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Week of Oct 08 - Oct 12, 2018
- Amazon is looking to hire over 4,000 full-time, part-time and seasonal workers at its customer fulfillment centres and delivery facilities in the Greater Toronto Area
- Construction on York University's Markham Centre Campus is set to begin at the end of 2018. The $253M facility is set to open in 2021, creating over 400 on-campus jobs.
- Walmart Canada Corp., will invest $175M to renovate 23 stores across Canada by February 2019, creating more than 2,500 construction jobs
- The Government of Canada announced a $25M investment in the Toronto-based Creative Destruction Lab. The funding will support a number of different initiatives, including backing science-based start-ups across Canada, creating up to 22,000 jobs.
- Radial, an e-commerce fulfillment company, is hiring 350 workers for their Mississauga fulfillment centre to meet holiday demand
- Shorelines Casino Peterborough opened with 300 employees, 180 of which are new to the facility
- TIMBER MART, a hardware and building material chain, will open a distribution centre in Wellington North in January 2019, creating 25 jobs
- ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. and Bruce Power opened a high-tech testing facility in Cambridge, creating 60 jobs
- PLATO Testing, a software testing company, will open a site in Sault Ste. Marie, creating up to 57 jobs
- Certarus Ltd., a compressed natural gas company, is investing $54M to build two sites in Northern Ontario. The investment will create 25 jobs in Timmins and 16 jobs in Red Rock. Construction will create 10-15 jobs.
- Construction is underway for Grand Innovations, an incubation centre in Cambridge's new Gaslight District development. Construction should be complete in November.
- Durham College unveiled its Centre for Collaborative Education in Oshawa
- Lambton College opened its $14.2M Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bio-Industrial Technologies in Sarnia
- A grand opening ceremony was held for Seneca College's King Campus expansion at Magna Hall, a new 200,000-sq.-ft. facility in King City, north of Toronto
- A Lowe's, PetSmart, Giant Tiger and a new Marshalls and Home Sense will open in East Windsor over the next year
- Nordstrom, Inc. opened a 35,000-sq.-ft. Nordstrom Rack location in Ottawa
- TJX Companies, Inc. opened a new HomeSense store in Whitby
- Collège Boréal unveiled the $3M revamp of its Applied Research Centre for Biodiversity in Sudbury, which includes a new greenhouse, classroom and technology
- The Government of Ontario awarded a $1M grant to aid the construction of an economic development centre in Dalles First Nation, just north of Kenora
- Health Sciences North opened a new clinic in Sudbury with a focus on integrated chronic pain management
- FV Pharma Inc., a subsidiary of FSD Pharma Inc., will open its Cobourg cannabis dispensary by the end of November
- LifeLabs Medical Laboratories opened a patient service centre in Carleton Place
- A second Planet Fitness will open in Brampton
- Uride Inc., a ride-sharing app developed by Uridetech, is hiring drivers to expand into the Sudbury area. They expect to be operational by the end of October.
- Remissio Massage Therapy and Wellness Center opened in North Bay with plans to hire more staff by the end of the year
- Seniors Active Living Centre opened in Wasaga Beach
- KidsAbility Centre for Child Development opened a new location in Guelph
- Thunder Bay Fire Rescue hired seven new firefighters
- Rollerplex Entertainment Centre opened in Brampton
- The Ottawa Senators National Hockey League franchise and the Rideau Carleton Raceway Casino entered into a five-year partnership that will include opening a 1,500-sq.-ft- Hard Rock-branded lounge at the Canadian Tire Centre
- The Great Canadian Dollar Store will open in Kingston in October
- Two new eateries opened in Peterborough, Brothers Pizza and The Spud and the Bull
- Oven 360, a pizza restaurant, will open a second location in Windsor in early January 2019
- Pi Co. Pizza Bar opened a Kitchener location in CF Fairview Park Mall
- The Oakville Pump & Patio will open in the Upper Oakville Shopping Centre in December
- Edward¿s Bistro opened in Cornwall
- Calabogie Brewing Co. will open a second brewery in Ottawa in November, which will feature a brewhouse, tap room, retail store, patio, and kitchen
- Fixed Gear Brewing Co. opened their new brewing facility in Guelph
- Sugarfina Inc., a candy store, opened at Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre
- Lindsay Axe Club will open in the Kawartha Lakes in November
- Convergys Corporation will close its Welland call centre on December 8, affecting 100 employees
- Welcome In, a homeless shelter in Brantford, will permanently close December 15, affecting 16 employees
- Classic Rattan, a wicker furniture store, announced it would close in Peterborough
Week of Oct 01 - Oct 05, 2018
- Construction started on the Gordie Howe International Bridge linking Windsor and Detroit. The $3.8B project is expected to take 6 years to complete and will need 2,500 workers.
- Shopify Inc., an e-commerce company, will invest up to $500M for an office development in downtown Toronto by 2022, which will result in the hiring of hundreds of employees
- The State of Michigan and Enbridge Inc. have reached an agreement to replace a pair of 65-year-old crude oil pipes connecting two of the Great Lakes with a new pipeline that will run through Sarnia. The project is expected to take 7-10 years to complete and will cost up to $500M.
- Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited is investing $18M into renovations and expansions at the Hanover casino, which will be rebranded as Playtime Casino Hanover, creating up to 70 jobs
- APAG Elektronik Corp., an automotive electronic components manufacturer, is opening its North American headquarters in Windsor, creating 148 jobs in the next five years
- Lush Cosmetics, a handmade cosmetics brand, will hire 1,400 seasonal workers at their Toronto production facility
- Kauth, a German auto component manufacturer, opened an office in Windsor, creating 25 distribution and warehousing jobs. The facility could create up to 350 jobs in the future.
- MPX Bioceutical Corporation plans to begin its $6M renovation in Owen Sound to transform the former PPG factory in a medical marijuana production facility
- Stolk Construction Ltd. started construction on the Boggio Family of Pharmacies' 20,000-sq.-ft. expansion in Port Colborne. The expansion will add a range of new services, including new physician offices.
- Farm Boy will open its second store in Toronto this winter, creating 130 new jobs
- The Simcoe County District School Board is seeking to fill approximately 30 elementary school positions
- Ashley Homestores, Ltd. opened a new location on Wonderland Road in London
- Lundy Manor Wine Cellars will open on October 11 and will be the first estate winery in Niagara Falls
- A new McDonald's restaurant will open in Kingston on November 30
- The Kingston Police are recruiting local youth between the ages of 15 and 18 years to participate in the Youth in Policing Initiative which provides part-time employment to students during the academic year
- Construction started on the $500K Mountainview Natural Playground and Healing Garden at the Branscombe Mental Health Centre in St. Catharines. It is expected to open by spring 2019.
- The CK Works! Community Job Fair will take place on October 23 at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham. Over 40 employers will be looking to fill over 300 positions.
- London-based Diply, a tech and media company, will lay off 35 employees from its three locations in London, Toronto, and New York over the next month
- Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa eliminated 14 positions
Week of Sep 24 - Sep 28, 2018
- Amazon.com, Inc. will hire 500 full- and part-time warehouse associates for their fulfillment centres in Mississauga, Milton and two in Brampton
- Instacart, a grocery-delivery company, plans to expand its Toronto office by 200 employees over the next several years, with a focus on tech, research and development
- Harte Gold Corp. plans to start production at their White River mine. The mine is expected to run for 12 years and employ 200 people.
- Cineplex Odeon Orion Gates Cinema in Brampton will close at the end of September to begin the conversion into a Playdium complex, which is expected to open in mid-2019. Cineplex plans to hire about 100 people at the new facility.
- Seven Leaf, a licensed producer of medical cannabis, is building an 84,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory on Cornwall Island. Once operational, 75 jobs will be created.
- Fire Inspired Foods opened a Montana's BBQ and Bar in Stratford. About 65 people were hired, including nine employees from the former Kelseys Original Roadhouse
- Professional Quality Assurance Ltd. will set up a gaming software test lab in Sault Ste. Marie, creating up to 60 jobs for indigenous employees in early 2019
- Construction started on Florentina Foods Ltd.'s new manufacturing facility in Orangeville. Once complete it expects to employ about 60 people.
- The town of Shelburne approved the construction of a $15M marijuana facility that is estimated to create up to 50 jobs
- Mount Forest Development Inc. received approval from the Township of Wellington North to build a subdivision totalling 30 units
- Wroute Inc., a new Kitchener transportation service has begun offering non-stop trips between Kitchener and Guelph. The company currently has 18 full-time employees with the possibility of expansion.
- The Minto fire department will hire up to 15 new recruits across the municipality's three stations in Clifford, Harriston and Palmerston
- Intermarket Properties and Peter Benninger of Coldwell Banker announced the construction of a new 160-hectare industrial park in Cambridge with an expected completion date in the next five to ten years
- Canadian shipping companies CSL Group Inc., Algoma Central Corp. and Groupe Desgagnés Inc. are recruiting for various positions including deckhands, cooks, maintenance and mechanical crew
- The Pembroke Fire Department¿s new $5M fire hall is expected to be completed by mid-October
- Starwood Capital Group will open a hotel in Toronto under their 1 Hotel brand. The location is expected to open in 2020.
- CBS will open a 260,000-sq.-ft. studio space in Mississauga in March 2019
- Pinterest will open its first office in Canada in Toronto on October 1
- Indiva, a licensed medical marijuana producer, will open a dispensary in London on Wellington Rd., and has secured leases for additional storefronts in London and Ottawa
- Task Force Engineering Inc. began construction on the Quinte West detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police. The project is expected for completion by mid-2020.
