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Ontario

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  • Start date: 2018-05-07, End date: 2018-05-11
    Week of May 07 - May 11, 2018

    Toyoto Motor Corp. is spending $1.4B to upgrade its Cambridge and Woodstock assembly plants with $110M of funding coming from both the federal and provincial governments, creating 450 jobs, 1000 co-op placements and retaining 8000 jobs
    SOTI Inc., an information and communications technology firm, will invest $170.8M to build a new facility in Mississauga by July 2024, creating 725 jobs and supporting 410 positions
    The City of Toronto will invest $720M on 200+ infrastructure projects in 2018
    The Government of Ontario will invest up to $8.5M in Bonduelle Canada Inc. to support processing facility upgrades. The investment will create 87 new jobs while retaining more than 700 positions in Tecumseh, Ingersoll, and Strathroy.
    Mosaic Transit Group (Mosaic) secured a $2.5B contract from the Province of Ontario for the Finch West Light Rail Transit project. Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2018 and be completed in 2023, employing an estimated 600 workers.
    Mierins Automative Group of Ottawa is selling 10 dealerships and 2 collision centres to Toronto's Alpha Auto Group. Close to 550 employees will be offered positions in the new organization.
    The Government of Ontario will invest $8M in Comet Biorefining, Inc.to establish a new production plant in Sarnia. The investment will help to create 82 new jobs directly and 158 new jobs indirectly.
    Northern Transformer Corp., a manufacturer of electrical power transformers, will invest $39.1M to scale up production and invest in new equipment, creating 60 jobs and retaining 82 positions in Vaughan by 2024
    The Province of Ontario will invest $24M in 18 film and television productions, production facilities and services in Northern Ontario, bringing close to 100 jobs to the area during production
    Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie is actively recruiting for a broad range of positions to cover pending retirements
    Burloak Technologies Inc., a components manufacturer, will invest $80.5M to build a new 3D printing centre in Oakville by December 2022, creating 65 jobs and retaining 16 positions
    Mr. Pretzels International LLC is expanding into Ontario with eight new franchise locations scheduled to open over the summer
    A Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Group opened in Brampton
    Hotel X by Library Hotel Collection opened in Toronto
    Flying Colours Corp., an aviation service provider, is spending $30M to expand each of its facility divisions at Peterborough Airport. The expansion will create 60 new jobs over the next several years, while retaining 250 positions.
    The Government of Ontario will invest $10M over three years to establish the Gichi Kendaasiwan Centre at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay
    The Government of Ontario will invest $10M to support the creation of a new community hub in Stratford
    Capital Construction (2007) Inc. has been selected to build a new 15,000-sq.-ft. Student Centre at Laurentian University in Sudbury. The $10M project is expected to be completed by September 2019.
    Two new McDonald's restaurants of Canada Ltd. are scheduled to open in Milton
    The Lake Superior Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Inc. (RegenMed) bone and tissue bank is expanding through a partnership with the Province of Ontario, creating 27 jobs in Thunder Bay
    The Kawartha Credit Union will close its branches in Magnetawan and Emsdale on November 9
    Miovision Technologies Inc., a Kitchener-based traffic tech company has received $15M in investments to expand their work on using artificial intelligence and video traffic data to build "smart intersections"
  • Start date: 2018-04-30, End date: 2018-05-04
    Week of Apr 30 - May 04, 2018

    The Government of Ontario is investing $3M in Hanwha L&C Canada, Lamko Tool & Mold, Sciencetech Inc., Sikorski Sausages Co., Start.ca, and Zomaron Inc in London. The investment will create 283 new jobs, while retaining 435 positions.
    National Steel Car Ltd., plans to hire more than 250 employees at its Hamilton assembly plant largely due to CN Rail's plan to purchase 350 new lumber cars
    The Government of Ontario is investing up to $7M in Dr. Oetker Canada in London. The investment will create 103 new jobs, while retaining 115 positions at the food manufacturer.
    CPK Interior Products Inc., a manufacturer of interior automotive products, is planning an $8M expansion that will add 89 new jobs. Expected completion date is December 2020.
    Massey Hall, a performance venue in Toronto, will receive up to $60M from the federal and provincial governments towards an estimated $94M revitalization project
    Construction began on a $616M expansion of Hwy. 427 in Vaughan. The 6.6km extension will be completed in 2021.
    Griffith Foods Ltd. will receive up to $1.4M from the Province of Ontario towards a $14.2M investment to modernize and scale-up operations at its facility in Toronto, creating eight jobs and retaining 337 positions
    The Province of Ontario will invest $1.4M+ in 12 mining supply and services firms in Northern Ontario, creating 20 jobs
    The Township of Red Rock in the Thunder Bay District will receive $25.7M from the federal and provincial governments towards a new water pollution control plant
    LH North Ltd. secured a $5.3M contract from the City of Thunder Bay to rehabilitate the Main Street Bridge over two years
    Swedish outdoor lifestyle brand Fjällräven opened a store in Toronto
    SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc. launched a food delivery app in North Bay
    The Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie laid-off five employees in management and administrative positions
  • Start date: 2018-04-23, End date: 2018-04-27
    Week of Apr 23 - Apr 27, 2018

    Novaflow Systems Inc. will open a new plant in Brockville in the coming months, which is expected to create about 10 to 12 new positions
    The Greater Sudbury Airport will receive over $5.5M from the Province of Ontario towards infrastructure upgrades, creating 7 jobs with Porter Airlines Inc. and 46 in total
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with seven companies and the Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal to help create 273 new jobs and support 710 existing positions in eastern Ontario.
    Titan Manufacturing, in partnership with Leaf Engineered Wood Products, will begin manufacturing glulam wood products in the Rainy River District in May. The company anticipates requiring an additional 10 to 20 workers.
    The Thames River Hatchery, a $15M chicken facility, is opening in Woodstock. The joint venture between Sargent Farms and Boire & Frères is expected to create about 30 jobs.
    White River Forest Products will receive $1.9M from the Government of Ontario towards an investment of $9.5 in new equipment and product development at the sawmill, creating 15 jobs in Hornepayne
    Cambridge-based BWXT Canada has been awarded a $642M contract to design and supply 32 new steam generators for Bruce Power ensuring the company remains in operation through 2030
    The Algoma District School Board is recruiting supply teachers for Elliot Lake, Blind River, Wawa and Hornepayne
    Allen¿s Automotive (NAPA Auto Parts Allen¿s Automotive Group) in Manitowaning opened a new location in Little Current on Manitoulin Island, creating three jobs
    Ecolomondo Corp. plans to open a tire waste processing facility in Hawkesbury by the second quarter of 2019
    Cameco Fuel Manufacturing announced a $62M contract to manufacture nuclear reactor components for Bruce Power¿s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project
    Northec Construction Inc. secured a $16.6M contract from the City of Timmins to complete upgrades on the Whitney sewage pump stations
    The Township of North Glengarry awarded a $10.2M water distribution system construction contract to Clarence McDonald Excavation Ltd., for the installation of water and sanitary services throughout Maxville
    Iron Bridge Fabrication was awarded the contract for the construction of the new Crowe River Bridge. Miller Paving and Coco Paving were awarded paving contracts in Peterborough County.
    Ontario is investing more than $9M to support 136 projects as part of the Interactive Digital Media Fund
    Pioneer Construction Inc. secured a $4.2M contract for the reconstruction of Black Rd. and Trimount Construction Group Inc. secured a $3M contract for the reconstruction of Simpson St. both in Sault Ste. Marie
    Cadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd. plans to redevelop the former Woolworth building in Toronto by adding 47,161-sq.-ft. of new retail, office and storage space
    Luxury brand Chloé will open its first Canadian standalone store in Toronto this summer
    Uride Inc., a ride-sharing service, launched in Thunder Bay
    Moncrief Construction Ltd. secured a $1.1M contract over three years from the City of Kenora to repair the Bay St. Overpass, Darlington Bay Bridge and the Norlen Bridge
    Demolition is underway at the site of Parallax Investment Corporation¿s Theory condominium project in Toronto
    Vale Canada Ltd. laid off 18 employees in various service and support staff roles in Sudbury
    Ottawa shoe retailer Armstrong & Richardson Ltd. has filed for bankruptcy, closing five stores and leaving about 25 employees out of work
    The Espanola Police Department will be disbanded, affecting 20 employees
    The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) New to You Thrift Shop in Milverton will be closing at the end of June. In February, the organization closed second-hand stores in Stratford and St. Jacobs.
  • Start date: 2018-04-16, End date: 2018-04-20
    Week of Apr 16 - Apr 20, 2018

    Sanofi Pasteur Ltd. will receive up to $70M from the federal and provincial governments to establish a 150,000-sq.-ft. vaccine manufacturing facility in Toronto. The $500M project is expected to be operational by 2023, creating or sustaining 1,250 jobs.
    Food manufacturer Mondelez Canada Inc. will receive up to $22.6M from the Province of Ontario towards a $130M modernization and expansion project in Toronto, supporting 450 jobs
    Ryerson University and Sheridan College will receive $90M from the Province of Ontario and up to $150M from the City of Brampton to establish a new postsecondary campus in Brampton by 2022
    Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College will receive $90M from the Province of Ontario to establish a new postsecondary campus in Milton, near Toronto
    Construction on Phase 1 of Solmar Development Corp.¿s Edge Towers condominium project in Mississauga is expected to begin in May
    The Shorelines Casino Peterborough is under construction and will open in late summer, creating 150 jobs once completed
    Cineplex Odeon Orion Gate Cinemas in Brampton will be converted into a 45,000-sq.-ft. Playdium location with construction starting in September. The project will be completed by mid-2019, creating approximately 100 jobs.
    The Vision Group, a building products manufacturer, will receive up to $1.5M from the Province of Ontario towards an $18.2M investment in upgrades to its Vaughan facility, creating 76 jobs and retaining another 500 positions
    Kubota Canada Ltd., a marketer and distributer of heavy equipment, will invest $67M to build a new headquarters and 565,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Pickering. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and be completed by the end of 2019.
    The Governments of Ontario and Canada announced joint funding of $6M for Frulact Canada Inc. to help establish a new food processing facility in Kingston. The investment will create 55 new full-time positions.
    Dishon Ltd., a precision machining and manufacturing company in Vaughan, will receive up to $1.3M from the Province of Ontario towards an investment of $13.8M, creating an estimated 54 jobs primarily for engineers, programmers and machinists by 2022
    Biigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation, located approximately 350 km northeast of Thunder Bay, will receive $24M in funding from public and private partners to build an Education Complex. Construction is scheduled to begin in August.
    Construction of SOPREMA Canada's new factory in Woodstock has begun. Upon completion, the factory will create 50 new jobs.
    The Toronto Police Service is hiring 50 operators and three supervisors at the 911 Communications Services call centre
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Britespan Building Systems Inc., Fabric Building Covers International Inc. and Superheat FGH Technologies Inc. to create 35 new jobs in Huron-Bruce County
    The Province of Ontario is providing funding to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance campus in Wallaceburg to help build a new power generating facility to replace aging infrastructure
    Online mattress retailer, Casper Sleep Inc., will open its headquarters and the first of two Canadian stores in Toronto. The first store is scheduled to open in May.
    Construction has begun on the $16M expansion to the Kingston Airport terminal
    Red Lake Airport will receive $10M from the Government of Canada towards capital upgrades
    Spearhead Brewing Company opened their new brewing facility in Kingston, resulting in 10 new positions
    Fred Guy Moving & Storage Ltd. has closed in Ottawa, laying off approximately 90 employees
    Health Sciences North in Sudbury eliminated 37 management and non-unionized positions
    Donaldson Filtration Solutions will close its Brockville operation in June, affecting 20 workers
    The Bank of Montreal is closing its Lansdowne branch, near Brockville, in October
    Carlton Cards Limited will close in the North Bay Mall at the end of April
  • Start date: 2018-04-09, End date: 2018-04-13
    Week of Apr 09 - Apr 13, 2018

