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  • Start date: 2018-11-26, End date: 2018-11-30
    Week of Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018

    Bruce Power Limited Partnership will create 2000 skilled trade jobs by January 2020 as the Unit 6 Major Component Replacement project begins. The project value is over $2B and is expected to last 46 months.
    Excavation started for the $1.2B Toronto Port Lands flood protection project, creating an estimated 1,500 jobs during the cleanup and development phases
    Accenture, a consulting firm, opened an innovation hub in Toronto with 300 workers, and plans to add 800 technology jobs across Canada by 2020
    The National Capital Commission approved the construction of a soundstage campus and creative hub in Ottawa that is expected to create approximately 500 jobs in TV, film and animation industries
    Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. is building the necessary infrastructure for the $350M expansion of the Macassa Mine in Kirkland Lake that should be completed by 2023 and create 450 jobs
    SNC-Lavalin and Eclipse Automation Inc. secured a $33M production tooling contract to support Bruce Power¿s fuel channel and feeder replacement project. Manufacturing will take place in Mississauga and will be completed by September 2019.
    FedDev Ontairo invested $2.3M in the Bioenterprise Corporation, an agri-tech accelerator, funding up to 52 start-up companies in the agri-tech sector, supporting over 160 businesses and creating up to 290 jobs in southern Ontario
    Park View Homes will begin development on the first phase of the Bellamy Farms housing subdivision and proceed with renovations to the Hotel Rideau in Smiths Falls with a total construction value of $21.5M
    Following two years of renovations and an $8.5M investment, Owen Sound's city hall officially opened in November
    The City of Windsor is accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Student Lottery Program until January 11, approximately 125 to 150 jobs are available
    Dymech Engineering Inc. secured two contracts with a total value of $11.8M from the Government of Canada to construct an indoor live-fire training range at CFB Kingston to be completed in fall 2019
    The provincial government will provide $5.7M in funding to build and maintain 3000 kilometres of temporary winter roads in Northern Ontario for First Nation communities
    The City of Hamilton 2019 Summer Student Recruitment is accepting applications until January 25
    Radical Medical and Gage Recreational Cannabis hopes to create 100 cannabis production jobs in Hamilton by end of 2019
    The Government of Ontario will spend $8.5M on infrastructure upgrades to the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Grimsby beginning in December
    Canada Royal Milk, a subsidiary of Feihe International Inc., is looking to fill approximately 100 positions in Kingston by the end of March. The $225M infant formula manufacturing plant is scheduled to begin production in late 2019.
    Georgian Bay Biomed expects to hire 80 people once the construction of its 120,000-sq.-ft. facility in Collingwood is complete in early 2019
    A Country Inn & Suites by Radisson opened in Belleville
    The food court at Toronto's Union Station opened with ten food vendors
    St. Lawrence College held a grand-opening ceremony for the new Student Life and Innovation Centre and the Centre for Behavioural Studies in Kingston, part of a $42M expansion and renewal project
    Hart Stores Inc. will open a new department store in Stratford in December. Hart will initially hire up to 40 people to assist with the opening and holiday season and retain 15 people for permanent and part-time positions.
    Starlight Casino Point Edward officially reopened in November following a $26M renovation
    TJX Companies, Inc. will open a new HomeSense store at The Boardwalk in Kitchener in May 2019
    Three new restaurants, Copper Branch, Starbucks and Edo Japan, will open at Heartland Town Centre in Mississauga
    HEXO Corp., a Quebec-based producer and distributer of cannabis products, is recruiting for various positions in Belleville
    The Brick Ltd. opened a new Commercial Design Centre in Burlington
    The County of Simcoe opened a new $4.2M Paramedic Services Centre in Collingwood
    Blyth Academy, a private experiential learning high school, opened in Etobicoke
    Mr. Lube opened a new location in Stoney Creek
    Southern Crispy Chicken restaurant opened in Mount Forest in October
    Two new doctors will open family practices in early 2019 in North Perth
    Nipissing First Nation in North Bay received $1M from the provincial government to construct a new 10,000-sq.-ft. office building in the Bineshii Business Park, creating ten full time jobs
    Hard Hat Hunter in North Bay, a social networking site for tradespeople, is looking to expand in 2019 and hopes to hire 10 new staff
    Six Nations Polytechnic in Brantford will receive $732K from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to hire and train eight Cayuga language speakers to run an adult language immersion program over the next three years
    Bare Axe Throwing Bar and Lounge opened a location in Collingwood
    Thunder Bay's first overdose prevention site opened at the NorWest Community Health Centre
    Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing opened a Nipissing-Temiskaming Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic in November
    Appleflats Foods Inc. opened a new retail facility in Shakespeare
    Somerville Family Pharmacy opened in Kemptville
    General Motors of Canada Company will close their Oshawa plant in 2019 resulting in 2,500 layoffs
    Maple Leaf Foods Inc., will close its Toronto, Brampton and St. Mary's facilities by 2022, and consolidate its operations at a new $660M facility in London by 2025. The new facility will create 1,450 jobs and lead to a net reduction of about 300 jobs.
    Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. is reducing production levels by 25 percent at its seamless pipe manufacturing facility in Sault Ste. Marie and will temporarily layoff 90 union employees effective December 15
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will close branches in Longlac and in Terrace Bay in 2019, affecting eight employees
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will close their branch in Matheson in July 2019
    MēNa restaurant will close on December 23 in Ottawa
    Stompin Grounds Barn and Nightlife bar closed in Orangeville
  • Start date: 2018-11-19, End date: 2018-11-23
    Week of Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2018