- Five new physicians are expected to open practices in the Belleville area in 2019-2020
- Cascades Inc. will close two Ontario corrugated packaging plants in Barrie and Peterborough by December 31st 2018, affecting approximately 65 employees
- Timmins city hall opened a centralized customer service centre after completing renovations. Four of 12 positions were eliminated, leaving eight to do customer service work.
- Empire Co. Ltd. acquired Ottawa-based grocery chain Farm Boy for $800M
Week of Sep 17 - Sep 21, 2018
- Construction on Desjardins' regional hub in downtown Sudbury will begin this year. The $2M construction project will develop an 11,000-sq-ft office, housing more than 40 employees.
- Canada Meat Group Inc started construction on a meat processing facility in North Bay, expecting to be completed August 2019 and employ up to 40 people
- Tulsar Canada Ltd., a pumping system control panel manufacturer, is hiring an additional 30 employees to account for its recent expansion in Brantford
- Construction began earlier this summer on Zibi, a $1.5B redevelopment project by Dream Unlimited Corp. and Theia Partners, in Ottawa and Gatineau
- Cementation Canada Inc. was awarded the contract to design and construct the underground shaft for Glencore's $700M Onaping Depth project in Sudbury
- Construction started on the $40M Matchedash Lofts project, a 76-unit condo building in Orillia
- The new $36M Meridian Community Centre, a multi-purpose facility, opened in the region of Welland
- Construction started on a $25M, 37-unit condo building in downtown St. Catharines
- More than 20 businesses and organizations have moved into a 300,000-sq.-ft. property formerly occupied by Nortel in Belleville
- The City of Ottawa is hiring the equivalent of 12 full-time building inspectors to work in its Building Code Services Branch
- Nipissing Serenity Hospice recently broke ground for their $7M professional palliative care facility in North Bay
- Construction started on the new $2.08M Wellington Place Child Care and Learning Centre expected to open in 2019
- HEXO Corp., a producer and distributor of cannabis products, plans to open a 500,000-sq.-ft. R&D facility in the former Sears Distribution Centre in Belleville
- French-Canadian outerwear brand, Soia & Kyo, opened a store in Mississauga's Square One shopping centre
- H&H Construction Inc. secured a contract valued at $738K from the City of Pembroke for roadwork along Pembroke St. E and Mackay St.
- Veritas Farm Management, a data analytic company, plans to expand after being acquired by Deveron UAS, a drone data collection firm
- The Nav Centre, a training and conference venue in Cornwall, is hiring positions in housekeeping, food and beverage, front desk and various others
- Sleep Country Canada Inc. opened its 258th Canadian store at CF Sherway Gardens in Toronto
- A Tim Hortons restaurant will be built alongside the new Foodland grocery store on Hwy. 34 in Vankleek Hill outside of Hawkesbury
- The Glen Lawrence Golf Club in Kingston will close at the end of October after 63 years in business
- The restaurant chain Zoup! closed its Kitchener and Waterloo locations
- The Oarhouse sports bar will close in London after 25 years
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Microsoft Canada Inc. announced plans for a new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto. The company plans to add more than 500 full-time employees with an additional 500 co-ops and internships by 2022.Uber will invest $200M to expand its Advanced Technologies Group in Toronto and open a new engineering lab that will add approximately 300 jobsFirst Studio City will start construction on a new $100M film studio in Markham in spring 2019, with an expected completion by 2020WeedMD, a marijuana producer with operations in Aylmer and Strathroy, reached an agreement to supply the Ontario Cannabis Store. Employment is expected to double from 100 people over the next year.Teranorth Construction and Engineering Ltd. is scheduled to begin construction on the North Bay Bypass at Seymour St. in September. Construction on the $6.5M project is expected to be completed in 2020.Beleave Kannabis Inc., purchased a 250,000- sq.-ft. greenhouse space in London. The company has deals to supply recreational cannabis in Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.Intel Corporation plans to open a new graphics chip engineering lab in North YorkBonfire Interactive Ltd., a Waterloo software company, plans to expand and double its workforce following merger with five other companiesLeclerc Group, a cookie, snack bar and cracker manufacturer, will open a production plant in Cornwall with operations set to begin in spring 2019Three new stores will open in the Perth Mews mall, including the relocation of an existing Subway store, a Starbucks and a St. Louis Bar and Grill. Completion is expected in February 2019.UNTUCKit, an American mens retailer, opened its first Canadian retail store in the CF Sherway Gardens mall in TorontoConstruction is underway on an expanded location for Great Lakes Honda automotive dealership and Our Driving School in Sault Ste. Marie with completion expected in late 2018The Morton Community Healthcare Centre in Lakefield, Peterborough County opened a new medical clinicLachance Construction secured a $3.2M contract to build a 14,000-sq.-ft. hanger at the Kapuskasing Airport to serve as an air transportation hub for First Nations communities on the James Bay CoastThe Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites in Thunder Bay will undergo up to $4M in renovations over the next couple of yearsGiant Tiger and Bad Boy Electronics will open locations at the RioCan Centre in KingstonKraus Flooring laid off more than 250 employees at their Waterloo plantThe Municipality of Chatham-Kent's Employment Resources Centres will host a community job fair with over 30 employers on October 23 at the John D Bradley CentreToronto Premium Outlets will host a job fair in Halton Hills on September 25 with over 50 hiring retailersThe Canadian Apparel Federation and the City of Toronto will host the Apparel and Fashion Career Fair on September 25 at Metro Hall in TorontoThe Cornwall and Area Job Fair will be held at the Cornwall Civic Complex on October 3, featuring employers from Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and AkwesasneRS Technologies Inc., a composite utility pole manufacturer in Tilbury, will host a job fair on September 24 at the Municipal CentreThe Canadian Army Reserve Open House and Job Fair will be held at units across Canada on September 29
Green Relief, a medical cannabis manufacturer, will expand its operations in Flamboro and Stoney Creek resulting in 250 new jobs for the Hamilton regionDunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is expanding the Baskin-Robbins ice-cream chain in Ontario with 18 new locations, including the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and OttawaIndiva, a marijuana producer in London, will double its staff of 25 over the next nine months to support the addition of eight new grow rooms, an extraction facility and lab spaceThe City of Cambridge opened a new fire station and hired 20 additional firefightersSeniors Active Living Centre, a membership-based centre for seniors¿ activities, will open two locations in the Ottawa area on October 1 and in early 2019A $1.3M upgrade of Isabella St. in Parry Sound is scheduled for spring 2019Northern Mining Analytical Laboratory, a minerals testing facility, opened in TimminsThe Kenora District Services Board and Bimose Tribal Council will open an Urban Indigenous childcare centre in spring 2019The Town of Bracebridge and District of Muskoka opened a new paramedic and fire station on September 6Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza opened in GeorgetownBrock Street Brewery will open a second location in Whitby this fallThe City of North Bay awarded the Para Bus contract to Voyageur TransportationMax¿s Pet Deli opened in SudburyThe City of Thunder Bay is hiring regular and spare crossing guards for the 2018-19 academic yearLola's Kitchen closed in Toronto, affecting more than 45 employeesGeneral Dynamics Land Systems Canada, an armoured vehicle manufacturer, has laid off 28 temporary workers at its London plant
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company will open an eight-storey, 203-room Hyatt Hotel in 2020 at its Canada's Wonderland amusement park in Vaughan. Construction is expected to begin in 2019.The City of Oakville will open the redeveloped Trafalgar Park Community Centre on September 22. The $41M+ project includes a new fire station.Construction on Municipal Road 35 in the Greater Sudbury Area, valued at $34M, is scheduled to begin in September and be completed by early 2020Northern Heat Treat Ltd., a business specializing in steel hardening, is hiring general labourers at its new location in the Greater Sudbury AreaConstruction begun on a new three-storey residence at Canterbury College in Windsor. It is expected to be completed by August 2019.The Youth Inclusion Program will receive $5.6M over five years from the Government of Canada to support Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay. Hiring of full- and part-time staff will take place over the next four to five months.Construction is underway in Newmarket on a 2,200-sq.-ft. medical centre by Mulock Canada Med Inc.Meadowglen Pharmacy and Medical Centre is now open in WhitbyThe City of Windsor will spend $4.1M towards the rejuvenation of two parking garagesThe Government of Canada will provide $1.5M towards the construction of the $16.5M Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre facility in Hamilton. Construction is set to begin spring 2019.Boreal Berry Farm & Winery is hiring workers to assist with food processing in Warren, east of SudburyTwo Canadian-based ride-sharing companies, Uridetech and AutomatIQ Technologies Inc.'s GoDrivR, are seeking drivers in the Chatham-Kent areaUber Technologies Inc. launched food delivery service Uber Eats in Thunder BaySideways Bar and Grill opened its first location in Campbellford, a town in Northumberland CountyCaribou General Store opened in downtown Carleton Place, located in Lanark CountyThe Jolly Rogers Sports Bar opened in Parry SoundDSW Inc. will close all 38 locations of its Canadian footwear chain, Town Shoes Ltd., by January. Approximately 400 workers will be affected.Cascades Inc., a recycled fibre manufacturer, is closing two of its corrugated packaging plants, affecting 65 employees in Barrie and Peterborough. Some employees may be able to relocate to other operations.Nordia Inc. will close its call centre in Lindsay on December 21, affecting 63 employees.The Nutty Chocolatier Co. Ltd., a chocolate shop in Peterborough, will close at the end of September, affecting nine employeesA Beer Store location in downtown Ottawa will close on October 14
