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  • Start date: 2018-04-09, End date: 2018-04-13
    Week of Apr 09 - Apr 13, 2018

    The Government of Quebec has announced the expansion of the Musée d'art contemporain in Montréal. Work on this $44M project should start in summer 2019 and finish in autumn 2021.
    Kintavar Exploration Inc. is receiving $2.5M of funding from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for its Mitchi copper project in Mont-Laurier. A drilling program will begin in the coming months to assess the project's potential.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada and the City de Montréal have announced the extension of the blue metro line, a $3.9B investment. If everything goes according to plan, work will begin in 2020 and finish in 2026.
    Autodrome Saint-Eustache will close at the end of the 2019 season. The Municipality of Saint-Eustache announced it will acquire the land at a cost of $5.3M to build a business park.
    The provincial government has announced a $35M investment for 169 infrastructure projects in schools in the Lanaudière and Laurentides regions. Work will take place during summer 2018.
    Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. in Saint-Michel-des-Saints will complete, by the end of 2018, a feasibility study leading to the establishment of the first open-pit mine in Quebec whose operations will be fully electrified
    The City of Saint-Eustache began construction on a new fire station. Built at a cost of $8.3M, the new structure will be operational as of April 2019.
    Guimond Construction began the construction of a building with a glulam structure, valued at $5.9M, in Saint-Eustache. The office building is expected to be ready in July 2018.
    Via Rail has announced that it awarded a contract to CAD Railway Industries to modernize 25 train cars, a $46M investment. This two-year agreement will create about 100 jobs in Montréal.
    L'Interval, an outdoor cooperative in Sainte-Lucie-des-Laurentides, has added 20 new cabins, a $1.4M investment. This project will ensure about 15 permanent or seasonal jobs are maintained.
    The City of Montréal has announced that it awarded a contract of nearly $60M to Groupe Geyser to rebuild the paddocks of the Gilles-Villeneuve racetrack. Work is expected to begin in July 2018 and will be completed in May 2019.
    Insurance company Manulife announces the launch of its 3D Innovation Hub in Montréal. Its research, exploration, and development laboratory plans to fill about 100 positions in Montréal and across the country.
    Au Chalet en Bois Rond will invest over $3M over the next three years in a major development project. A $1.1M grant was provided by the ministère du Tourisme. This project will create about 10 jobs.
    The KandJu chain will open a new location on Rue Saint-Jean in Québec City in early June. About 10 jobs will be created.
    Gentec just entered into an agreement valued at $75M over the next 15 years with Hydro-Québec. This contract will consolidate over 60 jobs in Québec City in the manufacturing and technical support sector.
    The Marché Blais crab-processing plant in Pabos in Gaspésie was completely destroyed by a fire on April 2, 2018. It will not be rebuilt this year, which leaves 75 employees temporarily without a job.
    The Government of Canada, Les Tourbières Berger Ltée., Cotech/Xmetal, Verbois, and Usinage FR are investing $18M in the RCM of Rivière-du-Loup to launch several modernization and automation projects, which should create 80 jobs
    The Government of Quebec is providing $3.5M to the Grand-Portage regional hospital in the Rivière-du-Loup region to set up a hemodialysis service by the end of November
    Sauvetage Adrénaline will hire a dozen lifeguards to monitor the beaches of Pabos, Pabos-Mills, and Newport in the Gaspésie region. An investment of $45,000 will be required to acquire equipment and build a comfort station.
    The Kraft Heinz distribution centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion will close permanently at the end of 2019, which will lead to the loss of nearly 95 jobs
    Pizzeria Geppetto will open in Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. Some jobs will be created.
    IBM in Bromont is now hiring and wants to recruit about 20 employees
    Parc Safari in Hemmingford, located in Montérégie, will invest $24M in partnership with the Government of Quebec in the next five years to modernize its facilities and add recreational infrastructure
    Bowling alley Coop de Solidarité des quilles just opened in Port-Cartier following an investment of over $450,000
    Go Sport, a sportswear company, will open in Jonquière. A $2M investment should create six new jobs.
    Hydropothicaire, a Gatineau-based company that produces and distributes medical cannabis, has announced the signature of a contract to provide the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ) with 200,000 kg of cannabis over five years
    The newspaper La Gatineau in Maniwaki will close permanently, leading to the loss of several jobs
    Gatineau-based company Les Verres VMIK has announced that it will receive combined financial assistance of $2.5M from the governments of Canada and Quebec for the start-up of its plant and the acquisition of new specialized equipment
    Alma Soudure inc., an Alma-based company, has announced that it was awarded a $1.27M contract by Hydro-Québec to install steel framework for the Poste Saint-Jean transformer station project
    Cegerco, a construction company in Chicoutimi, has announced that it was awarded a $5.9M contract to build Hydro-Québec's Poste Saint-Jean transformer station
    The City of Matane will carry out major renovations on its city hall in 2019 at a cost of $3M
    Retailer Dollarama announces the expansion of its distribution centre in the Town of Mount Royal to continue its growth in the country. Work is expected to last until the end of 2019.
    GPU.ONE, a data-hosting company, announces its project to open a data centre in Baie-Comeau. The planned investment of $25M could create 25 jobs.
    A new CPC location will open in Victoriaville in July 2018. The arrival of this company, which specializes in the sale of family clothing and home accessories, will create about 40 jobs.
  • Start date: 2018-04-02, End date: 2018-04-06
    Week of Apr 02 - Apr 06, 2018

    Under the 2018-2028 Québec Infrastructure Plan, the Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $3.4B over 10 years to repair public infrastructures in the Laurentides region
    The Monville Hotel has announced its opening in downtown Montréal. The 20-storey, 215-room building will offer several services using robotic technologies.
    The Montréal Biodôme is closing until the end of summer 2019 for renovations, which will cost $34M
    Miniso, a Chinese retailer, has announced its expansion in Quebec with the opening of five locations in the Montréal region before the end of summer 2018. The company plans to open 30 stores in two years in Quebec.
    The Government of Quebec has announced $2.5M of financial aid to expand and redevelop Sainte-Julienne's city hall. The Municipality will provide the rest of the funding for a total investment of over $4.2M.
    Ben & Florentine will open a new location in Blainville on April 10, 2018. The restaurant chain plans to open eight other locations in Quebec by the end of the year.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $75M over five years to help the province's food-processing companies optimize their operations
    The Government of Quebec has announced a nearly $2M investment to upgrade the Rosemère arena and the Centre sportif Saint-Antoine in Saint-Jérôme
    Complexe Le M, a mixed project of commercial and office spaces, is currently under construction in Terrebonne. The new building represents an $8.5M investment and is scheduled to be completed at the end of summer 2018.
    Ferme Benoît et Diane Gilbert et Fils Inc., located in Saint-Henri-de-Taillon, just reopened following its reconstruction, which required an investment of nearly $5M
    The Vallée des loupiots corporation in Val-d'Or is looking to hire several child care workers in Vallée-de-l'Or
    The Government of Quebec has announced an over $12.1M investment in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nord-du-Québec regions for seven affordable housing projects
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $55M investment in the Nord-du-Québec road network in the next two years. The ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l'Électrification des transports will open 39 worksites in the region's network, which will create or maintain 324 jobs.
    The Société de transport du Saguenay (STS), in partnership with the Quebec and Canadian governments, will invest nearly $21M in nine projects to improve the STS's services and modernize its facilities and equipment
    Carrefour santé Les Sources will be built in Amos. An $18M investment should create 20 new jobs when the health centre opens, which is expected to be in autumn 2019.
    G2MC inc. will open a new Must Société location in Québec City in May. The company, which is also the tenant of the building, will house other businesses and a restaurant in the same location. Ultimately, about 25 jobs will be created.
    Fromagerie Bergeron will modernize its facilities in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly by 2021. The federal government will contribute $3.9M to the project, which is estimated at $20M and should create about 60 jobs.
    IKEA is planning to open a location in Québec City in late summer or early autumn and is looking for workers. In total, 200 positions still need to be filled. Hiring workshops will take place in the coming weeks.
    The City of Saint-Eustache will begin upgrading its historic and tourist district in the coming weeks. Work will be spread out over a two-year period and will cost an estimated $3M in 2018.
    Via Rail is investing $54M to renovate and upgrade 17 train cars at the Bombardier plant in La Pocatière. The project should allow about 100 jobs to be maintained for two years.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $3.5M in the construction of a new curling centre in Rivière-du-Loup. Work will stretch from September to its opening in October.
    Boiseries Leblanc, a Louiseville-based manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom cabinets, thanked its 20 employees after closing its doors on March 29
    The multi-purpose hall in Caplan is opening April 5 following a $3M investment from the three levels of government to renovate and expand the hall
    The industrial incubator in the city of Cowansville opened its new facilities. This project, which fosters entrepreneurship and stimulates the industrial sector, will help to create over 20 jobs.
    Bridor, a producer of frozen breads and pastries, is investing $88M to modernize its facilities in Boucherville. Nearly 80 jobs will be created in Boucherville by the end of the project, which is expected to be completed at the end of 2018.
    Sherbrooke Innopole has announced that the Recrutement Ti virtual job fair will take place April 25 and 26. Nearly 120 positions will be posted, mainly in the information technology sector.
    Jardin du Mont, a company in the city of Granby specializing in the sale of fresh food products, announced it will close on April 29, 2018, leading to the loss of 23 jobs
    Rio Tinto Fer et Titane in Sorel-Tracy invested $43M to repair a furnace and modernize its facilities
    Groupe Germain's ALT+ hotel was inaugurated April 3, 2018, in Brossard in Quartier DIX30. The opening of the 168-room complex created some jobs.
    The Estuaire real estate project in the Pointe-aux-Trembles borough of Montréal is welcoming its first residents of phases 1 and 2. Once completed, this project's value will be an estimated $60M, and it will include 222 units over four phases.
    The Government of Quebec will invest $65M over two years to modernize the airports in the following regions: Nord-du-Québec, Côte-Nord, Chaudière-Appalaches, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Start date: 2018-03-26, End date: 2018-03-30
    Week of Mar 26 - Mar 30, 2018

