Following labour market events is key to helping job seekers understand where the opportunities (short, medium and long-term) might be in a local community and elsewhere in the country.
The following table presents local and regional labour market events and announcements for the selected Province or Territory which can complement your job search and career exploration.
Week of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017
- The Government of Canada will invest up to $17M in Windsor-based auto parts manufacturer Astrex Inc., creating 62 new jobs and up to 24 additional jobs over the next two years
- Dishon Limited, a machinery supplier to the aerospace industry is receiving an investment of $3M from the Government of Canada to expand production at its Vaughan facility and create up to 60 full-time jobs
- The Fort Family Fun Centre in Amherstburg, featuring a variety of recreational activities, a campground and restaurant, is expected to employ about 70 workers when fully operational this spring
- Kawartha Metals Corp. will consolidate its operation with the construction of a new 112,000 sq. ft. industrial facility in Peterborough, and creating about 10 jobs
- The Government of Ontario is investing about $3.1M at the Aldborough Public School in Rodney to build an Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centre, creating childcare spots and 11 full-time jobs
- The Government of Ontario has provided $750K towards the construction of a new Elders Hub in Sandy Lake First Nation northwest of Thunder Bay that is expected to be completed by spring 2018, creating about 12 jobs
- The Split Rail Brewing Company in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island will undergo an expansion in March by adding two fermenters to increase production, and plans to hire additional employees
- Heliene Inc., a Sault Ste. Marie solar panel manufacturer, is hiring a support operator, supervisor and maintenance workers
- The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie will add 20 positions, some of them in nursing in 2017
- The Government of Canada announced a $404M investment to upgrade 141 LAV III light armoured vehicles at the General Dynamics Land Systems ¿ Canada plant in London, securing about 250 jobs
- Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH will open a store at the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton in spring 2017
- Canada Beach Sports will open a beach recreational facility offering adult and children sports leagues, equipment rentals and summer camps at the Brampton Fairgrounds
- Urban Bricks Pizza Co. will open its first Canadian location in Waterloo on March 10, 2017
- Bizou International Inc., a Quebec-based jewellery and accessories brand, will open a store in London this summer and is planning three more stores in the Greater Toronto Area this year
- The Imperial Market and Eatery, scheduled to open in New Hamburg this spring, is hiring retail and restaurant staff
- The Orillia Brewing Co., retailing as the Koochaching Brewing Co., is expected to open a craft brewery and restaurant in Orillia this summer
- The Government of Canada will invest over $9.9M for public transit related projects in 16 municipalities across Eastern Ontario to replace transit vehicles and upgrade existing infrastructure
- The Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall is receiving $8.3M from the Government of Canada for the revitalization of Massey Hall in Toronto
- Chart Construction Management Inc. will start work on an advanced cardiac health centre at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie in February. The $5M project is expected to be completed by the fall.
- Construction on the new branch of the Welland Public Library is underway at Seaway Mall
- Swiss Pastries, a cake and pastry retailer, has closed all four of its Ottawa retail stores. The number of jobs affected is currently unknown at this time.
- In 2017 the Government of Canada will offer more than 60 indigenous youth up to 14 weeks of post-secondary on-the-job learning and professional development at federal departments and agencies in the Ottawa area
- The Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with VPI Inc., will host a Community Job Fair on March 8, 2017, at the Wiarton Community Centre & Arena from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Grey County is teaming up with several partners to host a annual Job Fair on March 8, 2017, at the Heritage Place Shopping Centre in Owen Sound from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- The Ontario Provincial Police will host a career information session on March 9, 2017, in Petawawa
Week of Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2017
- The Government of Canada announced a $372.5M repayable loan to Bombardier Inc. for the development of the Global 7000 business aircraft and the C Series, securing approximately 5,000 design, engineering and manufacturing jobs across Canada
- A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. plans to open 200 franchisee-owned restaurants by 2020, focusing the expansion on Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces
- General Motors of Canada Company launched a Canadian Technical Centre in Markham where it will develop new vehicle software, systems and technologies. It currently employs 180 employees and will have a capacity of 700 employees once completed.
- Several retailers, including GoodLife Fitness, JYSK, Giant Tiger, Staples, Winners, Michaels and Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), are expected to open in Brampton over the next two years in two former Target locations
- Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited announced that it will invest an additional $28.6M in Masonville Place in London. The redevelopment will add three new retailers: HomeSense, Marshalls, and The Rec Room.
- Work is progressing on Gowest Gold Ltd.'s Bradshaw Gold Project north of Timmins. Up to 40 jobs have been created, with more expected once underground development takes place later this spring.
- Ontario Pride Eggs Inc. will open an egg-grading facility in Kitchener this summer, creating about 40 jobs
- The Government of Ontario is partnering with Direct Coil Inc., a heat transfer manufacturer, to invest over $2.6M in new equipment, creating 20 new jobs and retaining 73 positions in Millhaven
- SATA Canada Inc., a spray gun manufacturer, has opened a Canadian headquarters in Vaughan
- Trillium Hatchery Inc. will begin the construction of a $20M facility in Stratford this spring. The chick hatchery will open in 2018, creating about 20 jobs once operational.
- Construction is underway on a new concrete dam to replace the timber dam at Shebandowan Lake northwest of Thunder Bay. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
- St. Joseph's at Fleming, a Peterborough long-term care home, is restructuring its staff which is expected to create several new full- and part-time registered practical nursing positions
- Oxford Dodge Chrysler (1992) Ltd., a car dealership in London, will move this fall to a bigger location. The company plans to hire up to ten workers as a result of the expansion.
- CX North America Information Services Inc., a freight solutions company, opened its North American headquarters in Tecumseh. CX has already hired five or six positions for the office with plans to expand in the future.
- Extreme Pita opened its second location in Orillia
- PappaRoti, a quick-service café, opened inside the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton
- The Ox and Bow, a barbershop, opened on Oxford Street in London
- The Government of Ontario's 2017 Summer Company program is now accepting applications from students aged 15-29 who are planning to start a summer business, with varying deadlines
- The City of Kingston is now accepting student applications to fill over 100 summer positions. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2017.
- WestJet Airlines Ltd. resumed daily flights to and from Sudbury and Toronto in February after a 14-year hiatus
- The Manitoulin Brewing Company will transfer the production of its beer from Brunswick Bierworks in Toronto to its own Manitoulin production facility in Little Current this May
- The Town of Lakeshore is accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Student Lottery until March 23, 2017
- Sears Canada Inc. will close its Timmins Square location in July, affecting 62 staff
- Sunrise Records and a Buck or Two Plus announced closures in the Timmins Square mall. A Buck or Two Plus will be closing at the end of March.
- O. W. Sports, a sporting goods store, will be closing in Waterloo by April, affecting ten employees
- TVOntario will decommission eight over-the-air transmitters across Ontario by July 31, 2017, eliminating seven jobs.
- The National Bank of Canada is closing its Tilbury branch in July. Three positions will transfer to nearby Belle River and four positions will be eliminated.
Week of Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2017
- Lowe's Companies, Inc. plans to hire 2,800 seasonal employees across Canada and will be hosting its annual Regional Hiring Day on February 25. Lowe's will also open two new stores, including a location in London by mid-2017.
- The Government of Canada will invest over $96M to widen Highway 401 between Hespeler Road and Townline Road in Cambridge. The Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs of the project.
- Atomic Labs, a venture capital firm in Kitchener, anticipates more than doubling its current staff of 60 employees in 2017
- The Government of Ontario is partnering with Guelph Manufacturing Group, to invest over $8.7M to increase its manufacturing capabilities, creating 31 jobs. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.
- Creative Property Developments Inc. began construction on the second phase of the London Roundhouse project. The $3M office building will house two tenants and is scheduled for completion in October.
- Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open a new location in Ottawa in July 2017
- Graffiti, a restaurant and food retail market, is scheduled to open in Kitchener this October
- Nagel's Overstock Outlet, which opened in Owen Sound's Heritage Place mall last August, will close at the end of March, affecting 14 workers. Three new tenants will be taking its place, including Urban Planet and a relocated Giant Tiger.
- The South Huron Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual job fair at the Exeter Legion on March 9, 2017
- HMV Canada Inc. will close all of its 102 Canadian stores by April 30, impacting 1,340 workers
- Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is expected to begin the first round of layoffs at its Thamesford turkey processing plant this spring, affecting 30 to 60 workers. The plant is expected to stay open until the early part of 2018.
