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  • Start date: 2019-09-30, End date: 2019-10-04
    Week of Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2019

    The Municipality of Chesterville invested $945,000 to rehouse the municipal garage and fire department under one roof. The federal government made a financial contribution to the project.
    The Merry House, the oldest house in Magog where visitors can learn about the history of the city and region, has been renovated thanks to an investment of nearly $3M
    World Gym, a fitness centre, is looking for about 40 people to work at its Sherbrooke location
    Graphic Packaging International, a manufacturer of paper-based packaging, is looking for several people to fill positions at its East Angus plant, such as mechanic, electrician, operator and office staff
    Bridor, a producer of bakery products, will invest $80M in its plants in Boucherville to automate its production lines. The Government of Quebec is lending $34M of this amount. Within a few years, 150 new positions will be available.
    The City of Saint-Basile-le-Grand inaugurated its pumping station and retention basins in Pont-de-Pruche park following an investment of $4.85M
    Fleury Michon, a producer of ready-to-eat meals, is investing $35.5M in its Rigaud plant to increase production. The provincial government is financing part of the project. The company plans to hire 25 people.
    Barry Callebaut, a manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products, is looking to fill 26 positions at its Saint-Hyacinthe plant
    Various types of businesses, all located in the Au pied des Tours shopping centre in the Rock Forest sector of Sherbrooke, were destroyed by a fire
    The Government of Quebec announced financial assistance of over $167M for the renovation of schools in school boards in the Laurentides region. This amount will cover fiscal years 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022.
    Dana TM4, a manufacturer of electric vehicle motors, is looking for about 30 people to work at its facility in Boucherville
    Medifice, a construction contractor in the health sector, is starting a new phase of construction at the Saint-Jérôme health centre. The project represents an investment of $100M and will be completed in 2021.
    Caisse Desjardins de Lac-Mégantic-Le Granit will close the three service centres in Sainte-Cécile-de-Whitton, Saint-Romain and Piopolis due to lack of patronage. The teller positions at Audet and Lac-Mégantic on Salaberry Road will also be eliminated.
    Victoriaville & Co., a Victoriaville-based manufacturer of caskets and distributor of funeral products, has acquired Cercueils Alliance St-Laurent located in Edmundston, NB
    Silicium Québec, a steel company in Bécancour, will temporarily close part of its production line: two of its three kilns. Dozens of employees will be affected by the measure.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux is inaugurating a new endoscopy unit at the Centre hospitalier de Lanaudière (CHDL) hospital centre in Joliette. The unit's move and expansion project required an investment of $8M.
    Developer François Desharnais is investing more than $5.5M in the development of a new sector that will be built in two phases. The first will be residential, and the second will be commercial on the site of the old Club de Golf Colonial in Victoriaville.
    Forever 21, a retailer specializing in teen fashion, announced the closure of all of its stores in Canada, including six in Quebec, mainly in the Greater Montréal and Québec City areas. The number of employees affected is unknown.
    Hydro-Québec is investing $63M to renovate the dike at the hydroelectric power plant in Les Cèdres. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
    The Rallye de l'emploi, a job fair that will be held Saturday, October 26, at the Madeleine-Bélanger library in Princeville, will host 14 employers that will be offering several positions to job seekers
    A new Metro Plus grocery store currently under construction in Lachine will open in early 2020. The project, valued at more than $10M, will result in the hiring of about 100 employees.
    Carrefour des Prairies officially started construction of a new shopping centre in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies. The building will be constructed over a four-month period, and house four businesses, including a Dollarama store that will open in the spring of 2020.
    Caisse Desjardins de Charlevoix-Est announced its service centres in Notre-Dame-des-Monts, Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, Pointe-au-Pic and Baie-Sainte-Catherine will be closing on November 29
    Garneau, a company specializing in cycling, announced the closure of its textile production plant in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, resulting in the layoff of 46 people
    Microbrasserie sur Mars opened in Chicoutimi on September 26. The opening of the microbrewery resulted in the hiring of about 10 people.
    Camping Colonie Notre-Dame invested $1.5M to increase the number of rental lots and build a phosphate removal plant
    Alma's Resolute Forest Products' management has confirmed that the company will have to hire new employees in the coming months
    The City of La Sarre completed modernization work on its city hall, which required an investment of $2.3M
    The Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur will invest more than $60M in the renovation of schools in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. This amount will be divided amongst the five school boards in the region.
    The Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur announced an investment of more than $8M in the renovation of schools in the Baie-James school board
    Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de Chaudière-Appalaches confirmed a shortage of 20 family doctors to meet the needs of the region
    The BMR hardware store in Port-Cartier announced it will be closing temporarily due to a shortage of employees. The date of the reopening has not been confirmed.
    Grande-Rivière secondary school in Gatineau inaugurated its synthetic field, which was built at a cost of $3.5M. The project was funded in partnership with the Government of Quebec and the Portages-de-l'Outaouais school board.
    The RCM of Matawinie and Connexion Matawinie are starting work on the installation of a fibre-optic network in the region. The first clients will have access to high-speed Internet by the end of 2019, and the project, valued at an estimated $55M, will be completed within two years.
    Bromont, montagne d'expériences, a ski resort in Bromont, invested $6M in the construction of Chalet du Sommet, which is scheduled to open to at the end of November
    School boards in Montérégie will receive more than $361M for renovations from the Government of Quebec
    Fourteen physicians will join CLSC Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, a community health and social service centre, by February 2020. It is estimated that there is a shortage of nearly 80 healthcare professionals in the area of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal.
    Soucy Logistique, which will be a distribution and logistics centre for the Soucy Group, will set up shop in Drummondville at the end of this year. About 15 people will be hired.
    Construction on Résidence Plaisance des îles is scheduled to be completed in November 2020. The seniors residence is looking to hire 85 employees, including 40 care attendants, 10 nursing assistants, and 6 nurses as well as kitchen, service, and maintenance workers.
    Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie is recruiting in order to deal with absences due to illness. CISSS currently has more employees leaving for retirement than it can hire.
    The Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Bonaventure is experiencing a shortage of educators who want to open a daycare in their home, meaning that spots funded by the Ministère de la Famille cannot be offered
    Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Gaspé will undergo an expansion following an investment of $31.7M. The expansion will relocate the emergency department and the intensive care unit to the first floor. Construction is underway and is planned to continue for 18 months.
    Riprap work on the wharf in Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis will cost the Government of Canada $16.2M, following the awarding of an additional $2.7M contract to Sani-Sable L.B. in Maria. The work is scheduled to be completed this fall.
    The ministère des Transports du Québec will provide $11.4M to improve the road network in cities and municipalities in the Bas-Saint-Laurent. The Municipality of Sainte-Luce will receive $3.9M, the largest share of the funding.
    The boat that crosses from Trois-Pistoles to Les Escoumins, "L'Héritage I", will undergo renovations valued at $5M in the coming months. The work consists of replacing the steel plates covering the vessel to increase its service life.
    Aéroport Russell-Burnett in Matane will undergo substantial renovations in 2020. The programme d'aide québécois pour les infrastructures aéroportuaires régionales, a program aimed at improving regional airport infrastructure, will support the project with an investment of $5M.
    Several snow removal companies in Rimouski have gone out of business, some of which have gone bankrupt. Harsh winters for the past few years have hurt this industry.
    The IGA supermarket in Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon announced an investment of $6M in its expansion. Upon completion of the project, planned for summer 2020, about 20 jobs will be created.
    Harvey Métal in Saint-Félicien announced an investment of $750,000 in its expansion and plans to hire two employees
    Maurice Nightclub in Québec City permanently closed on September 16, 2019. About 20 employees lost their jobs.
    The City of Trois-Rivières' fire department will have full-time firefighters in all its fire stations by January 2021, including those in the Pointe-du-Lac and Saint-Louis-de-France sectors. Hiring will be gradual.
    The Association des ressources intermédiaires d'hébergement du Québec (ARIHQ) confirmed a shortage of 74 employees in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, mainly client care attendants in residences for vulnerable people
    The Association des pharmaciens des établissements de santé confirmed a shortage of more than 10 pharmacists in hospitals in Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Start date: 2019-09-23, End date: 2019-09-27
    Week of Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2019

    Clasiro, a contractor specializing in residential construction, will invest $35M over the next three years to construct 48 buildings with 230 units in the Le Vigneron neighbourhood in Drummondville
    TC Transcontinental is laying off approximately 20 employees in the Montréal area following the sale of several of its specialized media. No date has been specified.
    Montréal's GameZone store closed on September 10, resulting in the loss of several jobs
    The Time Out Market food hall will open at the Montréal Eaton Centre in the fall of 2019 and will feature several gourmet restaurants
    The Municipality of Saint-Léonard-d'Aston is investing approximately $1M, contributed in part by the Government of Quebec, into expanding and renovating Centre Richard-Lebeau
    The Eastern Townships school board is receiving more than $21M from the Government of Quebec to maintain and renovate its schools and its two vocational training centres
    The Riverside school board has received more than $19.7M from the Government of Quebec to renovate its elementary and secondary schools
    The New Frontiers school board has received more than $12.5M from the provincial government to renovate its elementary and secondary schools and its vocational training centres
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $620M in renovating schools in the Montréal area
    Robert Bernard, a tire retailer based in Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford that offers automotive service, has purchased Pneus Concept, which is located in Granby
    The TDA/H Mauricie/Centre-du-Québec multidisciplinary clinic, based in Drummondville, which specializes in medical assessments and treatment for people of all ages, has closed due to insufficient staff
    On November 8, Caisse Desjardins Godefroy will close four of its branches, namely Saint-Célestin, Saint-Wenceslas, Saint-Sylvère and Bécancour, in the Sainte-Gertrude area, due to insufficient business
    Le Montclair, a residential rental project, will be built in Sainte-Adèle. Work will begin in the spring of 2020 and will take approximately 12 months to complete. The project will require an investment of $8M to $10M.
    Groupe Gaudreault, a company specializing in passenger transportation, is looking for 5 to 10 school bus drivers to join its team in the Lanaudière region
    Construction of the Maestria project, a mixed-use residential project valued at over $700M, began on September 26 in downtown Montréal
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $125M in the renovation of schools in the Laval school board
    Université de Montréal opened its new science complex on the site of the former Canadian Pacific Railway yard. More than 4,000 workers took part in the $350M project.
    Solutions Ambra, a telecommunications engineering company, plans to hire eight people within the next year. The company, which just opened its new facility in Trois-Rivières, has grown from 6 to 32 employees in three years.
    Quebec's ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur will invest $65M to renovate schools in Mauricie in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 fiscal years. The Chemin-du-Roy school board will receive $39M.
    Quebec's ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur will invest more than $40M to renovate schools in Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 fiscal years
    Quebec's ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur will invest $77.8M to renovate schools in the Bas-Saint-Laurent in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 fiscal years. The Phares school board will receive $21M.
    Students at the Institut maritime du Québec de Rimouski are receiving job offers from various dockyards before graduation, whether they are studying naval architecture or to become officers, captains or engineers
    The City of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac is investing more than $3.6M in the construction of an industrial motel. Flexlite sécurité et défense, as well as Optimach, will occupy premises, and ten or so employees may be added in the next two years.
    The Federation of General Practitioners of Québec has confirmed a shortage of 25 family doctors in the Côte-Nord region
    The City of Alma recently inaugurated the $2.9M Antoine-Lavoie fire station
    BetraLif, located in Ange-Gardien, has announced an $8M investment for the construction of a cannabis greenhouse, creating 15 jobs
    The City of Gatineau completed modernization work on its water treatment plant. The total cost of the renovation is estimated at $62.1M.
    Quebec's ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur will invest more than $182M to renovate schools in the Capitale-Nationale region. That amount will be allocated among six local school boards.
    Quebec's ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur has announced an investment of more than $110M to renovate schools in the Côte-du-Sud, Appalaches, Beauce-Etchemin and Navigateurs school boards
    École primaire de la Découverte, located in Sainte-Hénédine, has begun its $7.6M modernization project, which will result in a significant expansion of the facility
    The schools in the five school boards in Outaouais will be renovated thanks to an investment of nearly $100M from Québec's ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur
    The Government of Quebec has announced the allocation of $47.6 million to the Énergir company to extend the natural gas system from Saint-Henri-de-Lévis to Montmagny
    Miniso, a discount chain, is closing almost all of its stores in Quebec. Only 4 of 13 stores will remain open (Place Alexis-Nihon, Carrefour Angrignon, Place Vertu and rue Sainte-Catherine). The number of layoffs is not known.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of nearly $90M to renovate schools in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. This amount will be allocated among the four local school boards.
    The Caisse Desjardins de Bellechasse has announced the closure of five branches within its territory, namely Saint-Malachie, Saint-Vallier, Saint-Léon-de-Standon, Armagh and Saint-Michel
    Gestion Hestia will invest $16M in Trois-Rivières by 2023 in a residential complex called Domaine Cartier, which will have four rental buildings and a total of 90 units. The first units will be available in June 2020.
  • Start date: 2019-09-16, End date: 2019-09-20
    Week of Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2019

    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) opened its Châteauguay outlet sooner than expected. The amount invested and the number of jobs created were not disclosed.
    The Centre d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD) du Roseau, a long-term care facility in Victoriaville, underwent a $2.5M renovation
    ROYER, a manufacturer of work boots and safety shoes, invested over $10M to open a plant in Sherbrooke. The Government of Quebec provided loans to assist the project. Over the next three years, 32 people will be hired.
    Kinova, a company in Boisbriand specializing in robotic solutions for business, received $3.8M in financial assistance from the Government of Quebec to automate its manufacturing process and train its workforce
    Classcraft, based in Sherbrooke and specializing in educational technologies, is investing $10M through a provincial government grant to develop educational games for students in association with the Université de Montréal
    Rial Électrique, a contractor in Sorel-Tracy specializing in electrical services for Quebec's commercial, industrial and institutional markets, ceased operations and declared bankruptcy, triggering the loss of some 60 jobs
    Oneka Technologies, a manufacturer of desalination buoys used to produce drinking water, plans to double its current team of about 10 employees at its Sherbrooke location next year
    Princess Auto, a company specializing in the sale of farm, industrial, hydraulics and garage items, opened its first Quebec outlet in Saint-Jérôme. In total, 46 employees were hired.
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) will be recruiting 20 people to work at its Magog outlet, scheduled to open in early 2020. The amount invested was not mentioned.
    Le Renaissance, a retirement home in Cowansville, is investing $9M to launch its final phase of construction. Future tenants will be able to move into the 50 additional units by July 2020.
    Several municipalities in Lac-Saint-Jean are looking for volunteer firefighters. The number of vacant positions was not specified.
    Construction J&R Savard announced its successful bid on a $4.5M construction contract for the Camp de Touage campsite at Pointe-Taillon National Park in Saint-Gédéon. Work is planned to continue until June 2020.
    Groupe Coderr announced the start of construction on its new facilities in Alma. At a cost of $6.1M, the work is expected to end in March 2020.
    A commercial strip in Shawinigan was converted at a cost of $3M into a complex containing a McDonald's restaurant, a Subway restaurant and a gas station/convenience store. About 70 employees will work at the complex, including 50 at McDonald's.
    Forest Products Mauricie in La Tuque is looking for maintenance engineers, production day labourers, electrical and instrumentation technicians, a sawmill supervisor and a planing mill supervisor. Forest Products Mauricie is a joint venture between the Coopérative forestière du Haut St-Maurice forestry cooperative and Resolute Forest Products.
    The new BMR Pro Pierre Naud hardware store opened in Trois-Rivières on September 16 after a fire in 2017. The business, serving contractors and renovators only, is hiring approximately 25 employees.
    Although three months behind schedule, construction of the new Colisée de Trois-Rivières is underway and is expected to remain within its $60.6M budget. The 4,000-seat arena is scheduled to open in September 2020.
    Approximately 10 restaurants in downtown Rimouski have closed in recent months. They include the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurant, which shut down on August 23 due to staff shortages and is looking for nine employees so that it can reopen.
    Allied Properties REIT is investing $80M to transform a downtown Montréal tower into a creative hub. Work is expected to begin by mid-2020.
    ISAAC Instruments, a designer of a tablet that helps improve trucking performance, moved into its Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville head office, after having invested $10.25M. The company is recruiting 12 people to join its existing 114 employees.
    Mitsubishi Aircraft announced plans to open an aircraft design centre in Boisbriand at a cost of $135M. In the short term, the centre is expected to create 100 jobs focused on certifying and commissioning its future SpaceJet regional aircraft.
    Pelletier Déco Surfaces, a Lévis-based flooring company, has purchased the Boutique du Plancher, Plancher Bois Franc 2000 and Bois Franc du lac. Groupe Pelletier now has 135 employees.
    Decathlon, a sporting goods retailer, opened a new store in Québec City. The number of jobs created is still unknown.
    Metro began construction of a new grocery store operating under the Metro Plus banner in Prévost. The store is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020 and will create 90 jobs. The amount invested was unspecified.
  • Start date: 2019-09-09, End date: 2019-09-13
    Week of Sep 09 - Sep 13, 2019

    Défi Emploi Drummond, a job fair that will be held on November 1 and 2 at the Centrexpo Cogeco Drummondville, will welcome approximately 80 employers that will offer around 2,000 positions to jobseekers
    A casino will be built in October in Wôlinak, an Abenaki First Nations reserve. More than 20 people will be hired for its opening, the date of which has yet to be determined.
    Salon de l'Emploi de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, a showcase for about 40 employers looking to fill hundreds of positions, will be held on Wednesday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Château Vaudreuil in Vaudreuil-Dorion
    Machinex is investing more than $7.5M in the creation of a technology equipment laboratory for recycling and waste management in Plessisville. The provincial government is financially supporting the project.
    Cégep Édouard-Montpetit received a contribution of $2M from the provincial government to conduct a study on the design of a pavilion that will link education, health, and the local community
    The federal government is investing $49.2M in the Lower Laurentians for the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure, such as dikes, to protect municipalities from spring floods
    Caroline Néron announced the closing of all six of its jewellery boutiques and one franchisee in Quebec. The date of its closing as well as the number of workers who will lose their jobs is currently unknown.
    Arytza bakery, a manufacturer of frozen pizza dough for the hotel, institutional and restaurant industries, has shut down operations, resulting in nearly 100 layoffs at its plant in the borough of Saint-Hubert in Longueuil
    Funding for Montérégie's Programme de soutien aux organismes communautaires, a support program for community organizations working in health and social services, increased from $66.6M to $70.6M per year in order to address the region's most pressing needs and improve organizations' ability to tackle specific challenges
    Zoo de Granby is investing nearly $6M, a portion of which is being contributed by the Government of Canada, to expand and revamp the hippopotamus habitat to meet zoological industry standards
    ArcelorMittal Produits longs Canada, a steel producer, invested $3M to build a road between its two plants in Contrecoeur
    Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) is currently in a hiring phase following the announcement of the upcoming opening of a location in Beauport
    The Municipality of Saint-Prosper inaugurated the Centre récréatif Desjardins, a recreation centre that was built at a cost of $8.5M
    Groupe Bernières, a company specializing in truck transport located in Québec City, announced the acquisition of Dolbec International. The latter, which operates in the customs brokerage industry, is maintaining all of its jobs.
    Sural, a producer of aluminum rods for electrical and mechanical applications, had its two plants in Bécancour and Victoriaville bought by Brazilian company Alubar after declaring bankruptcy
    Kobo Ramen, a Japanese restaurant, will set up shop in Sherbrooke. About 12 people are planned to be hired for its opening, scheduled for mid-October.
    The Municipality of Manseau is investing more than $1.4M to upgrade its well and drinking water reservoir
    Commission scolaire de la Vallée-des-Tisserands is investing more than $4M to expand and renovate the Des Jeunes-Riverains school in Saint-Anicet. The renovations will be ready for the start of the 2021 school year.
    Promenades St-Bruno, a shopping centre in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, is investing $67.5M to modernize its food court with a unique concept that will focus on restaurateurs and food producers
    The City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is investing $1.8M in the development of an industrial ecopark that is scheduled to open in December. The city's Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs' offices will relocate to the park.
    Natureo, a building with 110 residential condominium units, will be built in Candiac by the real estate developer Groupe Sylvain Farand and the builder Corsim. Future home owners will be able to move in around fall 2020 and winter 2021.
    Vaco, an international recruiting agency, is planning to hire about 20 recruiters over the next year for its new office in Montréal
    The City of Laval awarded a contract worth more than $12M to Cosoltec for the construction of the Centre d'interprétation des biosciences Armand-Frappier. The work will take two years to complete.
    Eidos Montréal, a video game development studio that recently invested several million dollars to transform its offices in the city, is looking to fill about 30 positions
    The expansion of Rito Mints towards the European market could create 25 jobs in the coming months. The Trois-Rivières-based mint candy manufacturer invested $22M in its reconstruction following a fire in October 2018.
    Services préhospitaliers Paraxion, a pre-hospital medical services company that employs 200 people in the region, is looking for about 30 ambulance operators in Gaspésie. The open positions are full-time. Paraxion also offers paid internships.
    Commission scolaire René-Levesque, which is headquartered in Bonaventure, is looking for four teachers as well as substitute teachers. There are also specialized positions to be filled.
    A wing of the Anse de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts school has been rebuilt by Marin Construction in time for the start of the new school year. At its peak, 15 workers and about 15 sub-contractors were working on this 4-month project.
    Fruits de mer du Québec in Grande-Vallée is growing, and its freezers can be found in various retail outlets in Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent. This business is creating or consolidating 75 indirect jobs.
    Rendez-Vous and La Chope à Soupe restaurants in Bonaventure recently closed
    Groupe Résidences des Bâtisseurs is looking for 58 medical orderlies, including about 10 in Mauricie, for its seniors residences in Quebec. The company is counting on a recruitment mission to Madagascar to help fill these positions.
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $5M for a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner at the Chicoutimi hospital. The work is expected to be completed within two years.
    Nutrinor Energies is investing $1.5M in the construction of a new rest area that will include a convenience store and a service centre. The project is scheduled to be completed in December.
    Fédération de l'Union des producteurs agricoles de la Chaudière-Appalaches inaugurated its new offices in Saint-Georges. An investment of $2M was required for the project.
    The construction of three luxury condo projects with an estimated combined value of $500M began recently in downtown Montréal. Construction is scheduled to be completed over the next two years.
    The construction of the new Sainte-Anne secondary school in Dorval, a project worth an estimated $15M, is scheduled to begin at the end of winter. Work is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.
    Rayonier Advanced Materials announced a temporary, three-week shutdown of its La Sarre plant. The number of employees who have been laid off is currently unknown.
  • Start date: 2019-09-02, End date: 2019-09-06
    Week of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2019

    Le Matériel Industriel (LMI), a manufacturer of sheet metal, wants to hire several mechanics and electrical mechanics at its Rougemont plant. The Government of Canada provided nearly $900,000 to help the employer modernize.
    Emblem Cranberry, a Sainte-Eulalie-based berry producer, is investing $1.75M with the support of the provincial government to purchase machinery that will help expand its production to increasingly international customers
    Costco, a warehouse club-style retailer, will relocate its Sherbrooke location to the Plateau Saint-Joseph area. Eighty positions will need to be filled for its opening, scheduled for next year.
    Restaurant Le Samuel in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu closed, resulting in about 30 layoffs
    Aztec Camping in Granby is investing nearly $3M to redevelop its site, which will reopen next summer
    Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) and the Government of Canada announced combined investments of $107M to develop freight transportation at Mirabel Airport
    Soft Tex Pillows, a manufacturer and distributor of pillows and other filled products, wants to hire about 20 people to fill day labourer positions at its Magog plant
    The Sheraton Laval announced the start of major renovation work valued at $13M that will be carried out over the next two years
    The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing a combined $16M to renovate the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montréal. The renovations are scheduled to be completed by fall 2022.
    Jupiter is investing approximately $45M in the construction of a dog and cat food manufacturing facility in Drummondville. About 50 people will be hired within the next five years. The project is supported by various partners.
    A Bâton Rouge restaurant opened in Joliette, creating 50 new jobs
    Parc Découverte Nature in Coaticook is investing nearly $2.7M to develop an interactive fishing survival game called Acoatica. Five people will be hired for its opening in summer 2020.
    The City of Montréal is providing $16.5M to support 19 projects to develop and improve outdoor sports facilities in 16 of its boroughs
    Château Bellevue seniors residence opened on September 1 in Amqui following an investment of $35M. About 30 employees are working at the residence, a number that is expected to double in early October, when its care unit is scheduled to open.
    Commission scolaire des Phares wants to fill 25 daycare teacher positions and about 15 support staff and teaching positions in particular subjects in schools in the RCMs of Rimouski-Neigette and La Mitis
    Commission scolaire de Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup created at least 27 daycare teacher positions in preparation for the start of the current school year. To achieve this, a Skills Training Certificate program in daycare services was offered at the regional vocational centre.
    Commission scolaire du Fleuve-et-des-Lacs is experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers on its substitute lists. The school board covers the territories of the RCMs of Les Basques and Témiscouata.
    The federal government signed a 10-year agreement with the Maliseet of Viger First Nation in Cacouna to develop the commercial fishing industry and is providing $13M for hiring staff and the purchase of fishing equipment
    The construction of Desjardins' IT centre in Shawinigan's DigiHub is beginning thanks to an investment of $1.5M for this first phase of the project. The offices, where 30 employees will work, are scheduled to be ready for December.
    Salon de l'emploi et de la formation de Shawinigan, a job and training fair in Shawinigan, will take place on September 18. The fair will have up to 75 exhibitors, including 65 employers, as well as training institutions, and employability resources.
    The Government of Quebec announced the start of construction on the courthouse in Roberval. The project, valued at more than $66M, is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2022.
    A Shogun Sushi chain restaurant has just opened in Chicoutimi. About 10 jobs were created.
    Plomberie R. Morris in Albanel announced it has been awarded a contract worth $2M to install a plumbing and heating system in a local community service centre (CLSC) in Aupaluk
    Inkub Desjardins, a project promoting entrepreneurship and the development of digital technologies, was launched in Chicoutimi. An investment of more than $1.1M was required for the project.
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $8.3M for the creation of three offices of the Ministère de l'Immigration de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion. The offices will be located in La Sarre, Amos, and Ville-Marie and create seven jobs.
    Achard Location et Vente announced an investment of $1M to expand its facilities in Chicoutimi, creating four jobs
    The Government of Quebec announced a contribution of $5.5M to Cégep Beauce-Appalaches in Sainte-Marie for the construction of a new learning centre. Construction is scheduled to be completed by fall 2020.
    Fortress Global obtained a loan of $5M from the Government of Quebec to help it sustain operations at its Thurso plant. The loan will allow the company to maintain 323 jobs in the short term.
    The BMR Matériaux Delisle hardware store in Saint-Nazaire will close at the beginning of November. The number of jobs that will be lost is currently unknown.
    Au Pierre-Narcisse restaurant in Baie-Saint-Paul closed permanently at the end of August. The number of employees who have lost their job is currently unknown.
    The Government of Quebec and the Municipality of Deux-Montagnes announced a joint investment of more than $3.4M to expand the municipal fire station and bring it up to code
  • Start date: 2019-08-26, End date: 2019-08-30
    Week of Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2019

