Following labour market events is key to helping job seekers understand where the opportunities (short, medium and long-term) might be in a local community and elsewhere in the country.
The following table presents local and regional labour market events and announcements for the selected Province or Territory which can complement your job search and career exploration.
Week of Sep 04 - Sep 08, 2017
- RockGarden Medicinals Inc., a medical marijuana company in Ottawa's Carelton Place, has been granted approval from Health Canada to start cannabis production which expects to create 30 to 40 full-time positions
- A consortium of developers plans to build a 134-unit Hyatt branded hotel in Hamilton, creating 25 full-time positions. The $20M project is expected to be completed in summer 2019.
- Construction is underway on the Comfort Inn Victoria Place in Goderich, creating about 20 jobs when it opens early summer 2018
- Construction is undeway on Cinespace Film Studios' new 50,000-sq.-ft. production space in Toronto to help meet growing filming demands
- Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre will receive $2.3M from the Government of Canada for an 8,000-sq.-ft. shelter on Manitoulin Island. The project is expected to be completed by December 2018.
- Construction on the new Hanover Veterinary Hospital is scheduled to begin late fall. The 4900-sq- ft. expansion is expected to create future job opportunities when completed in spring 2018.
- Construction on Franklin Prouse Centre's 5,000-sq.-ft. facility at Sault College is expected to begin soon. The estimated $1.5M to $2M project will replace the Waterfront and Tennis Centre on the former RYTAC site.
- Scott Construction Niagara has been awarded a tender for more than $500K to build a 1,500-sq.-ft. addition to the Niagara Falls Fire Department Station
- Construction is underway on a new 2,700 -sq.-ft. commercial development in Point Edward to be completed by the end of 2017. The facility is expected to accommodate future growth by attracting retail and commercial stores.
- A $3.1M road construction project is underway on King Street East in Forest to be completed by spring 2018
- Sherwood Park Manor, Long Term Care Home received $100K from the United Counties of Leeds and Greenville for repairs to the facility
- Com Dev International laid off 140 workers at their aerospace manufacturing facility in Cambridge
Week of Aug 28 - Sep 01, 2017
- The Government of Ontario is partnering with Apotex Inc., to invest in new technology and product development at their Etobicoke facility which is expected to create 325 new jobs and retain 1,265
- Construction has begun on a $10.8M renovation of federal government building in Windsor and is expected to be complete in 2018
- Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc., will receive $2M from the Government of Ontario towards an $8M modernization of its facility in Sault Ste. Marie securing 130 local jobs
- Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a new store in Hamilton near Winona Crossing in the fall
- The Lambton Kent District School Board hired 51 elementary and secondary teachers for the upcoming school year
- Construction on a $6.7M streetscape improvement project began on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor and is expected to be completed next year
- Primrose Contracting (Ontario) Inc. began a $5.4M reconstruction of River Rd. West in Wasaga Beach to be completed in fall 2018
- The Owen Sound Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corp. began construction on the $4.5M Phase 1 of the Odawa Heights housing project
- Denny's Dam on the Saugeen River in Southampton will undergo $4M in upgrades in 2018
- Amsterdam Brewing expects to open a new 300-seat restaurant in Toronto in late September
- Construction on a 125,000-sq.-ft. commercial plaza in Windsor is expected to start in September and be completed by May 2018
- CenterLine (Windsor) Ltd., has announced plans to construct a new facility this fall and be completed in spring 2018. They expect to hire more employees in the skilled trades.
- Lavis Contracting Co. Ltd. received a $2.3M contract from the City of Stratford to extend the Mornington St. sanitary trunk. Construction is tentatively set to begin in mid-September and will take approximately 14 weeks to complete.
- Willistead Manor in Windsor is undergoing a $2M restoration beginning September, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2018
- East Park in London will begin construction on a new wave pool this fall and is scheduled to open June 2018
- Gemini Homebuilders held a ground breaking ceremony for a new housing development at the site of the former Biltmore Hats factory in Guelph
- Union Gas expects to begin construction on a new facility in Chatham in September and plans to complete in 2019
- Tim Hortons will open a new location in Watford in October. A job fair is expected to be held soon.
- "Twiggs Coffee Roasters, a North Bay-based restaurant chain, opened in Sudbury with around 25 employees "
- Construction is underway for a Taco Bell and a Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits fast food restaurants in Sarnia. Both are expected to open early 2018.
- The Government of Ontario is partnering with Dynacast Ltd., to help expand operations at their Peterborough facility, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 117
- The United Counties of Prescott and Russel approved a $300K plan to start construction on a new administrative building at Larose Forest beginning this September
- Smart Greens ¿ Sudbury, a hydroponic container farm, is preparing to add a second site this fall and will need additional staff to assist with planting and harvesting
- Breitling, a Swiss watch manufacturer opened its first boutique store in Yorkdale
- Dyson, a UK based household and tech brand, will open its first store this fall in Yorkdale
- Mary's Delights bakery opened in Dryden
- Arcade & Jory Guardian Pharmacy opened a second location in Midland
- General Electric Canada announced plans to close its manufacturing plant in Peterborough, affecting 358 workers. The plant's manufacturing operations are expected to cease in the fall of 2018.
- Enviroshake Inc., in Chatham will close at the end of 2017, affecting 50 employees
- Christie Digital Systems Canada, a projection technology and digital display system manufacturer, laid off 25 workers at its Kitchener facility
- The City of Sault Ste. Marie closed the Jessie Irving Children's Centre, affecting 22 full-time and part-time staff
- The Ontario Tree Seed Facility, a seed processing and distribution plant, will close in September 2018 in Angus, affecting six employees
- Kuby's Aircraft Ltd., an aircraft maintenance and repair business will close in Kenora
- Patina Vintage will close its storefront at the end of October in uptown Waterloo
Week of Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017
- ESentire Inc., a cybersecurity firm in Cambridge, plans to add a couple hundred employees over the next few years due to a large private investment
- Construction on an expanded Foodland grocery store is scheduled to begin in September in Owen Sound. The 34,000-sq.-ft. store is expected to open in spring 2018 and will create approximately 60 new jobs.
- Seventeen First Nations communities in the Treaty #3 area of Northwestern Ontario will receive $16M from the Government of Canada to build new homes and renovate existing structures
- Gallant Custom Laboratories Inc., an animal vaccine manufacturer based in Cambridge, anticipates tripling its current staff of 13 in the next three to five years, as they move into a larger facility to increase production
- The Government of Canada will invest $13M+ towards replacing the Rainy River¿Baudette International Bridge at the Canada¿USA border linking Rainy River, Ontario with Baudette, Minnesota
- Kuntz Electroplating Inc. (KEI), a manufacturer of electroplated products based in Kitchener, will invest $10.8M into a new production line which will create at least 25 jobs
- Man-Shield (NWO) Construction Ltd. received a $1M contract from the City of Thunder Bay to renovate the Canada Games Complex
- Stock Transportation Ltd. is hiring school bus drivers in North Bay
- Pedersen Construction (2013) Inc. received a $1M contract from the City of Temiskaming Shores towards upgrades at the New Liskeard Water Treatment Plant to be completed by May 2018
- Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc., a mattress retailer, is hiring sales associates for its new store in Owen Sound
- Pilkington Glass of Canada Ltd., a windshield manufacturer in Collingwood, is expanding its lamination department which will add over 60 jobs
- Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co. is opening a new production facility in Thunder Bay
- Crock a Doodle, a paint-your-own pottery studio, has opened in Midland
- Cooper Wood Products reopened in Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island , Manitoulin Island, with four employees, and is looking to grow
- Invest Ottawa expects up to 3000 new positions in the tech sector over the next few months as Blackberry QNX and Ford hire for the autonomous vehicle hub and existing companies continue to expand
Week of Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2017
- The Government of Ontario is supporting economic growth in the Windsor-Essex region by investing in ten local businesses, creating 178 jobs, while retaining 384 positions
- As part of their plans to hire 1,000 people in Canada, Accenture Inc. opened Liquid Studios in Toronto, which aims to assist companies with new technologies, and the rapid prototyping and delivery of software
- The Toronto Police Service is temporarily lifting a hiring freeze and hiring 80 officers
- E & E McLaughlin Ltd., announced a new London project in the old Kellogg building, creating 15 full-time and 65 part-time jobs
- Nova Steel Inc., in Woodstock is partnering with the Government of Ontario to invest in new equipment and expand its production capabilities, creating 20 new jobs and retaining 47 positions
- Construction on the new $144M Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Wellington County has begun and is scheduled for completion in 2020
- Wataynikaneyap Power LP will receive up to $60.2M from the Government of Canada to build a 117-km. power line connecting Pikangikum First Nation to the province's electricity grid. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and will take 12 months.
- Union Gas is expanding to several communities in Lambton and Perth Counties, with construction scheduled to begin later this year and scheduled for completion in 2018
- Kropf Industrial Inc., an equipment manufacturer, received $1M from the Government of Ontario towards the construction of a 13,500-sq.-ft. addition, creating five jobs in production sales and administration in Parry Sound
- Construction is underway on two residential projects in Thunder Bay
- Unilock, a paving stone manufacturing company, will open their third plant in Ayr next spring, creating 16 new jobs
- Cox Construction Ltd. will begin a $2.4M project to widen and resurface Erie St. in Stratford.
- Construction has begun in Oxford County on a $1.8M waste management facility which is expected to be complete in March 2019
- The Waterloo Regional Police have hired seven new officers
- A Booster Juice franchise is scheduled to open in North Bay
- FunDoozies, a fondue restaurant, will open in Barrie in September
- My Own Clouds, a vaporizer and e-cigarette store, is opening in Peterborough.
- Northstar Aerospace is closing a manufacturing plant in Milton in October, laying off 200 workers
- Doug Coleman Trucking Ltd. closed its yard in Owen Sound, affecting 42 employees
- The Phoenix Bookstore in Owen Sound will close at the end of September after 37 years in business
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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Brookfield Business Partners won the rights to operate OLG Slots at Woodbine and Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino, which is expected to create 2,500 new jobsThe Government of Ontario is investing $5.19M in Cyclone Manufacturing Inc. to expand production of precision parts and services for the aerospace industry. The investment will create 132 jobs in Mississauga.Info-Tech Research Group Inc., is renovating their new downtown London office, which is expected to be completed by early 2018 with plans to add more staff annuallyThe Cowbell Brewery complex officially opened in Blyth with around 100 employeesGrandma's Beach Treats, a breakfast and lunch café, will open a second location at the Collingwood Regional AirportConstruction started on the new Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Centre Wellington, with expected completion in late 2019The Government of Ontario is investing an additional $4M in the renovation of Massey Hall, which will help support construction jobsConstruction on a $2.7M sidewalk and boulevard project began along the Kingsway in Sudbury with completion scheduled for late fallThe Government of Ontario has invested $2M towards creating a 14-bed addiction withdrawal centre in BrantfordStarbucks Corporation will close all 370 Teavana locations which includes 30 locations in OntarioRimowa, a luxury luggage manufacturing company, will lay off 149 employees at their Cambridge production facilityHouse of Lords hair salon will close in October, affecting 20 employees
Essar Steel Algoma Inc., operating as Algoma, is seeking to fill 63 production positions and another 45 professional and skilled trades positions in Sault Ste. MarieSeasons Retirement Communities is starting construction of an eight-story seniors' building in Cambridge, which is expected to generate as many as 100 full and part-time jobs upon completionUp Cannabis Inc., a medical marijuana producer, is increasing production at their Brantford facility creating three jobs. The company purchased a second facility in Beamsville which will require 100 more workers.The Ministry of Community and Social Services is hiring 39 workers at the Ontario Disability Support Program office in North BayRedpath Canada Ltd., a mining contracting firm, is seeking to fill 20 vacancies at mining operations across Northern Ontario, and other administrative and professional positions in North BayThe Government of Ontario is investing $311,200 in Kawartha Dairy Limited's plant expansion in Bobcaygeon, which will create 10 new jobs while securing 115 current jobsThe Timmins Police Service hired four new officersNeskantaga First Nation will receive approximately $8.8M from the Government of Canada to upgrade the community's water treatment system with completion scheduled for late spring 2018Reko International Group Inc., will build a new $5.5M manufacturing and innovation facility in Lakeshore, which is expected to be complete in early 2018Heliene Inc., a manufacturer of photovoltaic solar modules in Sault Ste. Marie, will receive more than $199K from the Government of Canada towards the purchase of new equipment and to train staffCapital Construction (2007) Inc. began $1M in renovations at the Greater Sudbury Downtown Transit Terminal. The project is expected to be completed by the end of November.Pederson Construction (2013) Inc. will begin installation of a new water system in the Municipality of Charlton and Dack, which is expected to be completed by the end of the yearPorcupine Gold Mines will close the Dome underground mine in Timmins by the end of 2017, affecting 140 employees and contractors
Legend 3D, Inc., a virtual reality and 3D visual effects company in Toronto, with help from the Government of Ontario, will invest $31M towards an expansion project creating 271 new jobs by 2021Golden Miles Foods, a food manufacturer, purchased a canning plant in the Windsor area, with plans to open a tomato processing plant by summer 2018. The plant will employ up to 20 year-round workers and 200 seasonal workers.The Upper Grand District School Board is hiring teachers for the 2017-18 school year, starting with 34 permanent secondary school teachers, 20 long term occasional assignments teachers, and a number of elementary school teachersKinectrics Inc., a testing and certification company, purchased two industrial properties in Kincardine and Teewater to support its work with Bruce Power LP. The investment of about $20M over five years is expected to create 50 jobs.Symposium Café is scheduled to open in September in Alliston and is currently hiring for 50 positions, including managers, servers, cooks and baristasTaskForce Engineering Inc. began a $5.6M construction project on a new Quinte West Fire and Emergency Services headquarters that is expected to be completed by fall 2018The City of Thunder Bay awarded three construction contracts worth over $2.9M to Manshield Construction, Taranis Contracting Group Ltd., and Nadin Contracting Ltd.Walmart Canada Corp. is hiring associates, supervisors and managers at its distribution centre in CornwallThe Rona store in Kitchener is being converted to a Lowe's by the end of 2017 and is hiring an additional 35 permanent and seasonal staffDesign House London, a design studio in London, opened in July and includes a retail store, furniture showroom, café and event spaceIGPC Ethanol Inc., an ethanol production plant in Aylmer, will invest $120M in an expansion allowing the company to double its production capacity and add 25 high-skilled jobsWataynikaneyap Power's First Nations training program will receive over $4M from the Government of Canada and Wataynikaneyap Power for capacity building and training for 22 First Nations communities in northern OntarioA Motel 6 opened in Sudbury in JulyWasaya Airlines LP announced the addition of twice-daily flights from Winnipeg to Sandy Lake and Pikangikum First Nations, and increased flight service between Winnipeg and Sioux LookoutThe Ten Spot beauty bar opened in Sault Ste. Marie in JulyFedEx will eliminate 214 jobs across Canada. It will close its head office in Toronto, a manufacturing plant in Markham, and its 24 Office stores across Canada, 18 of which are in Ontario.Lady Isabelle Nursing Home in Trout Creek will close by January 2018 affecting about 80 staffHenry's, a restaurant on Georgian Bay near San Souci Island closed in July
Convergys Corporation is seeking to fill over 250 positions in customer service, sales and online chat support at their contact centre in Belleville. Job fairs will be held on July 31, August 14 and 31.You.i TV, a video app software development firm in Kanata, added approximately 100 jobs over the past twelve months. As it moves into a new location, the company aims to hire an additional 50 to 100 employees over the next two years.The Bluewater District School Board began preliminary work at the site of a new school in Hanover, and various renovations on a number of schools across the districtThe Government of Ontario is funding $9.9M to upgrade and improve facilities at three hospitals in Kingston including Kingston General, Hotel Dieu and Providence CareSNOLAB, an underground physics laboratory in Sudbury, will receive $28.8M over five years from the Government of OntarioValue Village in Stratford continues to add to its current staff of 50 employees after opening in JuneThe Timmins Native Friendship Centre received over $3M in combined federal and provincial funding towards an 18-unit affordable housing development currently under construction. An additional $10.3M are being invested in similar projects across the region.A second PetSmart Location opened in Barrie in JulyNiagara Region purchased an abandoned shopping mall in Fort Erie with the intent to build a seniors' residence in 2019. The new residence will replace a nearby Gilmore Lodge, which will close once construction finishes.The Bucket Shop, a heavy equipment manufacturer for the construction and mining industries, held a grand opening at its new $15M facility in TimminsB.S.D. Linehaul Inc., a Brampton trucking firm, is building a $23M warehouse and cross-dock facility in Windsor. The company will move its head office from Brampton to Windsor in 2018 and plans to create 20 new jobs once operational.Exceldor Foods Ltd. is hiring 25 full-time production workers at its poultry processing plant in HanoverConstruction began on an $11.7M integrated emergency services complex at Northern College in Timmins. The facility should be completed by July 2018 and will house the Whitney Fire Station, Cochrane District EMS and related academic programs.Robert J. Bourgon & Associates Ltd. began construction on the Municipality of Nation's new $3.1M garage in Limoges and plans to have it completed this winterGeneral Electric hired 10 new employees for their Welland facilityRebel Salad restaurant opened in Thunder BaySiemens Canada will close its wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Tillsonburg by 2018 affecting 340 workers, 206 of which were laid off immediatelyThe Chatham-Kent Health Alliance plans to eliminate 26 full-time and 15 part-time positions through natural turnover and retirements.The Dairy Queen in Tottenham has closed affecting 28 workersThe Grand Erie District School Board will stop providing educational services at Sprucedale Youth Centre as of June 2018, eliminating ten educational staff positions in the processProvidence Care laid-off six personal service workers at the Providence Manor, a long-term care home in Kingston
