workers for projects
    • The Municipality of Powassan received $387,600 from the Government of Canada towards the establishment of a fully-serviced, 14-acre industrial park
    • DriverSeat Inc., a designated driving service franchise, is hiring in Thunder Bay
    • Walmart Canada has eliminated 210 jobs, mainly from its Mississauga head office and from field management, due to restructuring
    • The Quinte West Home Hardware Building Centre store in Belleville has closed. The 20 affected employees will continue to work at the store until February 2015.
    • Methes Energies Canada Inc. laid off nine employees, or nearly half of the workforce, at its bio-diesel plant in Sombra. The company expects to restart production when it obtains a new order from the United States.
  • Week of Nov 10 - Nov 14, 2014

    • The GE Canada plant in Peterborough was awarded a contract by TransCanada PipeLines Limited to provide customized electrical motors for the company's Energy East Pipeline Project, creating 250 direct and indirect jobs
    • General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada in London obtained a $287M contract from the Government of Canada to provide enhanced surveillance systems to 66 upgraded Light Armoured Vehicles, sustaining 60 positions and creating spin-off job benefits
    • The Tanger Outlets Cookstown mall has completed a $60M expansion. Approximately 400 full-time and part-time retail jobs are expected to be generated at the location.
    • American retail chain Nordstrom, Inc. will begin hiring 400 employees for its new store in the Rideau Centre in Ottawa scheduled to open in March 2015. Staff will be hired for sales, alterations, loss prevention and building and restaurant services.
    • Construction is progressing on the new facility for St. Mary's College secondary school in Sault Ste. Marie. The $41.5M project is expected to be completed for the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.
    • Construction is expected to begin soon on a $1M expansion at Cooper's Hawk Vineyards in Harrow in Essex County. The project will include an on-site restaurant and space for large events and is scheduled for completion by May 2015.
    • SigmaPoint Technologies Inc., an electronic manufacturing services provider, is looking to fill around 15 positions at its Cornwall facility, including mechanical assemblers and surface mount technology machine operators
    • Lofthouse Manufacturing Limited, a company specializing in forging and machining in Burk's Falls, received a repayable contribution of $766,000 from the Government of Canada to upgrade its facility and purchase new equipment
    • Martin's Family Fruit Farm plans to add vegetable chips to its product line, which could create around 10 new jobs at its processing plant in Elmira. The initiative is receiving a $713,000 investment from the federal government.
    • Science Village, a science and technology centre by Science Timmins, is expected to open in fall 2015, creating six jobs
    • Construction is set to begin on the new Hampton Inn & Suites in Thunder Bay with completion expected for the end of 2016
    • A Boston Pizza franchise will be opening in Huntsville in the spring of 2015
    • Construction is underway on two new schools in the First Nations communities of Pikangikum and Poplar Hill in the Kenora District 
    • The Tobermory Brewing Company & Grill will open in Bruce County in April 2015
    • Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin will eliminate 1,000 jobs in Canada beginning in 2015 as part of its global restructuring plan. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • The assets of Lakehead Marine & Industrial Inc. in Thunder Bay were auctioned off after the company declared bankruptcy earlier this year. At that time, approximately 80 workers were employed at the shipyard.
    • Ershigs, Inc. is closing its fibreglass reinforced plastics plant in Sarnia by mid-January 2015, affecting about 36 workers. Production will move to another site in Maple, ON. The closure stems from reduced demand in the coal-fired power plant market.
    • The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will not recall 30 seasonal firefighting staff working out of Sault Ste. Marie for the 2015 fire season
    • Toronto-based IAMGOLD Corporation reduced positions on its executive team and is taking other cost-cutting measures due to a decline in gold prices
    • Labour Market Gateway, a new website sponsored by the Workforce Development Board, will provide users with employment information about Haliburton and the cities of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough, as well as Northumberland County
  • Week of Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2014

    • Honda of Canada Mfg. in Alliston is investing about $857M over three years in new technologies, worker training and research partnerships with Ontario colleges and universities. The project is receiving a conditional grant from the provincial government.
    • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. plans to invest $210M in its Ontario operations and create 325 new jobs over the next five years. Prospective recruits will include engineers, researchers and personnel in sales, marketing and support functions.
    • The Napoleon Group of Companies in Barrie is expanding its product line and hiring more than 100 new employees, including welders, forklift drivers, machine operators and staff for administrative and research and development positions.
    • Construction is underway on the Bow Lake Wind Farm, a $300M project between BluEarth Renewables Inc. and Batchewana First Nation. The project will create 180 jobs during the peak of construction and benefit 35 businesses in the area.
    • Healthcare company Baxter Corporation is investing $10M to build a new manufacturing facility in Mississauga, which is expected to open in October 2015
    • L-D Tool & Die, an injection moulding company in Stittsville, plans to hire 20 new employees by the end of 2015. The company is currently undergoing a $1.2M expansion of its manufacturing facility.
    • Site clearing is underway in Windsor and Detroit to prepare for construction of the Detroit River International Crossing project. Columbia Utility Services Inc. of St. Joachim will prepare the site of the Canadian toll and inspection plazas.
    • Construction is about to begin on a $1.3M expansion at the Best Western Plus Walkerton East Ridge Hotel. The addition, including a convention centre and bistro bar and grill is expected to open in the spring of 2015 and create up to 14 jobs.
    • The Government of Canada is contributing $727,875 towards the construction of an 8,500-sq.-ft. community building in the Village of South River to accommodate the expansion of Highlander Brew Co. and establish storefronts for area businesses
    • The Quebec-based company, EBC Inc., secured a $12.7M contract from the Government of Canada to replace the Big Chaudière Dam at the French River Dam Complex near Dokis in Ontario
    • Twenty correctional officers have been hired at facilities in Thunder Bay, Fort Frances and Kenora
    • Future Shop will open a new concept store in Cornwall in November
    • The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre is collaborating with local bodies to develop a software for utility-based smart grid projects, creating 5 to 10 jobs. The project is receiving funding support from the provincial government.
    • North America Construction (1993) Ltd. has begun work on the first phase of the four-staged Whitney-Tisdale Sanitary System Upgrades project in Timmins with completion expected in the fall of 2015
    • The City of Peterborough is recruiting fire fighters and is accepting online applications until December 23
    • Scotiabank will eliminate approximately 1,000 jobs in Canada as part of its global restructuring plan. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • Metro Inc. will be closing the Metro grocery store at Southridge Mall in Sudbury on January 10, 2015, affecting approximately 100 employees
    • The newly-unveiled Fortin Discovery Lab at the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) in Sudbury will provide companies with access to equipment to build and test prototypes, produce parts and conduct compliance-testing
  • Week of Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2014

    • Mobis Parts Canada has broken ground for a distribution centre in Markham, with expected completion in early 2016. This centre, once completed, will employ up to 350 workers.
    • Livingston International Inc., a customs brokerage and trade compliance company, will hire 35 new staff at its Fort Erie office
    • Structural alterations are underway as manufacturer ElringKlinger AG prepares to reopen its Leamington location on Seneca Drive in late 2015. It will employ up to 10 staff with manufacturing, technical and engineering experience.
    • synAgri L.P, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural products, is building a new facility in Chesterville which is scheduled to open in the spring of 2015, creating about 10 new jobs
    • The Township of Muskoka Lakes is recruiting firefighters
    • The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Slots at Dresden Raceway is hiring cashiers, slot attendants, marketing representatives, security and surveillance staff for part-time, full-time and contract positions
    • Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre officially opened its $87M expansion project of 200,000 square feet that features an event court, a digital lounge, a sport neighbourhood and 50 additional retail concepts
    • Centennial College has broken ground for its new $85M Residence and Culinary Arts Centre in Scarborough, with expected completion in 2016
    • Ward & Burke Microtunnelling Ltd. and Coco Paving Ltd. are about to begin drilling the 220m-long tunnel under the Scugog River for the Northwest Trunk sewer project
    • Timmins-based Cy Rheault Construction Ltd. secured a $34M contract to complete Laurentian University's Campus modernization project by the end of 2016
    • The University of Toronto's Goldring Centre for high performance sport has officially opened
    • Kenalex Construction Company Limited was awarded a contract by the Near North District School Board to build a new elementary school at the site of the former Pinewood Public School in North Bay 
    • Strathcona Solar Initiatives is set to begin construction on three solar projects in Cobalt for Solaire Cobalt Solar Inc., a joint venture between the Towns of Cobalt and Kapuskasing
    • Flotron's Tweed and Hickory retail location on Main Street in Huntsville will close within the next few months
    • Transcontinental Inc. will close its printing plant in Concord and Edmonton at the end of 2014. This will result in a total job loss of 120 between the two plants.
    • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is planning to cut an additional 153 jobs across the country by March 2015. Most of the cuts will happen in Toronto, where 78 jobs will be lost.
    • U.S. Steel Canada announced it would temporarily idle its coke-making operations in Hamilton effective November 1, affecting 100 employees. Some employees may be reassigned to other positions.
  • Week of Oct 20 - Oct 24, 2014

    • The Ontario Provincial Police and Contemporary Security Canada will recruit 5,000 college students enrolled in police and justice programs to work as security guards, screeners and venue supervisors for the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games
    • The new Tanger Outlet Ottawa mall opened in Kanata, featuring over 75 retail stores. The centre employs approximately 1,000 retail management and sales staff.
    • Canada Goose Inc. opened its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Toronto. Combined with its expansion in Winnipeg, up to 200 new manufacturing jobs as well as numerous management and administrative positions will be created.
    • Target Canada opened two new retail stores in Mississauga and Ottawa employing about 150 workers each
    • Desire2Learn, a Waterloo-based education technology startup, plans on hiring 60 to 100 employees this year to add to its team of over 800 employees
    • Boston Pizza International Inc. will be opening a new restaurant in Tillsonburg in December and expects to hire about 80 employees
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario is investing $1.4M in two London-based organizations. Voices.com will receive $900,000 and expects to hire 45 workers, and the Southwestern Ontario Angel Group will receive up to $500,000.
    • Pivotal, a cloud-based software firm, has opened its new Toronto office and is investing $300M in its Canadian operations over the next 10 years. This will be the company's second biggest office.
    • Lakeshore Forest Products Ltd. plans to open a new sawmill in Goderich by summer 2015, creating 20-25 jobs initially, with the possibility of expanding to 35-40 employees
    • DuPont Pioneer has recently completed a year-long $19M expansion at its Chatham facility, which includes new corn refuge blending towers and soybean equipment. This is expected to increase both production and job opportunities at the plant.
    • Nexans Canada Inc. is investing $15M to expand its low voltage manufacturing facility in Fergus, Centre Wellington. The expansion of the facility by 132,000 square feet is expected to be completed in October 2015.
    • Oscar Construction Company Ltd. is about to begin work on a $6.2M museum expansion project in Windsor
    • The Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation received $500,000 from the Government of Canada to establish an industrial park on the north shore of Lake Huron
    • Site work is underway at the former Jones Road Industrial Park in Kenora. The newly-named Stevenson Industrial Park will feature commercial space ready for lease.
    • A multi-phase re-development project in Tecumseh will see a new craft brewery on the north side of Tecumseh Rd. near Shawnee Rd.
    • The Ozhibii'igewigamig Employment and Training centre, a partnership between Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong and the NeChee Friendship Centre, opened in downtown Kenora last month
    • The Government of Ontario will provide $10M over three years through the new Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund to help libraries improve IT resources
    • Temiskaming Hospital is eliminating an estimated 15 full-time positions. The total number of layoffs is unknown as a number of jobs are expected to be lost through attrition, early retirements and voluntary exits.
    • Timmins and District Hospital is eliminating 40 positions beginning early next year. The total number of layoffs is unknown as a number of jobs are expected to be lost through attrition, early retirement and voluntary exits.
    • Xerox Canada Inc. has closed its Oakville plant, impacting 69 people
    • Owens Corning will be cutting 70% of the workforce at its fibreglass plant in Guelph. As a significant portion of its production is moved to Tlaxcala, Mexico, 119 jobs will be cut by 2016.
  • Week of Oct 13 - Oct 17, 2014

    • Bruce Power is investing $86.7M to conduct planned maintenance of its Unit 5 nuclear reactor in Tiverton, creating 400 temporary positions during the 50-day outage
    • Strathcona Solar Initiatives announced that it will open a solar module manufacturing facility in the former Nortel building in Belleville this month, creating 130 positions. The company recently hired 50 employees at its new plant in Napanee.
    • North Bay-based mine builder Cementation Canada Inc. secured a three-year contract to rehabilitate the shafts at a salt mine in Goderich. As many as 100 employees and sub-contractors are expected onsite during peak periods.
    • Construction has started on the new $10M Avalon Catholic Elementary School in Ottawa, which is expected to open in September 2015
    • Construction is underway at a new $4.5M commercial plaza in Walkerville in Essex County
    • Ground breaking took place on a $2.3M project to construct a new Canadian Wildlife Services headquarters in Norfolk. STM Construction Ltd. of Brantford will construct the research facility with an expected completion date in October 2015.
    • The City of Windsor has awarded a $1M+ contract to Giorgi Bros. Construction Ltd. to reconstruct sidewalks throughout the city
    • Thomas Canning (Maidstone) Ltd. has signed a second contract with Nigeria, to provide food safety training workshops via their National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)
    • The Government of Ontario will provide $6M to expand and develop 30 community paramedicine programs to improve access to care in the community for patients with chronic conditions, especially seniors
    • Menswear retailer Stollerys, which has been a Toronto landmark for 114 years, will close its Bloor Street West store in a few months
    • The Children's Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin is closing its office in Little Current, affecting 21 employees
  • Week of Oct 06 - Oct 10, 2014

    • The Atelka Inc. call centre in Sarnia, which works for client Rogers Communications Inc., will hire an additional 200 staff by March 2015, increasing its total staff to 400
    • APAC Customer Services, Inc. is hiring about 150 new employees at its Hamilton office between October and December to fill positions in customer service, telesales, and phone and back-office support
    • Astek Group, an IT and engineering consulting firm, has opened a Toronto office, Astek Toronto Inc., and plans to hire about 100 local employees over the next five years
    • HGS Canada Inc. is currently recruiting 80 full-time customer service associates in North Bay, increasing its total workforce to over 400
    • V-NEO Inc., an insurance consulting firm, has opened a Toronto office and plans to hire 30 employees within two years
    • Evotech Industrial Coatings Inc. has opened a new manufacturing facility in Cornwall and expects to employ about 30 staff
    • GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc. will invest $40M into capital projects at its Chatham plant, creating up to eight new jobs for engineers, chemists, process operators and instrument technologists
    • Pilot Diamond Tools Ltd., a mining manufacturing firm, has rehired five former employees and added several new employees to its growing workforce in North Bay
    • Brightenview Development International Inc. plans to build a $45M Global Development Centre in Bleinheim. The 680,000 sq. ft. complex will provide manufacturing space and support services for up to 100 offshore businesses and create up to 500 jobs.
    • Nautical Lands Group has started construction on a new 144-unit residential development for seniors in Picton. The project will also include medical offices for the Prince Edward Family Health Team.
    • A new 5-unit strip mall at Highway 35 and County Rd. 21 near Minden is being built by Wayne MacDowall Construction and is expected to be completed by next year
    • Site preparation work has begun in Norwood for a combination Mac's Convenience store and gas station at the former J. J. Stewart Motors site on Highway 7
  • Week of Sep 29 - Oct 03, 2014

    • Work has begun on a $3.2M project to install toll booth technology on the Canadian side of the Blue Water Bridge in Point Edward near Sarnia
    • Construction firm Bre-Ex Ltd. has been awarded a $2.5M contract for the Phase I environmental remediation of the contaminated Centennial Park in Sarnia
    • Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. has been awarded a $125.7M contract to expand and redevelop the Hawkesbury & District General Hospital. Scheduled for completion in summer 2018, the expanded hospital will employ an additional 80 staff.
    • Construction will begin in October on a new $3.1M Port Hope police station headquarters that is to be completed in about 15 months
    • Retailer Holt Renfrew & Co. Ltd. has opened its first menswear only store on Toronto's Bloor Street West
    • Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited will add 1,000 jobs at its Oakville assembly plant, increasing the total employment at the facility to more than 4,000
    • Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation on Manitoulin Island received $500,000 from the Government of Canada to expand an existing facility to accommodate new business tenants, creating 22 jobs during construction and three permanent jobs upon completion
    • BlackBerry Inc. plans to hire about 350 engineers in the coming months, many of the positions will be based in Waterloo
    • DeAngelis Construction Inc. of Windsor has been awarded a $17.8M contract to build Phase II of Lakeshore's Atlas Tube Centre in Essex County
    • Mississauga-based discount retailer XS Cargo plans to close its 50, stores across Canada. Twenty-six of these stores are in Ontario.
    • Wasaya Airways LP has laid off 46 employees as part of wider restructuring efforts
    • Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners L.P. is decommissioning the Lake Superior cogeneration plant in Sault Ste. Marie, affecting 10 employees
    • Metro Inc. will be closing its grocery store in the Stone Church Square plaza in Hamilton in November, affecting 88 employees
    • Bombardier Inc. is laying off 31 employees in Thunder Bay
  • Week of Sep 22 - Sep 26, 2014

    • HGS Canada Inc. will open a new call centre in Windsor by early 2015, creating about 400 customer service and support jobs.
    • Clintar Landscape Management plans to hire up to 100 full-time and seasonal staff in London, including mechanics, supervisors and general labourers
    • eSentire Inc., a cyber-security firm, has raised $14M in funding and will begin hiring about 40 employees for its research facility in Cambridge
    • Weber-Stephen Products LLC has opened its first Canadian office and Weber Grill Academy in Vaughan employing 32 staff
    • Saje Natural Wellness has opened its first Ontario store in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre, with three more Toronto locations to follow by early 2015
    • Longlac Lumber Inc. is hiring workers to reopen the former Long Lake Forest Products Inc. sawmill in Greenstone northeast of Thunder Bay
    • Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation near Kenora received $490,000 from the Government of Canada to complete construction of its Community Development Centre, creating six to eight jobs during construction and five to seven jobs upon completion
    • Earl of March Secondary School and South March Public School in Kanata will undergo a $17M expansion, with construction expected to be completed by September 2015
    • Construction has begun on a new 22,000 sq.-ft. building for airport operator The Loomex Group at the Peterborough Municipal Airport. It is expected to be complete in early 2015.
    • Construction has begun on a $10M greenhouse facility at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara that will focus on innovation in food production
    • Brick Brewing Co. Limited is investing $9M into their brewing operations in Kitchener. The expansion is expected to be completed by October 2015.
    • Construction started on OD/Park Secondary School, a new Orillia school for students from the Park Street Collegiate Institute and Orillia District Collegiate and Vocational Institute (ODCVI)
    • H&M has opened its first store in northern Ontario at the Station Mall in Sault Ste. Marie
    • Construction has started on a new Volkswagen dealership in Orléans. An additional five new commercial buildings are expected to start in spring 2015.
    • The Waterloo Delta, a four-star hotel by Delta Hotels and Resorts has opened in Waterloo
    • The Government of Ontario will invest over $6M to assist student entrepreneurs through Campus-Linked Accelerators and On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities at several colleges and universities in Southwestern Ontario
    • The Student Times Job Fair and Training Expo will take place on October 22, 2014, at the Mississauga Convention Centre
    • Continental Mushroom Corporation (1989) Ltd., a supplier of fresh mushrooms based in Metcalfe near Ottawa, was placed into receivership in August, affecting about 200 employees
    • Glencore Kidd Operations has laid off about 55 workers at their copper and zinc Kidd mine in Timmins
    • Mining and oil and gas equipment manufacturer ESCO Corp. in Port Hope is temporarily laying off over 30 staff
    • The Municipality of Chatham-Kent will outsource some children's services, affecting up to 23 workers at the May Court Childcare Learning Centre in Chatham and Wallaceburg Childcare Learning Centre in Wallaceburg
    • Burger King Corporation will close its only restaurant in Sarnia in October, affecting up to 22 employees
    • Ten painters in the refurbishment division of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) in North Bay are being laid off
    • Women's clothing brand Crisca has closed all of its remaining Canadian stores, including its two Toronto locations
  • Week of Sep 15 - Sep 19, 2014

    • APAC Customer Services, Ltd., expects to staff 125 customer service and telesales positions at its call centre in Brantford between September 2014 and March 2015
    • RioCan Oakville Place's $30M redevelopment will begin in 2015. The addition of Pusateri's Fine Foods is expected to create about 150 retail jobs.
    • Thamesville's Greenhill Produce Ltd. will expand their hydroponic greenhouse facility in Harwich and create up to 60 jobs
    • B-Doggs, a restaurant and drive-thru has opened in Brantford and expects to have a staff of about 50 employees
    • Atikokan Generating Station's $170M conversion to biomass fuel production is complete. Refurbishment of the former coal-burning plant created 200 jobs over a two-year period and now employs 70 workers.
    • The Suncor Energy Inc. refinery in Sarnia is undergoing two months of scheduled maintenance involving about 1,000 employees and contractors
    • Retail store City Surplus in Sudbury is planning to hire about 10 employees at its newly expanded location on Notre Dame Avenue
    • Construction of the City of Greater Sudbury's new transit garage has been completed. The $22M facility will store and perform maintenance on 70 transit buses and 900 other municipal vehicles.
    • The construction of four new hangars and taxiway improvements at the Haliburton/Stanhope Municipal Airport is expected to be complete in October. A new 17,000 sq. ft. Ministry of Natural Resources base at the airport has begun.
    • Rainbow Centre Cinemas Inc. will re-open Cobourg's Northumberland Mall Theatre in October after it closed in July
    • Renovations to Bothwell's former Town Hall in Chatham-Kent are about to start. Westhoek Construction Ltd. and Dig'R Wright Excavating Inc. have been contracted for the $535,000 project.
    • The Township of McGarry is planning to spend $300,000 to upgrade the Virginiatown Water Treatment Plant in late 2014
    • The $300M Aga Khan Museum complex opened in Toronto
    • Hamilton's new $5.2M CIBC Breast Assessment Centre opened in September
    • Leamington's Competitive Green Technologies in collaboration with the University of Guelph, will receive a $3M grant from the Government of Canada to conduct a four-year project to turn non-food crops into industrial plastics
    • About 20 medical staff at the Leamington District Memorial Hospital will be laid off by December 2014
    • Sunrise Records Marketing Inc. will close its two downtown Toronto locations in November 2014
  • Week of Sep 08 - Sep 12, 2014

    • Bell Canada subsidiary Nordia Inc. will open a call centre in Peterborough this November, creating up to 400 jobs over the next three years. Nordia is hiring for call centre representatives and management positions.
    • Electrolab Ltd., a provider of safety training resources, plans to double its Belleville workforce to about 150 employees within the next five years. The company is expanding to a new facility by the fall of 2015.
    • TJX Companies, Inc. has opened a new HomeSense store in the Orangeville Mall and hired about 80 full and part-time employees
    • Tecumseh's James Sylvestre Enterprises 2003 is currently building a $600K showroom and aftermarket garage for Strickland's Automart in Lakeshore to be completed in October. The Automart plans to hire six new staff.
    • The Toronto Police Service has welcomed 89 new recruits. It had hired 60 graduates in May, after a three-year freeze. The Police Service lost about 180 officers a year for the past three years and was not able to hire.
    • The $157M expansion and improvement project for Highway 410 in Peel Region is expected to be completed in fall 2018
    • Work is underway for York Region's $41.5M Ninth Line reconstruction
    • Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School in Ottawa's Barrhaven neighbourhood will undergo a $12M expansion, with construction expected to be completed by September 2015
    • French Catholic School École Ste. Marie in Chatham will receive $1.9M for classroom additions and $500k to expand its daycare area, due to increasing enrolment
    • Essex County's TVM Ltd., a logistics company on County Rd. 14 E. in Cottam, is expanding its terminal. Grossi Construction of Leamington began work on the $1.2M project in July, with completion expected by the end of 2014.
    • New Gold Inc. is recruiting managers for its Rainy River Project northwest of Fort Frances. The company is planning to add additional staff over the next year with mining pre-construction scheduled by spring 2015.
    • Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., a media and entertainment services provider, has opened a new post-production studio in Toronto
    • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health opened a new $7M facility in Orangeville
    • The University of Windsor EPICentre will receive a $1.1M grant from the Government of Ontario's Youth Jobs Strategy to help support youth entrepreneurs
    • The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are holding information sessions in communities across Ontario as part of a recruitment drive
    • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will be hosting recruiting and career information sessions throughout Ontario from September to December 2014
    • Stillwater Canada Inc. has scaled back mine development of its Marathon PGM-copper project on the north shore of Lake Superior 
    • Music retailer CD Warehouse will close its remaining stores in Nepean and Kanata over the next six months, affecting 25 staff
    • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will lay off over 600 workers at its Schneiders plant in Kitchener by the end of 2014, before closing in January 2015
  • Week of Sep 01 - Sep 05, 2014

    • Bondfield Construction Company Ltd. has signed a $187M contract to expand Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Construction is expected to begin immediately and finish in the spring of 2019.
    • Construction is underway on École St-Thomas-d¿Aquin, a Catholic French-language elementary school in the Municipality of East Ferris
    • Friends Forever Childcare Centre opened in North Bay, creating up to 15 jobs
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open a second location in the Timmins area by April 2015
    • Muskoka Rock Company Ltd. in Gravenhurst will receive $600K in funding to upgrade its Bethune Drive facility
    • Construction of the aquatic centre and walking trails of Lakeshore¿s Atlas Tube Centre, a $36M multi-use recreational facility, is set to begin in November. Rinks A and B opened to the public in September.
    • The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre officially opened at Fleming College's Brealey Drive campus in Peterborough
    • CenturyLink Inc. has opened a second Toronto area data centre in Markham
    • Dimension Data Canada Inc., an ICT solutions and services provider, has opened a new cloud data centre in Toronto
    • The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will take place on September 24, 2014, at the Mississauga Convention Centre
    • Windsor restaurant Tunnel-Bar-B-Q closed in September after 73 years, affecting up to 50 staff. The property has been sold and will become the site of a new University of Windsor arts facility.
    • The City of Sarnia will close the Coronation Park Day Nursery in November, affecting 40 staff
  • Week of Aug 25 - Aug 29, 2014

    • Construction of Canadian Solar Solutions Inc.'s GoldLight Solar facility in Georgina will begin in summer 2014 and will employ about 200 construction workers
    • Trade-Mark Industrial Inc., a multi-trade contractor, will be relocating to the Cambridge Business Park starting this fall. The business will be expanding and expects to grow its workforce from 450 to about 500-550 workers.
    • Construction work is underway to reverse the pipeline flow at Enbridge Inc.'s Plank Rd. site in Sarnia, employing about 38 workers
    • Science North in Sudbury received $1.25M from the Government of Canada to expand Dynamic Earth and develop a new exhibit entitled Arctic Voices, creating 50 jobs during construction and about 15 permanent jobs on completion
    • The Government of Ontario announced 10 new capital projects that will include building six new schools and renovating others throughout the province
    • The $83M expansion and improvement project for Highway 427 in the Greater Toronto Area is expected to be completed in fall 2017
    • Groundbreaking took place for the ION Stage 1 Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in the Region of Waterloo
    • The RH Saunders Hydroelectric Generating Station in Cornwall is undergoing two redevelopment projects, including replacing the gantry crane by the end of 2014 and renovating the administration building by the end of 2015
    • Construction is underway on an extension of Kotitalo, an assisted living facility operated by the Ontario Finnish Resthome Association in Sault Ste. Marie
    • Construction will begin in September on the expansion of Mac's Convenience Store in Renfrew, with a projected timeline of 12-16 weeks
    • Construction of McKeown Commons in North Bay is nearing completion. The development will have the following retailers and restaurants: Michaels, Sport Chek, Winners, A&W, St. Louis Bar and Grill, PetSmart, Dollar Tree and Sally Beauty Supply.
    • Replacement of the Negick Creek Bridge will commence in September in preparation for construction of the Bow Lake Wind Project, located approximately 80 km northwest of Sault Ste. Marie
    • Sawdust City Brewing Co. opened a brewery and retail store in Gravenhurst
    • IBM Canada Ltd. has opened Canada's first SoftLayer data centre in Markham as part of an investment program to expand cloud computer capacity
    • Clothing retailer Holt Renfrew will close its Ottawa store in January 2015, affecting 72 employees. The closure is part of ongoing restructuring that includes a new location at Square One in Mississauga and renovations to the Yorkdale Mall location.
    • Cast Resource Equipment Ltd., a refurbisher of mobile mining equipment in Sudbury, has filed for bankruptcy
  • Week of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014

    • National Steel Car Ltd. in Hamilton will be hiring around 300 people for positions including welders, maintenance workers, electricians, pipefitters, millwrights, crane operators, fabricators and information technology workers
    • The new Bass Pro Shops Outpost store in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be hiring about 200 to 250 people to fill positions including cashiers, greeters, stockers, marine technicians, boat riggers, boat detailers and boat sales consultants
    • The Government of Ontario will invest $527M in 2014 to upgrade and expand highway infrastructure across Northern Ontario
    • The Meridian Centre spectator facility in St. Catharines will be hiring for over 200 part-time positions including ushers, conversion crew members and food and beverage and box office positions
    • The Government of Ontario has selected MHPM Project Managers Inc. and SNC-Lavalin O&M to deliver 1,500 construction and improvement projects worth an estimated $180M annually over the next five years
    • The GM CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll announced plans to hire up to 120 part-time workers
    • Statistics Canada is hiring supervisory and non-supervisory staff in Peterborough and Toronto to prepare for the Census test this fall
    • GoodLife Fitness Centres Inc. plans to open 50 Fit4Less budget fitness clubs across Canada by the end of 2014
    • Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd. will open the first Canadian Muji store in downtown Toronto in mid-December 2014
    • Chrysler Canada Inc. plans to hire about 60 hourly production workers for its Windsor assembly plant through an employee referral process that will result in a job lottery to be held in August
    • Seasons Retirement Communities GP Inc. is seeking staff for the Oak's Inn Retirement Community facility in Wallaceburg. Positions include head chef, RPN care supervisor and attendants for care, lifestyle, dietary, and housekeeping.
    • Pure Gold Mining Inc. has begun a $4M exploration drilling program at its Madsen Gold Project in Red Lake
    • The Thunder Bay Port Authority has hired 40 temporary workers to manage an increase in grain shipment volumes
    • Big Rock Brewery Inc. will open a brewpub in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood by mid-2015
    • The Louis Cifer Brew Works brewpub will be opening on Toronto's Danforth Avenue in fall 2014
    • A new Popeyes Louisiana Chicken restaurant opened in Welland creating 26 new jobs
    • Windsor Family Credit Union Ltd. opened a new branch in the Innovation Centre on the University of Windsor Campus in August
    • The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has awarded a $943K contract to Toronto-based Delcan Corporation to design an intelligent transportation system for the new border crossing
    • Box, a new discount grocery store line by Loblaw Companies Ltd., opened a new store in east Hamilton
    • DAVWIRE (Defense & Aviation Wiring Inc.) is expanding its facilities in London and will add about 12 positions as a result of entering into an agreement to acquire the manufacturing division of Rutter Inc. of St. John's, Newfoundland
    • The Temagami First Nation received $1M from the Government of Canada to create a commercial space in the community's new multi-use facility and business centre
    • Wallaceburg's Baldoon Golf Club in Chatham-Kent has been sold and the course will be converted to farmland
    • The City of Sudbury will no longer operate the Junior Citizens Day Care as a municipally-run service, affecting 22 employees
    • U.S.-based ATK Sporting Group, owner of rifle manufacturer Savage Arms Canada Inc., will lay off 25 employees at its Lakefield manufacturing plant
    • Ottawa-based DVD rental company Zip.ca Inc. has announced it will close after 10 years in business. The job impact is unknown.
    • Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. has reduced its workforce by 206 employees since introducing cost-cutting measures in November 2013
    • The Kellogg's Canada Inc. plant in London will be laying off about 300 workers in September and 180 workers upon the plant's closure in December
    • Staples Inc. plans to shut about 140 stores in the US and Canada in 2014 as a part of its plans to close 225 stores through 2015
  • Week of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014

    • Grafoid Inc., a graphene research, development and investment company, will open a new R & D facility at the Queen¿s Innovation Park in Kingston in August, creating 160 jobs once fully established
    • Visual effects company Stereo D is planning to open a Toronto office with approximately 100 employees in November 2014
    • Cobourg Development Services Ltd. has been awarded a $16.9M tender for the North East feedermain project in Belleville, with completion expected by the end of 2015
    • Software company SAP Canada Inc. will open its first Canadian data center in Markham, which will be operational by the end of 2014
    • Construction is set to begin on a FedEx Ground distribution facility in the North East Industrial Park in Belleville
    • Rentech, Inc.'s wood pellet manufacturing facility in Atikokan is expected to begin commercial production later this month
    • Fowler Construction Company Ltd. has begun work on a $4.3M project on Highway 11 in north Muskoka, scheduled for completion by November
    • Park Lane Farms has started production at the new medical marijuana facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The facility currently employs about 15 workers but expects employment levels to increase to 50-60 workers.
    • Speedy Transport Group, Inc. plans to start construction in the fall on a new facility in Brockville, which is expected to open in early 2015, creating 13 jobs on-site and additional truck driver positions
    • A $2.3M redevelopment of Prescott¿s waterfront park will begin in August and is scheduled to open to the public in summer 2015
    • G. Gordon Enterprises of Georgetown has begun site preparation activities worth $1.6M for the new Rosewarne Landfill extension in Bracebridge
    • Construction is underway on the expansion of the Victoria Park Seniors¿ Centre in Fergus, Centre Wellington. The project is expected to cost over $1.34M and is scheduled for completion in early December.
    • The Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn stores on Toronto¿s Bloor Street West will close in 2015
  • Week of Aug 04 - Aug 08, 2014

    • The Government of Ontario announced upgrades to highway infrastructure in Northeastern Ontario, supporting 786 jobs
    • The Government of Ontario announced upgrades to highway infrastructure in Northwestern Ontario, supporting 395 jobs
    • Resolute Forest Products has begun recruiting for the sawmill currently under construction in Sapawe near Atikokan, expected to be operational by summer 2015
    • D¿Orsogna Dolciaria s.r.l., an Italian-based sweets manufacturer, will open its first North America distribution centre in Trenton this fall, creating 70 jobs once fully operational
    • R.M.P. Construction & Development Limited has started construction on the 32-unit Edison Building and plans to start work on the 52-unit Bell Building in early 2015 in the Cotton Mills condominium complex in Cornwall
    • Construction is underway on a new Dollar Tree retail store at the Heritage Grove Shopping Centre in Owen Sound
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open a second location in Sarnia in spring 2015
    • Construction is underway on the new $700,000 Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee and is scheduled for completion by November
    • Renovations are underway for a new Anytime Fitness franchise location in Ingersol. The club is expected to open in October and will employ 11 staff.
    • BlackBerry Incorporated announced that it has completed the restructuring notification process and workforce reduction which began three years ago and has plans to begin modest hiring in certain areas of the business
    • GRK Canada Limited, a manufacturer and supplier of screws and other construction fasteners in Thunder Bay, will be relocating operations to the United States by the end of the year, affecting around 40 employees
  • Week of Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2014

    • The Village at St. Clair, a new long-term care facility in Windsor, opened in July creating 325 new jobs
    • NextEra Energy Canada will soon begin construction on the $300M Goshen Wind Energy Centre in Huron County near the shoreline of Lake Huron. The 60-turbine wind farm project is expected to generate 300 construction jobs.
    • Tigercat Industries Inc. broke ground on a new manufacturing plant in Paris. Vicano Construction Limited is building the facility which, once operational, will create over 250 jobs for material handlers, office workers, fabricators and assembly persons.
    • Aecon Construction and Materials Limited has been awarded a $17.8M project by the Government of Ontario and the City of London to build a new interchange at Highway 401 and Wonderland Road, supporting 180 construction jobs
    • Construction work is proceeding on a three-year, $150M project to reline two shaft walls at the Sifto Canada Corp. salt mine in Goderich
    • Options for Homes, an affordable housing builder, broke ground in July on a 155-unit RiverFront condominium project in Cambridge
    • General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada in London secured a $67M contract with the Peruvian Ministry of Defence for 32 light-armoured vehicles
    • Several schools in the Upper Canada District School Board and the Roman Catholic School Board of Eastern Ontario are undergoing renovations and expansions worth over $10M
    • Construction on the first phase of the Ontario Place revitalization project in Toronto will begin over the next few months, with an expected completion date in 2016
    • Goodness Me! will be opening a distribution centre in Brantford, which is expected to employ 35 workers when fully operational
    • Charis Developments Ltd. broke ground on the Mountain View Town Centre in Collingwood in July. The centre will house medical offices, a Bank of Montreal branch and a Rexall pharmacy and is scheduled to open in early 2015.
    • Windsor Regional Hospital's Ouellette Campus received $18M from the Government of Ontario to expand its cardiac catheterization lab, with construction expected to begin in 2015
    • The Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute received $4M from the Government of Ontario to fund health care research in the early detection and treatment of disease, creating 29 high-skilled jobs
    • Construction is underway on the $9.2M Somerset-Donald Street pedestrian bridge, which will connect the communities of Overbrook and Vanier with Sandy Hill in Ottawa. Completion is scheduled for summer 2016.
    • VIA Rail Canada will assume operation of the passenger rail service between Sudbury and White River at the end of July, resulting in the creation of six positions for locomotive engineers and onboard service managers
    • NAPP Canada will host a series of job fairs in the Greater Toronto Area this fall
    • Cinram International Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of pre-recorded media products, has moved its Canadian production operations out of Toronto, eliminating approximately 55 jobs
  • Week of Jul 21 - Jul 25, 2014

    • Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. hired 280 employees at its new store in Guelph
    • Construction has begun on NextEra Energy Canada, ULC's $400M Jericho Wind Energy project in Lambton Shores and Warwick Township. It will temporarily employ about 200 construction workers and create 8-10 full-time maintenance jobs once operational.
    • Ground breaking took place in July on the 48-unit Victoria Place Condominiums development in Alliston
    • Construction has begun at the site of the new Hampton Inn hotel in Timmins with completion expected for 2015
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited announced plans to build a new 20,000-sq.-ft. store in Belleville, which is scheduled to open in March of 2015
    • Employers in Huntsville and throughout Muskoka are seeking candidates to fill various summer and seasonal jobs such as kitchen staff, housekeepers, personal support workers and food service workers
    • Two new retailers, TSC Stores L.P.'s The Incredible Country Hardware Store and Fabricland Distributors Inc., will open locations at the Southridge Mall in Sudbury in September 2014
    • Cornwall Gravel Co. Ltd. will start construction in early August on a two-year $4.3M project to upgrade sewers along sections of roadways in Cornwall
    • Campus Living Centres will begin construction on a new student residence at the Haileybury Campus of Northern College this July with completion expected for August 2015
    • The City of Kawartha Lakes Council has awarded a $6.07M contract to Coco Paving Inc. of Bowmanville to construct a trenchless Scugog River crossing that is to be completed by February 2015
    • The City of Temiskaming Shores received $999,000 from the Government of Canada to complete its waterfront revitalization initiative along Lake Timiskaming and in the communities of New Liskeard and Haileybury 
    • Global Egg Corporation is creating up to 25 jobs and expanding its operations in Elmira with construction of a new facility which is expected to be operational by January 2015
    • Construction is expected to begin this fall on a new boaters lounge at the Georgian Shores Marina in Owen Sound
    • Information technology company ITRenew, Inc. is opening a new, larger facility in Toronto this August
    • Agero, Inc., a roadside assistance provider, is expanding its contact centre in Sault Ste. Marie with plans to increase its workforce by 12 percent in 2014
    • Little Beginnings Daycare & Learning Centres has opened in Kincardine, with space for 42 children and a staff of nine
    • Donaldson by Design Hair Academy, a private career college has opened in Trenton this July
    • Luxury cruise ship Pearl Mist will be making six stops at the Port of Little Current on its tour of the Great Lakes this summer, marking the return of the cruise industry to Manitoulin Island
    • Hardwood Ski and Bike in Oro-Medonte will host the mountain-bike event for the Toronto 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games
    • Food producer Bonduelle North America will rebuild its Tecumseh plant after a fire destroyed its warehouse area in July. Up to 200 full-time, 250 seasonal workers and about 110 growers are affected as the site is restored and limited production resumes.
    • Hudson's Bay Company will be closing its Home Outfitters store at the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga
  • Week of Jul 14 - Jul 18, 2014

    • Video game developer Ubisoft Entertainment S.A.'s $543M investment will create 800 jobs in Ontario by 2020
    • Halton Region will invest $1.2B in its regional roads over the next 10 years
    • APAC Customer Services, Inc. in Hamilton expects to staff 200 customer service and telesales positions at its call centre by this fall
    • Construction of a new French immersion public school in north Oshawa will begin in the summer of 2015
    • Homewood Suites by Hilton opened its new Waterloo/St. Jacobs location, featuring a four-storey, 97-suite hotel
    • McCormick Canada, a producer of spices and other food products in London, will be expanding production and adding 40 jobs, including some former Kellogg employees
    • Niagara Region will be hiring 18 additional emergency services personnel by the end of September
    • V-Tech Engineering, Inc. has opened a new Canadian head office and bakery equipment manufacturing and testing facility in Richmond Hill
    • Smithworks Brewing Company officially opened in July on Rye St. in Peterborough with a retail store and tasting room
    • The Bourbon Barrel Saloon, a new country bar on King Street in Peterborough, is set to open within the next few weeks
    • Frozen yogurt chain Menchie's opened a Windsor location on Dougall Avenue in June
    • Algood Caster Innovations expects to double its manufacturing output as the company moves to its new facility in Brampton
    • The Electrical College of Canada has opened a new campus in Mississauga
    • London International Airport will be adding direct flights twice-daily to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey
    • NECO Community Futures Development Corporation received $408,872 from the Government of Canada to establish a Northern Ontario pavilion at the 2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, allowing 50 businesses to showcase their products and services
    • Microsoft Corporation announced that it will cut up to 18,000 jobs worldwide by June 2015. The number of positions impacted in Ontario is currently not known.
    • The Pizza Hut restaurant in Brockville closed in July, affecting approximately 30 staff
  • Week of Jul 07 - Jul 11, 2014

    • Skyline International Development Inc. announced a five-year $400M redevelopment plan for Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville, which includes new condos, cottages and a commercial village. The first condo, a 170-unit $55M project, will launch this summer.
    • Town Shoes Limited will open its first two Canadian Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW Inc.) locations in Mississauga and Newmarket in August 2014
    • Kodiak Group Holdings Company will close the Terra Nova Shoes plant in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland by the end of November and move production to a new plant in Cambridge, Ontario
    • Construction is underway on the new Future Shop and Sally Beauty retail stores at Brookdale Square in Cornwall
    • The Rainbow District School Board is hiring 15 early childhood educators, 13 educational assistants, 10 elementary school teachers, three student success teachers and two social workers
    • Graham Construction & Engineering Inc. has been awarded a $44M contract to upgrade the wastewater treatment plant in Owen Sound, with construction due to start in August and completion scheduled for 2016
    • B.D.M. Millwrights Inc. is expanding and will move from Blenheim to a larger facility in Chatham by the end of August. It is currently seeking 15 additional workers including millwrights, welder-fitters, fabricators and designers.
    • The Region of Waterloo has budgeted $73M for the Grand River Transit fleet project which will include light rail and bus expansion. The region expects to add the equivalent of 11 new full-time staff in 2014.
    • The Toronto Community Housing Corporation has selected seven vendors to deliver $12.7M in general repairs to over 1500 buildings starting in July 2014
    • Medical and safety technology company Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA has opened a new office and design centre in Mississauga
    • The Government of Canada has opened a new $400,000 state-of-the-art Asian carp science lab at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) in Burlington, adding five full-time staff and a number of short-term positions
    • WIND Mobile opened two new locations in Brantford, a store at 84 Dalhousie St. and a standalone kiosk in Lynden Park Mall
    • Sarnia-Lambton will host the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge this November. The 24-game tournament will be held at RBC Centre, the Shores Recreation Centre and the Sarnia Arena.
    • Sensient Flavors Canada Inc. announced the closure of its food manufacturing facility in Cornwall affecting approximately 50 employees
    • Ontera, a telecommunications division of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission, will lay off 40 employees over the next two years. Employees in North Bay, Timmins, Cochrane, New Liskeard and Sudbury will be affected.
    • The Richard Ivey School of Business in London will be cutting more than 10 positions due to restructuring
    • Cadillac Cabs Inc., Wallaceburg's sole taxi company, laid off six staff in July, including three dispatchers and three drivers
  • Week of Jun 30 - Jul 04, 2014

    • Northland Power Inc. has received provincial approval to construct the 40-turbine Grand Bend Wind Farm near the eastern shores of Lake Huron. The $380M project is expected to generate 150 construction jobs and up to eight positions once operational.
    • York Region Emergency Medical Services offered 56 positions to recently trained paramedics
    • Advanced Medical Marihuana Canada has purchased a former greenhouse complex in Kincardine at the Bruce Energy Centre and is renovating the site. The company plans to begin operations this fall and expects to employ 20-30 staff in the first phase.
    • Wellington County Council has approved $5M in funding for the construction of the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital and $4.4M for upgrades and renovations to Louise Marshall Hospital and Palmerston and District Hospital
    • Dollar Tree Canada plans to open a new retail store in downtown Kingston this fall
    • Steed and Evans Limited has been awarded a $5.7M contract to install new adapted Bus Rapid Transit (aBRT) stops and undertake the road construction on Hespeler Road in Cambridge
    • Peak Engineering & Construction Ltd. was awarded $5.2M by Port Hope Council to renovate the Jack Burger Sports Complex in Port Hope. The one-year project is expected to begin soon.
    • Bay City Contractors (Thunder Bay) Inc. received a $4.5M contract from Atikokan town council to reconstruct Willow Road
    • The Windsor Family Credit Union has opened its eighth retail location in June in downtown Windsor
    • East River Solutions Ltd., a machining company, has expanded into Wallaceburg with plans to hire five additional staff over the next year
    • Rock-Tech, a mining equipment manufacturer, received $15,000 from FedNor to complete an operational assessment and increase production at the company's new 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Sudbury
    • Canada Post added a new outlet to the Canadian Tire location in Tillsonburg
    • Grocery store chain Sobeys Inc. is closing seven stores in Ontario
    • No Frills will close its grocery store at the Cornwall Square Shopping Centre in August, affecting approximately 60 staff
    • Toronto's The Grid magazine, owned by Torstar Corporation, ceased publication in July, resulting in the loss of up to 22 jobs
    • Savage Arms Canada Inc., a rifle manufacturer in Lakefield, will permanently lay off 15 temporary workers. Five full-time permanent employees will be laid off for the summer. Factory and workforce expansion plans remain in place over the next two years.
    • The Near North District School Board has laid-off eight secondary school teachers due to declining enrollment 
  • Week of Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014

    • Construction has started on the new $530M Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness in Brampton
    • Mady Development Corporation is developing a $210M mixed-use complex in Burlington, which will include condominium residences and hotel under the Delta Hotels and Resorts banner. The Bridgewater project is expected to create about 300 construction jobs.
    • Rubicon Minerals Corporation is currently in the process of procuring equipment and hiring staff to replace on-site contractors at its Phoenix Gold mine in Red Lake. The project is scheduled to finish construction and begin production by mid-2015.
    • Ubiquity Solar Inc. has received $3.1M from the Government of Canada for a proposed $11M pilot plant to build solar panel materials in Sarnia. The company plans to develop a full scale plant with a potential for 500 jobs over the next five years.
    • Eacom Timber Corporation is scheduled to reopen its sawmill in Ear Falls in August 2014. The company is looking to hire around 60 employees for a single shift, with plans to hire another 40 employees after a second shift is added later next year.
    • Tweed Inc., a fully-licensed medical marijuana producer based in Smiths Falls, plans to expand its workforce from 40 to over 100 employees once the facility is fully operational
    • Canadore College received $2M from the Government of Canada to establish a research and testing facility at its Aviation Campus in North Bay, creating more than 40 full-time jobs
    • Amherstburg's $34.1M upgraded wastewater treatment plant officially opened in June
    • Tambro Construction has been awarded a $10.5M tender to construct St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School in Winona, Hamilton. Construction is expected to begin shortly, with a completion date of September 2015.
    • An $8.4M expansion and renovation project is currently underway at the Bells Corners Technology Park in Ottawa. The facility will house a new campus for engineering firm Golder Associates.
    • The $15M Lincoln Community Complex featuring an NHL-sized hockey rink and library branch opened in Beamsville
    • Swiss Space Systems Holding SA announced its partnership with the City of North Bay and Canadore College, which will see the company conduct tests of its SOAR suborbital shuttle at the Jack Garland Airport beginning in 2014
    • Construction is set to begin on the ten new T-hangars at the Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport in Lindsay in July, with an expected completion date of this fall
    • North Channel Cruise Line Inc. on Manitoulin Island has begun sightseeing tours of the North Channel
    • BlackBerry has laid off 65 employees from its developer relations group in Waterloo. Job cuts follow a recent deal with Amazon.com that grants BlackBerry users access to Amazon's Appstore, eliminating the need for BlackBerry to develop consumer apps
    • Sun Media Corporation closed its call centre at the Bayside Centre in Sarnia as operations were moved offshore, affecting about 80 workers
    • Bell Media plans to cut up to 120 jobs across its Toronto television operations this summer
    • Schneiders begins to shutdown its Kitchener plant until the end of 2014 and transfer production to its new $395M facility in Hamilton. Layoff notices will be given out in phases, affecting approximately 1200 manufacturing jobs.
    • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation plans to cut an additional 1,000 to 1,500 jobs by 2020 as it moves towards digital and mobile services. The number of positions impacted in Ontario is currently not known.
  • Week of Jun 16 - Jun 20, 2014

    • Tunnelling work has started on the next phase of the $400M Hanlan Water Project, the largest watermain initiative undertaken in Peel Region. The Project has an expected completion date of early 2017.
    • Niagara Region will start construction on a new wastewater treatment plant in Niagara-on-the-Lake in August 2014. The project is expected to cost $43.2M, with a completion date of December 2016.
    • A new 80-unit affordable housing rental project will become part of the $26M Bayside initiative on Toronto's waterfront developed by Hines and Tridel Corporation. Construction is expected to be completed by 2018-2019.
    • W.S. Morgan Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $2.9M contract by the District Municipality of Muskoka to upgrade the River Road Sewage Pumping Station in Bracebridge
    • A ground breaking ceremony was held for the new $1.1M Pontypool fire station in Kawartha Lakes. The new building will house 20 volunteer firefighters and is expected to be completed by October 2014.
    • Farm Boy opened its first grocery store in London, creating over 150 jobs
    • Brandneu Foods Canada Inc., a natural food products manufacturer, will move into the former Bakkavor Foods plant in Cobourg, creating up to 18 new jobs. The company is scheduled to begin production in September 2014.
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open a new location in Blenheim in October 2014, creating up to 15 jobs
    • Siemens Canada officially opened its wind turbine training and distribution centre in Chatham. The facility currently employs about 15 staff, but plans to hire up to 10 additional workers over the next year.
    • Pioneer Canadian Inc. will soon begin construction on Powassan Town Square, a mixed-use development at the site of the former Windsor Hotel. The development will feature a health centre and walk-in medical clinic.
    • The Canada Job Expo will take place on July 19, 2014, at the North York Civic Centre and North York Memorial Hall
    • Sobeys will close its Food Town location in Markdale in Grey County, affecting about 20 workers. The company will offer staff a chance to relocate to other stores in the area.
  • Week of Jun 09 - Jun 13, 2014

    • Atelka Inc. officially announced the opening of a new contact centre in Sarnia at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park in June. The company currently employs about 180 staff, but expects to increase up to 300 workers.
    • Architecttura Inc. and Moriyama & Teshima Architects jointly won a $1.4M contract to design the new Windsor City Hall. The entire project is estimated to cost approximately $34M and is expected to be built by 2017.
    • American Bridge Company has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $15M to demolish the decommissioned North Channel Bridge in Cornwall. Construction is expected to begin mid-July, with a completion date of June 2016.
    • H.R. Doornekamp Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $2.1M contract to upgrade and improve the Bridge Street bridge in Belleville. Work is expected to begin this month, with a completion date of September 2014.
    • Grain handler Richardson International Limited has reopened the Current River terminal, doubling its storage capacity in the Port of Thunder Bay
    • Construction is expected to begin later this month on the new St. Jacobs Farmers' Market building in Waterloo, with an expected completion date of next spring
    • Lions Group Inc. has begun construction work on Pearson Plaza in Elliot Lake with completion scheduled for October 2014
    • Supply Chain Management Inc. is recruiting between 50 and 60 employees, including workers with forklift certification, for its High Velocity Distribution Centre in Cornwall
    • Standard Auto Wreckers will open an auto parts distribution centre in Port Hope, creating up to 40 new jobs
    • CIBS Group has broken ground on the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic in Ingleside near Ottawa, with an expected completion date of August 2014
    • Peterbilt Dryden, a division of Thunder Bay Truck Centre Inc., has opened on Highway 17 and will serve as a central hub and parts distribution centre for the company¿s Thunder Bay and Fort Frances locations
    • Just Baked, a new bakery and ice cream shop, opened at 517 King St. in Port Colborne, creating seven new jobs
    • Cosmetics retailer Sephora will open a location inside the Devonshire Mall in Windsor this fall
    • Copperworks Consulting Inc. has opened a media production office in downtown Sudbury providing short-term office rental space to film, television and media productions
    • The Georgian Bay General Hospital will close its Penetanguishene site over the next few months due to a $1.7M deficit. No layoffs are anticipated at this point as everything will be moved to Midland location.
    • Tweed & Hickory is closing its Bucovetsky's store in Kapuskasing. A rise in online shopping and a changing retail environment have been cited for the closure.
    • The North Bay Regional Health Centre is implementing a three phase cost-saving plan. As part of the first phase, 34 jobs are being eliminated. No further details were available at this time.
    • Food Basics on Dougall Avenue and Sobeys grocery store at Tecumseh Mall in Windsor will close on July 31 and September 6, affecting about 55 and 95 workers respectively
  • Week of Jun 02 - Jun 06, 2014

    • Glencore Canada Corporation will spend up to $400M to upgrade its smelter in Sudbury to meet new provincial standards on nickel emissions
    • Héroux-Devtek Inc., a leading manufacturer of aerospace products, plans to invest approximately $90M in network expansion and equipment over two years in preparation for the Boeing 777 landing gear contract
    • General Electric Canada's plant in Peterborough has recalled many of the 200 to 250 workers previously laid-off in November 2013
    • A Bayfield Foodland Store relocated in Bluewater in May 2014 to a new, larger facility. The grocery store has increased the number of employees from 18 to 60.
    • Hobart Food Equipment Group Canada has recalled 25 workers at its manufacturing facility in Owen Sound due to improved business conditions
    • Construction on a $12M marina in the city of Quinte West will be underway this summer
    • Chrysler Canada Inc. hired ten workers at its rail yard in Windsor
    • Superior Copper Corporation has begun a drill program at its Superior Copper Project located north of Sault Ste. Marie
    • Athena Automation Ltd. has broken ground for a new systems center for machine assembly and integration in Vaughan, which is expected to be operational in 2016
    • Film equipment supplier William F. White International Inc. has opened a new location in the Northern Ontario Film Studios facility in Sudbury in response to an increase in filming and production activity in the region
    • Fossil, Inc. has opened its flagship retail store on Toronto's Bloor Street West as part of its continued Canadian expansion
    • The Student Times Job Fair and Training Expo will take place on July 8, 2014 at the Mississauga Convention Centre
    • Tweed & Hickory, an independent retail chain, will be closing both locations in downtown Timmins by the end of 2014. A rise in online shopping and a changing retail environment have been cited for the closures.
  • Week of May 26 - May 30, 2014

    • Construction is set to begin on the Rainy River Solar Project near Pinewood. The joint venture, between Rainy River First Nations, Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure, Terrma Capital Corp. and Cedarvale Energy, is expected to be operational in 2015.
    • Canadian Tire Financial Services is hiring approximately 200 full and part-time employees for its call centres located in St. Catharines and Welland
    • After six months of renovations, the Idlewyld Inn reopened with a new owner on May 8 in London, creating 55 jobs, which included some former employees
    • Bell Canada will invest $40M to bring its Fibe Internet and TV services to Kingston in 2015, creating 40 jobs
    • Canoe Mining Ventures Corp. began a drill program at its Iron Lake Gold Project near White River
    • Tom Belch and Sons Building Contractors Limited have been awarded a $1.7M contract to build a new education centre at Belleville General Hospital
    • The new Harbour Hill Retirement Suites building officially opened in Goderich
    • Blyth Academy, a private school for students from Grades 7-12, will open its second Mississauga location in fall 2014
    • The Dovercourt Recreation Centre in Ottawa has started construction on the first phase of its $2.5M expansion project
    • Eastway Contracting Inc. has been awarded a $567,000 contract to perform construction work on Boundary Road in Pembroke
    • Kingsville Town Hall in Essex County is undergoing renovations, the second phase of construction is expected to be completed by November
    • Oscar's Grill has opened in downtown Sudbury
    • MAS Acting Studios, a training facility for aspiring actors, has opened in Sudbury
    • Walmart Canada Corp. has eliminated 750 jobs nationally, the total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown
    • Sudbury Downs has cancelled the 2014 horse racing season at northern Ontario's only racetrack, resulting in the loss of 100 full-time equivalent jobs
    • Nasittuq Corporation is laying off up to 80 employees in North Bay following the end of their contract operating and maintaining the North Warning System. Raytheon Canada Limited will be taking over the contract and is currently hiring.
    • One Kids Place Children's Treatment Centre, with locations in North Bay, Parry Sound, Kirkland Lake and New Liskeard, is laying off three therapists
  • Week of May 19 - May 23, 2014

    • Highbury Canco Corporation will take over the Heinz plant in Leamington at the end of June with plans to hire 250 workers, mostly former Heinz employees
    • Construction is set to begin on a two-phase 92-home subdivision in the Town of Lakeshore in Essex County
    • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada has hired more than 700 students at its Cambridge and Woodstock plants for the summer, an increase of 250 from last year
    • Infrastructure improvements valued at $9.2M will take place in Lanark County in 2014
    • A new PharmaSave has opened in Bradford West Gwillimbury
    • Rescom Home Comfort, a heating and cooling company, will be opening in Clinton at the end of May
    • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School in Petawawa will undergo a 1,300-sq.-ft. expansion this summer in preparation for full-day kindergarten programs
    • Cathcart Boulevard, High Park and Errol Road elementary schools in Sarnia will undergo $4M in renovations this summer in preparation for full-day kindergarten programs
    • Groundbreaking has taken place on two new paramedic stations, a 5,800-sq.-ft. facility in Alliston and a 3,000-sq.-ft. facility in Beeton
    • Lululemon Athletica Inc. has opened a pop-up store in downtown Sudbury
    • My Alibi Bistro, a new restaurant located in Welland, has opened
    • Tom Veert Contracting Ltd. was awarded a $2.4M contract to replace water and sewer infrastructure underneath Third Street East in Fort Frances, with construction set to begin in June
    • JML Engineering Ltd. has been awarded a $1.5M contract by Dryden city council to upgrade Duke Street, with construction expected to begin in August
    • Following an announcement earlier this year that Petcetera was filing for creditor protection, the company has announced that it will be closing 9 of its locations and selling the remaining nine
    • Arclin Canada Ltd. will close its resins manufacturing plant in North Bay in June, resulting in the loss of 39 jobs
    • Temple Baptist Academy in Cambridge will be closing by the end of June due to declining enrolment, affecting nine employees
    • The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will be held at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton on June 18
    • Eleven registered practical nursing positions at St. Joseph's Hospital in Thunder Bay are being eliminated and will be filled by personal support workers, however no layoffs are expected
    • A job fair for Early Childhood Education students was held on May 18 in Clinton. There are several job opportunities with school boards and day care centres in Huron County and Perth County for ECE graduates.
  • Week of May 12 - May 16, 2014

    • Sinosteel Corporation is looking to hire 60 tradespeople for a fixed term contract to repair coke oven batteries for Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie
    • Broccolini Construction Inc. has broken ground on a mixed-use complex in Ottawa's Westboro neighbourhood, which will include 138 rental apartments and commercial and retail space
    • Construction is underway on the $12M Towneplace Suites Marriot development in Kincardine. The hotel is expected to open in spring 2015, creating 40 full-time jobs and several part-time jobs.
    • A Harvey's and Swiss Chalet franchise will be opening in south Port Elgin in late summer, creating up to 30 full-time and part- time jobs
    • EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Inc. expects to add 30 new jobs in Welland to meet the demand for a new product which combines wind turbines and solar panels to produce electricity
    • Vision Transportation Systems will expand its facility in Belleville. The 80,000-sq.-ft. expansion project will be completed by Cornerstone Builders Ltd.
    • Sens House Sports Bar and Grill will open in Ottawa's ByWard Market this summer at the former Hard Rock Café site
    • The Kenora District Services Board is looking to hire 12 paramedics 
    • The second phase of renovations at the Perth and District Collegiate Institute in Perth will begin in June, with completion on the $1.2M project scheduled for August
    • The newly redeveloped Kipling Acres long-term care home has officially opened in Toronto, with construction on the next and final stage to begin in summer 2014
    • Herbert Fisheries will remain operational while construction begins on a new processing facility and restaurant in Killarney. Up to six new jobs will be created by expanding operations.
    • Canada Post processing plants in London, Hamilton, and Ottawa will no longer sort mail. This service will be transferred to Toronto and Montreal, eliminating 180 full and part-time positions, mostly through attrition
    • Sun Media Corporation will lay off approximately 70 employees at four daily newspapers (Timmins Daily Press, North Bay Nugget, Sault Star and Sudbury Star) following the transfer of press operations to North Bay
    • Baycar Steel Fabricating Ltd. will close this summer in Sudbury
    • The Honest Lawyer and Downtown Kathy Brown's, two of London's downtown establishments, closed on May 16, 2014
    • Resolute Forest Products announced the permanent closure of its pulp and paper mill in Fort Frances after indefinitely suspending paper production earlier this year, affecting an additional 20 employees
    • Toronto Fire Services has launched its 2014 Operations Firefighter Campaign and Firefighter Career Access Campaign, with application submissions beginning June 9
  • Week of May 05 - May 09, 2014

    • Siemens Canada Ltd. will manufacture and ship 420 wind turbine blades for the K2 Wind Project near Goderich, employing roughly 1,000 workers across Ontario
    • Trenergy Inc., a fabrication plant in St. Catharines is scaling up production of rail-oil tank shells and looking to fill upwards of 200 positions, including skilled trades
    • The new South West Detention Centre in Windsor has created 100 jobs and will replace the Chatham and Windsor jails
    • Ten new stores will be opening in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this year
    • Canon Canada Inc. has broken ground on its new corporate headquarters in Brampton, with construction to be completed by December 2015
    • Three school boards in Northeastern Ontario received a total of $21.3M from the Government of Ontario to build and renovate multiple schools
    • Toys 'R' Us (Canada) Ltd. will be opening a new location in London this summer and is looking to hire various positions
    • Roadwork is underway on Speedsville Road in Cambridge as part of a $16.9M road construction project
    • Harold Sutherland Construction Ltd. will be performing $2M worth of roadwork this summer on Grey Road 1 in Georgian Bluffs
    • Construction is underway for renovations to accommodate full-day kindergarten at Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School in Wingham. The $1.5M project is expected to be completed by September 2014.
    • Construction has begun for a $1.3M expansion to relocate a municipal daycare program at Mother Teresa School in Walkerton, and is expected to be completed by Fall 2014
    • Mossimo's Pizzas and Subs Ltd. opened its newly relocated and expanded pizzeria in Pelham, increasing staff from 40 workers to 60
    • Leaf Garden Design Inc. will open a new showroom location in Sarnia with 10 full-time and five part-time staff
    • A new 8,800-sq.-ft. Norfolk library branch opened in Port Dover
    • A joint Mr. Sub-Country Style Food Services restaurant opened in Bradford West Gwillimbury after renovation of the former Country Style restaurant
    • A new Domino's Pizza franchise opened in Brantford
    • A new craft brewery, The Refined Fool Brewing Company, opened this month in downtown Sarnia
    • A Your Dollar Store With More Inc. location has opened in a new 9,000-sq.-ft. commercial development on the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve on Manitoulin Island
    • Women's clothing retailer Boutique Jacob Inc. will close all of its stores, impacting 1000 positions across Canada
    • Unilever Canada Inc. will close its manufacturing plant in Brampton in March 2016, impacting approximately 280 employees
    • Canlyte, a division of Philips Electronics Ltd., will cease production of fluorescent lighting fixtures at its plant in Cornwall and transfer manufacturing of LED fixtures to other facilities in North America, affecting 190 employees over the next year
    • The STAPLES Business Depot location at the Portage Place mall in Peterborough will close in September, affecting an undisclosed number of staff
    • Petcetera closed its store located in Niagara Square in Niagara Falls due to restructuring, affecting 10 employees
  • Week of Apr 28 - May 02, 2014

    • Software company OpenText Corp. will invest $2B in staff and facilities over the next seven years, creating up to 1,200 new jobs in Toronto, Peterborough, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Kingston and Waterloo
    • Taro Pharmaceuticals Inc. is investing $247M to expand research and production at its Brampton facility, creating up to 140 new jobs
    • Activation Laboratories Ltd. (Actlabs) has opened its new $20M, 200,000-sq.-ft. global headquarters in Ancaster. The company plans to expand by 100 to 200 employees over the next five years.
    • The Government of Ontario has approved the creation of Seaton, a new urban development in Pickering, which will provide homes for approximately 70,000 people and support up to 35,000 jobs when fully developed
    • Eight projects in the communities of Kenora, Emo, Lake of the Woods, Fort Frances and the Mitaanjigamiing, Seine River and Sachigo Lake First Nations received a total of $5.1M from the Government of Ontario, creating over 96 jobs
    • Fowler Construction Company Ltd. has been awarded an $8.4M contract by the Government of Ontario to resurface and upgrade 20km of Highway 124 near Magnetawan. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014, creating 84 jobs.
    • Seven projects in the communities of Wawa, Killarney, Little Current and Gore Bay as well as the Aundeck Omni Kaning and Batchewana First Nations received a total of $4.3M from the Government of Ontario, creating 64 jobs
    • Seven projects in the Timmins area received a total of $1.4M from the Government of Ontario, creating 34 jobs
    • Miller Paving Limited has been awarded a $2.9M contract by the Government of Ontario to reconstruct 3km of Highway 560 near Gowganda. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014, creating 29 jobs.
    • Weber-Stephen Products LLC, a manufacturer of charcoal, gas and electric grills and grilling accessories, will open its Canadian headquarters in Vaughan in September 2014
    • Site preparation continues at the former Plummer Hospital property in Sault Ste. Marie. Property developer, TVM Group, expects to open a sales centre for the proposed 40-unit condominium structure in June 2014.
    • The Muskoka Rock Company Ltd. in Gravenhurst is hiring additional staff after purchasing new equipment and automating processes
    • The Waterloo Region plans over $100M in road construction and maintenance throughout 2014
    • Construction has started on a $2.5M aquatic greenhouse in Carp near Ottawa. The facility, called Aquatopia, will include an events venue, retail store, café and spa and is expected to open this summer.
    • Smiths Construction has been awarded a contract for $618,896 to complete road improvements in Arnprior near Ottawa
    • Construction of the new 10,000-sq.-ft. Stratford Perth Archives has begun, with building expected to be complete by the end of the year
    • The Boshkung Brewing Company in Haliburton County will receive $111,500 from the Government of Ontario in order to expand and retrofit its operations, as well as host a local farmer's market. The brewery plans to start operations in May.
    • Toronto-based OfficeMax Grand & Toy will close all of its retail walk-in stores, affecting 160 positions across Canada. The company will continue to provide online business services.
    • Toronto-based e-reader company Kobo Inc. has laid off 63 people
    • Resolute Forest Products is temporarily eliminating one of three shifts, laying off 30 workers, and will not hire students this summer at its sawmill in Thunder Bay as a result of a shortage of rail cars used to transport lumber
    • The Bookshelf in Thunder Bay has closed, citing declining demand for print books
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $51M in five youth entrepreneurship programs as part of the Youth Jobs Strategy
    • The NAPP Canada Career, Education, Apprenticeship and Trades Fair will take place on May 29 at the Scarborough GKM Community Centre
    • The Canadian Job & Career Expo will take place at the North York Civic Centre on May 22
  • Week of Apr 21 - Apr 25, 2014

    • The York RapidLINK consortium has been awarded a $261M contract to build the York Viva Bus Rapid Transit rapidways along Yonge Street in Richmond Hill and Newmarket, with construction expected to begin in 2014
    • American retail chain Nordstrom, Inc. has announced that it will open in the Rideau Centre in Ottawa in March 2015, creating approximately 400 jobs
    • Alternative Medical Solutions Inc. will begin construction on a 50,000 sq. ft. medical marijuana production facility in Hanover in May. Once operational the company expects to create 30 to 60 positions.
    • Teranorth Construction & Engineering Ltd. has been awarded a $7.3M contract by the Government of Ontario to upgrade service roads providing access to Highway 11 near Burk¿s Falls. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014, creating 73 jobs.
    • The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Lincoln will receive $26.5M over 5 years from various levels of government to help Ontario's horticulture industry bring new products and technologies to market
    • The Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Tayfour Campus in Windsor will receive $8.25M from the Government of Ontario to help implement a new 30-bed rehabilitation unit
    • NextEra Energy Canada, ULC has received provincial approval to build a 92-turbine, 150MW wind farm in Lambton and Middlesex counties. Construction is expected to begin soon.
    • The newly-renovated Copper River Inn has opened in Fort Frances, employing 57 staff
    • Loop Recycled Products Inc., a paint recycling company, will be relocating its operations from St. Catharines to Niagara Falls. The company expects to hire an additional 40 workers for its summer production.
    • Interconcrete Limited, a supplier of ready-mix concrete to the Greater Sudbury Area, has received $1M from the Government of Ontario to build an enclosed facility allowing the business to operate year-round, creating 30 jobs
    • Shellard Lane in Brantford will undergo an $8M multi-phase reconstruction project, with construction expected to start in May 2014
    • Wilco Contractors Superior Inc. has been awarded a $1.6M contract by the Government of Ontario to renovate the Whitefish River bridge on Highway 588, east of Nolalu. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014, creating 16 jobs.
    • Seven projects in the communities of Marathon, Schreiber, Greenstone, the Whitesand and Ginoogaming First Nations and the Lake Helen Reserve have received a total of $419,105 from the Government of Ontario, creating 10 jobs
    • Clothing retailer Express has opened in the Bayshore Shopping Centre in Ottawa and expects to open a second Ottawa location this summer
    • Sydenham River Veterinary Office has opened in Wallaceburg
    • Magnotta Winery Corporation has opened a new retail store in Kingston at the King¿s Crossing Centre
    • McKesson Canada Corporation, a healthcare distribution and logistics company, is hiring 60 employees for its new distribution centre in Trenton
    • Richmont Mines Inc. has offered jobs to 10 graduates of Northern College's underground hard rock miner common core program after they completed a placement at the company's Dubreuilville Island Gold mine
    • R.M. Bélanger Limited has been awarded a $1.1M contract by Tehkummah Township on Manitoulin Island to replace the Government Road bridge spanning the Manitou Rive
    • The Crowne Plaza Kitchener-Waterloo hotel has opened after undergoing a $12M renovation
    • Thomas Canning (Maidstone) Ltd. has signed a $25M annual sales agreement with Festrut Companies of Nigeria to export its tomato products. It expects to contract with 20 tomato growers in Essex County and Chatham-Kent to meet demand.
    • The University of Guelph will receive $2M from the Government of Ontario in order to keep its Kemptville Campus open for the 2014-15 academic year
    • So-Low Sales, a discount store in Hamilton, will be closing in June 2014
    • The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board will cut up to 30 administrative and custodial positions as a result of three school closures. However, the board plans on hiring 15 full-time teaching positions and 40 early childhood educator positions.
    • Booksmarts Canada at the Highland Hills Mall in Kitchener will close in May 2014
  • Week of Apr 14 - Apr 18, 2014

    • Sushi Guru, a new restaurant in Windsor, is hiring staff and plans to open in May
    • Coca-Cola Canada has opened a new distribution centre in Windsor which will employ 15-18 staff, many of whom have been relocated from its Chatham facility closure
    • Rifle manufacturer Savage Arms Canada Inc. in Lakefield will undergo a $7.5M expansion over the next three years, creating up to 50 new positions
    • Entropex, a Sarnia-based plastics recycler, has implemented a new technology resulting in the addition of 22 new positions
    • The Village at St. Clair, a new long-term care facility in Windsor, will be hiring RNs, RPNs, PSWs, housekeeping, laundry, recreation, environmental, maintenance and food service staff. The facility is expected to open in late summer 2014.
    • Options Health Care will open a medicinal marijuana clinic in London in April 2014
    • Transcontinental RBW Graphics, a commercial printer in Owen Sound, is using $267,372 from the Government of Ontario to install a new printing line, creating 24 new jobs
    • Sudbury Platinum Corp., a subsidiary of Transition Metals Corp., will advance exploration work at the Aer-Kidd project in Sudbury in 2014
    • Construction on Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Pattern Energy Group Inc.'s South Kent Wind project, Canada's largest wind power facility, is now complete. The project has created 22 permanent jobs in operations and maintenance.
    • The St. Clair Township Fire Department is recruiting volunteer firefighters for six fire stations, including Becher and Port Lambton
    • KBM Forestry Consultants Inc., Sencia Canada Ltd, XLV Diagnostics Inc., and Olivier Strategic Marketing in Thunder Bay will expand and create 19 jobs after jointly receiving $1.1M from the Government of Ontario
    • Auto parts manufacturer KTH Shelburne Manufacturing is investing $42M to upgrade and expand its plant in Dufferin County, creating 30 jobs
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $529,300 to help Klassic Coconut renovate its new Simcoe location, creating 10 new jobs
    • Polycon Industries Ltd., owned by Magna International Inc. and Envida Community Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Guelph Hydro Inc., will each construct a heat and power cogeneration plant in Guelph in 2015 and 2016 respectively
    • The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board announced $1.2M in upgrades for King George VI Public School in Kenora
    • A new Pita Pit location will open in Huntsville in May and is looking to hire a manager and 20 staff positions
    • St. Anthony Daniel School near Brantford will be closing in June due to decreasing enrollment
  • Week of Apr 07 - Apr 11, 2014

