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

    The Frelighsburg experimental farm is becoming an environmental agriculture-based research centre following a $2M investment

  • Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016

    The Marché Famille Julien IGA store moved from the Promenades du cuivre shopping centre to Senator Street, in Rouyn-Noranda, creating 30 new jobs on December 1, 2016

  • Week of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016

    The Government of Quebec announced a $65M investment to hire 1,150 workers in the province's long-term care facilities. Nurses, nursing assistants and orderlies are being sought.

  • Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016

    Vic et Lambert, a $35M condominium project with 51 units on eight floors, is being built in Saint-Lambert. Construction has started and is expected to take 12 to 18 months.

  • Week of Nov 07 - Nov 11, 2016

    Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, a part of the Sépaq network, will be revamped thanks to a $2.3M provincial government investment. The improvements are expected to generate 22 direct and indirect jobs.

  • Week of Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2016

    Sorel-Tracy's Hooligan's restaurant and bar has ceased its operations for economic reasons, resulting in 15 employees getting laid off

  • Week of Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2016

    The Groupe Soucy is buying ACM Composites of Drummondville after it declared bankruptcy. About forty employees are quickly getting their livelihoods back.

  • Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016

    Groupe P.N.F, an air filter manufacturer in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, is investing nearly $1.5M to acquire equipment, thanks to federal and provincial government assistance. Some ten employees, technicians and labourers, will be hired.

  • Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016

    The Jean Coutu pharmacy in downtown Drummondville will move to its new building on Saint-Pierre street on November 1. About 15 workers are being hired to join the current staff.

  • Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016

    The Aéroport régional André-Fortin, property of the City of Victoriaville, is investing about $6M in phase one of its modernization

  • Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016

    Buffet des Continents, a new restaurant opening in Drummondville, will recruit about 100 workers, including management, kitchen, service, and support staff, on October 11 and 12
  • Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016

    Milan Conception, an industrial equipment manufacturer for the car weather-stripping industry, invested $1.6 million for expansion and to purchase cutting-edge technology. At least 10 new employees will be hired, with five more in 2017.

  • Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016

    Tim Hortons has created a place for itself in Stanstead. Around 30 employees were hired. The investment total was not disclosed.

  • Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016

    Collège Ellis, a private college, is investing $1M in a new student residence at its Drummondville campus

  • Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016

    A new fire station will be built in Mont-Saint-Hilaire at a cost of $5M, thanks to $2.75M in government funding

  • Week of Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016

    Drummondville's Au Grenier des Petits, a boutique for babies, young children, and parents, is investing over $1M to relocate in the same city while doubling its surface area. Eight employees are expected to be hired to join the eight current workers.

  • Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016

    The Municipality of Saint-Anselme will invest over $5M to develop its land and install a roundabout at the intersection of Ste-Anne Street and St-Jacques Street with the aim of building 230 additional housing units

  • Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016

    Allô Prof is opening a new homework assistance service in Saguenay. The company will hire 11 part-time teachers and one coordinator to answer questions from elementary and high school students from throughout the province.

  • Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016

    A Courtyard Marriott hotel has opened in the Lebourgneuf area in Québec City following a $30M investment

  • Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016

    Hydro-Québec presented its new data centre located in Drummondville, which represents a $100M investment. The centre will be administered by the Véolia company beginning in 2018 and will create 14 jobs.

  • Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016

    Martin Roy Transport will invest $12.5M over five years to renew its fleet of trucks, reduce its ecological footprint, and improve its supply chain. This investment will also allow the employer to create 10 jobs.

  • Week of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016

    The Montréal Canadiens hockey club announced that its American Hockey League farm team will move to Laval from Newfoundland in fall 2017

  • Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016

    Victoriaville's cultural space, Le Carré 150, was built thanks to a $26.6M investment

  • Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016

    Atmosphère, a chain of stores specialized in sport and outdoor recreation, will open a branch in Val-d'Or, leading to the creation of 6 new jobs

  • Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016

    Quebec's transport industry would like to fill 21,000 truck driver, school bus driver and material handler positions by next year. A large number of employers are having difficulty hiring.