    Graham Construction and Engineering LP secured a $236.6M contract from the City of Toronto towards upgrades at the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant. Construction is underway and is scheduled to be completed in November 2021. 
    Baylis Medical Company Inc., a manufacturer of medical devices, will receive up to $17.2M from the Province of Ontario towards a total investment of $130.9M to build a new R&D facility in Mississauga, creating 233 jobs and retaining 339 positions
    The Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the Ontario Cannabis Store will open the first four provincially run cannabis stores in Guelph, Kingston, Toronto and Thunder Bay. Forty stores are expected to open this year and an additional forty by July 2019.
    Kraft Heinz Canada ULC will open a 775,000-sq.-ft. distribution centre in Milton, near Toronto, creating 150 jobs
    Steam Whistle Brewing plans to open a new $22.8M manufacturing facility in Etobicoke, creating 100 jobs
    The Government of Ontario and the City of Peterborough announced joint funding for a new $54M arena and aquatics complex at Trent University
    Build North Construction Inc. is scheduled to begin construction on two new schools in Espanola this spring. Construction on the $25.2M project is expected to be completed in 2020.
    The police and fire departments in Chatham-Kent are planning to hire 25 new recruits by the summer
    The Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario will each invest $5M per annum to support the creation of 19 mental wellness teams in First Nations communities across Ontario
    A Kelsey's Original Roadhouse restaurant, T&T Supermarket, Harbin BBQ restaurant and Pedi N Nails, are slated to open in Aurora starting in July
    White River Forest Products Ltd. will receive $1.9M over four years from the Government of Ontario towards upgrades at its sawmill in White River, creating 15 jobs and retaining 161 positions
    Construction is now complete on the North Kent Wind project, a wind power facility in Chatham-Kent. The facility employed approximately 175 workers at the peak of construction and will retain about 10 employees for ongoing operations and maintenance.
    BluMetric Environmental Inc., an environmental solutions firm, will open an office in Thunder Bay
    The North East Local Health Integration Network is funding the creation of 13 new positions, including social workers and recreational therapists, at long term care facilities in communities such as Timmins, Kapuskasing, Hearst and Iroquois Falls
    The Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre in Sudbury will receive $1.8M from the Province of Ontario to hire two social workers, two cultural practitioners, a traditional healer and a part-time nurse practitioner
    Homestead Organics, an organic seed, feed and milling company with locations in Berwick, Morrisburg and Sebringville, announced its closure, affecting 18 workers
    Fashion retailer Urban Planet closed its store in the North Bay Mall
    Michaels Canada will close its store in Timmins on June 26
    Cineplex Inc. is laying off less than 100 full-time employees as part of a restructuring. The impact on Ontario is unknown at this time.
  • Start date: 2018-04-02, End date: 2018-04-06
    Week of Apr 02 - Apr 06, 2018

    The Government of Ontario invested $124M towards a new Employing Young Talent Incentive, creating at least 70 new positions
    The Government of Ontario will invest $12.4M in six projects in Thunder Bay including $2M for Confederation College's new Technology Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub 
    The Sea Lamprey Control Centre in Sault Ste. Marie will receive $8.7M over five years from the Government of Canada withplans to hire additional staff
    Build North Construction Inc. secured a $5.1M contract to build a PET/CT scanner suite at Health Sciences North in Sudbury. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and will take nine months to complete.
    The Government of Ontario is investing a total of $3.7M in Canada Candy Company, Armada Toolworks, Mariposa Dairy, Muskoka Rock Company and Panolam Industries creating 110 new jobs while supporting 496 existing positions in eastern Ontario.
    The Municipality of Dysart et al will receive $650K towards the rehabilitation of the Oblong Narrows bridge. Construction is expected to begin in the summer and be completed by the fall.
    Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. has announced plans for a new casino in Chatham, creating up to 200 new positions
    High Park is opening a cannabis processing plant in London, initially creating 75 new positions
    Construction is set to begin on a new LCBO store in Kitchener with completion scheduled for winter 2018
    Construction began on Phase 2A of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Expansion project in Mississauga, with completion scheduled for fall 2019 
    Construction began on The Prestige condominium building, the first phase of Pinnacle International¿s One Yonge development project in Toronto
    Mondconsult Ltd. began construction on Marlin Marlin Spring Investments Ltd.¿s West Beach condominium project in Toronto
    A Freshii franchise restaurant opened in Val Caron in Greater Sudbury
    Element AI Inc., a firm specializing in artificial intelligence research, opened an office in Toronto
    Philippines-based restaurant chain Jollibee Foods Corporation opened a location in Scarborough
  • Start date: 2018-03-26, End date: 2018-03-30
    Week of Mar 26 - Mar 30, 2018

    Wataynikaneyap Power LP will receive $1.6B from the Government of Canada to connect 16 First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario to the provincial power grid
    Ontario's 15 racetracks will benefits from the provincial government's commitment to support the horse racing industry with funding of up to $105M annually for 19 years starting April 2019
    Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited is partnering with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and will build a $36M gaming facility in Chatham, creating up to 200 new jobs. The nearby Dresden slots facility will close by 2020.
    Electric vehicle equipment firms Autochargers.ca and Electric Motor Werks Inc. opened a charging station plant in Markham and hope to create 100 jobs over the next three years
    EllisDon Infrastructure Transit secured a $73M contract from the Province of Ontario for the Kipling Bus Terminal project in Toronto. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and be substantially completed by winter 2019, creating 80 jobs.
    Gyaltsan Property Management Inc. began construction on a six-storey mixed-use building in Newcastle, with completion scheduled for the end of the year
    Federal Express Canada Corporation (FedEx) is planning to open a new distribution centre in Kirkland Lake. Dancer Construction Development will build the 29,000-sq.-ft. facility which is expected to be completed by November. 
    The Province of Ontario is investing $1.4M in three companies in Sault Ste. Marie, including a $1M investment in The Createch Group, an IT consulting firm that will create about 30 jobs
    International Wood Industries, Inc. is looking to fill five managerial positions at its proposed sawmill in Bonfield, east of North Bay
    JJK Print Inc. opened a printing shop in Leamington and hopes to double its staff over the next year
    California-based chain Cauldron Ice Cream will open its first Canadian franchise in Toronto this summer
    Crosscut Distillery opened in Sudbury
    Sobeys Inc. will close its Foodland store in South River in the District of Parry Sound on April 28, affecting approximately 25 employees
  • Start date: 2018-03-19, End date: 2018-03-23
    Week of Mar 19 - Mar 23, 2018

    Xinyi Glass Holdings Ltd. will invest $450M to build a glass manufacturing plant in Guelph and create 400 jobs. The plant is expected to be completed in 2019.
    FV Pharma Inc.'s marijuana facility in Coburg expects to hire 200 people over the next 12 months in packaging, trimming, growing and maintenance positions
    The Government of Ontario is investing over $2.6M to partner with Dana Canada Limited., Aarkel Tool and Die Inc., Waltron Trailers Inc., Rulmeca Canada Limited and Barry Callebaut Canada Inc. to create 70 new jobs and retain 330 in Chatham-Kent
    The governments of Canada, Ontario and Quebec, in partnership with five major digital technology companies, will invest $400M towards the ENCQOR project to develop a 5G wireless network platform, securing over 4,000 jobs over five years 
    Ontario is opening 20 new long-term care beds in Huntsville as a part of the province's commitment to create 5,000 long-term care beds over the next four years
    Construction began on Mattamy Corp. and The Biddington Group¿s J. Davis House condominium development in Toronto
    UPS Canada Ltd., plans to invest more than $500M towards expanding facilities and improving technologies, adding 1000 new jobs across Canada
    The governments of Canada and Ontario will invest over $125M to build two fully electric ferries to connect Amherst Island and Wolfe Island
    Nordstrom, Inc. opened a 35,000-sq.-ft. Nordstrom Rack store in Vaughn
    Weeks Construction Inc. secured a $5.1M contract from the Town of Parry Sound to upgrade Waubeek St. with construction scheduled to be completed in 2019
    Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek and Ontario Power Generation Inc. will partner in the development of a renewable energy storage microgram system in Gull Bay First Nation. Construction on the $8M project is scheduled to begin this spring.
    Hearst Wi-Fibe Corp. received $1.3M from the Province of Ontario to expand and upgrade the area¿s fiber optic network
    The Province of Ontario will invest $2.5M in 13 Indigenous initiatives across Northwestern Ontario including $500K to renovate the Dryden Native Friendship Centre¿s Indigenous hub
    Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited was awarded a $730,000 contract for the installation of sanitary sewer, water, storm sewer works as well as the construction of a parking lot at the Carambeck site in Carleton Place
    The City of Sault Ste. Marie expects to hire eight fire fighters
    Fragrance brand Atelier Cologne SAS will open its first Canadian store in Toronto in April
    The City of Guelph laid off 18 employees from the materials recovery facility. Where possible, affected staff will be offered jobs elsewhere in the City.
    The Kabab Village restaurant will close in Thunder Bay in April
  • Start date: 2018-03-12, End date: 2018-03-16
    Week of Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2018

    The Government of Ontario is investing nearly $5.5M in Bend All Automotive Inc., Hino Motors Canada Ltd., and SOPREMA in Ayr and Woodstock that will create 90 new jobs while supporting 784 existing positions
    EllisDon Transit Infrastructure secured a $254.5M contract from the Government of Ontario for the Stouffville Corridor Stations Improvement project. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and completed by December 2020.
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Jahn Engineering Ltd., Reko International Group Inc., Technicut Tool Inc., Unifab Industries Ltd. and Windsor Industrial Services to help create 168 new jobs and retain 507 others in Essex County
    Columbia Forest Products, Inc., will receive almost $3.2M over five years from the Government of Ontario to expand its plywood mill in Hearst and Rutherglen, creating and maintaining nearly 350 jobs
    DriveHER Transportation, Inc., an all-female ride-sharing platform, will launch in Toronto on March 16 with 100+ drivers
    Conestoga Mall opened 12 stores including Reservalife, QE Home, Japanese lifestyle brand Miniso, Fonelab, Big Orange, Chatters, Jean Atelier and West 49
    The Government of Ontario will invest $1.5M in Terrace Bay to build a waterfront staging area and $3.2M in Schreiber towards multiple projects including the construction of the North Shores Express Discovery Centre
    Construction began on Tridel Corp.'s Via Bloor condominium project in Toronto and is expected to be completed in 2021
    Construction began on CentreCourt Inc.'s ZEN King West condominium project in Toronto
    Venture 13 Innovation Centre, the 30,000-sq.ft technology centre, received $100K from Fleming College for technical components and is slated to open May 17
    Aphria Inc., received approval from Health Canada to build another 200,000 sq.-ft greenhouse space in Leamington to expand production of cannabis
    New restaurant Tartan Tusk Pub and Eatery opened in Kincardine with a staff of 15
    Dylan's Candy Bar, a confectionary retailer, opened its first Canadian locations at Toronto's Pearson International Airport
    Compass Brewing microbrewery opened in Timmins
    Israeli beauty brand Laline will open its first Canadian location in Toronto in June
    The Haven Hostel opened in Thunder Bay
    The Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op is expanding into Fort Frances and Atikokan
    The Town of Milton is recruiting part-time firefighters
    Manulife Financial cut 80 positions across Canada, including 35 jobs in Kitchener-Waterloo.
    North American Lumber Ltd. will close its store in Thunder Bay, affecting 11 full-time employees
    Sysco Canada, a food distributor, is closing its Kingston warehouse on June 2
  • Start date: 2018-03-05, End date: 2018-03-09
    Week of Mar 05 - Mar 09, 2018

    Sleeman Breweries Ltd., a Guelph-based brewer, is investing $7M into its equipment and packaging capabilities, creating 15 new jobs and retaining 412
    EllisDon Construction will receive $131.2M for the expansion of the Brockville General Hospital, creating 250 positions
    HGS Canada Inc. is looking to fill 140 - 160+ customer service and technical support positions at its call centre in North Bay
    Canadian Blood Services opened a new 28,000-sq.-ft. testing laboratory at its production and distribution centre in Brampton, creating 90 jobs
    Nestlé Canada announced plans to invest $51.5M to expand production capabilities at its London ice cream plant, creating 12 new full-time positions and converting 45 part-time seasonal positions to full time
    The Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc. will receive $5M from the Province of Ontario to expand the airport¿s passenger terminal, creating 13 jobs
    Amico Infrastructures Inc. secured a $27M contract to develop Dundas Place in London with construction slated to begin end of March
    The Fraunhofer Project Centre for Biomedical Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing , a $33M biomedical research centre, opened in Hamilton's McMaster Innovation Park. It is expected to create 75 highly skilled jobs.
    Bélanger Construction (1981) Ltd. will begin a $2.8M construction project on Manitoulin Island in March and is expected to be completed by early fall
    Vale Canada Ltd. and Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations are spending more than $1.4B on major mine development projects in the Sudbury Basin
    Cinespace Film Studios will convert Marine Terminal 51 and the Cruise Ship Terminal at Toronto¿s Port Lands into a 165,000-sq.-ft. film and television production space
    Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corp. will open a new restaurant in Windsor¿s Devonshire Mall in June
    Empire Communities began construction on Empire Midtown, a mixed-use development project, in Toronto
    Tahoe Resources Inc., a mining complex in Timmins, laid-off eight employees
    The City of Toronto will hold job fairs this spring targeted at youth in Etobicoke, Toronto and Scarborough
  • Start date: 2018-02-19, End date: 2018-02-23
    Week of Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2018

    Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. is hiring 4,000 seasonal employees at Canada's Wonderland theme park in Vaughan. The company will hold job fairs on March 24 and April 8.
    Dufferin Construction Ltd. is scheduled to begin work on Tremaine Rd. north of Steeles Ave. in Halton Region this spring. Construction on the $110M project is expected to be completed by summer 2020.
    The City of Kingston is looking to fill 165 positions as part of its summer student program
    A new Starbucks will be built in Peterborough, creating 30 full-time jobs
    Air Liquide Canada opened a new $30M carbon dioxide recovery plant in Johnstown
    Construction began on the final phase of Elad Canada Inc.'s Emerald City development in Toronto
    Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc., will launch local news websites for Ottawa, Kitchener, Guelph and Barrie, creating around 50 new positions in digital journalism
    M.D. Steele Construction Ltd. secured a $1.2M contract from the City of Kenora to replace the Seventh Avenue Bridge with construction scheduled to begin at the end of June
    Construction began on Tridel Corp. and Hines Interests LP's Aquabella 15-storey condominium, the third of four residential projects comprising the Bayside mixed-use community development along Toronto¿s waterfront
    Northern College will receive $969K from the Government of Ontario towards heating upgrades at campuses in Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Haileybury and Moosonee
    LCBO has opened a new 8,000-sq.-ft. store on Cundles Road in Barrie
    Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart will open an 8,000-sq.-ft. store in Etobicoke in April
    Starbucks Corp. opened a 3,750-sq.-ft. Reserve coffee bar at CF Shops at DonMills in Toronto
    Chocolats Favoris Inc. will open a store in Vaughan in March
    Kawartha Dairy Ltd. will open a store in Newmarket in May and plans to hire part-time and full-time staff
    The Inverary Pharmasave pharmacy has opened
    Compass Minerals has laid off 50 workers at their Goderich salt mine
  • Start date: 2018-02-12, End date: 2018-02-16
    Week of Feb 12 - Feb 16, 2018