    • Haliburton County Council has awarded a $2M contract to Norway Asphalt Ltd. to pave a section of County Road 648 from the Dark Lake Bridge area to Highland Grove
    • Magna International Inc.'s $1.5M expansion of its Dortec plant in Newmarket will create 75 new jobs
    • Supply Chain Management in Cornwall is recruiting up to 64 full-time and part-time positions for its High Velocity Distribution Centre and up to 60 part-time positions at its Regional Distribution Centre
    • HFI Pyrotechnics in Prescott and Heat-Line Corporation in Algonquin Highlands are expanding, creating 12 and six new jobs respectively
    • Pembroke MDF Inc., a manufacturer of medium density fiberboards, will resume operations in July 2014, creating up to 140 jobs
    • Ensyn Technologies Inc. will convert its Renfrew production facility to a dedicated biofuels facility and increase production capacity, creating 14 new jobs. The project, valued at $4M, is expected to be completed by mid-2014.
    • Dollarama Inc. is planning to open an additional 400 stores in Canada over the next four years, including 85 in 2014. The majority of stores will be located in Ontario and Western Canada.
    • Primero Mining Corp. has announced US$31.2M in capital expenditures and US$16.8M in capitalized exploration costs for the newly acquired Black Fox gold mine and Grey Fox property in Black River-Matheson near Timmins
    • Temex Resources Corp. has begun a drill program at the Whitney Gold Project in Timmins. The project is a joint venture with Goldcorp Canada Ltd.
    • Taskforce Engineering Inc. will build four new hangars at the Haliburton/Stanhope Municipal Airport in May
    • Picturesque Stone, a company which specializes in handcrafted indoor and outdoor décor, is expanding in New Liskeard and looking to hire around 20 workers
    • OutSpoken Brewing is opening in downtown Sault Ste. Marie
    • Six businesses were awarded contracts collectively valued at nearly $13M for infrastructure improvements by the Thunder Bay city council
    • Monkey See Monkey Do, an animated television series produced in the Sudbury area, received $701,276 from the Province of Ontario for its second season. The project is expected to create 42 jobs.
    • The Halton District School Board will hire 21 teachers and administrators due to increased enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year
    • Starbucks Corporation will open a second location in Belleville this summer
    • Goldcorp Canada Ltd. has created eight jobs at its Musselwhite mine in Opapimiskan Lake
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $23M over three years to purchase new motor coaches and refurbish rail coaches to improve transportation services of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
    • Maple Lodge Farms Ltd. announced that it will be closing its Niagara Grain and Feed plant in Smithville on May 31, affecting about 20 local jobs. The company's plant in Ayr, near Waterloo, will close in April.
    • The Biederman Equine Centre in Maidstone and the London Equine Hospital have recently closed, citing declines in business as a result of the cancellation of the Slots at Racetrack Program
    • The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will cut 657 jobs over the next two years as a result of budgetary constraints. The number of positions impacted in Ontario is currently unknown
    • Presstran Industries in St. Thomas, a division of Magna International Inc., announced about 40 employees will be affected due to restructuring
    • The Quinte Region Career & Training Fair will be held on April 24 at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre in Belleville
    • The Trucking Network Job Fair will take place on May 10, 2014, at the Red Rose Convention Centre in Mississauga
    • Shell Canada Products - Sarnia announced it has paused its liquefied natural gas project at the Corunna refinery. The project was expected to create up to 350 construction jobs and between six to ten new jobs once operational.
  • Week of Mar 31 - Apr 04, 2014

    • The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group will hire 200 to 300 part-time employees over the next few months for positions at TD Place including ushers, concessions staff and guest services supervisors
    • A $20M Fortinos store will open in the Fiesta Mall in Hamilton in July and will employ 300 people
    • The Government of Ontario is investing $5M to expand Club Coffee's manufacturing facility in Etobicoke, creating over 130 jobs
    • CapsCanada Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, will receive $1.5M from the province to upgrade its Tecumseh facility in Windsor-Essex by expanding the production line and installing new equipment, creating 34 jobs
    • A new Winners opened at the Huntsville Place Mall, creating up to 60 jobs
    • Six Greater Sudbury Area businesses received $3.8M from the Province of Ontario to expand, thereby creating 38 jobs
    • K.D. Quality Pellets, located north of New Liskeard, will undergo further expansion following the arrival of new equipment. The company produces wood pellets for export and recently expanded its workforce to 17 employees.
    • Weyerhaeuser Company Limited's TimberStrand lumber mill in Kenora is expected to reach full production by the end of 2014 in response to sustained growth in the U.S. housing market. The company is currently seeking to fill between 10 and 12 positions.
    • Valet Car Wash opened in St. Catharines, employing 19 full and part-time staff
    • Construction is expected to start this summer on a new Waterloo Region rapid transit line that will connect Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge
    • The George Leach Centre at Algoma University will undergo a 10,000-sq.-ft. expansion with an additional $2M in funding from the Province of Ontario, creating five local jobs upon completion
    • Real estate developer McCowan and Associates Ltd. started site work on the future Pearson Plaza in Elliot Lake
    • Kerr Mines Inc. has contracted Cabo Drilling Corp. to begin advanced underground exploration consisting of drilling and test mining at the McGarry Deposit in Larder Lake
    • Xmet Inc. has contracted Asinii Drilling Inc. to begin a drill program at the Blackflake graphite project near Hearst
    • Bonnechere Excavating Inc. has been awarded an $853,000 tender to replace the County Road 14 bridge located in Demorestville, Prince Edward County
    • The Hudson's Bay Co. re-opened a Zellers store in Bells Corners, in the west-end of Ottawa
    • Construction is underway at the Hanover Raceway, including renovations to the restaurant and an expansion to the slots area. New jobs will be added to the facility when it re-opens and racing begins in June.
    • Danford Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $1.6M tender to complete road improvements along Highway 62 in Madoc near Belleville
    • Piroli Construction is in the final stages of building the Town of LaSalle's new $12.2M municipal complex on Malden Rd., which is expected to be completed by June
    • Palmer Construction Group Inc. has been awarded a contract for $337,623 to complete the Industrial Park Drainage Outfall project in Wawa
    • Medical marijuana grower Aphria has started production in Leamington in Essex County
    • Construction on the $5M West Niagara Agricultural Centre fairgrounds in Lincoln is expected to be completed in September
    • Bombardier Inc. has secured a contract extension valued at $160M to build another 60 Rocket subway cars for the Toronto Transit Commission. The contract will secure 180 jobs in Thunder Bay and provide work for employees through to 2015.
    • The Government of Ontario is providing up to $500M as part of its five-year plan to support the horse-racing industry
    • The London Health Science Centre will eliminate the equivalent of 107 full-time positions, including 27 nurses and 41 cleaners. Layoffs are not expected as positions will be eliminated through attrition.
    • The Chapters Festival Hall bookstore at the corner of John and Richmond Streets in Toronto will close in May 2014
    • American Standard Brands will close its bathroom fixture manufacturing facility in Cornwall in December 2014, and relocate production to the United States, affecting 43 employees
    • Sarnia's Temple Christian Academy, an elementary school on Quinn Drive, will close this summer affecting 7 employees
    • Macondo Books in Guelph will be closing this year and three employees will lose their job
    • Blue Goose Pure Foods is winding down beef operations on Manitoulin Island. Efforts are being made to reassign five affected employees to the company's other operations comprising of a growing aquaculture business.
    • The Matterhorn Restaurant on King Street West in Cobourg closed at the end of March as its owners retired
  • Week of Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2014

    • Fiera Foods Company, a Toronto-based bakery products manufacturer, will create 224 jobs in Ontario during its $146M, five-year expansion project
    • A Tim Hortons recently opened in Harrow in Essex County, creating 35 to 40 jobs
    • AirBoss Rubber Compounding is planning to hire about 20 additional workers at its manufacturing plant in Kitchener when a new business contract comes into effect
    • K. Knudsen Construction Ltd. was awarded a $1.86M contract by the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to retrofit schools in preparation for full-day kindergarten programs
    • The Georgetown Market Place mall will open its second phase in April with several new stores
    • Red River Co-op opened a gas station and store in Dryden, creating 14 jobs
    • Coco Paving will undertake phase three of a project to reconstruct sections of Notre Dame Street in the Town of Lakeshore
    • Descon Construction Ltd. was awarded a $1.3M contract by the Near North District School Board to renovate the Silver Birches Public School in North Bay
    • The Shoppes of Gananoque, a mini-mall, is opening with several retail stores
    • Toppers Pizza, Inc. has opened its first dine-in restaurant in Chelmsford
    • Liquidation King opened a retail store at the Mohawk Plaza in Brantford
    • A new Boston Pizza is opening at the Sherkston Shores resort in Port Colborne this summer
    • Energex Tube is issuing indefinite layoff notices to 126 hourly and 36 salaried employees at its steel tubing manufacturing plant in Welland
    • The Ottawa Hospital will be terminating 51 full-time health care, and administrative and support positions and a further 29 vacant positions will not be staffed due to budgetary reasons
    • Bearskin Airlines is eliminating service to Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo and reducing flights on routes in Northern Ontario. An undetermined amount of staff will be laid off as a result of the company's restructuring.
  • Week of Mar 17 - Mar 21, 2014

    • The provincial government has announced plans to upgrade its Kitchener GO train line to bring full-day, two-way service between the Greater Toronto Area and the Waterloo Region by 2016. The investment is expected to create more than 33,000 net new jobs.
    • Development group marbleLIVE is planning to create a 100,000-sq.-ft. amusement complex in the Greater Toronto Area. Construction of the facility is expected to begin in the spring of 2015 and employ 230 full-time staff once fully operational.
    • Parks Canada will invest $58M in capital projects and preventative maintenance along the Trent-Severn Waterway over the next two years. The projects include bridge and dam reconstruction in Peterborough, Bolsover, Hastings, Brighton and Healey Falls.
    • Four manufacturers are expanding in Eastern Ontario: Moulure Alexandria Moulding, Montebello Packaging, Skotidakis Goat Farm and Ivaco Rolling Mills, creating 10, 15, 15 and 41 new jobs respectively
    • Besserer Place, which includes 149 assisted-living apartments for seniors, opened in Orléans. The project represents phase two of the Bruyère Village seniors development complex.
    • Target Canada will open its first downtown Toronto store in the fall of 2016 within the Harbour Plaza residential and commercial complex
    • Wallbridge Mining Company Limited will begin production at its Broken Hammer project in Sudbury in April. The company contracted William Day Construction Limited to undertake the open-pit mining operations.
    • The Sudbury Catholic District School Board plans to construct two new English elementary schools starting this summer
    • Thunder Bay's three largest health care providers are jointly receiving $14M in provincial funding to improve access to health services. The initiative will support the recruitment of up to 10 full-time and 14 temporary emergency room doctors.
    • Dr. David Diamond Dentistry Professional Corporation received $425,000 in funding from the Province of Ontario to purchase medical equipment and establish a specialized dentistry clinic in Sudbury, creating 10 jobs
    • MacLean's Ales will expand its brewery operations, creating eight new jobs in the Town of Hanover. The initiative is receiving $472,780 in provincial funding support.
    • Southside Group of London is set to begin construction in March on the $4M Central Lambton Family Health Team site at Englehart Park in Petrolia. The facility will open in the fall.
    • Devolder Farms Inc. in Chatham-Kent is expanding and planning to hire additional staff
    • The Town of Bracebridge has received $1.85M from the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program to rebuild uninsured infrastructure due to damage caused by flooding in 2013
    • The City of Owen Sound is receiving $1.1M in provincial funding to upgrade sanitary sewers along a section of roadway. Funding was also allotted to improve water infrastructure in the Towns of Hanover and South Bruce Peninsula.
    • Both Pet Valu locations in Sault Ste. Marie are expanding to offer additional services
    • TAT's Computer Shop has opened in Espanola
    • Studio123, a graphic design agency, will open in mid-April in the newly refurbished Muirhead Building in downtown Sudbury
    • BlackBerry laid off 120 more workers in Waterloo as the company continues to restructure. The affected employees were part of the product development and wireless technology team.
    • BlackBerry announced it will close its product development centre in Ottawa and has terminated 90 employees
    • Copperfin Credit Union is closing branches in Keewatin, Schreiber and Marathon
    • The Brockville General Hospital opened its newly renovated Charles Street Site Mental Health Inpatient Unit. The replacement unit can accommodate up to 27 patients.
    • The Michener Institute's healthcare career fair will take place on April 2 in Toronto
    • The Retail Job Fair will take place on April 16 at the Toronto Reference Library. Pre-registration is required to attend.
  • Week of Mar 10 - Mar 14, 2014

    • Canadian Solar Inc. will create the Canadian Solar Microgrid Testing Centre at its location in Guelph, with $2.9M in funding support from the provincial government. The centre is expected to be built within a year.
    • Boston Pizza is recruiting between 80 to 90 staff for its new restaurant in Cornwall, which is expected to open in April. Prospective workers include cooks, servers, kitchen management and delivery drivers.
    • A Talize thrift store opened at Portage Place in Peterborough, creating 67 jobs
    • A new Michaels arts and crafts store will be opening in Brantford in April, creating more than 60 jobs
    • St. Catharines Hydro Inc. received approval from the provincial government to construct the Shickluna Hydro Generating Station. The $38M to $42M project is expected to break ground in November 2015 and create about 60 construction jobs.
    • The province of Ontario announced nearly $27M in funding for 28 projects to improve infrastructure in communities across Northeastern Ontario
    • Construction is expected to begin this spring on the new 77,000-sq.-ft. Air Cargo Logistics Facility at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, creating 50 construction jobs
    • Voices.com is expanding in London and plans to hire 30 new employees, including business development specialists, account managers and project administrators. The company connects businesses with professional voice talents through its website.
    • The province of Ontario announced nearly $14M in funding to improve infrastructure in communities across Northwestern Ontario
    • Three manufacturers are expanding in the counties of Elgin and Middlesex: the Railway City Brewing Company, Lumar Machining & Manufacturing Ltd. and Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc., creating 12, 8 and 26 new jobs respectively
    • Atelka Inc. is recruiting more than 30 bilingual customer service agents at its call centre in Cornwall
    • A Smoke's Poutinerie franchise is scheduled to open in downtown Sault Ste. Marie in April and will employ between 15 and 20 people
    • The St-Albert Cheese Co-operative Inc. will receive a $1M investment from the province of Ontario to help purchase new equipment and install a computerized production line, creating 10 new jobs
    • Moncrief Construction Limited has been awarded a $1.05M contract by the provincial government to upgrade the Nungesser River Bridge, north of Highway 125 near Balmertown. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 and will create 10 jobs.
    • Clothing retailer Holt Renfrew is renovating and expanding its flagship store and adding a standalone men¿s store on Bloor Street West in Toronto
    • Sideband Networks, a company specializing in application aware performance monitoring solutions based in California, will open its first Canadian office in Ottawa and recruit new staff including software engineers and sales professionals
    • A Farm Boy food store will be opening in London this June. The company will be hiring full-time and part-time employees and will hold a job fair on April 11 and 12 at the Four Points by Sheraton London hotel.
    • BECC Construction Group Ltd. was awarded a $4.5M contract by the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury to construct the Green Valley Sanitary Pumping Station. Work on the project is expected to begin in 2015 or at a later date.
    • Tom Jones Corporation has been awarded a $2.2M contract to renovate the interior of the City of Thunder Bay's Whalen Building. The project is receiving funding support from the federal and provincial governments.
    • The provincial government will provide more than $2.35M to create 23 new physiotherapy clinics in southwest Ontario
    • Clothing retailer H & M will open a new store at Place d'Orléans shopping centre in the fall 2014
    • Nielsen IT Consulting Inc. plans to double its workforce when it moves into new office space at The London Roundhouse Project, a local high-tech hub
    • Windsor-based D¿Amore Construction (2000) Ltd. will soon start work on a $630,000 project for the Town of Lakeshore to replace the East Pike Creek watermain, to be completed by the end of the summer
    • Dental Spa, a health centre offering dental, massage and chiropractic services, opened in Kapuskasing
    • Alternative Health Solutions, a natural health store, opened in Kapuskasing
    • The University of Guelph is consolidating the programs at its Kemptville and Campus d'Alfred agricultural training campuses in the Ottawa region. Approximately 112 full-time positions, in addition to part-time and casual jobs, will be eliminated.
    • The Montana¿s Cookhouse restaurant in Sarnia recently closed, affecting 36 employees
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited will be closing its department store in Port Dover at the end of July due to insufficient sales
    • The M&M Meat Shops franchise in Wallaceburg will be closing in March
  • Week of Mar 03 - Mar 07, 2014

    • Cisco Systems, Inc. will be investing $100M in a global Internet of Everything Innovation Centre in downtown Toronto over the next ten years. The initiative is the first part of the company¿s planned investment announced for the province last year.
    • Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. was awarded a $44M contract by Metrolinx to construct a new GO Station at 353 James Street North in Hamilton starting this spring. The project is expected to create approximately 400 jobs.
    • Hiram Walker & Sons Limited is expanding production and upgrading its distillery in Windsor. The investment, which is receiving provincial support, will enable seasonal employees to work year-round and is expected to create additional jobs.
    • Penguin Automated Systems Inc. in Greater Sudbury will receive $1M from FedNor towards the development of new mining robotics technology. The company will hire 30 engineers and technical workers and up to 20 manufacturing workers over the longer term.
    • Carl¿s Jr. Restaurants, a United States-based quick-service chain, plans to open 30 new locations in Ontario over the next six years, with the first to open in Toronto in 2014
    • The Sifto Canada Corp. salt mine in Goderich will be hiring about 43 new full-time workers by April due to an increased demand for salt. The company will mostly recruit general labourers and a few skilled trades workers.
    • The provincial government approved $36M in funding for the construction of three new schools and expansions at two schools in the Waterloo Regional Municipality
    • The Sharp Group has been awarded a $4.6M contract by the provincial government to replace the Seven Mile Bridge on Highway 11 east of Fort Frances. Work on the project is expected to begin this spring and will create 46 jobs.
    • The Government of Ontario will fund 75 new nurse practitioner positions in long-term care homes over the next three years
    • The Government of Ontario will create 50 Youth-in-Transition worker positions across the province. These workers will help to connect youth leaving the care of Children¿s Aid Societies with educational, employment and other resources.
    • Northern Sun Mining Corp. will resume operations at its Redstone Mill in Timmins this spring, creating 20 to 30 jobs
    • Farquhar¿s Orchards Fine Foods is looking to hire over 40 workers for the store's tentative opening on May 1 in North Bay
    • ARC Climbing Yoga Fitness is receiving $125,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation towards the establishment of an indoor rock climbing facility and yoga studio in Sudbury, creating 16 jobs
    • Comsatec Inc. is establishing a 20,000-sq.-ft. hangar at the Airport Industrial Business Park in North Bay. Don Seguin Contracting will construct the facility starting this spring.
    • The Ontario Provincial Police is accepting applications until April 11 for its 2014 OPPBound career exploration event. This year's recruitment is aimed at current and former members of the Canadian military who are interested in a career in policing.
    • A HomeSense and a Sport Chek retail store will be opening in the Orangeville Mall this fall
    • Port Hope Council has awarded a $225,000 architectural and engineering design contract to Barry Bryan Associates for a new joint fire and police headquarters to be built on Fox Road
    • The South Bruce Grey Health Centre has received additional funding from the province to open an outpatient physiotherapy clinic at its Walkerton location. The clinic is expected to open in early May and operate on a part-time basis.
    • The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board will receive $2M from the provincial government to retrofit three schools to accommodate 300 new child care spaces
    • Construction is expected to begin this summer on phase two of a project to widen the Second Line road in Sault Ste. Marie
    • Low & Slow Smoked Fusion BBQ restaurant opened in Sault Ste. Marie in February
    • An Esso gas bar, convenience store and Tim Hortons are set to open on Boundary Road near to Highway 401 in Cornwall
    • A new LCBO opened on Wellington Street West in Ottawa
    • Peterborough¿s Riverview Park and Zoo will build a new $420,000 educational centre this summer. The centre will open in the fall.
    • Staples, Inc. announced the closure of up to 225 stores across Canada and the United States by the end of 2015, due to competition from other retail chains and the increase of on-line shopping. The job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • SMART Technologies Inc. announced the closure of its Ottawa office effective August 31, 2014
    • Two clothing retailers, Kay¿s Tot & Teen on Pine Street and Little Lamb on Third Avenue, are closing in downtown Timmins, due to increased competition and changing consumer behaviour. Kay¿s Tot & Teen plans to sell its products on-line.
    • Vale Canada Limited plans to resume activities on its proposed Copper Cliff Deep nickel project in Sudbury. A feasibility study will be completed by the end of the year.
    • The Elliot Lake Bobcats, a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League franchise, will be relocating to Cochrane at the end of the 2013-14 season. The newly named Cochrane Crunch will be based out of the Tim Horton Events Centre.
  • Week of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014

    • The Home Depot Canada opened a national distribution centre in Vaughan, employing approximately 400 staff
    • Aecon Construction Ltd. will replace two bridges on Highway 401 over Cornwall Centre Road, generating 115 construction jobs. The project is currently underway and is expected to be completed in October 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.
    • K2 Wind Ontario started hiring for the construction of a 140-turbine wind farm in Huron County at the end of March. The wind towers will be manufactured in Windsor and the turbine blades in Tillsonburg.
    • The Ontario Government is supporting NutraBlend Foods, a producer of protein supplements, to build a new plant in Brantford, creating 53 jobs
    • Thomas Canning Maidstone Ltd. in Essex County will receive $3M from the provincial government towards the cost of a new fruit and vegetable canning facility, creating 40 jobs
    • Auto parts manufacturer Brose Canada Inc. will receive about $1M in funding that will allow the company to acquire new manufacturing equipment, creating 20 new jobs in London
    • The Muskoka Community Network will receive more than $1.4M in federal funding to continue to implement telecommunications solutions for small businesses in the Muskoka region, including expanding broadband access, which is expected to create 20 new jobs
    • Rygar Development will build a 33-storey mixed-use apartment tower in downtown London. The project, valued between $80M and $100M, will include 248 apartments, retail and office space and parking.
    • Sudbury-based Capital Construction is scheduled to begin renovating Laurentian University's Great Hall at a cost of $2.09M starting spring 2014. The renovation is part of a $50M campus-wide revitalization effort over three years.
    • The Ontario government is supporting the expansion of three manufacturing companies in the Kitchener-Cambridge area. Answer Precision, Meridian Manufacturing Group and Cambridge Towel will create 10, 18 and 10 jobs respectively.
    • The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre and Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited jointly received more than $2M in funding to develop an e-bingo platform and game development kit. The project will create 10 jobs with the potential for more in the future.
    • MacPherson Master Builders announced three home building projects in the Blue Mountain and Collingwood area. The builder will add hundreds of new homes to the area over the course of the next ten years.
    • NextEra Energy Canada is constructing giant turbines at wind farms in Middlesex County, which should generate electricity to the grid by the end of June. In February, the company had 300 construction workers at its Bornish wind farm and between 50 to 100 in Adelaide.
    • Scotiabank is hiring nine full-time bilingual staff at its customer contact centre in Cornwall
    • Kitchener City Councillors awarded an $11.7M contract to Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc. to upgrade the County Courthouse. The upgrades are expected to be completed in 2015.
    • Algoma District School Board will spend $7.7M to upgrade and renovate several schools
    • Trillium Lakelands District School Board is spending about $5.5M to upgrade local area schools
    • The St. Lawrence Parks Commission announced the final phase of the refurbishment of the 1000 Islands Recreational Trail between Gananoque and Brockville. The project, valued at $2M, is expected to be completed this year.
    • Dalren Limited was awarded a $1.99M tender by the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to construct six additional classrooms at Harry J. Clarke Public School in Belleville. Construction is scheduled for completion by September 2014.
    • Huron District Contracting Ltd. started construction on a $1M project on Huntsville's downtown dock located on the Muskoka River, expected to be completed by mid-May
    • W.S. Morgan Construction Ltd. will begin construction of a new public elementary school in Parry Sound in early spring 2014
    • London city council has approved a plan by Farhi Holdings Corporation for a pharmacy at the northeast corner of Oxford and Waterloo streets
    • Cineplex Entertainment will open a new 10-screen theatre later this year at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa, featuring three adult-only VIP Cinema auditoriums and seating for more than 1,700 guests
    • The University of Windsor approved plans for an $8.4M welcome centre to be located near Wyandotte Street West and Sunset Avenue. Hariri Pontarini Architects and Amico Design Build Inc. will design and construct the 18,000-sq.-ft. multi-level structure.
    • Manitou Gold Inc. commenced drilling at its Elora and Kenwest properties located at the north end of Upper Manitou Lake
    • Tim Hortons Incorporated is planning to open 500 new outlets in Canada by 2018. Specific locations have not been announced.
    • The new Wacky Wings sports bar, restaurant and entertainment centre will open on March 3 in Brantford
    • A new Bed Bath & Beyond store opened on Henry Street in Brant
    • Chrysler Canada Incorporated is cutting approximately half of the workforce at its national parts distribution centre in Mississauga
    • St. Joseph's Health Care in London will cut 14 full-time jobs, including six registered nurses. The new budget will see the overall reduction of 33 positions, 19 of those through attrition.
    • Layoffs at KGHM International Ltd.'s McCreedy West mine in Sudbury, initially expected to total up to 70, have been reduced to 25
    • Kingsmill's department store will close after 148 years in London
  • Week of Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2014

    • General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada in London obtained a 14-year contract to design and manufacture armoured vehicles for Saudi Arabia. The project is expected to support about 1,200 jobs in southern Ontario and another several hundred jobs nationally.
    • Bondfield Construction Company Limited will begin work on Phase 2 of the Laurentian School of Architecture expansion in Sudbury in March. The $23.9M development is expected to create approximately 100 jobs for local tradespeople and labourers.
    • Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited is adding the Ford Edge utility vehicle to the production line at its Oakville Assembly plant. This initiative follows the company's multi-million dollar investment in the plant last year.
    • Vale Canada Limited opened its Totten Mine in Worthington, creating 150 permanent jobs
    • Construction is expected to begin in March on Resolute Forest Products' new sawmill in Sapawe, near Atikokan. The project will support approximately 100 construction jobs.
    • COM DEV International Ltd. is receiving a $1M provincial grant to support an investment in new technology and expansion at its facility in Cambridge, creating 75 jobs. The company designs and manufactures space hardware.
    • Broccolini Construction Inc. is developing a mixed-use complex in downtown Ottawa, which will include condominium residences and a 148-room hotel under the ALT Hotel banner
    • Hard Rock Medical, a television series filmed in the Sudbury area, received $712,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation towards the production of its second season. The funding is expected to create 50 jobs.
    • The University of Ottawa is investing in a $17.5M student residence on Henderson Avenue, with construction expected to start in the summer. The four-storey building will provide housing to 169 students.
    • Fiddick's Nursing Home in Petrolia recently opened 36 additional long-term care beds resulting from a $12M expansion project
    • AV Terrace Bay Inc. is hiring millwrights, engineers, electricians, pipefitters, welders, managers and other skilled workers at its pulp mill in Terrace Bay
    • Len Corcoran Excavating Ltd. will begin work in March 2014 on a $8.3M reconstruction of a section of Princess Street in Kingston, employing between 20 and 40 construction workers
    • The Windsor Police Service is currently hiring police cadets and has launched a recruitment drive aimed at attracting women and minorities, with several information sessions planned
    • Kallo Inc. announced plans to establish a global head office in Markham in June 2014. The company provides information technology expertise to the healthcare sector.
    • Windsor's City Council has approved plans to spend $9M to build two new fire stations and withdraw three others from service by December 2014
    • The federal and provincial governments have each contributed $577,139 towards the completion of a detailed design and schematics for a new event and convention centre in downtown Thunder Bay. The project will create up to five full-time positions.
    • United Airlines, Inc. will be cutting jobs across Canada including 95 customer service jobs in Toronto due to outsourcing. The staff reduction will take effect in about three months.
    • BlackBerry laid off 90 more employees in Waterloo at the end of January as the company continues to restructure
    • Minto Group Inc. will be converting its Minto Suite Hotel in Ottawa into rental apartments, which will result in the phased elimination of less than 50 positions starting as early as this spring
    • Blueballoon, a private health centre that provides services to children with special needs, is closing its Burlington and Waterloo locations
  • Week of Feb 10 - Feb 14, 2014

    • The $200M Outlet Collection mall in Niagara-on-the-Lake featuring 100 retail stores is scheduled to open on May 15, 2014 and will create about 1,500 full-time and part-time jobs in the mall's food and store operations
    • ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. in Hamilton will undertake $87M in upgrades to two of its coke plants over the next five years. The steelmaking company also expects to replace more than 1,000 retired workers over the same period.
    • Panera Bread, a United States-based bakery-café franchise, opened in Nepean creating 50 positions. The company is planning to open more locations in the City of Ottawa.
    • Construction is underway in Wallaceburg on the $20M conversion of the Oaks Inn into a retirement residence. Once the project is complete, it is expected to create approximately 40 jobs.
    • The City of Kingston is accepting on-line applications for approximately 200 summer student jobs. The application deadline is March 14, 2014.
    • Lifetime Developments plans to establish four restaurants in Toronto by fall 2015. The restaurants will be located at the site of the World's Biggest Bookstore, which is set to close in March 2014.
    • A retail plaza is under construction on Wellington Street West in Guelph and will include a natural food store, restaurant, liquor store, coffee shop and other retailers. The project is a joint venture between Belmont Equity Partners and First Plazas Inc.
    • ANDRITZ HYDRO Canada Inc. opened a new facility in Peterborough to manufacture equipment for hydroelectric generating stations, creating 13 new jobs
    • Four Points by Sheraton Waterloo-Kitchener Hotel & Suites recently opened in Waterloo
    • A LCBO store opened at the Listowel Carriage Shopping Centre. The relocated store is planning to hire additional staff.
    • Sawdust City Brewing Co. plans to open a craft brewery in Gravenhurst by May 2014
    • The City of Kenora is soliciting proposals for food truck operators for the upcoming summer season. Proposals are due February 27, 2014.
    • Invacare Corporation will be closing its plant in London by mid-2014, resulting in the loss of up to 71 jobs. The company manufactures health care-related equipment and furniture for long-term care facilities.
    • Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. will eliminate more than 40 positions at its pharmaceutical and medicinal manufacturing facility in Belleville
    • Western Waffles Corp. temporarily laid off 50 to 60 workers at its Brantford bakery product manufacturing plant
    • 97 Pine, a business hub offering office space for rent, has opened in Timmins
    • The NAPP Canada Job Fair will take place on March 12 at The International Centre in Mississauga
    • The Bilingual Link Career Fair and Skills Expo will take place on March 19 at the Hotel Novotel Toronto Mississauga Centre
    • The Canada Job Expo will take place on March 19 at the North York Memorial Hall
    • The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will take place on March 19 at the Mississauga Convention Centre
  • Week of Feb 03 - Feb 07, 2014

    • Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. will begin a $686.5M upgrade of its pipeline system in late 2014 in the Greater Toronto Area
    • Flying Colours Corp., an aviation services company in Peterborough, is expanding and creating up to 100 jobs including engineers, mechanics, electricians, painters, woodworkers and custom upholsterers
    • FedNor announced $600,000 in funding over two years for the Canadian Wood Council¿s Ontario WoodWORKS! Program. The initiative is expected to support around 150 small and medium-sized businesses.
    • Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines is expected to begin blasting at its Hollinger property in Timmins. The project will create 60 additional jobs during the year.
    • Natra is receiving a $2.85M provincial loan assistance as it establishes a chocolate manufacturing facility in London, creating about 56 jobs in the region
    • Airbus Helicopters Canada will be adding a new production line at its Fort Erie production facility, creating about 40 new high-skill manufacturing jobs. The company will be making engine cowlings for the EC225 aircraft which is sold worldwide.
    • Tembec Inc. is seeking to fill up to 40 positions at its pulp mill in Kapuskasing over the course of 2014. Potential openings are in maintenance and for individuals with trades, power engineering and mobile vehicle certifications.
    • Walmart Canada plans to invest in various supercentre projects as well as expand its e-commerce and distribution network nationally over the coming year. Specific locations will be announced as the projects are finalized.
    • Supply Chain Management, Inc. is recruiting up to 20 managers and team leaders in operations, transportation and quality assurance for its distribution centre in Cornwall
    • The Ontario government is supporting investments and expansions at two manufacturing companies in the Niagara area: Indexable Cutting Tools of Canada Ltd. in Welland and Niagara Piston Inc. in Beamsville will create 10 and 15 new jobs respectively
    • IBS of Northern Ontario, a distributor of lead acid batteries, is expanding in Sudbury. The company received $600,000 in funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation towards the construction of a 7,600-sq.-ft. warehouse and retail store.
    • Giant Tiger Stores Limited will be opening a new location at the Willow West Mall in Guelph this June
    • Goldeye Explorations Limited is expected to begin drilling at its Weebigee property near Sandy Lake
    • U.S. Steel Canada announced plans to lay off 175 non-unionized workers at its Hamilton and Lake Erie locations. The impacted employees will include managers, shift supervisors and other administrative staff.
    • Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. has laid off 144 employees as part of a series of cost-cutting measures
    • Diageo Canada Inc. issued lay-off notices to 103 staff at its distillery in Amherstburg
    • Knorr Brake Limited, a manufacturer of brakes for locomotives, has completed its planned shutdown of operations in Kingston, affecting 86 employees. The company is relocating production to the United States.
    • Takumi Stamping Canada Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer, has temporarily laid off 50 workers in St. Thomas. A recall date is currently unknown.
    • St-Albert Cheese Co-operative Inc. is expected to begin production at its new $30M facility in the spring following a fire last year. Approximately 100 employees, mostly rehires, will work at the plant once fully operational.
    • Will O¿ Wind Farm in the Town of Mono will host the one-day equestrian cross-country event during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. The federal government is providing funding support for the course being built for the event.
    • The 1,650-bed Toronto South Detention Centre has opened
    • JVS Toronto will be holding a medical and healthcare job fair on February 26, 2014 at 2868 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough. Pre-registration is required to attend.
    • The Mississauga Career Fair will take place on February 27, 2014 at the Living Arts Centre. Admission is free with pre-registration.
    • The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka Employment & Literacy Services is hosting a job fair on March 6, 2014 at the Huntsville Place Mall
    • The Prince Edward County job fair will take place at the Prince Edward Community Centre in Picton on February 19, 2014 to fill over 150 full-time, part-time and seasonal positions
  • Week of Jan 27 - Jan 31, 2014

    • The Bombardier plant in Thunder Bay obtained a $481M contract to build 65 bi-level GO Train cars for the provincial government. The order will support 250 jobs and is expected to be delivered between June 2016 and July 2017.
    • The new $20M Lowe¿s hardware and home improvement store in Cambridge will be opening in early February, generating 120 full-time jobs and 50 seasonal positions
    • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is holding several events to recruit cadets, including at least 265 individuals from Ontario
    • LH North General Contractors Ltd. has been awarded a $3.2M contract by the provincial government to replace the Swamp River Bridge on Highway 11 near Shebandowan. Work on the project is expected to begin in spring 2014 and will create 32 jobs.
    • Wilco Contractors Superior Inc. has been awarded a $2.6M contract by the provincial government to repair the Vermilion Lake Narrows Bridge on Highway 664 near Sioux Lookout. Work on the project is expected to begin in spring 2014 and will create 26 jobs.
    • Goodall Canada Inc. opened a larger hose manufacturing facility in Collingwood. The company plans to hire over 20 new employees, including production associates and engineers.
    • Hudson¿s Bay Company will be opening two Saks Fifth Avenue stores: a flagship location near the Toronto Eaton Centre in fall 2015, and at the Sherway Gardens mall in spring 2016
    • Target Canada will open five new retail stores in Ontario in 2014, including locations in Ottawa, Barrie, Toronto and Mississauga
    • A 34-bed Acute Care for the Elderly Unit is currently under construction at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa and is scheduled to open in 2016
    • The Ontario Provincial Police is accepting applications for the 2014 Provincial Communications Centres Symposium, Calling out for Communicators. The event will be held in Orillia and will explore careers in call-taking, dispatch and civilian data entry.
    • The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group is accepting applications for part-time positions at TD Place. Positions will include ushers, concessions staff, landscapers and guest services supervisors.
    • A Loblaws grocery store will be opening on College Street in Toronto in 2016
    • The Mustard Seed Co-op grocery store opened in Hamilton
    • A St. Louis Bar and Grill location has opened on Regent Street in Sudbury
    • R.J. Wrigley¿s Sports Lounge & Grill opened on Riverside Drive West in Windsor
    • The former Odeon Theatre in North Bay is being transformed into an indoor playground which is expected to open in spring 2014
    • Persian Empire 1, a distillery in Cavan-Monaghan Township, plans to move to a larger facility in Peterborough's Major Bennett Industrial Park. The company currently employs nine staff and plans to expand its workforce over the next few years.
    • Ford Motor Company of Canada will reduce the number of 5.4 L V8 engines produced at its Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, resulting in the loss of 82 jobs
    • Sears Canada Inc. has announced additional layoffs mainly of middle management staff in department stores across the country. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown, but may average five employees per location.
    • KGHM International Ltd. will cease nickel production at its McCreedy West Mine in Sudbury due to the cancellation of a contract. Between 40 and 70 employees could be affected by the shutdown.
    • Best Buy Canada Ltd. has announced cuts to management and sales staff across its Future Shop and Best Buy retail stores nationally. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • Expo Experts will host a job fair at the Mississauga Convention Centre on February 11, 2014, for engineering and healthcare occupations
  • Week of Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2014