    The Government of Quebec is granting $285,000 in financial support to 45 Degrés Nord in Saint-Calixte to improve the quality of its customer experience. This project's completion amounts to $475,000 worth of investments.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a new phase of construction on Technopôle Angus in Montréal, a $20M investment. Work is expected to start in spring 2018.
    The City of Montréal announced that repair work has started on vélorue, a bike road in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough. This project is valued at $24.6M and will be completed around fall 2019.
    ADF Group inc. is temporarily laying off 50 employees at its Terrebonne facilities. This move follows the rejection of three bids submitted by the Group for major projects in the United States.
    SOPREMA, a sealant manufacturer for construction and civil engineering work, is looking for 10 employees for its Sherbrooke facilities. The plant is expected to open in May 2018.
    The City of Saint-Eustache has started construction on a new fire station. This project requires an $8.3M investment and will be finished in April 2019.
    United Parcel Service (UPS), a postal company, has announced a Canadian expansion project, which requires a $500M investment and the creation of 1,000 jobs. In Montréal, the company will expand and modernize its distribution centre for $125M.
    A $2.3M investment from all three levels of government is facilitating the renovation and redevelopment of the Indigenous community centre beside Lake Saint-Louis in Haute-Mauricie. In total, 29 part-time jobs will be created.
    The Government of Quebec, through the Fonds d'appui au rayonnement des régions, has announced $2.6M in financial support to complete 33 structural projects in the Laurentides region. A total of $520,000, taken on by the region's RCMs, is being added to this amount.
    The provincial government is investing $2.8M in extending the water system along Highway 55 in the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès sector in Mauricie. These facilities will help preserve the quality of drinking water wells.
    The Government of Quebec and the City of Trois-Rivières are investing $4.2M in rebuilding 33 social housing units in the Adélard-Dugré complex. Once this project is finished, 109 neighbourhood units will have been rebuilt.
    The Government of Quebec is investing nearly $1M in building 12 new affordable housing units in Petit-Cap in Gaspésie. The project's total cost is estimated at $2.3M.
    The Government of Quebec is investing nearly $1.3M in building 10 new affordable housing units in Grande-Vallée in Gaspésie. The project's total cost is estimated at $2.2M.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $16M investment in the Bas-Saint-Laurent college network to carry out several projects, including creating the province's first regional higher education hub
    Stageline's founder is choosing to sell their L'Assomption company to employees rather than American corporations. Executives integrating into share ownership will ensure this Quebec company's continuation.
    Groupe Rémabec is opening a subsidiary named Fabréma in parc industriel no. 2 in Saint-Raymond. The company will soon begin operations and has already opened seven jobs (assembler, labourer, industrial painter, mechanical engineering technician, etc.).
    Boréalis, a company specializing in information technology, has just opened an office in Québec City. The company expects to create about 20 jobs in the next two years.
    Commissionnaires du Québec must recruit over 500 agents for the G7 Summit, which will take place on June 8 and 9 in La Malbaie. Information is available on the firm's website.
    René Matériaux Composites Ltée is investing $10.5M in modernizing its Sainte-Clotilde plant, $3.5M of which comes from an interest-free loan from the Government of Quebec. This investment will create close to 40 jobs.
    Nutriart inc. in Québec City is investing $10M in an expansion project. A new production line will be added, and the company will modernize its equipment.
    A new convenience store will open in Saint-Charles (Bellechasse). Construction is set to start over the next few days, and the business should be open by the end of May. About 10 jobs will be created.
    Ronam Constructions Inc. has just won a $24.2M contract to build an aquatic centre in Saint-Nicolas. Work is to begin mid-April and finish mid-June 2019.
    The Government of Quebec will invest over $206M in the Estrie region's road network over the next two years. These investments will help complete 115 projects and create or maintain 1,315 jobs.
    An equestrian complex will be built in the Gentilly sector of Bécancour. This $11M joint investment will create 30 jobs. Work is expected to finish in October 2018.
    Kenworth Maska, a heavy equipment repair and maintenance specialist and dealership, opened in Sherbrooke. This nearly $3M project created about 20 jobs.
    Marshalls and HomeSense opened a 36,000 sq. ft. establishment in Gatineau, which created several jobs
    La Cage - Brasserie Sportive in Val-d'Or has just reopened following a $625,000 investment, which created 10 jobs
    The Government of Quebec has announced the opening of a new fire station in La Doré. A $1.4M joint investment with the Municipality was necessary for its construction.
    Maison en Gros, a furniture and decor chain store, will open a location in Jonquière. Its opening is scheduled for spring 2018.
    Alcoa, an aluminum smelter in Baie-Comeau, has hired 25 new casual employees
    Alma Soudure Inc., a company specializing in mechanically-welded products in Saint-Bruno, has invested nearly $2.4M in modernizing its equipment
    La Coop des Deux-Rives in Normandin has announced its merger with Nutrinor, a cooperative in Saint-Bruno. This new entity will be named Nutrinor cooperatives.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $280M over five years to Société ferroviaire et portuaire (SFP) Pointe-Noire in Sept-Îles. In 2018, $30M of this funding will be invested.
    A. Vincent, a store established in downtown Joliette since 1926, will close in spring 2018. Serrurier Vincent, a company with the same owners in the space next door, will stay open.
    The Hydro-Québec Research Institute and the Government of Quebec has announced the opening of a centre of excellence in transportation electrification and energy storage in Varennes. This project enables the creation of 70 jobs.
  • Start date: 2018-03-19, End date: 2018-03-23
    Week of Mar 19 - Mar 23, 2018

    The Government of Quebec is investing $14M in conserving Lake Saint-Pierre by encouraging water conservation initiatives and allowing research to be conducted on the impact of agriculture and on adaptability
    Urgences-santé is planning to hire 200 paramedics to serve the Montréal and Laval area with the impending arrival of 10 new vehicles
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of nearly $174M in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region's road infrastructure over the next two years. In total, 167 projects will be completed, which will create or maintain 1,080 jobs.
    RécréOFUN, a family entertainment center, will open in Chicoutimi in November 2018. This $5M investment should create 30 jobs.
    La Mauricie National Park will close the Saint-Jean-des-Piles sector to visitors to carry out major infrastructure work, particularly refurbishing the Parkway, its pavilions, and numerous culverts
    The City of Shawinigan has announced $8.5M worth of investments for 2018 in various construction, housing development, and water and sewer system upgrade projects
    The Municipality of Rivière-du-Loup is increasing the budget for renovation work on the building housing the fire station and a Sûreté du Québec detachment, going from $5.4M to $7.9M to ensure all necessary work is completed
    Hardy Filtration, an air filtration equipment manufacturer in Trois-Rivières, will invest $2.4M, with the help of the federal government, in automating its production
    Aspasie, a display manufacturer in Trois-Rivières, has announced a $2M investment, with the help of the federal government, to acquire new equipment and promote the export of its products
    Captel, a steel structure manufacturer in Trois-Rivières, has announced a $1.9M investment with the help of the federal government, to acquire new equipment and renovate its facilities
    The Government of Quebec is investing nearly $950,000 in Bellemare Abrasifs et Minéraux in Trois-Rivières so it can acquire new equipment for drying and producing crushed glass
    TechnoSolutions CL, a company that specializes in personalized online order services in Trois-Rivières, is investing $350,000 and should hire 15 employees by the end of the year following the effective functioning of its operations
    In fall 2018, Ricardo Boutique + Café will open in the Galeries de la Capitale. This nearly $2M investment will create about 60 jobs.
    Pharmetics, a private label nutritional product and medication manufacturer in Laval, has gone bankrupt, leading to the loss of about 100 jobs
    Marché Richelieu in Saint-Alexandre de Kamouraska is investing $1.4M in renovating and redesigning the supermarket, which will offer hundreds of new products in a modern setting. Three jobs will be created.
    Chartwell Retirement Residences has announced that construction work on a residence for partially independent retirees has started in Greenfield Park. This $83.1M facility will create about 50 jobs once opened in fall 2019.
    The City of Terrebonne will invest $4M in improving the sports infrastructure in its municipal parks in 2018. Most work will begin in August 2018.
    Nordikeau, a water management company in Joliette, has acquired Écol'eau in Bas-Saint-Laurent. Nordikeau aims to increase its presence in eastern Quebec with this transaction by establishing a reputable technical team.
    The Government of Quebec is completing funding for a 30-senior-housing-unit project. This nearly $6M project could start as early as this summer in Chandler in Gaspésie.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $1.3M in building 12 new affordable housing units in Fatima in Îles-de-la-Madeleine. This project's total cost is estimated at $2.3M.
  • Start date: 2018-03-12, End date: 2018-03-16
    Week of Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2018