    AppDirect, Inc., a U.S.-based software developer, plans to establish a sales office in Toronto and create at least 300 jobs in Canada as part of a five-year expansion plan
    Premier Parks, LLC, is hiring 500 seasonal employees at its Wet'n'Wild Toronto water park in Brampton
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Canplas Industries Ltd., Beta Tech Inc. and Theta TTS Inc. to help the companies create 94 new jobs and retain 370 existing positions in Barrie
    Voyageur Aviation Corp. will receive $2.75M from the Government of Ontario towards a three-year production and infrastructure project at the Jack Garland Airport in North Bay, creating about 40 jobs
    Health Sciences North will receive $26.3M from the Province of Ontario to build a 28,000-sq.-ft. Learners' Centre for medical professionals in Sudbury. Construction is scheduled to begin in March and be completed by mid-2019.
    Salesforce.com, inc., a U.S.-based software developer, plans to invest $2.5B over five years in its Canada operations. The company has locations in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
    Work has started on the $3.8M reconstruction of the Millbrook Dam south of Peterborough. The project is expected to be completed in October.
    Brantford Mushroom Farm in Norfolk County, received funding from the Growing Forward 2 program to upgrade its operations and will double its pickers from 8 to 16
    Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township will partner with Peterborough landlord AON Inc. to build a 128-bed long-term-care home in Havelock
    Williams-Sonoma Canada, Inc. opened a second West Elm furniture and home décor store in Toronto
    Town Shoes Ltd. will open Designer Shoe Warehouse Canadian locations in Brampton and Durham Region in March
    The Canadian Mental Health Association, Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge program received increased funding for the Gender Journeys program which will increase service hours from 12 to 90 hours a week
    Ten Thousand Villages, a handicrafts retailer, will close nine stores across Canada, including the St. Jacobs and Stratford locations in Ontario
  • Start date: 2018-02-05, End date: 2018-02-09
    Week of Feb 05 - Feb 09, 2018

    Lowe's Companies Canada ULC is hiring approximately 7,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees this spring in Canada. Approximately 3,300 jobs will be in Ontario.
    Bombardier Inc. announced a new production line at its Millhaven plant in Kingston, resulting in approximately 100 new positions
    Construction is underway on a $100M two-storey expansion of the Manulife Centre in Toronto.
    Several retailers opened at Union Station in Toronto and are among 100+ retailers and restaurants expected to open over the coming months
    EllisDon Infrastructure MGH Inc. secured a $411M contract from the Province of Ontario towards renovations and a new patient care tower at the Michael Garron Hospital in Toronto. Construction is expected to be substantially completed by September 2023.
    The federal and provincial governments, as well as the City of Ottawa, are investing $74M+ into building 675 affordable housing units in Ottawa
    Michael Bros. Excavating began work at the site of Diamond Corp. and Camrost Felcorp¿s Blue Diamond condos at Imperial Plaza condominium project in Toronto.
    Drewlo Holdings Inc., a London based real estate developer, is expecting to start construction on an $80M residential development in downtown Kitchener by spring 2019
    William F. White International Inc., a film and television production services company, is opening a permanent office and warehouse in Sudbury
    Nordmin Engineering Ltd. in Thunder Bay announced the launch of Nordmin Constructors, a new contracting company focused on providing engineering, procurement, construction management and general contracting services
    The 1885 Wine & Whisky Room Bar opened in Kenora
    The Twisted Wheel, a bar, lounge and music venue, will open in Peterborough in March
    SkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc. started offering food delivery services in Peterborough
    Henry's Fish Restaurant, located on Georgian Bay near San Souci Island, will reopen under new ownership in May and is hiring
    Indigo Books & Music Inc., a book retailer, is closing its Chapters location on Gateway Park Dr. and will open Indigo locations on Fairway Rd and in the Cambridge Centre Mall in Kitchener
    Plant Matter Bistro, a vegan restaurant, opened in London
    Collège Boréal in Sudbury will phase-out 12 programs beginning September 2018, affecting six full-time faculty members and up to three part-time contract staff. Job losses are expected to be mitigated by attrition and/or reassignments.
    The North West Co. Inc. will close the Nakina Northern Store in the Municipality of Greenstone
  • Start date: 2018-01-29, End date: 2018-02-02
    Week of Jan 29 - Feb 02, 2018

    Miovision Technologies, a traffic solutions company, moved to Catalyst137, a new Internet of Things innovation centre in Kitchener creating and retaining 384 positions
    The Toddglen Group of Companies began below grade construction on Tower Hill Development Corp.'s 2221 Yonge condominium project in Toronto with completion scheduled in 2019
    The Ontario Gaming GTA LP is expanding the Great Blue Heron Casino in Port Perry with the construction of a new hotel, live music venue and a 20,000-sq.-ft. addition. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and be completed by the end of 2018.
    Trend Micro Canada Technologies Inc. and Telus Corp. plan to establish a cybersecurity research lab in Toronto by mid-year. The project is expected to grow to 100 employees within two years.
    Premier Gold Mines Ltd. plans to invest $37.9M in 2018 to advance development at its Greenstone Gold property near Geraldton
    Three schools in the Ottawa area received funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education for capital projects, including the construction of a six-classroom addition and a daycare
    Bonduelle Ontario Inc., a food processing plant, is hiring 40 full time workers to help with its expansion in Tecumseh
    Tisdale Bus Lines Ltd., a charter bus service, is expanding into Thunder Bay
    The Thunder Bay Art Gallery, the Lakehead Transportation Museum Society and the City of Thunder Bay will receive nearly $6.2M from the Government of Ontario towards three waterfront development projects at Prince Arthur's Landing at Marina Park
    Quesada Burritos and Tacos opened a new location in Chatham, hiring 20 people to date
    Twenty job vacancies remain for pilots and flight attendants at Porter Airlines Inc.'s new crew base in Thunder Bay International Airport
    Construction is expected to start soon on a new Starbucks location in Leamington
    The Sudbury Downtown Indie Cinema Co-op will receive $293K from the Province of Ontario to repurpose the gym at the former St. Louis de Gonzague School into a cinema and multi-use arts venue
    CIMA Canada Inc. secured a contract valued at $111K from the City of North Bay to repair the Birch's Road Standpipe and Re-chlorination Station
    Mary Brown's Chicken & Taters Inc. opened in Peterborough
    The Salty Pig CO. CHON restaurant opened in Kapuskasing
    Armagh House, a transitional housing program for women in Mississauga, will receive $5.3M from the Region of Peel to construct 10 residential units over 12 months
    Dr. Oetker Canada Ltd. is hiring 100 workers at its London frozen pizza manufacturing plant after it announced the closure of its plant in New Brunswick
    Chemours Canada Company, a chemical manufacturer, will begin ceasing operations at their Maitland plant in October 2018, resulting in 33 layoffs
    Eat Local Sudbury Co-operative's downtown store will close as of March 1
    Shortman Brown's menswear will close by the end of March after nearly 90 years in business in Toronto, affecting five full time employees
  • Start date: 2018-01-22, End date: 2018-01-26
    Week of Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2018

    Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. plans to add 120 positions in 2018, with further expansion plans in the future
    STRABAG Inc., in partnership with EllisDon Capital Inc., secured a $117M contract from the Government of Ontario including the construction of a train tunnel with completion expected in 2021
    FPInnovations will receive over $5.8M from the Government of Canada towards the construction of a $21M bio-refinery demonstration plant at Resolute Forest Products' pulp and paper mill in Thunder Bay
    Construction is underway on the first phase of the CIBC Square office and retail development in downtown Toronto by Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines Canada
    With an investment from the Government of Ontario, two new public schools will be constructed in London, with several other schools receiving funding for renovations
    With an investment from the Government of Ontario, three new schools will be constructed in the Kingston area, with several other schools receiving funding for renovations
    Skygrid Construction Inc. is set to begin work on RioCan Real Estate Investment Trusts' 740 Dupont Street residential development in Toronto designed by Turner Fleischer Architects Inc.
    Sargent Farms Ltd. will invest $10M over three years to retrofit its chicken processing facility in Milton beginning this spring
    Kenalex Construction Co. Ltd. secured a $4.8M contract from the City of North Bay to construct the Cedar Heights standpipe beginning this spring
    Hiring will begin shortly for the Inn at Gore Bay and Living Edge restaurant expected to open this spring on Manitoulin Island
    MUJI Canada Ltd. will open a store in Scarborough Town Centre in March
    Lot 88 Steakhouse & Bar is hiring associates and a manager for its new location in North Bay
    Campbell Co. of Canada will shutter its manufacturing facility in Etobicoke over the next 18 months resulting in 380 layoffs. The company's headquarters will move to a new location in the Greater Toronto Area.
    The Napanee Chill Zone has closed, a community youth space in Napanee
    The Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound will host a job fair on February 28
    Sutherland Global Services Inc., a business services provider, is looking to fill 60 positions in technical customer service roles in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Start date: 2018-01-15, End date: 2018-01-19
    Week of Jan 15 - Jan 19, 2018

    The governments of Canada and Ontario will invest up to $100M in Linamar Corporation, a Guelph-based automotive parts manufacturer, creating 1,500 new jobs and retaining 8,000 other positions
    The Province of Ontario is hiring up to 175 new employment standards officers
    The Government of Canada is investing $1M from the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) in Lakeside Plastics Ltd. of Tecumseth to develop innovative new molding processes for vehicles, creating 60 jobs
    SAIL, a Canadian outdoor retailer, will open in the new IKEA London location, creating 100 jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1M in DESCH Canada Ltd., a power transmission manufacturer. The investment is expected to create 30 new positions.
    Woodbridge Foam Corporation will hire 20 more people at their Blenheim plant due to a new contract with Jeep Chrysler
    The Dollar Store opened in Elliot Lake employing up to 15 part-time workers
    The Government of Ontario is investing $170M in a new bus rapid transit corridor in London. Construction is expected to start on the east corridor in 2020.
    Eight automotive parts suppliers in Ontario will collectively receive $21.1M from the Government of Canada towards research and development
    A new Smart Centre shopping plaza will open in summer 2018 in Orléans, with Indigo and Marshalls Canada as confirmed tenants
    The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission is expanding bus service to 20 new communities in Northeastern Ontario
    Construction is underway on a 221-unit condominium development by Red Ginger Developments Inc. in Oakville
    Construction is underway on the Vita on the Lake condominium project by Mattamy Homes and The Biddington Group in Etobicoke
    The North East Local Health Integration Network will invest $1.65M to establish Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinics in Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay and Timmins, and expand existing operations in Sudbury
    W.S. Morgan Construction Ltd. secured a $1.2M contract from the Town of Parry Sound to replace the roof of the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts. Work is expected to begin immediately.
    J.G. Fitzgerald & Sons Ltd. secured a $214K contract from the City of North Bay to replace the roof on the Pete Palangio Arena
    The North Star Diner opened in North Bay
    Employment Halton will hold a job fair on February 7, 2018 at the Halton Regional Centre Auditorium in Oakville
    The Employment Services Centre will hold two job fair events on March 17 and March 24, in Hawkesbury and Rockland, respectively
    Transcom Canada, a customer service provider, will close its Barrie operation this spring affecting about 280 employees
    Shaw Communications Inc., will close its Freedom Mobile call centre in Windsor, affecting 130 people
    Transcom Canada, a customer service provider, will close their Brockville location this spring, resulting in around 80 layoffs
  • Start date: 2018-01-12, End date: 2018-01-16
    Week of Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2018

    Construction began on the Henvey Inlet Wind project by Pattern Energy Group LP and Nigig Power Corp. The 87-turbine project is expected to create 500 jobs during construction and be completed by mid-2019.
  • Start date: 2018-01-08, End date: 2018-01-12
    Week of Jan 08 - Jan 12, 2018

