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  • Week of Oct 09 - Oct 13, 2017

    Thales Group, a French multinational company, and three partners have announced the opening of cortAIx, an artificial intelligence research centre, in Montréal in early 2018. The company plans on creating some 50 researcher and developer jobs.
    IMDS, a company that offers digitization and archival services, has obtained a new contract with the City of Montréal, which will allow for the creation of jobs in Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci in Lanaudière
    Giant Tiger, a discount store chain, opened its Matane location on September 16, creating 31 jobs. The store's surface area is 17,000 square feet.
    Groupe Lebel will hire some 15 employees in Témiscouata. These hirings, lasting for periods of 12 to 25 weeks, will make it possible to add a work shift at the Dégelis plant starting on October 16 and to reopen a small sawmill in Squatec.
    The Nicolas-Riou wind farm construction site will put 400 people to work during the peak of construction, and 10 permanent jobs will be created once the farm is up and running, which is scheduled for December. The project represents a total investment of approximately $500M.
    There is a lack of farm workers in Bas-Saint-Laurent. To help resolve this issue, the Union des producteurs agricoles (UPA) has launched a training and internship pilot program in the Rimouski-Neigette RCM, which has not been having the desired effects.
    FAB 3R, a machining plant in Trois-Rivières, is having issues with recruiting some 15 welder-fitters, electrical mechanics, and programmers. Several of the company's 150 employees have been working 60 hours per week to meet the demand.
    Groupe Fournier is investing $7.5M to expand its ADF Diesel headquarters in Saint-Stanislas by 47,000 square feet. The company, which will grow from 90 to 120 employees, refurbishes used diesel engines.
    The Bellemare Group in Trois-Rivières has hired 158 full-time employees in recent years. The company's operations include site preparation and transportation services, among others.
    The Sears store in Trois-Rivières will close in 10 to 14 weeks, and about 100 employees will lose their jobs. On October 10, Sears Canada requested the court's approval to liquidate its approximately 130 stores.
    Mauricie employers are experiencing a shortage of qualified engineers, and Place aux jeunes is offering exploratory visits of the region to engineering graduates and students about to obtain their degrees in an attempt to fill this need
    A group of organizations in Mauricie unveiled the website www.lemodedemploi.ca to facilitate steps for unemployed people ages 16 to 64 who wish to take actions to enter the labour market
    The Gaspé Sears dealer store, the only one remaining in the province, will close, and its eight employees have been laid off. This location had previously received 600 packages a week, while it was only receiving between 20 and 30 per week recently.
    Alithya, a company whose headquarters is located in Québec City, recruited 909 people during 2015 and 2016. The company's growth continues in Canada and abroad, and the company currently has 300 positions to fill.
    Sears will close all of its stores in Canada. In the Québec City region, nearly 430 employees will have to find a new job.
    Umano Medical in L'Islet is currently seeking to fill some 10 positions, including buyers, manufacturing supervisors, mechanical designers, electrical mechanics, engineers, and quality technicians
    The Bay will close the Home Outfitters locations in Québec City and Saint-Bruno in July 2018. Some 30 people will be affected by this reorganization.
    Sears has announced the closure of all of its Canadian locations. In the Laurentides region, over 200 people will be out of work.
    Fabtech ID, a Chicoutimi-based company that designs and distributes safety products for lockouts, will invest $2M to develop new smart safety products. New jobs should be created.
    Hydropothicaire, a medical marijuana producer and distributor, will build a new greenhouse in Masson-Angers, a sector of Gatineau. The $25M investment should allow for the creation of 100 new jobs.
    La Muse Gueule, a Rouyn-Noranda restaurant, will close. The number of jobs lost is unknown.
    Construction Gauthier, a Chicoutimi-based company, has been awarded a $7M contract to build the new SAIL store in Chicoutimi. The building should be ready by August 2018.
    Abitibi Harley-Davidson, located in Amos, is investing $2.5M to set up in its new location. The new dealership is scheduled to open in May 2018 and will allow for the creation of 15 new jobs.
    The Sears stores in Chicoutimi and Alma officially closed, which caused a little fewer than 90 people at the Chicoutimi store and close to 60 people at the Alma store to lose their jobs
    The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi for the Richmond-Drummond-Bois-Francs counties will organize, through its Place aux jeunes project, an exploratory visit to the Sources RCM between October 27 and 29, 2017, for young entrepreneurs and post-secondary graduates
    Canac, a company that specializes in the distribution and sale of renovation and hardware products, will open a store in Cité 3000 in Contrecoeur in 2019. The $6M investment should allow for the creation of about 100 jobs.
    Le William-Henry, a restaurant located in downtown Sorel-Tracy, will close its doors on October 22, 2017, resulting in a loss of 10 jobs
  • Week of Oct 02 - Oct 06, 2017

    The Municipality of Saint-Charles-Borromée has announced a $3.5M investment to build a new residential sector on L'Assomption Boulevard. Sintra Inc. will start infrastructure work in early 2018.
    Sears Canada has announced the closure of its store in CF Fairview Pointe Claire. The company didn't give the exact closing date of this location or the number of jobs affected.
    Stradigi, a Montréal-based company specializing in software development in the health care, sports, and social platform fields, expects to hire 30 people for its new applied research laboratory by 2019
    Surplus RD, a retailer specializing in furniture liquidation, has announced the opening of a Laval location and the creation of about 10 jobs
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation held the official ground breaking ceremony for its new Montréal complex, which will be inaugurated in 2020
    Humaniti, a mixed realty project in Montréal comprised of three buildings for residential, commercial, and hospitality use, is under construction. The project is estimated at over $200M and will be finished in 2020.
    Ste-Thérèse's city council has endorsed land sales, which enables buyers to go forward with their projects: constructing a bistro and 26 townhouses. Work will begin in early 2018.
    Broccolini, a general contractor, has announced a luxury residential project, 628 Saint-Jacques, in downtown Montréal. This project, estimated at $150M with 251 apartments on 35 floors, should be finished in 2021.
    Wilfrid Resto-Pub will open in Sherbrooke. The 190-seat establishment should create 20 jobs.
    Walmart has opened its new Supercentre store in Longueuil, creating 100 jobs
    Mondou, a pet store chain, has just opened a Chicoutimi location, which created several jobs
    Canadian Tire in Amos announced a $5M investment to construct a new store to replace its previous one, which became too small. Its opening scheduled for May 2018 will create about 30 jobs.
    The Sears store in Drummondville has closed, leading to the loss of 60 jobs
    A Stratos Pizzeria restaurant will open in Drummondville, which will create about 15 jobs
    Métallomax, a Warwick-based company specializing in people-lifting products, has announced a $2.5M investment to expand its plant
    Héroux-Devtek in Longueuil acquired the Compania Espanola de Sistemas Aeronauticos (CESA)for about $205M
    The City of Coaticook has announced a $10M investment to build a new electrical substation. The substation run by Hydro-Coaticook should be operational by fall 2018.