    • Walmart Canada opened two new supercentres on Mayfield Road and Resolution Drive in Brampton, employing approximately 555 people
    • The Dr. Oetker's pizza plant in London is accepting applications to fill more than 125 food production jobs
    • FedNor announced $1.4M in funding for the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute towards the purchase of state-of-the-art imaging technology. The funding is expected to create 16 direct jobs and an estimated 40 indirect jobs over two years.
    • Aonix Advanced Materials Corp., a manufacturer of thermoplastic composites based in Ottawa, will hire 20 to 30 people within the next 18 months
    • The federal and provincial governments will each contribute $1.75M towards the establishment of a skills training centre at the Greenstone Regional Airport. The initiative will create or sustain 27 jobs in addition to 30 construction jobs.
    • Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. and the City of Windsor have launched an employment website. The company is looking to fill information technology positions.
    • The Motley Kitchen, a small business incubator, is opening in Sudbury and is expected to create up to 17 jobs as well as part-time employment opportunities
    • Trailer Wizards Ltd., a commercial trailer rental company, is expanding its operations in Cornwall, creating 10 new positions
    • GlobalMed Inc., a medical plastic tubing manufacturer in Quinte West, will install new production equipment, creating 10 new jobs
    • Macdonald Hall at the University of Guelph will undergo $10M in renovations beginning spring 2014 to construct new offices, teaching and learning spaces
    • In Cambridge, Loblaw Companies Limited will be converting its Preston Zehrs Market store to a No Frills banner by August and constructing another No Frills this spring at the corner of Bishop Street North and Can-Amera Parkway
    • Adventure Bay Family Water Park, a section of the City of Windsor's $78M aquatic complex, opened in January
    • Construction is currently underway on Phase 1 of Safe Harbour Developments¿ Burnham Meadows subdivision in Otonabee-South Monaghan Township, which will consist of 58 homes
    • The Toronto Birth Centre has opened and will provide women an alternative to hospital births
    • Georgia-Pacific Canada Inc. will indefinitely suspend production at its gypsum product manufacturing plants in Thorold and Caledonia during the first quarter of 2014, affecting more than 100 employees
    • Wescast Industries Inc., an auto parts manufacturer, will be closing its Strathroy plant near London, affecting the approximately 40 remaining employees
    • Agricorp, an agency of the provincial government that helps Ontario producers manage agricultural risk, has laid off 30 staff across the province
    • Book City will be closing its store on Bloor Street West in Toronto by spring 2014, impacting 14 employees
    • Global Village Backpackers closed its hostel in downtown Toronto in January
    • JJ's Ranch pub in Schumacher is closing in February 2014
    • Tech Jobs Connex, a program operated by Communitech in the Waterloo region, has successfully helped over 1,000 laid-off BlackBerry employees find jobs, go back to school or start their own businesses
    • The $41M Six Nations Water Treatment Plant in Ohsweken has officially opened
    • Your Virtual Butler, a developer of cloud-based software for businesses, is relocating from Toronto to Picton and will employ seven people
    • WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s regional service, WestJet Encore, is expanding to include routes between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg and Thunder Bay and Toronto
    • The Toronto International Trap & Skeet Club in Cookstown will host shooting events during the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. The club will undergo extensive upgrades and is receiving funding support from the federal government.
    • The federal government will provide $100,000 to fund equipment and training for the new Gaming and Entrepreneurship Laboratory in Port Hope¿s IDEAHUB
  • Week of Jan 13 - Jan 17, 2014

    • The newly built Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare will open in February 2014. The centre, located at the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton West 5th Campus, will create nearly 400 new jobs over the next six years.
    • Atelka Inc. will be opening a call centre at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park in March, creating more than 300 full-time customer service positions. The company will hold job fairs at the research park on January 31 and February 1, 2014.
    • Sle-Co Plastics Inc., an automotive parts supplier, plans to open a manufacturing plant in St. Thomas in the next two years, after renovations at its newly acquired facility are completed. The expansion is expected to create up to 200 jobs.
    • A newly built facility including an Esso gas station, a Tim Hortons and a convenience store is expected to open on Pim Street in Sault Ste. Marie in April, creating over 35 jobs
    • FedNor announced $496,650 in funding towards improving infrastructure at the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport Industrial Park. The project is expected to create 30 full-time positions over two years.
    • Beau¿s All Natural Brewing Company, based in Vankleek Hill near Ottawa, is expanding distribution of its craft beer to the United States. The company is currently hiring for six positions, with plans to hire up to 10 more employees.
    • A Milestones Grill + Bar opened at the Silver Hills Centre in Sudbury
    • The United States-based clothing retailer Nordstrom, Inc. will open a store at the Toronto Eaton Centre by fall 2016. Renovations will begin at the store in March 2014.
    • A new Little Caesars restaurant opened in Goderich
    • The Seneca College School of Aviation moved this month from the Buttonville Airport in Markham into its new premises at the Peterborough Municipal Airport
    • Northumberland County is accepting summer student applications until January 30, 2014 for jobs in archives, tourism, transportation and waste, trail and forest management and construction and engineering
    • HealthKick, a rural healthcare career program, has posted summer jobs for post-secondary students in Huron County. The application deadline is February 3, 2014.
    • Sears Canada Inc. will be closing its call centre in Belleville and restructuring the distribution centre, resulting in the loss of approximately 529 positions. The company will also be reducing staff at other locations in the Greater Toronto Area.
    • Resolute Forest Products will indefinitely suspend paper production at its Fort Frances mill at the end of January, affecting 150 employees. The company cites poor market conditions for the decision.
    • Lifetouch Canada Inc. is closing its photographic studio in London by June 2014, affecting 20 full-time and 20 seasonal workers
    • A KFC and Taco Bell franchise located in Corunna closed at the end of December 2013, affecting 15 employees
    • Several retailers in downtown Belleville will be closing by mid-March: Fusion Gifts, Glamour Junkie, Novel Items For You and United Furniture Warehouse
    • The Salvation Army Thrift Store on Elgin Street in Sault Ste. Marie has closed due to declining sales
    • Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. announced a hiring freeze due to the declining price of gold
    • The NAPP Canada Job Fair will take place on February 13, 2014, at the Woodbine Centre Mall in Etobicoke
  • Week of Jan 06 - Jan 10, 2014

    • Work started on a $13M construction project on Dundas Street West and the new Bay Bridge in Belleville, with completion expected in 2016
    • A $40M mall that was built to accommodate six auto dealerships has opened in the east end of London. Leavens Volkswagen has added staff since relocating to the new facility. More jobs are expected to be created as the other dealerships move in.
    • Royal Dutch Shell plc will begin constructing a new liquefied natural gas unit at its Shell Sarnia Manufacturing Centre. The facility is expected to begin production by late 2015.
    • The Eastern Ontario Wardens Caucus awarded contracts to Bell Aliant, Cogeco Cable Inc. and Utilities Kingston to expand high-speed fibre internet connections across rural Eastern Ontario.
    • The Loomex Group has been contracted to maintain the new Seneca College School of Aviation facility at the Peterborough Airport, creating the equivalent of five full-time positions
    • Church of Our Lady Immaculate in Guelph is undergoing a $6.5M interior renovation, which is expected to be completed later this year
    • Several new boutiques have opened at Toronto Pearson International Airport¿s Terminal 1
    • A new child care centre, Tillsonburg Little School, is expected to open in Oxford County
    • Two downtown Sudbury businesses, Records on Wheels and the Joe Lesar menswear store, will close by the end of January. These will follow the closure of the Black Cat magazine store earlier in January.
    • Ontario Power Generation Inc. completed its planned shutdown of coal-fired electricity production at the Nanticoke Generating Station
    • White Cedar Pharmacy, a subsidiary of Northern FN Health Care Services Inc., has acquired the Thunder Bay I.D.A. pharmacy. The company will extend its services to over 15 communities across Northern Ontario.
    • The Canada Job Expo will take place at the North York Memorial Hall on January 22, 2014
    • The NAPP Canada Job Fair will take place on January 30, 2014 at the Hamilton Convention Centre
  • Week of Dec 30 - Jan 03, 2013

    • Wacky Wings Eatery & Beverage Co. will be opening a new location in Brantford in February 2014, creating approximately 150 jobs. The facility will also include a Playdium entertainment centre.
    • The Ontario government awarded a $10.5M contract to Aecon Construction and Materials Limited to upgrade over 27 kilometres of Highway 11 between Geraldton and Jellicoe. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 and will create 100 jobs.
    • LH North General Contractors Ltd. was awarded a $2.1M contract by the Ontario government to repair the Medcalf Lake Narrows Bridge on Highway 599 near Pickle Lake. Work is expected to begin in spring 2014 and will create 21 jobs.
    • The City of Windsor is accepting online applications until January 31, 2014 for its recruitment of summer students
    • William Street Beer Co., a new craft brewery in Cobourg, plans to start production in March 2014
    • Sky Vertical Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Vancouver-based Sky Harvest Energy Corp., will be setting up its vertical wind axis turbine testing and manufacturing operations at a technology development facility in Sudbury
    • Infinity Rubber Technology Group Inc. will be relocating its manufacturing operations from Toronto to Welland by March, 2014. Approximately 70 persons will be employed at the new facility.
    • Sears Home Services, a home installation services company, entered into receivership in December, 2013. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • The NAPP Canada Job Fair will take place on January 23, 2014 at the GKM Community Centre, Scarborough
  • Week of Dec 16 - Dec 20, 2013

    • Cisco Systems Canada Co. plans to invest up to $4B to strengthen research and development capabilities in Ontario. The project is a part of a 10-year agreement with the provincial government and should create up to 1,700 high-tech jobs in the first phase.
    • Integrated Team Solutions has been awarded a $810M contract for the construction and maintenance of the Providence Care Hospital in Kingston. The project, scheduled for completion by fall 2016, will generate more than 350 construction jobs at its peak.
    • Original Foods Limited received $1.5M in provincial support to purchase equipment and expand its newly established confectionery plant in Dunnville. The initiative will create 150 jobs.
    • Great Lakes Specialty Meats of Canada will be holding a job fair on January 16, 2014 at the Fanshawe College campus, downtown London. The company is recruiting over 100 workers for its pork processing plant in Mitchell, near Stratford.
    • NOVA Chemicals Corp. plans $300M in upgrades to its existing plants in the Sarnia-Lambton area with work to begin in 2014
    • The United States-based company Misionero Vegetables opened a packaging plant in Brantford, creating 70 jobs. The company plans to increase its employment to 130 within two years.
    • Solantro Semiconductor Corp., a manufacturer of semiconductor chipsets for use in renewable power systems, will hire up to 20 new staff at its Ottawa facility
    • Saturn Tool & Die [Windsor] Inc. in Tecumseh will create 12 new jobs as a result of a $560,000 provincial grant, which will support the investment in new equipment and expansion in production
    • The Beer Store is investing $30M to open 13 new stores and renovate 61 existing locations across Ontario in 2014
    • Don¿s Cabinets in Val Caron is expanding its facility and adding a new product line, resulting in six new jobs
    • Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines has begun site preparation work for its Hollinger Open Pit project in Timmins
    • Armstrong Milling Co. Ltd., a bird food maker in Hagersville, is expanding its manufacturing facility, creating 10 new jobs
    • Construction began in December on a new Mac¿s Convenience store location in Southampton on Hwy. 21, which will also include a multi-lane gas bar and outdoor patio
    • Supply Chain Management Inc. will establish a high velocity distribution centre within its existing facility in Cornwall and plans to hire additional staff, including workers with forklift certification. The new centre will open in spring 2014.
    • Benson Group Inc., an automotive parts wholesaler, is expanding its distribution centre in Cornwall and plans to increase its workforce
    • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. is closing its CIBA Vision products plant in Mississauga by the end of 2014, terminating 300 jobs
    • Cargill Value Added Meats will lay off between 40 and 100 workers at its facility in London in 2014
    • Abbott Laboratories Ltd. will close its manufacturing facility in Brockville at the end of December, affecting the approximately 50 remaining employees
    • True North Hardwood Plywood, Inc. in Cochrane is suspending its operations, which will result in the indefinite layoff of over 50 employees. The company is seeking adequate financing to purchase wood for its inventories.
  • Week of Dec 09 - Dec 13, 2013

    • Construction started on the $200M project to convert the Royal Connaught Hotel in Hamilton into condominiums, which are expected to be available late 2015. Valery Homes and Spallacci Group are the developers of the project.
    • Shopify Inc., an e-commerce platform provider, received a $100M investment and plans to expand its workforce within the next year, including at its Ottawa and Toronto offices
    • Tenneco Canada Inc., an automotive parts maker in Owen Sound, is seeking to fill 40 temporary positions for work starting in January 2014. Most of the positions will be in assembly manufacturing.
    • A new Longo's grocery store will be opening at the Applewood Village plaza in Mississauga in late 2014
    • La Maison Simons will open its first Ontario store in Mississauga¿s Square One Shopping Centre in spring 2016
    • Greater Sudbury Airport will receive $1M in support from the province to build a new 30,000-sq.-ft. hangar. The new facility will create 5 jobs.
    • The Foodland grocery store in Seaforth re-opened after the previous building was destroyed by a fire in April
    • Faurecia Automotive Seating will be closing its parts plant in Bradford in mid-2015, affecting about 550 permanent and 100 temporary workers. Some layoffs will start in February 2014. Rising raw material prices are among factors causing the closure.
    • Kellogg Company will be closing its London factory by the end of 2014, impacting approximately 500 remaining employees. Declining sales of breakfast cereal is the main reason cited for the impending closure.
    • Big Lots Stores, Inc. plans to close its Canadian operations by early 2014. The company operates about 36 stores across Ontario, including the Liquidation World brand locations. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    • National Steel Car Ltd. is issuing lay-off notices to nearly 400 employees at its plant in Hamilton, due to the completion of a business contract. The freight car manufacturer expects to recall about half of the laid off workers by early 2014.
    • BlackBerry laid off approximately 80 more employees in Waterloo as the company continues to restructure
    • The Fifth Wheel Truck Stop in Cornwall will close its restaurant, gift shop and motel, affecting approximately 32 staff. The gasoline and diesel fuel station will continue to operate at this location.
  • Week of Dec 02 - Dec 06, 2013

    • The second phase of Mississauga¿s $320M Square One Shopping Centre renovation and expansion project is underway, with completion expected in fall 2014
    • A new Walmart Supercentre opened in Stratford at the end of November, creating 170 jobs
    • Teleperformance is hiring more than 150 customer service agents at its Thunder Bay contact centre
    • Construction started on the west segment of the $279M Mississauga Transitway project, with completion expected in 2016. Metrolinx will undertake the development of this segment.
    • AMI Hose, LLC, a manufacturer of braided hoses used in the automotive industry, is opening a plant in Sault Ste. Marie, creating 40 jobs
    • Construction started on the $18M Astoria Organic Matters plant in Belleville. The composting facility is slated for completion in spring 2014.
    • The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is opening a branch at the Toronto Pearson International Airport
    • Construction is underway on a commercial plaza in Cornwall and is expected to be complete by spring 2014. The location will include a Pro Oil Change automotive parts maintenance company.
    • A new Costco Wholesale store is opening in Guelph in spring 2014
    • Hematite Manufacturing is hiring 10 to 15 production and maintenance workers at its auto scrap recycling plant in Brantford
    • Ottawa Marriott Hotel announced it will spend $4M to renovate its facility, including upgrading 480 rooms, the lobby and great room. The refurbishment will be complete by September 2014.
    • A RONA home improvement centre is under construction in Petawawa and is expected to open in April 2014
    • A new LCBO store opened on Muskoka Road West in Bracebridge at the end of November
  • Week of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013

    • Forest Laboratories Canada Incorporated opened its new pharmaceutical headquarters in Vaughan and may be adding 100 employees over the next 12 to 18 months
    • Havilah Holdings will establish a new manufacturing plant in Greenstone in Northwestern Ontario, creating 52 jobs
    • The Town of Kirkland Lake received funding to prepare land for a new $8M, 80-room hotel, creating 30 jobs upon completion
    • Alternative fuel source producer Innovative Hydrogen Solutions plans to begin manufacturing and assembly operations in Chatham-Kent in December, expects to hire 200 over the next five years
    • Current construction to build a new bridge near Red Rock, outside of Thunder Bay, by LH North Ltd, creates 34 new jobs
    • Costco Wholesale opened a third warehouse in Mississauga
    • McDonald's Canada opened its largest Ontario location in downtown Toronto
    • Work will soon begin to accommodate fashion retailer H&M at Station Mall in Sault Ste. Marie, expecting to open in the fall of 2014
    • Global Pet Food will have its grand opening on 450 Appleby Line in Halton
    • Further expansion of the redevelopment at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington was announced adding to the previously estimated project value of $312M
    • Construction will begin in spring 2014 on the expansion of the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre in Trenton
    • A new Walmart Supercentre will open January 2015 in Cornwall on Cumberland St., replacing the existing location on Brookdale Avenue
    • Picard Peanuts, The British Pantry, The Candy Jar and The Chocolate Shoppe opened in Cobourg this month
    • A $500K business centre for the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation will open early next year in Lambton County. It will contain a gas station and three retail spaces.
    • The new Forensic Services and Coroner's Complex has officially opened in Toronto
    • As McKesson Canada restructures its distribution network, it estimates that more than 190 staff will be laid off by July 2014 at its Chatham, Ottawa and Mississauga locations. It is currently building a new distribution centre in Trenton.
    • Sears Canada is laying off an additional 79 employees at its Toronto head office and closing its parts processing centre in Belleville, impacting 57 jobs
    • CCL Industries announced that it will close its aerosol container plant in Penetanguishene affecting 170 employees
    • Enerdry Constructors Limited is shutting down its industrial air and ventilation systems facility in Thunder Bay, impacting 15 jobs
    • The Future Shop in Newmarket has closed permanently
    • Engineered Lifting Systems will hold a job fair on December 11 in Elmira
  • Week of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013

    • SAIL, an outdoors superstore, will open a $25M store in the Tri-City Centre in Cambridge, creating more than 125 retail jobs upon completion in the fall of 2014
    • Thorold Foodland supermarket re-opened after a $2.5M expansion and renovation project. The number of staff at the supermarket increased from 65 to 85 and is expected to reach at least 100.
    • A new Boston Pizza opened in Trenton, employing 65 staff
    • The Ontario government is providing $4.3M towards the expansion of Mohawk Garnet Inc., an abrasive garnet plant in the Sudbury area, creating 62 jobs
    • Olymel, a processor and distributor of pork and poultry products, is looking to fill 40 production positions at its facility in Cornwall
    • An Ultramar gas bar is expected to open in December in Prescott, creating 40 jobs. The location will feature a drive-through food service and two fast food restaurants.
    • HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc. was awarded a $3.5M contract to build deployable, climate-controlled shelters for the Canadian Armed Forces, creating eight new jobs in Belleville and a total of 23 across Ontario
    • London-based Voyageur Medical Transportation will expand its non-urgent patient transfer services, creating up to 90 jobs throughout Ontario
    • Hastings-Quinte Emergency Medical Services announced it will recruit 10 part-time paramedics
    • More than a dozen new restaurants will open at Toronto Pearson International Airport, in partnership with HMSHost, beginning in summer 2014
    • The Peel Regional Police 11 Division in Mississauga will undergo a $9.6M expansion, with construction starting by the end of 2013
    • Toronto Western Hospital¿s $174M Krembil Discovery Tower has officially opened
    • Bowmanville¿s Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories and newly-added Impact Genetics Incorporated expect to hire more staff in 2014
    • Alliance Homes and Cosmopolitan Homes started construction on a new residential subdivision in Beeton
    • Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 on a water treatment plant in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and should be completed by the end of 2015
    • Springcress Properties plans to build a two-storey commercial condominium building on Prince of Wales Drive in Ottawa
    • Transcom call centre in St. Catharines will close by the end of February 2014, affecting 260 employees
    • BlackBerry is laying off 250 more employees from its Waterloo location as it continues its period of transition
    • The Toronto Star will lay off between 75 and 100 people in its editorial, and finance and administration departments
    • Imperial Oil Ltd. will close its Lubricant Blending Packing and Shipping Gate in Sarnia as it moves the operation to Edmonton in 2014, affecting up to 60 staff
    • The Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby will cut 47 positions
    • The World¿s Biggest Bookstore, located in Toronto, will close in February 2014, impacting approximately 43 employees
    • Kelsey¿s restaurant in Owen Sound will close by the end of December, affecting approximately 40 employees
    • Huntsville GoodLife Fitness location on Howland Drive to close in December, affecting approximately 24 staff
    • The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will be held at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton on December 11
  • Week of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013

    • Construction started in Dunnville, Haldimand County, on the $1B Grand Renewable Energy Park project, which will create 1,200 full-time jobs during construction
    • Green Arc Tire Manufacturing Inc. plans to open a $37M tire retreading plant in St. Marys next February, creating 340 jobs
    • Call centre operator Sitel plans to add 125 jobs to its St. Catharines location
    • SKF Canada Limited opened its Solution Factory in Toronto, employing 100 people
    • The new Boler Mountain Treetop Adventure Park will create 35 jobs in London
    • Rentech Inc. will convert an idle mill in Wawa into an industrial wood pellet production facility next fall, employing 40 workers and supporting an additional 200 forest industry jobs in surrounding communities
    • Race Roster, a new London web-based company, intends on increasing its staff to 20 in the near future
    • Durose Manufacturing, a steel fabricator providing specialized services, will invest in new machinery with support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, creating 12 new jobs in Guelph
    • Sigma Stretch Film of Canada Co., a manufacturer of stretch films located in Belleville, will receive funding to install a new production line, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 123 existing positions
    • Groundbreaking took place in Waterloo on the Centre of Excellence for Innovation In Aging, a project valued at $376M aimed at helping Canada better prepare for an aging population
    • Groundbreaking has taken place for Phase II of Brampton's $285M Z¿m transit project and completion is expected by the end of 2017
    • Aecon Dragados Joint Venture has been awarded a $177M contract for Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit, with tunnelling scheduled to begin in early 2014
    • Avery Construction Ltd., C and A Steel Ltd. and Paramount Construction have been awarded subcontracts for the next phase of the $50M construction project at St. Mary¿s high school in Sault Ste. Marie
    • Construction is expected to start in May 2014 to replace the bridge over the Mississippi River on highway 511 in Lanark County. The $3.1M project is expected to be completed in October.
    • A $2M construction project is underway at the Ironwood Plaza in Pelham, near Welland
    • Bass Pro Shops, a retailer of outdoor equipment and apparel, announced it will open a new store in Kanata in 2015. The location will include an Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill restaurant and a bowling alley.
    • Dundas Power Line Ltd., specializing in power line distribution maintenance based in Chesterville near Ottawa, expects to increase production and expand its workforce
    • Rainbow Elgin Mills Cinema in Richmond Hill will open on November 20, 2013
    • Niagara College will build an addition to its Rankin Technology Centre to house the Industry Innovation Centre to provide research and development assistance to small and medium sized manufacturers
    • Your Neighborhood Credit Union will open a second branch in London
    • Dogtopia, a dog daycare and spa enterprise, will open various locations in Ontario over the next several years
    • Heinz Canada to close its Leamington plant in mid-2014 affecting up to 740 employees
    • Worthington Cyclinders of Canada Corp. in Tilbury will close its plant in January 2014, affecting close to 100 employees
    • The Ministry of Natural Resources is closing its Kirkland Lake Fire Base, resulting in the layoff of 34 seasonal firefighters in the Timiskaming District
    • Global mining company Vale has cut approximately 25 support and service positions in Sudbury
    • Lambton College¿s on-campus daycare program to close July 2014, affecting 21 staff
    • Communitech, a company that helps technology start-ups grow and succeed, will receive $15M over the next three years from the province of Ontario to accelerate entrepreneurial activity in the region
    • Chatham-Kent Career Fair Thursday November 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Clair College HealthPlex in Chatham
  • Week of Nov 04 - Nov 08, 2013

    • CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd. will create a welding centre of excellence, expand its manufacturing floor and upgrade machinery, creating 31 new jobs and retaining 482 positions
    • VENUS Cybersecurity Corporation, a non-profit organization aimed at addressing threats posed by cyberattacks, will open in Orleans, creating around 60 jobs once fully operational
    • George Stone and Sons has been awarded a $10.8M tender for a phase of the International Bridge project in Sault Ste. Marie. The construction project includes a new duty free shop and maintenance building. Twenty to 49 workers will be on site.
    • Personal care products manufacturer Pax-All Manufacturing Inc. moved its operations from Mississauga to a plant in Essex County in LaSalle last spring. It expects to hire 15-20 workers as production gets fully underway.
    • Peak Engineering and Construction Ltd. started work on the Northumberland Niche Food Processing Facility in Colborne, to be completed by summer 2014, creating more than 13 facility jobs
    • Mortlock Construction Inc. of Peterborough started site preparation on the $3M+ Peterborough Museum and Archives Renewal Project, expected to be completed in summer of 2014
    • Primacy Family First Health Centre, located on Innes Road in Orleans, hired five new physicians
    • The new Marriott Residence Inn Ottawa Airport has officially opened
    • Suitsupply will open its first Canadian store location in Toronto in January 2014
    • Nespresso Canada opened its first flagship Boutique Bar in Toronto
    • Three new businesses, The Sewing Cafe, White Rabbit Books and Gardinia, recently opened in Georgetown
    • The $6.3M Ingredion Centre arena opened in Cardinal near Ottawa this week
    • OpenText, a Waterloo-based software company, will acquire GXS Group Inc., a cloud technology provider based in Maryland for $1.17 billion
    • Chartrand Equipment of Timmins was placed into receivership, resulting in the loss of approximately 250 jobs
    • Kellogg Canada will cut 110 full-time positions from its London plant in January
    • Atlas Block Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of concrete products based in Midland with locations in Brockville and Hillsdale has been placed into receivership, affecting nine of its 85 staff
    • ADP Canada has cut 57 positions in its Toronto office
    • Duffy¿s Tavern Amherstburg Inc. expects to close its tavern, motel and marina by end of 2013 as owner retires, affecting 40 employees
    • SGS Canada Inc. laid off approximately 35 staff in its Minerals Services division at its Lakefield facility, north of Peterborough, at the end of October due to a decline in the global minerals industry
    • The Canada Job Expo will take place at the North York Memorial Hall on November 21, 2013
  • Week of Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2013

    • DICA Electronics Ltd., a manufacturer of printed circuit boards based in Carleton Place, plans to expand its workforce within the next year from 85 to over 100 employees
    • Aecon Construction completed construction of a new maintenance patrol yard on Highway 69 in Sudbury, creating 55 new jobs
    • A new Toys ¿R¿ Us and Babies ¿R¿ Us store opened in Brant and has hired 55 employees from the Brantford area
    • A&W plans to hire over 40 part-time and full-time positions at its new restaurant currently under construction on the Seaway Mall property in Welland
    • PWO Canada Inc. will expand production creating 20 new jobs and retaining 245 existing jobs in Kitchener. The company makes components and assembly line structures for the automotive industry.
    • DESCH Canada Ltd., a company that specializes in parts for machinery used in construction and mining, will expand and create 10 new jobs while retaining 19 existing jobs in Cambridge
    • Canadian pub chain Fox and Fiddle to open a location on Walker Road in Windsor by January 2014, creating 25 jobs
    • Groundbreaking will take place on the new $83M Niagara Regional Police headquarters. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2015.
    • Centennial College will receive up to $26M in funding to relocate its aviation programs to the former de Havilland aircraft manufacturing centre in Downsview
    • Groundbreaking took place for the construction of the $9.3M fire hall in Orillia, which was scheduled to be completed by October 2014
    • Construction is expected to start shortly on a new $7.4M fire hall in Belleville
    • Target Corporation will open nine new stores across Ontario in November 2013
    • Construction started on a new ambulance station, located on Robertsville Road in the county of Frontenac and is expected to be completed in March 2014
    • Andrin Homes will begin construction on City Centre Condominiums in Kitchener
    • Mac Outpost opened a second store in London's White Oaks Mall
    • A second Microsoft Store will be opening in the Toronto area, at Mississauga¿s Square One Shopping Centre
    • Benson Auto Parts received approval to build a new retail store in Petawawa, with construction expected to begin in spring 2014
    • McMaster University has received $24.2M in funding for the McMaster Automotive Research Centre
    • The Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto has launched its $2.2M Concussion Research Centre, one of the first in the world
    • Sears Canada Incorporated will close four additional department stores in Toronto, Markham and London, impacting up to 800 employees
    • Blackberry is cutting 300 more positions from the Waterloo-based workforce
    • Resolute Forest Products has laid off up to 70 workers at the Iroquois Falls¿ paper mill near Timmins
    • TD Canada Trust will close its TD Insurance office on George St. N. in Peterborough by April 2014, affecting 67 staff
    • U.S. Steel will permanently close the idle iron and steel-making operations located in Hamilton by the end of the year, affecting 47 non-union employees
    • Chatham-Kent Children¿s Services will cut an additional 20 staff effective April 2014
    • Ethyl Corporation will close its Corunna site, near Sarnia, by mid-November, affecting approximately 30 employees
  • Week of Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2013

    • Grocery retailer FreshCo opened in Cornwall this week, employing 70 part-time and 10 full-time workers
    • The previously closed shirt manufacturer, Barbarian Rugby Wear, has re-opened the Kitchener factory under the name Barbarian Sports Wear Inc. and rehired 40 employees
    • Rentech Inc. is re-tooling idle mills in Atikokan and Wawa in order to start production of wood energy pellets. The Atikokan plant should create 25 jobs and the Wawa plant 40 jobs once operational in 2014.
    • Northwinds Brewery, a new craft brewery in Collingwood, hopes to grow to 20 employees once the restaurant opens in 2014
    • Hiring is underway for the $395M Maple Leaf Foods meat processing plant in Hamilton
    • Cargill¿s Purina Foods plant in Strathroy will undergo an $11M expansion to include all of the company¿s horse feed line
    • Southside Group of London, Ontario will begin construction on a new $4M Central Lambton Family Health Team location in Petrolia at Englehart Park which will consolidate two separate sites under one roof
    • Construction of the new Zurich Library in Bluewater will commence in the next couple of weeks. The $1M project is expected to be completed in the Spring.
    • Work is expected to begin early next year on a $1.9M reconstruction project of Deseronto Road in Hastings County
    • Construction is underway for a Bayfield Foodland Store in Bluewater. An LCBO will also open in the area. Both are expected to open by May 2014.
    • Cornwall South Investments Inc. expects to start construction in spring 2014 on a new retail plaza at the corner of Seventh Street and Cumberland Street in Cornwall
    • BIOREM Inc., a clean technology company in Guelph, announced it has received four new orders worth a total of $1.9M
    • Centre Wellington will receive $11M in funding for upgrades and expansion to the Elora wastewater treatment plant and Clyde Street sewage pumping station
    • The City of Sault Ste. Marie and Prince Township received $3.1M in provincial funding to replace four single-lane bridges
    • The provincial government announced the closing of the Lambton Generating Station in Courtright a few months earlier than planned, affecting up to 300 workers
    • Honeywell will suspend its hydrofluoric acid production at its Amherstburg site for at least two years, affecting 75 employees
    • Integrated Device Technology Inc., a communications chip company, laid off about 20 employees at its Kanata office due to weaker sales
  • Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2013

    • Intel is closing its Allen Square office on King Street in Waterloo, affecting 18 people
  • Week of Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2013

    • Canadian Solar Incorporated will fill approximately 200 positions for its new London plant
    • The new $20M Lowe¿s store in Cambridge will open early next year and is expected to hire 120 employees as well as 40 to 50 seasonal workers
    • A new Scores Rotisserie & Ribs will open in Cornwall in December 2013, creating 90 positions
    • Clothing retailer H&M opened its first location in Ottawa this week at the Bayshore Shopping Centre, creating 80 positions
    • The recently reopened White River Forest Products sawmill in White River, which currently employs 60 workers, plans to add almost another 40 in November
    • Ericsson Canada received $3M in funding through the Youth Jobs Strategy to expand its R&D centre in Ottawa, creating 35 positions for new graduates and retaining 105 existing positions
    • A new Goodwill Centre will open in Windsor in November creating 32 jobs
    • Tenneco, an automotive ride-control company, hired 25 full-time workers in Owen Sound
    • Flying Colours, a company that refurbishes jets and other planes, is expanding its Peterborough Airport location, creating 15 to 20 new jobs
    • Construction started on the LRT Confederation Line tunnel in Ottawa. Upon completion, the $2.1B LRT project will include 13 stations connecting the west and east downtown core.
    • The University of Toronto Scarborough has broken ground on a new $52.5M Environmental Science and Chemistry Building
    • Buttcon Ltd. will renovate the former Windsor Star building into the new School of Social Work and Centre for Executive and Professional Education for the University of Windsor. The $32M project should be completed by spring 2015.
    • Groundbreaking took place on the new $25M University of Guelph Livestock Research Innovation Centre¿Dairy Facility in Centre Wellington
    • Construction is underway on the new $13M Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit building in Belleville, with an expected occupancy date of December 2014
    • Westport Innovations Inc. opened the Westport Windsor Integration Centre. The plant will be used to install natural gas fuel systems in the Ford F-150 pickup truck. A second shift may be added to meet demand.
    • Construction is underway on a Marriott Inn Suites hotel in Belleville and is scheduled for completion by August 2014
    • Great Lake Hotel Inc. started construction for the Mississauga Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and Conference Centre
    • White House Black Market will open its first Canadian clothing stores in Toronto, Mississauga and Newmarket
    • A Bobcat dealership opened in Nobel in Parry Sound. The new dealership will provide compact equipment and attachments for construction, landscaping, utility contractors, residents and municipalities.
    • A Mining Observatory Data Control Centre will be built at the SNOLAB by December 2015. The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. is providing $750,000 to build the centre.
    • SportCheck will open in the former Zellers store location next spring in the Huntsville Place mall
    • Zephyr Plastics opened at the former Niigon Technologies location in Moose Deer Point First Nation near Parry Sound and has plans to increase staff by Christmas
    • Loblaw Companies Limited is cutting approximately 200 administrative and management jobs at its Brampton head office
    • The Dryden Police Communications Centre will close effective March 31, 2014. Services are to be outsourced to the Owen Sound Police Service, resulting in the loss of 9 full-time and 4 part-time positions.
    • Ontario Provincial Police and Sault Ste. Marie Police Services are looking for new recruits. The demand is expected to run for several years due to an aging workforce. It is anticipated that the provincial force will hire hundreds of new officers in the next year.
    • General Motors of Canada will keep one of its Oshawa assembly plants open until 2016 to meet projected demand
    • The BilingualLink Career Fair & Skills Expo will take place on October 31, 2013, at the Novotel Mississauga
  • Week of Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2013

    • Dynament Corporation, an electro-surgical device manufacturer, plans to open a facility in Amherstburg near Windsor by the end of 2013, creating up to 80 jobs over the next three years
    • The Ontario government awarded a $6.7M contract to Pioneer Construction Inc. to repave over 20 kilometres of Highway 11, west of Atikokan, creating 67 new jobs
    • A new No Frills will be built in Cambridge, creating approximately 10 full-time and 50 part-time grocery store jobs
    • Panera Bread will open a new location in Belleville in late summer or early fall 2014, creating 45 to 50 positions
    • Tervita, which specializes in environmental and energy services, will start a construction project at the Deloro mine site in Hastings County to protect water quality in the Moira River, creating 30 jobs
    • A $160M Waterloo Corporate Campus project comprised of loft office and multi-use space, which could allow upward of 3,000 people to work on site, has been approved by Waterloo City Council
    • Groundbreaking has taken place for Humber College's $84.2M Learning Resource Commons project in Toronto
    • Execulink Telecom opened a new head office in Woodstock and plans to hire eight additional employees
    • Blondie Cleaners opened new locations in Tecumseh and LaSalle, hiring six new workers in the process
    • Ground-breaking on the Knox City Centre, a seven-story residential and commercial building, took place this week in Cornwall and is expected to be completed by spring 2015
    • The Adjala-Tosorontio municipality is receiving nearly $1M in funding through the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative to upgrade Bridge #9 in Tosorontio, Simcoe
    • A new LCBO to be built in Thunder Bay by spring 2015 will be the largest in Northwestern Ontario
    • The Brick opened at its new location in the Zehrs Plaza on West Street in Brantford
    • Four new restaurants have opened at the Toronto Pearson International Airport
    • Wireless Warehouse, a cellphone repair service company, plans to open more stores in Toronto and Sarnia
    • Siemens Canada¿s wind turbine blade plant in Tillsonburg will supply blades for 67 turbines to Samsung for the Grand Renewables Wind project in Haldimand
    • Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Renewable Holdings have received approval by the province to construct 92 industrial turbines in the Municipality of Kincardine as part of the Armow Wind Project
    • The Delta Toronto flagship hotel is scheduled to open in late 2014
    • The $3.2M expansion of the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph in Chatham-Kent is nearing completion
    • Health Sciences North, a hospital located in Sudbury, recruited 22 new physicians in 2013, half of which are family doctors and the remaining half are specialists
    • The new Emergency Department at Georgetown Hospital, Halton Hills, has opened
    • Blackberry is laying off approximately 300 employees in the Waterloo offices as part of its workforce reduction plans
    • Approximately 300 construction workers have been laid off from the Herb Gray Parkway project in Windsor
  • Week of Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2013

    • Nordia Inc., a subsidiary of Bell Canada, has taken over 75% of TeleTech in Orillia and will hire more than 400 employees
    • Roche Holding AG will invest approximately $200M in its new Mississauga pharmaceutical headquarters, creating 200 jobs
    • A new cargo terminal will be built at the Windsor International Airport, creating 105 jobs and a new border and security research facility will be built at the University of Windsor. The facilities are expected to open by the end of 2014.
    • Urban Planet is set to open a new retail store in the Timmins Square in November. The store is expected to create 70 new positions of which 20 will be full-time.
    • Biolyse Pharma Corporation in St. Catharines will receive up to $2.9M in funding from FedDev Ontario¿s Prosperity Initiative to expand its facilities and increase drug-production capacity, creating up to 59 new jobs
    • The City of Toronto Fire Services hired 41 recently-trained firefighters
    • A new Boston Pizza will open in Cornwall in the beginning of 2014, employing up to 30 full-time staff in addition to part-time staff
    • Kingston Transit is hiring 10 Bus Operators. Application deadline is October 18, 2013.
    • Scotiabank is looking to fill eight full-time bilingual positions at its customer contact centre in Cornwall
    • Demand Metric, a growing online consulting company based in London, plans on hiring at least five more people in the coming year
    • First Gulf will start construction on the new Globe and Mail Centre building in downtown Toronto in October
    • Ground breaking took place on the $400M racing complex project for the Canadian Motor Speedway site in Fort Erie
    • Construction will begin on two student resident buildings at Queen¿s University in Kingston. The $70M project will accommodate 546 students and is scheduled for completion by summer 2015.
    • ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development announced a new Mississauga location, with construction expected to begin in 2014
    • MacPherson Builders will build 500 new luxury chalets in Southern Georgian Bay, one of the largest projects in the area
    • Barrie City Council gave final approval to rezone and re-designate property near Bear Creek Wetlands to allow a total of 240 housing units to be developed by Pratt Development
    • London¿s Great Western Railway Roundhouse will be renovated to become the new headquarters for technology companies rTraction and Atmos Marketing
    • The former Chatham Cinema 6 will be renovated, creating 32,000 sq.-ft. of office space in the downtown core
    • Cazza Petite, a clothing retailer for women, will open a new location in Cornwall Square in October 2013
    • The Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre in Haldimand County is now operational. The construction of the 56-turbine wind farm employed 300 local workers during the project.
    • Blackberry announced a reduction of approximately 4,500 positions, or 40% of its global workforce, by 2015. However, the company has entered into a tentative agreement with a consortium led by Fairfax Financial, which may minimize the impact on layoffs.
    • London¿s Idlewyld Inn is closing, impacting approximately 30 employees
    • The WorkPlace County Outreach office in Petrolia will close, affecting up to eight workers
    • Chicopee Ski Club in Kitchener will host two job fairs at the main chalet on October 26 and October 29
  • Week of Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2013

