Job Market Trends and News


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

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

News Archive

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

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

  • Week of Dec 05 - Dec 09, 2016

    Canadian North plans to reinstate its pre-codeshare routes around the Baffin region when the flight sharing agreement with First Air ends in May 2017

  • Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016

    The Government of Canada has committed $10.64M towards the construction of a new Nunavut Arctic College facility at the Iqaluit Nunatta campus. The Government of Nunavut is providing $18.9M for the project.

  • Week of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016

    First Air has given notice to Canadian North that it will terminate their codeshare agreement, effective May 16, 2017. The codeshare agreement came into effect in 2015, after Canadian North and First Air called off merger talks.

  • Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016

    The Nunavut Impact Review Board has provided the Baffinland Iron Mines Corp with a report that outlines environmental deficiencies and waste management issues at the Mary River iron mine

  • Week of Nov 07 - Nov 11, 2016

    Canadian North is cutting flights on its Ottawa-Iqaluit codeshare route that it runs in conjunction with First Air

  • Week of Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2016

    The Nunavut Housing Corporation has released its distribution list of 60 housing units for 2017-18. The budget for housing is subject to approval in the current legislative session.

  • Week of Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut proposed a budget of $200M for capital projects across the territory in 2017-18. Projects being considered under the plan include the $57M Qikiqtani Correctional Healing Centre in Iqaluit.

  • Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is accepting applications for another round of Getting Ready for Employment and Training program which will be offered in Qikiqtarjuaq, Kimmirut, Kugaaruk, Arviat and Hall Beach in 2017

  • Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016

    The Nunavut Research Institute and Irving Shipbuilding are providing $2M to support nine applied research projects

  • Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut hired WorleyParsons to help set up consultations, organize permits and design both the $85M Iqaluit deep sea port and Pond Inlet's small craft harbour

  • Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is creating three new positions in its Economic Development and Transportation branch's tourism and cultural industries division. Meanwhile, the territorial government will reduce funding for the Nunavut Tourism association.

  • Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016

    Nunavut's Department of Economic Development is examining changes to marine tourism regulations that would mitigate some of the impacts of larger cruise ships visiting smaller communities

  • Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016

    The Kitikmeot Health Centre is opening a seven-bed continuing care facility in Cambridge Bay in spring 2017

  • Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016

    The Government of Canada provided Nunavut $7.875M for community infrastructure projects through the federal Gas Tax Fund, representing the first of two installments. In total, Nunavut will receive more than $15.7M this year through the federal program.

  • Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016

    The City of Iqaluit is making emergency infrastructure repairs, worth $150,000, to the city's water infrastructure at five municipal facilities

  • Week of Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016

    The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is providing $373,000 to Co-ops in Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet to upgrade garages used for fuel delivery trucks

  • Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is adding eight teaching positions across the territory for the coming school year

  • Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is offering the Getting Ready for Employment and Training program in five communities starting on September 12, 2016.

  • Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016

    Areva Resources Canada has officially suspended its Kiggavik uranium project following a recent regulatory decision

  • Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is seeking proposals for a new air ambulance service contract in western Nunavut's Kitikmeot region

  • Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016

    The federal government recently granted an additional $1.5M to the Kakivak Association, bringing the total funding up to $3M. The grants will be used in assisting small and medium Inuit-owned businesses in the Baffin area.

  • Week of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is piloting a new Summer Employment program for Nunavut Students. The program provides 50% of wages for students between the ages of 15 and 30, and will run until September 3, 2016.

  • Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016

    First Air announced that it will no longer offer service to Coral Harbour
  • Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is proposing reforms to its income assistance program including changes that will encourage recipients to work or take training, based on the Report on the Review and Reform of Income Assistance and Economic Development.

  • Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016

    The Nunavut Impact Review Board rejected the Sabina Gold & Silver Corp.'s Back River Gold Mine Project over concerns of climate change and potential impacts to caribou herds

  • Week of Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is calling for funding proposals aimed at reducing homelessness

  • Week of Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is soliciting training and employment initiatives proposals for 2016-17

  • Week of May 30 - Jun 03, 2016

    The first Nunavut Government Employees Survey is underway this month for territorial and federal employees in Nunavut

  • Week of May 23 - May 27, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut and Greenland have struck an agreement that will allow students to study in both locations and receive credit for coursework. The students will be able to study in Inuktitut, Greenlandic and in some cases English.

  • Week of May 16 - May 20, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut revamped its Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti policy to provide preferential bidding rules for government contracts

  • Week of May 09 - May 13, 2016

    GoSarvaq, a company providing seats for sale on passenger flights between Iqaluit and Ottawa at discount prices, is closing prior to its first scheduled flight.

  • Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016

    The Grizzlies is one of four recent films shot in different locations around Iqaluit. The growth in the industry is prompting the city to consider adopting a film permitting system.

  • Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016

    The Nunavut Impact Review Board has approved the expansion of an open mine pit at Agnico Eagle Mine's Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake. The company plans to start mining the new areas in 2017.

  • Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016

    Defence Research and Development Canada is planning to spend $133M over five years to research and develop a new system to improve Canada's Arctic surveillance

  • Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016

    Arctic UAV, a Nunavut drone service, is planning to hire pilots, technicians, and data managers capable of processing their videos, photos and dates - jobs that they hope will go to people living in Nunavut

  • Week of Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2016

    The Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit is undergoing renovations at a cost of $735,600. The work is expected to be complete by October 2016.

  • Week of Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut has issued an open request for a new agency contract to supply health professionals across the territory. The government is seeking new rates for community health nurses and licensed practical nurses.

  • Week of Mar 21 - Mar 25, 2016

    Parks Canada is providing $16.9M over five years towards investigations into Franklin expedition ships and a visitor and field research centre in Gjoa Haven

  • Week of Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016

    Construction is expected to begin this summer on a new $2.8M church for St. Stephen's Anglican Parish in Kuujjuaq

  • Week of Mar 07 - Mar 11, 2016

    The minimum wage in Nunavut is increasing to $13 per hour on April 1, 2016

  • Week of Feb 29 - Mar 04, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut is providing four modular classrooms in Cape Dorset as a temporary replacement for the Peter Pitseolak High School that burned down in September 2015

  • Week of Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2016

    The City of Iqaluit is moving ahead with proposals to design an upgraded $26M sewage treatment plant and plan for a new landfill. The work is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

  • Week of Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016

    Agnico Eagle Mines is beginning construction on a 50-km road to a potential open pit gold mine near Baker Lake. The company is also delaying the opening of its Meliadine gold mine near Rankin Inlet until 2020.

  • Week of Feb 08 - Feb 12, 2016

    Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society is conducting a survey to identify barriers to employment for persons with disabilities in Nunavut. The organization plans to hold a roundtable with local businesses in September 2016 to share results.

  • Week of Feb 01 - Feb 05, 2016

    Arctic UAV, an Iqaluit-based civilian drone company, is teaming up with ING Robotic Aviation to offer unmanned aerial vehicle services. The company hopes to train local Inuit as drone operators.

  • Week of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016

    The Government of Nunavut confirmed a funding commitment of $63M from the Government of Canada for the development of a deep water port in Iqaluit by 2020. The territorial government plans to invest an additional $21M.

Economic/Environmental Scan

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