    A store from the Korvette chain will open in Richelieu. The $400,000 investment will create 10 new jobs.
    The City of Longueuil will invest $11M in building a Maison des ainés
    A Tim Hortons restaurant, a Subway restaurant, a Marché Express convenience store, and a Ultramar gas station will open in Saint-Mathieu thanks to a $6M investment. The opening is scheduled for spring 2018 and should create 60 jobs.
    Premier Tech in Rivière-du-Loup is advertising 150 positions, including 83 new jobs for production specialists, experts and generalists. The company operates in horticulture and agriculture, industrial equipment, and environment.
    Taxi Beaulieu in Rivière-du-Loup is looking for 15 drivers. Retirees wanting part-time work are welcome to apply. Training, which lasts five to six weeks, is paid for by the employer, and candidates must pass the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec exam.
    Financial support given to four companies in Rimouski and Saint-Gabriel by the governments of Canada and Quebec will help create 18 jobs. Structures G.B. Ltée's project requires a $5M investment to establish a new work area.
    During the week of September 18, a dozen employees working in operations and maintenance returned to work at Orbite Technologies Inc. in Cap-Chat. Moreover, operators work full-time and no longer part-time.
    Clinique Médicale Synergie opened in Gaspé on October 2 and will eventually have a team of seven doctors and two nurses. The clinic hopes to join the Groupe de médecine familiale (GMF) de Grand Gaspé over the next few months.
    Companies from Mauricie, Bécancour, and Nicolet/Yamaska that build machines or repair parts are having difficulty recruiting qualified staff. The Table métal machines, a committee comprised of almost 235 companies, has over 85 jobs to fill, including welders, machinists, estimators, programmers, electrical mechanics, and pipefitters.
    A charcoal production plant is under construction in Saint-Tite following a $6.6M investment. Xylo-Carbone will create 20 forestry jobs and retain 65 others when it comes into operation on November 28.
    Duchesne et fils ltée in Yamachiche has hired about 40 workers since the spring following a new partnership. Between 10 and 15 employees should be added in 2018 because this material manufacturer expects to double its nail production.
    Sports Experts invested $3M in expanding its store in the Les Rivières shopping centre in Trois-Rivières. Its number of employees has gone from about 60 to approximately 100. The store's surface area has increased from 19,000 to 30,000 square feet.
    ATRAHAN Transformation inc., a pork plant in Yamachiche, is looking for about 65 employees. The new owner Olymel aims for strong growth over the next few years and expects to hire 350 workers by 2020.
    Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Inc. in Trois-Rivières is ready to hire some 60 people, in both skilled and day labourer jobs equally. However, recruitment is more difficult for more skilled jobs.
    Custom intervention service Cognibox (specializing in consulting services in occupational health and safety), Kongsberg (a manufacturer of automobile electronic circuits), and CGI Group are constantly looking for workers in Shawinigan
    La Villa du Jardin Fleuri, a retirement home in Trois-Rivières, closed on September 29 after being revoked of its certificate of compliance by the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie. Approximately 30 employees lost their jobs.
    BMR Pierre Naud is building a temporary location following a fire that destroyed its Trois-Rivières hardware store. Some of the 30 employees are going to work at this location, and others were transferred to other company stores.
    In Mauricie, some industrial electronics and information technology firms are facing recruitment challenges. The Table régionale de l'éducation is looking to hire workers in France in order to meet the demand.
    La Voie Maltée, a microbrewery, will open a new branch in spring 2018 on Laurier Boulevard in Québec City. The result of a $3M investment, this new location will lead to the creation of some 100 jobs.
    Metro is planning on closing the McMahon warehouses in Montréal and Québec City and using the Jean Coutu Group's distribution centre in Varennes instead. Some 20 workers in Québec City will be affected by this closure.
    In Québec City, CDI College will close its campus on Honoré-Mercier Avenue in February 2019, with the declining number of students cited as the reason for the closure. Some 20 administrative and teaching positions will be abolished.
    WestRock recently signed new contracts totalling $7M. Fifteen new positions have been made available, and two hiring fairs will be held on November 3 and 4 at 433 First Avenue in Sainte-Marie (Beauce).
    La Bourgade, a cheese factory in Thetford Mines, will move to Frontenac Boulevard. A fast-food restaurant is also scheduled to be built as part of the project. In all, 12 full-time and 6 to 10 part-time jobs will be created.
    An elementary school is currently under construction in Saint-Lin-Laurentides. This $17M project, which follows sustainable development principles, will be completed for July 2018.
    Progi.com, a Trois-Rivières-based software development company, requires an additional 40 employees. The firm, which has hired over 40 people over the past 5 years, has seen its growth slowed by this shortage of workers.
    GROUPÉ Mauricie-Rive-Sud is organizing an event that will put some fifteen information technology firms in contact with potential employees. The activity will take place on October 19 in the Cogeco Amphitheatre in Trois-Rivières.
    The Centre de formation professionnelle Bel-Avenir in Trois-Rivières would be able to offer cooking training to additional groups if the student base were larger. According to the Centre, every student would have a job upon graduating.
  • Week of Sep 25 - Sep 29, 2017

    The Comité régional pour la valorisation de l'éducation signed a funding partnership agreement with Bridgestone Canada, Inc. in Joliette. Over the next five years, $10,000 will be given annually to the organization.
    TC Media has given up two weekly newspapers in the Laurentides: Le Nord, which was sold, and Le Mirabel, which didn't find a buyer. Le Nord's employees will keep working, but Le Mirabel's nine employees will lose their jobs.
    Groupe Mach Inc. has started reconstruction work on the Plaza Sainte-Thérèse. By the time this two-phase project is completed in 2019, Groupe Mach Inc. will have invested $25M.
    The Matawinie RCM invested in a project to modernize the Saint-Michel-des-Saints sawmill, which consolidates about 50 jobs in the region
    Bâtimo and Capital Property Development CPD Inc. announced the Lib project, a 204-unit residential complex for retirees in Pointe-Claire. This project of over $43M will welcome its first residents in September 2018.
    The City of Montréal announced the construction of a recycling centre by the Compagnie De Recyclage De Papiers M D Inc. at a cost of almost $50M. The company will also be responsible for running the centre.
    The Information and Referral Centre of Greater Montreal and Centraide of Greater Montreal announced the arrival in April 2018 of Service 211, a centralized information service giving access to the social and community resources available in Greater Montréal's 82 municipalities
    Netflix, a television streaming service , announced a $500M investment over five years to produce original television content in Canada
    SAIL, an outdoors superstore, confirmed the construction of a new store in Chicoutimi, which will open in 2018. The company is investing $12M in constructing a building of over 50,000 square feet, which will provide work to about 100 people.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue (CISSS-AT) announced the upcoming arrival of 52 nurse practitioners specializing in primary care. This is one of the organization's three priorities.
