Job Market Trends and News

Canada

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 offers significant events from past four weeks that may affect the supply and demand in the labour force across Canada. It can prove to be a useful resource to complement your job search and career exploration.

You can explore news items across Canada on this page or refine your search to a specific news event type, sector or region.

Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, fourth quarter 2015

Canadian employers reported 353,000 job vacancies in the fourth quarter, and the job vacancy rate was 2.3%.




News For Canada
News Title Industry Event Type Province/ Territory
Cloverdale-Langley will see 117 summer jobs created for students aged 15 to 30 as the result of $421,000 in funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program N/A Job Creation BC
Highstreet Ventures is building new apartment buildings in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Construction of the $113M project is expected to begin before the end of the year and will create 528 units in the region. Construction Other Type of Event BC
Central Okanagan School District is building a new administration building in Kelowna. Construction of the 125,000 sq.-ft. building is expected to begin this summer and be complete by August 2017. Construction Other Type of Event BC
Chartered Professional Accountants of BC released its annual economic report. The report highlights that despite layoffs in the mining and forestry industries the Kootenay region saw overall positive job creation. N/A Other Type of Event BC
The Trellis Group will build and operate a new 135-bed residential care facility in east Richmond. Fraserview, another residential care facility in the city, is redeveloping and expanding by 75 beds. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event BC
The Trellis Group will build and operate a new 180-bed residential care facility on the North Shore Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event BC
The Trellis Group will build and operate a new 128-bed residential care facility in Sechelt. The facility is scheduled to open in August 2018. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event BC
Vancouver Coastal Health signed agreements to add new beds to residential care facilities in Vancouver. Point Grey Private Hospital will add 84 new beds and Casa Mia Mansion will add 87 beds. Both projects include publicly and privately funded beds. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event BC
The Government of BC and North Vancouver school district are replacing Argyle Secondary school with a new $45.7M facility as part of its Seismic Mitigation Program. Construction is expected to begin in 2017, with the school opening in 2019. Educational Services Other Type of Event BC
Queen's Park Meat Market, a butcher shop in New Westminster, closed its doors at the beginning of June Accommodation and Food Services Layoff BC
Evo, a Vancouver-based car sharing company, expanded its services to include three locations in Burnaby. The company launched last year and recently tripled its fleet to include 750 hybrid vehicles. Transportation and Warehousing Other Type of Event BC
A Victoria movie theatre that closed in 2013 is being remodelled and is scheduled to reopen in August Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation BC
The Government of BC is investing $30M to build a new interchange at Highway 91 and 72nd Avenue in Delta. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall. Construction Other Type of Event BC
Playland, a Vancouver amusement park, proposed a $120M expansion to be financed by the city and repaid through increased future revenue. The expansion includes a number of upgrades that owners believe would turn Playland into a world class theme park. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Other Type of Event BC
Rathskeller, a German restaurant in Victoria, was put up for sale. It's owner expect the restaurant will close its doors after the location is sold. Accommodation and Food Services Layoff BC
The Government of BC is providing an additional $1M in funding through its seven-year tree fruit replant program. The funding will assist more than two dozen projects with 122 additional acres being replanted. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event BC
The city of White Rock proposed a $30M renovation to the city's waterfront, including a seaside walkway and amenities. Construction Layoff BC
Margaux Resources is restarting operations at Jersey-Emerald Mine, a tungsten-zinc mine outside Salmo that shut down 43 years ago. The company estimates the mine will generate approximately 10 jobs to start. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation BC
The Government of BC announced $11.3M in funding to create 1,818 new childcare spaces in 30 communities across the province. Priority was given to underserved areas like Surrey, Richmond, Vancouver, Burnaby, and Coquitlam. Educational Services Other Type of Event BC
Immigrant Services Society of BC recently opened a new $24M facility in Vancouver, providing many of the services refugees need under one roof Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event BC
Canadian Tire is opening a new location at Victoria's Hillside Centre this fall Retail Trade Job Creation BC
Conexus Credit Union announced plans to move 200 employees into the University of Regina¿s College Avenue Campus. Conexus will contribute $8.25M to help renovate the century-old building. Construction Job Creation SK
The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority brought in over $86M in profits in 2015, up 2.6% compared to the previous year. This marks the fifth consecutive year that SIGA recorded profits over $80M. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Other Type of Event SK
The government of Saskatchewan's public offerings of petroleum and natural gas rights raised $3.9M in revenue on June 9. To date in 2016, the province's land sales total over $12M. Public Administration Other Type of Event SK
The government of Saskatchewan is increasing the number of weeks of compassionate care leave benefits from eight to a maximum of 28 weeks. The amendment was made to match changes to Employment Insurance. N/A Other Type of Event SK

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