    A new Mode Choc boutique is opening in Sainte-Thérèse, generating many new full-time and part-time jobs in the family-owned business that already has more than 500 employees across Quebec
    The Government of Quebec will invest nearly $133M in the road network of the Lanaudière region over the next two years. In total, the Ministère des Transports will carry out 74 projects on the region's network, which will create or maintain 861 jobs.
    The Bridgestone plant in Joliette is increasing its recruitment efforts to ensure its growth and will be hiring more than 200 people over the next three years to replace retiring employees
    Station Mont-Tremblant has announced an investment of $17M in improvements to its ski and reception infrastructure for the next season.
    The Government of Quebec will invest over $149M in the road network of the Laurentides region over the next two years. The Ministère des Transports will carry out 112 projects on the region's network, which will create or maintain 957 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced that it is investing more than $60M over two years to improve the Laval road network. Ten projects will be carried out, creating or maintaining 385 jobs.
    The municipal parking facility for the Trois-Rivières city hall has been renovated at a cost of $4M to repair the concrete slabs and electrical system. City hall and the adjacent library will remain closed until September.
    The Maison des Trois Colombes, a palliative care residence in Shawinigan, will open in April following an investment of close to $1M
    The Government of Quebec is investing $2.7M to upgrade the Centre de recherche sur les biotechnologies marines (CRBM) in Bas-Saint-Laurent. The marine biotechnology laboratory will then be in a better position to support private sector innovation.
    Pohénégamook Santé Plein Air 2.0 is launching a $2.7M project over four years to increase the availability of camping sites by adding 75 unserviced sites in 2018, which will require the hiring of 2 to 3 full-time workers and 15 temporary workers
    Premier Tech, a company specializing in horticultural and agricultural products, is looking to fill 80 positions in Rivière-du-Loup, including biologists, a chiropractor, accountants, engineers, machinery operators and a herbal therapist
    Jive Communications, an American company specializing in the management of institutional telephones that recently opened in Rimouski, is looking for about 10 programmers
    The owners of Chez Pineault in Baie-Saint-Paul will be opening a second restaurant in May 2018. About 10 new jobs will be created in the high season.
    The 14th edition of the Rendez-vous emploi Beauport job fair will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018, in Québec City. Some 50 employers and organizations will be on site with many jobs to fill.
    Club Med has launched a search for candidates for its Charlevoix site. The first day of interviews, which will be similar to group auditions, will be held at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi in April.
    The Government of Quebec will invest over $318M in the Chaudière-Appalaches road network over the 2018-2020 period. This investment will see the completion of 218 projects and the creation or maintenance of 2050 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec will invest nearly $422M in the road network of the Capitale-Nationale region over the 2018-2020 period. This investment will cover 135 projects and create or maintain 2738 jobs.
    Structures Saint-Joseph is currently seeking some 15 people, men and women, to fill day labourer positions
    Le Cheval de Jade restaurant in Mont-Tremblant will be closing on April 1, 2018, due to a lack of labour in the food services field and the establishment's difficulties in recruiting qualified personnel
    The Chambre de commerce du Grand Saint-Donat has unveiled its new attraction strategy to revitalize the economy within its jurisdiction. The strategy has four components: Entrepreneur [Entrepreneurs], Immigration [Immigration], Viens vivre chez nous [Live Here], and Tu travailles ici [Working Here].
    The Mékinac RCM and Economic Development Canada are investing $1.7M in developing a rail-highway trans-shipment centre for the Saint-Tite regional industrial park.
    The Town of Yamachiche is investing $4.6M in the Rivière-du-Loup Road sector to install standpipes and connect 127 residences to the sewer system. A second sewer system running to the Olymel plant will be built this summer.
    The Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) announced that it will invest $450M over five years to improve its operational efficiency
    The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has announced it will invest $1.34B in purchasing 963 air-conditioned buses by 2024
    The Rose et Basilic restaurant in Alma is closing. The number of jobs lost is unknown.
    The Government of Quebec announced it is investing more than $187M in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue road network over the next two years. The Ministère des Transports will carry out 69 projects, creating or maintaining 1,152 jobs.
    Marché Adonis recently announced the opening of an establishment in Gatineau. This $8M investment will result in the creation of almost 150 jobs.
    Habanaros Mexican Grill, a fast food chain, will be opening a restaurant in Amos in spring 2018, which should result in the creation of about 10 jobs
    The seafood processing plants in Sept-Îles are short of workers only a few weeks before the start of fishing season. A number of positions are vacant.
    The Commission scolaire de l'Or-et-des-Bois (CSOB) in Val-d'Or is partnering with the Government of Quebec to invest $9.6M in improving energy efficiency in its 23 schools. Work should be carried out over winter 2018-2019.
    Microbrasserie Le Coureur des Bois in Dolbeau-Mistassini recently opened its industrial brewery following an investment of close to $800,000
    The Government of Quebec announced that it is increasing its investment in Quebec's youth centres by $11M annually and adding 63 clinical supervisor positions and 17 liaison officer positions to prevent youth from running away
    Les Brasseurs du Nord microbrewery in Blainville, which markets Boréale beers, will invest $13M to modernize its equipment and ensure its growth. The investment will be made over the next three years.
    The CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec, a health and socials services centre, will be hiring some 100 administrative officers and secretaries during a massive hiring event to be held in its region from March 17 to 25
    The Government of Quebec will invest over $110M in the road network of the Centre-du-Québec region over the next two years. The Ministère des Transports will carry out 103 projects on the region's roads, which will create or maintain 708 jobs.
    Bitfarms, which owns and operates blockchain farms, has announced it will invest $250M to set up operations in Sherbrooke, resulting in the creation of at least 200 jobs
    The Government of Quebec will invest almost $625M in the Montérégie road network over the next two years. This investment will result in the completion of 328 projects and the creation or maintenance of 4097 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced it will invest $5.7M over 2018-2022 in 18 projects in the Montérégie region to ensure the occupation and vitality of the area
    Lignum Veneer, a company in Victoriaville that specializes in wood veneer, has announced an investment of $5M to modernize its facilities, which will create 10 jobs
    Héroux-Devtek, a company specializing in landing gear in the aerospace industry, has announced the layoff of some 60 people from its Longueuil plant
    The City of Sherbrooke has announced that it is investing $31M in partnership with the Government of Quebec to rebuild the Grandes-Fourches bridge. Work is scheduled to start in 2019.
    The Domaine St-Jacques winery in Montérégie has announced it will be investing $5M to modernize its facilities and increase production
    The Daigneault family IGA Extra supermarket in Cowansville opened on March 7, 2018. The project represents an investment of $7.2M.
  • Start date: 2018-03-05, End date: 2018-03-09
    Week of Mar 05 - Mar 09, 2018

    The Government of Quebec has announced a $28.4M investment to renovate 18 schools in Montréal's Saint-Michel borough
    Sommet Saint-Sauveur is investing over $16M in modernizing its ski resort. This project aims to stimulate job creation, boost visitor numbers, and increase tourism spending in the region.
    Bar Le Magog in Sherbrooke has announced its April 2018 opening, which will create a few jobs
    The Domtar paper mill, located in Windsor, has announced a $37M investment in modernizing its facilities
    Fripe-Prix Renaissance, a company specializing in social reintegration and the sale of second-hand items, opened its 13th location in Brossard and created about 50 jobs
    The City of Saint-Césaire has announced a commercial project, including a service station, a Dollarama, and an A&W. The near $4M project will create about 50 jobs. Work should begin in spring 2018.
    The CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent is investing $2.5M in transforming the Centre d'hébergement Thérèse Martin in Rivière-Ouelle to accommodate clients with autism spectrum disorder or in need of physical rehabilitation
    Hostellerie Baie Bleue has announced numerous investments in Carleton-sur-Mer. Le Fani motel was bought, the six Chalets de la Baie were purchased and will be renovated, and the St-Joseph pub will be expanded, and its kitchen will be open year-round from now on.
    Epsilia inc. and Pluritag inc. in Trois-Rivières will share $593,000 from the Government of Quebec to move forward with automation projects, which include acquiring specialized equipment, implementing a researching service, and testing a new identification label
    Following city council approval, Trimco Immobilier will soon be able to start building a 250-unit retirement home in Trois-Rivières on Saint Laurent. This project requires $40M worth of investments.
    The Government of Quebec and its partners announced an investment of over $1B over two years to improve road infrastructure on the Island of Montréal
    Delastek Inc. and Unifor signed a work agreement after a three-year strike, signalling the reopening of the Shawinigan plant as early as mid-March
    InnovMetric Software, a company in Québec City that markets software capable of conducting 3D inspections of parts manufactured in an industrial setting, needs workers. It is looking for developers and managers.
    Groupe Patrimoine and Constrobourg plan to invest nearly $500M in building about 10 buildings in Québec City's Lebourgneuf neighbourhood. Work is expected to start in 2019 and will continue for eight years.
    The Ubisoft studio in Québec City has about 20 positions to fill. The company especially needs programmers, directors, designers, and game testers.
    MAXIMETAL, located in Saint-Georges, has just been awarded a $32M contract. The company will build 35 pumper trucks for Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal.
    Garage Denis Ménard (GDM), a body repair shop, has announced the opening of a new location in Alma. This $1.7M investment created seven jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of over $157M in the Outaouais region to improve its road infrastructure over the next two years
    The City of Baie-Comeau has announced the commissioning of its new drinking water treatment plant following an investment of over $47M
    Les 400 Coups restaurant, located in Jonquière, has just reopened after renovations. This reopening created several jobs.
    The Centre sportif Benoît-Lévesque, located in Roberval, has just opened after an $11M investment to modernize its facilities
    CANMEC Group, a Chicoutimi-based company specializing in mechanics, industrial pipe fitting and boilerworks, in addition to welding and machining, has been awarded four new contracts in Ontario worth a total of $35M
    La Laiterie de La Baie, located in Saguenay, has announced an agreement with the Maxi supermarket chain to distribute its Festin ice cream in all of Maxi's Quebec establishments. The company is looking for workers to support its growth.
    Domaine Le Cageot, a vineyard in Jonquière, has announced an expansion project, which requires a $4M investment and should create about 10 jobs
    Starting on April 9, the Centre de formation professionnelle (CFP) du Pays-des-Bleuets located in Dolbeau-Mistassini will offer new welding and fitting training in accordance with the DUAL model to fill labour needs in this field
    The Government of Quebec, Sanatorium Historique Lac-Édouard, Ferme boréale Lac-Édouard, and Seigneurie du Triton are investing $2M in various tourism and outdoor projects in Haute-Mauricie
    The City of Rimouski and the Government of Quebec are funding a new municipal sports complex. Work will be completed in January 2019 at a cost of $40M.
    The Government of Quebec is releasing over $325M worth of funds over two years to carry out work on the Bas-Saint-Laurent road network. Emphasis will be put on user safety and improving the state of the network.
    The Government of Quebec plans to invest $167M over two years to upgrade the Mauricie road network to encourage mobility and reduce the risk and seriousness of accidents
    The Government of Quebec is investing $135M over two years to improve the Gaspésie road network to encourage mobility and reduce the risk and seriousness of accidents
    The Government of Quebec is releasing $9.25M worth of funds over two years to carry out work on the Îles-de-la-Madeleine road network. Emphasis will be put on user safety and improving the state of the network.
  • Start date: 2018-02-26, End date: 2018-03-02
    Week of Feb 26 - Mar 02, 2018