    Construction began on the $1.25B Port Lands Flood Protection Project in Toronto. The first phase, the $65M Cherry Street Stormwater and Lakefilling project, is to be completed by March 2020.
    Tilray Canada Inc. intends to create approximately 250 new jobs over the next five years at their medical marijuana facility in Enniskillen Township, near Petrolia
    HRdownloads, a human resources solution provider, expanded in London. They are planning to hire 20-30 new employees, including sales research, management and information technology positions.
    Manulife Securities Inc. opened a branch in downtown Sudbury
    SPINCO IP Holdings Inc., a Vancouver-based spin studio, is expanding with two new locations in Toronto and another location scheduled to open this spring in Oakville
    Lake of Bays Brewing Company began work on a new 4,000-sq.-ft. brewery-style pub in Huntsville
    The Government of Canada is investing $3.5M toward the construction of an elevated water reservoir in Whitefish River First Nation. Construction will begin immediately and is scheduled to be completed in October.
    ASICS, a Japanese athletic fashion and footwear brand, will open a flagship store in Toronto this spring
    Kasper Transportation will operate a new route linking Thunder Bay, Atikokan, Fort Frances and Kenora beginning January 18
    The Government of Ontario will invest approximately $1.1M to establish a new child care centre at Schumacher Public School in Timmins. Renovations are expected to begin in spring and be completed by January 2019.
    Posta Italbar Cucina restaurant opened in Mississauga
    A combined Swiss Chalet and Harvey's fast food restaurant is scheduled to open in Sudbury, employing between 15 and 20 workers
    A Crickets Comedy Club opened in Brampton
    Caribou Coach Transportation Company Inc. will cease operations in Northwestern Ontario
  • Start date: 2018-01-01, End date: 2018-01-05
    Week of Jan 01 - Jan 05, 2018

    MDA, a subsidiary of Maxar Technologies Ltd (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) received $53.7M in funding from the Government of Canada for robotic technology to support future space exploration, supporting 175 jobs in Brampton
    A Farm Boy grocery store will open in Hamilton this spring. A job fair will be held on January 19 and 20 to fill 140 full- and part-time positions.
    Toronto Tunnel Partners secured a $116.9M contract for the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel project for Metrolinx in Toronto. Construction will begin in spring 2018 and is expected to be completed by late summer 2021, employing up to 50 workers.
    A Comfort Inn & Suites will open in Kemptville, near Ottawa, in March 2019
    The Government of Ontario will invest approximately $8M to build four new childcare centres in the communities of Emo, Rainy River and Fort Frances
    Two elementary schools in Burlington, Brant Hills Public School and Frontenac Public School, will be getting 87 combined new childcare spaces for the 2019-2020 school year through funding from the Government of Ontario
    Construction on a $6M community health hub in Trenton is expected to begin in spring 2018
    Ryder System, Inc. opened a Logistics Operating Center in London. Approximately 210 drivers are based out of the facility, along with 55 employees.
    A Freshmart grocery store opened in Smooth Rock Falls, creating approximately 11 jobs
    Keep Cool, a French fitness gym brand, will open its first North American location in Toronto by early February
    First Peoples Radio Inc. plans to open new Indigenous radio stations in Toronto and Ottawa by June 2018, employing between 8 and 12 staff at each location
    Village Media Inc. has launched a digital news website OrilliaMatters.com in Orillia
    Copperhead Distillery and Spirits Ltd. is hiring at its new retail store and distillery in Sundridge, south of North Bay
    Anderson Family Restaurant opened in Elliot Lake
    Mutual Street Deli and Caplansky¿s Deli's College Street location closed in Toronto
  • Start date: 2017-12-25, End date: 2017-12-29
    Week of Dec 25 - Dec 29, 2017

    Unimin Canada Ltd., a nepheline mining company, will expand operations at one of its two facilities north of Havelock and close the other by 2020
    Construction of the new $3.8M Millbrook dam in Peterborough will begin in January
    Vinnies Feel Good Shopping, a thrift store, will open in Lakefield in January
    Miniso, a Japanese lifestyle brand and Chinese variety retailer, is opening a discount store in Brampton
    Alexandra's Pizza, a Nova Scotia based pizza chain, opened their first Ontario location in Brampton
    Watan Kabob, an Afghani style restaurant, opened a new location in Mississauga
    The Village, a Pakistani takeout restaurant, opened a new location in Mississauga
    Firestone Textiles Company will begin shutting down its textile factory in Woodstock on January 1, immediately affecting 50 workers.
    Franz Turkey Farms in Sarnia have closed both their retail storefront and their processing operations
  • Start date: 2017-12-18, End date: 2017-12-22
    Week of Dec 18 - Dec 22, 2017

    The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation will take over operations of Flamboro Downs, Casino Brantford, Mohawk Racetrack and Grand River Raceway in early 2018 and plans on making capital investments and creating 1650 new jobs
    The Province of Ontario is investing over $33M in 51 film and television production projects in Northeastern Ontario
    Alstom Canada Inc. will establish a manufacturing plant in Brampton where it will build light rail transit cars, creating 120 jobs
    Construction began on the LCBO Tower in downtown Toronto by Menkes Developments Ltd. and designed by B+H Architects
    Construction began on the DuEast condominium project in Toronto by the Daniels Corporation and designed by Core Architects Inc.
    Atwood Heritage Processing Inc., C.R. Plastic Products Inc., FIO Automotive Canada Corp., and Hayashi Canada Inc., with help from the Government of Ontario are investing a combined $23M in their Stratford and Perth County operations, creating 71 new jobs
    Construction of the $19M Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub at Confederation College in Thunder Bay is expected to be completed by spring 2018
    Toronto Fire Services hired 51 new firefighters
    Construction began on Dash Developments Inc.¿s Avenue 151 condominium project in Toronto
    Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. is hiring 50 workers in Sault Ste. Marie
    The Regional Municipality of York plans to hire 16 new Paramedic Services staff and 22 York Regional Police staff in 2018
    Fourteen schools in the Ottawa area received funding to expand their daycare programs
    Pinewood Toronto Studios is expanding with the construction of a new 27,500-sq.-ft. film and television support facility scheduled to open in May
    Hart Stores Inc. will open a new department store in Chatham in spring 2018
    French baker and confectionary maker Ladurée opened a store in Toronto in December
    The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service hired five new police officers
    Mäki Electric Home Hardware in Kapuskasing closed in December
    Catalina's, a combined hair salon, vintage store, bar and live performance space in Peterborough, closed in December
  • Start date: 2017-12-11, End date: 2017-12-15
    Week of Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2017

    Valard Poweline contractor has been selected as the general contractor for the $777M East-West Tie Transmission Project in Northwestern Ontario, creating about 700 jobs in 2018
    Proposperi Company Ltd. secured a $1.2M contract from the Municipality of Powassan to repurpose a former public school into new municipal offices. Construction is expected to take approximately 25 weeks and will begin immediately.
    The Hydropothecary Corporation, a medical marijuana producer, is building an $80M greenhouse, which will create 200 jobs and add around 100 construction jobs while it's being built
    NOVA Chemicals Corporation is investing over $2B, with help from the Provincial Government, towards two new facilities in Sarnia-Lambton and expects to create 145 jobs by 2021
    Drive Test expects to hire approximately 90 new employees across 13 high-demand locations. Two new DriveTest Centre locations are also scheduled to open in Mississauga in 2018 and Markham in 2019
    SafeSight Exploration Inc., a developer of underground drone technology for the mining sector in North Bay, expects to double its staff of eight over the next three years with job opportunities in robotics, electrical engineering and geology
    Goodwill Industries will open a third store in Windsor creating 50 to 60 new jobs by May 2018
    MiTek Canada, Inc., a manufacturing company, will build an expanded production facility in Bradford creating 40 to 50 jobs by 2019
    Six businesses in the Peterborough area have each received $100,000 in federal funding, which will create a total of 37 jobs
    IATGlobal, an auto tech company, is building a new $6M facility in Chatham which is expected to be complete by summer 2018
    Six new restaurants have opened in Bradford
    Copper Branche Corp., a Montreal based quick-service restaurant, plans to open over 20 locations across Canada, with eight locations confirmed to open in Ontario in 2018
    The Assembly, a 15,000-sq.-ft. food hall, opened in Toronto
    Bird Construction Inc. began work on Main and Main's new 40-storey residential building in Etobicoke
    The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board will hold recruitment fairs in Red Lake on January 10 and Kenora on January 30 to fill various positions
    The Red Pine general store opened in Kejick Bay
    Pet Grocer, a pet food store, opened in Alliston
    The Dunlop Street Diner opened in Barrie
    Woolrich Inc., an outdoor clothing company, opened its first Canadian store in Toronto
    The City of Barrie hired ten new firefighters
    Live Nation Canada plans to open an indoor live music venue in Toronto in October 2018
    Paramount Fine Foods, a Middle Eastern restaurant chain, will open a new location in Windsor in early 2018
    The Black Tomato, a restaurant in Ottawa, will close by end of December, resulting in 17 layoffs
    Colangelo's No Frills grocery store in Oakville will close February 3, 2018
    The Rodney Grocery Store in Rodney will close, resulting in 9 layoffs
  • Start date: 2017-12-04, End date: 2017-12-08
    Week of Dec 04 - Dec 08, 2017

    PowerTel Utilities Contractors Ltd. began construction on a 117 kilometre transmission line connecting Pikangikum First Nation to the provincial power grid. The project is expected to be completed by late 2018.
    Five Eastern Ontario businesses, with help of the Federal Government, will invest $2.4M in their operations, creating 85 jobs
    CannAssist Canada Inc. will begin construction of a new medical marijuana production facility in Kapuskasing in April 2018, creating 60 jobs
    Kinectrics Inc., a Bruce Power supplier, broke ground on a new facility at the Bruce Energy Centre near Tiverton, creating 30 to 50 jobs
    GreenSeal Cannabis Company Ltd. is opening a production facility in Stratford, creating 20 to 30 full and part-time jobs
    Cousin¿s Market grocery store in Mississauga underwent a $3M expansion, creating 20 jobs
    The Daniels Corp. began construction on the Wesley Tower condominium project in Mississauga and is expected to take up to two years to build
    Johnson Electric will invest $351M over six years in equipment and capacity at automotive supplier Stackpole International creating 326 jobs in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton
    Eastern Construction Co. Ltd., will begin construction on a four-storey development in Toronto in early 2018
    Miller Tyme restaurant opened on Manitoulin Island
    Hazeldean Gardens, a retirement residence, will open in Ottawa in August 2018
    Nations Fresh Foods, a multicultural grocery store chain, opened a location in Toronto
    Abraflex, a manufacturer of protective equipment used in the nuclear industry, opened a new 12,000-sq.-ft. facility in Paisley
    International brands Sandro, Maje and MINISO each opened stores in Toronto
    Wasaya Airways LP will hold information sessions on December 13 and 14 in Thunder Bay to unveil a new pilot recruitment strategy
  • Start date: 2017-11-27, End date: 2017-12-01
    Week of Nov 27 - Dec 01, 2017

    Canada Royal Milk ULC, a subsidiary of Feihe International Inc., with help from the Government of Ontario, is investing $225M in a baby formula production facility in Kingston. Once operational in 2020 the facility should create up to 277 jobs.
    Think Research Corporation, a Toronto-based developer of technology platforms for the healthcare industry, will receive up to $5M from the Province of Ontario towards a total investment of $49M, creating 228 jobs by September 2023
    Bill Gosling Outsourcing, a sales call centre in London, has expanded their downtown office and will hire 200 workers over the course of the next year
    Build Toronto Inc. officially opened the Shops at Wilson Station in November and is expected to create about 130 retail jobs
    The Factory Indoor Adventure Park, in the London¿s repurposed Kellogg cereal plant, is opening in early 2018 and will create 80 new positions
    Lions Demolition began work on what will be a 156-unit Canvas Condominium project in Toronto. The developer, Marlin Spring, hopes to have the project completed by summer 2019.
    North Bay Hydro Distribution Ltd. broke ground on the $4.5M Community Energy Park microgrid project which is scheduled for completion in September 2018
    Organic Garage grocery store will open two new locations in Toronto in late 2018
    Haliburton County¿s Quantum Passivhaus, a home design and build company, and Haliburton Forest Biochar Ltd., a wood processing facility, are creating 26 new jobs and investing, with help from the Government of Canada, over $1M in their operations
    The Thunder Bay Fire Service hired seven new firefighters
    Australian eyewear retailer Bailey Nelson opened a company-operated store in Toronto
    Your Dollar Store With More, a retail franchise in Elliot Lake, is slated to open by the end of the year with about five employees
    A Cora Breakfast and Lunch restaurant opened in Sudbury
    Sobeys Inc. will eliminate about 800 office jobs across Canada representing nearly 20 per cent of the grocer¿s office staff
    Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and Torstar Corp. will close 34 news publications, 32 of which are located in Ontario, by mid-January, resulting in 291 layoffs
    Fromagerie Elgin, a restaurant and entertainment venue, closed in Sudbury in November
  • Start date: 2017-11-20, End date: 2017-11-24
    Week of Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2017

