Job Market Trends and News

Canada

Following labour market events is key to helping job seekers understand where the opportunities (short, medium and long-term) might be in a local community and elsewhere in the country.

The following table offers significant events from past four weeks that may affect the supply and demand in the labour force across Canada. It can prove to be a useful resource to complement your job search and career exploration.

You can explore news items across Canada on this page or refine your search to a specific news event type, sector or region.

Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, third quarter 2017

Canadian businesses reported 468,000 job vacancies in the third quarter, up 62,000 (+15.1%) from the third quarter of 2016. The overall job vacancy rate increased 0.3 percentage points to 2.9% in the quarter.

The job vacancy rate represents the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand; that is, the sum of all occupied and vacant jobs.

Vacancies for permanent positions accounted for 80.2% of all job vacancies in the third quarter, up from 78.5% the same quarter a year earlier.

Year-over-year change in the number of job vacancies
Year-over-year change in the number of job vacancies

This was the fourth consecutive quarter with year-over-year increases in both the number of job vacancies and the job vacancy rate. As in the second quarter of 2017, year-over-year increases in job vacancies were broadly based across the provinces, industrial sectors and occupations.

Compared with the second quarter of 2017, the number of job vacancies (unadjusted for seasonality) in Canada increased by 1.6%, while the job vacancy rate was unchanged, as payroll employment also rose. By comparison, the number of job vacancies declined between the same quarters in 2015 while it had gone up between the same quarters in 2016.