Concentrix Corporation has announced plans to hire 200 new call centre workers in OshawaOntario Northland Transportation Commission is recruiting 60 skilled workers, including more than 40 production workers, at its Remanufacturing and Repair division in North BayKSR International Co., an auto parts manufacturer in Chatham-Kent, will expand its production and invest in new equipment, creating 40 new jobs and retaining 607 positionsNiagara College is investing more than $70M for ten projects at their Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, which are expected to be completed by August 2018Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners has been awarded the contract to build a 5,000 seat entertainment centre in Niagara Falls, with construction expected to begin late summerOrillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital will receive $2.3M from the Government of Ontario to revitalize its facilitiesVenasse Building Group Inc. began construction on Canadore College's new 2,500-sq.-ft. post-production facility to be completed in the fallKenjgewin Teg Educational Institute in M'Chigeeng, Manitoulin Island, is expected to begin construction on the new Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre this summer. The $2M project is scheduled to be completed by spring 2018.Caron Equipment Inc. began reconstruction of Pine St. South in Timmins. The $850K project is expected to be completed in August.Drexel Industries, a warehousing, logistics and shipping company plans to hire more staff at their London plantThe Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre will begin construction on a new cardiovascular surgery facility to be operational by spring 2020The Canadian Tire store in Listowel will expand to 30,000-sq.-ft. by spring 2018 to accommodate future growthTimeHero Inc., a software firm in Sudbury, will develop a scheduling app, creating eight jobsFour new restaurants and a flower shop opened in Asphodel-Norwood, in PeterboroughNiagara Region is hiring six full-time childcare staff as part of a regional expansionThe Chatham-Kent Health Alliance is cutting 12 full-time and two part-time nursing positions
Canadian Solar Inc., a solar panel manufacturer in Guelph, is hiring up to 150 temporary workersSmoke & Spice Southern Barbeque restaurant is expected to open in mid-August in Sarnia with around 60 employeesSera4 Ltd., formally known as LockedUp, will move into expanded offices on Bridge St. in Waterloo. The software firm anticipates growing to 40 employees over the next two years.HIP Developments began construction at the site of the former Southworks Outlet Mall in Cambridge. The $120M Gaslight District multi-use development will feature two residential towers, a tech hub, business accelerator and retail space.Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. will invest $26M to renovate and rebrand the Point Edward Casino. Construction will begin this summer and is expected to be completed in August 2018.Niagara Catholic District School Board will spend $40M on various school improvement projects in the regionConstruction has begun on the $40M year-round Freedom Road that will connect the community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation to the mainlandThe Government of Ontario invested $15.5M in a new Livestock Research and Innovation Centre - Beef Facility in Elora. Construction could begin as early as fall 2017 and will take 18 months to complete.Arnott Construction Ltd. began construction on the first phase of a two-phase reconstruction of Essa Road in Barrie. The $8.9M project is expected to be fully completed by December.Woodbridge Foam Corp., a manufacturer of automotive headrests and armrests in Blenheim, is planning to move into expanded facilities in Tilbury in 2018. The company expects to hire more staff in the future.The County of Simcoe is expected to begin construction on a new paramedic station in Collingwood in July. The $3.6M project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018.The Landmark Pub in Burk's Falls will open at the end of July with a hotel and apartments, and is seeking front and back end staffDollarama Inc. is hiring for its new Kenora location in the Park Street Plaza that it plans to open this fallOpatra London, a speciality skincare brand opened its first store in Toronto's Queen Street West neighborhood and plans to expand to 50 locations across CanadaReds Wine Tavern will open its third location this fall in Mississauga's Square One shopping centreDine and Chill, an Asian fusion restaurant, will open in Mississauga's Sussex Centre. The restaurant plans to hire a variety of positions including chefs who specialize in Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.Homewood Suites by Hilton North Bay, a new 100-suite hotel, opened in JulyEssex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services hired 11 paramedicsConstruction has begun on the Goderich harbour expansion, which includes four acres of new wharfA previously closed Pizza Hut in Owen Sound will re-open mid-August at a new location. All 26 staff from the old store are expected to be re-hired.Central Wire Industries Ltd. will cease manufacturing operations in Erin over the next six months resulting in the loss of 20 jobsThe TD Bank regional office in London will close later this year, eliminating 15 jobsF.L. Ravin Ltd., a school bus company based out of Tillsonburg, will close after 70 years of operations due to a lack of contracts
Goss Global, an auto-parts manufacturer, will open a plant in London in 2018, employing 50 workersA second Tim Horton's is scheduled to open in Hanover this September employing up to 50 workersThe Government of Ontario will provide $8.25M in funding towards building the $30M La Place des Arts du Grand Sudbury, a multi-use arts centre project, which is expected to create 9 full-time and 17 part-time jobsTopper's Pizza Inc. customer care centre moved into an expanded Sudbury location, with room for 50 additional staffThe Government of Ontario will invest $500K into Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. near Kenora as it develops a new mining process for batteriesCostco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is hiring cashiers, service assistants and shelf stockers at its new store in Orillia scheduled to open July 25, 2017Superior North EMS will add an additional ambulance crew in Thunder Bay beginning in JulyThe Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto will provide joint funding of $1.18B for a Flood Protection Project in Toronto's Port Lands to take place over the next seven yearsThe Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario contributed more than $8.4M towards six affordable housing projects in Waterloo RegionAn eight-story seniors centre to include retirement and nursing care as well as townhouses, will be built in LondonOttawa's Elmvale Acres Shopping Centre will undergo redevelopment over the next 10 to 15 years to include new commercial, residential and green spaceFrey Building Contractors is building a new 9,700 sq. ft. facility in St. Jacobs for Huron Digital Pathology Inc., a Waterloo-based manufacturer of imaging equipmentThe Town of Smiths Falls has received $1.38M in funding to complete four water-related projectsRenovations are underway at Breakwater Park on the Kingston waterfrontA & W Food Services of Canada Inc. will open a new restaurant in WaterdownBarBQ Tonite, a South Asian restaurant has opened its second location on Dixie Road in MississaugaWoolrich International, an outdoor clothing company, will open in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this winterCrow Bar and Variety restaurant in Collingwood opened in JuneUnion Market Square bistro and marketplace opened in Arkell in the Township of PuslinchGSO Capital Partners the new owners of several menswear retail chains including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards, and Kingsport, will close 12 stores affecting 100 jobsThe Toronto Star will layoff up to 30 employees as it closes its Star Touch tablet application to launch a new universal app that operates both on smartphones and tabletsThe Chatham-Kent Health Alliance will eliminate approximately 26 full-time and 15 part-time positions in 2017-18. Attrition is expected to offset any job losses.Porter Airlines will discontinue its North Bay passenger flight service in September citing lack of consistent demand
The Government of Canada committed over $1.15B to expand Ottawa's LRT, which is expected to create upwards of 1,000 full-time jobs. Construction is expected to begin by 2019.Waterloo Region's public and Catholic school boards are hiring an additional 278 employees, including 169 teachers, for the upcoming academic yearAmazon Canada will hire an additional 200 workers for their Toronto office, including software developers, engineers and programmersThe Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is hiring an extra 133 staff this fall, including 75 elementary teachers, 33 educational assistants, 25 early child educators, three vice principals and 10 caretakersThe Greater Essex County District School Board is hiring 35 elementary school teachers and 19 secondary school teachers due to a rise in enrollment. The board will also add almost 50 names to its long-term occasional teaching list.The provincial government will provide $52.6M of funding to the Upper Canada District School Board with $39M going towards building a new high school in CornwallThe City of Orillia will receive $1.4M in funding from the Government of Canada and $700K from the Government of Ontario towards upgrades to the city's Wastewater Treatment CentreThe Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island on Manitoulin Island awarded Lakeside Building Company a $535K+ construction project which is expected to begin in June and completed by January 2018True Fitness is scheduled to open a location in downtown Windsor in August and plans to hire 15 employeesA new elementary school that will accommodate 527 students will be built in Oakville, with construction beginning in 2018The Brantford Public Library held a ground breaking ceremony for a $1.4M transformation project that is expected to be completed by DecemberWalmart's distribution centre in Cornwall plans to fill 50 positions mainly through part-time employment in processing and a small number of clerical jobsLooby Construction Ltd. will complete a structural overhaul of the Fifth St. Bridge in Chatham from June to DecemberS2G Biochemicals Inc. announced plans to build a $20M biorefinery in Sarnia to produce xylitol from agricultural and forestry residues. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 and the facility will create 13 jobs.Peterborough Housing Corp. will build a $25M seniors' apartment complex in Peterborough. Construction is expected to begin this fall and to be completed by late 2018 or early in 2019Taskforce Engineering Inc. was awarded a $5.64M contract for the construction of a new fire hall in Quinte West. Construction is expected to begin in July and completed September 2018The Safeway in Kenora is hiring for various grocery positionsThe Municipality of Powassan awarded a $1.4M contract to Domm Construction Ltd. to build a new fire hall on Clark Street. Construction is expected to start in the fall and be completed by June 2018.The Municipality of Chatham-Kent will hold a job fair on July 13 to fill three vacancies for a building inspector and bylaw enforcement officersLadurée, a French bakery chain, will open a location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in late 2017Masaki Sushi opened in the Moffat Inn in Niagara-on-the-LakeThe Cottage café opened in PetroliaRoyal Bank of Canada announced laying off about 450 staff at its head office in TorontoSears Canada announced it will layoff 2,900 staff and close 59 stores across Canada, 16 of which are in OntarioFoodland, a subsidairy of Sobeys Inc., and the only grocery store in Belmont, will permanently close in early August, resulting in 26 layoffsRioCan announced the closure of the enclosed portion of its Five Points Mall in Oshawa at the end of August. Plans to replace the section with an open-air shopping centre are underway.Black Cat Bistro on Preston Street in Ottawa will close at the end of JuneThe Miner's Son restaurant in North Bay closed in June
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., an engineering and construction firm is opening a new office in Kingston with plans to hire between 45 to 50 engineersPan-Oston Ltd., a manufacturer of fixtures for retail trade in Peterborough, received a grant from the Government of Canada to create 35 new full-time positionsRBW Graphics, a printing company in Owen Sound, is hiring 20 people to work full-timeThe Government of Ontario will provide $15M in funding to hire staff to deal with the opioid crisis. Five workers will be hired in Toronto and all Ontario public health units will be able to hire up to four new staff.Oxford County EMS has hired seven new paramedicsBropak Inc., a new plastics and paper products manufacturer in Brantford plans to hire up to seven people this year and add more than 50 workers over the next seven yearsConstruction on the Region of Peel's $200M watermain project at the Mississauga City Centre will begin this summerThe Government of Ontario will invest $60M to build a new bridge over the Cataraqui River in Kingston. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and to be completed in 2023.Black Sheep Developments will build a $20M sports facility for gymnastics on Mer Bleue Road in Ottawa's Orléans communityThe City of Windsor will receive over $6M in funding from the Government of Canada and another $3M from the Government of Ontario for 13 water and wastewater infrastructure projectsJobst Construction Ltd. has begun work on a $3.03M expansion for the ARCH Hospice in Sault Ste. Marie, that is expected to be complete in about two yearsThe City of London will receive $1.48M in funding for various park upgrades and community eventsPhelps Homes started construction on a townhouse development in Smithville, West LincolnBrennan Paving Ltd. was awarded the contract for several road construction projects in Welland which will be carried out until mid-JulyThe Government of Ontario will invest over $1M in Jeanne-Lajoie Elementary School's Les Petits Mains daycare in Pembroke to create 18 additional spacesMinotti, an Italian furniture brand, opened a showroom in Toronto's King Street Design District at 102 Berkley StreetVan Cleef & Arpels, a Paris-based jeweller, opened its first Canadian boutique in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping CentreLive Nation Canada, an entertainment marketing company will open an office in OttawaMr. Gas will open a gas station and convenience store in North Bay on Trout Lake Rd. in AugustDiscount store Dollarama and clothing retailer Mark's Work Warehouse will each open a location in the Timmins Square shopping centre by JulyThe Warraich Bar & Grill restaurant opened in SarniaDublin St. Dairy, an ice cream shop opened in Mount Forest in JuneSplash On Water Park, a 13,000 sq. ft. inflatable structure at Kempenfelt Bay in Barrie, is hiring lifeguards in anticipation of a June 24 openingThe Boathouse Eatery in Midland is expanding to handle increased numbers of summer customersThe City of Mississauga and The Daniels Corporation have partnered to build an outdoor soccer pitch in Mississauga's City Centre neighborhood which will be completed later this summerHudson's Bay Company will lay off 2,000 staff in North America by the end of fiscal 2018 across all departments, with approximately 200 from the Brampton head officeThe Woodburner, a Kitchener retailer of fireplaces, barbecues and patio furniture, will close its store at the end of June, affecting 10 employeesIndustrial supplies provider Acklands-Grainger Inc. will close its North Bay location in July affecting three staffThe Chatsworth Community Centre, which houses the hockey arena, will permanently close by late SeptemberHenry's Fish Restaurant on Frying Pan Island in Georgian Bay will now re-open this year in JuneVince's Market, an independent grocery chain, will hold a job fair on June 24 and 25 for its new store in Tottenham which is expected to open this fall
A Farm Boy grocery store will open in Etobicoke's Shoppes of Alderwood this fall creating about 150 jobsA Burger King restaurant opened in Sarnia with about 30 workersWaterloo-based Tyromer Inc. will receive up to $3.4M from the Government of Canada to open a rubber recycling plant in Tecumseh. The facility is expected to begin production in January 2018 and will employ over 15 workers.Bumper to Bumper opened a new retail store in London, hiring 14 workersHospitals in the County of Simcoe are recruiting various medical specialists including pediatricians, geriatricians, psychiatrists and neurologistsThe Latchkey Learning Centre is taking over daycare services at St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School in Belle River. Services are tentatively scheduled to begin in July and will involve hiring more staff.Krucker Saunas opened a new sauna manufacturing location in the Sudbury suburb of Capreol in MayGoodfellas, a wood oven pizza restaurant will open a location at the Sussex Centre in Mississauga in spring 2018Mario's BBQ a Portuguese restaurant will be opening in Mississauga's Streetsville neighborhoodCOS, H&M's upscale fashion brand will open a store in Mississauga's Square One shopping centreEleventy, an Italian luxury fashion brand will open a store in Toronto's Yorkville Village this fallLennox PartsPlus, a retailer of HVAC parts and equipment, will open a store in Windsor in JulyThe Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery and Distillery in Niagara-on-the-Lake will officially open this weekendA Rexall pharmacy is opening in Meaford at the former Muxlow pharmacyHayman Construction Inc. began construction on the new Saugeen Valley Nursing Center in Mount Forest. The 96-bed long-term care facility is expected to open in fall 2018.Construction will begin in September on a $5.8M project to upgrade Shingwauk Hall at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, that is expected to be completed in April 2018Casino Niagara will begin the next phase of its $7M investment to improve gaming and entertainment facilitiesOur Lady of Fatima, a catholic elementary school in Grimsby, has broken ground on a $4.5M expansionThunder Bay City Council awarded a $2.1M project to replace a retaining wall on High Street to Manshield Construction, that is expected to be completed by OctoberThe Collingwood Agricultural Society started construction on a new pavilion at the Great Northern Exhibition's grounds in the Township of Clearview in JuneThe Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc., has opened a data centre campus in Richmond HillIvivva, Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s activewear for girls, will close 40 of its 55 stores. The impact on the six Ontario locations is unknown.Rundles restaurant in Stratford will close September 23, laying off over 30 workersBrockville General Hospital will be laying off 14 full-time positions first through attrition and early retirementThe LCBO store in Larder Lake located east of Kirkland Lake has closedWestbrook Floral Ltd. will close their warehouse in Grimsby and move to Beamsville, affecting 68 workers of which 23 have been transferred to other sectors in the companyThe operating licence for Ontario Power Generation's Western Waste Management Facility near Tiverton has been renewed for another 10 yearsThe Labourers' International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 625 is recruiting for up to 500 construction workers. Job fairs will be held in Windsor on June 14, Leamington on June 21 and Chatham on June 28.