    InstaRyde Inc., a ridesharing platform, will launch in Toronto in December
    A $128M redevelopment of the Cooksville GO station in Mississauga is underway. The project is expected to be substantially completed by summer 2020 and will support approximately 150 jobs during peak construction.
    WeedMD Inc., a medical marijuana company in Aylmer is leasing five acres of greenhouse space from Perfect Pick Farms Ltd., in Strathroy which will employ about 100 employees as it expands
    Non-profit developer Trillium Housing and VanMar Constructors Inc. held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of a new 62-unit residential development in Toronto
    The District School Board Ontario North East anticipates having completed $18M+ in capital improvements at its schools by August 2018
    The Region of Peel will hire 22 paramedics, 37 police officers, 10 call dispatchers and five prison escort officers in 2018
    Construction on Carleton University's new $48M Sprott School of Business building will begin in 2018, with expected completion in 2020
    Bobby's Liquidation Outlet, featuring merchandise from 25 former Sears Canada suppliers and several non-Sears suppliers, opened in Markham. The outlet is hiring cashiers, merchandisers, shipping and receiving staff.
    Suez Ancaster Water Technologies and Solutions Inc., a manufacturer of high-purity industrial and municipal water treatment systems, has opened an ozone production facility in Ancaster
    Clear Blue Technologies Inc., a developer of smart grid technology for off-grid systems, will receive $400K from the Government of Canada towards a $1.2M expansion of its operations in Toronto, creating up to 33 jobs
    Construction for a new Marriott International Inc. hotel broke ground on November 20 in Petawawa. The TownPlace Suites by Marriott is expected to be completed by spring of 2019, and create 30 new full-time and part-time positions.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1.4M in Hain Celestial Canada, a food manufacturer, to support a new manufacturing plant in Quinte West. The plant is expected to be completed by June 2020 and will create 26 new jobs.
    Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits will open a location in Chatham in early 2018 and Starbucks coffee house will open a location in late spring or early summer 2018
    Construction has started on a new six-storey condominium tower in Kingsville and is expected to take 12-14 months to build
    Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is hiring in various positions, especially research staff, to support the radioactive waste cleanup in Port Hope
    Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op opened a distribution hub in Emo Township
    Luxury brand Chanel opened a flagship store in Toronto
    Hunter Boots Ltd. opened a flagship store in Toronto
    A Planet Fitness will open in Cornwall in December
    Bell Media Inc. issued an unknown number of layoffs at radio and television stations across Canada
    Hydro One Inc. will close its Field Business Centre in Thunder Bay and centralize operations in Sudbury by the end of 2017, affecting six positions
  • Start date: 2017-11-13, End date: 2017-11-17
    Week of Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2017

    Olymel LP, a Quebec-based meat processing company, has completed their $30M expansion in Brampton. The expansion is expected to create 100 new jobs.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $61M to build two new ferries in Kingston to connect the mainland with Amherst and Wolfe Island. The ferries are expected to be delivered in December 2019 and 2020
    Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation will receive $2.6M from the Government of Canada to train 50 Indigenous participants in the Greater Sudbury Area on the environmental aspects of mining
    The Brick Warehouse LP is opening a new location in Huntsville this month
    A Harvey's restaurant will open in early December in Innisfil, and is looking to hire more than 12 employees
    A Don Cherry's restaurant opened in Welland
    The Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Thunder Bay will receive $434K from the Province of Ontario to hire additional healthcare and administrative staff
    Tim Hortons opened a new location in Thamesville
    Topline Electric Ltd. secured a $176K contract from the City of Elliot Lake towards repairs at the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre to be completed by spring 2018
    The Dunlop Street Diner opened in Barrie
    Long & McQuade Ltd., a retailer of music and musical instruments, opened a location in North Bay
    Loblaw Canada Inc. announced plans to close 22 stores in Canada
    The CIBC branch in Jarvis will close in May 2018, potentially affecting four employees
    The CIBC Branch in Port Rowan will close in July 2018
    Toyota Canada Inc. will begin construction of a new $40M parts distribution centre in Bowmanville in early 2018 that will open in the fall 2019.
  • Start date: 2017-11-06, End date: 2017-11-10
    Week of Nov 06 - Nov 10, 2017

    Hain Celestial Canada, a natural and organic food manufacturer will open a manufacturing plant in Quinte West creating 26 new jobs in the region
    Kentucky Fried Chicken will open a new location in Sarnia, which is expected to open by April 2018 and employ between 25 to 30 people
    Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) will hire up to 58 additional full-time bus drivers to cover gaps in bus service
    Buchanan Forest Products Ltd. is preparing to reopen the Nakina sawmill in Greenstone, creating about 50 to 80 jobs. The company is hiring for a variety of positions including labourers, operators and tradespeople.
    HP Polymers Ltd., a speciality polymer and resin manufacturer located near Guelph, is expanding to increase production capacity creating five new jobs
    Health Sciences North recruited 19 physicians to Sudbury in 2017
    The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital recruited six new physicians to Goderich
    SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions has opened an ozone production facility at the Ancaster Business Park
    Two manufacturing plants in Colborne, Canada Colours and Chemicals Ltd. and Storrack Ltd. are expanding their operations
    The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is hiring teachers, caretakers, librarians and administrative assistants
    Imagine Cinemas will open a theatre in Alliston in November
    The Great Canadian Dollar Store opened a location in Bradford
    Goodlife Fitness Centres Inc. is opening a new location in Brampton this December
    Blyth¿s Part II Bistro restaurant will open a location in Goderich
    Mudtown Station brewpub is slated to open in March in Owen Sound
    Owen King Construction Ltd. secured a contract from Bruce County to reconstruct the McCurdy Bridge near Paisley
    Severn Township is looking to hire volunteer firefighters with applications closing December 15
    Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. will close an aluminum foil plant in Toronto, laying off 100 unionized workers.
    Caesars Windsor will close the Artist Café, resulting in about 30 layoffs with some staff being transferred to other parts of the casino and others offered early retirement packages
    TD Canada Trust will close two Simcoe County branches in Elmvale and Creemore, effective May 2018
    St. Catharines Public Library is cutting 2,000 hours of work in 2018 in response to higher minimum wages. This will affect approximately 35 employees.
  • Start date: 2017-10-30, End date: 2017-11-03
    Week of Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017

    The North Bay Regional Health Centre has recruited 27 physicians in the past 18 months
    A Longo's grocery store has opened in Guelph
    Amazon Canada is hiring seasonal workers at its Brampton distribution centre
    Marshalls is opening a new department store at Trinity Common mall in Brampton on November 14
    The Mystic Grill restaurant opened in Dryden with around 20 employees
    Cementation Canada Inc., a mining contractor and engineering firm, opened its new, larger, North American Maintenance facility in North Bay with 25 employees
    Construction began on the $103.3M Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus, and is expected to be completed by early 2020
    Construction of Canadore College's $20M Village Living Wellness and Learning Centre is underway in North Bay with Phase I scheduled to be completed by 2017
    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is building a new store in Thorncliffe Park in Toronto and expected to open by February 2018
    Bridgit, a company that produces mobile platforms for construction managers, is hiring at their Kitchener office to support new product development
    Artisan Vehicle Systems Inc., a manufacturer of battery-operated underground mining vehicles, is hiring in Kirkland Lake with plans to build a permanent facility within two years
    Syl's Neighbourhood Kitchen restaurant expects to hire between 25 and 30 employees in anticipation of a December opening in North Bay
    Sargent & Lundy LLC, a project management and engineering consulting firm, is opening a second office location in Kincardine
    The Barracks Inn has opened in Ancaster, a suburb of Hamilton
    Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation has opened a clinic in Orillia
    Chameleon Cafe and Lounge has opened in Fort Erie
    The De Beers Group will close its Victor diamond mine west of Attawapiskat in early 2019. The mine currently has about 350 employees and 150 contractors. Up to 80 future jobs may arise to safely close the mine.
    A Tim Hortons Inc. location in Oshawa is closing
  • Start date: 2017-10-23, End date: 2017-10-27
    Week of Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2017

    Eclipse Automation, a manufacturer of automated equipment, will add a sixth location in Cambridge by mid-December, creating more than 120 high-skilled jobs
    Montana's BBQ & Bar restaurant will open at the end of November in Alliston with 80 to 100 workers
    Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie will add 36 transitional beds, which will require adding 70 new staff, including full and part-time nurses, personal care assistants and allied health professionals
    Whitesand First Nation, near Thunder Bay, will receive $3.76M from the federal and provincial governments to develop a cogeneration power plant and wood pellet manufacturing facility, creating 64 jobs and an additional 60 seasonal positions
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with FPH Group Inc., TransForm Automotive Canada Ltd., Forest City Models and Patterns Ltd. and Amino North America Corp., located in London, creating 47 new jobs and retaining 207
    SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. opened an office in Port Elgin in anticipation of the Bruce Power refurbishment project scheduled to begin in 2020. The location is expected to employ around 35 people.
    The Bluewater District School Board hired 22 elementary school teachers and four early childhood educators owing to an increase in enrollment
    Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board hired an extra 21 teachers, due to higher than expected enrolment in elementary schools
    The Government of Ontario is investing $140M to provide 2000 more hospital beds and enhance home care services, including the reopening and repurposing of the University Health Network's Hillcrest site and Humber River Hospital's Finch site in Toronto
    The Government of Ontario is building 100 new EarlyON childcare centres across the province over the next three years. The $140M annual investment will require hundreds of new positions to be filled.
    The Cheesecake Factory Inc. is opening its first Canadian restaurant with a new 10,400-sq.-ft. location in Toronto's Yorkdale mall
    Birnam Excavating Ltd. secured a $3.2M contract from the Town of Goderich towards the revitalization of Goderich Agricultural Park
    The Wildpine retirement residence held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new location in Stittsville County, expected to open in fall 2018
    Construction on St. Patrick's Catholic Church parish hall addition in Lennox and Addington County is underway and is expected to be completed by May 2018
    Frank & Oak Inc. opened a women's clothing store in Toronto
    Vested Interest Trading gift and décor business is hiring two full-time and up to 10 part-time staff at its new location in North Bay
    Surveyors on Site Inc. opened a new location in New Liskeard
    Goderich Toyota is opening a vehicle dealership and rental car business in Kincardine
    Royal Bank of Canada's Spencerville Branch will close in May 2018, due to the growth in online banking and use of other technology. Employees will be transferred to nearby branches.
  • Start date: 2017-10-16, End date: 2017-10-20
    Week of Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2017

    Shopify Inc., an online retail technology company, plans to add between 300 to 500 full-time jobs in Waterloo over the next three to five years to build their Shopify Plus platform
    FV Pharma Inc. plans to purchase a 15-acre former Kraft manufacturing plant in Cobourg to produce medical marijuana. The initial setup is expected to create 150 jobs by the end of 2018, and up to 1,200 in five years.
    Xplornet Communications Inc. opened a new regional office in Cornwall, creating 120 jobs.
    Sodecia London, an automotive parts manufacturer, received $5M from the provincial and federal governments to adopt advanced technologies, creating up to 44 jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing $2.8M to help Biolab Pharma Ltd. retrofit a 13,000-sq.-ft. research development and innovation facility in Mississauga, creating 40 new jobs
    The provincial government is investing approximately $790,000 into Weber Manufacturing Technologies in Midland to support an upgrade of their facilities, creating 17 new jobs and retaining 220 existing positions
    Lac Seul Sawmill near Sioux Lookout plans to expand its operation to 20 employees in 2018
    Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury received $3M from the Government of Canada towards the construction of a 60,000-sq.-ft. multi-disciplinary arts centre with construction slated for summer 2018
    Construction started on a new 35,000-sq.-ft. OPP London communications centre which is expected to be completed by spring 2019
    Mino Ayaa Ta Win Healing Centre, a residential treatment and medically-supervised detoxification facility, will open in December near Fort Frances
    New Heights Learning Centre, which offers services for autistic children, opened in Hamilton with around eight employees, including occupational therapists and speech language pathologists
    Fabricland relocated to an expanded location in the County Fair Mall in Thunder Bay, creating seven jobs
    Bardon Supplies Ltd., a supplier of HVAC and plumbing components, opened a location in Sudbury
    Mastermind Toys, a retailer of children's toys and books, opened a store in Sudbury
    Loblaw Companies Ltd. is laying off 500 workers affecting all levels of store-support staff and executives. It also plans to invest in omni-channel, financial services and other growing areas expected to create hundreds of jobs in the near future.
    Vale Canada Ltd. issued layoff notices to 21 production and maintenance employees in Sudbury
    City Surplus Store, a retailer of outdoor clothing, gear and workwear, will close in Sudbury after 73 years in business
    The GO Transit Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility is due for completion in several weeks. When fully operational, there are expected to be 300 to 400 new jobs created to help with the maintenance and repair of trains.
    Tilray Canada Inc., owned by Lafitte Ventures, Ltd., held a job fair for their new medical marijuana facility in Enniskillen Township. They expect to hire more than 25 full time employees.
  • Start date: 2017-10-09, End date: 2017-10-13
    Week of Oct 09 - Oct 13, 2017