    A $230M investment into the Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster by the federal government, matched by the private sector, is projected to create more than 13,500 jobs over the next 10 years
    Construction on the new $200M United Parcel Service (UPS) facility began in Caledon, with expected completion in late 2020
    Panattoni Development Company, Inc. is building a large manufacturing facility for Adidas Canada in Brant County and plans to construct a large warehouse building, alongside 6 smaller buildings in Hamilton over the next 15 months
    Green Relief is undergoing a $70M expansion in Hamilton and will create 100 full-time jobs by 2019
    Coulson's Cannabis will host a job fair on December 16 at The Plex in Saugeen Shores. The company hopes to fill about 100 positions at its new cannabis extraction facility in 2019.
    SilverCreek Group and Doornekamp Construction Ltd. received approval from the Town of Greater Napanee to begin construction on the Gibbard District condominium project in 2019
    Collegiate Avenue Public School in Stoney Creek will undergo a $10.4M upgrade and expansion project commencing June 2019
    Brick Brewing Co. Ltd. will spend $9.6M to expand their Waterloo Brewing brewery and retail store
    Retailers Marshalls and Urban Planet will open locations at the Intercity Shopping Centre in Thunder Bay
    A new community centre and an affordable housing complex for seniors is under construction in Toronto, with expected completion in spring 2020
    Restaurant chain Ruth's Chris Steak House opened a location in Markham
    Vehikl, a software developer, is expanding into London and plans to grow its current workforce from nine to thirty-five employees
    Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. opened a new 20,000-sq.ft. store in Ottawa
    Shasta Ventures is investing $10M in Isara Corp., a software development startup in Waterloo. Isara Corp. will develop new products and expects to hire 20 new employees.
    The University of Guelph received $4.7M in funding from the federal government for various research projects
    Air Bravo Corporation and Executive Aviation have jointly purchased and renovated a hangar at the Greater Sudbury Airport
    Construction is underway on a 5,000-sq.-ft. expansion of the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre scheduled to be completed in spring 2019
    Osmow's, a Mediterranean restaurant, opened a new location in Bradford
    Bonfire Interactive Ltd. is expanding their Kitchener office by 8,000-sq.-ft. and will hire additional employees to fill the space
    North American Nickel Inc. has contracted Forage M3 Drilling Services Inc. and Crone Geophysics and Exploration Ltd. to undertake a 1,000-metre exploration and drill program at its Post Creek property in Sudbury
    Motitech AS, a Norwegian company employing technology to help seniors stay active, will open an office in Ottawa and expects to create up to 15 jobs over two years
    Construction is underway in Alliston on a $2.2M reconstruction of King Street, to be completed next year
    C.H. Demill Holdings Inc. will expand the Melrose Quarry in Tyendinaga Township by 63-acres
    YouthLink, a facility for homeless youth, will open in Scarborough in February 2019
    Healthy Babies, Happy Families Clinic, a mid-wife clinic, opened in Collingwood
    David's Bridal will open their 12th Canadian store in Vaughan at the end of December
    Two technology companies in Sault Ste. Marie, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited and Insightworks Learning and Development, received $645,000 in provincial funding for software development
    Pudgyboy's Diner opened in Ottawa
    Nestlé Waters Canada laid off an unknown number of workers from their Guelph plant due to cost increases
    Torstar Corporation eliminated 13 jobs in its StarMetro department in Toronto
  • Start date: 2018-11-12, End date: 2018-11-16
    Week of Nov 12 - Nov 16, 2018

    Ranovus Inc., an innovative technology manufacturer, will invest $50M, with the help from Government of Canada, in the construction of a new manufacturing facility in Ottawa, creating approximately 566 jobs
    North Inc., a Waterloo based technology company, will receive a $24M repayable contribution from the federal government and will create 230 new jobs in Kitchener
    The Toronto Police Service plans to add 175 officers by the end of this year
    A McDonald's opened in Scarborough, employing 150 staff
    Muskoka Grown Ltd., a cannabis producer, secured a $10M investment towards a new processing facility and retail shop, opening in May 2019. The expansion will result in 100 new jobs.
    IN8 Development began work on a $100M, 33-storey condominium building in Kitchener and expects to conclude construction in the summer of 2021
    IN8 Developments is expected to begin construction on the Sage Prestige, a 10-storey condominium development in Kingston, in 2019
    Canadian Shield Health Care Services Inc., in partnership with Canadore College, will create 60 new personal support worker and nursing jobs in North Bay through the Village project in May 2019
    Construction began on Coca-Cola Canada's Minute Maid manufacturing facility in Peterborough, with expected completion in spring 2020
    The federal government will spend $88.6M to build and repair police stations in First Nation and Inuit communities over seven years
    A $35M Westport modernization project at the port of Hamilton will receive $17.7M in federal government funding and has an estimated completion date as the end of 2020
    Algonquin Nursing Home in Mattawa is undergoing a $20M redevelopment and should open in mid-January
    Cactus Club Café, a restaurant chain, opened its second Ontario location at CF Sherway Gardens in Etobicoke
    A $25M expansion of the Ottawa International Airport terminal is scheduled to begin in spring 2019, part of a five-year $45M transformation project
    Reconstruction work valued at $13.4M is underway on the Kingston Mills locks and is scheduled to be completed by spring 2021
    Construction began on a $13M Nipissing University Student Centre in North Bay and should be completed by 2020
    Sandy Lake First Nation received $9.2M from the federal government to upgrade and expand its existing water treatment plant, with construction expected to begin in December 2019
    T&T Supermarket, an Asian grocery store, will open in Waterloo in December
    A Home Hardware location is currently under construction in Haliburton and will open in April 2019
    Construction valued at $7.2M connecting Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation to the City of Kenora's water system is expected to start in January and finish next fall
    Huron Central Railway, operating between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, received $980,000 from the Government of Ontario to support operations and infrastructure needs
    Armour Alloys Stainless & Aluminum in Cambridge is looking to expand their facility and hire up to 20 new employees in the next few years
    Firehouse Subs, Pita Pit, and Starbucks will open locations in the Zehrs plaza in Owen Sound in early 2019
    B13 Baker's Dozen, an art and retail gallery, has opened at London's Lilley's Corners and will include tenants such as Odyssey Records, and Dundas & Sons Brewing Company
    O¿Farrell Financial Services Inc. opened a new office in Renfrew
    Caisse Populaire Alliance, a financial institution, will open a branch in Nipissing this spring
    Hoshizaki House, a crisis shelter for women and children in Dryden, opened their new 8,000-sq.-ft. facility
    Boreal Family Medicine clinic opened in September in Sudbury, employing 4 people
    Pauline's Palace, a social services organization in Sault Ste. Marie, received $75,000 through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and hired 2 new employees
    Nestlé Canada Inc. will close their Purina PetCare Company, a pet food manufacturer in Mississauga, in 2019 as operations are moved to the U.S., affecting 87 employees
    The Waterloo Hotel in uptown Waterloo closed
  • Start date: 2018-11-05, End date: 2018-11-09
    Week of Nov 05 - Nov 09, 2018