Tulsar Canada Ltd., a manufacturer of custom electrical control panels, moved into its new facility in Brant and plans to create up to 150 new jobs over the next few yearsA Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is scheduled to open by mid-July in Windsor and will employ around 10 full-time and about 100 part-time and seasonal staffSalDan Group, Met Energy Systems, David Ellis Architect Inc. and Elliott Engineering Inc. began work on a $12.4M retrofit of the former Alexander Henry High School for the Algoma District School BoardThe Thunder Bay City Council awarded $15M worth of contracts for 34 storm water projectsNorthumberland Mall in Cobourg is undergoing construction and will welcome Paulmac's Pets and CarQuest as new tenants once complete. Hart, a department store, will move into the space recently vacated by Sears.Dixie Lee, a Canadian-based fast-food restaurant, is opening a location in Kapuskasing in JuneJ&J Lepera Infrastructures Inc. secured a $6.2M contract from the Town of Leamington to complete Phases 3 and 4 of the Pelee Bevel Sanitary Sewer System projectHall Construction Inc. is working on a $5M summer sports complex at the Horseshoe Resort in Barrie with completion anticipated by JulyConstruction began on a $3.8M redevelopment of Memorial Square and Meridian Place in Barrie and is to be completed by spring 2018Henry Heyink Construction Ltd. of Chatham will begin work on a section of St. Peter Street in Belle River in June/July with work lasting last about four monthsMexican restaurant Quesada Burritos & Tacos opened in North Bay in MayA Sunrise Records store opened in Devonshire Mall in WindsorBrussels Four Winds is constructing a $500K barn to host a farmer's market, bakery, and event space in Huron County. It is expected to open to the public by the fall.The North Superior Workforce Planning Board (Local Employment Planning Council) launched a new job-search website covering the districts of Thunder Bay, Kenora, and Rainy RiverReitmans Canada Ltd. will close 40 stores and Le Château will close 18 stores in 2017 across Canada. The total number of jobs affected in Ontario is currently unknown.The Rectory Café, a restaurant located on Toronto Island will close this fall affecting approximately 57 employeesMichael Kors Holdings Ltd., announced it will close more than 100 of its full-price retail stores globally in the next two years. At this time it is unknown if any of the 16 Ontario stores will be impacted.
Peace Naturals Project Inc., a licensed medical marijuana producer, broke ground on a large expansion in the Township of Clearview. The expansion may create an additional 100 jobs by the time it becomes operational in the summer of 2018.The University of Waterloo will receive up to $8.9M from the Government of Canada to establish the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab that will help commercialize up to 21 advanced manufacturing technologies and create over 80 jobsCostco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a second location in Brampton at the corner of Queen Street and Highway 427 in JulyMaricann Group Inc., a medical marijuana producer in Langton, invested about $27M towards its facility expansion and plans to add 40 new employees by January 2018The Cora Group Inc. broke ground on an office building, Evolv1, at the David Johnston Research + Technology Park in Waterloo worth over $35M and aims to complete the project in 2018Nobel Designs expects to begin construction of the Comfort Inn Hotel in Goderich in June and plans to have the hotel operational by spring 2018Amico Infrastructure Inc. is set to begin construction on Phase 1 of the Cabana Rd. improvement project in Windsor. Phase 1 is valued at $5.8M and is expected to be mostly completed by the end of 2017.Melloul-Blamey Construction Inc. is in the final stages of a $15.1M upgrade to the Victoria Road Recreation Centre in Guelph, which is scheduled to open to the public on June 24Amico Infrastructures Inc. secured a $6.9M contract from the County of Essex to reconstruct the intersection of Manning Rd. and County Rd. 22 in Tecumseh from May to NovemberImagine Cinemas is planning to open a movie theatre in the Alliston Mills Shopping Centre in October. The theatre will create between 12 and 20 part-time jobs and a few management positions.Nectar Desk Inc., Komodo OpenLab Inc., Tire Wizard, Coqui3D (Marion Surgical) and Screaming Power, with help from the Government of Canada will invest over $1.1M to create 22 jobs in Eastern OntarioGarritano Brothers Ltd., an Oshawa-based construction company, was awarded a $4.5M contract from the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board for the expansion of the Marmora Senior Public School set to begin in June 2017Blyth Brewing & Distilling Inc. will open a brewery in Blyth in August 2017, featuring a restaurant, retail store and an event centreDollar Bits and Discounts opened a retail location in Innisfil with eight employeesProcter & Gamble Company, a consumer goods manufacturer, will close its Brockville production plant by 2021, eliminating approximately 500 positions, mainly in manufacturingNorth American Lumber Ltd., a lumber and building supply retailer in Thunder Bay, will close at the end of August 2017, affecting 11 full-time workers
Hard Rock Café International, Inc. is partnering with Rideau Carleton Raceway to invest $320M to expanding the raceway and gaming complex, creating approximately 1,900 construction jobs and 2,000 direct and indirect jobs in the entertainment centreMINISO Store Inc., a Chinese variety retailer specializing in household and consumer goods, plans to open between thirty and fifty stores in Canada over the next twelve monthsOlymel S.E.C. / L.P. is adding 80 positions to its bacon and ham processing plant in CornwallOttawa Aviation Services Inc. is expanding its operations, with a Professional Pilot Training Centre of Excellence in Cornwall. The $8M investment will create up to fifty-five positions over the next two years.Le Boat, an European boat rental company, is relocating its Florida headquarters to Smiths Falls in 2018. The $16M investment is expected to create jobs.Mastermind Toys, a Toronto-based toy and children's book retailer, opened a store in Peterborough in April. The company announced it will open at least eleven stores this year across Canada, including one in Orléans and one in Toronto.The $9.5M fire management headquarters at the Jack Garland Airport in North Bay opened in May, and is expected to create thirty-nine jobsThalmic Labs Inc. in Kitchener will expand into a new space by the end of 2017. The company, which designs and manufacturers wearable technology, is recruiting engineers and other professional staff.Prodomax Automation Ltd., a manufacturer of production systems for the automotive industry located in Barrie, is hiring staff with a scientific, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) backgroundHuron University College at Western University is planning a $25M expansion of its student centre and classroom space. Construction could start this fall and be completed by December 2019.N. Tepperman Ltd. held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new 40,000 sq.ft. retail store at the London Road Shopping Centre in Sarnia. Construction is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.The City of St. Thomas awarded a $9M contract to Orin Contractors Corp. for the construction of the St. Thomas Outdoor Recreation ComplexTrent University in Peterborough is hiring 25 full-time faculty members in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, education and nursingThe Government of Ontario is investing more than $12M to support new and existing programs that will improve maternal and child health, which will include funding for ninety new midwivesJR Certus Construction Co. Ltd. secured a $6.2M contract from the County of Dufferin to build a 24-unit social housing development in OrangevilleSunrise Records, Ardene and Dollarama have opened locations in the New Sudbury CentreThornbury Village Craft Cider & Beer Co. opened in ThornburySleep Country Canada Inc., a mattress retailer, opened a new store in LondonCineplex Inc. will open a new The Rec Room location at Mississauga's Square One Shopping CentreConstruction on Dartnall Road in Hamilton is expected to begin this week and wrap up in DecemberAPM Monaco, an upscale Monaco-based jeweller, will open its first Canadian store on Bloor Street in Toronto this springDoor FiftyFive, a prohibition era-themed bar, opened in the Streetsville neighbourhood of MississaugaModis Canada Inc., an Ottawa-based IT staffing and recruitment firm, secured a $5M Canadian Armed Forces contract to support a hub for developing new military capabilitiesRML Contracting Ltd. of Thunder Bay is about to begin construction on Rainy Lake Square, a $2.1M market square project that is scheduled for completion in mid-AugustPerformance Plants Inc., an agricultural and biofuel biotechnology company, opened a new facility in KingstonThe Government of Canada invested $100K in Signal Brewery Co. in Belleville, which is expected to create ten jobsGeek 4 Cheap, a computer repair business in Chatham, opened a second location in WallaceburgUber B.V. and the Town of Innisfil have partnered to provide ride-sharing transit services for residentsEpic Adventure Rooms, Bruce Peninsula's first escape room business, opened in WiartonThe Anne Hathaway Daycare Centre will start a nearly $1M renovation in Stratford in July. Renovations are scheduled to be completed in August.Labels, a clothing store, opened in Cornwall SquareCanadian Cannabis Clinics will open its 20th location in Thunder Bay in MayNorth Bay-based Express Parcel expanded from five to ten vehicles within a year, adding two drivers with plans to hire two more and an office staffer in the near futureYour Credit Union, opened its third branch in Cornwall in the Glengarry Square, adding three full-time positionsThe Ford Motor Company plans to cut approximately six hundred jobs across Canada, which will include human resources and marketing positions. The company plans to offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to most affected employees.The Georgian Bluffs landfill site is closing permanently at the end of MayBombardier Inc. awarded a US$700M contract to International Business Machines Corp. to improve information technology operations in the Canadian manufacturer's rail and aerospace businessesHire Canada Career Fair & Training Expo will take place June 14 at the Mississauga Convention CentreCareer, Education and Settlement Fair will take place June 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention CentreThe Student Times Job & Education Fair will take place September 13 at the Living Arts Centre in MississaugaHenry's Restaurant located on Georgian Bay near Sans Souci Island will not reopen this year
British Columbia-based Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd. is taking over the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp's regional operations in London. The company plans to invest more than $200M and increase the number of staff from 300 to 1,000.Nordstrom Inc., plans to hire 400 employees for its CF Sherway Gardens store in Toronto opening in September. Jobs will be posted on the company's career website for various positions.Sudbury call centre Millenium1 Solutions has started the second phase of a hiring blitz hoping to have 200 staff in place by this fall and 250 by the end of DecemberYA Canada Corp., a call centre in Chatham, is planning to hire 225 associates and managers by the end of JuneNapoleon Systems & Development Ltd., a manufacturer of fireplaces, grills, heating and cooling systems in Barrie, is hiring for 75+ positions in hourly manufacturing, general labour, semi-skilled and skilled jobs across various departmentsSteed and Evans Ltd. will begin reconstruction of St. Andrews St. in Cambridge in mid-May. The $7.6M project will occur in two phases with the first phase of construction expected to be completed by the end of November.A. Lococo Wholesale Ltd. opened a new grocery store in Brantford and hired 60 employeesThe Service Ontario Centre in Belle River is expected to open under new ownership in mid-JulyConstruction continues on the final phase of the $27M Lakeshore Project along Barrie's waterfrontThe Government of Ontario is investing $42.9M in the City of Toronto for renovations to 26 social housing buildings. The project is expected to be completed by the end of March 2018.New Gold Inc.'s Rainy River mine project north of Fort Frances has openings for 23 different jobs including a chief geologist, senior accountant, mill operator, surface miner, heavy duty mechanics, millwrights, electricians and a project engineerMidland Instruments Ltd., an avionics company, is setting up shop in the cargo hub at the London International Airport, creating about 20 technician jobsHeideman Lavern & Sons Ltd. will invest $16.9M to add a new hydro line and expand their Eganville-area facility. The project will create 18 new jobs and is expected to be completed by 2018.Rolls Royce Canada Ltd.'s Nuclear Division has signed a multi-year agreement with Bruce Power. Rolls Royce will open a new office in Port Elgin, hiring up to 15 employees.Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is expected to open a store in Orillia in July and is accepting online applications for various positionsThe City of St. Thomas awarded a $1.7M contract to London-based J-AAR Excavating Ltd. for the Churchill Crescent construction project which is expected to take four months to completeThe City of St.Thomas awarded a $877K contract to Armstrong Paving and Materials Group for reconstruction of five parking lotsMuseum London is undergoing a $2.5M renovation to double its size. Renovations are expected to be completed by early next year.MCM Worldwide, a leather luxury goods brand, will open its first freestanding Canadian store in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood this fallWindsor's historic Hi-Ho restaurant chain is being revived with the opening of two former locations in JuneBall Real Estate Inc. Brokerage opened their head office in LakefieldThe Southside Public School in Woodstock is undergoing a $8M renovation, the work is expected to be completed by September 2018Georgian Cardiology Associates opened in Barrie with six cardiologistsA Subway franchise restaurant is scheduled to open at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in late May or early June with six employeesTaste at the Tannery, a restaurant owned and operated by Bingemans Inc., opened in Kitchener in MayNorth Bay's Bella Terra Stone recently expanded by moving to a larger location on Highway 11 North, adding new equipment and hiring three new staffGreat Lakes Graphite Inc. will move its graphite processing operation from the Matheson Mill near Timmins, owned by Northfil Resources Ltd., to partner locations in the U.S.Heideman Lavern & Sons Ltd. will close their Pembroke yard due to the expansion of their Eganville-area sawmill. The company will eliminate 15 lumber piling jobs but other positions, such as processing and packaging finished goods, will be created.The Bluewater District School Board will cut three crossing guard positions in the fall in Owen Sound due to the closure of elementary schoolsThe Chicago Café in North Bay has closedThe Government of Ontario and IBM Canada Ltd. have opened the IBM Innovation Space-Markham Convergence Centre which is part of the IBM Innovation Incubator (I3) Project. The I3 project is expected to create up to 2,600 jobs by 2020.A $4M construction project is being undertaken by the City of Sudbury to flood proof the local Flour Mill neighbourhood
Lowe's Companies Canada ULC opened its second store in London, creating 135 year-round and 80 seasonal positionsPrysmian Power Cables And Systems Canada Ltd, Valard Powerline Contractor, Amico Affiliates Inc., and Mid South Contractors ULC, were awarded contracts valued at $86M by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority for preparatory work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge projectAmec Foster Wheeler, a project management and engineering consulting firm, will open an office in Kincardine to support the Bruce Power's Life-Extension Program. The company expects to staff about 100 employees in the long term.JYSK, a home furnishings retailer, will open stores in South Hamilton Square in May and in Shoppers World Brampton in October of 2017Exceldor Foods LTD. is hiring between 30 to 50 employees at its turkey processing plant in HanoverThe Concert Hall inside Toronto's Masonic Temple will re-open in JuneNorway Asphalt Limited, a division of Drain Bros. Inc., was awarded a $6M contract for the pavement and reconstruction of county roads in Northumberland CountyNoblegen Inc., a biotechnology company in Peterborough, will receive a repayable contribution of up to $600K from the Government of Canada, and $1.2M from a private investor, creating up to 22 jobsgd2go, a North Bay eatery, is expanding and moving to a new building on Foran St. by early June. The expansion will double the restaurants seating capacity and may create up to 20 new positions in peak season.7 Acres cannabis greenhouse, a subsidiary of Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Kincardine, is looking to fill up to 20 grower and sanitation positions in May 2017, and expects to fill a full range of positions as the year progresses, and through 2018Lakefront Utility Services Inc. is investing $4M to improve Colborne's electrical infrastructure over the next five yearsTalius Rollshutters, a manufacturer of retractable screens, opened a plant in Windsor with 10 employees. The company expects to double its workforce within the year.MJ Architecture was awarded a $900K contract from the South Bruce Peninsula Council to design the Town Square project. The construction of the project is expected to start this summer and to be completed in 2018.Suzuki Canada Inc. will move its operations from Richmond Hill to Barrie by mid-July. Staffing for various positions has already begun as not all 65 employees will transfer to the new location.Express Inc., an American fashion retailer, will close all of its 17 stores across Canada, 11 of which are in OntarioTorstar Corporation has eliminated 110 positions, 25 of which were layoffs due to closure of its Metroland Media Group printing plant in DurhamMitel Networks Corporation, a telecommunications company, will eliminate approximately ten percent of its global workforce through restructuring by the end of 2017. Actual impact on the approximate 600 Ottawa-based jobs is unknown at this time.Rogers Communications Inc. has closed its Rogers TV Peel operations eliminating 15 full-time positions
