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  • Week of Aug 07 - Aug 11, 2017

    Since July 4, the Matane youth services cooperative has been employing 15 youths between the ages of 12 and 15 who are working their first jobs. The coop offers services including  car washing, babysitting, grass mowing,  and various odd jobs.
    The Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM), previously known as the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT), has announced the creation of 26 jobs in Montréal following the creation of this body and the addition of  new functions
    The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced an investment of over $30M in the Société de transport de Laval (STL) to upgrade its equipment and reduce pollution
    The Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons will invest several  million dollars to build a performance hall at the Polyvalente Montignac in Lac-Mégantic
    Aimia, a Montréal-based company and loyalty program manager, has announced the layoff of 200 people following a reorganization
    The Côté-Boivin family in Saint-Gédéon, who  operates the Fromagerie Médard , is investing $2M, mainly focusing on milk production with the construction of a large free-stall barn
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches is implementing an accelerated training program for orderlies. Starting in the fall, candidates will be able to assume a position after nine weeks of classes.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $15M over 10 years to support the religious heritage of Québec City . The money awarded will be used to maintain buildings.
    Industrial Alliance is investing $30M to upgrade the interior and exterior of its building located on De l'Église Street in Québec City. Restoration work will begin in the next few days. The construction site is expected to last about a year and a half.
    The Club C shoe store has just opened a new location in the Lebourgneuf area in Québec City. Other store openings are planned in Beauport, Matane, Gaspé, Chicoutimi, Rimouski, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Drummondville by April 2018.
    The Dooly's entertainment centre in Alma, which was destroyed by flames in March 2017, will be rebuilt. The investment is valued at approximately $2.2M. Work is scheduled to begin in two weeks and  the new centre is expected  to open around November 1, 2017.
    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is investing a total of $1.7M for infrastructure and education projects in Listuguj. Of this amount, $320,000 will allow more youth to follow a Mi'gmaq immersion program.
    A new Mitsubishi dealership will open in spring 2018 in Rivière-du-Loup. This $3M investment will also allow for the creation of some ten jobs.
    Entrepreunariat Haute-Yamaska is seeking four entrepreneurs who will make up the first class of the Accélération program, which offers participants the tools and knowledge required to start their businesses.
    The Royal Papineau Cottage and RV Resort in Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette has presented its new infrastructure following an investment of over $2M. This first phase of the $30M megaproject includes a marina, trails, and renovations for a few buildings.
    The Cirque du Soleil is still seeking temporary employees to perform  various tasks connected to its Volta show in Gatineau. The company also said it is having trouble  recruiting francophone employees.
  • Week of Jul 31 - Aug 04, 2017

    La P¿tite Grenouille, a live music establishment in Rimouski, will undergo upgrades beginning on August 6. Some 10 new jobs will be created following the addition of a rental conference room and a terrace in front of the bar.
    CGI, a Montréal-based software developer, announced the elimination of 1,600 positions across its worldwide network. The affected positions are from more traditional sectors.
    La P'tite Grenouille, a live music establishment in Rimouski, will undergo upgrades beginning on August 6. Some 10 new jobs will be created following the addition of a rental conference room and a terrace in front of the bar.
    Toujours Dimanche, a bakery in Matane, has invested over $350,000 in a new facility, hiring some 15 employees to respond to the increasing demand that became too significant for the previous location
    The Rimouski courthouse will undergo upgrades valued at $68M that will be completed in spring 2019. This summer, some 40 workers are working on the construction site, and, at the height of construction, some 150 people will be involved.
    The Coop Servi-Jeunes Saint-Tite, a youth services cooperative, employs some 10 youth between the ages of 12 and 15 who offer lawn-mowing, weeding, babysitting, and dog-walking services during the summer
    Resto Richard, a restaurant located in L'Ancienne-Lorette, is closing. Some 12 people will lose their jobs.
    The City of Drummondville and the federal government are investing $4.3M in the expansion of the airport. The work will be completed by Excavations Tourigny between August 7 and November 15.
    Saks Off 5th, a clothing retailer and part of The Bay stores, has announced the opening of its first location in Montréal, in the Galeries d'Anjou
    CGI is restructuring and eliminating many jobs across the world, but not in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, where the company is instead recruiting. Some 20 jobs, including analyst and developer positions, will be created.
    Le Charnu wine bar has just opened in Saguenay. Some 10 jobs have been created.
    The Coopératives jeunesse de services (CJS) in Sainte-Julie and in Verchères, two youth services cooperatives, have been offering their services since July 6 and 11, respectively. Some 30 young entrepreneurs aged between 13 and 17 will perform various jobs until August 15, 2017.
    The Government of Quebec has confirmed an investment of $4.9M to expand the Héritage complex at the Centre jeunesse de l'Outaouais. Following the end of construction in February 2018, the complex will be able to accommodate 54 troubled youth.
    Métanox, a machining company, has invested $3.5M in a new building in Gatineau where the company will move their operations. The more spacious building will allow the company to purchase new equipment that will result in the creation of at least eight jobs.
    Espace T, a complex combining a dairy bar, a tea salon, and a vegan café, will open in Saint-Jérome in September. Some 10 new jobs should be created.
    E2Metrix, a Sherbrooke-based company, has secured a $6.1M contract with the City of Sherbrooke and various partners to implement the company's new technology. Some eight jobs will be created.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Estrie (CIUSSS) plans on recruiting 560 orderlies and 197 licensed practical nurses within the next year
  • Week of Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017

    The Eldorado Gold mining corporation is looking for about 60 candidates for miner, geologist, technician, engineer, and accountant positions, among others, in preparation for the opening of the Lamaque Sud mine in Val-d¿Or
    In September, a new 21-place daycare will open in the Buckingham area of Gatineau, creating five jobs: three educators, one educator assistant, and one rotating substitute
    A recreation centre will be built at a cost of $1.8M in Rougemont. The complex is expected to open in December.
    The Office municipal d¿habitation (OMH) of Châteauguay plans to invest $10M into building 68 public housing units in Châteauguay
    Water World Group VD Inc. is investing $4M into starting a plant to bottle water coming from the City of Senneterre¿s water system for foreign clients, leading to the creation of 10 jobs
    A new housing project of 96 rental condos will be built in Delson for $9M. Construction has started and should finish in June 2018.
    Ten jobs will be created for wind farm operations following the commissioning of the Nicolas-Riou wind farm, which is expected to begin operations in December 2017. The cost of building the wind farm, located near Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, is estimated at $500M.
    Restaurant du Chef in Matane was heavily damaged by a fire on July 23. A part of the business¿s structure was destroyed by flames.
    Y Pizza will open in Trois-Rivières on August 1, following a $500,000 investment, which will create 20 jobs. The 2,290-square-foot restaurant will seat around 60.
    La Villa du jardin fleuri in Trois-Rivières will have to close on October 31 because the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Maurice et du Centre-du-Québec (CIUSSS MCQ) is going to revoke its certificate of compliance. The retirement home has challenged the CIUSSS MCQ¿s decision.
    Six additional employees were hired at La Coopérative de solidarité du Géoparc de Percé, which began operating a second shuttle after the success of the suspended glass bridge and new zip line openings
    The Centre d¿interprétation du cuivre de Murdochville reopened a month late on July 18, after having avoided closure due to financial problems. However, the centre¿s staff decreased from 15 to 5 paid employees.
    The Société d'aide au developpement de la collectivité of Baie-des-Chaleurs will offer a new hiring program for youth. Every year for the next three years, 10 young people and employers will benefit from the program, for a total of 30 participants.
    In the Haute-Gaspésie Regional County Municipality, 14 organizations will primarily use grants from the Caisse populaire Desjardins¿s Community Development Fund to hire students for the summer season
    There is a shortage of restaurant workers in Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine, including cooks and cook helpers. Hotel Baie Bleue and La Talle bistro, both located in Carleton-sur-Mer, are affected by this problem.
    The Coopérative forestière de la Gaspésie in Maria is having difficulty recruiting staff for reforestation work. Its inability to find more employees can be explained in large part by difficult work conditions.
    Hudson¿s Bay has announced the opening of a new store in Montréal in fall 2018. This new location will be in the Carrefour Angrignon shopping mall in LaSalle. The company did not share the number of people it expects to hire.
    White Birch Paper is injecting $6M into its Stadacona plant in Québec City, which should create 40 jobs. In particular, the company is looking for electrical and mechanical engineers, a production supervisor, and administrative staff.
    The Coopérative de solidarité Espace Marie-Victorin started constructing its three rental buildings in Lévis, evaluated at $23M. They will have a total of 104 units, including 38 affordable housing units and 52 units for independent seniors or those with decreasing independence.
    The Comité Emploi de la région de Thetford is organizing Évènement Emploi Express, which will take place on September 21, 2017, at the Centre de formation professionnelle Le Tremplin. This networking event will provide an ideal environment for interaction and direct contact.
    The Government of Quebec announced that reconstruction has begun on the Centre d¿hébergement Pierre-Dupré in Baie-Saint-Paul at a cost of $9.8M. The call for tenders, won by Unibec Construction, falls within the $275M envelope allocated for work associated with the new hospital.
    Following an investment by the federal and provincial governments, the Municipality of Saint-Germain will start construction on a water treatment facility worth a total of $5.5M in September.
    Mode Choc, a clothing boutique chain, will build an establishment in Sainte-Thérèse. This location is expected to open in spring 2018.
    The governments of Canada and Quebec and the Les Pays-d¿en-Haut RCM are investing $32.4M into building a sports complex in Sainte-Adèle
    With the help of the Government of Canada, Plastiques G.P.R. in Saint-Félix-de-Valois is investing $5M into acquiring equipment and expanding its facilities. As a result, about 20 jobs should be created.
    The Government of Canada and other partners are investing $9M into building an indoor aquatic complex in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac
    Syri Stainless, a fabricated products manufacturer in Saint-Félix-de-Valois, is investing $1.5M into expanding and modernizing its facilities. As a result, five jobs are expected to be created.
    A Réno-Dépôt will take the place of a RONA l¿Entrepôt in Sherbrooke. Lowe¿s Canada will invest several millions of dollars into its store¿s transformation.
    The Government of Canada and other partners are investing $1.4M into renovating the Roch-Lasalle areana in Crabtree
  • Week of Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017

    The Hull Marina will benefit from a $1.6M investment for the addition of 80 new boat spaces, bringing the number of available spaces to 200
    The Government of Canada has announced the construction of an immigration detention centre in Laval with an estimated value of more than $56M. The centre is expected to open in 2020.
    The City of Montréal opened the Promenade Fleuve-Montagne, a 3.8-km pedestrian walkway linking the St. Lawrence River and Mount Royal, a project with an estimated value of nearly $50M
    AIESEC, a global non-governmental organization whose mission is to develop the potential of young students through exchanges, announced the opening of its new international secretariat in Montréal in September 2018
    Stereo+, an electronics store, will open in August thanks to a $200,000 investment, leading to the creation of three or four jobs in Amos
    Old Mill 1849, an inn and bistro located in a building dating back to 1849, opened following a $700,000 investment. Its opening created a dozen jobs in Stanbridge East.
    A bell-themed museum is expected to open in Montréal in summer 2018. This project, which will cost an estimated $6M, will enable close to 30 workers to be hired.
    Crustacés des Monts in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts has restarted production and is looking for workers. This shrimp processor hires about 50 employees every summer and can process up to 4 million pounds of shrimp per year.
    LM Wind Power Canada in Gaspé has 425 employees and should employ 450 or more workers in the next few months. The wind turbine blade manufacturer opened its new offices, which required a $12M investment.
    Ferme Bourdages Tradition in St-Siméon is looking for at least 25 strawberry pickers. This shortage of workers is resulting in fruit loss and putting the company's growth at risk. The company must hire foreign workers as a result.
    Whether in shops, grocery stores, or restaurants, there is a shortage of workers in Carleton-sur-Mer. Some companies have to close temporarily. Demographics could be a factor because there are not as many youth in the town.
    The Subway and A&W restaurants in Cap-aux-Meules are experiencing a shortage of workers, which is forcing them to close two days a week. These business hour cuts in the middle of tourist season are putting these companies at risk.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Gaspésie is currently experiencing a lack of workers and recruitment difficulties. These problems are occurring at the occupational and management levels.
    The number of executives in the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de la Gaspésie network has fallen from 198 to 147, a decrease of 51 positions
    Since June 2016, La Fernandière delicatessen in Trois-Rivières has increased its number of employees from 80 to 200. It is likely the company still needs new workers. La Fernandière will invest $8.1M in an expansion.
    Coopérative forestière du Haut St-Maurice is having difficulty recruiting skilled workers and is always looking for employees. The co-op harvests timber for regional industries and builds logging roads.
    Since June 26, a total of 20 youth from the RCM of Mékinac have held summer jobs as part of the Desjardins - Jeunes au travail program. This program is led by this RCM's Carrefour Jeunesse-emploi in conjunction with the Desjardins Group.
    Konec Division Fabrication in Shawinigan, specializing in the manufacturing and installation of heavy machinery equipment, went bankrupt on June 8. Konec was formed following the Services Pierre Lemire, Bédard Automation, and Solution i2B merger in 2015.
    CGI, a Montréal-based company and information technology provider, announced it has been awarded American military contracts worth an estimated $92.5M
    The Government of Canada and other partners are investing $4.5M in renovating Théâtre Palace in the Arvida sector of Saguenay. It is expected to open in September 2018.
    Maison Mélaric in Saint-André-d'Argenteuil is closing
    A Hangar-29 clothing store and a Cell & Encre store are opening in Magog in Galeries Orford
    Auberge Prema Shanti in Val David has just closed, leading to a loss of around 40 jobs
    The Government of Quebec is allocating $2.3M to supporting tourism in the Nord-du-Québec region, $450,000 of which backs a travel agency start-up project
    A shortage of cooks is intensifying in Québec City restaurants. Currently, the Emploi-Québec website displays over 500 job offers of this type.
    IGA Deschênes in Québec City will temporarily lay off 77 employees in September. The grocery store will close for at least six months to give time for the demolition and reconstruction of an estimated $10M building complex.
    Kerry Group is investing $17M into adding a production line to its Sainte-Claire plant. This investment will create 32 jobs while consolidating the plant's existing 220 jobs.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale is having difficulty filling 330 jobs, including about 50 orderly positions. Among other openings, there is a shortage of 63 nurses, 47 licensed practical nurses, 46 caregivers, 4 social workers, and 10 cooks.
    The owner of Paintball North Hatley is investing $1.5M in Espace81, a new indoor entertainment room at 81 Brock Street in Drummondville
    The owner of Paintball North Hatley is investing $1.5M in Espace81, a new indoor entertainment room at 81 Brock Street in Drummondville
    Champion Iron Limited, the Bloom Lake Iron Ore Mine's future operator, is investing $20M in constructing a multi-user dock in the Port of Sept-Îles
    The MISSION EMPLOI Arthabaska-Érable job fair will take place on September 28 at the Centre des congrès de Victoriaville. In addition to support services for jobseekers, more than 1,000 positions will need to be filled.
    PAYER Industries, a manufacturer of preformed products for cables, is investing $2.5M in purchasing and renovating a new plant in Sainte-Monique, leading to the creation of around 10 jobs
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, announced it has been awarded more than $175M worth of contracts with military clients
  • Week of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017

    The City of Drummondville has awarded a $930,000 contract to Ciment projeté and Piscines Orléans to build a new pool and slide and to develop a new layout for the site while incorporating existing water play areas
    The expansion of the Rouyn-Noranda Airport will cost $37.2M. The expansion will include the construction of a new terminal and parking lot and the redevelopment of access routes thanks to co-funding by the federal, provincial, and municipal governments.
    The expansion of the Saint-Viateur primary school in Saint-Rémi will cost $9.14M and will add two preschool classes, six primary classes, and a double gymnasium.
    The federal and provincial governments are investing close to $260M into renovation work on the James Bay Road between Matagami and Radisson and a further $5.4M in the road to Chisasibi
    A $1.5M investment will provide the means to complete a new entertainment centre in Drummondville. Espace 81 will include a laser tag arena, bowling lanes, and reception rooms.
    On June 26, Fu Dat Express restaurant opened in Rimouski, creating around ten jobs. The establishment includes a 50-seater dining room and a take-out counter where customers can order Asian dishes.
    Fraisière de Chez-Nous in Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard is lacking berry pickers. This strawberry producer would need approximately ten additional employees, but workers are rare in agriculture.
    The Regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie is developing an expertise in hatchery lobster rearing and seeding. This $600,000 project, a four-year investment, will provide work for five people.
    Considering the importance of labour needs, composite training will be offered at the Centre de formation de la Côte-de-Gaspé beginning on August 8. East Coast Wind, Travaux sur cordes Suspendem, and Techéol will hire program graduates.
    The Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec has proposed a recruitment campaign to encourage permanent doctors to come to and stay at the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada will invest $17.7M in Wemotaci and Opitciwan Atikamekw communities for Internet connectivity, infrastructure, and housing construction and renovation projects
    The Government of Quebec and the Commission scolaire de La Jonquière announced an investment of nearly $4.8M to add eight classes to Bois-Joli primary school in Shipshaw
    Resolute Forest Products in Kénogami anticipates hiring close to 60 employees in various positions, such as electrical technicians, paper manufacturers, and operators
    Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) Sainte-Justine in Montréal, in partnership with the federal and provincial governments, is investing $31.32M into constructing a paediatric rehabilitation technopolis. This technopolis is expected to open in 2018.
    Concordia University in Montréal is investing $52.75M in partnership with the federal and provincial governments in order to establish a research and innovation hub
    St-Hubert Express opened in the northern end of Chicoutimi. This nearly $1M investment created 45 jobs.
    The Jeans Factory chain clothing store will open a location in Chicoutimi. Its opening is expected to take place in fall 2017, and 12 jobs should be created.
    Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton is teaming up with some partners to create a blockchain centre of expertise in Montréal. This centre is expected to open in the fall and hire 15 employees.
    The SuperClub Vidéotron in Sherbrooke is closing, which will result in the loss of some jobs
    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montréal has reopened following investments totaling $140M
    In Baie-Saint-Paul, a new 103-bed nursing home and long-term care facility has opened. This $82.5M worth of work represents the first phase of reorganizing the region's health services, which will cost a total of $275M.
  • Week of Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2017

    Granby grocery store Rachelle-Béry is going out of business at the end of July and laying off 15 workers after only two years in operation
    A water park will be built in Beloeil at a cost of $14.3M through joint funding from the Governments of Canada, Quebec and the Municipality of Beloeil
    Construction of a new community centre in Saint-Damase requires a $1.75M investment by the Government of Quebec ($1.4 M) and the Saint-Damase parish
    Fabritec, a kitchen and bathroom cupboard manufacturer in Bromont, is investing $50M to increase its production capacity by automating its processes, leading to the creation of 530 jobs over five years
    Maquatua Lodging, a hotel owner and operator, is investing $11.5M over five years in the construction of 10 hotel projects, the first of which is to be built in Val-d'Or. Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham, Val-d'Or will open in February 2018.
    Costco plans to invest $100M to move its distribution centre to Varennes at the end of November, creating 35 new jobs
    The Centre de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais (CSSSO) health and social service centre will add 5 new midwife positions to its birthing centre with $650,000 in support from the Government of Quebec
    The Commission scolaire des Patriotes is investing $4.7M to hire remedial teachers, professionals, student support staff and educational consultants to assist teachers
    Emblème Canneberge, a cannery in Sainte-Eulalie, is investing $22M to expand its facilities in order to meet the growing demand for cranberries
    The Salon Priorité-Emploi job fair will take place next September 29 and 30 at the Cégep de Granby. Fifty employers will be on hand to offer hundreds of jobs. Job seekers in the Greater Montréal region are welcome to attend the fair.
    Belt-Tech is investing $6 M to purchase new weaving looms and a dying machine, among other things, leading to the creation of 30 new jobs. A dozen or so positions remain to be filled at its Granby plant.
    Industries John Lewis in La Tuque is creating 25 factory jobs and about fifty forest jobs with the addition of a new finishing line and moulding equipment, at a $2.5 M investment. The company manufactures wooden sticks.
    La Mauricie National Park of Canada is employing 180 people this summer, and twice as many students were hired to meet the increase in clientele. The Park will invest $28.2M by 2020 in restoring the Promenade road.
    A program encouraging companies to set up in downtown Trois-Rivières attracted twenty or so establishments and created 106 new jobs in the first two quarters of 2017 in non-retail fields
    The Commission scolaire de l'Énergie school board in Shawinigan is investing $14M in its buildings in the 2017-2018 school year, compared to $7M in the previous year
    The Hôtel Universel in Rivière-du-Loup will launch a $17M expansion project in 3 phases over 5 years. Phase I includes the construction of 80 rooms scheduled for completion in the spring of 2018, and will create about twenty jobs.
    Armoires Canboard in Mont-Joli, a division of Fabritec, expects to create up to 40 jobs over the next few years and add on more work shifts. The thriving company plans to invest $500,000 in the next few months.
    The Gaudreau Environnement sorting centre in Saint-Pascal closed on July 3, laying off 15 employees in the process. The central building is a safety concern, and renovation seems unlikely.
    A centre for clients confronting mental health problems will open this September in New Richmond. The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie integrated health and social services centre is seeking 8 permanent employees.
    Navigue.com is investing $2.5M over 3 years in the Gaspésie region to increase its Internet service speed. The Saint-Godefroi telecommunications company recently hired young people and purchased Électronique Infocom in Carleton-sur-Mer.
    Parks Canada is investing $6M in the Forillon National Park to renovate campground service buildings. Work will begin at the end of summer in the Petit-Gaspé sector, and in the fall of 2018 at the other sites.
    The Chez Tremblay convenience store in the village of Saint-Eugène-d'Argentenay was destroyed by fire. Roughly ten people worked at the location.
    The Boiteau Luminaire de Québec store is closing. About twenty employees will lose their jobs.
    The Montréal-based Cirque du Soleil is acquiring the US company Blue Man Productions. The company plans to move its headquarters back to Montréal.
    Cogir immobilier and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ real estate fund announced the start of construction on a mixed development project worth close to $200 M, including a hotel, apartments, condos and commercial and office space, creating 1,700 jobs
    The Coca-Cola Company is investing $30 M to modernize its Montréal plant in the Lachine area
    The Sherbrooke-based Alpha bowling alley has just closed. The number of job losses remains unknown.
    A Tim Hortons' restaurant, a convenience store and a service station will open in Asbestos following a $3M investment. About 45 jobs should be created, and the openings are planned for November 2017.
    The Super C supermarket chain is investing close to $2M to modernize its Sherbrook facility, leading to the creation of 10 new jobs
    Cuisines Beauregard invested $1.5M over two years in expanding its facilities and purchasing equipment to automate its processes and continue its expansion
    The Diageo distillery in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is investing $4.5M in a new technology designed to better protect the environment while making the distillery more competitive and better prepared to take advantage of new business opportunities
    EBC, a Hydro-Québec contractor and sub-contractor, is temporarily laying off 100 workers at the Romaine 4 work site due to on-site soil composition problems
    The Mégamaze amusement centre will soon open for business in St-Jérôme following a $1.5 M investment. The new company will hire 6 employees.
  • Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017

    Devimco Immobilier and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ have announced the construction of Hexagone 2, a 22-story residential building with 257 units, in Montréal. The project is expected to be completed for spring 2019.
    The Government of Quebec has revealed its action plan arising from its 2030 energy policy and will invest $1.5B over the next three years to improve the province's energy efficiency
    Quebec funeral parlour Urgel Bourgie announced the opening of a new location in the LaSalle borough of Montréal
    Resolute Forest Products, a newsprint manufacturer, announced the temporary closure of its Baie-Comeau plant from July 17 to August 17, following a decrease in demand
    F. Thériault funeral homes are investing $1M in opening a new parlour in Joliette, leading to the creation of four new jobs throughout the summer
    Olymel, a meat processing company, will hire 220 employees for its Saint-Esprit plant, following an investment of $25M in its new boning department
    Rio Tinto Fer et Titane, the Havre Saint-Pierre mine operator, announced the lay-off of 32 employees, citing weak global metal prices
    The Government of Quebec is investing $23M in several educational, recreational, and sport projects in Côte-Nord
    The Government of Quebec is investing $1.8M in reconstructing the Ceizur bridge, a major passageway in the Hautes Laurentides, to increase its load carrying capacity
    The American retailer Marshalls has announced the opening of its first location in downtown Montréal for spring 2018
    Bell Canada has announced the hiring of 700 students across the country for summer 2017 and is recruiting 300 more through internship programs and graduate hiring
    Jacket manufacturer Canada Goose will hire 300 new employees for its Boisbriand plant by 2018
    The Bas-St-Laurent school boards will add more than 73 resources to the 34 announced last year. The region will have four extra K4 classes to provide this kind of opportunity to more four-year-old children
    The Office municipal d'habitation de Rimouski will invest $31M into refurbishing housing units over the next eight years. There is a worksite underway on Faisans Street, where 26 housing units are being renovated at a cost of $2.3M.
    The Maski Ford Lincon car dealership in Louiseville will double its square footage within a year, following an investment of $4.2M. In total, 12 employees are expected to be added to the current 35. The service department will also expand.
    On June 26, the City of Shawinigan began work on a drinking water treatment plant for Piles Lake. Upgrading drinking water facility standards in the city, a $57M project, must be completed by December 31, 2019.
    The Commission scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy in Trois-Rivières will undergo close to $31.5M worth of work in 2017¿2018 to maintain its facilities. The largest item on the agenda is expanding the Marie-Leneuf school, an $18.4M project.
    The Municipalité des Îles-de-la-Madeleine will go forward with its two-rink multi-sport centre project, estimated at $14.5M, which will replace the Fatima and Havre-aux-Maisons arenas
    On July 15, Marché Gourmand Un des 2 will open in Notre-Dame-des-Pins (Beauce). This project represents an investment of $450,000 and will create 20 jobs.
    The Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur is providing $4.57M in funding to the expansion of Saint-Pie X primary school in Magog
    The owners of the Galeries de la Capitale in Québec City are investing close to $50M into modernizing Méga Parc. Work should start during the week of September 4, and the Parc is expected to open in fall 2018.
    The multipurpose aquatic complex in Saint-Nicolas will open in 2019. The total cost of this complex is $35.5M, provided by various levels of government. Work will begin in the fall.
  • Week of Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017

