Job Market Trends and News


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  • Start date: 2019-10-14, End date: 2019-10-18
    Week of Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2019

    The Grove, an agri-business hub in London, opened and welcomed its first tenants. LiveFit, a prepared meal manufacturer, is expected to create 200 new jobs in the next 7 months, and 450 in coming years.
    The Government of Ontario announced $40M in mental health services funding for Ontario's high school students. The funding will create 180 frontline mental health worker positions in Ontario secondary schools.
    Construction of the Henvey Inlet Wind power facility on Henvey Inlet First Nation Reserve No. 2 is complete, and will employ up to 20 full-time staff and potentially create demand for 100 indirect workers
    Oakville Place is welcoming several new tenants: PetSmart is opening in October 2019, while Stack restaurant, La Vie en Rose, GoodLife Fitness, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and buybuy Baby are scheduled to open by spring 2020
    Timbercreek Asset Management began construction on a 272 unit multi-family rental building in Brampton, with expected completion in summer 2022
    A new Holiday Inn Express, along with several onsite retailers, will open in the township of Adelaide Metcalfe. Construction of the 90 room, four-storey hotel will commence in November 2019.
    Sarnia Produce is constructing a new 11,000 sq-ft. retail store in Sarnia
    Lanterra Developments Inc. will begin construction on 50 Scollard in Toronto later this fall. The 41-storey condominium tower is expected to be complete in fall 2022.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $413K in Post Foods Canada Inc., a cereal manufacturer. The funding will expand operations at facilities in Cobourg and Niagara Falls, creating 47 jobs and retaining 317 positions.
    A hiring event for Bell Canada Authorized Agents will be held on November 13 in Markham
    A United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) job fair will be held on November 7 in Toronto 
    ShipperBee, an eco-friendly shipping company, opened in Guelph, with plans to expand across the Golden Horseshoe and subsequently, North America. They are currently looking for drivers.
    Construction is underway on the University Terrace development project in Cobourg
    The Ministry of the Solicitor General hired 22 new correctional officers, with six positions allocated to the Northern region, five to the Western region and 11 to the Central region
    The provincial government announced $3.56M in funding to renovate and expand Chatham-Kent Secondary School
    The Wikwemikong Development Commission received $1M from the Government of Ontario to develop a light industrial park in order to attract new business development
    The Government of Ontario announced $786K towards the renovation at Hagersville Secondary School for expanded daycare facilities
    Karahi Boys, a Pakistani style restaurant, opened a location in Scarborough
    Greenzone Therapy, a medical cannabis clinic, opened a location in Cobourg
    The Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods, an animal-safe biomedical research lab, opened at the University of Windsor
    The Women's Cave, a home decor liquidation store, will open next week in Port Elgin
    Construction is underway in Orillia on a new restaurant, The Common Stove
    Tilly's Eatery & Delicatessen, a European style restaurant, opened in Cornwall
    Feline Café, a new coffee shop with cats available for socialization and adoption, opened in Hintonburg
    Uber Technologies Ltd. laid off about 350 employees, the majority of whom are based in Canada and the United States
    Kindly Beast, a Canadian video game developer in Ottawa, laid off 50 workers
    Marcotte Mining Machinery Services, a mining vehicle manufacturer, is shifting a product line from Sudbury to Woodstock. The move will lay off several workers by January 2020.
    Pioneer Nursery in Kemptville will close in November
    Same Day Health Care Clinic in Collingwood will close at the end of March 2020 due to budget cuts
    CSE Consulting, a training centre in Prescott, is starting a 6-week free program called Pathways to Production, encouraging people to explore the manufacturing industry by pairing workers with local employers
  • Start date: 2019-10-07, End date: 2019-10-11
    Week of Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2019

    Amazon opened its newest fulfillment centre in Caledon in September, and is filling 800 seasonal positions
    Bruce Power signed a $58M contract with Nuvia Canada Inc. for radiation protection service in support of its Life-Extension Program. The Program is creating and sustaining 22,000 jobs.
    Napoleon, a fireplace and grill manufacturer in Barrie, hosted a job fair to fill more than 50 contract assembly positions and 30 full-time positions
    Island Park Retirement Residence in Campbellford officially opened a new wing which is expected to create about 25 full and part-time positions
    The Guelph Police Service will hire 18 officers and several civilian staff
    Leon's Furniture Ltd. is moving locations in Owen Sound to a larger 70,000 sq-ft space, creating 10 new jobs in the process
    Consumption and Treatment Services, an interim alcohol and drug treatment site opened in Kitchener, creating five new positions
    The Government of Ontario announced an investment of up to $17.8M into the redevelopment of the emergency department at the Geraldton District Hospital in Thunder Bay, with expected completion in spring 2021
    Construction is progressing on several infrastucture projects in Peterborough, as part of a five-year $125M investment in Parks Canada
    Construction is under way on James E. Wagner Cultivation Corp.'s conversion of a former auto parts plants into a cannabis cultivation facility in Kitchener
    Everstrong Construction Ltd. was awarded a $13.6M contract to build a new elementary school in Hamilton. Construction is expected to start this fall and be completed within 12 to 16 months.
    Reversing a 2018 layoff announcement, OC Transpo is transitioning 339 bus drivers and workers to the new LRT system
    The University of Waterloo opened the new Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (WCA)
    Allandale Station Retirement Residence opened in Barrie offering a variety of services and care
    The North Simcoe Rapid Access Assessment Clinic for Low Back opened four locations over the past few months in Orillia, South Georgian Bay and two in Barrie. Two other clinics in Midland and Muskoka are set to open in November.
    The Workforce Planning Board and the Immigration Partnership of Waterloo Region will hold a job expo on November 28th in Waterloo for part-time employment
    Vicano Construction Ltd. began work on Brantford's new $5.4M replacement fire hall
    CannaPiece Corp. will begin construction this fall on a 58,000 sq-ft cannabis production facility in Bowmanville
    A Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton opened in Peterborough
    Memory & Co. opened a premium hotel in Markham providing short-term care for clients with dementia
    Dogtopia, a dog daycare business, opened a location in Pickering and plans to open five more sites in Ontario over the next few months
    The Toronto Refugee Hiring Event will be held on October 31 in Toronto. Applicants must complete a pre-screening assessment and workshop to secure an interview slot.
    VHA Home Healthcare will hold a hiring event for personal support workers on October 24 at the Centre for Education and Training - Parliament Employment Services in Toronto
    Performance Auto Group will hold a job fair on October 26 in Brampton 
    The Durham Region Film Commission will host film industry career fairs on October 29, November 21 and November 27 in Oshawa
    LBMX, a technology and software purchaser, plans to expand to Sault Ste. Marie, creating three new positions in web development
    The Rodney Market, a grocery store, opened in West Elgin
    La Bottega women's clothing store in Downtown Guelph closed after 41 years
  • Start date: 2019-09-30, End date: 2019-10-04
    Week of Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2019

    Geotab Inc., a provider of GPS fleet management software and vehicle tracking, opened a 90,000-sq.-ft. facility in Oakville and increased its workforce by about 700 in the past year
    Hydro One will invest $150M in building a new technology hub in Orillia that is expected to open in 2021
    CBS Stages Canada, a 260,000-sq.-ft. film and television production facility officially opened in Mississauga
    Construction began on the six-storey Monaco Condominium project in Collingwood that will include 28,000-sq.-ft. of commercial space
    Devron Developments broke ground on The Winslow condominium project in Toronto
    The Original Cakerie plant in London is expanding its operations and expects to hire about 100 additional workers over the next year
    HRdownloads, a technology firm in London, created 50 new jobs
    Nova-Link Ltd., an office furniture manufacturer and wholesaler, will open a location in Guelph's Hanlon Creek Business Park
    Three retail stores and a restaurant, Lindt & Sprüngli (Canada) Inc., Bouclair Inc., Willow Lane Interiors, and The Rec Room will open this fall at Park Place in Barrie
    West Wawanosh Mutual Insurance Company started construction on their new headquarters in Goderich, and are aiming to open the office by June 2020. R. Ritz Architect will design the new facility and Larry Otten Contracting Inc. will construct it.
    Construction began on the new Seniors Health and Wellness Village at Peel Manor in Brampton and is scheduled to be completed in 2021
    Reach Out Centre for Kids started construction on a $9M expansion project in Burlington
    Construction began on The Wismer House brewery and retail outlet in Port Elgin
    The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board hired an additional 26 full-time teachers in September
    Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. opened a 100,000-sq.-ft. parts distribution centre in Mississauga
    Plum, a Waterloo-based technology startup, raised $5.57M and plans to double its current workforce of 21 employees
    GoodLeaf Farms opened a 45,000-sq.-ft. vertical food growing facility in Guelph's Hanlon Business Park
    Happy Goat Coffee Company will open locations at four LRT stations in Ottawa
    Brescia University College in London opened its new $14M food and nutrition lab
    Manulift, a Quebec-based industrial manufacturer of telescopic equipment, opened its $10M operations centre in Stoney Creek, and plans to add up to 18 employees
    Fresh Burger, a restaurant chain, is opening two locations in Mississauga
    Columbia Sportswear opened a retail outlet location in Cookstown at the Tanger Outlets
    The Windsor Public Library opened a new 7,400-sq.-ft. branch
    Machi Machi, a speciality tea store, opened its first Canadian location in Toronto
    Wineology bar and restaurant will open in Kitchener this fall
    The Alley Canada, a tea and beverage retailer, opened a location in London
    A new cosmetic clinic, A Wrinkle in Time, opened in Orangeville
    Hublot, a Swiss luxury watchmaker, will open a store in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre later this year
    Study Partners tutoring service opened in Cobourg
    Humber College will close its Orangeville Campus at the end of June 2021. The college will offer new roles to full-time staff and work to identify employment opportunities for part-time and contract employees at other campuses.
    The County of Wellington launched RIDE WELL, a pilot project ridesharing model, as their rural transit service
    Forever 21 will close all 44 of its retail stores in Canada, affecting about 1,600 full-time and 350 part-time workers. Over half of those effected work in the 22 Ontario locations.
    Kik Interactive Inc. will shut down its messaging app affecting about 130 employees in Kitchener, some of whom may be able to transfer to another tech firm
  • Start date: 2019-09-23, End date: 2019-09-27
    Week of Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2019

    Metro Inc. began construction on a $400M distribution centre in Etobicoke. The first phase of the expansion project is expected to last through to 2023.
    Newmont Goldcorp opened The Borden gold mine in Chapleau. The all-electric mine is creating up to 250 jobs in the region.
    Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. opened a new location in East Gwillimbury, and plans to open another location in Toronto's Liberty Village neighbourhood in November
    IKEA Canada opened a 550,000-sq.-ft. Customer Distribution Centre in Kleinburg, Vaughan. The centre has created 120 indirect jobs and is operated by DHL Supply Chain.
    Springer Aerospace, an aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul company in Echo Bay, broke ground on a 31,000-sq.-ft. expansion, with plans to add 80 aviation jobs in the Sault Ste. Marie region
    Construction along Hwy. 7 near Peterborough valued at $10.2M began earlier this year and is expected to be completed in December 2020
    Decommissioning of the White Pines Wind Farm in the County of Prince Edward will begin in October
    Bronte Construction will begin rehabilitation work on the George Street bridge and surrounding area in Peterborough this fall with completion expected in summer 2020
    The District Municipality of Muskoka awarded about $5.6M in contracts towards capital upgrades
    The Windsor-Essex Catholic school board hired 26 elementary and secondary school teachers in light of higher enrollment
    A Holiday Inn Express hotel opened in Sarnia
    Insignia Hotel opened in Sarnia at the former Drawbridge Inn location, offering 87 rooms or suites
    Centre culturel La Ronde in Timmins received $1M in provincial funding towards construction of a new building, which will help create or retain 21 jobs
    Construction began on the main building of the new Redpath Youth Centre at Camp Tillicum in North Bay
    Algonquin Nursing Home, a 72-bed long term care facility has officially opened in Mattawa
    French luxury brand Christian Dior opened a flagship store in Toronto
    Halibut House opened a restaurant in Uxbridge
    Anchor Coffee House will open a location at the Windsor's Devonshire Mall by mid October
    Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit hired four new employees to run the Ontario Dental Care Program
    Kenjgewin Teg, an Indigenous post-secondary institution in M'Chigeeng on Manitoulin Island, opened the Anishinabek Skills and Innovation Research Centre that will provide trades and apprenticeship skills training
    Widdifield secondary school in North Bay will permanently close at the end of the 2020 school year
    Cruz Cab Company in Sault Ste. Marie closed, laying off 18 drivers
  • Start date: 2019-09-16, End date: 2019-09-20
    Week of Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2019

    Ottawa's 13-station Light Rail Transit (LRT) system officially opened this month
    A Metro grocery store opened in north Toronto with more than 120 employees
    The Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor recalled nearly 99 contract teachers due to higher enrolment
    The Masonville Public School in London will undergo an $8.3M expansion beginning in September with completion expected in early 2021
    Petros82, a 10,000-sq.-ft. Mediterranean restaurant, opened at the Hotel X Toronto
    Construction began on a new 18,000-sq.-ft. Humane Society facility in Guelph and should take about a year to complete
    Smitty's Home Hardware Building Centre in Pembroke, is expanding its footprint by 23,690-sq.-ft., with work completions scheduled for spring of 2020
    Construction began on Phase Two of the Harbour Hill Retirement Community in Goderich, and should be completed by late 2020
    Cineplex Entertainment LP officially opened a new 41,000-sq.-ft. Playdium entertainment complex in Brampton
    The University of Waterloo opened a new $16.5M recreation facility, the Columbia Ice Fields Field House
    Muskoka Grown Ltd, a cannabis manufacturer, received Health Canada approval to expand its operations in Bracebridge
    Construction is underway on a 12,000-sq.-ft. addition at the Muskoka Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst
    Rural Roots Brewing Company, a brew house and restaurant, opened in Elmira
    Spark Power Corp, an electrical services provider, opened a 50,000-sq.-ft. hub in London
    Government of Ontario invested over $780K in four companies in Timmins, creating 12 jobs
    American luxury brand, St. John Knits, is opening a 2,500-sq.-ft. store in Toronto
    Chatham-Kent Health Alliance added eight doctors
    GreenLeaf Productions Inc., in St. Thomas, received licences to process and sell cannabis products, and are looking to add eight staff in the coming months
    Apollo Cannabis Clinics opened a fourth location in Toronto
    LifeLabs opened a new lab in the Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre in Barrie
    HearingLife, a clinic specializing in hearing tests and assistive listening devices, opened in Ancaster
    St. Leonard's Community Services opened a new residential substance withdrawal and treatment centre in Brantford
    A hospitality and tourism hiring event will be held on October 25 at Golden Mile Employment and Social Services in Toronto
    The City of Toronto will hold a career information event on October 24 at the Toronto Reference Library 
    A food and beverage manufacturing job fair will be held on October 9 at Crossways Employment Services in Toronto
    The Labourers' International Union of North America opened a new 15,000-sq.-ft. training centre in Sarnia
    Kenora Forest Products has shutdown its sawmill production for an indefinite amount of time, affecting approximately 115 employees
    Pine River Cheese and Butter Co-operative in Kincardine will close this month and layoff 25 employees
    Brant Family and Children's Services eliminated 11 positions
    David's Footwear in Toronto will close its flagship store in October
    Wilson & Lee Ltd. Music Store in Oshawa will close in December
  • Start date: 2019-09-09, End date: 2019-09-13
    Week of Sep 09 - Sep 13, 2019

    FIGR Norfolk Inc., a cannabis producer, and Autofeed Corporation, an automated feeder and parts manufacturer, will be expanding their businesses in Simcoe's Judd Industrial Park, and expect to employ 400 and 22 workers, respectively, once construction is complete
    HEIN, a general contractor company, will create nearly 180 jobs during construction of the Place des Arts in downtown Sudbury, a $30M multi-purpose facility
    Metrolinx purchased 36 additional BiLevel cars from Bombardier Transportation, which will be manufactured at Bombardier's Thunder Bay plant
    Construction of the $64M Winchester Glen Retirement Community in Oshawa is underway and is expected to open in winter 2020
    Green Relief Inc. cancelled plans to grow cannabis in a previously announced Stoney Creek facility that was expected to create up to 100 jobs. The company will continue to operate their 30,000-sq.-ft. medical cannabis facility in Flamborough.
    Construction will begin this fall on one of two new medical buildings in Kitchener
    The Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel is undergoing a $40M transformation and rebranding into W Toronto. Completion is scheduled by summer 2020.
    Construction began on a 95,900-sq.-ft. Mercedes-Benz dealership in Toronto
    La Rocca Creative Cakes Inc., a food manufacturer, is investing $8.5M, with nearly $3M from the Government of Canada, to expand and renovate its existing facility. This will create 64 full-time jobs in Richmond Hill.
    PiVAL International Inc., opened a 255,000-sq.ft. distribution centre in Guelph, employing 56 people
    Construction is underway on the Endress+Hauser Canada Ltd $28M facility expansion in Burlington
    The Grand Theatre in London will undergo an $8M renovation starting in May 2020
    Trio Bakery Inc., a food manufacturer in Mississauga, is investing $3.1M, with over $1M from the Government of Canada, to improve its facilities. This will create 15 full-time jobs.
    BioConnect, a cybersecurity company, is investing more than $13M, with nearly $3.9M from the Government of Canada, and expects to create 40 jobs in Toronto
    LCY Bioscience Inc. hired over 35 employees to restart production at the former BioAmber site in Sarnia
    Ranch Fresh Supermarket opened in Newmarket
    Point Pelee National Park in Leamington will spend $9.9M to improve infrastructure
    E. Hofmann Plastics Inc., a packaging manufacturer in Orangeville, plans to invest $22.4M and create 25 full-time jobs with help from FedDev Ontario
    St. Louis Bar and Grill opened in Alliston
    The provincial and federal government, along with the Nipissing First Nation, are investing over $3.3M to construct a new road linking the communities of Yellek and Duchesnay
    Innisfree, a South Korean cosmetic brand, opened its first Canadian store in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. A second location will be opening at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre in the near future.
    Dumas Mine Contracting of Timmins was awarded an underground mine design engineering contract for the Madsen Red Lake Mine project close to Thunder Bay
    The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre opened a child care centre in Batawa at the former Bata plant. The new centre is licensed to care for 76 children.
    The Lakeridge Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd. dealership in Port Hope hired six to seven new employees following an expansion
    Casino Woodbine will hold a job fair on September 25th and October 31st at the Rexdale Community Hub in Toronto
    Canada Goose Inc., a manufacturer of cold weather outerwear, will hold an employment information session on September 25th at the Costi Employment Services in Toronto
    Dufferin Mall Job Fair is taking place on October 3rd at the Lawrence Square Employment Centre
    CannTrust Holdings Inc., a cannabis producer with facilities in Pelham and Vaughan is laying off about 180 people due to regulatory problems
    Gravenhurst's Mark's Work Wearhouse closed in September
    Pickles and Poppets, a daycare with locations in Kanata and Barrhaven, closed
    Hoy's Chinese Cuisine, a restaurant in Simcoe, closed
  • Start date: 2019-09-02, End date: 2019-09-06
    Week of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2019