    The official ground-breaking for The One, an 85-story condominium tower in Toronto, took place on October 5. The building will include retail stores, restaurants, an event space, and hotel. The $1B project is expected to be completed by 2023.
    As part of its plan to create a technology hub and add 400 high-tech jobs by 2018, Thomson Reuters Corp. is investing $100M in leasing and redeveloping an office building in Toronto. The company plans to double their workforce in 2019.
    IKEA Canada will open a full-sized store in London in 2019, with construction beginning in summer 2018. The new store will replace the Pick-Up and Order Point location and create between 100 to 150 new jobs.
    The Government of Ontario is investing up to $11M in Ferrero Canada Ltd., as part of a $90M project to expand its manufacturing plant in Brantford. The expansion will create 80 jobs, while retaining 1,000 positions across Ontario.
    Exceldor Foods Ltd. is hiring 60 full-time staff at its poultry processing plant in Hanover
    Georgian Bay General Hospital will expand their Midland location, which includes the construction of a new building to deliver mental health services
    Construction on the Confederation GO train station in east Hamilton will begin by the end of 2017, with completion expected in 2019
    The Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario will jointly invest $13.3M in 235 water and wastewater control system upgrades in 116 First Nations communities across Ontario
    Rapid Lynx Telecommunications and Matawa First Nations Management Inc. will receive up to $69.2M from the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario to deliver high-speed internet service to five remote Indigenous communities in Northern Ontario
    Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP have completed construction of a new wind farm in Lakeshore, near Windsor. Twelve permanent jobs will be created.
    Boston Pizza International Inc. opened a new location in Toronto
    An A&W drive-thru and restaurant will open in Kitchener by summer 2018, with construction set to begin by spring
    Surplus Furniture & Mattress Warehouse will open a new location in Chatham and expects to hire between 10 to 15 staff
    Kawartha Foot and Orthotic Clinic opened in Peterborough
    Sears Canada Inc. announced it will liquidate all remaining stores in Canada, ending its 65-year business in Canada. Approximately 5,500 jobs will be lost in Ontario.
    Metro Inc. announced that it will begin to eliminate 280 positions in 2021. This came as a result of the company's $400M investment in its Ontario distribution network, including a new automated distribution centre in Toronto.
    The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club laid off 23 employees as part of an internal merger and reorganization process
    Red Indian Lodge Resort in Sioux Narrows, near Kenora, will close after nearly 70 years in business
    The Blue Moon, a restaurant in Petersburg, near Kitchener, has closed
  • Start date: 2017-10-02, End date: 2017-10-06
    Week of Oct 02 - Oct 06, 2017

    Sleep Country Canada Inc. opened a 140,000 sq.-ft. facility in Brampton to act as a distribution centre and new head office
    Streit Manufacturing Inc., an armoured vehicle manufacturing firm, will open a facility in Midland by the end of the year, creating between 75 and 120 jobs
    Cineplex plans to open 10 to 15 new Playdium amusement centres across Canada, including one in Whitby, with construction beginning early 2018
    The Government of Ontario is investing $4.9M, as part of a $36.2M investment, in MHI Canada Aerospace Inc.'s Mississauga facility to support the purchase of new equipment, facility upgrades, and train staff. The investment will create 90 new jobs and maintain 636 positions.
    Toys ¿R¿ Us, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, and X-Play will open in Barrie's Park Place this fall
    The Government of Ontario is investing $755,000, as part of a $6.8M investment, in J.P. Bowman Ltd., a tool and die manufacturer in Brantford, creating 16 jobs
    Giant Tiger opened a distribution centre in the Johnstown Industrial Park in the Leeds and Grenville counties, replacing its distribution centres in Ottawa. The centre will employ 300 workers, 240 of which are relocated staff.
    The Giggling Goats, a confectionary store, and Scott's Shoe Store opened in Pembroke
    The $7.5M reconstruction of the Sunset Strip west of Owen Sound is underway
    Union Gas Ltd. began construction on a $1M pipeline replacement project in New Liskeard to be completed in early November
    Firestone Fibers & Textiles Company will close its plant in Woodstock over an 18-month period, beginning Dec 31, 2017. The closure will affect approximately 170 employees.
    St. Louis Bar & Grill closed in North Bay, affecting approximately 20 employees
    A Tim Hortons in St. Catharines will close at the end of October
    Cunningham & Poupore, a men's clothing store in Kingston, will close in mid-December
  • Start date: 2017-09-25, End date: 2017-09-29
    Week of Sep 25 - Sep 29, 2017

    James E. Wagner Cultivation will move into a new production facility in Kitchener to manufacture medical marijuana, with plans to hire between 400 and 600 employees by the end of 2018
    The Government of Ontario will invest $5M+ in 13 mining supply and services projects in Timmins, creating 70+ jobs
    Ontario One Call, which provides information on the location of underground utility infrastructure, opened a contact centre in Sudbury, creating 30 jobs
    Prodomax Automation Ltd., an auto parts industrial engineering company in Barrie, will expand its facility and production capabilities, adding 20 employees to its existing 130
    Sunrise Records is opening 80 new stores in Canada, many taking the place of prior HMV locations. Three new stores are opening in Toronto.
    Seafood City, an American grocery chain specializing in Filipino products, is opening its first Canadian location in Mississauga
    The Createch Group, a software solutions firm, will receive $482K from the Government of Canada towards establishing an information and communications technology support and training centre in Sault Ste. Marie
    The Municipality of North Perth will receive just under $640K from the Government of Ontario towards $4.8M in wastewater treatment upgrades
    Construction is underway on the $70M Fox Hollow Retirement Residence in London. It is expected to be completed in early 2019.
    Wellington Construction Contractors Inc. will begin construction on a $2.1M wastewater treatment plant biosolids storage facility in Hanover to be completed in spring 2018
    GoodLife Fitness will open a gym in the Heritage Place Mall in Owen Sound in January 2018
    Lot 88 Streakhouse & Bar opened in Sudbury
    JDR Development will construct 75 homes in Walkerton, with construction beginning spring 2018
    Doug Coleman Trucking Ltd., has laid off 100 workers due to the ongoing labour strike at GM CAMI Assembly
    Prestige Business Interiors, an office furniture business in Waterloo closed, affecting 6 employees
    Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority laid off eight frontline staff, including two planners, three restoration workers, two ecological technicians and one event co-ordinator
    180 workers at SpencerARL Niagara, an automotive logistics company, will be laid off, due to the ongoing strike at General Motor's CAMI facility in Ingersoll
    255 workers at General Motor Canada's propulsion plant in St. Catharine's were temporarily laid off due to the ongoing strike at General Motor's CAMI facility in Ingersoll
    Georgetown Bowl, a bowling alley in Georgetown, closed
  • Start date: 2017-09-18, End date: 2017-09-22
    Week of Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2017

    The Government of Canada will invest $83M+ towards expanding nearly 26 km. of Hwy. 11/17 in Northeastern Ontario
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Marwood Metal Fabrication Ltd., Inovata Foods Inc., Voth Sales & Services Inc., and Fleetwood Metal Industries Inc., all located in Tillsonburg, creating 198 new jobs and retaining 753
    The provincial government is investing $5.3M in Conestoga Meat Packers in Breslau, which will double the company¿s meat-processing capacity and create 170 new jobs
    The Shingwauk Education Trust will receive an additional $5.1M from the Government of Canada toward the construction of the Anishinabek Discovery Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, creating 165 jobs during the development phase and 10 permanent positions
    Sofina Foods Inc. will receive up to $5.3M from the Government of Canada to increase production capacity at its $55M turkey processing facility in Mitchell, creating an estimated 100 jobs and retaining another 60 positions
    Porter Airlines Inc. will establish a crew base at the Thunder Bay International Airport as of January 2018, creating 40+ local positions for pilots and flight attendants
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Toyotetsu Canada Inc., an auto parts manufacturer in Simcoe, to invest over $29M into a production line project. This expansion will create 26 new jobs and be completed in spring 2020.
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Prysmian Group on an expansion project that will create 15 new jobs and help to retain 197 positions
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with H & H Wood Products Inc., in Wheatley and investing $195,300 to purchase new equipment and expand production capacity, creating 13 new jobs and retaining 58 positions
    Townsend Butchers Inc. will upgrade their Simcoe facility and purchase new production equipment by July 2020, creating 10 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with SRB Technologies (Canada) Inc. on an expansion project that will create 10 new jobs and help to retain 41 positions
    The Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board will receive around $12.4M over five years from the Government of Ontario towards energy efficiency upgrades at an estimated nine housing facilities
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Coloured Aggregates Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of crushed aggregates and sand to upgrade its processing plant. The $517,832 investment will help create eight new jobs.
    Ottawa-based firm Neptec, a space equipment manufacturer was awarded an $11.9M contract from the Canadian Space Agency to develop a new vision system for the International Space Station
    Construction on the $4.5M Brockville Suites Hotel started with the first phase to open in spring 2018
    Tim Hortons opened a new location in Caesars Windsor
    Canadian Pet Connection Inc., a pet supply business, opened a store and distribution warehouse in Meaford
    The City of Hamilton approved a $50M plan over the next ten years aimed at fighting poverty and developing affordable housing. Two additional staff will be hired.
    The Windsor-Essex job fair was held this week and included 15 of the region¿s top employers promoting more than 1000 jobs
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will close its South Porcupine branch in Timmins by March 2018. Affected employees will be transferred to other locations.
    The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will close its branch in Burk¿s Falls in March 2018
    Mother's Pizza closed its Hamilton location.
  • Start date: 2017-09-11, End date: 2017-09-15
    Week of Sep 11 - Sep 15, 2017

    Pearle Hospitality will restore the Elora Mill, as well as convert five buildings on the property into a hotel and conference facility, which will employ 110 people. Completion is expected in spring 2018.
    Tweed Farms Inc., a subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation, purchased land to expand their cannabis production greenhouse facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake, creating an additional 100 full-time jobs
    RCM Technologies, Inc., a provider of advanced engineering and IT services, unveiled newly expanded offices in Kincardine. The company is relocating and hiring additional staff and plans to employ around 80 people at this location.
    Peel Regional Police hired 37 new constables and is looking for more recruits
    The Limestone District School Board in Kingston awarded a $38.3M contract to Bondfield Construction to build a new school. Construction is expected to begin this fall.
    Union Gas Ltd. began construction on a 50 km pipeline to expand services to the communities of Milverton, Rostock and Wartburg in the Township of Perth East. The $5-6M project is expected to be completed by mid-2018.
    Six new stores are opening in Tecumseh Mall including Sky Zone, Amour, and Urban Kids.
    Cuddly Buddies toy store and Just Like Home Café and Eatery will open this month in the Heritage Place Mall in Owen Sound. Urban Planet and Giant Tiger will open later this fall.
    North Star Manufacturing (London) Ltd., hosted a job fair to fill between 20-25 full-time seasonal positions
    Canada Jetlines Ltd., a new ultra-low-cost airline, will provide local and international flights out of Hamilton and Waterloo beginning in June 2018
    El Furniture Warehouse, a bar and eatery chain, opened a location in London
    Canadian Freshwater Fish opened a processing plant in Thunder Bay with approximately 15 employees
    Delmar Foods, a condiment manufacturer, will open a facility at the site of the former Kraft Heinz Co. factory in St. Marys this fall. Twelve employees were hired with the potential for future employment opportunities.
    Grey Bruce Health Services welcomed 12 new physicians to the area
    Hydac Corporation, a hydraulic equipment supplier based in Welland expanded into manufacturing, creating 10 jobs
    Finlay House, a support home for individuals with acquired brain injuries, opened in the town of Napanee
    Vince's Market will open a location at Tottenham Mall in Alliston this September
    Nordstrom Inc. is opening its sixth Canadian store at Sherway Gardens in Toronto in September. It will open another three Nordstrom Racks in 2018 in the Toronto area.
    Bradford White Canada, a water heater manufacturer, opened a 75,000-sq.-ft. distribution and training centre in Halton Hills.
    Ciena Corp., completed construction on a new campus in Kanata that will serve as the company's R&D headquarters
    The Village of Burk's Falls awarded Waste Connections of Canada a contract for curb side collection and disposal effective January 1, 2018
    J.M.R. Electric Ltd. secured a $350K contract from the Municipality of South Huron to replace the aeration system at the Exeter Sewage Lagoon
    Fashion retailer, Gap Inc., announced it will close approximately 200 Banana Republic and Gap stores and open about 270 Old Navy and Athleta locations over the next three years
  • Start date: 2017-09-04, End date: 2017-09-08
    Week of Sep 04 - Sep 08, 2017

    RockGarden Medicinals Inc., a medical marijuana company in Ottawa's Carelton Place, has been granted approval from Health Canada to start cannabis production which expects to create 30 to 40 full-time positions
    A consortium of developers plans to build a 134-unit Hyatt branded hotel in Hamilton, creating 25 full-time positions. The $20M project is expected to be completed in summer 2019.
    Construction is underway on the Comfort Inn Victoria Place in Goderich, creating about 20 jobs when it opens early summer 2018
    Construction is undeway on Cinespace Film Studios' new 50,000-sq.-ft. production space in Toronto to help meet growing filming demands
    Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre will receive $2.3M from the Government of Canada for an 8,000-sq.-ft. shelter on Manitoulin Island. The project is expected to be completed by December 2018.
    Construction on the new Hanover Veterinary Hospital is scheduled to begin late fall. The 4900-sq- ft. expansion is expected to create future job opportunities when completed in spring 2018.
    Construction on Franklin Prouse Centre's 5,000-sq.-ft. facility at Sault College is expected to begin soon. The estimated $1.5M to $2M project will replace the Waterfront and Tennis Centre on the former RYTAC site.
    Scott Construction Niagara has been awarded a tender for more than $500K to build a 1,500-sq.-ft. addition to the Niagara Falls Fire Department Station
    Construction is underway on a new 2,700 -sq.-ft. commercial development in Point Edward to be completed by the end of 2017. The facility is expected to accommodate future growth by attracting retail and commercial stores.
    A $3.1M road construction project is underway on King Street East in Forest to be completed by spring 2018
    Sherwood Park Manor, Long Term Care Home received $100K from the United Counties of Leeds and Greenville for repairs to the facility
    Com Dev International laid off 140 workers at their aerospace manufacturing facility in Cambridge
  • Start date: 2017-08-28, End date: 2017-09-01
    Week of Aug 28 - Sep 01, 2017