News For Canada
News Title Industry Event Type Province/ Territory
A major partner in Cape Sharp Tidal has pulled out of the turbine power project in the Bay of Fundy, leaving some immediate uncertainty about future developments. Industry officials indicate some optimism that other tidal projects may emerge in the area. Construction Other Type of Event NS
According to town officials, some local workers are assisting in Matador Mining¿s assessment of the Cape Ray area near Port aux Basques as a site for a potential gold mine Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event NL
Construction began in July 2018 on a $25M shopping centre in Paradise. The first stores are expected to open in the spring of 2019, and once fully occupied it will include several well-known chains and likely about 400 to 500 full and part-time jobs. Retail Trade Job Creation NL
Ocean Choice International is currently hiring additional workers for its fish plant in Fortune, where the processing of redfish and other species is expected to run until late 2018 Manufacturing Job Creation NL
After several delays, Cabela's will open Bass Pro Shops Outpost in Dartmouth Crossing in the fall of 2018. The retailer of fishing, hunting and other outdoor gear will employ about 145 workers in the store. Retail Trade Job Creation NS
Atlantic Gold would like to open Fifteen Mile Stream, a mine near Sheet Harbour, by 2021. It would operate for six years and employ 200 people. The company currently operates the nearby Touquoy mine, and is also considering other sites in the area. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation NS
Caseworkers at the Community Justice Society, the contracted organization that carries out Nova Scotia's restorative justice program, went on strike in July 2018 to seek higher wages Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Other Type of Event NS
The Tare Shop, a coffee shop and bulk store, is expected to open in the early fall of 2018 in north end Halifax Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event NS
According to the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, some blueberry, apple and Christmas tree farmers are hiring fewer or no labourers in 2018 due to poor crop yields caused by the late spring frosts Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event NS
Anaconda Mining has submitted plans for approval for a mine near Goldboro which would begin in 2020, produce gold for nine years, and create up to 200 jobs. It would start as an open-pit mine before becoming an underground operation after three years. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation NS
Mastermind Toys is expected to open a store in Grand Lake Crossing in Sydney in the fall of 2018. It would be third location in Nova Scotia for the children's toy and book retail chain. Retail Trade Job Creation NS
The federal and provincial governments, the City of Moncton and the YMCA of Greater Moncton are spending a total of $17M to create a YMCA in Moncton. Construction of the new centre, which will measure 35,000 sq ft, will begin in spring 2019. Construction Other Type of Event NB
Hemp cultivation is upsurging in New Brunswick. The plant may benefit from the upcoming legalization of its cousin¿cannabis¿and see an increase in its demand. Industrial Hemp Cooperation Ltd. is preparing to expand its production. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event NB
Northern Energy Solutions Ltd. revealed their plans for a proposed pellet plant in Miramichi. Once it gets approved for an industrial permit, the company would start construction. The facility would directly employ 60 staff and another 70 indirectly. Manufacturing Job Creation NB
The city of Saint John has secured the designation of being a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point, which allows companies to import or export products with tax , duty, and tariff deferrals and/or exemptions. Saint John is the 10th FTZ Point in Canada. Public Administration Other Type of Event NB
Lateetud Inc. is opening a robotics office in Fredericton and could receive $375K in payroll rebates from Opportunities NB, if it creates 30 jobs over the next four years. Positions include software developers, designers, and sales and support staff. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation NB
The New Brunswick government is providing around $50K to help Moncton's Maritime Door and Window with their expansion plans. The company is looking to add six full-time jobs. Manufacturing Job Creation NB
Resson, a Fredericton-based agriculture technology company, is looking to create 31 jobs over the next three years with the help of $375K in payroll rebates from the province. New staff will be needed for software development and research and development. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation NB
Halifax-based Timber Lounge is opening a second location at 19 Orange Lane in Moncton. The 5,000 sq ft facility is set to open on the first of October, with plans to hire 12 to 15 staff. The business will have three lanes and will feature local craft beer. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation NB
The city of Saint John issued a $368K contract to Galbraith Construction to demolish two Coast Guard buildings on the Saint John waterfront. The site is being cleared for the proposed $60M construction of the New Brunswick Museum's exhibition centre. Construction Other Type of Event NB
The New Brunswick government contributed $10M to Build Ventures, a Halifax-based venture capital fund. It is designed to provide early-stage capital to New Brunswick companies involved in growth areas like IT, clean technology, and life sciences. Finance and Insurance Other Type of Event NB
The Furnace Room, a new 200-seat craft beer bar, opened mid-July on Robinson Street in Moncton. Open daily from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m, the bar serves up a selection of local and regional craft beers. The bar has already hired six to eight people. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation NB