    Coopérative La Manne, an organic and natural product business in Victoriaville, is investing $1.5M in renovations. The provincial government is providing a loan for the project. The team of 63 employees will grow by up to 10 new hires.
    Palettes Perron, based in Cookshire-Eaton, is investing $12M in new machinery to increase its production capacity. The Government of Quebec is providing financial support for the project. About a dozen people will be hired.
    The provincial government is contributing additional funding of roughly $6M to Drummondville and Victoriaville cégeps for the 2019-2020 school year
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Ouest is seeking general practitioners and specialists to join its network of 128 establishments
    The federal government is investing more than $45.8M to repair the Gaspésie rail line, mainly the section between Port-Daniel-Gascons and Gaspé, which has been out of commission since 2015
    The Commission scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy, located in Trois-Rivières, is looking for teachers and support staff. About 100 regular full-time, part-time and contract positions are available.
    The Corporation de promotion et de développement de Bécancour, with financial support from the provincial government, is investing nearly $3.4M in building an industrial incubator in Bécancour
    Greater Montréal school boards are looking for teachers to fill positions at their institutions
    Groupe Nordik and Hendrick Farm are partnering to build a $100M residential and commercial complex in Old Chelsea in the summer of 2020. The work is expected to be completed by the fall of 2020.
    The Government of Quebec has granted over $3M to build a pool in Senneterre. No timelines have been announced yet.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $8.3M to enhance immigration business services in all regions. This effort includes adding 111 employees to the network and aims to foster access to programs and services.
    Six Pints, a division of Molson Coors, is investing $9M to add equipment at its Shawinigan Trou du Diable brewing plant. This investment will triple production capacity and create about 30 jobs.
    Roland Boulanger, a Warwick-based manufacturer of wood mouldings and components, is streamlining its operations and has announced the layoff of 80 employees
    The Government of Quebec has granted over $1.8M in support for two projects intended to improve the quality of life for Nunavik seniors
    School boards in Abitibi-Témiscamingue are actively seeking to fill dozens of teaching positions across the region for the 2019-2020 school year
    Meubles Idéal, a furniture manufacturing company, announced the closure of its Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse facility. Approximately 90 people will lose their jobs.
    The Government of Quebec announced nearly $3.5M in additional funding earmarked for colleges in the Côte-Nord region in the 2019-2020 school year
    The Forever 21 chain of stores announced the closure of its outlet in Les Galeries de la Capitale in Québec City. About 100 workers are losing their jobs.
    The Centre hospitalier de l'Université Laval (CHUL) in Québec City opened its new cardiology unit. The initiative required a $10.6M investment.
    The Government of Canada has announced plans to invest nearly $2M in renovating the Polyvalente des Rivières auditorium in Forestville
    The Cégep de Sept-Îles is looking for applicants to fill various teaching positions. Positions are available in the computer science, industrial electronics and nursing fields, although needs exist in all sectors.
    The Commission scolaire de l'Estuaire (CSE) in Baie-Comeau is looking for secondary school teachers and special education support staff for institutions in its area
    The Government of Quebec announced an additional $3.3M in funding for the 2019-2020 academic year for the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
    The Government of Canada announced a $7.4M investment in a feasibility study on extending the Dolbeau-Mistassini rail line to Baie-Comeau. The initiative is expected to create 105 new jobs.
    The Government of Canada is providing $540,000 in financial assistance to Structures CPI to purchase production equipment for its facilities in Saint-Nazaire. About fifteen jobs will be created.
    The Resolute Forest Products plant in Alma is temporarily taking machine number 9 out of commission for two weeks, resulting in the layoff of 40 employees
    The Coopérative forestière de Petit Paris forest cooperative in Saint-Ludger-de-Milot has eliminated one work shift for an indeterminate period. About 100 employees will have their hours temporarily reduced.
    Méthodex, a general contractor located in Chicoutimi, obtained a $6.3M contract to build the cafeteria and part of the control tower at the Poste Montagnais airport, owned by Hydro-Québec
    The Éconofitness gym chain announced its $1M investment in opening an outlet in Chicoutimi at the end of October. A total of five jobs will be created.
    Crustacés de Gaspé announced a tentative agreement with union Unifor concerning a first collective agreement and the reopening of its Grande-Rivière plant for the 2020 season
    LM Wind Power, a manufacturer of wind turbine rotor blades in Gaspé, is looking for 30 applicants to fill day labourer positions. The company trains its own employees.
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) announced plans to open a new outlet in Matane by the end of next winter. The business will hire approximately 20 employees.
  • Start date: 2019-08-19, End date: 2019-08-23
    Week of Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019

    The Rayonier Advanced Materials plant in Béarn will temporarily close on August 19, resulting in the lay off of about 100 workers
    The City of Montréal announced repair work to bring two arenas in its territory up to standard. Construction Gamarco and KF Construction will modernize Aréna Raymond-Bourque and complexe récréatif Gadbois, an investment of more than $40M.
    The Government of Quebec is providing $6.5M in additional financial assistance to college establishments in the Outaouais region starting at the beginning of the 2019 school year
    The Centre des loisirs, a new recreation centre in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, will open to the public on September 7 following an investment of more than $3M
    Ferme piscicole des Bobines, specializing in trout farming in East Hereford, is investing more than $1M to acquire a wastewater treatment system. Both federal and provincial governments are providing financial assistance to the project.
    Boucherie Clément Jacques, a butcher shop that is now based in Magog, received a financial contribution of $1M from the City for its expansion. About 15 people will be hired within the next five years.
    A Carstar body repair centre recently opened in Gatineau, creating 14 jobs
    The Government of Quebec inaugurated the new waiting area for the Sorel-Tracy river terminal following a $14M investment
    The river terminal in Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, which is located on the other side of the Sorel-Tracy shoreline, will be revamped thanks to an investment of $11M from the provincial government
    Cavalia, a company specializing in the creation, production and marketing of live performances, is receiving an investment of $2.2M from the Government of Quebec to support its interactive multimedia project, worth over $10M, in Laval
    The City of Montréal will hire 15 additional people by October to support its 311 telephone service for access to municipal services
    Verbom, a company specializing in sheet metal processing, will be looking for 13 people next year to work at its Valcourt plant. The federal government is providing $964,275 to support its growth.
    PhenoSwitch Bioscience, a mass spectrometry analysis laboratory based in Sherbrooke, is investing about $2.5M to support its growth. The Government of Canada is contributing to the project. Three jobs are to be filled.
    Transport Vilmik in Saint-Robert specializes in road transportation in Canada and the United States. The company will open a location in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham. Several people will be hired.
    Coveo, an artificial intelligence technology provider, has just opened a new location in Sherbrooke. Five specialized positions in IT are to be filled. Within two years, the company will invest $1.5M.
    The Government of Quebec is contributing $225,000 as part of the $2.5M project to modernize the facilities of the Eska plant in Saint-Mathieu-d'Harricana. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of February 2020.
    The City of Marieville will receive nearly $1.8M from the provincial and federal governments to build a larger municipal library
    The Government of Quebec announced additional funding of $8.1M for two college establishments in the Laurentides region for the 2019-2020 school year
    The Government of Quebec announced additional funding of $4.6M for two college establishments in the Mauricie region for the 2019-2020 school year
    The Government of Quebec announced additional funding of $9.6M for four college establishments in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2019-2020 school year
    The Government of Quebec announced additional funding of nearly $3M for the college establishment in the Gapésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region for the 2019-2020 school year
    Les Habitations Lymosa, a general contractor, is investing $800,000 in Saint-Philippe to construct a commercial building that will house its offices as well as Luko Pizzeria in November
    The provincial government is awarding $1.3M in additional funding to Cégep de Sorel-Tracy for the 2019-2020 school year
    Sivaco, a producer of steel wire in Marieville, is investing several million dollars to acquire new machinery thanks to a financial contribution from the Government of Canada
    The seven Cégeps in Montérégie will receive an additional annual operating budget of $20.8M from the provincial government
    L'Atelier du Pain, an artisanal bakery, is investing $2.5M to open a location in Magog. The bakery is looking for about 15 people to start work in December.
    Aubainerie, a family clothing store, invested more than $1M to relocate to a larger location in the Galeries de Granby shopping centre. The company is looking for about 10 people to join the current 55-person team.
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $16M to provide the city of Saint-Hyacinthe with a temporary courthouse by July 2021
    Pasquier, an upscale grocery store, is investing $20M to set up a location in Delson. The new store will open in spring 2020.
    The City of Montréal and the Government of Quebec will invest $23.5M to modernize the east and west bridges on Côte-Vertu Boulevard in Montréal. Work will begin in spring 2020.
    The City of Coaticook is investing $6M to renovate its arena known as Centre récréatif Gérard-Couillard. The arena will be open to the public in November.
    La Vieille Maison du Spaghetti restaurant in Québec City announced its closure. About 40 workers are losing their job.
    School boards in the Capitale Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions are looking for 258 day-care teachers. Full- and part-time positions are available.
    Chartwell and Bâtimo announced the inauguration of L'Envol, a seniors residence in Cap-Rouge. The building, comprising 360 units, required an investment of $100M.
    Cégep de Thetford is partnering with the company Mental&Natural (M&N) to introduce a new virtual reality, augmented reality and film post-production training program (ACS). The $5M investment will create 20 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec announced additional funding of $6.7M for the college establishments in the Chaudière-Appalaches region for the 2019-2020 school year
    Le Diamant, a theatre in Québec City, will reopen its doors at the beginning of September. More than $57M was invested in the renovation of the facilities.
    The Société ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN) announced, in partnership with the governments of Canada and Quebec, an investment of $180M to modernize its facilities in Sept-Îles. The work is scheduled to be completed in 2022.
    Inotech, a company specializing in the development of technology for the timber industry, is investing $2M in partnership with the Government of Canada to improve its facilities. About 15 jobs will be created.
    Fromagerie Perron, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, announced an investment of $2M to improve its facilities in Saint-Prime
    Nutrinor, with assistance from the Government of Canada, is investing $3.2M to acquire new equipment that will improve productivity at its Alma plant
    The Government of Quebec announced additional funding of nearly $4M for the college establishments in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2019-2020 school year
    Promographe, a company specializing in the design of clothing and promotional items, announced an investment of $500,000 to expand its facilities. Three jobs were created as a result of this expansion.
    Elysis, an aluminum technology development company, started construction on a $50M research centre in Jonquière
    The City of Montréal and the Société d'habitation du Québec announced the construction of a 41-unit social housing complex for families in need and young single mothers in Montréal, an investment of nearly $13M
    The Government of Quebec announced additional funding of near $41M for the twelve college establishments in the Montréal region for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Start date: 2019-08-12, End date: 2019-08-16
    Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019

    The Government of Canada announced it has awarded a contract worth more than $18M to the Port of Montreal to modernize its ground transportation infrastructure, creating 370 jobs for this project
    Serres et Pépinières Gagnon Botanix in Sherbrooke has closed. After 40 years of service, the owners have decided to retire. The number of jobs affected was not disclosed.
    Folle Théière, a tea room and vegan restaurant in Sherbrooke, has closed due to a shortage of workers
    Le Ranch bar in Drummondville was destroyed by a fire. The number of jobs affected was not disclosed.
    The railway bridge on the Quinchien River between the town of Saint-Lazare and the city of Vaudreuil-Dorion will be rebuilt thanks to an investment of $7.6M
    Institut Desgraff, a private school offering training in digital art, closed its Sherbrooke campus for financial reasons. The number of layoffs was not disclosed.
    Avril Supermarché Santé, a grocery store specializing in natural products, will invest $10M to set up a location in Promenades St-Bruno in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. Approximately 200 positions will need to be filled for its opening in fall 2020.
    The Kativik Ilisarniliriniq school board in Nunavik is looking to fill 84 positions for the 2019-2020 school year
    Construction of the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre in Nunavik is set to begin at the end of August. The new addictions centre, estimated at $40.5M, plans to increase its staff to 43 workers by the time it opens in 2021.
    Construction of Library and Archives Canada's new centre in Gatineau began on August 12. The $330M project is scheduled to continue until 2022.
    Construction of the new Centre régional de cancérologie in Rouyn-Noranda, a project currently valued at $66M, began on August 12. The opening of the new cancer centre is scheduled for 2021.
    Allô! Mon Coco, a breakfast restaurant in Drummondville, has closed due to a shortage of workers. The number of employees that were laid off was not disclosed.
    Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions is awarding a total of $1.6M in financial assistance to AMT Moulage and Cotech/XMetal, two SMEs in the RCM of Rivière-du-Loup, for the purchase of state-of-the-art technologies to improve production
    Armoires Perreault, a company in Rimouski, obtained a $1M loan from Investissement Québec that will allow the company to pursue growth and better serve its clientele
    Champoux Ski Cycle Urbain and Boutique Nouvelle Mode, businesses in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, both announced their upcoming closures. The number of employees affected was not disclosed.
    Camping Royal in Coteau-du-Lac will close at the end of October after 40 years in business. The number of employees affected was not mentioned.
    A BMW and MINI dealership will open in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. The scheduled opening of the establishment in the fall will create 15 jobs.
    The Bois-Francs school board is looking to fill 27 part-time positions in daycare services. Candidates who do not have the required qualifications will be able to take the necessary training in the fall.
    L'Empanaché restaurant located in Club de golf La Providence in the city of Saint-Hyacinthe will cease operations on September 29. The number of employees who will be laid off was not specified.
    The Canadian Blackboard Company, a manufacturer of writing boards and surfaces, is investing $1.3M in the purchase of an automated machine. The Government of Canada is subsidizing a portion of this amount. About 10 jobs are to be filled in Saint-Constant.
    New Frontiers School Board is being forced to eliminate 21 jobs from its schools in Montérégie
    The City of Montréal awarded a contract worth nearly $130M to SUEZ Canada Waste Services to build a biomethanation plant in the east end of the city
    CSX, a railway company, will cease operations at its intermodal container terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield at the beginning of October. The number of jobs that will be lost was not disclosed.
    Dodec, a company in Chicoutimi specializing in the manufacture and repair of industrial parts, announced it has been awarded a $10M contract by Hydro-Québec
    CANMEC, a company specializing in mechanics, industrial pipefitting and boiler works, is looking for about a dozen welders for its plant in Chicoutimi. Four weeks of paid training is being offered.
    Location d'Outils Dolbeau announced the acquisition of Location d'Outils Saint-Félicien for $750,000. A new entity, Location d'Outils Dolbeau/Saint-Félicien, was created.
    The Government of Quebec announced, in collaboration with various partners, an investment of nearly $6M in Collège d'Alma for the construction of a regional innovation lab geared towards the digital economy
    Imprimerie Solisco in Scott announced the acquisition of Norecob Printer in Saint-Jules. The value of the transaction is unknown.
    Centre Miam Uapukun, a rehabilitation centre for Innu and Indigenous people in Maliotenam, recently inaugurated its new facilities. An investment of $3.4M from the Government of Canada was required for the project.
    The Government of Quebec provided $1M in financial assistance to two Gaspé-based companies, Pêcheries Marinard and Pêcheries Gaspésiennes, allowing them to offer training to seasonal employees and to stabilize their jobs this fall
    Les Complices restaurant in Rimouski announced its closing. The number of layoffs has not been confirmed.
    Tutti Frutti restaurant in Trois-Rivières announced its closing. The number of employees affected has not been confirmed.
    Quilles Rimouski, which employs a dozen people, announced its closing
  • Start date: 2019-08-05, End date: 2019-08-09
    Week of Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2019

    The CNM Évolution, the catamaran that crosses the border between Rimouski and Forestville, has been forced to end its season early due to a major mechanical failure. Nearly 25 employees will be laid off.
    Ormuco, a Montréal-based firm specializing in the deployment of edge computing for data processing, is receiving $4M from the Government of Quebec to establish an artificial intelligence platform and create 40 jobs
    Construction Tremblant has begun the third phase of the 360 sur Le Maître real estate project. Four units are currently under construction, and construction of two other units will begin in August. Once completed, 40 new homes will have been built.
    The Government of Canada announced non-repayable financial assistance of $2M over three years for Tourism Laurentians. The funds will allow the association to promote tourism in the region internationally.
    Place Piché, a seniors residence in Victoriaville, will undergo an expansion thanks to an investment of $1.2M
    Parmalat Canada, a producer of Lactantia dairy products and cheeses, is investing more than $1M to expand its Victoriaville plant
    Coupal & Brassard Mitsubishi, a car dealership in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, will be renovated thanks to an investment that could total approximately $1M. The employer is planning to hire additional staff.
    Centre de quilles Multisports is relocating within Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. About four people will be hired to join the current three-member team.
    Centre national de cyclisme de Bromont will have a velodrome built in Bromont thanks to an investment of $12.5M, a contribution from the Government of Quebec. Its opening is planned for December 2020.
    District Atwater, a company specializing in the development of neighbourhood condominiums, announced the construction of the Origine project in the Verdun borough of Montréal. The six-storey building will have 64 units as well as commercial space.
    ArcelorMittal Produits longs Canada, a steel producer, is investing $63M to acquire a new furnace for each of its two plants in Contrecoeur
    The governments of Canada and Quebec announced the start of phase III of the Route 185 redevelopment project between Saint-Antonin and Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!, an investment of $942.9M from both levels of government
    Kruger Biomaterials, a plant that produces cellulose filaments, is receiving $2M in support from the federal government to upgrade its facilities in Trois-Rivières
    Les Jardins de Lotus restaurant announced the temporary closing of its location in Rivière-du-Loup at the end of August due to difficulties with recruiting workers. About 10 employees will be affected.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada are investing $2.5M in eight projects to provide high-speed internet access to 10 communities in Bas-Saint-Laurent
    Distillerie des Marigots will open by next year in the municipality of Caplan, an investment of $1.35M
    The City of Prévost is investing more than $8.5M in the repair of several roads on its territory
    Le Super Club Vidéotron in Joliette will close soon. The number of layoffs was not disclosed.
    The Government of Quebec announced an annual investment of $20M and the creation of 84 new positions with the establishment of a new system dedicated to supporting immigrants
    Microbrasserie Gueule de Loup in Sainte-Adèle must temporarily close following an incident that damaged its facilities
    White Birch Paper's F.F. Soucy mill in Rivière-du-Loup announced a temporary halt of operations caused by a decrease in orders
    Bhango Horticulture, a future producer of cannabis, will invest $10M to move to Potton. At most, 30 people will be hired to work part-time starting at the beginning of 2020, when production will begin.
    The Resolute Forest Products plant in Clermont is temporarily halting operations for a period of three weeks, resulting in the layoff of 160 employees
    Société de transport de Lévis (STLévis), in partnership with the governments of Quebec and Canada, will invest nearly $87.9M to develop reserved lanes for articulated buses. The project will begin in 2021 and be completed in 2026.
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) announced a project to set up a new location in Alma. The opening is scheduled for fall 2019.
    La Pulperie de Chicoutimi Regional Museum announced the start of maintenance and modernization work on its facilities. The cost of the project is an estimated $5M.
    Électro Saguenay, a company in Alma specializing in the construction and maintenance of electricity and telecommunications networks, announced that it has been awarded a $6.3M contract for the construction of a substation in Mékinac
    Claveau et Fils, a company specializing in civil engineering work in Jonquière, announced that it has been awarded a $7M contract for the repair and development of roads in Mashteuiatsh, creating jobs in this community
    Construction Bon-Air announced the expansion of its facilities in Saint-Félicien and Chibougamau as well as the construction of a new location in Alma. Investments totalling $2M are expected, which will create 30 jobs.
    Quebec Wild Blueberries is looking for workers for its Saint-Félicien and Dolbeau-Mistassini plants. More than 30 positions are to be filled at each facility.
    Sierra Monde, a company specializing in natural stone machining in Lévis, announced its closing. About 30 employees will lose their job.
    A Winners store will open a location in Saint-Georges. The opening is scheduled for fall 2020.
    The province of Quebec is looking to fill 32,000 health care attendant positions for its health network over the next five years
  • Start date: 2019-07-29, End date: 2019-08-02
    Week of Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

    SAIL, an outdoor equipment store, is investing $12M to set up a location in Sherbrooke. About 100 people will be hired for its opening scheduled in the fall.
    R2i, a specialized information technology firm specializing in infrastructure management for data centres and the development of artificial intelligence, is opening an office in Montréal and expects to hire about 20 people
    Ducati Montréal, a motorcycle dealership, announced the opening of its flagship Canadian location in the Anjou borough of Montréal. The number of jobs created was not disclosed by the company.
    The City of Montréal announced the creation of 95 affordable housing units in Montréal-Nord following a grant agreement of nearly $4M to build a residential building worth an estimated $24M. Work is scheduled to begin in the fall.
    L'Île aux petits trésors daycare in Saint-Simon, which could not obtain certification to become a daycare centre, will close on August 29
    The federal government and the City of Gatineau are jointly contributing more than $56M to support a flood mitigation program in the region
    La Cage Brasserie Sportive in Alma will close for renovations. About 30 employees will be temporarily laid off. The reopening is scheduled for October 2019.
    LICO impression et emballage in Baie-Saint-Paul announced an investment of $1M to expand and modernize its facilities, creating three new jobs
    Les Viandes Bio de Charlevoix in Saint-Urbain announced a partnership with the St-Hubert chain of restaurants for the sale of their products in 75 St-Hubert locations across Québec
    La Cage Brasserie Sportive restaurant in Alma announced an investment of $750,000 to renovate its facilities. Nearly 25 jobs will be created when it opens in early October.
    Resolute Forest Products is investing $6.2M in Saint-David-de-Falardeau for the modernization of its Jim-Gray hydroelectric power plant. The work is scheduled to be completed in October.
    Nutrinor coopérative announced an investment of $4.4M to consolidate and modernize its Charcuterie Fortin facilities in Alma
    Le Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie hired 16 new nurses in Baie-des-Chaleurs
    Marmen will create a work-study group in machining techniques in Trois-Rivières on September 16. At least 12 candidates will participate and will be Marmen employees from the beginning of their machinist training.
    Le Marché Ami, the only grocery store in Charette, was destroyed by a fire on July 29
    Dana TM4, a manufacturer of motors for electric vehicles, received $85M from Hydro-Québec to sustain its growth. About 30 positions are to be filled at its Boucherville facility.
    Immobilier Castco, a real estate developer, is investing approximately $5M to erect two buildings with a total of 54 residential rental units in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Future occupants will be able to move in as early as July 2020.
    Hôtel Plante in Gaspé will create six jobs following an expansion valued at over $3M. Three hotels will invest nearly $2.7M in their facilities: Riôtel Percé, Motel Fraser in Chandler, and Motel Adams in Gaspé.
  • Start date: 2019-07-22, End date: 2019-07-26
    Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019

    STACE, a manufacturer of photovoltaic cells used to design solar panels, will set up a plant in Sherbrooke thanks to an investment of approximately $39M. Fifty people are expected to be hired.
    The City of Saint-Basile-le-Grand is investing $4.5M to expand its city hall. The provincial government is contributing financially to the project.
    Aéroports de Montréal announced the start of construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) to the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. This portion of the project will cost $250M and is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
    The Government of Canada announced an investment of $14M in Montréal-based company Nova Tube, a steel pipe manufacturer, to modernize its plant. The project will allow the company to create 27 jobs and keep 81 existing jobs.
    Commission scolaire des Portages-de-l'Outaouais is currently looking to hire about 15 qualified educators for elementary and high schools in its area
    NetEase, a Chinese company and online games service provider, announced the creation of a video game studio in Montréal. The company is looking to fill positions mainly in research and development.
    Condominiums that will house businesses on the ground floor and offices on the floor above will be built in the Rock Forest borough of Sherbrooke thanks to an investment of $7M. Future owners will be able to move in towards the end of this year.
    Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a Valcourt-based manufacturer of snowmobiles and other vehicles, was successful in filling 463 production positions during the summer. Welders, mechanics, and machinists are still needed.
    Université de Montréal, which owns the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Saint-Hyacinthe, received contributions of nearly $12.5M from the provincial and federal governments as well as other partners to access new laboratories
    American company Dayton Parts, a manufacturer and supplier of leaf springs for trucks, will open a distribution centre in the Saint-Léonard borough of Montréal. The opening date and number of jobs created are unknown.
    Brochetterie Cité grecque, a restaurant in Drummondville, has ceased operations. The closure could not be confirmed as temporary or permanent.
    Chouette à voir!, a tourist attraction in Saint-Jude that features birds of prey, is investing $6M in the construction of an energy self-sufficient building. The project will be funded by private foundations and government.
    The City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will host a new project valued at millions of dollars for the construction of 146 homes in the Grande-Île sector
    Fitness Globale, a gym in Brossard, has permanently ceased operations. The number of layoffs was not disclosed.
    Complexe médical clinique de la Cité Vaudreuil will open in Vaudreuil-Dorion in 2020. Several health specialists are needed for the future multidisciplinary team, including chiropractors, psychologists, and opticians.
    The City of Drummondville invested nearly $1M in the purchase of a state-of-the-art truck for its fire department
    Le Parchemin, an independent bookstore in operation for over 50 years, is closing in Montréal. The number of people affected by the closure is unknown.
    Pole to Win International, a digital video game subcontractor, is opening a new studio in Montréal specializing in functional testing and linguistic quality assurance
    The City of Drummondville has opened the revamped Gérard-Perron park in the Saint-Joseph neighbourhood to the public after having invested over $3.5M
    Construction on the new regional cancer centre in Rouyn-Noranda, a project valued at over $24M, will begin in August. The work is scheduled to be completed at the end of 2021.
    A McDonald's restaurant has just opened in Saint-Nicolas, creating about 60 jobs
    Shack Resto-Bar located in the Sainte-Foy borough of Québec City has closed. The number of jobs lost is currently unknown.
    A new dental clinic will open in early August in Thetford Mines. About 40 people will work there.
    Congèlerie Héritier, a blueberry processing and freezing plant, has just opened in Normandin. The $21.5M investment has created 25 jobs.
    Damabois in St-Damase will invest $5.3M in the manufacturing of a new type of molded wooden pallets made from softwood chips, providing an outlet for the by-products of its sawmills. The assembly of the pallets is expected to create eight jobs.
    AGT Robotics in Trois-Rivières is looking for 20 to 40 programmers, electrical mechanics, and engineers to meet demand. This division of Avant-Garde Technologie CFMA will invest over $1M in the coming months to expand its plant.
    Menthes Rito in Trois-Rivières will resume operations 10 months after suffering a fire. The mint candy manufacturer has 25 positions to fill in various fields at its new 75,000-square-foot plant.
    Nemaska Lithium should be able to resume construction on its Shawinigan plant in November after obtaining additional funding. Over 400 employees will be working at this site, and over 100 will be working at the plant once production begins.
    The City of Trois-Rivières will invest $20M to improve wastewater treatment. Two sewage lagoons in the Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap sector will be cleaned, and the main pumping station in the Cap-de-la-Madeleine sector will be upgraded.
    Hostellerie Baie Bleue has renovated the old Motel le Fani in Carleton-sur-Mer following a $1.4M investment, creating seven jobs. This addition to the hotel is now called Pavillon le Fani.
    The Vivre en Gaspésie strategy website allows users to browse available job offers in the region and contains information on various available financial incentives, programs, and services
    Giant Tiger inaugurated its new store in Lévis. The number of jobs created is currently unknown.
  • Start date: 2019-07-15, End date: 2019-07-19
    Week of Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019

    The Government of Quebec announced a $23.4M investment over four years in SCALE AI, an investment and innovation hub in the artificial intelligence sector, to help skills development in Quebec's workforce
    Benny&Co. is investing approximately $2M to build a rotisserie in Victoriaville. In total, 35 people will be hired for its opening, which is planned for late fall.
    Armatures Bois-Francs, a steel manufacturer serving the construction industry, will hire about 20 people at its Victoriaville plant
    Usinage Marcotte will relocate its plant from Westbury to East Angus. The approximately 20 employees already in place will move to the new location. New positions may be created.
    Impressions GB, a Coaticook-based company specializing in printing, will close on August 16. The number of job losses has not been specified.
    La Marine Marchande & CO, a restaurant with an ice cream shop, has set up shop in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka with 20 employees
    The J-Bar-C Steakhouse restaurant in Coaticook closed its doors in the last few days and will reopen in summer 2020. The number of employees temporarily laid off has not been disclosed.
    Clipper Ship Supply, a supplier serving the marine industry, is investing $4.5M to move its head office from Montréal to Sainte-Catherine. The employer will hire 28 additional people.
    Club Proform, a health studio, closed its location in La Prairie. The number of layoffs has not been disclosed.
    Groupe CAMBI, specializing in pre-hospital services and care, will invest more than $1.5M to relocate to a larger building in the same city, Cowansville, in early 2020
    The Bellifrance animal boutique will set up shop in Drummondville in September. The employer will hire people to work part-time.
    The Government of Canada is providing more than $1.5M to four organizations in the Nord-du-Québec region to support their respective projects, which will enable the organizations to generate total investments of more than $3M in the region
    The Government of Quebec is providing $4M to the Réserve faunique La Vérendrye to support improvements to its facilities starting in fall 2020. These projects will result in the creation of about 20 direct and indirect jobs.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $35M to rebuild École secondaire Mont-Bleu in Gatineau by fall 2021. The school was heavily damaged following the tornadoes of September 2018.
    The Government of Canada awarded a $500M contract for the maintenance and modernization of three Canadian frigates to Davie shipyard in Lévis. The work will begin in summer 2020 and retain 400 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec announced the allocation of nearly $1.9M to the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches. This funding will enable 15 youth protection workers to be hired in the region.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $33.6M investment in Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. This amount will enable Sépaq to modernize its facilities. The work is scheduled to be completed in 2024.
    The ministère des Transports du Québec is undertaking major rehabilitation work on Route 109, a $4.6M project that should be completed by September 3
    The Centre d'excellence sur les drones (CED) in Alma announced it will set up a simulation site. The governments of Canada and Quebec and the City of Alma share equal parts of the $2.4M investment. The opening is scheduled for fall 2020.
    Dormez-vous announced the opening of a store in Chicoutimi. The number of jobs created is unknown at this time.
    Marcel Létourneau Rebut Métal closed following a fire. The duration of the closure and the number of employees who lost their jobs working at the Alma facility are unknown at this time.
    Dental offices in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, and Côte-Nord regions are looking for dental hygienists
    McInnis Cement in Port-Daniel-Gascons will build two new silos starting in the fall to increase its storage capacity. Up to 200 workers are expected to work on this site, which will continue until early winter.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent will be able to hire more professionals qualified to detect difficulties in children, including speech-language pathologists, educators, occupational therapists and social workers
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent is working on an ongoing basis to recruit nurses. Several positions have been upgraded to permanent positions.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec hired more than 250 students in the health field this year, mainly in service assistant positions
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec hired more than 250 students in the health field this year, mainly in service assistant positions
    Pépinière 55 in Saint-Étienne-des-Grès was destroyed by a fire on July 11, leaving about 20 workers unemployed
    Magasins Nadeau, an independent grocery store, will open a new location in Drummondville. A dozen people will be hired for its opening in October.
    Groupe Laquerre, the owner of Laquerre Ford and Laquerre Chrysler, both located in Victoriaville, purchased the Volkswagen Victoriaville dealership, which will be relocated adjacent to the others. Five positions, a number that eventually will reach a dozen, will be created.
    Distillerie du Quai, a company that manufactures and sells gin, opened in Bécancour following an $800,000 investment. In the very short term, the employer may hire one or two people.
    The Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations in Laval, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Hubert and Saint-Léonard are closing due to financial difficulties, a decision that affects 70 employees
    Hog farm Équiporc is investing $10M to expand its facilities in Saint-Camille in order to triple its number of sows
  • Start date: 2019-07-08, End date: 2019-07-12
    Week of Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2019