    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Apotex Inc., to invest in new technology and product development at their Etobicoke facility which is expected to create 325 new jobs and retain 1,265
    Construction has begun on a $10.8M renovation of federal government building in Windsor and is expected to be complete in 2018
    Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc., will receive $2M from the Government of Ontario towards an $8M modernization of its facility in Sault Ste. Marie securing 130 local jobs
    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a new store in Hamilton near Winona Crossing in the fall
    The Lambton Kent District School Board hired 51 elementary and secondary teachers for the upcoming school year
    Construction on a $6.7M streetscape improvement project began on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor and is expected to be completed next year
    Primrose Contracting (Ontario) Inc. began a $5.4M reconstruction of River Rd. West in Wasaga Beach to be completed in fall 2018
    The Owen Sound Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corp. began construction on the $4.5M Phase 1 of the Odawa Heights housing project
    Denny's Dam on the Saugeen River in Southampton will undergo $4M in upgrades in 2018
    Amsterdam Brewing expects to open a new 300-seat restaurant in Toronto in late September
    Construction on a 125,000-sq.-ft. commercial plaza in Windsor is expected to start in September and be completed by May 2018
    CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., has announced plans to construct a new facility this fall and be completed in spring 2018. They expect to hire more employees in the skilled trades.
    Lavis Contracting Co. Ltd. received a $2.3M contract from the City of Stratford to extend the Mornington St. sanitary trunk. Construction is tentatively set to begin in mid-September and will take approximately 14 weeks to complete.
    Willistead Manor in Windsor is undergoing a $2M restoration beginning September, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2018
    East Park in London will begin construction on a new wave pool this fall and is scheduled to open June 2018
    Gemini Homebuilders held a ground breaking ceremony for a new housing development at the site of the former Biltmore Hats factory in Guelph
    Union Gas expects to begin construction on a new facility in Chatham in September and plans to complete in 2019
    Tim Hortons will open a new location in Watford in October. A job fair is expected to be held soon.
    "Twiggs Coffee Roasters, a North Bay-based restaurant chain, opened in Sudbury with around 25 employees "
    Construction is underway for a Taco Bell and a Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits fast food restaurants in Sarnia. Both are expected to open early 2018.
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Dynacast Ltd., to help expand operations at their Peterborough facility, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 117
    The United Counties of Prescott and Russel approved a $300K plan to start construction on a new administrative building at Larose Forest beginning this September
    Smart Greens ¿ Sudbury, a hydroponic container farm, is preparing to add a second site this fall and will need additional staff to assist with planting and harvesting
    Breitling, a Swiss watch manufacturer opened its first boutique store in Yorkdale
    Dyson, a UK based household and tech brand, will open its first store this fall in Yorkdale
    Mary's Delights bakery opened in Dryden
    Arcade & Jory Guardian Pharmacy opened a second location in Midland
    General Electric Canada announced plans to close its manufacturing plant in Peterborough, affecting 358 workers. The plant's manufacturing operations are expected to cease in the fall of 2018.
    Enviroshake Inc., in Chatham will close at the end of 2017, affecting 50 employees
    Christie Digital Systems Canada, a projection technology and digital display system manufacturer, laid off 25 workers at its Kitchener facility
    The City of Sault Ste. Marie closed the Jessie Irving Children's Centre, affecting 22 full-time and part-time staff
    The Ontario Tree Seed Facility, a seed processing and distribution plant, will close in September 2018 in Angus, affecting six employees
    Kuby's Aircraft Ltd., an aircraft maintenance and repair business will close in Kenora
    Patina Vintage will close its storefront at the end of October in uptown Waterloo
  • Start date: 2017-08-21, End date: 2017-08-25
    Week of Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017

    ESentire Inc., a cybersecurity firm in Cambridge, plans to add a couple hundred employees over the next few years due to a large private investment
    Construction on an expanded Foodland grocery store is scheduled to begin in September in Owen Sound. The 34,000-sq.-ft. store is expected to open in spring 2018 and will create approximately 60 new jobs.
    Seventeen First Nations communities in the Treaty #3 area of Northwestern Ontario will receive $16M from the Government of Canada to build new homes and renovate existing structures
    Gallant Custom Laboratories Inc., an animal vaccine manufacturer based in Cambridge, anticipates tripling its current staff of 13 in the next three to five years, as they move into a larger facility to increase production
    The Government of Canada will invest $13M+ towards replacing the Rainy River¿Baudette International Bridge at the Canada¿USA border linking Rainy River, Ontario with Baudette, Minnesota
    Kuntz Electroplating Inc. (KEI), a manufacturer of electroplated products based in Kitchener, will invest $10.8M into a new production line which will create at least 25 jobs
    Man-Shield (NWO) Construction Ltd. received a $1M contract from the City of Thunder Bay to renovate the Canada Games Complex
    Stock Transportation Ltd. is hiring school bus drivers in North Bay
    Pedersen Construction (2013) Inc. received a $1M contract from the City of Temiskaming Shores towards upgrades at the New Liskeard Water Treatment Plant to be completed by May 2018
    Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc., a mattress retailer, is hiring sales associates for its new store in Owen Sound
    Pilkington Glass of Canada Ltd., a windshield manufacturer in Collingwood, is expanding its lamination department which will add over 60 jobs
    Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. is opening a new production facility in Thunder Bay
    Crock a Doodle, a paint-your-own pottery studio, has opened in Midland
    Cooper Wood Products reopened in Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island , Manitoulin Island, with four employees, and is looking to grow
    Invest Ottawa expects up to 3000 new positions in the tech sector over the next few months as Blackberry QNX and Ford hire for the autonomous vehicle hub and existing companies continue to expand
  • Start date: 2017-08-14, End date: 2017-08-18
    Week of Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2017

    The Government of Ontario is supporting economic growth in the Windsor-Essex region by investing in ten local businesses, creating 178 jobs, while retaining 384 positions
    As part of their plans to hire 1,000 people in Canada, Accenture Inc. opened Liquid Studios in Toronto, which aims to assist companies with new technologies, and the rapid prototyping and delivery of software
    The Toronto Police Service is temporarily lifting a hiring freeze and hiring 80 officers
    E & E McLaughlin Ltd., announced a new London project in the old Kellogg building, creating 15 full-time and 65 part-time jobs
    Nova Steel Inc., in Woodstock is partnering with the Government of Ontario to invest in new equipment and expand its production capabilities, creating 20 new jobs and retaining 47 positions
    Construction on the new $144M Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Wellington County has begun and is scheduled for completion in 2020
    Wataynikaneyap Power LP will receive up to $60.2M from the Government of Canada to build a 117-km. power line connecting Pikangikum First Nation to the province's electricity grid. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and will take 12 months.
    Union Gas is expanding to several communities in Lambton and Perth Counties, with construction scheduled to begin later this year and scheduled for completion in 2018
    Kropf Industrial Inc., an equipment manufacturer, received $1M from the Government of Ontario towards the construction of a 13,500-sq.-ft. addition, creating five jobs in production sales and administration in Parry Sound
    Construction is underway on two residential projects in Thunder Bay
    Unilock, a paving stone manufacturing company, will open their third plant in Ayr next spring, creating 16 new jobs
    Cox Construction Ltd. will begin a $2.4M project to widen and resurface Erie St. in Stratford.
    Construction has begun in Oxford County on a $1.8M waste management facility which is expected to be complete in March 2019
    The Waterloo Regional Police have hired seven new officers
    A Booster Juice franchise is scheduled to open in North Bay
    FunDoozies, a fondue restaurant, will open in Barrie in September
    My Own Clouds, a vaporizer and e-cigarette store, is opening in Peterborough.
    Northstar Aerospace is closing a manufacturing plant in Milton in October, laying off 200 workers
    Doug Coleman Trucking Ltd. closed its yard in Owen Sound, affecting 42 employees
    The Phoenix Bookstore in Owen Sound will close at the end of September after 37 years in business
  • Start date: 2017-08-07, End date: 2017-08-11
    Week of Aug 07 - Aug 11, 2017

    Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Brookfield Business Partners won the rights to operate OLG Slots at Woodbine and Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino, which is expected to create 2,500 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing $5.19M in Cyclone Manufacturing Inc. to expand production of precision parts and services for the aerospace industry. The investment will create 132 jobs in Mississauga.
    Info-Tech Research Group Inc., is renovating their new downtown London office, which is expected to be completed by early 2018 with plans to add more staff annually
    The Cowbell Brewery complex officially opened in Blyth with around 100 employees
    Grandma's Beach Treats, a breakfast and lunch café, will open a second location at the Collingwood Regional Airport
    Construction started on the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Centre Wellington, with expected completion in late 2019
    The Government of Ontario is investing an additional $4M in the renovation of Massey Hall, which will help support construction jobs
    Construction on a $2.7M sidewalk and boulevard project began along the Kingsway in Sudbury with completion scheduled for late fall
    The Government of Ontario has invested $2M towards creating a 14-bed addiction withdrawal centre in Brantford
    Starbucks Corporation will close all 370 Teavana locations which includes 30 locations in Ontario
    Rimowa, a luxury luggage manufacturing company, will lay off 149 employees at their Cambridge production facility
    House of Lords hair salon will close in October, affecting 20 employees
  • Start date: 2017-07-31, End date: 2017-08-04
    Week of Jul 31 - Aug 04, 2017

    Essar Steel Algoma Inc., operating as Algoma, is seeking to fill 63 production positions and another 45 professional and skilled trades positions in Sault Ste. Marie
    Seasons Retirement Communities is starting construction of an eight-story seniors' building in Cambridge, which is expected to generate as many as 100 full and part-time jobs upon completion
    Up Cannabis Inc., a medical marijuana producer, is increasing production at their Brantford facility creating three jobs. The company purchased a second facility in Beamsville which will require 100 more workers.
    The Ministry of Community and Social Services is hiring 39 workers at the Ontario Disability Support Program office in North Bay
    Redpath Canada Ltd., a mining contracting firm, is seeking to fill 20 vacancies at mining operations across Northern Ontario, and other administrative and professional positions in North Bay
    The Government of Ontario is investing $311,200 in Kawartha Dairy Limited's plant expansion in Bobcaygeon, which will create 10 new jobs while securing 115 current jobs
    The Timmins Police Service hired four new officers
    Neskantaga First Nation will receive approximately $8.8M from the Government of Canada to upgrade the community's water treatment system with completion scheduled for late spring 2018
    Reko International Group Inc., will build a new $5.5M manufacturing and innovation facility in Lakeshore, which is expected to be complete in early 2018
    Heliene Inc., a manufacturer of photovoltaic solar modules in Sault Ste. Marie, will receive more than $199K from the Government of Canada towards the purchase of new equipment and to train staff
    Capital Construction (2007) Inc. began $1M in renovations at the Greater Sudbury Downtown Transit Terminal. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November.
    Pederson Construction (2013) Inc. will begin installation of a new water system in the Municipality of Charlton and Dack, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year
    Porcupine Gold Mines will close the Dome underground mine in Timmins by the end of 2017, affecting 140 employees and contractors
  • Start date: 2017-07-24, End date: 2017-07-28
    Week of Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017

    Legend 3D, Inc., a virtual reality and 3D visual effects company in Toronto, with help from the Government of Ontario, will invest $31M towards an expansion project creating 271 new jobs by 2021
    Golden Miles Foods, a food manufacturer, purchased a canning plant in the Windsor area, with plans to open a tomato processing plant by summer 2018. The plant will employ up to 20 year-round workers and 200 seasonal workers.
    The Upper Grand District School Board is hiring teachers for the 2017-18 school year, starting with 34 permanent secondary school teachers, 20 long term occasional assignments teachers, and a number of elementary school teachers
    Kinectrics Inc., a testing and certification company, purchased two industrial properties in Kincardine and Teewater to support its work with Bruce Power LP. The investment of about $20M over five years is expected to create 50 jobs.
    Symposium Café is scheduled to open in September in Alliston and is currently hiring for 50 positions, including managers, servers, cooks and baristas
    TaskForce Engineering Inc. began a $5.6M construction project on a new Quinte West Fire and Emergency Services headquarters that is expected to be completed by fall 2018
    The City of Thunder Bay awarded three construction contracts worth over $2.9M to Manshield Construction, Taranis Contracting Group Ltd., and Nadin Contracting Ltd.
    Walmart Canada Corp. is hiring associates, supervisors and managers at its distribution centre in Cornwall
    The Rona store in Kitchener is being converted to a Lowe's by the end of 2017 and is hiring an additional 35 permanent and seasonal staff
    Design House London, a design studio in London, opened in July and includes a retail store, furniture showroom, café and event space
    IGPC Ethanol Inc., an ethanol production plant in Aylmer, will invest $120M in an expansion allowing the company to double its production capacity and add 25 high-skilled jobs
    Wataynikaneyap Power's First Nations training program will receive over $4M from the Government of Canada and Wataynikaneyap Power for capacity building and training for 22 First Nations communities in northern Ontario
    A Motel 6 opened in Sudbury in July
    Wasaya Airlines LP announced the addition of twice-daily flights from Winnipeg to Sandy Lake and Pikangikum First Nations, and increased flight service between Winnipeg and Sioux Lookout
    The Ten Spot beauty bar opened in Sault Ste. Marie in July
    FedEx will eliminate 214 jobs across Canada. It will close its head office in Toronto, a manufacturing plant in Markham, and its 24 Office stores across Canada, 18 of which are in Ontario.
    Lady Isabelle Nursing Home in Trout Creek will close by January 2018 affecting about 80 staff
    Henry's, a restaurant on Georgian Bay near San Souci Island closed in July
  • Start date: 2017-07-17, End date: 2017-07-21
    Week of Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017