    Le Chill, a bar that features live music, will open next September and create 15 new jobs in Rouyn-Noranda following an investment of $150,000
    The Saint-Jean-de Matha school is slated for renovation thanks to $3.81M in financial support from the Government of Quebec. This investment is part of the 2017-2027 Québec Infrastructure Plan.
    Stingray, a multiplatform music services supplier, announced its headquarters expansion and plans to hire 400 people in Montréal over the next five years
    The Government of Canada has announced a $2.2M investment for six aeronautical industry manufacturers in Quebec to develop and market their products, leading to the creation of 90 jobs in the process
    Groupe Prélec is investing $4M to construct a 29-unit, high-end building intended for people aged 50 or more in Drummondville
    The governments of Quebec and Canada are making a $12.7M investment in the Institut national de recherche scientifique to renovate its facilities and modernize its equipment in Laval
    The City of Terrebonne is investing $40M in parks, streets and landscaping
    CAE, a flight simulator manufacturer and pilot training specialist, says it plans to fill 330 positions in Montréal, particularly aeronautical engineering and software jobs
    Devimco immobilier has announced the launch of work on the Square Children's project in Montréal: six residential towers containing 1,400 units and a series of commercial and government services. The project is scheduled for completion in July 2022.
    CAE is signing training contracts and selling four flight simulators to three business and commercial aviation companies worth an estimated $85M
    The City of Montréal together with the governments of Quebec and Canada has announced the opening of the Complexe sportif de Saint-Laurent sports complex following a $55M investment
    The City of Chapais will develop a fire station and Public Works garage at a cost of $1.9M with financial support from the Government of Quebec
    Éco Entreprises Québec and EBI Envrionnement, the sorting centre manager in Joliette, have invested a total of $1M in purchasing glass sorting and cleaning equipment
    Rio Tinto, Iron & Titanium, operator of the Havre-Saint-Pierre mine, has announced the lay-off of 32 employees because of a difficult global situation
    Canada Goose, the coat manufacturer, will hire 150 employees at its new factory in Boisbriand between now and 2018
    A 24-unit social housing building for Indigenous families is under construction in Val-d'Or. The project, valued at $6M, should be completed in December 2017.
    La Brasserie Daniel Lapointe restaurant, specializing in seafood and grilled dishes, is leaving Sherbrooke and moving to Granby, leading to the creation of 40 to 50 jobs by this fall
    The Trois-Lacs school board has obtained $2.5M from the Government of Quebec to carry out major projects at five schools
    The Government of Quebec announced a $10M investment in the Métaux BlackRock company to support a project valued at a total $1.5B intended to operate an open pit mine near Chibougamau by 2020
    Sears Canada has announced the closure of 59 stores across the country, including 14 in Quebec due to financial difficulties. Some 2,900 jobs will be cut in Canada, including close to 700 in Quebec.
    Since February 2017, MESAR engineering consultants in Trois-Rivières has hired 10 professionals to respond to growing needs. The MESAR firm is still looking for new employees in addition to the more than 120 it already has.
    Groupe Lussier is investing over $3M in a truck assembly plant to be built near its Camions Excellence Peterbilt dealership in Trois-Rivières. In two years' time, the company expects to have created about forty jobs.
    Pro-Mec Élite in La Tuque is running into recruitment problems. If not for this obstacle, the machine shop could hire as many as approximately 20 additional employees, including welders, and add another work shift.
    Fromagerie Victoria opened a restaurant and dairy bar in Trois-Rivières, providing jobs for 40 people
    The Delta Hotel by Marriott Trois-Rivières' Conference and Event Centre for Interactive Experience (CECI) will open September 25, 2018, following a $48M investment that will provide jobs for about 50 people
    The City of Shawinigan has close to 400 computer jobs, while five years ago, it might have had about 100, according to the Société d'aide au développement de la collectivité du Centre-de-la-Mauricie. The city also has about 1,000 jobs in the electronics field.
    Progi.com in Trois-Rivières converted an old building into an ultra-modern office at a cost of over $2M. Progi.com, a developer of computer solutions, has set aside space to grow its team of 65 employees.
    According to the Centre de formation professionnelle Pavillon-de-l'Avenir in Rivière-du-Loup, there is a shortage of heavy road vehicle mechanics
    Construction of the arena-pool complex in Rimouski, a project valued at close to $40M, will begin during the week of June 19 and continue for a year and a half
    Fibrotek in Clermont has just won a new contract. The company will have to hire 40 workers quickly to expand its production of carbon fibre parts for the auto market.
    The Quai Pinon in Saint-Georges (Beauce) will be rebuilt following an investment of $20M. Work should begin in the summer of 2018.
    The Brasserie Daniel Lapointe restaurant located at 1240 King Est in Sherbrooke is closing. About 30 people will lose their jobs.
    Sushi Shop has just opened a new restaurant in Coaticook. The opening created about 10 jobs, and 5 more could be added in the next few weeks to meet demand.
    Prévost Car in Sainte-Claire has just obtained a major contract with Greyhound. The contract will allow the company to consolidate some 900 jobs and call certain employees back to work sooner than expected.
    The Beauce-based company Les Constructions Binet has just won a $40M contract to build a sports complex in Rimouski
    The Costco distribution centre, a project valued at $100M, will create 250 new jobs in Varennes
    Crèmerie de la gare, a dairy bar, is setting up shop in downtown Victoraville and creating eight new jobs
  • Week of Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017

    The Government of Quebec has announced investments of over $50M to construct 18 new gymnasiums and modernize 140 school yards in the province over the summer of 2017
    IKEA is investing $160M to develop its distribution centre in Beauharnois. Construction has started and the centre's opening is planned for late 2019.
    The Saint-Isidore branch of Portes et Fenêtres Verdun is moving to Châteauguay in August, creating 3 or 4 new jobs
    St. Michael's secondary school in Low is getting a new gymnasium thanks to a $3.94M Government of Quebec investment
    The ArcelorMittal steel company is investing $27M in new production equipment for its Longueuil rolling mill and is increasing its production capacity by 25%
    The City of Montréal has announced a $20M investment over two years to extend and upgrade bicycle paths in its network
    The Government of Quebec has announced an additional $40M for educational childcare within its network
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $400M allocation to build, maintain and enlarge more than 40 Quebec schools over the summer of 2017
    The Côme-Saint-Germain library in Drummondville is moving to new premises constructed at a cost of $21M and plans to hire seven new employees. The development of the project was entrusted to the firms Chevalier Morales Architectes and DMA Architectes.
    The Société de transport de Montréal has announced the construction of a new maintenance and service centre worth over $150M. The facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2021.
    eStruxture, which operates a Montréal-based cloud computing centre, is implementing its new Canada-wide platform and acquiring Netelligent Services after raising $80M from investors
    L'Issue, an escape game that recently opened in Drummondville at a cost of $100,000, has created 9 new jobs
    Micro Logic, a Quebec supplier of IT services for the business market, is opening a Montréal office and plans to hire about 75 employees over the next three years
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (CISSS-AT) has invested $2M to create eight private birthing rooms at the Val-d'Or hospital
    The Government of Canada has announced approximately $1.3B in financial support for the Réseau électrique métropolitain project in Montréal
    The Groupe Magma has announced the launch of construction on the 93-unit condominium project known as Le M Montréal Est, valued at an estimated $35M
    Le Sélection Deux-Montagnes, a retirement residence complex, has just opened in the city by the same name following a $60M investment
    Groupe ADF, a steel superstructure manufacturer based in Terrebonne, has announced that it has won contracts valued in excess of an estimated $51M
    The Laurentides, Pierre-Neveu, de la Rivière-du-Nord, de la Seigneurie-des-Milles-Iles and Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier school boards will share over $29M in funds for 150 school renovation projects in the Laurentides region
    FSM Canada, a Sherbrooke-based company that designs and fabricates molds for seals used on vehicles, is investing $950,000 to expand its factory, creating five new jobs in the process
    Métosak, a company that manufactures machined parts in Sherbrooke, is investing $1.1M in its factory, which should create 20 new jobs
    A Kenworth Maska branch will be built in Sherbrooke following an investment of close to $3M, which should create 25 new jobs
    SC 360, a telecommunications firm, opened an office in Magog, which should allow the short-term creation of close to 35 new jobs
    Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) in Valcourt plans to hire over 300 casual new employees
    Multi Luminaire will open a branch in Sherbrooke. The investment of close to $1.5M should allow the creation of 15 new jobs.
    Eagle Hydraulic Components, located in Mirabel, is investing $6M to enlarge its premises, creating 23 new jobs
    The Maurice Lamontagne Institute, an oceanography facility in Mont-Joli, plans to hire 25 researchers, biologists, technicians, oceanographers and hydrographers following a $27M investment to upgrade its infrastructures
    The Viandes duBreton slaughterhouse in Rivière-du-Loup is in full expansion and seeking to hire over 60 employees. The company is pursuing its goal of raising cage-free 300,000 pigs by 2018.
    Three youth services cooperatives (CJS) will be active this summer in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, including one in Rivière-Bleue. Six students have been hired as activity leaders to accompany about 35 adolescents in launching their own company.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec wants to recruit 150 orderlies in the coming year. Despite the addition of over 350 orderlies last year, the centre is confronting a recruitment problem.
    Three companies operating on the site of the Auberge Festive Sea Shack in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts employ about fifty young people each year during peak season
    The Bois Marsoui GDS sawmill is looking for employees: the Haute-Gaspésie is facing a shortage of new forestry workers
    The shortage of restaurant workers in Gaspésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine is causing concern given the absence of a succession in this sector of activity, which employs over 2,000 in the region
    Based on the current high demand for buyer professionals in Mauricie, according to Services Québec, Collège Laflèche is offering its local and international procurement management course free of charge. The program lasts less than a year and will start as soon as September 2017.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $5.2M investment in the Lac Bloom mine owned by the company Minerai de fer Québec (Champion) to modernize a boiler and install an ore conveyor that will replace 240-tonne trucks
    The Government of Quebec is providing close to $14M in financial aid to APN, a company in Québec City. The investment will allow APN to purchase the assets of another company, AFP, and proceed with an investment project valued at $8.6M.
    Gateway Tremblant Ltd. Partnership announced a $17M investment in the construction of a complex including a hotel and four restaurants at Mont-Tremblant. The opening is planned for the summer of 2018.
    The Coco Frutti restaurant chain is investing over $1M to build a restaurant in Sherbrooke
  • Week of Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2017

    A McDonald's fast-food restaurant and a Couche-Tard convenience store with a gas station will open in Saint-Rémi by the end of the year or in spring 2018
    Cadillac Fairview and Ivanhoe Cambridge announce the arrival of Winners, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, and Old Navy to Galeries d'Anjou in Montréal over the course of 2017
    The Val-des-Cerfs school board is investing $7M to renovate many schools under its jurisdiction in Montérégie
    Le Centre Mechtilde is investing $7.6M to build 31 affordable transition units for homeless women in Gatineau with co-financing by the Governments of Canada and Quebec
    The Town of Cantley is investing $13.5M to build a multi-purpose community centre with financial aid from the Governments of Canada and Quebec
    Desjardins Enterprises is leaving downtown Nicolet in autumn to establish a location in Bécancour, resulting in a loss of 25 jobs in Nicolet
    The first job fair by Mission Emploi Arthabaska-Érable will take place on September 28 at the Victoriaville Convention Centre. Many jobs will be offered by around 50 employers at the fair.
    A William J. Walter franchise store, specializing in sausages, will open at the end of June in Rouyn-Noranda
    Expansion of Alimentation Couche-Tard's headquarters in Laval, estimated to cost $8M, will create 200 jobs by July
    Ultima Foods, a yogurt manufacturer, is investing $14.4M in a new production line for drinkable yogurts at its plant in Granby and in production optimization, generating 40 new jobs
    Avril, which has six health food supermarkets in Quebec, will invest $7M to establish its headquarters and distribution centre in Granby, creating 30 new jobs
    Wickham Hardwood Flooring is investing $8M to build a new building and acquire precision equipment to increase its productivity, which will create around 30 new jobs
    Quai 5160, a new cultural centre in the Verdun borough of Montréal, will open on August 25, 2017, following an investment of over $11M
    Lahmar Olive Oil will open an olive oil bottling plant in Gatineau, creating around 10 jobs
    Giant Tiger opened in Rivière-du-Loup on June 3, creating around 40 jobs. The store sells a variety of products, including clothing and shoes, household products and groceries, toys, and beauty products.
    The Integrated health and social services centre in Bas-Saint-Laurent is seeking about 170 people to fill orderly, nursing, pharmacist, office staff, maintenance, and specialized educator positions
    Public Services and Procurement Canada in Matane is creating 25 jobs of a 3-month to 1-year duration, with the possibility of extension. This represents a total payroll of $1.2M per year. The number of employees at the Matane office will increase to 335.
    The Roncevaux wind farm, located in the Ruisseau-Ferguson unorganized territory near L'Ascension-de-Patapédia, was officially inaugurated on June 7. The farm, which began operations on December 31, 2016, created seven jobs related to maintaining the 34 wind turbines.
    Canadel furniture in Louiseville wants to hire around 10 employees by the end of 2017 and is seeking upholsterers and sewing professionals. The manufacturer will invest $2M to expand its plant and acquire two new fabric-cutting machines.
    Construction on the Nemaska Lithium commercial plant will begin in autumn 2017 in Shawinigan. Operations should begin in 2019, following an investment of $310M, and will create 36 jobs. Nemaska already employs around 50 people.
    Thirteen employers in the Maskinongé RCM need labourers, sewing professionals, industrial mechanics, and massage therapists. A total of 160 jobs need to be filled in the area around Louiseville, which has a severe staffing problem.
    Les Aliments Lucyporc's slaughterhouse in Yamachiche would like to hire around 60 employees, mainly labourers, but the company is having difficulty filling positions. The base salary is $12.61 per hour.
    Empire Shirt in Louiseville wants to hire around 10 people. This men's shirt manufacturer is having difficulty hiring workers in the region.
    A Café Krieghoff will open on Maguire Street in Québec City this autumn. Around 40 jobs will be created.
    The owners of Le Belvédère du Lac, a seniors' residence located in Lac-Etchemin, will invest $6M in phase 2 of the project. Seven new jobs will be created.
    Patates Dolbec in Saint-Ubalde (Portneuf) is investing $12M to automate and expand its factory
    Scierie Girard in Shipshaw is investing $6M. The company will use the investment to significantly improve the efficiency of its operations while increasing lumber production by 12-15% with the same volume of raw material.
    Location Achard is reorganizing its activities and investing $2M in new space on boulevard Saint-Paul in Chicoutimi. The company specializes in the rental and sales of lifting equipment and tools.
    The Integrated health and social services centre in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean plans to abolish 28 jobs. This restructuring, along with other measures, is in order to balance its budget.
    IKEA has broken ground on its Québec City store. The hiring of 200-250 employees should begin soon. Jobs will be offered in several sectors, including sales, restaurant, design, merchandizing and human resources.
    Gibiers Canabec plans to invest about $8M to purchase new equipment and to move into a new plant located in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. It also plans to hire around 10 employees over the next year.
    Menoumm Menoumm, a grocery specializing in ready-to-eat meals in Sherbrooke, has closed, resulting in the loss of several jobs
    The Enfantillage childcare centre in Coaticook opened its expanded premises which will double its capacity
    A childcare centre (CPE) will be built in Sherbrooke. It is expected to open in December and should create 20 jobs.
    The city of Mirabel opened its new cultural centre thanks to an investment of over $3.2M
    Bonbon Collection, an allergy-free confectionery and bakery, has opened a branch in Boisbriand
  • Week of May 29 - Jun 02, 2017

    An investment of over $40M from the Université de Montréal and its partners will allow for the upgrade of the school's research facilities and will also help train healthcare professionals
    Super C, a grocery store chain, has announced the opening of its fifth location in the Vimont neighbourhood in Laval in fall 2017. This $3M investment will also make it possible to hire some 40 employees.
    A $9.5M community centre will be built in Saint-Constant thanks to financial assistance from the governments of Quebec and Canada
    The Rouyn-Noranda airport will be expanded and renovated at the cost of $40M, following joint financial assistance from the federal, provincial, and municipal governments
    La Perdrix Brewpub, a new bar in Rouyn-Noranda, will open at the end of June and will offer products from regional microbreweries
    The new Amos detention centre, which cost $125.9M to build, will open in 2017 and is seeking to fill some 60 positions for day-to-day operations
    Rona Roch Gauthier et Fils, a hardware store, reopened its Les Cèdres location, following a $3.5M investment and the rehiring of its 25 employees
    A new $8M Ford dealership will be built in Saint-Basile-le-Grand, which will also allow for the creation of 40 new jobs
    Maison Boire, a new restaurant, will open in early summer in Granby, following an investment of $600,000
    La Presse, the daily newspaper, has announced the end of its print edition as of January 2018, causing a loss of 49 jobs in Montréal
    A Thaïzone restaurant will open in Rivière-du-Loup in the fall, creating some 15 jobs
    Les Industries Desjardins will open a second plant in Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska. Workers, such as welders, will be hired to make the plant operational.
    Intégration Santé, based in Shawinigan, doubled its number of employees, from 10 to 20, over the last 18 months. The company performs computer data integration in healthcare and road transportation.
    PranaSens, based in Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan, will be installing a dryer in Wemotaci within two years, creating some ten gathering jobs. The company processes plants to manufacture essential oils.
    La Coop fédérée will cease its farm machinery distribution in Trois-Rivières, resulting in 26 layoffs. The cessation of operations will begin in September and will take place over 12 to 15 months.
    McInnis Cement and its contractors have hired 153 employees at the Port-Daniel-Gascons complex. Cement production will begin in a few weeks.
    L'Épicerie St-François, a grocery store in Saint-François-d'Assise, was destroyed by fire on May 25th. The co-owners intend on rebuilding the store, which employed 12 people, in the event of a favourable response from the insurance company.
    The Quebec marine product processing industry will need to hire 713 workers over the next three years, and recruitment will be difficult. This industry currently employs many older employees that will need to be replaced.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced an investment of over $10.3M to complete 4 water-related projects in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region
    The governments of Quebec and Canada will each invest over $13.7M to complete 14 recreational infrastructure projects in the Chaudière-Appalaches region
    Qualtech plans on investing more than $10M over the next 18 months to purchase equipment and find a new piece of land in Drummondville. The company is also building new offices in Québec City.
    The federal government will invest over $675,000 in the Canada Summer Jobs program for the federal riding of Rivière-des-Mille-Iles, allowing 190 youth to get summer jobs
    Addison Electronics has opened a store in the Rock Forest neighbourhood in Sherbrooke. The $2M investment has also allowed for the creation of 20 new jobs.
    A L'Gros Luxe restaurant will be built in Sherbrooke. The investment of nearly $1.2M should create some 40 new jobs at its opening.
    The City of Cookshire-Eaton will build a new community centre following an investment of over $1.2M. The centre is scheduled to open in October 2017.
    The Canadian Tire chain has just opened a new store in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. This expansion allowed for the creation of 32 new jobs.
    Chocolats Favoris has opened a new location in Blainville. The $500,000 investment also allowed for the creation of 40 new jobs.
  • Week of May 22 - May 26, 2017

    The Marie-Victorin ecocentre, located in the agglomeration of Longueuil, will be expanded at a cost of $4.2M. Work will take place from June to December 2017.
    The Government of Quebec, as part of its Maritime Strategy, announced an investment of $40M in the Port of Montréal to modernize its infrastructure
    Armoires Fabritec, a kitchen cabinet manufacturer, has more than 150 permanent positions to fill in Bromont, following a business agreement with Home Depot in the northeastern United States
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $2.7M to modernize the Cégep de Sept-Îles' infrastructure by March 2018
    The Société de transport de Montréal and the Government of Quebec announced the introduction of three electric buses as part of the City Mobility project, an investment of $11.9M
    ABB Canada, a Swiss multinational corporation specializing in the manufacturing of energy-related products, announced the opening of its Canadian head office in Montréal, representing an investment of almost $90M, which brought 700 employees under the same roof
    Les Versants du Mont-Bruno group, located in Saint-Bruno, is currently looking for journalists, advertising representatives, and a proofreader for its various local newspapers
    Over the past two months, Bombardier's transportation division has hired about 150 workers at its La Pocatière factory, including welders, painters, machinists, and tool makers. At least a dozen jobs have not yet been filled.
    The Commission scolaire des Phares, headquartered in Rimouski, will create 30 new jobs in anticipation of the 2017¿2018 school year. Professionals, support staff and teachers will be hired.
    About 300 workers should find work this summer on the site of the future Nicolas-Riou wind farm, located in Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux. The expected commercial operation date of the park is December 1, 2017.
    The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Rimouski-Nigette has implemented an apprenticeship program offered directly on farms to fill a labour shortage in agriculture. Following the program, participants will receive a certificate of qualification.
    Service d'intégration travail Mauricie is expanding its head office in Trois-Rivières and creating about 10 jobs for people with mental health issues. Recycling services will be developed in the larger building.
    ARM Collection Agency Ltd. is looking for 10 full-time agents, 5 part-time agents, and 1 accounting clerk. Recently, the agency hired 25 customer service employees. ARM has its head office in Shawinigan and an office in Trois-Rivères.
    Planète Poutine et Cie in downtown Trois-Rivières has gone bankrupt. This restaurant closed its doors around May 20.
    The fishing industry in Gaspésie needs relief, and the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Côte-de-Gaspé launched the Trouve ta place à bord project, aimed at young people aged 16 to 35 to help them discover various trades in processing and sea farming
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie is partnering with school districts to launch client care attendant training in three centres (Carleton, Maria and Gaspé), following a significant need for workers
    The WSP engineering firm has just invested in the BIM One company in Québec City. The investment will help the company develop its BIM Track software and hire about 30 people over the next 18 months.
    CO2 Solutions is investing $8.4M in constructing a CO2 capture and reuse plant in Saint-Félicien. The implementation and launch of the capture plant is expected at the end of 2018.
    Les Habitations Bordeleau announced an investment of $24M to construct a 156-unit building for fully and partially independent retired people in Saint-Charles-Borromée
    Niedner, a fire hose manufacturing company, began expanding its factory in Coaticook following investments totalling more than $12M
    Ben & Florentine announced the construction of a second restaurant in Sherbrooke
    IGA is investing $9M in constructing a supermarket in Saint-Lin-Laurentides. It is expected to open in fall 2017, and 100 jobs should be created.
    A new Familiprix pharmacy will be built in Sherbrooke at the beginning of September 2017
    An early childhood centre, La Cabotine, will be constructed in L'Assomption. The $1.5M investment should facilitate the creation of a dozen jobs.
    The Boucherie du Terroir announced the construction of a third establishment, which will be located in Sherbrooke. The investment of about $1M should create 12 new jobs.
    Allô Mon Coco, a Quebec restaurant chain specializing in breakfast and lunch service, is investing $1M in opening a new location in Drummondville, creating about 40 new jobs
    The Centre de la petite enfance Touchatouille announced its expansion in Port-Cartier and will add 80 new child care places
    The Adélard-Berger and Acadie libraries located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu will be renovated at a cost of $4.2M thanks to the financial support from the Canadian and Quebec governments
    Reflector Entertainment, a new digital product creation and development studio located in Montréal, will open in 2019. In total, 150 workers are expected to be hired.
    The federal government, as part of its Airports Capital Assistance Program, announced $6M in financial support to the RCM of Manicouagan for repairs to its airport's runway
  • Week of May 15 - May 19, 2017

    In Granby, a new aquatic centre will be built at a cost of $30.7M thanks to the financial support from the Governments of Canada and Quebec
    In Drummondville, the Olympia Yvan-Cournoyer ice rink will be modernized during summer 2018 at a cost of $2.9M as part of the Programme de soutien pour le remplacement ou la modification des systems de refrigeration [Replacement or Modification of Refrigeration Systems Support Program]
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $100M investment over five years to create an artificial intelligence cluster
    L'Egg-Centrique, a breakfast and lunch restaurant, is adding an Italian restaurant, II Vicino, to its food offerings. This will create three or four new jobs in Châteauguay.
    Nova Bus, a division of Volvo Canada, will invest $90M in modernizing its Saint-François-du-Lac and Saint-Eustache factories over the next six years. This will create 28 new jobs and retain 838 others.
    Outil Pac, a hardware merchant wholesaler, is investing $2.7M in constructing a new place of business in Drummondville, creating six new jobs as soon as next September
    The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of over $6.1M in three water projects in the Estrie region
    The federal government will invest $436,000 in the Summer Jobs Program for the Mirabel federal electoral district. This should enable 141 young people to obtain employment.
    On May 3, 2017, Blés-Dorés elementary school in Mirabel was inaugurated following a $12M investment
    L'Univers des Tout Petits, a day-care centre in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, is shutting down
    In Sherbrooke, Triolet high school is investing more than $3.2M in constructing an outdoor artificial turf soccer-football field for its students and the public
    Mon Espace Atelier will build 24 work spaces in the Saint-Jerome industrial park for storage, handiwork or small businesses
    In Mirabel, the Salvatore Ferragamo chain store has just opened its first Canadian box store
    The Super C supermarket chain is investing close to $2.2M in modernizing its Terrebonne location, which will create 10 new jobs
    The Complexe Médical Cité Mirabel, a complex with a medical clinic and many other health services, will be built in Mirabel. It is expected to open in January 2018.
    The City of Mirabel is going to build a new cultural centre following investments of more than $2.3M. The centre is expected to open in January 2018.
    A multipurpose centre will be built in the municipality of Brownsburg-Chatham for $5.8M
    The Archibald microbrewery is continuing its expansion with the opening of a fifth restaurant in Quartier Dix30 in Brossard at the beginning of 2018, creating 140 new jobs
    Menuiserie Jalbert et Frères Ltée, a business specializing in custom furniture manufacturing in Ste-Germaine-Boulé, is opening in Rouyn-Noranda
    In fall 2017, H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) and Linen Chest will open their doors in Trois-Rivières. The H&M clothing store will hire about 50 people. Linen Chest is a kitchen, bath and home decor chain.
    Following an investment of $750,000, the Ace Distribution Rioux renovation centre in Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha! opened its doors on May 3. A dozen jobs were created, and the centre expects to create a further 15 during peak season.
    For the past few years, Bas-Saint-Laurent has lacked optometrists and ophthalmologists following retirements and maternity leaves. Hopefully, graduates will come to the region and meet some of these needs.
    For the 2015¿2016 year, the 18 technical programs offered at Cégep de Rimouski had an average job placement rate of 97%. In total, 11 of these programs show a rate of 100%, including Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology and Nursing.
    The Association coopérative forestière de St-Elzéar eliminated a work shift so as not to maintain high inventory levels. Currently, the sawmill is selling everything it produces and not stocking finished products.
    The Centre d'interprétation du cuivre de Murdochville will be closed this summer after accumulating a budgetary deficit. The centre, which displays the mining history of the town and a leather exhibit, used to hire a dozen people every summer.
    Rachel Julien, a real estate developer, announced the start of the first phase of the Laurent & Clark residential project in Montréal. This project, totalling more than $65M, includes 159 units divided among 21 floors and will be finished in 2019.
    The Government of Quebec has announced over $11M of aid given to Champion Iron Limited and its affiliate Minerai de fer Québec to revive operations at the Bloom Lake mine in Fermont
    The Alimentation G. Tremblay grocery store in Saint-Côme-Linière is closing. About 20 people will lose their jobs.
    Ciao, a company located in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood of Québec City, is investing $1M to support its growth. It expects to hire about 30 new employees over the next three years.
    Propolis-etc., a beehive manufacturing company, has just opened in Saint-Victor and is recruiting to fill some positions
    Groupe Prix du Gros is constructing a new building in Laurier-Station, facilitating the arrival of a KIA dealership. Its official opening is expected in early fall and will require the hiring of 20 to 25 people.
    Champion Iron and its affiliate Minerai de fer Québec are beginning their project to restart the Bloom Lake mine with their Japanese partner Sojitz, requiring 55 workers to be hired in Fermont
    The City of Montréal has announced the construction of a recreational centre in the Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough by 2021, a project with an estimated value of $15M
  • Week of May 08 - May 12, 2017