The Government of Canada awarded four contracts totalling $330M for the restoration and repair of dams, locks, canal walls, and other structures along the Trent-Severn Waterway. Construction will start in 2018 and will be completed in 2020.Soprema will open a new manufacturing facility in WoodstockSamsonite Canada Inc. will build its new Canadian distribution headquarters in Stratford. The larger facility will open in spring 2018.Mitsui High-tec, Inc., opened their new Brantford manufacturing facility and hired 31 local employees with plans to double this number over the next few yearsThe London Medical Network announced a $6.8M partnership with Western University and Renishaw PLC to set up the Additive Design in Surgical Solutions Centre, which will focus on using 3D printing technology, creating about 20 jobsConstruction on a new North York Women¿s Shelter in Toronto will begin in June, with funding up to $8.8M provided by the provincial and federal governmentsThe Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service has added 15 new police officers for a total of 160 working in 34 rural First Nations communities, with 50 more officers still neededVeterans Affairs Canada reopened its office in Windsor, employing 15 staffCowan Fields, a new recreation complex, is opening May 1 in WoodstockHenry's, an electronics retailer specializing in cameras, opened a new concept store in OakvilleThe Municipality of Central Manitoulin awarded an $858K tender to Sheppard Custom Building to construct a fire hall in Mindemoya, that is expected to be completed by the fallCARSTAR Automotive Canada Inc. opened a new auto repair shop in PeterboroughEl Mariachi Tacos and Churros, a Mexican restaurant, opened in Mississauga's Streetsville neighborhoodSleep Country Canada, a mattress retailer, opened a store in BoltonDeciem, a Toronto-based beauty brand, will open its sixth location in the PATH retail section of Toronto's Exchange Tower in JulySeven craft breweries are expected to open in the Windsor areaSleeping Giant Brewing Company in Thunder Bay is undergoing a $1.5M expansion by more than doubling its production and installing a canning line. It plans to install more equipment by the end of the year and hire ten more staff.Crosscut Distillery in Greater Sudbury will open by the end of the summer, complete with a tasting room and retail areaSocial, a new upscale pub, is opening this June in Peterborough and will hire 55 people for server, kitchen and bar positions. Meanwhile, two other pubs in the area, the Pig's Ear Tavern and The Black Horse, announced they were closing.The Government of Ontario will invest $70K in OutSpoken Brewing in Sault Ste. Marie to expand its operations and increase productionThe Great-West Life Assurance Company will cut 1,500 positions across Canada over the next two years. As part of this restructuring, about 430 jobs will be eliminated at its subsidiary, London Life Insurance Company in London, over the next two years.The Coca-Cola Company will cut 1,200 jobs globally from its corporate staff later this year as it restructures, the impact on its Ontario operations is unknown at this timeGeneral Dynamics Land Systems ¿ Canada, an armoured vehicle manufacturer in London, laid off 48 salaried staffThe National Bank of Canada will close its customer service counters at one of its branches in Windsor in October
Titan Trailers Inc., is investing $35M to expand their manufacturing capacity at their Courtland facility. They plan to increase employment from 200 to 300 full-time jobs in 2018.Loblaw Companies Limited plans to open 30 new stores and renovate more than 500 existing stores. The $1.3B investment will create about 10,000 retail, trade and construction jobs across Canada.Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines Interests LP will begin construction on Bay Park Centre this spring in downtown Toronto. CIBC will be the main tenant of the two connected towers to be completed in 2020 and 2023.Aircrew Training Canada Limited plans to open an aircraft flight simulation and maintenance training facility in Sudbury this year, initially creating 50 jobs, with an additional 100 jobs expected within three to five yearsRyder Material Handling ULC will open a new sales and service centre in Brantford in July that is expected to employ 95 peopleArmacell Canada Inc., a flexible foam composite manufacturer, opened a new line at its facility in Brampton, creating 10 jobs and hoping to create more jobs in the futureFrito Lay Canada broke ground on a new 144,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Cambridge to be completed by late 2018Construction is underway on a $9.3M, Hampton by Hilton hotel in BellevilleWhole Foods Market opened in Toronto's Leaside neighborhood on Bayview AvenueOaks Retirement Village in Wallaceburg hired approximately 15 employees to accommodate a recent expansion of its facilitiesSt. Mary's Regional Cardiac Care Centre in Kitchener hired five physiciansCommunitech's Data Hub technology accelerator is scheduled to open in Waterloo in mid-MayVan Bree Drainage and Bulldozing Ltd. began work on a sewer separation project in Sarnia after securing a $4.9M contract from city councilLocal firm Peters Excavating Inc. won the contract to rebuild Highland Avenue in Fort ErieBreitling, a Swiss watch manufacturer, will open a store in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this JuneRYU Apparel, a fitness apparel brand, will open a new location in Toronto this summerA Tim Hortons franchise will open in Caesars Windsor this summerSalute Coffee Company in Sudbury will open a second location in MayMastermind Toys opened a new location in PeterboroughThe $300M Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station on New Post Creek is now operationalWal-Mart Canada is laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of a store restructuring. The company employs about 91,000 associates in 410 stores across Canada, with about 150 stores in Ontario.Decast Ltd., a manufacturer of infrastructure products in Essa Township, laid off 24 employeesRBC will close its Dubreuilville branch in OctoberPeople in Motion will host a Career Fair for Persons with Disabilities on May 26 at Exhibition Place in Toronto
CentreCourt Developments will build Transit City Condos, a 55-storey residential tower in Vaughan. Construction is expected to start this year with an occupancy date set for 2020.Atelka Inc. is hiring 450 full-time English-speaking, and French and English bilingual customer experience representatives in CornwallMedReleaf Corp., a licensed medical marijuana producer, will hold job fairs on May 6 and 10. The company expects to hire 250 full-time and 100 part-time employees this spring and summer.Dozr, an online service for renting heavy equipment, plans to hire around 50 employees over the next six months in KitchenerGround Effects Ltd., an auto parts supplier, is expected to add a third shift at the newly acquired ANM Industries in Windsor, creating around 30 jobsBad Dog Bar & Grill, scheduled to open this summer in Sarnia, is hiring 25 part-time and full-time positionsCadillac Fairview started construction on a new pedestrian skybridge linking the Eaton Centre to the Hudson¿s Bay/Saks Fifth Avenue store in TorontoFusion Homes is refurbishing a heritage building on the former W. C. Wood site in downtown Guelph into a distillery, restaurant and office space. The complex is expected to open in 2018NatureFresh Farms¿ new $4M distribution centre in Leamington is expected to be completed by JuneCowbell Brewery in Blyth is holding two job fairs in April to recruit kitchen and general store staff, as well as cooks, serving staff and management positionsThe first Canadian Cheesecake Factory is opening this fall at the Yorkdale Mall in TorontoThe City of Pembroke has awarded the Indian River Bridge Rehabilitation contract to Willis Kerr Contracting Ltd. The work should be completed this summer.The City of Burlington and Halton Region will begin Phase 2 of improvements to Spencer Smith Park and are expecting the work to be completed later this yearLa Vie en Rose Inc., a Montreal-based lingerie retailer, will open five locations this spring, in Kitchener, Toronto, Hamilton and MississaugaFootaction, a New York-based retailer of apparel and footwear lifestyle brands, opened its first Canadian shop-in-shop store at the Toronto Eaton Centre on April 7Davids Tea Inc. opened a store at Cornwall SquareA new Sobeys grocery store opened in OrléansCaptain George¿s Fish & Chips opened its second location in CornwallSonshine Day Care Centre locations at Belle River Public School and St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School in Windsor will close at the end of June, affecting up to 20 employeesThe National Bank of Canada will close its branch on Front St. in Orangeville on August 4, resulting in four layoffs
The Government of Canada announced an investment of over $1.8B for four GO Transit Regional Express Rail projects in the Greater Golden Horseshoe AreaThe Woodward Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hamilton will undergo a $330M upgrade over the next five years. The construction project will begin in June and will employ 300 workers at the peak of construction.League Inc. and Synaptive Medical Inc. bothannounced plans to expand in 2017. League will hire over 100 workers, while Synaptive Medical will add approximately 100 new jobs.The Walker Power Building in Windsor is being converted into office and retail space. The $10M restoration project is expected to be completed by fall 2018.Phoenix Building Components Inc., an engineered wood building products manufacturer, purchased the former Kent Trusses Ltd. plant in Sundridge, south of North Bay. Production will begin by the end of April with approximately 60 staff.The Government of Canada is investing $37M for 54 transit projects in LondonSamsung Electronics Canada Inc. will open a 21,000-sq.-ft. flagship store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre this summerJ & P Grocery opened in Kitchener and includes a small café in partnership with Kitchener-based Smile Tiger Coffee RoastersA Highland Farms grocery store opened in VaughanA Food Basics grocery store opened in WoodbridgeLinear Transfer Automation Inc., a manufacturer of automation systems, expanded in Barrie with the addition of a new design departmentOllie Quinn, a UK-based eyewear retailer, will open nine boutiques across Canada including three in Ontario: Toronto's Queen West neighbourhood, Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre and in Ottawa on Richmond RoadToprock Climbing, an indoor rock climbing facility, opened in BramptonTwo craft breweries, Bayfield Brewing Co. and River Road Brewing, are opening this spring in Huron CountyThe City of Toronto and the Retail Council of Canada will host a job fair for career and seasonal opportunities in the retail sector on April 18North Bay's Labour Market Group is presenting a series of employment related events including in-person and virtual job fairs in Parry Sound and Nipissing Districts from April 24-28, including a Job Fair on April 27 at the Davedi Club
Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd., is investing $1.2B in its Windsor operations, Oakville Assembly Complex, a new Ottawa Research and Engineering Centre, and two satellite offices in Oakville and Waterloo. The investment will create about 300 new engineering positions.Dollarama Inc., a Montreal-based company, increased the number of stores it plans to open across Canada over the next 8-10 years from 1400 to 1700The Burlington Mall will undergo a $60M renovation starting this year. Denninger's Foods of the World and Indigo have already signed new leases and will open once construction is completed in 2018.Rock Developments will begin construction this summer on a $25M retail development south of Windsor's Devonshire MallAn $8.4M renovation and expansion of the Owen Sound City Hall began in March and should take 16 months to completePort Colborne awarded a $6.8M contract to Peter's Excavating Inc. to replace storm sewers on Nickel StreetGiant Tiger Stores Ltd. will open a second retail location in Mississauga this fallTopper's Pizza, Inc. franchise opened in March in Espanola, creating about 30 jobsThe Vector Institute, a non-profit research facility devoted to artificial intelligence, opened in Toronto. Over $150M in public and corporate funding has been invested and will create about 25 new faculty and research scientist positions.The Ale House pub, Little Underground vintage goods retailer, and the Resolution Staffing agency opened in Cobourg, and the Rustic Bean Coffee Co. & Taphouse will open soonCavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd. held a grand opening for its newly expanded plant in Windsor. The $9M investment is expected to create 20 jobs.Highbury Canco HCC., in Leamington added 20 new jobs since the beginning the year, bringing its workforce to over 500 full-time employeesMarc Cain, a fashion retailer, will open three more Canadian stores this year including one in Ottawa's CF Rideau CentreSouth Huron awarded Lavis Contracting over $1M and Hannah and Hamilton Construction over $594K for road reconstruction projects in the areaA Half-Way Motors Power Sports dealership opened in Thunder Bay in March, selling recreational products such as Sea-Doos, Ski-Doos, ATVs and Spyder motorcyclesThe Municipality of Port Hope awarded a tender of over $1.3M to Colborne-based Fidelity Engineering and Construction Inc. for the construction of a new bridgeShimifrez Inc., a micro metal component manufacturer, expanded to a new facility in Vaughan creating 8 new jobsThe London and Area Works Job Fair will take place at the Western Fair District ¿ Metroland Media Agriplex on April 25, 2017Construction on Penetanguishene's Main St., scheduled to begin in April, has been deferred to 2018 as the council decided to re-tenderThe Niagara Region will host the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The event is expected to generate over $200M in economic activity and create hundreds of jobs across the region.FCA Canada Inc. is looking to outsource transport operations in Windsor by the end of 2017, eliminating 295 positions. Affected employees will be offered positions at the assembly plant or retirement packages for those who qualify.The Kraft Heinz Company laid off 200 white-collar workers in Canada and the United States. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will eliminate up to 130 jobs in its Toronto finance department this year, due to outsourcing. CIBC has already let go 49 employees and has relocated 36 others.Stir Kitchen & Beverage Co., a restaurant in Mississauga's City Centre area, closed in MarchRoland's Steakhouse in Peterborough will close on April 15, 2017 affecting 10 employeesBell Media Inc. has laid off eight staff at the CTV station in Kitchener and an unspecified number at the London and Windsor stations
Starbucks Canada plans to hire 1,000 refugees over the next five years. They will start to hire in areas with high numbers of refugees including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.Dairy Queen will open in Walkerton in May, hiring between 50 and 70 employeesBrockville General Hospital will undergo an expansion estimated at over $160M. Construction is expected to begin this fall and to be completed in 2020.NOC Development Inc. is hiring local contractors to build 30 homes in central Windsor. Work is scheduled to begin this spring with completion expected by summer 2018.Waterloo Regional Council awarded contracts to Coco Paving Inc. ($11.6M), Capital Paving Inc. ($6.6M) and Steed and Evans Ltd. ($4.9M) to upgrade infrastructure in the regionShopify, an e-commerce company in Ottawa, has expanded its operations and opened another office in downtown Ottawa in anticipation of new hiringTeranorth Construction & Engineering Ltd. will begin work to replace Moose Creek Bridge on Highway 72. Work is expected to be complete by fall 2018.Parkview Homes will build 92 housing units in Peterborough. Construction is expected to begin in 2018.Wellington County held a ground-breaking ceremony for the new Hillsburgh LibraryA GoodLife Fitness will open in Woodstock later this summerThe new $5M+ North Perth Recreation Complex is under construction and is expected to open by the end of the yearCK Cardiac Imaging Centre opened in Chatham with ten employeesIllvesta, a New York City-based eyewear and accessory brand has opened its first Canadian location in TorontoChild Care Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie is seeking registered early childhood educators for full and part-time positions, as well as site supervisors, a part-time cook and a maintenance workerNorthern Axperts, a Sudbury axe-throwing lounge, plans to open a North Bay location and is seeking up to six employeesEcoMobiLess car cleaning and detailing service opened in Bradford West GwillimburyThe Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre will hire two Aboriginal midwives for women in the London area in AprilLen Corcoran Excavating Ltd. was awarded a $13.3M contract to undertake the final phase of Belleville's downtown revitalization projectBebe Stores Inc., a women's apparel chain, will be closing all 170 boutique and outlet stores in the U.S. and Canada, focusing on its efforts onlineUnion Gas Ltd. is eliminating approximately 15 positions at its headquarters in ChathamSunrise Bakery and Pastry in downtown Windsor closedFreshii Inc. is planning to add between 150 and 160 franchised restaurants in 2017, the majority of these will be in Canada.Quinte United Immigrant Services is organizing a job fair on April 12, 2017 for Syrian refugees to meet with prospective employers in BellevilleThe Ontario Provincial Police will host Constable Information Sessions throughout Ontario this springA Sunrise Records location will open in Thunder Bay's Intercity Shopping Mall at the HMV store siteTrenton-based Research Casting International Ltd. will spend more than $300K to replace Wawa's Canada goose sculpture
Stonetree Development Corp. will build 55 townhouses in the Village of Markdale. The $13M development will start in May and is expected to be completed by next spring. The addition will bring up to 500 jobs to the community.Forge Hydrocarbons Inc. is expected to begin construction on a $25M renewable diesel fuel plant in St. Clair Township by fall 2017. The facility will employ up to 25 workers, with construction creating around 200 jobs.Polycorp Ltd., a manufacturer of engineered rubber parts in Elora, will receive $2.5M from the Government of Ontario towards a total investment of $17M over five years, creating 26 jobs and retaining another 146 positionsNorth Star Windows and Doors, a St. Thomas-based manufacturer, acquired Vaughan manufacturer TruBilt. North Star is expected to add at least 120 jobs by the end of 2019.Blu Duby North restaurant opened a second location in London in December, creating about 25 jobs.The Government of Canada will invest approximately $488K to create 23 new full-time positions for 23 skilled graduates to work at small-and-medium-sized businesses in eastern Ontario. Intake deadline is end of June.FDM4 International Inc. in North Bay, a computer software company, is hiring 20 staff including junior and senior computer programmer analystsMajor road construction is about to begin on Upper Sherman Ave. in Hamilton and will continue until December 2018The Government of Canada will invest $1.85M into the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute to purchase new research equipment and utilize new technologies. The project is expected to create 15 jobs along with 10 indirect positions.Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. distillery is hiring for 10 or more finance and accounting positions in WindsorA new 30-seat restaurant will open this spring at the Wiarton-Keppel AirportWest Sushi restaurant will open in Goderich on March 22,2017 and will hire kitchen and customer service staffJakeman's Maple Products in Sweaburg will build a new 10,000 sq.ft. production facility this summerA Wimpy's Diner opened in OrilliaThe Municipality of Sioux Lookout is hiring students for a number of summer jobs including grass cutters, day camp counsellors and Director, lifeguard/camp counsellor, and stewardship youth rangers and Team Lead. Application dates vary.The Right Spot restaurant opened in Alma in Wellington CountyDublin Mercantile, a decor and home store, is opening a second location in the Village of BayfieldPrestige Flooring and Granite Countertops in North Bay will change its name to Novastone, and move to a new location in May, expanding its operation to include manufacturing and adding a CNC operator, fabrication technician, salesperson and installerJim's Locksmithing of North Bay is moving and expanding in April to a location on Lakeshore Drive, creating two jobs, one a counter sales clerk and another as a locksmithNorthwestern Ontario's first composting Eco Depot facility will open in Thunder Bay this summer and operate year-roundThe North Bay Regional Health Centre has cut three management jobs and will eliminate up to 40 more jobs in the coming weeks due to financial cutbacksThe TD Canada Trust branch on Broadway St. in the Town of Plympton¿Wyoming will close in JulyThe City Café Bakery location in Cambridge will close on March 26, 2017Mining company Vale Canada Ltd. plans to close the Stobie Mine north of Sudbury later this year, affecting 230 workersThe Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, with funding support from the provincial government, will spend $4.6M to build new playing fields and running tracks at its two high schools. The facilities will be ready for the 2017/18 school year.The Hard Rock Café restaurant at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square will close in JuneSunrise Records will open a new location, replacing the HMV store at The Pen Centre in St. Catharines this spring. The company plans to hire former HMV employees.TD Canada Trust will close their East Main Street branch in Welland on July 14, 2017The federal and provincial governments will provide $1.2M+ through the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund towards the cost of 12 North Bay transit projects. The City of North Bay will cover the remaining costs.Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare in Windsor will reduce the ratio of nursing staff to patients over the next six to twelve months. Attrition is expected to offset any job losses.The HMV location at Heritage Place Mall in Owen Sound will soon reopen as Sunrise Records, taking over former HMV stores and planning to hire former HMV employes. The Owen Sound location currently has 10 employees.Ryerson University has hired Hamilton-based Sunset Neon Ltd. to restore and reinstall the two spinning neon signs from the Sam the Record Man store. Work on the sign is expected to start in April and finish in August.A new self-serve Beer Store will open in Thunder Bay in March on Fort William Rd., while the May St. location will close. It is anticipated that the May St. staff will transfer to the new store.Four food manufacturers in Vaughan have received almost $300K in federal-provincial funding; Kisko Products and Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. received $100K, United Bakery Manufacturers Inc. received more than $93K and Damon Industries Ltd. received $2.5KThe $450K Oakes Park grandstand restoration project in the City of Niagara Falls is almost complete, with an opening ceremony set to take place March 23, 2017