    Construction began on the new Agincourt and Milliken GO Stations in Scarborough. The Agincourt Station is expected to be complete in 2020 while the Milliken Station will be done in 2021.
    University of Guelph received $2.13M from a technology start up Left, and research group Mitacs, to work on developing improved mobile networks in remote communities, supporting up to 120 graduate student internships over five years
    Starlim North America Corporation, a silicone products manufacturer in London, completed its expansion and plans to hire up to 120 workers over the next five years
    Wal-Mart Canada Corp. is looking to fill 100 positions at the Cornwall Distribution Hub
    Decast Ltd., a manufacturer of infrastructure precast products, is expanding and will create 70 new jobs in Essa Township. Facility expansion will take place from November until mid-2019.
    Underground servicing work began for a 79-unit townhouse development in Markdale
    Ottawa Student Transportation Authority has 52 vacancies for school bus drivers in the Ottawa area
    Construction began on the new $12M North York Women's Shelter, with expected completion in summer 2019
    UL CLEB, a company offering building science and building envelope testing services, opened a new facility in Toronto
    T&T Supermarket, an Asian grocery store, opened in Aurora
    The LCBO opened a new location in Kitchener's Pioneer Park Plaza and will employ 11 full-time and part-time staff
    The LCBO opened a new location in Tottenham
    A Boston Pizza restaurant is expected to open in the Settlers Ridge Centre in Smiths Falls by mid-2019
    Five projects in North Bay received a total of $768,000 in government funding, creating 16 full time jobs
    ScutiX, a mobile data centre solution provider, will establish a Canadian head office in Stratford¿s Wright Business Park in 2019
    The Village, a 38,000-sq.-ft. holistic teaching facility, opened at Canadore College in North Bay
    Axe & Arrow Gastropub is set to open in Smiths Falls
    Matt & Nat, an accessory fashion brand, opened two new standalone stores in Toronto at CF Sherway Gardens and Square One Shopping Centre
    UPS Canada Ltd. opened a new 40,000-sq.-ft. facility in Ottawa
    GreenLeaf Productions, Inc., is opening a 12,000-sq.-ft. cannabidiol (CBD) extraction facility in St. Thomas
    Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. has opened a store in Bradford
    North Wellington Co-Op opened their new fertilizer facility which includes a chemical warehouse
    Brantford West Medical Centre Walk-In Clinic has opened a second location, the Grey Gretzky Medical Centre, in Brantford
    Ren's Pets, a Canadian-owned pet store chain, has opened a location in Barrie
    The Angus Health Centre has opened in Alliston, with a pharmacy scheduled to open in early 2019
    Bombardier Inc. will eliminate 500 jobs in Ontario, 2,500 in Quebec, and another 2,000 from operations outside Canada
    Lowe¿s Companies Inc. will close 31 of its Lowe's and Rona stores across Canada by early 2019. Nine stores and a regional support centre will be closed in Ontario.
    Jean Machine Clothing Inc. will close all of its 24 Ontario stores by the end of February and continue with e-commerce operations only
    Two retirement homes, Fairfield Manor West and Fairfield Manor East, closed in Kingston
    Pro Bono Ontario legal clinic will close its three offices in December, one in Ottawa and two in Toronto, affecting 15 administrative staff
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will close its branch in Tamworth, north of Napanee, by July 2019
    Northway Cleaners and The Party Store closed in North Bay
  • Start date: 2018-10-29, End date: 2018-11-02
    Week of Oct 29 - Nov 02, 2018