    Telus, a telecommunications company, has announced an investment of $15M in the Côte-Nord region in 2017 to develop its fibre optic network
    The Quebec government has announced an investment of over $22M to renovate 12 schools in the Saint-Michel borough of Montréal in 2017
    MacDonald, Detwiller & Associates Ltd., a company specializing in satellite manufacturing, has announced an investment of $202M to build a new research and development center in Montréal's West Island
    Resolute Forest Products has announced temporary layoffs affecting 1,300 jobs. Starting May 15, one shift will be cut in at least five factories of the company, including three in Saguenay¿Lac-Saint-Jean, for a 6-week period.
    Canac Group, a Quebec company specializing in the distribution and sale of renovation and hardware products, is investing $6M to open a new branch in Chambly, creating 100 new jobs in the high season
    Laser Force Drummondville and Laser Plus, two entertainment venues, will open in Drummondville, leading to the creation of at least five part-time jobs and three full-time jobs
    The construction of the Résidence des bâtisseurs located in La Tuque, estimated to cost $12M, will begin at the end of May. Following its opening in September 2018, 50 permanent medicare, management and technical positions will be created.
    HDI Technologies, located in Shawinigan, has seen its number of employees grow from 60 to 125 since 2016 and will have to expand its premises this spring. The business is specialized in the assembly of electromechanical products, electrical harnesses and instrument panels.
    L'Étoile Polaire, a milk bar, opened its doors in Shawinigan and 25 people were offered seasonal employment
    Premier Tech has 87 positions to fill in Rivière-du-Loup. Moreover, the company has a 10% turnover rate, amounting to 110 crewmen who must be hired every year, in addition to new jobs created. In 2017, over $15M will be invested at its offices.
    Caravane Joubert 185 is relaunching its activities in Saint-Ulric, after leaving its premises empty for nearly four years. The recreational vehicles retailer, which opened its doors on May 8 with 2 employees, is looking for a dozen new workers.
    Utopie Snowboards MFG, a snowboard manufacturer located in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski, is recruiting on a regular basis
    Hydro-Québec is planning to build a new 735 kV line linking the Micoua and Saguenay substations. Construction is expected to be carried out between 2019 and 2022. At its height, the site will employ some 400 workers.
    Over the coming months, Terrain Dev Immobilier will build a new gas station at the corner of Frontenac and Ouellet Boulevards in Thetford-Mines. The investment amount is about $2M and will allow the creation of a dozen jobs.
    Rousseau Métal will build a new production unit at L'Islet. Construction work on the plant will begin soon. About fifty workers should be employed there as of next fall.
    Squeeze, an animation studio located in Québec City, is moving forward with its $1.35M growth plan. The company is planning on doubling the size of its current facilities and hiring about 40 employees by the end of the year.
    SherWeb, a data host provider, is investing $8M to open a business location in Longueuil, leading to the creation of 200 new jobs
    Rona Lespérance has opened an establishment in Blainville. The $10M investment has allowed the creation of 50 new jobs.
    The Pizza Pizza pizzeria chain will open a branch in Sherbrooke, leading to the creation of fifteen jobs
    The federal government will invest $762,482 in the Summer Jobs Program for the Repentigny federal riding, which should allow 202 young people to find a job
  • Week of May 01 - May 05, 2017

    Super C is investing $2.4M to expand its Cowansville location, which will create some 10 jobs
    The City of Montréal has announced its plan to open an outdoor plaza year-round in downtown Montréal. The project is valued at over $67M and is scheduled to open in 2019.
    The Government of Quebec has announced the start of the Rendez-vous santé Québec (RVSQ) pilot project in Laval and has authorized six family physician groups to adjust their healthcare services offered according to citizens' needs
    Pelican International is investing $1.8M over 3 years to train the staff working in its new plant in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, support the company's human resources management, and hire 268 new employees
    Three real estate partners, Développement Garabedian, Claridge, and Ivanhoe Cambridge, have announced the second phase of the Aquablu residential project in Laval. The project, estimated at over $100M, will include 130 condominium units.
    The Maison Martin-Bradley, built at a cost of $4.2M, will provide 25 units for people with mental health issues in Rouyn-Noranda
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, has been awarded contracts valued at over $375M by many civil aviation companies
    La Cage, a sports bar in Granby, is closing after 26 years of operation. The employer is offering the possibility to any of its 26 employees to be relocated to another one of its restaurants.
    Restaurant-pub Le 1093 by Frampton Brasse will open at the end of the summer in Vachon Subaru's old location on Vachon Boulevard in Sainte-Marie. The investment totals over $1M and will allow for the creation of some 40 jobs.
    Germain Nissan in Donnacona is investing $2.6M to expand its facilities. Work should be completed in November. In total, 5 to 6 new jobs will be created.
    Les Résidences Cardinal-Roy in Trois-Rivières will build a new 33-unit pavilion by November to accommodate people with decreasing independence.Ten employees will join the team, mainly orderlies and nurses.
    Factora Solutions, an IT company in Trois-Rivières, would like to increase its number of employees from 70 to 110 over the next 2 years, if the available IT labour pool is sufficient
    The Commission scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy in Trois-Rivières is offering training that will ensure jobs in the textile sector for 12 people. Hardy Filtration, Filterfab, Textiles Patlin, Chemise Empire, and Natpro are the 5 employers that will be hiring.
    The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Trois-Rivières / MRC des Chenaux will hold a summer job fair on May 15 in Sainte-Geneviève-de-Bastican. This event is aimed at youth ages 15 to 25, and local employers will be on-site.
    XMetal Targets and Cotech have some 20 positions to fill in administration, welding, engineering, development, and design. These machine shops in L'Isle-Verte and St-Éloi integrate disabled people into their work teams.
    The Témiscouata Regional County Municipality is seeking specialized workers and employees to work in the healthcare and education sectors. There is also a high demand for maple sugaring workers.
    Service Accès-Emploi is offering assistance to job seekers in the Témiscouata and des Basques regional county municipalities. These services include interview preparation and resume and cover letter writing.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced an investment of more than $22.4M to carry out 8 water-related projects in the Lanaudière region
    Brimko, a general contractor, and Module Ultra, a kitchen and bathroom cabinet manufacturer, will come to Sherbrooke following a $2.5M investment. In the short term, 6 new jobs should be created.
    Alex Coulombe Ltd, a soft drink and water bottler, has announced the closure of its Mont-Laurier distribution centre, causing some 20 job losses
    The St-Arnould microbrewery has opened a production plant in Mont-Tremblant
    Les petits gamins daycare centre will open in Saint-Paul. The $2M investment will allow for the creation of 15 jobs. The daycare centre is scheduled to open in July.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced an investment of more than $6.1M to carry-out 3 water-related projects in the Estrie region
    Ben et Florentine, a Quebec breakfast and lunch restaurant franchise, is investing $500,000 to open a new location in Beauharnois, creating some 25 new jobs
    Sports Experts, a sporting equipment retailer, will open in Baie-Comeau, following a $1M investment. Some 20 jobs will be created.
    La Fromagerie Boivin has acquired Fromagerie Lemaire in Drummondville. No changes are anticipated for Fromagerie Lemaire's businesses for the moment.
    The Coop Pré-vert, which offers products and services in the agricultural sector, is opening a new point of service in Danville by acquiring the Dépanneur GS Paquin
    Popeye's Supplements, a company that specializes in selling nutritional supplements, will open a location in Drummondville and create a few jobs
    Resolute Forest Products is temporarily lowering the number of shifts worked in its Lac-Saint-Jean sawmills. Many workers will be affected by this measure.
    The Government of Canada has announced the creation of the Development Finance Institute (DFI) in Montréal. The Institute is scheduled to open in January 2018 and should create some 100 jobs.
  • Week of Apr 24 - Apr 28, 2017

    A $12M sports complex will be built in Val-d'Or thanks to financial assistance of $3.9M from the federal and provincial governments. Construction will begin in 2018, and the complex is set to open in 2019.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $14M to upgrade some 44 school buildings in Outaouais. Work will be completed during the summer.
    Montérégie schools will be renovated at a cost of $96M. Work will begin as early as summer 2017.
    The Collège Montmorency in Laval is receiving an investment of over $16M from the governments of Quebec and Canada to upgrade its facilities and build a research building
    The École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), with financial support from the governments of Quebec and Canada, will invest over $67M to build a research and innovation pavilion in Montréal
    Transcontinental, a local newspaper publisher, has announced the elimination of some 20 jobs throughout its Quebec network
    The Intersport store in Vaudreuil will become a Sports Experts in a few weeks, resulting in the hiring of some 10 additional employees to join the 25 to 30 currently working for the store
    The City of Trois-Rivières will invest over $62M in its infrastructure, with $32M dedicated to the two drinking water reservoirs in the city's east sector and $30M to pave roads. Work will take place from mid-May to November.
    The Government of Quebec will create a centre of expertise to manage maritime incidents in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine, following a $10M investment. Some 12 people will work to develop security expertise.
    Construction of the $1.5B McInnis Cement factory in Port-Daniel-Gascons has been completed, and only some 300 employees remain. During peak construction time, 1,500 workers were employed. The plant will begin production in a few weeks.
    The Pepsi bottling line will eliminate jobs in Rimouski at the end of May, following a restructuring of the company's distribution in the region. The area between La Pocatière and Saint-Fabien will be entrusted to the distributor Alex Coulombe.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada, the Mashteuiatsh Indigenous community, and the RCM of Domaine-du-Roy are investing $7.6M to build a biochar research laboratory. Some 12 jobs will be created in the short term.
    Cegerco will begin the construction of two new hangars at the Bagotville base. The $46.9M contract will run until 2020 and provide employment for 253 people throughout its duration.
    La Clef de Sol, a company specializing in electronics located on Bouvier Street in Québec City, will close on June 21. Over 50 people will lose their jobs.
    The Centre intégré de Santé et de Services sociaux de Chaudière-Appalaches has positions to fill. The organization is seeking orderlies, nurses, and administrative agents.
    The Government of Canada will fund 205 jobs for young workers in the Richmond-Arthabaska riding through the Canada Summer Jobs program
    The City of Plessisville will receive grants totalling over $4.5M from the Fonds pour l'eau potable et le traitement des eaux usées to upgrade its infrastructure
    Lunetterie Béland opened a store in Drummondville
    Alcoa, an aluminum smelter in Baie-Comeau, is offering early retirement to 24 employees to reduce plant costs, given that the latest investments are not yet profitable
    Telus, a telecommunications company, will invest $15M in Côte-Nord to connect the region to the fibre optic network
    The Université de Sherbrooke will invest $7.3M in renovating and developing the rooms in its music school
    Laiterie Coaticook, an ice cream and dairy shop in Coaticook, will invest $500,000 to expand its facilities
    SIB Électrique, located in Sherbrooke, is investing $2M to build a new plant. Three new jobs were created following this investment.
    Karting Orford, located in Orford, will invest $1.4M to expand its main building to allow for year-round operation
  • Week of Apr 17 - Apr 21, 2017

    Boulangerie Pâtisserie Linda has permanently closed due to its production's non-profitability, causing six layoffs in Ville-Marie
    The City of Montréal is granting $36M to bring eight arenas in its territory up to standard over the next two years
    The Université du Québec à Montréal is receiving an investment of $35M from the three levels of government to renovate its buildings and pavilions
    The Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins (BMP) hospital is investing $6M to improve the services of its surgical, oncological, and orthopedic outpatient clinics
    An investment of $84.4M from the three levels of government was announced for the Montréal region to ensure the upkeep of its aqueducts network and its infrastructure
    SAIL, a Canadian outdoor clothing and accessories retailer, is opening a new location in Vaudreuil-Dorion
    An $11.8M multi-sport centre will be built in Val-d'Or following funding from the federal and provincial governments. Work is set to begin in 2018 and the centre is scheduled to open in 2019.
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trois-Rivières started construction on a $10M site that is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. This investment will create some 100 jobs during construction and some 40 jobs once the hotel is operational.
    Premier Aviation's overhaul facility in Trois-Rivières is seeking 50 additional workers. The company, which repairs and maintains planes, already employs 330 people.
    Marmen in Trois-Rivières is seeking workers to fill engineering positions and summer jobs. This machine shop already has some 1,000 employees.
    The new Chauffailles residential and long-term care centre building in Rivière-du-Loup requires a $25.6M investment. Hiring personnel for this 72-bed facility will be done over the coming year.
    The wind turbine operation and maintenance sector, which represents close to a third of the wind turbine jobs in the region, plans on hiring 70 people within 3 years in Gaspésie and in Matanie. The number of jobs increased from 298 in 2016 to 348 in 2017.
    The Quincaillerie Coop in Gaspé's Rivière-au-Renard sector will close in the first half of June due to financial difficulties. Five full-time employees and some other part-time employees during the peak season will lose their jobs.
    The Eddyfi company is investing $13.5M to settle into the Michelet Innovation Zone in the Quebec Metro High Tech Park. This investment will make it possible to maintain 120 jobs and create some 16 more by the end of 2017.
    Québec City will invest $220M in over 800 construction sites on its municipal road network in 2017
    The Coopérative forestière de Petit Paris has announced investments of $7.6M at its Saint-Ludger-de-Milot sawmill. Upgrade work on its main sawing line will begin in the fall.
    The Coop agricole des deux rives in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean has received a $500,000 investment from Fondaction to assist with opening the Wallberg public market in Dolbeau. The market is scheduled to open in early June and will allow for the creation of 25 jobs.
    The Hôtel Le Manoir in Baie-Comeau will invest $650,000 in 2017 to upgrade its meeting rooms and banquet halls
    The Cégep de Baie-Comeau will invest $500,000 to upgrade its Jean-L'Heureux auditorium
    A new commercial area is being built in Victoriaville. The project, which represents an investment of over $4M, should be completed by the end of summer 2017.
    The Ô Quai des Brasseurs microbrewery will open in June at the Sainte-Angèle-de-Laval marina
    The Duquartier Drinkery Bar in Drummondville closed on April 16, 2017
    Rona opened a new hardware store in Saint-Félix-de-Valois. The $2M investment allowed for the creation of 21 new jobs.
    The Mont-Tremblant Station will close its call centre in Tremblant on June 14. Some 10 people should lose their jobs.
    The federal government will invest $495,145 in the Summer Job Program in the Joliette federal riding, which will allow 152 youth to get a summer job
    Conceptromec is investing over $2.2M to build a second plant in Magog, which is scheduled to open in the fall and should allow for the creation of 15 new jobs
    The federal government will invest $612,275 in the Summer Job Program in the Rivière-du-Nord federal riding, which will allow 165 youth to get a summer job
    IPL, based in Saint-Damien, has been awarded a $13M contract with the City of Calgary. The company will deliver 325,000 organic bins over the next few months. This contract allowed for the creation of some 20 new jobs.
    The City of Montréal has announced a $75.3M project to secure the raw water supply around the Atwater plant. Work is scheduled to begin in May 2017 and be completed in May 2018.
    L'Aubainerie Entrepôt in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts will close, which will result in eight job losses
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $21.6M to renovate 30 Laval schools during summer 2017
  • Week of Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2017

    The Parc national d'Opémican in Témiscamingue is seeking to fill seven positions, including territory attendants and team leaders. These positions will be posted in the coming weeks.
    Belgh Brasse brewery has ceased its operations for an indeterminate period due to a major fire at its facilities, causing 16 layoffs in Amos
    Jazz Aviation, a regional air carrier, currently has 10 permanent apprentice mechanic positions to fill.
    Château Bellevue is investing $29M for the construction of the first phase of a 180-unit retirement home for independent seniors in Valleyfield
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $175M investment over 5 years to decontaminate lands in the province
    Les Viandes de la Petite-Nation, a slaughterhouse located in Saint-André-Avellin, will cease its operations due to a lack of slaughter volume, causing some 60 layoffs for an indeterminate period
    Costco, the American retail giant, will open its new distribution centre in Varennes. Divco, a general contractor, will be in charge of the construction site.
    Carré Saint-Laurent, a realty project valued at an estimated $115M, has launched in Montréal. The project, which will be located near the Quartier des spectacles, will include a hotel, a food hall, and the Centre d'histoire de Montréal, among other establishments.
    The City of Boucherville is investing $7.5M to build a new state-of-the-art fire station
    According to the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec , 40 new family physicians will arrive in Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec by fall 2017
    Lepage Millwork, a company based in Rivière-du-Loup that specializes in designing doors and windows, is expected to hire between 50 and 75 workers in 2017. Over the past two years, the company has invested $6M to expand its facilities.
    Premier Tech, a company based in Rivière-du-Loup, will invest $21M in 2017 to build a new office building and expand its campus road network and one of its factories. By February 2020, Premier Tech plans to have hired close to 300 new employees.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent will hire 18 additional workers in the region's residential and long-term care centres to improve the care and services offered
    Les Fruits de mer de l'Est du Québec in Matane is facing recruitment issues; it must replace workers with over 30 years of service. The shrimp processing plant has over 150 employees.
    Employment in manufacturing has reached a new high in the RCM of Rivière-du-Loup in 2016, with an increase of 181 jobs. The dynamism of several manufacturers has allowed for this increase, including Rototeck Industries Inc., Lepage Millwork, and Premier Tech.
    The need for workers in Matanie is mainly related to technical professions. The preferred sectors are agri-food, transportation, tourism, and maple syrup production. A list of available positions will be posted until the end of April.
    Urba Habitation, a manufacturer of unimodular mini-homes in Carleton-sur-Mer, could begin production in June, creating six jobs. The first houses could be installed in Maria in the fall, but they will more likely be installed in spring 2018.
    Following financial difficulties, the Site Mary Travers called « La Bolduc », an interpretive centre in Chandler, is closing permanently. Furthermore, the building was damaged by winter storms and required repairs.
    Strøm Spa Nordique will build a new location on Champlain Boulevard in Québec City. Construction will begin in the summer and should last one year. The investment is valued at between $13M and $15M.
    The Château Bellevue group will open a new retirement complex in fall 2018 in Québec City's Val-Bélair neighbourhood. Ultimately, the promoter believes that its development will create some 50 jobs in the region.
    The Government of Quebec has authorized the construction of the first phase of the new CHU de Québec hospital complex. Construction should begin in June. The complex is scheduled to open in December 2020.
    The Société ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire in Sept-Îles is currently expanding, thanks to several investors from the public and private sectors. The port already employs 39 workers and plans on hiring 11 more employees in the summer.
    The City of Nicolet is purchasing a very large piece of downtown property valued at $750,000 and plans on building housing or apartments
    The Centre local de développement de Bécancour is responsible for creating and maintaining 546 jobs in the region with its business support and services, thanks to an $85.8M investment
    Nature Fibres, a company that specializes in industrial ecomaterial production, has received $1.16M in financial assistance from the Government of Quebec and the RCM of Les Sources. The company is in discussions with the RCM to open a plant in the region.
    5 MARS RV, an RV manufacturer, will move into new facilities in Joliette, following an investment of over $1M. Some 10 new employees will be hired and join the 8 existing employees.
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec have announced an investment of over $23M to carry out 12 water projects in the Laurentides region
    Bombardier Aerospace, based in Mirabel, has announced the sale of four CRJ900 aircraft after contract options valued at approximately $187M were exercised
    The Government of Quebec will invest over $7.1M in healthcare services in the Lanaudière region. Of that amount, $2.8M will be used to hire staff to work in residential and long-term care centres.
    A McDonald's restaurant and a Petro-Canada gas station opened in the Municipality of Saint-Jacques. The $4M investment has allowed for the creation of 55 new jobs.
    The Coco Frutti restaurant chain is investing $600,000 to open a new restaurant in Magog, creating 35 new jobs
  • Week of Apr 03 - Apr 07, 2017

    A new $5M building will be built to house the Canadian Tire store in Amos. Work is set to begin at the end of summer 2017.
    Ultima Foods is looking to fill 15 to 30 positions at its Granby plant. The company is seeking some 15 labourers, 2 mechanics, and various employees to be assigned to supervisory positions.
    Bemag Transformer, a transformer manufacturer, is closing its Farnham plant, causing 13 layoffs
    Aciers Richelieu and Usinage St-Laurent, two companies based in Sorel-Tracy, are seeking experienced machinists to fill their ranks
    Fabspec, a company specializing in fabricated product manufacturing, is expanding with the arrival of a new production line in summer 2017, creating some 20 to 30 jobs in welding and specialized techniques in Sorel-Tracy
    Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) is currently seeking a plant mechanic and an electrical mechanic at its Sorel-Tracy plant
    ArcelorMittal, a steel mill, is currently hiring. There are some 50 to 100 positions to fill annually in Contrecoeur.
    TM4, an electric vehicle motorization system manufacturer in Boucherville, is abandoning the automobile market, causing the loss of some 30 jobs, including 6 executives
    The Mosaïcultures organization is seeking 20 horticulturists to build, maintain, and tear down the site of the Canada 150 event in Gatineau
    The Translation Bureau (TB) plans on hiring some 7 official languages and closed-captioning interpreters, 14 translators, 6 administrative employees, and 4 students to prepare for the future
    The City of Montréal and The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated have announced an investment of $120M over 8 years to modernize the access to the Jacques Cartier Bridge
    The Resto Frite Chez Martin has opened in Gracefield, following a $900,000 investment, creating some 16 to 20 jobs
    The Government of Quebec is investing $22M over 3 years to promote the development of the Quebec cultural sector
    M1 Composites Technology, a company that specializes in repairing aircraft parts, will invest close to $5M to modernize its Laval plant, which will create some 40 jobs within 3 years
    Recyclo-Centre in Sorel-Tracy has announced the layoff of some 30 employees due to difficulties generating income and recruiting suppliers and recyclable material buyers
    Mannarino Systems and Software, a company specializing in designing and engineering avionics software, has received an investment of $10M from Lockheed Martin, allowing for the creation of 20 engineering R&D positions in Montréal
    Couche-Tard has announced the planned expansion of its Laval facilities, creating some 200 new jobs
    Stûv America, a company that specializes in high-end stove and fireplace manufacturing, has begun production in Bromont, creating, in the short-term, some 20 jobs
    The City of Montréal has announced a $24M investment to host a Formula E race, which is an electric car race, over the next 3 years
    The Old Port of Montréal has announced a new tourist attraction on its site, the Montréal Ferris Wheel. This observation wheel, valued at $25M, will be installed for 5 years.
    Provigo has announced the opening of its new urban grocery store in downtown Montréal, creating over 100 jobs
    A virtual job fair will take place on April 27 at the DigiHub in Shawinigan. An interactive kiosk will display available IT jobs in Mauricie. This activity is taking place as part of the Colloque TI.
    Aqua-Mer Thalassothérapie, based in Carleton-sur-Mer, will re-open on June 4 and will need to hire at least 20 employees for the season, which will end on October 15. The centre was not operational during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
    Orbite Technologies has suspended its operations at its Cap-Chat plant and placed itself under the protection of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The company employs some 60 people, including some 40 workers at the Cap-Chat plant.
    The Shaker Kitchen & Mixology restaurant in Rivière-du-Loup officially opened on April 7, following an investment of almost $1M. Some 50 jobs were created. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests.
    Premier Tech Horticulture in Rivière-du-Loup will create some 10 jobs for a selective-bioherbicide commercialization project
    Some 40 employers in Rimouski have vacant positions, including Telus Communications Quebec, Relais Nordik, the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent, and the Caisse Desjardins de Rimouski
    Pêcheries Ste-Flavie, a fish and seafood wholesaler-distributor, has closed due to issues with succession. The company had been in business since 1984.
    Richard Poirier et Frères (RPF) Électrique, an electrical construction company based in Eastern Quebec, is recruiting some 30 employees in various fields, including wind turbine maintenance and industrial mechanics
    The Salon de l'Emploi Trois-Rivières-Bécancour job fair will take place on April 20 in Trois-Rivières. Over 1,400 jobs will be posted.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada and the City of Dolbeau-Mistassini will each invest $4.4M to build a water aerobics complex in Dolbeau-Mistassini
    The Government of Quebec will invest close to $16M in 2017 to renovate schools in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region
    The Government of Quebec will invest $25M in wildlife protection over the next few years. Among other things, the funds will allow for the hiring of 40 wildlife officers.
    Ébénisterie Reflet in Sainte-Claire will create 5 to 10 new jobs in 2017-2018, following the creation of a new line of industrial laminates
    Groupe Résidences du Patrimoine and Constrobourg, two real estate developers, will build housing units for people with cognitive disorders in Lebourgneuf. Ultimately, 150 jobs will be created.
    Le Beaugarte restaurant in Québec City will close on May 30. Some 60 people will lose their jobs.
    The Thaï Bangkok restaurant in Drummondville has closed
    The Cégep de Drummondville is investing $800,000 to renovate the Georges-Dor auditorium
    The Marathon de l'emploi in Nicolet-Bécancour has documented some 400 available jobs, which will be displayed at the Salon de l'Emploi Trois-Rivières-Bécancour on April 20
    BMR and Sonic gas stations are joining forces to open a joint gas station and home and hardware centre in Kingsey Falls. Some 6 jobs will be created.
    Voltigeurs Farm is opening a new retail outlet in Drummondville. The store, which will employ 8 people, will also have a dining area.
    Pronature Drummonville, a hunting and fishing accessories retailer, has permanently closed due to bankruptcy
    Electronic Arts, a video game developer, has announced an investment of $500M over 10 years in Montréal and plans on creating 500 jobs during the same period
    F/List, an Austrian aircraft-interior manufacturer, has announced the construction of a production plant in the Montréal region, an investment of over $20M that will allow for the creation of 100 jobs by 2020
    Coopsco des Laurentides will close its cafeteria at the Collège Lionel-Groulx on June 30. Some 20 jobs will be lost.
    Ganterie Showa-Best, an industrial glove manufacturer, is investing over $3M to open a distribution centre in Magog. The centre, which is scheduled to open for the fall, should allow for the creation of 6 new jobs.
    Éconofitness Extra, a new self-service concept gym, opened a location in Saint-Jérôme, following a $500,000 investment
    Winners, a clothing and home retailer, opened a new location in Saint-Jérôme on April 4
    Super C, a grocery store chain, has opened a new location in Saint-Sauveur. The $2.7M investment also allowed for the creation of some 20 new jobs.
    The Groupe Patrick Morin has opened a new home centre in Saint-Eustache. The $15M investment allowed for the creation of some 100 jobs.
    Home Depot, a home and building centre, plans on hiring 14 new employees at its Lachenaie location
    The Government of Quebec will invest over $15.5M in healthcare services in the Laurentides region. Of that amount, $2.5M will go towards hiring personnel to work in residential and long-term care centres.
    Nature Fibres is investing $2.45M in Asbestos to build a hemp processing plant. The plant is scheduled to open in July and should create some 12 jobs.
    Ranger Design, a Montréal-based truck interior manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of a new plant. This project, valued at around $13.5M, will allow for the creation of 51 jobs.
  • Week of Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2017