    Fengate PCL Progress Partners secured a $1.5B contract from the Government of Ontario for the Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project in Toronto. Construction will begin immediately and last until 2024.
    Construction by Buttcon Limited and The Atlas Corporation is underway on the new $116M North building at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto
    Transport Canada announced an investment of $5.5M for a project that will increase capacity at the Port of Hamilton, creating an estimated 110 construction jobs in the region
    Adient plc, an automotive parts manufacturer in Tillsonburg, will hire between 70 and 100 workers after securing a new contract with Ford Motor Co. of Canada Ltd.
    Construction commenced in Chatham-Kent on two new natural gas transmission pipelines developed by Enbridge Gas
    Metrolinx awarded Icomera Canada Inc. a $65M contract to equip its fleet of GO Transit buses and trains with wireless internet service beginning in 2020
    Multi-Health Systems Inc., a technology company in Markham, will receive $1.9M from the Government of Canada for research and development, creating about 80 jobs
    Decast Ltd., a manufacturer in Simcoe County, completed a $12M expansion, creating about 70 new jobs
    The first phase of the $80M Maley Drive expansion in Sudbury should be completed by the end of 2019
    Dabbah Corp., business support services provider, is looking to hire 20 employees in Peterborough by this December and another 17 next year
    Metro Inc. will open a Metro grocery store in Winona, outside of Hamilton in September
    Comfort Inn and Suites, a 60-room hotel, opened in Goderich
    Parker Mitsubishi, a dealership in Orangeville, will start construction of new facility in September
    Construction started on the Mariposa House Hospice in Severn Township and should last ten months
    Construction of the new Lighthouse community services hub and supportive-housing units will begin this month in Orillia and be complete by spring 2021
    Sudbury's Lahaie Lumber Ltd. will purchase new sawmill equipment and double its current production capacity with a $775K repayable contribution from the Government of Canada
    Algoma Conservatory of Music (ACM), in Sault Ste. Marie, will convert the former St. Mary's Paper Mill into an intimate performance theatre with a $300K Government of Canada investment
    Bed Bath & Beyond is set to open a store in Sudbury by winter of 2020 and plans to hire 25 to 30 staff
    Construction on the James Street Swing Bridge in Thunder Bay should be completed by the end of 2019
    A Niketown flagship store will open in Toronto in November 2020
    Eleven new stores will open this fall in Clinton
    Canadore College officially opened its functional genomics lab in North Bay. It will offer a post-graduate certificate and professional development courses for physicians and other health-care providers in 2020.
    Jollibee opened a restaurant in North York, the chain's third location in the Greater Toronto Area
    Abe Erb, restaurant and brewery, opened a location in Guelph
    Chick-fil-A opened a restaurant in Toronto
    Battle City Tactical Laser Combat opened in Oshawa
    Eggplant Picture & Sound (EPS) has partnered with Grande Camera Toronto to open a facility offering rental of film production equipment in North Bay
    The Bank Theatre reopened in Leamington following $2M worth of renovations and upgrades
    La Connexion Francophone, a French daycare, opened in Orillia's Samuel-de-Champlain school
    The Regeneration Thrift Store and Food Rescue Facility opened in Brampton
    The Pines Long-Term Care Home in Bracebridge is hiring nurses and personal support workers
    The Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board will hold a personal support worker career fair on September 18 at the Centennial Centre in Gravenhurst
  • Start date: 2019-08-26, End date: 2019-08-30
    Week of Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2019

    Lush Cosmetics, a beauty and cosmetics retail brand, is hiring 500 full-time seasonal staff at its manufacturing and distribution centres in Toronto
    Next Generation Manufacturing Canada in Hamilton will spend $4.3M on its gene editing reagents Advanced Manufacture Supercluster project, expecting to create 470 jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing $4.7M in two projects at Woodland Biofuels Inc.'s ethanol and biomass waste demonstration plant in Sarnia, expecting to create more than 300 local jobs
    Drop, a Toronto-based e-commerce startup, raised $58M in funding, part of which will be used to expand the teams at both its Toronto and New York offices
    The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and Bridging North America continue to increase their workforce with the addition of 10 to 15 workers each month
    The Government of Canada is funding $1.8M to upgrade water, sewer, and electrical infrastructure at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport. An estimated 100 full-time jobs are expected to be created.
    Global Plas Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer in Concord, received almost $2.5M in federal funding to incorporate advanced robotics and automation into its operations. The company expects to add 50 new jobs in York Region.
    A 50,000-sq.-ft. cannabis production facility will be built in South Dundas, expecting to create 15 full-time jobs and expanding to 50 jobs
    Heico Canada Holding Company, a manufacturer of wire and wire rod products, will invest part of $50.7M in funding into facilities in L'Orignal and Ingersoll
    RockWood Kitchens, a kitchen cabinet company, opened in East Gwillimbury
    Construction will begin on Owen Sound's $8.68M 10th Street bridge replacement project in September and is expected to be completed by December 2020
    Dougall Avenue in Windsor will undergo upgrades valued at $8.9M over the next three months
    The Township of Zorra awarded a $1M contract to GW-EX Inc. for the reconstruction of Road 92 with work beginning in August
    Deals North Bay, a grocery store, opened in North Bay
    The Town of LaSalle awarded J&J Lepera Infrastructures Inc. a $3M contract to install a watermain. Construction is expected to begin later this year and will take six months to complete.
    Hensall District Co-operative Inc., an agricultural supplier, opened a location in Tilbury to serve farmers in Chatham-Kent and Essex County
    Indigo Books and Music Inc. will open a new store in Barrie in September
    Arnott Construction Ltd. will begin their $14M reconstruction of King Street Midland in mid-September
    French luxury brand Balenciaga is set to open its first Canadian standalone store in Toronto in December
    Kitchen Stuff Plus, a housewares and home décor retailer opened in Scarborough
    Sunny Morning, a breakfast and lunch restaurant, opened in Oakville with plans to open a location in Brampton as well
    Decathlon, a French sporting goods retailer, is opening a store in Ottawa
    Snakes and Lattes, a board game café franchise, is set to open a new location in Guelph later this year
    Canadian record store, Sunrise Records opened in Mississauga
    Shoe Per, a footwear store, opened in St. Thomas
    Birch Cabin, a home décor store, opened in Thornbury
    MetricAid, a physician scheduling software company in North Bay, is merging with Medevision, a software company in Richmond Hill. The new company operating as MetricAid will create three to five jobs in North Bay.
    Kingston Family FunWorld will close in October affecting about 35 staff
    Sandham Electric Ltd. in St. Catharines closed permanently in August
    Zimmermann's Garden Centre in Strathroy will close in November
    ChicaBoom Consignment in Caledon Village has permanently closed
    The Social Development Council (SDG) in Cornwall is organizing a job fair on October 16. Employers from various sectors including transportation, warehousing, service and sales, retail, hospitality, and social services will attend.
  • Start date: 2019-08-19, End date: 2019-08-23
    Week of Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019

    The federal government authorized the Goliath Gold Project near Dryden. Up to 450 jobs will be created during construction and 250 jobs thereafter.
    The City of Brampton will grant up to $7.3M over three years towards Algoma University's $34.4M expansion of its Brampton Campus. By 2028 it is expected to have created 273 direct and indirect local jobs.
    The Government of Canada is investing $5.5M in transportation infrastructure improvements at the Port of Hamilton, creating 110 jobs during construction
    Min Tech Inc., a plastic recycling company in Campbellford, is investing $20M to expand production and create up to 100 new jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing $18M in Heico Companies LLC, the parent company of Ivaco Rolling Mills LP, a steel wire and billets manufacturer, to create 86 new jobs across plants in L'Orignal, Ingersoll and Marieville in Quebec
    The Woodstock Police Service is hiring two officers
    The Government of Canada is set to purchase 360 new light armoured vehicles from London's General Dynamic Land Systems in a deal valued at about $3B
    Phase one of the Dunlop Street reconstruction will begin in Barrie in September. The $13M project is expected to finish in fall 2020.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $12M towards the construction of Greensville elementary school in Hamilton. Construction is set to begin in September.
    Nudge Rewards Inc., a Toronto application software company raised $12M in venture capital funding that will be used to grow the startup's data science team
    The Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission awarded Kingdom Construction Ltd., a nearly $3.8M contract for upgrades to the Chatham Water Treatment Plant
    Construction is underway on TCO Agromart Ltd.,'s feed mill and fertilizer blending plant in Northumberland County
    W.S. Morgan Construction Ltd., has been selected to construct the Building Hope project that will include the Lighthouse Community Services Hub and Lighthouse Supportive Housing in Orillia. Construction is expected to start in September.
    Construction will begin in October for the 25,000-sq.-ft. expansion of a Fortinos grocery in Waterdown, with completion expected in the summer of 2020
    Hydro One plans to replace 90km of lines in the Upper Ottawa Valley, crossing the towns of Laurentian Hills, Deep River, Petawawa, and Laurentian Valley
    North Frontenac Telephone Company received approval to install fibre optic infrastructure for high-speed internet service in Mt. Brydges and Glencoe, Middlesex County
    South East Grey Community Health Centre has purchased a property in Markdale with plans to expand services and create a health hub for Grey County
    Neo Performance Materials, a high-value niche metals manufacturer, is expanding operations at its Neo Rare Metals subsidiary in Peterborough
    Hard-Line Inc., a mining technology supplier, opened a new technology centre in downtown Sudbury, hoping to attract young tech-savvy professionals to the team with this new facility
    Post Script, a 500-sq.-ft. multi-purpose event space opened in downtown Harriston, in Wellington County
    The Rapid Access to Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic opened in Chatham
    One Care Inc., a child-services centre in Oshawa, opened a new and expanded location with plans to open a private school this fall
    Northview Advent Child Care Centre opened in Toronto
    The Dance Factory, a dance studio, opened in Wingham, in Huron County
    Following the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's Cannabis store lottery results, several licensed cannabis retail stores are set to open in Kitchener and Guelph
    Following the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's Cannabis store lottery results, several licensed cannabis retail stores are set to open in Hamilton, Burlington, St. Catharines, and Niagara Falls
    Following the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario's Cannabis store lottery results, a licensed cannabis retail stores is set to open in Barrhaven, Ottawa
    A new grocery store, John's No Frills opened in Newmarket
    Totem Roasters Inc. opened a coffee roastery in Vankleek Hill
    Tender Cuts Quality Meats opened a location in Fort Erie
    Chuck's Roadhouse Bar and Grill plans to open a location in Guelph
    Sweet Jesus, a Toronto-based soft serve ice-cream outlet, opened a location in Waterloo
    A new restaurant, Mysore Darshini opened in Mississauga
    Quesada Burritos & Tacos, a Mexican themed restaurant, opened in Alliston
    The Ear and Hearing Clinic, opened in Palmerston, in Wellington County
    Pho D&V, a Vietnamese/Thai restaurant opened in Dornoch, in Grey County
    Kulfi Café opened in Palmerston, in Wellington County
    CK Works! Community Job Fair will be held on October 1 at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre in Chatham
    FCA Canada Inc. will extend the third shift at the Windsor Assembly Plant to the end of 2019
    Toronto restaurant, Harry's Charbroiled will close in October after 51 years
    The Escape Movement, a clothing store, closed at the Northgate Shopping Centre in North Bay
    The Organic Traveller, a cannabis paraphernalia store, closed in London
    Parkdale Legal, a community legal service in Toronto, laid off nearly half of its frontline staff due to funding cuts
  • Start date: 2019-08-12, End date: 2019-08-16
    Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019

    The Government of Ontario is investing $49.9M in Stelco to support a $412M project that will create 75 jobs and maintain 2,200 in Hamilton and Lake Erie
    Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is investing $28.8M towards innovations at Domtar's Espanola mill. The investment will help maintain 430 jobs.
    The federal government announced $6M in funding from the National Trade Corridors Fund towards improvements to the Port of Sarnia. The projects are expected to create 120 jobs during construction.
    Min-Tech, a bio-facility, received $65K from FedDev's Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario (RIIEO) project. The funding is expected to create up to 50 new full time jobs.
    Construction began on Cambridge's new Gaslight District, a $100M project including two 20-storey residential towers, commercial space, a cobblestone public square and an event hall
    Ottawa's first virtual farmer's market, Farm to Hand, has begun delivering food from local farms to people's homes
    Stadium Sport Leagues will open their new two storey, 17,000-sq.-ft. Mississauga Stadium and sport clubhouse in September
    Marriott International Inc. announced plans to build a luxury hotel, Hotel Vie, in Vaughan. Construction will begin late 2019 and is expected to finish in 2021.
    Detour YHM, a food court, is opening at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport this fall. Food outlets will include Detour Coffee Roasters, Collective Arts Brewing and Dear Grain Bakery.
    The Grocer4Good Ability Development Program is launching a social enterprise to provide job assistance for people with varying abilities and act as a low-cost grocery store in the downtown core of Sault Ste. Marie
    The federal and provincial governments are investing over $7.8 million to create 130 affordable housing units in eight different affordable housing developments in Oxford County
    Snobelen Farms Ltd. will expand at their Palmerston facility with a new seed facility, with construction beginning this summer
    The town of Fort Frances has obtained Connecting Link funding for road reconstruction. The tender for the project is being awarded this fall, with construction commencing in the spring of 2020.
    Orangetheory Fitness opened a location in Peterborough on August 15
    The Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) has requested proposals for a $12.1M broadband infrastructure upgrade project across Wellington County
    Ontario's North Frontenac Telephone Company is installing fibre optic networks in the Town of Mt. Brydges and the Village of Glencoe in Middlesex County
    Tepperman's, a home furnishings store, opened in Ancaster
    The Chicago Café in North Bay is being transformed into a Lou Dawgs outlet and hiring of full and part-time staff will begin in September
    KGK Science Inc., a research arm of Auxly Cannabis Group Inc., is looking to fill 12 positions in London
    Graphic Packaging International, a food packaging manufacturer, received $50K from FedDev's Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario project. The funding is expected to create of up to 11 new full time jobs.
    Curve Lake First Nation, the Kawartha Art Gallery and Pinnguaq Association received a $744K grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create six part-time jobs and expand an arts-based literacy program for Anishnaabe youth in the community
    TAG Heuer, a Swiss luxury watch and accessory brand, will open its first standalone Canadian storefront at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall
    Quality Downtown Mechanic Shop opened in Gravenhurst
    Lot 88 Kitchen and Bar, a new restaurant, opened in Waterloo
    Illustrated Movement Dance Academy opened its studio in Palmerston
    A 10-month rehabilitation project started on Hog's Back Road swing bridge over Rideau Canal. Construction on the bridge will be completed May 2020.
    Bare Naked Beauty opened a new Sugar Bush Canadian Coffee House location in Kagawong
    A full service ESSO gas station opened in Petawawa
    Myodetox, a lifestyle physiotherapy clinic, will open their 12th location later this year in Toronto
    Construction will begin soon on a new Tim Hortons, Ultramar gas station and convenience store near L'Original
    Zellers, a departmental store, is closing its last two remaining stores in Ottawa and Toronto
    Hooley's Pub in Ottawa closed its doors after 14 years in business
    Huron-Bruce County received $1.68M in joint federal and provincial funding to improve business operations for farms and agri-food businesses
    Construction started on the resurfacing of 14.1 kilometres of Highway 400 and is expected to be completed in fall 2020
  • Start date: 2019-08-05, End date: 2019-08-09
    Week of Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2019

    The Government of Ontario is providing funding up to $5M to add more mental health and addictions services for Indigenous communities. This funding will support the training of more than 700 frontline workers and provide up to 90 full time jobs.
    Golden Gate Contracting Inc. was awarded a $776,000 contract to install an elevator in Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School in Hamilton, work is expected to be completed by the end of November
    Invixium, a Toronto-based biometric security products manufacturer, received $4.5M from CIBC Innovation Banking to support its expansion plans
    A new daycare, Stepping Stone Early Learning Academy Ltd. will open in Gravenhurst this fall and employ 12 staff
    Pharmasave Brighton Clinic Pharmacy, a pharmacy and walk-in clinic opened in Brighton
    MUJOSH, fashion eyewear brand, opened last month at the Scarborough Town Centre
    Fashion retailer, October¿s Very Own (Ovo), opened a location in the CF Toronto Eaton Centre in Toronto
    Baskin-Robbins opened a new location in Mississauga, their eleventh location in the Greater Toronto Area
    Hacienda North Farms Inc. is doubling the size of its greenhouse operation in Wheatley and expects to hire an additional 50 to 54 workers by January 2020
    Piroli Group Developments held a ground-breaking ceremony for the $43M West Bridge Place residential development scheduled to open in August 2020 in Windsor
    Construction is nearly halfway completed on a $4M operating room at the London Heath Sciences Centre expected to be operational this year
    Southland Transportation LTD. won a seven-year contract to provide school bussing services for the East of Thunder Bay Transportation Consortium and is hiring bus operators in the region.
    Marostica Subaru in Thunder Bay officially opened their new $4.5M building. This upgraded building features more room and has led to a staffing increase.
    The Government of Canada is investing over $2M in local festivals and events. This funding will support 24 additional events this year while creating jobs and boosting local tourism across the province.
    The National Capital Commission opened its first bistro in Confederation Park. Two more bistros are planned to open in Remic Rapids Park and Patterson Creek Park later this summer.
    Tambro Construction Ltd. broke ground for the new 54,778-sq-ft. Memorial Stoney Creek Elementary School
    Orin Contractors Corporation started construction on phase one of the nearly $4M sports complex in Hamilton. This phase is expected to be completed by November 2019 and fully completed by the end ofMay 2020
    uBreakiFix, a tech repair company, opened a location in Niagara
    Movement Dance Academy opened in Ridgeway near Fort Erie
    The Fort Erie International Academy will open this fall, the first step towards towards developing a $95M educational campus in Fort Erie
    MyTy's, a speciality retailer, opened in the community of Clinton
    2nd Streetlight Estate Winery opened close to Goderich in Huron County
    Thornbury Village Cidery is set to expand their current operations with the addition of a 4,700-sq-ft. craft brewery operation to their current location in Thornberry
    Perth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school is having a grand reopening at its new location on September 28
    The Rotary Club of Picton received a $10,000 donation for a new hospital in Prince Edward County
  • Start date: 2019-07-29, End date: 2019-08-02
    Week of Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

    The Government of Canada has invested over $2.3M and created more than 560 summer jobs in Toronto for at-risk youth who face barriers to employment. These jobs are in addition to the more than 6,500 jobs funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program.
    Longo's Brothers Fruit Market opened a new store location at the Yonge Sheppard Centre in Toronto, creating 185 new jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing $20M into an $81.2M project to help Gerdau Ameristeel upgrade its facilities, creating 108 jobs and maintaining another 710 jobs in Whitby and Cambridge
    Microbix Biosystems Inc., a biotechnology company, will receive nearly $2.8M from FedDev Ontario to scale up production and create up to 97 highly skilled jobs in science and manufacturing in Mississauga
    The Government of Canada is investing $16M in Tenaris Algoma Tubes, to support its $36M expansion project at its seamless and welded steel pipe mills in Sault Ste. Marie and Calgary. Nearly 90 full-time jobs will be created in Sault Ste. Marie.
    Construction on the Insignia Hotel is nearing completion in Sarina and is expected to open in mid-September. The hotel plans to hire about 50 employees in hospitality positions.
    FedDev Ontario is investing $2.5M in Newton Group Ltd., to scale up production by adding a new, highly automated pre-cast concrete production line as part of a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility expansion, creating 28 technical and professional jobs in Guelph
    FedDev Ontario is investing over $2.9M in Rockport Networks Inc., for the commercialization of its high-performance network solutions, creating about 20 highly skilled jobs
    The Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization, a sister entity to Professional Quality Assurance Testing, hired 11 new employees at its software testing lab in Sault St. Marie
    Dancing Bee Equipment, a supplier of beekeeping equipment, will receive $65K from FedDev Ontario for new equipment to expand its processing facility and create up to ten jobs in Port Hope
    The Government of Ontario hired nine new correctional officer graduates who will be assigned to four Northern Ontario institutions - the Kenora Jail, Thunder Bay Jail, Thunder Bay Correctional Centre and Fort Frances Jail
    Groupe Touchette Inc., opened a tire distribution centre in Cambridge, employing seven people
    Toronto Tunnel Partners started construction on two rail tunnels under Highways 401 and 409 to accommodate two additional tracks and expand GO train service on the Kitchener line. The estimated $116.9M project is expected to be completed by late 2021.
    EPCOR started construction on an $80M natural gas distribution system for Southern Bruce County. The system is expected to be fully in service by the end of 2021.
    Construction is currently underway on a new transfer station at Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation. The Government of Canada is investing $8.3M in this project, which is expected to be completed by fall 2019.
    Construction started on a $6.3M new building for Brock Mission, an emergency shelter for men with 30 regular beds and 15 units for independent housing, in Peterborough
    Lambton Mall in Sarnia is undergoing a $5.1M redevelopment
    The Ancaster High School in Hamilton will undergo a $5M upgrade, with construction commencing this summer and completion expected by June 2020
    Brennan Paving and Construction Ltd., is scheduled to begin construction on Highway 402 near Sarnia in August. The $4M project is expected to be completed this fall.
    Alfred Beam Excavating Ltd., is servicing Welland's new industrial subdivision off River Road for approximately $1M
    Snobelen Farms Ltd., plans to build a new seed processing, treatment and packaging facility in Palmerston, with construction starting this summer and completion expected by fall 2020
    Construction started on the next phase of the John Counter Boulevard bridge in Kingston, and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020
    CHLOE, a plant-based restaurant chain, will open a location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping center this fall with plans to open a second location in downtown Toronto next year
    Turning Pointe Dance Studio opened in St. Thomas
    ADM Design and Décor, a new decor store, opened in Innisfil
    Juul, an e-cigarette maker, opened its first retail store in downtown Toronto
    Comfort Keepers, an in-home health care service provider, opened in Peterborough
    Two restaurants, Frank's Pasta and Grill and the Cat & Fiddle closed in Cobourg
    Ample Organics, a Toronto-based cannabis software start-up, laid off about 20 employees across departments, affecting senior management as well as software developers and designers. The majority of the layoffs came from their Toronto headquarters.
  • Start date: 2019-07-22, End date: 2019-07-26
    Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019