  • Week of Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2016

    The automaker Subaru is opening a car dealership in Rouyn-Noranda after 20 years without a presence in the region

  • Week of Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016

    The Office municipal d'habitation (OMH) in Drummondville is investing $2.3 M to renovate buildings that contain 34 residential units in the Saint-Joseph neighbourhood.

  • Week of May 30 - Jun 03, 2016

    The St-Hubert rotisserie in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville is investing $1.7M to expand its restaurant-bar area and refurbish its dining area. The reopening in July will create 10 new jobs.

  • Week of May 25 - May 29, 2016

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

  • Week of May 23 - May 27, 2016

    Éconofitness, a self-service fitness centre, is investing $1M to open a branch in Drummondville this fall

  • Week of May 16 - May 20, 2016

    The Government of Quebec is providing over $3.1M to 13 companies in Centre-du-Quebec. Employers will invest a total of more than $23M in various projects and consolidate or create 82 jobs.

  • Week of May 09 - May 13, 2016

    Soundbite Medical Solutions, a medical devices company, has invested close to $2.4M to launch operations in Sherbrooke. Three new employees are expected to be hired by the end of the year to join the seven already employed.

  • Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016

    The developer Complexe Johnson is investing $30M to construct a top-quality seven-story office tower and commercial spaces in Saint-Hyacinthe. The opening is planned for summer 2017.

  • Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016

    This year, the Government of Canada is investing over $165M in the Youth Employment Strategy (YES) in addition to the previously announced $339M investment over three years. The new investment will create thousands of new jobs for young Canadians.

  • Week of Apr 18 - Apr 22, 2016

    La Commission scolaire des Chênes is investing close to $3.6M to renovate nine schools in Drummondville and surrounding area, thanks to funds from the Government of Quebec

  • Week of Apr 11 - Apr 15, 2016

    The municipality of Compton is investing $740,000 in the construction of a Récré-O-Parc thanks to a contribution from the Government of Quebec. Residents will be able to engage in sporting and recreational activities in the park by the end of the year.

  • Week of Apr 04 - Apr 08, 2016

    Mobilier Philippe Dagenais has sought protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act due to financial difficulties. Nearly 100 employees have been left unemployed.

  • Week of Mar 28 - Apr 01, 2016

    Saputo, a major dairy processor, will shut down its Princeville facility, which is also known as Fromagerie Madame Chèvre. A total of 25 employees will lose their jobs in August.

  • Week of Mar 21 - Mar 25, 2016

    Marmen is looking for staff for its Quebec factories that are located in Trois-Rivières and Matane for nearly all kinds of jobs. The manufacturer of wind towers estimates that 2016 will be its best year yet since its inception due to exports.

  • Week of Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016

    Familiprix is opening a new pharmacy in Brossard, leading to the creation of about 10 new jobs

  • Week of Mar 07 - Mar 11, 2016

    Lac-Mégantic-based Tafisa Canada, the largest manufacturer of panels designed from 100% recycled fibres in North America, is investing $15M to purchase new equipment. Four workers will be hired to join the 330 currently employed.

  • Week of Feb 29 - Mar 04, 2016

    The band council of Uashat-Maliotenam has invested $9.5M to expand three of its schools, namely Johnny Pilot and Manikanetish in Sept-Îles, in addition to Tshishteshinu in Moisie, thanks to financial aid from the Government of Canada

  • Week of Feb 22 - Feb 26, 2016

    The Walmart store in Granby will be converted to a Supercentre with a full supply of fresh products within 18 months, creating between 25 and 50 new jobs

  • Week of Feb 15 - Feb 19, 2016

    The Montreal Heart Institute will be expanded following an announcement from the provincial government. The $189M investment includes the addition of a new ambulatory care unit and about 100 individual beds by 2021.

  • Week of Feb 08 - Feb 12, 2016

    The Complexe St-François in Sherbrooke was transformed to welcome 160 housing units open to the population following a $3M investment

  • Week of Feb 01 - Feb 05, 2016

    Bell has invested $27M to deploy its fibre optic network, which will allow it to cover 28,000 residences and businesses in Granby

  • Week of Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2016

    Construction C.A.L. will build an equestrian riding school in Bromont that will cost $8.2M. Work is slated to begin in February and should last 40 weeks.

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