    The BMR hardware store in Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan is closing because it is having difficulty finding local workers and competition is increasing. The closure represents a loss of some 10 jobs.
    The emergency department at the CLSC Petite-Nation is increasing its hours of operation from 40 to 84 a week. Scheduled for early 2018, this service increase follows a recurring annual investment of $940,000 from the Government of Quebec.
    The Resolute Forest Products plant in Alma is getting ready to restart paper machine number 9. Currently, about 40 jobs are available, including some for electricians, mechanics, and operators.
    L&S Cranberry in Saint-Lucien has just invested $3M in a high surface area freezer. Currently, the company provides permanent work to almost 30 employees and seasonal work to more than 100 people.
    SOPREMA started major renovations to its Drummondville plant, which represents an investment of about $5M. Built in 1984, this was SOPREMA's first plant in North America.
    OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke reopened on August 31 following a $3.5M investment. The reopening will create 125 jobs, including about 30 full-time positions.
    The Commission scolaire des Chic-Chocs is looking for some teachers, computer technicians, special education technicians, and a psychoeducator. It's also facing a shortage of teaching staff for replacements.
    Soudure Jones Enr. in Port-Daniel-Gascons has doubled its number of employees since McInnis Cement arrived in the region and now has 24 workers
    The Microbrasserie au Frontibus opened in Gaspé after months of construction and an investment of almost $1M. In addition to four shareholders, four employees were hired. A few more are needed during bottling periods.
    The TechnoCentre éolien in Gaspé hired eight new employees over the past year. Working in research, development, and technical assistance for businesses, the TechnoCentre had a record year pertaining to contracts in 2016/2017.
    Marmen Énergie in Matane, East Coast Wind in Maria, and LM Wind Power Canada in Gaspé continue to hire in the wind energy sector. This summer, the Gaspésie region had over 700 manufacturer jobs, which is near the historic peak recorded in 2013.
    Sani-Sable L.B. inc. in Maria won the contract to restore the bridge over Cascapédia River in New Richmond, valued at close to $6.2M. The business owner is looking for carpenters, heavy equipment operators, and signallers, among others.
    McInnis Cement in Port-Daniel-Gascons opened on September 25 and currently employs 100 workers. The company should create 400 jobs, including 150 at the plant, when the production objective is met in two years.
    The Fleuve-et-des-Lacs and Kamouraska-Rivière-du-Loup school boards each received $1.3M to hire staff. This resulted in the creation of 37 jobs, including 25.5 teaching positions at the elementary and preschool levels.
    Coup de main à domicile in Rimouski is managing a growing demand for its services, resulting in staffing needs. Moreover, employees are heading toward retirement. Recruitment is a challenge for the home support company.
    The Centre d'études collégiales La Tuque will start training courses on October 30 to meet client care attendant needs at the Centre de services du Haut-Saint-Maurice. Students admitted to the program are guaranteed a job there.
    Au Petit Palace, a restaurant In Sainte-Thècle where 15 employees were working during peak season, was destroyed by flames on August 28. Insurers told the owners that they would be able to rebuild.
    In 2018, GM Développement Inc. will begin a new building complex near the Vidéotron Center. The site will include the construction of four buildings: two office buildings, a hotel, and an entertainment and events centre.
    In partnership with each other, Immostar, Bâtimo, and Chartwell are investing $100M in redeveloping the Mail Cap-Rouge and adding a retirement home complex. In total, about 50 jobs will be created to meet the needs of residents.
    ALBI le Géant opened two new car dealerships in Mont-Tremblant: Nissan and Infiniti. The company will have invested $35M in this project, including the construction of infrastructure and inventory.
  • Week of Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2017

    The Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) is entering into its second phase of construction. This project will be completed in 2021 and includes a 16-storey office tower, a library, and an amphitheatre.
    T.G. Beco and the investment society IPSO FACTO announced Les Tours Saint-Martin project, consisting of two towers with almost 300 condominiums for rent in Laval. This two-phase project is valued at $72M.
    The Montcalm RCM announced work has begun on setting up fibre-optic cables across the territory. This project will be completed by spring 2019 and will allow 7,166 homes to access quality high-speed internet.
    The government of Quebec, through the Green Fund, contributed more than $1.4M worth of financial aid to support the energy transition of 10 businesses in the Lanaudière region
    The City of Montréal announced its $16M redevelopment plan for Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue in Montréal. Work will take place from 2019 to 2021.
    The City of Montréal inaugurated its first sustainable mobility centre to encourage the use of several alternative means of transport and facilitate travel within the city
    Labatt Breweries of Canada plans to invest up to $75M over three years in Quebec to modernize its operations and improve its distribution network
    The Government of Quebec announced a $947,000 investment to construct a new fire station in Saint-Placide. The municipality will complete funding, with the combined provincial and municipal investment rising over $1.4M.
    The new hotel complex Entourage sur-le-Lac in Lac-Beauport has just opened. This investment of nearly $45M created about 100 jobs.
    Some KFC restaurants in the Québec City region have had to reduce their business hours due to a labour shortage. Currently, the chain has about 50 part-time and full-time positions available in the region.
    The Québec City-based OPTEL Group is abolishing 105 jobs. The company justifies its business decision on the grounds of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) one-year deferral of the serialization law in the United States, announced this summer.
    The Centre d'expertise et de gestion des risques d'incidents maritimes should open in Îles-de-la-Madeleine in October. Having not met expectations, recruitment of the approximately 15 employees required to work the centre is ongoing.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Îles-de-la-Madeleine is looking for several health professionals : a general surgeon, a psychiatrist, an anesthesiologist, an intern, a pharmacist, and some general practitioners
    The arena-pool complex in Rimouski, under construction since early July, is estimated at $39M and should be completed in December 2018. At the height of construction, starting in January 2018, the site should have more than 80 workers.
    Recruiting firefighters remains the Matanie RCM's main challenge because every year many of them resign. Full-time and part-time firefighters could be hired and the number of fire stations could be reduced.
    The City of Trois-Pistoles often has to recruit new part-time firefighters because of significant staff turnover
    ARM Collection Agency in Shawinigan hired 25 employees in May and will need to hire about 10 more for its call centre since receiving a contract. ARM has a team with Comméléo Studios, a digital division.
    Résidence le Béli in Saint-Tite was inaugurated on September 21 following a $13M investment, which created about 20 jobs. The residence has 105 apartments for autonomous and semi-autonomous individuals.