    The federal government announced a $28.8M investment in Domtar Inc., to support its $57.5M project to implement new equipment and processes at its pulp and specialty paper mill in Espanola. The investment will help maintain 430 jobs.
    Medical marijuana producer, PharmHouse Inc., started production at its 190,000-sq.-ft. nursery in Leamington. The company is looking to fill another 25 positions and anticipates a workforce of about 150 employees once fully operational.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $28M to expand midwifery services in the province, supporting up to 90 new midwifery graduates and upgrading technology at the clinics
    The Government of Ontario is hiring 65 new correctional officer graduates across the province
    The Government of Ontario will invest nearly $5M in Element5 Co.'s new $32M cross laminated timber plant in St. Thomas, creating over 60 jobs
    Mercato Fresh grocery store is scheduled to open in October in Chatham, creating about 50 jobs. Hiring is expected to begin in September.
    Canarm Ltd., a Brockville-based company, broke ground on the expansion of its Parkedale Avenue facility, adding 58,000-sq.-ft. of additional space for warehousing. The first phase is expected to cost $10M and the expansion could add 20 to 50 new jobs.
    The Pembroke Regional Hospital received $1.1M in federal and provincial funding to establish a team that will assist with mental health services
    The Municipality of South Huron received a $114,567 grant to hire a climate change officer to work on a two-year project to help the municipality develop a climate change adaptation plan
    Two dams on the Trent River in Quinte West are being rehabilitated over the next three years at a cost of $63 million. Construction will begin in July and August, with both projects expected to be completed in 2022.
    Dufferin County plans to invest about $8.4M on capital projects in 2019. Work on multiple road improvements and rehabilitation projects are currently underway in the Orangeville and Shelburne area, with some work expected to be completed by this summer.
    The Municipality of Meaford is investing $7.1M to build a new library at the former Foodland grocery location in downtown Meaford. Construction is expected to be completed by 2020.
    Fowler Construction secured a roughly $2M contract with the District of Muskoka for the reconstruction of Windermere Road. Construction will occur between July and August.
    Vision Nursing and Rest Home in Sarnia received $1.9M in joint federal and provincial funding for a 36-unit expansion, of which 19 are affordable housing apartments for seniors
    Kingdom Developments Inc. broke ground on its mixed-use condominium development, KSquare Condos, in Scarborough, featuring 34 and 31 storey towers
    Construction started on the Y Lofts redevelopment, a 136-unit apartment building, in Peterborough, and is expected to be completed by fall 2020
    Core Development Group started construction on its Birchcliff Urban Towns project in Scarborough
    Construction on two new condominium projects are scheduled for summer and fall in Tecumseh
    Construction is underway on a new brewery, Third Moon Brewing Company Incorporated, in Milton and is expected to open this fall
    Bourgon Construction is building a new Esso gas station and Circle K convenience store in Cornwall, with an expected completion date of late summer or early fall
    apollogreen, an Ottawa-based cannabis company, received approval to start work on a 5,000-sq.-ft. facility and use industrial-scale tissue culture to produce starter plants for cannabis growers
    Sucro Sourcing LLC completed construction of its new granular sugar refinery in Hamilton and will begin operations immediately
    Pariveda Solutions, a management and technology consulting firm, opened its first Canadian location, with an office in downtown Toronto
    St. Leonard's Community Services will open a residential substance withdrawal and treatment centre in Brantford this fall
    WYRTH, a home goods store, opened its first location in Toronto
    Little Einstein Education Centre opened in East Gwillimbury
    Dollarama Inc. is expected to open a new location at the Winona Crossing Shopping Centre in Hamilton later this year
    Gucci will open a concession at Holt Renfrew at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in August. The luxury brand is also updating its standalone store in downtown Toronto, which is expected to be completed by November.
    Damat/Tween, an upscale men's fashion brand from Turkey, is opening its first Canadian store in CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa in August
    The Tokyo Smoke, a cannabis retailer, opened in Oshawa
    Canada House Clinics, a medical cannabis clinic, opened a location at North York's Champagne Centre in Toronto
    Scaddabush Italian Kitchen and Bar opened a new location in Etobicoke
    Taps and Corks on King, a bar specializing in craft beer, opened in Cobourg
    MyFit Gym, opened its second location in Minto
    EZY Mode, a video gaming lounge, opened in Windsor
    Wayne Gretzky's Toronto and its Oasis Rooftop Patio in downtown Toronto will close in 2020 to make way for a new condominium building
    Two restaurants, Fred's Not Here and the Red Tomato, will close in Toronto in August to make way for a condominium development
    London Wine Bar Wortley Village, a local restaurant, has closed
    KFC Canada confirmed the closure of its restaurant in Walkerton
    KidsAbility will lay off between 20 and 25 employees in Waterloo Region at the beginning of next year
    Labatt Brewing Company Limited in London laid-off about 45 temporary summer workers
    Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited laid off 65 full-time unionized and several dozen non-unionized employees at its Casino Rama location in Orillia
    Ford Motor Company plans to layoff about 200 people at its Oakville plant starting in September, with further layoffs expected in January 2020
  • Start date: 2019-07-15, End date: 2019-07-19
    Week of Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019

    Woodbridge Foam Corporation received up to $20M from the federal government to modernize two manufacturing plants in Woodbridge and Blenheim. The investment is part of a $100M project that will create about 110 new jobs and maintain more than 727 jobs.
    FedDev Ontario is contributing $14M to Niagara College to expand the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation research project, which will support 240 businesses, over 550 jobs and train up to 360 students and researchers
    The Government of Canada is investing $40M in Ottawa-based CBN Nano Technologies, a company researching the commercialization of technology that allows atomically precise manufacturing. About 469 jobs will be created, 364 of which will be highly skilled.
    The former Radisson Hotel in downtown Windsor is being transformed into a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The project is expected to be completed in early 2020 and will create an estimated 200 hospitality jobs.
    AgMedica Bioscience Inc., a medical marijuana producer, held a job fair to fill up to 70 future positions in its cultivation department as it proceeds with the expansion of its facility in Chatham-Kent
    FedDev Ontario will contribute $3M to help Northern Transformer Corporation to adopt innovative clean technology, scale up production and create about 32 skilled manufacturing and engineering jobs in Vaughan
    A second Taco Bell restaurant opened in Sarnia with 25 to 30 employees
    Cambrian College in Sudbury, is receiving more than $1.9M from the provincial government to support its Applied Research Department, creating five full-time technician positions and 12 part-time research positions
    The Government of Canada is providing nearly $3.4M in funding for the construction of North Shore Express and Discovery Centre in the Township of Schreiber. The new tourist attraction is expected to open in the spring of 2020, creating up to five jobs.
    Ride-sharing app, Lyft, is launching a community hub in Ottawa, with three full-time employees
    Farm Boy grocery chain bought Rideau Bakery, keeping one of its two Ottawa locations in business. Some of the bakery's 40 employees will be retained to work at the Bank Street facility.
    Enbridge Gas Inc. will begin construction on its $19.1M pipeline expansion in Chatham-Kent in July, which will be in service by the end of 2019
    Construction started on the $10.9M Cassells Street reconstruction project in North Bay, with an expected completion date of November 2020
    Thomas Fuller Construction Co., Limited started construction on a $10M improvement project for the Limoges Wastewater Treatment facility. The work is expected to be completed by July 2020.
    The City of Toronto will provide $7.5M to expand Bike Share Toronto, adding 1,250 new bikes and 105 new stations across the city
    The federal government is investing $7.1M towards the construction of a 60-unit affordable-housing project, Residenza Ortona, for seniors and veterans in London.
    Norfolk County awarded Sierra Infrastructure a $3.9M contract for roadwork, with work expected to start in July and wrap up before the end of the year
    The federal government is contributing $3M to the Salvation Army's new Journey to Life Centre in Thunder Bay. The facility is expected to open in September 2020 and will include 46 shelter beds and 20 transitional units.
    The federal government is investing over $190K in the Innovation Hub at Northern College's Timmins Campus. The new 24,000-sq.-ft. space will include two manufacturing labs and one of each for carpentry, virtual reality, simulation and mining exploration.
    ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc., broke ground for the expansion of their headquarters in Cambridge, adding 122,000-sq.-ft. of additional space for manufacturing, office and innovation centre. The project is expected to be completed by May 2020.
    The County of Brant is commencing infrastructure upgrades including water mains replacement as well as roadwork along King Edwards Street in Paris. Construction will start in July and is expected to continue through 2020.
    The construction on the Niagara Region Public Health's new facility in Niagara Falls is nearing completion and is scheduled to open this fall
    North Bay Hydro Services, S&C Electric Company and Independent Electricity System Operator completed the installation of Canada's first utility-scale microgrid in North Bay
    The $36M Cascades Casino in Chatham-Kent held held a soft-opening on July 16
    The Bancroft and District Chamber of Commerce opened a second satellite office in downtown Whitney in South Algonquin
    The Waterloo Region Community Legal Services opened a legal clinic for the LGBTQ community at the Spectrum's offices in Kitchener
    Alternatives for Women is opening Prince Edward County's first women's shelter in September
    Avling Kitchen and Brewery, a Scandinavian-inspired brew pub, opened in Toronto
    Healthy Planet, a health supplement chain, opened in Scarborough
    A new Shell gas station opened in Bracebridge, with a Subway restaurant and car wash
    The Mosaic Creative, a retailer and workshop that offers vintage and antique items, opened in Oshawa
    The Centre for International Governance Innovation laid off 21 employees in Waterloo as a result of provincial funding cuts
    Nemak, a manufacturer of engine blocks, will cease operations in Windsor by mid-2020, affecting about 270 employees
  • Start date: 2019-07-08, End date: 2019-07-12
    Week of Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2019

    The federal, provincial and municipal governments are jointly investing $152M towards the Eastern Ontario Regional Network's mobile broadband project, expected to create more than 3000 full-time jobs over ten years
    A Sudbury-based cannabis company, GaiaCann Inc., started construction of its 32,000-sq.-ft. cultivation and extraction facility in Espanola, expected to be operational in March 2020. Over 100 jobs will be created in the cultivation sites alone.
    Blaze Pizza restaurant opened in Vaughan, creating 50 local jobs
    Walmart will open a new Supercentre in St. Catharines later this summer, while closing its smaller Fairview Mall location, employing about 150 people. All associates at the closing location will be transferred and 40 new positions will be created.
    The Tin Fiddler bar and restaurant opened in Sarnia, creating approximately 35 jobs
    The federal government will spend $48.6M on three flood mitigation projects in Markham, with expected completion in about five years
    Hydro One Inc. plans to invest approximately $30M to advance the refurbishment of the Port Colborne Transmission Station, with an expected completion date of 2022
    The Government of Ontario is investing up to an additional $9M to support the ongoing planning for the Ottawa Hospital's Civic Campus redevelopment project
    The Government of Canada has awarded an $8.5M contract to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to refuel the low-power reactor, SLOWPOKE-2, at the Royal Military College in Kingston
    The Government of Canada is providing $6.5M in funding to build the Veterans' House in Ottawa. Construction is set to begin in August on the 40-unit complex backed by Multifaith Housing Initiative that will take roughly 14 months to complete.
    The Government of Ontario is investing more than $6M for summer initiatives throughout the province, focused on strengthening math skills for all students and improving job prospects
    The Federal Government has announced $5.75M in grants and loans to support deep energy retrofits in four residential buildings in Toronto and Hamilton
    The federal government is providing nearly $5.5M to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 84 to support a new training program in Breslau. The project expects to train 240 electrical apprentices over the next five years.
    The Government of Ontario is investing more than $5.1M this year for mental health and addictions services in nineteen organizations in Ottawa
    The federal and provincial governments are investing $2.7M to create 18 new affordable homes in Milton
    The City of Sarnia awarded Sev-Con Paving a $2.25M contract for road work
    Construction is underway on four high-rise residential buildings in downtown London
    Construction is underway on a 120,000-sq-ft., 750-unit storage facility for Apple Self Storage in Kitchener, with an expected completion date of spring 2020
    The Belleville Lawn Bowling Club will be relocated to Hillcrest Community Centre and Park in January 2020. Construction is currently underway and completion is estimated for September 2019.
    National Supply Group, an industrial parts wholesaler in Sault Ste. Marie, has signed supply agreements with three European companies at the European Trade show. These agreements will enhance National Supply's product line and create jobs.
    Levitt-Safety and Work Authority, safety equipment and services suppliers to Bruce Power, opened a joint facility and retail store in Port Elgin
    Rolldog Ltd., a software technology company, plans to open a corporate office in Bracebridge, hiring for executive, support, sales and professional services roles
    A Dynacare facility opened a new location in Tottenham, providing laboratory and healthcare services
    Ride Well, a new on-demand ride sharing program, is set to launch in October in Wellington County
    Bracebridge Hall, a concert and art space, opened in downtown Bracebridge
    A candle and jewelry store, Charmed Aroma, opened in the Scarborough Town Centre
    Pizza Hut opened its second location in North Bay
    Chronic Ink, a tattoo and piercing parlour, opened in Mississauga's Square One Mall
    A.L. Appliances & Lighting opened a retail store in Stroud
    The James Street Pub is closing in Ottawa this fall
    Solutions, a retailer specializing in organizational and storage products, will be closing in Mississauga
    Two local newspapers, the Dryden Observer and Red Lake's Northern Sun News, owned by NorWest Printing and Publishing Group, seem to have ceased publication
    Lakehead University's legal clinic have suspended some services in communities outside of Thunder Bay due to cuts in legal aid. The changes may result in reducing staff and some full-time positions to part-time.
    The Upper Canada District School Board is closing its TR Leger School location at the St. Lawrence College campus in Brockville, affecting up to a dozen of the school's instruction and administration staff
    Hamilton's forensic pathology unit is closing and moving to Toronto over the next year, affecting about 20 workers
    The Metro grocery store located inside the Porcupine Mall in Timmins will close at the end of August. The impact on the store's 43 employees is currently unknown.
    The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories will layoff 150 workers at its nuclear facility in Chalk River as part of workforce adjustment
    About 150 employees at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto resigned or were terminated over benefits fraud
    Bombardier Inc., confirmed laying off about 550 employees at its Thunder Bay rail-car plant
  • Start date: 2019-07-01, End date: 2019-07-05
    Week of Jul 01 - Jul 05, 2019

    A Markham-based doctor received federal approval to open a marijuana production facility at the former Fleetwood trailer factory in Lindsay, employing about 500 people at full production
    The Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation received a $3M contribution from the FedDev Ontario to attract foreign investment opportunities and generate more than 275 jobs for southern Ontario
    Big Country Raw, a pet food producer, opened a new production and retail facility in Smithville, employing 80 workers
    The Government of Canada is providing $2.6M to Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization Inc. to support an Indigenous software testing centre in Sault Ste. Marie. The office is expected to employ up to 60 people.
    The Halton Catholic District School Board revealed plans to hire a total of 36.8 staff positions for the 2019-20 school year; 16 new elementary teachers, 10.3 new secondary teachers, and 10.5 school support staff
    Construction is underway on a new A&W restaurant, convenience store and gas bar in Norwood. About 40 new student, part-time and full-time jobs are being created.
    A new $16M, 92-room Marriott Hotel is being constructed in North Bay. The hotel is set to open next summer, employing approximately 20 full-time and 10 part-time workers.
    A Jaguar and Land Rover auto dealership opened in Windsor with about 30 employees
    Goodwill Boutique, a multi-faceted goodwill store, opened in Newmarket, creating 15 new jobs
    Abel's on Queen, a new barbershop at the Walper Hotel, opened in Kitchener, creating eight new jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing more than $740K in China Steel Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie to purchase new equipment, creating eight new full-time jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing more than $1B to rehabilitate the Supreme Court of Canada and West Memorial Buildings in Ottawa. The construction work on the West Memorial Building is expected to start in fall 2019 with expected completion in 2023.
    Algoma Steel Inc., a primary steel producer in Sault Ste. Marie, will invest around $300M in capital improvements, which includes a new facility that will deliver an extra 100,000 tons a year
    The Government of Ontario is investing $12M along with Ontario Pork which is contributing $3M to build a new swine research facility in Elora, expected to be complete in three years
    The Government of Ontario is investing over $12.8M at the Northern Ontario Film Studios' western-themed location in Powassan
    The Ontario Government is investing $6.8M to support cross-provincial newborn patient transport and another $5.8M to support the specialized care teams required at the four receiving children's hospitals
    Toronto-based BenchSci, an AI biomedical startup, has raised $6.7M in new funding and plans to hire engineers specializing in big data, machine learning, and user interface technologies
    FedDev Ontario announced a $5M investment into innovation centre ventureLAB for the creation of the Hardware Catalyst Initiative, a lab and incubator hub in Markham
    The Public Health Agency of Canada will invest up to $4.5M over four years in LMC Healthcare's Diabetes Prevention Program, part of which will take place in Brampton
    The Northumberland Hills Hospital will receive over $1M in base funding and up to $336K in one-time funding from the Government of Ontario to end hallway healthcare and build capacity
    The YMCA Jerry McCaw Family Centre in Sarnia is undergoing $1.3M in renovations and upgrades
    The federal government, through the Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) announced funding of $1M over five years to York University's bilingual campus, Glendon College, to improve training in French language health services
    Henderson Recreational Equipment Ltd. was awarded a $200K contract for the installation of new playground equipment in five Niagara Falls parks, with construction starting in August and completion later in the year
    The Government of Ontario announced adding 76 new long-term care beds and upgrading 84 existing ones at the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home in Picton over the next three years
    Construction began on the expansion of Beleave Inc.'s cannabis extraction, processing, and cultivation facility in Hamilton
    Construction will begin on a 60,000-sq-ft commercial plaza in Tottenham in the fall. Some units are expected to open as early as 2020.
    Michael + Clark Construction started work on the Middlesex-London Health Unit's new headquarters in London, with completion due February 2020
    Great Lakes Helicopter and the Cowbell Brewing Co., launched a helicopter transportation service. Guests will be able to travel from Grand Bend to Blyth brewery Wednesdays through Sundays every week.
    A permanent supervised injection site will be built in the ByWard Market in Ottawa, replacing the one in a converted construction trailer, and will likely open in 2020
    Fifty new cannabis retail stores will open across the province in October: 19 in the GTA, 11 in Western Ontario, 7 in Eastern Ontario, 5 in Northern Ontario, and 8 on First Nations reserves
    Build Your Dreams (BYD) expanded its North American operations with the opening of a 45,000-sq.ft. electric bus assembly plant in Newmarket
    Hear and Now Mental Health Clinic, a walk-in centre, operated by Pathstone Mental Health, opened a location in Welland
    The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities will launch a new employment services model in Muskoka-Kawarthas, Peel Region and Hamilton-Niagara in fall 2019
    The Nest, a home decor store, opened in Collingwood
    TimberNook, a nature-based child development program, opened in Port Stanley
    A new visitor information centre opened in Wasaga Beach
    Mumuso, a Korean-inspired dollar store opened in Toronto
    A Planet Fitness gym is scheduled to open in Chatham-Kent in November
    Grand River Rocks, a rock climbing gym in Kitchener, will open a new 12,500-sq-ft. location in Waterloo
    Maiden Lane Wine & Spirits restaurant opened in Windsor
    The Mexican House, a restaurant and store with a focus on Mexican and Latin cuisine, opened in Orillia
    Guac Mexi Grill, a Mexican restaurant, opened in Innisfil
    Plant Joy, a vegan donut shop, opened in Windsor
    Home Grown Food Basket, a speciality local food retailer, opened in Wingham, with plans to add a café
    Gallery Stratford opened an offsite exhibition called SITE in downtown Stratford
    Solid Leather, a hand-made belt artisan store, opened in Peterborough
    Nine public schools in Hamilton will close in some capacity this year
    Zippy Zoom Indoor Playground permanently closed its locations in Niagara Falls, Welland, and St. Catharines
    Rideau Bakery has closed two locations in Ottawa
  • Start date: 2019-06-24, End date: 2019-06-28
    Week of Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019