Cavendish Farms will close its fresh produce packaging facility in O'Leary, P.E.I. by the end of the year. The company claims that a shortage of P.E.I. potatoes was the reason for the closure. Forty employees will be affected, but some could be re-hired. Manufacturing Layoff PE
The Red Maple Hibachi Grill restaurant opened in July at Ocean View Resort and Golf in Summerside.The head chef states that hibachi is a very specialized skill and that the plan is to train others in that style of cooking as they grow. Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event PE
The City of North Vancouver is spending $237M to replace the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre. The new facility will include a swimming pool, ice sheets, gymnasium, youth and daycare centres, a seniors centre and 80 social housing units. Construction Job Creation BC
Vancouver Island blueberry farmers are experiencing difficultly finding enough recreational and professional pickers to harvest the crop this summer. Excessive heat has caused the berries to ripen earlier, while creating uncomfortable working conditions. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation BC
The Government of BC is seeking individuals with experience in customer service and knowledge of cannabis for positions at its first cannabis store in Kamloops. The store is scheduled to open on October 17th. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation BC
The Uchucklesaht First Nation of Vancouver Island has launched an artisan bottled water business to sell Thunderbird Spirit Water to high-end establishments. Additional jobs are expected at a new bottling facility that is planned for Port Alberni. Manufacturing Job Creation BC
Walmart Canada is building a $175M grocery facility in Surrey. The facility will employ up to 200 long-term workers when it opens in 2022, while 300 construction and engineering jobs will be created when the project begins in early 2021. Retail Trade Job Creation BC
The Province is partnering with the City of Powell River to build 40 self-contained modular housing units with funding from the Building BC: Rapid Response to Homelessness program. Construction will begin in this fall and should be completed by spring 2019. Construction Job Creation BC
The Governments of BC, the Washington and Oregon Department of Transportation, and Microsoft are proceeding with a $15M business-case study for a high-speed rail through the Cascadia Innovation Corridor linking Vancouver, Seattle and Portland Construction Other Type of Event BC
BC Ferries is seeking interest from shipyards for the construction of five new ferries, with delivery dates in 2020 and 2021. The new ferries would replace three older vessels and improve the frequency and capacity on some of the company's routes. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Other Type of Event BC
The Comox Valley Regional District has awarded Vancouver Island's Knappett Projects Inc. a $10.3M contract to build a regional office building. Construction is scheduled to begin by fall 2018. Construction Job Creation BC
The Government of BC is providing over $5.3M in grants to 23 regional airports to undertake safety and infrastructure improvements that will enhance the travel experience for passengers Construction Job Creation BC
A Community Benefit Agreement for the upcoming Pattullo Bridge replacement project prioritizes the hiring of qualified local workers and aims to increase the ratio of apprentices, women and Indigenous workers. Construction is set to begin in 2019. Construction Other Type of Event BC
The City of Prince Rupert has awarded a $3M contract to Broadwater Industries to expand the west berm at the city's landfill. The expansion will extend the capacity of the landfill five additional years. Construction Job Creation BC
The City of Surrey is spending $2.2M to construct a road through the fairgrounds to the future location of the Cloverdale Sports & Ice Complex. The work is scheduled to start in September 2018 and be completed by March 2019. Construction Job Creation BC
The City of Surrey has approved a $360M traffic Congestion Relief Strategy that will upgrade road networks over the next five years Construction Job Creation BC
Pembina Pipeline Corporation is starting work on its propane export facility on Watson Island in Prince Rupert. The facility will employ between 150 and 200 people for the construction phase and 20 to 30 permanent, full-time employees once operational. Construction Job Creation BC
Tybo Contracting Ltd. is working on a $15.38M project to expand the Aldergrove Border Crossing to the US. Work on the project is expected to wrap up in the fall of 2019. Construction Job Creation BC
Western Canada Marine Response Corp. has signed a 25-year lease for land and water in Nanaimo to serve as its main Vancouver Island base. As part of a $150M budget the company expects to have 120 new employees at five new response bases. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation BC
Cameco Corporation is permanently laying off approximately 550 employees at its Key Lake and McArthur River uranium mining sites. An additional 150 people are being laid-off from Cameco's corporate office in Saskatoon. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Layoff SK
Stealth Media, a Saskatoon-based marketing firm, recently closed its doors Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Layoff SK
SaskTel recently launched internet services in the Resort Village of Waskesiu Lake Information and Cultural Industries Other Type of Event SK
The Fred Light Museum in Battleford hosted a grand opening of its new blacksmith shop on July 25, 2018 Manufacturing Job Creation SK
Calgary-based Gear Energy Ltd. acquired Steppe Resources Inc., a private oil and gas company, on July 23, 2018. Steppe's oil production is focused in the Tableland area of southeast Saskatchewan. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event SK