Home Depot of Canada Inc. will hold job fair in March at its Peterborough Store and expect to hire 42 on staffBruce Power has awarded contracts worth almost $28-million to SNC Lavalin to support its Major Component Replacement projectFedDev Ontario is investing $1.32M in the TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario's BURST program. This investment is expected to generate up to 45 new full-time positions.Uber Canada announced it will open a Greenlight Hub in Mississauga creating 20 new jobThe City of Kingston hired R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. to complete $1.8M of repairs to the Front Road bridge, starting spring 2017 and to be completed by the end of AugustTransCanada is currently constructing a 900 megawatt hydro generating station in Napanee with about 600 workers from many local contractors. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2018.Union Gas Ltd. will begin construction on an expanded pipeline from Lambton County to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in May. The $250M project is expected to be completed in November.The St. Clair Catholic District School Board will spend more than $3.6 to upgrade several schools in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and Lambton County beginning this springConstruction is underway on the Windsor Public Library's new branch at the Optimist Community Centre. The $2.5M library is expected to open this fall.The Kincardine Council approved a $1.7M upgrade of the Kincardine Airport. The project is expected to begin in May and be completed in August.The BMO Centre/London Optimist Sports Centre in London will start a $8M expansion in March, adding two indoor soccer fieldsConstruction of the first phase of the On Track elevated park project in St. Thomas will begin in AprilTimmins City Council awarded Pronor Construction Ltd. of North Bay more than $846K as part of the Phase 1 expansion of an east end public works operations building in PorcupineFour new OPP officers started work in Parry Sound in February with seven more expected to start by the end of the yearHuntington Park recreation centre in Hamilton is closing for renovations on July 3 and will reopen in spring 2018Windsor Beauty Supply will open its sixth location in London on May 1St. Clair Audio Video store in Sarnia will close at the end of April, affecting six employeesThe Royal Bank of Canada branch on Wyandotte St. East in Windsor will close April 21Ontario Power Generation will close its North Bay offices within a year and move its control room to Timmins, with 20 trade and maintenance staff staying in the area, and the remaining 40+staff given a chance to transfer into other OPG operationsWoodstock Health and Fitness gym closedTwo banks will close branches in Atikokan this year, the TD Canada Trust on Main St. W. will close in August and the CIBC on East Main St. in September
Metro Inc. will invest $19M to upgrade existing Metro and Food Basics grocery stores in Windsor. The company will also open a new Metro at the Devonshire Mall in June, creating up to 150 jobs when completed.The Government of Canada is investing $5.25M in two Tillsonburg-based manufacturers: Marwood Metal Fabrication Limited and Otter Valley Foods Inc. The funding is expected to create 70 and 40 full-time jobs respectively.Barrie-based Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. is expanding into Midland. Its new combined brewery, retail store and restaurant is slated to open in 2018 and will create up to 55 jobs.Heddle Marine Service Inc. will partner with Fabmar Metals Inc. to re-open the shipyard in Thunder Bay as Current River Holdings Inc. The company will employ 25 full-time employees when it opens in the spring and as many as 80 during peak periods.The Government of Canada is investing over $696K in Muskoka Millwrighting and Machining to build a new 26,000 -sq.-ft. facility and will create 15 full-time jobs in the Muskoka regionVehikl, a Waterloo-based software-consulting firm, will open an office in London in April and hire 10 employeesThe Mixx Lounge bar opened in Sarnia with seven employeesClausehound, a Toronto legal-document software business, will open an office in London in March and add three employeesSunrise Records will take over 70 closing HMV Canada Inc. locations in malls across the country. The new stores will start to re-open in April.The Government of Canada is investing over $421K in Algonquin Natural Stone to expand its manufacturing facility and create five full-time jobs in HuntsvillePlatero Visual, a video-production firm expanding to a new King Street studio and will add two employeesBlack Bear Flooring has expanded and moved from Elmira to Wingham in North Huron Township. The company plans to open a second manufacturing outlet store in six months.Aveiro Constructors Ltd. secured a $1.2M contract from the Town of Leamington to construct a performing arts amphitheatre. The project is scheduled to be completed by early August.The North Perth Council approved construction of the new Monkton Fire Hall. Dom Construction Ltd. will start the $1M project in May.David Chapman's Ice Cream Limited is expanding its Markdale production facilities. Construction of a 90,000-sq.-ft. addition has begun and is expected to be completed by early 2018.Zoetis Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturer of livestock and veterinary products, is expanding its London manufacturing plant. The $1.9M expansion will be completed this summer.Refined Fool Brewing Co. will open a second location in Sarnia featuring a brewery, retail store and restaurantA. B. C. Recreation Ltd. secured a contract valued at approximately $352K to construct two splash pads for the Town of Saugeen ShoresThe Connaught District Fire Department near Timmins is seeking paid volunteer firefightersWet'n'Wild Toronto, a recreational waterpark in Brampton, is holding job fairs in February and March to fill 400 positions for the summerThe RBC Financial Group branch in North Bay on Main St. W. will close in July and merge with another branch on Stockdale Road.The London Brewing Co-operative opened a new location in the old McCormick factory district in LondonBCBG Max Azria Canada Inc., a women's upscale fashion retail chain, will close all of its 51 standalone stores in Canada.The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board plans to close six schools due to funding cuts. Schools closing by September include Greenbank, D. Aubrey Moodie, Century, Leslie Park and Grant. J.H. Putman will close in September 2018.The CIBC Banking Centre in Thessalon will close in August.Holt Renfrew & Co., Limited. will be closing its hr2 store in Vaughan Mills shopping centre this year
Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville will hire about 300 new employees for the summer season. Housekeepers, front office staff, dishwashers, lifeguards, turf care workers are among the positions available.Eleven manufacturing companies are hiring 110 skilled trades jobs in north Simcoe CountySutherland Global Services, a business services provider, is expanding its Sault Ste. Marie location and hiring about 100 full-time Technical Support Representatives over the next few monthsThe Essex Region Conservation Authority is hiring six tree planters for the period of April 3-June 10La Luna Del Nordo opened a 30-seat restaurant in HaliburtonJOEY Restaurants will open a location in downtown Ottawa at the corner of Nicholas Street and Rideau Street this springBlack Belt World Taekwondo Martial Arts Schools will open a new location in Peterborough this springSilk Roots Fusion Cuisine restaurant opened in PeterboroughConstruction has started in Sudbury on a fourth Twiggs Coffee Roasters location that is expected to open in early summerThe Timmins Native Friendship Centre project to build 18 apartment units is continuing on the site of the former athletic field south of the CentreEnWin Utilities Ltd. is scheduled to begin construction on a new water reservoir in Windsor this spring. The $25M project is expected to be completed by fall 2018.Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket has begun construction on a $60M expansion, scheduled to open in 2018A $5.6M redevelopment of Ouellette Ave. in Windsor is slated to begin in August with completion expected in 2018The Government of Ontario will provide $3.6M to the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and the Kenora District Services Board to create child care centres at five schools in Dryden, Sioux Lookout and Kenora, to be completed by June 2020Varcon Construction Corp. secured a $3.5M contract from the Region of Waterloo for upgrades to the Hespeler Wastewater Treatment PlantConstruction of the new 3,000 sq. ft. Elgin County Museum is expected to start in early spring and be completed by OctoberThe Government of Canada will invest $1.3M to enable Blue Sky Net to provide training and awareness for information and communications technology and to deliver its Broadband for E-business and Marketing (BEAM) initiativeBacardi Canada Inc. is closing its Brampton bottling facility and moving to a new office location in Toronto affecting 51 employeesThe City of Hamilton has eliminated 23 staff positions and reorganized five management positions to help meet budget demandsGeorgian College will eliminate seven full-time administrative positions this yearThe Crock & Block Restaurant closed in Barrie after over 40 years in businessThe United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area is laying off four employeesWood fibre processing company Rentech Inc. plans to reduce production at its Atikokan plant. The company will idle its Wawa facility, temporarily laying off most workers and keeping a small maintenance workforce in place.Shipping season on the Welland Canal is set to begin in March, following the completion of a four year $100M project to rebuild the walls along the canalThe JobsinTimmins.com website has been expanded to include seven other local community areas in Northeastern Ontario for job seekers and employersThe Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will hold information sessions on the Precision Metal Cutting Program on March 7 in Barrie and on March 9 in MidlandTVOntario is reversing the decision to shut down eight transmitter towers across the province, after getting $1M from the Government of OntarioThe Government of Ontario has reversed its 2016 decision to close ServiceOntario locations in Blind River, Embrun, Guelph, Kemptville, Milton, Minden, Mississauga, Morrisburg and Terrace Bay
The Government of Canada will invest up to $17M in Windsor-based auto parts manufacturer Astrex Inc., creating 62 new jobs and up to 24 additional jobs over the next two yearsDishon Limited, a machinery supplier to the aerospace industry is receiving an investment of $3M from the Government of Canada to expand production at its Vaughan facility and create up to 60 full-time jobsThe Fort Family Fun Centre in Amherstburg, featuring a variety of recreational activities, a campground and restaurant, is expected to employ about 70 workers when fully operational this springKawartha Metals Corp. will consolidate its operation with the construction of a new 112,000 sq. ft. industrial facility in Peterborough, and creating about 10 jobsThe Government of Ontario is investing about $3.1M at the Aldborough Public School in Rodney to build an Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centre, creating childcare spots and 11 full-time jobsThe Government of Ontario has provided $750K towards the construction of a new Elders Hub in Sandy Lake First Nation northwest of Thunder Bay that is expected to be completed by spring 2018, creating about 12 jobsThe Split Rail Brewing Company in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island will undergo an expansion in March by adding two fermenters to increase production, and plans to hire additional employeesHeliene Inc., a Sault Ste. Marie solar panel manufacturer, is hiring a support operator, supervisor and maintenance workersThe Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie will add 20 positions, some of them in nursing in 2017The Government of Canada announced a $404M investment to upgrade 141 LAV III light armoured vehicles at the General Dynamics Land Systems ¿ Canada plant in London, securing about 250 jobsSaks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH will open a store at the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton in spring 2017Canada Beach Sports will open a beach recreational facility offering adult and children sports leagues, equipment rentals and summer camps at the Brampton FairgroundsUrban Bricks Pizza Co. will open its first Canadian location in Waterloo on March 10, 2017Bizou International Inc., a Quebec-based jewellery and accessories brand, will open a store in London this summer and is planning three more stores in the Greater Toronto Area this yearThe Imperial Market and Eatery, scheduled to open in New Hamburg this spring, is hiring retail and restaurant staffThe Orillia Brewing Co., retailing as the Koochaching Brewing Co., is expected to open a craft brewery and restaurant in Orillia this summerThe Government of Canada will invest over $9.9M for public transit related projects in 16 municipalities across Eastern Ontario to replace transit vehicles and upgrade existing infrastructureThe Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall is receiving $8.3M from the Government of Canada for the revitalization of Massey Hall in TorontoChart Construction Management Inc. will start work on an advanced cardiac health centre at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie in February. The $5M project is expected to be completed by the fall.Construction on the new branch of the Welland Public Library is underway at Seaway MallSwiss Pastries, a cake and pastry retailer, has closed all four of its Ottawa retail stores. The number of jobs affected is currently unknown at this time.In 2017 the Government of Canada will offer more than 60 indigenous youth up to 14 weeks of post-secondary on-the-job learning and professional development at federal departments and agencies in the Ottawa areaThe Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with VPI Inc., will host a Community Job Fair on March 8, 2017, at the Wiarton Community Centre & Arena from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.Grey County is teaming up with several partners to host a annual Job Fair on March 8, 2017, at the Heritage Place Shopping Centre in Owen Sound from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.The Ontario Provincial Police will host a career information session on March 9, 2017, in Petawawa
The Government of Canada announced a $372.5M repayable loan to Bombardier Inc. for the development of the Global 7000 business aircraft and the C Series, securing approximately 5,000 design, engineering and manufacturing jobs across CanadaA&W Food Services of Canada Inc. plans to open 200 franchisee-owned restaurants by 2020, focusing the expansion on Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provincesGeneral Motors of Canada Company launched a Canadian Technical Centre in Markham where it will develop new vehicle software, systems and technologies. It currently employs 180 employees and will have a capacity of 700 employees once completed.Several retailers, including GoodLife Fitness, JYSK, Giant Tiger, Staples, Winners, Michaels and Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), are expected to open in Brampton over the next two years in two former Target locationsCadillac Fairview Corporation Limited announced that it will invest an additional $28.6M in Masonville Place in London. The redevelopment will add three new retailers: HomeSense, Marshalls, and The Rec Room.Work is progressing on Gowest Gold Ltd.'s Bradshaw Gold Project north of Timmins. Up to 40 jobs have been created, with more expected once underground development takes place later this spring.Ontario Pride Eggs Inc. will open an egg-grading facility in Kitchener this summer, creating about 40 jobsThe Government of Ontario is partnering with Direct Coil Inc., a heat transfer manufacturer, to invest over $2.6M in new equipment, creating 20 new jobs and retaining 73 positions in MillhavenSATA Canada Inc., a spray gun manufacturer, has opened a Canadian headquarters in VaughanTrillium Hatchery Inc. will begin the construction of a $20M facility in Stratford this spring. The chick hatchery will open in 2018, creating about 20 jobs once operational.Construction is underway on a new concrete dam to replace the timber dam at Shebandowan Lake northwest of Thunder Bay. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2017.St. Joseph's at Fleming, a Peterborough long-term care home, is restructuring its staff which is expected to create several new full- and part-time registered practical nursing positionsOxford Dodge Chrysler (1992) Ltd., a car dealership in London, will move this fall to a bigger location. The company plans to hire up to ten workers as a result of the expansion.CX North America Information Services Inc., a freight solutions company, opened its North American headquarters in Tecumseh. CX has already hired five or six positions for the office with plans to expand in the future.Extreme Pita opened its second location in OrilliaPappaRoti, a quick-service café, opened inside the Bramalea City Centre in BramptonThe Ox and Bow, a barbershop, opened on Oxford Street in LondonThe Government of Ontario's 2017 Summer Company program is now accepting applications from students aged 15-29 who are planning to start a summer business, with varying deadlinesThe City of Kingston is now accepting student applications to fill over 100 summer positions. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2017.WestJet Airlines Ltd. resumed daily flights to and from Sudbury and Toronto in February after a 14-year hiatusThe Manitoulin Brewing Company will transfer the production of its beer from Brunswick Bierworks in Toronto to its own Manitoulin production facility in Little Current this MayThe Town of Lakeshore is accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Student Lottery until March 23, 2017Sears Canada Inc. will close its Timmins Square location in July, affecting 62 staffSunrise Records and a Buck or Two Plus announced closures in the Timmins Square mall. A Buck or Two Plus will be closing at the end of March.O. W. Sports, a sporting goods store, will be closing in Waterloo by April, affecting ten employeesTVOntario will decommission eight over-the-air transmitters across Ontario by July 31, 2017, eliminating seven jobs.The National Bank of Canada is closing its Tilbury branch in July. Three positions will transfer to nearby Belle River and four positions will be eliminated.