    Microtel is investing $9M to build a hotel, which will welcome its first guests in summer 2020, in Lac-Mégantic
    An optometrists' office, whose name has not been disclosed, will be built in Lac-Mégantic thanks to a $1.6M investment
    Residence 600 Bousquet, a private residential centre for autonomous and semi-autonomous seniors and those with cognitive deficits, is looking for staff to fill positions in Drummondville
    The Coopérative de solidarité in Saint-Sylvère bought the municipality's only grocery store, which also sells hardware products. Some new workers will need to be hired to join the team already in place.
    The Government of Quebec announced $2.6M in funding to two Montréal-based firms, Rodeo FX and Scanline VFX, to train more than 800 employees, including 500 who will be occupying new positions, in the visual effects and animation sector
    F. Ménard, a company specializing in pork production and processing located in a few municipalities in Montérégie, will be acquired by La Coop fédérée, the owner of Olymel and Sollio Agriculture
    Caffuccino will cease operations in downtown Sherbrooke. Its employees will be relocated to the restaurant chain's other locations.
    Familizoo is officially opening its facilities in Complexe Atlantide in Saint-Calixte. This project represents a total investment of nearly $3M.
    The SQDC (Société québécoise du cannabis) announced it will open two new locations in the Laurentides region by the end of autumn. They will be located in the cities of Saint-Jérôme and Mont-Tremblant.
    The City of L'Assomption announced the beginning of the development of a bicycle path on Chemin du Golf, a project requiring a $1.2M investment. The work will take approximately 10 weeks to complete.
    Boutique Designers, a new clothing store for the whole family, opened in Mercier following a $5M investment
    The Department of National Defence is investing $47.4M to build a sports centre at the Canadian Armed Forces' Saint-Jean Garrison based in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Approximately 200 people will be working on the site until summer 2021.
    Aluminerie Alouette in Sept-Îles received $15M from the Government of Canada's Strategic Innovation Fund. This amount will be used to modernize its facilities and retain nearly 830 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of over $36M for four expansion and construction projects in schools in the Capitale-Nationale region. This work is included in the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2019-2029.
    The Exceldor cooperative, headquartered in Lévis, announced the expansion of its operations by merging with Granny's Poultry, a cooperative in Manitoba. Both companies specialize in poultry processing.
    Kenworth Québec, a company specializing in selling heavy trucks, announced the start of work on its new location in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The opening is scheduled for December 2019 and will create 25 new jobs.
    RBC will invest about $1.5M to relocate its Châteauguay branch in the same city
    The Government of Quebec will invest $21M in 2019-2020 to restore 33 abandoned mining sites, 12 of which are located in Abitibi-Témiscamingue
    The City of Rouyn-Noranda is investing nearly $4M to build a new mechanical workshop, a project that should begin in fall 2019 and be completed one year later
    Centre Régional de Châteauguay will be renovated and expanded with other buildings to accommodate more businesses following a $7M investment from Groupe Quint and Groupe Mach
    The Centres jeunesse de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec will have to fill 82 positions. Of these, 50 will have to be filled by employees who are already working in the health network and seeking a position or by external candidates.
    The Opitciwan Atikamekw Band Council is seeking about 30 elementary and secondary school teachers, as well as school counsellors, other types of workers, and 2 school principals. These positions are all full-time.
    The Coopérative de solidarité d'aide à domicile de l'Énergie, located in Shawinigan, hired 15 additional employees following an increase in the number of people waiting to receive home support services
    A Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) location will open in Shawinigan by autumn. Interested candidates should submit their resumes via the sqdc.ca/carrieres website.
    A Société québécoise du cannabis location will open in Grande-Rivière by the end of autumn, creating about 20 jobs. The basic hourly wage will be $14 for advisors and more for management positions.
    The Government of Quebec announced $4.1M in assistance to support 25 projects in Gaspésie, which will create 14 jobs. These positions mainly include consultation officers in the RCMs and food sovereignty coordinators.
    Resto 266, a bistro-style restaurant, opened July 6 in Saint-Pascal and created 10 jobs. The establishment will also offer delivery, catering, and room rental.
    A Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) location will open in Rivière-du-Loup by the end of autumn
    Bombardier Transportation will lay off 87 employees in La Pocatière in early September due to the termination of contracts related to railroad rolling stock manufacturing. Approximately 410 employees are currently working at this plant.
    Meubles Réal Levasseur et fils closed its two locations, which were located in Pohénégamook and Rivière-du-Loup
    Rio Tinto announced a $209M investment to improve its facilities in Alma. The work, which will start in August 2019 and end in 2021, will require more than 250 workers.
    Habitations du Parc, a residence for people living with a disability or with a low income, will be built in Chicoutimi. The 99-unit, $16M project is expected to open next year.
    Réseau Trans-Al, an association of manufacturing companies in the aluminum industry, in collaboration with the Government of Quebec, announced a $6M investment. The project to support SMEs in the sector will create 25 jobs.
    Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Bagotville announced a $12M investment to improve about 60 buildings. The goal of the project is to reduce energy consumption costs.
    Automobile en Direct, a used vehicle dealership, is looking to fill 70 positions in Laval, mainly in the sales and mechanical sectors, following a $20M investment
    The CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec will be able to hire about 30 workers following a $2.5M investment from the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, which will make it possible to detect learning disabilities in young children more quickly
  • Start date: 2019-07-01, End date: 2019-07-05
    Week of Jul 01 - Jul 05, 2019

    The City of Drummondville opened the Promenade Rivia, which runs along the Saint-François River from downtown to Parc des Voltigeurs, after investing over $5.8M
    Osé Sushi, a restaurant specializing in sushi, will open a second location in Sherbrooke. The employees already working at the first establishment will share the workload at both restaurants. The amount invested has not been disclosed.
    Saladshop, a restaurant specializing in freshly prepared meals, opened its first location in Sherbrooke and hired seven people
    FilSpec, a manufacturer of high-performance technical textile yarns, is looking for at least about 20 people to work at its Sherbrooke plant
    The Municipality of Ascot Corner is investing $800,000 to install a new biological wastewater treatment system
    The Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke will receive close to $4M from the Government of Quebec to renovate the Sylvestre and Des Avenues elementary schools, both of which are in Sherbrooke
    The Jardin-des-Lacs elementary school, which is located in Saint-Denis-de-Brompton and is part of the Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke, will be expanded following an investment of over $7.5M from the provincial government
    The Commission scolaire des Sommets will receive $9M from the Government of Quebec to renovate two elementary schools: Deux-Soleils in Magog and Arc-en-Ciel in Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton
    The Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons will expand Notre-Dame-du-Paradis elementary school in Dudswell following an investment of over $4M from the provincial government
    AlayaCare, a Montréal-based IT firm and developer of a platform for home healthcare providers, is receiving a $51M investment from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Investissement Québec, and Inovia Capital
    An IGA supermarket is being built in Centre Rockland, a shopping centre in Montréal. Construction is scheduled to end in late September, but the opening date is currently unknown.
    Maison Éthier, a furniture store, will close its two locations in Saint-Basile-le-Grand and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. However, the retailer is considering resuming operations by liquidating its merchandise.
    Escomptes St-Jean, a discount surplus store that sells both grocery and non-grocery items, will relocate to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. About 20 people will be hired for its opening in early fall.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $4.2M to develop Parc National du Mont-Tremblant, including $2.5M to improve Lac-Provost beach and upgrade campsites in the La Pimbina sector in Lanaudière
    Groupe Meloche, a manufacturer of aircraft engine and aerostructure components, will move its administrative offices from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to Beauharnois in December while expanding its current production area. Jobs will be created.
    Médicibis, a future organic producer of medical cannabis, is building a greenhouse in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The company is awaiting authorization for its production permit from Health Canada. The amount of the investment has not been disclosed.
    Abeilles Busy Bees, a packaging and assembly company in Montréal, is currently in the process of recruiting to fill positions on its production team
    The Louis-Bisson Bridge linking Montréal and Laval will undergo modernization work over the next two years. The work is being carried out by Roxboro Excavation for nearly $18M.
    J.N. Donais Coopérative funéraire has injected more than $1M into the construction of an outdoor chapel with a commemorative garden at its location on Lemire Boulevard in Drummondville. Two jobs have been created.
    Sogetel, a telecommunications services company, has been awarded a contract worth nearly $8.9M to connect high-speed internet to more than 1,600 households in the RCM of Nicolet-Yamaska. The provincial government is funding the project.
    Strait Air, an airline based in Québec City, is suspending service to Basse-Côte-Nord, Wabush, and Anticosti Island due to a shortage of staff. Between 25 and 30 people are being laid off.
    Construction Valard, a utility contractor, has acquired Thirau, a service provider in the energy sector. All operations have been moved to Construction Valard's address in Victoriaville.
    SuperSushi, a restaurant specializing in sushi, will be rebuilt in Saint-Hyacinthe after being destroyed by fire. The amount required for its construction has not been disclosed.
    The Commission scolaire du Val-des-Cerfs is receiving nearly $8.5M from the Government of Quebec to maintain 48 elementary and secondary schools and the Centre regional intégré de formation (CRIF), a professional centre, in the Brome-Missisquoi and Haute-Yamaska RCMs
    The City of Saint-Eustache is opening a new fire station. The construction of the building will require a total investment of $8.3M by the time it is completed.
    The Government of Quebec is officially opening the new facilities of the Centre d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD) de Cartierville after investing $15M in renovations
    Brault & Martineau, a furniture store chain, is opening a new location in Sainte-Rose
    The Commission scolaire des Patriotes will receive $10M from the provincial government to expand Chambly high school to accommodate 1,400 students in grades 10 and 11
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $47M in the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) network to hire 382 professionals to reduce the number of people on waiting lists
    The NÉOMED Innovation Centre, a life sciences and health technology innovation hub, is expanding in Montréal following a $25M investment by several investors
    The Centre jeunesse de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec will hire 33 new psychosocial intervention workers. As a result of this decision, positions currently held by employees working on a replacement basis could be consolidated.
    The Centre jeunesse de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec will hire 33 new psychosocial intervention workers. As a result of this decision, positions currently held by employees working on a replacement basis could be consolidated.
    Château Bellevue will open September 1 in Amqui following an investment of nearly $40M. This private seniors residence will hire about 50 employees, including nursing staff.
    A Sonic gas station, a convenience store, and a car wash will open in early October in Saint-Pascal following a $5M investment, which will create about 10 jobs
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent will have to fill 22 positions in specialized medicine and 19 others in general medicine by 2020
    Restaurant and bar Chez Germaine will open in early September in Rimouski, creating 10 jobs
    Bon-Pasteur elementary school in Grande-Rivière will build a gymnasium following a $3.7M investment from the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec
    FjordAl Aluminium, in partnership with the governments of Canada and Quebec, announced a $6.6M investment to set up an aluminum rod manufacturing plant in Jonquière. About 20 jobs will be created.
    Saguenay-Bagotville Airport announced, in collaboration with the City of Saguenay and the Government of Quebec, an investment of nearly $21M to expand and modernize its facilities. Work is scheduled to be completed for the end of 2021.
    Marché Bonichoix in L'Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur will close at the end of August, causing the loss of 10 jobs
    Saint-Félicien Toyota announced a $6.5M investment in the construction of a new building. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2020 and be completed in the fall of that year. This project will create three new jobs.
    Canada Sauce in Saguenay announced an agreement with the IGA supermarket chain to distribute its ketchup, relish, and mustard in all IGA stores in Quebec
    Séminaire Saint-François in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures announced the start of work valued at $8.2M to build a sports complex, which will include an arena, an indoor synthetic field, and other features
    Finar Steel Buildings in Lévis will, in partnership, invest $2.2M to expand and modernize its facilities. Work is scheduled to be completed in March 2020 and will create 10 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of nearly $9.5M for three expansion projects in schools in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. The work, which is included in the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2019-2029, will begin this year.
    The IKEA store in Québec City is looking for employees to fill positions in various sectors, such as food service, sales, logistics, and customer service
    Agri-Food Export Group Québec-Canada, an exporters' association based in Sainte-Julie, received a grant of over $5M from the provincial government to pursue its mission to target the best business opportunities for its members
    The Commission scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay, in collaboration with the Government of Quebec, announced a $15.5M investment in the construction of a lab school in Chicoutimi, which is scheduled to open in autumn 2022
    Le Lovers bar has ceased operations in Brossard. The number of layoffs has not been disclosed.
    The Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys announced the Albert-Gariépy community centre in Lachine will be converted into an elementary school by 2020, an investment of $12M
    Indian company Paytm Labs, a provider of mobile payment methods, announced it will open a research and development centre in Montréal and plans to create about 60 jobs, primarily in software engineering, within three years
    The Government of Canada announced a $15M contribution to the Aluminerie Alouette in Sept-Îles as part of a broader investment program to support the steel and aluminum sectors and maintain 830 jobs
    The Centres jeunesse de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine will hire five new youth protection workers to help eliminate waiting lists and reduce the workload of existing employees
  • Start date: 2019-06-24, End date: 2019-06-28
    Week of Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019

    Carrefour Saint-Félix, a new meeting space in the old Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey presbytery, was officially inaugurated following an investment of $600,000 with contributions from both the provincial and federal governments
    The Commission scolaire des Chênes has received more than $20.6M from the Quebec government to build an elementary school in the Marconi sector of Drummondville. Its opening is planned for fall 2021.
    The Eastern Townships School Board has received more than $13M from the Quebec government to relocate the English-language Drummondville Elementary School to Drummondville
    The Marie-Rivier school will be able to welcome more students. The Government of Quebec is providing more than $11M to transfer its food programs to CFP Paul-Rousseau, two educational institutions in Drummondville.
    The Commission scolaire des Chênes received almost $10M from the Quebec government to acquire the Des 2 Rivières school in Saint-Lucien and to proceed with its expansion
    The Commission scolaire de la Riveraine is investing $4.75M to rebuild Le Rucher elementary school in Saint-Sylvère after it was destroyed by fire
    Le Renaissance, a residence of 161 apartments for retirees, is now opened in Cowansville after an investment of $31M
    Knowlbanks / Résidence Knowlton, a residence for semi-autonomous seniors, is closing its doors in Knowlton on July 20. The number of employees affected has not been disclosed.
    Granby Industries in Cowansville and Pro-Par in Sherbrooke are two manufacturers of storage tanks that have modernized their plants as a result of financial support from the governments of Canada and Quebec for the project of about $13M
    Vice Québec, a subsidiary of the alternative media company Vice Media, closed its Montréal office on June 21, leading to the layoff of about 20 employees
    Le Concerto, a mixed-use building recently constructed in downtown Lac-Mégantic, officially opened following an investment of $4M
    Terrapure Environmental, which has offices in Châteauguay and Sainte-Catherine, has purchased RSR Environnement, which has branches in Verchères, Anjou and Lac-Mégantic. The transaction will facilitate delivery of a range of integrated waste management services.
    Dessercom, a not-for-profit organization offering medical transport and assistance services, is investing $2M to build a new ambulance station in Lac-Mégantic
    Avril Supermarché Santé, a grocery store offering natural products in Magog, invested $800,000 to re-open its food service area following renovation and expansion
    The federal government is providing $7.3M over five years to the three Outaouais Community Futures Development Corporations to support small and medium businesses in rural communities
    The Université de Sherbrooke will spend $65M to obtain a new computer system, which should be operational in 2022-2023
    The City of Montréal announced a four-year project to construct a new $150M eco-friendly complex consisting of 250 housing units in the Ville-Marie borough
    Tisseur officially launched the start of work to build a new elementary school in Mirabel at a total cost of more than $27M. The school will welcome its first students at the start of 2020-2021 school year.
    The Séminaire de Sherbrooke will be acquiring the building that housed the Collège du Sacré-Coeur, also in Sherbrooke, as the new site for its college level courses. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.
    Appalaches Nature in Thetford Mines announced the opening of its natural sweetener production and processing plant. The investment of almost $36M created about 10 jobs.
    The Balthazar restaurant and bar in the Galeries de la Capitale in Québec City has shut down operations. The number of employees who lost their jobs is unknown at this time.
    Usine Sartigan in Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley announced an investment of $7.5M in partnership with the Quebec government. The forest products company will modernize its facilities and replace a production chain.
    The City of Saint-Georges announced an investment of $26.1M in partnership with the Government of Quebec and the Commission scolaire de la Beauce-Etchemin to build a multisport complex
    Groupe CSB announced construction of the UMANO multi-use real estate project in Lévis. The first phase, valued at $200M of a total $900M 10-year project, will consist of 2,500 housing units.
    The Alcoa aluminium company in Deschambault-Grondines announced an $85M investment in partnership with the Government of Canada. The funds will be used to acquire technological equipment and will preserve 520 jobs.
    Simard Suspensions in Baie-Saint-Paul announced an investment of almost $3M. The manufacturer of truck suspension systems will automate a number of tasks and modernize its facilities.
    Boston Bar closed in Sherbrooke. The number of jobs lost was not disclosed.
    Tafisa Canada, a manufacturer of panels from recycled wood, is investing $4.7M in its Lac-Mégantic plant to obtain a new purifier to help reduce its environmental footprint
    Station du Chêne rouge, an outdoor centre in Hatley that offers accommodation in forest ecolodges, obtained a loan from the provincial government for a project totalling more than $1.1M
    The Délimax-Montpak group, a veal and lamb producer and processor in Saint-Hyacinthe, with plants in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Laval and Terrebonne, has acquired the Viandes Forget slaughterhouse in Terrebonne
    Resolute Forest Products has temporarily laid off 70 of its 100 employees at the Saint-Félicien sawmill for four weeks. Workers involved in cutting and drying activities will be affected by this stoppage.
    Cryopeak, a company specializing in the transport of liquified natural gas, is investing up to $150M to set up operations in Montréal this fall
    The Commission scolaire de Sorel-Tracy will receive $8.5M from the provincial government to expand the Notre-Dame wing of the Yamaska integrated school in Yamaska
    The Ras L'Bock microbrewery opened its La Pocatière site on June 20 following a $2.3M investment that created 15 jobs. The company expects to hire about 10 more employees over the coming years.
    Public Services and Procurement Canada has added almost 120 jobs over the past 3 years at its offices in Matane, which now have about 400 employees
    The apron and runway of the Rivière-du-Loup airport will be rebuilt over the next two and a half years at an investment of $8M, with the project including the acquisition of an automated weather reporting station
    Saint-Modeste elementary school will be expanded following an investment of more than $7.6M by the ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur du Québec
    The governments of Quebec and Canada are providing $3.9M in funding to the Centre national en électrochimie et en technologies environnementales in Shawingan for a project related to the recycling of batteries, which will require a total investment of $6.3M
    The Municipality of Bonaventure began construction of a new arena on June 27 with the project requiring an investment of more than $8.1M. The year-round sports complex should be completed in May 2020.
    Technologies Orbite Aluminae has closed its Cap-Chat plant and initiated proceedings to sell its assets. Despite significant investments, the production equipment was inadequate for this manufacturer of high purity aluminium.
  • Start date: 2019-06-17, End date: 2019-06-21
    Week of Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019

    Zoo de Granby will invest, in partnership with the provincial government, a total of $51M over the next few years to finalize projects
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) has just opened a location in Granby. About 20 people have been hired.
    After 49 years of providing low-volume printing services, Imprimerie Martin in Saint-Hyacinthe has closed. The number of employees affected has not been disclosed.
    The Government of Quebec is investing over $43M in four school expansion and construction projects in Outaouais, which will begin in summer 2019
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $1.7B for the expansion and construction of elementary and secondary schools in Quebec. The government is expected to carry out 128 projects in 2019-2020 alone.
    Han-Logement, a charitable organization in Sherbrooke, inaugurated two buildings named Les Habitations Michel Lapierre following an investment of nearly $2M. Twelve tenants with physical or intellectual disabilities live there.
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $91M in 12 school expansion and construction projects in the Nord-du-Québec region. Construction will begin in summer 2019.
    Derichebourg Atis aéronautique, a French company specializing in aeronautic outsourcing, is opening its Canadian headquarters in Montréal and expects to create 130 specialized jobs within three years
    The federal government announced the start of construction on a new Library and Archives Canada preservation centre in Gatineau, a project valued at over $300M that will create hundreds of jobs by 2022
    SITA, a European global IT company serving the air transportation industry, is looking to fill 60 data science specialist positions at its centre of excellence in Montréal
    Librairie Réflexion, a bookstore in Gatineau, closed on June 17. The number of employees affected by the closure is not available.
    The IGA supermarket in Chelsea will soon be relocated and undergo an expansion, a $15M project that will create 50 jobs upon its completion in January 2020
    Textiles Monterey, a manufacturer of specialized and protective fabric, will be looking to hire about 20 people at its Drummondville plant within the next few years
    Sixpro, a manufacturer specializing in paint coating for metal parts, is looking for 25 people to work at its plant in Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil. The new hires will join about 100 current employees.
    Lemire Précision, a machining services company in Drummondville, wants to hire 18 people to join its existing 75-person team
    The Rodeway Inn recently opened in Pikogan, an investment of $6.15M that will create a dozen jobs in Amos
    Exonetik, an engine design company that solves problems related to mechanical limits, will invest more than $2M to relocate to Sherbrooke. Once it is in its new location by the end of the year, it will be looking for additional workers.
    Consortium Danam Lacourse announced the Quartier 7 Mascouche project, which will involve the construction of 559 rental units. Work will begin in summer 2019, and the project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $40M in six school expansion and construction projects in the Laurentides region. The investments are part of the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2019-2029 and will begin this year.
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $70M in 10 school construction and expansion projects in the Lanaudière region. These investments are included in the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2019-2029 and will begin this year.
    Mechachrome Canada, with financial assistance from the Government of Quebec, announced an investment project of more than $20M to increase production capacity at its Mirabel facility. The project will create 80 jobs.
    Cambli Group, a manufacturer of armoured trucks in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, will permanently lay off around 65 employees. The employer made the decision based on an anticipated decrease in orders in the short term.
    Airbus announced the closing of the sale of 100 aircraft to leasing company Air Lease, including 50 A220 aircraft that will be manufactured at the Mirabel plant. Currently, there is only a letter of intent, but the order should be finalized in the next few weeks.
    Prêt Auto Partez, a car dealership, is opening in Mirabel. The construction of this location will require an investment of over $8M and create 50 jobs.
    J.A. Larue, a manufacturer of industrial snowblowers, announced the opening of its new plant in Québec City. The $7M investment has created nearly 20 jobs.
    Real estate developer Ivanhoé Cambridge announced an investment of $55M in the Laurier Québec shopping centre to modernize the facilities and welcome new merchants
    The Sept-Îles Port Authority announced an investment of $20M, in partnership with the governments of Quebec and Canada, to modernize the Pointe-aux-Basques wharf facilities
    Ekyrail, a manufacturer of electronic components for the rail industry, is investing $2M to expand its Châteauguay plant. Five people will be hired over the course of next year, including mechanical engineers and assemblers.
    The Government of Quebec is investing nearly $74M in Laval to expand and build several elementary and secondary schools starting in summer 2019 as part of the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2019-2029
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $4.5M in Mgr-Blanche elementary school in Sept-Îles. The funds will be used to build a gymnasium and refurbish the premises.
    The Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec announced the start of the third phase of construction on Promenade Samuel-De-Champlain. The cost of the project is estimated at $171M, and construction will be spread over three years.
    Groupe D Resto announced an investment of nearly $1M for the construction of L'Entre-Côte Riverin restaurant in Lévis. About 50 people will need to be hired for the opening scheduled for February 2020.
    The Grand Marché de Québec has opened. The nearly $25M project on the site of ExpoCité includes 31 permanent kiosks and 80 seasonal spaces.
    The Laiterie Charlevoix announced an investment of $2M for the expansion and modernization of its facilities at its head office in Baie-Saint-Paul. Work will begin in fall 2019.
    Nature Alu, in partnership with the governments of Canada and Quebec, announced the construction of an aluminum purification plant in La Baie. The $13.9M investment will create 14 jobs for the opening scheduled in June 2020.
    Deliwok, a company specializing in producing spring and egg rolls, announced an investment of $3.2M, with support from the Government of Canada, to modernize its plant in Chicoutimi
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $13.9M in three school expansion projects in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. These investments are included in the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2019-2029 and will begin this year.
    Échafaudage Industriel, a company specializing in scaffolding rentals and sales, opened its new location in Jonquière. An investment of $1M was required.
    Mode Choc announced the creation of a distribution and liquidation centre In Jonquière. The opening is scheduled for fall and should create more than 10 jobs.
    The Résidence du Saint-Rosaire in Mont-Joli will undergo an expansion in the fall, following an investment of $11M. The new eight-storey building will add 72 units to the seniors residence.
    Hydro-Québec will invest nearly $613M to renovate the Rapide-Blanc generating station in Haute-Mauricie. Renovation work, which will begin in 2020 and continue for seven years, is expected to require about 100 more workers.
    The Shawinigan marina, which will be located in Grand-Mère, will open on July 19, following an investment of nearly $14M. This amount includes the cost of renovating the waterfront park, which will be completed at the end of fall.
    The City of Trois-Rivières will invest $11M to repair its road network, which will allow over 40 projects to be competed this summer. This is the largest amount ever granted to this budget item by the City.
    The ministère des transports du Québec and the Government of Canada will invest $26.4M to protect Route 132 from shoreline erosion. Work will be carried out in Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis, Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine, Cloridorme and Mont-Saint-Pierre.
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $382M in 39 school expansion and construction projects in Montréal. The investments are part of the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2019-2029 and will begin this year.
  • Start date: 2019-06-10, End date: 2019-06-14
    Week of Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019