John Deere is planning to rebuild its Rosthern dealership after a fire destroyed the facility in July. The company has set up a temporary sales office in the area and staff are working with nearby facilities to sell equipment. Retail Trade Job Creation SK
Northern Resource Trucking has been affected by Cameco Corp.'s decision to permanently lay off employees at the McArthur River and Key Lake mines. About 80% of the company's business is transporting chemicals and supplies to and from Cameco's mines. Transportation and Warehousing Layoff SK
The federal and territorial governments announced an agreement to provide more than $30M in joint funding to support health care services and health care innovation initiatives in Yukon Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event YT
The Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan are spending $6.7M to build more than 53 affordable housing units in seven communities across the province Construction Job Creation SK
The federal government is granting $304,950 to the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan, and $255,844 to the Prince Albert Métis Women Association Inc. for projects aimed at strengthening the economic security and prosperity of Indigenous women Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation SK
SaskTel has launched internet with download speed of up to 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) in seven rural communities in Saskatchewan. SaskTel plans to invest $301M in capital across the province in 2018-2019. Information and Cultural Industries Other Type of Event SK
The Yukon Environmental and Socio Economic Assessment Board has recommended a proposal to carry out a diamond drilling exploration program in the Red Ridge area of Mount Lorne Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event YT
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert campuses are reopening their gyms and fitness centres on August 8, 2018 Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation SK
The Government of Yukon has approved rezoning of the Takhini hot springs condo site. Construction of the 20 condos could begin as early as this October. Construction Job Creation YT
Whitehorse city council members will vote on zoning for the 6th and 7th stage of the Whistle Bend neighbourhood, which includes about 14.5 hectares of land. Construction is currently taking place on the 3rd and 4th phases. Construction Job Creation YT
Nutrien Ltd. will be laying off 80 employees from its Vanscoy potash mine near Saskatoon in the fourth quarter of 2018. The company states that it will provide severance packages and transition programs for the affected employees. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Layoff SK
RCMP in Nunavut are actively encouraging more Inuit individuals to consider a career in law enforcement. Local efforts have included the creation of two new Inuit Officer positions and a number of new Inuit youth training initiatives. Public Administration Job Creation NU
The Canadian coast guard has officially opened an inshore rescue boat station in Rankin Inlet. The station is run by Indigenous post-secondary students from the Arctic as part of a federal program to give work experience to northern students. Public Administration Other Type of Event NU
The Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce is offering a scholarship of $1500 to a business student in Yellowknife who has plans to work in the Northwest Territories upon graduation. Deadline to apply is August 8th of this year. Other Services (except Public Administration) Other Type of Event NT
The Government of Northwest Territories will release their plans to implement carbon pricing on September 1 N/A Other Type of Event NT
The federal government is providing $200,000 to the Native Women's Association of Northwest Territories and $262,982 to the Gwich'in Tribal Council for projects aimed at improving the economic well-being of Indigenous women Public Administration Other Type of Event NU
This August, Uber will launch its food delivery service, Uber Eats, in Winnipeg Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation MB
On July 27, Leopold's Tavern, a bar and a restaurant chain, opened a new location in Winnipeg Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation MB
On July 28, the Ponton Service Station located near Thompson was destroyed by fire. The station employed fourteen people and housed a store, hotel, and gas bar. Retail Trade Layoff MB
On July 30, East Side Mario's restaurant opened its first Manitoba location in Brandon Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation MB
The Province is providing a multi-million dollar upgrade to the Bethesda Regional Health Centre in Steinbach. The upgrades include improvements to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and are expected to be fully operational by 2020. Construction Job Creation MB
Career Connections has launched a new vocational development program in Brandon. The program is offering hands-on training to individuals with intellectual disabilities to prepare them for future employment. Educational Services Other Type of Event MB
The rural municipalities of Souris-Glenwood, Killarney-Turtle Mountain, Glenboro-South Cypress, Prairie Lakes, Cornwallis, Whitehead, and Argyle will receive $177,405 in funding through various community development programs. The funding will support fifteen community projects. Construction Job Creation MB
The Medicine Hat Regional Hospital has opened a new wing that provides 40 new outpatient treatment spaces, a renal program and expansions to the day surgery and neonatal intensive care areas Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation AB
A new craft brewery, 948 Brewing, has opened in Airdrie. The company is working towards opening a storefront in the city. Manufacturing Job Creation AB