    L3 Wescam broke ground on its new headquarters in Waterdown, bringing over 1000 jobs to Hamilton
    Purolator Inc. will invest $1B over the next five years, investing $330M on a new delivery hub in Toronto that will open in 2021 and an $8.5M terminal in North York that will open September 2019.
    Ecolomondo Corporation, a tire recycler, received a $32.1M loan from Export Development Canada (EDC) to build a new plant in Hawkesbury and create 65 jobs. Plant construction will be contracted to Maylan Group Inc., and is expected to begin in August.
    The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $55M to the Cassellholme for the Aged in Nipissing to add 24 long-term-care beds. The re-development of this facility will add over 50 new jobs.
    Lopes Ltd., a steel fabrication company in Coniston, received $1M in funding from the Government of Ontario to expand current facilities and create 20 new jobs
    LCY Biosciences Inc. plans to begin production at the former BioAmber facility in Sarnia this fall. The company is looking to hire an additional 20 to 25 employees.
    The Government of Canada provided over $2M in funding to two dairy processing businesses in St. Marys, creating 10 full-time and two-part-time jobs
    The Government of Ontario will be increasing the Institutional Crisis Intervention Teams at the Thunder Bay Jail and Correctional Centre, Kenora Jail and Monteith Correctional Complex by three members for each institution
    The Wreck at Colchester Harbour restaurant opened in Essex with 13 employees 
    StevCon Packaging & Logistics Ltd., a wooden crate manufacturer in Owen Sound is looking to fill 7 positions, including an engineering technologist with computer-aided design
    Hanson Development will commence construction for the Seasons on Little Lake, a waterfront community in Midland, in July. Construction will include 1,700 homes, a 10,000-sq-ft. members club, a 13km trail network, and a waterfront boardwalk.
    Pinnacle Quality Homes started construction of a new subdivision in Huron County's Exeter community with 57 townhouses and 13 detached homes
    Parkview Homes began construction on a new 27-unit apartment building in Peterborough
    The Government of Ontario is investing about $20M to construct a new Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Fort Frances
    The City of Greater Sudbury is investing $17M on installing new water meters at homes and businesses
    The Government of Canada is investing up to $15M in a new youth centre for the community of Attawapiskat First Nation
    S R Steinsky Construction began construction on four townhomes on Crescent Street in Peterborough. It is expected to be complete in July 2020.
    Castell Homes is constructing an 11-home subdivision in Watford in Warwick Township
    Construction commenced along Front Street in Orillia, the first of two phases in the $6.5M project, and is expected to be completed by 2020
    George Brown College is partnering with the City of Toronto, MaRS Discovery District, and Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process (ReMAP) to create a new urban manufacturing space for entrepreneurs in Toronto
    The County of Essex awarded Mill-Am Corp. a $4.7M contract for roadwork to be completed by August
    Metro Ontario Inc. will open a Food Basics grocery store in Port Hope in August
    The David Braley Centre for Antibiotic Discovery at McMaster University in Hamilton opened
    Alectra Utilities received $3M from the Government of Canada to support two electrical grid projects in Guelph
    The Government of Canada is granting $1.3M to organizations and agencies in Hawkesbury for initiatives to help francophone immigrants integrate into the community
    The Bellevue House National Historic Site in Kingston is receiving additional $1.1M in funding for repairs and renovations
    Construction began in June on the new Rotary Splash Pad, a water park in North Bay
    Grey Bruce Health Services opened its expansion to the Saugeen Memorial Hospital in Bruce County's Southampton community
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1M through the Francophone Community Grants Program to assist in economic development and job creation across Ontario
    Lucknow Recreation Department in Bruce County hired 5 new staff for the summer season
    The Town of Gravenhurst is experiencing a shortage of lifeguards to staff local beaches
    GO Transit partnered with Ontario Northland beginning this month to provide transportation between Toronto and Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville and North Bay
    French skincare brand Caudalie will open a multi-level retail store and spa in Toronto
    Women's apparel shop Ricki's opened at North York's Yonge Sheppard Centre in Toronto
    Dream Cyclery, a custom bike and wheel building specialist opened in Peterborough
    Atlas Therapeutic, a salt-water therapy float spa opened in Peterborough
    The Standard, a new late hour bar, opened in Toronto's Parkdale neighborhood
    Morning Parade Coffee Bar, a new café opened in Toronto's Beach Hill neighborhood
    Landella hair salon opened in Renfrew
    The Bunker, a game store equipped with studios and a tournament hall, opened their 11,300-sq-ft. location in Hamilton
    6 Eleven Multi-Mart, a one-stop shop in Ferris, opened
    Winnie's Gluten-Free Bakery opened a new location in Belmont Village in Kitchener
    Native Wonders Gifts and Gallery opened in Windsor
    A Denny's restaurant is opening in St. Thomas
    Halibut House Fish and Chips opened in Barrie
    Chrome Pole Dance Studio, a pole fitness studio, opened in Guelph
    The Upper Canada District School Board in Eastern Ontario is laying off about 160 employees
    The Toronto District School Board will layoff about 100 staff in student support services, outdoor education, caretaking, psychological support and lunchroom supervisors
    Metroland Media, a media production and distribution company, laid off 41 employees as it ceased operations at its Smiths Falls distribution centre
    The amalgamation of Ontario's health agencies and local health integration networks will cause 21 job layoffs at the Champlain LHIN
    The St. Clair Catholic District School Board will layoff seven teachers and eliminate 12.5 other positions at the Catholic Education Centre in Chatham-Kent
    Carrot Rewards, a health and wellness computer app, is filing for bankruptcy and closed its Toronto office
    Beaumen Waste Management, a Renfrew Ontario recycling company, shut down in June
    FCA Canada will extend the third shift at its Windsor Assembly Plan to October 21, instead of September 30, as a result of a new fleet order
  • Start date: 2019-06-17, End date: 2019-06-21
    Week of Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019

    Walmart Logistics is hiring 70 people to work at its Cornwall Distribution Hub
    Mad Radish will open three new restaurants in Toronto over the rest of the year
    Hangry Pirates restaurant is opening in Oakville at the end of June
    Construction will start this summer on a six-storey parking structure at Rutherford GO station
    TEAM Boats, a manufacturer of aluminum boats and trailers, opened in Bala
    The Food Shop, a retailer of locally-sourced products and foods, opened in Peterborough
    Carter's OshKosh B'gosh, a baby and young children apparel store, will open a location in Stoney Creek later this year
    SAP Canada is currently hiring 30-40 people and looking to add an additional 50 in the next few years to their SAP Labs office in Waterloo
    Challenger Motor Freight Inc. will open its own training school in July in Cambridge for drivers to earn their AZ license required for tractor trailers
    The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada opened a new nursing centre in Brantford, employing seven full time, and 65 rotating nurses
    Girardin Ontario Inc. opened a new 10, distribution centre in Brantford, with 20 employees and plans for future hiring
    Farm Boy Inc., a Canadian food retailer, opened a new location n Burlington, creating 120 new jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing $18.5M, through Transport Canada's National Trade Corridor Fund, in Hamilton's airport infrastructure improvements. The project is expected to create 350 jobs, and another 850 over the next five years.
    Construction started for Belleville's Field of Ability, an accessible, rubberized baseball field. The project will be completed by summer 2020.
    Comfort Inn and Suites opened a 66-room facility in Napanee
    Nurse Next Door Professional Home Care Services opened in Chatham-Kent
    Deliverbae Inc., a general home delivery service, launched in Windsor, employing approximately 30 people with plans for future expansion
    Windsor Fire & Rescue Services hired 11 new firefighters
    Schinkels' Meat Market in Essex hired 12 aditional part-time staff at its new location
    Canna Cabanna, a recreational cannabis retailer, opened in Toronto
    The Government of Canada is investing $10M to support a new $30M national innovation hub for collaboration on cybersecurity in Brampton. It is expected to open in 2022 and create 790 permanent skilled jobs in the city.
    Harold Sutherland Construction has begun the demolition of Chatsworth's Community Centre
    Abraflex Limited, a manufacturer of protective suits and decontamination handling equipment, announced plans to expand its current facility in Paisley and hire additional workers
    Demolition and construction will begin for a new Costco location in Nagara Falls. The new store is expected to open in fall 2020, and create approximately 200 jobs
    Rapido Group will establish an RV manufacturing facility in Cambridge, expecting to hire 110 employees by the end of summer 2019, and growing to 200 by the end of 2020
    VO2 Sports, a multi-sports store, opened in Collingwood
    Choom Cannabis Co. opened a dispensary in Niagara Falls
    The Inn at Gore Bay opened the 1890 Restaurant, located within the motel in Gore Bay.
    A Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic opened in Espanola
    Edo Japan, a Japanese restaurant, opened in Ottawa
    Giant Tiger, a discount store chain, began construction of its new headquarters in Ottawa. The location will also feature the retailer's new flagship store.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $315K in Garden River Truss, a roof and floor truss manufacturer in Garden River First Nation, creating 10 full-time jobs
    With investments from the Governments of Ontario and Canada, Resolute Forest Products Inc. and FP Innovations opened their new $23M bio-refinery plant at the Resolute site in Thunder Bay
    Thunder Bay Fire Rescue hired 7 new firefighters
    The Government of Ontario is investing $105M in the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario's new treatment centre project in Ottawa
    Reid's Distillery, a family-run gin distillery, opened in Toronto
    The Bachir Yerex Family Dialysis Centre, an expansion in St. Joseph's Health Centre, opened in Toronto
    The Bone & Biscuit Company, a Canadian pet food and supply retail franchise, opened a location in Oakville
    Aeon Studio Group announced a $100M project to build a filming and production hub in Hamilton, creating up to 1000 direct and indirect jobs. While the project will take several years, the first studio could open by the summer of 2020.
    Propel Centre for Population Health Impacts, a cancer research centre at the University of Waterloo, will close at the end of June due to funding cuts, affecting 20 employees
    Starbucks will close its café in downtown Windsor at the end of July
    Gangnam Style Korean BBQ restaurant closed in London
    Erinoakkids Centre for Treatment and Development will layoff approximately 291 workers across three GTA locations due to funding cuts. At least 113 full-time employees will be permanently laid off, and 178 will be rehired on contracts.
    As part of restructuring to combine several agencies into the new Ontario Health organization, over 400 workers were laid off across 20 health agencies
    The Government of Canada is investing $5 million in Hydro Ottawa's MiGen Transactive Grid project, a smart grid project at a community housing complex in Ottawa
  • Start date: 2019-06-10, End date: 2019-06-14
    Week of Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019

    Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd. plans to expand their Ottawa offices and hire about 300 more workers
    Marjoel, previously known as Arvato Digital Services LLC, Canada, will add 200 new employees to their contact center site in Waterloo
    The Government of Canada is investing $14.5M in Mindbridge Analytics, an Ottawa based fin-tech company working on artificial intelligence. The investment will maintain 32 positions, while creating 200 new jobs by 2030.
    The Government of Ontario is investing over $2.6M in the forestry industry in the Algoma Region and Manitoulin Island, creating 138 jobs
    Public Sector Digest, a London-based software and consulting company, expects to add about 16 employees by the end of 2019
    Lastman's Bad Boy Superstore, a furniture and appliance retailer, is opening a 30,000-sq-ft. location in Kingston, creating about 50 jobs
    Motif Labs, a cannabis oil extraction company, started construction on a 2,000-sq.-metre facility in Aylmer, and expects to employ up to 50 new positions once completed
    A new Starbucks location under construction in Peterborough will employ 30 workers once completed
    Leoni Elocab Ltd., a specialty cable manufacturer in Kitchener, is undergoing a $14M expansion at its facility is expecting to hire 25 people
    Healthy Planet, a store focusing on health related products, opened in Ancaster, employing 15 people
    Seven corrections officers have been hired at the Kenora and Thunder Bay jails and the Thunder Bay Correctional Centre
    The Timmins Police Service hired two special constables
    A countrywide supply shortage of cannabis has spurred licensed pot producers to expand operations at more than 15 growers in Southwestern Ontario and add hundreds of jobs
    The Liquor Control Board of Ontario will open 200 new stores, known as LCBO Convenience outlets, throughout Ontario as part of the Government of Ontario's expansion plan
    The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are investing over $1M to help craft breweries in the province expand operations
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced plans to open 22 new hotels across Canada by the end of 2022, 16 of which will be in Ontario
    Maple City Homes Ltd. will begin construction on a $150M residential development in Chatham-Kent, and expects to build about 380 homes over five years
    Graywood Developments and Alterra Group have started construction on Wonder Condos in Toronto, expected to be complete by 2020
    Construction began on the new $21M police station in St. Catharines, and will be operational by fall 2021
    SheaRock Construction Group Inc. began work on the second phase of the $45M Cabana Rd. corridor improvement project in Windsor
    Everstrong Construction Ltd. was selected by the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board for the $19.9M construction of a new school in Peterborough's East City neighbourhood. Construction of the new school is expected to begin in June.
    The Shepherds of Good Hope received over $3.65M funding from Government of Canada towards the construction of a 42-unit affordable housing project in Ottawa
    The Town of LaSalle awarded J&J Lepera Infrastructure Inc. a $4.7M contract for storm water improvements in Heritage Estates, with completion expected by the end of 2019
    Construction is underway on a $3.5M project to replace the arena floor at the Peterborough Memorial Centre
    Dalcon Construction is beginning a major renovation project on the Madawaska Bridge in Arnprior, with completion expected at the end of 2020
    Choom Cannabis Co. opened a store in Niagara Falls on June 15
    A clean-tech solutions company, KPM Power Inc. opened in Etobicoke
    SYNERGISTIX Health and Wellness, a clinic of osteopaths, naturopaths, and massage therapists, opened in Brampton
    Zucca's Ristorante and Pizzeria, opened its second location in Newmarket
    The Town of Petawawa is implementing a three-year pilot project for container stores, where retail or boutique stores operate in large containers or boxes
    Oomomo, a Japanese variety store, opened their 23,000-sq-ft. flagship store in Markham
    Blow Blow Dry Bar, a specialized hair salon chain, opened a location in Milton
    Goh Ballet Academy is opening a location in North York with smaller programs this summer and a full annual program beginning in September
    LadouceurPhoto Studio and Gallery opened in Cornwall. The studio offers photography services, a rental studio for aspiring artists and a photo gallery for exhibits.
    Wedding Cake Cottage, a wedding chapel that offers overnight lodging, opened in Varna
    Birch Creek Greenhouse, a floral design business, opened in Goderich
    Luxury lifestyle retailer WDLT 117 opened a storefront in Toronto
    Collège La Cité, a French language college in Ottawa, received $1.35M in funding from the Government of Canada to offer personalized coaching to Francophone entrepreneurs
    Mama Milisa's Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant, opened in Keene
    Wingporium Sports Bar opened a fifth Toronto location in Scarborough Village
    TFI International, a trucking company operating in the US and Canada, is closing their Highland Transport division on June 28, laying off about 150 people
    Trillium Lakelands District School Board will layoff about 60 support staff in the Kawartha region
    Leave the Pack Behind, a smoking-cessation program in Ontario for young adults, is laying off 28 employees
    The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), an organization promoting industry and academic collaboration, is laying off about 28 full-time employees
    Gord's Place, a restaurant in St. Catharines closed, resulting in about 20 layoffs
    Artists on Elgin, an art gallery in Sudbury, will close at the end of June
    St. Lawrence Medical Clinic is closing its Iroquois location, and consolidating medical services to their Morrisburg location
    The Government of Canada is providing funding of $600,000 for a supervised injection site in Lower Town, in Ottawa
  • Start date: 2019-06-03, End date: 2019-06-07
    Week of Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2019

    The Government of Ontario is investing $3.2M over five years to help expand the Columbia Forest Products plywood mill in Hearst. The investment will help create and retain about 350 jobs.
    Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited began construction on the new Cascades Casino in North Bay, which is expected to create 300 jobs after completion
    ApplyBoard Inc., a Kitchener-based company which helps international students apply for post-secondary education, raised $55M in funding and expects to add about 100 new employees in the coming year
    Noblegen Inc., a biotech start-up in Peterborough, received $25M in investment financing to increase production. They plan to hire up to 50 more employees by the end of 2019.
    Goodwill Industries opened its newly expanded London store after $3M in renovations, creating 60 jobs
    Ontario Correctional Services is hiring 21 new probation and parole officers across the province
    Construction started on a 65,000-sq-ft. hotel in Hamilton, creating 35 full-time jobs when it opens in spring 2020. The $20M hotel development is a joint project between Sigma Group and Kothari Group.
    Bridgit Inc., a mobile application developer for the construction industry, received $750,000 from the Government of Canada to expand in Kitchener and create 12 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing $3.1M in 13 agricultural companies in the northeast, creating or retaining 39 jobs
    Uride, a ride-sharing app, began service in North Bay and is looking for new drivers
    The Innovate Energy Team was awarded a $2.6B contract to install new eco-friendly systems in five government heating and cooling plants in the Ottawa area
    Sun Parlour Home, a long-term care facility in Leamington, is hiring for various positions
    Z'Gamok Construction LP, a corporation owned by the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, was awarded the ore haulage contract for Vale's Totten Mine, southwest of Sudbury
    Alectra Utilities Corporation started an $8.3M rehabilitation project in Dundas to replace and upgrade the company's local infrastructure
    William F. White International Inc., a film and television production services company, will open its new 151,000-sq-ft. facility in Mississauga in 2020
    Clarke Construction Inc. will begin work on the $2.5M McNaughton Ave. West improvement project in Chatham in June
    Dolson Public School, a public elementary school in Brampton, opened on June 6
    Nourish Moi, a vegan and gluten free restaurant, opened in Mississauga
    Pho Mid-Way, a Vietnamese and Thai restaurant opened in Mississauga
    Haight and Ashbury, a menswear clothing store, opened a location at Square One shopping centre in Mississauga
    Goodfellas, a Neapolitan wood oven pizza restaurant, opened a location in Mississauga
    StrongFit is opening a new gym in Smiths Falls
    Yo!! Taco, a Mexican restaurant, opened on June 1 in Barrie
    Frontier Barbers and Company opened a location in St. Catharines
    SHAPED, a women's only gym, opened in Brampton
    Top Gun Burgers opened a location in the Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga
    The Patio, a restaurant located on the property of the Science North museum, opened in Sudbury
    Furla, an Italian luxury boutique store, has secured a 1,500-sq-ft. retail location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre
    Carnegie Hall Ingersoll, a new event space, opened
    Blackgate Tattoo Collective opened in Strathroy
    A Le Chateau Outlet store opened at the Windsor Crossing Premium Outlets
    Several new restaurants and fast-service franchise locations opened in Windsor
    Torstar Corporation is closing its Hamilton printing and mailroom operations in August, laying off about 180 workers
    The London Health Sciences Centre will reduce staff hours by the equivalent of 165 full-time positions. Layoffs will be mitigated by a temporary hiring freeze, attrition and voluntary exits.
    Bombardier Inc. expects to layoff employees from its Thunder Bay plant next year
    YMCA will be closing its west-end Kingston location in August
    The Government of Canada pledged $15M to the 50 Million Tree Program, which aims to plant 50 million trees across Ontario by 2025
    Peterborough Police Service's auxiliary unit added 15 new members
  • Start date: 2019-05-27, End date: 2019-05-31
    Week of May 27 - May 31, 2019