    The City of Sherbrooke inaugurated a fire station in the Lennoxville borough after having invested over $3M in its construction. Twelve employees have joined the existing team.
    Estrie Glace, a producer of iced water for various industries, is investing $1.5M to purchase new equipment. A dozen jobs will be created, doubling the number of employees at the Magog plant.
    The Municipality of Sainte-Barbe inaugurated its fire station after having invested over $1.9M in its construction. The fire department has a team of 30 firefighters.
    Optima Aero, a distributor of helicopter engines and parts in Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, will invest a maximum of $6M in the construction of a repair shop in Beloeil. About 30 positions will be open in the next three years.
    Unity Technologies, a Danish company specializing in the creation of real-time 3D development platforms, is opening an artificial intelligence lab in Montréal, which will require 450 jobs to be created
    The Government of Quebec announced funding of $17M to help cybersecurity companies develop projects that strengthen computer security in Quebec. The project is expected to create 400 jobs in five years.
    Unibroue, a brewery whose plant is located in Chambly, is investing $15M to add a production line to can its beers starting in summer 2020
    Groupe Alta-Socam announced the construction of phase five of the 102-unit VIVA Urban Condos residential project in Laval, which will be completed in fall 2020
    CGI, an information technology service provider, opened its new office in Drummondville. In total, 50 programmer analysts, quality assurance specialists, project supervisors and web developers are needed.
    The City of Granby inaugurated the Boivin dam, which was renovated at a cost of more than $6M. The provincial and federal governments contributed to the project.
    Developer KnightsBridge has begun phase one of construction on a 48-unit residential project in Bromont named Arborescence. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
    MONTONI and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ announced the construction of Espace Montmorency in Laval, a mixed-use real estate project with an estimated value of more than $450M that will require over 3,200 jobs to be created
    SP Apparel, a manufacturer of sports uniforms in Granby, is investing $1M to purchase state-of-the-art equipment. The employer is still looking for about 20 people to join the 25 new employees who have been recruited.
    Produits Fraco, a manufacturer of mast lifts, is receiving $3M from the Government of Quebec and is acquiring new technology. In Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, there are eight positions to be filled, including electrical mechanics, engineers, draftspersons, and technicians.
    Sushi Shop, a fast-food restaurant specializing in Japanese cuisine, saw its Chambly location heavily damaged by a fire. The date of its reopening has not yet been determined.
    Cargill Foods, a company that owns a meat processing plant in Chambly, is looking to hire about 100 people, particularly students, to replace regular employees during the summer season
    The City of Montréal announced it is awarding a $23M contract to Eurovia Québec Grands Projets inc. to renovate a portion of Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue. The renovation work will begin in August and continue until the end of 2021.
    Les Cinémas RGFM, a company in the film industry whose parent company is located in Joliette, has purchased the Cinéma de Beloeil. The cost of the acquisition was not disclosed.
    Restaurant Olivia in Vaudreuil-Dorion is looking to hire cooks, an executive chef and a sous-chef to fill full-time positions
    Informatique Bromont will invest $1.4M in three stages to begin offering cloud services for various companies. The employer wants to hire three computer technicians as well as other personnel over the next three years.
    The City of Boucherville opened its second park-and-ride facility, De Montarville, that was built at a cost of nearly $4M. All three levels of government contributed financially to the project.
    The City of Gatineau will erect the future Lucy-Faris Library as part of the development of Place des Pionniers, a project valued at $44M. The opening of the library is scheduled for fall 2024.
    The Government of Quebec is providing $17M in funding to various computer security initiatives that will create, among other things, about 30 jobs in Outaouais over a period of five years
    Canac, a retailer of renovation and hardware products, is investing approximately $15M to expand its distribution centre in Drummondville. About 100 people will be hired by the end of the project.
    Les Grands-Ducs de Wellington bar in Sherbrooke has closed. The number of employees affected has not been disclosed.
    The Government of Quebec is providing over $500,000 to support five initiatives in the Eeyou Istchee territory in the Nord-du-Québec region
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie would need at least 5 more pharmacists in health care institutions to round out the 20-member team deemed necessary to address the needs of the region
    The Royal Canadian Navy and the HMCS D'Iberville Naval Reserve team opened a new recruitment centre in Rimouski to boost recruitment. The positions available are part-time.
    The Centres jeunesse de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec will post positions in youth welfare services
    WestRock's La Tuque plant would like to hire about 10 additional workers at least, including power engineers and electricians. The company manufactures cardboard packaging mainly for the food industry.
    The Mékinac regional county municipality, whose offices are located in Saint-Tite, has identified the need for workers in childcare, health, mechanics, agriculture and housekeeping among employers in the RCM
    Restaurant Bravo in downtown Shawinigan has been closed for several months
    Giant Tiger announced the opening of a new location in Thetford Mines, which will create about 30 jobs
    Village Vacances Valcartier announced an investment of $10M for the construction of a new slide complex. Construction, which is already underway, will be carried out over a few years.
    Coop de santé Robert-Cliche announced the opening of its new medical clinic in Beauceville. An investment of $1.6M was required to carry out the project.
    The Gabrielle-Roy library in Québec City announced an investment of $42M for modernization work, which is scheduled to begin in fall 2019.
    National Bank opened its new branch in Sainte-Marie. The investment for this project is an estimated $2.3M.
    Steel product manufacturer L.S. Bilodeau in Saint-Éphrem announced, in partnership with the Government of Canada, an investment of $3M to modernize its facilities
    PJB Industries, a company specializing in the design and manufacturing of industrial equipment, is investing more than $2.1M, with the support of the Government of Canada, to purchase new equipment. This project will create eight jobs in Saint-Martin.
    Le Ministère des Transports du Québec has begun a $4.5M construction project on Route 234 in Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici. The 28-week project began on April 29.
    The Potvin et Bouchard hardware store in La Baie opened its new facility following an investment of $4M. The expansion allowed the company to create 30 jobs.
  • Start date: 2019-06-03, End date: 2019-06-07
    Week of Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2019

    Laboratoire M2 is investing more than $1.6M to accelerate the expansion of its disinfectant used for animal health and crop protection into new markets. The Government of Canada is contributing financially to the project. Four people will be hired in Sherbrooke.
    La Commission des liqueurs, a bar located in Sherbrooke, has closed its doors. The number of employees who lost their jobs was not disclosed.
    Immune Biosolutions, a Sherbrooke-based biotechnology company specializing in antibody development, is investing more than $1.8M to acquire new state-of-the-art equipment
    Manoir Hovey, an inn located in North Hatley, has invested more than $1.5M for renovations
    The Commission scolaire des Chênes is investing more than $5M to expand its Centre de formation professionnelle Paul-Rousseau located in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham in order to host the Bus Mechanics program in 2020
    Lumi-O|Innovaplas, a manufacturer of spas, steps, and pool lighting systems, is investing $2M, with the help of the Government of Canada, to support its growth. The company plans on hiring 23 people in Drummondville.
    Usinage Usiflex, a Drummondville-based company serving mainly the agricultural and industrial sectors, is investing more than $3M, with the help of the Canadian government, to support its growth. Six jobs will be created.
    Unigrav, a non-metallic materials digital cutting centre, is investing more than $1M, with the help of the Government of Canada, to ensure its growth. Six jobs should be created in Drummondville.
    The Government of Canada is providing financial support to the following companies: AgriMetal, based in Wickham, and Hamrforge, Beaulieu Canada, and Les Industries MR, all three of which are located in Acton Vale. More than $6M will be invested and nearly 40 jobs will be created.
    The Village Québécois d'Antan, a tourist attraction located in Drummondville that depicts the history of Quebec from 1810-1930, will be renovated thanks to financial contributions from the three levels of government totalling nearly $7M
    Le Club de golf de Drummondville, acquired by building materials manufacturer Soprema, will get a makeover thanks to an investment of between $5M and $7M. Once the work is completed, a hotel will be built.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $70M investment in the school system to help students with physical or learning disabilities or adjustment problems by adding 850 extra teachers, professionals, and professional support resources
    OPTIMUM-CANADA, a manufacturer of cutting tools for the aeronautical, medical, and military sectors, is investing $1.4M in acquiring equipment. The Quebec government is funding the project. Five robotics jobs will be available in Mercier.
    Veralex, a manufacturer of windshields for marine vehicles, is investing just over $4M to build a new plant in Princeville
    UV Mutuelle, an insurance company, is investing $17M to relocate to Drummondville. The move to its new location will take place in July 2020.
    Han-Logement, a non-profit charitable organization, will invest $2.6M in the construction of three buildings in Cowansville and Richmond with adapted housing for people with physical or intellectual disabilities
    La Quincaillerie Stéphane Baril, under the BMR Express banner, opened its store in Longueuil in the Saint-Hubert borough. The amount of the investment has not been disclosed.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal announced the conversion of 350 unstable positions into permanent positions and the opening of 50 external positions to alleviate the staff shortage
    Fromagerie Victoria will invest more than $1M to expand the Au Royaume de la Patate restaurant in Plessisville, which it has just acquired. Between 10 to 15 people will be hired by mid-December.
    Maxi, a supermarket located in Sainte-Julie, opened its doors after hiring 85 employees
    Samsung announced the opening of an artificial intelligence laboratory in Montréal to develop speech recognition, machine translation, and natural language understanding. Some 20 positions will be created within five years.
    Groupe TVA announced the elimination of 68 positions in its Quebec network following budget cuts
    Le Steforno - La Fabrique will open a branch of its pizzeria concept in Drummondville with about ten employees on board
    The Restaurant Casseau du Fort has closed its doors in Coteau-du-Lac. The number of layoffs was not disclosed.
    Ameublement Normand Lalonde, a household appliance, furniture, and mattress store located in Saint-Zotique, will double its warehouse space. The company plans to hire 6 to 7 people for mid-August.
    Entreprises Prestige Construction, a builder and developer, is investing $3.5M in the construction of a residential building with 18 rental units located in Beauharnois
    Rose LifeScienceVie, a cannabis producer, is investing $31.6M to set up shop in Huntingdon in September. Approximately 100 people will be hired in marketing, customer service, production, maintenance, in addition to office staff.
    Canada Post will relocate to a larger distribution centre located in Châteauguay in the fall. The amount of the investment has not been disclosed.
    An A&W restaurant opened in Lavaltrie, where about 45 jobs were created
    Stabilisation Technique, a Beauharnois-based company specializing in seeding and landscaping, is actively seeking workers
    Benny&Co. announced the construction of a new branch in L'Assomption. The project represents a $2M investment. The restaurant is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019 and 35 jobs will be created.
    Tea Taxi, a distributor of speciality teas based in Amos, filed for bankruptcy on April 23
    Work is currently underway on the construction of Highway 85 in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region, where full commissioning is scheduled for 2025. Currently, at least 20 crew members are at work and there will be more than 100 in the fall.
    The CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent will transform 524 positions into permanent full-time positions as of September 29. These positions include nurses, nursing assistants, patient attendants, health assistants, and respiratory therapists.
    Le Couvent, a seniors' residence in Trois-Pistoles, will close its doors, as the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent has revoked its certificate of compliance
    Menthes Rito of Trois-Rivières has invested $20M in a new plant. About 100 employees will be required in July to resume production at this sweet mints manufacturer, which suffered a fire in October 2018.
    The Gants Laurentide plant, a work-glove manufacturer located in Saint-Tite, is closing its doors and some 20 workers will lose their jobs. Economic conditions and overseas competition have motivated this decision.
    The Corporation de gestion et de mise en valeur du Mont St-Joseph, located in Carleton-sur-Mer, is able to resume operations after resolving a zoning issue. The $3M investment includes the construction of a reception pavilion.
    The technology company Adaptiv Networks has just set up its head office in Gatineau. The company plans to hire approximately 20 employees in 2019.
    Québec City announced an investment of $79.5M to carry out work on its road, water, sewer, and lighting networks in 2019
    Le Bavard et L'Ivrogne restaurant will open its doors in Sept-Îles on June 7, 2019. The number of jobs created is currently unknown.
    The Linen Chest, a retail store specializing in home decor, is opening a location in Drummondville. The amount of the investment and the number of jobs created were not disclosed.
    Logisco, a company specializing in building construction and property management, announced the opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton hotel located in Beauport. The cost of the 88-room hotel complex is estimated at $10M.
    Quesada Burritos & Tacos, a restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine, is opening a second store in Drummondville. Eighteen people will be hired for its opening scheduled for no later than October.
    Jean Dumas Multiconcessionaire has purchased Saguenay Mitsubishi. The $2M transaction will preserve all jobs.
    Pro-Sag Mécanique, a Chicoutimi-based company specializing in ventilation, heating, and building services, has been awarded a contract worth nearly $10M to supply drinking water to Hydro-Québec's Robert-Bourassa (LG2) and LG2A power station located in James Bay.
    A&W, a fast-food chain, will build a franchise in the Quartier Université in Sherbrooke. The location is planned to open before winter.
    Caribara, a 2D animation and visual effects production studio, announced the opening of a new studio in Montréal and the creation of about 100 jobs over the next two years
    Groupe BMR and Coop Alliance opened the new BMR hardware store in Saint-Georges. The construction cost of the new building is estimated at $3M.
    North American Lithium announced the temporary layoff of 70 workers at its La Corne facility effective June 6
    Boisaco, located in Sacré-Coeur, announced the end of its modernization work. An investment of $20M allowed the company to purchase stacking robots and modern equipment, and to redevelop a sawmill line, among other things.
    The Centre sportif régional Les Jardins du Québec, located in Saint-Rémi, will be renovated thanks to a $2M investment. The arena will reopen to the public in September.
    The human resources department of the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale confirms that it has 1,800 positions to fill. Nearly 200 types of positions are available.
    The Baie Bleue Hostel and the Pub St-Joseph, both located at the same address in Carleton-sur-Mer, are looking for room and housekeeping attendants, as well as food service staff.
  • Start date: 2019-05-27, End date: 2019-05-31
    Week of May 27 - May 31, 2019

    The Government of Quebec is providing $1.75M for a project that will connect Newmont Goldcorp's Éléonore mine, located in the Nord-du-Québec region, to the regional fibre optic network by 2020
    The City of Rouyn-Noranda started construction on a new traffic circle, a project worth approximately $5M that is expected to be completed in October 2019
    Innergex, Hydro-Québec and Pituvik have announced the construction of a hydroelectric generating station at a cost of approximately $125M in the Nord-du-Québec region by the end of 2022
    The City of Montréal has announced road rehabilitation work in the RDP-PAT borough. Starting in June, 5 kilometres of road will be under repair until November, a $15M investment.
    The Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île and the City of Montréal have announced the establishment of an aquatic centre as well as a new pavilion in the Montréal-Nord borough. The project, valued at an estimated $12M, will be completed in 2020.
    The City of Amos recently began phase 2 of its renovation plan, valued at $8.6M. Work is scheduled for completion in October.
    The City of Rouyn-Noranda recently announced the construction of a new air terminal, a project valued at $40M that is scheduled to be completed for September 2021
    Shawinigan's Composite Multifab is producing a type of boat that is powered by a jet ski. The company has hired a dozen employees in recent weeks, and about 10 more workers should be hired due to demand.
    The Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec has increased its planting activities in Gaspésie in order to improve forest productivity. Foresters have been at work since May 27.
    AMT Die Casting in St-Cyprien is looking to hire about 20 employees, including moulders, tooling and maintenance workers, engineers, programmers, IT technicians and administrative and support staff
    Les minéraux industriels du Québec has begun blasting work on a quarry in Saint-Vianney to extract silica. About 15 workers are currently at employed at the site, and the project will continue until October.
    CanNorth Medic, a subsidiary of KDA, will soon begin producing medical cannabis in Saint-Gabriel-de-Rimouski after having obtained authorization from Health Canada. The company has invested $10M and will initially create about 20 jobs.
    The A&W restaurant in the Centre commercial de Rivière-du-Loup closed on May 31 following the non-renewal of its franchise agreement
    Cascades Enviropac, a manufacturer of eco-friendly packaging solutions in Berthierville, is investing $600,000 to purchase a robotic palletizer to increase the plant's production capacity. Five new jobs will be created.
    The National Assembly of Quebec inaugurated its new reception pavilion. The cost of the project, estimated at $60.5M, allowed for an expansion as well as the modernization of its facilities.
    The Québec Port Authority announced in partnership a $775M agreement for the eventual construction of a new deep-sea container terminal at the Port of Québec. The project, named Laurentia, will create 500 jobs.
    The Aviron Québec Collège Technique training institute announced that activities will resume, enabling it to hire about 20 people
    Simard Suspensions, located in Baie Saint-Paul, is currently looking to hire 20 employees. The manufacturer of suspension systems for trucks wants to fill welder, mechanic and machinist positions.
    Telus Communications, in partnership with the governments of Quebec and Canada, has announced a $15M investment in the regional county municipalities of L'Islet and Montmagny for the implementation of a fibre optic network
    The Resolute Forest Products plant in Clermont is temporarily ceasing operations for two weeks, resulting in the layoff of 160 employees
    The Québec Port Authority announced the start of a $30M project to upgrade and repair port infrastructure
    The Université de Sherbrooke inaugurated its solar park following an investment of nearly $6M, which includes financial contributions from both the federal and provincial governments
    Entreprises Yvon-Marie Bergeron announced the start of construction of an A&W restaurant in Jonquière. A $2M investment will be required, and the opening is scheduled for next fall.
    Industries T.L.T., a wood-processing plant in Sainte-Monique, is looking for 15 employees to round out its workforce. The company is looking for candidates for all of its departments.
    Several restaurants in Alma, including Goofy, Le Crapaud and Robert BBQ, are looking for employees. The positions to be filled include cooks, kitchen helpers and servers, among others.
    Resolute Forest Products is looking for 100 employees to fill its labour needs in different establishments in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
  • Start date: 2019-05-20, End date: 2019-05-24
    Week of May 20 - May 24, 2019

    A Bâton Rouge restaurant will open soon in Joliette. Several positions need to be filled, including cooks, servers, and managers.
    A new commercial building, featuring a JéClo restaurant and bar, L'Apothicaire micro-brewery, and a training centre, will open in fall 2019 in Saint-Jacques. This $3.5M project will create 20 jobs.
    The Fusion BPO call centre will lay off 286 employees in Montréal on July 3. The company has chosen to outsource work to another country to reduce labour costs.
    Telecommunications company TELUS is investing nearly $53M in its mobile and wired network in Montréal in 2019 in preparation for the arrival of 5G technology in Quebec
    The CISSS (Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux) des Laurentides is looking for over 300 employees in the health sector, including care attendants, nurses, nursing assistants, and administrative agents
    L3 MAS in Mirabel announced the renewal of a service contract with Boeing. This agreement will extend support services for the Department of National Defense's helicopter fleet for the next five years.
    Parmalat Canada Inc. in Laverlochère is currently performing modernization work valued at $10M to update its equipment by the end of the summer
    Osisko Mining Corporation will take control of the Alexandria Minerals Corporation in July to form O3 Mining, a new company valued at $100M that will lead the Malartic gold project
    Corporation du parc régional de Val-Jalbert, in collaboration with the governments of Canada and Quebec, is investing $2.6M in the construction of 15 chalets. The project is scheduled be completed in 2020.
    Ferme Tournevent in Hébertville announced the opening of an oil mill following an investment of $1M
    Société d'habitation du Québec is investing more than $6M in the construction of 75 affordable housing units in Gatineau. Construction, which is underway, is scheduled to be completed by fall 2020.
    Coop d'aliments naturels Alina, a health food store in Rimouski, will add an artisan bakery, a café-bistro, and a vegetarian lunch counter following a $1.5M investment. The number of employees is expected to increase from 33 to about 50 within two years.
    The City of Trois-Rivières will invest nearly $30M in the restoration of the drinking water reservoir on Saint-Jean Boulevard. Work, which will take place over 18 months, is scheduled to begin in spring 2020.
    Telus will invest $14M in its fibre optic network in Gaspésie, and four of five RCMs in the region will be connected in early 2020. The only RCM that will not yet be receiving this service will be Rocher-Percé, where work will take place in 2020.
    The Government of Quebec announced the start of construction on the Sûreté de Québec station for the RCM of Beauce-Sartigan in Saint-Georges. The $15.8M building is expected to open in summer 2020.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $2.7M in four Montréal companies, Stradigi AI, MissFresh, TRJ Telecom and Thinkmax, to promote skills development and training and create 866 jobs
  • Start date: 2019-05-13, End date: 2019-05-17
    Week of May 13 - May 17, 2019

    The Government of Canada has awarded a $39M contract to Macdonald, Dettwiler and Associates of Montréal to build 10 search and rescue transponders for National Defence. This contract will create or maintain 44 jobs.
    The Government of Canada is investing more than $345M to modernize three key roadways in Greater Montréal. The project involves the extension of Autoroute 19, the renovation of the Pont Pie-IX bridge between Montréal and Laval, and the construction of a reserved lane.
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) will soon be opening three additional outlets in the province in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Granby and Montréal
    The Commission scolaire de Montréal (SCDM) announced the creation of 275 new positions for the 2019-2020 school year. It is seeking candidates for professional, support and management positions.
    The Centre-du-Québec tourism industry is seeking to fill almost 500 positions for the 2019 summer season.
    Kruger is investing $575M to build a tissue paper manufacturing plant in Sherbrooke. The provincial government will contribute $105M to the project. More than 180 people could be employed in the plant in spring 2021.
    Bureau en gros-Staples Canada, an office supply retailer, will be holding a one-day job fair on June 1 in all 305 of its stores across Canada. The company is looking to fill 1,000 positions in its stores and distribution centres.
    IBIOM Instruments, a manufacturer of ergonomic medical equipment, is investing $1.9M to build a new plant in Sherbrooke and to acquire new equipment. The plant will be operational in late fall 2019.
    The Quiznos fast food chain closed its store in Drummondville
    The Extreme Pita fast food chain closed its franchise in Drummondville
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) is looking to hire between 15 and 20 people to work in its Sherbrooke store, which will open in late November. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
    SherWeb, a company that specializes in the storage of cloud computing data and has its Canadian head office in Sherbrooke, is expanding its presence in the Voice over IP (VoIP) market by acquiring Pulsar360
    Schäfer, a German subcontractor managing installation of the warehouse system as part of the construction of the IKEA distribution centre in Beauharnois, is forcing Mécanique CNC to layoff 90 construction workers
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) will open a store in Châteauguay by fall 2019. The amount of the investment and the number jobs to be created was not disclosed.
    Prorec, a Saint-Hyacinthe company specializing in food recovery for recycling for use by animals, is investing $1.8M to further develop its processing abilities and increase production
    Parc Safari, a zoo in Hemmingford, has invested $4M to expand its water park
    The Starbucks coffee shop chain will open a location in Bromont in June 2019 following an investment of $2M. The number of jobs to be created was not disclosed.
    Royal Pyrotechnie in Saint-Pie, a designer and producer of fireworks and importer and distributer of pyrotechnical equipment, has acquired FAE Pyrotechnie in Sherbrooke
    The Government of Quebec will be allocating almost $2.9M between 2019 and 2023 to support various initiatives to improve the quality of life of seniors in the Nord-du-Québec region
    The Government of Quebec is allocating $4.1M between 2019 and 2023 to support a number of initiatives to combat poverty in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
    Devolutions, which designs computer systems, is investing $3M to expand its facilities in Lavaltrie. The project should result in the hiring of 50 employees within two to three years.
    The Government of Quebec will be allocating $6.5M between 2019 and 2023 to support a number of initiatives to combat poverty in the Nord-du-Québec region
    The Troilus Gold company plans to grow its workforce at its mining project in the Nord-du-Québec region, increasing the number of workers to about 50 over the summer
    Drakkar and Wiptec will be investing $150M to open an order distribution centre in Montréal resulting in the need to hire 1,000 people. No details were provided on the opening date or location.
    The Outaouais tourism industry is looking to fill about 900 positions for the 2019 summer season. A recruitment campaign is under way to attract workers of all ages.
    The Ministère des Transports du Québec announced the restart of repair work on Highway 111 at the entrance to the town of Amos. The two months of work will cost $6.8M and will be completed by July 2019.
    Gestion de l'inforoute régionale de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (GIRAT) announced the location of the first six antennas of the Mobile A-T project to be installed in the region by the end of 2019
    CannaSher is investing $40M to build a plant in Sherbrooke to produce and extract medicinal cannabis oil. Some 50 people will be hired to begin work in the plant in the fall.
    Real estate promoter Devimco announced construction of a 33-storey residential tower in Montréal to be known as MAA Condominiums & Penthouses. The cost of the project is estimated at $150M, with delivery planned for 2022.
    Velan, a company specializing in industrial fittings, is cutting 65 positions at its Montréal plant. The date of the layoffs is not known.
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) opened a new store in Gatineau on May 22, 2019. About 15 employees have been hired.
    Chantiers Chibougamau, which manufactures wood products, recently hired 10 foreign workers to expand the existing workforce
    The Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean tourism region is looking to hire 626 employees. The positions to be filled include cooks, service personnel, maintenance workers, facilitators, lifeguards and ticket sellers.
    Groupe D Resto has announced the start of construction on a Belle et la Boeuf restaurant as well as a Starbucks. The $3.7M investment will create a total of 70 jobs for the two establishments. The opening is planned for fall 2019.
    The La Baleine endiablée microbrewery will open in Rivière-Ouelle in mid-July, creating 20 jobs. The establishment will also include a pub and tourist accommodation consisting of 59 rooms.
    The municipality of Rivière-du-Loup is seeking to hire librarians and to fill about 10 summer jobs, including civil engineering technicians, playground supervisors, lifeguards and cultural facilitators
    Verreault Navigation wishes to hire 30 additional specialized employees at its Les Méchins shipyard by July, as its 200 regular employees are already employed. The Verreault Group will carry out several contracts in the coming months.
    The tourism industry in Bas-Saint-Laurent has 330 jobs to fill this summer with companies mainly seeking cooks, housekeepers, receptionists, ticket sellers and client service personnel
    Groupe Marineau, which has four hotel establishments in the Mauricie region, including one in Mattawin, is looking for food and beverage servers
    The tourism industry in the Mauricie region is seeking 600 employees including cooks, park wardens, receptionists, service personnel, maintenance workers, guide-interpreters and ticket sellers
    The tourism industry creates 370 additional jobs during the summer in the Gaspésie region and 300 still need to be filled. Employers are looking to hire cook's helpers, cooks, housekeepers, lifeguards and receptionists.
    The Crustacés des monts plant in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts has still not opened this season because no shrimp fishers have indicated interest in unloading their catches there to date. This plant has previously employed about 40 people.
    The Restos Plaisirs group has announced a $3.5M investment in its new restaurant in the Galeries de la Capitale in Québec City. The opening is planned for December 2019 and will require the hiring of about 100 people.
    La Tempête golf club in Sainte-Hélène-de-Breakeyville has announced a $10M investment to build a second 18-hole course and modernize its facilities
    The Fonds régionaux de solidarité FTQ is investing more than $2.3M in Pêcheries M J M in Sept-Îles and Les Entreprises de pêche Éric Gallant in the municipality of Aguanish to promote their expansion in the crab fishing sector
  • Start date: 2019-05-06, End date: 2019-05-10
    Week of May 06 - May 10, 2019