Broccolini started construction on Amazon's 1.02M-sq.ft. facility in Ottawa. The distribution centre is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019, creating over 650 full-time jobs and up to 1,500 jobs over the course of its construction.Kiewit Corporation secured a contract with the City of Kingston to build the Third Crossing bridge project over the Cataraqui River, creating about 200 jobs. Construction is expected to start mid-2019 with a completion date of 2022.Whyte's Foods, a Quebec-based food manufacturer, is investing $16.5M in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Wallaceburg. The plant is expected to open in the fall of 2019, creating about 100 new jobs.The Nipissing Serenity Hospice will receive $1.5M from the Government of Ontario towards the construction of a ten-bed residential palliative care facility in North Bay. The hospice will create 21 jobs, 14 full-time and seven part-time.Manitou Forest Products Ltd. and Henry's Trucking in Emo, Rainy River District, will jointly receive nearly $1.4M from the Government of Ontario to purchase new equipment, creating 10 jobsThe Government of Ontario is investing more than $182M to modernize nine Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) facilities across the province. Bird Construction Inc. is set to begin construction this fall with substantial completion expected by late 2020.Construction on Kenora's new $6.2M, 9,000-sq.-ft. airport terminal is almost complete and is scheduled to open this fallThe City of Kingston awarded a $2.3M contract to Jacques Daoust Coatings Management Inc. to paint and restore the Tower Street water tower. Construction is currently underway and is expected to be completed by early 2019.The Government of Canada is investing $1.1M to transform Terrace Bay's waterfront area, promoting tourism in the North Shore region of Lake SuperiorThe Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) selected B+H Architects as the architect for the new 22-storey Patient Support Centre which will replace the aging Elizabeth McMaster Building in downtown TorontoEllisDon Healthcare Infrastructure will start construction on Mississauga's West Park Healthcare Centre Redevelopment Project. The project will include a new 730K-sq.-ft. hospital building and is expected to be complete in early 2023.Projectcore Inc. will start renovations on the 4,423-sq.ft. historic Eclipse Whitewear building in Toronto to accommodate a new Mirvish art gallery. Construction is expected to start in October and be completed by August 2020.The Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with the City of Toronto, will host 2018 Fall Retail Job Fair on September 13 at the Toronto Reference Library to fill over 500 positions across more than 20 retail employersAmazon.com, Inc., will host a job fair on September 20 through PATH Employment Services, hiring fulfilment associates for its Milton warehouse. The company is offering ride-sharing opportunities for potential employees from the City of Hamilton.The Social Development Council will be hosting a job fair at the Cornwall Civic Complex on October 3The City of Kingston is looking to hire workers for the 2018 municipal election this OctoberCementation Canada Inc., a mine and facilities contracting and engineering company, opened a new office in Toronto. The company is also growing its capacity at its North Bay and Sudbury locations.Marshalls opened a new store at Cambridge Centre in the Region of Waterloo in August. Kingpin Bowlounge, Indigo and Sport Chek are also expected to open this fall.Irish-style pub chain Fionn MacCool's will open a new location in downtown Windsor in early OctoberM&M Food Market, a retailer of specialty frozen foods, opened a new store in Scarborough in AugustDUCA Credit Union opened a new branch in Mount Albert, located within the Town of East Gwillimbury in AugustOak and Linen Home, a home décor shop, has opened in Arva, Middlesex County in AugustEscapology, an escape room attraction, opened in London in AugustA Starbucks location is currently under construction in North Bay and scheduled to open in early 2019Three Windsor restaurants: Downtown Pizza Co., Snackbar-B-Q and Good Neighbour, have closedThe Salvation Army will close its Thrift Store in Windsor effective September 1, affecting about 19 employeesAmazon.com, Inc. is closing its software development office in Ottawa this fall, affecting about 30 workers. The company is working with the affected employees to provide relocation with their current role or assistance with pursuing other opportunities.Two Boston Pizza restaurant locations closed in Stoney Creek
PUC Services Inc., in partnership with Fluence Energy, LLC and Ontario Storage LLC, will construct an energy storage facility in Sault Ste. Marie which is expected to be the largest of its kind in CanadaThe University of Toronto announced plans for a new innovation centre in downtown Toronto. The first phase will include a 250,000-sq.-ft., 14-storey tower which is expected to be completed in 2021.TJX Companies, Inc. will open a HomeSense and a Winners in Pickering at the end of AugustExcavation at the site of the proposed Kingsway Entertainment District in Sudbury will go ahead with site preparation work valued at $8.5MThe City of Toronto will invest approximately $25M towards improving the sewer system in the Jane Street and Wilson Avenue area. Work will begin in 2019.The Government of Canada will provide $6.5M to Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works as part of the Investing in Canada Plan to revitalize a heritage building as a sustainable venue for cultural programmingNakina Lumber Inc. plans to add up to two additional shifts at its operation in the Town of Greenstone, creating job opportunities for members of the First Nation communities of Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten FallsCy Rheault Construction Ltd. secured a $6.9M contract from the City of Sault Ste. Marie for exterior upgrades to the Civic Centre. Work is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2019Pajar Canada, a Montreal-based fashion brand, will open a 1,340-sq.-ft. store in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall.Construction began on a $1.2M, 15,000-sq.-ft. accessible playground at Earl Bales Park in Toronto. The playground is expected to be completed this fall.Icebreakers Sports Bar and Grill is scheduled to open in Sault Ste. Marie in SeptemberNickel City Cheese opened in SudburySault Ste. Marie's newly renovated port of entry plans to hire six to eight employees over the next few yearsThe City of Sault Ste. Marie's Public Works and Transportation Department recently hired eight staff members and is looking to fill six more positions in the skilled tradesThe Corner Comedy Club opened its third location in Niagara FallsThe Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada will close offices in Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and the Greater Toronto Area by the end of AugustTravel agency Sinorama Holidays Inc. closed in Markham, ceasing all Ontario operationsThe Government of Canada announced $5.75M in funding for new renewable energy technology for wastewater treatment facilities in the Region of Waterloo
XPO Logistics, Inc., a global logistics company, opened its first Canadian hub for last mile distribution in Toronto. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility will employ approximately 70 people.Aleafia Health Inc., plans to open a medical marijuana greenhouse in Grimsby by the end of this year. When operational, the facility is expected to create approximately 60 to 80 full-time jobs.The Thunder Bay Police Service hired three officersHarte Gold Corp. is hiring mill personnel, technical and support staff for its Sugar Zone project north of White River. Production at the underground mine is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2018.The Region of Peel has approved a $21.5M affordable housing project with Indwell Community Homes to build a four-storey, 66-unit mixed-use complex for persons with disabilities in MississaugaThe Government of Canada announced a $5M loan and 750K grant for the Region of Waterloo to build cogeneration facilities at its three wastewater treatment plants in Galt, Kitchener and Waterloo. Construction is expected to be completed in 2020.Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities awarded a $1M grant to Grandview Children's Foundation to construct a multi-purpose gym, outdoor sensory trail and wheeling bridge in AjaxCanadian Tire Jumpstart Charities awarded a $300K grant to Durham Challenger Baseball to install an accessible baseball diamond at Whitby's Willow ParkThe Government of Canada announced an investment of more than $117K to Greenbelt Microgreens in Lynden to hire students under the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs InitiativeBiigtigong Nishnaabeg First Nation, located about 350km northeast of Thunder Bay, held a grand opening for the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Mno-zhi-yaawgamig (previously known as the Pic River Health Centre) in August 2018MERV-MARINE-USA, Inc., has partnered with A to Z Welding & Fabricating of Sturgeon Falls to expand production of its Multi-Purpose Emergency Response Vessels in CanadaEssar Steel Algoma Inc., operating as Algoma, recommissioned the former Lake Superior Power Plant to increase power capacity at its steelmaking facility in Sault Ste. MarieMINISO, a Japanese lifestyle brand and Chinese variety retailer, opened a location at Toronto's Scarborough Town Centre in August 2018A Freshii restaurant franchise is expected to open in Burlington Mall this fallThe YMCA of Sudbury will hold a job crawl event to connect job seekers with potential employers on August 23, 2018BioAmber Inc. is shutting down its chemical manufacturing plant in Sarnia, laying off close to 60 employeesNorthern Credit Union, Ltd. will close its Mindemoya branch on Manitoulin Island on November 30, 2018
The Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization at McMaster University received $10.5M in funding from the Government of Canada to develop and manufacture radiopharmaceuticals, creating up to 200 jobs in HamiltonA $3.3M Government of Canada investment was matched by the Greater London Airport Authority for infrastructure upgrades at the London International Airport. The project is expected to create about 65 jobs during construction.Miele opened a 2,200-sq.-ft. retail space in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping CentreThe Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute will hire four new staff members to administer an Anishinabek education support program launching this fall on Manitoulin IslandThe City of Petawawa is struggling with a doctor shortage. Currently there are seven doctors on staff at the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Clinic and there is funding for an additional doctorThe City of Peterborough announced the sale of electricity distribution company, Peterborough Distribution Inc., to Hydro One Limited for $105MCanada Cobalt Works Inc. assembled a pilot plant at its Castle property northeast of GowgandaOrin Contractors Corporation started construction on a new bus transit terminal in the City of MarkhamThe Mon Sheong Foundation plans to build a 320-unit long-term care facility in Stouffville by the end of 2022Kuhkenah Network (K-Net) and the Western James Bay Telecom Network will receive $6.6M and $441K, respectively, from the Government of Canada to provide new or improved high-speed Internet services to Northern OntarioThe City of Stratford awarded a $4.5M contract to PM Contracting Ltd. for the construction of a 35-unit affordable housing project. Work will begin by October.The Gelato Mill in The Machine Shop opened in Sault Ste. MarieThe First Round Draft Sports Bar and Grill opened in AtikokanGeorgia-Pacific LLC will be closing its Dixie Cup manufacturing plant in Brampton at the end of 2018, laying off 133 workersThe Physically Handicapped Adults' Rehabilitation Association of Nipissing-Parry Sound contract with the City of North Bay's Para Bus program will not be renewed, resulting in eight layoffsOntario Power Generation Inc. and the Independent Electricity System Operator will decommission the Thunder Bay Generating Station. Twenty-five employees will be retained in Thunder Bay and 45 are to be redeployed elsewhere.