    La Cage sports bar has announced the opening of its new location in Laval. Some 130 jobs have been created as a result of the $2.5M investment.
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada will carry out major restoration work on the Carleton-sur-Mer wharf in Gaspésie, along with the addition of a protective breakwater. Construction is expected to last from the fall of 2018 to the summer of 2019.
    Textiles Patlin, a company specializing in custom textile product manufacturing located in Saint-Paulin, is investing $550,000 in the purchase of new equipment enabling more efficient production in the custom product field
    INEAT, a French company specializing in digital transformation, has announced the establishment of a dedicated research and development facility in Montréal requiring the hiring of some 60 people
    The Provigo Le Marché in Blainville closed permanently on February 28, 2018, resulting in the layoff of 135 employees. This decision is part of Loblaw's national strategic repositioning plan.
    Optiplast, located in Saint-Lazare, is investing $2.5M to expand its facilities. Currently, the company employs approximately 30 workers and plans to recruit between 12 and 25 additional people in the near future.
    Boulangerie St-Méthode will invest $14 M to expand its facilities in Adstock. This project will create about 10 jobs. The company will require plant mechanics and equipment maintenance workers.
    Shaker Kitchen & Mixology will open a new location on Saint-Joseph Street in Québec City. The opening is expected to take place in early summer 2018. About 30 people will be hired.
    The Marché Adonis grocery chain plans to open a new store in the winter of 2018-2019 in the former Sears Home store location near Les Galeries de la Capitale. Some 100 jobs should be created.
    Real estate development companies Cadillac Fairview and Canderel have announced the start of construction on the Tour des Canadiens 3. The tower will have 565 units on 55 floors and is scheduled to open for 2022.
    The Hélène Lavoie residence, located in La Pocatière, will carry out $6M in expansion work to add 60 units and ensure the original building's compliance with the building code. In total, 12 full-time positions will be created.
    The Government of Quebec plans to invest $167M over two years in the rehabilitation of the road network in the Mauricie region to make travel easier and to reduce the risk and severity of accidents
    The Supermétal plant in Sherbrooke is looking for approximately 50 employees for various positions, including welder-assemblers. The company specializes in the manufacture and installation of metal structures.
    Cantine Ô p'tit creux has announced its restaurant in Granby will open in spring 2018, resulting in the creation of 12 jobs
    The Parc des Sommets de Bromont will purchase the land needed for its development at a cost of $8.3M thanks to contributions from several partners
    Surplus RD, a company specializing in the sale of furniture, announces the opening of its 26th store in Saint-Hubert, resulting in the creation of a few jobs
    The Government of Canada is providing $1,486,558 in repayable contributions to six companies in the Centre-du-Québec region. These investments will create 21 jobs and lead to investments of close to $6.2M.
    The Coco Délice restaurant has opened in the city of Windsor leading to the creation of about 20 jobs
    The Abattoir du Pontiac slaughterhouse in Shawville announces the construction of a halal slaughterhouse. The planned investment of $3.5M is expected to create 10 new jobs when the facility opens in November 2018.
    The Town of Chapais opened its new fire hall and garage for its public works department following an investment of $1.9M
    The Commission scolaire de l'Estuaire will receive over $19M for 16 projects to renovate schools in the Côte-Nord
    The City of Saguenay has announced the opening of its new library in Arvida. Investments of close to $6M has allowed this project to be completed.
    The Carcajou veterinary hospital opened its new facility in Alma following a $6M investment
    The Pays-des-Bleuets, Lac-Saint-Jean, La Jonquière, Rives-du-Saguenay, and Central Québec school boards are sharing over $18.3M for 89 projects involving the renovation of schools in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region
    The Town of Alma has announced a $2.5M investment to expand its fire hall. The opening is planned for the fall of 2018.
    The Resolute Forest Products paper mill in Baie-Comeau needs to hire 50 new employees in various positions, including electricians, mechanics, papermakers, office clerks, store clerks and a reliability engineer
    The Government of Canada is providing $1,666,250 in repayable contributions to support the development of six businesses in Montérégie, which could create 29 jobs and generate close to $7.2M in investments
  • Start date: 2018-02-19, End date: 2018-02-23
    Week of Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2018

    The Government of Canada announced a $1.8M investment to support the companies Foliot Furniture, PAMA Manufacturing, Trica, and HUWIZ Solutions Inc. This funding will create more than 150 jobs in the Laurentides region.
    Devmont, a real estate developer, has announced the construction of a 261-room hotel complex in Montréal in partnership with the Hilton banner. This hotel is scheduled to open in 2020.
    Once again, La Chambre de commerce de Saint-Georges (CCSG) is holding the Foire de l'emploi Beauce-Etchemins, which will take place on March 23 at Carrefour Saint-Georges
    Événement Emploi Formation 2018 will take place on Friday, March 16 at the Carrefour Frontenac in Thetford. About 30 exhibitors will be present and more than 200 jobs will be available at this event.
    Work on the Centre de glaces in Sainte-Foy will begin in August and will continue for two years. The cost of this infrastructure project is $68M. The bill is split equally between the City and the two levels of government.
    Honco Steel Buildings in Lévis won the contract to build a multi-purpose complex in Saint-Prosper. Work will begin in June 2018 for an official opening in August 2019.
    Construction work on the Fromagerie Victoria restaurant will begin shortly in Thetford. Opening this restaurant will create about 30 jobs.
    The Laval-based company Produits Alimentaires Viau announced a $40M investment over four years to modernize its production line and increase its productivity. In total, 125 jobs will need to be created for this strategy.
    Patrick Morin, a renovation and construction retailer, announced a hiring day on March 15. More than 200 jobs need to be filled in its 21 Quebec locations.
    Indivior, a pharmaceutical company, announced the opening of its Canadian headquarters in Montréal following its move from Ottawa. A 25-person staff works for the company.
    The Government of Canada awarded $744,000 in repayable contributions to Lachute-based Brownsburg Electronik and Cristini Amérique du Nord and to Fonds d'Emprunt Communautaire Féminin, creating 13 jobs and generating close to $2.9M in investments
    The provincial government has announced a $14,216,070 investment in Centre-du-Québec school boards to renovate schools. This amount will facilitate the completion of 58 projects, which will begin during summer 2018.
    Buropro Citation, a company specializing in office supplies sales in Drummondville, announced a $5M joint investment to relocate. Once finished, this project will create 20 jobs. Work is expected to end in fall 2018.
    DekHockey Bois-Franc (DHBF) announced a $1.5M investment in Victoriaville to build an indoor ball hockey surface
    L'Gros Luxe restaurant opened in Sherbrooke on February 22 and created 30 jobs
    The Grandes-Seigneuries, Vallée-des-Tisserands, Hautes-Rivières, and New Frontiers school boards are sharing $9,212,442 to complete 24 projects to renovate Montérégie schools
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec is looking for 10 medical specialists in Drummondville
    ISOFOR, an Alma-based construction company, has just been awarded a contract of over $3.3M to renovate Hydro-Québec's regional head office in Chicoutimi
    The governments of Canada and Quebec announced a $6.7M investment in Outaouais to complete four projects granting broadband internet access to 1,786 households
    Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in Val-d'Or opened its new offices following $2M in investments
    Eska, a water bottling company in Saint-Mathieu-d'Harricana, announced $5.6M worth of investments in improving its facilities
    Chez Georges restaurant in Chicoutimi announced an investment of over $1.5M to modernize its facilities
    Skyblü Condos Urbains opened the presale of its new real estate project in the centre of the mixed urban development Cité Mirabel. This estimated $150M project includes the construction of over 530 condo units.
    The real estate company Cominar announced a $10M investment in renovating the food court at Centre Rockland in Montréal, which is scheduled to reopen in fall 2018
  • Start date: 2018-02-12, End date: 2018-02-16
    Week of Feb 12 - Feb 16, 2018

    Larrossö has opened its new custom cabinet manufacturing plant in the Lachute industrial park. All development, manufacturing, and finishing stages are entirely carried out in this plant, which is hiring 15 workers.
    The provincial government has announced a $1.3M investment in renovating the Des Hautbois and l'Orée-des-Bois elementary schools in Saint-Colomban. Work will be finished for back-to-school next fall.
    Canac, a company working in construction, is building a new store and warehouse in Shawinigan at a cost of $8M, which will lead to 90 employees being hired this fall
    The City of Rivière-du-Loup will start the land development portion of its Carrefour maritime project in fall 2018 at a cost of $5.5M. Work will continue into 2019.
    The Government of Quebec and the City of Shawinigan are investing $2.2M into hosting Cirque Éloize's new show NEZHA, which will take place at La Cité de l'énergie in summer 2018
    The new owner of the Hôtels Marineau in Mauricie is investing $1.6M in renovating and standardizing establishments in Shawinigan, Mattawin, and La Tuque
    Tennis Québec plans to build a $15M multipurpose tennis centre in Montréal. Work will begin in September 2019 for a fall 2020 opening.
    The Government of Quebec has announced the start of construction work on Le Coeur du Village residence in Saint-Esprit, which will be able to welcome 16 semi-autonomous seniors. This initiative requires $3.3M worth of investments.
    Cégep de Lanaudière in Joliette is opening its new offices for the civil engineering technology department. A total investment of $1.7M will be necessary for the development and acquisition of equipment on the cutting edge of technology.
    The three levels of government have given $7.2M in funding for phase three of the Percé tourism coastline rehabilitation project to replace facilities damaged during the 2016 storm. This phase will be finished in mid-June.
    Rio Tinto has announced a $250M investment in Arvida to construct a new filtration plant, and to modernize its Vaudreuil refinery complex. Once work is completed, about ten jobs should be created.
    The City of Saguenay has announced the opening of its new fire station in Chicoutimi-Nord. A $5.2M investment was necessary for its construction.
    The Government of Quebec and the Commission scolaire des Draveurs (CSD) have announced the construction of a new elementary school in Val-des-Monts. This project estimated at over $12.2M must be finished in September 2019.
    La Giroflée, a day-care centre, is being built in Tadoussac. In addition, this $982,000 investment will expand the Centre des Loisirs, build a Maison des jeunes and add a multipurpose space.
    Maison en Gros, a furniture and decoration chain store, will open a location in Alma. The store is expected to open in spring 2018.
    Papa Pizzaria restaurant in Amos has just closed, resulting in the loss of 10 jobs
    The Salon des carrières et de l'emploi will take place on March 29 in Kitigan Zibi. More than 40 booths will be present.
    Brasserie Daniel Lapointe will open a restaurant in Drummondville and create 50 jobs. Its opening is scheduled for late March 2018.
    Nordia Inc., a Sherbrooke-based customer service solution provider, has announced a $1.7M investment in expanding its offices. This project will require the creation of 120 jobs by the end of 2018.
    The provincial government has announced a $15,839,317 investment in Estrie school boards to renovate schools. This amount will facilitate the completion of 81 projects, which will begin during summer 2018.
    The biomethanization production plant in Saint-Hyacinthe went into full operation on January 26, 2018. This $80M project will allow the production of 13 million cubic metres of renewable natural gas.
    Alessa Trattoria restaurant will open in Sherbrooke in late April 2018, which will require the hiring of about 50 people
    The Familiprix pharmacy in Saint-Blaise is currently under construction. This $1.3M project will create 10 jobs once completed, which is scheduled for summer 2018.
    CESPA Chimie Bécancour, a company specizalizing in linear alkylbenzene production in Bécancour, invested $15M into modernizing its facilities and improving its manufacturing process
    La Foire de l'emploi Beauce-Nord will take place on March 2 at Centre Caztel in Sainte-Marie from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. About 60 companies will be present, and over 750 jobs will be listed.
    Logisco will build a new hotel in the Beauport area under the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton banner. Work on this $10M investment is scheduled to end in 2019.
    Six new chalets will be built at Malbaie lake in the Réserve faunique des Laurentides. They will be managed by the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (SÉPAQ). This $1.2M investment will create 12 direct and indirect jobs.
    In the spring, the Ministère des Transports, Mobilité durable et Électrificaton des transports will start reconstructing the route Lagueux (171) interchange over Highway 20 in Lévis. Work should last three to four years, and the total cost is estimated around $50M.
    Blue Meteorite, a Finnish firm specializing in the design of digital services, has announced the opening of Valo Solutions Inc. in Montréal. Within three years, the company expects to hire 30 specialists.
  • Start date: 2018-02-05, End date: 2018-02-09
    Week of Feb 05 - Feb 09, 2018