    Amazon is opening its new fulfillment centre around Ottawa, creating 600 full-time positions
    The Government of Canada is investing more than $1M through the FedNor program to aid business development in Northeastern Ontario, creating or maintaining 100 business and manufacturing jobs
    Kids & Company, a child-care and early learning centre, is opening at the Winona Crossing Shopping Cenre in Stoney Creek later this year
    Maria's Pizza and Spaghetti House is reopening in Colborne
    The Government of Ontario is investing $63.7M in Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology to expand broadband internet service in Wellington County
    The Government of Canada is investing $750K in Bridgit Inc., a women-led mobile applications firm, creating 12 new jobs in Kitchener
    The Flying Squirrel, a 37,000-sq.-ft. indoor trampoline park, is scheduled to open this summer in Whitby
    All or Nothing Brewhouse relocated to Oshawa
    Square One Health Group, a medical and dental centre, opened in Mississauga
    Schomberg Community Hall, in the Township of King, will undergo $1M in renovations beginning in June. Construction is expected to take 12 months.
    1840 Social Resto+Bar opened in Windsor
    Construction began on a new A&W restaurant in Essex which is expected to employ about 20 workers when it opens
    Giant Tiger opened a 16,656-sq.-ft. store in London
    Libro Credit Union will open a branch in Woodstock by the end of the year, creating seven full-time and three part-time jobs
    The Government of Canada invested $4.7M towards the Nightingale Palace, an affordable housing development in London. Construction is expected to begin in June and be completed in 12 months.
    Healthy Planet, a Toronto-based health and wellness retail chain, will open eight new stores this year in: Ancaster, Kitchener, Kingston, Barrie, two locations in Hamilton and two locations in Ottawa
    "Enviroplast Inc., a Montreal-based sustainability firm, received $3M from FedDev Ontario to build a recycling facility in Vaughan, creating 30 full-time jobs. It is expected to be operational by spring 2020.
    Flying Colours Corp. will receive $5M from the Government of Canada for the construction of a new 90,000-sq.-ft. hangar at the Peterborough Airport. It is expected to create at least 60 full-time jobs.
    Sault Ste. Marie cosmetic manufacturers OC Hair Bath & Body Co. and Mountain Men Beard Co. are opening a retail concept store in Peterborough in June
    The Government of Canada invested $1.3M through the FedNor loan program in Sudbury Lime Limited, a chemical manufacturer in Sudbury, to establish a second lime slurry plant and expand business operations
    WeedMD Rx Inc. will convert its 8,000-sq.-ft. operation in Aylmer into a cannabis oil extraction and processing facility. The conversion is expected to expand the Aylmer plant work force to 50.
    48North Cannabis Corp. is expected to create about 200 jobs in construction, harvesting and processing at its Good Farm site outside of Brantford
    The City of Woodstock awarded PK Construction Inc. an $840,000 contract to renovate the public works and engineering department's James St building. Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-summer.
    WatersEdge Massage Therapy & Wellness opened in Carleton Place
    The Art Shoppe, a high end furniture store in Toronto, will close its 70,000-sq.-ft. design showroom after 83 years in business
    Paul's Bakery in Sault Ste. Marie closed after 62 years in business
  • Start date: 2019-05-20, End date: 2019-05-24
    Week of May 20 - May 24, 2019

    The Government of Canada invested $750K through the FedNor loan program in Drillco Mining and Exploration, a drill manufacturer in North Bay, to help develop the first clean-tech modular drilling system
    A new winery, Cornerfield Wine Co., opened in Huron County in early May
    The Government of Ontario is committing $71M to the Eastern Ontario Regional Network's (EORN) project to eliminate cellular coverage gaps in the region, creating up to 3,000 jobs over 10 years
    Kenalex Construction will start a $10.9M reconstruction project in June of Cassells Street in North Bay, with expected completion in two years
    Bare Naked Beauty, a beauty products retailer, expanded and opened a new location in Kagawong
    Sugar Bush Canadian Coffee House, a local coffee and home décor shop, will be opening in Kagawong
    High Life Cannabis Co., a cannabis retailer, will open in Greater Sudbury in May
    Shopify Inc., a Canadian e-commerce company, opened a second office in Toronto with plans to hire an additional 750 employees by 2022
    Uber Technologies Inc., a transportation network company, is opening an engineering hub in Toronto, initially employing 200 workers with plans to accommodate 400 employees
    Oak + Fort, a fashion retailer, is opening a store in Markham's CF Markville Mall at the end of June
    Over the Rainbow, a Toronto-based fashion retailer, relocated to a larger location on Bloor Street West in Toronto
    Chuck's Roadhouse Bar and Grill opened a third location in Mississauga
    Starbucks opened a third location in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre
    Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza, a Neapolitan pizza restaurant, is opening in Mississuaga's Sussex Centre at the end of May
    Construction is underway on Wish Condos, an 18 storey condominum development in Scarborough
    The Government of Ontario is investing up to $25M in the construction of an expanded stem cell transplant unit at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, with expected completion in 2021
    iSpan Systems LP, a manufacturer of light steel frame building systems, is hiring labourers, carpenters and architectural technologists in Princeton, Brant County
    An Arby's restaurant is opening in Hamilton in early June
    Several new restaurants opened in Hamilton including the Tall Tree Sandwich Co., a second Bread Bar location, Simply Italian Bakery and Bon Temps 
    48North Cannabis Corp. secured approval for outdoor cultivation at its 100-acre Good Farm location in Brant County
    Huron University College marked the beginning of construction on a new $18.5M, 40,000 sq-ft. building in London to be completed within 14 months
    Mirolin Industries Corp., a manufacturer of bathtubs and showers, will move production from Etobicoke to Masco Canada Ltd.'s facility in St. Thomas. Production is scheduled to begin in June 2020 and will bring about 150 jobs to the city.
    Auto parts manufacturer Presstran Industries, a division of Magna Structural Systems Inc., is adding 60 employees to a workforce of about 600 in St. Thomas
    Tweed Inc. opened its first cannabis retail store in London 
    Valente Development Corp. began construction on 955 On the Avenue, a $7M condominium development in Windsor, expected to be completed in 12 months
    Construction began on the Bridge Youth Resource Centre housing facility in Leamington
    Express Employment Professionals staffing opened in Chatham
    Canadel Custom Dining Furniture opened in Essex
    Construction is underway on a six storey office building project by Perimeter Development Corp.
    Vital Images, a medical software developer, moved into a new Waterloo office with plans to hire 10 to 15 employees by the end of the year and up to 100 employees by 2020
    The Brick, a home furnishings store, opened in Gravenhurst
    Colorworks Autobody, an autobody and collision centre, moved to a new location in Huntsville with larger space for more staff and additional services
    Avon Maitland school board will layoff 34 teaching positions over and above normal attrition in Huron and Perth counties
    OneEleven, a Canadian tech hub, will close its Ottawa office at the end of July
    Lennox and Addington Seniors Outreach Services (LASOS) will transfer the bulk of its services to the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) starting July 1st, laying off 33 employees
    A Metro grocery store in Hamilton is being renovated and converted into a Food Basics, affecting 23 full-time and 77 part-time employees
  • Start date: 2019-05-13, End date: 2019-05-17
    Week of May 13 - May 17, 2019

    Toy Sense opened a second loation in Thunder Bay
    A new restaurant, Grace, is opening in London at the end of May, creating 16 positions
    A kitchen supply retailer, Cooke's Essentials, opened in Kingston
    The Beerded Dog Brewing Company opened a microbrewery pub in Harrow
    The Quality Inn and Conference Centre in Stratford, formerly the Festival Inn, will reopen in June, and plans to hire an additional 36 staff
    Domm Construction Ltd. began construction on a new fire hall and public works facility in Blyth
    Chuck's Roadhouse Bar and Grill opened in Sarnia, employing 40 people
    Pupatello and Sons Ltd. will start a $1.4M restoration of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Windsor-Essex in May, with work expected to be completed in the fall
    Pressure Drop, a clothing boutique, with a café and bar, opened in Ford City
    Hey Noodles restaurant opened in Mississauga
    9 Queen Chinese restaurant opened in Brampton
    The Government of Ontario is investing $20M in the construction of an Ontario Provincial Police Highway Safety Division detachment in Mississauga, with expected completion in 2020
    Toys Toys Toys, a specialty toy store, opened in Brampton's Bramalea City Centre
    Whaley's Corners Public School opened in Brampton
    Empire Company Limited is constructing a customer fulfillment centre in Vaughan for Sobey's upcoming online grocery home delivery service; approximately 1,500 jobs will be created from the expansion
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1.3M in three mental health services organizations in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, supporting eight new positions
    Construction will begin in June on a $2.4M renovation of the Ottawa Public Library in Hintonburg, with expected completion in early 2020
    Xplornet Communications Inc., a broadband service provider, is expanding this summer and looking to fill approximately 30 new positions in Cornwall
    A new Canadian Tire location opened in Wellington County, creating 40 positions
    Moose Mountain, an indoor children's play space, opened in Wellington County
    Outdoor Travel, an RV and camper dealership in Hamilton, began construction on its new facility in Beamsville, with completion expected by spring 2020
    The Government of Canada invested $1M in a new natural gas filling station for Truk-King Logistics and Envoy Energy in Fort Erie
    iPotato, a Mediterranean eatery, opened in Waterloo
    Tesla, Inc., an electric vehicle manufacturer, opened a service centre in Kitchener
    Bowling on Broadway, a bowling alley and arcade facility, will open in Orangeville in May
    Whyte's Foods Inc., a food manufacturer, held a job fair on May 20-21 to fill 100 positions at the new factory in Wallaceburg
    Transcontinental Inc., a Canadian newspaper publishing and marketing company, is closing its Brampton facility by the end of 2019, affecting 125 employees
    Beau's Brewing Co. in Ottawa will layoff four to five employees in an effort to restructure against growing craft beer competition
    Tarkett Group will close the Johnsonite flooring plant in Waterloo by the end of 2019, laying off 70 workers
  • Start date: 2019-05-06, End date: 2019-05-10
    Week of May 06 - May 10, 2019

    The University of Ottawa's Faculty of Engineering received $1.5M for its start-up program, MakerLaunch, which helps affiliated entrepeneurs scale up and launch new tech startups
    Tick Tock Escapes, an escape room business, opened in Petawawa
    Perth Family Pharmacy has opened in Perth
    Akromold, a moulding manufacturer in Goderich, plans to hire up to ten skilled tradespersons under a new contract with Laker Energy for the Bruce Power MCR Project
    Chanel, a luxury fashion and goods retailer, has opened a fragrance and beauty boutique in Toronto's Holt Renfrew Centre
    Wal-Mart Canada Corp. (Walmart) is investing over $200M in renovations for 31 stores, creating approximately 3,250 construction jobs across Canada; 17 stores in Ontario will be renovated
    The Green Goose Pub & Grill has opened in Mississauga
    Bread and Salt is opening an artisanal bakery in Mississauga in June
    The Kebab Bistro has opened in Mississauga
    Bean & Pearl Café, an artisanal bubble tea shop, has opened a second location, in Toronto's Stackt Market
    Udon Kitanoya, a noodle restaurant, has opened in Toronto
    Noront Resource Ltd., a mining company, will open a new ferrochrome processing plant in Sault Ste. Marie, creating 300-500 direct jobs, and up to 1,000 indirect jobs
    The Government of Canada has invested $2.57M as a repayable loan to Nicoya Lifesciences, a biotechnology firm in Kitchener, to support further technical development and create 29 new positions in the next few years
    Chick Fiesta, a halal chicken restaurant, has opened in Mississauga's Heartland Town Centre
    Mortgage Partners Corporation, a boutique financial brokerage, has opened in Bradford
    Talize, a used apparel and housewares retailer, has opened in Barrie
    Georgian Shores Fine Foods & Catering has opened in the town of Midland
    Food Basics is hiring for its new grocery store in Tecumseh
    Dangler's Edge Sports is scheduled to open this summer in St. Thomas
    Coco Paving Inc. will begin construction on the $13M Red Hill Valley Parkway project in Hamilton on May 21, with completion expected at the end of June
    Starbucks Coffee Canada, Inc. (Starbucks) opened a third location in Niagara-on-the-Lake, creating 20 jobs
    Muskoka Candy Company has opened in Bracebridge
    Chestnut Park Real Estate, a brokerage, has opened in Huntsville, creating 6 positions
    The Government of Canada is investing a total of $41M in Quantum Valley Ideas Lab, Cognitive Systems, High Q Technologies and ISARA Corp., creating 167 jobs and maintaining 75 jobs in the Waterloo region
    The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission issued 31 layoff notices for employees in the remanufacturing and repair division
    St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto has laid off 40 clerical positions due to budget cuts
    T by Daniel, a specialty tea shop, will close its Bramalea City Centre location in Brampton at the end of May
    The Ontario Telemedecine Network, a virtual healthcare provider, has eliminated 44 jobs due to budget cuts
    Communitech, an innovation hub in Kitchener-Waterloo, has laid off 15 employees
    Wroute Inc., a Kitchener-based transportation company, has closed, affecting 18 employees
    Coles bookstore will close in June in Chatham
    Coyote's Run Estate Winery closed in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    The Government of Canada invested nearly $700,000 in funding for the Canada Summer Jobs program in the riding of Kenora
    GM Canada is investing $170M at its Oshawa facility, retaining 300 jobs
  • Start date: 2019-04-29, End date: 2019-05-03
    Week of Apr 29 - May 03, 2019

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada will begin production of the Lexus NX series at its Cambridge facility starting in 2022. In conjunction with the recent RAV4 production announcement, 450 jobs will be created.
    Ottawa-based manufacturers Camcor Industries and Production Case Co., are hiring new employees to meet an increase in demand
    The Government of Ontario will invest $5.5M over five years in the Ben Hokum & Son Ltd sawmill in Killaloe, supporting new technologies and creating five new jobs
    The Government of Canada will invest $1.5M through the Dairy Processing Investment Fund in St. Albert's Cheese Co-operative
    Pizza Hut is opening a second restaurant in North Bay
    Edo Japan, a teppanyaki restaurant, has opened at the Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga
    United Way Greater Toronto is investing $3.5-million over the next year towards youth employment programs in Toronto and York and Peel Regions
    Elite 6ix Bar & Grill opened in Mississauga's Streetsville neighbourhood
    Les Moulins La Fayette, a Quebec-based bakery, has opened in Mississauga
    Tier 3 Restaurant and Bar has opened in Milton
    A new Starbucks location has opened in Oakville
    The Government of Canada will invest $575,000 in Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. in Vaughan. The investment will support factory upgrades and create 15 jobs in the region.
    Greenwin Incorporated and Choice Properties REIT are planning redevelopment of surplus land in downtown Toronto, with plans for 200 affordable housing units, 700 purpose -built rental units, a daycare and retail space
    Bailey Nelson, an Australian-based optical retailer, has opened in Toronto
    Verda Innovations, a Waterloo-based cannabis tech start-up, hired four new programmers
    Toronto-based Mobile Klinik, a smartphone repair retailer, plans to open 200 stores over the next three years in Walmart Supercentres across Canada. Of the first five stores opening, Ontario has three locations: Scarborough, Oshawa and London.
    The Red Barn Brewing Co. held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of its new brewery and farm outside of Blenheim
    Two new restaurants, On the Docks and Vang's, opened in Essex creating 15 jobs 
    Wild Child Nightlife bar is hiring for various positions in Windsor and is expected to open in spring
    A.A. Wright Public School in Wallaceburg and McNaughton Avenue Public School in Chatham will received about $3.7M in capital upgrades over the summer
    The St. Clair Catholic District School Board awarded a $979K contract to Bullock & Sons Roofing Ltd. to replace the roof at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Corunna
    WeedMD Rx Inc., a producer of medical marijuana, will open its headquarters in London with a staff of about 20 employees
    Kettle Creek Public School in Port Stanley will undergo $5M in upgrades over the summer period
    Tahini's restaurant opened a second location in London and is preparing a third elsewhere in the city
    Losani Homes received approval from the City of Hamilton to begin construction on Central Park, a mixed residential and commercial development
    Approximately $1.3M of restoration work began on Fort Mississauga in Niagara-on-the-Lake in April, and is expected to be completed in the fall
    Renovations to convert the former Norfolk Inn in Simcoe into affordable and supportive housing are scheduled to begin this summer at a cost of about $7M
    MB Country Living, a retailer of outdoor living and pet supplies, opened a store in Pelham
    Budapest Bakeshop opened in Niagara-on-the-lake with about five employees
    West Corridor Constructors will begin a $639.8M reconstruction project of Highway 401 in Mississauga and Milton in late 2019, with expected completion in late 2022
    The Ferguson Forest Centre in Kemptville will reduce summer staffing as a result of the cancelled 50 Million Tree program
    Southern Ontario Library Service will end their interlibrary loan program due to budget cuts, laying off 24 drivers
    Hands The Family Help Network, an autism services provider, will be laying off 10 positions due to a cut in funding
    Allen's Scottish Butchers in Toronto has closed
    Domtar Corp., a paper mill in Espanola, is eliminating 70 positions through attrition over the next four years due to consolidating the fibre production line
    Leading Edge Hobbies, a Kingston hobby retailer store, will close their physical retail store in June causing some employees to lose their jobs
    The City of North Bay is running a job fair in Oshawa in September to attract laid off GM and other auto workers
    Community Living North Halton and Lunchbox Café, a restaurant in Milton, have partnered to provide training for 13 adults with special needs to gain job experience in the food services industry
    FCA Canada Inc. will invest $355M towards future automotive production at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor over the next 12 months
    Innovate Niagara will host Welcome Home, a networking event, to match Niagara-based technology companies with job seekers on June 6 in St. Catharines
  • Start date: 2019-04-22, End date: 2019-04-26
    Week of Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2019

    Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. is looking to fill about 200 vacancies in a variety of positions at its new $36M casino in Chatham opening this summer 
    The Government of Canada is investing $5.6M in three innovation companies in Richmond Hill, Applanix Corporation, Opus One Solutions and Hibar Systems Limited, creating 36 new jobs in the GTA
    Archmill House Inc., a custom manufacturer of architectural millwork, received $580K from the Government of Canada towards the $2.3M expansion of its facility in Ancaster, creating 25 jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing $2.1M in Melitron Corporation, a metal manufacturer, to expand its facilities in Guelph expecting to create 22 full-time jobs
    The Blue Line Pub & Lounge opened in Sarnia, creating between 15 and 20 full and part-time jobs
    The Wade Hampton House in Greater Sudbury received $1.4M for the expansion of a new apartment complex
    The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. will invest $14M to construct and launch Cambium Plant Sciences, a research and development facility in Goderich
    The Matawa Education and Care Centre received $16M from the federal government for upgrades including a new classroom, mental health support wing, and gymnasium. It is expected to be complete by August 2020.
    The $18.5M Saggius Sainnawap Memorial Health Centre opened in K.I. First Nation, 600 kilometres north of Thunder Bay
    PlazaComm Commercial began construction on the Grand Canal Retirement Residence in Welland which is scheduled to open in late 2020 or early 2021
    Construction started for Durham Live, a 240-acre entertainment development in Pickering. The project includes a hotel, casino, concert venue, convention centre, movie studio and retail space with the first phase expecting to open in 2020.
    Rankin Construction Inc. began construction on the International Plaza and Civic Park at Niagara Region headquarters in Thorold
    Money In Motion, a financial services company in Sudbury, is hiring sales staff
    The Courthouse Hotel in Thunder Bay will open in May, creating eight local jobs
    CQ Industrial Laundry opened in Cochrane and expects to hire an additional shift
    The Rainbow District School Board in Sudbury is investing $2M to construct a soccer dome at Lasalle Secondary School
    Cultural Industries Ontario North will receive $850K in funding from FedNor to advance the development and promotion of the region's digital and film media, TV and music industries
    Mastermind Toys opened a store in Mississauga's Clarkson Crossing Centre plaza
    Nova Cannabis opened a retail store in Toronto on Queen St. W.
    Ever New, an Australian women's fashion retailer, will open its seventh Canadian store in Vaughan Mills in May
    Hilton's dual branded Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Brampton West and Home2 Suites by Hilton Toronto Brampton opened with 220 rooms
    The Government of Canada is investing $2.85M for the construction of Allanview Place, an affordable housing unit in Barrie
    The Windsor Essex Community Housing Corp. will receive $22M from the Government of Canada towards the construction of Meadowbrook Lane, a $39M mixed-income residential building
    Agris Co-op. Ltd. opened a new $2.5M fertilizer blending system in Thamesville
    River Run Brew Co. craft brewery and The Tin Fiddler restaurant and bar are expected to open in Sarnia in June 
    Seafood supplier Steelhead Food Co. opened a storefront in St. Thomas 
    foodora, a food delivery service, has expanded to Ottawa
    Uride, a Northern Ontario ride share program, is expanding to North Bay and recruiting drivers for the area
    Canadian-Made Apparel Inc., a clothing manufacturer in Cambridge, filed for bankruptcy affecting approximately 60 employees
    Workforce WindsorEssex launched WEjobs, a new job board combining listings from 14 national, provincial and local job boards
  • Start date: 2019-04-15, End date: 2019-04-19
    Week of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2019