Lowe's Companies, Inc. plans to hire 2,800 seasonal employees across Canada and will be hosting its annual Regional Hiring Day on February 25. Lowe's will also open two new stores, including a location in London by mid-2017.The Government of Canada will invest over $96M to widen Highway 401 between Hespeler Road and Townline Road in Cambridge. The Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs of the project.Atomic Labs, a venture capital firm in Kitchener, anticipates more than doubling its current staff of 60 employees in 2017The Government of Ontario is partnering with Guelph Manufacturing Group, to invest over $8.7M to increase its manufacturing capabilities, creating 31 jobs. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.Creative Property Developments Inc. began construction on the second phase of the London Roundhouse project. The $3M office building will house two tenants and is scheduled for completion in October.Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open a new location in Ottawa in July 2017Graffiti, a restaurant and food retail market, is scheduled to open in Kitchener this OctoberNagel's Overstock Outlet, which opened in Owen Sound's Heritage Place mall last August, will close at the end of March, affecting 14 workers. Three new tenants will be taking its place, including Urban Planet and a relocated Giant Tiger.The South Huron Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual job fair at the Exeter Legion on March 9, 2017HMV Canada Inc. will close all of its 102 Canadian stores by April 30, impacting 1,340 workersMaple Leaf Foods Inc. is expected to begin the first round of layoffs at its Thamesford turkey processing plant this spring, affecting 30 to 60 workers. The plant is expected to stay open until the early part of 2018.Bell Media will be laying off an undisclosed number of workers at more than two dozen locations across the countryStelco Inc. continues its efforts to restructure and has eliminated 29 salaried, non-union positions at both the Hamilton and Nanticoke operationsNorthland Power Inc. closed their power plant near Kingston, affecting 18 employees
Home Hardware Ltd. is hiring over 150 material handlers for the summer season at its St. Jacobs Distribution Centre. Job fairs for term positions will be held on February 4th and for student positions on February 8th.A new Canadian Tire store is scheduled to open at the end of March in Elmira. Hiring has started for up to 60 positions.A Smoke & Spice Southern Barbeque restaurant is expected to open this summer in Sarnia with the potential to create up to 60 jobsThe federal and provincial governments will invest $875K into a new Canadore College post-production facility in North Bay, creating 26 jobs over the next three yearsThe Belleville Senators, an American Hockey League franchise, are expected to hire up to 20 employeesThe Government of Ontario is partnering with Armo-Tool, an auto sector manufacturer, to invest over $7.6M to expand its London facility and upgrade its equipment, retaining 145 positions and creating 15 new jobsThe Government of Ontario is partnering with Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd, a sealing gaskets and control valves manufacturer, to invest over $1.8M to expand its product and export business, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 25 positions in BellevillePomerleau Inc. was awarded a $26.8M contract by the Government of Ontario to replace the Cataraqui River Bridge and to widen Highway 401 in Kingston. The project is set to begin in spring 2017 and to be completed by spring 2020.Renovations are currently underway for the expansion and upgrades to Yardmen Arena in Belleville. The $20.5M contract, awarded to Ball Construction and Architecture49, is scheduled to be completed later this year.Global mining company Vale Canada Ltd. will decommission its Sudbury Superstack by mid-2020 and replace it with two smaller more efficient and eco-friendly stacks. Construction will begin in early 2017 and will take approximately two years to complete.Veterans Affairs Canada reopened its Thunder Bay location in January, employing seven staffThe City of Windsor's building department will add four new staff positions in 2017 due to an increase in the number of upcoming construction projectsDeals Express opened two stores in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls and will open a third location in Port Colborne in February. They plan to continue with new hiring in addition to recalling former staff from Liquidation King.A. Lococo Wholesale Ltd., an independent fresh produce and meat market, will open a new store in Brantford in late spring 2017The Orillia Opera House is set to undergo $3M in renovations and upgrades. Work is scheduled to begin in February and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2018.Science North is hiring summer staff including Science Demonstrators in Thunder Bay and Science Communicators for Summer Camp Programs working out of Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. MarieStarbucks will open a new store in Petawawa this SeptemberGeneral Motors of Canada Ltd. will cut 625 jobs at its CAMI Automotive Inc. assembly plant in Ingersoll, layoffs will take effect in JulyGerman women's fashions brand Gerry Weber is closing eight corporate Canadian stores, including six in the GTA and one in Niagara Falls. Three franchised stores will remain open.Postmedia Network Canada Corp., a national newspaper chain, issued layoff notices affecting six positions at the Ottawa Citizen and six at the Windsor StarWilliams Sonoma, a home furnishings retailer, has closed its store on Bloor Street West in TorontoElgin Sports, a sporting goods store in Ottawa, is closing after 70 years in businessNagel's Overstock Outlet, in Owen Sound, is closing after five months in operationScotiabank officially closed its Wilberforce branch, located east of BancroftManitoulin Transport has opened a new and expanded transportation terminal in Wawa, employees from the former terminal have been transferred to the new work siteToronto-based film and television talent agency Bookittalent Inc. is opening an office in Sudbury
Igloo Software, a social software developer in Kitchener, anticipates hiring 50 new employees in 2017Canadian Addiction Rehabilitation will open a new drug rehabilitation centre in the Thousand Islands by May 2017 which is expected to create 40 to 50 jobsGeneral Motors of Canada Ltd. started building the next generation Chevrolet Equinox at its Cami Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, adding 40 employees by the end of JanuaryOntario One Call is building a contact centre in Sudbury and plans to hire 30 people for full-time work. Most of the jobs will be customer service agents handling inbound calls, as well as a few supervisors.In December, DJB Mining Products and Services Ltd. in Timmins, a company specialising in portable align boring, welding and fabrication, moved into a larger shop on Highway 101, expanding from 8 employees to 18 in the last three monthsThe University of Waterloo will receive $32.64M from the Government of Canada towards the construction of an $88M research and engineering building to be known as Engineering 7. Expected date of completion is spring 2018.Charm Diamond Centres acquired the former Ben Moss Jewellers banner and will reopen 16 stores, including some in Ontario. The move will retain more than 100 employees and hire additional staff for a total of 175 jobs nationwide.Lee Valley Tools Ltd., a retail store known for woodworking, gardening and home products, is opening a new store in Niagara Falls in late spring 2017Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. will spend $5M on a one year drill exploration program at its Moss Lake property at Shebandowan, west of Thunder Bay, and continue surface and underground drilling at its Eagle River Complex near Wawa, spending $3M on upgradesThe Government of Canada opened a $32.2M Health Services Centre at Canadian Forces Base BordenCanadian footwear brand Shumaker opened a store in Georgetown, and will open two other locations in Kingston and Toronto in 2017Christian Dior will open its largest store in North America on Bloor Street in Toronto later in 2017Spareparts, a Saskatoon-based multi-brand lifestyle and accessories retailer, will open a store at CF Masonville Place in London and a store at the CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa in March 2017Niagara Cemetery Memorials, owned by The Stone Centre Inc., opened a showroom in Niagara FallsStarbucks opened its first Cornwall location on Brookdale Avenue in JanuarySpruce on Wellington, a new restaurant, will open on January 27 in LondonThe Ground Up Organic Cafe, a vegan restaurant, opened on Richmond Row in LondonGeneral Electric Canada is laying off 150 of its 520 employees in PeterboroughNational Railway Equipment Company is closing its Capreol plant in Greater Sudbury at the end of February, affecting 24 workersThe Brutus Express Diner in Sturgeon Falls was destroyed by a fire this month, affecting 14 employeesAmerican Apparel is closing its Canadian stores after being acquired by GildanThe Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is hiring with a number of career presentations, workshops, career fairs and special events planned for many cities and towns in Ontario from January to April 2017The Government of Ontario launched its Summer Employment Opportunities program for students. Over 80 different types of full-time and temporary jobs, ranging from 7 to 18 weeks, are available between May and September.
Honda of Canada Mfg. is investing $492M, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, to upgrade its Alliston facilityMillennium Process Group Inc. will open a client contact centre in Sudbury and begin recruiting for 250 customer service, leadership and corporate support staff. Some positions are expected to start as early as February.Nemak of Canada Corporation, an automotive component manufacturer, in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., will receive up to $3M from the Government of Canada towards the development of engine blocks and potentially create up to 70 jobsConstruction began on a $32.1 million inter-regional transit terminal in Vaughan. Completion is scheduled by end of 2017 and will connect York Region Transit busses with the Toronto Transit Commission subway line.Georgian College, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, and the City of Barrie and Simcoe County, is investing nearly $30 million towards construction of an Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre in BarrieWilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, will invest over $30M to improve energy efficiency at its facilities, repurpose the Peters Building, and support various programsThe University of Windsor, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, will invest over $30M to establish a new Science Research and Innovation FacilityNordstrom Rack, a fashion retailer will open a 35,000-sq.-ft. location at Mississauga¿s Heartland Town Centre in fall 2018St. Clair College, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, is investing approximately $7.8M towards renovating its facilities in Windsor and establishing a National Powerline Training Centre at its Chatham campusMiller Thomson LLP, a business law firm will be opening a new office in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in spring 2017Alfidome Construction Limited has begun installation of water and sewer lines on Memorial Park Drive in east Welland, working towards building the Canal View Heights subdivisionBarney¿s Bargain Home Store will open in Little Current in February and hopes to create about 10 jobs and office space for Homeland Missions and Cornerstone Christian AssemblyRaffi Jewellers, a luxury jewelry and watch retailer has opened a new Rolex boutique in Mississauga¿s Square One Shopping CentreSt. Clair College is recruiting up to eight full and part-time instructors and technologists for the new National Powerline Training Centre at the colleges Chatham campusTrap Door London, an escape room entertainment business, will open on February 10, 2017 in LondonSper Food & Farm, a gourmet restaurant, recently opened in Warkworth, County of NorthumberlandMeyers Transport Ltd is shutting down its operations affecting 27 jobs including 18 drivers, dock workers, and administrative staff in PeterboroughBOX, a discount grocery retailer owned by Loblaws Inc. has closed its Orléans store in OttawaDon Cherry's Sports Grill in Nepean has closed resulting in 25 layoffsAtlantic Power Corporation is closing its North Bay natural gas power plant affecting 11 workers. The company has also begun shutting down its Kapuskasing power plant and has suspended operations at its plant in Nipigon.
Rankin Construction Inc. was awarded a maintenance contract for work on the Welland Canal's Carlton Street bridge that should last four months. The contract is part of a $50M investment from the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.Richemont, a Swiss-based luxury goods holding company, will be opening four boutiques at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in 2017: Piaget, IWC Schaffhausen, Vacheron Constantin, and Officine PaneraiThe Hanover Mall will undergo renovations starting this spring and will add a new standalone Tim Hortons restaurantManaged Network Systems Inc., an internet and telephone service provider, will spend approximately $5M in 2017 to expand the company's fibre optic infrastructure in Windsor and surrounding areasHorizon Utilities Corporation completed a $4.8M second phase of the hydro systems modernization project in St. CatharinesConstruction on Penetanguishene's Main Street is scheduled to begin early this year. The $4.6M redevelopment project is expected to be largely completed by the end of 2017.East Elgin Concrete Forming Limited was awarded a $1.4M contract by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to complete pier repairs in Port DoverThe Ancaster Aquatic Centre closed to undergo a $1.2M renovation and expects to re-open in the fallThe Nishnawbe Aski Police Service has hired eight officers to be stationed in several northern First NationsVan Cleef & Arpels, a Paris-based luxury jeweller will be opening its first Toronto location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in spring 2017The City of St. Thomas is accepting applications for Summer Student Positions until February 28, 2017Brick Brewing Co. Limited is shutting down its Formosa Springs Brewery in Bruce County and investing $4M to expand and improve its operations in Kitchener by July 2017The Fresco Bistro Italiano restaurant on Ottawa's Elgin Street has closed
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. signed a $40M agreement with Bruce Power to supply services for the Bruce Power¿s Life Extension ProgramPetSmart Inc. opened 43 stores across Canada and the U.S. in 2016 including one in the Beach neighbourhood of TorontoMetro Inc., a grocery retailer, is investing $16M to upgrade and renovate two existing Oakville store locations and expects to complete the renovations in 2017Four new restaurants opened in downtown London: Chuck¿s Roadhouse Bar and Grill, Firehouse Subs, South St. Burger, and Chipotle Mexican GrillThe Wolfe of Wortley restaurant opened in London in July of 2016Rally Engineering Inc., an Edmonton-based engineering firm, has opened a permanent office in downtown Sarnia and will hold a job fair on January 12th to recruit engineers and other professionalsCountry of Brant will be staffing 10 various positions in 2017Unforgettable, a bridal boutique, opened in January in North Bay with six employeesThe City of Windsor is accepting submissions for its 2017 Summer Student Lottery Program by January 27thFreedom Mobile Inc. will hold a job fair at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Windsor on January 10th to recruit full-time customer service agentsHonest Ed's, a bargain department store in Toronto closed in December
The Government of Ontario will hire 239 new staff to increase supports for inmates including correctional officers, mental health nurses, social workers, recreational staff, psychologists and institutional managersDiamond Aircraft Industries Inc., will transfer research, design, and production of larger planes to the London plant. The company, which employs 150 workers, hopes to double its workforce over the next 18 months.Niagara College has received $7.3M from the Government of Canada to create the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation (SONAMI). The college will partner with Mohawk College, Sheridan College and McMaster University to create or maintain 186 jobsThe governments of Canada and Ontario are each investing up to $47.5M into the expansion of Highway 417 and rehabilitation of Merivale Road BridgeStanpac Inc., a dairy and beverage packaging manufacturer, will invest$45.6M, with the help from the Government of Canada, to increase production capacity at its Smithville facilities, creating 50 new permanent manufacturing jobsConestoga College received $15.8M from the governments of Canada and Ontario towards a $43.5M expansion of the college's North campus in Waterloo. The project is expected to take under two years to complete.A Harvey's and Swiss Chalet combined restaurant will open in Timmins in January 2017 on Algonquin Blvd., creating 45 jobsThe Government of Ontario will invest over $2.6M to improve access to health care services and hospitals in the Northumberland County. A portion of the funding will go towards the creation of a new Palliative Care Community Team.Blackberry Ltd., has opened the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC) at its Ottawa facility and plans to hire local software engineersDajcor Aluminum Ltd., a manufacturer of aluminum components, will invest $10.3M, with help from the Government of Canada, to increase capacity at its facility in Chatham and create 20 full-time jobsConstruction has begun on the $3.5M project for two St. Catharine's parks: Port Dalhousie's Lakeside Park and West Park in Western HillInglot USA LLC, a cosmetics brand, will open two new Canadian INGLOT Cosmetics locations early next year in London and HamiltonLululemon Athletica Inc., a sports apparel retailer has opened its first Canadian men's concept store on Ossington Ave. in TorontoVancouver-based RIDE Cycle Club, a fitness studio offering spin classes, will open in Toronto's Ossington neighborhood in February 2017Friday Harbour Resorts Inc. will hold job fairs on January 12th and 14th at the Innisfil Recreational Complex for various positions at its all season Big Bay Point resort by Lake SimcoeThe Canada Post Summer Student Program is taking applications for various job openings until February 9, 2017Greenstone Gold Mines has ended the exploration phase of its Hardrock mine site in Geraldton, in the Thunder Bay District, and will lay off 30 workers in early 2017 as it begins the permitting and environmental assessment phaseObsidian Group Inc., a hospitality management company, closed Burger 33 and The Coffee Culture Café and Eatery in Chatham in December. Closure of Burger 33 affected approximately 10 employees.Spago Trattoria E Pizzeria will open at Caesars Windsor in spring 2017