Edmonton International Airport is testing an autonomous ATV for security perimeter patrols. The airport authority expects that an expanded fleet of vehicles would create new maintenance and installation jobs. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation AB
Chandos Construction has started work on the Killam Long Term Care expansion project in Killam, 70 kms southeast of Camrose. The work, which includes new construction and renovation of the existing long term care area, is expected to be complete in 20 months. Construction Job Creation AB
Construction has started on the new Trans Mountain Acheson Stockpile Site, about 30 km southwest of Edmonton, in cooperation with the Enoch Cree Nation. The stockpile yard is expected to bring $6M and 30 jobs to Enoch. Construction Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta will be providing $3.5M to ITU World Triathlon Series Edmonton to support hosting the 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final. The five-day event is expected to generate about $44.5M in economic activity for the region. N/A Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta is providing $566,000 to the Calgary Counselling Centre to expand mental health services in the city and surrounding areas. The centre plans to hire eight more social workers. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation AB
Foliot Furniture, a hotel and student residence furniture manufacturer, is building a second facility in Mirabel. This new melamine panel plant should be up and running by late fall. Construction Job Creation QC
The Government of Quebec is allocating a total of $4.6M to three Quebec universities to create a multidisciplinary expertise hub in the sustainable management of Lake Saint-Pierre Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Other Type of Event QC
Berso, a store specializing in various baby and maternity products, is investing $2.5M to open on the South Shore of Montréal. The company plans to hire about 20 employees for its spring opening. Construction Job Creation QC
Construction will soon start on a residence with 24 social housing units for seniors in Saint-Donat. The project's funds, which are over $5.9M, come from the federal and provincial governments and other financial sources. Construction Other Type of Event QC
The Government of Quebec is granting more than $102,000 to Les Serres Sagami in Sainte-Sophie to train 236 employees to work in its new organic farming complex. The company will invest more than $306,000 in the project. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation QC
The Centre for Probe Development and Commercialization at McMaster University received $10.5M in funding from the Government of Canada to develop and manufacture radiopharmaceuticals, creating up to 200 jobs in Hamilton Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation ON
A $3.3M Government of Canada investment was matched by the Greater London Airport Authority for infrastructure upgrades at the London International Airport. The project is expected to create about 65 jobs during construction. Construction Job Creation ON
Miele opened a 2,200-sq.-ft. retail space in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre Retail Trade Job Creation ON
The Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute will hire four new staff members to administer an Anishinabek education support program launching this fall on Manitoulin Island Educational Services Job Creation ON
Canada Economic Development, a federal organization, is granting $10M in interest-free loans to several companies in Abitibi-Témiscamingue N/A Other Type of Event QC
The City of Petawawa is struggling with a doctor shortage. Currently there are seven doctors on staff at the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Clinic and there is funding for an additional doctor Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation ON
The federal and provincial governments are allotting close to $20M to Uniboard Canada, an engineered wood product manufacturer in Val-d'Or, to modernize its plant, a project worth $38.5M Manufacturing Other Type of Event QC
STIM in Sherbrooke provides technical industrial maintenance services. Thanks to funding from the provincial government, a workforce and training plan will be implemented and 67 employees will be hired to join the existing 180. Other Services (except Public Administration) Job Creation QC
The City of Peterborough announced the sale of electricity distribution company, Peterborough Distribution Inc., to Hydro One Limited for $105M Utilities Job Creation ON
Kuhkenah Network (K-Net) and the Western James Bay Telecom Network will receive $6.6M and $441K, respectively, from the Government of Canada to provide new or improved high-speed Internet services to Northern Ontario Information and Cultural Industries Job Creation ON
Some restaurateurs and storekeepers in the Bonaventure RCM must close because they are unable to find the workforce required to operate their businesses N/A Layoff QC
Rodeo FX, a film special effects company, has announced it will expand its Québec City office and create 25 new jobs by 2021. The list of vacant jobs is available on the company's website. Information and Cultural Industries Job Creation QC
F. Ménard, a pork processing company in the Municipality of Ange-Gardien, will invest $4.5M in expanding its slaughterhouse. A second work shift will be added and hiring will take place once work is completed. Manufacturing Other Type of Event QC
Gordon Food Service in Boucherville announced, with the Government of Quebec, an investment of $51M to improve and expand its facilities. This project should create 35 jobs. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation QC
Bromont, montagne d'expériences, with the Government of Quebec, will invest $76M in the second phase of modernizing and developing its facilities. This project includes building 200 accommodation units. Construction Other Type of Event QC
The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) will open a location in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in October and is looking for full-time and part-time employees to provide service seven days a week Retail Trade Job Creation QC