    The Timmins region will benefit from $3.4M in funding from FedNor, including $1.1M to expand the Town of Kirkland Lake's industrial park and create 450 jobs for the Kirkland Lake Gold Macassa mine
    Veoneer Canada Inc., an automobile electronics manufacturer in Markham, plans to hire 300 new auto-tech positions
    Cannabis producer Beleave Inc. will invest $30M to expand a 23,000-sq.-m greenhouse in London, creating work for 250 employees
    Gateway Casinos and Entertainment opened their $18M Playtime Casino in Hanover, employing over 200 people
    Seven Leaf, a cannabis producer in Akwesasne, is expanding their facility, which will employ up to 120 people once complete
    Levert Group, a staffing solutions firm, is looking to fill 40 part-time skilled labourer positions in the Sault Ste. Marie area
    ParaMed Home Health Care Services is looking to hire 20 personal support workers in North Bay and 60 in Sudburyas well as registered nurses and registered practical nurses in Sault Ste. Marie
    East Side Mario's restaurant re-opened under new management in Barrie, with 50 employees
    Roaring Cat Retreat, a rescue sanctuary for large cats in Grand Bend, is expected to open in June and hire 20 employees
    BC Instruments, an Ontario-based parts manufacturer, opened up a facility in West Grey to better supply Bruce Power
    Enbridge Gas Inc. will begin work on the $28.5M, 11 km Stratford Transmission Pipeline near the Township of Zorra, with construction to be complete by November
    Nordic Minesteel Technologies Inc., a mining supplier, is looking for labourers, assemblers and welders at their North Bay plant
    Fernbrook Homes started construction on a 12-storey condo project with 200 units and retail shops in Milton. Completion is expected in 2020.
    Cannabis retailer Canna Cabana opened a store in Hamilton with 30 employees
    Canna Cabana, a cannabis retailer, opened in Sudbury, employing about 14 people
    Chippewa Trading Post will be filling over 30 positions for five of their businesses in Sault Ste. Marie. Positions include cooks, servers, sales clerks, ice cream scoopers and cleaners.
    Urban Legend Developments Ltd., a partner with VanMar Developments, is building a mixed-use condominium development in Kitchener
    North Perth added ten new firefighters to their emergency services force with six in Listowel, two in Atwood and two in Monkton
    9 Queen, a full service dine-in Chinese food restaurant, opened in downtown Brampton
    Ever New, an Australian-based clothing store, opened in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre
    Cinnaholic, a vegan cinnamon bun bakery, will open in The Glebe in Ottawa
    Ride-sharing service Uride is hiring drivers in Chatham-Kent
    Concentrix is laying off 240 workers at its Belleville call centre. Some employees may be reassigned to other programs.
    Domtar Corporation will layoff 70 employees at their Espanola pulp and paper facility through normal attrition and retirement
    Vittoria Trattoria, a restaurant in Ottawa's ByWard Market, closed due to a fire, affecting about 50 employees, some of who may be accommodated at other Vittoria locations
    The Original Princess Cinema, a cultural movie theatre in Waterloo, will close in June
    Toronto's Humber College opened the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation facility which will promote science, technology, engineering, art and math outreach with industry and community partners, and address skills gaps
    The London and Area Works job fair held on April 16 featured over 80 companies and 17 agencies with over 2,000 available jobs
  • Start date: 2019-04-08, End date: 2019-04-12
    Week of Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2019

    Thales Canada Inc. is expected to hire more than 400 employees, primarily in Burlington and Ottawa, as it builds its digital security business
    Stryker Corp., a medical devices and equipment manufacturer, opened its $100M Canadian headquarters in Hamilton with over 200 employees
    Movati Athletic began construction on an $18M fitness centre in Windsor expected to open in spring 2020, creating more than 150 construction jobs and about 125 permanent positions 
    MacLean Engineering is expanding and will hire an additional 50 to 60 workers such as welders, machinists, electricians, mechanics and administrative people at their manufacturing facility in Owen Sound
    A Fionn MacCool's restaurant and bar will open in Windsor in May, creating 70 jobs
    Construction started on the next phase of the $1.6B Wataynikaneyap Power project. The installation of 1,630 kilometres of transmission line in remote northwestern Ontario is expected to be complete by 2023.
    The Government of Canada and the City of Toronto is investing $1.3B in over 58,000 affordable housing units with renovations scheduled to begin in spring 2019
    Drewlo Holdings started construction on an $80M project in Kitchener which will include two residential towers with retail space at street level
    Cannabis retailer J. London opened a store in London with 25 employees 
    Ameri, a cannabis retailer, opened in Yorkville, hiring about 20 staff
    Brock Street Cannabis Co., a Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. branded store, opened in Kingston
    The Niagara Herbalist opened a cannabis retail store in St. Catharines 
    Curative Cannabis, a cultivator of medical and recreational cannabis, is hiring for a variety of positions in Chatham
    GTA Vapes, a specialty vape retailer, opened its sixth store in Georgetown at 118 Guelph St.
    BlaSter, an entertainment venue formerly known as Soo Blaster, is reopening in Sault Ste. Marie this spring and will hire 20 full-time and part-time positions including servers, bartenders and supervisors
    Kitchener-based Charcoal Group of Restaurants is opening new locations of Beertown Public Houses in Oakville, Toronto, Barrie and Guelph
    The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines announced more than $1M for six tourism projects in the Thunder Bay region, creating 18 full and part-time jobs
    Construction started on the new 12,000-sq.-ft. Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Little Current, expected to be complete in 2020
    CX Solutions, a global tech and consulting firm, will open a location in Sault Ste. Marie, hiring project coordinators, customer experience specialists, and help desk specialists
    Canada Goose, a luxury parka retailer, will open a new location in Toronto's CF Sherway Gardens mall
    St. Mary's Development Corp. will build a car dealership and high-rise building in Ottawa
    Silvergate Homes Ltd. started construction for its Legends on The Green housing development in Niagara Falls to be completed this fall
    Hamilton Film Studios, a company offering studio space and location support equipment, opened in Hamilton
    The City of Sarnia awarded Birnam Excavating Ltd. a $7.7M contract for sewer upgrades 
    A Food Basics grocery store is under construction in Tecumseh for a summer opening 
    The former Town and Country Restaurant in West Lorne is being converted into retail space and residential apartments
    Windsor Regional Hospital will issue about 80 layoffs, primarily in food services and housekeeping, over the next few months
    Midway Lumber Mills in Thessalon will layoff 16 jobs in May due to inaccessibility to a portion of their wood supply
  • Start date: 2019-04-01, End date: 2019-04-05
    Week of Apr 01 - Apr 05, 2019

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, started production of its RAV4 vehicle at its Cambridge and Woodstock facilities adding 450 workers
    Construction will start in April on the CF Fairview Mall $80M revitalization project in Toronto. It will include redevelopment of existing retail space, new restaurants and improving pedestrian access.
    Lake of the Woods Brewing Company will receive $1M from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, to expand and set up an additional manufacturing facility in Kenora and create 19 full-time jobs
    Stackt, a 100,000-sq.-ft. retail and community hub, opened in Toronto. The space will house retailers, restaurants and services including a brewery, a basketball court and movie screenings.
    Construction is set to begin on King Street in the municipality of Preston, the $8.6M project is expected to take 2 years
    Teranorth Construction and Engineering Limited started the $6.6M reconstruction of Seymour Street and Highway 11/17 in North Bay. It is expected to be complete in 2020.
    A North Bay water tower will undergo a $2.3M refurbishment starting in May
    The Hunny Pot Cannabis Co. opened a retail store near Queen St. W and University Avenue in downtown Toronto hiring about 20 front-line staff
    Ganjika House, a cannabis retailer, opened on Main St. in Brampton
    RELM Cannabis Co. opened a retail store at Fairview Street and Walkers Line in Burlington
    Three cannabis retailers, Hobo, Fire & Flower York Street Cannabis and Superette, opened in Ottawa
    Spiritleaf, a cannabis retailer, opened in Kingston with 13 employees
    Central Cannabis opened a retail store on Wonderland Rd. in London
    Highlife, one of two cannabis retailers in Sudbury, opened in April
    WeedMD, a medical-grade cannabis producer, acquired a 98-acre property with plans to expand production in Strathroy
    WeedMD acquired a licensed 610,000-sq.-ft. greenhouse and 50 acres of land in Strathroy from Perfect Pick Farms where it intends to cultivate cannabis
    Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre officially opened The Food District a food emporium style marketplace
    Nuvia Canada Inc. opened a training facility for radiation technicians in Tiverton for Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement (MCR) project
    A new Caisse Populaire in West Ferris will add financial planning services to their branch, hiring seven new staff
    TJ Grill, a Mediterranean restaurant, opened in Port Credit
    Balena Restaurant & Karahi House, an Afghan restaurant is opening at Tenth Line West and Thomas Street in Mississauga
    The Hub, a restaurant based in Stratford, is expanding by opening a location in Mitchell
    The Anishnabeg Outreach's Child and Family Centre, opened in the Region of Waterloo
    Mr. Sub, a sandwich shop, opened at Mapleview Drive in Barrie
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is cutting the third production shift at its Windsor plant later this year resulting in about 1500 layoffs
    Three businesses, the Glue Pot Pub, Dana's Indian Cuisine and Barbarella's VIP Cabaret, closed in Ottawa due to the building's demolition and subsequent construction, affecting about 25 staff
    Epiroc, a Swedish-based mining company, is laying off 19 people from its office in North Bay
    The Office of the Child Advocate will close its Thunder Bay location, affecting about a dozen jobs
    Addiction and Mental Health Services-Kingston is laying off 42 employees due to restructuring, however 30 new positions will be created as the agency reorganizes over the next 9 months
    A supervised injection site run by Ottawa Public Health closed due to cut funding
  • Start date: 2019-03-25, End date: 2019-03-29
    Week of Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2019

    The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc., announced its subsidiary, 7ACRES, expanded their greenhouse by 30,000-sq.-ft. and hired about 495 full-time greenhouse employees
    Avidbots Corp., a manufacturer of industrial floor cleaning robots, plans to hire about 50 employees in Kitchener
    Index Exchange Inc., an advertising and marketing company, is looking to hire about 50 software developers
    Kik Interactive Inc., an instant messaging company in Kitchener, is looking to hire 30 employees
    Treasure Hunt Canada, a discount retailer, opened a 28,000-sq.-ft. store in Cornwall's Eastcourt Shopping Plaza employing 19 people
    A Freshmart grocery store opened April 4 in M'Chigeeng, with 20 employees and may increase to 30 employees for the summer
    Volvo Group opened a parts distribution centre in Milton with 38 employees, 12 more than were employed at its former Mississauga facility
    The Hamilton Police Service is looking to hire 27 new personnel including 24 police officers 
    Natural Health Services, an Alberta-based medical cannabis clinic, opened a location in Windsor. It employs six full-time employees and expects employment to triple in the next year.
    Mobials Inc., a software development firm in London, completed a $4M expansion project and are looking to add another 15 employees
    The Government of Ontario is investing $5M to transform an old paper mill in Sault Ste. Marie into a centre for tourism, creating eight new jobs
    The Hospice of Waterloo Region will begin construction on the Gies Family Centre, a 28,000-sq.-ft. palliative care facility, which is expected to open in early 2020
    Construction is underway on the new 8,000-sq.-ft. Thorold Veterinary Hospital and is expected to be completed in fall 2019
    VIVO Cannabis Inc., is expanding its Napanee cannabis cultivation facility and expects to increase production capacity
    The Devil's Pulpit Golf Association in Caledon is hiring for a variety of seasonal positions 
    The South West Local Health Integration Network will receive $4M from the Government of Ontario to increase the number of personal support workers
    The Government of Canada is investing $250K into a market and events pavilion at Centennial Park in Red Lake
    Laurentian Ski Hill in North Bay will undergo a $170K expansion, beginning at the end of the current ski season
    The Sault Area Hospital will open 128 new long-term care beds from recent Government of Ontario funding
    Jack Nathan Medical Inc. opened an 8,300-sq.-ft. multidisciplinary medical clinic inside a Walmart store in Vaughan
    Online grocery retailer Fresh City Farms Inc. opened two stores in Toronto and plans to open more locations over the next couple of years
    The North Bay Nurse Practitioner-Lead Clinic opened April 8 with a variety of health care professionals
    Porter Airlines is expanding flight service between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Muskoka Airport for the summer of 2019
    The Saugeen Connects Partnership is launching a new loan program to help students try self-employment during the summer
    Endy, an online mattress retailer, will open in the Stackt marketplace in Toronto this spring 
    Elio Ristorante opened in Sutton in the Town of Georgina
    An A&W restaurant opened in East Gwillimbury
    Kabobgy, a Syrian restaurant, and baby boutique Rock-A-Bye Baby, both opened in Essex
    A Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club opened in Burlington
    Baskin-Robbins Canada opened its 100th location in Hamilton at the CF Lime Ridge Mall
    VDL Cosmetics will open its first Canadian store in Toronto
    Tan Mujiang, a retailer of Chinese wooden combs, opened its first Canadian store in Scarborough Town Centre
    An emergency shelter opened in Red Lake
    TTEC Holdings Inc., a call-centre formerly known as Atelka, is closing at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park by the end of April, affecting 170 employees
    Nineteen staff were laid off at Child and Community Resources, which serves multiple communities in Northern Ontario
    The Salvation Army is closing its Pembroke charity operations, laying off two employees
    Queen Video in downtown Toronto will close by the end of April
    Markham-based Enghouse Systems, a software firm, acquired video software firm Ottawa's Espial Group Inc. for $56.5M
    Ottawa's L-Spark and Solace is partnering with Telus Corp. and Blackberry Ltd., to support four Canadian start-ups developing Internet technology applications
    The Lennox and Addington Youth Hub opened in Napanee and will provide services and programs to youth aged 16 to 24 in Greater Napanee and the surrounding area
  • Start date: 2019-03-18, End date: 2019-03-22
    Week of Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2019

    Aphria Inc., a cannabis production company, held a job fair to fill 130 positions at its Leamington facility
    A fourth Chalo! FreshCo grocery store opened in Brampton, creating over 100 jobs
    Construction is underway on a Best Western Hotel in Ajax to be completed this fall, creating more than 50 jobs
    Hospice Peterborough Care Centre, a 14,660-sq.-ft. health-care facility, opened with 24 new employees
    Vrancor Group will open a $20M Holiday Inn Express hotel in Point Edward this summer, creating 22 full-time jobs
    Construction continues on Whyte's Foods Inc.'s $16.5M new food-processing plant outside of Wallaceburg, with hiring expected to take place in May
    Indiva, a cannabis production company, added three new flower rooms to its facility in London and plans to hire between 25 and 30 people
    Planet Fitness will open a location in Sarnia in June, employing 20 to 30 people
    AMI Attachments Inc., a manufacturer of attachments for heavy equipment in Hawkesville, is looking to hire between 20 and 30 employees for various positions
    Eve and Co., a cannabis manufacturer in Strathroy, received $18.7M in financing towards a greenhouse expansion and is looking to hire about 60 employees
    The Government of Canada will provide up to $12.8M in funding to support new housing construction at Cat Lake First Nation
    Kingston Frontenac Public Library has completed a $14M renovation project and has reopened
    Big Trout Lake First Nation will receive over $42M from the Government of Canada to build a new school up to Grade 12
    Construction will start in April on an $8.8M road reconstruction project in St. Thomas expected to be complete by November 2019
    A new emergency shelter and service hub opened in Kenora
    GBS Global Biopharma Inc., a U.S. based cannabinoid company is expanding into Ottawa to research and develop new medicines
    Slice Labs, an Ottawa technology firm, has partnered with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company to develop on-demand insurance to drivers in the rideshare industry
    Construction is underway on Terraces of Princess Gardens in Etobicoke, an affordable housing project by Princess Management 
    A HomeSense and Marshalls outlet store opened in Oshawa
    The Durham District School Board is undertaking several projects including constructing a youth hub at GL Roberts CVI in Oshawa, to be completed in May, and roofing projects at six schools beginning in June
    Construction is underway on a retail development in Port Colborne which will have a Pioneer gas station and an A&W restaurant
    The City of Welland awarded Schouten Excavating Inc. a $989K contract to demolish the Forks Road Bridge by May 31
    The Belgian Moon Brewery by Molson Coors Canada will open in the Stackt marketplace in Toronto this spring 
    MK Auto Solutions opened in Hamilton
    Picard's Peanuts opened a store in Fort Erie
    Incoho Restaurant opened in St. Catharines
    Palasad SocialBowl, a London entertainment spot, spent $2.5M upgrading and expanding its London location
    Feltz Design Build Limited will start construction on a $207K roof and siding project at the Mitchell and District Community Centre
    In Sault Ste. Marie a Topper's Pizza, Inc. franchise opened in March
    Mastermind Toys opened a store in Ajax
    Recharge & Play Wellness Café opened in Waterloo
    Green Earth Stores Ltd., a specialty retailer will close 29 stores in Ontario, with the number of jobs affected unknown
    CS Wind Corp., a South Korea-based wind turbine manufacturer, ceased operations at its Windsor factory
    About half the staff of a No Frills grocery store that recently closed in Hamilton have been hired at a new No Frills location opening by April
    Midway Lumber Mills Ltd. in Thessalon is laying off 16 employees in April due to wood supply issues
    Tranquility House women's shelter in Matheson will close on April 12
    Joey's Seafood Restaurant in North Bay closed in March
    Village International, a store selling international fair trade handmade products in Sudbury, is closing by the end of May 2019
    Community laboratory services at St. Marys Memorial Hospital will temporarily close March 18 due to a staffing shortage of medical laboratory technicians
    Two financial services firms, WFG Securities Inc. and Mortgage Architects, have started their business in the Millworks - Centre for Entrepreneurship small business incubator in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Start date: 2019-03-11, End date: 2019-03-15
    Week of Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2019

    AAR Corp., an international aircraft maintenance firm, is looking to hire about 160 staff in Windsor within the next two years
    Alstom Canada Inc. is nearing completion on a new light rail assembly facility in Brampton, and expected to employ between 100 and 120 workers
    The Pickle Barrel opened restaurants in Waterloo and Cambridge, creating about 250 jobs
    Avondale Dairy Bar in Niagara-on-the-Lake will hire about 60 employees over the course of the summer season 
    Medavie EMS Ontario Ltd. has recruited six new paramedics in Chatham-Kent
    A 6,200-sq.-ft. LCBO store opened in Niagara-on-the-Lake with six employees
    The North Simcoe Muskoka Local Health Integration Network and the County of Simcoe's four long-term care facilities are experiencing a shortage of personal support workers
    Construction began on a six-storey apartment building in Mississauga by Starlight Group Property Holdings Inc. and is expected to be completed in 2020
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are investing over $14.4M to create 127 more affordable housing units in Northwestern Ontario
    Construction started on Oxnard Development Inc.'s Potters Gate, a residential subdivision in Tillsonburg
    The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board awarded Finn Way General Contractor Inc. the $7.8M tender for renovations at Ear Falls Public School, with work beginning in March
    The Government of Ontario is investing $4.5M towards a new housing facility for Indigenous people in Kenora
    Preston Sand and Gravel Co. Ltd. is adding a hot-mix asphalt and ready-mix concrete plants at its Wolfe Pit near St. Jacobs
    Thermal Energy International, an Ottawa-based cleantech firm, received $1.8M from an U.S. dairy group to develop a heat recovery system
    Canadore College, in partnership with The DNA Company is building a $1.5M genomics lab in North Bay
    Nuvyyo, an Ottawa technology company, received $1M in funding from BDC Capital for the research and development of new products
    U.S.-based retailer L.L. Bean Inc. will open its first Canadian store in Oakville
    Structube, a home furnishings retailer, opened a store in Scarborough
    Market 63 by Coppa's grocery and Nonna Francesca's Ristorante opened in Toronto
    A 6,500-sq.-ft. conference centre and garden is being built by Vintage Hotels on a six-acre property in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    JM Security Canada, a home and commercial security company, will open a location in Windsor
    Hardy John's Bar & Grill opened in Oshawa
    Construction is underway on a new Tim Hortons location in Waterloo
    Chinese value-priced retailer Ximivogue will open its first two Canadian stores in Toronto
    BeaverTails, a speciality pastry shop, will open in downtown Kingston at the end of March
    The Round Table, a board game café in Guelph, is opening locations in Waterloo and Kitchener by April
    Urban Air Adventure Park, an indoor trampoline park, opened in Sudbury
    De Beers Group will finish mining at the Victor Mine near Attawapiskat in May, affecting about 100 employees
    Software developer SAP Canada Inc. laid-off 64 employees at its offices in Toronto and Waterloo
    Brant Family and Children's Services will layoff between 20 and 25 front-line staff in April
    Glue Pot Pub, Barbarella's VIP Cabaret and Dana's Indian Cuisine in Ottawa will close at the end of March
    Kidsability is laying off eight instructor therapists and one family support worker in Waterloo Region as of April 1
    The Waterfront restaurant in Pickering closed on March 23
    The New Life Centre, a men's shelter run by The Salvation Army in Sudbury, will close in May
    The City of Ottawa has approved Stage 2 of the $4.6B Light Rail Transit expansion. Construction is scheduled to begin this year.
  • Start date: 2019-03-04, End date: 2019-03-08
    Week of Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2019