    The second phase of the YUL residential project in Montréal has been announced and will include a 38-storey tower with 400 units. Construction will start in fall 2017 and be completed in 2020.
    Kaloom, a Montréal-based company specializing in software development for data centres, is receiving a $14M investment from the Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Somel. The company plans on creating some 50 jobs.
    The Gélinas family opened an Intermarché grocery store in Amos, creating 22 new jobs
    Tembec will invest $136.5M over four years to improve its global competitiveness and reduce its environmental footprint. To achieve this, a large part of this amount will be used to replace 11 current pulp washers in Témiscaming.
    GE Aviation is currently hiring to fill 115 positions at its aerospace product manufacturing plant in Bromont. It is currently seeking candidates who, among other things, have completed a vocational diploma in machining techniques. Interested candidates can visit http://www.ge.com/ca/en/careers
    Bell Canada has announced an $854M investment aimed at expanding its fibre optic network and improving internet speeds for its Montréal customers. The company plans on creating some 2,700 direct and indirect jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $70M allocation over three years to improve the province's tourism offerings. The strategy targets five priority sectors and supports regional initiatives.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $15.7M investment to upgrade 17 arenas on Montréal Island
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $53M investment in Montréal's healthcare network. This measure will lead to the creation of 350 orderly, auxiliary nurse, and nurse positions.
    The Commission scolaire de Montréal plans on hiring up to 850 teachers for the next school year to fill positions left vacant due to retirements, sick leaves, and employee turnover
    A $4M, five-storey commercial building will be built in Granby. The ground floor will be home to stores, and the upper floors will be office spaces.
    The Salon de l'emploi Jour J will take place on April 13 in Lavaltrie. The job fair, where some 10 companies will be present, is organized by the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi (CJE) de D'Autray-Joliette.
    Nova Bus, a bus manufacturer, will hire 125 new employees for its Saint-Eustache plant
    A new Familiprix pharmacy has opened in Terrebonne. The $730,000 investment allowed for the creation of 16 new jobs.
    The Leisure Days RV Centre in Sherbrooke will close in May, which will cause some 15 job losses
    The Clinique de santé M will open in May in Trois-Rivières, with some 12 nurse practitioners supported by 5 nurses. The clinic is also currently seeking medical secretaries and administrative coordinators.
    The Service d'intégration travail ¿ Mauricie in Saint-Tite was awarded a contract to salvage old Hydro-Québec meters, which will create work for some 12 employees with mental illnesses
    The Centre Techno Pneu in Rimouski will add a third work shift at its tire remolding plant and is seeking some 10 workers. The company, which employs 82 people, signed new contracts in Quebec and the United States.
    The Résidence des Bâtisseurs in Matane will launch the third phase of its retirement home complex in fall 2017, and some 20 jobs will be created after the expansion. The work, which will last one year, is estimated to cost $8M.
    Bois d'Oeuvre Cedrico is currently seeking labourers and production day labourers for its Price plant. The company is also seeking a financial director and replacements for dryer operator and charger operator positions.
    Poulet Frit Le Nid, a fried chicken restaurant, and an ice cream parlour will be rebuilt in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, and construction should be completed by mid-May. The restaurant, which caught fire in November, will be able to accommodate 40 guests.
    The Univers des tout p'tits daycare centre, located in Saguenay's La Baie district, is scheduled to open during the summer. Some 20 educators will need to be hired.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et des services sociaux de la Capitale-Nationale has job openings this summer in its Charlevoix facilities. The organization is seeking 40 people to fill orderly positions.
    Rio Tinto will hire 75 new workers. They will be assigned to its electrolysis centre containing prebake vats in Arvida. The multinational company is seeking mechanics, operators, and maintenance workers.
    The federal government will invest $570,500 in the Canada Summer Jobs Program in the Bécancour-Nicolet-Saurel district, which will allow for the creation of 228 student jobs
    Remorques Leblanc and Pro Max, two companies that specialize in manufacturing and selling trailers, are investing $3.2M to build a plant that they will share in the Daveluyville industrial sector in Victoriaville. Furthermore, Pro Max wants to hire 25 workers.
    Nova Bus, a bus manufacturer, will hire 85 new employees at its Saint-François-du-Lac plant to increase its production
    The Fromagerie du Presbytère in Sainte-Élizabeth is investing $900,000 to expand its facilities, which will allow for greater cheese production
    The Commission scolaire des Chênes, which operates in the Drummondville sector, will invest $1.5M in its schools
    BMR, a renovation and hardware store, has closed its Baie-Comeau location. Some 30 people have lost their jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of over $53M to build a new hemodialysis pavilion at the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont in Montréal
  • Week of Mar 20 - Mar 24, 2017

    A new $17.5M residential and long-term care faciility will be built in Chibougamau. Work is expected to begin in March 2018 and be complete in early 2019.
    Restaurant La petite marmite will close on April 8, causing a loss of nine jobs in Granby
    A new convenience store and gas station under the Dépanneur Voisin banner opened in Beauharnois, creating 6 new jobs
    Odacité is investing nearly $8M to build a shopping centre in Mercier. A Petro-Canada gas station, a Beau-Soir convenience store, and a Benny & Co rotisserie will open new locations there.
    The Caffuccino restaurant will open its first Granby location this spring
    The Centre Michel-Brière, an arena in Malartic, will undergo an expansion and renovation valued at $7M
    The Centre de formation professionnelle Val-d'Or has undergone upgrades, valued at $10M, to provide more training and meet the increasing need for labour
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais (CISSSO) plans on creating 92 new jobs and upgrading some 60 other part-time jobs
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue plans on creating 15 new jobs. The employer is seeking orderlies, nurses, and auxiliary nurses.
    Groupe St-Hubert, owner of Les Rôtisseries St-Hubert, has announced the closure of a Montréal restaurant. In total, 24 jobs will be affected by this measure, which will occur in May.
    L'Îlot d'or is investing $3M to build a new seniors residence, after receiving financial assistance from the City of Senneterre
    Bromont, montagne d'expériences is investing $1M to develop water play areas for children six years old and under to open at the Bromont water park in summer 2017
    Starbucks Canada announced it plans on hiring 1,000 refugees over the next five years across the country, mainly in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montréal
    The City of Montréal has announced an expansion and modernization of its library located in the Pierrefonds district, an investment of over $20M
    The City of Montréal has announced the approval of a $31M contract for General Electric to build and maintain a wastewater processing station at the water treatment plant in east Montréal
    Structure Robko, a manufacturer of roof trusses, beams, and prefabricated walls, is seeking 15 employees for its Saint-Adelphe plant, including woodworkers, day labourers, assemblers, technicians, and an apprentice mechanic
    Nemaska Lithium has increased from about 10 to 39 employees in a year, with 35 located in Shawinigan. The opening of the company's hydrometallurgical plant, scheduled for the second half of 2018, should result in the hiring of some 100 employees.
    La Fernandière, a deli based in Trois-Rivières, has been seeking employees for many months
    Les Affamés, a 50-seat restaurant in Rimouski, opened, creating some 10 jobs
    The Bon Voyage restaurant should open in early May in Rimouski, creating at least 10 jobs. The business will also include a shop offering meals to go.
    Bas-Saint-Laurent will have to face various challenges over the next few years, including labour needs in forestry and farming. Currently, over 100 companies in various business sectors have positions available in the region.
    The Évènement Emploi 2017 in Rivière-du-Loup is featuring 210 jobs in 30 companies working in various sectors. A list of positions offered is available at www.riviereduloup.ca.
    The City of Montréal has announced it will upgrade fire station 26 in Montréal, a project valued at approximately $11M
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $374M investment in the Capitale-Nationale region's road network over the 2017-2019 period
    The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced an investment of over $62.3M to complete 36 water projects in the Chaudière-Appalaches region
    The governments of Quebec and Canada and the City of Roberval have announced a $10.9M investment to carry out work on the Benoit-Lévesque sports centre. Work will begin mid-May and be completed in January 2018.
    The Honco Group, based in Lévis, recently landed a $25M contract with the Agnico Eagle Mines company. The company hopes to hire some 20 new workers over the coming months.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $287.8M investment in the Chaudière-Appalaches road network over the 2017-2019 period
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $212.1M investment in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region's road network over the 2017-2019 period
    Hyundai du Royaume will open a second dealership in Jonquière. The $6M investment will also allow for the creation of some 20 jobs. Work is expected to begin soon and be completed towards the end of 2017.
    The Sears store located in the Centre Alma will close in a year. Some 50 people will lose their jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $3.1M in healthcare services in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. The amount will be used to create 44 places in residences and to hire new employees.
    The Familiprix pharmacy will open a new branch in Nicolet, promoting its new model dedicated to a healthy lifestyle
    Gasterra, a Victoriaville-based sustainable development company that operates in trash treatment and elimination, plans on investing $18M in the coming years
    The Flûte à Bec microbrewery recently opened in Nicolet, following an investment of over $110,000. The company currently employs 8 people but is anticipating an additional $200,000 investment and plans on hiring 5 employees.
    The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de Nicolet-Bécancour pairs new graduates with regional employers, making it easier for graduates to land their first job. The integration of graduates is currently underway and will be done over a continuous period.
    The Métro Plus supermarket opened in Drummondville, following a $7M investment
    A food-processing job fair will take place on April 6 at the Hôtel Le Victorin in Victoriaville. More than 9 companies will be present, and some 100 positions are vacant.
    The City of Montréal has announced waterproofing and roof draining work on the Rosemont reservoir, which will take place from spring 2017 until fall 2019, a project valued at approximately $16M
    The Government of Quebec is investing $2M in three Laurentides ice rinks to replace refrigeration systems to make sure the facilities meet standards
    The Tim Hortons restaurant chain will open a new location in Sherbrooke's Brompton district. It is expected to open at the end of May 2017, and some 30 jobs should be created.
    Surplus RD, a company that specializes in liquidating furniture and mattresses, has announced the opening of a location in Terrebonne, which will create some 15 jobs
    Crémerie Avalanche is investing $500,000 to move to a new location in Lavaltrie. It is expected to open in July, and it will create five new jobs.
    An Esso gas station with a Beau-Soir convenience store has opened in the Brompton district in Sherbrooke, creating 10 new jobs.
    Sherbrooke Innopole and various partners are investing $5.5M in Sherbrooke to build EspaceLabz, a scientific centre. This project should allow for the creation of some 60 new jobs.
    Scholer Industriel, a Magog-based workpiece manufacturing company, is investing $1.5M in its plant, which should make it possible to create some 10 new jobs
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of over $655M to upgrade Quebec schools in 2017. The renovations will affect close to 2,300 total projects. On Montréal Island, some 560 scheduled projects will cost over $240M.
  • Week of Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017

    A housing construction project of 112 rental units is being built in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, thanks to an investment of $25M
    The Bedford arena will be renovated at a cost of $2.9M, thanks to a provincial government assistance of $800,000, in addition to a federal government assistance of $500,000
    Dep, a record distributor located in Montréal, is closing its doors, resulting in the loss of some 15 jobs
    Forage Orbit Garant, a company located in Val-d'Or, is seeking to fill some 60 drill jobs. For more information, visit http://www.orbitgarant.com/en/sites/fog/Careers.aspx
    The Home Depot renovation centre is looking for 16 people to fill various positions at its Granby store. For more information, visit http://careershomedepot.ca/index.php
    Reflex Photonics, an optics and optical solutions manufacturer located in Montréal, announced the creation of 14 jobs following an investment of nearly $5.5M by 3 partners
    The City of Montréal announced an investment of $46.1M to modernize the sports fields on its territory. The implementation of the projects is planned for 2017-2019.
    The Home Depot renovation centre is planning to hire 12 new employees at its Sherbrooke store
    A new Pizzeria NO. 900 restaurant opened its doors in Sherbrooke. The opening of this establishment led to the creation of 20 new jobs.
    The Haute-Mauricie is lacking specialized workers, including forest engineers, forestry technicians, heavy or stationary machine operators, electricians and architechts. Retirements will vacate many jobs.
    Renaissance des Îles, a seafood preparation and packaging company, is experiencing recruiting difficulties following the departure of about 15 permanent employees from its 2 plants located at Îles-de-la-Madeleine
    Premier Tech created over 100 jobs in Rivière-du-Loup in 2016. The company involved in the development of innovative agricultural products and technologies, will build in 2017 an office building to welcome new employees.
    The Babillard de l'emploi, intended as a survey of vacant positions in the Les Basques MRC, will be held on Tuesday March 28 in Trois-Pistoles. Job seekers will be able to apply for job offers matching their profile.
    The Canac Group is planning to open branches in Pont-Rouge and Thetford-Mines. Each store will cost between $5M and $6M and should create about 90 jobs.
    Resolute Forest Products will close its Saint-Hilarion plant for an indeterminate period, effective May 8. About 50 people would be affected by this layoff.
    The City of Plessisville received a grant of $1.2M from the government of Quebec to build a new fire station. Total investments will amount to $1.8M.
    Provigo Le Marché, a food supermarket, will open a branch at the Grande-Place des Bois-Francs in Victoriaville. Montez, the company owning the establishment, will have to invest $5M to renovate the premises.
    The Salon de Quilles Drummond will close its doors after 60 years of operations
    Sunrise Records, a records merchant, will open a store in the premises previously occupied by HMV in Victoriaville
    Les Spécialistes, a home appliance store, will relocate to 455 Saint-Joseph Boulevard in Drummondville. This move to larger premises could create a few jobs.
    The Marathon de l'Emploi of Nicolet-Bécancour, an event which will allow job seekers to meet about 100 companies of the region, will take place on March 30
    Le Golfito, a golf practice field located in Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska, is closing its doors
    FP Innovations, a research consortium specializing in the forestry sector, received a financial aid of $17M over 4 years from the government of Quebec to encourage innovation and the development of new markets
    The YMCA of the Guy-Favreau Complex located in Montréal will remain open over the coming year, having already announced its closure. About 50 people will keep their jobs.
    UnEmploi.ca, a job fair organized by the Services d'aide à l'emploi of Kamouraska, will be held at the Centre Bombardier located in La Pocatière on Thursday March 30. This fair is the key event of Employment Week.
  • Week of Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2017

    The Clinique vétérinaire du Témiscamingue is investing $1M to construct a new, more spacious building to welcome a larger team and is seeking to recruit new veterinarians in Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues
    Ateliers Mécanique LM Inc., a company that specializes in selling, renting, and repairing forklifts and other related equipment, has relocated to Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka and plans on hiring three new employees
    TC Transcontinental, an editor and printer, has announced the elimination of 20 jobs at its centre of excellence on the east side of Montréal Island following a reduction of revenues and volume of advertising
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of over $58M in Laval's road network over the 2017-2019 period
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $543.9M in Montérégie's road network over the 2017-2019 period
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $196M in Abitibi-Témiscamingue's road network over the 2017-2019 period
    Construction Audet et Knight, in partnership with Chantiers Chibougamau, was awarded a contract valued at $1.2M to build the new Ulrick-Chérubin bridge in Amos
    The owners of the Metro Plus Riendeau supermarket are investing $1.6M to renovate their store in Mont-Saint-Hilaire
    HS Telecom has announced it will close its regional office in Waterloo effective July 31, causing some 50 workers to be laid off
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $7.1M to modernize arenas and curling rinks in Montérégie
    Endoceutics, a pharmaceutical company in Québec City, has acquired the Adare Pharmaceuticals plant in Mont-Saint-Hilaire and will invest between $12M and $15M to produce Intrarosa, a drug for women. Some 20 new jobs will be created.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $151.1M in the Outaouais road network over the 2017-2019 period
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $160.7M in the Lanaudière region's road network over the 2017-2019 period
    The Université de Sherbrooke will create 30 new jobs over the next three years following the signature of the new collective agreement with the Syndicat des professeures et professeurs de l'Université de Sherbrooke (SPPUS)
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $189M in the Laurentides road network over the 2017-2019 period
    Remorquage Rouillard, located in Sherbrooke, recently acquired Remorquage Ouellet in Granby. This acquisition, valued at about $1M, will lead to the creation of five new jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $157M in the Estrie region's road network over the 2017-2019 period
    The Hull marina expansion project is expected to require an investment of $1.5M. The first phase of the project will be completed in 2017 and the second in 2018.
    The Maison de la culture de Gatineau has received federal government assistance of $400,000, which is added to the $233,000 provided by the Government of Quebec and the $170,000 invested by the City of Gatineau to renovate the Salle Odyssée
    Meubles Mobican Furniture Inc., a family company, is currently hiring. The furniture manufacturer located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu is actively seeking upholsterers.
    The City of Montréal plans on opening a recycling sorting centre in the Lachine district in 2019, a project valued at over $50M
    The City of Montréal has announced road development and safety work in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville district, which is valued at $37.5M and will span over four years
    Creaform, a company that specializes in portable 3D measurement technologies, must rapidly staff 45 jobs in Lévis and elsewhere around the world
    Restaurant chain Le Subtil will open its fourth location in April at the Carrefour Saint-Romuald shopping centre in Lévis. The investment totals $500,000 and will help create some 20 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec will invest over $4.2M in healthcare services in the Chaudière-Appalaches region. Of this amount, $1.8M will be used to hire staff in residential and long-term care centres.
    Giant Tiger will open a new location in Alma. Several positions need to be filled, and the company has started its hiring process.
    The ministère des Transports du Québec has announced investments of $211.1M in Bas-Saint-Laurent's road network over the 2017-2019 period, which will create employment for 1,325 workers on 144 construction sites
    Premier Tech, a company in Rivière-du-Loup, will invest $7M in expanding one of the two Groupe Équipements Industriels plants following a growth in its operations. Close to 30 new employees will be hired over the next three years.
    The Rendez-vous de l'emploi job fair will take place in Mont-Joli on March 29. This event, organized by the Relève-Mitis committee in collaboration with Emploi-Québec, is an opportunity for businesses and job seekers to meet.
    The Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie will create some 10 jobs to address an increase in its business volume resulting from obtaining new contracts. LM Wind Power, a Gaspé-based company, will double its deliveries to the United States.
    The ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec will hire eight orderlies and auxiliary nurses to improve the care and services offered in residential and long-term care centres in Gaspésie
    Le ministère des Transports du Québec has announced investments of $112.4M in the Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine region's road network over the 2017-2019 period, creating work for over 700 workers on 111 construction sites
    The fishing sector in Gaspésie is having difficulties recruiting new workers in catching, aquaculture, and processing. The need for new workers is very apparent, given the ageing of the current workforce.
    The ministère des Transports du Québec has announced investments of $147.2M in Mauricie's road network over the 2017-2019 period, creating work for over 985 workers on 106 construction sites
    Shawinigan-based electronic and electrical companies, including Synapse Electronic, HDI Technologies, Elmec, Kongsberg Automotive, CGI Group, Cognibox by SIM, and Digihub, have job vacancies
    The Cégep de Trois-Rivières will offer an attestation of college studies in event coordination starting on March 14. There are good job opportunities for event coordinators working in tourism and for conference centres and festivals.
    The ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec will hire 76 orderlies, auxiliary nurses, and nurses to improve the care and services offered in residential and long-term care centres in Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec
    The Groupe Trinor, a Sept-Îles-based subcontractor for large businesses, is closing three of its divisions, Fabnor, Mecnor, and Tecnor, due to bankruptcy. Up to 70 people will lose their jobs.
    Mini Melon & Espresso, a company that specializes in smoothies, among other things, is opening in the Galeries Baie-Comeau shopping centre
    The St-Pancrace microbrewery has received a $400,000 loan from Investissement Québec to improve its facilities and increase production. The total cost of the investment is valued at up to $2M.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $44.5M in the Hôpital de Sept-Îles to expand and modernize its emergency room spaces
    The Government of Quebec has provided over $2.7M to 12 Centre-du-Québec companies to support their respective projects. The total amount of these investments amounts to over $33M.
    The Anderson Group, an agricultural machinery manufacturer, is investing over $9.5M to expand its Chesterville plant and acquire new equipment
    A rest stop will be built along the Jean-Lesage highway in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford, following a $5M investment. The stop will offer a convenience store, a gas station and fast food restaurants.
    The City of Warwick will invest $4M to replace pipes on Saint-Louis Street. The City will take advantage of this opportunity to redesign the street's urban space.
    Olin, a chemical product manufacturer, will invest $12M in its Bécancour plant, rather than the previously announced $5M
    The network of residential and long-term care centres in the RCM of Drummondville will receive financial assistance of more than $450,000, which will be used, among other things, to hire nurses and orderlies
    The City of Montréal is investing $38M to finance the repair work of its corporate buildings
    Sunrise Records, a record store chain, has announced the opening of six new stores in Quebec. The company plans on taking over locations left vacant by HMV Canada in Québec City, Hull, Saint-Bruno, Saguenay, Trois-Rivières, and Victoriaville.
  • Week of Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2017