    Hydro-Québec will invest approximately $375M over the next 10 to 15 years in Estrie to modernize its network, which is at full capacity
    The RCM of Coaticook will invest $15M to deploy a fibre optic network throughout its territory, which covers 12 municipalities. The governments of Canada and Quebec will help fund the project.
    The City of Coaticook is investing more than $4M to renovate its arena, known as the Centre récréatif Gérard-Couillard. The governments of Canada and Quebec will help fund the project.
    Yourbarfactory manufactures allergen-free nutrition bars custom-made to customers' needs. Recently established in Châteauguay, the employer is looking to fill some 50 positions by 2022 to support its growth.
    Walmart will close its store in Pincourt in late June. Current employees will be invited to apply for jobs within the company in nearby locations.
    Construction Serge Brouillette, a general contractor specializing in residential construction, is investing approximately $10M in Drummondville in the construction of high-end housing adapted to people with reduced mobility
    The Sagamie convenience store and EKO gas station will join the St-Hubert Express and Harvey's restaurants in a new building in Victoriaville thanks to an investment of more than $4M. The project will create close to 50 jobs.
    Matériaux Pont-Masson, a hardware store affiliated with RONA, is opening a store in Montréal, in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, creating 25 jobs
    Centre aquatique de Mascouche, a $13M project, will open on August 15, 2019
    Nutrition Fit Plus, a Quebec company specializing in home-delivered meals, will open a plant in Dorval in the summer of 2019 and will be looking to hire nearly 200 people
    The City of Montréal is investing $16M in the construction of a wastewater treatment plant at the Complexe environnemental de Saint-Michel. Mabarex will carry out the project, which should take two years.
    L'Appui, a non-profit organization for caregivers, is investing $50M over three years to provide support across the province through its 17 affiliated organizations
    Kraft Heinz Canada will close its distribution centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion, which will lead to 95 layoffs, most of which will happen early this year
    Mometal Structures, a metal frameworks manufacturer located in Varennes, has temporarily laid off its 140 employees
    Empire Company Limited, in partnership with FPI Crombie, is announcing an online grocery service with its Voilà par IGA brand. An order-processing centre is expected to open in Montréal (Pointe-Claire) in 2021, creating 1,500 jobs.
    The Commission scolaire Harricana in Amos is investing $4.6M in renovating its schools over the summer of 2019. The school board is also planning other major renovations for 2020.
    The Canadian Tire store in Rouyn-Noranda plans to hire several dozen employees starting in January 2020, after the current expansion work is completed
    Maskicom will invest $12.4M to be able to offer high-speed internet in the RCM of Maskinongé. In total, 13 jobs will be created, including 6 client service agents and 2 network maintenance staff.
    Boucherie Nobert will invest $2M to transform the former Pâtisserie Chevalier in Shawinigan into a facility for the production of prepared meals. In total, 15 to 20 jobs will be created, and the facility is expected to become operational early this summer.
    Construction of Résidence Plaisance des Îles in Îles-de-la-Madeleine, which will start in late June, will require a $56.3M investment. This seniors residence will have to hire 86 employees in time for its opening in November 2020.
    Bar Don-Lynn in Paspébiac will close in late June, as business has been decreasing for several years
    A medical teaching pavilion will be built on the site of the Rimouski regional hospital, following a $17M investment. This university teaching facility is expected to open in September 2022.
    The Rinfret Volkswagen car dealership in Lévis has announced a $12M investment to move to a new building. The work is expected to be completed in December 2019 and will lead to the creation of 10 jobs.
    Canac in Saint-Georges has completed its expansion. The $6M investment has led to the hiring of 25 people.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Capitale-Nationale is looking to hire close to 200 employees for nursing and practical nursing positions
    Produits Matra in Saint-Martin, in partnership with the Government of Quebec, will invest close to $6.4M to modernize its facilities and automate a production line
    GFT Canada is looking to hire 80 employees for its Centre d'Excellence en assurances in Québec City
    The Mr. Pretzels chain will open a booth at Place du Royaume in Chicoutimi, which will create some 15 jobs
    Carrefour Environnement Saguenay (CES) in Chicoutimi, in partnership with Desjardins, has announced the construction of a warehouse at a cost of $1M
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) has announced a project to set up a shop in Chicoutimi, scheduled to open in the fall. The company is currently looking for employees.
    Les Mille-Pattes daycare located on the military base in Bagotville has announced that it is closing. The number of employees who will be laid off is not yet known.
    Boutique Première in La Baie is closing. The number of employees who will be laid off is not yet known.
    Pavex, a paving company in Saint-Félicien, has been awarded a $20M contract to repair the runway at the Kuujjuaq airport. The work will begin in the summer, and some 30 workers, including 10 from Kuujjuaq, will be involved.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $20M investment to build a medical teaching pavilion on the site of the Hôtel-Dieu hospital in Lévis. This teaching establishment is scheduled to open in 2022.
  • Start date: 2019-04-29, End date: 2019-05-03
    Week of Apr 29 - May 03, 2019

    The Municipality of Compton is investing more than $3M in the demolition and construction of City Hall. The building will also welcome Desjardins and Canada Post as tenants.
    Jardins de Magog, a residence for semi-autonomous seniors in Magog, will invest between $3M and $4M in the expansion of its building and the construction of a new parking lot
    A gym, the name of which is not yet known, will be built in Saint-Rémi at a cost of $1.5M. Its opening is expected in early September at the latest.
    Groupe Goyette, which specializes in road transportation, warehousing, and logistics management, received $2M in assistance from the provincial government at its Boucherville branch to acquire new equipment
    Ceresco Nutrition, a specialized manufacturer of animal nutrition products based in Saint-Urbain-Premier, is investing nearly $5M in the research and development of its Silica+ product. The Government of Canada is contributing financially to the project.
    The VillaNova residential project, in the Lachine borough of Montréal, is underway. The investment of $75M will see the construction of three towers with 174 units and a commercial ground floor. The completion date is scheduled for the end of 2020.
    A commercial building will be built in two phases near Autoroute 30 in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville at a cost of $12M. Contractor Constructions Bâtiments Québec has been awarded the project.
    Cabico, a custom cabinet manufacturer in Coaticook, is looking to hire sanders, painters, assemblers, shipping and receiving agents, as well as a designer
    St-Hubert Express/Harvey's, a new co-branded fast food concept, has opened in Lac-Mégantic following an investment of approximately $2.5M. About 50 jobs were created.
    Mondou, a pet product and accessory store, invested to relocate to Beloeil with a new concept
    The City of Candiac will host a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) project worth over $1B in the vicinity of highways 15 and 30
    Mr. Puffs opened a bakery in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The amount of the investment and the number of jobs created has not been released.
    Real estate construction company Broccolini has announced the start of construction on the tallest residential tower in Montréal, Victoria sur le Parc. If all goes according to plan, the 58-storey building will be complete in 2023.
    Square Enix, a designer of immersive mobile and online games, has announced the expansion of its Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix offices, as well as the purchase of equipment and the creation of about 100 positions at its studios
    DE LA FONTAINE, a manufacturer of steel doors and metal frames, has invested more than $2M in the purchase of production equipment at its Sherbrooke plant. The employer would like to hire 15 people to fill day labourer positions.
    The City of Montréal has announced a major renovation project at City Hall. The three-year, nearly $43M project will be completed in two phases.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Est is investing nearly $4M in the renovation of Hôtel-Dieu de Sorel hospital in Sorel-Tracy. General contractor Pincor in Sorel-Tracy will carry out the project until spring 2020.
    The Hautes-Rivières school board is investing $24M to expand Saint-Eugène primary school in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Work is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020.
    DeSerres, a store specializing in art and hobby supplies, closed in Drummondville. The number of jobs lost has not been disclosed.
    Protomach, a manufacturer of custom machinery for door and window manufacturers, invested $1M to expand its Saint-Louis-de-Blandford plant and purchase new equipment
    Sani Marc Group, an expert in cleaning and sanitization solutions based in Victoriaville, acquired Alpine Specialty Chemicals, an Ontario manufacturer of chemical products for cleaning and laundry
    Immersia, specializing in escape rooms, is officially opening a location in Boisbriand. The company expects to create about 20 jobs by spring 2020, as investments of $500,000 are finalized.
    The City of Montréal will invest $1.7B to maintain and improve the reliability of its metro system between 2020 and 2025
    The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated has announced the start of deconstruction of the old Champlain Bridge starting in summer 2019. The project is valued at $400M and will continue until 2022.
    Construction work for a PET scanner, a project valued at nearly $2.5 million at the Val-d'Or Hospital, will begin on May 13 and continue until the end of 2019
    Walmart Canada has announced an investment of $200M to renovate and refresh 31 stores across Canada. In Quebec, the three stores that will be renovated are located in Montréal (Décarie), Repentigny, and Saint-Jérôme.
    Construction on a traffic circle in Rouyn-Noranda, a project valued at over $5.7M, will begin in May and is scheduled to be completed in mid-October
    Latulippe will invest more than $12M in the construction of an outdoor store in Trois-Rivières, which will create 80 jobs. Construction is scheduled to begin in the coming months, and the opening is scheduled for spring 2020.
    The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières is looking for office staff and would like to create a pool of candidates. Candidates will need a vocational diploma in secretarial studies, a high school diploma in administration, or a college diploma or Attestation of College Studies in office administration.
    Watts Unlimited will operate a computer data centre in Technoparc de Shawinigan at the beginning of the summer. The centre is the result of the first phase of the project, which requires an investment of $10M.
    Bell will invest $3M in the installation of a fibre optic network in Louiseville, which will improve high-speed internet and cable TV service. Installation work is underway and will continue until early 2020.
    Employers from the Regional County Municipality of Rivière-du-Loup have 32 specialized positions to fill, including machinist, foreman, and production coordinator
    Villa Georges-Fournier in Sayabec and Villa mon Repos in Val-Brillant, two seniors residences, will close because they are unable to meet the building requirements of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent
    The Carrefour maritime de Rivière-du-Loup project has acquired its land use permit from the ministère des Transports du Québec. Construction, which will require an investment of $11.3M, is expected to begin in spring 2020.
    Ericsson Canada has announced the creation of an innovation hub in Montréal and the introduction of its Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) for the research and development of AI and automation, creating 30 science-related positions
    Maçonnex, a company specializing in the distribution of exterior siding, masonry, landscaping products, stoves, and fireplaces, has just reopened in Chicoutimi thanks to a $1.7M investment
    Produits Gilbert, a company specializing in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of forestry equipment, is investing $5M in its Roberval plant in partnership with the governments of Canada and Quebec. This project will create 18 jobs.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean has announced the enhancement and creation of 500 positions within the organization. Some jobs will be posted soon.
    Chantiers Chibougamau is preparing to reopen its kraft pulp mill in Lebel-sur-Quévillon, a $320M project requiring the hiring of hundreds of workers for the start of work, scheduled for 2020
    Hydro-Québec will replace the submarine cables that supply Île d'Orléans with power. The project, valued at $20M, is scheduled to begin in May 2019.
    Ocean Industries, a company associated with Ocean Group, was awarded a $102M contract by the Government of Canada for the construction of four tugboats. This project will create 25 jobs for the L'Isle-aux-Coudres-based company.
    Rossy, a family store, opened a location in Chambly following an investment of more than $1M. About 20 people will be hired to join the current team.
    The Canadian Tire store in La Tuque has filled several full-time and a few part-time positions
  • Start date: 2019-04-22, End date: 2019-04-26
    Week of Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2019

    Chocolat Lamontagne is investing about $1.5M to expand its Sherbrooke plant. The employer wants to hire workers to sustain its growth.
    Starbucks opened a second location in Sherbrooke in the Promenades King shopping centre. The employer created 18 jobs.
    St-Hyacinthe Mitsubishi inaugurated its building following an investment of more than $2.5M for its expansion and renovation
    Telecommunications company Bell Canada has laid off 76 technicians working on its residential wireless internet service in Quebec and Ontario
    The City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will be home to a new residential project valued between $10M and $12M. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and will be completed in spring 2020.
    A new residence for deaf and hard of hearing people, a $5.3M project located in Gatineau, will welcome its first residents in June
    Revitalization work on Vieux-Hull, a $13.6M project, will begin at the end of summer 2019 and will continue until 2022
    Transport Laplante et Fils, a trailer truck company in Plaisance, will hire about 20 foreign drivers before the end of the summer to ease the shortage of local labour
    The Government of Canada is providing $1.7M in financial assistance to promote tourism in Abitibi-Témiscamingue
    The City of Mirabel has released details on the Complexe Val-d'Espoir arena expansion project in the Saint-Janvier sector, an investment of $14M. Construction will begin in spring 2019 and is expected to be completed in fall 2020.
    The Granby Zoo is investing $3M to renovate its lion habitat
    More than 50 manufacturing companies from the cities of Boucherville, Brossard, Longueuil, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, and Saint-Lambert are looking to hire 500 people to fill production, administration, sales, finance, and marketing positions
    The Government of Quebec has announced $9.5M in financial assistance for Montréal-based Transcontinental to convert its former printing plant into a flexible-plastic packaging plant. The company expects to create between 100 and 125 jobs.
    MAXIMUS, a company specializing in agricultural technology solutions, is creating 20 positions at its facilities in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. The Government of Canada is providing $125,000 to help it acquire new equipment to sustain its growth.
    The City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is investing over $2.5M to renovate its sports facilities: Centre civique de Valleyfield arena and Saint-Timothée arena. The locations will reopen in August.
    The City of Chambly is investing over $4M to finalize renovation work on Centre sportif Robert-Lebel. The arena will reopen at the end of August.
    Centre d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD) de Bedford, a residential and long-term care centre, will be renovated thanks to an investment of over $4M from the provincial government and CIUSSS de l'Estrie
    The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins Hospital in Cowansville was renovated following an investment of $4.5M
    ATrahan Transformation in Yamachiche is looking to hire 240 additional full-time workers by next fall to be able to achieve its desired production volume. Olymel invested more than $120M in the hog slaughterhouse.
    CISSS de la Gaspésie is looking for employees in about 30 fields, including nurses, cooks, care attendants, pharmacists, speech-language pathologists, social workers, and specialized educators
    Rehabilitation work on the Gaspésie railway between Matapédia and Caplan will begin this summer. During the construction phase, about 170 jobs will be created, and $100M will be invested.
    Stratégie Vivre en Gaspésie has over 700 positions to be filled posted on its website, including welder, engineer, electrician, carpenter-joiner, chef, pipe-fitter, biologist, agronomist, botanist, mechanic, draftsperson, and city manager
    Groupe Méridien Maritime will invest $17.6M in the construction of a hybrid factory ship prototype, creating 109 jobs at its Matane, Portneuf, and Longueuil facilities. About 40 positions will be added to the Matane shipyard.
    Centre communautaire Saint-Pierre is investing $1.5M to transform the Saints Pierre et Paul church in Drummondville into a collective space. The new space will be open in September.
    Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a manufacturer of recreational vehicles in Valcourt, is looking to hire 425 people to fill positions as assemblers, welders, and freight elevator operators assigned to snowmobile production during the summer
    Chartwell, in partnership with Bâtimo, has announced an investment of $90M in the construction of a seniors residence in Charlesbourg. The building will have 359 units and will create about 60 jobs.
    Vachon, the subsidiary of Grupo Bimbo in Sainte-Marie, will temporarily cease operations due to damage caused by flooding. This halt will cause the temporary layoff of nearly 700 employees.
    Hart has announced the opening of a store in the Fleur de Lys shopping mall in Québec City. The opening is scheduled for May 9, 2019 and will create about 20 jobs.
    Le Massif de Charlevoix will invest $6.2M in the modernization of its facilities, which includes upgrading the artificial snow system
    Küto, a restaurant specializing in various types of tartare, will open a location in Granby. About 15 people will be hired for its opening scheduled for May 11.
    Portes et Fenêtres Fusion has inaugurated its facilities in Desbiens. The $1M investment led to the creation of 40 jobs. The business is also seeking 15 new employees.
    The Government of Quebec has annonced a financial assistance of $7.4M for the renovation of the laundry facilities at the Rivère-Rouge hospital. The work is expected to be carried out on schedule over 60 weeks and when completed, all jobs will be protected.
  • Start date: 2019-04-15, End date: 2019-04-19
    Week of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2019

    The building housing the former Belding Corticelli plant in Coaticook will be converted into 66 residential condos to be ready in summer 2020. Between $10M and $12M will be invested in the project.
    Leprohon, a company specializing in air conditioning, heating, ventilation, refrigeration and geothermal for residential, commercial and industrial markets, is expanding its territory by acquiring Ventilex in Saint-Eustache
    Sherweb, specializing in the storage of cloud computing data for various companies, is looking to hire 100 people in its offices in Sherbrooke and Longueuil in order to support its growth
    TMC Global, a Dutch company specializing in engineering and technology, is opening its North American head office in Montréal and expects to create more than 100 jobs over the next three years
    Institut de Recherche Technologique Saint Exupéry is opening a research centre in partnership with the Consortium de recherche et d'innovation en aérospatiale au Québec and the I'Institut de valorisation des données, creating about 100 positions over five years
    JC Perreault is beginning construction on its new warehouse in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan. Some 20 jobs will be created with the $6M investment, with all employees in the current warehouse retaining their jobs. The opening is planned for the end of summer 2019.
    The Woodyatt pool and adjacent building will be renovated thanks to contributions of slightly more than $2.5M from the City of Drummondville and the two levels of government. The location will reopen to the public in summer 2020.
    Pelican, a manufacturer of kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, fishing boats and sleds, is looking to hire 20 people to work in its factory in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
    The City of Granby is seeking to recruit some 30 day camp leaders this summer to round out the team of 140 youth workers in the Club vacances jeunesse summer program
    The Granby Zoo wants to hire 200 young people to fill positions during the summer and complete the team of about 600 students. About a dozen adults are also needed.
    The City of Laval and the Société d'habitation du Québec have announced $1.4M in funding under the Rénovation Québec program to four organizations to build 102 social housing units in Laval
    Bestar, a ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer, will be injecting more than $7M to build a store in Sherbrooke to accommodate its growth. The employer will hire about 15 people.
    Jouvence, an all inclusive resort in Parc national de Mont-Orford, is investing $1.7M to construct a new accommodation building that will be ready in June
    Au pâturage: espace gourmand, a new restaurant featuring local cuisine, will be opening in Sainte-Perpétue at the end of May. About 10 jobs will be created for the high season.
    A Chocolats Favoris franchise opened in Val-d'Or in April, resulting in the hiring of 40 workers
    Construction on the new $17.5M Centre multisports Fournier in Val-d'Or is well underway and should be completed in the fall
    The Government of Quebec is allocating more than $115M over six years to help reduce the cost of living in Nunavik
    Ballin, a manufacturer of pants and coats, is seeking to hire about 10 people at its plant in Saint-Césaire
    The provincial government has announced a $9.5M grant to expand the AP&C plant in Saint-Eustache. A total of 75 jobs could be created over five years.
    Precimold, a company specializing in molding high precision plastic parts, is receiving $600,000 in financial assistance from the Canadian government to modernize its operations and create 15 jobs in Montréal
    Corporation Ski & Golf Mont-Orford will be investing about $6M to expand and renovate the main lodge and to build an outside space for events. All of the work will be completed by November.
    QSL will invest more than $15M in its maritime terminals in Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel and Sorel-Tracy. The funds will be used to build three new warehouses and to purchase two pieces of equipment to transship parts.
    The Government of Canada is providing $563,000 in funding to three companies in Laval: Les entreprises Recherche et Solutions NMX inc., Les Produits Plastitel inc. and IniXium inc. This investment will result in the creation of 18 jobs.
    The federal government and various partners are investing over $5.2M to create the Centre de transformation et de valorisation de bioproduits, a bioproduct processing and utilization centre, on the campus of Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. The Centre is scheduled to open in spring 2020.
    The O'Soleil cooperative in Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix recently closed. The number of jobs lost is not known at this time.
    Groupe OngerNeige was recently formed in Saguenay following the acquisition of the snow removal companies OngerNeige, Création paysage, Déneigement SM, Hudon & Tremblay et Déneigement Pro. The amount of the transactions was $7M.
    Go Sport, a sports clothing store, will open in Chicoutimi. The investment of over $1M should result in the creation of three new jobs when the store opens in August.
    Auberge des Îles, in partnership with the governments of Canada and Quebec, has announced the modernization of its Saint-Gédéon facilities, a project requiring an investment of $1.4M. The work should be completed by the beginning of summer 2019.
    Conception navale FMP in Chandler opened its new shipyard after investing about $3M. This builder of custom ships expects to increase its workforce from 25 to 40 employees over the coming year.
    Groupe Somavrac in Trois-Rivières has an information technology department and is seeking qualified employees in this sector
    The information technology sector created more than 400 jobs in Mauricie over the past two years, with 800 more to come in the next three years. Certain companies are seeking programmers and analysts.
    Telus will invest $8M to deploy fiber optics in seven municipalities in the RCMs of Mékinac and Chenaux to allow access to faster Internet service. Work will begin this summer in Ste-Anne-de-la-Pérade and St-Narcisse.
    Lambert Peat Moss is investing $6M in Rivière-Ouelle in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region and in Longue-Rive in Côte-Nord to expand its bagging plant and improve productivity. Some 15 jobs, including 10 in Rivière-Ouelle, will be created over the coming year.
    The Saint-Foy Nissan car dealership has announced an investment of more than $16M to relocate its facilities to a larger site. The work will begin this summer and, when completed, will create 40 jobs.
    The Maurice Nightclub in Québec City will open on May 15, creating close to 30 jobs
    Groupe TAQ in Québec City opened its facilities following an investment of $14M. The company expects to create 225 new jobs over five years, including 150 for persons with disabilities.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale is seeking close to 100 employees for various positions including nurses, nursing assistants and orderlies for its facilities in Charlevoix
    The Government of Quebec, in collaboration with a number of community partners, is creating a network of digital culture development officers. This initiative will result in the creation of some 40 officer positions across the province.
    Uniboard Canada, in partnership with both levels of government, has announced an investment of $17M at its plant in Mont-Laurier. The modernization project will ensure the retention of some 100 jobs.
    Lemire Précision, a custom machining company in Drummondville, is looking to hire 10 people to add to its existing 75 employees
    The Commission scolaire des Patriotes, which serves 21 municipalities in Montérégie, will be allocating $4M to provide enhanced services to students with disabilities or with adjustment or learning problems in the 2019-2020 school year
    The social economy company Unité de travail pour l'implantation de logement étudiant, Concordia University and the Government of Canada have announced an $18M project to construct affordable student housing in Montréal
    Metalium, a distributor of steel and aluminum products, will allocate about $25M to build a distribution centre in Beloeil that will begin operations by the end of 2019. Between 30 and 50 jobs will be created over the years.
    The federal government is allocating $217M to rebuild the Terrasses de la Chaudière complex in Gatineau. The work should begin in fall 2019 and continue until 2024.
  • Start date: 2019-04-08, End date: 2019-04-12
    Week of Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2019

    Citadelle, a cooperative of maple syrup producers, is investing close to $5M to modernize its plants in Plessisville and Aston-Jonction. Half of the cost is being covered by the Government of Quebec. The employer will have 13 positions to fill.
    Chocolats Favoris, a chain of specialty chocolate products, has opened a shop in Saint-Hyacinthe. The number of new jobs has not been disclosed.
    A Shell gas station is currently being built in Joliette. The site will also have a car wash and a convenience store. The $2.75M investment will lead to the creation of 20 part-time and full-time jobs.
    The Cégep de Sherbrooke will inject hundreds of thousands of dollars into creating a facility specifically for students in arts-related programs. The facility will be open by the start of the fall semester.
    CIBC will close its branch in Stanstead on June 13. The number of jobs lost has not been disclosed.
    Avenue Code, a business specializing in e-commerce consulting, has announced the opening of an office in Montréal and the creation of 50 jobs in 2019. Most of the job openings will be on the coding team.
    eSports Central, a provider of electronic sports services, has announced the opening of a location for matches and hosting teams in Montréal by mid-May. Some 40 people are expected to be hired.
    The Government of Quebec will invest more than $564M over 2019-2021 in different road projects throughout the territory of the Côte-Nord region
    Construction Tremblant has announced the reconstruction of Le Maître de Mont-Tremblant golf club pavilion, an investment estimated at $3.5M. The work will begin in mid-April, and will be completed by the fall of 2019.
    U.S. clothing manufacturer Michael Kors will open its first flagship boutique in downtown Montréal. The date of the opening and the number of jobs created have not been disclosed.
    The obstetrics unit at the Centre hospitalier de La Sarre will reopen as of April 14 thanks to the arrival of 10 nurses. The unit shut down in March due to a shortage of nurses.
    The City of Senneterre has announced its first job fair in the fall to encourage new workers to settle there
    Club de golf Hemmingford will be completely redesigned and modernized starting this season. Some 20 people will be hired for maintenance and the kitchen.
    Axionable, a French company specializing in applied research and artificial intelligence projects, is opening a laboratory in Montréal and intends to create 50 jobs within two years
    Alternative Coup de Pouce, a daycare personnel replacement service, is looking for some 20 people to work in the Montérégie region and the West Island in Montréal
    The City of Montréal has announced a contract of more than $21M with Aménagement Côté Jardin to modernize part of Sainte-Catherine Street West. If everything goes according to plan, the work should be completed in 2020.
    Jeans Factory, a clothing chain based in Warwick, is closing all of its shops in Quebec, laying off approximately 100 people
    L'Hôtel & Suites Normandin has officially opened in Lévis. The $20M project led to the hiring of some 30 people.
    Decathlon, a sports retailer, has announced the upcoming opening of its second Canadian shop in Boisbriand. The amount invested and the number of jobs created have not been announced.
    The Metro DB grocery store located in Dolbeau-Mistassini is investing $5M in modernizing and expanding its premises. The work should be completed by November.
    Construction Rock Dufour, an excavation and paving company located in Jonquière, will install a new lighting system at the Bagotville military base. The $3.7M contract covers 16 months of work starting in June.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et services sociaux (CIUSSS) in Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean is looking for students to fill 110 positions over the summer. The recruitment period has been extended until the end of April.
    Groupe Dallaire will build two social housing and two seniors residence buildings in the Beauport sector of Québec City. The work on these projects will begin between August 2019 and 2020.
    Transport Memphré, a company specializing in freight logistics and transportation, is injecting $4M into expanding its building in Magog in order to focus all of its activities in a single location and to acquire new equipment
    Services X Wind is looking for workers for a pilot project at the Lac-Alfred wind farm. This six-month project involves fitting some of the windmills with deicing technology and is being carried out in collaboration with EDF Énergie.
    The Société protectrice des animaux de la Mauricie has expanded its facilities in Trois-Rivières thanks to a $4.7M investment, and will shortly be increasing its number of employees from 50 to 60
    The revitalization of downtown Trois-Rivières has attracted 36 businesses and approximately 325 new workers over the past 18 months
    The two railway bridges in Cascapédia-Saint-Jules will be replaced thanks to an investment that could reach $25M. The work should begin over the next few months, and will continue over the next two years.
    The Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal has announced the construction of 193 social housing units in the Rosemont neighbourhood. This $112M project will serve an aging population with some loss of autonomy.
    The St-Alphonse-Resto-pub will open in Roberval. The number of jobs that will be created with the opening expected in late April is not known for the time being.
  • Start date: 2019-04-01, End date: 2019-04-05
    Week of Apr 01 - Apr 05, 2019