- Bell Media will be laying off an undisclosed number of workers at more than two dozen locations across the country
- Stelco Inc. continues its efforts to restructure and has eliminated 29 salaried, non-union positions at both the Hamilton and Nanticoke operations
- Northland Power Inc. closed their power plant near Kingston, affecting 18 employees
Week of Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017
- Home Hardware Ltd. is hiring over 150 material handlers for the summer season at its St. Jacobs Distribution Centre. Job fairs for term positions will be held on February 4th and for student positions on February 8th.
- A new Canadian Tire store is scheduled to open at the end of March in Elmira. Hiring has started for up to 60 positions.
- A Smoke & Spice Southern Barbeque restaurant is expected to open this summer in Sarnia with the potential to create up to 60 jobs
- The federal and provincial governments will invest $875K into a new Canadore College post-production facility in North Bay, creating 26 jobs over the next three years
- The Belleville Senators, an American Hockey League franchise, are expected to hire up to 20 employees
- The Government of Ontario is partnering with Armo-Tool, an auto sector manufacturer, to invest over $7.6M to expand its London facility and upgrade its equipment, retaining 145 positions and creating 15 new jobs
- The Government of Ontario is partnering with Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd, a sealing gaskets and control valves manufacturer, to invest over $1.8M to expand its product and export business, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 25 positions in Belleville
- Pomerleau Inc. was awarded a $26.8M contract by the Government of Ontario to replace the Cataraqui River Bridge and to widen Highway 401 in Kingston. The project is set to begin in spring 2017 and to be completed by spring 2020.
- Renovations are currently underway for the expansion and upgrades to Yardmen Arena in Belleville. The $20.5M contract, awarded to Ball Construction and Architecture49, is scheduled to be completed later this year.
- Global mining company Vale Canada Ltd. will decommission its Sudbury Superstack by mid-2020 and replace it with two smaller more efficient and eco-friendly stacks. Construction will begin in early 2017 and will take approximately two years to complete.
- Veterans Affairs Canada reopened its Thunder Bay location in January, employing seven staff
- The City of Windsor's building department will add four new staff positions in 2017 due to an increase in the number of upcoming construction projects
- Deals Express opened two stores in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls and will open a third location in Port Colborne in February. They plan to continue with new hiring in addition to recalling former staff from Liquidation King.
- A. Lococo Wholesale Ltd., an independent fresh produce and meat market, will open a new store in Brantford in late spring 2017
- The Orillia Opera House is set to undergo $3M in renovations and upgrades. Work is scheduled to begin in February and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2018.
- Science North is hiring summer staff including Science Demonstrators in Thunder Bay and Science Communicators for Summer Camp Programs working out of Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie
- Starbucks will open a new store in Petawawa this September
- General Motors of Canada Ltd. will cut 625 jobs at its CAMI Automotive Inc. assembly plant in Ingersoll, layoffs will take effect in July
- German women's fashions brand Gerry Weber is closing eight corporate Canadian stores, including six in the GTA and one in Niagara Falls. Three franchised stores will remain open.
- Postmedia Network Canada Corp., a national newspaper chain, issued layoff notices affecting six positions at the Ottawa Citizen and six at the Windsor Star
- Williams Sonoma, a home furnishings retailer, has closed its store on Bloor Street West in Toronto
- Elgin Sports, a sporting goods store in Ottawa, is closing after 70 years in business
- Nagel's Overstock Outlet, in Owen Sound, is closing after five months in operation
- Scotiabank officially closed its Wilberforce branch, located east of Bancroft
- Manitoulin Transport has opened a new and expanded transportation terminal in Wawa, employees from the former terminal have been transferred to the new work site
- Toronto-based film and television talent agency Bookittalent Inc. is opening an office in Sudbury
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Igloo Software, a social software developer in Kitchener, anticipates hiring 50 new employees in 2017Canadian Addiction Rehabilitation will open a new drug rehabilitation centre in the Thousand Islands by May 2017 which is expected to create 40 to 50 jobsGeneral Motors of Canada Ltd. started building the next generation Chevrolet Equinox at its Cami Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, adding 40 employees by the end of JanuaryOntario One Call is building a contact centre in Sudbury and plans to hire 30 people for full-time work. Most of the jobs will be customer service agents handling inbound calls, as well as a few supervisors.In December, DJB Mining Products and Services Ltd. in Timmins, a company specialising in portable align boring, welding and fabrication, moved into a larger shop on Highway 101, expanding from 8 employees to 18 in the last three monthsThe University of Waterloo will receive $32.64M from the Government of Canada towards the construction of an $88M research and engineering building to be known as Engineering 7. Expected date of completion is spring 2018.Charm Diamond Centres acquired the former Ben Moss Jewellers banner and will reopen 16 stores, including some in Ontario. The move will retain more than 100 employees and hire additional staff for a total of 175 jobs nationwide.Lee Valley Tools Ltd., a retail store known for woodworking, gardening and home products, is opening a new store in Niagara Falls in late spring 2017Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. will spend $5M on a one year drill exploration program at its Moss Lake property at Shebandowan, west of Thunder Bay, and continue surface and underground drilling at its Eagle River Complex near Wawa, spending $3M on upgradesThe Government of Canada opened a $32.2M Health Services Centre at Canadian Forces Base BordenCanadian footwear brand Shumaker opened a store in Georgetown, and will open two other locations in Kingston and Toronto in 2017Christian Dior will open its largest store in North America on Bloor Street in Toronto later in 2017Spareparts, a Saskatoon-based multi-brand lifestyle and accessories retailer, will open a store at CF Masonville Place in London and a store at the CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa in March 2017Niagara Cemetery Memorials, owned by The Stone Centre Inc., opened a showroom in Niagara FallsStarbucks opened its first Cornwall location on Brookdale Avenue in JanuarySpruce on Wellington, a new restaurant, will open on January 27 in LondonThe Ground Up Organic Cafe, a vegan restaurant, opened on Richmond Row in LondonGeneral Electric Canada is laying off 150 of its 520 employees in PeterboroughNational Railway Equipment Company is closing its Capreol plant in Greater Sudbury at the end of February, affecting 24 workersThe Brutus Express Diner in Sturgeon Falls was destroyed by a fire this month, affecting 14 employeesAmerican Apparel is closing its Canadian stores after being acquired by GildanThe Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is hiring with a number of career presentations, workshops, career fairs and special events planned for many cities and towns in Ontario from January to April 2017The Government of Ontario launched its Summer Employment Opportunities program for students. Over 80 different types of full-time and temporary jobs, ranging from 7 to 18 weeks, are available between May and September.
Honda of Canada Mfg. is investing $492M, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, to upgrade its Alliston facilityMillennium Process Group Inc. will open a client contact centre in Sudbury and begin recruiting for 250 customer service, leadership and corporate support staff. Some positions are expected to start as early as February.Nemak of Canada Corporation, an automotive component manufacturer, in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., will receive up to $3M from the Government of Canada towards the development of engine blocks and potentially create up to 70 jobsConstruction began on a $32.1 million inter-regional transit terminal in Vaughan. Completion is scheduled by end of 2017 and will connect York Region Transit busses with the Toronto Transit Commission subway line.Georgian College, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, and the City of Barrie and Simcoe County, is investing nearly $30 million towards construction of an Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre in BarrieWilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, will invest over $30M to improve energy efficiency at its facilities, repurpose the Peters Building, and support various programsThe University of Windsor, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, will invest over $30M to establish a new Science Research and Innovation FacilityNordstrom Rack, a fashion retailer will open a 35,000-sq.-ft. location at Mississauga¿s Heartland Town Centre in fall 2018St. Clair College, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, is investing approximately $7.8M towards renovating its facilities in Windsor and establishing a National Powerline Training Centre at its Chatham campusMiller Thomson LLP, a business law firm will be opening a new office in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in spring 2017Alfidome Construction Limited has begun installation of water and sewer lines on Memorial Park Drive in east Welland, working towards building the Canal View Heights subdivisionBarney¿s Bargain Home Store will open in Little Current in February and hopes to create about 10 jobs and office space for Homeland Missions and Cornerstone Christian AssemblyRaffi Jewellers, a luxury jewelry and watch retailer has opened a new Rolex boutique in Mississauga¿s Square One Shopping CentreSt. Clair College is recruiting up to eight full and part-time instructors and technologists for the new National Powerline Training Centre at the colleges Chatham campusTrap Door London, an escape room entertainment business, will open on February 10, 2017 in LondonSper Food & Farm, a gourmet restaurant, recently opened in Warkworth, County of NorthumberlandMeyers Transport Ltd is shutting down its operations affecting 27 jobs including 18 drivers, dock workers, and administrative staff in PeterboroughBOX, a discount grocery retailer owned by Loblaws Inc. has closed its Orléans store in OttawaDon Cherry's Sports Grill in Nepean has closed resulting in 25 layoffsAtlantic Power Corporation is closing its North Bay natural gas power plant affecting 11 workers. The company has also begun shutting down its Kapuskasing power plant and has suspended operations at its plant in Nipigon.