HGS Canada Inc. plans to hire 1,225 customer service representatives in Canada, including 75 in North Bay. The company is also recruiting in Windsor and PembrokeBlueRock Therapeutics, a stem cell company, will receive $295M from Versant Ventures and Bayer AG towards its research and development operations in Toronto, New York, and BostonStereo D, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, with help from the Government of Ontario, plans to invest $143 million over five years to expand its digital media operations in Toronto and increase its workforce to 358The governments of Ontario and Canada are partnering with the University of Ottawa to invest over $115M in a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex at the University of OttawaCostco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will be opening its first Costco Wholesale Business Centre in Scarborough by March 2017Ippolito Fruit and Produce Limited will receive $1.7M from the Government of Ontario to expand its Burlington processing facilities, creating 82 new jobsHotel X Toronto is scheduled to open at Exhibition Place by mid-May 2017Integrity Tool and Mold Inc., with help from the Government of Canada, will invest $22.8M to expand its operations in Oldcastle near Windsor, creating up to 52 full-time equivalent jobsThe Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland broke ground on the final phase of a $14M expansion of its emergency department. The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.The Government of Ontario will invest a total of $6.1M in a North Bay project to build the North East Ontario Family Help and Treatment CentreThe Government of Ontario is investing $2.3M to build three licensed child care rooms and one Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centre room in the Lakefield Intermediate School site. The project is scheduled for completion by September 2017.The Town of Tillsonburg is now accepting applications for Summer Student PositionsThe Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services will replace its current base on Dougall Ave. with an expanded facility. Construction on the $2.5M building is scheduled to begin in January 2017 and is expected to finish in September.Jaylor Fabricating Inc., with help from the Province of Ontario, is investing over $2M to expand its feed equipment manufacturing plant in East Garafraxa and creating 10 new jobs. The project completion is expected by spring of 2017.The Government of Ontario will invest $1M towards new addition at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) in Sault Ste. Marie creating five full-time and three part-time jobsPeak Powersports, a retailer of ATVs, snowmobiles and related merchandise, opened in BarrieSt. Thomas-based boat manufacturer Kanter Marine Inc. has been awarded a $5.4 million contract to build two vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard. The project may create new temporary jobs.Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. will cease operations at its Holloway Mine in Blackwater-Matheson and reassign most of the affected employees to the nearby Kirkland Lake operationsTD Canada Trust will close its bank branch in South Porcupine in May 2017 and merge it with its downtown Timmins branchNatty's Bar and Grill located in Mississauga¿s Port Credit neighborhood has closedJay's Sandwiches of the World located on Mississauga's Bloor Street has closed
Feihe International Inc., a China-based manufacturer of infant formula, is opening a facility in Kingston by 2019. It is expected to create about 1,000 jobs during construction and 200 full-time jobs when completed.SurveyMonkey, a California-based software firm in Ottawa, plans to increase its employee total by up to fifty percent and is planning to build a data centre in the coming year in 2017U.S. Steel Canada in Hamilton changed its name back to Stelco and announced they are recruiting for about 50 positionsSofina Foods Inc. new turkey processing plant in Mitchell is under construction. The new facility is expected to open in mid-2017 and to require about 100 workers.Synexis Canada Ltd., a manufacturer of air purification systems, is establishing its headquarters in Guelph. The company has about 10 vacancies in sales, office administration and research and development.MTM Automation and Aerospace MFG. Inc., a metal component manufacturer in Guelph, is expanding and expects to create six jobsThe Simcoe County District School Board is hiring elementary school tutors for spring 2017. Applicants must be enrolled in an Ontario college or university program and returning to their studies in the fall.Pearle Hospitality started construction on the $120M Elora Mill Hotel and Spa in Centre Wellington. The hotel and spa is expected to open in winter 2018.The Town of Pelham started construction on a multi-use community centre in Fonthill which is expected to open by spring 2018Construction is underway on renovations to Lake of the Woods District Hospital operating rooms and medical device reprocessing department. The project worth over $9.6M is expected to be complete in spring 2018.The Government of Canada is investing $450,000 into Rapport Youth & Family Services to help 48 youth from Brampton and Mississauga find a job at their Malton locationCraft brewer Norse Brewery in Carling Township has opened in November in the Parry Sound Industrial ParkIntersections Wood Gallery and Studio opened in downtown Owen Sound featuring artisan wood art and furniture. In 2017 it will also offer classes, demonstrations and seminars.Engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. will lay off 195 staff in Ontario and close a Sudbury office due to weakness in the mining sectorHitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd., a manufacturer of heavy-duty mining trucks, laid off 129 production workers at its Guelph facility. The company expects to recall up to half of those laid off in 2017.Shaw Communications Inc. will close television station CJBN in Kenora effective January 2017, affecting three staffNorth Bay will host the 2018 World Women's Curling Championship in March 2018
The Government of Canada will invest $15M in stone-based product manufacturer Hanwha L&C Canada Inc. in London creating over 85 jobsThe Government of Ontario will invest $4M into the Lavern Heideman & Sons Ltd. sawmill in Eganville creating 18 jobsFood Basics opened a new grocery store in East Fonthill, creating 90 jobsGay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd., is about to begin construction on a $3M research and development facility at its Salerno cheese plant in HamiltonJoey's Only Seafood restaurant in Simcoe will re-open as Kody's Roadhouse and is currently hiring additional staffAuto parts manufacturer FIO Automotive Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Futaba Industrial Co. Ltd., will undergo a $50M expansion of its facility in StratfordThe University of Windsor is continuing to hire new professors due to a rise in student enrolmentHart Stores Inc. opened in Goderich in the retail space formerly occupied by ZellersGoldcorp Inc. is developing the world's first mine powered with all-electric vehicles run by battery instead of diesel. The Borden mine located 20km east of Chapleau is expected to open in mid-2017.The Parry Sound Fire Department is recruiting part-time firefighters in order to have 30 on staff by spring 2017Home furniture and decor retailer Ashley HomeStore has opened in Sault Ste. Marie on Northern AvenueGiant Tiger Stores Ltd. opened a second location in BarrieHome Hardware Stores Limited is expanding their Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre to 39,000-sq.-ft. in Selwyn. Renovations are expected to be completed by March 2017 with at least a half dozen workers still needed.Istuary Innovation Group, a firm partnering together entrepreneurs and technical talent for technology companies, opened an office in Waterloo. The company anticipates having over 50 employees by the end of 2017.Swimco, a Canadian swimwear retailer, will open in December 2016 at Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre, and at London's CF Masonville Place and Hamilton's CF Lime Ridge in early 2017MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) an outdoor sports retailer, recently opened a second Toronto store at 784 Sheppard Ave EastConsonant Skincare, a Toronto-based skincare brand, opened at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, following the openings of two other stores at the Richmond-Adelaide Centre and at 2479 Yonge StreetRogers Media laid off 27 staff in November within its English-language magazine publishing divisionCCL Industries Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum packaging products, will begin laying off about 70 workers at its facility in Penetanguishene in January 2017
Radial, an e-commerce company, plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers across Canada, including 95 seasonal jobs at its Mississauga fulfillment centreCanada Revenue Agency will hire 650 employees for its Sudbury processing centre. At the same time, 107 relocation letters have been issued to employees who are likely working in other functions such as collection and verification.The Government of Canada will hire more than 80 employees for its Employment Insurance call centre and delivery operations centre in SudburyConstruction on The Elden of Bradford retirement residence is scheduled to begin before the end of 2016. The project is expected to be completed by early 2018 and will create up to 90 full- and part-time positions when operational.A Food Basics grocery store opened in the Ambassador Plaza in WindsorOne Fine Food, an Italian fine food store and restaurant, will open a new location in Peterborough this December creating, 40 full- and part-time jobsConstruction began on the new Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library in Kingston. The project is expected to be completed by winter 2018.ALIA N TanJay, a womenswear retailer owned by NYGÅRD International has opened in Cornwall SquareA new development in South River officially opened. It houses a Highlander Brew Company retail outlet, an events room and will soon be joined by a combined CTS Career College and Highlander brewing technician school.Touchstone Resort announced the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and condominium units in Muskoka. The treatment plant is expected to be completed by end of March 2017 and construction of the condo development will follow.The Town of Cochrane is constructing a $1.4M multimodal transportation terminal to make it a hub for industry transportation services in the north. The project is to be completed by March 2017, creating six or more new jobs.L'Oréal-owned cosmetics brand Urban Decay will open a store in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre in December with plans to open additional stores across CanadaSymposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge opened in BarrieThe Best Little Sandwich Shop opened in downtown BarrieGrocer D.H. Foods closed in November in Marathon due to decreasing sales, affecting 25 workers. The Midtown Restaurant in the same building and under the same ownership is also closing, affecting an additional 17 staff.Sears Canada Inc. will close its Cobourg location on March 25th, 2017, affecting 32 employeesGoldcorp Inc. will lay off 27 full-time supervisory, technical and office staff at its Red Lake Gold Mine
The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $9.5M toward a $18.6M project at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay to support new laboratories and research facilities at its Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Science.The Government of Ontario has invested $11.8M to support the expansion of Highway 7 in the Waterloo Region. Dufferin Construction Company will carry-out the work which will create or sustain approximately 82 jobs in the region.Construction has begun on Fifty Road and South Service Road in Hamilton in order to install necessary underground infrastructure and widen the road in preparation for the proposed $85M Winona Crossing developmentHornepayne Lumber LP, the company that purchased a shuttered mill in Hornepayne and neighbouring power co-generation plant, plans to restart the mill in mid-December and have one shift operational by January 2017Topper¿s Pizza has opened a new location in Thunder Bay. The company will complete a 2,800-sq.-ft. call centre in Sudbury in early 2017 that can accommodate up to 70 staff to handle calls across the chain.Innovative Automation In., a manufacturer of industrial automation systems, broke ground on a new 62,000-sq.-ft. facility in Barrie. The company anticipates hiring 30 workers before the new plant becomes operational in late 2017.Gay Lea Foods Co-Operative Ltd. is investing $60M to expand its Teeswater dairy plant, creating 20 jobs. The expansion is expected to start in 2017.A new Audi car dealership has opened in Sudbury with an eight-vehicle showroom, an E-Tron charging station, lounge and delivery area. The dealership hired three new staff, and expects to add more.An Eddie Bauer clothing store opened in Sault Ste. Marie in the Station Mall, creating 14 full-and part-time jobsSoulCycle, an American fitness chain will be opening its first Canadian location in Toronto in March and has plans to expand within Toronto and across CanadaA Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant opened in OrilliaAzadi Jewellery, an Iran-based jewellery retailer will open its first Canadian location at CF Shops at Don Mills in Toronto in late 2016Stray Dog Brewing Company will be opening in Orléans in the Taylor Creek business park in spring 2017Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will be closing its turkey processing plant in Thamesford by early 2018 and moving its operation to a new Sofina facility in Mitchell over the next 18 months, affecting approximately 400 workersReal Sports Bar & Grill in Ottawa¿s ByWard Market has permanently closed
The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario will jointly invest $9.9M towards the modernization of existing facilities at Sutherland Campus in Peterborough and at the Frost Campus in Lindsay. The projects are expected to create about 250 jobs.Big Viking Games, a London-based video game company, plans to hire around 200 employeesThe Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are investing $26M into improving Carleton University infrastructure which will include supporting an energy-efficient retrofit and green initiatives. The total combined investment amounts to $49M.DeAngelis Construction Inc. is carrying out $5M in upgrades to the South Windsor Recreation Complex to be completed by early DecemberAllied Marine & Industrial Inc., located in Port Colborne, is partnering with the Government of Ontario and receiving $462,874 to invest in a new plant and technologies, creating 16 new jobs and retaining 45 positionsThe Government of Ontario will invest in two Fort Frances-Rainy River area projects including a new truss production facility at Titan Manufacturing creating 15 jobs, and expanded storage facilities at Brielmann Agriculture Ltd. in Morley TownshipThe Government of Ontario is investing $1.1M into three Kenora area projects including a new airport services building, renovating the rowing club and funding for tech business Takemetuit to develop a retail-focused mobile app, creating about eight jobsThe Sons of Kent Brewing Company recently began construction on their new brewery in downtown ChathamA number of technology start-ups, such as Atomic Labs, Plum.io, 80-20 Growth Corp., Scintilla Design and PiinPoint, have opened or will soon open in downtown KitchenerThunder Bay Fire Rescue has hired six new firefightersMontreal-based leather and fashion brand m0851 plans to open at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in December 2016Cambridge Towel Company Inc. is closing at the end of November, affecting around 160 employees
Kitchener-based Flanagan Foodservice, a food industry supplier has started construction on a $20M distribution centre in Whitby. When completed in 2017 it will employ more than 100 warehouse employees and delivery drivers.Software developer Axonify Inc. continues to expand after securing additional funding. Having more than doubled the size of its staff to around 120 employees in 2016, the Waterloo-based firm expects to hire another 50 to 70 workers in 2017.Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd., has received a repayable investment of $10M from the Government of Canada to build a new wheat flour milling plant in Hamilton that will increase production capacity, adding 16 full-time jobsCambridge Pro Fab Inc., a custom steel products manufacturer in Brantford, has received a repayable contribution of $2.3M from the Government of Canada to purchase new equipment that is expected to create 30 new full-time positions by 2019Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc. is hiring 20 full-time employees to their Cobourg plant to help produce parts for upgraded reactors at the Darlington nuclear facilityKenora Forest Products Ltd. has added a second shift to its sawmill and planing operations, bringing it to full production with about 110 unionized membersConstruction has started for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital with expected completion of the project by 2020DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a data management company will open its first data centre in the GTA in 2017. It will be located in a building previously used for printing the Toronto Star newspaper in Vaughan.Momentum Developments and the Zehr Group held a ground breaking ceremony for One Hundred, a 348-unit condominium project in downtown KitchenerASCO Construction Ltd. secured a $14.5M contract to upgrade the City of Orillia's Wastewater Treatment Centre. Construction is expected to begin before the end of 2016.Velocity Garage, the University of Waterloo's newly-expanded accelerator in the Tannery District, can now accommodate up to 120 technology start-ups becoming the world's largest cost free facility of its kindMortlock Construction Inc. started construction on November 1st on the Hospice Peterborough Care Center. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2018.Construction has started in London for four residential projects and a commercial plaza as part of the Southwest Area Plan. The work is spearheaded by York Developments, one of the large developers in the area.The County of Simcoe held a ground breaking ceremony for a new Paramedic Services Station in Orillia. Construction on the $5.6M project is expected to begin in early 2017.Terrace Suites in Callander, near North Bay, has re-opened with 20 renovated guest suites and a new onsite restaurant, after being closed for two yearsNorth Bay's Central Welding and Iron Works will receive $480K from the Government of Ontario to develop new ways to maintain and repair bridges, which is expected to create four jobsA Woody's Bar-B-Q restaurant is scheduled to open in Ambassador Plaza in Windsor on November 14thGoodLife Fitness Centres, Inc. is removing 60 jobs at its headquarters in London and 225 positions at its clubs across Canada, mostly part-time. The implementation of a new club management IT system is cited as a reason for the restructureThe Federal Safety, Security and Intelligence Career Fair takes place in Ottawa on Thursday November 17,2016 at the Shaw Centre at 55 Colonel By Drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sutherland Global Services is looking to fill about 200 vacancies at its call centre in Windsor. The company is hiring customer service and technical support representatives.The North Bay Regional Health Centre is hiring for hospital and social work positions, including therapists and health practitionersAmazon.com Inc. will hire more than 2,000 seasonal holiday workers in Canada as well as hundreds more to fill jobs in TorontoNorthern Ontario Film Studios has opened a studio in North Bay on Jane StreetWalmart Canada Corp. will open a 136,000-sq.-ft. store in December at the Erin Mills Town Centre in MississaugaMuji, a Japanese housewares retailer, opened its 3rd Canadian location at the Yorkdale Mall in TorontoCaroline Neron, a jewellery and accessory brand, will open stores at Scarborough Town Centre and Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre in the next few monthsSaks Fifth Avenue will open two new locations in the Pickering Town Centre and Bramalea City Centre in spring 2017Nordstrom Inc. will open a new 138,000-sq.-ft. store at CF Sherway Gardens by September 2017 in TorontoSquare Brew Inc. will open in Goderich by spring 2017Construction began on a new GO Transit bus storage and maintenance facility in Kitchener to be completed by spring 2018The Government of Ontario will invest up to $180M in the construction of new post-secondary facilities in Brampton and MiltonWincon Construction 1986 Ltd. will begin construction on a new elementary school for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board in November. The $7.5M project is scheduled to be completed for the 2017-2018 school year.Garritano Brothers Ltd. will begin construction on new fire hall in November for the City of Cambridge. The $4M project is expected to be completed in late 2017.The Operational Stress Injury Clinic at the Parkwood Institute in London will expand its facility to 4,200-sq.-ft. with construction scheduled to finish by spring 2017The Sears Outlet store in the Downtown Chatham Centre will close at the end of its lease in October 2017. The store currently employs 56 workers.Hopkins Steel Work Ltd. in Welland has closed and laid off 12 workersIn a second mass layoff announced this year, Bombardier Inc. will eliminate 2,000 jobs in Canada including 1,500 in Quebec. The potential impact on Ontario locations is currently unknown.National Bank of Canada plans to lay off 600 workers mostly in Quebec, but is hiring for 500 positions in sales and information technology. The potential layoff impact on Ontario locations is expected to be limited.