    The Metro Plus St-Grégoire in Bécancour is unveiling its new modernized grocery store concept following a $2.5M investment. About 100 employees currently work there.
    Wiptec, a company specializing in order fulfilment for various large online brands, hired 35 additional employees at its Sherbrooke facility
    Yourbarfactory, a Châteauguay-based manufacturer of allergen-free nutritional bars, received a loan of $850,000 from the federal government to sustain its growth. In total, the employer will create approximately 200 additional jobs.
    Eggsquis will hire about 30 people to work at its future restaurant in the Rock Forest borough of Sherbrooke in May
    XNRGY Holdings, a manufacturer of refrigeration, air conditioning, and ventilation devices, will invest over $5M to build a plant in the Saint-Hubert borough of Longueuil
    The City of Montréal has announced a $29.5M investment over three years to renovate and maintain sports fields in the city through its Programme des installations sportives extérieures (PISE)
    Château du Bel Âge, a retirement residence in Windsor, is investing $2.5M in expansions in order to accommodate people with a loss of autonomy. Full- and part-time jobs will be created.
    Habitations Trigone, a construction contractor, is investing $125M in the construction of two residential buildings that will be open by September on the site of the former Zellers in Châteauguay
    Impéria Hôtel & Suites opened in Boucherville following an investment of over $15M. Thirty people have found employment at the hotel chain's third state-of-the-art location.
    Tenco, a manufacturer of snow and ice removal equipment, is investing $7.5M to expand its Saint-Valérien-de-Milton plant. The employer will hire about 50 people within three years to sustain its growth.
    DCL Animal Health + Nutrition, a manufacturer and distributor of nutritional additives for animals, is investing $3M to expand its building in Saint-Hyacinthe. In the short and medium term, the employer will hire about 15 people.
    Nolinor Aviation will welcome aeronautic and aviation companies at its incubator located at the Saint-Hubert airport in Longueuil starting in May. About 30 participating employers are expected to create about 150 jobs.
    After having resorted to insolvency proceedings in 2018, Dans un Jardin, the Quebec chain of personal care product boutiques, will reopen 15 boutiques in Quebec thanks to intervention by Groupe Marie Claire
    Groupe Roy Auto, owner of Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, and Toyota dealerships in Victoriaville, is investing approximately $8M to renovate some of its facilities. The employer will hire about 15 people this summer.
    Armoires Cuisines Action, which serves residential and commercial markets, invested $8M to expand and modernize its Sainte-Sabine plant and develop showrooms in Montérégie and Laval
    The Salon Événement emploi job fair, which will take place Wednesday, May 8, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pavillon des sports Roland-Désourdy in Cowansville, will welcome about 70 employers who will have nearly 1,000 open positions for job seekers
    Diageo, a spirits distiller, has initiated and is moving forward with its investment plan of over $20M at its two locations in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. The employer hired about 20 people.
    Rheinmetall, a technology provider in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, was awarded a contract worth nearly $57.5M to provide technical support for the Canadian Army's ISTAR system
    Lufthansa Technik, an aviation technical services provider based in Germany, has announced the expansion and modernization of its Montréal site and plans to create 50 jobs within three years
    Groupe Éthier, a company working in the production and distribution of produce in Mirabel, will close on April 12. The number of employees that will lose their jobs is currently unknown.
    La Grange Pardue is investing more than $1M to start growing hops and barley in Ham-Nord to develop beer. The site will be part of the agri-tourism attractions of Centre-du-Québec.
    The CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS is looking to fill 575 positions by summer. The open positions, which include but are not limited to service attendants, nurses, medical secretaries, and social workers, are posted on its website.
    Trigone has announced the construction of retirement rental projects in Saint-Jérôme. The investments for the District Mueller and Rive-Nord projects total $242M. Work will start in 2019 and be completed in 2022.
    The ACERO real estate group expects to construct a seven- to nine-storey building on Laurier Boulevard in Québec City. The cost of the project is about $30M. Work could start as early as next fall and be completed in 2021.
    In the fall, Kameleon Group will begin recruiting for its cannabis production plant in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François in Charlevoix. Several trades will be required as well as positions related to growing.
    The retailer Décathlon is currently recruiting for its Québec City store opening in August. About 60 jobs will be created. Candidates can already apply on the company's website.
    The cannabis producer HEXO is looking to fill 140 permanent harvester positions at its Gatineau facility
    The City of Rouyn-Noranda will organize a networking day on May 24 to encourage about 30 workers to settle there
    The Géliko machine shop will welcome 25 new employees to its facilities in Rouyn-Noranda once its $5.5M expansion project is completed in June
    PRO-B Group in Trois-Rivières is looking for draftspeople, inspectors, site technicians, project managers, site superintendents, and tool repairers. The company specializes in piping.
    Centre de métallurgie du Québec (CMQ) in Trois-Rivières will invest $8.7M to expand its location, thanks to aid from the governments of Quebec and Canada. The CMQ will have about 50 employees once the expansion is completed.
    Centre d'amitié autochtone de La Tuque will bridge the gap between employers and potential Indigenous employees through the Niska project
    The Bombardier Transport plant in La Pocatière issued a layoff notice for 85 employees due to a decrease in orders. The number of layoffs, which are scheduled for May 31, could be reduced.
    Coopérative de consommation de Saint-Alexis in Saint-Alexis-de-Matapédia closed after declaring bankruptcy
    The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced the start of construction work on a 14-kilometre section of road through the Highway 389 Improvement Program. The cost of this two-year project is estimated at nearly $27M.
    The KFC restaurant in Alma has closed. The number of employees who have lost their job is currently unknown.
    The City of Dolbeau-Mistassini has announced the construction of an aqua fitness complex. The company Unibec was chosen to carry out the project, which is scheduled to begin in April at a cost of $15.3M.
    Elysis, an aluminum technology development company, has announced the construction of a research centre in Jonquière at a cost of $188M. The project is scheduled to start in the summer. The company expects to create 25 jobs upon opening in 2020.
    The City of Saguenay is looking for students to fill 300 summer positions. A second call for applications was just issued, and interested candidates should apply on the City's website as soon as possible.
    Electro Saguenay, an Alma-based company specializing in the construction and maintenance of electric energy and telecommunication networks, was awarded contracts worth nearly $7.5M to replace Hydro-Québec's high-voltage line insulators
    Équipe Logan has announced the start of work on a small commercial complex in Prévost. The $5M investment will be completed in three phases, and the opening is scheduled for next September.
    Résidence Le St-Laurent in Trois-Rivières will close on September 30, 2019, due to a decrease in clientele. Currently, 38 people work at the seniors residence.
  • Start date: 2019-03-25, End date: 2019-03-29
    Week of Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2019

    Tricentris and RV² Technologies have announced the signing of a partnership deal. The agreement, totaling $100M over 20 years, will allow 25% of recycled glass in Quebec to be processed into silica. The processing plant will be built in Lachute in 2020.
    Corning, an American company specializing in the manufacturing of glass and ceramics, is opening a software innovation centre in Montréal and is looking for software engineers, development team managers, and data analysts
    Distillerie NOROI inaugurated its spirits distillation plant in Saint-Hyacinthe following a $2.5M investment. Five employees are working at the plant.
    IDCAM, an industrial mechanics services firm, will invest $2M to move from Delson to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in early August. The team consists of about 20 engineers and engineering technicians.
    Mini-Entrepôts MTR has announced the construction of new storage units in the Nazaire-Laurin industrial park in Joliette, a nearly $5M investment. Work will begin May 1, 2019.
    The firm D'ICI 2031 has announced the construction of the Arthur B. seniors residence in Joliette. The project is expected to be completed by late summer 2020, and the $35M investment will create 120 direct jobs.
    Probiotech International, a distributor of natural additives for animal nutrition, expanded its facilities in Saint-Hyacinthe and has acquired machinery following a $2.5M investment
    Commission scolaire du Val-des-Cerfs has made a new gymnasium available to the students of Premier-Envol primary school in Bedford following a $2.5M investment
    Millet Plastics Group, a food-packaging manufacturer, invested about $15M to set up shop in Granby. About 30 people will be hired by the end of the year.
    Clinique dentaire du Complexe set up shop in Sherbrooke. The amount invested and the number of jobs created has not been released.
    Rexfab, a manufacturer of specialized industrial baking machinery, is investing more than $1.5M to expand its plant in Sherbrooke. To sustain its growth, up to 10 people will be hired to join 70 current employees.
    Commission scolaire des Sommets is investing over $4M to expand Saint-Pie-X primary school in Magog. Construction should be completed in December.
    The Nordia call centre in Rouyn-Noranda will permanently close in December 2019 which will result in the lay off of 88 employees
    The Government of Quebec has announced investments of $442M for various road and maritime projects in the Capitale-Nationale region between 2019 and 2021
    The City of Québec has just issued a call for tenders for professional services to carry out the Hochelaga Boulevard redevelopment project. The estimated cost is $65M and construction is expected to start in 2020.
    Various companies in Abitibi-Témiscamingue will benefit from $2.5M in financial assistance from the federal government to support several economic growth projects
    The Icelandic airline WOW Air has ceased operations after declaring bankruptcy. The number of jobs in the Montréal area affected by this closure remains unknown.
    Michel Miller First Nations Logistics in Baie-Comeau was awarded a $7M contract for the grinding of iron ore tailings. The work will be carried out in Schefferville and create at least 12 jobs.
    Éco-Pin primary school in the municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Pins was inaugurated at the end of March 2019. The $7.5M expansion allowed for the addition of 4 classrooms, a gymnasium and a library.
    Canadian telecommunications company Telus has announced a $95M investment to expand its wireless and fibre optic networks in eastern Quebec and the Québec City region in 2019
    Aimia, a company specializing in customer loyalty programs, has announced downsizing in Montréal over the course of 2019. Over 100 employees will be affected by this measure.
    Gaspésie's intermediate housing resources are in need of about 40 patient service attendants to meet demand. Special education technician and social worker positions also need to be filled.
    OrganicOcean in Rimouski and GO Usinage in Trois-Pistoles have acquired specialized equipment with the help of Canada Economic Development. This translates into investments of over $2M and the creation of 12 jobs.
    The Fab 3R machine shop in Trois-Rivières has about 10 positions to fill, including 4 machinist positions
    Kruger Wayagamack in Trois-Rivières is looking for stationary engineers and electrical technicians
    A total of 18 employability organizations in Mauricie collaborated to create a new website that allows clients to find the resources that best suit their needs
    Cascades Lupel in Trois-Rivières will close around July 1st. The plant, which specializes in the manufacturing of backing for flooring, experienced a significant decrease in demand for its products. The decision affects 35 employees.
    SuperClub Vidéotron on Des Forges Boulevard in Trois-Rivières will close at the end of April causing about 15 employees to lose their job
    The À fleur d'eau aquatic school in Trois-Rivières will close on June 23
    Morille Québec and JSG Bottling announced an investment of about $1M for the purchase of a processing plant in Chicoutimi. This acquisition will allow the company to begin production of ketchup and other condiments.
    Société protectrice des animaux de la Mauricie completed an expansion of its Trois-Rivières location at a cost of $4.7M. The expansion will increase the number of employees from 50 to 60 within a few weeks.
    CN Rail has announced its intention to invest $245M to modernize its network in Quebec in 2019 through its capital investment program
  • Start date: 2019-03-18, End date: 2019-03-22
    Week of Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2019

    Parks Canada is investing $12M to restore Fort Lennox on Île-aux-Noix. The building is expected to reopen in May 2020.
    Les Magasins Korvette, a Quebec-based discount retail chain, has just opened a location in Sutton. The number of jobs created has not been disclosed.
    The Municipality of the Township of Potton is investing $1.2M to build a shelter over a multipurpose surface in André-Gagnon Park. It is expected to be open to the public in October. The Government of Quebec is contributing half of the total cost of the project.
    The Bec-O-Lanctôt farm in Compton invested over $1M to construct a chicken coop for laying hens
    Magnesium Technology Recycles, a magnesium ingot recycling company, also known as MTR Mag, will open in Asbestos by 2020 and will have 40 open positions for job seekers
    Bitfarms, a technology firm using blockchain technology such as the cryptocurrency bitcoin, is investing $250M in several phases to build another computing centre, this time in Sherbrooke
    Uniprix in Coaticook closed, resulting in a loss of 24 jobs
    Ali Excavation, a diversified company whose services range from asphalt production to spreading it on roads to snow removal, is investing $1.5M to build a new machine shop in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to support its growth
    The Nord-du-Québec region will proceed with major road and airport projects starting in 2019 thanks to financial aid of close to $71M from the Government of Quebec
    The City of Laval announced the opening of Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles' Exploration Centre. This new museum and recreational tourism centre represents an investment of more than $10.5M.
    Le Papillon Bleu childcare centre is investing over $1M in the construction of its first location in Brigham, the employer's third location. The establishment should be open by August. In total, 15 educator, cook and administrative positions will be created.
    Several municipalities in Abitibi-Témiscamingue are looking to fill dozens of summer student positions for the 2019 summer season
    Abitibi-Témiscamingue will carry out various road infrastructure improvement projects starting in 2019 thanks to nearly $166M in financial assistance from the Government of Quebec
    Sani-Éco, a recyclable waste collection and plastic processing company, invested $5M in the acquisition of two sorting robots at its Granby plant
    OK Tire, a specialized retailer, is investing $14M in the construction of a tire and mechanical parts distribution centre in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. The expansion may result in several hires planned for 2020.
    Fabspec, a manufacturer of custom metal parts, is looking for 10 people to work in its Sorel-Tracy plant. Thanks to a repayable grant from the Government of Canada, the company will purchase automated equipment.
    Les Aciers Richelieu, a company specializing in metal stamping, is planning to hire 8 employees at its Sorel-Tracy plant. Automated equipment will be purchased thanks to a repayable contribution from the federal government.
    Hyundai Sorel-Tracy, an automobile dealership, will invest $2M in renovations to its showroom as well as its customer service area. The employer is looking to fill two sales positions.
    IAMGOLD has announced the layoff of more than 200 workers at the Westwood mine in Preissac. The majority of affected employees are sub-contractors from the mining company.
    Harvey's, a fast-food chain, has reopened its restaurant in Drummondville after its closure last February
    APN in Québec City has just received $1M in financial assistance from the City of Québec and the Government of Quebec. These funds will allow for the expansion of production space and the acquisition of production equipment, a $9.11M project.
    Hydro Coupe CRC, a Sherbrooke company specializing in cutting and welding parts, is investing $1M to expand its warehouse and purchase a laser machine
    Jupiter - nourriture pour animaux will invest millions of dollars to build a dog and cat food production plant in Drummondville. About 20 people will be hired for its opening next year.
    Autoforce Occasion has chosen Salaberry-de-Valleyfield as the location for its new used-vehicle dealership. The number of jobs created has not been disclosed.
    The Sports Experts store in Saint-Georges will invest nearly $1M in its expansion. The work will allow the store to carry Atmosphere products and create about 15 jobs.
    Le Chaz and L'épicurien restaurants will open on Maguire Avenue in Québec City. About 30 jobs will be created.
    The Commission scolaire des Patriotes is investing $10.7M in the building of a primary school on Rue Forbin-Janson in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. The school will welcome its first students this fall. The number of hires has not yet been determined.
    The Alma vocational centre, in partnership with several regional companies, is changing its vocational studies program (DEP) from traditional welding and assembly to a paid co-op work-study program
    Granules LG, a company specializing in wood pellet production, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is investing $2.2M in the purchase of new equipment and the modernization of its facilities in Saint-Félicien
    District Atwater, a real estate developer, has announced the construction of the Origine residential project in Montréal. Construction of the $25M project will begin this summer with an expected completion date in 2020.
    Camp Canawish in Rivière-Ouelle is ready to hire about 10 additional instructors for the upcoming summer season, as well as a care attendant, a lifeguard, and a laundry attendant
    Cirque de la Pointe-Sèche will be performing in Saint-Germain-de-Kamouraska starting July 4, creating jobs for a dozen performers, a dozen employees during performances, and six part-time project managers
    Navigue.com, whose headquarters are located in Bonaventure, will invest $1.2M in a fibre optic network in Gaspésie over a 15-month period. The investment is expected to create work for 6 additional people.
    Canada Economic Development has granted financial assistance to Village Grande Nature Chic-Chocs in Cap-Chat and to Eskamer Aventure in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, two tourism companies. Nearly $1.4M will be invested, and 6 jobs will be created.
    Les Crustacés de Gaspé, a seafood processing plant in Grande-Rivière, will not open next season due to lack of profitability. A total of 80 employees are affected by the decision.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec has about 20 pharmacist positions to be filled at the Hôpital du Centre-de-la-Mauricie in Shawinigan and at the Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu d'Arthabaska
    Motel Iberville will invest about $3M in major renovation work and the expansion of its vacation rental in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Work is expected to be under way by fall 2020 at the latest. About 10 people are expected to be hired.
    The MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre (C2MI) in Bromont, which links research and the commercialization of electronic systems, received over $26M in financial assistance from the Government of Quebec
    Cannara Biotech, a company specializing in the indoor growing of medicinal cannabis, has set up shop in Farnham. The employer will hire more than 100 people, a number that could reach as high as 300.
    The Municipality of Piedmont has approved the Havre des Falaises real estate project. The construction of 272 units, which is divided into seven phases, will be carried out by Sylco Construction.
    The Montréal Port Authority (MPA) and the company Logistec announced the second phase of the expansion of the Viau Terminal, a $30M project. Work will be carried out from September 2019 to December 2020.
  • Start date: 2019-03-11, End date: 2019-03-15
    Week of Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2019

    Andy Transport, a company in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield that covers all of North America, is investing $25M to acquire a new fleet of 100 trucks and 200 trailers to support its growth
    The Government of Canada has announced $100M in funding to small and medium businesses in the steel and aluminum sectors. The funds will be used to buy new technology to improve productivity and competitiveness.
    The Atwill-Morin Group, which specializes in the restoration of heritage buildings, cultural property and historic sites, is investing over $10M to renovate its head office in Montréal
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) is seeking 15 to 20 people to work at the Granby store to open by late spring. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
    The Green Organic Dutchman (TGOD), a producer of organic medical cannabis, will be hiring 80 people this fall at its new production centre in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and will employ between 250 and 300 employees when fully operational
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) has announced it will be opening a store in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts in spring 2019. The number of jobs created remains unknown at present.
    The Bel Canada cheese company will hire between 130 and 140 people at its Sorel-Tracy plant, initially to fill manager positions, and then to fill production positions beginning around September and continuing over a longer period
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $132.2M for various road projects in the Lanaudière region between 2019 and 2021
    Les Trois Mousquetaires (LTM), a microbrewery in Brossard specializing in craft beer, invested over $800,000 to expand its facilities, add a boutique, and acquire new equipment
    Shopper+, a company in Vaudreuil-Dorion specializing in the logistics of essential goods for homes and small businesses, is looking to hire about 15 people to add to the 148 current employees
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) recently opened a store in Brossard. The number of jobs created has not been released.
    IKEA, a company specializing in the design and retail sale of furniture and décor, is spending $400M to build a distribution centre in Beauharnois that will be operational by the end of the year
    Metro Rouillard in Pierreville has acquired the Metro store in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières. Management plans to hire new people.
    Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) is investing $10M received from the Government of Canada to support its researchers examining the health problems of Canadians
    The only food processing development centre in the province, Centre de valorisation de l'aliment (CVA), is currently under construction in Sherbrooke thanks to an investment of nearly $6M. Its opening is planned for mid-July with jobs for five workers.
    The Clément Jacques meat company is investing $1.5M to build a meat processing plant in Magog as the plant in Sherbrooke is too small to meet its needs. Around 10 people will be hired for the opening in June.
    iCabbi, an Irish company that develops taxi fleet management platforms, has announced the upcoming opening of a new office in Montréal. The company will hire more than 150 technicians who worked for Téo Taxi.
    The Outaouais region will invest $160M in various road projects in 2019-2021 thanks to funding from the Government of Quebec
    IGA Laplante, a supermarket in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, will be investing $4M to renovate its facilities while remaining open to its customers during the work. Hiring may take place at the end of the project.
    Avianor, a Mirabel company specializing in aircraft maintenance and parts manufacturing, announced a partnership with DRAKKAR, a company that specializes in outsourcing. The agreement will promote the growth of the aerospace sector in Quebec.
    Le Rendez-vous de l'emploi Lac-Saint-Jean-Est job fair will be held on April 4 in Alma. More than 50 employers will be looking to hire 300 potential workers.
    The Government of Quebec announced it will be investing $203.8M to improve the road network in the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean Region between 2019 and 2021
    The Centre culturel St-John will be renovated thanks to an investment of $1.2M by the City of Bromont
    The City of Bromont is spending $2M on the development of the future public space in the Vieux-Village, formerly known as West-Shefford
    As a result of a federal-provincial investment of $125M, the Kativik Regional Government plans to begin construction on a fibre optic infrastructure in 2019, making it possible to connect fourteen communities in Nunavik
    Miralis will create 25 jobs within the next year, bringing its workforce to 300 employees. The kitchen cabinet manufacturer in Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard will invest $7.4M in the robotization and automation of its equipment.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie, an integrated health and social services centre, has dozens of jobs to fill
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie, an integrated health and social services centre, is seeking students to fill about 100 positions this summer, including orderlies, desk clerks, caretakers and other specialized trades
    Chantier Naval MDC in Îles-de-la-Madeleine is preparing to build a new facility to better meet its needs, following a $1.7M investment. The company is looking to hire 4 to 6 additional employees, including laminators.
    The Résidence Saint-Maxime in Saint-Maxime-du-Mont-Louis is seeking at least 5 orderlies, mainly to create a call list in case of holidays or illness. The residence currently has about 10 employees.
    The ministère des Transports will invest close to $163M in the Mauricie region for road work over the next two years
    The Government of Quebec will invest more than $297M over the next two years on various road projects in the Chaudière-Appalaches region
    USNR, a manufacturer of machines for sawmills, is spending more than $4M to purchase equipment at its Plessisville plant. The company is seeking some 30 welders, machinists, electro-mechanics and mechanical engineers.
    The ministère des Transports will invest more than $144M in road projects in the Centre-du-Québec region between 2019 and 2021
    The ministère des Transports will invest more than $190M in road projects in the Estrie region by 2021
    The ministère des Transports will invest over $515M in the road network in the Montérégie region by 2021
    Aux grains, a café-bakery, is opening in Sherbrooke by this summer. The employer will hire about 20 employees starting in April.
    The Government of Quebec will invest more than $96M between 2019 and 2021 on road projects in the Laval region
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $143.7M in road projects in the Laurentides Region between 2019 and 2021
    Storcan International, a conveyor manufacturer, is investing $4.5M in its Châteauguay plant. The federal and provincial governments will contribute funds to the expansion project, leading to the hiring of about 10 people.
    Transport Somavrac in Trois-Rivières is looking to hire 10 truck drivers, mainly to drive heavy vehicles
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $955M in road projects in the Montréal Region between 2019 and 2021
  • Start date: 2019-03-04, End date: 2019-03-08
    Week of Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2019

    Küto, a restaurant specializing in tartare dishes, will be opening another location in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Between 12 and 15 employees will be hired for its planned July opening.
    The Government of Quebec has announced plans to modernize the Pie-IX Bridge between Montréal and Laval. Costing close to $199M, the project will start in late 2019 and end in the fall of 2022.
    After losing a major supplier, TTEC, a telephone call centre, has announced it will lay off 212 employees in late April at its Montréal facility
    Terranueva, a cannabis production facility, has announced the opening of its new location in L'Assomption. The facility will also serve as a medical research centre. Production is expected to begin mid-March.
    The Alterra Mountain Company is investing $14.1M in Station Mont Tremblant, with $10.3M being directed to the mountain and $3.8M to a makeover of Aquaclub La Source. The investment is part of a five-year investment plan, with $17M already invested last year.
    Nova Bus, a bus manufacturer, has announced the official opening of its new Development Centre in Saint-Eustache
    The Government of Quebec is granting $10M to build a new bridge on Autoroute 15 Nord in Sainte-Adèle. Work will start by late March and last 38 weeks.
    Digital District, a French company specializing in special effects and post-production, is closing its Montréal studio and laying off about 60 workers
    Montréal's La Ronde amusement park is recruiting for the 2019 season, with about 800 various seasonal positions to fill. The deadline for online applications is April 1.
    The Rossy store in Sacré-Coeur was destroyed by fire. Its closure has resulted in the loss of about 10 jobs.
    Groupe G7, a multidisciplinary company based in Sept-Îles that specializes in commercial and industrial construction, has laid off about 100 employees indefinitely
    Fromagerie Victoria is opening a store on Bouvier Street in Québec City in mid-May and creating about 40 jobs in the process
    TradingScreen, a US company specializing in financial asset transaction management, is opening an office in Montréal. About 15 IT developer positions will be created within the year, and about 40 more will be created in three years.
    The Société québécoise du cannabis is looking for about 15 employees for its first store in Gatineau, scheduled to open by early summer
    The CHSLD Petite-Nation residential long-term care facility is slated for a $2.5M renovation expected to start in 2020
    Devicom, a Chicoutimi-based company specializing in business technologies and solutions, has announced the acquisition of Perséides Brigade numérique, which specializes in internet strategies. The transaction amounts to roughly $1M.
    In partnership with the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec, Affûtage N.J.R., a company specializing in industrial sharpening, has announced a $1.2M investment to acquire and modernize facilities in Alma
    Groupe PVP in Matane has created a new Cube Noir Innovation subsidiary operating in the web domain, digital marketing, and information technology fields. The company is currently recruiting, and intends to create up to 20 jobs.
    With its acquisition of the Ancien Monastère residence, Rimouski-based Coup de main à domicile will be able to hire up to 40 employees in addition to the 215 already working for the social economy enterprise. The company provides a range of services to individuals.
    Intermediate residential resources in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region are short staffed. A total of 152 personal support worker, specialized education technician, social worker and other types of positions are waiting to be filled.
    S3-K9, a canine security agency, has entered in an agreement with GardaWorld. The agreement creates approximately twenty dog handler jobs per year, many of them in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region.
    The Job Dating fair is scheduled for March 23 in Rimouski, where job seekers will be able to hand in their applications to approximately 50 employers with positions to fill
    A list of job openings in the Matanie RCM will be available at www.semaineemploimatanie.ca starting March 18. About 15 companies in the region will be hosting open houses during the week of March 18.
    Mauricie's intermediate residential resources have 151 job vacancies to fill, with an average of 2.8 hires needed per establishment
    The Pourvoirie du lac Blanc in Saint-Alexis-des-Monts has expanded to include 70 rooms and employ 70 workers. Economic Development Canada has announced a financial contribution to this project.
    The Trois-Rivières/Bécancour job fair will take place on March 27 and 28, with over 1,700 job vacancies to fill. The Trois-Rivières industrial building will serve as the venue for the first day of the fair, followed by a virtual fair the next day.
    The Roland Pelletier et Fils grocery store in Cap-Chat closed on March 9
    The Centres intégrés de santé et de services sociaux in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, and Côte-Nord have posted several job offers on their websites for psychologists to fill vacant positions
    Outpost VFX, a special effects studio from the United Kingdom, has announced plans to open a studio in Montréal and is looking to fill about 40 positions in the next six months. The company expects to hire up to 150 people in two years.
    El Cactus, a Mexican restaurant in Châteauguay, is closing in December. The number of job losses has not been disclosed.
    The City of Saint-Pascal recreation department is offering summer positions for about 10 soccer coaches and 1 local soccer association coordinator
  • Start date: 2019-02-25, End date: 2019-03-01
    Week of Feb 25 - Mar 01, 2019

    Les Meubles B.O.F.F., a manufacturer of wall beds and other items, is investing over $2M to build a new factory in Sherbrooke and purchase equipment. Ten welder, press operator and cabinetmaker positions will be created.
    Bombardier Aerospace is investing a total of $22M over a three-year period in two major aerospace investment and innovation projects: Aero21 and the third phase of the SA²GE project
    The City of Chambly is looking for 120 students to fill various summer jobs. Interested candidates must apply no later than March 24.
    The Salon Priorité-Emploi will be on hand in Sherbrooke at the Centre de foires exhibition centre on March 15 and 16. The Estrie region has 135 employers looking to fill various positions.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $41.3M investment to support Quebec aerospace sector investment and innovation projects
    Tourism Eastern Townships will be exhibiting at the Salon Priorité-Emploi on March 15 and 16 at the Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre to offer over 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs
    The Granby Zoo is investing over $3M to construct a business and events pavilion slated to open in mid-November
    The CIUSSS MCQ is looking for about 100 people to fill administrative technician, administrative officer and medical secretary positions. Interested candidates must apply online no later than March 13.
    Wouf Zone, a canine recreation centre in Sherbrooke, is closing at the end of April. About 10 part-time employees will be laid off.
    Coginov, a software publisher in Longueuil, is investing more than $5M in improvements. The Government of Quebec is providing financial support for the project. By 2020, 50 new hires will join the company's existing 38 employees.
    Brasserie T! opened another restaurant at a second location, this one in Brossard's Quartier DIX30
    Aéroports de Montréal has announced the layoff of 93 employees at the Montréal-Trudeau airport, most of them permit office agents and receptionists
    The Val-Jalbert historical village has announced a $2.5M investment in the construction of 15 new cottages. The work is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2019.
    The Commission scolaire des Rives-du-Saguenay (CSRS) is opening 15 new kindergarten classes for 4-year-olds in the coming school year. Approximately 15 new teachers should be needed.
    The Laurentian Bank has announced the elimination of 350 jobs in Quebec within the year after unveiling a plan to streamline certain administrative functions and support duties related to services for individuals
    Bombardier Aerospace has announced an agreement with Air Vanuatu to supply 4 Airbus A220 aircraft. The aircraft will be assembled at the company's Mirabel plant, and the first delivery is scheduled for June 2020.
    The City of Montréal-Est has announced redevelopment work on Broadway Avenue at an estimated cost of close to $13M. The work is expected to begin in the next few months.
    The Auberge de Nos Aïeux in Les Éboulements will reopen in May. The company plans to hire a team of approximately 8 to 10 people and is also looking for a cook.
    The Lokia Group plans to build a new retirement residence behind the Très-Saint-Sacrement church in Québec City. Approximately 150 jobs will be created, and the first residents are expected to move in by the spring of 2021.
    The Commission scolaire de Laval is enlarging its schools to accommodate new kindergarten classes for 4-year-olds. Another $80M will be invested to have the work performed.
    Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) construction will begin on March 18. Redevelopment work on Pie-IX Boulevard in Montréal will be ongoing for three years at an estimated cost of $394M.
    The Îles-de-la-Madeleine multi-sport centre is providing jobs for dozens of workers. The complex is being built at a cost of $15.7M and is scheduled to open in October.
    The Rimouski Cégep is looking for 15 to 20 employees in various fields. The institution is apparently ready to hire them immediately.
    Marmen Énergie in Matane has an urgent need for workers to fill labourer, welder and certain entry-level positions
    Various specialized positions are available in the Matane region, mainly in the electronics, welding and education fields
    The Produits d'emballages Henri Bourgeois packaging company closed a few months ago in Trois-Rivières
    Silo Épicerie Bio-Vrac and ÉcoloBoutique are both opening second locations in Sherbrooke, side by side. About 20 people will be hired for their planned openings in the fall.
    The Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale is calling on job seekers to apply for more than 19,000 positions available in the Montérégie region. The need is greatest for jobs that pay an average wage of $18.25 per hour.
    Topring, a compressed air product manufacturer, is looking for workers to fill sales, marketing and other positions at its Granby plant. In 2020, the employer will be expanding its plant at a cost not yet undisclosed.
    Marmen, a machine shop in Trois-Rivières, is having difficulty recruiting local workers. To address this problem, Marmen hired 30 foreign workers under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
    Simetech Environnement, located in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, will be hiring 15 new employees once they finish their 765-hour industrial cleaning training program with the Commission scolaire Fleuve-et-des-Lacs
  • Start date: 2019-02-18, End date: 2019-02-22
    Week of Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2019