Rankin Construction Inc. was awarded a maintenance contract for work on the Welland Canal's Carlton Street bridge that should last four months. The contract is part of a $50M investment from the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.Richemont, a Swiss-based luxury goods holding company, will be opening four boutiques at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in 2017: Piaget, IWC Schaffhausen, Vacheron Constantin, and Officine PaneraiThe Hanover Mall will undergo renovations starting this spring and will add a new standalone Tim Hortons restaurantManaged Network Systems Inc., an internet and telephone service provider, will spend approximately $5M in 2017 to expand the company's fibre optic infrastructure in Windsor and surrounding areasHorizon Utilities Corporation completed a $4.8M second phase of the hydro systems modernization project in St. CatharinesConstruction on Penetanguishene's Main Street is scheduled to begin early this year. The $4.6M redevelopment project is expected to be largely completed by the end of 2017.East Elgin Concrete Forming Limited was awarded a $1.4M contract by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to complete pier repairs in Port DoverThe Ancaster Aquatic Centre closed to undergo a $1.2M renovation and expects to re-open in the fallThe Nishnawbe Aski Police Service has hired eight officers to be stationed in several northern First NationsVan Cleef & Arpels, a Paris-based luxury jeweller will be opening its first Toronto location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in spring 2017The City of St. Thomas is accepting applications for Summer Student Positions until February 28, 2017Brick Brewing Co. Limited is shutting down its Formosa Springs Brewery in Bruce County and investing $4M to expand and improve its operations in Kitchener by July 2017The Fresco Bistro Italiano restaurant on Ottawa's Elgin Street has closed
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. signed a $40M agreement with Bruce Power to supply services for the Bruce Power¿s Life Extension ProgramPetSmart Inc. opened 43 stores across Canada and the U.S. in 2016 including one in the Beach neighbourhood of TorontoMetro Inc., a grocery retailer, is investing $16M to upgrade and renovate two existing Oakville store locations and expects to complete the renovations in 2017Four new restaurants opened in downtown London: Chuck¿s Roadhouse Bar and Grill, Firehouse Subs, South St. Burger, and Chipotle Mexican GrillThe Wolfe of Wortley restaurant opened in London in July of 2016Rally Engineering Inc., an Edmonton-based engineering firm, has opened a permanent office in downtown Sarnia and will hold a job fair on January 12th to recruit engineers and other professionalsCountry of Brant will be staffing 10 various positions in 2017Unforgettable, a bridal boutique, opened in January in North Bay with six employeesThe City of Windsor is accepting submissions for its 2017 Summer Student Lottery Program by January 27thFreedom Mobile Inc. will hold a job fair at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Windsor on January 10th to recruit full-time customer service agentsHonest Ed's, a bargain department store in Toronto closed in December
The Government of Ontario will hire 239 new staff to increase supports for inmates including correctional officers, mental health nurses, social workers, recreational staff, psychologists and institutional managersDiamond Aircraft Industries Inc., will transfer research, design, and production of larger planes to the London plant. The company, which employs 150 workers, hopes to double its workforce over the next 18 months.Niagara College has received $7.3M from the Government of Canada to create the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation (SONAMI). The college will partner with Mohawk College, Sheridan College and McMaster University to create or maintain 186 jobsThe governments of Canada and Ontario are each investing up to $47.5M into the expansion of Highway 417 and rehabilitation of Merivale Road BridgeStanpac Inc., a dairy and beverage packaging manufacturer, will invest$45.6M, with the help from the Government of Canada, to increase production capacity at its Smithville facilities, creating 50 new permanent manufacturing jobsConestoga College received $15.8M from the governments of Canada and Ontario towards a $43.5M expansion of the college's North campus in Waterloo. The project is expected to take under two years to complete.A Harvey's and Swiss Chalet combined restaurant will open in Timmins in January 2017 on Algonquin Blvd., creating 45 jobsThe Government of Ontario will invest over $2.6M to improve access to health care services and hospitals in the Northumberland County. A portion of the funding will go towards the creation of a new Palliative Care Community Team.Blackberry Ltd., has opened the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC) at its Ottawa facility and plans to hire local software engineersDajcor Aluminum Ltd., a manufacturer of aluminum components, will invest $10.3M, with help from the Government of Canada, to increase capacity at its facility in Chatham and create 20 full-time jobsConstruction has begun on the $3.5M project for two St. Catharine's parks: Port Dalhousie's Lakeside Park and West Park in Western HillInglot USA LLC, a cosmetics brand, will open two new Canadian INGLOT Cosmetics locations early next year in London and HamiltonLululemon Athletica Inc., a sports apparel retailer has opened its first Canadian men's concept store on Ossington Ave. in TorontoVancouver-based RIDE Cycle Club, a fitness studio offering spin classes, will open in Toronto's Ossington neighborhood in February 2017Friday Harbour Resorts Inc. will hold job fairs on January 12th and 14th at the Innisfil Recreational Complex for various positions at its all season Big Bay Point resort by Lake SimcoeThe Canada Post Summer Student Program is taking applications for various job openings until February 9, 2017Greenstone Gold Mines has ended the exploration phase of its Hardrock mine site in Geraldton, in the Thunder Bay District, and will lay off 30 workers in early 2017 as it begins the permitting and environmental assessment phaseObsidian Group Inc., a hospitality management company, closed Burger 33 and The Coffee Culture Café and Eatery in Chatham in December. Closure of Burger 33 affected approximately 10 employees.Spago Trattoria E Pizzeria will open at Caesars Windsor in spring 2017
HGS Canada Inc. plans to hire 1,225 customer service representatives in Canada, including 75 in North Bay. The company is also recruiting in Windsor and PembrokeBlueRock Therapeutics, a stem cell company, will receive $295M from Versant Ventures and Bayer AG towards its research and development operations in Toronto, New York, and BostonStereo D, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, with help from the Government of Ontario, plans to invest $143 million over five years to expand its digital media operations in Toronto and increase its workforce to 358The governments of Ontario and Canada are partnering with the University of Ottawa to invest over $115M in a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex at the University of OttawaCostco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will be opening its first Costco Wholesale Business Centre in Scarborough by March 2017Ippolito Fruit and Produce Limited will receive $1.7M from the Government of Ontario to expand its Burlington processing facilities, creating 82 new jobsHotel X Toronto is scheduled to open at Exhibition Place by mid-May 2017Integrity Tool and Mold Inc., with help from the Government of Canada, will invest $22.8M to expand its operations in Oldcastle near Windsor, creating up to 52 full-time equivalent jobsThe Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland broke ground on the final phase of a $14M expansion of its emergency department. The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.The Government of Ontario will invest a total of $6.1M in a North Bay project to build the North East Ontario Family Help and Treatment CentreThe Government of Ontario is investing $2.3M to build three licensed child care rooms and one Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centre room in the Lakefield Intermediate School site. The project is scheduled for completion by September 2017.The Town of Tillsonburg is now accepting applications for Summer Student PositionsThe Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services will replace its current base on Dougall Ave. with an expanded facility. Construction on the $2.5M building is scheduled to begin in January 2017 and is expected to finish in September.Jaylor Fabricating Inc., with help from the Province of Ontario, is investing over $2M to expand its feed equipment manufacturing plant in East Garafraxa and creating 10 new jobs. The project completion is expected by spring of 2017.The Government of Ontario will invest $1M towards new addition at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) in Sault Ste. Marie creating five full-time and three part-time jobsPeak Powersports, a retailer of ATVs, snowmobiles and related merchandise, opened in BarrieSt. Thomas-based boat manufacturer Kanter Marine Inc. has been awarded a $5.4 million contract to build two vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard. The project may create new temporary jobs.Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. will cease operations at its Holloway Mine in Blackwater-Matheson and reassign most of the affected employees to the nearby Kirkland Lake operationsTD Canada Trust will close its bank branch in South Porcupine in May 2017 and merge it with its downtown Timmins branchNatty's Bar and Grill located in Mississauga¿s Port Credit neighborhood has closedJay's Sandwiches of the World located on Mississauga's Bloor Street has closed
Feihe International Inc., a China-based manufacturer of infant formula, is opening a facility in Kingston by 2019. It is expected to create about 1,000 jobs during construction and 200 full-time jobs when completed.SurveyMonkey, a California-based software firm in Ottawa, plans to increase its employee total by up to fifty percent and is planning to build a data centre in the coming year in 2017U.S. Steel Canada in Hamilton changed its name back to Stelco and announced they are recruiting for about 50 positionsSofina Foods Inc. new turkey processing plant in Mitchell is under construction. The new facility is expected to open in mid-2017 and to require about 100 workers.Synexis Canada Ltd., a manufacturer of air purification systems, is establishing its headquarters in Guelph. The company has about 10 vacancies in sales, office administration and research and development.MTM Automation and Aerospace MFG. Inc., a metal component manufacturer in Guelph, is expanding and expects to create six jobsThe Simcoe County District School Board is hiring elementary school tutors for spring 2017. Applicants must be enrolled in an Ontario college or university program and returning to their studies in the fall.Pearle Hospitality started construction on the $120M Elora Mill Hotel and Spa in Centre Wellington. The hotel and spa is expected to open in winter 2018.The Town of Pelham started construction on a multi-use community centre in Fonthill which is expected to open by spring 2018Construction is underway on renovations to Lake of the Woods District Hospital operating rooms and medical device reprocessing department. The project worth over $9.6M is expected to be complete in spring 2018.The Government of Canada is investing $450,000 into Rapport Youth & Family Services to help 48 youth from Brampton and Mississauga find a job at their Malton locationCraft brewer Norse Brewery in Carling Township has opened in November in the Parry Sound Industrial ParkIntersections Wood Gallery and Studio opened in downtown Owen Sound featuring artisan wood art and furniture. In 2017 it will also offer classes, demonstrations and seminars.Engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. will lay off 195 staff in Ontario and close a Sudbury office due to weakness in the mining sectorHitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd., a manufacturer of heavy-duty mining trucks, laid off 129 production workers at its Guelph facility. The company expects to recall up to half of those laid off in 2017.Shaw Communications Inc. will close television station CJBN in Kenora effective January 2017, affecting three staffNorth Bay will host the 2018 World Women's Curling Championship in March 2018