Amazon.com, Inc. will open a new fulfillment centre in Caledon, creating more than 800 full-time jobs. It is expected to be built by the end of 2019.Vale Canada Ltd. will invest $42M in exploration activities in the Sudbury Basin in 2018, nearly double its 2017 budgetThe City of Windsor approved a $39M project to build 150 affordable housing units in the City's east end. Construction is expected to begin February 2019.Flanagan Foodservice, Inc. opened a new 180,000-sq.-ft. distribution centre in Whitby, creating 100 jobs and is hoping to create more jobs in the futureWalmart Canada Corp. is looking to fill 100 positions for its Cornwall Distribution HubGreenhouses Canada, a Lively-based designer and manufacturer of indoor cultivation systems located just outside of Sudbury, launched a cannabis division and expects to double its current staff of 20 employees within the yearElastic Path Software Inc. opened a new Canadian location in Markham and is currently hiring software engineersRevera Inc. announced the building of a new 96-bed long-term care facility in HanoverChick-fil-A Inc. announced it will open a second Canadian location in Toronto next year, with plans to establish approximately 15 locations in GTA over the next five years and hiring 50 to 75 employees per locationJollibee, a Filipino fast-food chain, opened its second Toronto-area location in MississaugaThe Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), a Sudbury-based provider of skilled labour training, opened a location in Thunder BaySmartCentres REIT and SmartStop Asset Management, LLC will partner to build a 100,000-sq.-ft. self-storage facility in East York. Construction is expected to start this year and be completed in late 2019.CARSTAR Canada Partnership, LP opened an auto repair shop in Greater SudburyThe City of Windsor is investing $6M in a major overhaul of the Riverfront Festival Plaza. Construction will start later this year.Essex County approved the $4.5M construction of bike lanes in Leamington, Kingsville, and EssexPhase three of a multi-year upgrade of Highway 101 through Timmins is underway with $3M in funding from the provincial governmentThe Town of Mattawa will invest $1.3M on a variety of capital projectsThe Ottawa transit company, OC Transpo, will lay off 345 employees by December as the service transitions to the City's light rail transit projectThe Earl of Whitchurch Pub closed in Stouffville
George Weston Ltd. closed its Weston Bakeries outlet in Sudbury, resulting in the loss of three jobs
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has placed an order for 1,000 new high-capacity grain cars from Hamilton-based National Steel Car, creating approximately 550 new jobsEnbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and Hydrogenics Corporation have opened the Markham Energy Storage Facility, North America's first major power-to-gas energy storage facilityHillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill announced several new retail tenants will open throughout the summer and into the fall, including an Indigo, Old Navy, Marshalls, and HomeSenseGeranium Corporation will begin construction of Vista Flats and Towns in Whitchurch-Stouffville, which will total 120 condominium one-level flats and two-storey townhomesThe Government of Canada will invest $11.5M towards the $33M Thunder Bay Art Gallery Relocation Project. Construction on the new 38,000-sq.-ft. art gallery is expected to begin in spring 2019.Utilities Kingston will partner with Metro Optic, Inc. and Crosslake Fibre to build a fibre optic cable system from Montreal to Toronto, with estimated completion in the second half of 2019The Quinte West city council has approved TaskForce Engineering's bid to construct a new Quinte West Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) headquarters. Construction will begin October 2018 and is expected to be completed by spring 2020.The Simcoe County District School Board will be moving ahead with the construction of a 135,700-sq.-ft. high school in southeast Barrie. It is expected to be completed by 2021.Construction is underway for a French-speaking public school in Welland. It is expected to be completed for the 2019-20 academic year.Work has started on a three-year, $17.6M project to add air-conditioning to a total of 29 Durham District School Board schoolsThe City of Mississauga is hiring more than 2,500 workers for the 2018 municipal election in late OctoberToronto Community Housing will hire an additional 50 young people this summer in an effort by the City of Toronto to provide more social services and job opportunities to at-risk youthABcann Medicinals Inc., a medical marijuana company, has begun a $30M expansion in Napanee to break into the recreational use market. The expansion will create 25 new positions and retain 45.JD Aero Technical Inc. plans to add a fourth line of aircraft maintenance work in January at its operations in Sault Ste. Marie, creating 20 jobsPeterborough-based start-up Zatiq, a mobile food discovery app, launched in Pakistan this summer and is planning to expand to Africa. This expansion will help create over 20 new jobs in Canada within the next six months.JR Certus Construction Co. Ltd. has been awarded an $8.4M contract for the King City Public Library and Seniors Centre expansion project by the King Township CouncilBurger King plans to open a restaurant location in Sault Ste. MarieRuscio Masonry and Construction Ltd. will convert the former Alex Muir Public School in Sault Ste. Marie into a 16-unit residential buildingCo-opérative Régionale de Nipissing Sudbury Ltd. is hiring crop specialists and investing $1.7M to upgrade receiving and storage capacity at the Temiskaming Agriculture Centre in ThornloeThe FedEx Ground facility in Belleville is undergoing a $1.37M expansion to improve service capabilitiesMettko Ltd. has been contracted in the $1.1M construction of a new 3,650 sq.-ft. animal shelter in Uxbridge, which is expected to open in 2019Temagami First Nation will receive close to $300K to extend electrical services to Bear Island allowing for the development of a new multi-use facility and business centre, the construction of 17 homes and a ten-unit residenceMuskoka on the Rocks, a restaurant located just outside of Huntsville, is looking to hire kitchen, dishwasher and bartender staff for full- and part-time seasonal and permanent positionsAPANS Health Services will be laying off approximately 45 registered practical nurses and personal support workers at its Copper Terrace Long Term Care facility in ChathamThe Toronto-based Canadian Space Commerce Association, aimed at promoting Canadian companies involved in the space industry, has declared itself insolvent and has ceased operationsThe Pearl King restaurant has closed in downtown Toronto
The Canadian National Railway Co. will invest $315M to upgrade and expand its 4,000-km rail network, creating 1,250 conductor jobs by winter 2019Toronto Water and Toronto Transportation Services will begin a $2.3M project to replace old water mains downtown Toronto and is slated to be completed by early OctoberThe City of Toronto and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority are set to begin a $1.2M project to maintain shoreline at Rotary Peace Park in EtobicokeBarry Bryan Associates Ltd. has secured a $300K contract from the City of Pickering to conduct architectural and engineering design services for the Pickering Recreation Complex renovations. Construction is expected to begin in 2019.Steelworks Design Inc. and Kawarth Metals Corporation are moving their operations to a larger 112,000 sq.-ft. building which will expand operationsCarttera Private Equities Inc. is starting construction on an 18-storey tower downtown Toronto with construction expected to be completed late 2020The municipality of Chatham-Kent is seeking to fill 90 temporary positions to support the upcoming October 22 municipal electionsVersace will open a two-story, 3,000 sq.-ft. flagship store in Yorkville in 2019Toronto Region Conservation Authority will commence construction of seven new buildings 1000 sq.-ft each at Kortright Centre for ConservationGreenergy Fuels Canada Inc. announced that it will build a new rail-to-road fuel supply terminal, creating approximately 10 new jobsThe Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket is hosting a career fair on July 28 to fill around 250 full-time and part-time positions for its Market and Co food market which is scheduled to open in SeptemberGreyhound Canada will discontinue service west of sudbury, effective October 31, as part of nation-wide cutsThe Canada Bread Factory will close its Woodstock manufacturing plant in August, affecting 70 positionsA Pita Pit franchise restaurant closed in North Bay
The Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission has approved a $4.9M sewer separation project with Henry Heyink Construction Ltd. which will begin later this yearJakeman's Maple Syrup is building a new 17,000-sq.-ft. production facility which is expected to be completed by December 2018General Motors Canada Ltd. will rehire 25 of 400 laid-off workers at its CAMI Automotive assembly plant in IngersollDairy Queen will open its third location in Brantford in early 2019, resulting in 30 to 40 jobsMiniso, a Japanese lifestyle brand and Chinese variety retailer, will open a location in Oakville PlaceThe District School Board Ontario North East will spend an estimated $18M on 200+ projects this summerA Montana's BBQ & Bar restaurant is scheduled to open in August in Sault Ste. Marie, creating between 75 and 100 jobsThe former Thunder Bay District Courthouse is being converted into a 41-room boutique hotel scheduled to open this fallGoodfellas Wood Oven Pizza will open its first Halton Hills location in AugustMagna International Inc. is closing its Grenville Castings plant in Perth by June 2019, affecting as many as 380 employeesTenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. laid-off 40 employees and will adjust production levels at its facility in Sault Ste. MarieWestJet Airlines Ltd. will cease operating out of the Greater Sudbury Airport as of October 28 due to insufficient demand
Bruce Power Limited Partnership has signed a $475M contract with the Shoreline Power Group to begin work on a project that will create and sustain an average of 825 jobs annually over the next 15 yearsNestlé Canada is hiring 150 full-time employees at their London ice cream product manufacturing facility, which is undergoing a $51.5M expansionThe City of Ottawa's Elections Office is looking to fill over 3,000 positions for the upcoming municipal elections in OctoberIKEA Canada plans to hire 250 refugees through the company's new refugee employment program. It will pilot the project at several locations across Canada including stores in Vaughan.Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is looking to fill 50 positions within Walmart Logistics and Walmart Fleet at the Cornwall Distribution HubTricon Capital Group Inc. started construction on the 36-storey mixed use rental tower at 57 Spadina in TorontoMaverick Developments is constructing a new 33,500-sq.-ft. Sobey's Foodland in Ottawa, expected to open this fallBrescia University College, in London, has broken ground on a new $14M pavilion which is expected to be completed in fall 2019Maple Lodge Farms Ltd., will undergo an $8M expansion to their Port Hope hatchery facility. This expansion will double capacity, add 10 new jobs, and is expected to be operational by the end of the year or early next year.A $16.2M tender has been awarded to Peak Engineering and Construction for improvements to a pumping station in Quinte West. Work is expected to end spring 2019.Interac, a Canadian interbank network, has opened an innovation lab in Kitchener's Communitech. The lab will operate with 2 full-time staff members and 2 rotating co-op studentsThe City of Kitchener has approved the construction of a new 8000-sq.-ft. community centre on Tartan Avenue. It also plans to expand the Doon-Pioneer Park and Mill-Courtland community centres, and build a permanent Williamsburg community centre.The Bone & Biscuit Company, a Canadian pet food retailer will open locations in Guelph, Hamilton, Etobicoke, and Oakville by November 2018 and four additional stores in Toronto, Mississauga and Vaughan in 2019WestJet Airlines has launched a new airline, Swoop, at Hamilton International AirportManulife Financial Corp. plans to eliminate 700 jobs in its Canadian workforce through a voluntary severance plan and attrition. It will also consolidate office space in Kitchener-Waterloo and seek to hire new staff with technology skills.ZF-TRW, an auto parts plant in Tillsonburg, will phase out production in November and close by the end of 2018, leaving 71 people out of workHolt Renfrew Men closed in downtown Toronto in June