    A $104M multi-residential retirement complex will be built in Longueuil. Construction will begin in summer 2017 and be completed in fall 2018.
    Montérégie-Ouest will receive $7.1M in government funding to create 109 rehabilitation and mental health spaces and add human resources in residential and long-term care centres
    Thanks to $1.9M in government funding, a new $7.9M library will be built to serve the population of Saint-Constant
    Next May, the Benny & Co rotisserie chain will open a new restaurant in Pincourt
    A $21.5M investment will allow for the creation of 262 spaces and 127 new jobs in residential and long-term care centres in Montérégie
    Local Logic, a Montréal-based start-up company, has announced a partnership with Centris to facilitate the research of properties for sale by real estate agents. This partnership will create 14 jobs by the end of 2017.
    A $500,000 outdoor Dek hockey complex will be built in Varennes. Players of all ages and skill levels will be able to play on two new outdoor surfaces this spring.
    The federal government, the province of Quebec, and other partners have announced a joint investment of over $204M in McGill University; these funds will be used to modernize research facilities
    The Prince de Galles golf and tennis club in Sherbrooke has closed after 16 years. The number of jobs lost is still unknown.
    Following a $1M investment, La Cage-Brasserie sportive in Sherbrooke will be renovated. In total, 15 new jobs will be created at the restaurant after work is scheduled to be completed in October.
    The Sports Experts store at the Carrefour de l'Estrie shopping centre in Sherbrooke will undergo a $3M expansion. The opening is scheduled for early May after the hiring of 20 additional employees.
    The Bulk Barn food retailer chain will open a new location in Sherbrooke at the end of March
    The Coco Frutti restaurant chain will invest $600,000 to open a new location in Sherbrooke, creating 35 jobs
    BCBG Max Azria, a women's clothing retailer, has announced a restructuring. The company plans on closing 51 stores in Canada but maintaining its 17 kiosks in The Bay stores. In Quebec, 20 stores and 200 jobs will be affected.
    Following a $16.9M investment, AddÉnergie Technologies will install a thousand new electric charging stations by 2019. AddÉnergie expects that its Shawinigan team will increase from 22 to some 100 workers by 2020.
    Omnifab, a growing company in Louiseville that specializes in manufacturing and designing mechanical components, has grown from 30 to 65 employees since 2015. The company is currently seeking a welder, an industrial designer, and a machinist.
    Sogetel will invest $5M in a fibre optic network in La Tuque and is seeking installers, repair technicians and network construction staff. The company might hire customer service employees at a later date.
    GDG Environment, a company in Trois-Rivières that specializes in monitoring biting insects, will create jobs over the next few months. The company employs over 300 seasonal workers in the summer, in addition to 35 full-time biologists and technologists.
    The McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons will be operational in the spring, following a $1.1B investment. The company will need to hire some 100 people to operate the plant, the quarry, and the maritime terminal.
    The wind power industry will need to add 438 workers over the next five years, including 179 this year. Most of this need will come from LM Wind Power in Gaspé, which will need to hire some 130 workers by the end of the year.
    Giant Tiger will open a new location in Matane on September 16, 2017. The store, which will have a surface area of approximately 21,000 square feet, will offer interior design items, clothing for the whole family, and grocery items.
    Home Depot is beginning its spring hiring period and plans on filling 6,200 associate positions throughout Canada
    The Grand Lodge hotel in Mont-Tremblant will invest over $3.5M to modernize its facilities
    Groupe Paquet will open a new Nissan dealership in the Saint-Nicolas sector in Lévis. The location is scheduled to open at the end of 2017 and will create some 15 jobs.
    Quebec Wild Blueberries is investing $5.5M to build a cold room near its Dolbeau-Mistassini plant. The construction will employ some 15 workers. The building is scheduled to be ready in mid-July.
    The Government of Canada is providing support to the following companies in the form of repayable contributions: Eddyfi, Optel, IngeniArts Technologies, Laserax, and Dizal. This financial assistance will allow for the creation of some 40 new jobs in Québec City.
    Lowe's (Rona and Réno-Dépôt) is currently seeking to fill more than 75 appliance sales consultant positions throughout Quebec. Both full-time and part-time positions are available.
    The Government of Canada is providing support to the following companies in the form of repayable contributions: Côté Inox, Menuiserox, Novatech Patio Doors, Mécanium, and PCM Innovation. This financial aid will allow for the creation of 26 jobs in Chaudière-Appalaches.
    Iron Mamma, a baby carrier and accessories manufacturer, has settled in Baie-Comeau and could hire up to 6 people, depending on demand
    The Société du Plan Nord and the City of Baie-Comeau are investing $4M to extend route 389 to facilitate the access to the future Mason Graphite plant. Work will be completed by the Roland Munger Inc. company, located in Baie-Comeau.
    The Quebec government is investing over $2M in health services in Côte-Nord. This investment will improve mental health services and will add 32 new jobs in the residential and long-term health care centre (CHSLD).
    The Quebec government is investing $1.5M in renovations at the Musée régional de la Côte-Nord
    The Quebec government is investing $4.22M in arenas and curling rinks in Centre-du-Québec. Work will mainly affect refrigeration systems and will ensure that facilities are up to standard.
    Services de Main-D'oeuvre Kingsey is organizing a recruitment drive on March 15 at the Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi in Asbestos to fill many positions available in the region
    The Service aux entreprises du Centre du Québec and Desjardins have created the ¿Jeunes trayeurs Desjardins¿ training program to address the shortage of dairy farm workers. This program will allow for youth to be hired on a casual basis.
    Next spring, 57 one-storey houses will be built in a Saint-Bernard-de-la-Colle development
  • Week of Feb 20 - Feb 24, 2017

    The city of Montréal has authorized the construction of 313 social housing units in the city's Griffintown area
    The $50M Saint-Laurent Sports Complex in Montréal will officially open in August 2017
    Prével, a real estate developer, has announced the third phase of the 21e Arrondissement residential complex in Montréal, which will include 101 units spread over 9 floors
    Marshalls, a chain of fashion retail stores for the whole family, will open a new Marshalls-HomeSense store at the Les Avenues Vaudreuil shopping complex in Vaudreuil-Dorion
    LSR GesDev and Bonneville Homes are building a four-phase, 241-dwelling residential complex in Saint-Lambert
    Following modifications to its collective bargaining agreement, the Trois-Rivières Maritime Employers Association will create new jobs and increase its pool of dock workers over the next few weeks
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec is working on strategies to address nursing shortages at the Centre hospitalier affilié universitaire régional in Trois-Rivières
    Following a $12.7M investment, about 50 workers are building the Le Béli residence in Saint-Tite. The building should be ready in July. If all the units are rented, 50 employees will be hired.
    The Sports Experts store located in the Centre commercial Les Rivières shopping centre in Trois-Rivières will undergo a $3M expansion. Construction will begin in July and the new store is scheduled to open in October, after hiring 40 more employees.
    The Académie de massage scientifique will open a new accredited massage therapy training centre in Trois-Rivières in September. Students will have the option to choose between full-time training during the week and part-time training during the weekend.
    Ocean Marine, a Chandler-based company that manufactures fishing boats of 55 feet or less, will create some half-dozen jobs. The company wants to take advantage of the rise of the lobster-fishing industry in Gaspésie that are currently using outdated ships.
    The wind power industry in Gaspésie is in need of engineers, project managers, research analysts, and operations and health and safety managers. Train conductor and drone pilot positions are also available.
    Gaspésie is in need of dentists and the issue extends from Chaleur Bay to the Haute-Gaspésie, by way of Grande-Vallée. It is hard to recruit new graduates because they tend to stay in the city once they have completed their studies.
    Following reorganization, the city of Rimouski has recently hired 20 additional firefighters. For this reason, $2M will be invested to expand the firehouse and work will begin in December 2017. The building will be completely refurbished.
    The Bas-Saint-Laurent region is in need of veterinarians and many cattle producers are speaking out about the trouble of having quick access to animal health care due to the high mileage that needs to be done
    Coveo, a Québec City-based technology company, plans on hiring between 115 and 120 new employees in 2017
    Réseau Sélection will build a retirement home valued at $60M in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. The first units should be completed for July 2018 and construction will create some 30 jobs.
    Canada Bread Company will close its plant in Saint-Côme-Linière in the RCM of Beauce-Sartigan as of May 19. Some 50 workers will lose their jobs.
    Frima Studio, a Québec City-based video game studio, has just laid off some 40 workers. The Montréal office, that employed some 12 workers, will also close. These layoffs are in response to company reorganization.
    A new Monde des Bières location will open in the spring on Président-Kennedy road in Lévis. This new location will allow for the creation of some ten jobs.
    The Bistro Le Lux, a wine bar and bistro with a seating capacity for some 60 people, will open in June in Victoriaville. This new location will create some ten jobs.
    Piscines Classic, a company that specializes in pools, stamped concrete, and spas, is investing $1M to expand its warehouse and its offices in Victoriaville
    Box Pack, a box manufacturer, is receiving a $193,800 grant from Investissement Québec to acquire new equipment and upgrade its offices in Drummondville
    Ce que Femme Veut, a women's clothing and accessory store, will open a downtown Drummondville location
    The construction of a condominium building will take place in Drummondville and should be completed for fall 2017. The $2M project will include 15 dwellings and three retail spaces.
    Laxvel, a Drummondville-based company specializing in commercial laundry equipment repair, distribution, and sales, will hire many new employees to address an ever growing demand
    The Café Chèvre et Pommes, a specialized coffee store with a strong community presence in Drummondville, will close on Saturday, February 25
    The McDonald's restaurant chain is investing more than $1M to upgrade its Sherbrooke location, which will lead to the creation of 35 new jobs
    A new Giant Tiger store will open in Lachute. Work will begin soon and the store is scheduled to open in September 2017 and will create many jobs.
    The Benny & Co restaurant chain will open a new location in Sainte-Sophie on February 12. The $1M investment has led to the creation of 20 new jobs.
    Tekka Sushi, a Joliette restaurant, has reopened after a month-long closure. The reopening has led to the creation of some 20 jobs.
    Ventilex, a Saint-Eustache company, is awarded a $2.1M contract to install a ventilation system in a new Palais de Justice pavilion in Saint-Jérôme
    Le loup, la lune et la tomate daycare centre will open in Charlemagne. The $1M investment will lead to the creation of 15 jobs.
    Bell Helicopter Textron confirms that its new helicopter will be assembled at its Mirabel factory
    Following a $2M investment, the municipality of Morin-Heights will build a new community centre. The centre is scheduled to open in September 2017.
    The Salon Priorité-Emploi Estrie job fair will take place on March 17 and 18 at the Centre des foires in Sherbrooke. Some hundreds of jobs will be available by some 90 present employers on-site.
    Resolute Forest Products will stop production for two weeks in March at its Kénogami mill. The company is assessing the possibility of performing maintenance work to limit the impact of this closure on its 183 workers.
    The J'aime ta fraise restaurant will open on February 28 in Sherbrooke, creating 17 jobs. The restaurant will have seating for 100 people.
  • Week of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017

    KDM Realty is investing $2M to build a new healthcare centre in Waterloo. IICO, a firm based in Saint-Hubert, was awarded the contract and should start construction at the end of the month.
    GE Aviation is investing $238M to automate its Bromont plant, buy equipment, and set up a vibration laboratory. Ultimately, some 115 jobs will be created.
    The Meunerie Côté-Paquette will be rebuilt in Saint-Hyacinthe, at a cost of $30M. Responsibility for engineering and building the new mill will fall to the Laval-based firms SNC Lavalin inc. and Frare & Gallant, respectively.
    Devimco Immobilier has announced its project to build a tower containing 294 rental units in downtown Montréal. It is scheduled to be delivered in May 2017.
    CS Communication and Systems Canada, a company that specializes in designing critical systems in the aeronautics sector, has announced that it will create 115 jobs over two years in Montréal
    CAE, a flight simulator manufacturer, has been awarded a training contract with Airbus, valued at approximately $200M. This contract will help retain 300 employees in the Montréal region over the next three years.
    The City of Montréal is establishing a three-year, $10M partnership with three universities to study cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, among other things
    Bois d'oeuvre Cedrico in Causapscal is seeking electronics technicians and stationary engineering mechanics, but the sawmill is having difficulties hiring the specialized workers it needs
    Verrault Navigation's shipyard, located in Les Méchins, will soon employ 400 people
    XMetal, a company located in L'Isle-Verte, is currently expanding and has several positions to fill. XMetal is an industrial subcontractor specializing in metal component manufacturing and welding.
    The salon de l'emploi du Témiscouata, organized by Service Accès-Emploi, will take place on March 30 in Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac. Employers at the career fair will meet on average 575 job seekers and students.
    The three main seafood product processing plants in the greater Gaspé area are currently experiencing recruitment difficulties
    The Forillon Shipyard in Gaspé is currently recruiting workers after obtaining several contracts. The company wants to hire employees to work in engineering, planning, naval architecture, production, and welding.
    Over 20 part-time firefighter positions need to be filled in the Haute-Gaspésie RCM, where firefighter recruitment and retention is very difficult. The firefighter shortage is a systemic problem in Gaspésie.
    Saint-Elzéar-based Contact Habitat, its three divisions (Signature, Innovation, and Nature) and the solidarity cooperative that was its shareholder declared bankruptcy in early February. Contact employed between 11 and 26 people, as required.
    Duchesne et Fils, a construction material manufacturer based in Yamachiche, is currently seeking qualified workers to fill 40 plant and office positions following significant business growth
    Crakmedia has experienced strong growth over the past five years. Last year, the company attracted some 40 new employees and plans on creating some 50 new jobs in Québec City for the next two years.
    L'Académie restaurant in the Galeries de la Capitale in Québec City has closed. Some thirty people have lost their jobs.
    WestJet will significantly increase the number of flights to and from Québec City in the coming months. Some 15 jobs should be created at the Québec City airport by the end of the year.
    Dooly's will upgrade several of its establishments and increase the emphasis on food services. For each Dooly's location, the investment will vary between $500,000 and $750,000. Overall, some 30 jobs will be created.
    GRYB, a complete solution manufacturer for heavy machinery located in Victoriaville, is investing $4.6M to expand its plant, which will lead to the creation of some 50 jobs over the next two years
    Go Sport and Pop Shoes, two Drummondville-based retailers, will undergo renovations valued at $150,000 and will add three new employees to their teams
    Rossy, located in Victoriaville, will close at the end of April, causing some ten people to be out of work
    The Défi Emploi Drummond, an event that encourages meetings between job seekers and businesses, will take place on March 31 at the Centrexpo in Drummondville. This event will be held to fill some thousand jobs in the region.
    Drummondville's airport will begin the second phase of its expansion in late February. The work will require an investment of over $344,000.
    Paniers P&P, a company that manufactures and distributes wood, cardboard, and plastic containers, is investing $1.4M to acquire new equipment and facilities in Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets
    Siemens Drummondville, a manufacturer of industrial-use switchgears, communication tools, relays, and controls, will undergo a restructuration that will result in the loss of 45 jobs in 2018
    Following a $2M investment, a condominium project will begin construction in summer 2017 in St-Ferdinand
    Groupe Doyon, Acier Marquis, Laurentide Lumber, and Transport S.A.F. are launching a promotional campaign to attract workers to fill some 40 positions in the four Saint-Célestin-based companies
    The Coopérative Forestière la Nord-Côtière has received a $400,000 loan from Investissement Québec to build new facilities near the company's Aux Bergeronnes headquarters
    Le Cégep de Sept-Îles will invest $30M to upgrade its campus, including building a research pavilion and a gymnasium and expanding its existing pavilions
    Rio Tinto will hire some 20 operations and electrical and mechanical maintenance staff at the company's Jonquière Complex. These appointments will address operational requirements and possible retirements.
    Following a $2M investment, North American Cabinets has announced the opening of its Cookshire-Eaton plant
    Bès musique, a company specializing in musical instrument sales in Sherbrooke, closed on February 3. Bès musique employed over 20 teachers who offered private classes, among other services.
    Belvédère Nissan is investing $3.5M to build a garage in Mont-Laurier that is scheduled to open at the end of June 2017. Some ten jobs should be created.
    Verbom, a company that specializes in sheet metal processing, is investing over $15.1M in its Sherbrooke plant, which will allow for the creation of 25 new jobs
    The 6th Salon de l'emploi Lévis-Bellechasse will take place on March 17 and 18 at the Centre de congrès et d'expositions in Lévis. Some 70 companies will be attending.
    The Benny & Co restaurant chain will open a new location in Sainte‑Sophie on February 12. The $1M investment has led to the creation of 20 new jobs.
  • Week of Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2017

    Montréal's Plaza Saint-Hubert will undergo a $50M makeover. Work is scheduled to begin in summer 2017 and should be completed in 2020.
    A $126M investment will fund the construction of the new Gouin bridge, which serves Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and neighbouring areas. Work is scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.
    F. Ménard, a pork producer based in Ange-Gardien, is currently looking to hire labourers, wrapping-machine operators, and delicatessen specialists
    A&W Canada has announced its Canadian expansion strategy, which includes opening 70 new restaurants in Quebec by the end of 2020
    Surplus RD, a retailer that specializes in liquidating furniture and mattresses, has announced the opening of its Laval store, which will create some ten jobs
    The Government of Canada has announced that it will give Bombardier $372M in repayable contributions to improve research and development of its Global 7000 and C series aircraft
    The City of Laval has announced the start of construction on its new downtown area, valued at over $18M. Charex, a civil engineering firm, will carry out the work that is scheduled to begin in March and be completed in September 2017.
    Last fall, the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-St-Laurent created some 10 special-education teacher positions, after reviewing the services offered to its youth clientele identified as having an autism spectrum disorder
    Brynd Smoked Meat has gone out of business. The company employed some 40 people in Québec City spread across three restaurants and a catering service.
    The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) is seeking 15 regular professors to work in various departments. Positions will be staffed as of August 1st, for the 2017/18 school year.
    Novik, a company that specializes in exterior siding, has just invested $3M to expand its production capacity at its Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures plant. The company is still recruiting and has 32 positions to fill.
    The Development Corporation of Baie-Comeau, a municipal organization that mainly focuses on land sales, is investing $750,000 to build a rental property
    Véolia, a company that offers environmental services for the industrial sector, has closed its Sept-Îles location, causing 21 layoffs
    Plomberie Octave Roy & Fils, a Baie-Comeau plumbing, heating, and air conditioning contractor, has ceased operations. Some ten people are out of work.
    The Odacité shopping complex in Victoriaville should officially begin construction in March, given that the construction permits valued at over $3M have been granted
    Soprema, a waterproofing product manufacturer for construction and civil engineering, is hiring some 30 employees to fill various jobs. Interviews will be held on February 17 and 18 at Drummondville's Centrexpo Cogeco.
    The Gym Spa Bien dans sa peau in Saint-Adèle will close on February 24, after approximately 9 years in business. The number of layoffs has not been disclosed.
    Momo Sports, a sporting goods store in Sherbrooke, will invest $4.5M to build a new building to double its surface area, which will create some 15 additional jobs
    Best Buy has closed its Terrebonne store, resulting in some 50 layoffs
    Brault & Martineau, a furniture retailer, has announced that it is closing its Repentigny store. The closure date and number of layoffs have not been disclosed.
    Activision, Beenox's parent company, is closing the Québec City studio's game testing unit. Some 30 people will be laid off.
    Resolute Forest Products' Saint-Thomas-Didyme saw mill will cease production on February 13 for a four-week period. Some 50 workers are affected by this temporary closure.
    Following an $11.7M investment by the Government of Quebec, 224 new beds will be open in long-term care facilities in Laval
  • Week of Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2017

    Music retailer HMV will be closing all of its Canadian stores next April after being placed in receivership by its creditors. Twenty Quebec stores are affected.
    Comfort Design Manufactured Homes is planning on building mini-homes in Farnham. The project will begin in the spring and the company will deliver its first mini-homes around the end of May.
    The Marie Claire Group, a women's clothing retailer, has announced the closure of several Terra Nostra boutiques throughout Quebec
    The Bridor bakery is investing $40M to expand its Boucherville plant to increase its production capacity by 80%. Some 60 new jobs will be created, including specialized industrial production operator positions.
    Amos' Sears store will close in mid-March after being in operation for 10 years, resulting in 2 layoffs
    A $3M community centre will be built in Shefford Township
    Construction Novard plans on building a shopping complex valued at $2.5M in Brome Lake that will include a Tim Hortons and a service station with a convenience store and will create tens of jobs
    The twelfth edition of the Brome-Missisquoi Salon Événement Emploi job fair will take place on Thursday, April 13 at the Massey-Vanier high school between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
    The owners of the Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie brand have just opened a new restaurant in Québec City's Charlesbourg neighbourhood. Some 50 jobs were created.
    The City of Saint-Georges is planning on recruiting some 160 students for summer 2017. Interested candidates have until February 17th at 4:00 p.m. to submit their application to the City's human resources service or its leisure and cultural services.
    New investments will be made at Saguenay's Nordia call centre in the spring. A seventh service line will soon be created for Bell Canada. Over 100 additional employees will be hired.
    Garant, a company in Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud (in the RCM of Montmagny), is currently searching for some 50 employees. There are many positions available without any specific education requirements.
    A $20M investment will fund a 100-dwelling housing project in Sainte-Barbe. The first phase's residents should be welcomed in summer 2017.
    The Superclub Vidéotron located in Sherbrooke's Rock Forest neighbourhood will close at the end of the month, which will result in eight job losses
    Le Café d'en Face, a Saint-Jérôme pub, has closed after 32 years in business
    Sherbrooke's Bishop's University is investing $24.5M to upgrade its library and its natural sciences laboratory
    Hydrolico International, a company that specializes in pneumatics and hydraulics, is investing $5.2M to build a plant in Terrebonne. The plant should be operational by the end of summer and will allow for the creation of some 10 new jobs.
    The Médi-Centre has formally opened its new expanded facility in Mascouche, following a $1.8M investment that allowed for the creation of 4 new jobs
    Voyage Hone, a boutique travel agency, has officially opened in Drummondville
    La Piétonnière, a shoe retailer, will soon open in downtown Victoriaville
    Nova Bus, a bus manufacturer, will hire 80 new employees at its Saint-François-du-Lac plant to increase its production chain's efficiency
    Fu Lam, a buffet-style restaurant, has closed due to financial hardships. Its competitor, Buffet Chinois Drummondville, will move into the location.
    The Centre de Stimulation l'Envol, an organization that helps children with developmental disorders, will invest $500,000 to expand its Victoriaville facility
    Cogeco is investing over $500 000 to allow for 800 residents of the city of Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson to be connected to the fibre optic network. Work should be completed by fall 2017.
    The Centre de pédiatrie sociale de la Haute-Gaspésie, located in Cap-Chat, plans on hiring special education teachers, facilitators, and an art therapist soon to offer artistic, cultural, sporting, and outdoor activities
    Saint-Augustin Canada Electric Inc will set up a $28M solar panel manufacturing plant in Trois-Rivières by the end of the summer, which will create 40 jobs. Site development is currently in progress, and 80% of production will be devoted to exportation.
    Clothing manufacturers in Trois-Rivières, Louiseville, and the RCM of Chenaux are seeking industrial sewing machine operators. A 12-week training course will begin in February to address this need.
    Alinov, a practice firm in Trois-Rivières, facilitates the integration or the reintegration of its participants into the labour market within its 14 week program. Alinov has a placement rate that varies between 80% and 90% annually.
    The Expo Mékinac, a commercial and industrial fair, will take place from April 21 to 23 at the Sportium de Saint-Tite, and a job area will allow job seekers to engage with employers
    A new A&W restaurant will open at Rimouski's Cité des achats on February 9, creating 45 jobs. The restaurant, the third A&W location in Rimouski, will seat 64 and have a drive-thru.
    Bas-Saint-Laurent's Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux needs anesthesiologists and is looking for incentives to attract some to the region, given that only 77% of positions are staffed, and employees are due to retire.
    Rivière-du-Loup's Le Château Entrepôt, a ready-to-wear clothing retailer, will close in June due to changes in clients' consumption patterns and online retailers
    Le Captif, an escape room facility, will open in Victoriaville on February 8
    Cactus Montréal, a community organization involved in preventing blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections, is currently recruiting. About a dozen positions are available for the centre's opening in summer 2017.
  • Week of Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017

    Following a $2M investment, a private daycare that can accommodate 80 preschool children will open in June 2017 in Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix
    A new 15-storey mixed-use building valued at $35M will be built in the Quartier DIX30. The building will include retail space, office space, and a 168-room Alt+ hotel.
    The Promenades St-Bruno shopping centre will invest $20.5M to expand and renovate its Simons store
    Lesters Foods has announced a $13.8M investment to upgrade its meat processing plant in Laval, which will create some 50 jobs
    Fromage au Village, a Lorrainville-based cheese factory, will invest $1.4M to expand its facilities and upgrade its equipment
    Navigue.com, a company in St-Godefroi offering internet and wireless telephone service, has hired 5 employees over the course of a year. Furthermore, the 5 employees working at Carleton-sur-Mer's Électronique Infocom will join the team, which will reach 30 employees.
    Miralis plans on having 300 employees by the summer, including the staff from Rimouski's Armoires Distinction. The kitchen cabinet manufacturer in Saint-Anaclet-de-Lessard is expecting to sign new deals and break through to the American market.
    Univers Emploi brings together many Rivière-du-Loup employability organizations that offer various services and programs, such as job search assistance, career guidance, and accounting, office automation, and computer skill refresher courses
    Following a $3.9M investment, the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec will hire some 20 home support professionals beginning in March
    Shawinigan's Centre d'apprentissage et de formation en entrepreneuriat féminin (CAFE) promotes employability and entrepreneurship among women aged 35 and older who are far from the labour market by starting practice firms
    In the past three months, the opening of Blades Barbier and Coifferie Internationale at the Galeries de la Capitale in Québec City has created some 40 jobs. The investment is valued at around $1.5M.
    GCS Développement Immobilier will undertake the first phase of its property development, valued at $125M, over the next few months in Québec City. The first buildings, a hotel and a 10-storey office building, should be completed for 2018.
    Entreprises Alfred Boivin will complete the first phase of the Delisle and Isle-Maligne neighbourhood bypass road in Alma. The work, which will take 2 years to complete, should create work for some 40 construction workers.
    Rio Tinto is planning a major restructuration of its Grande-Baie plant. Budget cuts totaling $12.6M have been announced. Some 100 jobs are in jeopardy.
    The Société d'expansion de Baie-Comeau, a municipal agency devoted primarily to selling land, is investing $750,000 to construct a rental building
    Victoriaville's Hôtel-Dieu d'Arthabaska hospital has announced the layoff of 28 medical laboratory technologist positions due to the Optilab project
    Drummondville's Hôpital Sainte-Croix has announced the layoff of 23 medical laboratory technologist positions due to the Optilab project
    Dunn's, a restaurant chain that specializes in smoked meat, has recently opened a Repentigny location
    The Groupe Jean Coutu is investing $2M in new spaces in Magog to move its branch and the Clinique médicale Memphré. The new location should open by fall 2017.
    Mont Orford's Espace 4 Saisons hotel held its grand opening, following an investment of nearly $12M
    Brome Lake Ducks has started its operations in its new facilities located in Asbestos. Nearly 100 employees are currently employed and some 50 more will be hired over the coming months.
    The first phase of Falco Resources' Horne project in Rouyn-Noranda is estimated at $52M, and the company plans to operate a gold, zinc, copper, and silver mine starting in 2020 for a period of almost 12 years. Falco Resources is expected to create at least 500 jobs.
    Two of Boquébière's owners will open a new microbrewery in Cookshire-Eaton. The $3M investment will create six new jobs at the opening, which is scheduled for August 2017.
    Les Systèmes d'écran Strong/MDI, a Joliette-based company that specializes in manufacturing cinema and electronic screens, has invested nearly $1M to expand its facilities, which will create about five new positions
    Many Beauce companies are currently seeking employees to fill positions in various areas of expertise, such as accounting, transportation, marketing, carpentry, maintenance, or computing
    Walmart Canada has completed renovation work on its supercentre on Talbot Boulevard in Saguenay and has just had its grand opening. Some 30 new employees have been hired, and some positions are still available.
  • Week of Jan 16 - Jan 20, 2017