    Metrolinx has partnered with Woodbine Entertainment Group to build a GO Transit station, at an estimated cost between $75M and $90M next to the Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke
    The City of London will invest about $10M in 2019 on new programs and services that will result in 61 full-time equivalent positions, 21 of which will be for the new east London community centre
    Construction is underway on a 300,000-sq.-ft. retail and commercial project in Newmarket by the Rice Group
    Construction is underway in Windsor to convert a 12,000-sq.-ft. vacant building into a small theatre, three retail stores, an artists workshop and two apartment units
    Bittele Electronics Inc., a manufacturer of printed circuit boards, will open a new 14,000-sq.-ft. assembly plant in Markham in June
    Construction will start in April on a $43M, six-storey residential building in Windsor. It is expected to be completed by August 2020.
    NORCAT, a technology and innovation centre in Sudbury, is expanding their Underground Centre, which is an underground mine for developing, testing and demonstrating new mining technologies
    Construction on phase two of the $8.8M Riverdale Terrace expansion in Cornwall will begin in May
    eSentire Inc., a cybersecurity firm in Cambridge, will move its headquarters into 65,000-sq.-ft. of office space in Waterloo this summer. The company is looking to grow its local workforce of 300 employees.
    Construction is almost complete on a new 6,000-sq.-ft. LCBO store in Kitchener scheduled to open this spring
    Stone Road Mall in Guelph will add 90,000-sq.-ft. of retail space to accommodate three new retailers in the location formally occupied by Sears Canada
    Dozr Inc., an online rental marketplace, expects to hire about eight employees over the next few months
    Silicon Valley Bank, a U.S. bank specializing in lending to technology and life sciences companies, opened its Canadian headquarters in Toronto and will hire over the next few months
    Luxury brand Valentino S.p.A. opened a store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre
    Chuck's Roadhouse Bar and Grill is hiring for a variety of positions in Orangeville
    Eccles Auto Service opened its third site in  Dundas
    Cascades Inc. will shutter tissue paper machines in Whitby and Scarborough by August, affecting 68 employees. Some employees will transfer to other operations.
    Grand River Hospital in Kitchener is eliminating 60+ positions. Transfers and early retirements have reduced the number of layoffs to about eight employees.
    Dart Container Corporation, a styrofoam manufacturer, is closing its Campbellford manufacturing plant at the end of 2019 affecting 50 employees
    KW Leather Products Ltd. in Waterloo, a supplier to Erwin Hymer Group North America, laid-off about 20 staff after the recreational vehicle manufacturer went into receivership in February
    Flying Colours Corp., an aviation services company, will hold a job fair on March 22 and 23 to fill more than 50 new positions at its new headquarters at Peterborough Airport
    Wet 'n' Wild Toronto will hold job fairs on March 25 and April 6 for various summer employment opportunities. Applicants must pre-register for each job fair.
  • Start date: 2019-02-25, End date: 2019-03-01
    Week of Feb 25 - Mar 01, 2019

    Majorel, formally Arvato, is looking to fill 70 positions at its customer service centre in Waterloo
    Forty-five companies have opened offices or manufacturing facilities in the Bruce, Grey, and Huron Counties in anticipation of Bruce Power's Unit 6 Major Component Replacement Project, expected to begin January 2020
    The Waterloo Regional Police Service is intensifying efforts to recruit new officers and has about 22 new recruits on track to start filling 47 newly approved positions
    The City of Sarnia will hire about 100 students for the summer season
    Copper Branche Corp. plans to open five new quick-service restaurants in Ontario this year
    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. and the Grand Erie District School Board were among twenty-five businesses at the Brant Employment Centre job fair looking to hire workers, along with summer students, in Brantford
    Rapid Dose Therapeutics Inc., a Burlington manufacturer of oral drug delivery strips, expect to hire an additional 10 to 15 employees by the summer 
    The Ontario Provincial Police have hired three new officers in Sioux Lookout
    Soda Stream Canada will open the company's first Canadian C02 refilling centre in Mississauga in March
    Prasa Infocom & Power Solution Pvt. Ltd, a data centre equipment provider and consultancy firm is opening an office in Ottawa
    United Controls International, a contractor for Bruce Power's nuclear refurbishment project, opened a location in Owen Sound
    Conseil scolaire Viamonde will build a new $17M French-language public high school in Kitchener expected to open in February 2020  
    Redwood Properties began construction on two high-rise residential apartment buildings in Brampton expected to be ready for occupancy in 2022
    The Government of Canada has committed more than $10M to build and repair homes in Cat Lake First Nation
    The $16M expansion and renovation project at Kingston's Norman Rogers Airport will be completed by April
    Network Sewer and Watermain Ltd. is expected to begin construction on a $4.6M road project in Hamilton in early March
    Vaultra Asset Management Inc. is building a 100,000-sq.-ft. self-storage facility in Ajax to be completed in the fall of 2019
    The Township of Wellesley awarded a $1.3M contract to Frey Building Contractors to build a new fire station in St. Clements to be completed this fall
    The Government of Ontario is providing over $1.3M to support film production in North Bay and Sudbury
    The Government of Ontario is investing $495K in the Parry Sound Area Municipal Airport for phase eight of the airport's business park expansion project
    Shoppers Drug Mart launched an online nutrition counselling service delivered by registered dietitians across Ontario
    F45 Training studios will open in Milton and Oakville
    Oven 360 opened a third location in Windsor
    W.Q. Carpentry, a First Nations residential and commercial general contracting business, is expanding to Timmins and the surrounding areas
    North Inc., a designer of high-tech eyewear in Kitchener, laid off about 150 employees
    The Government of Ontario will close the Local Planning Appeal Support Centre in Toronto by June 30, affecting about 10 employees
    Mission Services of London will layoff about 12 staff at their Quintin Warner House facility this spring
    The Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth offices in Thunder Bay and Toronto will close in May when the Ontario Ombudsman assumes their duties
    STK Thrift Store in Windsor will close in March after ten years
    Kingston Health Sciences Centre facilities has recruited 20 physicians from a recruitment campaign between Queen's University and Southeastern Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO)
  • Start date: 2019-02-18, End date: 2019-02-22
    Week of Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2019

    Netflix, Inc. plans to establish a dedicated production hub in Toronto, creating up to 1,850 jobs per year
    Gordon Food Service, a foodservice distribution company, is constructing a new 342,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Ajax. The facility is scheduled to be operational by early 2020, creating 300 jobs.
    KF Aerospace will begin construction on a $30M expansion of its aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Hamilton International Airport, creating over 275 full-time jobs over the next four years
    Killarney Mountain Lodge and The Sportsman's Inn are looking to hire approximately 80 seasonal positions for the summer season
    Conavi Medical Inc., a manufacturer of medical technologies, will receive over $3.9M from the Government of Canada to purchase advanced equipment and expand its facility in Toronto by 8,000-sq-ft. The company will create 61 skilled full-time jobs.
    Northern Commerce Inc., a web development and e-commerce firm, is hiring 25 employees in London and expects to add another 60 employees by the end of the year
    Construction is underway by Everlast Group Ltd., to convert the former Chatham YMCA building into a residence that will house 200 international students studying at St. Clair College. The first phase of the $9M project is expected to open in April.
    The Business Development Bank of Canada is investing $8M in Kanata-based advanced materials firm Equispheres Inc., to increase production of its metal powders for additive manufacturing
    Bluebird Self Storage opened four outlets and plans to build another six locations in the Greater Toronto Area
    Playback, a 7,000-sq.-ft. indoor lawn sports bar and restaurant, opened in Ottawa in March
    Kniaziew Optometry will open its fifth location in Blenheim in April
    Griffith Bros. Service Centre Ltd., an automotive and towing service, will open their second location in Sundridge in late March
    Meat the Butcher - Prime Cuts is opening a new location in Sault Ste. Marie
    Micro Focus, a software company, acquired Ottawa-based security and data analytics firm, Interset, with plans to grow the business
    Hamilton Health Sciences is looking to fill vacant operating room nurse positions at the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby
    Wroute Inc., a Kitchener-based transportation service provider, has laid-off seven employees since the beginning of 2019 due to slower growth in ridership
    Hudson's Bay Company will close all 37 Home Outfitters stores in Canada by the end of 2019, affecting close to 700 workers
    Erwin Hymer Group North America, a manufacturer of recreational vehicles, closed its plants in Cambridge and Kitchener, affecting about 900 workers
    Payless ShoeSource Canada Inc., will close all of its 248 stores in Canada, affecting approximately 2,400 employees. In Ontario, the closure will impact 119 locations.
  • Start date: 2019-02-11, End date: 2019-02-15
    Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2019

    The Government of Canada and BlackBerry will jointly invest $350M at the QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre in Kanata, creating 800 new jobs and maintaining additional 300 positions
    The Home Depot Canada is looking to hire more than 2,400 workers for the spring/summer season across its stores in Ontario
    Hiring and training of 200 workers is currently underway at Gateway Casinos & Entertainment in Chatham. The facility is expected to open in July.
    PUC Distribution Inc. and Infrastructure Energy have partnered to build a $50M smart grid system in Sault Ste. Marie, creating 140 jobs
    The Entrepreneurship Discovery and Growth Engine at Sheridan College in Mississauga will receive $1.5M from the Government of Canada to provide a broader range of support services, creating and maintaining about 70 jobs in the community
    Imtex Membranes Corp., plans to build a $15M plant in Sarnia, with construction starting on the demonstration site this summer. The company plans to hire 20 operators and technicians and add 30 more jobs as it expands to a full-sized processing facility.
    Blaze Pizza restaurant opened in Guelph, with just under 40 employees
    Kindly Beast, an interactive game developer, has acquired Ottawa-based Karman Interactive with plans to grow the business
    Drone Delivery Canada will open a 16,000-sq.-ft. Commercial Operations Centre in Vaughan to host up to 25 drone operators. The facility is expected to be fully operational by third-quarter 2019.
    Construction is underway on The Well, a 3.1 million-sq.-ft. mixed-use development in downtown Toronto featuring 1,700 condominium and apartment units. Construction of the retail and office building is scheduled to be completed by fall 2021.
    The Government of Canada is investing $60M towards the construction of a 308-unit affordable housing project, Vision at Pat Bayly Square, in Ajax
    The Government of Canada is investing $4.4M towards the construction of a 54-unit housing project, of which 50 will be affordable units, in London
    The Government of Canada is investing over $2.9M towards the construction of 34 new affordable housing units at the Blossom Park in Woodstock
    The Government of Canada is investing $1.1M towards the waterfront area improvements and a new business centre at Peninsula Manor in Marathon
    Solmar Development Corp. held a ground breaking ceremony at the site of the Edge Towers condominium project in Mississauga
    Roulston's Pharmacy plans to expand its current location in Port Dover, adding a new medical centre. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring and be completed in October.
    Construction is underway on the Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre in Innisfil, with a partial opening planned for this spring
    As part of Parks Canada's national $3B infrastructure commitment, Point Pelee National Park in Leamington is undergoing upgrades that are expected to be completed by March
    The Windsor Health Institute, a new collaborative research centre, is set to open this spring
    Adastra Corp., a data management and analytics firm, opened an office in downtown Toronto
    PCL Construction opened an office in Sudbury
    A FreshCo. grocery store opened in Toronto
    Cathy Pacific Airways Ltd., announced it will close its cabin crew base in Toronto, potentially affecting about 120 employees
  • Start date: 2019-02-04, End date: 2019-02-08
    Week of Feb 04 - Feb 08, 2019

    Employers in the City of Sault Ste. Marie are looking to fill nearly 300 jobs, about 250 of them with Algoma Steel
    NextBridge Infrastructure LP will construct the East-West Tie transmission project in northwestern Ontario, which will support employment for over 200 Indigenous workers
    The City of Kingston is looking to fill over 185 positions as part of its summer student program
    Daisy Intelligence, an AI software developer in Concord, will receive up to $882K from the Government of Canada, creating up to 29 highly-skilled jobs in southern Ontario
    ProNavigator, an AI software developer, plans to hire 10 employees by the end of 2019 in Kitchener
    Caisse populaire Alliance, a financial institution, will open a branch at the Nipissing Plaza in the Ferris area in March, employing about seven people
    The Thames Valley District School Board will receive over $50M from the provincial government for retrofits and renovations at the Kettle Creek Public School in Port Stanley
    Construction started on the $21.5M Sports Park facility at St. Clair College in Windsor, with an expected completion date of early 2020
    Kingston Health Sciences Centre received more than $7.2M in provincial government funding for infrastructure improvements, mainly at Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital
    The Lester B. Pearson Theatre in Brampton will undergo $2.6M in renovations beginning in February and expected to be completed this fall
    Lakeridge Health will receive close to $2M from the Government of Ontario for repairs and upgrades at the Ajax-Pickering General Hospital
    The Middlesex County will receive $1.5M from the provincial government over the next five years for a micro-transit program, connecting Woodstock to Dorchester and Dorchester to London
    The City of Welland awarded a $1.4M contract to Bronte Construction for the construction and installation of a water booster station to be completed within eight months
    The Town of Petawawa will receive almost $500K from the provincial government to improve transportation services in the area
    Cope Construction and Contracting was awarded a $472K contract to replace the Mollard Line culvert in South Huron. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of March.
    The District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board is planning to add 266 childcare spaces this year
    PCL Construction with BEUMER Group will upgrade Toronto Pearson International Airport's baggage-handling operations. Construction on the first four work packages is scheduled for completion in 2021.
    Construction continues at the Village at University Gates, a long-term care community in Waterloo, with an expected completion date of late summer 2020
    Construction started on the proposed Georgian Landing Luxury Living site in Owen Sound. The six-storey, 39-unit apartment building is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
    Newstrike Brands Ltd., is completing an expansion of its 500,000-sq.-ft. cannabis production facility in Niagara Region
    Construction is underway on a 16,850-sq.-ft. medical and professional office building in Hamilton, slated for occupancy in the fall
    Cannabis producer, AgMedica Bioscience Inc., is increasing production at its facility in Chatham and plans to hire more workers
    Trend Micro Canada Technologies Inc., an IT security firm, is expanding its Kanata office, with KRP Properties managing the renovation project
    Construction started on the Sudbury/Manitoulin branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association in downtown Sudbury
    AutoPlanet Direct, an independent automotive retail dealership, will open a location in Clarington
    Queen St. Fare, Ottawa's first food hall, opened in the Sun Life Financial Centre with six local-based eateries and a cocktail bar
    Magna Tyres Group, a manufacturer of off-road tires, will open a sales office in Vaughan
    The Thunder Bay and District Humane Society Veterinary Clinic opened in Thunder Bay
    46 North Brewing Company will open in March in Sudbury, featuring a 74 person capacity tasting room
    The Royal Canadian Mint in Ottawa is cutting 45 jobs due to lack of collectable coin projects
  • Start date: 2019-01-28, End date: 2019-02-01
    Week of Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019

    The Government of Ontario will provide $27M towards a new liquefied natural gas plant in Nipigon, creating about 700 - 2,800 jobs in the region
    The Niagara Parks Commission is looking to fill about 350 seasonal positions across various departments
    Datto, Inc., an international cybersecurity firm, opened its Canadian headquarters in Markham with about 20 employees
    Naranj restaurant opened in Waterloo with about 15 employees
    Eight new full-time firefighters started with Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services
    The Government of Ontario is investing up to $633M towards the construction of two new facilities at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto
    The Mon Sheong Foundation held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new $80M long-term care home in Stouffville. The six-storey, 320-bed facility is expected to open by the end of 2022.
    Three hospitals in Waterloo Region will receive more than $4.6M from the provincial government for infrastructure upgrades
    The Brant Community Healthcare System will receive just under $1.3M from the provincial government for repairs and upgrades at its facilities in Brantford and Paris
    Four Windsor organizations (YMCA, Riverside Minor Baseball, University of Windsor and Essex County Chinese Canadian Association) received over $1M in Government of Canada funding to improve accessibility and job opportunities for people with disabilities
    Western University and its student body announced a joint investment of $800K to enhance mental-health programming and support, adding up to nine positions, some of which have already been in place
    The Municipality of Leamington will receive $606K from the provincial government over the next five years for an inter-community bus service
    A five-bed facility for mental health and addiction crises will open in April in Kenora, following a $450K investment from the provincial government
    Stevecon Packaging & Logistics Ltd., plans to set up a wooden crate manufacturing facility in Owen Sound to support Bruce Power's refurbishment project and nuclear operations. At least 53 jobs will be created with local suppliers in the region.
    The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc., announced that its subsidiary, 7ACRES, will increase production at its facility in Kincardine. The construction is on track with expected completion in late March.
    Italdesign Group, an Italian brand of designer home furnishings, will open a 2,500-sq.-ft. showroom in Toronto
    The former Genosha Hotel in Oshawa is being transformed into a residential building with construction expected to be completed by July
    Orangetheory Fitness plans to open three new locations in downtown Toronto in 2019
    Canadian breakfast chain, Sunset Grill Restaurants Ltd., will open a location in Windsor this spring
    A MacEwen gas station opened in North Bay
    Metro Inc., will close its grocery store at the University Plaza in Hamilton, affecting about 90 employees
    Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. laid off another 95 workers at its seamless pipe manufacturing facility in Sault Ste. Marie, bringing the total layoffs to 218 workers since June of last year
  • Start date: 2019-01-21, End date: 2019-01-25
    Week of Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2019

    Niagara University, a private American faith-based institution, opened a 12,000-sq.-ft. campus in Vaughan
    Shopify Inc. is launching Shopify Studios, a TV and film content development and production house, which will be headquartered in Toronto
    My Lauft Inc. opened a 2,400-sq.ft. flexible workspace in Newmarket the firm¿s first Canadian location
    A strip mall in Carleton Place will welcome new tenants, including Buck & Bull Bar and Grill, a health and wellness clinic, a dance school and a fitness centre
    Caps Off Brewing Company is opening in St. Thomas in March
    Silver Line Group Inc. will hold a job fair to fill about 25 vacancies in various  construction-related positions on February 9 in St. Catherines 
    Freshmart, a supermarket subsidiary of Loblaws Companies Ltd., will open in March in M'Chigeeng First Nation, creating about 8 full-time and 12 to 16 part-time positions
    Construction is underway on a seniors independent retirement residence in Oshawa
    The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board is revamping their service delivery, which includes retrofits, new child and family care centres and additional child care and pre-school spaces
    The YWCA Hamilton received $10.1M from the Government of Canada towards the construction of a $22.2M affordable-housing project expected to open in 2020
    The Government of Canada has invested $3.9M in a net-zero energy residential construction project in London
    The McEwan Group opened a third grocery store in Toronto
    A Swiss Chalet will open in Elliot Lake in spring 2019, replacing the current restaurant, Jackleggers. The changeover will require an additional 15 staff.
    The Refinery, an all-inclusive gym facility, opened in Sault Ste. Marie
    The North Bay Regional Health Centre is receiving over $500K in provincial funds for hospital infrastructure upgrades
    House of Commons Vintage Market will open in February in Peterborough, offering an art studio space in addition to the vintage market
    An Ashley Homestore furniture and home decor store opened in Barrie
    We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym, an indoor play space for children with autism and special needs, will open in Oakville in February
    Sioux Lookout Regional Airport received an additional $287,000 in funding to be used for a lounge, triage area, car rental service spaces, concession areas and a restaurant. This brings the funding for the renovation project to $15.6M.
    Catered Affairs, a catering company based in North Grenville, has moved into the Kemptville Campus Education and Community Hub cafeteria, creating 10 new jobs
    Unboxed Market, a zero-waste market store, will open in Toronto in February
    Construction is underway on a three-storey retail and office building in Dundas with occupancy expected in late spring or early summer
    Restaurant chain Browns Socialhouse opened its second franchise in Ottawa
    KGHM International Ltd., a mining company, cut a further 87 jobs at its Morrison Mine in the Levack community of Greater Sudbury, for a total of more than 120 jobs
    Children¿s apparel retailer Gymboree Group, Inc. will close all 49 Canadian stores
    Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc., a Cambridge-based manufacturer of motorhomes, laid off about 100 employees at three locations in Waterloo Region 
    Brose Canada Inc., an auto-parts manufacturer based in London, is reducing capacity affecting approximately 100 positions
    The Foodland grocery store will close in Beaverton at the end of March, resulting in 21 layoffs
  • Start date: 2019-01-14, End date: 2019-01-18
    Week of Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2019