    • Urban Planet, a clothing retailer, will open a new store by October 22, 2013, in Cornwall, creating 50 jobs
    • The Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board recalled 149 laid off elementary and secondary school teachers due to greater enrollment
    • Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. announced a $360M redevelopment of the Rideau Centre in Ottawa. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.
    • The Government Conference Centre, in Ottawa, will undergo a $190M renovation starting in the summer of 2014, with work expected to be completed by September 2018
    • Price Chopper, a grocery store in Trenton, will re-open under the FreshCo banner on October 3, 2013. An additional 25 part-time staff were hired bringing the total workforce to 80 employees.
    • Mystical Distributing, a fireworks manufacturer, is building a new 20,000-sq.-ft facility and expanding its existing facility to 230,000 sq. ft., in Trenton. The company employs 35 full-time employees in the Quinte region.
    • Work on the $2.15M resurfacing project of the Concession Street bridge over the Grand River has started in Cambridge
    • Giant Tiger will construct a $1.5M store at 2657 Lakefield Road in Selwyn, Peterborough
    • Construction is underway on the $1.2M warehouse expansion of Criveller Group, manufacturer of wine equipment in Niagara Falls
    • Ground-breaking took place on the $800,000 nurse practitioner-led clinic expansion project in the Township of Oro-Medonte in Simcoe, which will allow the clinic to see up to 3,200 patients and add 5 jobs
    • Lakehead University secured a $500,000 grant in research funding from the federal government with 50% of the fund going toward hiring researchers
    • Ground-breaking took place for the construction of the St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School in Cambridge
    • Motorola is looking to expand and hire additional employees in Kitchener
    • Retailer Topshop/Topman opened its first Mississauga store in Square One mall
    • The new Ottawa Birth and Wellness Centre is scheduled to open in October, 2013. The centre will be led by midwives and offer an alternative to hospital births.
    • The newly renovated London & Port Stanley Railway Corridor opened in St. Thomas
    • Lick¿s burger chain outlets continue to close in the Greater Toronto Area
    • The NAPP Canada Job Fair will take place on October 24, 2013, at the GKM Community Centre, Scarborough
    • The Brantford/Brant Job Fair will take place at the Best Western Brant Park Inn on October 24th between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Week of Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2013

    • Conestoga Meat Packers in Breslau, near Kitchener, will increase capacity through support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, creating 100 new jobs and retaining 425 existing jobs
    • Project Advantage and Rural Economic Development Ontario is providing program funding to four bakeries in the Greater Toronto Area, 50 more jobs are expected to be created as combined production capacity increases
    • Twenty new jobs created and up to 140 protected with the opening of the new $66M Becker cogeneration facility in Hornepayne, west of Timmins
    • LH North Limited and LH Crane & Rigging Limited has been awarded a $1.3M contract to remove an overhead rail line near Marathon, creating 13 jobs
    • Through Support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, Kinetics Noise Control in Cambridge will invest in new machinery and expand production, creating 11 new jobs and retaining 27 existing jobs
    • Eight jobs saved and eight more to be created with the opening of Deltion Innovations Ltd., an aerospace design company in Sudbury
    • Ford Motor Company is investing $700M at its Oakville assembly plant, expanding its manufacturing capability and securing over 2,800 jobs
    • The new Hong Fook Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic opened in Scarborough and is expected to provide care to over 3,200 people once at full capacity
    • Groundbreaking has taken place for the $1.5M expansion of Port Stanley Festival Theatre in London
    • City of Cambridge approves two major construction projects awarding an $845,000 contract to Sousa Concrete of Branchton and a $243,225 contract to Steed & Evans Limited for watermain replacement
    • RONA Orillia on 100 King St E will close on September 30, affecting 16 people
    • Workers at the GM plant in Ingersoll ratified a contract agreement with the company that will provide 300 part-time workers with full-time jobs
    • The Toronto Career Fair will take place on October 4, 2013, at the Rogers Centre
  • Week of Sep 09 - Sep 13, 2013

    • Support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund will help auto parts company Linamar invest in developing and manufacturing a new marine engine component program, creating 51 new jobs and retaining 374 existing jobs in Guelph
    • Elmira Pet Products, near Guelph, will expand by purchasing new equipment and technology creating 25 new jobs and retaining 146 existing jobs through support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will invest $742,500 in PerspecSys Incorporated, Bolton, to accelerate commercialization of its cloud gateway solution, creating up to 15 jobs
    • With support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, MSW Canadian Plastics, maker of polyvinyl chloride panels and ceiling liners will create nine new jobs and retain 12 existing jobs in Palmerston, north of Guelph
    • The Muskoka Rails Museum and co-located Coffee Station officially opened in August in Gravenhurst, creating six jobs
    • Target Canada announced it will open four new stores in September in Kanata, Orleans, Smith Falls and Ottawa¿s south end
    • International pharmaceutical company Almirall launched its Canadian division and opened a new office in Mississauga
    • Groundbreaking on $7M worth of fire hall projects occurred in Thunder Bay this week
    • An 85-unit, 3-building condominium is planned for the former site of the Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes High School in Bracebridge. The McMurray sales centre opened in August with the project expected to break ground in spring 2014.
    • Willis College expects to start classes at its new branch in Arnprior at the end of September or October, 2013, with recruitment currently underway
    • EnerQuest Services Inc., a power distribution equipment maker in Essex, plans to hire up to 15 staff by 2014
    • The University of Western Ontario, London, officially opened its new $110M Richard Ivey School of Business building, which will serve 1,500 students, faculty and staff
    • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Incorporated will close its Toronto facility by March 2014, affecting 120 employees
    • As their contracts near expiry, more than 60 employees of the Windsor Hilton Hotel have received layoff notices as the hotel converts to the Best Western brand
    • Chatham-Kent Children¿s Services to lay off 12 staff this fiscal year due to budget constraints
  • Week of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2013

    • Atelka is planning to add 50 bilingual customer service agent positions at its Cornwall call centre
    • The new United Auto Parts logistics centre in Cornwall will open September 9th, employing 40 people
    • Forty jobs created as new architecture school opened at Laurentian University in Sudbury
    • R. K. Porter General Contracting Inc. of Perth is building a new 24-hour Tim Hortons in Haliburton to open in mid-October, creating about 40 jobs
    • The new Dublin Gate Irish Pub opened in Haliburton in late August, creating 20 jobs
    • The new H&M store in the Bayshore Mall in Ottawa will open on October 17th
    • The new Tiffany & Co. flagship store opened in Toronto on Bloor Street West
    • Six new elementary schools opened in Brampton in September 2013
    • A new law school has opened at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay with 60 students and Laurentian University unveiled its new School of Architecture in Sudbury
    • The Athletic Club announced they will build a new 75,000 sq. ft. athletic facility in Barrhaven, which is expected to cost $14M
    • The Walper Hotel in Kitchener was acquired by the Perimeter Development Corporation. The company plans to spend up to $3.5M to renovate the hotel.
    • TRP Construction of Burlington will build the new Fergus library branch. The $5M project will start in September and end in December 2014.
    • Chatham-Kent¿s wharf at Rondeau Harbour in Erieau and Wheatley Harbour will be upgraded through $1.6M worth of federal funding for Ontario from Fisheries and Oceans Canada¿s Small Craft Harbours Program
    • Communitech is receiving $300,000 in federal government funding through the Women in Technology Projects initiative to increase recruitment, retention and advancement of women in technology sector companies in the Waterloo region
    • Schneiders closed its Kitchener distribution centre affecting 150 full-time positions. A total of 1500 jobs will be lost as operations shift to a new facility in Hamilton in 2014.
    • JBI Inc., a plastics recycler in Thorold, is closing, affecting eight employees at the plant
    • The SRG Manufacturing Career Fair will take place on September 20 and 21, 2013, at the Western Fair District in London
    • The Interaction Day Healthcare Career Fair will take place on September 26 and 27, 2013, at the Hilton Toronto hotel
    • The Windsor Business Networks Job Fair will take place on Sunday, September 29 from 11am-5pm in the Richelieu Room Place Concorde at 7515 Forest Glade Drive in Windsor
    • The NAPP Canada Job Fair will take place on October 3, 2013, at the Woodbine Centre Mall in Etobicoke
  • Week of Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2013

    • NASG Canada Incorporated is expanding its Woodstock auto parts plant, creating 50 manufacturing jobs
    • Construction of a $4M discovery centre supporting tourism in Sault Ste. Marie has started, creating 40 jobs
    • International Beams Incorporated is building a wood-product manufacturing mill in Tillsonburg, creating 29 jobs
    • Blue Line Innovations Inc., a green-tech firm, has opened an office in Ottawa. The company filled five positions initially, and will be hiring an additional 10 workers over the next year.
    • North West Rubber Ltd. is expanding its Brantford manufacturing plant, creating 11 jobs
    • Wind tower manufacturer CS Wind Canada Inc. is looking to fill current job vacancies in Windsor for welders, assemblers and office staff
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing $12M in BioAmber Inc. to support construction of a new bio-succinic acid manufacturing plant in Sarnia
    • The Career Foundation will be receiving over $906,000 from the Government of Canada to offer paid internships in information systems and computer programming to approximately 64 recent graduates in the Greater Toronto Area
    • Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is creating 55 jobs with a $2.3M investment in 20 economic development projects across Northeastern Ontario
    • The new Maple Leaf Foods Inc. meat processing plant in Hamilton opening in 2014 is hiring for electricians, millwrights, and supervisors
    • Mastermind Toys will open a store in Windsor on Howard Avenue in September, creating approximately 25 jobs
    • A training session was held in Orillia for current solar projects in the region and over 15 workers found employment. Another session will be held on Thursday, September 5th.
    • Empire Restoration Inc. from New Hamburg will start a $948K renovation to the historic Woodchester Villa in Bracebridge
    • Construction has started to replace Toronto¿s Yonge Street watermain in North York and is expected to be completed by May 2014
    • Toronto¿s Town Crier newspapers will be relaunched this September under the newly formed company Streeter Publications
    • The provincial government has reversed plans to close the Sarnia jail, maintaining its 80 staff. Additional staff will now be required at Windsor¿s new $247M South West Detention Centre currently under construction and set to open April 2014.
    • STC Construction Group Inc. to begin a $4.6M renovation of the Beach Grove Golf and Country Club on Riverside Drive in Windsor
    • Front Construction Industries Inc. of Windsor to begin a $5.2M renovation of Essex County Civic Centre in September
    • The new $67.6M Erindale GO Station parking structure and station building has opened in Mississauga. The 1,500-space parking garage is expected to help reduce local traffic congestion and cut commute times.
    • The Hospital for Sick Children¿s new $400M Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning will open this fall in Toronto and house over 2000 medical scientists
    • Xterra Construction Inc., of Kitchener, will begin a $1.2M reconstruction of the Grand River Drimmie Dam in Elora. The majority of the work will be completed by January 2014.
    • Ottawa's Carleton University have unveiled a new 11,000-sq.-ft. athletic facility and football locker room
    • A job fair for the new FreshCo location in Cornwall will be held at the Benson Centre on September 7th. The store is hiring for multiple positions.
  • Week of Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2013

    • Air Canada opened its $60M global Operations Centre in Brampton. It will be fully operational in early 2014 and will employ 400 people.
    • Pillar 5 Pharma Inc. of Arnprior will install two new production lines, creating 56 new jobs
    • J. Oskam Steel Fabricators Ltd. will add up to 50 new jobs as it expands its manufacturing facility in Port Colborne
    • Domtech Inc., a manufacturer of electrical and wire cables, will hire 17 new positions in addition to undergoing a $13M expansion at its Trenton location
    • Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, in Toronto, will open in September 2013
    • Construction of a new Trans-Mit Steel processing facility in Woodstock is expected to begin this fall
    • Bier Markt, a Toronto-based restaurant that specializes in offering beers from around the world, will open in Ottawa's Sparks Street Mall in 2014
    • Cargill Meat Solutions, a livestock processor and distributor, is hiring a number of general labourers at its operations in Guelph
    • Sears Canada is cutting approximately 200 jobs in the Toronto area, primarily in its information technology and finance departments
    • BlackBerry has laid off 100 employees in Waterloo as part of its transformation plan to remain competitive in mobile computing
    • Bell Canada Enterprises Inc.'s acquisition of Astral Media results in approximately 100 job cuts in Toronto
    • Providence Care Mental Health Services in Kingston is eliminating approximately the equivalent of 60 full-time positions in clinical and support services areas
    • H.J. Heinz Co. will eliminate 600 office staff in the U.S. and Canada, with an undisclosed number of Canadian jobs affected found in Toronto, St. Marys and Leamington
    • The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will take place on September 18, 2013, at the Mississauga Convention Centre
    • The Retail Job Fair will take place on September 18, 2013, at the Toronto Reference Library
    • A job fair organized by Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County will be held on September 12, 2013 at the Stratford Rotary Complex
  • Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2013

    • Newterra of Brockville, a water treatment systems manufacturer, received $1.2M from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund that will allow it to create 121 jobs
    • Alliance iCommunications, a full-service contact centre, will hire 85 new positions in London
    • Vidyard, a Kitchener-based software company, is expected to expand its current workforce to 80 employees over the next year
    • A discount No Frills store called BOX opened this month in Windsor, creating 25 full and part-time jobs
    • Del Monte Fresh Produce Incorporated will open its first Canadian processing and distribution facility in Oshawa by the end of the year
    • Georgian Paving and Construction of Barrie to begin site preparation this month for Hospice Georgian Triangle¿s $3.6M permanent six-bed hospice in Collingwood
    • Urban Barn, a furniture and home accents retailer, will open its newest location in London, employing approximately 10 people
    • Wincon Construction 186 Ltd., of Windsor, begins work this month on a new $17M wing of the Essex District High School and is currently constructing a new $10M Windsor elementary school on Campbell Avenue
    • Three projects receiving money from the provincial government Municipal Infrastructure Strategy include $830K for the Pelee Island water system and $2M each for work on Windsor¿s Conrail Bridge and Chatham-Kent¿s St. Clair Street
    • The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is restructuring by cutting 140 jobs at its district offices across Ontario, however it plans on hiring up to 270 regional jobs in the near future
    • Close to $6M in Federal training funds allocated, commencing this October to help Matawa First Nations members acquire mining skills necessary for employment at Ring of Fire site in Northwestern Ontario
    • ACCO Brands Corporation will close its office product manufacturing and distribution facility in Brampton by the end of September 2013, affecting up to 110 employees
    • Torstar Corporation has ceased operations for two of its paywalled websites, YourMississaugaBiz and YourHamiltonBiz, affecting approximately 15 employees
  • Week of Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2013

    • About 100 jobs will be created as Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Coral Rapids Power start construction on the New Post Creek hydroelectric project, near Cochrane, in 2014
    • About 95 jobs will be created at the ONroute Highway Service Centre on Highway 400 close to Barrie after several years of construction to update the facility
    • C. Villeneuve Construction Company Limited has been awarded a $5.3M contract to improve Highway 11 near the Town of Greenstone, just east of Thunder Bay. The project will create 53 jobs and will begin this summer.
    • A new Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites has opened in St. Jacobs, creating about 30 jobs
    • The Brick, a furniture and appliance retail store, will open a location in Collingwood on September 6, creating 15 full-time and part-time positions
    • Work has started on a $2.5M upgrade to the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport, creating 20 temporary full-time jobs. Project manager GENIVAR Inc. and Huron Construction Inc. will complete the work by the end of 2013.
    • The Renfrew Victoria Hospital is set to begin work on its $12M expansion
    • Apollo Global Management LLC, a global alternative investment firm, will open an office in Toronto
    • Ecosolutions FT Incorporated has been awarded a $5.28M contract to replace all street lights in Mississauga with more energy-efficient fixtures, a project that is expected to take two years
    • Treetop Trekking's new Zip Line and Aerial Game Park opened in the Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton
    • Jinshan Science and Technology Group, a medical technology company, will open a London office in the fall of 2013
    • The renovated Thames-Lea Plaza in Chatham reopened in August and is now home to 12 new businesses including Target, Sport Chek, PetValu and Carter's OshKosh
    • The Municipality of Kincardine has awarded a $1.39M street reconstruction project to Lavis Contracting Co. Ltd. of Clinton
    • Villarboit Development Corporation began construction on a 134,000-square-foot commercial development in North Bay
    • Mastermind Toys is opening a new store on St. Laurent Blvd the weekend of August 9. Victoria¿s Secret is opening a store this fall at the Bayshore Shopping Centre; the company will hold seven job fairs in August.
    • Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, a steel manufacturer, will shut down its Cambridge melting plant until the end of 2013 and transfer production to its facility in Whitby. About 100 workers will be laid off at the end of August.
    • Barbarian Rugby Wear Inc., a clothing manufacturer, has closed in Kitchener, affecting about 70 employees
    • Four Waterloo businesses, McMullan¿s Pub and Grill House, The Thief and The Idiot, Loop Clothing, and Night School, have closed due to damage caused by the storm, affecting a total of 50 workers
    • Eight full-time child and youth workers will be laid off as a long-term residential facility, operated by Children¿s Centre Thunder Bay, closes in October of this year
    • Napp Canada Job Fairs will take place on September 5, 2013, in Scarborough, and September 11, 2013, in Mississauga
    • The Bilingual Link Career Fair and Skills Expo will now take place on August 22, 2013, at the Best Western Primrose Hotel in Toronto (date change)
  • Week of Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2013

    • About 100 jobs will be created as Eacom reopens its sawmill in Timmins in August, 20 months after it was destroyed by fire
    • Six years after it closed, the former Domtar lumber mill in White River is scheduled to reopen as White River Forest Products on August 19, with 50 employees. Another 50 staff will be hired by the fall.
    • Aditya Birla Minacs in Peterborough will hire an additional 50 technical customer service staff to work in its call centre
    • Aditya Birla Minacs is hiring up to 60 call centre staff by this fall to work in its Chatham location
    • A Canadian Tire Express store to open on August 1, 2013, on Toronto¿s Danforth Street
    • Rona Incorporated opened a new satellite store in Rockwood Mall, Mississauga
    • Zara Home will open its first Canadian store in Toronto¿s Yorkdale Shopping Centre on August 22, 2013
    • Ground breaking on a new eight-story, 256-bed residence has taken place at Canadore College in North Bay
    • The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is spending $25M on infrastructure improvements at the Sudbury Forest Fire Management Centre headquarters, with construction due to start this year with completion scheduled for 2016
    • The provincial and federal governments are co-funding a $12.3M upgrade to Highway 17 at Desbarats, just east of Sault Ste. Marie
    • The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources will build a $12.2M fire management headquarters at the Haliburton/Stanhope Municipal Airport, with construction due to start this year
    • Almost $9M has been allocated by the provincial government to repair bridges, sewers and other infrastructure projects in the Sault Ste. Marie Bay region
    • The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is spending $9.65M to rebuild the Armstrong Fire Attack Base, 250 km north of Thunder Bay, with construction due to start this year and completion scheduled for September 2014
    • More than $8M has been allocated by the provincial government to repair bridges, sewers and other infrastructure projects in the North Bay region
    • Westjet, Air Canada and Porter Airlines are seeking Toronto and Ottawa staff due to the creation of discount airlines and added routes
    • Northumberland County-owned Golden Plough Lodge hires five additional personal support workers, continues to seek senior administrative staff
    • The London and Middlesex Children¿s Aid Society will cut 40 positions due to budgetary constraints
    • The City of London has launched a paid internship program for persons with disabilities, new immigrants and recent post-secondary graduates. Six interns will be hired annually for four-month periods.
    • Tech Jobs +, a talent recruitment event, will be held at the Teatro Conference and Event Centre in Milton on August 28, 2013
  • Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2013

    • Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will staff 670 positions at its new meat processing plant in Hamilton, expected to open in the fall
    • A new Canadian Tire warehouse distribution centre will be constructed in Caledon. The facility will create approximately 350 construction jobs and up to 110 permanent new jobs.
    • Natra will open a new chocolate manufacturing facility in London in early 2014. Approximately 60 people will work at the plant at full production.
    • Miller Paving Ltd. has been awarded a $5.9M contract to repair three bridges near Englehart this summer, creating 50 jobs
    • Value Village thrift store opened an Owen Sound location, creating 50 full and part-time jobs
    • A new Microtel Inn is being built on Great Northern Road in Sault Ste Marie this summer. It will employ 20 to 35 staff when complete in the spring of 2014.
    • A new bar, Tequila Bob¿s, to open this month in Windsor, creating 40 jobs
    • YaYa¿s Flame Broiled Chicken restaurant recently opened a location in Windsor and plans to open a second location in August in Essex, creating approximately 44 jobs in total
    • Government of Canada is providing a $474,000 investment to semiosBIO Technologies Inc. to develop pest control management products in Vineland Station, near St. Catharines. The company will create 21 positions initially and 35 jobs at completion in 2017.
    • Six to 16 jobs to be created in Sudbury as Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada partners with a European software company
    • Construction started on Peel Regional Paramedic Services¿ new reporting and administration station in Brampton. It is part of a 10-year plan to build 25 paramedic stations throughout Peel.
    • A new Shoppers Drug Mart will open in Brockville in the Fall
    • VIA Rail is cutting approximately 24 porter and ticket agent positions in Toronto, however, 19 new positions are being created. Eleven positions are being cut in Brockville, Brampton, Aldershot, Chatham, Stratford, Guildwood, Cornwall and Woodstock.
    • BlackBerry has laid off 250 employees at its product testing facility in Waterloo
    • Graphic Packaging will close its Brampton facility in September 2013, affecting 150 employees
    • Seaway Marine and Industrial Inc., a ship builder and repair company in St. Catharines, has filed for bankruptcy. The company employs about 130 workers.
    • Benny¿s Restaurant in Waterloo has been destroyed by fire, affecting 40 employees
  • Week of Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2013

    • Construction started on the University of Toronto expansion and renovation project, which includes the $54M Jackman law building. Occupancy of the new building is scheduled for September 2015.
    • Truly Green Farms, a new greenhouse operation in Chatham, currently is in the first of four phases of the $65M project, employing 40 staff with plans to hire additional staff as it reaches full capacity
    • Toronto Emergency Medical Services hired 25 new paramedics and six new emergency medical dispatchers
    • McKesson Canada Corporation, a healthcare distribution and logistics company, will open a 520,000-sq.-ft. distribution centre in Quinte West in 2014. As a result of the new location, the company's Mississauga facility will close, resulting in 190 layoffs.
    • MPIQC, an electronics manufacturer based in Cornwall, will create 15 new jobs after receiving $1.2M in loans from the federal government to purchase new equipment
    • Quinte Conservation hired 20 summer students through grants with several organizations
    • Corsa Technology in Ottawa will hire several new software engineers after receiving $4.2M in funding from a private venture firm
    • Makoose Wood Innovations will add ten jobs on the Wabauskang First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, after it secured a contract to provide poplar for a BC-based wood cutlery manufacturer
    • Bar Q, a new restaurant that seats 72 people, opened in Cornwall
    • The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics opened this month at the University of Guelph after a $16M expansion, staffing more than 100 scientists, technicians and informaticians at the centre
    • Sun Media Corporation will close 11 publications in locations across Canada, including Ottawa, Midland and Lindsay, affecting 360 jobs
    • Myers Industries Lawn & Garden Group, a horticultural container manufacturer, will close its Brantford plant, affecting 250 workers
    • Bombardier has laid off 130 people at its Thunder Bay plant, 80 permanent and 50 temporary
    • Invista in Kingston announced that it will cut up to 60 jobs, as it phases out its carpet fibre production
    • Montana¿s Cookhouse restaurant on Legacy Park Drive in Windsor will close in mid-August, affecting 46 workers
    • The Giant Tiger Express store in downtown Belleville will close at the end of September, affecting up to 12 jobs
    • The First Nations Technical Institute, in the Quinte region, eliminated one part-time and 10 full-time positions after restructuring its operations
  • Week of Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2013

    • Construction of the Union Pearson Express station at Toronto¿s Union Station will begin in August 2013. The entire project is creating and supporting more than 1200 jobs.
    • Bayshore Home Health was awarded a three-year contract by London Health Sciences Centre and will hire 100 local Observational Care Providers at University Hospital and Victoria Hospital
    • Bot Construction will start construction on a $106M bridge near Nipigon this July. The project will take close to three years to complete, creating up to 1,000 jobs over the life of the project.
    • Erin Mills Town Centre, Mississauga, will undergo a $100M renovation. Construction is expected to be completed by the summer of 2015.
    • The Government of Canada will support the Accelerator Centre in Waterloo through FedDev Ontario¿s Scientists and Engineers in Business Initiative, creating up to 30 new start-up businesses and 70 to 90 full-time jobs
    • GIZEH Verpackungen GmbH & Co. KG, a German-based plastic packaging manufacturer, will hire 20 workers at its new facility in Brantford and expects to create an additional 50 to 70 jobs in the next three years
    • Progressive Waste Solutions Limited recently opened its $14M waste reduction facility in Vaughan, creating over 50 jobs
    • Toronto Fire Services hired 39 recently trained firefighters, as well as 20 new fire prevention officers and seven dispatchers
    • The Ajax Plaza on Harwood Avenue will be undergoing a $120M redevelopment which will include office, retail, and residential spaces. The project will be constructed in four phases by Windcorp Developments.
    • Groundbreaking has taken place on the Parkway Forest community centre, part of the Emerald City development in North York. It is being built by Bondfield Construction and is scheduled for completion in October 2014.
    • N-Viro Systems Canada LP has commenced construction of a new $63M biosolids facility in Sudbury
    • D&G Landscaping will build the urban park at the new Lansdowne Stadium in Ottawa. The $16M project is expected to be complete sometime in 2015.
    • A $5.8M renovation has commenced at the Single Students' residence located on Laurentian University's Sudbury campus
    • Ground has officially broken for the new Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte administration building. The cost of the project is $4.1M.
    • Construction on a new Ultramar Gas Bar, which will house a convenience store and several drive through restaurants, has broken ground in Prescott. The project is expected to create up to 40 jobs, mostly part-time.
    • Construction has started on the Ashburnham Realty five-storey residential-commercial development on Hunter St. W. in Peterborough
    • Construction has begun on Peel Region¿s Bolton Arterial Road and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. It includes two roundabouts, two bridges, a multi-use trail, and extensive landscaping plans.
    • Construction started on a new Williams Hotel in Belleville
    • A new movie theatre, Ciné-Starz, is opening in the Orléans Town Centre
    • The Hard Rock Café in Ottawa will be closing at the end of the summer, resulting in over 50 jobs lost
    • An infrastructure company job fair seeking general labourers, yard workers, drivers, and carpenters will be taking place on July 23, 2013, at Consilium Place, Toronto
    • The Canada Job Expo will be held at the North York Memorial Hall on July 30, 2013
  • Week of Jul 01 - Jul 05, 2013

    • Nations Fresh Foods opened a location in the Jackson Square Mall in downtown Hamilton, employing about 200 people
    • Pioneer Construction received the contracts for improvements to Highway 17, near Terrace Bay and Highway 527, near Thunder Bay, creating 167 jobs
    • Target Canada will open 13 new retail stores in Ontario in July 2013
    • Olymel is investing $37M in its Cornwall location to add new capabilities and to expand the facility, creating 50 new jobs
    • Mitel, a Kanata telecommunication firm, will add 27 research and development positions after posting stronger than expected results in the last fiscal year
    • Woodland Biofuels Inc. will receive up to $800K from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario to operate a Sarnia demonstration plant producing biofuel from waste, initially creating about 18 jobs
    • Drillers Edge Inc., a North Bay company, set up shop at the newly-serviced airport lands. The airport expansion will create 13 new jobs.
    • The Centre Block Condos beside City Hall in Kitchener will break ground in September after reaching their sales target. The first phase is expected to create 179 units.
    • Site preparation construction is underway at the SmartCentre site on Taylor Road in Bracebridge to make way for new Bulk Barn, Dollar Tree and PRO Oil Change locations
    • The Windsor Family Credit Union will open a new retail location in the Town of Amherstburg in July, with plans to open additional locations next year in downtown Windsor and at the University of Windsor campus
    • Companies seeking thousands of students for temporary summer farm work in Chatham-Kent as corn detasselers
    • NetCentral, a Sudbury-based non-profit company, is putting up seven new cellphone towers on Manitoulin Island
    • Work is set to begin this month to replace the Shallow Lake bridge, part of a $10.3M Highway 6 road reconstruction project north of Owen Sound, which is expected to be completed by summer 2014
    • Rona Inc. to close its Mississauga, Windsor, Woodbridge, London, Huntsville, Collingwood, Aurora and Scarborough stores by December, affecting 632 staff. It will also cut 125 administrative jobs in its Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Boucherville offices.
    • Teletech, an Orillia call centre, will lay off up to 350 positions by the end of summer after losing a large customer
    • The Bilingual Link Career Fair and Skills Expo will be taking place on August 2, 2013, at the Best Western Primrose Hotel, Toronto. Admission is free.
    • Stock Transportation will be holding information sessions on part-time bus driver opportunities on July 16, 17, and 31, 2013, at various locations in Toronto
  • Week of Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2013

    • Construction started on the $87M Vaughan Mills mall redevelopment and expansion. The project will add 50 new retailers to the shopping outlet.
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will invest $2.48M in North American Stamping Group Canada Incorporated, to expand capacity at its Woodstock auto parts manufacturing facility, creating up to 65 jobs
    • Toronto Emergency Medical Services hired 40 recently trained paramedics. An additional 11 paramedics will be hired this July when their training is completed.
    • Landmark Student Transportation is hiring 100 drivers to fill routes in Alliston, Bradford, Collingwood and York Region for September, 2013
    • White River Forest Products Ltd., formerly a Domtar Inc. sawmill, is expected to reopen by the fall of this year, creating 40 to 50 jobs initially
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will invest up to $950,000 in Mississauga's MyndTec Incorporated to help commercialize its proprietary MyndMove medical device. The initiative is expected to generate up to 50 jobs by 2015.
    • Construction started on the new Hampton Inn & Suites Markham. The hotel is scheduled to open in July, 2014.
    • Wilfrid Laurier University will open two new faculties at its Brantford Campus. The Faculty of Liberal Arts and the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences will be in place as of July 1, 2013.
    • The new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Central Region Headquarters recently opened in Orillia. The building is a part of the OPP's Modernisation Project.
    • Barrick Gold Corporation will lay off approximately 100 staff mostly from the company's headquarters in Toronto. The declining price of gold was cited as one of the reasons for the staff reduction.
    • Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd., a manufacturer of thermal boilers and nuclear steam generators in Cambridge, laid off 50 workers. Lower demand for large nuclear components was mentioned as a reason for the layoff.
    • The Eagle Rock Youth Centre, a judicial custody facility in Sarnia, closed this month affecting approximately 23 workers
    • The Elizabeth Cottage, a retirement home in Kingston, will close at the end of October 2013. Seven full-time and three part-time positions will be eliminated.
  • Week of Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2013

    • A groundbreaking ceremony took place for York University¿s new Lassonde School of Engineering in Toronto. The $80M building is expected to open in 2015.
    • The opening of a new London FreshCo grocery store location and the upgrading of an existing store by Sobey¿s Incorporated will create 150 new jobs
    • Miller Paving Limited has been awarded an $8.7M contract to reconstruct two bridges near New Liskeard this summer, creating 87 jobs
    • A new ride at the Calypso Waterpark west of Casselman is expected to add 50 seasonal jobs to the region
    • IBI Group of London will demolish the Millen Community Centre in Lakeshore this August to make way for a new $2.1M community centre designed by Archon Architect Inc. of Windsor, creating approximately 24 jobs
    • Haven Development Group has begun construction on the 16-unit The Edinburgh Club condominium development in Port Elgin, creating up to 20 jobs
    • Greystone Property Management will complete the $6.1M Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) Education Centre in Bracebridge by August. TLDSB is seeking staff for multiple types of jobs.
    • The Hastings and Prince Edward School Board to hire additional early childhood educators to accommodate 17 new full day kindergarten classes in 2013/14
    • Ten jobs created in Sault Ste. Marie area with $1.5M in funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
    • Saint Michael Catholic High School in Niagara Falls will undergo a $6M renovation to improve and expand its facility. The project is expected to be completed by September 2014.
    • The new Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health in St. Thomas has opened. It is part of St. Joseph's Health Care London and will offer comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services.
    • A new $10M greenhouse facility at the Southern Crop Protection and Food Research Centre officially opened in London
    • Grand River Community Health Centre opened a new $3.5M facility in Brantford
    • Automodular Corporation¿s two Oakville plants will be shutting down, once its contract with Ford Motor Company ends in 2014. The closures will affect approximately 525 workers.
    • Sears Canada Incorporated will close its department stores in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre, Toronto, and Square One Shopping Centre, Mississauga, by March 2014
    • Due to a company re-organization Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada will move its Chatham distribution operations to London and Windsor by September, affecting 30 staff
    • Yonge House, a provincially funded open custody facility for boys awaiting trial in Kingston, is closing, affecting all 26 staff
    • Sun Media Corporation closed its Midland Free Press community newspaper in Midland
    • KEE Human Resources is actively recruiting in Windsor to fill 100 AZ licensed driver positions for Canada-U.S. trips
  • Week of Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2013

    • Oxford Properties Group will build a new $400M office tower in downtown Toronto by June 2017. Ernst & Young will be the main tenant, along with the TMX Group Ltd.
    • The Milton Pan Am/Parapan Am Velodrome groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 7. The facility has an anticipated cost of $56M and will officially open in fall 2014.
    • The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is hiring 100 inspectors to perform Resident Quality Inspections in long-term care homes
    • Shopify, an online shopping firm based in Ottawa, plans on hiring 50 positions by the end of the year. QNX Software, SavvyDox, Fuel Industries, Magmic Inc. and Playbrains also expect to add about 200 more staff, collectively, in 2013.
    • Construction started on the largest Goodwill Retail Store in Windsor, creating approximately 35 jobs upon completion
    • Women's College Hospital unveiled the Hospital of the Future, a new ambulatory care facility in Toronto. Phase 1 of the $460M building is now officially open to patients and Phase 2 will be complete in 2015.
    • The Dufferin Street bridge in Toronto will be rebuilt at a cost of $17M, with an expected completion date of late 2014
    • The final part of the $6M construction work on Avenue Road in Toronto has started, with an expected completion date of September 15, 2013
    • Avery Construction Ltd. awarded $2.7M contract to build new Heritage Discovery Centre at Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic site in downtown Sault Ste. Marie
    • Ottawa-based tech firm Pleora plans on expanding their Ottawa facilities in the fall as their workforce continues to grow
    • Microsoft Canada Incorporated announced the opening of its new $20M Microsoft Technology Centre in Mississauga
    • Halton Region will begin the construction of a new four-lane underpass expected to be completed by the end of 2014
    • Prollenium Medical Technologies Incorporated opened its new Aurora facility for manufacturing dermal fillers for tissue reconstruction. The site also houses the company's Marketing, Sales, and Research and Development teams.
    • Three new Scarborough schools will open in September 2013: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Catholic School, École Élémentaire Catholique Saint-Michel, and the Toronto District School Board¿s Alvin Curling Public School.
    • The Grand River Hospital in Kitchener will receive $1.28M from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for its $1.54M renovation project to expand and upgrade the inpatient pharmacy
    • Sarnia Council has awarded a $500K+ contract to Innovative Construction Services Inc. for the design and construction of a Water Pollution Control Centre building
    • A new Holiday Inn Express has officially opened in Renfrew County
    • IBM has laid off 200 workers from its Ottawa location
    • The Waterloo Region District School Board is eliminating 56 positions, including positions in teaching and support services, to reduce budget deficit for 2013 ¿ 2014. The cuts will take place mostly through retirements and attrition.
    • After 152 years the Lindsay Post will close this week, affecting six employees
  • Week of Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2013