    Tribute Communities' 245-unit residential subdivision in Shelburne has been approved for construction
    Canadian Army Reserve, The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, is looking to recruit approximately 200 new members in the next couple of years for part-time positions
    Toronto Premium Outlets will open a new expansion in mid-November, adding over 40 new stores and a full-service Madison's Restaurant and Bar
    Collège Boréal, a French language college from Sudbury, announced the start of construction on its $21.7M Toronto campus. The college is expected to open by 2020 or early 2021.
    Construction of The Rec Room, a large Cineplex Inc. entertainment complex, will begin early next year in Barrie with plans to open in summer of 2020
    The University of Waterloo opened their newest engineering building, Engineering 7, an $88 million project featuring an artificial intelligence facility
    Faire and Bungalow, two online platform companies, are hiring for their software development teams in Kitchener. Faire expects to hire 10 employees by the end of 2018, and up to 50 programmers in 2019.
    Quinte Health Care Corporation is recruiting up to 40 registered nurses, registered practical nurses, and supporting personnel at its four hospital sites in Belleville, Bancroft, Picton and Trenton
    A Foodland in Kirkland Lake is reopening on November 1 after shutting down in April due to a fire
    Northern College officially opened a $19.2M Integrated Emergency Services Complex in Timmins
    Resolute Forest Products is investing $53.5M to upgrade and improve operations in Thunder Bay, 25 jobs have been created
    Canac-Marquis Grenier Ltd., a chain of building supplies stores, will open its first location in Ontario in Hawkesbury. The store is part of a $71M municipal-led redevelopment project of the former Amoco oil plant site.
    Goldcorp Inc. received $5M from the federal government towards green and environmental friendly initiatives at its new Borden Lake Mine near Chapleau, which is on track to go into production in 2019
    The Last Level Lounge restaurant will open in Barrie in late November
    North Eastern Ontario Women's Health Network fertility clinic opened in Sudbury
    Rulmeca Canada Limited, a motorized pulley and roller supplier, announced plans to expand their Wallaceburg factory in Chatham-Kent by 22,000-sq.-.ft.
    Peloton Interactive, Inc., a fitness and technology company, opened a retail location in downtown Toronto, and is opening two more locations at Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Square One in Mississauga
    The Burrito Bar and Shawarma Mexican and Middle Eastern Grill opened in Collingwood
    Maker North Inc., a 3D manufacturer in Sault Ste. Marie, created four full-time and two part-time jobs with funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp in the amount of $178K
    Orangetheory Fitness is opening a location in Orangeville
    Iron Forge pizzeria in Winchester, North Dundas, is hiring drivers and staff
    Tenneco Inc. plans to close its plant in Owen Sound by middle of 2020, affecting nearly 500 people
    Sandvik Materials Technology Canada will close its steel tubing plant in Arnprior by the end of 2019, affecting 160 employees
    Leo Baeck Day School, a private Jewish school, is closing its York Region Campus due to declining enrolment
    Weber Street Public House restaurant has permanently closed in Waterloo
  • Start date: 2018-10-22, End date: 2018-10-26
    Week of Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2018

    ArcelorMittal Dofasco in Hamilton will seek to hire 300 people per year over the next three years. Positions include millwrights, steamfitters, electricians, welders, and information technology workers.
    Think Research Corp., a digital health care provider, is expanding to a new location in downtown Toronto and will increase their staff from 220 to over 500 once the move is complete
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Canada Aerospace (MHICA), an aerospace manufacturer, is expanding their Mississauga facility with completion expected in November 2019
    Dymon Storage Corp. plans to open 18 new storage facilities in Ottawa and the Greater Toronto Area by 2021
    Conestoga College opened the $58M expansion of their Waterloo campus which includes new labs, student-run restaurant and welcome center
    BBL Energy Inc. plans to open a new recycling operation in Johnstown, located east of Prescott, by the end of March 2019, creating 24 jobs
    Cambrian College in Sudbury received $2.5M from the Government of Canada to invest in high-tech equipment to develop locally-made products, creating over 20 full time jobs
    AirRiderz opened a 30,000-sq.-ft. trampoline park in Vaughan
    Entomo Farms, a cricket food product manufacturer in the Peterborough area, is expanding their production facilities and intends to expand its workforce by 38 percent within the next year
    Hudson Integrative Healthcare opened in Stoney Creek
    Manitoulin Physio Centre finished construction on its new site and is now open in M'Chigeeng
    On The Rock Fitness Center is now open in Little Current in Manitoulin
    Almond Butterfly, a gluten-free café and bakeshop, is opening their second location in Toronto in April 2019; with plans to open more locations over the next few years
    iQ Food Co., a healthy casual dining restaurant, opened their flagship location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto
    General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, a London-based defence manufacturing company, has laid off 37 salaried positions in addition to laying off 28 temporary workers last month
    The local Espanola Police Service disbanded at the end of September, replaced by the Ontario Provincial Police, affecting 20 positions
    A private ServiceOntario Centre in Meaford shut down permanently on October 18, it was operated by an independent service provider
    Phaze 1 Fitness closed in Pembroke
  • Start date: 2018-10-19, End date: 2018-10-23
    Week of Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2018

    New Energy Kreations, a custom furniture design and upholstery store in Kemptville, is relocating to a larger location and is hiring additional staff
  • Start date: 2018-10-15, End date: 2018-10-19
    Week of Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2018