    A new gas station with a convenience store opened in Saint-Tite this summer following a $1.4M investment, which created about 10 jobs. The convenience store has a surface area of 3,000 square feet.
    A housing project designed to bring three religious communities together in Trois-Rivières will need an investment of over $15M, leading to the creation of some 50 jobs. Construction should be completed in fall 2018.
    Empire Shirt Ltd. in Louiseville is facing a shortage of sewers and is offering employment training to provide relief. This manufacturer produces uniform shirts for police, firefighters, and paramedics.
    The BMR Pierre Naud hardware store in Trois-Rivières was destroyed by a fire on September 21. Its lumber yard and garage were spared. Groupe BMR inc. is working to install a temporary store as quickly as possible.
    The Salon de l'emploi, de la formation et de l'entrepreneuriat de Shawinigan will take place on October 4 with 700 job offers and about 70 exhibitors. With regard to unskilled jobs, 200 positions will be posted on bulletin boards.
    The City of Laval announced the construction of two community centres, an investment of over $13M. A centre in Sainte-Dorothée, which will include a Maison des Jeunes, and a centre at Lausanne park will open in fall 2018.
    The Réseau de transport de Longueuil is happy to receive a second investment of $60M from the federal government's Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, which brings the amount of funding received since July 2017 to $122.4M
    Coop Alentour inaugurated its new Sherbrooke store following its relocation, which required a $3M investment. This investment also consolidated 30 jobs and created 15 others.
    The Régie intermunicipale de gestion des déchets solides de la région de Coaticook (RIGDSC) is to build a septage recycling plant estimated at $3M, which should be operational this fall
    Nutrinor Coopérative will soon complete the expansion of its Alma plant, which represents a $7.7M investment. The company subsequently hopes to launch a new range of dairy products.
    ALS Global is opening a new laboratory in Lebel-sur-Quévillon, which will create 20 jobs. This new facility's main client will be Osisko Mining Corporation for its Windfall Lake Gold project.
    Autobus Maheux has received $435,000 in funding from the government of Quebec. This financial support aims to help maintain six intercity routes between several large cities in the region.
    The Centre de formation Harricana offers a work-study Machining Technology program with 440 hours of paid internships. Individuals interested in participating in the program have until the end of September to register.
    St-Georges Eco-Mining Technologies will start new exploratory work estimated at $6M over three years on its Julie property. Located about 165 km north of Baie-Comeau, this property is of interest for its nickel, copper, and cobalt levels.
    The Chambre de commerce de Sept-Îles's General Director, Paul Lavoie, states that restaurants in Sept-Îles are down an average of two employees per restaurant. In fact, some even have to close.
    The new aerial transit service Corpo Aviation, which targets companies, is opening in Alma and Montréal-Saint-Hubert. The business will invest $30M over the next few weeks to acquire state-of-the-art aircraft.
    The Falco Resources Ltd. mining corporation is funding the expansion of La Source-Polymétier complex at a cost of $22.5M. The work, which will begin this fall, aims to group together the three Carpentry and Joinery cohorts to encourage interaction between members.
    The Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh will be given new life thanks to a $2.5M government investment. In accordance with the call for tenders, which ends on October 11. Work will take place in two phases and will be finished on April 30, 2018.
    Thermetco, a Montréal-based company specializing in metal heat treating, will move its plant to the Châteauguay industrial park. This $12M investment will create about 30 jobs in the region.
    The Port of Valleyfield will build a warehouse and storage area at a cost of $7M. The City of Valleyfield will foot the bill for this project, totalling 345,000 square feet, but will then be reimbursed by the Port authorities.
    The Commission scolaire des Bois-Francs invested close to $1.9M in improving the facilities at École de la Croisée in St-Rosaire. The work resulted in the construction of a new park-school and the redevelopment of a church repurchased in 2014.
    The City of Victoriaville should start renovating Pavillon Jean-Béliveau on October 10. The $1.4M project includes enlarging the building's façade, renovating four changing rooms, and building two others.
    Cooper Standard has inaugurated its new Sherbrooke plant, which required a $10M investment. This new building consolidates the three existing ISG facilities and approximately 250 employees to maximize service, quality and cost efficiencies.
    Club Chaussures has announced the reopening of its Chicoutimi location on Talbot Boulevard after unveiling its new corporate identity, ¿Club C-Les chaussures qu'on aime,¿ as part of its $3.5M strategic shift
    Urbacon and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ have announced the opening of Montréal's first stand-alone data centre, which has become the largest of its type in the city. This project required a $70M investment.
  • Week of Sep 11 - Sep 15, 2017

    Aubainerie, a clothing retailer, expects to open Aubainerie Entrepôt in Saint-Jérôme in March 2018 and will also expand its nearby store in the Saint-Antoine area
    Mobility Montréal and its steering committee announced an investment of $48.7M to mitigate the effects of congestion on the Montréal region's road network for 2017-2018
    The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of over $21M to support and improve research and innovation in Montréal CÉGEPs and colleges
    Advanced Powders & Coatings (AP&C), a metal powder manufacturer, inaugurated its new Saint-Eustache plant after an investment of over $30M. The company expects to create 106 jobs by the end of 2017.
    The City of Montréal announced that work has begun on Esplanade Clark, a project valued at over $67M, which will transform the site into a public square with an ice rink and multifunctional pavilion. Work is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
    Agylis, a French company specializing in computer consulting services, announced the opening of a development centre in Montréal and expects to create 50 jobs by 2020
    Vanico-Maronyx, a furniture and sanitary product manufacturer, announced the construction of a new plant in Terrebonne. This project, estimated at $10M, will require the creation of about 20 jobs.
    The Matawinie RCM announced a $60M investment to install a fibre-optic cable network across the region
    The pork slaughterhouse Viandes duBreton in Rivière-du-Loup has many positions available and is struggling to find staff. As a result, the company has hired a dozen Guatemalan workers since the end of August.
    Veterinary clinics in the Rimouski region are looking for small animal veterinarians, but the province's pool of graduates is quite limited
    Typically, all nursing graduates from the Cégep de Matane who wish to work in the region are hired, according to the coordinator of the Cégep's nursing department. This year, there are 18 third-year nursing students.
    The Tim Hortons restaurant in Cap-aux-Meules requires 15 additional employees, causing a reduction in business hours. The service, tourism, and fishing sectors are also lacking staff in Îles-de-la-Madeleine.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie requires about 60 nurses annually, and the needs at the Hôpital de Sainte-Anne-des-Monts are in the emergency, perinatal, and obstetrics departments. The arrival of hemodialysis will also create other jobs.