    The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announced an investment of over $400M over two years to upgrade and improve access to affordable and social housing
    Les Immeubles Val-Martin, a Laval-based social housing complex, will undergo renovations valued at $18.2M as part of a joint federal and provincial program
    Chrono Aviation is investing $10M to build a corporate aviation service centre in Saint-Hubert, which will create some 50 jobs
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, announced that they have obtained military contracts with France, Australia, and the United States, valued at over $175M
    Following the acquisition of the Montréal-based start-up Maluuba, Microsoft is hiring some 40 engineers in Montréal over the next two years
    ABB, a Swiss engineering firm, announced the implementation of a centre for excellence in Montréal, valued at $90M. The centre will manage research and development, manufacturing, and electric transport system and product trials.
    The Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) announced the elimination of 190 jobs across its administrative structure
    A 96-bed hospital centre for long-term care will be built in Granby and should be ready to welcome its first residents by the end of 2018
    The City of Laval announced the construction of an aquatic complex with an estimated value of over $61M. Its construction should start in 2018 and be completed by July 2020.
    The City of Montréal is investing $28M to upgrade and improve its 311 service
    Montréal's Saint-Sulpice Library will receive upgrades valued at $17M and will add two new services, following an agreement between the city and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
    CAE announced several training and flight simulator sales contract signings with commercial flight companies, valued at over $250M
    LM Wind Power will create 265 jobs by 2018 following an investment of over $12M to purchase equipment and expand its Gaspé wind turbine blade manufacturing plant, making the company Gaspésie's largest private employer
    The maple sector in Temiscouata and the RCM of Les Basques has 36 jobs to fill. The Centre de formation en acériculture du Fleuve-et-des-Lacs [Fleuve-et-des-Lacs Maple Sugaring Training Centre] in Pohénégamook cannot meet the demand due to a lack of registered students.
    The Purdel Cooperative hardware store, located in Rimouski's Bic district, will close on March 4 because it is no longer profitable
    Louiseville's Chemise Empire needs industrial sewing machine operators. For this reason, the RCM of Maskinongé is taking part in developing a training program that a dozen students will be able to attend when it starts in a few weeks.
    Louiseville's Marquis Gagné Printing is expected to increase its staff from 140 to 200 employees within 4 years, following its expansion. Furthermore, over 100 jobs are available in the RCM of Maskinongé in various fields.
    Trois-Rivières' Tonix Gym et Spa Urbain will close on February 24, and some 20 employees will be laid off. The Tonix Spa Urbain will probably resume operations once construction is completed at the Delta Marriott Trois-Rivières in 2018.
    The Satyre Cabaret-Spectacle in Trois-Rivières closed. The performing arts hall with about 150 seats was unable to ensure it remains profitable.
    Ressourcerie de Lévis is planning to open a new store in late 2017 or early 2018. Its opening should create 15-20 jobs, most of which will be full-time.
    Lévis-based company DEQ Systems Corp. will lay off 12 employees over the first three months of 2017
    Optel Vision, a company in Québec City that provides pharmaceutical companies with solutions for tracking and inspecting their products, is planning on hiring about 300 employees throughout all of its business units over the next year
    Logisco will invest $44M in three real estate projects in 2017: a seniors' home in Lévis and the second phase of two multi-residential projects¿Espace J in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures and La Bossanova in the Saint-Émile sector of Québec
    Bid Group, owner of the Comact plant, will establish a research and development centre in Saint-Georges. The project will create 8 new positions and protect 400 others in Beauce.
    Silicium Québec SEC, a silicon metal manufacturer, will invest $12.6M over the next four years to remain competitive and maintain the 175 jobs at its Bécancour plant
    Victoriaville-based SamaN, a company specializing in manufacturing woodwork finishing products, was destroyed by a fire. About 15 employees will be temporarily laid off.
    ArcelorMittal, a company working in the mining sector on Quebec's North Shore, is investing about $500M to maintain its jobs and improve the productivity of its current projects
    Sporting goods retailer Sports Experts is investing $1M to expand its business in Baie-Comeau, which will result in the creation of about 10 jobs
    Bria, a home support cooperative, is expanding and offering more services. The Arthabaska-based company is recruiting intensively due to high demand.
    The Club de Golf Laurier in Princeville and Club de Golf Victoriaville are investing $1M each to upgrade their equipment for next season
    The Government of Canada is supporting the following companies in the form of repayable contributions: Atelier d'usinage Mégatech A.Q. inc., Telops Inc., SiliCycle Inc., Poka Inc., and Cortex Media. This financial aid will create 36 jobs in Québec City.
    Praxis, a private clinic, opened in Terrebonne, creating about 20 jobs
    The Les journées de l'emploi à Joliette job fair will take place February 16 and 17 in the Hôtel Château Joliette
    An Ultramar gas station and Dépanneur du Coin opened in Sainte-Sophie
    The Thaïzone restaurant chain will open a location in Magog. Its opening is planned for April 2017, and more than 20 jobs should be created.
    Innotex, a Richmond-based company specializing in producing firefighting outfits, announced it won two contracts totaling $3M, which will create about 10 jobs
    Siemens, a German engineering company, announced it will invest over $132M in its Montréal plant to manufacture high technology gas turbines used to generate electricity
  • Week of Jan 09 - Jan 13, 2017

    Boston Pizza will open a restaurant in Rouyn-Noranda in early summer 2017, which will create 80 new jobs
    AAA Canada, a company that specializes in road and rail subcontracting and technical assistance, has announced that it will create some one hundred jobs over the next three years in the Montréal region
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, has announced that it has obtained and extended two military contracts with Canada and the United States, valued at over $1 billion
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du Québec has carried out three days of assessment and recruitment of nursing graduates to fill some 200 nursing positions
    Bolista, a healthy fast food restaurant, will open in Victoriaville in March, creating up to seven jobs
    The provincial and federal governments are investing a little over $5M to expand the Pavillon des Premiers-Peuples, located at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscaminque's (UQAT) Val-d'Or campus
    Premier Tech wants to fill 80 positions in computer science, marketing, engineering, welding, digitally-controlled machining, and many other positions in six plants in the Rivière-du-Loup region. In 2017, over $15M will be invested in the company's campus.
    Rimouski's Sports Experts ¿ Atmosphère will invest $3.5M to double its size, creating nearly 30 additional jobs. This expansion will allow for the addition of the Entrepôt du hockey brand. Work will be performed from February to April.
    Grand-Métis' Reford Gardens has gardener positions to fill. The company employs over 55 people during the peak season.
    Over the next five years, the Gaspésie region will have to fill over 500 jobs in the wind sector, specifically in the service and maintenance of windmill parks
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec needs to hire 100 orderlies, but the training centres cannot keep up with the demand as the number of graduates is insufficient
    The Résidences du Patrimoine group will invest nearly $50M in a retirement home development in L'Ancienne-Lorette. The first phase of work should begin in summer 2017 and be completed in fall 2018.
    The Government of Canada, through Canada Economic Development, will make a reimbursable contribution of $430,000 to Clermont's Fibrotek company. The investment will help create 89 jobs.
    The Government of Canada will make $1.2M and $3.2M in infrastructural investments in Pikogan and Lac-Simon, respectively, to improve quality of life within indigenous communities
    Marché Théberge, a delicatessen, has officially opened in Victoriaville, after an investment of over $500,000 that will allow for the creation of around 10 jobs
    Benny & Co is investing $1M to build a new restaurant in Rawdon. The location should open in summer 2017 and create some 8 new jobs.
    Sherbrooke OEM has announced that it has received a $7M contract with Single Stream Recyclers to design a recycling plant, which will allow for the creation of some 20 jobs
    Sherbrooke's Coop Alentour is investing over $3M in new facilities, allowing for the creation of some 20 jobs. The new place of business should open in fall 2017.
    Boisbriand's Vêtements S&F has closed, causing 160 people to lose their jobs
    Winneway's Algonquin Anishinabeg community, in Téminscamingue, has officially opened a new $10M school that can welcome 135 students
    Rigaud's second recruitment fair will take place on February 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Paul-Brasseur building, located at 10, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Street East in Rigaud
  • Week of Jan 02 - Jan 06, 2017

    Restaurant Pub O'Toole is closing permanently due to dwindling patronage. As a result, 27 jobs will be lost in Rouyn-Noranda.
    Construction of a biomethanization treatment centre, evaluated at $57.8M, began in Varennes and should last 12 to 18 months
    Resolute Forest Products needs workers. By 2021, the company will have to fill 800 positions, or 40% of its workforce, in its various facilities in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, mainly because of retirements.
    Greenhouse Serres Toundra in Saint-Félicien is still seeking gatherers and packers. To fill these positions, management is now looking outside the region to ensure the complex's productivity.
    Sears Décor in Lachenaie closed, leading to the loss of about 15 jobs
    Sears Décor in Boisbriand is closing, causing the loss of 16 jobs
    Abbaye de St-Benoît-du-Lac, an abbey in the municipality of St-Benoît-du-Lac, is investing $7.5M to build a new cheese factory
    Gaz Métro announced the commissioning of its natural gas network in Asbestos's industrial park. A $4.4M investment was required for this project.
    Fast food chain McDonald's opened a restaurant in Port-Cartier in late December, creating about 45 jobs
  • Week of Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2016

    The Government of Quebec has announced that it is investing $80M for the allocation of 950 affordable housing units in Montréal, Gatineau, and Quebec City
    The opening of a new branch of Sherbrooke's Siboire microbrewery in Montréal will create around 40 jobs. It is scheduled for the end of April 2017.
    Mascouche's Trois Diamants Chrysler and Fiat dealership is investing over $6M to expand its facilities, which should create over 20 new jobs
    Magog's Ressourcière des frontières store will close, resulting in the company's 10 employees being laid off
    New Richmond's Groupe FabDelta will invest $6.45M and create 15 specialized jobs. In its early stages as a wind turbine part manufacturer, the company plans on producing 46 wind turbine hubs for Siemens Wind Power.
    Gaspé's LM Wind Power is planning on hiring 40 more employees, including engineers, mechanics, labourers, supervisors, and administrative assistants. Since August, the wind turbine blade manufacturer has hired 130 new employees.
    Rivière-du-Loup's L'Envol school, which welcomes carpentry and joinery students, has completed renovations and an expansion that required an investment of over $3M
    Chocolats Favoris will open a new branch in Quebec City's Beauport sector next summer. Some 30 to 40 jobs will be created.
    A group of investors from Montréal will invest over $15M in the first phase of Saint-Côme-Linière's Les Trois Ailes assisted living facility. Work will begin in the spring and should be completed by the end of 2017. Some 85 jobs will be created.
    The Government of Quebec has issued a call for tenders for the construction of the Delisle and Isle-Maligne neighbourhood bypass roads in Alma. The construction, which will begin in 2017, should last 4 years and create some hundred jobs.
    The O Shack bistro pub will open in downtown Victoriaville in the spring and will create between 15 and 20 jobs
    Canada Economic Development and the city of Asbestos have invested $4.4M to extend the gas network, which will benefit the city's industrial neighbourhood
    Microtec informatique, a company that specializes in computer sales and services, will move to another location in Drummondville, which will require a $3.5M investment. The new location should allow for the hiring of 12 new employees.
    The Villa Domaine St-Grégoire retirement home is investing $14.3M to expand its facilities
    Soprema, a manufacturer of sealants used in construction and civil engineering, is investing $15M to open a new plant in Sherbrooke. When the facilities will be ready, the plant will hire some 50 employees.
  • Week of Dec 12 - Dec 16, 2016

    PhysioOutaouais invested $575,000 to establish its three physiotherapy clinics in Gatineau. The most recent opening created 13 new full-time jobs, which brings the total number of employees to 84.
    The HGrégoire car dealership announced the opening of two new locations in Laval in February 2017. Some 100 jobs will be created by these openings, which required an investment of $20M.
    Sports Experts has invested $2M to expand its store and create 8 new jobs in Val d'Or.
    Dazmo Groupe, a Montréal company specializing in the film, television and advertising industry, announced the opening of the MTL GRANDÉ film studios
    Moment Factory, a multimedia entertainment studio, announced it will be creating 350 jobs over 3 years and saving 150 existing jobs as a result of a total investment of over $10M
    The Government of Quebec announced it will be building a special school for children with intellectual disabilities in Montréal by 2021 at an investment of almost $35M
    Construction Beauchêne has obtained a contract valued at $1.65M to renovate and expand the head office building of the MRC de la Vallée-de-l'Or
    The City of Montréal and the Government of Quebec have announced a development plan for Jean-Drapeau Park to celebrate Montréal's 375th anniversary. The project is estimated at $73.4M with a scheduled opening in 2019.
    The new Drummondville municipal library will receive more than $2M to facilitate its opening next summer. The project will create seven jobs.
    The Grégoire et Desrochers funeral homes are investing more than $3M to build a funeral complex in Plessisville
    Venmar, a ventilation product manufacturing and distribution company, will be establishing a research and development centre in Drummondville. The centre will create 25 jobs in the engineering and marketing fields.
    SamaN, a manufacturer of finishing products for woodworking, is investing $2M in the construction of a new building in Victoriaville
    A new daycare will be opening in Saint-Louis-de-Blandford in April, creating between 8 and 10 jobs
    The Bâtisseurs seniors residence in Sept-Îles is investing $6M to build a third phase with completion planned for fall 2018
    IT Link, a French company specializing in the design and installation of digital industrial systems, announced the opening of its North American head office in Montréal, leading to the creation of 40 specialized jobs over 3 years
    The former site of the Montreal Children's Hospital will be converted by Devimco Immobilier into a community centre, 1400 housing units, a 250-room hotel and businesses, among other things. The project is estimated at $400M.
    The multinational Thomas & Betts, is investing $19M to modernize its Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu plant, which specializes in metal transformation, to ensure better productivity and competitiveness
    Hopper, a Montréal company specializing in the creation of mobile applications, announced funding of $40M from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to support its growth. Some 40 jobs will be created in Montréal in 2017.
    McInnis Cement needs to hire about 15 workers to complete its team in order to run its plant in Pont-Daniel-Gascons. Construction is 80% complete and the torch is gradually being handed over to the operations team.
    Hydro Quebec is constantly seeking graduates in industrial electronics technology. The work-study alternating format offered by the Rivière-du-Loup CEGEP allows students to perform paid internships during their studies.
    Prelco will be creating 32 jobs in Rivière-du-Loup after investing more than $8M in its Rivière-du-Loup plant, its head office and its Montréal plant. Prelco manufactures tempered and laminated glass for commercial and institutional buildings.
    Nemaska Lithium has hired 20 operations technicians to date in Shawinigan. The plant is expected to go into operation in the first quarter of 2017 following its construction at a cost of $25M.
    KiNipi Spa et Bains nordiques in Trois-Rivières will be offering accommodation in fall 2017 following an investment of $7.92M. Thirty jobs will be added to the current 70 when the 24 accommodation units are built.
    The Kiné Option Santé fitness centre will be opening on January 9 in Shawinigan, creating six therapist jobs (massage therapists, physiotherapists and orthotherapists) and fitness trainer positions
    Carrefour emploi du Haut St-Maurice is now offering its services to persons aged 36 and older as a result of an agreement with Emploi-Québec. The organization is providing support services for workforce integration or return to school.
    Cabane chez Roger de Saint-Prosper closed on December 11 due to financial difficulties. This sugar shack was also a base for snowmobiles.
    SiliCycle will be investing $5M in 2017 to expand its Québec City factory. SiliCycle is a private company specializing in the manufacture of silica-based chemical products for the pharmaceutical industry.
    In 2018, BlackRock Metals is planning to build an iron ore processing plant at the Grande-Anse port in Saguenay. It is expected the project will generate 500 jobs during construction and 300 during production.
    Cegerco recently signed a $46.8M contract to build a new garage for electrotechnical, mechanical engineering and transportation services on the Bagotville military base. The work should start soon.
    The Normandin Group is investing almost $14M to renovate Hôtel Bernières and build a new restaurant in the Saint-Nicolas sector of Lévis. The restaurant should open in May 2017 and the work on the hotel should be completed for May 2018.
    PureSphera, a company that recycles refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in Bécancour, will be investing $17M to increase it recovery capacity. Expansion of its facilities will enable it to hire 55 employees in 2017.
    The Super C supermarket of the Carrefour de l'Estrie in Sherbrooke is investing $5.5M in a new facility, creating 30 jobs and bringing the number of employees to about 85. The opening is planned for early 2017.
    Strom Spa Nordique announced the opening of its Sherbrooke location following an investment of almost $7M. Some 70 jobs will be created.
    Émulsions Bourget , a manufacturer of bituminous products in Saint-Paul, is investing more than $1M to expand its facilities
    The Government of Quebec announced a grant of more than $4.3M to the Lanaudière regional transportation board (CRTL) to acquire a traveller information system that will improve accessibility and public transit services
    Groupe Maurice is investing $60M to build a 340 unit residence for retired persons in Boucherville. The residence will welcome its first residents in fall 2018.
    Le Boisé sur mer, an independent and assisted living residence for independent persons and persons with a loss of independence, is investing close to $2M to build a new complex in Pointe-Lebel. Construction will be completed in summer 2017 and will create up to 20 jobs.
  • Week of Dec 05 - Dec 09, 2016

    The Frelighsburg experimental farm is becoming an environmental agriculture-based research centre following a $2M investment
    The emergency department at the Charles-Le Moyne hospital is being upgraded at a cost of $40M. Work will be completed in two phases and will last until March 2017.
    The Haut-Richelieu funeral complex will be built at a cost of $4M in Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu and will open next summer
    Stationery store La Liberté in Granby is closing after more than 50 years of being in business. Its 10 employees will join their new colleagues at Buropro Citation in the Galeries de Granby shopping centre.
    BCBG Max Azria, a women's clothing retailer, is closing its administrative offices and distribution centre in Montréal. In total, 25 people have been laid off.
    The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) announced the elimination of 64 positions within its organization, including 33 layoffs in Quebec
    Residential neighbourhood Le Nautiqua will be completed in the municipality of Waterloo following a $3.25M investment. This new neighbourhood should eventually add 160 homes to the municipality.
    The Deux-Ruisseaux elementary school in the Hull sector of Gatineau was expanded at a cost of $6.5M. This project added 10 new classes to accommodate another 220 students.
    Montréal-based engineering company SNC-Lavalin announced 405 layoffs in Canada. This total includes 186 positions in Montréal, 195 in Ontario, and 24 in Saskatoon.
    Montréal-based company Produits Plaisirs Glacés, formerly known as Crème glacée Lambert, declared bankruptcy. About 60 people are affected by the closing.
    Odacité confirmed the opening of an IGA supermarket, a Familiprix pharmacy, a Dollarama, and the Clinique médicale M in Trois-Rivières in June 2017. The investment of over $18M will create more than 200 jobs, including about 100 at the IGA Paquette supermarket.
    The official ground-breaking ceremony for the first phase of the Baie-Jolie - Quartier naturel housing project took place November 24. The $10M project will be completed over several years in the Pointe-du-Lac sector in the city of Trois-Rivières.
    The Mi'kmaq of Gaspésie's wind farm, located in Escuminac's backcountry, opened December 1 after one year of work. About 15 workers, including 4 Mi'kmaq technicians, will ensure the Mesgi'g Ugju's'n park runs smoothly.
    The Sûreté du Québec's call centre in Chandler will add 7 new employees, bringing its total workforce to 15
    Mining exploration company Gespeg Copper suspended its operations in Cap-Chat. The current price of copper did not justify further exploration. Operations could resume in 2017, given that the resource's value has recovered.
    Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean's Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux will welcome 22 general practitioners in 2017. They will then be placed according to the region's needs.
    Québec City's Ubisoft studio is still looking for more employees. According to the executive director of human resources and communications, between 80 and 100 positions are currently available in the company.
    Restaurant Plaza, located on Frontenac Ouest Boulevard in Thetford Mines, closed on December 6. About 30 people are affected by the closing.
    Le Fumet, a restaurant in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, will move to a new location following an investment of over $1.3M. Four new workers will be hired to join the 21 current employees.
    The City of Terrebonne inaugurated the Napoléon-Gauthier building, which will house several community organizations. The project represents a $3.6M investment.
    The Place Le Figaro project will be built in Terrebonne thanks to an investment of over $5M. The building is expected to open in spring 2018.
    Résidences de l'Achigan is investing over $5M to construct a building containing 28 units for seniors in Saint-Roch-de-l¿Achigan. It is expected to open in summer 2017.
    Ateliers Sainte-Émilie Inc., a company in Sainte-Émélie-de-l'Énergie that makes Asetrail trailers, was destroyed by a fire. Its 16 employees have been left jobless.
    A new Brunet pharmacy opened in Sainte-Julienne following a $1M investment
    Han-Logement in Magog will invest $15M to build homes for people with disabilities in the cities of Cowansville, Bromont, Waterloo, Magog, Sherbrooke, Windsor, and Richmond
    L'Association pour l'hébergement des personnes handicapées de la MRC du Granit announced an investment of $675,000 to build a home in the city of Lac Mégantic. It is expected to be ready in spring 2017.
    La Station, a cheese factory in Compton, recently unveiled its expanded facilities following an investment of over $500,000
    The Montignac auditorium in Lac-Mégantic will be modernized following a $3.4M investment
    Mag One Operations in Asbestos is investing over $1.1M to build a plant. About 10 jobs will be created.
  • Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016

    The Marché Famille Julien IGA store moved from the Promenades du cuivre shopping centre to Senator Street, in Rouyn-Noranda, creating 30 new jobs on December 1, 2016
    A new Habaneros Mexican Grill is opening in downtown Rouyn-Noranda. The number of jobs that will be created is unknown.
    Hydro-Québec will spend $115M to enhance the reliability of the Haute-Gatineau electricity grid. The project began in fall 2016 and is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
    Habitations Trigone and partner Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ are spending $56M to build a rental apartment complex in Saint-Lambert. Some 380 jobs will ultimately be created.
    Hypertec Group, a provider of information technology products and services, announces that it will open a new, $71.4M data centre in Montréal, creating more than 260 jobs
    Habitations Rêvanous, a $14.2M residence devoted to integrating persons with a mild intellectual disability into a community of independent seniors living in the same building, announces its grand opening, in Montréal
    Velan, a Montréal-based manufacturer of industrial valves, secures contracts in China worth an estimated $36M
    Fortress Specialty Cellulose, in Thurso, invests $23.4M (including government funding of $3.5M from Quebec and $9M from Canada) to manufacture dissolving pulp using birch fibre, thereby ensuring the company's survival
    Matériaux Pont-Masson, a Rona affiliate, is expanding. It is seeking a boom truck operator and an assistant foreman at its head office, in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield.
    Jean-XXIII Elementary School has undergone a $6.7M renovation and expansion. It now has 13 classrooms (7 new) that can accommodate approximately 350 students.
    Rogers Communications announces the closure of French-language print magazines Châtelaine and Loulou. More than 50 workers in the Montréal area are affected.
    The agri-food company Mondelez announces the closure of its Montréal cookie factory in December 2017, leading to the loss of 454 jobs
    Gestion Ümanix is investing $25M in a hotel in Lac-Beauport. Construction of Phase 1 of Domaine Sibéria des Bois is scheduled to begin in 2017, and construction of Phase 2, in 2018. The developers say that 90 jobs will be created.
    Coop des deux rives will invest $1.5M in a farmers' market in Dolbeau-Mistassini, creating some 20 jobs. Marché Wallberg will open in spring 2017.
    Adaptive Financial Consulting, a British financial technology company, announces that it will open a research and development centre in the Montréal area, creating 50 jobs in the next three years
    Total Metal Recovery (TMR), a recovery and recycling company, announces that it will open a $70M leading-edge metal recycling plant in Laval in early 2017, creating 70 jobs
    The number of jobs at the deli meat company La Fernandière, in Trois-Rivières, has doubled to 160 since June, and production has tripled. The company is set to expand in spring 2017, creating even more jobs.
    Val-Mauricie Électrique, in Shawinigan, has doubled its workforce to 50 employees. The company provides commercial, industrial and residential electrical services.
    The $330M Mesgi'g Ugju's'n Wind Farm, near Escuminac, opened on December 1, 2016. Of the 360 workers at the construction site, 110 were from the Mi'gmaq communities of Listuguj, Gesgapegiag and Gespeg.
    PureSphera, in Bécancour, will invest $4M in a project to destroy gases from household refrigeration appliances. By December 2017, 55 people will be hired, in particular engineers, electrical technicians and labourers.
    The Regional County Municipality of La Mitis, the offices of which are in Mont-Joli, is having difficulty recruiting part-time firefighters
    The restaurant Poulet frit Le Nid, in the Cabano area of Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, was devastated by a fire on November 26
    The City of Québec will hire some 30 professionals to work on numerous infrastructure projects over the next few years. Most of the positions are for engineers and civil engineering technicians.
    The Government of Quebec and the Affluents School Board announce close to $12M in funding to add 30 classrooms to Félix-Leclerc High School, in Repentigny
    The Government of Quebec announces more than $2M in funding to add a gymnasium to Notre-Dame Elementary School, in Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan
    The Affluents School Board receives more than $12.3M from the Government of Quebec to add 20 classrooms and a gymnasium to Trois-Saisons Secondary School, in Terrebonne
    The $34M retirement residence complex Le Sélection Rock Forest has opened in Sherbrooke, generating some 30 jobs
    The Government of Quebec and the Samares School Board announce the construction of a new 35-classroom elementary school in Saint-Lin-Laurentides. The project, worth an estimated $18M, is scheduled to be completed in September 2018.
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $6M to add 11 classrooms to the new elementary school in Lachenaie, bringing the total number of classrooms to 32
    The Kia dealership in Sherbrooke is investing more than $7M to construct a new building that will house its garage, its showroom and the offices of Group Beaucage. The new building is scheduled to open in April 2017.
    Amcor, a packaging company in the Montréal borough of Lachine, announces the gradual closure of its plant between now and June 30, 2017, resulting in the loss of 90 jobs
    Epic Games, a U.S. video game company, announces that it will open an office in Montréal, creating 30 to 50 jobs, including positions for graphics engineers and graphic artists
  • Week of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016