    Société de transport de Laval (STL) has announced a $42.6M investment in modernizing its network and operations in 2018-2019, mainly by purchasing buses
    Lowe's Canada, owner of RONA, Réno-Dépôt, Marcil, Dick's Lumber and Ace, aims to hire 7,000 people across the country for the period of March to September. In Quebec, there are 1,800 jobs to fill.
    A major residential development project valued at $25M will take shape in Val-des-Lacs over the next few months. This project will be built on a 200-acre area divided into 80 plots on Mont-Tremblant's north slope.
    REZ Real Estate has announced the YIMBY residential project in Montréal. This estimated $33M project will welcome its first renters in July 2018 and include 122 units on six floors.
    La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec has announced Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project details. At a cost of $6.3B, this project will include 26 stations across 67 km of tracks and will be rolled out in 2020-2021.
    Groupe Somac in Mirabel will move to a new plant in Saint-Janvier industrial park to increase its surface area. With an investment of over $500,000 in equipment and design, eight full-time jobs will be created.
    Les Tourbières Berger Ltée has announced a $23M investment over three years, which will lead to the creation on 55 jobs, mostly in Bas-Saint-Laurent, and allow the company to modernize its facilities to improve research and production
    Unipêche M.D.M. will build a new seafood processing plant in Paspébiac at a cost of $28M, which should open with the 2019 fishing season and meet European and Asian market requirements
    The Municipality of Les Hauteurs in Bas-Saint-Laurent will begin building a domestic sewer system and a wastewater treatment system as early as this summer at a cost of $6M
    AAR in Trois-Rivières plans to hire 60 new employees to maintain 125 Air Canada planes under its responsibility. The company is looking for interns, technicians, machinists, computer technicians, and more.
    Groupe Radisson Inc., a company providing prehospital services in the Mont-Tremblant region, will merge with Les Services Ambulanciers Porlier ltée in April 2018. The entity will be called ParaXion and will benefit from more resources for labour organization.
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of over $27M to renovate educational institutions in Chaudière-Appalaches. In total, 77 infrastructure projects will be completed over summer 2018.
    DCM Group in Blainville, an aerostructure parts and sub-assemblies subcontractor, has announced its acquisition of Industries Trident Inc. in Montréal, which will help strengthen its abilities to support international demand
    The President of the Philippines has ordered the cancellation of a $235M (U.S.) order with Mirabel-based Bell Helicopter for the delivery of 16 helicopters.
    The Government of Canada will invest $300M in the Bagotville military base over the next few years to renovate and modernize its facilities and bring them up to standard
    A new local community service centre (CLSC) was opened in Kawawachikamach following a $20M investment
    The Municipality of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts has announced a $2M investment project at the intersection of routes 117 and 329, which will include the construction of a convenience store, restaurant, service station, and two commercial premises
  • Start date: 2018-01-29, End date: 2018-02-02
    Week of Jan 29 - Feb 02, 2018

    The Centre de Ressourcement, de Réinsertion et d'Intervention (CRRI), a community mental health organization in Gaspé, will open 25 new transitional units in April 2018 at a cost of $4.3M with the help of the Société d'habitation du Québec
    Microsoft has announced an expansion of its research laboratory in Montréal and hopes to hire about 75 technical experts in artificial intelligence over the next two years
    The site of Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal in Montréal will be renovated over the next three years at a cost of $80M
    The federal government is granting $150,000 in financial aid to Medical Design in Boisbriand so the company can commercialize its products internationally and acquire new production equipment. In total, 10 jobs will be created.
    Montréal-based Busbud, developer of a bus ticket reservation platform, has announced its expansion following a $14M investment. About 30 jobs will be created by late 2018 to support this growth.
    A Marché Express with an Ultramar service station and Tim Hortons counter has opened in Saint-Gabriel. The establishment's operations led to the creation of 10 full-time and part-time jobs.
    The City of Montréal has announced a $235M investment over 10 years to optimize its drinking water system and modernize its plants
    Desjardins Group, through its Fund designed to support regional socioeconomic development, has announced its involvement as a major partner of Le P'tit Train du Nord Linear Park by investing $600,000 over three years
    CEZinc, a company in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, has announced a $118.3M investment in purchasing equipment and modernizing its facilities. This project will be completed in two years.
    The Salon Priorité-Emploi Estrie will take place at the Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre on March 16 and 17
    ArcelorMittal has announced a $70M investment in purchasing equipment and modernizing its Contrecoeur plant. This project should be completed by summer 2020.
    AkzoNobel in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, a company specializing in sodium chlorate production, will close at the end of March 2018, which will result in the loss of 48 jobs
    The Salon Emploi-Jeunesse, which targets 16 to 35-year-olds, will take place at Collège de Valleyfield on February 28, 2018
    IBM has announced a $11.9M investment in modernizing its facilities in Bromont, which consists of about ten projects that are expected to be finished in 2020
    Julien Beaudoin ltée, a company in Daveluyville specializing in bed frame manufacturing, has announced a $3M investment in expanding and purchasing equipment. This project will create 10 jobs.
    The Université de Sherbrooke has announced the construction of a new pavilion and purchase of specialized equipment. The $51M investment is provided by the governments of Quebec and Canada and other partners.
    OTL Gouverneur Saguenay has just opened in Chicoutimi, which has created more than 20 jobs
    The Baie-James and Central Quebec school boards will share more than $1.6M granted to five school renovation projects in the Nord-du-Québec region
    Maçonnex, a Chicoutimi-based company that specializes in exterior wall cladding distribution, masonry, and other products, closed following a fire. About 15 employees lost their jobs.
    O Mile-Ex, a new artificial intelligence centre of excellence, is opening in Montréal. This project, valued at an estimated $60M, will bring several technology-based companies together under one roof by late 2018.
    Delmar Chemicals has announced a $45.8M investment to optimize its production line in Montréal. This investment will create 25 jobs.
    The CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre has just received more than $7.6M in grants through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to support several research projects
    Hydro-Québec will replace the Bourdais electrical substation with a new establishment in Saint-Tite at a cost of $41.3M. The new substation will be finished in fall 2019, whereas the old facilities will be torn down by 2021.
  • Start date: 2018-01-22, End date: 2018-01-26
    Week of Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2018

    The Government of Quebec has announced the opening of Maison de naissance de Louvain in Montréal in fall 2019. About 10 midwife and postnatal assistant positions will be created with the opening of the centre.
    The Matawinie RCM has announced the project to improve the Chemin des Cyprès, located at the exit of Parc national du Mont-Tremblant toward Saint-Michel-des-Saints. Valued at $11.7M, this project will facilitate the development of a scenic tourist route.
    The National Bank has announced the construction of its new head office in Montréal. This project valued at an estimated $100M will be delivered in 2022.
    The Commission scolaire de Laval has announced the official inauguration of two elementary schools within its district, Eurêka and de Val-des-Ruisseaux
    The Government of Quebec is investing close to $3M in renovating and modernizing the Complexe culturel Félix-Leclerc in La Tuque over the next few months. This amount will be used to rejuvenate the structure and modernize the performance hall.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $20M in various school boards in Mauricie to execute 175 construction projects associated with the maintenance and conservation of the region's school buildings
    The Government of Quebec is investing $1.6M in 20 tourist projects in Bas-Saint-Laurent. This initial amount should lead to $15M worth of investments.
    Parc du Mont-Saint-Mathieu in Bas-Saint-Laurent is investing close to $3.4M in the third phase of its development plan, which will grant better access to trails and includes the construction of 10 tourist residences at the foot of the slopes
    The Office municipal d'habitation de Saint-Esprit has announced that it will go forward with its Le Coeur du village project, designed to welcome 16 semi-autonomous seniors. The total cost of constructing this residence is $3.3M.
    In spring 2018, retailers Marshalls and HomeSense will open their stores in the same building in Centre Laval
    Rôtisserie Diamond will open its restaurant on January 31, 2018, in Sherbrooke. This $1.8M investment will create 50 jobs.
    Réseau Sélection has announced a $55M investment in constructing a retirement home complex in Beloeil. Work is expected to be finished on the 251 units in spring 2019.
    Sports CBA in Asbestos has announced the opening of an indoor sports complex with a multipurpose floor, sports bar, and boutique. This $1.2M project will create 10 jobs.
    The Green Organic Dutchman and Aurora have announced a $150M investment in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield to construct facilities necessary to produce medicinal cannabis, which will create 150 jobs
    The C Hôtels network will invest $40M in a realty project at the foot of le Massif de Charlevoix slopes. Work will begin very shortly and the first condos should be ready for the next ski season in fall 2018.
    The company Hortau in Lévis has just received a $5.9M from the federal government to support the development and commercialization of the first predictive model and overall monitoring of crop production
    Ivanhoé Cambridge will invest $60M in modernizing the Laurier Québec shopping centre. The investment will completely revitalize Laurier Québec's common areas among other things. Work will span over more than two years.
    Souris Mini will close eight locations by February 4. The stores are in Gatineau, Val-d'Or, Drummondville, Mont-Tremblant, Laval, Repentigny, and Pointe-Claire. In Québec City, the boutique on Saint-Jean Street will be relocated.
    The real estate company Ivanhoé Cambridge has announced a renovation project valued at $200M at the Montréal Eaton Centre. Work is scheduled to be completed in 2020.
    Aspasie, an in-mould label manufacturer, is investing $2.2M with the help of the Government of Quebec in its Trois-Rivières plant to modernize the management, manufacturing, and export of its products, enabling the creation of seven jobs
    Laboratoire PhytoChemia is investing more than $1.3M in purchasing equipment and moving to a larger location in Chicoutimi
    Budget Rent A Car System has announced the closure of its four establishments in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, leading to a loss of about 10 jobs
    LP GIRARD & fils, a company specializing in industrial coating and sandblasting of steel structures in La Baie, has just closed following a fire. In total, 14 employees lost their jobs.
    Coq Rôti Sorrento, a restaurant in Jonquière, has just closed. The number of lost jobs is unknown.
    The Salon de l'emploi de l'Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) will take place on February 7. More than 200 jobs will be offered by almost 50 employers on-site.
    Nutrinor Coopérative in Alma has announced the end of its partnership with the 15 McDonald's restaurants in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean for the supply of dairy products
    The Harricana, Lac-Abitibi, Or-et-des-Bois, Rouyn-Noranda, and Western Québec school boards will share more than $13M granted to 62 projects to renovate schools in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region
    Caisses populaires Desjardins will close its service points in Saint-Adelme and Saint-René-de-Matane in Bas-Saint-Laurent on March 9. A shuttle service and training will be provided for residents not using AccèsD.
    The Avril Supermarché Santé food store chain has announced the opening of its new location in Laval in spring 2018
  • Start date: 2018-01-15, End date: 2018-01-19
    Week of Jan 15 - Jan 19, 2018