    Six youth service cooperatives were in operation this summer in Gapésie and Îles-de-la-Madeleine, which created jobs for 12 facilitators, who supervised 59 youth working mostly in housekeeping, babysitting, and lawn mowing
    Some restaurants and stores in Baie-des-Chaleurs must close for a few days because they face a shortage of employees
    The following three branches of the Laurentian Bank of Canada closed this summer in Gaspésie: Murdochville, Port-Daniel-Gascons, and New Carlisle
    The number of jobs is poised to grow at Prémont Foods, the largest employer in Sainte-Angèle-de-Prémont with approximately 70 workers. This pork protein processor is hiring a dozen employees from Montréal to meet its needs.
    Shawinigan is facing a shortage of skilled and semi-skilled workers in the fields of mining, software, and engineering, as well as in several other sectors
    The 30 unionized employees who work for the Daughters of Jesus in Trois-Rivières will lose their jobs in about 18 months, following the sisters' move to a new building, which will bring three communities together
    Kruger, in partnership with Investissement Québec, will invest $55.2M in its Maurice mills over the next three years. Of this amount, $32.9M will go to the Kruger Wayagamack Mill in Trois-Rivières and $22.3M to the Kruger Trois-Rivières Mill.
    The RCM Modular factory in Saint-Benoit-Labre in Beauce is looking for about 10 new workers
    The Taiwanese company Wistron has just invested in B-TEMIA Inc., a Québec City-based company specializing in the manufacturing of mobility assistive devices. B-TEMIA Inc. expects to create some 10 jobs over the next year.
    Maison Otis in Baie-Saint-Paul will reopen in mid-December. The institution will still provide hospitality and accommodation services. About 20 jobs will be available shortly.
    L'Atlelier, a restaurant in Québec City, is still looking for workers. The restaurant owner needs six servers and eight cooks.
    Buffet des continents will open a new location in Lévis. About 100 jobs will be created by the end of the year.
    Mobility Montréal announced a $48.7M investment in furthering mitigation measures regarding public transit. Among other things, this money will be used to add services on various Réseau de transport de Longueuil bus lines.
    Résidences des Bâtisseurs are currently building the first phase of their 170-unit project, valued at $20M in Cowansville. The four-storey building is expected to be finished in summer 2018 and should create 50 permanent jobs once completed.
    A Familiprix pharmacy will open in Mansonville following a $600,000 investment thanks to the arrival of two young pharmacists from Montréal's South Shore. For now, eight people will be working full-time and part-time at the pharmacy.
    The Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons is investing $1.2M in adding resources to several of its schools, including six full-time teachers, three specialists, and 300 hours to the technical specialist schedule
    The company Kruger, in partnership with the government of Quebec, is investing $52.3M in Sherbrooke to help maintain jobs. Of this amount, $47.5M will go to the mill and $4.8M to the Brompton Biomass Cogeneration Plant.
    The City of Victoriaville awarded about $6M worth of contracts for various work, including upgrading the Achille-Gagnon wastewater treatment plant, redeveloping Parc Lambert, and repairing the water and sewer system on Académie Street
    Princeville awarded $3.7M worth of contracts. S.G Construction won a $2.4M contract to build the new fire station, and Sintra won a $1.3M contract to work on four rural roads.
    Cascades is investing over $26M in its Drummondville plant. The project includes expanding and modernizing the plant by purchasing new equipment, which will increase its efficiency and product quality.
    Technology Evaluation Centers, Inc. is opening in Longueuil thanks to a $6.5M investment. In addition to the 125 short-term jobs created, the company will roll out an artificial intelligence project that will create 80 jobs over three years.
    The City of Beloeil awarded a $17.14M contract to Decarel Inc. to build its municipal pool. The City should officially share the project with residents during the city council meeting on September 25.
    The City of La Prairie has started building its new arena. The first phase is estimated at $13.4M with an additional sum of $773,200 to purchase ice maintenance equipment, video surveillance, and more.
    Le Havre du Faubourg is investing $3.6M in the final phase of its seniors' residence project in Nicolet. This third phase will create about 20 jobs, consisting mostly of client care attendants.
    The City of Laval has announced that dismantling work has begun on abandoned buildings neighbouring the De La Concorde intermodal station. This $15M investment will encourage public transit and the sector's development.
    Facebook Inc. announced, in collaboration with other partners, the opening of an artificial intelligence research laboratory in Montréal. About 10 research positions will be created.
    A new Canac hardware store will open in Thetford Mines in March 2018. The $6M investment will create 90 jobs.
    The Potvin Tremblay Meubles store in Chicoutimi is investing $1.5M in renovating and expanding its business. It is expected to open in September, and three jobs will be created.
    A second Club C will open in Chicoutimi. The $400,000 investment will create seven jobs.
    The government of Quebec and the Commission scolaire des Portages-de-l'Outaouais announced the construction of a new 24-class elementary school in the Aylmer area of Gatineau. The estimated $18.3M project must be completed by September 2018.
    Laboratoire PhytoChemia is investing over $1.5M in purchasing new equipment and moving to larger premises in Chicoutimi. Three jobs will be created.
    The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing $3M in expanding Parc de la caverne du Trou de la Fée in Desbiens, which will create four jobs
    Rio Tinto is investing $16.8M in a feasibility study for its Vaudreuil plant in the Arvida area of Saguenay
    ASMI in Alma is investing close to $1.5M in expanding its location, which should create at least five jobs
    An A&W restaurant opened in Roberval, which created 40 jobs
  • Week of Sep 04 - Sep 08, 2017

    Développement Les Légendes has launched a new housing project valued at $25M, which will include 17 high-end condominiums in Domaine de la Forêt in Mont-Tremblant. Work will be performed by Construction Tremblant.
    A new $13.2M multifunctional performance hall will be built in Repentigny after receiving co-financing from the municipal, provincial, and federal governments
    Plastiques GPR is investing $5M to acquire state-of-the-art equipment and reorganize its production centre, which will allow for the creation of 30 new permanent and 10 seasonal jobs in Saint-Félix-de-Valois
    Double Negative and Mathematic Studio, two European special effects companies, have announced that they are opening offices in Montréal. Mathematic Studio will hire some 10 workers. Double Negative, whose offices will open in 2018, has not specified the number of hires.
    The Government of Quebec, the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), and several municipalities have opened a new $60M walking and bike path between Oka and Mont-Saint-Hilaire
    The City of Montréal inaugurated the Bonaventure Legacy project, the conversion of a highway into an urban boulevard and public places, which represents an investment of over $141M and is part of the City's 375th anniversary celebrations
    Sail, a sporting goods and clothing retailer, has announced the opening of its warehouse store under its Sportium banner in Laval
    Armoires Canboard, a cupboard manufacturer in Mont-Joli, will create some 30 permanent positions to increase its production capacity. Recruitment needs affect all employment categories, including day labourers, operators, and forklift drivers.