    Convergys Corporation is seeking to fill over 250 positions in customer service, sales and online chat support at their contact centre in Belleville. Job fairs will be held on July 31, August 14 and 31.
    You.i TV, a video app software development firm in Kanata, added approximately 100 jobs over the past twelve months. As it moves into a new location, the company aims to hire an additional 50 to 100 employees over the next two years.
    The Bluewater District School Board began preliminary work at the site of a new school in Hanover, and various renovations on a number of schools across the district
    The Government of Ontario is funding $9.9M to upgrade and improve facilities at three hospitals in Kingston including Kingston General, Hotel Dieu and Providence Care
    SNOLAB, an underground physics laboratory in Sudbury, will receive $28.8M over five years from the Government of Ontario
    Value Village in Stratford continues to add to its current staff of 50 employees after opening in June
    The Timmins Native Friendship Centre received over $3M in combined federal and provincial funding towards an 18-unit affordable housing development currently under construction. An additional $10.3M are being invested in similar projects across the region.
    A second PetSmart Location opened in Barrie in July
    Niagara Region purchased an abandoned shopping mall in Fort Erie with the intent to build a seniors' residence in 2019. The new residence will replace a nearby Gilmore Lodge, which will close once construction finishes.
    The Bucket Shop, a heavy equipment manufacturer for the construction and mining industries, held a grand opening at its new $15M facility in Timmins
    B.S.D. Linehaul Inc., a Brampton trucking firm, is building a $23M warehouse and cross-dock facility in Windsor. The company will move its head office from Brampton to Windsor in 2018 and plans to create 20 new jobs once operational.
    Exceldor Foods Ltd. is hiring 25 full-time production workers at its poultry processing plant in Hanover
    Construction began on an $11.7M integrated emergency services complex at Northern College in Timmins. The facility should be completed by July 2018 and will house the Whitney Fire Station, Cochrane District EMS and related academic programs.
    Robert J. Bourgon & Associates Ltd. began construction on the Municipality of Nation's new $3.1M garage in Limoges and plans to have it completed this winter
    General Electric hired 10 new employees for their Welland facility
    Rebel Salad restaurant opened in Thunder Bay
    Siemens Canada will close its wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg by 2018 affecting 340 workers, 206 of which were laid off immediately
    The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance plans to eliminate 26 full-time and 15 part-time positions through natural turnover and retirements.
    The Dairy Queen in Tottenham has closed affecting 28 workers
    The Grand Erie District School Board will stop providing educational services at Sprucedale Youth Centre as of June 2018, eliminating ten educational staff positions in the process
    Providence Care laid-off six personal service workers at the Providence Manor, a long-term care home in Kingston
  • Start date: 2017-07-10, End date: 2017-07-14
    Week of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017

    Concentrix Corporation has announced plans to hire 200 new call centre workers in Oshawa
    Ontario Northland Transportation Commission is recruiting 60 skilled workers, including more than 40 production workers, at its Remanufacturing and Repair division in North Bay
    KSR International Co., an auto parts manufacturer in Chatham-Kent, will expand its production and invest in new equipment, creating 40 new jobs and retaining 607 positions
    Niagara College is investing more than $70M for ten projects at their Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, which are expected to be completed by August 2018
    Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners has been awarded the contract to build a 5,000 seat entertainment centre in Niagara Falls, with construction expected to begin late summer
    Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital will receive $2.3M from the Government of Ontario to revitalize its facilities
    Venasse Building Group Inc. began construction on Canadore College's new 2,500-sq.-ft. post-production facility to be completed in the fall
    Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute in M'Chigeeng, Manitoulin Island, is expected to begin construction on the new Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre this summer. The $2M project is scheduled to be completed by spring 2018.
    Caron Equipment Inc. began reconstruction of Pine St. South in Timmins. The $850K project is expected to be completed in August.
    Drexel Industries, a warehousing, logistics and shipping company plans to hire more staff at their London plant
    The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre will begin construction on a new cardiovascular surgery facility to be operational by spring 2020
    The Canadian Tire store in Listowel will expand to 30,000-sq.-ft. by spring 2018 to accommodate future growth
    TimeHero Inc., a software firm in Sudbury, will develop a scheduling app, creating eight jobs
    Four new restaurants and a flower shop opened in Asphodel-Norwood, in Peterborough
    Niagara Region is hiring six full-time childcare staff as part of a regional expansion
    The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is cutting 12 full-time and two part-time nursing positions
  • Start date: 2017-07-03, End date: 2017-07-07
    Week of Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2017

    Canadian Solar Inc., a solar panel manufacturer in Guelph, is hiring up to 150 temporary workers
    Smoke & Spice Southern Barbeque restaurant is expected to open in mid-August in Sarnia with around 60 employees
    Sera4 Ltd., formally known as LockedUp, will move into expanded offices on Bridge St. in Waterloo. The software firm anticipates growing to 40 employees over the next two years.
    HIP Developments began construction at the site of the former Southworks Outlet Mall in Cambridge. The $120M Gaslight District multi-use development will feature two residential towers, a tech hub, business accelerator and retail space.
    Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. will invest $26M to renovate and rebrand the Point Edward Casino. Construction will begin this summer and is expected to be completed in August 2018.
    Niagara Catholic District School Board will spend $40M on various school improvement projects in the region
    Construction has begun on the $40M year-round Freedom Road that will connect the community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to the mainland
    The Government of Ontario invested $15.5M in a new Livestock Research and Innovation Centre - Beef Facility in Elora. Construction could begin as early as fall 2017 and will take 18 months to complete.
    Arnott Construction Ltd. began construction on the first phase of a two-phase reconstruction of Essa Road in Barrie. The $8.9M project is expected to be fully completed by December.
    Woodbridge Foam Corp., a manufacturer of automotive headrests and armrests in Blenheim, is planning to move into expanded facilities in Tilbury in 2018. The company expects to hire more staff in the future.
    The County of Simcoe is expected to begin construction on a new paramedic station in Collingwood in July. The $3.6M project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018.
    The Landmark Pub in Burk's Falls will open at the end of July with a hotel and apartments, and is seeking front and back end staff
    Dollarama Inc. is hiring for its new Kenora location in the Park Street Plaza that it plans to open this fall
    Opatra London, a speciality skincare brand opened its first store in Toronto's Queen Street West neighborhood and plans to expand to 50 locations across Canada
    Reds Wine Tavern will open its third location this fall in Mississauga's Square One shopping centre
    Dine and Chill, an Asian fusion restaurant, will open in Mississauga's Sussex Centre. The restaurant plans to hire a variety of positions including chefs who specialize in Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.
    Homewood Suites by Hilton North Bay, a new 100-suite hotel, opened in July
    Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services hired 11 paramedics
    Construction has begun on the Goderich harbour expansion, which includes four acres of new wharf
    A previously closed Pizza Hut in Owen Sound will re-open mid-August at a new location. All 26 staff from the old store are expected to be re-hired.
    Central Wire Industries Ltd. will cease manufacturing operations in Erin over the next six months resulting in the loss of 20 jobs
    The TD Bank regional office in London will close later this year, eliminating 15 jobs
    F.L. Ravin Ltd., a school bus company based out of Tillsonburg, will close after 70 years of operations due to a lack of contracts
  • Start date: 2017-06-26, End date: 2017-06-30
    Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017

    Goss Global, an auto-parts manufacturer, will open a plant in London in 2018, employing 50 workers
    A second Tim Horton's is scheduled to open in Hanover this September employing up to 50 workers
    The Government of Ontario will provide $8.25M in funding towards building the $30M La Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury, a multi-use arts centre project, which is expected to create 9 full-time and 17 part-time jobs
    Topper's Pizza Inc. customer care centre moved into an expanded Sudbury location, with room for 50 additional staff
    The Government of Ontario will invest $500K into Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. near Kenora as it develops a new mining process for batteries
    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is hiring cashiers, service assistants and shelf stockers at its new store in Orillia scheduled to open July 25, 2017
    Superior North EMS will add an additional ambulance crew in Thunder Bay beginning in July
    The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto will provide joint funding of $1.18B for a Flood Protection Project in Toronto's Port Lands to take place over the next seven years
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario contributed more than $8.4M towards six affordable housing projects in Waterloo Region
    An eight-story seniors centre to include retirement and nursing care as well as townhouses, will be built in London
    Ottawa's Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre will undergo redevelopment over the next 10 to 15 years to include new commercial, residential and green space
    Frey Building Contractors is building a new 9,700 sq. ft. facility in St. Jacobs for Huron Digital Pathology Inc., a Waterloo-based manufacturer of imaging equipment
    The Town of Smiths Falls has received $1.38M in funding to complete four water-related projects
    Renovations are underway at Breakwater Park on the Kingston waterfront
    A & W Food Services of Canada Inc. will open a new restaurant in Waterdown
    BarBQ Tonite, a South Asian restaurant has opened its second location on Dixie Road in Mississauga
    Woolrich International, an outdoor clothing company, will open in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this winter
    Crow Bar and Variety restaurant in Collingwood opened in June
    Union Market Square bistro and marketplace opened in Arkell in the Township of Puslinch
    GSO Capital Partners the new owners of several menswear retail chains including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards, and Kingsport, will close 12 stores affecting 100 jobs
    The Toronto Star will layoff up to 30 employees as it closes its Star Touch tablet application to launch a new universal app that operates both on smartphones and tablets
    The Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will eliminate approximately 26 full-time and 15 part-time positions in 2017-18. Attrition is expected to offset any job losses.
    Porter Airlines will discontinue its North Bay passenger flight service in September citing lack of consistent demand
  • Start date: 2017-06-19, End date: 2017-06-23
    Week of Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017

    The Government of Canada committed over $1.15B to expand Ottawa's LRT, which is expected to create upwards of 1,000 full-time jobs. Construction is expected to begin by 2019.
    Waterloo Region's public and Catholic school boards are hiring an additional 278 employees, including 169 teachers, for the upcoming academic year
    Amazon Canada will hire an additional 200 workers for their Toronto office, including software developers, engineers and programmers
    The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is hiring an extra 133 staff this fall, including 75 elementary teachers, 33 educational assistants, 25 early child educators, three vice principals and 10 caretakers
    The Greater Essex County District School Board is hiring 35 elementary school teachers and 19 secondary school teachers due to a rise in enrollment. The board will also add almost 50 names to its long-term occasional teaching list.
    The provincial government will provide $52.6M of funding to the Upper Canada District School Board with $39M going towards building a new high school in Cornwall
    The City of Orillia will receive $1.4M in funding from the Government of Canada and $700K from the Government of Ontario towards upgrades to the city's Wastewater Treatment Centre
    The Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island on Manitoulin Island awarded Lakeside Building Company a $535K+ construction project which is expected to begin in June and completed by January 2018
    True Fitness is scheduled to open a location in downtown Windsor in August and plans to hire 15 employees
    A new elementary school that will accommodate 527 students will be built in Oakville, with construction beginning in 2018
    The Brantford Public Library held a ground breaking ceremony for a $1.4M transformation project that is expected to be completed by December
    Walmart's distribution centre in Cornwall plans to fill 50 positions mainly through part-time employment in processing and a small number of clerical jobs
    Looby Construction Ltd. will complete a structural overhaul of the Fifth St. Bridge in Chatham from June to December
    S2G Biochemicals Inc. announced plans to build a $20M biorefinery in Sarnia to produce xylitol from agricultural and forestry residues. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 and the facility will create 13 jobs.
    Peterborough Housing Corp. will build a $25M seniors' apartment complex in Peterborough. Construction is expected to begin this fall and to be completed by late 2018 or early in 2019
    Taskforce Engineering Inc. was awarded a $5.64M contract for the construction of a new fire hall in Quinte West. Construction is expected to begin in July and completed September 2018
    The Safeway in Kenora is hiring for various grocery positions
    The Municipality of Powassan awarded a $1.4M contract to Domm Construction Ltd. to build a new fire hall on Clark Street. Construction is expected to start in the fall and be completed by June 2018.
    The Municipality of Chatham-Kent will hold a job fair on July 13 to fill three vacancies for a building inspector and bylaw enforcement officers
    Ladurée, a French bakery chain, will open a location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in late 2017
    Masaki Sushi opened in the Moffat Inn in Niagara-on-the-Lake
    The Cottage café opened in Petrolia
    Royal Bank of Canada announced laying off about 450 staff at its head office in Toronto
    Sears Canada announced it will layoff 2,900 staff and close 59 stores across Canada, 16 of which are in Ontario
    Foodland, a subsidairy of Sobeys Inc., and the only grocery store in Belmont, will permanently close in early August, resulting in 26 layoffs
    RioCan announced the closure of the enclosed portion of its Five Points Mall in Oshawa at the end of August. Plans to replace the section with an open-air shopping centre are underway.
    Black Cat Bistro on Preston Street in Ottawa will close at the end of June
    The Miner's Son restaurant in North Bay closed in June

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