The Government of Canada will invest $15M in stone-based product manufacturer Hanwha L&C Canada Inc. in London creating over 85 jobsThe Government of Ontario will invest $4M into the Lavern Heideman & Sons Ltd. sawmill in Eganville creating 18 jobsFood Basics opened a new grocery store in East Fonthill, creating 90 jobsGay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd., is about to begin construction on a $3M research and development facility at its Salerno cheese plant in HamiltonJoey's Only Seafood restaurant in Simcoe will re-open as Kody's Roadhouse and is currently hiring additional staffAuto parts manufacturer FIO Automotive Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Futaba Industrial Co. Ltd., will undergo a $50M expansion of its facility in StratfordThe University of Windsor is continuing to hire new professors due to a rise in student enrolmentHart Stores Inc. opened in Goderich in the retail space formerly occupied by ZellersGoldcorp Inc. is developing the world's first mine powered with all-electric vehicles run by battery instead of diesel. The Borden mine located 20km east of Chapleau is expected to open in mid-2017.The Parry Sound Fire Department is recruiting part-time firefighters in order to have 30 on staff by spring 2017Home furniture and decor retailer Ashley HomeStore has opened in Sault Ste. Marie on Northern AvenueGiant Tiger Stores Ltd. opened a second location in BarrieHome Hardware Stores Limited is expanding their Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre to 39,000-sq.-ft. in Selwyn. Renovations are expected to be completed by March 2017 with at least a half dozen workers still needed.Istuary Innovation Group, a firm partnering together entrepreneurs and technical talent for technology companies, opened an office in Waterloo. The company anticipates having over 50 employees by the end of 2017.Swimco, a Canadian swimwear retailer, will open in December 2016 at Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre, and at London's CF Masonville Place and Hamilton's CF Lime Ridge in early 2017MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) an outdoor sports retailer, recently opened a second Toronto store at 784 Sheppard Ave EastConsonant Skincare, a Toronto-based skincare brand, opened at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, following the openings of two other stores at the Richmond-Adelaide Centre and at 2479 Yonge StreetRogers Media laid off 27 staff in November within its English-language magazine publishing divisionCCL Industries Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum packaging products, will begin laying off about 70 workers at its facility in Penetanguishene in January 2017
Radial, an e-commerce company, plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers across Canada, including 95 seasonal jobs at its Mississauga fulfillment centreCanada Revenue Agency will hire 650 employees for its Sudbury processing centre. At the same time, 107 relocation letters have been issued to employees who are likely working in other functions such as collection and verification.The Government of Canada will hire more than 80 employees for its Employment Insurance call centre and delivery operations centre in SudburyConstruction on The Elden of Bradford retirement residence is scheduled to begin before the end of 2016. The project is expected to be completed by early 2018 and will create up to 90 full- and part-time positions when operational.A Food Basics grocery store opened in the Ambassador Plaza in WindsorOne Fine Food, an Italian fine food store and restaurant, will open a new location in Peterborough this December creating, 40 full- and part-time jobsConstruction began on the new Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library in Kingston. The project is expected to be completed by winter 2018.ALIA N TanJay, a womenswear retailer owned by NYGÅRD International has opened in Cornwall SquareA new development in South River officially opened. It houses a Highlander Brew Company retail outlet, an events room and will soon be joined by a combined CTS Career College and Highlander brewing technician school.Touchstone Resort announced the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and condominium units in Muskoka. The treatment plant is expected to be completed by end of March 2017 and construction of the condo development will follow.The Town of Cochrane is constructing a $1.4M multimodal transportation terminal to make it a hub for industry transportation services in the north. The project is to be completed by March 2017, creating six or more new jobs.L'Oréal-owned cosmetics brand Urban Decay will open a store in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre in December with plans to open additional stores across CanadaSymposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge opened in BarrieThe Best Little Sandwich Shop opened in downtown BarrieGrocer D.H. Foods closed in November in Marathon due to decreasing sales, affecting 25 workers. The Midtown Restaurant in the same building and under the same ownership is also closing, affecting an additional 17 staff.Sears Canada Inc. will close its Cobourg location on March 25th, 2017, affecting 32 employeesGoldcorp Inc. will lay off 27 full-time supervisory, technical and office staff at its Red Lake Gold Mine
The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $9.5M toward a $18.6M project at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay to support new laboratories and research facilities at its Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Science.The Government of Ontario has invested $11.8M to support the expansion of Highway 7 in the Waterloo Region. Dufferin Construction Company will carry-out the work which will create or sustain approximately 82 jobs in the region.Construction has begun on Fifty Road and South Service Road in Hamilton in order to install necessary underground infrastructure and widen the road in preparation for the proposed $85M Winona Crossing developmentHornepayne Lumber LP, the company that purchased a shuttered mill in Hornepayne and neighbouring power co-generation plant, plans to restart the mill in mid-December and have one shift operational by January 2017Topper¿s Pizza has opened a new location in Thunder Bay. The company will complete a 2,800-sq.-ft. call centre in Sudbury in early 2017 that can accommodate up to 70 staff to handle calls across the chain.Innovative Automation In., a manufacturer of industrial automation systems, broke ground on a new 62,000-sq.-ft. facility in Barrie. The company anticipates hiring 30 workers before the new plant becomes operational in late 2017.Gay Lea Foods Co-Operative Ltd. is investing $60M to expand its Teeswater dairy plant, creating 20 jobs. The expansion is expected to start in 2017.A new Audi car dealership has opened in Sudbury with an eight-vehicle showroom, an E-Tron charging station, lounge and delivery area. The dealership hired three new staff, and expects to add more.An Eddie Bauer clothing store opened in Sault Ste. Marie in the Station Mall, creating 14 full-and part-time jobsSoulCycle, an American fitness chain will be opening its first Canadian location in Toronto in March and has plans to expand within Toronto and across CanadaA Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant opened in OrilliaAzadi Jewellery, an Iran-based jewellery retailer will open its first Canadian location at CF Shops at Don Mills in Toronto in late 2016Stray Dog Brewing Company will be opening in Orléans in the Taylor Creek business park in spring 2017Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will be closing its turkey processing plant in Thamesford by early 2018 and moving its operation to a new Sofina facility in Mitchell over the next 18 months, affecting approximately 400 workersReal Sports Bar & Grill in Ottawa¿s ByWard Market has permanently closed
The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario will jointly invest $9.9M towards the modernization of existing facilities at Sutherland Campus in Peterborough and at the Frost Campus in Lindsay. The projects are expected to create about 250 jobs.Big Viking Games, a London-based video game company, plans to hire around 200 employeesThe Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are investing $26M into improving Carleton University infrastructure which will include supporting an energy-efficient retrofit and green initiatives. The total combined investment amounts to $49M.DeAngelis Construction Inc. is carrying out $5M in upgrades to the South Windsor Recreation Complex to be completed by early DecemberAllied Marine & Industrial Inc., located in Port Colborne, is partnering with the Government of Ontario and receiving $462,874 to invest in a new plant and technologies, creating 16 new jobs and retaining 45 positionsThe Government of Ontario will invest in two Fort Frances-Rainy River area projects including a new truss production facility at Titan Manufacturing creating 15 jobs, and expanded storage facilities at Brielmann Agriculture Ltd. in Morley TownshipThe Government of Ontario is investing $1.1M into three Kenora area projects including a new airport services building, renovating the rowing club and funding for tech business Takemetuit to develop a retail-focused mobile app, creating about eight jobsThe Sons of Kent Brewing Company recently began construction on their new brewery in downtown ChathamA number of technology start-ups, such as Atomic Labs, Plum.io, 80-20 Growth Corp., Scintilla Design and PiinPoint, have opened or will soon open in downtown KitchenerThunder Bay Fire Rescue has hired six new firefightersMontreal-based leather and fashion brand m0851 plans to open at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in December 2016Cambridge Towel Company Inc. is closing at the end of November, affecting around 160 employees