The City of Sudbury will spend $90M on road construction in 2018Aphria Inc. is investing $55M to build a new cannabis extraction facility in Leamington, which will create 50 new jobsKinectrics Inc., a Bruce Power supplier has secured two new locations in Bruce County and plans to create 50 jobs over the next several yearsThe Coca-Cola Company is spending $85M to construct a dairy production facility in Peterborough. The facility will create 35 manufacturing jobs and should begin operations in early 2020.Foodora Inc., a food delivery service, is expanding into MississaugaReko International Group Inc. has opened a new automation facility in Lakeshore, which will employ 30 peopleUNIQLO Canada Inc. will open three new stores this fall in the Greater Toronto Area in Vaughan Mills, Square One in Mississauga, and in Cadillac Fairview Markville in MarkhamTomlinson Aqua Park in Kingston has opened for the summer seasonSamuel, Son & Co., a metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, will invest $18M towards expanding its Brantford automotive metal processing centre by end of this yearShaw Almex Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of vulcanizing equipment for the mining industry, is looking to add five new employees at its operation in Parry Sound by the end of 2018Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd. will be closing its downtown London location and intends on relocating affected employees to other locations where possible. Date of closure has not been confirmed at this time.The Kingston Guitar Shop has closed, citing internet competition as the reason
Amazon.com, INC. will open a one million-square foot distribution center in Ottawa, which will create up to 1,000 new jobsNational Steel Car Ltd. plans to hire more than 300 additional employees at their Hamilton facility due to the Canadian National Railway purchasing 1000 new generation grain hopper carsCostco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a 165,800-sq.-ft. store in Toronto in JuneSport Chek Kids (FGL Sports Ltd.) opened in Vaughan with 22 employeesA Freshii restaurant franchise will open in June in Sault Ste. Marie with 16 full and part-time staffWajax Ltd., a distributer of equipment, power systems and other industrial components, consolidated operations to a new 42,500-sq.-ft. facility outside of Sudbury, creating six jobsDelShen Therapeutics Corp. (48North Cannabis Corp.) is hiring for various positions at its medical marijuana cultivation facility in Kirkland LakeRogers Real Estate Development Ltd. and Urban Capital Property Group started construction on the $1.5B M City condominium development in Mississauga. The first two towers are scheduled to be completed in 2021.Eastern Construction Co. Ltd secured an $85M contract from the City of Toronto to build the new Bressarion Community Centre in North YorkTMG Builders Inc. is set to begin construction on the Mississauga Square condominium development by Plazacorp Urban Residential CommunitiesMiller Paving Ltd. secured a $5.1M contract from the City of Timmins to reconstruct Hwy. 101 from Bruce Ave. to Legion Dr.R&M Construction secured a $4.3M contract from the City of Oakville for the Tannery Park-Waterworks Park capital project scheduled to begin July 1Chatham-Kent City Council awarded a $2.35M tender to Agri-Urban Building Inc. for a new animal shelterFinn Way General Contractors Inc. will complete $1.6M in renovations to the Sioux Mountain Public School over the summerThe Big Carrot health food store will open a second location in TorontoAn Iqbal Halal Foods grocery store will open in July in MississaugaHyde Park Equipment, an agricultural equipment dealer, opened a second location south of LondonBell Media Inc. will eliminate 17 positions in television programming in Toronto
Wayfair LLC, an online home furnishings and decor company, is opening its first Canadian warehouse and delivery facility in Mississauga, creating about 200 jobs.Canadian Nuclear Laboratories recently hired over 100 new scientists, engineers and other technical professionsHigh Park Farms has opened a new cannabis cultivation facility in Enniskillen. The company presently employs 50 people and expects to expand to 250 workers.Elections Ontario is seeking to fill over 200 temporary positions in the Windsor area for the upcoming provincial election on June 7thJack Larabie Distribution Inc. will construct a new building at the Russell Industrial Park in Prescott-Russell to meet growing market demandDoornekamp Construction has been awarded over $50M for a residential and commercial project, which will include 150 condo units, shopping and a walkway along the Napanee RiverFinn Way General Contractors Inc. secured a contract from the Government of Ontario for the Dryden Fire Management Centre project. Construction is scheduled to begin this summer and be completed by summer 2020.Pioneer Construction Inc. secured a $3.5M contract from the City of North Bay for road reconstructionKix Mobile (BACO Franchising LLC), a seller, buyer and repairer of cell phones and accessories, will open its first Canadian franchise in Toronto in June and plans to open future stores in the Greater Toronto AreaFashion brand Soia & Kyo, a division of the APP Group, Inc., will open its first retail store in Mississauga in AugustInnovative Steam Technologies, a Cambridge-based boiler repair and steam generator manufacturer has permanently closed affecting about 75 employeesGenesee & Wyoming Canada Inc. will discontinue operating the Huron Central Railway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury by the end of the year, affecting 44 employeescar2go N.A. LLC, a car sharing service, will cease operating in Toronto on May 31Opportunity For All Youth, a national collaboration between eight private sector companies announced, plans to hire 40,000 youth (aged 16 to 29) over the next five yearsThe Far Northeast Training Board will host a career fair on June 6 as part of the Big Event Mining Expo in Timmins
Loehrke Process Hygiene Inc., a subsidiary of Jürgen Löhrke GmbH, plans to base its new Canadian headquarters in Whitby. The company, which provides hygiene solutions to food and beverage producers, is expected to employ about 150 workers.Cineplex Entertainment LP has opened a new The Rec Room location at Masonville Place in London, creating 125 jobsFowler Construction Co. Ltd. is hiring summer crew members as it prepares to take over the Huntsville Area Maintenance Contract for provincial highways starting May 26Construction began on Galleria Centre, a new 250,000-sq.-ft. shopping mall in MississaugaTJX Canada is hiring for a new HomeSense store in North BayA new food court housing 15 retailers will open in Devonshire Mall in Windsor on June 27thPreliminary work is underway at the site of Sierra Building Group's Platform Condos On The Danforth project in TorontoConstruction began on the new École élémentaire catholique de Milton scheduled to open in September 2019The Salvation Army Thunder Bay Community and Residential Services broke ground on the new Journey to Life Centre to be completed in the fall of 2019Construction began on a new $4.5M art gallery in Kenora to be completed next yearLuxottica Retail Canada Inc. plans to open an Oliver Peoples eyewear store in Toronto in 2018An overdose prevention site will be set up in Kingston following a $130,000 investment by the provincial governmentCentro Sports Bar and Restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie closedEarlton Grocery King in Timiskaming District will close resulting in 10 layoffsThe Bank of Nova Scotia will close its Campbellville branch in Milton on October 10The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will close its branch in Englehart in Timiskaming District on November 15, affecting four employees
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 jobsSOTI 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 positionsThe City of Toronto will invest $720M on 200+ infrastructure projects in 2018The 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 2024The 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 productionEssar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie is actively recruiting for a broad range of positions to cover pending retirementsBurloak 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 positionsMr. Pretzels International LLC is expanding into Ontario with eight new franchise locations scheduled to open over the summerA Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Group opened in BramptonHotel X by Library Hotel Collection opened in TorontoFlying 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 BayThe Government of Ontario will invest $10M to support the creation of a new community hub in StratfordCapital 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 MiltonThe 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 BayThe Kawartha Credit Union will close its branches in Magnetawan and Emsdale on November 9Miovision 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"
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 carsThe 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 projectConstruction 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 positionsThe Province of Ontario will invest $1.4M+ in 12 mining supply and services firms in Northern Ontario, creating 20 jobsThe 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 plantLH North Ltd. secured a $5.3M contract from the City of Thunder Bay to rehabilitate the Main Street Bridge over two yearsSwedish outdoor lifestyle brand Fjällräven opened a store in TorontoSkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc. launched a food delivery app in North BayThe Group Health Centre in Sault Ste. Marie laid-off five employees in management and administrative positions
Novaflow Systems Inc. will open a new plant in Brockville in the coming months, which is expected to create about 10 to 12 new positionsThe 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 totalThe 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 HornepayneCambridge-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 2030The Algoma District School Board is recruiting supply teachers for Elliot Lake, Blind River, Wawa and HornepayneAllen¿s Automotive (NAPA Auto Parts Allen¿s Automotive Group) in Manitowaning opened a new location in Little Current on Manitoulin Island, creating three jobsEcolomondo Corp. plans to open a tire waste processing facility in Hawkesbury by the second quarter of 2019Cameco Fuel Manufacturing announced a $62M contract to manufacture nuclear reactor components for Bruce Power¿s Major Component Replacement (MCR) ProjectNorthec Construction Inc. secured a $16.6M contract from the City of Timmins to complete upgrades on the Whitney sewage pump stationsThe 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 MaxvilleIron 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 FundPioneer 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. MarieCadillac Fairview Corp. Ltd. plans to redevelop the former Woolworth building in Toronto by adding 47,161-sq.-ft. of new retail, office and storage spaceLuxury brand Chloé will open its first Canadian standalone store in Toronto this summerUride Inc., a ride-sharing service, launched in Thunder BayMoncrief 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 BridgeDemolition is underway at the site of Parallax Investment Corporation¿s Theory condominium project in TorontoVale Canada Ltd. laid off 18 employees in various service and support staff roles in SudburyOttawa shoe retailer Armstrong & Richardson Ltd. has filed for bankruptcy, closing five stores and leaving about 25 employees out of workThe Espanola Police Department will be disbanded, affecting 20 employeesThe 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.