    General Motors of Canada Ltd. will build a new Urban Mobility Research and Development centre and car dealership complex in Toronto, creating more than 200 jobs. The complex itself will employ approximately 2,000 workers.
    Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited will open a casino and entertainment complex in Wasaga Beach, creating approximately 400 jobs
    Longo Brothers Fruit Markets Inc. is opening Canada's first energy efficient 'net-zero supermarket' in Stouffville. The 40,000-sq.-ft. store will use 35% less energy than average and produce 65% of its own energy.
    Bélanger Construction Ltd. will begin the first phase of construction on the $30M Place des Arts Francophone arts centre in Sudbury this month. It is expected to be completed in 2020, creating 180 construction jobs.
    More than $26M in construction projects are underway in the City of Belleville including a new police station, the Arabella Retirement Living residences and the Hastings County Home for Good affordable housing complex 
    Delta Hotels by Marriott Thunder Bay is set to open in December 2018. The eight-storey hotel will include a restaurant, a lounge, 149 guest rooms and 6,500-sq.-ft. of meeting space.
    Choice Hotels broke ground on a Quality Inn & Suites hotel in the Town of Amherstburg in Essex County. The hotel is expected to open by 2020 and will employ 20 staff.
    Sitel Group is looking to hire more than 200 employees at their call-centre in St. Catharines by the end of the year
    Mastermind Toys is planning on opening 30 new locations across Canada in the next three years with two locations opening in Ontario by November, one in Owen Sound and one in Hamilton
    Emblem Cannabis in Paris will expand its production plant and expects to hire an additional 30 to 50 employees
    The City of Kingston began construction on a $24.5M fleet maintenance garage which is expected to be completed by summer 2020
    The Government of Canada will invest over $2.1M in Oakville-based LED lighting technology company, GVA Lighting Inc., creating up to 49 full-time jobs
    Two sawmills expanded in Kenora. Kenora Forest Products will be hiring 15 to 20 new employees in November and Ear Falls' Eacom Timber added 12 workers in August.
    Instant Brands Inc., the makers of Instant Pot, expect to hire an additional 20 staff at their headquarters in Ottawa
    Construction is underway on a new Picard's Peanuts location in Fort Erie, it is expected to be completed later this year
    A new LCBO opened in Peterborough, employing 21 full- and part-time employees
    A new Children with Medical Complexity Clinic opened at the Lansdowne Children's Centre in Brantford
    EarlyON will open a new child care centre in the Town of Erin later this year
    Giant Tiger Stores Ltd., a Canadian discount store, opened a location in Hamilton
    Magnotta Winery opened a store in Sudbury
    Firehouse Subs opened a new location in Barrie
    Galito's Flame Grilled Chicken opened a location in downtown Kitchener
    Sleep Country Canada Inc. opened a fifth location in Hamilton
    Friendly Fires, a retailer of fireplaces and outdoor products, opened a store in Belleville 
    Sarah Cole Cider is hiring for a new cider house in Vankleek Hill, in the Town of Champlain
    Internet service provider, Ottawa Valley Internet, opened in Renfrew
    The Boko Bakery in Ottawa will close by December 1
    Vegetarian & Fast Food Restaurant in Waterloo has closed
  • Start date: 2018-10-08, End date: 2018-10-12
    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
  • Start date: 2018-10-01, End date: 2018-10-05
    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
  • Start date: 2018-09-24, End date: 2018-09-28
    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
  • Start date: 2018-09-17, End date: 2018-09-21
    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
  • Start date: 2018-09-10, End date: 2018-09-14
    Week of Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2018

    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 jobs
    First Studio City will start construction on a new $100M film studio in Markham in spring 2019, with an expected completion by 2020
    WeedMD, 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 York
    Bonfire Interactive Ltd., a Waterloo software company, plans to expand and double its workforce following merger with five other companies
    Leclerc Group, a cookie, snack bar and cracker manufacturer, will open a production plant in Cornwall with operations set to begin in spring 2019
    Three 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 Toronto
    Construction 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 2018
    The Morton Community Healthcare Centre in Lakefield, Peterborough County opened a new medical clinic
    Lachance 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 Coast
    The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel and Suites in Thunder Bay will undergo up to $4M in renovations over the next couple of years
    Giant Tiger and Bad Boy Electronics will open locations at the RioCan Centre in Kingston
    Kraus Flooring laid off more than 250 employees at their Waterloo plant
    The 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 Centre
    Toronto Premium Outlets will host a job fair in Halton Hills on September 25 with over 50 hiring retailers
    The Canadian Apparel Federation and the City of Toronto will host the Apparel and Fashion Career Fair on September 25 at Metro Hall in Toronto
    The Cornwall and Area Job Fair will be held at the Cornwall Civic Complex on October 3, featuring employers from Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne
    RS Technologies Inc., a composite utility pole manufacturer in Tilbury, will host a job fair on September 24 at the Municipal Centre
    The Canadian Army Reserve Open House and Job Fair will be held at units across Canada on September 29
  • Start date: 2018-09-03, End date: 2018-09-07
    Week of Sep 03 - Sep 07, 2018

    Green Relief, a medical cannabis manufacturer, will expand its operations in Flamboro and Stoney Creek resulting in 250 new jobs for the Hamilton region
    Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. is expanding the Baskin-Robbins ice-cream chain in Ontario with 18 new locations, including the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and Ottawa
    Indiva, 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 space
    The City of Cambridge opened a new fire station and hired 20 additional firefighters
    Seniors Active Living Centre, a membership-based centre for seniors¿ activities, will open two locations in the Ottawa area on October 1 and in early 2019
    A $1.3M upgrade of Isabella St. in Parry Sound is scheduled for spring 2019
    Northern Mining Analytical Laboratory, a minerals testing facility, opened in Timmins
    The Kenora District Services Board and Bimose Tribal Council will open an Urban Indigenous childcare centre in spring 2019
    The Town of Bracebridge and District of Muskoka opened a new paramedic and fire station on September 6
    Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza opened in Georgetown
    Brock Street Brewery will open a second location in Whitby this fall
    The City of North Bay awarded the Para Bus contract to Voyageur Transportation
    Max¿s Pet Deli opened in Sudbury
    The City of Thunder Bay is hiring regular and spare crossing guards for the 2018-19 academic year
    Lola's Kitchen closed in Toronto, affecting more than 45 employees
    General Dynamics Land Systems Canada, an armoured vehicle manufacturer, has laid off 28 temporary workers at its London plant
  • Start date: 2018-08-27, End date: 2018-08-31
    Week of Aug 27 - Aug 31, 2018