Kitchener-based Flanagan Foodservice, a food industry supplier has started construction on a $20M distribution centre in Whitby. When completed in 2017 it will employ more than 100 warehouse employees and delivery drivers.Software developer Axonify Inc. continues to expand after securing additional funding. Having more than doubled the size of its staff to around 120 employees in 2016, the Waterloo-based firm expects to hire another 50 to 70 workers in 2017.Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd., has received a repayable investment of $10M from the Government of Canada to build a new wheat flour milling plant in Hamilton that will increase production capacity, adding 16 full-time jobsCambridge Pro Fab Inc., a custom steel products manufacturer in Brantford, has received a repayable contribution of $2.3M from the Government of Canada to purchase new equipment that is expected to create 30 new full-time positions by 2019Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc. is hiring 20 full-time employees to their Cobourg plant to help produce parts for upgraded reactors at the Darlington nuclear facilityKenora Forest Products Ltd. has added a second shift to its sawmill and planing operations, bringing it to full production with about 110 unionized membersConstruction has started for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital with expected completion of the project by 2020DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a data management company will open its first data centre in the GTA in 2017. It will be located in a building previously used for printing the Toronto Star newspaper in Vaughan.Momentum Developments and the Zehr Group held a ground breaking ceremony for One Hundred, a 348-unit condominium project in downtown KitchenerASCO Construction Ltd. secured a $14.5M contract to upgrade the City of Orillia's Wastewater Treatment Centre. Construction is expected to begin before the end of 2016.Velocity Garage, the University of Waterloo's newly-expanded accelerator in the Tannery District, can now accommodate up to 120 technology start-ups becoming the world's largest cost free facility of its kindMortlock Construction Inc. started construction on November 1st on the Hospice Peterborough Care Center. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2018.Construction has started in London for four residential projects and a commercial plaza as part of the Southwest Area Plan. The work is spearheaded by York Developments, one of the large developers in the area.The County of Simcoe held a ground breaking ceremony for a new Paramedic Services Station in Orillia. Construction on the $5.6M project is expected to begin in early 2017.Terrace Suites in Callander, near North Bay, has re-opened with 20 renovated guest suites and a new onsite restaurant, after being closed for two yearsNorth Bay's Central Welding and Iron Works will receive $480K from the Government of Ontario to develop new ways to maintain and repair bridges, which is expected to create four jobsA Woody's Bar-B-Q restaurant is scheduled to open in Ambassador Plaza in Windsor on November 14thGoodLife Fitness Centres, Inc. is removing 60 jobs at its headquarters in London and 225 positions at its clubs across Canada, mostly part-time. The implementation of a new club management IT system is cited as a reason for the restructureThe Federal Safety, Security and Intelligence Career Fair takes place in Ottawa on Thursday November 17,2016 at the Shaw Centre at 55 Colonel By Drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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 practitionersAmazon.com Inc. will hire more than 2,000 seasonal holiday workers in Canada as well as hundreds more to fill jobs in TorontoNorthern Ontario Film Studios has opened a studio in North Bay on Jane StreetWalmart Canada Corp. will open a 136,000-sq.-ft. store in December at the Erin Mills Town Centre in MississaugaMuji, a Japanese housewares retailer, opened its 3rd Canadian location at the Yorkdale Mall in TorontoCaroline Neron, a jewellery and accessory brand, will open stores at Scarborough Town Centre and Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre in the next few monthsSaks Fifth Avenue will open two new locations in the Pickering Town Centre and Bramalea City Centre in spring 2017Nordstrom Inc. will open a new 138,000-sq.-ft. store at CF Sherway Gardens by September 2017 in TorontoSquare Brew Inc. will open in Goderich by spring 2017Construction began on a new GO Transit bus storage and maintenance facility in Kitchener to be completed by spring 2018The Government of Ontario will invest up to $180M in the construction of new post-secondary facilities in Brampton and MiltonWincon 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 2017The 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 workersIn 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.
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a new store in Waterloo on November 8th, creating about 200 jobsInternet 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 studentsCanadian 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 employeesBron Media Inc. has opened a new animation studio in London this month, creating up to 8 positionsLaurentian University in Sudbury is seeking professors and administrative staff for its Indigenous social work programA St. Louis Bar and Grill restaurant opened on October 24th in CambridgeRYU Apparel Inc., a Vancouver based athletic apparel brand will be opening its first Toronto location at 361 Queen Street West in early spring 2017Dajoh, a $4.8M, 17,000 sq.-ft. leisure and activity centre, has opened in OhswekenHillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill has opened its newly expanded wing which includes Sporting Life, a sports apparel and equipment store, and fashion retailer H&MFiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA Canada) is hiring assembly line production workers in WindsorThe 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. MarieThe 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 2017The 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 BayThe 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 supportThe 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 2017The Suncoast Mall in Goderich will start renovations soon in the former Zellers store to build a World Gym and Hart department storeSudbury Hospital Services, a laundry services company, will lay off 36 workersThe Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, is recruiting registered nurses from the Windsor-Sarnia area to fill ongoing vacanciesThe 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
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 extrasThomson 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 2016-2017Twenty teaching positions have been created at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board as a result of higher student enrolment in 2016¿2017Sheridan 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 PeterboroughConstruction 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 respectivelyArcelorMittal 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 jobsThe 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 LondonThe Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $1M into upgrading infrastructure at Nipissing University in North Bay, with construction to start in May 2017The 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 OrilliaThe 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 restaurantsThe Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties Centre opened at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian CollegeIGM Financial Inc., a Canadian financial services company, opened a new Investors Group office in PeterboroughStarbucks Corporation will be opening their first location in Cornwall by mid-December and plans to employ 25-30 staffA Freshii restaurant franchise opened in Sarnia in September, creating 11 jobsFashion retailer Danier, formerly known as ¿Danier Leather¿, is re-launching store locations under new ownership and has already opened in Burlington, Newmarket and OshawaHSBC 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
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 CentreClearpath 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 TecumsehFort Severn First Nation opened its new $22M school, with 17 employees and is in the process of hiring additional staffMohawk 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 DecemberBlyth Memorial Community Hall in Huron County is undergoing $3.8M in upgrades, supported by a $980K grant from the Government of CanadaThe 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 CupThe City of Windsor approved $990K in upgrades to the Windsor Family Credit Union CentreThe District Municipality of Muskoka awarded a $555K contract to K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. for the supply and delivery of winter road saltCostco Wholesale Corporation is opening its first business centre near Toronto this fall and plans to add seven stores in Canada in 2017Mimaki 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 TorontoLe 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
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 OntarioTranscom 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 monthsSmoke's Poutinerie Inc. will open a new restaurant in Sudbury in November at the Rainbow Centre Mall, creating approximately 20 jobsThe 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 jobsTurner'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 jobsJYSK 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 2018Lambton 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 DecemberSandro and Maje, French fashion brands, will open their first Canadian locations at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in OctoberGloria's Place, the new $2.4M home of the Perth Humane Society, opened on Griffith Road in Stratford in SeptemberStyle Encore, a reseller of gently-used women's clothing and accessories, will open a store in Guelph in spring 2017The 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 employeesSt. Matthew's House, a non-profit and multi-service agency, will lay off 40 employees after losing a City of Hamilton contract earlier this yearSciens Industries Inc., a precision-machine parts manufacturer, closed its doors in Peterborough on September 26th, affecting 19 employeesVale 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 pricesThe Flying Dog restaurant and lounge bar in Waterloo and The Firkin at the Tannery in Kitchener have both closed
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 staffShopify 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 teamThe 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 enrolmentNSF International, a company specializing in food safety and testing, relocated to a new facility in the University of Guelph's Research Park, creating 12 jobsWork 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 equipmentThe 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 TorontoStemmler's Meat and Cheese opened a new processing facility in WaterlooTJX Companies, Inc. opened a Marshalls store at the Stone Road Mall in GuelphThe 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 layoffsTMX 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 2017Banking and financial services company, HSBC Canada, will close its Sault Ste. Marie branch in February 2017, eliminating the equivalent of 4.5 jobsThe Rainy River Record, a Northwestern community newspaper, will cease publication at the end of September after almost a century due to diminishing ad revenue
Vistaprint, a maker of custom-printed products in Tecumseh, is hiring 300 part-time seasonal workers for the months of November and DecemberNew 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 shutdownBrampton 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 BramptonMedallion 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 LondonThe 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 teachersA 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 SudburyDajcor 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 2018The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are investing over $2M each towards construction of a two-storey facility at the Kenora Airport AuthorityA Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes has opened a store in Strathroy, creating 30 new jobsPhase 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 2017Automotive 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 2017Michaels Canada opened a store in September in OrangevilleYou.i TV, an Ottawa technology firm, received a $12M investment from various investors and expects to add about 20 employees by DecemberFocal 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 MississaugaThe 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, 2016The 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