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 jobsRyerson 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 2022Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College will receive $90M from the Province of Ontario to establish a new postsecondary campus in Milton, near TorontoConstruction on Phase 1 of Solmar Development Corp.¿s Edge Towers condominium project in Mississauga is expected to begin in MayThe Shorelines Casino Peterborough is under construction and will open in late summer, creating 150 jobs once completedCineplex 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 positionsKubota 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 2022Biigtigong 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 centreThe 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 CountyThe 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 infrastructureOnline 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 terminalRed Lake Airport will receive $10M from the Government of Canada towards capital upgradesSpearhead Brewing Company opened their new brewing facility in Kingston, resulting in 10 new positionsFred Guy Moving & Storage Ltd. has closed in Ottawa, laying off approximately 90 employeesHealth Sciences North in Sudbury eliminated 37 management and non-unionized positionsDonaldson Filtration Solutions will close its Brockville operation in June, affecting 20 workersThe Bank of Montreal is closing its Lansdowne branch, near Brockville, in OctoberCarlton Cards Limited will close in the North Bay Mall at the end of April
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 positionsThe 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 jobsSteam Whistle Brewing plans to open a new $22.8M manufacturing facility in Etobicoke, creating 100 jobsThe Government of Ontario and the City of Peterborough announced joint funding for a new $54M arena and aquatics complex at Trent UniversityBuild 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 summerThe 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 OntarioA Kelsey's Original Roadhouse restaurant, T&T Supermarket, Harbin BBQ restaurant and Pedi N Nails, are slated to open in Aurora starting in JulyWhite 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 positionsConstruction 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 BayThe 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 FallsThe 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 practitionerHomestead Organics, an organic seed, feed and milling company with locations in Berwick, Morrisburg and Sebringville, announced its closure, affecting 18 workersFashion retailer Urban Planet closed its store in the North Bay MallMichaels Canada will close its store in Timmins on June 26Cineplex Inc. is laying off less than 100 full-time employees as part of a restructuring. The impact on Ontario is unknown at this time.
The Government of Ontario invested $124M towards a new Employing Young Talent Incentive, creating at least 70 new positionsThe 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) HubThe Sea Lamprey Control Centre in Sault Ste. Marie will receive $8.7M over five years from the Government of Canada withplans to hire additional staffBuild 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 positionsHigh Park is opening a cannabis processing plant in London, initially creating 75 new positionsConstruction is set to begin on a new LCBO store in Kitchener with completion scheduled for winter 2018Construction began on Phase 2A of the Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Expansion project in Mississauga, with completion scheduled for fall 2019Construction began on The Prestige condominium building, the first phase of Pinnacle International¿s One Yonge development project in TorontoMondconsult Ltd. began construction on Marlin Marlin Spring Investments Ltd.¿s West Beach condominium project in TorontoA Freshii franchise restaurant opened in Val Caron in Greater SudburyElement AI Inc., a firm specializing in artificial intelligence research, opened an office in TorontoPhilippines-based restaurant chain Jollibee Foods Corporation opened a location in Scarborough
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 gridOntario'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 2019Gateway 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 yearsEllisDon 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 yearFederal 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 jobsInternational Wood Industries, Inc. is looking to fill five managerial positions at its proposed sawmill in Bonfield, east of North BayJJK Print Inc. opened a printing shop in Leamington and hopes to double its staff over the next yearCalifornia-based chain Cauldron Ice Cream will open its first Canadian franchise in Toronto this summerCrosscut Distillery opened in SudburySobeys Inc. will close its Foodland store in South River in the District of Parry Sound on April 28, affecting approximately 25 employees
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 positionsThe 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-KentThe 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 yearsOntario 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 yearsConstruction began on Mattamy Corp. and The Biddington Group¿s J. Davis House condominium development in TorontoUPS Canada Ltd., plans to invest more than $500M towards expanding facilities and improving technologies, adding 1000 new jobs across CanadaThe governments of Canada and Ontario will invest over $125M to build two fully electric ferries to connect Amherst Island and Wolfe IslandNordstrom, Inc. opened a 35,000-sq.-ft. Nordstrom Rack store in VaughnWeeks Construction Inc. secured a $5.1M contract from the Town of Parry Sound to upgrade Waubeek St. with construction scheduled to be completed in 2019Kiashke 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 networkThe 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 hubThomas 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 PlaceThe City of Sault Ste. Marie expects to hire eight fire fightersFragrance brand Atelier Cologne SAS will open its first Canadian store in Toronto in AprilThe 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
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 positionsEllisDon 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 CountyColumbia 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 jobsDriveHER Transportation, Inc., an all-female ride-sharing platform, will launch in Toronto on March 16 with 100+ driversConestoga Mall opened 12 stores including Reservalife, QE Home, Japanese lifestyle brand Miniso, Fonelab, Big Orange, Chatters, Jean Atelier and West 49The 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 CentreConstruction began on Tridel Corp.'s Via Bloor condominium project in Toronto and is expected to be completed in 2021Construction began on CentreCourt Inc.'s ZEN King West condominium project in TorontoVenture 13 Innovation Centre, the 30,000-sq.ft technology centre, received $100K from Fleming College for technical components and is slated to open May 17Aphria Inc., received approval from Health Canada to build another 200,000 sq.-ft greenhouse space in Leamington to expand production of cannabisNew restaurant Tartan Tusk Pub and Eatery opened in Kincardine with a staff of 15Dylan's Candy Bar, a confectionary retailer, opened its first Canadian locations at Toronto's Pearson International AirportCompass Brewing microbrewery opened in TimminsIsraeli beauty brand Laline will open its first Canadian location in Toronto in JuneThe Haven Hostel opened in Thunder BayThe Cloverbelt Local Food Co-op is expanding into Fort Frances and AtikokanThe Town of Milton is recruiting part-time firefightersManulife 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 employeesSysco Canada, a food distributor, is closing its Kingston warehouse on June 2
Sleeman Breweries Ltd., a Guelph-based brewer, is investing $7M into its equipment and packaging capabilities, creating 15 new jobs and retaining 412EllisDon Construction will receive $131.2M for the expansion of the Brockville General Hospital, creating 250 positionsHGS Canada Inc. is looking to fill 140 - 160+ customer service and technical support positions at its call centre in North BayCanadian Blood Services opened a new 28,000-sq.-ft. testing laboratory at its production and distribution centre in Brampton, creating 90 jobsNestlé 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 timeThe Thunder Bay International Airports Authority Inc. will receive $5M from the Province of Ontario to expand the airport¿s passenger terminal, creating 13 jobsAmico Infrastructures Inc. secured a $27M contract to develop Dundas Place in London with construction slated to begin end of MarchThe 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 fallVale Canada Ltd. and Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations are spending more than $1.4B on major mine development projects in the Sudbury BasinCinespace 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 spaceMandarin Restaurant Franchise Corp. will open a new restaurant in Windsor¿s Devonshire Mall in JuneEmpire Communities began construction on Empire Midtown, a mixed-use development project, in TorontoTahoe Resources Inc., a mining complex in Timmins, laid-off eight employeesThe City of Toronto will hold job fairs this spring targeted at youth in Etobicoke, Toronto and Scarborough
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 programA new Starbucks will be built in Peterborough, creating 30 full-time jobsAir Liquide Canada opened a new $30M carbon dioxide recovery plant in JohnstownConstruction began on the final phase of Elad Canada Inc.'s Emerald City development in TorontoGlobal 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 journalismM.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 JuneConstruction 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 waterfrontNorthern College will receive $969K from the Government of Ontario towards heating upgrades at campuses in Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Haileybury and MoosoneeLCBO has opened a new 8,000-sq.-ft. store on Cundles Road in BarrieWellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart will open an 8,000-sq.-ft. store in Etobicoke in AprilStarbucks Corp. opened a 3,750-sq.-ft. Reserve coffee bar at CF Shops at DonMills in TorontoChocolats Favoris Inc. will open a store in Vaughan in MarchKawartha Dairy Ltd. will open a store in Newmarket in May and plans to hire part-time and full-time staffThe Inverary Pharmasave pharmacy has openedCompass Minerals has laid off 50 workers at their Goderich salt mine
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 planPremier Parks, LLC, is hiring 500 seasonal employees at its Wet'n'Wild Toronto water park in BramptonThe 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 BarrieVoyageur 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 jobsHealth 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 16Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Township will partner with Peterborough landlord AON Inc. to build a 128-bed long-term-care home in HavelockWilliams-Sonoma Canada, Inc. opened a second West Elm furniture and home décor store in TorontoTown Shoes Ltd. will open Designer Shoe Warehouse Canadian locations in Brampton and Durham Region in MarchThe 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 weekTen Thousand Villages, a handicrafts retailer, will close nine stores across Canada, including the St. Jacobs and Stratford locations in Ontario