    The Government of Quebec announced a $65M investment to hire 1,150 workers in the province's long-term care facilities. Nurses, nursing assistants and orderlies are being sought.
    Ferme St-Zotique is investing $8M to double its land by spring 2017 and purchase equipment to grade 3 million eggs per day, generating 20 new jobs
    The Lumenpulse Group is continuing its expansion by building its future head office in Longueuil, which will lead to the hiring of 300 workers by fall 2017
    The Government of Quebec announced $30M in funding to enhance services in the province's day care centres in 2016/2017
    Surplus RD, a furniture and mattress liquidation company, announced the opening of its Montréal location and the hiring of about 10 workers
    The City of Laval announced a $10.7M project to construct a new visitor's centre in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Park
    The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) announced the awarding of a $311M contract to Bombardier Transportation to maintain and operate the AMT rail fleet in Montréal until 2019
    Cogir Real Estate and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ announced a mixed-use real estate development project worth an estimated $200M that will include a 200-room hotel, 335 dwellings, 140 condos and commercial and office space, creating 1,700 jobs
    Canmec in Saguenay plans to lay off some 50 workers because certain contracts are ending
    Charl-Pol, a company in the La Baie borough of Saguenay, will close its plant indefinitely at the end of January. The closure affects some 40 workers.
    VAB Solutions is investing $3M to relocate its facilities to Lévis. The investment will enable it to double its production capacity and make room for its new range of sawing and planing products.
    The Proco plant in La Baie is laying off 45 workers. The company's general manager says that the termination of two large contracts for manufacturing carpentry components for the future Champlain Bridge prompted management to proceed with the layoffs.
    Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie will invest $750,000 to open a restaurant in Rivière-du-Loup, creating close to 40 jobs. Construction will begin in mid-December, and the grand opening is scheduled for spring 2017.
    David's Tea and Giant Tiger will create numerous jobs in the Centre commercial Rivière-du-Loup starting in 2017. Construction for David's Tea will start in early 2017.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent will welcome 17 new general practitioners in the next few months, 10 of whom will work in the Matanie and Matapédia RCMs, as well as 8 specialists
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie will welcome 14 new general practioners and 3 specialists in 2017
    LM Wind Power is in the process of hiring and is seeking employees to support the development of its Gaspé plant. The wind turbine blade manufacturer has hired some 100 workers since August and currently has 300 employees.
    In fall 2017, the Cégep de Trois-Rivières will resume its diploma of college studies program in pulp and paper technology to meet the industry's significant need for skilled labour. The new program will be named "Écodéveloppement et bioproduits."
    Gestion club de golf S.L. declared bankruptcy after only one season; the first meeting of creditors will be on November 30. The new operator of Club de golf de Gentilly was renting the club's facilities, located in Bécancour.
    Hydro-Québec has opened a new substation in Saint-Jérôme, a $40M investment
    ISE Metal has bought Atelier Ferland, located in Barnston West and in Magog. More than 30 jobs will be created.
    Soprema will invest $15.5M to open a new plant in Sherbrooke. Some 50 jobs are expected to be created.
    Restaurant La Boîte à Pizza will open its doors in Sherbrooke on December 1, 2016, creating 15 jobs. The new location will have a seating capacity of 45.
  • Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016

    Vic et Lambert, a $35M condominium project with 51 units on eight floors, is being built in Saint-Lambert. Construction has started and is expected to take 12 to 18 months.
    The Burger King in Drummondville will be closing on December 31. Approximately 25 employees will lose their livelihoods. The fast food outlet is thinking about relocating in the same city, but not before the spring.
    The two Burger Kings in Sherbrooke will be closing on December 31, resulting in a potential layoff of 37 employees
    Héroux-Devtek in Longueuil has won an $11M contract to produce complete landing gear systems for jet trainers for BAE Systems
    The federal government will be investing $350M over five years to support Canada's dairy producers and processors following the signing of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
    The Fonds d'investissement de Montréal (F.I.M.) has announced an additional $20M for its fourth phase of funding to assist non-profit organizations in acquiring and renovating residential rental properties
    Absolunet, an agency that specializes in e-commerce, is planning to hire 30 people for its offices in Montréal and Boisbriand
    The Quebec government has announced $30M in funding for the Commission scolaire de Laval for the construction of an elementary school and for additional spaces in four other schools
    APCHQ Région du Centre-du-Québec has opened its new offices in Drummondville thanks to an investment of approximately $1M
    Les Plastiques Qualiplast is investing $7M in the construction of a new plant in order to continue expanding, resulting in the creation of 10 new jobs in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
    Construction J. Raymond in Mirabel has won a $12M contract to build a school for the Commission scolaire des Draveurs in the Cheval-Blanc park in Gatineau
    Productions horticoles Demers, a tomato and berry grower, is investing $25M to expand in Drummondville. A total of 50 employees will be hired for this greenhouse tomato operation, which will be the largest of its kind in Quebec.
    A new Guzzo Mega-Plex with 10 screening rooms will be built at the Faubourg de l'Île mall in Pincourt in the summer of 2017
    The National Capital Commission (NCC) has invested $1.2M in a variety of recreational and tourism projects in the municipality of Pontiac
    The Société de développement immobilier Harden is contemplating a $475M project that will entail the construction of a new commercial complex composed of office towers, a performance space and a number of stores in Vaudreuil-Dorion
    Tefron, an Israeli clothing manufacturer, has announced that its North American headquarters will be located in Montréal, representing an investment of nearly $5M over the next two years and the creation of close to 30 jobs
    IPL, a plastic manufacturer in Saint-Damien, has just acquired the U.S. company Encore Industries Inc. The company has also announced that it plans to invest $36M to expand its production in Canada and the U.S.
    The Restos Plaisirs group will be opening a new Cochon Dingue restaurant at Place Sainte-Foy in 2017 but will be closing the one on Maguire Avenue. The people employed there will be transferred to the new location and will be joined by about 40 new employees.
    Résidence des Bâtisseurs, located in Baie-Saint-Paul, will be opening on March 1, 2017. Between 40 and 50 people will be hired.
    The Quebec government has just given the green light to the proposed wind farm at Mont-Sainte-Marguerite. There are expected to be 8 to 12 long-term jobs, but up to 270 workers could be hired during the construction phase.
    Café Morgane has just opened a second establishment in Québec City's Duberger district. The $1M investment has resulted in the creation of some 30 jobs.
    The Serres Toundra greenhouse operation in Saint-Félicien is recruiting. The company wishes to hire 30 to 40 new people to meet its needs and to deal with turnover.
    Nutrinor is investing $7.7M in its dairy processing plant in Alma. The investment will be used to expand the facilities and to purchase new equipment as well as to create approximately 10 jobs within the next three years.
    Meubles South Shore is currently looking for new workers: approximately 30 in Sainte-Croix and Coaticook
    Nemaska Lithium in Shawinigan is looking for operator technicians capable of following chemical processes in their work as well as maintenance, instrumentation and industrial maintenance workers. The plant will hire a minimum of 80 employees.
    The M/S Jacques-Cartier, whose home port is Trois-Rivières, will be refurbished thanks to a $6.6M investment. The ship's return will create 20 full-time jobs, 18 of which will be seasonal, through cruises being offered on the St. Lawrence River.
    The Shawinigan Tax Centre's new function will result in the creation of 70 full-time jobs within the next two years, the number of full-time equivalents increasing from 790 to 860. Shawinigan will become the largest centre in Canada for audit and collections.
    Auberge Chic-Chac in Murdochville has purchased the Mont Miller ski resort. The Chic-Chac will provide permanent employment to 10 people and seasonal employment to 30 others as a result of this acquisition. The chalet is currently undergoing renovations.
    An A&W restaurant opened in Rivière-du-Loup on November 9, creating 42 full-time and part-time jobs. The new establishment will offer seating for 58 customers and a drive-through service.
    Institut Maritime du Québec (IMQ) in Rimouski offers training courses, with a 100% placement rate for its five programs. A significant percentage of the students who take courses at the IMQ have guaranteed jobs before graduating.
    Manoir Les Générations, a private seniors' home in Rimouski, started an expansion project on November 16. The opening of Phase III, a five-story building, is slated for November 1, 2017, as a result of an $8M investment.
    Ventilex in Saint-Eustache has won a $3.5M contract to complete the ventilation system for the new residential and long-term care facility in Saint-Jérôme
    L-3 MAS, an aircraft support services operation located in Mirabel, has won an $800,000 contract from the Government of Canada to implement and analyze new technology on the Canadian Army's CF-18 aircraft
    The Port of Montréal has launched its new container terminal
  • Week of Nov 07 - Nov 11, 2016

    Parc national du Mont-Mégantic, a part of the Sépaq network, will be revamped thanks to a $2.3M provincial government investment. The improvements are expected to generate 22 direct and indirect jobs.
    A new Jean Coutu pharmacy has opened thanks to a $1.1M investment, generating 40 new jobs in La Prairie
    The Scandinavian chain IKEA will invest $160M to build a distribution centre in Beauharnois, creating some 200 new jobs
    The Government of Quebec announced the BioMed Propulsion program, a $100M investment to fund the marketing of Quebec discoveries in the life sciences industry
    The Sépaq network's Parc national du Mont-Orford will be upgraded thanks to $10.1M in provincial government funding. A reception and information desk will be built, and a multi-use trail created. The construction work will result in 101 new jobs.
    The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts opened the new Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, an investment of close to $20M
    Hairstyle Discount, a victim of its own success in selling different providers' hair products online and at its store in Victoriaville, is seeking six employees
    Solutions informatiques Logicware, a specialist in the design and integration of easy-to-use business solutions currently located in Magog, plans to hire at least 10 to 15 people in the next few years, who will join its 4 existing employees
    Polyform Cellular Plastics, a manufacturer of polystyrene foam products, is proceeding with the construction of a new plant in Granby for its Polyvert Recycling division. The plant will become operational in spring 2017.
    The Université de Sherbrooke reopened its cultural centre after completing $9.5M in renovations
    Montréal's Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine announced the official reopening of its facilities after a $940M expansion and renovation
    A new $40M shopping centre will be built in Carignan. Scheduled to be completed in spring 2017, the Faubourg Carignan will consist of seven buildings, including a Rona, an IGA and approximately 20 businesses.
    Hydropothecary, Quebec's only grower of medical marijuana, is expanding its growing facility fivefold, leading to the creation of 40 new jobs in Gatineau
    An expansion of Sainte-Anne-des-Monts' Poissonnerie Cévic, which is both a fish market and a grocery store, was completed this summer. Poissonnerie Cévic hired some six former employees of IGA, which closed on March 24, 2016.
    CFP Pavillon-de-l'Avenir in Rivière-du-Loup will be offering a certification program for health and safety in a health care setting, and those who successfully complete the program may then be hired by CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent
    CFP Rimouski-Neigette will again be offering a certification program for health and safety in a health care setting, an area with good job prospects in hospitals, CHSLDs, CLSCs and seniors' residences
    Les Habitations Paris & Frères has begun the first phase of a condominium development in Trois-Rivières, a project worth over $100M. Le Groupe Robin will invest $5M over the next year to build the required infrastructure.
    Private investors recently injected $55M to open a health centre in the Québec City borough of Lebourgneuf. Maclinique Lebourgneuf is scheduled to open in May 2017.
    Alutrec, in Laurier-Station, will invest $4.5M to boost its production capacity and improve its industrial efficiency. Over the next few months, its workforce of some 50 people is expected to increase by around 10 employees.
    Post-disaster recovery experts JDHM, in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, will invest $2M to open a Québec City location in the Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures industrial park. This investment will generate approximately 25 jobs by 2018.
    Buffet des Continents, a chain of restaurants with an international menu, opened in Drummondville thanks to a $5M investment
    Montréal Mascotte, a special events agency, has opened a location in Drummondville. Five to ten part-time workers will be hired.
    The City of L'Assomption is investing $7.9M to build a municipal complex to house the municipal garage and the departments of urban planning and public works. Construction is scheduled to end in mid-April 2017.
    The City of Lavaltrie is investing more than $3M to move its fire department and acquire a new building for its department of public works
    Express Mondor and Gain Clean Fuel are investing more than $3.5M to build a compressed natural gas fuelling station in Lanoraie
    Groupe Patrick Morin will open a new renovation centre in Saint-Eustache. The opening is scheduled for February 2017 and is expected to result in some 100 new jobs.
    The Benny&Co. restaurant chain has recently opened a new restaurant in Blainville. The $1M investment has generated 25 new jobs.
    Waste management experts Gesterra, in Victoriaville, have invested some $800,000 to move their administrative offices to the same city and thereby become the owner
    L'Octogone library, in the Montréal borough of LaSalle, will be renovated at a cost of more than $24M. It is scheduled to reopen in fall 2020.
    Transport Memphré, specialists in trucking and logistics, has invested close to $3M to relocate to a larger building in the same city, Magog. The money will also be used to update and expand its vehicle fleet.
  • Week of Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2016

    Sorel-Tracy's Hooligan's restaurant and bar has ceased its operations for economic reasons, resulting in 15 employees getting laid off
    Pelican International is currently hiring for its new watercraft manufacturing plant in Valleyfield, where it has many positions to fill
    Victoriaville's Hôtel-Dieu d'Arthabaska hospital is investing $51.6M to expand and redesign its emergency department. Work could be completed in 5 to 7 years.
    A new 44-space daycare centre will be built in Ripon, creating some 10 jobs. Construction is slated to begin in November.
    A new Surplus RD branch, a company that specializes in liquidating furniture, will open in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, creating some 15 jobs
    The Réseau Sélection is investing $70M to build a 400-unit retirement home, creating some 30 to 45 new jobs in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    The Birks Group and Le St-Martin Hotel Group have announced the construction of a 120-room boutique hotel on the site of the Birks jewelry store in Montréal, which will be renovated for 2017. The hotel venture will also add a bistro, and the hotel will open in 2018.
    Quebecor Media has announced that it has eliminated 220 positions throughout its Quebec media network, including the elimination of 125 jobs within the TVA Group
    Following a $14M investment, United Parcel Service (UPS), a messenger service, has announced the expansion of its sorting centre in the Lachine sector of Montréal
    Groupe R-Y Beaudoin (GRYB), a manufacturer of attachments for heavy machinery, is investing $2.8M to expand its Victoriaville plant. Work should be completed by May 2017.
    Voyage Vasco Victoriaville has acquired Voyage Vasco Drummondville. Over the next few months, the company will hire new employees to expand the current teams.
    Sherbrooke's SherWeb, a hosting service provider, is planning on hiring 150 employees, including IT developers, system administrators, sales and marketing specialists, and phone support agents
    IXTROM, a company that specializes in software development dedicated to emergency measures, has left Sherbrooke to set up shop in Magog. Over the next five years, the employer is planning on hiring 80 workers to join the 20 current employees.
    LvlOp restaurant has just opened in the Saint-Roch sector of Québec City. Its opening has allowed for the creation of some 30 jobs.
    The Victoria cheese factory is opening a new branch on Président-Kennedy Road in Lévis on December 1st. The opening will allow for the creation of 35 jobs.
    The Rayalco restaurant in Laurier-Station will cease operations on December 17. The establishment currently employs more than 30 workers.
    A new Thaïzone restaurant is opening in Dolbeau-Mistassini in spring 2017. Some 10 jobs will be created.
    The owners of the Baie-Saint-Paul IGA supermarket are investing $6M to expand, equip, and update the supermarket with a fresh design. The most important phase of the work will be performed in early 2017.
    Saguenay (La Baie)'s Sigmadek has temporarily ceased operations on October 5, due to a lack of orders. The company has laid off 9 employees.
    Epsilia is creating some 10 jobs in Trois-Rivières in the upcoming months. The company, which specializes in traceability solutions for businesses, will invest $1M in technology over the next two years.
    Kruger Trois-Rivières must recruit between 15 and 20 employees every year for the next five years to fill retirement departures. The newspaper plant is searching for technicians, labourers, and handlers.
    Some 200 employees are working on the $250M worksite to support the conversion of the number 10 paper machine at Kruger Trois-Rivières. From February 26 to May 7, 350 people will work there. The worksite represents 500,000 work hours in 20 months.
    Germain et Frère, a metallic product manufacturer and building services installer in Trois-Rivières, has created 20 jobs largely related to the conversion of the number 10 paper machine at Kruger Trois-Rivières
    The carpentry and joinery training offered by the Qualitech vocational training centre in Trois-Rivières has a placement rate of 80%. Currently, 7 groups of 22 students enrolled in the training program are currently attending the vocational training centre.
    Rimouski's Cuisine et Dépendance has moved to a new location, and some ten positions have been created following the restaurant's re-opening
    Some 60 entrepreneurs have settled in Rivière-du-Loup since the beginning of 2016 and over 100 jobs have been created in the city over the past few months. The jobs are mainly related to the manufacturing industry.
    Trois-Pistoles' Logis-Aide des Basques, a home-care social economy enterprise, is in need of caregivers. Some 30 employees offer housekeeping, meal preparation, and procurement services.
    The industrial electronics technology program offered at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup has a placement rate of nearly 98%. Graduates will be able to work in power plants, consulting engineering firms, and other industrial sectors.
    McInnis Cement currently has 63 employees at its Port-Daniel-Gascons cement factory, 65% of whom live in Gaspésie. This percentage should increase with the upcoming hiring of employees assigned to terminal operation and vessel towing.
    Port-Daniel-Gascons' McInnis cement factory had 1,500 workers on site at the end of October, but their numbers will drop to 400 in December, because the plant's construction is almost completed. The first tonne of cement will be delivered in spring 2017.
    A&W is investing $1M to open a new restaurant under the same corporate banner in Magog in December
    Keolis has acquired 23 low-floor busses for its public transit service in the area of Les Moulins RCM. The new adapted service will be offered in early 2017.
    AP&C Advanced Powders & Coatings has announced an investment of more than $31M to build a plant in Saint-Eustache, which should allow for the creation of 106 new jobs in the next three years
  • Week of Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2016

    The Groupe Soucy is buying ACM Composites of Drummondville after it declared bankruptcy. About forty employees are quickly getting their livelihoods back.
    Constructions Bâtiments Québec won a $4M contract to enlarge the Saint-Roch elementary school and build a double gymnasium in Sorel-Tracy
    Ferme Fay-Veille, a pig farm in Saint-Lucien, has come back to life completely computerized after a ravaging fire. The investment is valued at more than $500,000.
    Bistro Kapzak closed shop in Sherbrooke with plans to reopen in Granby in mid-January 2017. Ten employees were let go.
    The Government of Quebec announced a grant of more than $10M to Société de transport de Laval (STL) to promote public transit in order to minimize environmental effects
    Buropro Citation, a Quebec company specializing in the office supply business, is opening an outlet in Granby that will create about fifty new jobs
    Wulftec, a packaging machine manufacturer based in Ayer's Cliff, is investing $2.2M in an expansion. New workers could be hired in the mid-term, adding to the 210 already on the job.
    The Société de développement Angus is building Carré Saint-Laurent in downtown Montreal. This mixed, two-phase property development will contain cultural, commercial and residential space valued at an estimated $115M.
    The DevMcGill and TMSA property developers have announced plans for Les Ateliers Castelneau in Montreal, a multi-phase condo project with a total of 310 units worth an estimated $100M or so
    The Clinique psychosociale multiservices de Bécancour has opened with a multidisciplinary team of about a dozen health professionals in various fields
    La société Montez, which manages Grande Place des Bois-Francs in Victoriaville, is investing $5M to redevelop the space left vacant when Sears moved out. Businesses whose names have yet to be disclosed will set up shop at this location in about December 2017.
    Property developer Odacité is investing over $3M in a Victoriaville commercial project that will include a Petro-Canada, Beau-Soir and Tim Hortons. The project is scheduled to open in the summer of 2017.
    Multinational mining company Rio Tinto has announced layoffs in Montréal. The corporate reorganization will eliminate 110 to 170 jobs by the end of 2016.
    Transport Jules Savard and Transport Express Girard are investing $3.5M to build a terminal and transshipment centre in Saguenay. The investment will lead to the creation of about thirty new jobs.
    The Coopérative de solidarité Quatre Temps in L'Anse-Saint-Jean has entered bankruptcy. The closure will lead to the loss of forty or so jobs.
    Boucherie Charcuterie Perron is investing $3.3M to modernize and double the size of its factory. This investment will allow the company to increase its production two-fold within five years and create six new jobs. Work will begin in the next few days.
    WestRock has just invested $2M in its Sainte-Marie plant to purchase a sheeter and a large-size cutter. This investment will increase production and create 25 jobs.
    Beenox, a studio in Québec City, has just officially been assigned to the Call of Duty franchise, and will therefore become a major player in creating future chapters of the game. The company is currently hiring.
    AmeriCan Structures in Thetford Mines has just won a number of contracts and its order book is now well filled. The company plans to double the size of its production plant in the next few months and hire 25 workers.
    The Brigil Group is building a luxury high-rise condominium worth $85M behind the historical Columbia building in the Hull area. Work on the 20-floor construction project, including 288 rental housing units, will begin in the spring of 2017.
    The Cage-brasserie sportive in Drummondville is undergoing renovations amounting to a $700,000 investment. New employees will join the ranks of the 35 others already on the payroll.
    Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), a retailer specializing in outdoor clothing and articles, announced plans to open a store in Laval, its fifth store in Quebec, with the creation of 65 jobs
    The National Bank announced restructuring plans that will affect some 900 jobs. About 600 are slated for elimination over the next 12 months, and 300 others for reassignment or elimination through attrition.
    The Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement of the CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS received federal government funding in excess of $1M over five years to help it maintain the health and well-being of seniors
    A new, 345-unit retirement residence, including 278 units for independent-living seniors, will be built in the St-Hubert borough in Longueil at a cost of $60M
    Construction of the new phase of Place Belvédère is expected to start in the spring of 2017, with delivery six months later. About twenty jobs will be created once the eight-floor building and its roughly one hundred apartments are completed.
    The Resto-Brasserie le Presbytère bar-restaurant opened in Saint-Stanislas. The ¿Buffet Isabelle Dupuis¿ was transferred to the same location, increasing the number of employees from 4 to 16, some of them part-time. The business has an indoor capacity of 125 people.
    Hérôle will launch its operations at the Énigma complex in Trois-Rivières on October 29. The centre for immersion games is expected to hire about ten employees. A third gaming room will open in November.
    Ameublements Tanguay opened its new store in Trois-Rivières on October 27 following a $12.5M investment. The store has over 180 employees, 35 of them new. Approximately 250 workers were employed at the construction site.
    The Le Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec will be able to recruit about twenty specialized physicians and 40 general practitioners in 2017, or twice the number of family physicians recruited in 2016
    A Giant Tiger store will open at the Rivière-du-Loup shopping centre. Work will start soon, with the opening scheduled for June 3, 2017. The store will cover 24,000 square feet of floor space and create a number of jobs.
    The Auberge la Clé des champs, the only vacation and respite centre of its kind in Eastern Quebec, opened this year in Saint-Cyprien, creating over 30 student jobs. The centre caters to a clientele with physical or intellectual disabilities.
    Premier Tech in Rivière-du-Loup wants to fill several managerial positions in engineering, marketing, technical services, administrative support, information technology, accounting, finance and other sectors of activity
    The Government of Quebec will authorize the the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie-les-Îles to increase its area's current contingent of nurse practitioners from 5 to 18 this year
    San'Hy Pro has developed turnkey janitorial and industrial laundry services for McInnis Cement and contractors at the Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant construction site, creating 18 fulltime jobs in the process
    The Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup will be offering ambulance attendant training in the fall of 2017 to meet paramedical needs in the Gaspésie region. The "pre-hospital emergency care" course, to be offered in Gaspé, has a 90% placement rate.
    Industries PAYER in Sainte-Monique, manufacturer of hardware for transmission and distribution lines used by various industries, plans to invest $2.5M over the next two years to enlarge and modernize its facilities. Fifteen positions will be created, in addition to the existing 12.
    Centre Visa Beauté Santé Spa in Lac-Mégantic opened after receiving financial contributions of over $522,000 and $298,700 from the provincial and federal governments, respectively
    Subaru Sherbrooke opened its premises, expanded and renovated at a cost of $3.2M. Four employees have been hired.
    Métaltek Laser in Bécancour, specializing in metal cutting, is investing close to $3.5M to enlarge is facilities. About twenty workers will be hired within the next three years.
    The Government of Quebec announced a grant of more than $4.2M to the Conseil régional de transport (CRT) de Lanaudière for improving access and public transit services and minimizing environmental impacts
    The Commission scolaire des Samares announced plans to build a new, 14-classroom elementary school in Sainte-Julienne. The project is estimated to cost $8.6M and should be completed by September 2017.
    Le Groupe Socam announced a $110M investment in Terrebonne to build the Horizon Espace Condos, a four tower condominium project containing a total of 400 units
    The Government of Quebec is investing $8.6M in Saint-Jérôme in a $17.2M project involving five different partners to design heavy vehicles powered entirely by electricity. The project will lead to the creation of 26 new jobs.
    Les résidences pour ainés l'Orée has announced plans to invest $40M in Boisbriand to build two retirement residences containing a total 199 units for seniors requiring independent living and assisted living housing
  • Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016