    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 2020
    Northern Heat Treat Ltd., a business specializing in steel hardening, is hiring general labourers at its new location in the Greater Sudbury Area
    Construction 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 Whitby
    The City of Windsor will spend $4.1M towards the rejuvenation of two parking garages
    The 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 Sudbury
    Two Canadian-based ride-sharing companies, Uridetech and AutomatIQ Technologies Inc.'s GoDrivR, are seeking drivers in the Chatham-Kent area
    Uber Technologies Inc. launched food delivery service Uber Eats in Thunder Bay
    Sideways Bar and Grill opened its first location in Campbellford, a town in Northumberland County
    Caribou General Store opened in downtown Carleton Place, located in Lanark County
    The Jolly Rogers Sports Bar opened in Parry Sound
    DSW 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 employees
    A Beer Store location in downtown Ottawa will close on October 14
  • Start date: 2018-08-20, End date: 2018-08-24
    Week of Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2018

    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 jobs
    The 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 fall
    The 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 Superior
    The 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 Toronto
    EllisDon 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 employers
    Amazon.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 3
    The City of Kingston is looking to hire workers for the 2018 municipal election this October
    Cementation 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 October
    M&M Food Market, a retailer of specialty frozen foods, opened a new store in Scarborough in August
    DUCA Credit Union opened a new branch in Mount Albert, located within the Town of East Gwillimbury in August
    Oak and Linen Home, a home décor shop, has opened in Arva, Middlesex County in August
    Escapology, an escape room attraction, opened in London in August
    A Starbucks location is currently under construction in North Bay and scheduled to open in early 2019
    Three Windsor restaurants: Downtown Pizza Co., Snackbar-B-Q and Good Neighbour, have closed
    The Salvation Army will close its Thrift Store in Windsor effective September 1, affecting about 19 employees
    Amazon.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
  • Start date: 2018-08-13, End date: 2018-08-17
    Week of Aug 13 - Aug 17, 2018

    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 Canada
    The 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 August
    Excavation at the site of the proposed Kingsway Entertainment District in Sudbury will go ahead with site preparation work valued at $8.5M
    The 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 programming
    Nakina 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 Falls
    Cy 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 2019
    Pajar 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 September
    Nickel City Cheese opened in Sudbury
    Sault Ste. Marie's newly renovated port of entry plans to hire six to eight employees over the next few years 
    The 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 trades
    The Corner Comedy Club opened its third location in Niagara Falls
    The 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 August
    Travel agency Sinorama Holidays Inc. closed in Markham, ceasing all Ontario operations
    The Government of Canada announced $5.75M in funding for new renewable energy technology for wastewater treatment facilities in the Region of Waterloo
  • Start date: 2018-08-06, End date: 2018-08-10
    Week of Aug 06 - Aug 10, 2018

    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 officers
    Harte 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 Mississauga
    The 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 Ajax
    Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities awarded a $300K grant to Durham Challenger Baseball to install an accessible baseball diamond at Whitby's Willow Park
    The Government of Canada announced an investment of more than $117K to Greenbelt Microgreens in Lynden to hire students under the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative
    Biigtigong 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 2018
    MERV-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 Canada
    Essar Steel Algoma Inc., operating as Algoma, recommissioned the former Lake Superior Power Plant to increase power capacity at its steelmaking facility in Sault Ste. Marie
    MINISO, a Japanese lifestyle brand and Chinese variety retailer, opened a location at Toronto's Scarborough Town Centre in August 2018
    A Freshii restaurant franchise is expected to open in Burlington Mall this fall
    The YMCA of Sudbury will hold a job crawl event to connect job seekers with potential employers on August 23, 2018
    BioAmber Inc. is shutting down its chemical manufacturing plant in Sarnia, laying off close to 60 employees
    Northern Credit Union, Ltd. will close its Mindemoya branch on Manitoulin Island on November 30, 2018
  • Start date: 2018-07-30, End date: 2018-08-03
    Week of Jul 30 - Aug 03, 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 Hamilton
    A $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 Centre
    The Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute will hire four new staff members to administer an Anishinabek education support program launching this fall on Manitoulin Island
    The 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 doctor
    The City of Peterborough announced the sale of electricity distribution company, Peterborough Distribution Inc., to Hydro One Limited for $105M
    Canada Cobalt Works Inc. assembled a pilot plant at its Castle property northeast of Gowganda
    Orin Contractors Corporation started construction on a new bus transit terminal in the City of Markham
    The Mon Sheong Foundation plans to build a 320-unit long-term care facility in Stouffville by the end of 2022
    Kuhkenah 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 Ontario
    The 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. Marie
    The First Round Draft Sports Bar and Grill opened in Atikokan
    Georgia-Pacific LLC will be closing its Dixie Cup manufacturing plant in Brampton at the end of 2018, laying off 133 workers
    The 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 layoffs
    Ontario 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.
  • Start date: 2018-07-23, End date: 2018-07-27
    Week of Jul 23 - Jul 27, 2018