    The CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent wants to hire 75 orderlies who would work part-time during evenings and weekends while continuing their full-time studies in assisting individuals in homes and healthcare facilities
    The $3M construction site to extend the Mont-Joli airport's runway provides jobs for some 30 regional employees who work for Entreprises Claveau in Mont-Joli and for Richard Poirier et Frères (RPF) Électrique in Sayabec
    The Carrefour jeunesse-emploi région Matane is launching a project in the general building maintenance field, which will allow some 12 youths to enter the job market. The placement rate in the field is favourable, according to Emploi-Québec.
    The RCM of Rivière-du-Loup's Chamber of Commerce is helping companies in Bas-Saint-Laurent recruit technical college interns. Companies are having recruitment issues.
    The Commission scolaire de l'Énergie in Shawinigan started offering a 49-hour training course called Assistance à la personne en résidence privée pour aînés [Assistance for Individuals in a Private Seniors' Residence], which aims to prepare a cohort of 14 candidates to obtain jobs in the field
    The federal government has officially launched the start of an infrastructure project, which is valued at $96M, at the Valcartier military base. According to the government, the construction site should create 250 jobs over the next 4 years.
    Fibrotek, a Clermont-based company, is still recruiting new workers. Some 40 to 60 jobs must be added in the short term for the company to meet its needs.
    Art Massif in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli plans on investing $2M to expand its production area and hire some 10 workers
    LeddarTech has just been awarded $130M to develop internationally. Over the next few months, the Québec City-based company will create some 40 jobs mainly related to the engineering and technologies sectors.
    Simons, a fashion retailer, plans on building a new state-of-the-art distribution centre in Québec City. The planned investment is $150M and would allow for the creation of at least 200 jobs.
    The Cégep de Saint-Jérôme has inaugurated its new $17.6M pavilion, thanks to financial assistance from the Government of Quebec. The pavilion was built to better meet the needs of the institution's growing numbers.
    The City of Sorel-Tracy is undertaking the first steps of a $57M project aimed at developing an industrial zone. This long-term project includes the construction of a new maritime terminal with river access.
    Groupe Harden is investing $30M in the second phase of the Plaza Valleyfield shopping centre in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. This phase includes the construction of 4 new buildings, which will house 10 businesses, including an SAQ.
    Partenaires de la Table de concertation pour l'emploi de Vaudreuil-Soulanges is inviting residents to take part in its 16th job fair, which will take place on Wednesday, October 4, at the Pavillon sur le Lac at Château Vaudreuil
    Devimco and its new partners have started construction of the first phase of the Solar Uniquartier megaproject. In total, this project represents a $1.3B investment.
    The City of Beauharnois will redevelop Ellice Street in 2018 to revitalize the municipality's downtown core. The work, valued at $15M, will extend from May 2018 until 2020.
    An A&W restaurant will open on Chambly Road in Longueuil. The new restaurant represents an investment of over $1M and will allow for the creation of some 40 jobs.
    Centre funéraire J.N. Rousseau & Frère has officially opened in Nicolet, following the construction of its new facility. The funeral home's new building, for which construction started last fall, represents a $2M investment.
    The ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports du Québec is investing $4M to redo Route 165 in Saint-Ferdinand. Work, which began in mid-August 2017 by the company Sintra, will last until 2018.
    The City of Magog has awarded a $2.6M contract to Construction GCP for the restoration and development of the Merry House. The City's objective is to inaugurate this location as a heritage site in spring 2018.
    The City of Magog has started the construction of its new firehouse. The construction represents a $5.5M investment for the City, which contracted Constructions Guy Sébas to perform the work.
    Avril, a supermarket chain, opened its seventh Quebec location at the Complexe de la santé in Sherbrooke. With a $4M investment, 80 new jobs were created.
    Classcraft received $3.5M in funding from three partners. The amount will allow the educational videogame company to continue hiring new employees over the next two years.
    Groupe PNF, based in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, is investing $1.4M to expand its facilities and hire three new employees. This investment was made possible thanks to the support of many public and private partners.
    Video game company Ubisoft will invest over $135M to build a new studio in Chicoutimi. In total, 125 new jobs should be created over 5 years for this new studio, which is scheduled to open in 2018.
    Scierie Saint-Michel is investing close to $4.6M to improve its facilities located in Saint-Michel-des-Saints
    The Government of Quebec has announced the expansion of the CHSLD des Collines in La Pêche. The $5.4M investment will allow for an additional 24 beds.
    Groupe Olivier, a car dealership, has acquired Vision Chrysler, Boulevard Hyundai, Boulevard Kia, and the Méga-centre du véhicule d'occasion located in Baie-Comeau
    Ermitage Saint-Antoine, located on Lake Bouchette, will invest close to $3.1M with help from the governments of Canada and Quebec to improve its infrastructure and create a multimedia show
    A new ore extraction training program will be offered at the Centre de formation professionnelle (CFP) de la Baie-James starting on September 18 in Matagami and on October 30 in Beaucanton. A need for workers in this field is expected.
    Ubisoft, a video game company, has announced an investment of $780M over 10 years and plans on creating 1,000 new jobs throughout the province with its Horizon 2027 project. In Montréal, the company is expected to create 675 jobs.
  • Week of Aug 28 - Sep 01, 2017

    The laboratories at the Amos campus of the Cégep de l'Abitibi-Témiscamingue will be renovated at the cost of $2.4M, following co-financing from the community and the federal and provincial governments
    The federal government is allocating $3.1M to carry out 25 community projects in Abitibi-Témiscamingue
    Événement emploi du Haut-Richelieu will take place on October 11 at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean's Dextraze Pavilion. Some 60 companies will be on-site to offer several hundred jobs.
    The Montérégie region will benefit from an allocation of $47M over 5 years for projects related to the 8 regional priorities as part of the Fonds d'appui au rayonnement des régions (FARR)
    The City of Montréal has inaugurated the Frédéric-Back Park, in the Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension borough, following an investment of over $27M
    The City of Montréal has inaugurated Quai 5160, a new cultural centre in Verdun, a project valued at over $16M
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $15M investment to build 175 new social housing units in Gatineau. These units are intended for moderate income families or individuals.
    The Government of Quebec and the Société de transport de Montréal have announced the construction of an underground garage at the Côte-Vertu station to park and maintain metro trains, as part of a nearly $440M project
    The City of Montréal has announced the renovation and expansion of the Pierrefonds Public Library, valued at over $23M. It is scheduled to reopen in fall 2018.