    Le Plus, a restaurant in Granby, has closed. Approximately 10 employees are affected by this closure, which could be for an indeterminate period.
    Centre médical Robinson (GMF) will relocate in the same city, Granby, by June 2021 thanks to an $11M investment
    Corporation de développement socioéconomique d'Asbestos is investing $3M to provide new business incubator facilities within the region
    Brasserie du Ranch is moving to a new location in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies. This $1.6M project will increase the brewery's number of employees to 40. The opening is slated for March 12, 2019.
    Bonduelle, a company that specializes in processing and conserving vegetables, has four plants in Montérégie and one in Montréal and has acquired Seneca in Lebanon, PA, in the United States, where fruits and vegetables are frozen
    The City of Magog is investing more than $22M in a facelift for its downtown. The work will be done in two stages, and could extend until the summer of 2020.
    The City of Drummondville will invest approximately $1M to acquire the Centre communautaire Drummondville-Sud
    Suroît Propane, which specializes in propane gas services and has its head office in Sainte-Martine, has received a repayable contribution of $2.5M from the Government of Quebec to fund its growth
    A new library will be built in Vaudreuil-Dorion following more than $7M in financial contributions from the three levels of government
    Hôtel Castel & Spa Confort in Granby is investing $1M to revamp its image, and is taking the opportunity to change its name, which will now be Hôtel Castel
    Urban Barn, a Canadian furniture and accessories retailer, is opening a store in Laval
    Home Depot, a retailer in the home renovation sector, is launching a recruitment campaign to fill more than 5,500 jobs across Canada
    Alouette, an aluminium production company in Sept-Îles, is investing $100M to modernize its 594 pots. The work will be completed in late 2020.
    CEZinc, which specializes in zinc processing, is interested in hiring students aged 18 and over for the summer in its Salaberry-de-Valleyfield plant to fill a number of positions in administration, maintenance, engineering, production and technology
    CHSLD Foyer Sutton, in Sutton, has invested more than $1M to upgrade the establishment to ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux standards
    L'entrepôt RONA in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and RONA Iberville are interested in hiring more than 20 people for different full- and part-time jobs. Interested applicants should apply at the store where they would like to work.
    The Commission scolaire des Chênes will invest more than $5M in building a total of 28 modular classrooms in three of its schools in Drummondville to meet the increased demand starting in September
    Gorilla Group, a provider of e-commerce solutions, intends to hire 70 people in Montréal over the next two years. The company is looking for software and Web site developers to improve cybersecurity and project management.
    Payless ShoeSource, a shoe retailer, has announced the closure of all of its stores across Canada after a failed attempt at restructuring. In Quebec, approximately 25 stores will close by late March.
    The Government of Quebec has announced the creation of 2,500 subsidized childcare spots over the next two years throughout the province
    The City of Brossard is investing close to $22M in the development of Grand parc urbain, which is already open to the public. The work is expected to be completed by 2023.
    The City of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will invest close to $5M to expand its municipal garage. Construction Émery Paquette, a company located in the same city, won the contract.
    A number of businesses will be setting up shop this fall in Québec City's Galeries de la Capitale new food market, called Les Galeries Gourmandes. The cost of setting up this new space is $16M.
    Groupe Top Resto will open two new restaurants in May in Québec City: Birra & Basta on Saint-Joseph Street and La Maison Livernois in Vieux-Québec. Each restaurant will hire some 40 employees.
    Sports Experts will open a new store at Galeries Chagnon in Lévis in November, replacing the current one. Approximately 30 new jobs will be created on top of the 70 existing ones.
    Olymel will close its plant in the Vanier sector of Québec City on May 10. In total, 47 employees will be compensated or relocated. Production will be transferred to the Blainville plant, north of Montréal.
    Boutique Myco Anna in Québec City is closing. Both its main store on rue Saint-Vallier and its online shop will shut down on February 24. Some 20 employees will be affected by the closure.
    The Merci la vie bakery has announced that it is moving to a new facility in Piedmont. The bakery will open in September 2019, and intends to double its number of employees.
    A new community justice centre recently opened in Inukjuak, Nunavik, thanks to close to $550,000 in financial assistance from the Government of Quebec. Société Makivik will run the new centre.
    Developer Gilles Dufour is investing $2.2M in the construction of a complex that will include a Boutique Hors-Circuits sports rentals shop, an Esso service station with a convenience store, and a Subway restaurant in Chicoutimi. The work will begin in the spring.
    TM Solution and AàZ Netmédia are teaming up to set up Prospecto, which will have offices in Victoriaville, Drummondville, Montréal and Québec City. They will be hiring.
    The Commission scolaire de l'Estuaire has announced a joint investment of close to $4.7M to rebuild the auditorium at Polyvalente des Rivières school in Forestville
    Soudure G.F. has closed as a result of a fire. No information is currently available on how long it will remain closed nor how many employees have lost their jobs at the Saint-Bruno facility.
    The City of Montréal has signed a contract for more than $175M for the construction and operation of the Centre de traitement des matières organiques in Saint-Laurent. SUEZ Canada Waste Services will run the centre for five years.
    Verdélite, a cannabis production plant, is officially inaugurating its facility in Saint-Eustache, a $100M investment. The plant will be fully operational in the summer of 2019 and will create 140 jobs.
    McDonald's has announced that the restaurant will reopen on March 1 following its reconstruction after a fire. Approximately 40 people will be employed at the Roberval location.
    The Government of Canada has announced the deconstruction of the old Champlain Bridge by late 2019. Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated will run the project, estimated at $400M and expected to take three years.
    The City of Montréal has announced a $75M investment over three years to acquire and beautify parks and areas along its shorelines
    The City of Trois-Rivières has mounted a campaign to recruit day camp counselors for the summer, after running into difficulties last year. It is estimated that close to 100 counselors will be needed.
    The Commission scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy in Trois-Rivières and the Commission scolaire de l'Énergie in Shawinigan will have a total of 29 new four-year-old kindergarten classes by the start of the next school year
    The Bas-Saint-Laurent region could have up to 38 new four-year-old kindergarten classes by the start of the next school year. Those classes are distributed among the region's four school boards.
    The Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region will have nine new four year-old kindergarten classes by the start of the next school year, including five under the Commission scolaire René-Lévesque and three under the Commission scolaire des Chic-Chocs
    The Complexe sportif Desjardins in Rimouski will open on February 23. Approximately 10 reception staff will be working there, as well as at least 60 lifeguards.
    The Salon de l'emploi du Témiscouata will take place on March 23 in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. Service Accès-Emploi is organizing the event, and its website has additional information.
    The Rendez-vous de l'emploi de La Mitis will take place on March 20 in Mont-Joli. Some 50 employers will be looking to fill jobs at that event.
    The Home Depot hardware store in Sherbrooke is looking for 37 people for various positions, including sales, cashier, night maintenance, parking and garden centre. Applicants can send in their CVs online or by text message.
    The Home Depot hardware store in Victoriaville is looking for 16 people for various positions, including sales, cashier, night maintenance, parking and garden centre. Applicants can send in their CVs online or by text message.
    North American Lithium is suspending its activities until the summer of 2019 for financial reasons. It will reassign 115 of its employees to other jobs during the closure, and will lay off 200 sub-contractors.
    Érablière Bernard in Granby has invested $800,000 in expanding and adding kitchens for the production of prepared meals. The newly established Divinement érable store will be selling their many products.
    The Montréal Insectarium will close temporarily in March for major renovations. The modernization and expansion work is estimated at $36M and is expected to take two years.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $450M investment over two years for forestry work on public lands
    Amazon is investing $81M in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) centre in Varennes. Some 50 positions will be created for the opening, which has not yet been scheduled.
  • Start date: 2019-02-11, End date: 2019-02-15
    Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2019

    The City of Sainte-Julie is looking for several students to fill different positions during the summer. Interested candidates must apply as soon as possible through the municipal website.
    Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville, which is part of the SÉPAQ network, will be redesigned to make it accessible year-round, thanks to a provincial government investment of more than $4.5M
    Artopex, an office furniture manufacturer located in Granby, has acquired Concept Can-Bec, an architectural carpentry business in Saint-Paul-d'Abbotsford
    Smucker's, a U.S. agri-food company, will invest approximately $12M to expand its Sherbrooke plant and purchase new equipment. The project is receiving a financial contribution from the Government of Canada.
    A pharmacy in the Uniprix chain will be opening in Saint-Jacques. No information is currently available on the number of new employees or the amount that will be invested in this new operation.
    Novaquark, a French developer of video games, has announced the opening of a new studio in Montréal. The company is looking for approximately 50 professionals for its digital entertainment platform projects.
    Farnham Ale & Lager, a craft beer microbrewery in the municipality of Farnham, will invest $1M to expand and purchase equipment. It will hire 4 or 5 people to add to its existing 20 employees.
    Construction on the Centre de cancérologie in Rouyn-Noranda, a $23M to $25M project, should start in the summer of 2019. Work should be completed in the fall of 2020.
    NAV Canada has announced that it will be putting the Mirabel airport control tower back in service. It will take 10 to 12 months to get it up and running, and will create up to 12 air traffic control positions.
    Sural, a producer of aluminium rods for electrical and mechanical applications, has declared bankruptcy. In total, 100 employees have lost their jobs in the Bécancour and Victoriaville plants.
    Harvey's and St-Hubert Express, two fast food chains, will open in Ange-Gardien this spring. A total of $2M will be invested.
    ControlA, a company that specializes in asbestos decontamination and building insulation, is setting up shop in Drummondville with a $700,000 investment. Approximately 10 people will be hired in the medium term.
    Sports Experts is investing approximately $25M to build a new larger store in Brossard, in Quartier DIX30. Approximately 60 jobs will be created for its anticipated November opening.
    Canada Goose, a manufacturer of outerwear, has announced the opening of a plant in Montréal and the creation of 650 jobs by the end of 2020. The company will hire approximately 100 people by late March 2019 to get its operations underway.
    The Municipality of Saint-Célestin will invest close to $2M in two stages in the reconstruction of Saint-Michel Road following landslides. It is expected to reopen in May. The cost is being shared by the provincial and the municipal governments.
    Manoirs Bellevie will build O' St-François in Saint-Zotique, a residence for fully and partially independent retirees, as well as those who have experienced a loss of autonomy. It will open in the summer of 2020 and represent an investment of $52M. Approximately 40 jobs will be created.
    The Agropur dairy cooperative will invest $55.8M in its Beauceville plant. The investment is part of an automation and robotization project and will result in 26 new jobs.
    This summer, Société immobilière Huot will deliver the first phase of its $175M project, called La Cité M. The result will be 500 new rental units in Québec City. Up to 350 workers should be involved as sub-contractors for this project.
    Événement Emploi Formation will be taking place at Carrefour Frontenac in Thetford on Friday, March 15, 2019. Anyone looking for work can stop by between 1 and 7 p.m. More than 200 job openings will be available from about 30 exhibitors.
    Décathlon, a French sports equipment retailer, will open a distribution centre in Montréal, which means that approximately 30 jobs will be created over the next year
    Hart, a department store chain, has just opened a store in Chicoutimi, creating 13 new jobs
    OSBlock, a company specializing in the construction of structural walls, located in Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, has obtained several contracts for the construction of schools and houses in Mexico
    Électro Saguenay, a company specializing in the construction and maintenance of electrical and telecommunication systems, located in Alma, has obtained two contracts adding up to close to $20M for different electrical facilities
    The A&W restaurant has closed for major repairs due to water damage. It is expecting to reopen on March 6. No information is currently available on the number of employees who lost their jobs at the Alma location.
    Habitations Apéro, an affordable housing project in Montréal, will be completed this fall. This project of close to $42M financed by the Government of Canada, and located in the borough of LaSalle, will have 200 units.
    Cadillac Fairview, owner of the Fairview shopping centre in Pointe-Claire, has announced a $30M renovation to the mall. The next phase, in 10 years, will be an estimated $60M residential and commercial development project.
    Dieu du Ciel, a microbrewery, has announced a $1.5M investment for a major expansion and renovation of its facilities in Saint-Jérôme. The work will start in the spring of 2019.
    The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières inaugurated its new Institut d'innovation en écomatériaux, écoproduits et écoénergie. Over the next two years, I²E³ will hire 50 student researchers, bringing its total number of employees to 110.
    Decacer is investing $1.4M to convert an industrial building into a warehouse in Dégelis. Approximately 15 jobs will be created, and more than 12 million litres of maple syrup should be stored there.
    The number of workers in family daycares does not meet the demand in the regional county municipality of Rimouski-Neigette. Of the 896 spots available, only 750 are being used.
    Kaméléart Matane, a show promoter, will be shutting down for a year to take stock. Two permanent employees will lose their jobs in the spring, as well as several people hired on contract for shows.
    Total Océan in Îles-de-la-Madeleine has started turning seal fat into an Omega-3 rich oil. Five employees cut up the seal fat. The pharmaceutical industry may be interested in this oil.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec has launched an advertising campaign and a new platform for job offers to address recruitment issues in health care
  • Start date: 2019-02-04, End date: 2019-02-08
    Week of Feb 04 - Feb 08, 2019

    Construction Olivier Houle, a general contractor, is investing $2.7M in Granby to build a 33-unit residential building
    Hydro-Québec is investing $30M to build an experimental solar panel farm in La Prairie and Varennes. The project is the first of its kind and should be fully operational in 2020.
    Les Vêtements SP, a manufacturer of athletic uniforms in Granby, is investing nearly $500,000 to purchase state-of-the-art machinery. The employer is seeking about forty employees between now and next summer.
    Shur-Gain will close its chicken feed production plant in between now and summer 2019, which will impact 50 workers. Some of them could be transferred to other facilities of the company.
    Les Taxis 800, a business in Rimouski, is experiencing hiring difficulties. A dozen additional drivers would be required to meet client demand.
    The Goverment of Quebec has announced a funding of $70M to $90M over the next two years used for detecting developmental delays among children. The hiring of 800 health professionals and administrative staff is planned.
    Claridge, a property developer, has announced the construction of the Enticy residential tower in Montréal. The 24-storey building will house 185 condominium units. Work will begin in spring 2019 and completed in 2021.
    Brigil, a real estate firm, will begin the construction of a residential complex valued at $85M in Gatineau in summer 2019. The project should be completed in fall 2021.
    The City of Drummondville will invest over $1M in the second phase of revitalizing the Saint-Joseph neighbourhood around the Marché public
    Harvey's, a fast-food chain, has closed a restaurant in Drummondville, leading to a loss of 17 jobs
    Sural, a manufacturer of aluminum rods for electrical and mechanical applications, temporarily closed its plant in Bécancour. Nearly 60 employees were temporarily laid off.
    The BMR Matériaux Kega hardware store in Grande-Rivière has announced its closure. The number of affected employees and the establishment's date of closure are unknown for the moment.
    Le Motel Interprovincial has announced a nearly $3M investment for expanding and modernizing its facilities. The business is expected to hire 7 employees by the time of the opening planned in August 2019.
    The Plante Hotel is planning to expand its facilities to increase accommodation capacity. The end of work is expected in July 2019 and 6 to 8 employees should be hired.
    Grand Times, a chain of Quebec hotels, is building a hotel complex of over 300 rooms in Laval. The work, estimated at $65M will be carried out in two phases and the opening is planned for fall 2020.
    The Collège du Sacré-Coeur, a private secondary school, will close in Sherbrooke at the end of the school year, leading to the loss of about 30 jobs
    Éternel Spa is investing $800,000 for expanding its facilities, including the construction of a new restaurant. When work is completed, 5 new jobs are expected to be created in this new establishment located in Saint-David-de-Falardeau.
    Saguenay en emploi, an employment fair bringing together several partners and employers, will take place on February 28 in Saguenay
    Lowe's, the owner of RONA and Réno-Dépôt, is seeking over 550 people to fill several seasonal jobs as early as this spring in Montérégie. Interested candidates must apply at the store of their choice on Saturday February 23.
  • Start date: 2019-01-28, End date: 2019-02-01
    Week of Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019

    Évolupak, a manufacturer of food, commercial and medical packaging, is investing $10M to expand its plant in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Some 20 workers will be required for September.
    The governments of Canada and Quebec are partnering with IHR Télécom in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to contribute financially to the construction of a fibre optic network in 21 municipalities in the RCM of Brome-Missisquoi by March 2022
    The C Hôtels group announced a $45M investment to build a luxury hotel complex and spa in Mont-Tremblant, at the base of Versant Soleil. The project will be completed by the end of 2020.
    Alimplus, a Quebec food product distributor, has acquired AOF service alimentaire based in Drummondville, which operates in the same field as its buyer
    Burger King in Granby has closed. The fast food chain's restaurant was the first in the province to unionize. The reason for its closing and the number of employees affected were not disclosed.
    The Place à la relève collégiale (college student placements) activity will be held at the CEGEP de Sorel-Tracy on Tuesday, February 12, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Some 37 employers from the region will be offering students full-time, part-time or summer employment as well as internships.
    Carré du Pacifique, a residential development project in Farnham, has launched phase 3, which involves construction of triplexes and semi-detached homes at a cost of $1.4M by Construction Rénovation Joncas of the same municipality
    Pittstop Vélo-Café, a new boutique concept combining a bike repair shop and health café, will open in June in Bromont following an investment of $1.5M
    Logements Handi-Cité, a 23-unit building with apartments adapted to independent persons with disabilities, will be built in Sherbrooke following an investment of more than $4M by Handi-Capable. Future tenants will be able to move in in July 2020.
    The Montréal firm Taxelco, which specializes in taxi services, is closing Téo Taxi, its electric car division. This restructuring affects 450 drivers.
    The Institut québécois de l'intelligence artificielle (MILA) is opening its new headquarters in Montréal. Some 20 businesses along with the academic and industrial sectors will be working to commercialize products resulting from basic research.
    Groupe Sportscene announced the opening of its new concept restaurant, À Domicile, in Laval
    The City of Beloeil invested more than $15M in the construction of its new aquatic centre. Part of the project was financed by the Building Canada-Quebec Fund. The facility will open to the public on April 27.
    Keolis, a private Montréal company providing public transportation for travellers, is looking to fill 50 driver positions within its urban, interurban, school and airport transportation network.
    Hôpital Verdun in Montréal will be expanding at a cost of $232M as of 2020-2021 with construction work occurring over three years. The addition of a new building will add 141 individual rooms.
    The Société protectrice des animaux de Drummond (SPAD) animal protection organization will be investing $550,000 to expand its building in Drummondville. Four people will be hired when the project is completed sometime in the spring.
    The City of Sherbrooke invested $26M to build the Gaston-Massé power distribution station, the fourth in the Hydro-Sherbrooke network
    Shaker Kitchen & Mixology will be opening a restaurant-bar in Victoriaville in February or March following an investment of $1M
    AddÉnergie, a manufacturer of electric recharging stations, will be creating 130 jobs in Quebec over the next three years. The jobs will be located at the headquarters and operations centre in Québec City (80) and the plant in Shawinigan (50).
    Coop fédérée will soon begin work on a $90M grain export terminal at the Anse-au-Foulon site in Québec City. A total of 40 jobs will be created during construction and another 50 thereafter to operate the facilities.
    Carré Cloutier is a sector of Nicolet where residential and commercial development projects will be launched by the firm Développement domiciliaire 955. A total of $4.8M will be invested.
    Shalwin, a door and window manufacturing company, is actively seeking about 30 workers for its plant in Shawinigan
    Obsession, a night club in Montréal North, is seeking 30 employees in time for its opening scheduled on March 2, 2019
    Jean Dumas Mitsubishi will be investing $2M to build a new garage enabling it to double its space. The opening of this new facility in Alma is planned for late 2019.
    Dumais Services Auxiliaires, an industrial cleaning company, is investing $1M to build a new building. The company plans to move into its new facilities in Chicoutimi in May 2019.
    The City of Sherbrooke is investing more than $36M, in partnership with the Government of Quebec, to rebuild the Rue des Grandes-Fourches Nord sector. The work will begin in the spring.
    Aide Atout, a home care cooperative in Beloeil, is looking to fill 30 housekeeping and personal care assistance positions to meet the growing demand for its services
    Secco International, a manufacturer of ventilation systems for agricultural buildings, is investing $2.5M to expand one of its plants in Saint-Hyacinthe. The employer is seeking about a dozen new employees.
    The McDonald's restaurant closed following a fire. The length of the closure and the number of employees who lost their jobs at the establishment in Roberval are unknown at this time.
    A Plus job fair will be held in the Jani-Ber room in Sorel-Tracy on Thursday, March 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Employers from the region will welcome youth looking for employment.
    Giant Tiger, a family discount store, is opening a new location in Montréal North.
  • Start date: 2019-01-21, End date: 2019-01-25
    Week of Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2019

    The City of Cowansville is investing approximately $1.42M to replace the refrigeration system at the Roland-Désourdy Arena. The project has received a provincial government subsidy of about $380,000.
    Industrie Gastronomique Cascajares opened its plant in Saint-Hyacinthe after investing more than $1M. The company prepares vacuum-cooked meat products for restaurant professionals and the public.
    The governments of Canada and Quebec are offering close to $2M in financial support to five companies in Saint-Hyacinthe. Jus Dose, Fabrications ElCargo, Produits Metchro, PrevTech Innovations and SimLeader will create over 40 jobs as a result.
    The Commission scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries is building a school in Châteauguay for students with intellectual disabilities scheduled to open in September. The Government of Quebec is providing over $28M.
    The City of Windsor is investing over $12M to renovate its water treatment plant, with work continuing throughout the year. The provincial government is partially funding the project.
    Roland & Frères, a food wholesaler, has announced the closure of its Saint-Pacôme warehouse at the end of January 2019, resulting in the loss of 9 jobs
    La Fromagerie L'Ancêtre cheese factory is spending $4M to expand its Bécancour plant and purchase equipment. This organic milk-based product manufacturer will create jobs based on its growth.
    Canada's Reserve Force opened the new Armoury in Longueuil, in the borough of Saint-Hubert, after investing in a $50M renovation
    Benny&Co. opened a rotisserie in Bécancour following a $2.5M investment. Twenty-two jobs were created.
    Jefo, a manufacturer of animal feed additives, plans to invest $30M in building a new plant in Saint-Hyacinthe. The project will generate 20 jobs in the short-term and 60 in the long-term.
    The City of Montréal has announced the redevelopment of Phillips square, a project with an estimated price tag of $50M. Work is expected to begin in 2020 and end in 2021.
    The Government of Canada and its partners have announced over $16M in funding to build 78 affordable housing units in Montreal
    Cuisines Gaspésiennes is receiving a $2.7M contribution from the Government of Quebec to modernize its production line. The Matane-based company plans to double its sales within five to seven years, with total investments of $7M.
    The City of Mont-Joli has announced plans to build a new arena at a cost of $9.4M, funded in large part by the governments of Canada and Quebec. Work will start in May 2019 and continue over the following 12 months.
    Zeal Motor, located in Bromont, has invested $1.5M, which includes contributions by the governments of Canada and Quebec. The industrial manufacturer of off-road vehicles, like the Fat Truck, will create about 15 jobs over the next two years.
    The Port-Cartier branch of the CIBC will close next August. Employees affected by the layoff will have the option of relocating to the Sept-Îles banking centre.
    Hydro-Québec has announced the start of work valued at $114M on a power transmission line from Natashquan to the village of Romaine. Connection to the system is planned for the spring of 2020.
    Ferme Cécyre, located in Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, has spent over $3M on construction of a new building equipped with an automated, specialized high-tech system for milking cows.
    The Commission scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries is investing $12M in the expansion of the Gérin-Lajoie elementary school in Châteauguay
    Parks Canada is investing over $50M in infrastructure work at the Chambly Canal National Historic Site along the Richelieu River
    Z Spa Urbain in Magog is closing. The number of jobs lost has not been disclosed.
    The Laiterie Chagnon dairy has received a loan of more than $1M from the provincial government to purchase equipment and market its milk-based products. Plans have been made to hire sales and marketing personnel in Waterloo.
    Princess Auto, a retailer specializing in auto parts sales, is opening a store in Laval. Recruitment to fill a range of positions will start in May.
    Olymel plans to hire 314 employees at its ATrahan factory in Yamachiche by December 2019. The company is investing close to $180,000 annually on transportation for workers living in Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan.
    The Hemmingford golf club in the city of the same name has declared bankruptcy. The number of layoffs has not been disclosed. Buy-back of the site remains a possibility.
    A C Hôtels and an indoor water park are under construction in Beloeil following an investment of close to $50M. This step is expected to be completed in 2020 is part of the Faubourg du Richelieu mega-project, valued at $125M.
    Produits de l'Érable du Grand Nord, in Saint-Honoré-de-Shenley, is shutting down its bottling production line on March 17. Approximately 30 employees will lose their jobs. Bottling operations are being transferred to the L.B. Maple Treat plant in Granby.
    Fromagerie Victoria has just opened a new outlet in the Galeries de la Capitale shopping centre in Québec City. About 20 jobs were created.
    Collège André-Grasset has announced plans to modernize and expand its Montreal sports complex at a cost of over $10M
    F. Ménard, a company specializing in pork production and processing, is looking for 150 people to fill various positions in Ange-Gardien
    LP Girard et fils, a company specializing in industrial steel structure blasting and painting, has announced the opening of its new facilities. The $6M investment has created 14 jobs in La Baie.
    The Government of Quebec is moving ahead with the construction of a new long-term care facility in Granby with an investment of $55M. The long-term care facility will be looking for about 40 employees by its planned opening in the fall of 2020.
    The Government of Canada has announced $6.4M in financial support for the City of Baie-Comeau to complete work on its airport, including runway grading and resurfacing
    Dare will be closing its cookie factory in Saint-Lambert in a year and a half. About 275 employees will lose their jobs.
    Over the next three years, AddÉnergie, a manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations, will create 130 jobs in Quebec, including 50 at its Shawinigan plant, with $4.5M in financial support from the Government of Quebec
    district m, a Montreal-based company specializing in digital advertising, has received a $12M investment from Investissement Québec and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. These funds will be used to hire a technical team for product development.
    Structures Mur à Mur, a company specializing in prefabricated walls and roof trusses, is investing $1.4M in the construction of a plant in Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix. Start up is planned for the spring of 2019.
    Bitfarms, a technology company that uses block chain, like bitcoin cryptocurrency, has invested several million dollars in building its calculation centre in Magog.
  • Start date: 2019-01-14, End date: 2019-01-18
    Week of Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2019