    • Construction started for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit in Toronto. The $4.9B project is scheduled for completion in 2020.
    • Developer Tridel Condominiums and real estate firm Hines Interests Limited Partnership released details of their $1.1B Aqualina development project at Bayside Toronto. It will include residential, commercial and cultural uses.
    • German-based manufacturer Krinner Group recently opened a plant in Chatham, will hire up to 20 employees including administrators, operators, welders and forklift drivers
    • Groundbreaking on an $83.5M nursing home has taken place in Thunder Bay
    • Construction is set to start on Renfrew Power Generation's Thomas Low Generating Station in June. The project is set to cost $20M.
    • A $9M project to replace 3.4km of sewer in Kingston has broken ground. Work on the project is being performed by LiquiForce Services.
    • Groundbreaking on a $5.6M school board office has taken place in Schumacher, near Timmins
    • Magmic Games has announced a $4M fund for software/game developers to help the company fill its orders
    • The Westbrook Sports Dome has resumed construction and is expected to be completed by August, while a turf field is expected to be installed by September
    • CVTech Group Incorporated announced that its Ontario-based subsidiary Riggs Distler Incorporated has obtained five contracts totalling $24.5M, including three projects in Toronto. The work is expected to take place between 2013-2015.
    • The groundbreaking ceremony for the new downtown Oshawa Holiday Inn Express and Oshawa Convention Centre took place on June 6, 2013. The $21M development is expected to be completed by December 2014.
    • The Town of Lakeshore in Essex County has approved a 74-lot subdivision by developer Marcel St. John with construction expected to begin this summer
    • Wellington Builders of Lambton County will begin construction at the end of this month on a $14.6M project to expand St. Christopher Catholic Secondary School in Sarnia
    • New Concept Quality Doors Ltd. in Wingham opening in June, employs 22 staff with plans to expand
    • Shamrock Metal Recycling opened in May, employing three people with plans to add another seven as the business grows
    • Brewers Retail Inc. has opened a new Beer Store on Market Street South in Brantford
    • Refuge: Hamilton Centre for Newcomer Health has opened a second clinic on Main Street East in Hamilton, providing health care to new immigrants
    • Hart Laundry in Perth is facing layoffs after having their contract with the Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital terminated early
    • Tech Jobs+ is hosting a recruitment event on Tuesday June 18 from 5pm to 7pm at the Waterloo Inn in Waterloo
    • The Employment and Education Centre in Brockville will be holding a job fair for early childhood educators on June 25th
    • The Toronto International Film Festival Recruitment Fair will take place on June 20, 23 and 28, 2013, at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, Toronto
  • Week of May 27 - May 31, 2013

    • PCL Constructors Canada Incorporated has signed an $84.2M contract for Humber College's new Learning Resource Commons project. Approximately 150 workers are expected to be involved in the construction.
    • Automotive parts manufacturer, TG Minto Corp., plans to start production in Stratford this July, currently hiring for up to 70 positions
    • The University of Toronto Mississauga has broken ground on a $35M complex for the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs. It is being built by PCL Constructors Canada Incorporated and is scheduled to open in September 2014.
    • Bird Construction Group will build a performing arts centre at the corner of St. Paul and Carlisle Streets in St. Catharines. The $42M project is expected to be completed by 2015.
    • Despite declining enrolment, the Trillium Lakelands District School Board expects to hire 39 full-time and occasional high school teachers for work in the Muskoka area
    • A ground breaking ceremony was held for the new $15M Town of Oakville North Operations Depot and interim fire station. Construction completion and hiring of 16-20 firefighters is expected to take place in spring/summer 2014.
    • Sbarro, an Italian eatery, plans to open 20 new restaurants in Ontario. The company currently has two locations in North York and Brampton and will open three more by August 2013.
    • Toyotetsu Canada Inc. will expand its current auto parts manufacturing facility on Park Road in Simcoe. The 117,500-sq.-ft. expansion project is expected to be completed by spring 2014.
    • Construction is about to begin on a new $2M shipping and receiving building at the Pines Long-Term Care Residence in Bracebridge by Greystone Project Management of Huntsville
    • SDI Builders Ltd. of London will begin a $960K+ renovation project in June at St. Joseph¿s School in Clinton
    • B.R. Fulton Construction of Renfrew has been awarded two contracts to rehabilitate County Road 24 in Renfrew and County Road 22 in Renfrew. The total value of the contracts is just over $1M
    • A new Walmart Supercentre opened in Malton on May 31, 2013, employing 170 associates
    • St. Anne's Catholic School in St. Thomas is expanding to accommodate the arrival of full-day kindergarten in September 2013. K+L Construction Limited holds the project contract, which is budgeted at approximately $1M.
    • Heather & Little Ltd. awarded $368K contract to renovate the Wingham Town Hall in North Huron this summer
    • Rogers Communications closed its CityNews Channel in Toronto and is cutting production in its OMNI Television operations. The changes will impact 2.5% of the company¿s broadcast workforce and an estimated 62 full-time jobs will be lost.
    • Lake Shore Gold Corporation laid off 35 employees at its Timmins gold mines
    • Multimedia Nova Corporation, the parent company of the Town Crier, Toronto Today, and Vaughan Today newspapers, has suspended publication indefinitely. All the staff have been given layoff notices.
    • Economical Insurance is laying off 104 staff in the information technology and underwriting departments in Waterloo as part of its business transformation program to streamline operations
    • Husky Energy Inc. is closing one of their Sault Ste. Marie truck stops, laying off 18 staff
    • Ruthven Public School in Essex County to close at end of June, affecting 13 staff
    • The Elgin Children¿s Aid Society in St. Thomas issued layoff notices to 10 people due to a reduction in its budget. The agency will also make cuts to a number of services and programs.
    • Willis College is set to move into a space in the Winner's Circle Mall in Arnprior. The Eastern Ontario based college specializes in Business, Health and Technology.
    • The diSTRICTLY Business Regional Expo of Enterprise will be taking place on June 6, 2013, at the Western Fair District¿s Progress Building in London. Over 200 exhibitors are expected to be present.
  • Week of May 20 - May 24, 2013

    • The Rideau Transit Group has started work on the $226M project to widen the Queensway in Ottawa. The project is expected to create more than 2,000 jobs and be completed by the summer of 2015.
    • Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd. has completed the $32M expansion of its Guelph facility. The company plans to bring 500 new jobs to the area by 2018.
    • Pioneer Construction Inc. has been awarded a $10.4M contract to rebuild Highway 144 at Cartier, north of Sudbury, creating 100 jobs this summer
    • Pioneer Construction Inc. has been awarded a $15.6M contract to rebuild Highway 17 near Nipigon this summer, creating 150 jobs
    • Wilco Contractors Superior Inc. has been awarded a $4.6M contract to replace the Sturgeon River Bridge near Geraldton this summer, creating 40 jobs
    • The official opening of 84 affordable housing rental units for low-income seniors took place in Vaughan. The project cost more than $5.8M and created up to 210 jobs in York Region.
    • Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited started construction on a new downtown transformer station. The project is expected to cost $195M and should be completed by the end of 2014.
    • The Kearney Graphite Mine, located in the Parry Sound District, has received approval to reopen this year, creating 80 full-time jobs
    • Fowler Construction Company Ltd. has been awarded a $4.8M contract to rebuild 16km of Highway 124 this summer near Magnetawan, creating 48 jobs
    • Construction has begun on the Fleming College Sport Complex in Peterborough, which is expected to cost about $5.9M
    • Sears Canada Inc. opened a Sears Hometown store in Orillia
    • Ground breaking for a new $51M secondary school in Sault Ste. Marie has taken place
    • The Government of Ontario has partnered with Armo Tool Limited to expand production at its Middlesex plant, creating 14 new jobs and retaining 125 positions
    • The new $5M Galaxy Cinema Sarnia will open in June at the Lambton Mall, replacing the Famous Players Lambton theatre
    • The LCBO will open two new stores in Prince Edward Country this year
    • After three years of building renovations, a new Hobart¿s Steakhouse along with private art gallery the Doctor¿s House, will open at the end of May on Hunter Street in Peterborough
    • Ground has broken on the new Bancroft Family Health Team facility. The centre, which will be home to the existing staff and two new physicians, is scheduled to be finished by December 2013.
    • The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board plans to lay off close to 200 elementary and secondary school teachers at the end of June due to low enrolment
    • In a cost-cutting move, Cameco Corporation will lay off 53 employees in Port Hope at its conversion, manufacturing and research facilities
    • The Rainbow District School Board, based in Sudbury, has announced that 45 positions will be eliminated
    • The Highland Shores Children's Aid Society will eliminate up to 20 positions due to changes in funding from the provincial government. Layoffs are expected to affect management and frontline staff.
    • The Summer 2013 Job Fair and Training Expo will take place on June 19, 2013, at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton
    • The Career, Education and Settlement Fair will take place on June 25, 2013, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • Several retailers planning to open at the Toronto Premium Outlets in Halton Hills have posted online hiring advertisements. The mall is set to open on August 1, 2013, with 85 stores.
  • Week of May 13 - May 17, 2013

    • Waterville TG Inc. plans to hire between 60 to 80 workers for its Petrolia manufacturing plant near Sarnia by the end of this year
    • The new Tanger Outlet Ottawa mall is under construction in Kanata. The mall is expected to employ about 700 during the construction and 1,000 workers when completed in 2014.
    • Carriage Gate Group Inc. and Medica One Integrative Health Care announced the construction of the Burlington Health Care Centre. The project is scheduled to begin this month and expected to create 200 jobs.
    • A $60M expansion project of the existing Tanger Outlets Cookstown mall will create 125 jobs during construction and 400 retail jobs upon completion
    • About 20 jobs will be created this summer in the Parry Sound area as a result of Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation funding
    • Bioenterprise Corporation is receiving $367,500 from FedDev Ontario to support Southern Ontario entrepreneurs in the agri-technology sector
    • The Gananoque Police Service are looking to hire four teens between the ages of 15 and 18 as summer ambassadors to tourists and local businesses
    • The Government of Ontario is expanding Summer Company, a program helping students launch start-up companies, by 100 new spaces this year
    • Renovations to the Bracebridge Falls and Wilson Falls hydroelectric stations are complete. The $21M in upgrades were completed by Bracebridge Generation Ltd.
    • Birchmount Woods, a 152-unit affordable housing rental project, was officially opened in Scarborough. Its construction created about 380 jobs.
    • The Target Canada regional distribution centre in Milton has been completed by Cooper Construction Ltd. It will be the supply chain and logistics support hub for Target¿s retail network.
    • The Canadian Film Centre¿s Northern Dancer Pavilion ground-breaking took place on May 15, 2013, in Toronto. Renovations worth $9M are planned as part of the Windfields Campus Improvement Project.
    • The construction of a new GO Transit bus storage and maintenance facility in East Gwillimbury was announced. The total project cost is estimated at $20.5M.
    • The Vista Hospitality Group is converting the Delta Kitchener-Waterloo Hotel to a Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Kitchener. Renovation costs are about $8M and the project is expected to be completed by April 2014.
    • Aecon Group Inc. will complete $6M in runway upgrades at the Peterborough airport by January 2014 for the Seneca College Aviation Technology Program
    • Windsor's Sherway Contracting Ltd. and Chatham¿s Henry Hyink Construction Ltd. will complete three watermain and road re-construction projects in Leamington worth about $1.7M
    • A GoodLife Fitness Club will open at Toronto Pearson International Airport¿s Terminal 1 in September 2013
    • Construction has started on a new 23,000-sq.-ft. Toyota auto dealership in Exeter
    • Construction has begun on the new LCBO building in Listowel at the Carriage Shopping Centre
    • New Urban Haliburton Inc. has begun site preparation for the new Tim Horton¿s location on County Road 21 outside Haliburton Village
    • Designer Depot and Fairweathers/International Clothiers will be opening in the Pembroke Mall in 2013
    • Dollarama recently opened several new stores in the Toronto region and Ottawa
    • Dollar Tree plans to open new stores during May 2013 in Mississauga and Port Elgin
    • The Ontario Hockey League announced that London has won the bid to host the 2014 MasterCard Memorial Cup. The event will take place from May 16-25, 2014.
    • Bakkavor Foods Canada plans to close its Cobourg location within the next few weeks, affecting 50 workers
    • Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare plans to reduce about 37 full-time equivalent positions and reduce the administrative department payroll by $200,000
    • Timmins to host Canada's largest mining expo on May 29 and 30th, with more than 40 companies accepting resumes
    • ONRoute service centres is hosting a job fair at Cambridge Career Connections on May 29 and 30th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, in Cambridge
    • The Ottawa International Game Conference will be holding a gaming industry job fair May 30th, at the Ottawa Convention Centre
    • The Toronto Premium Outlet Mall job fair will take place on June 6, 2013, at the Milton Sports Centre, in Milton
    • The York Humber Employment and Social Services information fair on employment services will take place on June 7, 2013, in Toronto
    • The Toronto Engineering and Technical Career Expo will take place on June 13, 2013, at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Conference Centre
  • Week of May 06 - May 10, 2013

    • A ground breaking ceremony is being held this week for The Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake. About 1,000 jobs will be created during the construction of the outlet mall and over 1,500 jobs will be created upon completion
    • Panacis Inc, an Ottawa-based battery developer, will receive up to $613,457 from FedDev Ontario, in addition to private investment of up to $1.2M in order to help commercialize a new battery system, creating up to 15 full-time jobs
    • Claridge Homes received approval to build a 45-storey condo building in Ottawa, to be located at Preston and Norfolk Avenues
    • Birnam Excavating Ltd. has been contracted for the Carroll Street West construction in Strathroy-Caradoc. The total cost will be approximately $2.5M, with a tentative start date in mid-July.
    • Ontario is partnering with 16 additional community agencies and providing support for more youth outreach workers, 20 of whom will be in Toronto, as part of its Youth Outreach Worker Program
    • The London Black Fly Beverage Co. is planning to double its production capacity next year and expand into other markets. Six summer staff will be recruited to promote its new products.
    • Almost $8M in infrastructure contracts approved for Thunder Bay this summer
    • A full service Husky rest stop is planned for Highway 17 near Cobden. The $2.5M construction project will include a gas bar, two restaurants, and a card lock.
    • Granite Networks, an Ottawa-based data centre firm, has raised $2M in funding to be used to grow the company's client base and hire more sales staff in the near future
    • Construction of a 72-unit hotel in Kirkland Lake scheduled to start in the summer
    • Cedarwell Excavating Ltd. to begin a nine-week re-construction of 13th Avenue in Hanover this month
    • DaviCor Construction Inc. of Port Sydney was awarded a contract to complete Phase 1 construction at Pitman¿s Bay Camp near Huntsville
    • Clinton Raceway construction project to be completed by opening day May 19  
    • Caterpillar Inc. announced that it will close its Toronto tunnel-boring machine facility by mid-April 2014, which will lead to 330 people being out of work
    • Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co. is closing its furniture facility in Kitchener by the second half of 2014 and moving the operation to Grand Rapids, Michigan, affecting more than 230 workers
    • The Scarborough Hospital¿s latest proposed cuts will include palliative care beds and a diabetes education centre. It is also proceeding with plans to eliminate 198 positions, including nurses.
    • The Toronto District School Board plans on reducing staff and using fewer skilled tradespeople in order to save $5M for the 2013-2014 budget
    • The Museum of Civilization in Ottawa laid off 14 staff due to a budget shortfall. The layoffs affected various departments, however no researchers or curators were lost.
    • The Renfrew and District Christian School will be closing its doors after the current school year due to poor enrollment. The school is currently in its 27th year of existence.
    • The City of Ottawa will be closing the Fisher Heights child care centre as of August 2013. Declining attendance and the proliferation of full day kindergarten programs contributed to the decision.
    • The Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough will offer a six-week Jobfit employment preparation program to unemployed individuals over the age of 18 with learning disabilities
    • Ontario has expanded its nursing job placement program to accept 600 nursing graduates trained elsewhere in Canada and abroad, increasing annual spots to 2,800
    • The London Artists in Residence Program was launched to support local professional artists. During the pilot year 10 artists were selected, and funding is in place for an expansion in 2013-2014.
    • The Nursing and Health Care Job Expo will be held at the Quality Hotel, Oshawa, on May 22, 2013 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Admission is free.
    • The Canada Job Expo will be held at the North York Civic Centre on May 28, 2013
    • The Hire Canada Job Fair and Training Expo will be held at the Pearson Convention Centre, Brampton, on June 19, 2013
  • Week of Apr 29 - May 03, 2013

    • PowerBlades Inc., a subsidiary of REpower Systems, is hiring about 200 workers to manufacture wind turbine blades in Welland
    • TSP Canada Towers Inc., a Thorold-based wind tower manufacturer, is looking to fill 150 positions with young local workers
    • Miller Paving Limited is reconstructing 34 kilometres of Highway 65 near New Liskeard this spring, creating 96 jobs
    • Dalcon Enterprises has been awarded a contract to make improvements to infrastructure on Highway 11 near Beardmore, creating about 40 jobs this spring
    • Cruickshank Construction Limited will create 29 jobs for improvements to the Amable du Fond River Bridge on Highway 630 near Mattawa
    • Roulston¿s Pharmacy opened a new Wellness Centre in Simcoe this week, attracting five local doctors with additional space for another three physicians
    • A ground breaking ceremony for the $100M South Kent Wind Project, located in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent was held on May 1st
    • AON Inc. will build a four-storey, 65-unit seniors apartment building on Cherryhill Road in Peterborough
    • A new $8.5M sewage testing plant will be constructed in London
    • Harbour House Grill opened in Innisfil
    • A Delicate Edge, a new clothing boutique and hair salon, will open in Kincardine on Queen Street in May
    • Sundown Theatre to perform in Kincardine this summer, seeking local actors and musicians who must register by May 31 in order to audition
    • Lambton Kent school Board issues layoff notices to 32 teachers due to declining enrolment
    • The City of Waterloo laid off nine employees as a result of a city-wide organizational review
    • The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre is accepting applications until May 17 for youth who are interested in starting their own business this summer
    • The Peterborough Council for Persons with Disabilities will open a Centre for Independent Living on Sherbrooke Street in May to provide local information and job mentoring to those with disabilities
  • Week of Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2013

    • FedDev Ontario has invested $1.85M in four Ottawa area software companies. 360pi Corporation, SWIX Inc., Therapeutic Monitoring Systems and Capital Angel Network, are expected to create up to 44 jobs initially, with an additional 67 jobs by 2016.
    • Vale opened its new $13M processing facility at its precious metals refinery in Port Colborne
    • General Motors is recalling 114 production workers to the Glendale Powertrain plant in St. Catharines in June and 60 workers in the fall
    • McMaster Children¿s Hospital opened a pediatric ophthalmology centre in Hamilton
    • Penn Energy of Pennsylvania started site preparation on its 90-acre solar panel farm near Baltimore, just northeast of Cobourg, creating approximately 100 short-term jobs
    • The Wingham and District Hospital will receive provincial government funding for renovations and new construction. Work will start by spring 2014.
    • Crate Marine Sales will open a new location at 25 Dundas St. in Belleville. The location will offer a variety of boats for sale, as well as service and dockage. In addition to the new storefront, area dockage is expected to expand significantly.
    • A 25,000 sq.-ft. Bed, Bath and Beyond has opened in London
    • Construction of $2.2M science labs at Dresden high school to commence late spring
    • Construction of a 32,000 sq.-ft. building at new Leamington industrial park has started
    • All eight Bruce Power plant nuclear generating units in Tiverton are now again in full operation. Bruce Power is currently seeking supply chain, IT, project management, operations and maintenance staff.
    • Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Wellington received $5.5M from the provincial government to continue work on the design of the new hospital
    • Chesley District High School will undergo a $2.1M renovation to convert it to a JK-12 school which will be ready in September 2014. Kinghurst Community School will close in June 2014 and its students transferred to Chesley.
    • The London District Catholic school board issued 142 potential layoff notices to teachers
    • Indigo Books in downtown Kingston will close on June 29 after the company decided not to renew its lease. The store employed over 20 full-time staff and several part-time staff.
    • The Canadian Jewish News will stop publishing in June affecting 50 employees in Toronto and Montreal
    • Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd., a steam generation products manufacturer, laid off 26 workers at its Cambridge location
    • Longtime Cobourg manufacturer Signode [Strapex] will close in June, affecting 25 workers. Parent company Illinois Tool Works is consolidating operations in the U.S.
    • Foley¿s Furnishing in Collingwood will close, affecting nine full-time employees and one part-time employee
    • Resolute Forest Products announced a two-week shutdown at their newsprint mill in Thunder Bay, affecting more than 100 workers. The company cites market conditions for the downtime.
    • The Stratford Accelerator Centre, which offers support to technology-based business start-ups, officially opens in May
  • Week of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2013

    • HGS Canada will expand its contact centre operations to Barrie, creating 500 jobs initially with the potential for future growth within the year. The company is currently hiring both entry level and management positions.
    • Graham Construction of Mississauga was awarded a design-build contract for the new Canadian Forces Military Police Academy building at Canadian Forces Base Borden. The $54M project expects to create 173 jobs and to be completed in 2015.
    • Bonnechere Excavating Limited was awarded an $8.4M contract to repair Highway 535 near Noelville creating approximately 80 jobs this spring
    • A new Winners store opened at the Heritage Grove Shopping Centre in Owen Sound creating approximately 70 jobs. Additional stores set to open at the centre include Value Village, Michael's, the Dollar Tree and Future Shop.
    • FedDev Ontario will invest up to $2.5M in Arnprio-based Pillar5 Pharma Inc. to help the company expand its manufacturing operations. The expansion is expected to create 50 jobs.
    • New Tim Horton's in Sioux Lookout opens creating 40 full and part-time jobs
    • A new museum that features the HMCS Ojibwa submarine will bring 45 jobs in Port Burwell, near London
    • Firstline Canada, a software development company, is opening in London and plans to hire 40 workers within two to three years
    • Hudson's Bay Company will open an outlet store at the Premium Outlet mall in Halton Hills this summer
    • Construction started on the $57M multi-use recreational facility in the town of Lakeshore, near Windsor
    • Construction started on the new Town of Lincoln Community Complex. The $17.5M facility will include an arena, library and community rooms.
    • Fusebill, an Ottawa-based automated billing firm, raised $2M in investments to increase the sales and marketing aspects of its business. The company plans to expand its workforce by the end of the year.
    • Kenalex Development Inc. will start installing water and sewer services for the construction of a 71-lot subdivision in North Bay
    • Hiring started at Laurentian University's new School of Architecture in Sudbury
    • Boomerang Kids, a consignment retailer that sells children's clothing and toys, will open three new Ottawa locations as well as a new Toronto location
    • The new Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce located at the Seasons Retirement Home in Owen Sound will open in May and hire an executive director, nurses and personal service workers
    • Construction started on a $3.1M roundabout project in Cambridge, which is expected to take three months to complete
    • The Scarborough Hospital eliminated 98 positions as part of a cost-savings plan. The Hospital expects to cut additional positions to help meet budget targets.
    • Cana-Vac has moved its assembly operations from Owen Sound to Stratford, affecting 42 employees in total. It is recruiting accounting, engineering, customer service, purchasing, manufacturing and inventory staff for its Stratford location.
    • ElringKlinger Canada Inc. in Leamington is laying off 26 unionized workers on May 27
    • More than 20 registered practical nurses receive layoff notices at the North Bay Regional Health Centre
    • Cameco Fuel Manufacturing to lay off 17 staff at its Port Hope facility
    • Province invests more than $666,000 in the mining supply and services sector
    • Eleven Points Logistics, the company responsible for operating the new Target distribution centre in Cornwall, will hold a job fair on April 26 to fill hundreds of positions with expected start dates of June 1st, 2013
    • The Kingston Economic Development Corporation launched a new website to help Kingston-based companies post job opportunities. The website address is www.kingstonishiring.com.
  • Week of Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2013

    • Nordstrom Inc. announced that it will open a second location in Toronto in the fall of 2016 at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The Centre will also undergo a $331M expansion starting in January 2014.
    • Construction will start on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit tunnel in Toronto in May. The transit line will be 19km long and is expected to be in service by 2020.
    • H&M, a clothing retailer, will open a new 22,000 sq.-ft. store in the Bayshore Shopping Centre in Ottawa in the fall
    • Buffalo Wild Wings opened a new location at the Devonshire Mall in Windsor, creating 90 jobs
    • Colibri Technologies Inc. will receive up to $900,000 through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario for product development. The company expects to create as many as 17 full-time jobs in Toronto with an additional 130 jobs by 2016.
    • LamSar Industrial Contractors in Sarnia will manufacture 20 process modules for Osum Oil Sands Corp. in Alberta, creating up to 45 jobs
    • Facca Incorporated was awarded a $4.4M contract to replace the Bug River Bridge on Highway 105 near Red Lake. Construction, which is expected to begin in the spring, will create approximately 40 jobs.
    • ThoughtWire, a Toronto-based software company, will receive up to $955,000 through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario for product development. The company is expected to create 29 new jobs.
    • Sentient Magnetics Inc. received funding through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario for product development, creating up to 19 full-time positions in Schomberg, with an additional six jobs by 2017
    • Canadian National Railways will convert an existing warehouse in Brampton to an office building. The project is expected to cost $8.3M and the new facility will accommodate up to 300 staff.
    • Do-All Construction of Petawawa has been awarded an $872,000 contract to perform phase 2 of the construction work on Herman street in Petawawa
    • Bourgeois Motors Ltd., a car dealership in Midland, is moving to a larger facility in August 2013 and plans to hire more employees
    • Universal Fan & Blower Ltd., a Bloomfield-based manufacturing company, has reopened after half of the factory was destroyed by fire last year
    • St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital is outsourcing its transcription services to Accentus, resulting in the layoff of eight workers at the hospital
    • DragonWave, an Ottawa based technology company, will eliminate one-third of its senior management positions as well as restructure a deal with Nokia Siemens Networks to cut operating costs
    • The horse racing season at Flamboro Downs will be reduced this year, resulting in layoffs at the Hamilton track
    • The Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with the City of Toronto, will host the Retail Job Fair on April 30, 2013 at the Toronto Reference Library
    • Hinduja Global Solutions will hold a job fair at St. Lawrence College in Kingston on May 3rd and 4th in order to recruit for a new facility in Kingston. The company plans on opening three inbound call centres in Ontario this year.
    • The Summer Company Program is now taking applications in Renfrew. The program, which is administered by Enterprise Renfrew, offers students aged 15-29 business training as well as up to $1,500 to establish a business.
  • Week of Apr 01 - Apr 05, 2013

    • Construction of the South Kent Wind Project has started in the County of Chatham-Kent, generating up to 500 jobs during peak of construction
    • Sodecia North America Inc. is expanding its London operation, creating over 100 jobs
    • Bingemans Inc. will expand its catering and recreation complex in Kitchener with the opening of a Boston Pizza restaurant, Kingpin Bowlounge bowling venue and Playdium Game Centre in June 2013. The expansion will add about 100 jobs.
    • Windsor Regional Hospital is hiring 40 registered practical nurses and registered nurses
    • The Ontario Power Authority, together with First Nations Engineering Services Ltd., launches an energy-saving program for Aboriginal communities. Up to 30 jobs in selected communities will be created.
    • With the help of funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, 20 jobs will be created at HLS Hard-Line Solutions, a mining supply company in Greater Sudbury
    • Accurassay Laboratories receives $1M in funding from the Province of Ontario to enhance mineral analysis of rock samples at its location in Thunder Bay. An additional 13 workers are expected to be hired as a result.
    • Ottawa tech firm Exocortex Technologies Inc., which specializes in 3D animation technology, plans on hiring five new positions this year and an additional five in 2014
    • Maple Reinders Engineering and Construction Ltd. of Mississauga will start construction on a new wastewater treatment plant in Clarington in early spring. The project is expected to cost $28.8M and will take approximately two years to complete.
    • Marshalls opened five new retail stores in Ontario in Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Hamilton and London
    • The Coca-Cola Company opened its new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto. The facility will be able to accommodate 400 employees.
    • Sensplex East, a $26M four-pad ice surface complex in Ottawa, is set to begin construction this spring with an expected completion date of September 2014
    • TribeHR Corp., a Waterloo-based company with an online portal for human resources management is expanding and planning to hire more staff
    • The Montgomery Village Seniors Community complex will open in October 2013 in Orangeville. Staff will be hired to support services at the complex.
    • A new business, Block Three Brewing Co., will open in St. Jacobs in summer 2013
    • Construction for a new emergency medical service station in Tecumseh will start in May
    • Several new restaurant franchises will open in Peterborough, including Taco Del Mar, Smoke¿s Poutinerie and St. Louis Wings and Ribs
    • GSW Water Heating will close its manufacturing plant in Fergus by July 1, 2013, affecting 350 employees
    • Cobourg Zellers closes, resulting in 60 layoffs
    • London Health Sciences Centre will eliminate between 50 to 60 health care, administrative and support positions at the hospital
    • Manulife Financial will lay off less than one percent of its global workforce. It is currently unknown how many of the company¿s employees at the Canadian headquarters in Waterloo will be affected.
    • NAPP Canada will be hosting a Job Fair & Training Fair on April 17, 2013 at the Hamilton Convention Centre
    • Lambton College opened its Summer Job Service Centre for students looking for summer employment
  • Week of Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2013

    • Xstrata Copper, based in Timmins, will be hiring staff as it faces 400 retirements in the next few years
    • The Government of Ontario announced funding to replace three bridges on Highway 17 east of Dryden, creating more than 90 construction jobs
    • Northern Ontario Heritage Fund assists in creation of 43 jobs in North Bay area
    • A new Holiday Inn Express & Suites will open in St. Jacobs in June 2013, creating approximately 30 jobs
    • ARADA Systems Inc., a wireless communication company, is opening a research and development office in Windsor and is expected to hire 20 engineers with the potential to grow to more than 50 within the year
    • Hornblower Niagara Cruises is looking to fill six administrative management positions in downtown Niagara Falls. The company plans to increase its workforce to 120 by the spring of 2014 when the tours are expected to begin.
    • GreenCore Composites Inc., a natural fiber manufacturer, is moving its pilot manufacturing operation from Mississauga to the Western University Research Park in Sarnia. The company plans to add up to 15 positions when production increases.
    • System 6 Advanced Coatings Inc. moved to a larger facility in Severn Township and plans to expand its workforce from 35 to 50 in the coming year
    • Kubota Materials Canada Corporation plans to begin production at its newly constructed facility in Orillia by the second quarter 2013, creating approximately 12 jobs
    • The Georgian Bay General Hospital began constructing a 6,000-sq.-ft. addition to the emergency department in Midland. The project is expected to be completed next spring at a total cost of $5M.
    • Construction is complete on the Niagara Tunnel Project. The hydroelectric development cost nearly $1.6B and created up to 600 construction jobs in the Niagara region.
    • Niagara Health System officially opened the new St. Catharines hospital. The site will offer services in cancer care, cardiac care and mental health care not readily available in the Niagara region.
    • The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will spend over $4M on two construction projects
    • Fortinet, a California-based network security firm, is looking to expand in Ottawa
    • Qdoba Mexican Grill is opening in London
    • Frontenac County will be turning 4 full-time paramedic positions into part-time positions and will use one less ambulance at the Palace Road station in 2013
    • Caesars Windsor has laid off thirty full-time and eight part-time employees in the food and beverage, culinary and resort operations departments
    • Empire Theatres Limited closed its Empress Walk movie cinema in North York, affecting 20 to 25 staff
    • Windsor-Essex Children¿s Aid Society has laid off 18 case workers and family access workers due to budget constraints
    • Woodcock Brothers Transportation Group in Sebringville, in the Township of South Perth will be laying off six employees at the end of March resulting from the loss of a business contract
  • Week of Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2013

    • FedDev Ontario has invested $3.67M in six Ottawa based technology companies, which is expected to initially create 120 jobs and an additional 200 jobs by 2017
    • The newly built Dunfield Retirement Residence in Cambridge is expected to open in May 2013, creating approximately 75 jobs. Prospective recruits include managers, housekeepers, food servers and health-care workers.
    • Teranorth Construction and Engineering Limited awarded $6.8M contract to rebuild three bridges near Wawa this spring, creating 70 jobs
    • Looby Construction awarded $5.4M contract to rebuild two bridges north of Sault Ste. Marie this spring, creating 50 jobs
    • Rimowa North America Inc., a luggage manufacturer and distributor, is planning to hire 50 additional workers in 2013 at its newly developed site in Cambridge
    • NutraBlend Foods Inc. will relocate its manufacturing operations from Cambridge to Brantford on June 1, 2013. The company expects to add an additional 40 employees to the Brantford location.
    • Diablo, an Ottawa based tech company, plans on expanding its workforce from 40 to 60 in 2013
    • WordJack Media in Collingwood, a web marketing software business, expects to create 17 knowledge-based jobs over the next few years with funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
    • Bonnechere Excavating Limited awarded $1.2M contract for improvements to Highway 11 near Temagami this spring, creating 12 jobs
    • Linamar Corporation Inc., an auto-parts manufacturer based in Guelph, is facing a local shortage of skilled professionals, including accountants, electricians, engineers, machinists, and millwrights
    • Loyalist College in Belleville will be undergoing $2.7M in renovations and improvements to enhance its entrance area and to create a media centre
    • Renovation has started at the former Windsor Star building on Ferry Street in Windsor, transforming the building to accommodate the University of Windsor¿s School of Social Work and the Centre for Executive and Professional Development
    • The new Brockville Convention Centre has opened for business beside the Holiday Inn Suites in Brockville. Ownership expects to employ up to 25 positions at the facility for 2013.
    • The new Brockville Convention Centre has opened for business beside the Holiday Inn Suites in Brockville. Ownership expects to employ up to 25 positions at the facility for 2013.
    • Schlueter Automotive Group will be closing its Chevrolet car dealership in Waterloo in May 2013, affecting 50 to 60 employees
    • Vale has laid off 30 employees at its Sudbury location
    • A new retail complex being built by Goldmanco Inc. in Cornwall will be home to a FreshCo grocery store and a Dollarama once development is complete
    • Dollar Tree plans to open new stores during April 2013 in Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor
    • A No Frills grocery store currently under construction in Stratford is expected to open by September, 2013
    • Winners Merchants International L.P. opened a new retail store in Simcoe
    • The Elmdale Oyster House, a new restaurant located at the former Elmdale House Tavern location, has opened in Ottawa
    • The Ottawa Police Service will hold an information session aimed at recruiting female officers on April 4th
    • Loyalist College in Belleville teams up with the W. Garfield Weston Foundation to provide financial support for students entering skilled trades programs
    • The Business Enterprise Centre of Sarnia-Lambton, through its Summer Company program, will provide funding to students with business ideas
  • Week of Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2013

    • The next phase of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension is underway. The project is estimated to cost $2.6B and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2016.
    • Construction is finished on the new wing of the Markham Stouffville Hospital. Work will now shift to the second phase of the hospital¿s redevelopment.
    • Lowe's Companies Canada opened a new distribution centre in Milton employing 250 full-time staff
    • The Yorkville shopping district will add three new retail stores over the coming months in Toronto
    • Infrastructure projects worth $33.4M have been announced for CFB Petawawa, including 72 new housing units being built on the base
    • Construction will be underway soon on the Union Pearson Express passenger station at Toronto's Pearson International Airport
    • The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is funding a next-generation MRI scanner for the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, creating nine jobs
    • The Advanced Medical Institute of Canada (AMRIC) at Health Sciences North in Sudbury is establishing a Geriatrics Research Chair to study chronic disease affecting seniors. The project is expected to create 10 jobs.
    • The LCBO opened two stores in Windsor and Kingsville in March
    • A new 22,000-sq.-ft. Farm Boy grocery store has opened at the Train Yards in Ottawa
    • Olymel Prince Foods has laid off 70 workers at its plant in Cornwall
    • Empire Theatres has announced the closure of its Rideau Centre location in Ottawa on March 21, and is planning a new theatre at Lansdowne Park sometime in 2014
    • The Dunkeld Restaurant near Walkerton was destroyed by fire, affecting about 30 employees
    • Zellers at the County Fair Mall in Leamington will be closed at the end of March
    • The planned closures of the Zellers stores in Hanover and Owen Sound took effect on March 14
    • Play n' Learn, a children's toy store in Kingston, is going out of business
    • The city of Orillia is experiencing a shortage of workers in professional and skilled trades occupations, including engineers, machinists, millrights and orbital welders
    • The Orangeville and Area Small Business Enterprise Centre and the Province of Ontario are offering financial assistance and business expertise to eligible students to create their own company during the summer months
    • Fiddick¿s Nursing Home will be hosting a job fair on March 26 and March 27 at Lambton College¿s Employment & Learning Centre in Petrolia. The new nursing home will be open in April.
    • Home Depot Canada is hosting career fairs in Timmins on March 27, in Kingston on March 27, in Bracebridge on March 28, and in Thunder Bay April 11
    • The Michener Institute will host a career fair for healthcare occupations on April 3, 2013 in Toronto
    • The National Job Fair & Training Expo will be held on April 3 and April 4, 2013 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    • The Kincardine and District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a job fair at the Lake Huron Learning Centre in Kincardine on April 13, 2013
  • Week of Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2013

    • Target Corp. is hiring up to 200 employees for its store in Chatham¿s Thames-Lea Plaza, scheduled to open in the summer. The company plans to open another 21 locations across Ontario.
    • The Toronto District School Board announced that it will lay off 248 high school teachers for the upcoming school year. However, the Board is expected to add 62 elementary teaching positions.
    • Sumitomo Precision Products Canada Aircraft Inc. will build a new production facility at its Mississauga office, employing 50 staff
    • Thinking Phone Networks in Kanata plans to double its workforce to 50 by the end of 2013
    • Leahurst College, a new private high school in Kingston, will start hiring for its September opening
    • General Motors of Canada Ltd. is investing $250M in its CAMI plant in Ingersoll
    • Canon Canada Inc. will build a new head office in Brampton at Steeles Avenue and Mississauga Road with construction set to begin in 2013
    • Triovest Realty Advisors Inc. and Intermarket Developments Inc. have started construction on the Waterloo Corporate Campus. Two of the office buildings are scheduled for completion in the fall of 2013.
    • FedNor will provide more than $200,000 for upgrades to the North Bay airport
    • Construction is finished on the new Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto. The 10-storey facility will focus on helping individuals with complex chronic diseases.
    • Yorkdale Shopping Centre announced that 12 new retail stores will open in 2013
    • YAYA¿s Flame Broiled Chicken is setting up two locations in Windsor-Essex County
    • Eggsmart is opening a location in Windsor on Jefferson Blvd
    • A new LCBO store opened in Fergus, employing about 11 workers
    • Bruyere Continuing Care will be eliminating between 120 and 150 positions to help deal with a $4.2M deficit. The company operates healthcare facilities such as the Elizabeth Bruyere Health Centre and the Saint-Vincent chronic care hospital.
    • U.S. based call centre InfoCision will close its Fort Erie location, affecting approximately 100 remaining staff
    • Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. announced that it will eliminate approximately 55 positions. The majority of layoffs are expected to impact the editorial department.
    • Four of The Bargain! Shop stores have closed in Sarnia, Corunna and Chatham, affecting 40 jobs
    • Tecmo Koei Canada Inc., an interactive games developer, will close its Toronto studio at the end of March
    • Fort William First Nation will host a Mining Conference March 25-26 at the community centre on Anemki Drive in Thunder Bay
    • Hire Canada will be hosting a job fair and training expo at the Mississauga Convention Centre on March 27, 2013
    • Ontario Provincial Police to host OPP Bound 2013, a three-day recruitment camp this July in Orillia that allows 50 women to explore a policing career. Applications are due April 12.
  • Week of Feb 25 - Mar 01, 2013