    The City of Val-d'Or has awarded a $2.26M contract to the Galarneau company to build a clean water supply line in the Sullivan neighbourhood
    KTM, a growing performance-motorcycle manufacturer, is investing $3M to move its Canadian headquarters to Chambly
    The City of Laval has announced the first phase of a redevelopment and revitalization project for 357 social housing units in the Val-Martin neighbourhood, which represents an investment of over $18M
    The Outaouais region will benefit from an allocation of $20M over 5 years for projects related to the 11 regional priorities as part of the Fonds d'appui au rayonnement des régions (FARR)
    Goldex has announced that a new operational area will become production ready, following a $160M investment, which includes securing 500 jobs and paying the associated costs
    The Laurentian Bank has announced the removal of in-person services at its branches and is abolishing 150 representative positions as of December 31, 2018. The bank will focus on digital services.
    The City of Laval has announced the official opening of the Place Bell, a multifunctional complex that includes a 10,000-seat arena, an Olympic skating rink, and a community skating rink
    Waterville TG, located in Coaticook, is temporarily laying off 54 of its workers, following a decrease in orders
    The Marché Morin, a grocery store located in Waterville, has closed. The number of jobs lost is unknown.
    The City of Repentigny and the governments of Canada and Quebec are investing over $13.2M to build a performance hall
    Latulippe et associés is investing over $2M to build a new office building in Saint-Jérôme. The building is scheduled to open in October 2017.
    Masonite, a door manufacturer located in Lac-Mégantic, has officially opened its new facilities, following a $10M investment
    IGA officially opened its expanded supermarket in Coaticook, following investments of over $7M
    The new residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD) in East Angus was officially inaugurated, following a $23M investment
    The City of Thetford Mines and the governments of Quebec and Canada are investing close to $9M to build a business and congress centre, which is scheduled to open towards the end of June 2018
    The governments of Quebec and Canada have confirmed a $450M investment to expand the Henri-IV highway over a distance of 2 kilometres. Work should begin in 2018 and be spread over 5 years.
    A second Sésame restaurant will open soon in Québec City and will be located in the Cap-Rouge sector. The restaurant is scheduled to open in November 2017 and will enable the hiring of some 30 workers.
    Le Peuple Lévis, a weekly newspaper that was owned by Transcontinental, has closed. Some ten workers have lost their jobs.
    Resolute Forest Products is investing $8M to upgrade the Murdock-Willson hydroelectric station in Saguenay. Work is currently ongoing and should extend the station's useful life by at least 20 years.
    The Fromagerie des Basques in Trois-Pistoles has announced an investment of $1M to upgrade its facilities. Work should be completed in Spring 2018.
    The Centre matapédien d'études collégiales in Amqui will host a symposium on permaculture, green products, and regional development on October 13. The purpose of the conference is to promote the emergence of entrepreneurial initiatives in the agro-forestal field.
    The 2017 Desjardins Youth Work Experience program enabled 13 of the region's youth to gain a first significant work experience. Because of financial assistance, employers benefited from a contribution equal to 50% of the youth's wages.
    The IGA des Chenaux grocery store in Trois-Rivières has officially opened. The new 40,000-square foot store required a $15M investment and allowed for the creation of some 100 jobs.
    Hydro-Québec has announced the construction of a 315/25 kilovolt power-transmission station in Laval. Work is scheduled to begin in summer 2019, and the station is scheduled to be operational in spring 2021.
    Safari Condo will build a new plant in Saint-Frédéric in Beauce. The $3M investment will also allow for the creation of some 60 jobs. Work is scheduled to begin on September 5.
    The Objectif Carrière project from the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi de la MRC de Maskinongé allowed for 10 young graduates to get 6 months of work experience in their field of study. At the end of these subsidized internships, 8 of them received permanent employment
    Habitation URBA has officially opened its prefabricated mini-home plant in Carleton. The plant, which has been operational since July, created 7 new jobs in the region.
  • Week of Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017

    The City of Montréal has announced construction of secure bike lanes under 37 overpasses, a nearly $14M project that is scheduled to be completed in June 2018. Demix Construction will perform the work.
    Decathlon, a French sports equipment retailer, will open a store at the Mail Champlain shopping mall in Brossard next spring
    A.T.L.A.S. Aéronautik, a Granby-based company, is investing $1M to acquire new specialized gear-cutting equipment that will significantly increase the company's productivity and its ability to manufacture complex parts
    The Government of Quebec has announced financial assistance of over $17M to expand La Voie secondary school in Montréal
    The Government of Quebec is investing $19M to build a specialized school for students with disabilities or students with learning or adjustment difficulties in Châteauguay
    The City of Val-d'Or is investing $500,000 to renovate and redevelop its infrastructure, including the youth centre and the public library
    UberEATS, a meal delivery company, has begun operating in Laval
    The Coeurs-Vaillants school in Contrecoeur and the Ludger-Duvernay school in Verchères will be expanded at the cost of $10.7M, and another $10.9M school will be built in Mont-Saint-Hilaire, following financial assistance from the Government of Quebec
    Groupe LVB has begun construction on a private seniors' home on the site of an old Marist Brothers property in Château-Richer. Some 50 jobs will be created, and the home is scheduled to open at the end of summer 2018.
    Le Groupe Maurice will build a new $43M residence complex for retirees in Lévis. Work will begin in the next few days, and the first units are scheduled to be delivered in summer 2019.
    Reboitech, a Saguenay-based company, was awarded a $2M contract by Hydro-Québec. The work will keep some 40 workers employed until October 24. The company is still seeking employees to fulfill several contracts throughout the province.
    HGregoire has announced the opening of two new Nissan dealerships in Laval, which represents a $50M investment
    The governments of Quebec and Canada are investing $5.4M to modernize the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles. These funds will enable students to complete the necessary training to better prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.
    The City of Dégelis has awarded a contract of close to $1M to Excavations Bourgoin & Dickner to upgrade the municipal campground's wastewater treatment system. Work will take place between October and November 2017.
    Hydro-Québec is investing $41M in Saint-Tite to replace the Bourdais substation and its two power lines. Work is scheduled to begin in spring 2018 and will last until May 2021.
    On August 11, the Louis Garneau company eliminated 13 jobs in the manufacturing portion of its plant in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. However, the company is undergoing hiring processes for IT and web marketing positions.
    The CIUSSS de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec is seeking 24 candidates for an accelerated training program for orderlies. Students will receive a job during training, a $3,200 scholarship, and a guaranteed job upon course completion.
    CAE, the Montréal-based flight simulator manufacturer and training specialist, has announced the acquisition of the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence (AACE) from its joint venture AirAsia for $125M
    Benny&Co is investing over $1M to build a restaurant in Prévost. The new location, which is scheduled to open in fall 2017, should lead to the creation of 25 new jobs.
    Aubainerie has just opened a new store in Boisbriand, which led to the creation of 30 new jobs
    Burger King is investing over $1.5M to build a new restaurant in Sherbrooke. The new location, which is scheduled to open in November 2017, should lead to the creation of 50 new jobs.