Amazon.com, Inc. has opened an 850,000 sq. ft. robotic distribution centre in Brampton and expects to create more than 500 full-time jobsLaurentian 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 animationThe 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 membersKemptville 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 2018The University of Guelph, with help from the federal and provincial governments, will invest $66.6M towards six infrastructure improvement projectsOver 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 provinceThe Government of Ontario will provide $15M to fund infrastructure improvements at 22 hospitals in the North East Local Health Integration NetworkThe 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 OrléansCalian 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 CountyNiagara College received a $1.75M grant from the Government of Canada to build a technology access centre supporting the region¿s food and beverage innovatorsEssar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie laid off up to 85 employeesThe City of Brampton is laying off 25 employees due to restructuring
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 jobsFowler 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 2016Lett 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 yearsGE 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 NovemberCoco 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.MThe 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 upgradesThe 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 upgradesAuto 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 positionsA Tim Hortons location opened at North Barrie Crossing, creating 30 full-time and part-time jobsThe 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 PlaceA Cora breakfast and lunch restaurant and a Starbucks location will open on Brookdale Ave. in Cornwall over the coming monthsPeterborough'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 positionsTrenton'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 positionsThe 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 LondonThe 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 culvertFast 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 partsNational 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 employeesU.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 demandRegal 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 2016The approximately $23M multi-year Bolsover Dam reconstruction project, Lock 37 on the Trent-Severn Waterway 90km northwest of Peterborough, is now completedNorthern 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 2016The 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 ExtonBearskin Airlines will implement daily flights from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury beginning mid-SeptemberThe 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 OntarioCaesars Windsor will hold a job fair on September 19, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the casino
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 woodLake 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 resultWest 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 rheumatologistAecon 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 2017The 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 15Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites on Great Northern Rd. in Sault Ste. Marie is hiring front desk and room attendants, cook staff and serversNordstrom 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 OctoberSephora 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 tutorialsBook 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 bagsFord 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 MarkhamThe 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 2018Arnprior Aerospace Inc. won two major contracts from Boeing Corp. to build parts for a new commercial aircraft in ArnpriorZack's Corner Restaurant opened in North Bay in August, employing nine staffKent Trusses Ltd. in Sundridge south of North Bay has shut down temporarily for an unspecified period, affecting approximately 110 workersThe 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 systemsAn 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 SudburyMohawk 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 HamiltonGowest 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 ProjectC.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
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 SimonsDevonshire 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 2018Start.ca, a high-speed internet service provider, is expanding and has purchased a new building in downtown London, employing over 100 peopleEnviroshake 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 jobsCineplex Entertainment LP will open a new theatre complex in Kitchener this fall, employing approximately 150 part-time workersRenovations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital are underway. The $2.7M project, awarded to Chart Construction Management Inc., is scheduled to be completed in 2017The Government of Ontario will provide the Town of Moosonee with up to $1.5M towards the cost of replacing water and sanitary sewer mainsA 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 agoA new Value Village store will be opening, at a former Target store location, in Stratford in early 2017The 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 2017The 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 KenoraCapstone Market, a new convenience store and gas bar in Burk's Falls, is currently under construction and expected to open in the fall of 2016CST Brands, Inc. opened a Corner Store and gas bar in Collingwood, creating 12 jobsAxis Freestyle Academy plans to open a year-round dry slope, skiing and snowboarding training facility in Vaughan at the end of AugustPlant Matter Kitchen, a vegan restaurant, held its grand opening this month in LondonA McDonald's franchise restaurant opened in BarrieCisco 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
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 projectA 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 weeksThe Government of Ontario will invest $2.3M into five film and TV productions shooting in SudburyThe Government of Ontario will invest over $531,000 for 12 infrastructure projects across the Parry Sound-Muskoka regionEtratech 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 jobsSunwing Vacations will begin offering seasonal flights from the Region of Waterloo International Airport to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from December 22nd to March 23rdThe 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 jobsLuckydog Motors, an indoor used car dealership, opened in Owen SoundThe Royal Theatre, a newly renovated movie theatre, is set to re-open in Kapuskasing on August 12, 2016Centre 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 improvementsGrey Matter Beer Company microbrewery will open in Kincardine later in 2016The 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 ProgramTorstar 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.
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 Leamington519 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 2019The Gitchi Animki Hydroelectric Project officially opened its two waterpower generating stations, Gitchi Animki Bezhig and Gitchi Animki Niizh in White RiverMeteor Systems Canada, a supplier of greenhouse cultivation and irrigation systems, is building a new office, warehouse and CNC machinery facility in LeamingtonThe 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 completeThe Government of Canada is investing $2.7M in rehabilitation funding for four First Nations airports in Sachigo Lake, Lansdowne House, Deer Lake and Bearskin LakeElliot 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 fallThe 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
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 jobsThe 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 jobsFerrero Canada Ltd. in Brantford will receive $1.5M from the Government of Ontario to expand their product line and pursue new markets, creating 55 jobsThe 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 staffSodecia North America Inc. is opening a research and development centre in London and looking to hire 26 people within a yearEssex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services (EMS) hired 17 new paramedicsThe 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/mtpK+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 corridorThe 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 CountyThe Government of Ontario is investing $828,000 to upgrade facilities of the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School BoardThe 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 IslandDark Horse Estate Winery, a new 31,000 sq.-ft. facility on 85 acres, opened in Grand BendItalian 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 24thFamily Video a movie rental business in Sault Ste. Marie closed in July affecting eight employeesThe federal and provincial governments will invest a total of $180M towards a project to faster broadband internet to 300 southwestern Ontario communitiesThe 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
A French luxury brand, Saint Laurent Paris (formerly Yves Saint Laurent), will open a store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall
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 jobsCANARAIL 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 BayCimpress 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 TecumsehThe 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 jobsThe 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 completionThe Government of Canada has awarded a $33M contract to Pacific Safety Products Inc. of Arnprior, Ontario to supply fragmentation vests to the Canadian Armed ForcesThe 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 NewmarketThe 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 2017The 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 yearThe Government of Ontario will provide up to $990,000 to upgrade the wastewater system at Picnic Point Pumping Station in the Municipality of GreenstoneThe Government of Ontario is investing $740,000 to create jobs and support new skills training opportunities for the Indigenous communities in the Georgian Bay AreaRenovations 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 yearsEnterprise 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 MississaugaDeciem, a Toronto-based beauty company, has opened its first location in Toronto on Queen Street West and plans to open another location later this yearParamount Fine Foods, a Middle Eastern food chain, opened a new restaurant in BurlingtonSantini's Bistro has opened a location in Sault Ste. Marie on Wellington Street EastEntropex, a plastics recycling company in Sarnia, has ceased operations, affecting 155 employeesTaschen!, 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.