    Lowe's Canada is looking to hire about 2,650 full-time, part-time and seasonal staff at its stores in Ontario. The company will hold a National Hiring Day on February 23.
    The Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development announced $5M in funding to support automotive innovation at APAG Elektronik Corp. and Service Mold + Aerospace Inc. in Windsor, creating 160 jobs
    A $1M investment by the provincial government into Kenora's Downtown Revitalization Project for a plaza and infrastructure upgrades will create 75 new jobs
    Redfin Corp., an American real estate brokerage, is expanding into Canada and hiring in Toronto
    The construction of townhomes at Walkerville Stones in Windsor is expected to begin this spring
    The Ontario Emerging Jobs Institute (OEJI) at the Nav Centre in Cornwall opened. The OEJI provides skills training in areas with worker shortages.
    The Chartwell Meadowbrook Retirement Residence in Lively broke ground on their expansion project, which includes 41 new suites and 14 town homes
    Lambton College created an Information Technology and Communication Research Centre using a five-year, $2M grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. They hope to use part of the funding to employ students.
    SnapCab, a workspace pod manufacturer in Kingston, has grown from 20 to 25 employees with more hiring expected to occur in 2019
    Niagara Pallet & Recyclers Ltd., a manufacturer of pallets and shipping materials in Smithville, is hiring general labour workers, AZ and DZ drivers, production staff, forklift drivers and saw operators
    A1 Demolition will begin demolition of the former Maliboo Club in Simcoe. The plan is to rebuild the structure with residential and commercial space.
    MidiCi: The Neapolitan Pizza Co., Sweet Jesus, La Carnita and The Pie Commission will be among several restaurants opening in the 34,000-sq.-ft. Food District in Mississauga this spring
    Menkes Developments Ltd., in partnership with TD Greystone Asset Management, will renovate the former Canada Permanent Trust Building in Toronto. Work on the 270,000-sq.-ft. space is expected to take between 12 and 18 months.
    Westmount Signs & Printing in Waterloo is hiring experienced installers after doubling the size of its workforce to 24 employees in the last year and a half
    Microbrewery, Heral Haus Brewing Co. opened in Stratford at the end of December
    Demolition is expected to start this month on Windsor's old City Hall and is expected to be complete by August
    Urban Planet, a clothing store, will open as early as February 2019 at the Cornwall Square mall in Cornwall
    The federal government committed $3.5M towards the construction of a new art gallery in Thunder Bay, bringing total government funding for the project to $27.5M
    The Rec Room, a 44,000-sq.-ft. entertainment complex by Cineplex Entertainment LP, is scheduled to open in Mississauga in March 
    Yang Teashop opened a second location in Toronto with plans to open two more locations in the Greater Toronto Area
    Spacecraft Brewery opened in Sudbury
    The Town of Lakeshore will be accepting applications for 11 summer student positions until March 1
    Virtual reality arcade Cntrl V opened in Lindsay
    A new restaurant, Presqu'ile Café and Burger, opened in Brighton
    Beauty brand Morphe LLC opened a store in Mississauga
    Footwear retailer Brown Shoe Company of Canada Ltd. Inc. will open an outlet store in Halton Hills in April
    The Westdale Theatre in Hamilton is scheduled to reopen in February
    Early ON/Family Grouping will open a child care centre in Monkton
    The De Novo addiction treatment centre opened in Huntsville
    French Revolution Bakery & Crêperie opened in Dundas
    A Williams Fresh Cafe is slated to open in Stoney Creek, one of three new locations opening this year in southwestern Ontario
    Monigram Coffee Midtown cafe will open in Kitchener this winter 
    My Roti Place opened a fourth restaurant in Toronto
    A Gangster Cheese restaurant opened in Whitby
    A Copper Branch restaurant opened in Mississauga
    Hallmark Canada will exit about 20 company-owned stores across Canada in 2019 by either transitioning them to independent ownership or closing them. The loacations of the affected stores have not been identified.
    Lush Cosmetics at the Intercity Shopping Centre in Thunder Bay will close at the end of January
  • Start date: 2019-01-07, End date: 2019-01-11
    Week of Jan 07 - Jan 11, 2019

    Algoma Steel Inc., received $150M in combined funding from the federal and provincial governments to help create and maintain over 3000 jobs in Sault Ste. Marie and help the plant improve technologies and productivity
    Muir Tapes & Adhesives Ltd. opened a 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Oakville
    Sioux-Hudson Employment Services has nearly 250 job postings for employment opportunities in Sioux Lookout. The majority of positions are in social services, education, health care and services.
    Igloo Food Equipment Co., a supplier of restaurant equipment and small wares, opened a 20,000-sq.-ft. location in Scarborough 
    Construction began on Urban Legend Development Ltd.'s Blackstone Condominium development in Waterloo and is scheduled to be completed in 2021
    Construction began on an extension of Toronto¿s underground PATH walking network scheduled to be completed in April 2020
    Construction is underway on Cineplex Inc.¿s Whitby Playdium, a 36,000-sq.-ft. entertainment complex scheduled to be completed in late summer 2019
    Innio, a manufacturer of gas engines, is hiring in Welland
    The City of Woodstock is now accepting summer job applications until January 20. They expect to hire around 100 seasonal employees for the summer season.
    Emshih Developments Inc. held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of Jacob Retirement Community in Lincoln. Construction began in October 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2020.
    Pilteq Inc., a manufacturer of acoustic equipment, opened an expanded facility in Vaughan, creating 62 skilled jobs
    Bone and Biscuit Co., a B.C.-based pet foods and accessories retailer, opened its first store in Ontario in Hamilton
    Bronte Construction secured a $26.3M contract from the Government of Canada to restore the Port Dalhousie Piers in St. Catharines. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019 and be completed by March 2021.
    Gincor Trailer Werks, a manufacturer of custom trailers, hired 30 new positions in 2019 at their facility in Chatham-Kent. They expect to hire more in 2019.
    The City of Ottawa started Phase 2 of the $36M Elgin Street renewal project which includes infrastructure upgrades and watermain reconstruction. Most of the construction phase will be in 2019 and final work will be completed by fall 2020.
    Western University announced The Art of Tech Internship that will provide non-STEM students with full-time, paid internships in London's technology and digital creative sector
    Fashion retailer Uniqlo will open two new stores in Oshawa and Newmarket this spring
    Aveiro Constructors Ltd. was awarded a $1.9M contract for improvements to the Wallaceburn Memorial Arena in Chatham-Kent
    Landform Civil Infrastructures Inc. secured a $5.3M contract to improve the Lord Selkirk Bridge in Chatham-Kent. Construction is expected to start in early 2019 and be complete by September 2019.
    An Indigo bookstore opened in Cambridge
    Appleflats Foods Inc., a manufacturer of crab apple products, relocated to an expanded 20,000-sq.-ft. facility and retail store in the Township of Perth East
    Mold Hotrunner Solutions Inc., a manufacturer of injection moulding systems in Halton Hills, expects to increase production and expand its workforce in the areas of assembly, machining, engineering and design
    Porter Airlines will open a maintenance base at Thunder Bay's International Airport in February, creating 18 full-time maintenance-related jobs
    Structube Ltee., a Canadian furniture retailer, opened a new location in Windsor
    Stackt, a marketplace constructed out of shipping containers, is scheduled to open in Toronto in spring 2019 and will feature about 30 businesses
    A HomeSense store will open in Orillia this spring
    Lawyers & Lattes Legal Café opened in Toronto
    Fusion Authentic Indian Cuisine restaurant opened in Guelph
    Lion¿s Den Yoga Studio opened in Orangeville
    Chatime teahouse opened in Windsor
    The Hive eatery, spa and retail store opened in Collingwood
    RPM Distribution, a distributor of vinyl recordings to independent music retailers, closed in Concord
    KGHM International Ltd., a mining company is cutting 22 jobs at its Morrison Mine in the Levack community of Greater Sudbury due to low mineral prices Workers are subject to recall.
    Fashion retailers Hugo Boss Canada Inc. and J. Crew Group, Inc. will each close a store in Toronto in January. Hugo Boss will re-open its store in the Yorkdale shopping centre.
    Waterville TG Inc., a weather-stripping and sealing product manufacturer in Petrolia, laid off ten employees in December 2018 as a result of the Oshawa GM plant closure
    The ServiceOntario office in Georgetown will close effective February 15
    Grey County will host a job fair at the Bayshore Community Centre on February 21 to help local employers find qualified workers
    Wal-Mart Canada Corp. will close its store at the Cedarbrae Mall in Scarborough at the end of January. Employees are being offered comparable positions within the company.
    Oshki Wenjack Education Institute will offer apprenticeship training to 49 Nichnawbe Aski Nation communities. Training includes welding, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and millwrighting.
    York Regional Police will hold recruitment sessions on February 5 and March 6 in East Gwillimbury
    Café My House, a vegan restaurant in Ottawa, will close on January 26. The owner is opening a new vegan restaurant named Alice at the end of April.
  • Start date: 2018-12-24, End date: 2018-12-28
    Week of Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2018

    Ford Motor Co. plans to expand in Ottawa by adding 40,000-sq.-ft of office space and creating up to 300 engineering jobs in 2020
    The Government of Ontario is investing $2.3M in four local mining supply and service companies in North Bay, creating over 45 jobs
    UBER Advanced Technologies Group will double its AI research team to 100 in 2019. The office will relocate to the Bathurst College Centre in Toronto currently under construction by RioCan.
    Cardinal Health Canada Inc., a manufacturer of medical devices, hired 130 employees, and Big River Technologies Inc., a software company, hired another 30 employees in 2018 in Gananoque
    The Ottawa Police Service is looking to recruit about 30 new officers annually with the possibility of adding up to 300 officers over the next five years
    Leonovus Inc., a developer of software-based storage solutions, hired nearly 30 employees in 2018 in Ottawa
    Solink Corp., an Ottawa-based developer of surveillance technology, nearly doubled the size of its workforce to about 60 employees in 2018 and expects to reach 100 employees by the end of 2019
    Laminacorr Industries Inc., a manufacturer of corrugated plastic products, increased its workforce by 30 per cent and now employs 60 workers at its facility in Cornwall
    Pizza Hut will open a new location in Port Elgin in February, employing over 10 people
    The Government of Ontario is investing $5.6M in five film and television productions in the North Bay area
    Meat the Alternative, a new meat and cheese food business, opened in Thunder Bay and plans to expand their business in 2019
    Graham Construction will build a 19-unit townhouse development in Owen Sound. Construction will begin in the spring and is expected to be complete by fall 2019.
    Beaver Brae Secondary School in Kenora will begin its $6M renovations in February 2019
    The Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre will host the 2019 Regional Job Fair in Owen Sound on February 21. Organizers hope to have about 100 employers from across the region.
  • Start date: 2018-12-17, End date: 2018-12-21
    Week of Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2018

    Amazon Canada opened their new Toronto office in December, creating about 600 high-tech engineering jobs
    Info-Tech Research Group, a research and advisory firm opened a new 70,000-sq.-ft. headquarters in downtown London and plans to hire about 140 additional staff
    FleetCarma, a company specializing in electric vehicle telematics, is looking to hire about 100 workers at its new Kitchener location
    BHS Greenhouses Ltd. will construct a 250,000-sq.-ft. medical cannabis facility at the Judd Industrial Park in Norfolk County. It is expected to create 100 jobs.
    Manufacturers in the North Simcoe area are experiencing a shortage of skilled trades workers and are expecting to fill 60 to 70 positions in 2019, including electricians, millwrights and tool and die makers
    Martello Technologies Group Inc., an information technology service management company based in Ottawa, tripled its workforce in 2018 to more than 100 employees
    MindBridge Analytics Inc., an Ottawa-area developer of artificial intelligence software for auditors, doubled its workforce in 2018 to more than 60 employees
    FedDev Ontario is investing $1.2M in McMaster University to expand its start-up incubator, The Forge, to support more companies and create up to 75 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario hired 53 new correctional officers for deployment into 15 adult correctional facilities across the province
    Nuclear Promise X Innovation launched their new headquarters in Kincardine in December, employing 10 staff members with plans to expand in the future
    The Waterloo Regional Police Service welcomed 10 new officers to its force in December
    Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre received $713,590 from the Province of Ontario to establish a team to make Algoma Steel more globally competitive, creating nine jobs
    The City of Toronto is accepting summer job applications for camps, aquatic programs and various recreation programs until early February 2019
    Nurse Next Door home care services opened in Cornwall employing about ten workers
    EllisDon Corporation was awarded a $239M construction contract for the Rutherford GO station in Vaughan. Construction will start this spring and be complete by 2023.
    North American Palladium Ltd. contracted Redpath Canada Limited for its underground expansion of the Lac des Iles Mine northwest of Thunder Bay
    Baxter Canada, a medical product manufacturer, will invest an additional $19M on upgrades on their facility in Alliston over the next two years
    Minto Communities Canada started construction on 53 single-family homes in Etobicoke and is expected to be complete in spring 2019
    Construction started on a six-storey Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Aurora and is expected to open early 2020.
    Construction started on Seasons Retirement Communities' new retirement residence in St. Catharines and is expected to be completed in 2020
    Construction is underway on Storehouse 408, a new wedding and event venue in Cambridge. It is expected to open May 2019.
    The David Busby Centre, a shelter in Barrie, will receive $200K from Barrie City Council to open its new facility on Mulcaster Street
    The new 54,000-sq.-ft. Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre opened in central Hamilton in December
    Matawa Education and Care Centre for Indigenous youth opened in Thunder Bay
    The PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise received Government of Ontario funding to launch its regional loan and grant program, which aims to spur economic growth and new businesses
    Cambrian College in Sudbury in launching their new mechatronics program
    Japanese-style retailer, Oomomo, opened a location on Don Mills Road in Toronto with a Markham store set to open in spring 2019
    Toys "R" Us Canada opened a Toybox store in Guelph's Stone Road Mall in November
    A newly expanded LCBO store opened in Bancroft
    The Sweet Oven Inc., a Barrie-based bakery, will open two new locations, one in Orillia and one in Toronto, in early 2019
    JAM Cereal opened in Ottawa
    The Pickled Pig deli opened in Smiths Falls 
    Riverside Physical Therapy opened in Chatham in December offering physical, occupational, speech, and chiropractic therapy
    Forest Cove Farm & Country Market opened near Deep River in Renfrew County
    The Toronto Catholic District School Board will layoff 95 part-time student workers
    Nylene Canada Inc. will shutter fibre production at its manufacturing facility in Arnprior, resulting in 17 job losses. The company will continue to manufacture specialty polymers at the site.
    Avaya Canada Corp. will close its telecommunications research and development facility in Belleville by mid-2019, resulting in 16 layoffs
    Pusateri's Fine Foods closed their Oakville location at the end of December. Affected employees will have the opportunity to relocate to other Pusateri locations.
    Lbs., a Toronto seafood restaurant, will close at the end of December after two years in business
    Toronto's Bathurst Bowlerama closed in December after 56 years in business
    Bennett¿s Bait & Tackle hunting and fishing store closed in Smiths Falls after 34 years in operation
    The University of Guelph received a $7M donation for their Centre for Business and Student Enterprise, which will help fund two new academic chairs, as well as provide start-up funds for students and alumni
    General Motors of Canada Ltd. identified 300 openings for auto technicians at GM dealerships and 100 jobs at other GM facilities in Ontario for its affected employees in Oshawa
  • Start date: 2018-12-10, End date: 2018-12-14
    Week of Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018

    Kanetix Ltd., a digital acquisition platform, acquired the Welland site where Convergys Corporation announced its closure in October, and is planning to hire 100 employees
    L3 Technologies MAS Inc. received a five-year contract extension from the Government of Canada for the maintenance of CC-150 Polaris aircraft at CFB Trenton, securing over 100 aircraft maintenance jobs
    The Government of Canada will invest $450K in 10 projects in Cornwall, creating more than 100 jobs
    Home Hardware is hiring 40 material handlers for its distribution centre in St. Jacobs
    RBB Innovations Ltd. will receive $588,000 from the Government of Canada to develop its One Human Service Network platform to new markets, creating 23 new jobs in Sault Ste. Marie
    Rolling Pictures, a post-production company, will setup a permanent location in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Currently employing 100 people, they expect to create 20 new jobs within 5 years.
    Lallemand Inc., a manufacturer of food yeasts and bacteria, is opening a new 128,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Cornwall. The company expects to begin hiring in the new year and start production by the spring of 2019.
    Burgers Plus, a local family restaurant in Espanola, opened in November creating 12 new jobs with the potential for eight more positions
    Iridance Image Systems Inc., a digital sign business, opened in Ottawa with 10 employees
    Construction is underway on a $10M renovation project at Elmvale District High School in Elmvale
    The Laframboise Group, a provider of multi-trade fabrication and construction maintenance, invested over $20M to consolidate operations at a new site in Cornwall
    Loyalist Township will invest $503K to upgrade the County Rd 6 roads garage in 2019 to accommodate more staff 
    The Municipality of Wawa received $723,500 in Government of Canada funding to implement projects to increase local tourism and foster business opportunities
    Burks Falls received $144,000 in Government of Ontario funding for two projects relating to all-season tourism and an agri-food business
    Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington completed a major redevelopment including a new seven-storey patient tower and new emergency department
    Oakville Place will be adding several new food offerings including Kernels Popcorn, Yogen Fruz and Pitalite, in the coming months
    Intersection improvements at Yonge and County Road 4 in Bradford are expected to begin in 2019 while the first phase of road construction is expected to begin in 2021
    Five restaurants opened new locations in Toronto: Bar Buca, Cantina Mercatto, Coffee Oysters Champagne, Donna's and Neruda
    The Town of Newmarket will install a new public art installation known as Newmarket's Community Living Room. It is expected to be complete in summer 2019.
    MINISO, a Japanese lifestyle brand and Chinese variety retailer, will open a location in Oakville Place in early 2019
    Italian luxury clothing brand, Ermenegildo Zegna, opened a standalone store on Bloor Street West in Toronto
    Assured Automotive opened a location in Hawkesbury
    Super Natural Vegan Cuisine, a plant-based restaurant, opened in Lindsay
    Furnace Room Brewery opened in Georgetown in December
    Pinetree Catering opened a new café, called Nomad, at the Thunder Bay International Airport
    Geriatric clinics opened in Goderich, Clinton and Wingham hospitals in Huron County
    F45 Training, a fitness club, will open in Kitchener's Catalyst137 Building in early January
    Ricter Web Printing Ltd., in Brantford, shut down their newspaper printing operation in December
    Higher Limits, a medical cannabis lounge in downtown Windsor will close at the end of December
    The Queensway Rotisserie and Grill in Etobicoke permanently closed in December after 37 years in business
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will close its Brechin branch in Ramara Township by August 2019
    Holmes Appliances and Music Shop in Shelburne will close at the end of December
    Hiawatha Highlands opened their new cross-country Ski Terrain Park in December in Sault Ste. Marie

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