    • Rona Inc. opened two new satellite stores in Mississauga
    • Leon¿s Furniture Ltd. opened a new store in Orangeville
    • Construction has started on a new student residence for visually impaired students attending the W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford
    • A $6M bridge and sewer project in North Bay commenced on February 25, 2013
    • Construction has started on the expanded facility of Creemore Springs Brewery Ltd. in Simcoe County. Once completed, the expansion will add 30 jobs.
    • Chide.it in Ottawa plans to change its name and hire more staff to support growth in 2013
    • London-based Diamond Aircraft Industries Canada suspended its D-Jet program, resulting in the layoff of over 200 workers. The company, which plans to restructure, cites low sales and high costs as reasons for the layoffs.
    • John Forsyth Shirt Company Ltd. will be closing its manufacturing operations in Cambridge in mid-March, affecting approximately 110 employees
    • Lance Canada Ltd. will be closing its wafer plant in Cambridge and consolidating operations in Guelph. It is unknown how many of the 100 affected employees will be hired at the Guelph facility.
    • Coveright Surfaces to lay off 50 people at its Cobourg plant this summer
    • Knorr Brake Limited has announced the closure of its Kingston plant and will lay off 86 workers
    • National Gallery of Canada to eliminate 29 positions in Ottawa
    • Bluewater Health in Sarnia is consolidating its services due to funding reductions, affecting 23 employees and 12 vacant positions
    • Maryvale Adolescent and Family Services has laid off six full-time and 16 part-time employees in Windsor
    • Papa Cheney¿s Whiskey Well in Windsor is closing at the end of June 2013
    • The Waterloo Region Consolidated Courthouse located in downtown Kitchener will open on April 15, 2013
    • A new medical facility will open in Niagara Falls in March 2013
    • FedNor announces close to $600,000 in funding to support two initiatives in the Municipality of Callander through its Northern Ontario Development Program
    • FedNor announces $500,000 in funding to North Eastern Ontario Communications Network Inc. in Timmins to expand broadband technology throughout Northeastern Ontario
    • The City Career Expo will be holding a job fair at the Scarborough Town Centre from March 20 to 24, 2013
    • The Ontario Job Opportunity Information Network will be hosting two job fairs for individuals with disabilities on March 15, 2013 in Toronto and March 22, 2013 in Richmond Hill
    • NAPP Canada Job Fair & Training Fair will be held on March 20, 2013 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto
  • Week of Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2013

    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will invest in 24 projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area, which are initially expected to create more than 600 jobs
    • Detour Gold Corporation has poured its first gold bars at its new mine near Cochrane. The mining operation is expected to produce gold for the next 21 years.
    • Leon¿s Furniture Limited opened a new store in Brantford, employing 38 staff
    • London-based Interactive Voices Inc. plans to hire up to 35 additional staff for sales, marketing and mobile app development
    • Clearpath Robotics Inc., a manufacturer of unmanned robotic vehicles in Kitchener, is planning to hire about 20 workers during 2013
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will invest in four Waterloo Region companies which are expected to create more than 160 jobs
    • The Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre is hiring six registered nurses to assess high-risk patients
    • St. Catharines-based IIX Corp. will receive up to $225,000 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario to upgrade technology and create about 12 jobs
    • Construction started on a new three-storey building for the Kitchener-Waterloo Habilitation centre. The $5.4M project is expected to be complete by March 2014.
    • Next phase of Princess Street reconstruction to replace aging infrastructure is set to start in downtown Kingston
    • Blue Mountain Resorts Ltd. is investing $10M to expand its facilities for the 2013/14 winter season
    • The City of Kingston is accepting applications for its student summer jobs program until March 15, 2013
    • Dollarama recently opened new stores in Guelph and Hamilton
    • Dollar Tree plans to open new stores during March 2013 in Burlington, Carleton Place and Toronto
    • The County of Renfrew will be creating a new paramedic facility beside the Deep River & District Hospital in 2013
    • Michaels Arts and Crafts Ltd. recently opened a store in Orillia
    • Bourbon Street Pizza Company recently opened in downtown Belleville
    • A new specialty food store, The Meatless Market, has opened in London
    • StarTek Inc. will close its Cornwall call centre by the end of April 2013, affecting 140 workers
    • Johnson Controls is eliminating one production shift at its foam manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg
    • Tim Hortons Inc. has laid off staff from its head office in Oakville
    • General Electric Canada is investing $26M at its Peterborough operations
    • FedNor announced $2.9M in funding to support five initiatives in Thunder Bay through its Northern Ontario Development Program
    • The PARO Centre for Women¿s Enterprise received $1.5M from FedNor¿s Northern Ontario Development Program to support women¿s business development throughout Northern Ontario
    • The $32M Vale Health and Wellness Centre opened in Port Colborne
    • Pembroke has been given approval to disband the Pembroke Police and switch to the Ontario Provincial Police
    • The Orillia Spring job fair will be held at the Orillia Square Mall on March 5, 2013
    • Toronto Employment and Social Services is hosting a job fair at the North York Central Library on March 7, 2013
    • Canada Job Expo is hosting a job fair in Toronto at the North York Civic Centre on March 13, 2013
    • Bilingual Link is hosting a job fair at the Holiday Inn in Markham on March 27, 2013
  • Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2013

    • Lockheed Martin Canada opened a new corporate office in Ottawa
    • Colonnade Development Inc. will build a new TD Bank branch in the Township of Laurentian Valley starting by spring 2013
    • Construction of new hotels and commercial space announced in Belleville
    • Michaels Arts and Crafts Ltd., Value Village and Winners Canada expect to open new retail stores at the Heritage Grove shopping plaza in Owen Sound this spring
    • Orillia Woodworking Inc. plans to add another product line and hire more staff when business expands
    • Construction started on an $84M redevelopment of the Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga. The project is expected to be completed in November 2013.
    • Chrysler Canada Inc. is hiring 28 workers at its Windsor assembly plant
    • Goodwill Industries will expand its operations in London, creating about 60 jobs
    • St. Joseph's Health Care London will eliminate up to 59 hospital positions
    • RockTenn Company will close its Burlington box manufacturing plant by the end of April 2013, affecting 119 workers
    • Mayfair Theatre Orleans closed its doors in Ottawa due to declining attendance
    • Woodbine Entertainment Group announced it will lay off 109 employees from its Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville
    • Southwire Canada Company will close its manufacturing plant in Stouffville on June 1, 2013, affecting 150 workers. The company will relocate sales and marketing to a Mississauga facility.
    • Woolwich Dairy Inc. added 10,000-sq.-ft. to its cheese manufacturing facility in Orangeville
    • The Guelph Technology Design Cluster Cooperative reports the Guelph-area faces challenges attracting more technology companies and qualified staff
    • The recent Loyalist College job fair in Belleville introduced job seekers to companies hiring in Eastern Ontario
    • The top 30 employers in 2013 for the Ottawa region were announced by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
    • YMCA¿s Midland Employment Service and Employment Services of Penetanguishene will be hosting a job fair March 5-6, 2013, in Midland
    • Employment Halton will be hosting a job fair March 6, 2013, at the International Centre in Mississauga
    • WBG Canada Inc. will be hosting a job fair March 7, 2013, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto
  • Week of Feb 04 - Feb 08, 2013

    • Algoma Central Corporation has hired about 15 local tradespersons to service ships docked at the Owen Sound harbour
    • Ottawa-based e-commerce platform provider Shopify plans to expand to accommodate about 100 new hires in 2013
    • Kirkland Lake Gold to hire more than 200 mining personnel this year
    • Cross Country Manufacturing, a Manitoba-based truck trailer manufacturer, will open a new plant in Blenheim, creating about 100 jobs
    • Atelka Inc. will open a new Cornwall call centre and is recruiting customer service agents
    • A new LCBO will open at the West Hills Centre plaza in Guelph, creating 12 full-time and part-time jobs
    • Construction Larivière Ltée will repair the Chaudière Crossing Hull Causeway, and Le Groupe P.F. Brisson Peinture Inc. will repaint the Alexandra Bridge from Gatineau to Ottawa starting the spring of 2013
    • Defense company Thales Systems Canada has opened a new research and development office at Kingston's Innovation Park
    • XS Cargo has opened a second Windsor retail store located at the Ambassador Plaza on Huron Church Road
    • Home Depot Canada announced it is hiring workers for the spring season. The company has job openings advertised at stores across Ontario.
    • Lowe's Companies Canada is hiring staff for corporate positions in Toronto, distribution jobs in Milton and retail positions across Ontario
    • Two new thrift stores have opened in Brantford
    • The McDonald's restaurant and Petro Canada gas station at Highway 400 and 89 in Cookstown closed February 1, affecting about 200 employees. The site will be redeveloped as a provincial ONroute service centre.
    • The St-Albert Cheese factory near Casselman was destroyed by fire. The company plans to continue cheese curd production at other plants and rebuild the factory.
    • Ottawa gym club Soma Health and Fitness abruptly closed. Workers and members arrived finding the space was closed and equipment removed.
    • Video game developer Digital Extremes Inc. laid off 21 workers in London
    • Bell Media laid off staff at CTV Ottawa and radio stations BOB-FM and Majic 100
    • PharmaGap Inc, an Ottawa-based drug company, closed its offices at the end of January. The company shut down after failing to reach a licensing deal for its cancer-fighting drug.
    • Windsor Regional Hospital sent layoff notices to 34 registered nurses due to recent provincial health funding changes
    • The Municipality of French River received FedNor funding of almost $300,000 for community repair and rehabilitation work
    • The Stratford-Perth YMCA renovated its fitness facility, adding 1,100-sq.ft. of space and new exercise equipment
    • Niagara Casinos has offered voluntary buy-out packages to 92 slot attendants at Casino Niagara and the Niagara Fallsview Casino
    • Expo Experts will host a job fair at the Mississauga Convention Center February 19, 2013, for engineering and healthcare occupations
    • St. Lawrence College is hosting a career fair at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville on March 5, 2013
    • KEYS Jobs Centre is hosting a job fair in Kingston on March 5-6, 2013
  • Week of Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2013

    • Two new hotels open in Timmins, offering another 200 rooms for visitors
    • Fowler Construction Company Limited awarded contract to reconstruct part of Highway 60 through Algonquin Provincial Park, creating 80 jobs
    • Swedish advertising company Admeta opens an Ottawa office
    • The Simcoe County District School Board is inviting college and university students to apply for tutoring positions in its elementary schools
    • A new Dairy Queen Canada fast-food franchise will be opening in Kincardine by May 2013, creating about 20 jobs
    • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. will hire 400 workers at its Cambridge plant to increase hybrid car production
    • Quesada Burritos - Tacos opens in Cornwall employing about 10 workers
    • EXSYS Tool, Inc. will open a new facility in Brampton in February
    • Elgin St. Thomas Public Health started construction on a new head office
    • Vidyard in Kitchener is expanding its online video platform business and currently has job openings
    • Mackenzie Forest Products announced its pulp mill in Hudson, near Sioux Lookout, has restarted operations
    • Air Canada launches a recruitment campaign for 150 flight attendants for its new airline service based in Toronto
    • After a fire destroyed the Brussels-based manufacturing facilities of MDL Doors Inc. in the Municipality of Huron East, the company decided not to rebuild and close. The company employed over 100 workers.
    • Electronics retailer Future Shop announced the closure of stores in Ancaster, Barrie and Mississauga
    • Sears Canada Inc. announced layoffs across Ontario including closing its Belleville distribution centre, affecting about 120 workers
    • The Ottawa Hospital announced 290 nursing and administrative layoffs, but expects most affected workers to be reassigned to other vacant positions in the hospital
    • Metso Minerals Canada Inc. will close its Belleville manufacturing plant, affecting about 40 workers
    • Three retail stores, Reitmans Canada, Zellers and West 49, will be closing at the Orangeville Mall by early spring, affecting over 50 workers
    • Star Theatres in Leamington has closed. Low attendance and cost to upgrade theatre equipment were cited as reasons.
    • The City Beer Market on Chatham Street West in Windsor has closed
    • Fabricland, a retail store specializing in fabrics and home decor, will be closing its St. Clair Street location in Chatham at the end of April
    • NAPP Canada is hosting a job fair in Mississauga at the International Centre on February 20, 2013
    • The Mississauga Career Fair & Conference is being held at Sheridan College on February 26, 2013
  • Week of Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2013

    • Miller Paving Limited awarded contract to reconstruct Highway 66 near Kirkland Lake, creating 80 jobs
    • Bird Construction Group will build Brock University's new fine and performing arts campus in downtown St. Catharines
    • Newterra Ltd., a manufacturer of reusable water systems in Brockville, is hiring up to 20 workers in 2013
    • Forte EPS Solutions Inc. will open a plastic products plant in Midland by the end of February, employing about 20 workers
    • Lake Shore Gold Corp. in Timmins continuing to expand in 2013
    • Porcupine Engineering Services of Timmins was awarded a $3.5M design contract for a graphite mine in the Township of Head, Clara and Maria
    • Dollarama recently opened new stores in Ottawa, Toronto, Thunder Bay and Windsor
    • Kongsberg Protech Systems Canada is expanding its workforce in London
    • The Business Enterprise Centre in Owen Sound is offering financial assistance and business expertise to eligible students creating their own company
    • Purolator Canada will close its Brockville depot on February 23, affecting about 34 workers
    • Windsor Regional Hospital will close its Acute Injuries Rehabilitation and Evaluation Centre, affecting nine employees
    • The Golden Apple Restaurant in Stayner will close at the end of January, affecting 10 employees
    • Franke Kindred Canada Ltd. laid off 18 workers at its sink factory in Midland
    • Raytheon ELCAN Optical Technologies laid off an undetermined amount of workers at its headquarters in Midland
    • KEYS Job Centre opened a community employment services office in Westport
    • The new $15.8M Youngs Sportsplex is now open in Welland. The facility will be home to the indoor tennis and soccer clubs.
    • SNOLAB, an underground science laboratory in Sudbury, has received $22.5M in grants for the next five years
    • SteelCraft Inc. in Stratford received a $10.4M subcontract to produce steel parts for the Canadian military. The contract will help sustain jobs for the next few years.
    • Trent University in Peterborough will host a job fair at the Trent Community Sport & Recreation Centre on February 13, 2013
    • NAPP Canada will host a job fair at the International Centre in Mississauga on February 20, 2013
  • Week of Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2013

    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing $500,000 in the Belleville-based company Gunther Huettlin Manufacturing Inc., creating about 10 jobs
    • Construction has started on the new Onroute highway 400 service centre, located south of Barrie. The service centre is projected to be fully open by the end of July 2013.
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario will provide $750,000 to GreenMantra Recycling Technologies Ltd. in Brantford, creating about 13 jobs and up to 45 additional jobs by 2017
    • Wellington County Brewery Inc. in Guelph is investing in more equipment and plans to hire about 10 additional staff in 2013
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing $900,000 in the Peterborough-based company Flying Colours Corporation, creating about 40 jobs
    • Cana-Vac Systems Inc. will relocate its central vacuum manufacturing plant and headquarters from Owen Sound to Stratford by June 2013. The company plans to double the size of its workforce.
    • Urban Planet will be opening a 45,000-sq.-ft. store in Timmins by August 2013
    • Construction started on the One York Street office tower in downtown Toronto. The development is expected to cost $375M and is scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.
    • Centerline Ltd., an automation technology supplier located in Windsor, is planning to hire up to 40 employees
    • A new 18,500-sq.-ft. Shoppers Drug Mart store opened in Beamsville this week. The store will staff between 35 and 40 positions.
    • Mosaid Technologies Incorporated in Kanata expects to hire up to 10 more employees in 2013
    • Scotiabank announced it needs to add bilingual workers at its Cornwall contact center
    • Seaway Express Inc. continues to expand its Cornwall trucking operations in 2013
    • The Town of Penetanguishene is advertising for about seven student jobs for summer 2013
    • Canada Post Corporation will relocate letter mail operations from Windsor to London in February
    • The Georgian Bay Phoenix Gymnastics and Acro Club will be opening in early February in Springmount, in the Township of Georgian Bluffs
    • The Government of Canada has launched Canada Summer Jobs 2013
    • Exxon-Mobil announced its Belleville packaging plant will close by March 31, 2013, affecting about 120 workers
    • Vertis Communications is closing its printing plant near Fort Erie and laying off about 100 workers
    • The North Bay Regional Health Centre has sent notices to layoff about 22 nurses at the hospital
    • Gmelin Flower and Gifts Ltd. in Cambridge will be closing at the end of January
    • The Tim Hortons at St. Louis Avenue and Wyandotte Street in Windsor has closed. Staff will be working at three other locations in the city.
    • NAPP Canada is hosting a job fair in Scarborough at the GKM Community Centre on January 30, 2013
    • The South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre is hosting a youth job fair on February 1, 2013
  • Week of Jan 07 - Jan 11, 2013

    • Layoff notices are being sent to 70 employees at the Podolsky Mine located near Capreol
    • Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. will close a store in Bradford on March 1 due to insufficient sales. Approximately 30 employees will be affected.
    • The new Joe Fresh store in the St. Laurent Shopping Centre in Ottawa is hiring for management and full-time and part-time positions. An initial hiring phase will take place between the 10th and 13th of January.
    • The new $21M Westmount Recreation Centre is expected to open later this month in Hamilton. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility will open for tours starting January 15, 2013.
    • Chrysler Canada¿s Windsor Assembly Plant extended their holiday shutdown and will re-open on January 21. Inventory adjustment was cited as the reason for the extended shutdown.
    • Canadian Wollastonite has been given approval by the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines to mine wollastonite at a quarry northeast of Kingston near Seeleys Bay
    • Federal Express Canada Ltd. is building a new 47,000-sq.-ft. distribution facility in Kanata to replace an existing Ottawa-area facility
    • The historic Minto Bridges connecting Green and Maple Islands to Ottawa will be repaired. Delcan Corporation will do the restoration work over four days at the end of January for an overall cost of $2.5M.
    • Fleet Brake Parts & Service Ltd. will open a new distribution centre in Mississauga in February, creating up to 50 jobs
    • A new 60,000-sq.-ft. cargo facility will be built at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. The $12M project will create at least 30-40 construction jobs.
    • OC Transpo in Ottawa is recruiting for bus drivers until February 7
    • Giant Tiger is currently hiring for its new North Bay store scheduled to open March 16
    • Hobart Food Equipment Group Canada will temporarily lay off 26 workers in Owen Sound due to a decline in industrial dishwasher sales
    • Tenaris Algoma Tubes in Sault Ste. Marie announced the temporary layoff of 83 workers, effective January 14
  • Week of Dec 31 - Jan 04, 2012

    • Improvements to Highway 11 infrastructure near Atikokan to create about 30 construction jobs
    • Baywest Nissan began building a Mitsubishi car dealership in the Township of Georgian Bluffs
    • HealthKick, a healthcare work placement program in Huron County, is advertising to fill about eight student positions for summer 2013
    • CINA 102.3FM, a new multicultural radio station in Windsor, expects to hire 10 full-time employees
    • Construction started on the Fort York Visitor Centre in Toronto. The project is expected to cost $18M and should be completed in 2014.
    • Construction is underway on the York Community Centre in Toronto. The facility is expected to cost $29.5M and is scheduled for completion in late 2014 or early 2015.
    • Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation supporting economic development in the Timmins-James Bay area, creating 19 new jobs
    • The Town of Mattawa received FedNor funding of $370,000 to construct a light industrial park in their community
    • Orillia Laser Tag has closed in early January due to a lack of funding
    • NAPP Canada is hosting a job fair in Toronto at the Woodbine Centre Mall on January 17, 2013
    • Canada Job Expo is hosting a job fair in Toronto at the North York Civic Centre on January 29, 2013
  • Week of Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2012

    • Dollarama recently opened new stores in Ottawa, Toronto and Windsor
    • Fuel, a digital animation agency based in Ottawa, is hoping to fill 35 positions in the coming months
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing $975,000 in Well.ca Inc., a Guelph e-commerce company, creating about 13 jobs
    • Construction started on a new transit service facility in Richmond Hill. The facility is expected to cost $132M and will support local transit in York Region.
    • Up to seven jobs being created in Peterborough at software company Konrad Group over the next two years
    • The Oaks Inn Hotel in Wallaceburg will be transformed into Oaks Retirement Village starting January 2013. The $20M renovation project expects to create 75 jobs.
    • GO Transit opened a new bus services facility in Oshawa. The facility costs $52M and will accommodate 185 staff.
    • Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation supporting economic development in Kenora-Rainy River area, creating 16 new jobs
    • Work has started on a new $35M wastewater treatment plant in Kirkland Lake
    • Lambton Conveyor Limited will move its manufacturing operation to Wallaceburg maintaining 100 existing jobs, and will create at least 110 additional jobs for the Chatham-Kent area
    • Construction of a new Mercedes-Benz dealership started this December in Peterborough
    • According to Cornwall Economic Development department, 5 new retail outlets are headed to Cornwall in 2013. FreshCo, Dollarama, Big Lots, Future Shop and Sally Beauty will be at 2 different commercial plazas under construction.
    • The Encore Upper Canada Cinema in Burlington has closed. Twelve workers employed at the cinema will be offered positions in Oakville.
    • Pretty River Academy, a private school in Collingwood, laid off four teachers for financial reasons
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing over $2.3M in Carleton University in Ottawa, to provide internship opportunities and fellowships to students
    • The Stratford Accelerator Centre was launched in partnership with the Stratford Campus of the University of Waterloo. The centre will support development of local digital media and technology start-up companies.
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing over $1.7M at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, to encourage youth to careers in science
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing over $1.1M at McMaster University's science and engineering programs in Hamilton, to provide internship opportunities for students
    • Partners in Employment and the City of Stratford will be conducting job fairs in Stratford on January 10th and 17th, 2013
  • Week of Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2012

    • Bulk Barn Foods Limited, a food retailer, is opening a new 5,000-sq.-ft. store in Simcoe
    • Zed Filmworks Inc., an Ottawa film company, produced a horror movie that employed 32 local actors and 175 paid extras. The movie was filmed in the Ottawa area.
    • LA Fitness will open three new centres this winter in Milton, Oshawa and London and create in total approximately 180 jobs
    • Construction started on the Science Teaching Complex at the University of Waterloo. The centre is expected to be open in April 2015.
    • Aquatech Dewatering will be opening offices in Timmins and Thunder Bay in the spring of 2013 and are currently advertising for staff
    • DRS Technologies Canada in Carleton Place will be hiring about 40 workers for a $38.7M contract from the Department of National Defense. The company will produce 13,000 communication selector boxes and 5,000 power distribution units to help increase the speed of communication between soldiers.
    • A new 12,400-sq.-ft. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse opened at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Niagara Falls. The restaurant currently employs about 100 staff, but expects to increase to almost 200 workers during the tourist season.
    • NutraNorth, a health-product manufacturer, has opened a facility in Windsor and expects to hire at least five more employees
    • A new Zehrs Markets grocery store opened in Bradford, creating 140 part-time and 30 full-time positions
    • The YMCA welcome centre opens December 15th in Port Colborne to provide information about job opportunities and programming at the Vale Health and Wellness Centre. The YMCA expects to employ 75 staff and 40 volunteers.
    • Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP have closed all non-government operations at its Ottawa office
    • JNC Steel Group, a parent company of Energex Tube, will close two mills in Welland and layoff 94 workers effective the end of January 2013
    • St. Joseph's Health Centre announces layoffs at two long-term care facilities in Sudbury
    • Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd. will lay off 90 employees from its Cambridge manufacturing plant in January 2013
    • Additional layoffs announced at Ventra Plastics in Peterborough effective the end of January 2013
    • Windsor will be hosting the 13th Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) world swimming championships in 2016
  • Week of Dec 03 - Dec 07, 2012

    • The new Laurentian University School of Architecture in Sudbury will commence renovations on the old CPR building in January 2013
    • The Renfrew County District School Board will build a new school in Petawawa. Phase Two of construction will begin in early 2013.
    • Ivanhoé Cambridge was approved to build a shopping centre in the town of Lincoln. The project will create about 1,000 construction jobs, and support 1,500 full-time and part-time jobs when completed by May 2014.
    • Lunor Group Inc. began construction on the Country Club Estates residential subdivision in Elmira, in the Township of Woolwich
    • Construction has started on the $7.5M North Wellington Ontario Provincial Police Operations Centre in Teviotdale in the town of Minto. The 18,600-sq.-ft. facility will be completed by the spring 2014.
    • A new 7,500-sq.-ft. LCBO store has opened at the Festival Marketplace Mall in Stratford, employing about six workers
    • Ten jobs were created with the opening of the new Algoma department store in Elliot Lake
    • Kenaidan Contracting Ltd. was awarded a $22M contract to build the wastewater treatment plant in Port Hope
    • Fin-Aire Incorporated, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration products, will be hiring about 12 workers at its Belleville facility
    • FIO Automotive Canada Corporation, an automotive parts manufacturer in Stratford, plans to hire 60 workers over the next two years. The company will be conducting recruitment sessions in December.
    • Georgian College is constructing new student residences at its campus in Orillia for the start of the 2013-14 school year
    • Sudbury accounting firm, Collins Barrow, Sudbury-Nipissing LLP, expanded its office space and hired 12 additional staff
    • Cedarline Greenhouses will increase tomato production at its Chatham facilities, creating up to 90 jobs
    • Construction of an airport hanger and defense buildings has commenced at Canadian Forces Base Trenton
    • The new Holiday Inn in Timmins is currently hiring up to 30 people for its December 2012 opening
    • Sun Media Corporation closed two Niagara-area newspapers, and will no longer publish the Dunnville Chronicle and West Niagara News
    • Gold's Gym in Peterborough is closing and laying off about 17 staff after being bought by GoodLife Fitness
    • Sun Media Corporation will stop printing the Capital City News, an Ottawa-based weekly newspaper
    • Metro Inc. will close its grocery store inside the Westmount Shopping Centre in London in December, affecting 61 employees
    • Sun Media Corporation ceased the newspaper publication of the Leamington Post and Windsor This Week
    • General Dynamics Land Systems Canada will lay off 46 employees in London in December
    • Algonquin College has officially opened its new Pembroke Campus
    • Riverview Terrace, a new 24-unit affordable rental housing complex, opened in Chatham at the end of November
    • The Government of Canada and VIA Rail announced the completion of projects and route improvements in the Quebec-Windsor railway corridor
  • Week of Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2012

    • Atikokan Renewable Fuels and Resolute Forest Products Canada were awarded contracts to supply the Atikokan Generating Station with wood pellets. About 150 jobs are expected to be created.
    • Ball-Rankin Construction Inc. will design and build the new $45M spectator facility in St. Catharines. Construction will begin later this year and the facility will be ready by fall 2014.
    • Cineplex Entertainment will open a new movie theatre at the Pergola Commons plaza in Guelph this December
    • A new Joe Fresh clothing and apparel store will be opening on March 2013 at the St. Laurent Centre in Ottawa
    • Delta Hotels and Resorts will be opening a 195-room hotel in Waterloo in the summer 2013. The complex will include a business centre, conference room, fitness facility and restaurant.
    • A new 5,000-sq.ft. LCBO store has opened in Renfrew and has expanded its workforce by 8 workers
    • A new 12,000-sq.-ft. LCBO store has opened on Parkdale Ave. in Brockville, employing about 16 workers
    • Construction of Niagara Health System's new hospital in St. Catharines is almost complete. At the peak of construction about 900 workers were on site daily.
    • Raytheon Canada will be moving into the former Westinghouse plant in the Renfrew Innovation Centre and expects to create 12 new jobs. The company will help with the supply chain management of the new Boeing Chinook Helicopter fleet at CFB Petawawa.
    • The Ontario Provincial Police is hiring dispatchers and call takers for its five communications centres across the province
    • Nova Chemicals Corporation is renovating its petrochemical complex in Corunna and is expected to complete the $250M project by early 2014. About 200 construction workers will be involved at the peak of construction.
    • Construction started on the first phase of a $300M project to redevelop downtown Ajax. The development is expected to create more than 250 jobs along with about 107 spin-off positions.
    • Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited will add 300 workers at its Oakville manufacturing plant. The company will recall laid off employees for the third shift production line expected to start in the first quarter of 2013.
    • A new 12,000-sq.-ft. LCBO store has opened in Cobourg employing about 12 workers
    • A new gasoline station in Bracebridge is expected to open in December
    • A new Empire Theatres will be opening in Kingston in late December at the Kings Crossing Power Centre
    • Boart Longyear Ltd. has laid off another 127 workers at its North Bay mining products and services facility
    • Koprash Sanitation & Supply will lay off about 120 cleaning staff at the end of this year due to the termination of a contract in Angus, west of Barrie
    • Bell Canada will be laying off up to 90 clerical and sales workers primarily in Toronto, Ottawa and London
    • Kraft Canada Inc. will close its foodservice manufacturing plant in Oakville in the third quarter of 2013, affecting about 65 employees
    • The contract to provide shuttle bus service for Caesar Windsor employees has ended this month, affecting 30 Transit Windsor workers
    • Belisle Chevrolet Cadillac will be ceasing operations in January 2013 after 86 years in operation. The owner of the Ottawa dealership cited an offer to buy the property the dealership sits on as one of the reasons for closing the business.
    • VandenBussche Irrigation & Equipment has completed a $1.5M expansion at its facility in the Town of Delhi, in Norfolk County. The project included the addition of a warehouse, and a 9,000-sq.-ft. showroom.
    • The Local Community Food Centre opened in Stratford
    • A new emergency medical station opened in the Village of Craigleith in Grey County
    • Tecumseh Manning Medical Centre in Windsor has recently opened. The $10M facility offers a number of medical services for local residents.
    • The Canadian Deafblind Association¿s Ontario Chapter is moving from Brantford to a new 13,000-sq.-ft. resource centre in Paris. Approximately 25 staff will be relocated.
    • The top 15 employers in 2013 for the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph area were announced by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
  • Week of Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2012

    • A new 89,000-sq.-ft. Walmart Canada store has opened in Hamilton, employing about 230 workers
    • Microsoft Corporation opened its first Canadian retail store at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto, employing 72 staff
    • Waste Management of Canada Corp. opened a recycling and waste facility in Cambridge, creating about 80 new jobs
    • The Conestogo Wind Energy Centre in the Township of Mapleton in Wellington County will be operational by the end of the year. Technical administrative staff and wind technicians will be hired to operate the wind turbines.
    • A new Futureshop.ca concept store has opened in Brockville with a smaller retail footprint of 5,000-sq.-ft.
    • The Upper Canada District School Board in Eastern Ontario has hired extra staff to perform some of the additional work resulting from job action by teachers
    • The Akwesasne Casino near Cornwall has completed a 40,000-sq.-ft. expansion and is adding 50 to 75 jobs
    • The Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport will receive almost $485,000 from FedNor to build a new airport hangar
    • Interpaving Limited will reconstruct 24 kilometres of Hwy 144 between Sudbury and Timmins near Gogama, creating about 90 jobs
    • Hinduja Global Solutions is looking to hire about 100 new customer service agents at its North Bay call centre
    • Construction started on the Pan Am and Parapan Am Athletics Stadium in Toronto at York University. The facility is expected to cost $45.5M and should be open by July 2014.
    • About 90 people have been hired for the Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games. It is expected that approximately 400 staff will be employed by July 2015.
    • Construction is underway on the $35M Southmount Health Care Centre in eastern Hamilton. The four-storey, 83,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to be complete by spring 2013.
    • Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) is relocating its Hamilton, Mississauga and Toronto offices to a new six-storey office building in Oakville. There will be 400 PwC staff working at the new facility when it is ready in the summer of 2013.
    • The Ontario Hockey League approves transfer of the Brampton Battalion franchise to the City of North Bay
    • Fanshawe College is redeveloping a nearby building for its new downtown London campus. The project is expected to cost $18.7M and is scheduled for completion by September 2013.
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing up to $1.94M in the University of Guelph's Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre, and creating 12 jobs
    • The Vale Health and Wellness Centre, a 140,000-sq.-ft. recreation facility, will open in Port Colborne in February 2013
    • Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. will widen Highway 11/17 between Thunder Bay and Nipigon to four lanes, creating about 450 jobs
    • Sage Gold Inc. has received permits allowing it to reopen their Clavos mine near Timmins
    • Up to 40 temporary jobs are being created on a new movie production being filmed in North Bay
    • Wallbridge Mining Company has secured financing to open a new mine in the Capreol region by mid-2013
    • Search Engine People Inc. opened its new corporate headquarters in Pickering. The company currently employs 90 staff and expects to add 150 employees over the next three years.
    • Brand Networks Inc. opened its first Canadian office in Toronto
    • The first phase of Brampton¿s Bus Rapid Transit project, Zum, is complete. The $159M project included the construction of three Zum bus lines, upgrades to transit terminals and new transit vehicles.
    • A new professional basketball team in Ottawa has been announced and will begin play in October 2013 for the National Basketball League of Canada
    • Construction is underway to build a new A&W Restaurant on Walker Road in Windsor
    • The Institute of Food Processing Technology opened at the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College
    • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. opened a new restaurant in Ottawa's ByWard Market
    • Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph will be the home field for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats¿ 2013 football season
    • The Town of Hanover and the Municipality of Brockton began the $6M expansion of the Hanover-Walkerton landfill site. The facility will be operational by the fall 2013.
    • Construction of the $145.7M Hamilton Pan Am soccer facility has started, which will replace Ivor Wynne Stadium
    • Dollarama recently opened new stores in Ottawa, Port Colborne and St. Catharines
    • Max Aicher North America is laying off 30 workers at its steel plant in Hamilton
    • Crown North America will close its plant in St. Thomas by the end of the year, affecting about 40 workers
    • The Cobden Sun newspaper in the Whitewater Region of Renfrew County has closed down and will cease printing due to declining revenues
    • RONA Inc. will be closing its hardware store at the Mono Plaza in Orangeville in mid-December, affecting 12 employees
    • Resolute Forest Products indefinitely idles its kraft mill and paper machine in Fort Frances, affecting 240 workers
    • The Greater Essex District School Board will close Ruthven public school in June 2013, and J. L. Forster secondary school in June 2014 due to low enrolment
    • CEVA Logistics announced the closing of its plant in London by the end of 2012, affecting approximately 180 workers
    • Cargill Meat Solutions in Guelph will outsource its transportation services from February 2013, affecting 50 workers
    • Plasmatreat North America Inc., a surface treating technology provider for the plastics industry, moved to a new 6,000-sq.-ft. office in Ancaster
    • Hub Ottawa has officially opened its new location on Bank Street. The organization offers business support and office/meeting space to socially responsible start-ups in the Ottawa area. The hub currently has 148 businesses using its services, and space for up to 60 more businesses.
    • Sachigo Lake First Nation receives FedNor funding to construct a small business centre in their community
    • The top 95 employers in 2013 for the Greater Toronto Area were announced by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
    • The top 10 employers in 2013 for the Hamilton-Niagara Area were announced by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing up to $850,000 in Fongo Inc., a Cambridge-based company, to develop mobile communications
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing up to $50,000 in YouBidLocal Inc., a Kingston-based company, to develop online auctions
    • With over 60 exhibitors from across Ontario, the Central Canada post-secondary virtual job fair is on until January 15, 2013
  • Week of Nov 12 - Nov 16, 2012

    • The Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie has started a $1.1M upgrade to accommodate five doctors and six medical students
    • Walmart Canada opened a new superstore in Fergus, adding 165 jobs
    • Cellphone service provider Wind Mobile has opened two new retail stores in Windsor, and is creating 60 new jobs at its Windsor customer call centre
    • Construction continues on the underground pedestrian tunnel connecting Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with the City¿s mainland. The project is expected to cost $82M and should be completed in the spring of 2014.
    • TMG Builders Inc. continues construction on the Emerald Park Condominiums in North York
    • Construction of the $25M Gateway Ice Centre in Stoney Creek is almost complete. The project will create approximately 120 jobs.
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing up to $676,000 in PowerBand Global Inc., a Burlington-based company, to develop software for buying and selling automobiles
    • Atlantic Packaging Products Ltd. will reopen its newsprint mill in Whitby in March 2013
    • Mastermind Toys opened a new store in Mississauga, employing 20 staff
    • Walmart Canada will open a new store in London and create 105 jobs
    • DuPont Pioneer opened a 50,000-sq.-ft. parent seed processing plant near Wingham, creating up 60 full-time and seasonal positions
    • Transcom North America will close its London call centre by January 2013, resulting in 100 to 150 layoffs
    • TMX Group Ltd., based in Toronto, will eliminate 100 positions over the next year
    • Meritor Inc. will move manufacturing operations away from its Mississauga facility by the end of March 2013, resulting in 85 layoffs. The company will also relocate 35 customer service and support positions to Brampton.
    • D.J. Venasse Construction Ltd., located in North Bay, will close in 2013, affecting about 25 workers
    • TI Group Automotive Systems closed its auto parts plant in Orillia, affecting about 25 workers
    • Media producer TVO will restructure its organization, affecting 35 to 40 employees in Toronto by March 2013
    • Energizer Canada Inc., a battery manufacturer, will be laying off an undetermined amount of workers at their Walkerton and Hanover packaging facilities
    • The Christian Labour Association of Canada Eastern Ontario chapter is hosting an Ottawa job fair for construction journeypersons and apprentices at the Days Inn at 366 Hunt Club Road on November 27, 2012
    • The Chatham-Kent Workforce Planning Board is hosting a career fair at the St. Clair College HealthPlex in Chatham on November 29, 2012
    • Hire Canada Inc. is hosting a job fair at the Pearson Convention Centre in Brampton on December 12, 2012
    • The Canadian tech jobs and virtual career fair was held November 20 with over 20 companies participating
  • Week of Nov 05 - Nov 09, 2012