    Terre à Tabac, a wine bistro in Joliette, will permanently close on September 2, 2017
    The Domtar plant in Windsor inaugurated its new generator set, following a $36M investment
  • Week of Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2017

    A Marshalls-HomeSense superstore is opening in Les Avenues Vaudreuil shopping centre in time for the new school year
    Brasserie Dunham is investing $2.5M in acquiring equipment to increase its production capacity
    Plastube Inc., a flexible plastic tube manufacturer in Granby, is investing $9M in acquiring a print line and automating its operations to enhance its competitiveness
    Buffet des Continents, a restaurant offering many dishes from all over the world, is opening in Brossard
    The Kitci Amik Regional Adult Education Center (RAEC) in Lac-Simon is opening a pavilion in Val d'Or to provide urban Indigenous peoples with the opportunity to complete their secondary education
    The Indigenous community in Lac-Simon is looking for teachers for the upcoming school year. There are three primary-level positions and one secondary-level position available.
    The Government of Quebec announced a $5M investment over three years in Kuujjuaq to finance a thermal waste-to-energy processing system then the construction of a hydroponic greenhouse
    The Government of Quebec is investing $4.8M in Quebec Iron Ore's Bloom Lake Mine energy efficiency project, which will limit trucking operations
    LEDVANCE, a Drummondville-based fluorescent lamp manufacturer, will lay off 30 employees by the fall in response to a decrease in product use
    Canam Group Inc. is still looking for new employees for its Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce plant
    Resolute Forest Products could restart machine number 9 in its Alma paper mill this fall, which would create about 30 jobs
    The Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club announced the opening of its new sports restaurant, one of the largest in the country, 1909 Taverne Moderne in October. A second location will open in Laval later this fall.
    The Société de transport de Montréal announced the construction of a new transportation centre in Montréal, which will replace the current centre on Bellechasse Street in 2022. This project has an estimated value of $254M.
    La Fromagerie Atwater located in the Lachine Market is closing, affecting about 20 jobs
    Hibernum, a mobile video game studio, is laying off about 100 people in Montréal
    The City of Montréal announced the awarding of a $17.5M contract to upgrade the McTavish reservoir and pumping station so that it can undergo a complete modernization in 2019
    DevMcGill and its partner TGTA have announced the beginning of the fifth and final phase of the Ateliers Castelnau residential project in Montréal for fall 2017
    The Association régionale de soccer de la Mauricie (ARSM) is experiencing a significant shortage of referees and officials on its fields. This need seems to have existed for about two years.
    Revenu Québec is opening up 30 new jobs at its Chandler call centre. These information technician jobs will be added to the current 90 positions.
    The City of Montréal has awarded EBC Inc. a contract to start building a retention pond in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Saint-Laurent neighbourhoods, a nearly $40M project
    Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc. closed its krill oil production plant in Sherbrooke, leading to the loss of 50 jobs
    The chain store Ardène has opened a new location in Saint-Jérôme
    Groupe Carrier is investing $8M in gathering its three stores¿Carrier BMW Estrie, Carrier Harley Davidson, and Performance NC¿under one roof along Highway 10, near exit 123
    Immeubles Must Urbain announced the construction of a new 48-unit housing project in Sherbrooke at a cost of $5.5M. The first phase of 18 units is expected to be completed in January 2018, and the second phase of 30 units, the following year.
    The Government of Quebec announced an $84M investment over 15 years in Wales Home in the Canton de Cleveland. In total, 84 beds will be available for its nursing home and long-term care facility.
  • Week of Aug 07 - Aug 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Government of Quebec announced a $65M investment to hire 1,150 workers in the province's long-term care facilities. Nurses, nursing assistants and orderlies are being sought.
    Ferme St-Zotique is investing $8M to double its land by spring 2017 and purchase equipment to grade 3 million eggs per day, generating 20 new jobs
    The Lumenpulse Group is continuing its expansion by building its future head office in Longueuil, which will lead to the hiring of 300 workers by fall 2017
    The Government of Quebec announced $30M in funding to enhance services in the province's day care centres in 2016/2017
    Surplus RD, a furniture and mattress liquidation company, announced the opening of its Montréal location and the hiring of about 10 workers
    The City of Laval announced a $10.7M project to construct a new visitor's centre in Rivière-des-Mille-Îles Park
    The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) announced the awarding of a $311M contract to Bombardier Transportation to maintain and operate the AMT rail fleet in Montréal until 2019
    Cogir Real Estate and the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ announced a mixed-use real estate development project worth an estimated $200M that will include a 200-room hotel, 335 dwellings, 140 condos and commercial and office space, creating 1,700 jobs
    Canmec in Saguenay plans to lay off some 50 workers because certain contracts are ending
    Charl-Pol, a company in the La Baie borough of Saguenay, will close its plant indefinitely at the end of January. The closure affects some 40 workers.
    VAB Solutions is investing $3M to relocate its facilities to Lévis. The investment will enable it to double its production capacity and make room for its new range of sawing and planing products.
    The Proco plant in La Baie is laying off 45 workers. The company's general manager says that the termination of two large contracts for manufacturing carpentry components for the future Champlain Bridge prompted management to proceed with the layoffs.
    Shaker Cuisine & Mixologie will invest $750,000 to open a restaurant in Rivière-du-Loup, creating close to 40 jobs. Construction will begin in mid-December, and the grand opening is scheduled for spring 2017.
    David's Tea and Giant Tiger will create numerous jobs in the Centre commercial Rivière-du-Loup starting in 2017. Construction for David's Tea will start in early 2017.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-Saint-Laurent will welcome 17 new general practitioners in the next few months, 10 of whom will work in the Matanie and Matapédia RCMs, as well as 8 specialists
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie will welcome 14 new general practioners and 3 specialists in 2017
    LM Wind Power is in the process of hiring and is seeking employees to support the development of its Gaspé plant. The wind turbine blade manufacturer has hired some 100 workers since August and currently has 300 employees.
    In fall 2017, the Cégep de Trois-Rivières will resume its diploma of college studies program in pulp and paper technology to meet the industry's significant need for skilled labour. The new program will be named "Écodéveloppement et bioproduits."
    Gestion club de golf S.L. declared bankruptcy after only one season; the first meeting of creditors will be on November 30. The new operator of Club de golf de Gentilly was renting the club's facilities, located in Bécancour.
    Hydro-Québec has opened a new substation in Saint-Jérôme, a $40M investment
    ISE Metal has bought Atelier Ferland, located in Barnston West and in Magog. More than 30 jobs will be created.
    Soprema will invest $15.5M to open a new plant in Sherbrooke. Some 50 jobs are expected to be created.
    Restaurant La Boîte à Pizza will open its doors in Sherbrooke on December 1, 2016, creating 15 jobs. The new location will have a seating capacity of 45.
  • Week of Jun 13 - Jun 17, 2016

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

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

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