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 positionsConstruction 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 monthsEllisDon 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 OttawaMichael 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 2019William F. White International Inc., a film and television production services company, is opening a permanent office and warehouse in SudburyNordmin 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 servicesThe 1885 Wine & Whisky Room Bar opened in KenoraThe Twisted Wheel, a bar, lounge and music venue, will open in Peterborough in MarchSkipTheDishes Restaurant Services Inc. started offering food delivery services in PeterboroughHenry's Fish Restaurant, located on Georgian Bay near San Souci Island, will reopen under new ownership in May and is hiringIndigo 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 KitchenerPlant Matter Bistro, a vegan restaurant, opened in LondonCollège 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
Miovision Technologies, a traffic solutions company, moved to Catalyst137, a new Internet of Things innovation centre in Kitchener creating and retaining 384 positionsThe Toddglen Group of Companies began below grade construction on Tower Hill Development Corp.'s 2221 Yonge condominium project in Toronto with completion scheduled in 2019The 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 GeraldtonThree 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 daycareBonduelle Ontario Inc., a food processing plant, is hiring 40 full time workers to help with its expansion in TecumsehTisdale Bus Lines Ltd., a charter bus service, is expanding into Thunder BayThe 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 ParkQuesada Burritos and Tacos opened a new location in Chatham, hiring 20 people to dateTwenty job vacancies remain for pilots and flight attendants at Porter Airlines Inc.'s new crew base in Thunder Bay International AirportConstruction is expected to start soon on a new Starbucks location in LeamingtonThe 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 venueCIMA Canada Inc. secured a contract valued at $111K from the City of North Bay to repair the Birch's Road Standpipe and Re-chlorination StationMary Brown's Chicken & Taters Inc. opened in PeterboroughThe Salty Pig CO. CHON restaurant opened in KapuskasingArmagh 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 monthsDr. Oetker Canada Ltd. is hiring 100 workers at its London frozen pizza manufacturing plant after it announced the closure of its plant in New BrunswickChemours Canada Company, a chemical manufacturer, will begin ceasing operations at their Maitland plant in October 2018, resulting in 33 layoffsEat Local Sudbury Co-operative's downtown store will close as of March 1Shortman Brown's menswear will close by the end of March after nearly 90 years in business in Toronto, affecting five full time employees
Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc. plans to add 120 positions in 2018, with further expansion plans in the futureSTRABAG 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 2021FPInnovations 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 BayConstruction is underway on the first phase of the CIBC Square office and retail development in downtown Toronto by Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines CanadaWith an investment from the Government of Ontario, two new public schools will be constructed in London, with several other schools receiving funding for renovationsWith an investment from the Government of Ontario, three new schools will be constructed in the Kingston area, with several other schools receiving funding for renovationsSkygrid 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 springKenalex Construction Co. Ltd. secured a $4.8M contract from the City of North Bay to construct the Cedar Heights standpipe beginning this springHiring will begin shortly for the Inn at Gore Bay and Living Edge restaurant expected to open this spring on Manitoulin IslandMUJI Canada Ltd. will open a store in Scarborough Town Centre in MarchLot 88 Steakhouse & Bar is hiring associates and a manager for its new location in North BayCampbell 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 NapaneeThe Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound will host a job fair on February 28Sutherland Global Services Inc., a business services provider, is looking to fill 60 positions in technical customer service roles in Sault Ste. Marie
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 positionsThe Province of Ontario is hiring up to 175 new employment standards officersThe 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 jobsSAIL, a Canadian outdoor retailer, will open in the new IKEA London location, creating 100 jobsThe 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 ChryslerThe Dollar Store opened in Elliot Lake employing up to 15 part-time workersThe 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 developmentA new Smart Centre shopping plaza will open in summer 2018 in Orléans, with Indigo and Marshalls Canada as confirmed tenantsThe Ontario Northland Transportation Commission is expanding bus service to 20 new communities in Northeastern OntarioConstruction is underway on a 221-unit condominium development by Red Ginger Developments Inc. in OakvilleConstruction is underway on the Vita on the Lake condominium project by Mattamy Homes and The Biddington Group in EtobicokeThe 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 SudburyW.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 ArenaThe North Star Diner opened in North BayEmployment Halton will hold a job fair on February 7, 2018 at the Halton Regional Centre Auditorium in OakvilleThe Employment Services Centre will hold two job fair events on March 17 and March 24, in Hawkesbury and Rockland, respectivelyTranscom Canada, a customer service provider, will close its Barrie operation this spring affecting about 280 employeesShaw Communications Inc., will close its Freedom Mobile call centre in Windsor, affecting 130 peopleTranscom Canada, a customer service provider, will close their Brockville location this spring, resulting in around 80 layoffs
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.
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 PetroliaHRdownloads, 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 SudburySPINCO 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 OakvilleLake of Bays Brewing Company began work on a new 4,000-sq.-ft. brewery-style pub in HuntsvilleThe 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 springKasper Transportation will operate a new route linking Thunder Bay, Atikokan, Fort Frances and Kenora beginning January 18The 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 MississaugaA combined Swiss Chalet and Harvey's fast food restaurant is scheduled to open in Sudbury, employing between 15 and 20 workersA Crickets Comedy Club opened in BramptonCaribou Coach Transportation Company Inc. will cease operations in Northwestern Ontario
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 BramptonA 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 2019The Government of Ontario will invest approximately $8M to build four new childcare centres in the communities of Emo, Rainy River and Fort FrancesTwo 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 OntarioConstruction on a $6M community health hub in Trenton is expected to begin in spring 2018Ryder 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 jobsKeep Cool, a French fitness gym brand, will open its first North American location in Toronto by early FebruaryFirst 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 locationVillage Media Inc. has launched a digital news website OrilliaMatters.com in OrilliaCopperhead Distillery and Spirits Ltd. is hiring at its new retail store and distillery in Sundridge, south of North BayAnderson Family Restaurant opened in Elliot LakeMutual Street Deli and Caplansky¿s Deli's College Street location closed in Toronto
Unimin Canada Ltd., a nepheline mining company, will expand operations at one of its two facilities north of Havelock and close the other by 2020Construction of the new $3.8M Millbrook dam in Peterborough will begin in JanuaryVinnies Feel Good Shopping, a thrift store, will open in Lakefield in JanuaryMiniso, a Japanese lifestyle brand and Chinese variety retailer, is opening a discount store in BramptonAlexandra's Pizza, a Nova Scotia based pizza chain, opened their first Ontario location in BramptonWatan Kabob, an Afghani style restaurant, opened a new location in MississaugaThe Village, a Pakistani takeout restaurant, opened a new location in MississaugaFirestone 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
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 jobsThe Province of Ontario is investing over $33M in 51 film and television production projects in Northeastern OntarioAlstom Canada Inc. will establish a manufacturing plant in Brampton where it will build light rail transit cars, creating 120 jobsConstruction began on the LCBO Tower in downtown Toronto by Menkes Developments Ltd. and designed by B+H ArchitectsConstruction 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 jobsConstruction of the $19M Technology, Education and Collaboration (TEC) Hub at Confederation College in Thunder Bay is expected to be completed by spring 2018Toronto Fire Services hired 51 new firefightersConstruction began on Dash Developments Inc.¿s Avenue 151 condominium project in TorontoTenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. is hiring 50 workers in Sault Ste. MarieThe Regional Municipality of York plans to hire 16 new Paramedic Services staff and 22 York Regional Police staff in 2018Fourteen schools in the Ottawa area received funding to expand their daycare programsPinewood Toronto Studios is expanding with the construction of a new 27,500-sq.-ft. film and television support facility scheduled to open in MayHart Stores Inc. will open a new department store in Chatham in spring 2018French baker and confectionary maker Ladurée opened a store in Toronto in DecemberThe Nishnawbe Aski Police Service hired five new police officersMäki Electric Home Hardware in Kapuskasing closed in DecemberCatalina's, a combined hair salon, vintage store, bar and live performance space in Peterborough, closed in December
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 2018Proposperi 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 builtNOVA 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 2021Drive 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 2019SafeSight 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 geologyGoodwill Industries will open a third store in Windsor creating 50 to 60 new jobs by May 2018MiTek Canada, Inc., a manufacturing company, will build an expanded production facility in Bradford creating 40 to 50 jobs by 2019Six businesses in the Peterborough area have each received $100,000 in federal funding, which will create a total of 37 jobsIATGlobal, an auto tech company, is building a new $6M facility in Chatham which is expected to be complete by summer 2018Six new restaurants have opened in BradfordCopper 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 2018The Assembly, a 15,000-sq.-ft. food hall, opened in TorontoBird Construction Inc. began work on Main and Main's new 40-storey residential building in EtobicokeThe Keewatin-Patricia District School Board will hold recruitment fairs in Red Lake on January 10 and Kenora on January 30 to fill various positionsThe Red Pine general store opened in Kejick BayPet Grocer, a pet food store, opened in AllistonThe Dunlop Street Diner opened in BarrieWoolrich Inc., an outdoor clothing company, opened its first Canadian store in TorontoThe City of Barrie hired ten new firefightersLive Nation Canada plans to open an indoor live music venue in Toronto in October 2018Paramount Fine Foods, a Middle Eastern restaurant chain, will open a new location in Windsor in early 2018The Black Tomato, a restaurant in Ottawa, will close by end of December, resulting in 17 layoffsColangelo's No Frills grocery store in Oakville will close February 3, 2018The Rodney Grocery Store in Rodney will close, resulting in 9 layoffs