    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 budget 
    The 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 future
    Walmart Canada Corp. is looking to fill 100 positions for its Cornwall Distribution Hub
    Greenhouses 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 year
    Elastic Path Software Inc. opened a new Canadian location in Markham and is currently hiring software engineers
    Revera Inc. announced the building of a new 96-bed long-term care facility in Hanover
    Chick-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 location
    Jollibee, a Filipino fast-food chain, opened its second Toronto-area location in Mississauga
    The Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT), a Sudbury-based provider of skilled labour training, opened a location in Thunder Bay
    SmartCentres 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 Sudbury
    The 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 Essex
    Phase three of a multi-year upgrade of Highway 101 through Timmins is underway with $3M in funding from the provincial government
    The Town of Mattawa will invest $1.3M on a variety of capital projects
    The Ottawa transit company, OC Transpo, will lay off 345 employees by December as the service transitions to the City's light rail transit project
    The Earl of Whitchurch Pub closed in Stouffville
  • Start date: 2018-07-20, End date: 2018-07-24
    Week of Jul 20 - Jul 24, 2018

    George Weston Ltd. closed its Weston Bakeries outlet in Sudbury, resulting in the loss of three jobs
  • Start date: 2018-07-16, End date: 2018-07-20
    Week of Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018

    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 jobs
    Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. and Hydrogenics Corporation have opened the Markham Energy Storage Facility, North America's first major power-to-gas energy storage facility
    Hillcrest 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 HomeSense
    Geranium Corporation will begin construction of Vista Flats and Towns in Whitchurch-Stouffville, which will total 120 condominium one-level flats and two-storey townhomes
    The 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 2019
    The 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 schools
    The City of Mississauga is hiring more than 2,500 workers for the 2018 municipal election in late October
    Toronto 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 youth
    ABcann 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 jobs
    Peterborough-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 Council
    Burger King plans to open a restaurant location in Sault Ste. Marie
    Ruscio Masonry and Construction Ltd. will convert the former Alex Muir Public School in Sault Ste. Marie into a 16-unit residential building
    Co-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 Thornloe
    The FedEx Ground facility in Belleville is undergoing a $1.37M expansion to improve service capabilities
    Mettko 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 2019
    Temagami 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 residence
    Muskoka 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 positions
    APANS Health Services will be laying off approximately 45 registered practical nurses and personal support workers at its Copper Terrace Long Term Care facility in Chatham
    The Toronto-based Canadian Space Commerce Association, aimed at promoting Canadian companies involved in the space industry, has declared itself insolvent and has ceased operations
    The Pearl King restaurant has closed in downtown Toronto
  • Start date: 2018-07-09, End date: 2018-07-13
    Week of Jul 09 - Jul 13, 2018

    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 2019
    Toronto 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 October
    The 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 Etobicoke
    Barry 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 operations
    Carttera Private Equities Inc. is starting construction on an 18-storey tower downtown Toronto with construction expected to be completed late 2020
    The municipality of Chatham-Kent is seeking to fill 90 temporary positions to support the upcoming October 22 municipal elections
    Versace will open a two-story, 3,000 sq.-ft. flagship store in Yorkville in 2019
    Toronto Region Conservation Authority will commence construction of seven new buildings 1000 sq.-ft each at Kortright Centre for Conservation
    Greenergy Fuels Canada Inc. announced that it will build a new rail-to-road fuel supply terminal, creating approximately 10 new jobs
    The 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 September
    Greyhound Canada will discontinue service west of sudbury, effective October 31, as part of nation-wide cuts
    The Canada Bread Factory will close its Woodstock manufacturing plant in August, affecting 70 positions
    A Pita Pit franchise restaurant closed in North Bay
  • Start date: 2018-07-02, End date: 2018-07-06
    Week of Jul 02 - Jul 06, 2018

    The Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission has approved a $4.9M sewer separation project with Henry Heyink Construction Ltd. which will begin later this year
    Jakeman's Maple Syrup is building a new 17,000-sq.-ft. production facility which is expected to be completed by December 2018
    General Motors Canada Ltd. will rehire 25 of 400 laid-off workers at its CAMI Automotive assembly plant in Ingersoll
    Dairy Queen will open its third location in Brantford in early 2019, resulting in 30 to 40 jobs
    Miniso, a Japanese lifestyle brand and Chinese variety retailer, will open a location in Oakville Place
    The District School Board Ontario North East will spend an estimated $18M on 200+ projects this summer
    A Montana's BBQ & Bar restaurant is scheduled to open in August in Sault Ste. Marie, creating between 75 and 100 jobs
    The former Thunder Bay District Courthouse is being converted into a 41-room boutique hotel scheduled to open this fall
    Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza will open its first Halton Hills location in August
    Magna International Inc. is closing its Grenville Castings plant in Perth by June 2019, affecting as many as 380 employees
    Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. laid-off 40 employees and will adjust production levels at its facility in Sault Ste. Marie
    WestJet Airlines Ltd. will cease operating out of the Greater Sudbury Airport as of October 28 due to insufficient demand
  • Start date: 2018-06-18, End date: 2018-06-22
    Week of Jun 18 - Jun 22, 2018