    The Government of Quebec has announced $85M in additional funding to reach a total of $740M for the renovation of Quebec schools in 2018
    Yellow Pages, a digital media company, has announced a restructuring and is cutting 500 jobs in Canada
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec organized its annual mass hiring event from January 5 to 12 at Montfort Nicolet Hotel to fill nursing staff and orderly positions
    The KiNipi hotel in Trois-Rivières is opening after an $8M investment. In total, 40 new employees will be hired over the next few months. The hotel includes 35 rooms, a spa, and a conference room.
    IsoCanMed inc., a cannabis grower, will soon hire 25 employees in its new Louiseville facilities in Mauricie. Hiring will be paired with a horticulture training program.
    Sani-Sable L.B. inc. has been awarded a contract to build Route des Belvédères in the Matapédia area (Gaspésie), a total investment of over $2M from the three pillars of government. The company will begin construction on two of the four belvederes and a visitor centre.
    On January 16, the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation and the City of Trois-Rivières inaugurated the $2.3M Bleu Blanc Bouge refrigerated rink in Cardinal-Roy Park
    The City of Trois-Rivières and the Government of Quebec awarded a $49M contract to Group TEQ for the new coliseum in District 55 following city council approval
    The Government of Quebec is investing $2.4M in Xylo-Carbone, a charcoal producer in Saint-Tite, to accelerate several projects
    Les Entreprises Bourget inc. in Saint-Paul has announced the construction of a mega reservoir in the company's industrial complex. The work represents an investment of over $1.2M and will be complete by early spring 2018.
    The Government of Quebec is allocating $53.4M to five school boards in the Laurentides region to complete 178 infrastructure projects. Work will take place over summer 2018.
    Malex Dev Inc., a real estate development company, is investing $6M in constructing a rentable industrial building in Terrebonne's industrial park. The first renters should be able to move in as of March 2018.
    The GCR tire centres in Rimouski and Rivière-du-Loup are closing. In total, 130 jobs have been lost across the country, but the number of layoffs in Bas-Saint-Laurent remains unknown.
    The GCR tire centre in Trois-Rivières is closing. In total, 130 jobs have been lost across the country, but the number of layoffs in Mauricie remains unknown.
    The Government of Quebec has announced the addition of 350 beds with an annual investment of over $23M in the health network of greater Montréal to free up hospitals
    GCR Tire Centres has announced the closure of its Chicoutimi, Jonquière, Alma, and Roberval establishments, leading to the loss of about 20 jobs
    La Senza, a women's lingerie boutique in Rouyn-Noranda, has announced its closure at the end of January. The number of lost jobs is unknown.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of nearly $3.3M to add five classes to Greater Gatineau elementary school in Gatineau
    La Maison Conroy restaurant and Le Maçon Pub in Aylmer are closing. The number of lost jobs is unknown.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada, the Indigenous community in Mashteuiatsh, and the Domaine-du-Roy RCM are investing $10M in Mashteuiatsh to construct a biochar research laboratory
    La Vie en Rose, a company specializing in women's lingerie, has announced the opening of a new store in Rouyn-Noranda, which will create 10 jobs
    The Commission scolaire de l'Estuaire, located in the Côte-Nord region, is looking for teachers and support staff. It is also facing a shortage of teaching staff to fill replacements.
    SiliCycle Inc. in Québec City is investing $15M in expanding its facilities. Work will begin in the spring.
    Pavillon Léa-Rose in Saint-Lazare will be expanded. Currently, 17 people work there, and seven other jobs will be added once work is complete, including nursing assistant, orderly, and maintenance staff positions.
    Belt-Tech, a company in Granby specializing in weaving webbing and safety belts, has announced, with the help of the governments of Quebec and Canada, a $6.6M investment. About 30 jobs should be created.
    Porcupine Canvas Manufacturing Ltd., a company specializing in tent, industrial bag, and tipi manufacturing, will open in Boucherville. This $5.2M investment will create about 30 jobs.
    The BMR company opened in Granby, which created 10 jobs
    American Biltrite, a Sherbrooke-based company specializing in rubber flooring, has announced, with the help of the governments of Quebec and Canada, an $11M investment, which created 30 jobs
  • Start date: 2018-01-08, End date: 2018-01-12
    Week of Jan 08 - Jan 12, 2018

    The Jardins de Renoir, a retirement home in Laval, has announced that it will add 152 units to the building, an expansion project valued at $18M that will be completed in June 2019
    The City of Montréal and the Government of Quebec have issued a call for tenders for the purchase of 300 hybrid buses for the Société de transport de Montréal. In response to the announcement, 600 bus drivers are expected to be hired by 2020.
    Innovation Diagnostics has announced a $2M investment to build its new headquarters that will be located in the Innoparc Albatros industrial district in Saint-Eustache. Work should be completed by fall 2018.
    Toyota Cap-à-l'Aigle will begin the construction of its new facilities in La Malbaie in the spring. The project is valued at $2.5M, and the move is scheduled for 2018.
    Fabrication PFL, a Lévis-based company, is investing $2.5M to double its production capacity. The expansion of the plant will be performed in the spring.
    The Val Saint-Côme Ski Resort has established a $7M investment plan over the next two years to improve its infrastructure, its snowmaking system, and its service offering, in addition to carrying out a significant realty project
    FirstOnSite Restoration, Canada's leading independent provider of disaster restoration services, has opened a fifth branch in Quebec. Located in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, the new branch will allow for the creation of seven jobs.
    Déry Telecom, a company specializing in digital and HD television, high-speed internet and phone services in La Baie, plans on opening a new business centre, which will allow for the creation of 100 jobs
    The Pub Chez Gibb, located in Rouyn-Noranda, has closed. The number of jobs lost is unknown.
    The City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts has begun the second phase of the Gaston-Miron library expansion work. The project, valued at $2.4M, is funded by the Government of Quebec and by the City. The library is scheduled to reopen at the end of 2018.
    Ledvance, a Drummondville-based fluorescent tube manufacturer, will close in December 2018, resulting in the loss of 59 jobs
  • Start date: 2018-01-01, End date: 2018-01-05
    Week of Jan 01 - Jan 05, 2018

    The Municipality of Maria, which is located in the Gaspésie region, and its financial partners inaugurated a new outdoor centre on December 17, 2017. The total investment was $900,000
    Bombardier has announced the sale of 12 aircraft to EgyptAir, as well as purchasing rights on an additional 12 units. The order is valued at a total of $2.76B
    A new Canac hardware store will open on Highway 138 in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures in March 2018. The Charles-Albanel Street location's 50 employees will be transferred to the new store, and 50 new positions will be added
    Pâtisserie De Gascogne has ceased operations at its seven locations throughout Quebec, a move that affects approximately 175 workers
    Bectrol, a Saint-Hyacinthe-based manufacturer of industrial control panels, recently opened its expanded facilities. This $1.5M project created around 10 jobs
    School boards in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean are seeking elementary and secondary school teachers. They are facing a shortage of teaching staff for replacements
    Value Village, a used clothing, accessories, and housewares store, has announced the opening of a new location in Sherbrooke on January 18, 2018. Around 60 jobs will be created
    Groupe Château Bellevue will launch construction of a senior living complex on Des Cèdres Avenue in Shawinigan in spring 2019. The complex will be comprised of 305 apartments and will cost $52M
  • Start date: 2017-12-25, End date: 2017-12-29
    Week of Dec 25 - Dec 29, 2017

    Mazda Valleyfield car dealership will close at the end of december. The number of job lost is still unknown.
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec announce a $ 5.95 Million Investment in Montérégie to connect 2096 homes to High-Speed Internet
    Chocolats Favoris will open a new store in Chicoutimi. The opening is scheduled for June 2018. The investment and number of jobs created are unknown at the moment.
    The Québec government is investing $ 2.95M in the construction and replacement of new rental cabins in Mastigouche and Saint-Maurice wildlife reserves, which will be available in the spring of 2018
    Le Guéridon, a restaurant located in Trois-Rivières closed on December 30, 2017 after 22 years of activity following the retirement of its owner
  • Start date: 2017-12-18, End date: 2017-12-22
    Week of Dec 18 - Dec 22, 2017

    The City of Laval has announced an investment of $57M over the next 3 years to improve the digital services and tools it offers to its citizens
    The Réseau de transport métropolitain, together with the federal and provincial governments, has announced an investment of nearly $1.5M to prepare plans and specifications, as well as a preliminary draft, of the future Mirabel rail station
    As part of its infrastructure plan, the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2017-2027, the Government of Quebec has announced $19.6M in funding to support school infrastructure construction or expansion projects in the Lanaudière region
    Three Starbucks locations will open in Trois-Rivières by September 2018: one in the Rivières shopping centre, one on Marion Street, and another in the Conference and Event Centre for Interactive Experience. These 3 stores will create 60 jobs.
    Shawinigan's Vallée du Parc sliding centre will invest $4.4M over the next 2 years, potentially creating around 20 jobs. The resort will build 5 new trails and a new ski lift.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie is seeking at least two pharmacists and two psychologists, as well as social workers, administrative officers, and nurses, in order to fill positions that have been vacated through retirement, absences, and other types of leave
    La maison de mon Père opened in the old Saint-Yves church in Rimouski in April. The organization, which includes a restaurant, a bookstore, and a boutique, has created 29 jobs, 30% of which are in social reintegration. It also offers catering services and hosts shows.
    Douville Moffet & Associés and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec are investing $50M in the La Suite housing development. The project's first two towers will be built in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood in spring 2019.
    The provincial and federal governments have announced a $2.6M investment to connect 2,548 households in the Capitale-Nationale and Charlevoix regions to broadband internet. Bell Canada will also contribute $2.5M to 7 projects.
    Several companies located in the Metro High Tech Park in Québec City are seeking to hire new employees. Around 100 high-level positions are available in research and development, production, and administration.
    The federal government is providing $2.5M in financial assistance to 14 Québec City-area companies to help them carry out innovation projects
    The Chocolaterie des Pères Trappistes, a chocolate factory located in Mistassini, has announced that it is investing nearly $1M, with the help of the governments of Quebec and Canada, to modernize its facilities. Five new jobs should be created as a result.
    The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of nearly $1.5M in Abitibi-Témiscamingue to carry out 5 projects aiming to provide broadband internet access to 664 households
    Maison Nordique Inc., a manufacturer of prefabricated homes, has opened its new plant in La Sarre
    The Mont-Édouard ski resort in L'Anse-Saint-Jean has announced a joint investment of $2.4M with the Government of Quebec to improve and expand its facilities
    Resolute Forest Products is suspending operations at its Kénogami plant for at least one week, as a result of a decrease in orders and difficulties transporting wood chips
    Groupe Meloche Inc. and its partners have announced an investment of $17.5M to modernize the plants located in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Bromont. The project will create 45 jobs.
    The federal and provincial governments have announced an investment of $24.6M in the Estrie region to carry out 7 projects aiming to provide broadband internet access to 8,100 households
    Espace Labz, a rental lab space for companies specializing in life sciences, has recently officially opened in Sherbrooke. The $5.5M project will create 60 jobs over 5 years.
    The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of $18.3M in the Centre-du-Québec region to carry out 5 projects aiming to provide broadband internet access to 8,791 households
    Canac, a company that specializes in the distribution and sale of renovation and hardware products, has recently opened in Saint-Hubert. The $8M investment will create 80 jobs.
    Rainville Automobile (1975) Inc., located in Granby and specializing in the sale and repair of trucks, will close at the end of February 2018, causing the loss of at least 10 jobs
    Hyundai Magog has announced an investment of over $1M to expand its facilities in Magog, creating around 10 jobs
    Davie Shipyard Canada has announced another round of layoffs, which will affect approximately 400 workers. These layoffs are in addition to those announced on November 23 (113 employees) and December 7 (281 employees).
  • Start date: 2017-12-11, End date: 2017-12-15
    Week of Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2017