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 jobsCannAssist Canada Inc. will begin construction of a new medical marijuana production facility in Kapuskasing in April 2018, creating 60 jobsKinectrics Inc., a Bruce Power supplier, broke ground on a new facility at the Bruce Energy Centre near Tiverton, creating 30 to 50 jobsGreenSeal Cannabis Company Ltd. is opening a production facility in Stratford, creating 20 to 30 full and part-time jobsCousin¿s Market grocery store in Mississauga underwent a $3M expansion, creating 20 jobsThe Daniels Corp. began construction on the Wesley Tower condominium project in Mississauga and is expected to take up to two years to buildJohnson 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 HamiltonEastern Construction Co. Ltd., will begin construction on a four-storey development in Toronto in early 2018Miller Tyme restaurant opened on Manitoulin IslandHazeldean Gardens, a retirement residence, will open in Ottawa in August 2018Nations Fresh Foods, a multicultural grocery store chain, opened a location in TorontoAbraflex, a manufacturer of protective equipment used in the nuclear industry, opened a new 12,000-sq.-ft. facility in PaisleyInternational brands Sandro, Maje and MINISO each opened stores in TorontoWasaya Airways LP will hold information sessions on December 13 and 14 in Thunder Bay to unveil a new pilot recruitment strategy
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 2023Bill Gosling Outsourcing, a sales call centre in London, has expanded their downtown office and will hire 200 workers over the course of the next yearBuild Toronto Inc. officially opened the Shops at Wilson Station in November and is expected to create about 130 retail jobsThe Factory Indoor Adventure Park, in the London¿s repurposed Kellogg cereal plant, is opening in early 2018 and will create 80 new positionsLions 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 2018Organic Garage grocery store will open two new locations in Toronto in late 2018Haliburton 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 operationsThe Thunder Bay Fire Service hired seven new firefightersAustralian eyewear retailer Bailey Nelson opened a company-operated store in TorontoYour Dollar Store With More, a retail franchise in Elliot Lake, is slated to open by the end of the year with about five employeesA Cora Breakfast and Lunch restaurant opened in SudburySobeys Inc. will eliminate about 800 office jobs across Canada representing nearly 20 per cent of the grocer¿s office staffPostmedia Network Canada Corp. and Torstar Corp. will close 34 news publications, 32 of which are located in Ontario, by mid-January, resulting in 291 layoffsFromagerie Elgin, a restaurant and entertainment venue, closed in Sudbury in November
InstaRyde Inc., a ridesharing platform, will launch in Toronto in DecemberA $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 expandsNon-profit developer Trillium Housing and VanMar Constructors Inc. held a ground-breaking ceremony at the site of a new 62-unit residential development in TorontoThe District School Board Ontario North East anticipates having completed $18M+ in capital improvements at its schools by August 2018The Region of Peel will hire 22 paramedics, 37 police officers, 10 call dispatchers and five prison escort officers in 2018Construction on Carleton University's new $48M Sprott School of Business building will begin in 2018, with expected completion in 2020Bobby'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 AncasterClear 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 jobsConstruction 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 2018Construction has started on a new six-storey condominium tower in Kingsville and is expected to take 12-14 months to buildCanadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is hiring in various positions, especially research staff, to support the radioactive waste cleanup in Port HopeCloverbelt Local Food Co-op opened a distribution hub in Emo TownshipLuxury brand Chanel opened a flagship store in TorontoHunter Boots Ltd. opened a flagship store in TorontoA Planet Fitness will open in Cornwall in DecemberBell Media Inc. issued an unknown number of layoffs at radio and television stations across CanadaHydro One Inc. will close its Field Business Centre in Thunder Bay and centralize operations in Sudbury by the end of 2017, affecting six positions
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 2020Atikameksheng 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 miningThe Brick Warehouse LP is opening a new location in Huntsville this monthA Harvey's restaurant will open in early December in Innisfil, and is looking to hire more than 12 employeesA Don Cherry's restaurant opened in WellandThe Lakehead Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic in Thunder Bay will receive $434K from the Province of Ontario to hire additional healthcare and administrative staffTim Hortons opened a new location in ThamesvilleTopline 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 2018The Dunlop Street Diner opened in BarrieLong & McQuade Ltd., a retailer of music and musical instruments, opened a location in North BayLoblaw Canada Inc. announced plans to close 22 stores in CanadaThe CIBC branch in Jarvis will close in May 2018, potentially affecting four employeesThe CIBC Branch in Port Rowan will close in July 2018Toyota Canada Inc. will begin construction of a new $40M parts distribution centre in Bowmanville in early 2018 that will open in the fall 2019.
Hain Celestial Canada, a natural and organic food manufacturer will open a manufacturing plant in Quinte West creating 26 new jobs in the regionKentucky Fried Chicken will open a new location in Sarnia, which is expected to open by April 2018 and employ between 25 to 30 peopleHamilton Street Railway (HSR) will hire up to 58 additional full-time bus drivers to cover gaps in bus serviceBuchanan 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 jobsHealth Sciences North recruited 19 physicians to Sudbury in 2017The Alexandra Marine and General Hospital recruited six new physicians to GoderichSUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions has opened an ozone production facility at the Ancaster Business ParkTwo manufacturing plants in Colborne, Canada Colours and Chemicals Ltd. and Storrack Ltd. are expanding their operationsThe Keewatin-Patricia District School Board is hiring teachers, caretakers, librarians and administrative assistantsImagine Cinemas will open a theatre in Alliston in NovemberThe Great Canadian Dollar Store opened a location in BradfordGoodlife Fitness Centres Inc. is opening a new location in Brampton this DecemberBlyth¿s Part II Bistro restaurant will open a location in GoderichMudtown Station brewpub is slated to open in March in Owen SoundOwen King Construction Ltd. secured a contract from Bruce County to reconstruct the McCurdy Bridge near PaisleySevern Township is looking to hire volunteer firefighters with applications closing December 15Reynolds 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 packagesTD Canada Trust will close two Simcoe County branches in Elmvale and Creemore, effective May 2018St. Catharines Public Library is cutting 2,000 hours of work in 2018 in response to higher minimum wages. This will affect approximately 35 employees.
The North Bay Regional Health Centre has recruited 27 physicians in the past 18 monthsA Longo's grocery store has opened in GuelphAmazon Canada is hiring seasonal workers at its Brampton distribution centreMarshalls is opening a new department store at Trinity Common mall in Brampton on November 14The Mystic Grill restaurant opened in Dryden with around 20 employeesCementation Canada Inc., a mining contractor and engineering firm, opened its new, larger, North American Maintenance facility in North Bay with 25 employeesConstruction began on the $103.3M Barrie-Simcoe Emergency Services Campus, and is expected to be completed by early 2020Construction of Canadore College's $20M Village Living Wellness and Learning Centre is underway in North Bay with Phase I scheduled to be completed by 2017Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is building a new store in Thorncliffe Park in Toronto and expected to open by February 2018Bridgit, a company that produces mobile platforms for construction managers, is hiring at their Kitchener office to support new product developmentArtisan 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 yearsSyl's Neighbourhood Kitchen restaurant expects to hire between 25 and 30 employees in anticipation of a December opening in North BaySargent & Lundy LLC, a project management and engineering consulting firm, is opening a second office location in KincardineThe Barracks Inn has opened in Ancaster, a suburb of HamiltonSports Medicine and Rehabilitation has opened a clinic in OrilliaChameleon Cafe and Lounge has opened in Fort ErieThe 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
Eclipse Automation, a manufacturer of automated equipment, will add a sixth location in Cambridge by mid-December, creating more than 120 high-skilled jobsMontana's BBQ & Bar restaurant will open at the end of November in Alliston with 80 to 100 workersRoyal 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 professionalsWhitesand 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 positionsThe 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 207SNC-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 enrollmentHamilton-Wentworth District School Board hired an extra 21 teachers, due to higher than expected enrolment in elementary schoolsThe 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 TorontoThe 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 mallBirnam Excavating Ltd. secured a $3.2M contract from the Town of Goderich towards the revitalization of Goderich Agricultural ParkThe Wildpine retirement residence held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new location in Stittsville County, expected to open in fall 2018Construction on St. Patrick's Catholic Church parish hall addition in Lennox and Addington County is underway and is expected to be completed by May 2018Frank & Oak Inc. opened a women's clothing store in TorontoVested Interest Trading gift and décor business is hiring two full-time and up to 10 part-time staff at its new location in North BaySurveyors on Site Inc. opened a new location in New LiskeardGoderich Toyota is opening a vehicle dealership and rental car business in KincardineRoyal 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.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
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- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 687 KB)
A report that provides an overview of major socio-economic trends that can have an impact on the local and provincial economy and labour market.
Sectoral Profiles provide an overview of recent labour market developments and outlooks for some of the key industries in various regions of the country.
- Arts, Entertainment and Recreation | (PDF, 194 KB)
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- Construction | (PDF, 286 KB)
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- Educational Services | (PDF, 229 KB)
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- Motor Vehicle, Body, Trailer and Parts Manufacturing | (PDF, 246 KB)
- Professional, Technical and Scientific Services | (PDF, 207 KB)
- Retail Trade | (PDF, 246 KB)
- Transportation and Warehousing | (PDF, 540 KB)
- Wood Product Manufacturing | (PDF, 247 KB)