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is amalgamating with the Physician Recruitment Agency of Saskatchewan in an effort to improve services and address physician needs around the province more efficiently Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event SK
According to Statistics Canada, the number of people receiving Employment Insurance benefits in Saskatchewan dropped 1.7% in May 2018 compared to the previous month Public Administration Other Type of Event SK
The Sutherland Hotel in Saskatoon will be closing its doors on October 30, 2018. The hotel has been acquired by Rayner Agencies Ltd., which plans to establish an insurance brokering office at the location. Accommodation and Food Services Layoff SK
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research has granted more than $2.4M towards four health research projects at the University of Saskatchewan. The grants will fund a mixture of student and staff positions. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation SK
The University of Saskatchewan is tendering a $4.7M contract to renovate the former Forestry Centre building in Prince Albert for academic use. The renovations are set to begin in June 2019 and are anticipated to be completed by the end of May 2020. Construction Other Type of Event SK
According to Statistics Canada, local tourism to and within Saskatchewan increased by 9.4% between 2016 and 2017 N/A Other Type of Event SK
Cervus Equipment Corporation's John Deere dealership in Rosthern was recently destroyed by fire. An estimated 30 to 40 people are employed at the dealership. Retail Trade Other Type of Event SK
Road crews in Regina will begin a $1.05M road rehabilitation project on Victoria Avenue at the end of July. The project is scheduled to take 10 weeks to complete. Construction Other Type of Event SK
Canadian provinces and territories have agreed to double the amount of liquor an individual can bring across provincial borders for personal use. Amendments to liquor legislations and regulations are expected to be made within the next 18 months. Retail Trade Other Type of Event SK
According to the Canadian Bankers Association, 0.79% of residential mortgages in Saskatchewan are in arrears, or overdue by three months or more, as of March 2018. This represents the highest rate of overdue mortgages in Saskatchewan in over two decades. Finance and Insurance Other Type of Event SK
Saskatchewan's Thunderchild First Nation is investing $8M in Calgary-based Westleaf Cannabis Inc. The investment will allow Westleaf to help pay for a new $25M cultivation facility, which will be built on Thunderchild lands near Battleford. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation SK
Sunnyside Dairy, near Martensville, recently became the first dairy farm in Saskatchewan to be allowed to sell milk directly from the farmland. The farm has ordered a coin operated vending machine that will allow customers to buy milk on tap. Retail Trade Other Type of Event SK
The federal government has approved construction of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.'s Whale Tail gold deposit located near the Kivalliq community of Baker Lake. The project remains on schedule to begin production next fall. Construction Job Creation NU
Parks Canada will provide up to $900,000 in funding towards Qikiqtani Inuit Association's new pilot guardian project to support Indigenous peoples to work as equal partners with governments in the protection of land and resources in Arctic Bay Public Administration Other Type of Event NU
Cape Dorset and the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative are working together to create a new community space to showcase Inuit art in Cape Dorset. The Centre is set to open in September. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation NU
The federal and territorial governments are providing $35M in joint funding to be used in improving Iqaluit's waste management system by replacing an existing landfill in the city Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Job Creation NU
Raven Inn Whitehorse Inc. began construction on a new 57-room hotel and condo building situated in downtown Whitehorse. The new hotel is scheduled to open in the second half of 2019. Construction Job Creation YT
The federal and territorial governments are working together to encourage more skilled workers to consider Yukon for employment as a means of advancing economic immigration in the territory N/A Other Type of Event YT
The Yukon government awarded a $3.91M contract to Whitehorse-based, Ketza Construction Corp, in the development of housing first apartments in Whitehorse. Construction is set to begin in the next few weeks and should be completed next year. Construction Job Creation YT
The Government of Yukon is considering an amendment to the Quartz Mining Act that would allow first Nations governments to have greater control over potential staking, prospecting and mining sites across the territory Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event YT
Dominion Diamond Mines and the Union of Northern Workers have reached an agreement to save 150 jobs previously marked for possible layoffs at the Ekati mine located 300 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event NT
De Beers Canada recently entered into a $107M deal to acquire Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. If the purchase is successful, De Beers will take over the Chidliak diamond mining project situated on Baffin Island. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event NU
The Province of Alberta has outlined plans for a new $65M emergency department at Edmonton's Misericordia Community Hospital. Site preparation and demolition work will begin this year, with the four year construction phase commencing spring 2019. Construction Job Creation AB

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