    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 years
    Nestlé Canada is hiring 150 full-time employees at their London ice cream product manufacturing facility, which is undergoing a $51.5M expansion
    The City of Ottawa's Elections Office is looking to fill over 3,000 positions for the upcoming municipal elections in October
    IKEA 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 Hub
    Tricon Capital Group Inc. started construction on the 36-storey mixed use rental tower at 57 Spadina in Toronto
    Maverick Developments is constructing a new 33,500-sq.-ft. Sobey's Foodland in Ottawa, expected to open this fall
    Brescia University College, in London, has broken ground on a new $14M pavilion which is expected to be completed in fall 2019
    Maple 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 students
    The 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 2019
    WestJet Airlines has launched a new airline, Swoop, at Hamilton International Airport
    Manulife 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 work
    Holt Renfrew Men closed in downtown Toronto in June
  • Start date: 2018-06-04, End date: 2018-06-08
    Week of Jun 04 - Jun 08, 2018

    The City of Sudbury will spend $90M on road construction in 2018
    Aphria Inc. is investing $55M to build a new cannabis extraction facility in Leamington, which will create 50 new jobs
    Kinectrics Inc., a Bruce Power supplier has secured two new locations in Bruce County and plans to create 50 jobs over the next several years
    The 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 Mississauga 
    Reko International Group Inc. has opened a new automation facility in Lakeshore, which will employ 30 people
    UNIQLO 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 Markham
    Tomlinson Aqua Park in Kingston has opened for the summer season
    Samuel, Son & Co., a metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, will invest $18M towards expanding its Brantford automotive metal processing centre by end of this year
    Shaw 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 2018
    Rexall 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
  • Start date: 2018-05-28, End date: 2018-06-01
    Week of May 28 - Jun 01, 2018

    Amazon.com, INC. will open a one million-square foot distribution center in Ottawa, which will create up to 1,000 new jobs
    National 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 cars
    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a 165,800-sq.-ft. store in Toronto in June
    Sport Chek Kids (FGL Sports Ltd.) opened in Vaughan with 22 employees
    A Freshii restaurant franchise will open in June in Sault Ste. Marie with 16 full and part-time staff
    Wajax 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 jobs
    DelShen Therapeutics Corp. (48North Cannabis Corp.) is hiring for various positions at its medical marijuana cultivation facility in Kirkland Lake
    Rogers 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 York
    TMG Builders Inc. is set to begin construction on the Mississauga Square condominium development by Plazacorp Urban Residential Communities
    Miller 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 1
    Chatham-Kent City Council awarded a $2.35M tender to Agri-Urban Building Inc. for a new animal shelter
    Finn Way General Contractors Inc. will complete $1.6M in renovations to the Sioux Mountain Public School over the summer
    The Big Carrot health food store will open a second location in Toronto
    An Iqbal Halal Foods grocery store will open in July in Mississauga
    Hyde Park Equipment, an agricultural equipment dealer, opened a second location south of London
    Bell Media Inc. will eliminate 17 positions in television programming in Toronto
  • Start date: 2018-05-21, End date: 2018-05-25
    Week of May 21 - May 25, 2018

    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 professions
    High 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 7th
    Jack Larabie Distribution Inc. will construct a new building at the Russell Industrial Park in Prescott-Russell to meet growing market demand
    Doornekamp 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 River
    Finn 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 reconstruction
    Kix 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 Area
    Fashion brand Soia & Kyo, a division of the APP Group, Inc., will open its first retail store in Mississauga in August
    Innovative Steam Technologies, a Cambridge-based boiler repair and steam generator manufacturer has permanently closed affecting about 75 employees
    Genesee & Wyoming Canada Inc. will discontinue operating the Huron Central Railway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury by the end of the year, affecting 44 employees
    car2go N.A. LLC, a car sharing service, will cease operating in Toronto on May 31
    Opportunity 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 years
    The Far Northeast Training Board will host a career fair on June 6 as part of the Big Event Mining Expo in Timmins
  • Start date: 2018-05-14, End date: 2018-05-18
    Week of May 14 - May 18, 2018

    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 jobs
    Fowler Construction Co. Ltd. is hiring summer crew members as it prepares to take over the Huntsville Area Maintenance Contract for provincial highways starting May 26
    Construction began on Galleria Centre, a new 250,000-sq.-ft. shopping mall in Mississauga
    TJX Canada is hiring for a new HomeSense store in North Bay
    A new food court housing 15 retailers will open in Devonshire Mall in Windsor on June 27th
    Preliminary work is underway at the site of Sierra Building Group's Platform Condos On The Danforth project in Toronto
    Construction began on the new École élémentaire catholique de Milton scheduled to open in September 2019
    The Salvation Army Thunder Bay Community and Residential Services broke ground on the new Journey to Life Centre to be completed in the fall of 2019
    Construction began on a new $4.5M art gallery in Kenora to be completed next year
    Luxottica Retail Canada Inc. plans to open an Oliver Peoples eyewear store in Toronto in 2018
    An overdose prevention site will be set up in Kingston following a $130,000 investment by the provincial government
    Centro Sports Bar and Restaurant in Sault Ste. Marie closed
    Earlton Grocery King in Timiskaming District will close resulting in 10 layoffs
    The Bank of Nova Scotia will close its Campbellville branch in Milton on October 10
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will close its branch in Englehart in Timiskaming District on November 15, affecting four employees
  • Start date: 2018-05-07, End date: 2018-05-11
    Week of May 07 - May 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Construction began on the Henvey Inlet Wind project by Pattern Energy Group LP and Nigig Power Corp. The 87-turbine project is expected to create 500 jobs during construction and be completed by mid-2019.
  • Start date: 0028-04-09, End date: 0028-04-13
    Week of Apr 09 - Apr 13, 0028

    Mad Radish, a chain of salad-based restaurants out of Ottawa, opened its first location in Toronto  
    A merger between Guelph Hydro and Alectra will affect approximately 70 workers; however half will be offered jobs elsewhere

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