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 peakWildPlay 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 sitesFarm Boy, a grocery store chain, will open a location in Pickering Town Centre by fall 2016, creating around 150 new jobsBonduelle 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 workTepperman's, a home furnishings and electronics retailer, opened a location in Kitchener, creating around 60 new jobsThe 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 jobsMortimer'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 positionsThe 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 2018The City of Belleville has awarded a $550,388 contract to Cooney Excavating Ltd. for the construction of a snow removal facilityThe Government of Canada will invest $537,285 towards four projects in the Hearst region that may support economic growth and job creationMaple 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 yearsThe 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-appointmentsLavelle, a new 16,000 sq. ft.- rooftop restaurant and pool lounge, opened on King Street West in TorontoPusateri's Fine Foods, an upscale grocery store, opened a location in RioCan Oakville PlaceIndochino, 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 TorontoSleep Country Canada, a mattress retailer, will open a new location in Chatham by November 2016Lee Valley Tools Ltd. is recruiting for various positions for its new location in Windsor, scheduled to open later this yearThe Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurants in Petrolia and Forest will close at the end of the year, affecting around 26 employees
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 yearsStartech.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 yearsSobeys Inc. is hiring 250 jobs for its new store to be opened in London in the early fallA Farm Boy grocery store will open on Hespeler Road in Cambridge in early fall, creating around 140 jobsBrotech 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 jobsAphria 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 EducationThe 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 streetStructube, a Montreal-based home furnishings retailer, will open another Toronto store at 2008 Yonge Street this monthNagel's Overstock Outlet, a furniture, appliances, and other household goods store, will open in August in the Heritage Place Mall in Owen SoundThe Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill has begun construction of its Mississauga location on Dixie Rd. in the Sandman HotelTurbine producer CS Wind Canada will shut down for six weeks due to a gap between production orders, affecting all 345 employees at the Windsor siteBWXT Canada Ltd., (formerly Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd.), an equipment and services provider for the nuclear power industry, laid off 24 workers in Cambridge
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 positionsA $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 jobsPHI Dental Care has opened in Sault Ste. Marie on Great Northern Rd., with approximately 19 staffGreystone 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 completeThe Amber Hotel, a new 21 room boutique hotel, opened in Grand BendAdore 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 2017The Government of Canada announced $267.5M in infrastructure investments along the Trent-Severn Waterway in central Ontario
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 jobsCineplex Entertainment LP will open a new movie theatre at North Barrie Crossing at the end of July, creating 50 jobsGreenMantra 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 jobsMatter 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 jobsVoisin 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 spacesGiant Tiger Stores Ltd. opened a retail location in Sioux Lookout in JuneMetrolinx 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 astronautsBrowns 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 AugustAmerican Airlines, Inc. will no longer operate out of the Region of Waterloo International Airport, suspending service to Chicago effective October 5, 2016Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is hiring 20 secondary school teachers and lay off 50 elementary school teachersTen 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 equitySt. Thomas Elgin General Hospital will close its sleep studies clinic in October and restructure its ambulatory care clinic, eliminating about 7 full-time equivalent positionsThe 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.
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 CanadaMaple 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 projectTeutech 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 jobsCavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd., a Windsor-based tool maker, will add about 50 jobs consisting of CNC machinists, tool makers and designersDevlan 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 areaAllen-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 SeptemberThe Government of Canada will invest more than $680K through Canada Summer Jobs program towards creating jobs for youth in the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock ridingZuracon Inc. was awarded a $636K contract by the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board to renovate St. Andrew's Catholic School in KillaloeThe Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project in Kenora has opened a summer jobs office that provides students with employment servicesJones 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, 2016Retailer 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 plantThe Foodland grocery store in downtown Meaford will close in August, affecting 20 employees
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 monthsA $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 economyThe 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 studentsVrancor 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 2017GE 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 2018North 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 jobsThe Regional Municipality of York is investing more than $14M towards construction work at four local hospitalsA new Tim Hortons location will open on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor this SeptemberMountain 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 ManitoulinPostBeyond Inc., a business solutions company in Toronto, will receive $375K from the Government of Canada to further develop its cloud-based software, creating 38 jobsThe 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 AugustEdgewater 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 operationsPeterborough County/City Paramedics hired 14 new paramedics with the possibility of more full-time positions being made available later this yearMattress retailer Sleep Country Canada has expanded into Northern Ontario and opened a store in Sudbury in MayLong & McQuade Ltd, an instrument retailer, opened a new location in Belleville in MayPostmedia Network Inc. is closing its newspaper printing plant in London, affecting 61 full-time and 74 part-time employees at the London Free PressStepan Company will close its Longford Mills chemical production facility in Orillia by the end of 2016, leaving approximately 30 people out of workThe Breakwater Taphouse at Prince Arthur¿s Landing in Thunder Bay will close at the end of August as the site undergoes redevelopment
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 techniciansThe 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 jobsGoodwill 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 2017The 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 jobsRosati 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 CobourgKerry¿s Place, a pub-style eatery, opened in downtown PembrokeThe 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 2016Insolvent 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 QuebecScotiabank will close the only bank in Belmont, Ontario, in January 2017, affecting an unknown number of staffThe 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
The acquisition of Radix Inc. by Active Industrial Solutions in Tecumseh is expected to create 400 new manufacturing jobs in advanced manufacturing technologyProduction company Hideaway Pictures is working on the movie ¿For Love and Honor¿ being filmed in Sudbury, employing 70 local crew and 500 extrasNorth Bay City Council has approved a $7.6M overhaul of the Lakeshore Drive overpass by Miller Paving Ltd. that will start this yearMakkinga 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 completeCowbell Brewing Company will break ground June 6th in Blyth. The brewing facility will open in Spring 2017This July, Amino North America Corp. is adding 25,000-sq-ft of storage and production space to its manufacturing facility in St. ThomasHart Stores Inc. will be moving into the Welland shopping centre and is expected to open by August 2016Four new shops will open this spring in the downtown area of Jordan Village in the Town of LincolnFired Up Pizza has expanded into the localities of Azilda and Lively in the Greater Sudbury areaHD Sports Grill in Sault Ste. Marie is hiring managers, kitchen helpers, servers, dishwashers, cooks and bartenders for its new restaurant on Foster DriveBauer Hockey Inc. will open its first Canadian Own The Moment retail location in Vaughan at the RioCan Colossus Centre in summer 2017Warby Parker, an American based eyewear retailer, will open its first Canadian location in Toronto on Queen Street West this summerGiant Tiger Stores Ltd. has opened a store at 215 Talbot St. E. in LeamingtonPharmaceutical 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
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 centreDECAST 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 jobsParks and Rec. Gastropub is hiring 40 servers and 6 bartenders in WindsorA 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 jobsDiggs & Dwellings, a furniture retailer in Sudbury, opened in June, creating eight full and part-time jobsThe Government of Ontario is investing $85.8M in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada Inc. to build hybrid electric minivans at the assembly plant in WindsorThe Government of Ontario and Government of Canada will invest $856k in 20 wineries across Ontario to stimulate the growth of the industry and job creationZaZaZoo, 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 JuneGoodlife Fitness Centres, Inc. opened a super-club location at McLaughlin Corners in Brampton and plans to open another location at Shoppers World in fall 2017Corner by Spoon and Fork, a quick-service restaurant, has opened at Dixie and Dundas in MississaugaThe 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 50,000Prime 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-wideJarnel Contracting Ltd. will begin a $1M+ upgrade at Valleyview Public School in Kenora this summerMucho Burrito will open a new restaurant in Belleville later this summerConstruction is set to begin on a new Provincial Offences Court facility in Welland in JuneThe 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 jobsThe 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 operationsAlgoma University in Sault Ste. Marie has laid off eight support staff and one administrative worker, due to declining enrolment
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 positionsMcDonald'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 HamiltonGuardian 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.caTwo 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 locksThe 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 StreetThe former Mac's Convenience stores opened its first Ontario store under the new branding of Circle K in Port ElginRetailer Battery Battery in North Bay will open locations in Timmins and Sudbury in MayReiss, 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 2016The 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 extensionMicro coffee roaster Smile Tiger Coffee opened on Ahrens Street in KitchenerGroupe 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 weekThe $4.6M year-round Northern Water Sports Centre in Sudbury on Ramsey Lake will officially open on May 28, 2016Chatham-Kent's fire service has 15 openings for volunteer firefightersThe Silver Water Canada Post office on Manitoulin Island closed in May after 133 years in operation, as the area switches to community mailboxesThe 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
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 positionsThe government of Ontario is investing $11.3M in highway infrastructure projects in Northeastern Ontario that are scheduled to begin this springMaystar 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 2018Ground 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 WollanstonFinn 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 2016Saint Elizabeth Community Enterprise is investing $4M to expand access to residential hospice care and community-based serviceThe 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 2017FedDev 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 2017The $3M 11,000 sq.-ft. Minto Rural Health Centre, located at the Palmerston and District Hospital, opened on May 4thSchilthuis Construction Inc. of Caledonia was awarded a $1.5M contract to fix the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre in St. CatharinesA 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 residentsThe 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 CornwallTed 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 springSNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction firm is eliminating 600 jobs in Canada, affecting employees in Ontario, Alberta and QuebecThe Shack Portuguese Eatery opened at 15 Simcoe Street in OrilliaKingston-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 yearU.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 positionsStantec 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 awardsThe 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 expansionThe 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.