    The City of Sainte-Julie is investing $145M to develop a new neighbourhood around a public transit station at the entrance to the city that will feature residential and office buildings, as well as retail and green spaces
    Bijoux Caroline Néron, a Quebec chain of jewellery stores, is filing for bankruptcy protection and closing 9 of its 14 stores. In all, 64 workers are affected, including positions at the Montréal head office.
    Velan, an industrial valve manufacturer, has announced a restructuring of the company and the closure of a plant in Montréal in late 2020. Some 130 workers will be affected.
    The Rigaud Job Fair will take place on February 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Paul-Brasseur Building. Local businesses will meet job seekers.
    TrackTik, a Montréal developer of security personnel management software, has announced that it has received $45M in funding to develop new products and create 120 jobs over the next year
    Energy Solutions Air, a manufacturer of air exchangers for poultry and hog producers, opened a plant in Sherbrooke at a cost of $2M. Over the next three years, some 20 employees will be hired, increasing the number of employees to 30.
    Campagna Motors, under the legal name of Cirbin, has declared bankruptcy. The Boucherville company had been manufacturing three-wheeled vehicles such as the T-Rex and V13R.
    Le Burger Shop, a gourmet burger restaurant, has closed in Sainte-Catherine. A dozen employees are out of work.
    The Grand G, a multipurpose hall with bar and meal services, will be built in Drummondville. A few people will be hired for its opening, scheduled for late spring.
    Burnbrae Farms is investing $14M to modernize its Upton subsidiary, which produces and processes eggs. The provincial government is providing $2.5M in funding for the project. Ten new employees will be hired, who will join the 110 existing employees.
    Mailhot Industries is receiving $2.6M in financial support from Canada Economic Development. Optimization and innovation projects will generate total investments of $9M and create 10 jobs in Saint-Jacques.
    SAJB Automatisation Industrielle, an automation service company, is spending $1.2M to relocate within Drummondville. As a result of this expansion, approximately 10 people will be hired by the end of 2019.
    The Government of Canada provided the Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac with approximately $1.7M of the $8.6M it spent about a year ago to build a cheese factory. Two employees will be hired, who will join the 20 existing employees.
    Coveo, an IT company in the Sainte-Foy district of Québec City, is expanding. Construction has now started and is expected to be completed in the fall. The company plans to hire 75 workers.
    Kia Québec will move into a new building that it is erecting on Marais Street in Québec City. Ultimately, some 60 people will work in the new building, including close to 10 new workers. The opening is scheduled for late 2019.
    A new Blaxton Pub & Grill will open on March 1 on Lebourgneuf Boulevard in Québec City. Eighty employees will be hired for the new location.
    Panthera Dental will build a new $20.6M head office in the Espace Innovation Chauveau industrial park in Québec City. Construction will begin in March, with the grand opening scheduled for January 2020. Some 150 jobs will be created over the next five years.
    Le Phoenix, a new restaurant with live entertainment, will open in the Saint-Roch district of Québec City in spring 2019. Some 30 jobs will be created.
    Gexel Telecom, a call centre in Thetford Mines, will close on March 31. The company, which had 48 employees, has decided to centralize its operations and maximize the use of its four remaining locations in Quebec.
    Lowe's, the hardware retailer and owner of RONA and Réno-Dépôt, is currently seeking to fill 1,950 seasonal positions in Quebec. Applicants are being sought in a number of departments for spring 2019.
    Soucy Plastiques, a Drummondville manufacturer of moulded plastic products, hired 26 foreign workers during a trip to the Philippines
    The Town of Granby is investing more than $33M to build an aquatic centre. The Government of Canada is injecting more than $10M into the project. The official opening is planned for January 2020.
    Küto, a restaurant specializing in tartare, will open a location in Sainte-Catherine. Between 20 and 25 people will be hired for its opening, scheduled for mid-February.
    IGAs in Abitibi-Témiscamingue are shortening their business hours in response to the 100 vacant positions in the region's IGAs. The temporary measure will be in effect from late January to mid-May.
    A new Mack - Volvo dealership is being built in Val-d'Or, a project worth more than $2M. The date of its opening was not given.
    Optel Group is laying off 80 workers: 40 are in its Québec City offices, the others, in its Irish facilities. The company's management was forced to make this decision in response to a decrease in sales forecasts.
    The City of Chibougamau will invest $32.1M in various projects over the next three years. The capital plan includes repairing a number of roads and infrastructure and purchasing new equipment.
    Eagle Vizion, a manufacturer of optical sorting equipment for waste material, is investing $2.8M, of which the federal government is contributing $650,000. The employer will hire 19 people in Sherbrooke.
    G. E. Gilbert, a metalwork company in Sherbrooke, has invested more than $4M to expand and acquire new machinery. The Government of Canada has contributed $200,000 to the project. Six jobs have been created.
    Randolph, a fun pub, has announced the opening of its first franchise in Laval. Located in the Centropolis, it has 250 seats on two floors and offers customers a wide selection of board games.
    Barrette-Chapais has announced the construction of two dry-material storage domes and a conveyor, with support from the Government of Quebec. The $17M project will generate approximately 20 jobs in Saguenay.
    All Gaspé IGAs will shorten their business hours starting in late January as a result of recruitment difficulties
    Poissonnerie Marché Blais has started to rebuild its processing plant following a fire in April 2018. When it reopens, the Chandler company plans to hire approximately 10 more employees than before the disaster.
    The Chénier Arena, in the borough of Anjou, has announced a major renovation project worth nearly $11M. Construction will take place in 2019, and the arena will reopen in early 2020.
  • Start date: 2019-01-07, End date: 2019-01-11
    Week of Jan 07 - Jan 11, 2019

    Neptune Wellness Solutions, a producer of medical cannabis, will soon be seeking 10 employees, including engineers, to work at its plant in Sherbrooke
    A student and seasonal employment day will be held at the Centre Multisports in Vaudreuil-Dorion on Wednesday, February 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Employers from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM will be present to meet with youth seeking employment.
    Mouvement Desjardins announced a new customer relations centre in Rimouski. A total of 40 jobs will be created to operate the new facility, which is expected to open next spring.
    A Salon Priorité-Emploi job fair will be held on January 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pavillon des arts et de la culture in Coaticook. Employers from the region have about 200 jobs to fill.
    Allô! Mon coco, a restaurant chain specializing in breakfast and brunch, is expanding and will open a new franchise in Montréal in the Pointe-aux-Trembles borough in early March
    The Distillerie du Quai, a company manufacturing and marketing gin and eventually vodka and whisky, is opening in Bécancour in late March as a result of an investment of $800,000
    Dermapure, a non-surgical rejuvenation clinic, will be moving to new facilities on May 1. Three new employees will be hired at the new location, along with six others at headquarters, all located in Sherbrooke.
    Grigio, an Italian restaurant, will be opening a location in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu following a $600,000 investment. Between 15 and 25 workers will be hired for its planned opening in late summer.
    Bromont, montagne d'expériences, a ski resort in the town of the same name, has invested approximately $10M in a new hybrid mechanical gondola lift
    Club Entrain, owned by Groupe Dallaire, is ceasing operations at Place de la Cité as of February 6, 2019. Some 30 people worked for this Québec City company.
    Le Royaume des aînés seniors' residence in the Saint-Émile sector will close on January 14. A labour shortage is cited as the reason for this permanent closure.
    La Villa du Pont seniors' residence in Beauceville will shut down on July 1, 2019. The institution is closing because the cost of renovations to meet code are too high.
    La Cage - Brasserie sportive in Thetford Mines will be closing on January 26. The restaurant's 35 workers will lose their jobs.
    Le Maurice Nightclub is reopening under a new format in Québec City. The project requires the hiring of some 20 people, including servers and bartenders, over the coming weeks. The opening is planned for March.
    Bombardier Transport, whose North American head office is in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, has laid off 150 employees, bringing its workforce down from 900 to 750, as part of the 5,000 layoffs announced at the end of 2018
    The City of Amos will invest $25.6M in various projects in 2019, including phase 2 of the reconstruction of 1st Ave and the construction of a 24-unit social housing facility
    A new Petro-Canada service station will be built at a cost of $3.1M in Lac-Simon thanks to a $1.1 M financial contribution from the Government of Quebec. The work is scheduled to start in spring 2019.
    Tourisme Baie-James is receiving $300,000 in financial assistance from the Government of Quebec to promote the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region in tourism markets outside Quebec. The funds will be used primarily to support job creation.
    A youth job fair will held in the cafeteria of Collège de Valleyfield on Wednesday, February 13 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Many businesses and organizations from the region will be present to meet with young job seekers.
    The CIUSSS de l'Estrie - Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) opened new facilities in Sherbrooke as a result of an investment of over $6.7M from the provincial government
    Ubisoft is seeking 80 new employees including computer programmers and other jobs in the arts field for its facilities in Chicoutimi
    The Quesada Burritos & Tacos restaurant chain has announced an investment of $300,000 to open a new establishment in spring 2019 in Chicoutimi. About 20 jobs will be created.
    Chocolats Lulu has announced an agreement with Costco to distribute its chocolates in 12 of the chain's stores in Quebec. The Chicoutimi company will be investing $100,000 and hiring 10 new workers in order to fulfil this agreement.
  • Start date: 2018-12-31, End date: 2019-01-04
    Week of Dec 31 - Jan 04, 2018

    Distribution GBL, a Highland beef distributor, invested $1.7M and hired five workers in establishing itself in Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil
    Imprimerie FL Web invested $11M to acquire a machine unique in the Americas and is now one of the country's most competitive printing companies in the country. About 40 employees were hired in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, and this number could triple.
    The Girardin Centre famille-enfant (CFE), next to the Sainte-Croix Hospital in Drummondville, was built thanks to an investment of over $32.4M, which includes furniture and equipment acquisitions
    Weded, a company that recycles all parts of old tires, invested $2.4M to launch its invention in Laurierville. Its new machine will be operational as soon as the certificate of authorization is issued by the ministère de l'Environment.
    Chez Beauregard, a resto-bar in Drummondville, will close its doors on January 27. The number of jobs lost has not been released.
    Eggs Fruits, a restaurant located in the Rock Forest borough of Sherbrooke, shut its doors on December 31, 2018. The number of jobs lost has not been released.
    The Municipality of Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover invested $24.5M for a new water supply station provided by the City of Drummondville. Grants received covered part of the amount spent.
    Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil invested some $2.6M in its infrastructure. Grants were received to cover 87% of that amount.
    La Cartoucherie, a printer and ink cartridge retailer in Sherbrooke, has acquired the Clinique du Copieur in Québec City, a company involved in the sale and repair of photocopiers
    The GD Oeufs restaurant has shut its doors. The number of jobs lost at the restaurant, located in Alma, has not been revealed.
    The Fjord Distillery has announced the opening of its expanded and modernized location in Saint-David-de-Falardeau after investing about $1M
    Rouge Viande has invested $4M in a new food processing plant in the Pintendre area of Lévis. At its existing location, the plant was operating at full capacity, and development potential at that location was limited.
    Nucleom is investing $6M in the construction of its new headquarters, which will be located in the Espace d'innovation Michelet. The Québec-City-based company specializes in non-destructive testing using ultrasound and Eddy current technology.
    The Commission scolaire de Montréal has announced the expansion of the Saint-Albert-le-Grand primary school in the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie borough for spring 2019, a $13M investment
  • Start date: 2018-12-24, End date: 2018-12-28
    Week of Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2018

    Mexican restaurant El Tabernaco will open a new location in Drummondville. About 20 employees could be hired for its opening, which is scheduled for the spring.
    Studio MW-FX, which specializes in 3D design and animation for film and video games, will open in Estrie by March. Some employees will be hired the first year, and about 15 will be hired the second year to reach about 60 in the medium term.
    Marché Wallberg, a public market that sells regional products and is now operated by Tournant 3F, has just reopened in Dolbeau-Mistassini
    Groupe SKYSPA has announced the beginning of work, valued at $45M, on the Förena spa complex in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville. The first phase, which will cost $12M, will create 100 jobs.
    Hart Stores will open a location in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield at the beginning of 2019
    The Government of Quebec, in partnership with the Municipality of Port-Daniel-Gascons, has announced a $3.3M investment to convert the arena into a municipal complex that will include a fire station, a garage, and a storage area
  • Start date: 2018-12-17, End date: 2018-12-21
    Week of Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2018

    Usinatech, a mechanical parts manufacturer, needs new employees for its Melbourne plants
    Les Soudures St-Denis (SSD), which manufactures and installs steel structures, needs new employees for its plant in Saint-Denis-de-Brompton
    The City of Nicolet will invest more than $2M in the construction of an industrial complex that will be able to accommodate up to seven businesses
    Engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has announced the elimination of 100 positions across its Canadian network as a result of project completions
    Digital Domain, a special effects company, has announced the upcoming opening of a new studio in Montréal in March 2019. The company has not disclosed the number of positions created.
    A partnership on artificial intelligence between IBM and the Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO) will require the hiring of about 100 new workers in Montréal starting in 2019
    The Ras L'Bock microbrewery is investing more than $2.3M in the construction of a new brewery in La Pocatière, which will create some 15 new jobs. The work will be completed in June 2019.
    Structures légères de l'Estrie, a new manufacturer of machined metal components, is investing more than $3.8M in building its plant in Sherbrooke, which should open in June 2019. Five workers will be hired.
    La Fine Rebelle is investing $1.1M to build a bakery and butcher shop in Saint-Honoré, which will create a dozen jobs by the time it opens in the spring of 2019
    Salaison Besson has announced the opening of its new, expanded, and modernized facility after a $1.5M investment in Dolbeau-Mistassini
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of close to $3.6M in the municipality of Gaspé to extend the Michel-Pouliot airport runway and modernize its facilities
    Property developer Cogir has announced the construction of rental condominiums in Candiac. The project, which is assessed at more than $50M, will comprise 183 units, and the work is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.
    The Government of Quebec has announced the payment of $8.3M in financial assistance to the regional county municipality of Rocher-Percé for work on its airport, including the extension and repair of the runway
    La Cage - Brasserie Sportive in Sept-Îles will be closing and relocating. Some 50 employees will be temporarily laid off. The sports bar is expected to reopen in April 2019.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $4.7M investment in the municipality of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts to expand and repair its airport runway and modernize its facilities
    The federal government is lending $425,000 to Équipements NAD (NAD Klima) and Ateliers BG. In total, more than $1M will be invested, and the two Sherbrooke employers will create 7 and 10 new jobs, respectively.
    The municipality of Saint-Sébastien has inaugurated a new $844,000 building for its fire department, to which the provincial government contributed
    The Government of Quebec is providing $1.5M in financial assistance to the City of Mascouche to create the Parc régional du Domaine seigneurial. This project represents an investment of close to $14.4M over three years.
    Portes et fenêtres Abritek is receiving $3.3M in financial assistance from the Government of Quebec to automate its procedures and increase its productivity. Three jobs will be created in the short term, and more will follow.
    Buffet Sportif Le Sieur, a restaurant in Trois-Rivières, closed in December. Some 40 employees were affected by the closure.
    Oneka Technologies, which manufactures desalination buoys to produce drinking water, is investing $2M to commercialize its product with the financial participation of several partners. Eight employees will be hired in Sherbrooke.
    The CHSLD in Magog will invest approximately $5M to provide 31 new beds, which will become available in the fall of 2020
    Construction on the future Nemaska Lithium plant in Shawinigan, estimated at $1.1B, is underway and should be completed in 2020. The company expects to hire approximately 100 employees once the plant is operational.
    The City of Trois-Rivières is looking to fill some 40 positions in different departments. No timelines have been provided yet.
    PizzBox has opened its second restaurant in Sherbrooke, creating 15 jobs
    Forex Amos is interrupting part of its forestry plant operations for approximately three months, effective January 2019. Some 20 workers are affected by this measure.
  • Start date: 2018-12-10, End date: 2018-12-14
    Week of Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018

    Place Water, a Marché Ami grocery store, opened in Waterville with 15 employees
    Bureau en gros, an office supplies retailer, announced the opening of a subsidiary based on a new concept focused on learning technologies, in the Kirkland borough of Montréal
    An 18-unit building will be built in Drummondville, representing a $2M investment. Future tenants will be able to start moving in next summer.
    Industries TLT, a sawmill that specializes in hardwood, located in Sainte-Monique, shut down because of a fire. Some 30 people lost their jobs.
    Planchers Mistral has announced the temporary layoffs of some 40 employees in Jonquière. That step was due to a fire at the company supplying its wood.
    Kefiplant, a manufacturer of organic fermented herbs, will inject $10M into expanding and acquiring equipment, thereby creating some 20 jobs in Drummondville. The provincial and federal governments will contribute to the project.
    La Sarre city hall will undergo approximately $2M in renovations. This project has already started, and should take 6 to 9 months to complete.
    RYAM is investing $23M to install a new sawing line in its plant in La Sarre in the spring of 2019. The project should be completed around February 2020.
    A $40M new hangar will be built in Rouyn-Noranda over the next two years. The construction work has already begun, and should continue until the fall of 2020.
    Les Jardins du Campanile, a seniors' residence in Shawinigan, will undergo more than $2M in renovations over the next few months. The project should be completed in May 2019.
    La Société Laurentide, which manufactures paint, is preparing to install a new production line, which will involve the addition of ten more employees in its plant in Shawinigan. No timeline has been announced.
    Keolis Canada, a transportation service provider, has announced an order for 12 fully electric type C school buses. The contract valued over $3M was given to Compagnie Électrique Lion in Saint-Jérôme.
    Centres funéraires de l'Est is investing $4M to acquire the former Sainte-Agnès church in Rimouski to transform it into a funeral complex. The renovations will be completed in the fall of 2019.
    Groupe Lebel has announced an interruption in production at its sawmill in Biencourt, leading to the temporary layoff of 29 employees. The plant should reopen next spring.
    Poitras Industries, located in Québec City, has obtained a US$6M contract to provide urban furnishings for 15 metro stations in New York City. Other partners of the company will also contribute indirectly to that contract.
    Battery Ventures is injecting $31M in Robotiq, in Lévis. The funds will be used, among other things, to consolidate the company's current market. Some 40 new jobs should be created. At this point, some 20 positions are being filled.
    Davie Shipbuilding is temporarily laying off close to 70 workers. These cuts correspond to the completion of the conversion of the first of three Coast Guard ice-breakers. Additional layoffs could soon take place.
    Fibrotek is laying off 22 workers in Clermont. These layoffs are due to the fact that one of the company's major clients finds itself with a surplus of parts. Operations are expected to resume in the second week of February.
    Groupe Kaméléon will build a $100M cannabis greenhouse plant in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François. This project will create 400 jobs by 2020. The plant and greenhouses will be built in the spring of 2019.
    SAIL, an outdoor equipment retailer, will officially open a new store in Lachenaie, which will lead to some 100 new jobs in the region. The new branch represents a $12M investment.
    Chantier naval Forillon has obtained a $32M contract to build four new search and rescue vessels. The agreement will make it possible to retain the 70 employees until 2023 in Gaspé.
    Groupe Lebel has announced a production shut-down at its sawmill, leading to the temporary layoff of 20 employees at Cap-Chat
  • Start date: 2018-12-03, End date: 2018-12-07
    Week of Dec 03 - Dec 07, 2018

    Mercier Wood Flooring, a hardwood and engineered floor manufacturer, is receiving $8M in loans from the provincial government and Investissement Québec to expand its Drummondville plant and acquire new equipment
    Sixpro, a manufacturer specializing in coating metal parts, is looking for 30 employees to work in Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil
    Granite Créations has invested more than $1.2M to expand its plant in Dixville as well as acquire new machinery. Two new employees will join the nine current ones.
    The Super C supermarket in Rimouski officially finished renovation work. The $1M investment will allow 84 jobs to be retained.
    Hydro Mobile, a company specializing in the design and manufacture of mast climbing platforms, inaugurated its new facilities in L'Assomption. The expansion and automation project required an investment of $6M.
    Three UK companies specializing in artificial intelligence, QuantumBlack, WinningMinds and BIOS, are setting up shop in Montréal and will create more than 130 jobs in the next three years
    L3 MAS, an in-service support provider for F/A-18 airplane fleet operators, has been awarded two contracts in Switzerland and the United States. The company is looking for 50 new employees for its Mirabel facility.
    Développements Symphonia announced the start of work on the Symphonia POP real estate development in Montréal. This $100M project will have 207 units that should be completed in 2021.
    Fly Laurentians and its partners are investing $1.7M received from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions in a promotional campaign aimed at the clientele of La Macaza Airport and the Tremblant Resort
    The Government of Canada has announced more than $6M of funding for six companies specializing in artificial intelligence in Greater Montréal in order to grow their foreign markets and create nearly 1,000 jobs
    Salon Priorité-Emploi, a showcase for various employers wishing to meet job seekers, will begin a tour of the Estrie region's six RCMs, from January to June 2019
    Truck dealer Paré Centre du camion is investing $2.5M to renovate its main building on Route du Président-Kennedy in Lévis. The work is expected to be completed in summer 2019.
    A 24-unit social housing project worth $4.7M will be built in 2019 in Amos. No details were provided regarding the start of construction.
    The construction of a new $4M building in Trois-Rivières will begin in early 2019. The 24-unit rental property is expected to be completed by July 1.
    Groupe Résidences des Bâtisseurs plans to open a $7M retirement residence in Louiseville in fall 2019. No details were provided regarding the construction schedule.
    A 12-unit condominium building worth $1.2M will be built in Saint-Étienne-des-Grès in 2019. Construction is expected to be completed by 2020.
    The KFC restaurant in Sept-Îles closed its doors on November 30, 2018. The number of people laid off was not specified.
    An A&W restaurant will open in Delson on December 13, 2018. The number of jobs created was not disclosed.
    La Belle & La Boeuf has announced the opening of a restaurant in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in spring 2019, creating 55 jobs. This project requires an investment of $1.5M.
    The Souvlaki Bar restaurant will open in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in spring 2019. The $1M investment will create close to 40 jobs.
    ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada, in Contrecoeur, has announced an $89M investment to improve its facilities and upgrade its rod mill
    The Mont Sutton ski resort is looking for approximately 40 employees. Jobs are available in the restaurant, customer service and in operations.
    Restaurant Le Casseau blanc in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield will close its doors permanently on December 15, 2018, and will lay off a dozen employees
    A Dollarama store will open in Mercier by the end of 2018. The number of jobs created was not disclosed.
    Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin has announced a $16.9M investment to build the Tourterelle alternative primary and secondary school and the Agora in the borough of Greenfield Park
    Brasserie Olten has opened its brewery in Saint-Hyacinthe. The $2M investment has generated approximately 10 jobs.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) of Côte-Nord is launching a recruitment campaign on a microsite. The organization currently has 338 positions to fill.
    Clinique dentaire Dominic Pontbriand in Louiseville will move to a new building in March 2019 -- a $2.2M investment that will result in the hiring of five new employees
    Services Immobiliers First is investing $30M in the construction of a 173-unit high-end rental complex in Magog. Future tenants will be able to move into Humano starting in July 2020.
    The Government of Canada, the Province of Quebec and private sector partners have announced an investment of nearly $290M to support AI-driven supply chains and the SCALE.AI supercluster
    The City of Drummondville invested $9.6M to replace water and sewer infrastructure and repair roads in the Cormier area. The Government of Quebec funded nearly all the work.
    The Government of Canada and the City of Montréal will fund the construction of the NEOMED Institute's new innovation complex in Montréal. The $23M project will help to market products from university research.
  • Start date: 2018-11-26, End date: 2018-11-30
    Week of Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018

    Sélection Victoriaville is investing $50M in the city of Victoriaville to build a rental retirement housing centre. A total of 44 employees are expected to be hired for its opening next summer.
    The Gérard-Couillard recreation centre in Coaticook will be renovated thanks to an investment of $3M. Work will begin in spring 2019 and is to be completed by early fall.
    The real estate developer PUR Immobilia announced the construction of five residential towers in Laval, a project worth an estimated $185M. Work is expected to start in fall 2019, and the buildings will have 620 total units, of which 400 will be rental apartments.
    The pet food and accessory retailer Mondou has announced the opening of a store in the Saint-Laurent borough of Montréal
    Four major projects are underway in Laval: one 400-unit retirement residence by Groupe Maurice, one Grand Times Hotel expected for 2020, Équinoxe Rental Condos that will be ready by the end of 2019, and a Bank of Montreal regional office
    The Saroukian Group has announced the Laval Central Parc residential project. Six residential towers ranging from 15 to 22 floors will be built over the next five years. The investment has an estimated value of $500M.
    Julia Wine, a wine import company, is investing $25M in the construction of a bottling plant and an inn in Lavaltrie. A total of 65 jobs are expected to be created when the plant opens in March 2019 and the inn opens in August 2019.
    Texel Technical Materials has just invested $12M in the launch of a new production line at its Sainte-Marie plant
    Délire Escalade has just opened a new location in Québec City. The investment of nearly $1M has created about 15 jobs.
    The Manoir du Coteau in Beaumont is expanding its facilities. The nearly $4M project is expected to be complete by spring 2019. The company will require additional care attendants.
    Olymel recently hired 120 workers for its ATrahan plant in Yamachiche. The company intends to recruit 200 more employees by December 2019.
    The agri-food centre of expertise in the RCM of Maskinongé, a project worth more than $1.6M, continues to progress. The centre should open towards the end of 2019.
    Fenêtres Réjean Tremblay in Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Chicoutimi, Alma and Québec City is closing. About 30 people will lose their jobs.
    Escaparium announced the investment of more than $500,000 to open a franchise in Alma. The opening anticipated for March 2019 is expected to create five jobs.
    Restaurant Chez Georges in Chicoutimi has announced its reopening after the completion of $2M in renovations to modernize its facilities
    The Suspension Turcotte garage has closed after a fire. About 30 people have lost their jobs.
    The Best Buy store in Rimouski will close on January 16, 2019. The store currently employs 48 people, including temporary seasonal employees for Christmas holidays.
    Canac, a company specializing in hardware and renovation products, will invest more than $20M by the end of 2019 to, among other things, expand its distribution centre in Drummondville. Dozens of people will be hired.
    The Commission scolaire des Phares, located in Bas-Saint-Laurent, will carry out $3.5M in maintenance and renovation work to its establishments. In total, about 10 construction projects will commence in the next year in schools in the area.
    The Government of Canada announced an investment of $14.1M in the restoration and enhancement of 17 wharfs in Gaspésie and the Magdalen Islands
    Copper Branch, a vegan restaurant chain, announced the addition of a franchise in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The opening, expected in May 2019, will create about 20 jobs.
    Planchers Létourneau invested over $1M in the expansion of its facilities in Saint-Rémi as well as the opening of its new store in Delson. The investment will create about 10 jobs in total.
    A new La Distillerie pub will open in Vieux-Longueuil at the beginning of 2019. The number of jobs that will be created has not been disclosed.
    Dans un Jardin has announced the closing of its manufacturing facility in Boucherville by January 31, 2019. The number of jobs that will be lost has not been disclosed.
    The Chambre de commerce Au coeur de la Montérégie announced a job and entrepreneurship fair in Saint-Césaire. The event will take place on February 9, 2019, and is expected to gather 35 exhibitors.
    F. Ménard, a company specializing in pork production, is currently looking for 200 employees for its plants throughout Quebec
    The City of Coaticook inaugurated its new Hydro-Coaticook electricity distribution substation following an investment of nearly $8M. The construction turned out to be necessary, as Hydro-Québec had reached its transmission limit.
    Global Excel, a world-leading expert in medical cost containment, inaugurated its headquarters in Sherbrooke, which was renovated at a cost of $6M
  • Start date: 2018-11-19, End date: 2018-11-23
    Week of Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2018

    The Government of Québec is providing $600,000 to support the construction of the new Indigenous Chibougamau Eenou Friendship Centre, a project worth nearly $2.6M
    Desjardins is investing $25M to open a specialized IT office in Shawinigan's DigiHub entrepreneurial centre, a project that will create about 30 jobs
    The Conference and Event Centre for Interactive Experience, a $50M complex integrated into the Delta Trois-Rivières hotel by Marriott, has recently opened
    The Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec is building a plant in Beauport that will allow for the management of different services (food, pharmaceutical, procurement) from one location. The opening of the plant, expected in 2020, will create about 100 jobs.
    Groupe Dallaire is terminating about 100 jobs in Québec City. This restructuring is a result of the end of the business relationship between Groupe Dallaire and Cominar. The affected employees are construction and office workers.
    MAS Industries, a company specializing in the distribution of automotive parts, announced the closing of its Boisbriand plant. The end of operations is expected at the end of February 2019, which will result in the layoff of 120 employees.
    Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced the termination of about 40 positions in Montréal. The cuts affect office workers at the Canadian head office.
    Developer Amuam Immobilier and its partners have announced the start of construction on the Allure sur le golf residential project in Laval. This three-phase, $50M investment will have 216 rental condominium units.
    Autnid, a not-for-profit organization, is buying the Saint-François-Xavier Presbyterian Church in Rivière-du-Loup to convert it into a residence for people living with autism spectrum disorder. Eight to ten people will need to be hired.
    Bois d'oeuvre Cedrico has announced an investment of $26M in its facilities in Bas-Saint-Laurent by July 2020, allowing them to secure 230 jobs in the region, of which 140 are in Causapscal and 90 are in Price
    Dans un Jardin has announced that it has placed itself under the protection of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The closing of its Rimouski location will result in the loss of nine jobs by January 2019.
    Nutrinor Coopérative in Alma has announced the acquisition of the Boulangerie du Royaume in Jonquière. The details of the transaction have not been released.
    Québec company Dans un Jardin has announced the closing of its boutiques by January 2019 after placing itself under the protection of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The number of employees that will be affected by the closures is unknown.
  • Start date: 2008-11-26, End date: 2008-11-30
    Week of Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2008

    IBM and its Client Innovation Centre are aiming to create about 100 jobs in Montréal within the next year. The company is looking for machine learning engineers, data scientists, master developers and data engineers.

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