    Ateliers Jacob, a cabinet designer and manufacturer located in Saint-Calixte, has announced the acquisition of Tendances Concept, located in Saint-Jérôme. The new business expects tto keep both plants, but optimize their use. No layoffs are expected.
    Sonaca Montréal has inaugurated in Mirabel a high speed machine tool for manufacturing aircraft components entirely developed in Quebec. The purchase of this machining centre required a $7.5M investment and resulted in the hiring of 8 employees.
    Aurora Cannabis, a Canadian company, has announced the purchase of H2 Biopharma, a medical marijuana plant located in Lachute, at a cost of $25 M$. This plant, whose construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, will create 50 new jobs.
    Primeau Vélo, who already owns two stores in Brossard and Laval, has begun the construction of a third branch in Blainville. A $4M investment wil be required and the store is expected to open in April 2017. Thirty new jobs will be created.
    Retail stores in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean are experiencing staff shortages. Full- and part-time positions as salespeople, managers and assistant managers need to be filled.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $6.8M investment at the Val-d'Or hospital for the purchase and installation of a PET/CT scan
    Hydropothicaire, a medical cannabis producer and distributor, has announced the construction of a second greenhouse in Gatineau. The $80M investment will create 100 jobs during the construction and 100 others when the greenhouse becomes operational in December 2018.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $62M investment for the expansion of the Roberval courthouse. The work is scheduled to be completed in early 2021.
    The Groupe maritime Verreault, located in Les Méchins, is lacking welders, labourers, painters and mechanics. The shipyard has 150 employees, including 120 who are unionized, but requires 250. The company is starting a recruitment campaign in Quebec.
    Entreprises maritimes Bouchard, located in Gaspé, had 9 employees in the summer of 2017, now has 35, and is aiming at employing at least 40 workers. The owners of this fishing boat repair shop are constructing a building at the cost of $2M.
    Conception navale FMP is currently constructing a new building in the Newport sector of Chandler. When this $1.7M project is completed, the fishing boat manufacturer hopes to increase the number of its employees from 14 to 20.
    ATrahan transformation, located in Yamachiche, is continuously looking for personnel. The starting salary is $14.10/hour, and the average salary in the production sector is $17.13. This pork plant is dealing with many retirements.
    The Centre de recherche d'emploi de la Mauricie (CREM) provides support to people over the age of 50 who wish to participate in the labour market. Approximately half of the about 700 people trained by CREM each year can be found in this age group.
    The Poitras Foundry, located in L'Islet, is expanding. The company currently employes 150 workers, which is not sufficient to meet the demand. In the short term, over 30 people need to be hired.
    The Garant plant located in Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud is looking for workers. Currently, the company employs 380 people, but about 40 more should be hired to meet the demand.
    Multi-Action Communication has invested over $7.4M. New jobs were created and the company has other positions to fill: administrative assistant, webmaster, press operator, and other labourers.
    The City of Laval has announced that the Quebec Games will be held on its territory in the summer of 2020. This sporting event will host about 4,000 athletes from the province.
    Laser Force, a laser tag and amusement centre, has opened in Drummondville. The $500,000 investment led to the creation of 12 jobs.
    The Burger King fast food chain has announced that it will open a restaurant in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and create about 20 jobs
    The Agropur company, whose headquarters are located in Longueuil, laid off 68 executives last November
    Shift, a company specialized in the development of industrial and commercial applications, has opened in the city of Bécancour. The nearly $2M investment could create about 15 jobs.
    The Rive-Gauche hotel, located in Beloeil, has announced its expansion, as well as the construction of a rental building and a condominium complex totalling a $15M investment. The work is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018.
    Groupe Précigrafik, a business print company located in Sherbrooke, has announced the construction of its new building. The $4.5M partnership investment will lead to the creation of about 15 jobs.
    The GE Power plant located in La Prairie has announced that it will close in the summer of 2018, leading to the loss of nearly 200 jobs
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $44M investment over 5 years in the taxi industry
  • Start date: 2017-12-04, End date: 2017-12-08
    Week of Dec 04 - Dec 08, 2017

    The Government of Canada has granted $2.9M to Raymor Industries, a Boisbriand-based company, to market a technology that would increase the charge of lithium-ion batteries, such as the ones found in smartphones, by 40%
    The Government of Quebec has announced the creation of the Autorité des marchés publics, with a stated mission to look for collusion and corruption and audit the awarding of public contracts. The government anticipates hiring several dozen people.
    The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) has announced the opening of a new automotive mechanics and stitch welding training centre in the Saint-Léonard borough
    Cara Limited, the owners of Harvey's restaurants and the St-Hubert Group, has announced the arrival of a new Harvey's restaurant format in Quebec, adding rotisserie chicken to the menu. A first location was opened in Laval.
    Nouveau Monde Graphite has announced it has completed several milestones in building its demonstration plant, located in Saint-Michel-des-Saints. The investments required to complete this first phase total $12.7M.
    The Government of Quebec has announced it is awarding $36.4M in funding over five years to help print media facilitate its digital transition
    Nortek Air Solutions, a company that specializes in designing and manufacturing ventilation, heating, and air-conditioning equipment, has invested $9.5M to expand its factory in Saint-Léonard-d'Aston. This project will allow for the creation of about 50 jobs.
    eStruxture, a cloud- and network-services company, and its partners have announced a $150M investment to open a data centre in Montréal. Some 20 jobs will be created when the centre opens in spring 2018.
    Groupe Petra, the owner of the Place Victoria office tower in Montréal, has announced major renovations, valued at $60M, on the building
    Aubut Food Distribution, a grocery wholesaler, has announced the opening of its second self-service warehouse store in Laval. This new location required an investment of $15M and created 80 jobs.
    Creaform, located in Lévis, has about 30 jobs to fill in its production, engineering, and research and development departments. The company specializes in designing, producing, and marketing portable 3D scanning devices.
    Fibrotek, located in Clermont in the Charlevoix municipality, is still seeking machinists to work on five-axis cutting machines
    Inox Brewery will build a plant and pub in the Beauport sector in Québec City. The investment of close to $3M will allow for the creation of about 50 jobs. If everything goes according to plan, the location will open in November 2018.
    Premier Aviation Québec has some 100 jobs to fill, including mechanical, avionics, and structure technicians. A structure technician training course will be offered starting in January, from the company's Québec City location.
    Zenika, a French computer services company, has announced the creation of its North American headquarters and research and development centre in Montréal. The company plans on creating 50 jobs within 3 years.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced an investment of $12.1M in the Outaouais region to support 2 projects to offer high-speed internet access to more than 5,000 homes
    The Resolute Forest Products office located in Senneterre is currently seeking several employees for both its plants
    Exceldor, a company operating in the poultry industry, has announced a $35M investment to build a distribution centre in Beloeil. The end of the construction work is scheduled for the beginning of 2019, and 60 jobs will be created thereafter.
    The Manoir des Pignons in Amqui will invest $3M in an addition, for which construction began during the week of November 20 and will be completed in June 2018. At that point, the retirement home plans on adding some 10 employees to the 13 who are currently working there.
    The cleanup of chrysotile asbestos found in the ventilation ducts at the Armand Saint-Onge high school in Amqui will continue until February. Some 30 technicians and other specialists are working to fix the problem.
    Close to 200 jobs need to be filled in 15 forest management companies in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region. Recruiting qualified staff is difficult, and needs are increasing due to the ageing workforce.
    More than 20 companies in the manufacturing sector in the Rimouski region are seeking production equipment maintenance supervisors. The Cégep de Rimouski has been offering an attestation of college studies in this field since the beginning of the school year to meet this need.
    The construction of the Château Bellevue retirement home, a project valued at $30M, will begin in March in Amqui. The economic impacts will be significant: local subcontractors will perform much of work, and some 30 jobs will be created afterwards.
    The construction of the third phase of the Résidence des Bâtisseurs in Matane, which is expected to take 18 months, will begin in the spring. The project, valued at $8M, will create a combined total of 25 licensed practical nurse, orderly, cook, and janitor positions.
    Employers in the healthcare, food, pulp and paper, mechanical manufacturing, and metallurgy sectors have been approaching students at the Pavillon-de-l'Avenir vocational training centre in Rivière-du-Loup, even before they have completed their training
    Récupération Mauricie modernized its regional sorting centre in Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, a project completed at a cost of $3.2M, creating seven jobs in collaboration with Groupe RCM. This group employs people who are often excluded from the labour market.
    The substitute teacher pool is empty in the area served by the René-Lévesque school board, whose headquarters are located in Bonaventure. The opening of teaching jobs at the beginning of the school year contributed to this situation.
    The Stratégie d'établissement durable des personnes en Gaspésie et aux Îles-de-la-Madeleine is relaunching its co-op placement program, which allows students to receive assistance of up to $125 per week for a maximum of 12 weeks
    Translog, a forest transportation company located in Alma, has announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $50M. Some 40 new jobs will be created.
    Réno-Dépôt, a chain of home improvement stores, opened a new location on December 7, 2017, in Sherbrooke. The $4.5M investment to convert the old RONA store allows for the creation of 10 jobs.
    The Provigo grocery store in Delson has announced that it will close in July 2018, resulting in the loss of several jobs
    Groupe Boutin, a trucking company with its headquarters located in Plessisville, has announced the closure of its Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) division, resulting in the loss of 160 jobs in its various facilities
    The Government of Quebec has awarded, on a provincial scale, $15M to improve psychological services for troubled youth. For the region, this represents $930,000 in financial assistance, allowing for the addition of 6 psychologists at the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Lanaudière.
  • Start date: 2017-11-27, End date: 2017-12-01
    Week of Nov 27 - Dec 01, 2017