    • Sporting goods retailer, Sport Chek, opened a new 18,000-sq.-ft. store in the Seaway Mall in Welland, creating 50 jobs
    • AmerisourceBergen Canada, a pharmaceutical supplier, is opening a 158,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and office in Milton
    • The Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre will hire more than 20 workers after receiving an additional $13.4M in funding over the next five years. The funding is part of the $155M granted by the Federal Government to Public Safety Canada in order to increase cyber security.
    • Bell Media will relocate its MTV Canada operations from the Masonic Temple in Toronto, affecting 27 positions
    • Dominus Construction Group Ltd. continues construction on the L Tower condominium project in Toronto
    • Oakville Hydro Energy Services Inc. will install 260 rooftop solar panels on the Oakville Town Hall
    • TG Minto Corp., a division of Toyoda Gosei North America Corp., is opening a manufacturing plant in Stratford, creating about 70 jobs. Production is expected to begin in July 2013.
    • Robica Forman Tank Ltd., a motor vehicle manufacturer and repairer, is closing its plant in St. Marys, affecting 40 employees
    • Autodata Solutions Inc., an automotive software and data provider, will open an office in Windsor, creating up to 60 information technology jobs within a year
    • Waterfront Toronto started construction on a $110M redevelopment of Queens Quay Boulevard in Toronto
    • Wells Fargo & Company opened a new branch in Toronto as it expands its wholesale banking services in Canada
    • Deltera Inc. continues construction on the Hullmark Centre commercial and residential development in North York
    • Morley Hoppner Group Ltd. started construction of a new $6.3M sports arena and recreation facility in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Township
    • Two advanced manufacturing and research centres will be located in London and create about 20 jobs
    • Teleperformance, a call-centre company, will close its facility in Cornwall causing 120 people to be laid off
    • The Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel has just completed multi-million dollar rennovations to revamp its conference centre space and modernize rooms
    • The $1.6B Niagara Tunnel Project beneath the City of Niagara Falls is nearing completion. The tunnel will provide enough hydroelectricity to power 160,000 homes.
    • Wincrief Forestry Products, a Kenora utility pole manufacturer, started commercial operations in November
    • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre opened its $160M research lab in Toronto
    • Construction begins on the new $17M Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health headquarters in Guelph
    • Home Coffee Solutions opened a new store in Barrie
    • The Ontario Provincial Police open a new regional headquarters in North Bay to cover northeastern Ontario
    • Construction has started on the $50M roadway expansion of Trim Rd. in Orléans
    • Proctor & Gamble in Belleville is looking to hire for 10 positions before the end of the year and another 30 to 40 workers by next spring
    • Trenton Cold Storage Inc. is hiring for 10 full-time positions such as warehouse operators
    • A new Subway restaurant has opened in downtown Trenton
    • Diablo Technologies of Ottawa has received $28M in funding from several investors to help develop their new computer technology platform and plans to hire more staff in 2013
    • Railway City Brewing Company is expanding production in St. Thomas
    • Workwest is hosting a job fair in Toronto on November 17 and 18, 2012
  • Week of Oct 29 - Nov 02, 2012

    • Detour Gold Corporation plans to hire 200 new employees for its new gold mine north of Cochrane. Production is expected to start in January 2013.
    • Vantage Hospitality Group Inc. is opening a Lexington Inn & Suites in Windsor in November on Division Road
    • A new 12,000-sq.-ft. LCBO store opened in Mississauga, employing about 14 workers
    • Improvements to the Welland International Flatwater Centre by Elite Construction Ltd. have started, and are expected to be completed by summer 2013
    • Construction started on a new Homewood Suites hotel in Ajax. The project is expected to cost more than $18M and will create about 60 hospitality jobs once completed next year.
    • Construction continues on the Durham York Energy Centre incinerator, creating about 700 direct and indirect jobs in the building phase. The $283M project is expected to be completed by 2014 and will create 40 jobs once operational.
    • FedNor announced road infrastructure funding for District Road #118 in Bracebridge. Improvements are expected to be complete by December 2012 by Fowler Construction Company Ltd.
    • CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. expanded its heating equipment manufacturing plant in Orillia and plans to add 10 to 20 full-time jobs in the next six months
    • Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp. opened a windows and doors assembly plant in Vaughan, creating 50 jobs
    • Woodland Biofuels Inc. plans to have 10 workers begin producing ethanol at its Sarnia plant by the end of this year
    • The Windsor construction union completed upgrades to its training facilities in Tecumseh and is hiring carpentry apprentices
    • Construction is nearing completion by McKay-Cocker Construction Ltd. on the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 1946 training centre in London
    • The new Upper Thames River Conservation Authority building in London will be completed by the end of 2012
    • Tucker Hi-Rise Construction Ltd. is continuing to build the Gooderham Condominiums at the Distillery in Toronto
    • TFP Stairs and Railings have begun construction of their new 20,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Kingston. The company expects to grow its current number of staff by 10-15%.
    • The International Union of Bricklayers Allied Craftworkers Local 6 is reporting a shortage of bricklayers for current and planned construction projects in the Windsor area
    • Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. opened its training and employee development centre in Markham
    • Seven jobs have been created as a new television series begins production in Cochrane
    • Construction continues on a 49-storey residential tower in downtown Toronto by Tridel Corporation
    • Villarboit Development Corporation continues construction work on the 60,000-sq.-ft. Heritage Grove plaza in Owen Sound
    • Mondelēz Canada Inc. will close its Toronto biscuit manufacturing facility in the third quarter of 2013, affecting up to 550 workers
    • DuPont Canada Inc. will lay off up to 60 workers at its polymer plant in Maitland and close the facility by 2014
    • Boart Longyear Ltd. and Atlas Copco Canada Inc. in North Bay face layoffs due to slowing demand for mine exploration products and services
    • The Canadian Conference of the Arts in Ottawa will be closing and laying off six employees
    • Sudbury Hospital Services is laying off an undisclosed number of employees after a contract with the North Bay Regional Health Centre was not renewed
    • George Brown College opened a new health sciences campus in downtown Toronto
    • Union Gas Limited completed a $40M pipeline project to deliver natural gas to homes and businesses in the Municipality of Red Lake
    • The Far Northeast Training Board is hosting a job fair at Apitisawin Employment and Training in Cochrane on November 14, 2012
  • Week of Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2012

    • Improvements to Highway 11 near Fort Frances are creating more than 200 construction jobs
    • Construction started on the $12M LEGOLAND Discovery Centre at the Vaughan Mills shopping mall in Vaughan. It will employ approximately 100 people when completed by the spring of 2013.
    • Dollarama recently opened three new stores in Ottawa, Toronto and Sudbury
    • Dollar Tree plans to open new stores during November and December 2012 in Toronto, Collingwood and Windsor
    • About 100 jobs were created in the Greater Sudbury area for two film productions
    • A new Puma store opened in Sudbury on October 20, creating about 15 jobs
    • Sensient Colours Canada Ltd. in Kingston will be hiring up to 10 workers as part of a $3M expansion of its operations
    • Clothing and clothing accessory retailer Marshalls opened a new 29,000-sq.-ft. store in downtown Toronto
    • Construction is continuing by Liberty Development Corp. on the World on Yonge residential and commercial development in Thornhill
    • Masterfeeds Inc. is merging with Winnipeg-based Ridley Inc., and the combined company will be hiring for its head office in London and Southwestern Ontario feed mills
    • StarTech.com Ltd., a computer parts manufacturer, expanded its headquarters and warehouse in London and expects to hire over the next year
    • Construction is underway by McKay-Cocker Construction Ltd. on the new Maple Leaf Foods Distribution Centre in Puslinch Township. The 282,000-sq-ft centre is expected to be completed by July 2013.
    • Construction of a new French public school in Timmins has commenced
    • The new Walmart store in Listowel opened October 26, employing about 80 people
    • MSW Canadian Plastics Inc. and Ideal Supply Ltd. are moving into the Palmerston industrial park creating about 16 jobs in the Town of Minto
    • Construction is ongoing at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford. The centre's $53M renovation and expansion project is expected to be completed by early 2013.
    • Delta Hotels and Resorts will renovate the Radisson hotel in downtown Kingston, and reopen as the Delta Kingston Waterfront Hotel by spring 2013
    • The Blommer Chocolate Company is expanding its Campbellford plant, creating 14 new jobs
    • Economical Insurance, a Waterloo-based insurance company, announced it is laying off 95 workers in Waterloo
    • TeleTech Holdings Inc. closed its call centre in Sudbury on October 16
    • Whyte¿s Foods Inc., a Brantford pickle factory, is relocating to Quebec next year affecting 43 employees
    • Nine workers will be laid off when the Hanover Police and Fire Communications Centre closes at the end of 2012
    • Partners in Employment to receive a $285K federal grant to help youth at risk in Stratford and Perth County develop skills to find work or return to school
    • Trade Roots is hosting a career learning event at the Operating Engineers Training Institute in Morrisburg on November 14, 2012
  • Week of Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2012

    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing over $380,000 in Cyborg Trading Systems and creating 16 jobs in London
    • Cineplex Inc. will open a 21,000-sq.-ft. VIP theatre in at the Shops at Don Mills, and new theatres at SilverCity Yonge-Eglinton Cinemas and Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas in Toronto by 2014
    • Sand Plains Aquaculture will open a tilapia fish farm in Thames Centre, east of London, creating more than 10 jobs
    • The Canadian Auto Workers union and General Motors Canada agreed to allow 160 former Electro-Motive Diesel employees to work at new auto plant jobs in Ingersoll and Oshawa
    • Carego Holdings Inc., a Hamilton-based logistics company, will open a new office in Burlington by late October and is hiring
    • Whole Foods Market opened a new grocery store in Markham, creating more than 160 jobs, including 130 full-time positions
    • Construction is underway to rebuild the North Building at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus. The first phase is expected to open in September 2014.
    • Construction continues on the MaRS Centre Phase II in Toronto. The facility will feature research laboratories and offices. The centre is scheduled for completion in late 2013.
    • Bruce Power's Unit 2 nuclear plant in Tiverton is now sending power into Ontario¿s electricity grid
    • A new 42,000-sq.-ft. University of Waterloo campus targeted to digital media studies has opened in Stratford
    • SGS Canada Inc. will close its Toronto facility by March 2013, and up to 90 employees may relocate to Lakefield and Cochrane in Ontario, and Vancouver in British Columbia
    • Loblaw Companies Limited will lay off approximately 700 management and administrative employees mostly located at the company¿s head office in Brampton
    • The two Quality Market grocery stores in Thunder Bay are closing, affecting approximately 80 employees
    • The Spartech Colour plant in Stratford will close by April 2013, affecting approximately 46 workers
    • The Metro grocery store at the Westmount Shopping Centre in London is closing on December 8, 2012, affecting 14 full-time and 47 part-time jobs
    • Lecours Lumber Company Limited located in Calstock near Hearst will close its sawmill and planing mill by November 16, 2012
    • The City of Waterloo has opened a new jobs centre to assist recently laid off Research in Motion Ltd. employees find employment in other local technology firms
    • The Sudbury East Board of Trade will host a job fair at the St. Charles Community Centre on November 3, 2012
    • Expo Experts will host a job fair in Mississauga for engineering and technology occupations on November 5, 2012
  • Week of Oct 08 - Oct 12, 2012

    • The construction of the Markham Pan Am and Parapan Am Centre by Bondfield Construction Co. Ltd. has started and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014
    • Clothing retailer Topshop has opened a 19,000-sq.-ft. store inside The Bay in downtown Toronto
    • Acquity Group Limited is hiring at its Ottawa development centre. The recently opened Ottawa location provides e-commerce and digital marketing services for various industries and clients.
    • JI Enterprises of Blind River was awarded a $3M contract to begin site preparation for the new Pearson Plaza project in Elliot Lake
    • Aditya Birla Minacs is expanding its operations in Mississauga. The business solutions company is seeking 130 full-time employees as well as 90 temporary staff for the upcoming holiday season.
    • Construction continues on the Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto. About 400 workers are on site with that number expected to increase to 1,200 workers by 2014. The hospital is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2015.
    • Lystek International Inc. received Ministry of Environment approval for its fertilizer processing plant located in the Township of Southgate. Construction of the Dundalk plant will be completed within two months, with a start-up date in early 2013.
    • Provincial government is helping 14 companies expand, creating over 200 jobs
    • Walmart Canada will be opening 13 new stores across Ontario by October 31, 2012. The store openings have created hundreds of jobs in construction, retail and management.
    • The University of Ottawa has started construction on the new Advanced Research Complex. The building, estimated to cost $57M, is being built by Pomerleau Inc.
    • Five Kitchener-Waterloo companies received a combined $4.4M in investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, helping to create more than 210 jobs
    • Hudson's Bay Company is laying off 210 employees in Toronto over the next 12 to 18 months, as a result of relocating its information services department to the United States
    • Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is eliminating 80 positions in its stores across Canada and within its head office in Toronto
    • The City of Belleville is hosting Trade Roots, a skills trades career learning event, on October 27, 2012. The event will feature local businesses and promote awareness on potential careers in the skilled trades.
    • More than 40 employers and educators will be present at a job and career fair in Sault Ste. Marie on November 6, 2012
  • Week of Oct 01 - Oct 05, 2012

    • Target Corporation is now hiring for 24 new stores in Ontario. Each store will staff 150-200 people and will open around April 2013.
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and George Brown College are investing over $6M each to establish the new Green Building Centre in Toronto, creating 35 full-time jobs
    • Pinewood Toronto Studios started construction on a $40M expansion project. The company will add three new sound stages to the existing facility. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2014.
    • Sudbury Downs announces the layoff of 38 employees at its local racetrack, effective this November
    • General Electric Canada Inc. opened the Grid IQ Global Innovation Centre in Markham, creating 146 new jobs
    • The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources is restructuring its parks and other operations, resulting in the loss of 28 full-time and 102 seasonal positions
    • Four-year labour agreements were settled with workers at Chrysler Canada Inc., General Motors of Canada Ltd. and Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. Ford and General Motors plan to add jobs and rehire some staff.
    • The City of Cornwall will be getting retail jobs when construction on the new Big Lots and Sally Beauty Supplies stores is completed
    • The recently opened Ancaster Endoscopy Clinic in Hamilton will hire 8 to 10 endoscopists and 7 anaesthesiologists when business increases
    • Com Dev International Ltd. plans to lay off 31 employees from its Cambridge and Ottawa offices due to restructuring
    • Air Canada plans to add hundreds of jobs nationally, including positions for airport customer service representatives, baggage handlers, call centre agents and flight attendants
    • Transcom Worldwide (North America) Inc. will be hiring several hundred additional workers at its call centres in Barrie, Brockville, London and St. Catherines
    • The Cities of Belleville and Quinte West are hosting a career and training fair on Thursday, November 1, 2012
    • The restaurant complex, Momofuku Toronto, opened downtown employing 125 staff
    • Employment Ontario and the New Canadians' Centre of Excellence Inc. are hosting a Windsor job fair on Wednesday October 17, 2012
    • Extend Communications Inc., a telephone-answering service provider, will create 30 new jobs when it consolidates its other offices into one location in Brantford
    • The Foodland supermarket in Elliot Lake will reopen in a new temporary location on October 19. A permanent location will open in the fall of 2013.
  • Week of Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2012

    • GoodLife Fitness Centres Inc. opened two new locations in Mississauga and Newmarket, and plans to open new fitness centres in downtown Toronto, Markham and Scarborough later this fall
    • Strellson AG, a menswear manufacturer, has opened a 2,000-sq.-ft. store in the Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto
    • Miller Construction Ltd. awarded contract to repave a 13- kilometre section of Highway 11 near Kirkland Lake
    • Sitel, a call centre in St. Catharines, is hiring more than 300 call centre workers
    • SAS Institute Inc. is expanding its Ottawa office and hiring in order to support federal government customers and future growth
    • Systems Logic, a software company in Brantford, will receive $366,667 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, allowing the company to add up to seven jobs
    • The Dalian Turuss Wood Industry Co. Ltd. will open a 150,000-sq.-ft. hardwood floor manufacturing plant in Chesley located in Bruce County, creating 100 jobs
    • The Ontario government recently funded 12 companies to expand and create jobs through its Investment Accelerator Fund delivered by MaRS
    • Laurentian University has commenced interviews for staff at its new school of architecture in Sudbury
    • Electronic retail stores Best Buy Canada Ltd. and Future Shop Ltd. are currently hiring for retail positions in Southern Ontario
    • The Department of National Defence will construct a new naval headquarters in Windsor and create 85 construction jobs
    • Procter and Gamble is expanding its Belleville plant and expects construction to be completed by July 2013
    • The Pier 4 Storehouse Restaurant is closing on Toronto's harbourfront at the end of September
    • WBG Canada Inc. will be hosting a job fair and training expo at the Ottawa Convention Centre on October 15th, 2012
    • Swiss Chalet is holding a job fair for their second Peterborough restaurant on October 20, 2012
    • WBG Canada Inc. will be hosting a job fair and training expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on October 24th, 2012
  • Week of Sep 17 - Sep 21, 2012

    • Aspect Retail Logistics expanded its facility in Pickering, creating approximately 200 new jobs
    • Coco Paving Ltd. will resurface 19 kilometres of Hwy 401 in Stormont County, creating about 70 jobs
    • Navistar International Corporation is building a new distribution facility at the Red Hill Business Park in Hamilton. It will be completed by May 2014 and will employ about 50 - 60 workers.
    • Automodular Corporation opened an Brantford facility employing approximately 40 people to assemble components for the Erieau Wind and East Lake St. Clair wind farms in Chatham-Kent
    • Aecon Group Inc. and the Dufferin Construction Company continue work on a $128.6M Air Rail Link from Union Station to Toronto Pearson International Airport for the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games. The project will create and support over 1,200 jobs.
    • The Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network has hired 12 telemedicine nurses to provide clinical care to patients
    • Mastermind Toys is hiring sales associates, shift leaders and store managers at its new locations in Barrie, Mississauga, Toronto and Waterloo. The stores are scheduled to open this fall.
    • Rose City Chrysler started constructing a new dealership facility on Niagara Street in Welland. The 1,440-sq.-ft. facility is expected to be completed by the spring of 2013.
    • Adidas Canada Ltd. will build a new distribution facility in the Brant Business Park and relocate all 130 existing employees working at its current Brantford location.
    • Sears Canada Inc. plans to open a Sears Hometown Store in Orillia by February 2013. The facility is currently under construction.
    • Dollarama opened five new stores during August and September 2012 in the following communities: Burlington, Niagara Falls, Richmond Hill, Toronto and St. Catharines
    • More than 50 temporary jobs are being created as Montefiore productions films a feature length film in Sudbury
    • Vale Ltd. announces a global hiring freeze, including their Sudbury location. Previous announcements about hiring 400 new staff in Canada are on hold.
    • Twelve daycare centres operated by the Regional Municipality of Peel will be closed by September 2014. About 126 regular and 117 casual and contract positions are expected to be affected.
    • Sandvik Mining and Construction will close their manufacturing facility in North Bay by the end of 2012, affecting 42 workers
    • Dragonwave Inc. will be laying off 48 people mainly in its Ottawa and Israel offices in order to cut costs
    • Family and Children Services of the Waterloo Region will be closing two group homes and eliminating the equivalent of about 25 positions by early November 2012
    • Employment Halton will host a job fair on October 17th, 2012, at the Burlington Convention Centre
  • Week of Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2012

    • Loblaws' No Frills grocery store in Cobourg creates 50 additional jobs
    • Looby Construction Limited to start a bridge replacement project in September on Highway 11 near Opasatika, creating 70 jobs
    • Metrolinx awards a $320-million contract to Crosstown Transit Constructors to build the 6.2-km tunnel of the Eglinton-Scarborough LRT in Toronto
    • In the three months ending July 31, major Canadian banks have hired new financial workers in Toronto and continue to expand
    • Bondfield Construction Company Limited will build three venues for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games in Markham, Etobicoke and downtown Toronto
    • The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission approves two new radio stations, 88.1 FM in Toronto and 105.9 FM in Markham
    • Fashion retailer Nordstrom Inc. is opening new stores at Ottawa's Rideau Centre by 2015 and Toronto's Sherway Gardens by 2016
    • The City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited have started the installation of rooftop solar panels on three city recreation buildings
    • Québec-based BBA Inc., a consulting engineering firm, opened a new office in Toronto
    • Zenith Contracting Limited is repairing the Gull Lake Narrows bridges on Highway 11 near Gravenhurst, creating 60 jobs
    • Delta Hotels and Resorts will create about 110 jobs on Thunder Bay's Prince Arthur's Landing waterfront redevelopment project
    • Great Lakes Biodiesel Inc. is constructing a new plant near Welland to open by November and is hiring more workers
    • Topper's Franchise Company Inc. opened a new Topper's Pizza store in Burlington
    • Natrix Separations Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in Burlington, will receive up to $990,000 from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The funding will allow the company to add up to 10 jobs over the next two years.
  • Week of Sep 03 - Sep 07, 2012

    • Siemens Canada Limited opened their new 110,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in Oakville accommodating up to 800 workers
    • Montreal-based Lebcorp Ltd. will open a wood products plant in Tillsonburg employing 75 workers by March 2013
    • The Elliot Lake Public Library will be relocated in Elliot Lake and is expected to be open by January 2013
    • Hire Canada Inc. is hosting a job fair at the Mississauga Convention Centre September 19, 2012
    • Mitel Networks Corporation will be laying off up to 200 staff from its global workforce after revising sales estimates for its most recent quarter. The Ottawa based technology company saw a reduction in revenue for the quarter.
  • Week of Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2012

    • Walmart Superstore opened a new location in Newmarket, employing 69 retail associates
    • Repaving of Highway 26 in Simcoe County will create or sustain more than 70 jobs
    • The construction of a 2.4-km tunnel in Toronto will be completed by the end of 2014, creating 30 jobs
    • PCL Constructors Inc. is hosting a career fair at The Old Mill in Toronto on September 18th & 19th
    • A retail job fair for youth is being held on September 13, 2012 in Toronto
  • Week of Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2012

    • Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a new outlet in November in Oshawa, creating more than 400 direct and indirect jobs
    • U.S. Steel Canada recalls 24 workers and posts job advertisements for a variety of Hamilton and Nanticoke positions
    • Heinz Canada is looking for about 100 seasonal workers at its Leamington plant
    • Ferus Industrial Contracting Limited of Sudbury creating 31 jobs with expansion
    • Job fairs targeting laid-off RIM workers in Waterloo
    • Northlander train service from Toronto to Cochrane will cease on September 28
  • Week of Aug 13 - Aug 17, 2012

    • Improvements to Highway 516 near Sioux Lookout expected to create about 74 jobs
    • No Frills grocery store opens in Paris, County of Brant, employing 70 people
    • The Government of Canada is investing $2M in three Windsor-area businesses, creating 50 new jobs
    • Ideal Polymers Solutions Co. will open a new plant next spring in the new Thorndale Business Park near London, creating at least 50 jobs
    • Fin-Aire plans to build a 50,000-square-foot plant in Belleville this year, employing 50 workers
    • Torontojobs.ca and the Toronto Argonauts will co-host The Toronto Career Fair at Roy Thomson Hall on Thursday, September 27, 2012 (from 10am to 4pm)
    • Liberty Mines suspends production at Timmins area mine, laying off about 45 workers
  • Week of Aug 06 - Aug 10, 2012

    • Highway 69 expansion project south of Sudbury awarded to Bot Construction; project expected to create up to 570 jobs
    • Lowe¿s Companies Canada has started construction on a new distribution centre in Milton, which is expected to create more than 500 jobs once completed
    • Trade Roots Career Fairs adds Ottawa to Eastern Ontario tour. The Fair will be held at Nepean Sportsplex on October 10
    • Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. is hosting a restaurant job fair August 13th and 14th at Maple Leaf Square in Toronto
    • The Centre for Skills Development and Training is hosting a job information session for Paragon Security on August 16th in Oakville
    • Seaforth's E. D. Smith plant to close in 2013
  • Week of Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2012

    • Sysco Canada to open a new food distribution facility in Woodstock and employ 250 to 350 people
    • PCL Constructors Inc. is expanding its commercial building division in Toronto, adding 120 jobs over the next three months
    • Pioneer Construction Inc. to repave Highway 11 near Beardmore north of Thunder Bay, creating about 100 jobs
    • Teleperformance Canada rehiring 100 workers at its call centre in Thunder Bay and expects to hire 150 additional people
    • Sun Power Network Inc. installing a rooftop solar array at Jamieson Laboratories' Windsor plant, creating about 70 jobs
    • Pattern Energy Group LP to develop the 270 MW South Kent Wind project in Chatham-Kent, creating about 300 jobs
    • Cortel Group begins first phase construction work on Expo City at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre urban hub
    • Job fair presented by SRG at Delhi Community Career Employment Services on August 15, 2012
    • The Whistler Blackcomb Resort is hosting a job fair in Toronto on September 11-12 and Kitchener September 14, 2012
    • Teletech Holdings Inc. closing its Sudbury call centre, laying off about 218 workers
    • Global Sticks Inc., located in Thunder Bay, lays off approximately 75 workers
  • Week of Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2012

    • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada announces plans to invest in its Cambridge facility to boost production, adding about 400 jobs
    • TSP Canada Towers Inc. in Thorold to manufacture towers for wind energy turbines and hire up to 150 workers
    • Construction starts on two bridge repair projects near Iron Bridge and Blind River west of Sudbury, creating 94 jobs
    • Villeneuve Construction begins repaving project on Highway 11 near Hearst, creating about 60 jobs
    • Gordon Food Services is expanding in Milton and creating 80 new jobs
    • Farm Boy Inc. will open a new store at the Ottawa Train Yards by the spring of 2013 and create approximately 130 jobs
  • Week of Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2012

    • Teranorth Construction and Engineering Ltd. is expanding Highway 69 south of Sudbury near the French River, creating up to 600 jobs
    • Pioneer Construction Inc. was awarded a contract to rebuild Highway 527 north of Thunder Bay, creating about 70 jobs
    • FedEx Express Canada Ltd. opens a new facility in Markham, employing up to 150 workers
    • Cytec Canada Inc. will create 30 jobs in Niagara Falls by the spring of 2014
    • St. Louis Bar and Grill Restaurant is hosting a job fair in Brampton July 31-August 1, and August 7 to August 9, 2012
    • Edge Imaging is hosting a job fair in Burlington on August 7, 2012
    • The Hershey Centre in Mississauga is hosting a job fair on August 8, 2012
    • The City Career Expo will be from August 17-19, 2012 at the Scarborough Town Centre
    • The Whistler Blackcomb Resort is hosting a job fair in Ottawa on September 10, 2012
    • Baskin-Robbins to close their manufacturing plant in Peterborough by October 2012, laying off about 80 workers
    • Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. to close their Etobicoke terminal, laying off about 30 workers
    • LH North General Contractors Ltd. gets construction contractLH North General Contractors Ltd. gets construction contract to improve Caribus Lake culvert on Highway 11. Project expected to create up to 10 construction jobs. Will begin in June, with completion expected in the fall.
  • Week of Jul 09 - Jul 13, 2012

    • The Greenfield South Power natural gas plant will be relocated to the Lambton Generation Station site south of Sarnia
    • Microsoft Corporation will open its first Canadian store at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto by the fall of 2012
    • Target Canada confirms Ontario store locations opening in 2013
    • The Government of Ontario creates $2M fund to help Elliot Lake businesses recover after the Algo Centre Mall collapse
    • Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. hosting a job fair July 16th and 19th in Toronto
    • Jazz Aviation LP laying off 200 workers at their London aircraft maintenance operations by the summer of 2013
    • Telecommunications provider Eastlink lays off 36 workers at their Sudbury call centre
    • Atlas Copco Canada Inc. in North Bay lays off 17 workers
  • Week of Jul 02 - Jul 06, 2012

    • PCL Constructors Canada Inc. will build the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan America Games Aquatics Centre in Scarborough by the summer of 2014
    • Terrace Bay Mill in Northwestern Ontario returning to operation, creating over 275 jobs
    • E & E Seegmiller Ltd. rebuilding Highway 11 near Powassan in Parry Sound District, creating about 160 jobs
    • Aecon Construction and Materials Limited rebuilding Highway 11 near Marten River in Nipissing District, creating about 50 jobs
    • Ontario Power Generation will cut about 1,000 jobs by attrition over the next two and a half years
    • Energex Tube to layoff 110 workers in Welland
    • The Santa Fe Southwestern Grill restaurant closes in Brockville, laying off 50 workers
  • Week of Jun 25 - Jun 29, 2012

    • Fednor supporting the Union Gas pipeline project in the Red Lake region which will create about 120 jobs
    • Construction starts on Highway 535 improvements from St. Charles to Hagar in northern Ontario
    • The Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario invests in eight businesses in the Kitchener-Waterloo area
    • Wind turbine parts manufacturer ENERCON Canada will bring 50 jobs to Beamsville
    • Walmart Canada announces the opening of 19 hiring centres across Ontario to support the company's growth plans and hiring by January 31, 2013
    • Research in Motion Inc. to lay off 5,000 workers worldwide, with an undetermined number of layoffs in Waterloo region
    • Toronto-based Rogers Communications Inc. lays off 375 workers
    • The Picton Manor nursing home will close in the next few months affecting 90 workers
  • Week of Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2012

    • Construction starts on Highway 11 improvements near Latchford
    • Job fair for new Jack Astor's in Kingston June 29-30 and July 3-13, 2012
    • Job Fair for new Michael Kors store in Newmarket on July 7, 2012
  • Week of Jun 11 - Jun 15, 2012

    • Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie breaks ground on $13.2M health and wellness centre
    • Bingemans, a conference and recreation complex in Kitchener, will be creating about 100 jobs in the region
    • Big Rig Brewery opens in Ottawa, creating approximately 120 jobs
    • Energate Inc. will create up to 60 new jobs in Ottawa
    • The Government of Canada announces signing of an agreement for the construction of a new publicly owned bridge crossing between Windsor and Detroit
    • Job fair presented by SRG in Ingersoll on June 26, 2012
    • Job fair presented by SRG at Aylmer Community Services on June 29, 2012
    • Fort Erie's racetrack to close by December 31, 2012, affecting 240 jobs
    • Canadian Blood Services closing its facility in London by June 23, 2012
  • Week of Jun 04 - Jun 08, 2012

    • Construction continues on the new Women's College Hospital in Toronto with approximately 300 construction workers on site daily
    • Outdoor equipment retailer SAIL opening a new store in Burlington on June 21, 2012
    • Paramount Fine Foods, a Middle Eastern food chain, opened in London
    • The TELUS Communications Company will invest more than $650M over the next three years in Ontario, creating up to 900 new jobs
    • Target Canada announces a renovated store will open the fall of 2013 in Smith Falls
    • A Bilingual Job Fair for positions in sales, supply chain, logistics, call centre and collections will be held in Toronto on June 14, 2012
    • Next Steps Employment Centre in Riverdale is hosting a job fair June 15, 2012 at the Toronto Public Library's S. Walter Stewart Branch
    • CareerDoor is hosting an information technology job fair at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto on June 20, 2012
    • General Motors of Canada Limited announces the closure of an Oshawa auto assembly plant and layoff of 2,000 workers by June 2013
    • The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board sends layoff notices to 213 workers
    • Zellers stores in Hanover and Owen Sound to close by March 17, 2013, affecting approximately 150 workers
  • Week of May 28 - Jun 01, 2012

    • Highway improvements in Ontario are expected to create over 20,000 construction jobs during this year's construction season
    • Vale Ltd. in Sudbury expects to hire 400 new employees in 2012, including 40 engineers
    • Bombardier Inc. to create approximately 100 new jobs in Thunder Bay for Go Train contract
    • Seaway Marine & Industrial Inc. expects to employ more than 100 workers over the summer in St. Catharines
  • Week of May 21 - May 25, 2012

    • The Highway 407 East project in Pickering and Oshawa is expected to start in the fall of 2012, creating over 900 construction jobs
    • The Runnymede Healthcare Centre expansion in Toronto leads to the hiring of 60 new health-care workers
    • The Montgomery Village Seniors Community to open in the fall of 2013 in Orangeville, creating about 50 jobs
    • Job fair presented by The Centre for Skills Development & Training on June 5 and 13, 2012, in Oakville, for iCARE Home Health Services
  • Week of May 14 - May 18, 2012

    • The new Online Support (OLS) call centre in Belleville will hire about 400 people by the end of 2012
    • The Intact Insurance Company is expanding its Ajax office and adding new jobs
    • Job fair presented by Employment Halton on May 23, 2012, at the Bronte Village Mall in Oakville
    • Career Fair and Training Expo at the Memorial Sports Centre on May 24, 2012, in Fort Frances
    • Job fair presented by Centre for Education & Training on May 24, 2012 at Woodbine Shopping Centre in Etobicoke
    • Linen Chest Inc. to host job fairs from May 25-26 in London and June 1-2 in Toronto for two new stores opening in the summer of 2012
    • People in Motion, the largest exhibition for persons with disabilities, will be at Exhibition Place in Toronto on June 1-2, 2012
    • Career Expo for Engineering, Technical, Nursing and Healthcare positions in Mississauga on June 5, 2012
    • Job Fair & Training Expo presented by Hire Canada on June 14, 2012 in Mississauga
    • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. expects to lose 100 employees at its Brampton facility
    • The Ottawa Hospital to lay off up to 96 workers
    • Siliken Renewable Energies to close its Windsor operations, affecting 53 employees
  • Week of May 07 - May 11, 2012

    • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. announced plans to locate its chromite processing facility in Capreol, near Sudbury, creating hundreds of construction and mine processing jobs
    • The Government of Ontario announces the creation of over 900 additional nursing jobs throughout Ontario during 2012
    • Canada Job Expo will be at the North York Civic Centre in Toronto on May 24, 2012
    • Media producer and distributor Warner Brothers Canada lays off 50 workers in Toronto
  • Week of Apr 30 - May 04, 2012

    • Fibracast Ltd., a water purification manufacturer in Ancaster, will add up to 70 jobs
    • The Toronto South Detention Centre in Etobicoke is nearing completion, with approximately 260 to 300 workers on site daily
    • The Town of Markham announces plans to build a $325M NHL-size arena
    • The Bilingual Job Fair for telecommunications, information technology, engineering, and healthcare sectors will be in Toronto on May 18, 2012
    • Ottawa-based biofuel company Iogen Corporation has laid off 150 workers
    • The Hudson's Bay Company will close its Zellers store in Sarnia by March 2013, affecting about 100 employees
    • Plastiflex Canada Inc. in Orangeville is closing by September 2012, cutting over 80 jobs
    • Sobeys grocery store in Wallaceburg to close by July 7, 2012, affecting about 70 workers
    • Siliken Renewable Energies lays off 40 workers at its Windsor solar panel manufacturing facility
  • Week of Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2012

    • Therapure Biopharma Inc. expands in Mississauga, creating up to 100 new jobs
    • Canada's Wonderland amusement park in Vaughan is hiring seasonal help for the summer
    • SP Data LLC to open a call centre in Trenton, creating jobs by the summer of 2012
    • Groupe St-Hubert Inc. opened a new St. Hubert's Express restaurant in Kingston in early April
    • New Jack Astor¿s restaurant is scheduled to open by mid-July in Kingston
    • The Options 2012 Skilled Trade, Career and Job Fair is coming to the Pembroke Memorial Centre on May 9
    • Daimler AG will close its Mississauga bus manufacturing plant, affecting about 390 workers
    • U.S. Steel Canada in Hamilton to lay off approximately 50 workers
    • Cascades Inc. will consolidate its Norampac division in Ontario, resulting in the closure of three plants in North York, Mississauga and Peterborough, affecting about 200 employees
    • Cascades Inc. will consolidate its Norampac division in Ontario, resulting in the closure of three plants in North York, Mississauga and Peterborough, affecting about 200 employees
  • Week of Apr 16 - Apr 20, 2012

    • Earls Kitchen and Bar restaurant opened April 18 in London
    • The Quinte Region career and training fair was held on April 19 in Belleville
    • Rogers to close its remaining 93 video stores across Canada
  • Week of Mar 26 - Mar 30, 2012

    • Clothing and clothing accessory retailer Marshalls opened six new stores in southern Ontario on March 29
    • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. is creating 400 auto assembly jobs in Woodstock by 2013
    • Transcom North America to add 140 customer service and technical support jobs in Barrie this year
    • BioAmber Inc. is building a new chemical manufacturing plant in Sarnia, creating over 150 jobs
    • Approximately 270 hotel workers in downtown Toronto will be laid off when The Sutton Place Hotel closes on June 15
    • Rogers Communications Inc. to lay off approximately 300 people
  • Week of Mar 19 - Mar 23, 2012

    • Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Inc. hiring workers at the Windsor International Airport
    • NOVA Chemicals Canada Ltd. to hire up to 250 workers to convert their Corunna facility near Sarnia to natural gas liquids by 2014
    • C.S. Wind Corporation hiring up to 100 welders at their Windsor plant in 2012
    • Centra Industries Inc., an aerospace manufacturing company in Cambridge, is expanding in 2012
    • Ford Motor Company of Canada may add a third shift at the Essex engine plant in Windsor during 2012
    • Brock University and the City of St. Catharines agree to build civic arts facilities to be completed by 2014
    • Hamilton's new $100M Children¿s Treatment Centre to be completed by 2016
    • The closure of the Thistletown Regional Centre in Toronto will affect about 260 employees over the next two years

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