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 jobsAlamos 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 AirportWolfhead Distillery in Amherstburg is hiring 30 workers for its upcoming store opening at the end of MayThe 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 MayMackage, a Montreal-based fashion retailer, will open two stores in Toronto this year, located at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping CentreCash For You, a payday loan store, opened in downtown SudburyThe 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 neighbourhoodBath & Body Works, Carter's OshKosh and Fit4Less By Goodlife will open in the Northgate Shopping Centre in North Bay this spring and summerPJ's Pets, Pets Unlimited, Petculture and Oliver & Pets Co, are closing 27 of its 39 stores across Canada, including 11 stores in OntarioThe 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 assistantsSoldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia will eliminate the equivalent of 35 full-time positions due to a budget shortfallThe 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.
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 salesThe Beech Street Station Restaurant on the waterfront in Goderich is expanding, and expects to add 50 employees, including serversPeterborough-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 futureMountain 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 CountyK&L Construction Ontario Ltd. is building the new Bluewater Area Health Team facility in ZurichA new Marriott Hotel Town Place Suites will open in early May in KincardineNew restaurants planning to open in Thunder Bay include Shoeless Joe¿s Sports Grill on Carrick Street and Wacky Wings on South High StreetAritzia brand Babaton will open a freestanding location at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre in the Fall of 2016Sephora, a beauty retailer will open a 10,459-sq.-ft. store at Toronto's RioCan Yonge Eglinton Centre this JulyThe Sudbury Action Centre for Youth will move into an expanded location on Pine Street next month and add two new programs, creating four new jobsThe Cavaliere Group will open the Burger Don Food and Beverage Co. restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie in May on Great Northern RoadArcher'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 enrolmentIntel 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 OntarioHornepayne's Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company Limited is in receivership and has filed for bankruptcy
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 restaurantLoblaw 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 areaHino Motors Canada Limited is expanding its Woodstock truck manufacturing plant, creating nine positionsYorkdale Shopping Centre will open a new wing anchored by fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. and 30 additional new retailers this OctoberThe 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 infrastructureThe Government of Canada is investing over $16M in five companies across Ontario as part of the Automotive Supplier Innovation ProgramConstruction started for the $4.4M Picton Main Street revitalization project which is scheduled to be completed this year by Taggart Construction LimitedAvon Maitland District School Board has approved tenders for about $806,000 for structural upgrades at several schools in the board systemThomas 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 SarniaDavy Jones Quality Meats will open a second store location at Bayside Centre mall in downtown Sarnia this fallThe Grande Event Centre, a banquet hall with seating for 290 people, recently opened in North Bay on Wyld StreetA new store called Stuff will open in the previous Goodwill space in Barrie, hiring a number of former staffThe 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 2Thunder Bay's AeroSports Trampoline Park closed in ApriFrulact Canada will hold an information session aimed at recruiting 40 workers for their new facility in Kingston on April 27London and Area Works will hold job fairs on May 18 and Oct 4, 2016 at Western Fair District in London
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 80Formet 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 underwayChocolats 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 employeesIKEA Canada plans to hire approximately 4000 new workers and further expand in Canada over the next ten yearsDSW Designer Shoe Warehouse will open six new locations across Canada including three in Ontario in Ancaster, Burlington and Vaughan by fall 2016A new 70,000-sq.-ft. Home Hardware Building Centre has opened in CobourgThe Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc. has opened a new residential location in LeamingtonFairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott International Inc., has opened a new 70-room hotel in BarrieThe Town of Milton contracted Pine Valley Corporation to upgrade Victoria ParkFat Bastard Burrito Co. has opened in BarrieFoodland grocery store, part of Sobeys Inc., in Niagara Falls will close this summer, resulting in 63 layoffsThe Urban Pear, a fine dining restaurant in Ottawa's Glebe neighborhood has closedThe 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.
The Government of Ontario will invest $12B into building or redeveloping Ontario hospital infrastructure over the next decadeCadillac 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 WellandSudbury'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 yearsSimcoe Parts Service Inc., will manufacture and assemble headliners for the 2017 Honda CR-V, creating 39 jobs in AllistonThe 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, 2016Construction on the City Centre Transit Terminal Restoration project in Mississauga will begin in April, with an expected completion date of September 2016The 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 StoreFanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology opened a campus in GoderichNorthern Shores Pharmacy officially opened in North Bay in March and expects to hire up to six employees as business increasesLambton 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 communityZumiez, an American-based fashion retailer, plans to open seven Canadian locations in 2016The 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 jobsScotiabank will close the only bank in Beardmore, Ontario, in September 2016, affecting an unknown number of staff
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 yearsThe 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 workersThe 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 hairstylistThe 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 hospitalW.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 2017Carlington 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 studioKGHM International Ltd. has laid off 20 workers and halted its Victoria Mine project near SudburySaputo 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.
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 projectsThe 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 locationThe 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 jobsBaylis 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 CountyThe 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 positionsThe 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 2017The Flamborough GO Transit bus service and storage facility opened near downtown Hamilton, creating 100 permanent jobsFrulact 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 resourcesAdvanced 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 WindsorWilliams 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 jobsCRS Contractors Rental Supply opened a new store in Peterborough in March on Highway 7 East, employing six staffSaks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, a discount luxury retailer, opened three locations in March in Vaughan, Halton Hills and Niagara-on-the-LakeA new Winners store opened in Cambridge on Pinebush Road in MarchSurmesur, 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 JulyAesop, an Australian skincare brand, will open its second Toronto location in Rosedale this springThe Pelican Lake Sandwich Company opened in March in Sioux LookoutM&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 employersThe 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.
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.
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 fallDeveloper 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, OntarioGeneral Mills Canada Corp. has extended the closing date of its Midland's Pillsbury plant by six months to January 2017Magna's Integram Windsor Seating plant is hiring about 70 full-time assemblers in Tecumseh in MarchLinks 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 springBeaverTails Pastry opened its first walk-in bakery café in Toronto this monthA new Foodland grocery store has opened in Thornbury in Grey County and in WiartonA Tony Roma's restaurant opened in Thunder Bay in MarchChanoso's restaurant in downtown Windsor is closing end of MarchLoblaw Companies Ltd. will close Giorgio's No Frills in Hamilton on April 9, affecting approximately 90 workersHamilton 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
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 areaThe HGS Canada Inc. call center in Windsor is adding 200 full-time jobs over the next two monthsStarTek Canada Services Ltd. will hire 200 employees at its Kingston locationAudera 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 jobsThe 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 providersEssex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services is hiring five advanced paramedicsParry Sound-based 30pt Design Inc., a mobile app design firm, plans to hire up to three staffThe 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 storeMississauga'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 RosenSeafood City, a US supermarket chain specializing in Filipino goods, will open its first Canadian location at Heartland Town Centre in 2017Kate 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 GardensTeeple 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 projectKatz 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 workersWajax Corporation, an industrial components distributor headquartered in Mississauga, will cut 10 percent of its workforce across Canada due to restructuring
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.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
(To access archived Labour Market Bulletins not appearing on this webpage, please contact us).
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 341 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 287 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 287 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 351 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 612 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 364 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 772 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 296 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 299 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 280 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 277 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 248 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 344 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 647 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 248 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 248 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 647 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 588 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 683 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 683 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 687 KB)
Sectoral Profiles provide an overview of recent labour market developments and outlooks for some of the key industries in various regions of the country.
- Accommodation and Food Services | (PDF, 501 KB)
- Construction | (PDF, 489 KB)
- Agriculture - Crop and Animal Production, and Related Support Activitie | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Educational Services | (PDF, 557 KB)
- Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing | (PDF, 557 KB)
- Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing | (PDF, 514 KB)
- Health Care and Social Assistance | (PDF, 583 KB)
- Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction | (PDF, 558 KB)
- Motor Vehicle, Body, Trailer and Parts Manufacturing | (PDF, 557 KB)
- Professional, Technical and Scientific Services | (PDF, 499 KB)
- Retail Trade | (PDF, 246 KB)
- Transportation and Warehousing | (PDF, 215 KB)