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a new store in Waterloo on November 8th, creating about 200 jobsInternet service provider Xplornet Communications Inc. plans to invest $40M to build a new office in Cornwall. It is expected to create 130 full-time jobs over the next five years.Tim Hortons Inc. opened its first location in Ohsweken and has hired over 60 First Nations people, including 25 high school studentsCanadian Tire opened their new 40,000-sq.-ft. store on Rymal Road East and closed their Upper Gage and Fennell location in Hamilton, doubling current staff to 70 employeesBron Media Inc. has opened a new animation studio in London this month, creating up to 8 positionsLaurentian University in Sudbury is seeking professors and administrative staff for its Indigenous social work programA St. Louis Bar and Grill restaurant opened on October 24th in CambridgeRYU Apparel Inc., a Vancouver based athletic apparel brand will be opening its first Toronto location at 361 Queen Street West in early spring 2017Dajoh, a $4.8M, 17,000 sq.-ft. leisure and activity centre, has opened in OhswekenHillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill has opened its newly expanded wing which includes Sporting Life, a sports apparel and equipment store, and fashion retailer H&MFiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA Canada) is hiring assembly line production workers in WindsorThe Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will invest $23.5M into Algoma University, Sault College and the Anishinabek Discovery Centre, all in Sault Ste. MarieThe Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $11M towards Confederation College's $19M technology building in Thunder Bay, with construction to begin in spring 2017The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $6.4M towards Canadore College's new $12.5M Village Living ¿ Wellness and Learning Centre in North BayThe Government of Canada will invest up to $4M to expand the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Safe Water Project to include 14 additional First Nations communities that will receive water quality training and operational supportThe Government of Ontario is contributing $840,000 to accommodate 34 more patients for the Chapman House, a hospice under construction in Owen Sound expected to open spring 2017The Suncoast Mall in Goderich will start renovations soon in the former Zellers store to build a World Gym and Hart department storeSudbury Hospital Services, a laundry services company, will lay off 36 workersThe Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, is recruiting registered nurses from the Windsor-Sarnia area to fill ongoing vacanciesThe Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board will hold an interactive session featuring employers in the healthcare industry on November 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the Lambton College Event Centre
Bruce Power and SNC-Lavalin signed a framework agreement of up to $400M that will create about 150 jobs in Mississauga and another 900 direct and indirect jobs across Ontario. Work on the Bruce Power refurbishment project is scheduled to begin in 2020.The Government of Ontario has invested more than $2.9M towards the production of 10 episodes of Universal Cable Productions' Eyewitness television series, filmed in and around Parry Sound, creating about 75 crew positions and 640 roles for extrasThomson Reuters Corp., a media information firm, plans to build a technology centre in downtown Toronto. Initial hiring related to skills in cognitive computing will begin in the coming weeks.Cross Country Manufacturing, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, will receive $550K from the Government of Ontario to expand its Blenheim facility. The $5.5M project is expected to be completed by summer 2017 and will create 100 jobs.The Government of Ontario will grant $1.5M to Stubbe's Precast Commercial Inc. for its concrete manufacturing plant in Harley, near Brantford. The $19.5M project is expected to be completed in summer 2019, creating 58 jobs and retaining 216 positions.The Hamilton public school board hired an extra 54 elementary school teachers as a result of higher student enrolment in 2016-2017Twenty teaching positions have been created at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board as a result of higher student enrolment in 2016¿2017Sheridan College has received $12.5M in joint government funding for its Partnering Across Boundaries project, an initiative that aims to improve energy efficiency. The $21.4M project will focus on facility upgrades at Brampton and Oakville Campuses.The Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $8.1M towards the expansion of the Bata Research and Innovation Cluster at Trent University in PeterboroughConstruction started on the estimated $80M phase one of the Maley Drive Extension Project in Sudbury. The project is jointly funded by the federal, provincial and municipal governments and will be completed in two phases.Confederation College and Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute received $20.76M in joint government funding for the construction of a new Technology Education and Collaboration Hub and Pathways to Prosperous Future project respectivelyArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas Ltd., an auto parts manufacturer, is receiving up to $12.73M from the Government of Canada to adopt new robotic laser-welding technology at its Woodstock facility, retaining 45 jobsThe Simcoe County District School Board held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a new elementary school in Alliston. The $12M project is expected to be completed by fall 2017.The Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $6.2M to support the construction of the Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation in Biotechnology (CARIB) at Fanshawe College in LondonThe Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $1M into upgrading infrastructure at Nipissing University in North Bay, with construction to start in May 2017The Government of Ontario is modernizing the Ontario Provincial Police facilities and will build nine new detachments located in Moosonee, Fort Frances, Hawkesbury, Huron County, West Parry Sound, Manitoulin Island, Port Credit, Marathon and OrilliaThe newly renovated and expanded Oshawa Centre shopping mall has opened with 60 new retailers, a 1,000 seat food court and two new full-service restaurantsThe Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties Centre opened at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian CollegeIGM Financial Inc., a Canadian financial services company, opened a new Investors Group office in PeterboroughStarbucks Corporation will be opening their first location in Cornwall by mid-December and plans to employ 25-30 staffA Freshii restaurant franchise opened in Sarnia in September, creating 11 jobsFashion retailer Danier, formerly known as ¿Danier Leather¿, is re-launching store locations under new ownership and has already opened in Burlington, Newmarket and OshawaHSBC Bank Canada will close its Thunder Bay branch in February 2017, due to an increase in online banking, affecting six full-time and two part-time employees
The Government of Canada and Western University will invest $45M each to support the construction of two new facilities, the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building and Three C+ (Connect, Collaborate and Create) Innovation CentreClearpath Robotics Inc., a Kitchener-based developer of self-driving technology, secured a US$30M investment to expand its OTTO Motors division. The firm expects to double the size of its current workforce of 150 employees in the coming year.Cutting Edge Precision Services added more than 50 employees to its workforce after completing a $10M addition to its facility in TecumsehFort Severn First Nation opened its new $22M school, with 17 employees and is in the process of hiring additional staffMohawk College received a $20M contribution from the Government of Canada for the new Partnership and Innovation Centre at its Fennell campus. The 54.25M construction and renovation project is expected to be completed by spring 2018.The preliminary construction work began for two new $12M bridges over the French River. The twin bridges will extend Highway 400 and are expected to open to traffic in 2019.MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) has relocated to a new, larger location in London. The store has doubled the number of staff to 60 employees and expanded its product and service offerings.Byers Truss Engineering and Manufacturing is planning to start construction on an 8,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Fairview industrial Park in Powassan next summer. The firm is expected to open in the spring of 2018 with 6 to 12 new employees.Midland Mountainview Mall is undergoing $4.9M in renovations to be completed by the end of DecemberBlyth Memorial Community Hall in Huron County is undergoing $3.8M in upgrades, supported by a $980K grant from the Government of CanadaThe Government of Ontario is investing $1.48M to upgrade two ballfields, Port Arthur Stadium and Baseball Central, in Thunder Bay, in preparation for the 2017 Under-18 Baseball World CupThe City of Windsor approved $990K in upgrades to the Windsor Family Credit Union CentreThe District Municipality of Muskoka awarded a $555K contract to K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. for the supply and delivery of winter road saltCostco Wholesale Corporation is opening its first business centre near Toronto this fall and plans to add seven stores in Canada in 2017Mimaki USA, Inc., a digital printing products manufacturer, is opening its first branch in Canada located in Concord, Ontario. The technology centre will provide sales and technical support to Mimaki dealers and customers.Icebreaker, a New Zealand-based outdoor and sport apparel store, opened its first standalone location on Queen Street West in TorontoLe Baron Outdoor Products Ltd. will be closing all four stores, affecting three Ontario locations in Markham, Mississauga and Ottawa. The current job impact is unknown.As of January 2017, Rogers Communications Inc. will decrease print publications for Maclean's, Chatelaine and Today's Parent and turn Flare, MoneySense, Sportsnet and Canadian Business magazines into online only editions, due to declining print revenues
GoodLife Fitness Centres Inc. will add 600 jobs nationally by August 2017 as it is launching 15 new GoodLife clubs, about half of which will be across OntarioTranscom Canada in Barrie will add 300 positions, almost doubling its current workforce of 360. Available jobs are in customer service, technical support, sales, supervising and management.Troy Dualam Inc., equipment manufacturer, will reopen the former Troy Manufacturing plant located in Brockville and plans to hire 25 employees in the next few monthsSmoke's Poutinerie Inc. will open a new restaurant in Sudbury in November at the Rainbow Centre Mall, creating approximately 20 jobsThe Solomon and Sons Machining Ltd. garage in Dryden has moved into a new location since being destroyed by fire in early 2013 and has doubled its number of employees to 32. It is currently seeking truck and coach mechanics.Integrated Metal Products, a Guelph-based manufacturer of precision fabricated metal components, relocated to a new 33,000-sq.-ft. facility, creating around 15 jobsTurner's Elliot Lake, a general merchandise retailer, plans to open a 7,000 sq.-ft. store in November in the new Pearson Plaza mall, creating 10 full and part-time jobsJYSK Canada, a home furnishings retailer, plans to open four more stores in 2016 including a location in Oshawa and in Mississauga's Heartland Town Centre. It plans to further expand in 2017 and will open stores in Hamilton, Brampton and Cambridge.A ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark the beginning of construction on Orillia's new recreation centre. The $53M project is expected to be completed by summer 2018.Laurentian University in Sudbury will receive $27.4M from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario towards the construction of a 47,000 sq.-ft. $60.7M Research, Innovation and Engineering Centre that is expected to be completed by March 2018Lambton College in Sarnia will receive $6.5M from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario to expand its Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies. Work on the $11.8M project is scheduled to begin in January 2017.Bradanick Construction Services Inc. began work on the new Waterfront Centre at the Port of Orillia. The $2.3M project is expected to be completed by spring 2017.Sunwing Travel Group Inc. will begin offering flights from Windsor International Airport to Cayo Coco, Cuba, starting November 22nd and Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting in DecemberSandro and Maje, French fashion brands, will open their first Canadian locations at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in OctoberGloria's Place, the new $2.4M home of the Perth Humane Society, opened on Griffith Road in Stratford in SeptemberStyle Encore, a reseller of gently-used women's clothing and accessories, will open a store in Guelph in spring 2017The Laurentian Bank of Canada plans to restructure its operations over the next 18 months by closing 50 branches, and eliminating 300 jobs mostly through attrition. The impact on its Ontario operations is unknown at this time.Blackberry Ltd., a Waterloo-based company, will outsource the design and production of its Blackberry device by February 2017, affecting up to 100 employeesSt. Matthew's House, a non-profit and multi-service agency, will lay off 40 employees after losing a City of Hamilton contract earlier this yearSciens Industries Inc., a precision-machine parts manufacturer, closed its doors in Peterborough on September 26th, affecting 19 employeesVale Canada Ltd., a mining company in Sudbury, will cut nine jobs due to the restructuring of its base metals exploration group in Canada due to depressed metal pricesThe Flying Dog restaurant and lounge bar in Waterloo and The Firkin at the Tannery in Kitchener have both closed
The Government of Canada's Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces is planning to increase its workforce by about 10 per cent over the next year with a focus on procurement staffShopify Plus, an ecommerce platform by Shopify Inc., is adding around 200 employees to its current staff of 110 after moving into the newly-renovated Seagram Museum in Waterloo. The new office will host a sales team as well as engineers and designers.Thalmic Labs Inc., a Kitchener-based designer and manufacturer of wearable technology, plans to hire about 100 people over the next year, including engineers for its research and development teamThe Greater Essex County District School Board recalled all the teachers laid off at the end of the last school year and hired an additional 52 teachers to accommodate higher-than-expected enrolmentNSF International, a company specializing in food safety and testing, relocated to a new facility in the University of Guelph's Research Park, creating 12 jobsWork continues on the Region of Waterloo's new transit hub in Cambridge. The $5M facility, located in front of the Cambridge Centre mall, is expected to be operational by November.The Government of Ontario will provide $3M in grants to the Kincardine Hospital, which will be used to replace the facility's boilers, chillers and other essential equipmentThe Timmins City Council has approved a $1M+ contract with Northec Construction Inc. to install a watermain in the Hallnor Rd. Industrial Rail Park. The work will support the new INEOS Calabrian sulphur dioxide plant being built in the park.I.C.E Data Centers, a data interconnection provider, has opened a new facility at the Markham Hilton on Warden Avenue in TorontoStemmler's Meat and Cheese opened a new processing facility in WaterlooTJX Companies, Inc. opened a Marshalls store at the Stone Road Mall in GuelphThe new Canadian Border Services Agency Traffic Building opened at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge. The next stage of the multi-year Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project is expected to be complete by March 2018.Canadian Solar Inc., a solar panel manufacturer, shut down one of its production lines in Guelph due to declining demand, resulting in 130 layoffsTMX Group Ltd., operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, will lay off 115 jobs including 95 FT positions and approximately 20 consultants and contractors by early 2017Banking and financial services company, HSBC Canada, will close its Sault Ste. Marie branch in February 2017, eliminating the equivalent of 4.5 jobsThe Rainy River Record, a Northwestern community newspaper, will cease publication at the end of September after almost a century due to diminishing ad revenue
After receiving a pre-approval license from Health Canada, WeedMD is opening a medical marijuana facility in Aylmer, near London. The company expects to hire as many as 100 workers over the next two years.
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
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- July 2017 | (PDF, 286 KB)
- June 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 248 KB)
- May 2017 | (PDF, 283 KB)
- April 2017 | (PDF, 325 KB)
- March 2017 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 456 KB)
- February 2017 | (PDF, 325 KB)
- January 2017 | (PDF, 336 KB)
- Annual Edition 2016 | (PDF, 396 KB)
- December 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 341 KB)
- November 2016 | (PDF, 287 KB)
- October 2016 | (PDF, 287 KB)
- September 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 351 KB)
- August 2016 | (PDF, 612 KB)
- July 2016 | (PDF, 364 KB)
- June 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 772 KB)
- May 2016 | (PDF, 296 KB)
- April 2016 | (PDF, 299 KB)
- March 2016 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 280 KB)
- February 2016 | (PDF, 277 KB)
- January 2016 | (PDF, 248 KB)
- Annual Edition 2015 | (PDF, 344 KB)
- December 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 647 KB)
- November 2015 | (PDF, 248 KB)
- October 2015 | (PDF, 248 KB)
- September 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 647 KB)
- August 2015 | (PDF, 588 KB)
- July 2015 | (PDF, 683 KB)
- June 2015 (quarterly edition) | (PDF, 683 KB)
- Annual Edition 2014 | (PDF, 687 KB)
A report that provides an overview of major socio-economic trends that can have an impact on the local and provincial economy and labour market.
Sectoral Profiles provide an overview of recent labour market developments and outlooks for some of the key industries in various regions of the country.
- Arts, Entertainment and Recreation | (PDF, 194 KB)
- Accommodation and Food Services | (PDF, 251 KB)
- Business, Building and Other Support Services | (PDF, 203 KB)
- Chemical Manufacturing | (PDF, 626 KB)
- Construction | (PDF, 286 KB)
- Agriculture - Crop and Animal Production, and Related Support Activitie | (PDF, 552 KB)
- Educational Services | (PDF, 229 KB)
- Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing | (PDF, 212 KB)
- Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental and Leasing | (PDF, 557 KB)
- Food, Beverage and Tobacco Processing | (PDF, 262 KB)
- Health Care and Social Assistance | (PDF, 583 KB)
- Information and Culture | (PDF, 241 KB)
- Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction | (PDF, 215 KB)
- Motor Vehicle, Body, Trailer and Parts Manufacturing | (PDF, 246 KB)
- Professional, Technical and Scientific Services | (PDF, 207 KB)
- Retail Trade | (PDF, 246 KB)
- Transportation and Warehousing | (PDF, 540 KB)
- Wood Product Manufacturing | (PDF, 247 KB)