    Groupe P.N.F, an air filter manufacturer in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, is investing nearly $1.5M to acquire equipment, thanks to federal and provincial government assistance. Some ten employees, technicians and labourers, will be hired.
    Sherbrooke's Clinique Médicale Plateau Marquette will relocate in the city by September 2017. At most, 10 general practitioners will be hired to join the 18 currently employed.
    Following a $1.5M investment, a local community service and a residential and long-term care centre in Haut-Saint-François de Weedon will be renovated by the end of 2017
    MGJ, a container stopping seal manufacturer, is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars to open a plant in Drummondville. Four employees will be hired.
    Following a $3.2M investment, the arena in Port-Cartier's recreational and cultural complex was renovated
    A job fair will be held on Thursday, November 3 at Port-Cartier's recreational and cultural complex. Over 70 jobs will be offered by employers in various fields.
    Nortek Air Solutions, a manufacturer of commercial ventilation systems, is investing nearly $6.5M to expand its Saint‑Léonard‑d'Aston plant and purchase new equipment
    Belt-Tech Products Inc., a company that specializes in manufacturing safety belts, finalized a contract that should generate $125M in revenue over five years, resulting in the creation of 15 new jobs in Granby
    MTL Technologies Inc., a cold storage manufacturer, is rapidly expanding and launching an expansion project to double the surface area of its Chambly plant, creating about 15 new jobs
    Rouyn-Noranda's O'Poulet rotisserie has been renovated at the cost of $500,000, creating 5 new jobs
    Béarn's Fermes boréales is currently hiring. The company is searching for 10 animal attendants to take care of the animals, an equipment installer coordinator, and a livestock management trainer.
    The City of Sainte-Julie has formally opened its new arena, which cost $11M, including a $5.5M investment from the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur
    Sterinova, a medical product manufacturer, has begun operations in its $70M plant and created 100 new jobs in Saint-Hyacinthe
    The Pikogan Aboriginal community has received $1M from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to build five recreational and cultural infrastructure projects
    Atlas Aeronautik was awarded a $4M contract to produce parts used to make Airbus A350 flight control systems. This contract will consolidate some 140 jobs in both of the company's plants located in Granby.
    Following a $3M investment, 11 housing units in the Projet résidentiel des Vétérans will be built in downtown Lac-Mégantic by the end of April or the beginning of May 2017
    CAE, a Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer, has announced that it is entering into contracts valued at $300M with commercial and military clients
    The City of Montréal has announced a renovation and expansion project for the Maisonneuve library valued at nearly $24M. Work should be completed by 2019.
    La Cage - Brasserie sportive has announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Montréal's Quartier des Spectacles, which will require nearly 200 people to be hired
    Coaticook's IGA supermarket is investing $8M to expand. Work should be completed by spring 2017.
    Many positions are available with the Fusiliers du Saint-Laurent, a Canadian Army Reserve unit within the 35th Canadian Brigade Group. The regiment has three companies located in Rimouski, Rivière‑du‑Loup, and Matane, respectively.
    Between July and September 2016, eight establishments opened in downtown Trois-Rivières, creating a total of 48 jobs in food services, retail businesses, and professional offices
    The construction of the Le Béli seniors' residence has started in Saint-Tite at a cost of $12.7M. The building, with 86 apartments for self-reliant individuals and 19 rooms for semi-independent individuals, should be ready by July 2017.
    The construction of the 6th phase of the Domaine Baie-Jolie, valued at $40M, has started in Trois-Rivière's Pointe-du-Lac sector. Excavation work started on October 19 for the construction of 7 buildings.
    The infrastructure and beautification work on Shawinigan's Grand‑Mère Avenue, which was started in summer 2015, finished on September 30 following a $6M investment. The city replaced 1,300 metres of wastewater and drinking water lines.
    The Government of Canada has confirmed a $3.6M investment supporting wind energy researchers from the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. The project focuses on better integration of renewable energy and energy storage in remote areas.
    Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix's Transport Jean-Marie Bernier will cease its operations on October 22, for an indeterminate amount of time. The company employed some hundred people. The difficult economic context is mentioned to justify the decision.
    The Sainte-Foy consumer's cooperative is opening an IGA supermarket in Quartier QB, a mixed building development. The investment is valued at $6M and has allowed for the creation of 115 jobs.
    The Valcartier Vacation Village is recruiting to fill 200 full-time positions. Positions that need to be filled include food services, accommodation, housekeeping, and aquatics.
    Walmart is opening a new Supercentre in Laurier Québec. The store currently employs 180 people and needs to fill some 30 more positions.
    In November 2017, Creaform will open a new $20M headquarters in Innoparc Lévis. The company wants to double its sales over the next 5 years and plans on hiring 150 new employees.
    Beginning in November 2016, Manac, a trailer manufacturer in Saint-Georges, will lay off 80 plant employees. A decrease in orders has been mentioned to justify the decision.
    The Nutrinor cooperative will invest nearly $65M over the next three years in agrofoods, energy, agriculture, hardware, and possible acquisitions
    Saint-Germain-de-Grantham's Jésus-Adolescent elementary school is investing nearly $8M to expand its facilities to meet an ever increasing demand as early as September 2018
    Nicolet's JN Rousseau & Frère funeral home is investing $2M to relocate in the same city with a new concept by summer 2017
    The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ are investing $45M in Harnois Groupe pétrolier, a petroleum products distributor, to finance the group's business development throughout Quebec
    The Metro grocery chain is investing $3.2M to transform its Saint‑Sauveur store to a Super C grocery store. The store will have some 50 employees and should open in spring 2017.
    Bombardier is restructuring and announcing layoffs that will affect 1,500 jobs in Quebec by the end of 2018
  • Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016

    The Jean Coutu pharmacy in downtown Drummondville will move to its new building on Saint-Pierre street on November 1. About 15 workers are being hired to join the current staff.
    The Saint-Charles intermediate resource centre in Drummondville is investing $1M to expand. It is a rehabilitation centre for people with severe mental illnesses.
    The Institut interdisciplinaire d'innovation technologique (3IT) at the Université de Sherbrooke will receive more than $2.8M in financial aid from the federal government to maintain its technology development activities for Quebec companies
    The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has announced a $213M investment over five years to install elevators in 14 subway stations
    The Government of Canada is investing up to $54M for research and development of next-generation aircraft technologies. A consortium of 15 companies led by Bombardier will be in charge of the project.
    ACM Composites, which had two factories in Drummondville and one in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, has declared bankruptcy. About 150 employees are out of work.
    The maple syrup producers' cooperative Citadelle, which has five factories in Plessisville, Thetford Mines, La Guadeloupe, Aston-Jonction, and Saint-Quentin (NB), received $6.5M for its development projects
    SuperClub Vidéotron has closed its doors in Sept-Îles. The profitability of this type of commerce is no longer viable because movie lovers have changed their media consumption habits. In total, 12 employees have lost their jobs.
    C Hôtels, a network of high-end hotel resorts, is investing $18M to build 74 Contels in Lac-Mégantic. They will be available for purchase by residents in the region.
    Chemise Empire in Louiseville is seeking 10 tailors to replace their retiring staff. Additionally, Meubles Canadel in Louiseville requires 4 to 6 employees for its stitching and upholstery department.
    Coloridé, a Louiseville-based company specializing in synthetic hair production, wants to hire at least 30 people full time. Coloridé is also seeking at-home workers to glue synthetic hair.
    The agrifood sector in the RCM of Maskinongé has at least about 15 jobs available. The manufacturing sector is also looking for quality control technicians, milling machinery operators, painters, and cabinetmakers.
    Auberge le Baluchon in St-Paulin is seeking a dozen employees to fill receptionist, kitchen hand, cook, maintenance staff, and massage therapist positions. Tourism companies in the RCM of Maskinongé are also hiring.
    A&W, Ultramar, and the Dépanneur du coin will open branches in Rimouski by spring 2017, following an investment of $5M. A total of 80 jobs should be created. Odacité, a real estate management company, is overseeing the project.
    The Super C in Matane, which will open its doors before Christmas, is hiring about 20 workers, bringing their employee number to about 60. Forty-one of Metro's 45 employees will work there. Metro is investing $3.8M to meet its competition.
    The Centre de formation professionnelle Pavillon-de-l'Avenir in Rivière-du-Loup is offering the computer-controlled machine tools operator program. This training will lead to a vocational certificate and a job.
    The Société de chemin de fer de la Gaspésie has obtained a contract to transport about 600 wind turbine blades from LM Wind Power to the Central United States over the next year. This agreement will create around ten part-time jobs.
    The Laurentian Bank of Canada will close six branches following restructuring. The branches in Murdochville, New Carlisle, Port-Daniel-Gascons, Nicolet, Campbell's Bay, and Fort-Coulonge will halt operations in May or June 2017.
    The Brick in Galeries Jonquière will close its doors on November 30. About 15 people will lose their jobs. The difficult economic situation in the region was listed as one of the reasons for the closure.
    Camions Inter 170 in Saguenay is halting operations for economic reasons. The company, which specialized in the sale and maintenance of international trucks, employed about 20 people.
    The MPI paper factory in Portneuf laid off about 30 workers on September 17 for an indeterminate period of time. A difficult paper market and too much inventory has led the company to make this decision.
    The Groupe Résidences Excellence has invested $50M to build a seniors' residence of 400 units in two buildings in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
    A two-phase, 400-unit development project will begin in Sorel-Tracy. The total investment is unknown.
    The City of Chambly is investing $8M to build its knowledge, history, and cultural centre, which includes a library and a multi-purpose room
    The biomethanization plant project in Varennes, valued at $59M, can proceed with a $31M investment from the Government of Quebec
    Bromont, montagne d'expériences, is investing $1.5M in service, ski lift, and artificial snow infrastructure
    Pharmascience, a generic pharmaceutical company, is abolishing 90 jobs at its Montréal headquarters. The company is attributing this measure to external factors, such as regulation and pressure on prices in the industry.
    Atelier Ferland, a specialist in metal manufacturing and precision machining of all sizes of parts, is closing its doors in Barnston-Ouest. About 40 workers have been thanked for their services.
    The new owners of the Mont Sutton ski resort are investing $750,000 to buy 50 new snow cannons to improve their snow-making operations
    Vergers Leahy in Franklin is obtaining $2.3M in government financial aid to carry out an energy efficiency and conversion project to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions
    In Terrebonne, ADF Group, which produces heavy structural steel used in non-residential construction, has announced that it has obtained contracts valued at over $133M
    The Club de Golf le Mirage in Terrebonne is investing over $2M to improve its grounds and to build a second tent
    Zitta, a bathroom products company, is investing $4M to move its warehouse and its factory to Terrebonne. The new location is expected to open in spring 2017 and should create 15 jobs.
    Chrono Aviation, a Québec City company, is planning on opening a new aeronautical service centre. The $20M project would allow for the creation of at least 40 new jobs.
  • Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016

    The Aéroport régional André-Fortin, property of the City of Victoriaville, is investing about $6M in phase one of its modernization
    The City of Sorel-Tracy received $1.8M in financial aid from the Government of Quebec to modernize its sports facilities
    La Gueule de bois, a new urban-style tavern that serves food, will open in Sorel-Tracy, creating about 20 jobs
    Ali Excavation in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is expanding after acquiring the pulverization division of Entreprises Michaudville in Mont Saint-Hilaire. The company plans to transfer three positions and create some others.
    The Hilton hotel in Laval announced it has completed renovation work and now has new service offerings available. The investment totalled $8M.
    Engineering consulting firm SNC Lavalin was awarded a contract extension, which could reach a value of $180M, for the maintenance of small ships in the Canadian Navy until 2019
    A building will be constructed in Waterloo at a cost of $2M to hold the Médica medical clinic and a pharmacy. Work will begin this autumn and should be complete in spring 2017.
    The Commission scolaire des Patriotes (CSP) is looking for part-time staff to fill positions as music, English, and dramatic arts teachers and psychologists. Visit www.csp.ca for details.
    A new building with 22 rental units spread over 4 floors will be constructed at a cost of $3.5M in Granby. The first renters will be able to move into the new homes in July 2017.
    The Fonds de placement immobilier Cominar, owner of Les Galeries de Hull, announced a $5M investment to modernize its food court. Work should last until the end of 2017.
    The Ferme des Voltigeurs will set up a fourth location to sell vegetable grain-fed chickens in Drummondville. Six employees have been hired, and more might be needed for its opening in spring 2017.
    The Yves Houle funeral home is investing a little over $1M to build a complex where all of its services will be offered in Pierreville
    Le Victor, a building containing high-end rental homes, will be constructed in Victoriaville following a $5M investment. In total, 37 units will be offered as of May 2017 to a target clientele of those 50 years old and over.
    Fromagerie Victoria is investing $1M in its two locations in Victoriaville: Grande Place des Bois-Francs and its headquarters. Some people will be hired, but not many, given that some of the company's employees will be transferred to the two locations.
    The Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe will go ahead with the construction of a new cafeteria and the expansion of its current one thanks to $1.8M in financial aid from the Government of Quebec
    The Jean Coutu pharmacy on Fiset Boulevard in Sorel-Tracy was renovated following a $1.1M investment
    The Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montréal will be modernized following an $8.4M investment
    A health centre of excellence with a capacity of over 650 students will be built in Joliette at a cost of $23M. Work should be complete in October 2017.
    Surplus RD, which specializes in furniture liquidation, will open a new location in Sorel-Tracy, creating about 10 jobs
    The Government of Quebec announced a $40M investment to support the aerospace industry in the development of an ecological airplane
    Lepage Millwork in Rivière-du-Loup invested $5M in a second plant, which should create 150 jobs over three years. The door and window manufacturer could potentially double its production and expand its line of products.
    The Résidences des Bâtisseurs group will invest over $7.5M by autumn 2017 to expand its Rivière-du-Loup residence. This project will create 10 jobs in addition to the 40 existing already and add 87 new housing units.
    Graduates from La Pocatière's Institut de technologie agroalimentaire (ITA) have a job placement rate of 95.3%. The ITA features five programs, including agricultural business technologies and management, animal production technology, and equine techniques.
    Équipements Gaétan in Lac-aux-Sables will invest $3.2M to improve its facilities and develop new markets, creating 27 jobs. The company manufactures drilling and anchoring equipment.
    Marquis Book Printing in Louiseville needs about 10 workers for plant supervision, customer service, for which bilingual staff would be needed, production, and binding. The company currently employs 141 people.
    Nemaska Lithium in Shawinigan is looking for about 30 operators with experience in chemical transformation
    The Coopérative de solidarité d'aide à domicile de l'Énergie in Shawinigan is expected to double its workforce to meet demand. The co-op, which employs about 40 people, has a very high number of needs due to population aging.
    Technologies Bionest in Shawinigan is offering positions in accounting, after-sales service, systems analysis, and warehousing. The company manufactures wastewater purification systems.
    The Trou du diable microbrewery is looking for bottling workers, sales staff, administrative personnel, and a chef. The company employs about 100 people.
    HDI Technologies in Shawinigan is looking for both technical and production staff. The company, which specializes in manufacturing electromechanical systems for the transportation industry, is growing quickly. HDI has expertise in assembling wiring harnesses, instrument panels, and industrial control panels.
    The continuing education and business services team at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières is offering "La route vers l'emploi," a program for people between the ages of 50 and 64 who want to reintegrate into the labour market. The program, which lasts 10 weeks, has a job placement rate close to 90%. Among other things, it helps people develop computing skills.
    Moulures Modernes in Saint-Magloire is investing $2M to expand its plant. Work began recently and will be completed around mid-December. The company plans to hire about 10 new employees within 12 to 18 months.
    The developers of Le Renaissance, a seniors' home in Thetford Mines, will begin the building complex's second phase in November. In total, 51 housing units will be added, and the investment will total $6M.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $8.6M in a consortium of five companies whose mandate will be to develop prototypes of electric buses and trucks. The first phase of the project should create 26 jobs.
    Olymel is investing $3M in its Vallée-Jonction plant, which will lead to the creation of 160 jobs. As a result of this investment, a table will be installed for deboning pork hams, a new activity for this facility.
    The developers of La cache du Domaine in Thetford Mines will build a health and beauty centre close to the hotel complex. The investment will total $4.5M, and the centre will create 25 jobs upon opening next spring.
    The Hudson's Bay store in the Fleur de Lys shopping centre in Québec City will close in September 2017. About 50 people will lose their jobs.
  • Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016

    The W.L., a restaurant opening at the end of October in Drummondville, is looking for 15 to 20 employees
    Car dealers Nissan and Infiniti will open in Mont-Tremblant following a $40M investment from ALBI le Géant. In total, 100 people will be hired to work at the new locations.
    Bois La Minerve, a sawmill that also produces timber, began operations in the municipality of La Minerve. A total of 14 people will be hired.
    Property developer Carbonleo and hotel group Four Seasons announced the construction of a 163-room hotel as well as 18 private luxury homes in downtown Montréal. The investment will total $250M.
    The City of Saint-Jérôme will invest $9M next year in its Parc Multisports to improve its offering of sports and recreational activities
    Three partners, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, CTI Life Sciences Fund, and Servier Canada, announced the creation of Ilkos Thérapeutique to combat venous ulcers. The $21M investment will create about 10 jobs in Laval.
    The City of Nicolet inaugurated the building that now holds city hall and the H.-N.-Biron library under the same roof. The project represents a $3.15M investment.
    AB Express, a distributor of auto body products, is investing $1M to construct a new building to house its facilities in the city of Mercier, creating 5 to 10 new jobs
    The Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) is investing over $7.3M to upgrade Oka National Park. Work will be completed not only on campsites, but also on the shores of La Grande-Baie and the park's walkway, both of which provide access to the marsh.
    Cabaret BMO Sainte-Thérèse, a new performance hall, was inaugurated following a $1.5M investment in the form of financial support from the provincial and federal governments. The facility's activities will be run by non-profit organization Odyscène.
    WestRock, a Warwick-based packaging manufacturer, is investing $15M to expand its plant and acquire new equipment. About 30 employees will be hired, primarily in production, by spring 2017.
    A new provincial detention facility was built in Sept-Îles following a $90.1M investment
    Dollarama opened its third store in Drummondville with about 20 new employees
    The owners of Village Perché, a concept chalet for rent in Sainte-Béatrix, will build a second structure at a cost of $500,000. The construction is part of a six-chalet project whose investment totals $1M.
    Laurentian Bank announced it will terminate 300 positions by spring 2018 and merge 50 branches in Quebec due to a restructuring. According to the bank, most of the jobs affected will be eliminated by attrition.
    Over 850 people work at the McInnis Cement job site in Port-Daniel-Gascons, and this number will climb to more than 1,000 over the months of October and November. The cement plant's kiln should be lit at the start of 2017.
    Siemens Transformateurs Canada Inc. hired 25 people at its 2 Trois-Rivières plants in the past year. The company is investing $1M in new production equipment, which will open up five new positions.
    The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières will invest $7.7M to build new offices for instructors and renovate classrooms and the Pierre-Boucher building's laboratories. Gilles-Boulet Avenue, located on the campus, was recently repaired.
    E.J. Bourque Express in Mont-Joli laid off its 65 employees for an indefinite period of time. The equipment and construction materials transporter has been negatively impacted by its mother company, Dynamic Transport, which has financial difficulties.
    The Canadian Armed Forces are looking for 2,500 reservists to increase the country's total from 26,000 to 28,500
    Paber Aluminium in Cap-Saint-Ignace (RCM of Montmagny) has a dozen permanent positions to be filled immediately. Moulders, casters, polishers, and sand moulders are needed.
    Éléganza recently opened a new store in the Place Sainte-Foy shopping centre. The investment totalled $1.5M, and the opening created about 30 jobs.
    A Super C will open in Lévis in the Saint-Romuald sector in the next two months. Some positions still need to be filled. The company will be recruiting for two days on October 21 and 22 at the Centre local d'emploi du Littoral.
    A Super C will soon open in Baie-Saint-Paul. The $7.7M investment will create more than 50 jobs.
    I.C.E. Datacenters and Metro Optic announced the official opening of their Montréal-based I.C.E. data centre, an independent interconnection and fibre optics centre
  • Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016

    Milan Conception, an industrial equipment manufacturer for the car weather-stripping industry, invested $1.6 million for expansion and to purchase cutting-edge technology. At least 10 new employees will be hired, with five more in 2017.
    McDonald's will join the Port-Cartier commercial centre, where the tourist information office is located. Approximately 45 employees will be hired for December. They will join the approximately 20 hires announced last winter.
    The Notre-Dame-de-Ham municipality inaugurated a new building for the municipal garage and fire station. A subsidy from the Government of Quebec provided 75% of the nearly $1M investment.
    Réseau Sélection, a company specializing in the management of private residences for pensioners, will build a 30-storey building containing 300 units in Laval. The development has an estimated value of $95M and will be ready towards the end of 2018.
    The St-Pancrace microbrewery in Baie-Comeau will hire five employees to join their 25 current workers. Given the popularity of its beers, the company intends to double its production capacity by spring 2017 thanks to an investment of $2M.
    Réseau Sélection, a developer and manager of residential complexes for pensioners, will build a 250-unit building in Valleyfield and a 260-unit building in Saint-Hyacinthe
    The Saint-Hubert airport in Longueuil will be renovated to meet safety standards thanks to financial assistance totalling $17M from the Government of Canada
    The City of Chibougamau will invest $3.3M in financial aid from the Government of Quebec into its infrastructure
    The Abitibi-Témiscamingue Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux is investing $5M to unite all its rehabilitation services under the same roof at the Centre de réadaption La Maison
    The Centre technologique en aérospatiale at Cégep Édouard-Montpetit will receive $4.25M to develop a new flight operations research program
    The Vallée des Loupiots childcare centre is expanding by constructing new installations in Val-d'Or, creating 14 new full-time jobs and 4 new part-time jobs
    Sandoz, a pharmaceutical company, has announced the layoff of 20 workers and the elimination of 27 jobs at its injection drug plant in Boucherville due to the introduction of new technologies and processes
    Super Remover is investing $700,000 to double the area of its installations and continue its expansion into the U.S. market. Recruitment is expected after work is completed.
    The City of Val-d'Or invested $7.5M to build a new fire station thanks to financial aid from the Government of Quebec
    The owners of a building in Cookshire-Eaton housing the Cookshire health centre and Omnimed have invested $2M to expand the building; project completion is scheduled for spring 2017
    Oriens Technologies, a producer of cement additives from industrial waste, has suspended operations in Bécancour to renew its environmental permits. About 50 employees were temporarily laid off.
    The Centre de bénévolat Manicouagan in Baie-Comeau has closed its doors. Some of the services it offered might continue. Six employees have lost their jobs.
    A building housing life sciences companies will be built in Sherbrooke thanks to a $5.5M investment. A few dozen workers might find jobs for spring 2017.
    Publiforme is investing $1.5M to relocate to Sherbrooke and expand. A specialist in all types of signage, the company expects to create four jobs by next spring.
    Labatt Brewing Company has announced a $46M investment to add a new can production line at its Montréal factory
    The City of Montréal plans to build an ozonation plant in Montréal to operate 12 months per year at a cost of $351M. The complex, which will include four buildings, is expected to begin operations in 2018.
    Khrome Product Transport in Drummondville, a component manufacturer for mass transit, will outfit regional commuter train engines operating in the New York City area. About 20 employees will be hired, joining the 15 already employed.
    Sécurité Côte-Nord, a new company in Baie-Comeau specializing in patrolling, security, and bodyguards, is looking for workers to join six current employees. Training will be offered directly by the employer.
    Revenu Québec now has a new location in Saguenay, allowing it to bring its 136 employees together in addition to 20 new employees on the same site. The work, which began in June 2015, required a $14.5M investment.
    Embouteillage Solar in Terrebonne has invested $3.5M to build a new plant. With this expansion project, the company will grow from around 50 employees to about 60.
    Planiform in Terrebonne is investing $1M to expand its factory and acquire production equipment
    The Terrebonne-based company El Ma Mia, a specialist in producing spice blends, has begun expansion of its location. It has invested $2.6M.
    The Centre de ski in Saint-Georges is looking to hire about 10 people for jobs relating to the sliding centre's activities. The deadline to apply is October 6.
    Mirego is expanding. The company has offices in Québec CIty and in Montréal on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, but is currently recruiting throughout the metropolitan area. Mirego is hiring developers, designers, and project managers.
    Investissement Ray Junior is beginning work on the Les Villas de la Cité de Mirabel development project. The project will cost an estimated $90M. The first homes should be ready in December 2016.
    SFK Leblanc in Saint-Anselme is recruiting. The company is offering about 10 engineer, programmer, and robotics and artificial vision specialist positions, and about 20 other positions in welding, machining, and electromechanics.
    Olymel is investing $11M to expand and modernize its further-processing pork plant in St-Henri-de-Lévis. About 30 jobs will be created.
    Victoriaville Parachute, a skydiving centre that recently changed owners, is looking to hire five employees to work on-site at the company's location at the André-Fortin regional airport
    The Hudson's Bay Company has announced that the high-end retailer Saks Fifth Avenue will arrive in Montréal in 2018
    The Parc national du Lac-Témiscouata will invest $2.2M by summer 2017, leading to 21 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. This investment will pay for five kilometres of paved park access road, near St-Michel-du-Squatec.
    The Parc national du Bic will invest $4.6M to develop the Tombolo centre, creating 46 direct, indirect, and induced jobs. Water treatment facilities at campsites will be upgraded, and 10 cabins will be built.
    The placement rate of the Centre de formation professionnelle en foresterie de l'Est-du-Québec in Causapscal is excellent due to company internships for graduating students. The school's planning, logging, and forestry equipment operator programs are all full.
    The ARM Collection Agency is hiring in Shawinigan, as are CGI Group which works in information technology services, and PMA Assurances, which is seeking insurance agents
    JYSK, a furniture and home décor retailer, opened a store in Trois-Rivières on September 17. JYSK also sells products for outside the home.
    The Centre d'entrepreneuriat Alphonse-Desjardins in Shawinigan includes 52 companies and 9 organizations that employ 190 people
    The Salon de l'emploi, de la formation et de l'entrepreneuriat for job seekers in Shawinigan will take place on October 5 at the Centre Gervais Auto. In 2015, 73 exhibitors participated.
    An IGA grocery store, a Familiprix pharmacy, and a Dollarama store will soon be built in Trois-Rivières following an investment of more than $25M. Phase one of the area, named Le Citadin, will include these businesses as well as office space.
    Rail GD in New Richmond, a division of Gaspésie Diesel, has about 30 employees, down from 45 last winter. Rail GD specializes in upgrading railway rolling stock.
    Mont Orford will be getting a facelift thanks to a $2.5M investment in the first phase, totalling $25M over 10 years. The project is being realized with the financial support of 16 out of 17 municipalities in the Memphrémagog RCM.
    The Boisvert residential and long-term care centre in Baie-Comeau was inaugurated following a $5.3M investment. The newly renovated building will be able to receive seniors of the region who are experiencing a major loss of autonomy.
    Air Canada has announced a new daily direct flight from Montréal to the city of Shanghai, China, starting in February 2017. This will generate 200 jobs.
  • Week of Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2016

    Gestion Yan Boudreau will be building a new medical complex in the Saint-Jean-Chrysostome area in Lévis. The amount of the investment is $7M. Construction will start in July and the building should be ready by December 2016 or January 2017.
  • Week of Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2014

    Val-d'Or's Meglab Electronics is investing $1.4M in its electronic system manufacturing plant for the forestry and mining sectors, which will allow for the expansion of its facilities and the acquisition of the necessary equipment for its expansion

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