    Arborite, a laminate countertop manufacturer, has announced that its Montréal plant will be converted to a distribution centre starting in February 2018. More than 100 workers will be laid off.
    La Gélinotte Sports, a hunting and fishing store in Saint-Charles-Borromée, will permanently close on December 5 after 37 years of operation
    A Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer will open in Laval in late January 2018, a $8M investment, which will create about a dozen jobs
    Recently destroyed by a fire, the building at 2044-2048 chemin du Village in Mont-Tremblant is being rebuilt following a $750,000 investment. Royal LePage, Tremblant Express, and PEPPERMINT Cycling Co. have confirmed that they will be tenants.
    Following local engagement and a federal-provincial-municipal partnership, 19,000 residences across the Hautes-Laurentides region will have access to high-speed Internet. The total cost of this infrastructure project amounts to $55.7M.
    Through a federal-provincial-municipal partnership, close to 8,000 residences in the Basses-Laurentides region will have access to high-speed Internet. This infrastructure project is a $14.3M investment.
    Ivanhoé Cambridge, a real estate company, has announced the inauguration of Maison Manuvie in Montréal, a 27-storey building valued at an estimated $225M, which will also be Manulife Financial Corporation's new head office
    The government of Quebec has announced a $15M investment to hire 100 new psychologists specializing in child and youth services
    The Vidéotron Superclub In Dolbeau-Mistassini will close, which will lead to the loss of about 13 jobs
    A wood pellet production plant will be built in St-Michel-des-Saints as early as spring 2018 thanks to an agreement being reached with a European client for the purchase of materials. Valued at $43M, the plant could create 200 jobs.
    Purolator Inc. has announced the closure of its Montréal call centre in April 2018 in order to relocate its operations to New Brunswick. In total, 88 people are affected by this move.
    Groupe Montoni, a developer, has announced that construction on Espace Montmorency in Laval will start in February 2018. This project, valued at an estimated $500M, includes businesses, residences, an office tower, and a 300-room hotel.
    Millet Plastics Group, which specializes in manufacturing plastic packaging, has announced a $15M investment to build a plant in Granby. Upon completion of construction in October 2018, about 20 jobs will be created.
    Groupe Beaucage has opened its Kia dealership in Sherbrooke following a $7M investment
    SherWeb, a company in the computer industry that specializes in cloud solutions, has opened in Longueuil and expects to hire 300 people over the next 18 months
    Optel Group is going forward with further layoffs. In total, 100 jobs will be eliminated, including 70 in Québec City. Management attributes these cuts to world economic conditions and lower demand.
    Maurice Nightclub on Grande Allée in Québec City is closing. About 20 workers are losing their jobs.
    The Canadian company Aurora Cannabis has announced the acquisition of H2 Biopharma's medical marijuana plant in Lachute at a cost of $25M. This plant, which should be finished construction by late 2017, will create 50 jobs.
    The Super C on Moody Boulevard in Terrebonne has finished renovations undertaken in spring 2017. Thanks to a $2.2M investment, the supermarket now employs 73 people following the creation of 10 jobs.
    Les Sommets, a company uniting six ski resorts in the Laurentides, has sent a call out to the public to complete its work teams in various departments. For the first time, the company is at 85% of its workforce at the beginning of the ski season.
    Réseau Séléction is investing $900M in Terrebonne to create a residential development that emphasizes an intergenerational nature and social mixing. Construction will be spread over 10 years, but the first phase will be completed by 2020.
    A hotel from the Rodeway Inn chain will be built in Pikogan. This $6.1M investment will create about 10 jobs upon opening, which is scheduled for spring 2018.
    Council members of the Pays d'en-Haut RCM have unanimously resolved that the new regional sports complex, a project of over $30M, will be built in Sainte-Adèle, on the grounds adjacent to Augustin-Norbert-Morin high school
    The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced a $6.1M investment in Saguenay Lac-Saint-Jean for the completion of 10 projects that provide more than 3,600 households with broadband Internet access
    Premier Aviation, an aircraft repair and maintenance company in Trois-Rivières, has about 100 jobs to fill. Moreover, 200 programmer analyst positions are available in information technology in Trois-Rivières.
    The food processing industry, which currently employs 2,400 people in Mauricie, will have to fill 800 jobs in three years. This shortage of workers means that select companies are forced to stop their growth.
    Domaine du Parc, a seniors' home in Shawinigan, will invest $8M in an expansion, which will be completed in August 2018. This 54-unit addition will create 8 to 10 jobs in recreation, residential care, and cooking.
    Service d'intégration travail Mauricie is a social economic enterprise that encourages the integration of people with mental health conditions into the workforce in three services: recycling, stained-glass window creation, and subcontracting
    Les Pâtes Alpha in Rivière-du-Loup currently has 28 employees and may double its workforce. The dry pasta manufacturer has to delay orders because it isn't able to keep up with demand.
    The hotels in Rivière-du-Loup are facing a shortage of housekeepers and cooks, according to Tourisme Rivière-du-Loup. The hotels have been expanded and have received many investments.
    La Compagnie Normand in Saint-Pascal in constantly looking for employees. The agricultural machinery manufacturer has been having recruitment difficulties for two years. The company is part of a group participating in a local marketing approach.
    The Comité action main-d'oeuvre (CAMO)-Forêt fears a shortage of workers in forest management in Bas-Saint-Laurent in both public forests and private woodlots. CAMO encourages the next generation to enter these various trades.
  • Start date: 2017-11-20, End date: 2017-11-24
    Week of Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2017

    The Garderie Éduc-Atout in Rawdon has announced a $500,000 investment to carry out major expansion work. This project will allow the daycare to increase its capacity and create four new childhood educator positions.
    The Résidence funéraire de Lanaudière, located in Joliette, will carry out major expansion work. The project as a whole will require an investment of approximately $800,000 and will be completed in early spring 2018.
    The Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $860,000 to build a new fire station in Saint-Jacques. The municipality will provide the remaining funding, bringing the total provincial and municipal investment to over $1.4M.
    The Government of Canada has awarded Acier Profilé S.B.B., located in Blainville, $250,000 in funding to acquire a new computer numerical control machine. The new equipment will allow for the creation of two jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has invested $725,603 to carry out repairs to Montcalm Street and Montcalm Road in Saint-Esprit. The municipality will provide the remaining funding, bringing the total provincial and municipal investment to $967,461.
    Bell Media has announced that it is laying off about 50 people in Canada throughout its network of radio and television stations following a reorganization
    RBC Financial Group and its Borealis AI research institute have announced the opening of an artificial intelligence laboratory in Montréal in early 2018
    Setlakwe has announced the construction of a new furniture store in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham. This project, valued at $7M, will allow for the creation of 25 jobs. The work is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.
    Acier Hamel, a company that specializes in 3D plasma-cutting steel, has announced the construction of a new plant in Granby. The $3.4M investment will require the hiring of about 12 people.
    L'Imaginaire, a company that specializes in selling comic books, figurines, and other collectibles, has opened a new location in Sherbrooke. The $1.2M investment has allowed for the creation of 15 jobs.
    Neptune Technologies and Bioresources will invest $5M to convert its Sherbrooke plant to begin producing cannabis oil for therapeutic purposes
    Sports Experts has announced a $2M investment to move and expand its Sherbrooke store. The new location is scheduled to open next spring, and should allow for the creation of about 20 jobs.
    Surplus Malouin, a Farnham-based store under the Home Hardware banner, will close at the end of 2017, resulting in the loss of nine jobs
    Venmar Ventilation, a company that specializes in ventilation systems, air exchangers, and range hoods, has moved into its new distribution centre in Drummondville. The company will need to hire about 40 people.
    Dollarama will open a fifth store in Drummondville. The number of available positions is unknown.
    Shaker Kitchen & Mixology will open a new franchise in Sherbrooke. The $1.5M investment will allow for the creation of 70 jobs. The restaurant is scheduled to open in April 2018.
    Olymel is investing $8M to expand and upgrade its chicken cooking and deboning plant located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. This project will require the hiring of about 40 people.
    Ben & Florentine, the restaurant chain, will open a new location in Ange-Gardien in December. The restaurant, which represents a $550,000 investment, will require the hiring of 25 people.
    Ivanhoé Cambridge, a real estate developer, has announced a $200M investment to revitalize the Place Ville-Marie plaza in Montréal by 2019
    Rachel Julien, a real estate developer, has announced the start of the second phase of the Laurent & Clark project, a 175-unit residential tower in Montréal
    Triotech, a leader in the digital interactive attraction field, has entered the virtual reality market and has associated with Ubisoft to create a new virtual labyrinth. This attraction will be built at the company's Joliette plant.
    Bistro Café Summum will open a second location in Chicoutimi. The location is scheduled to open in April 2018 and will allow for the creation of 50 new jobs.
    Alma Soudure, located in Alma, has announced that it has been awarded a $5.2M contract to build aluminum platforms for the Montréal Grand Prix. This contract will allow for the creation of a few jobs.
    Garages in the Outaouais region are struggling to recruit automobile and light-duty vehicle mechanics
    Électro Saguenay, a company specializing in building and maintaining electrical and telecommunication networks located in Alma, has announced that it has been awarded a contract of close to $6M to dismantle Hydro-Québec transmission lines
    The Resolute Forest Products operation in Baie-Comeau is currently seeking several electricians, electrical mechanics, paper-machine operators, and day labourers for its paper manufacturing plant in Baie-Comeau and its sawmill in Pointes-aux-Outardes
    The IGA Shawinigan-Sud supermarket has invested $4M to carry out a 2,500-square-foot expansion, which consolidated 80 jobs. The store is currently seeking some 10 additional employees, but recruitment is proving to be difficult.
    A Shaker Kitchen & Mixology restaurant will open in March in Trois-Rivières, following an investment of about $1.5M, which will create some 60 jobs. The location will include 250 seats inside and 80 seats on the terrace.
    Aliments Asta, a slaughterhouse located in Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, would need to hire an additional 30 employees to pursue its development and is experiencing recruitment issues. About 500 people are employed by the company, including 51 foreign workers.
    XMetal Cotech, a machining shop in L'Isle-Verte, is seeking 5 short-term welders and would need to hire about 10 additional employees to carry out all its long-term projects. The company has been seeking welders for several months.
    Les Industries Desjardins' operation in Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska is seeking about 10 specialized employees for long-term employment. The sawmill- and woodworking-machinery manufacturer had to refuse some contracts over the past months.
    The online Portail d'attractivité du Kamouraska was developed to support employers with worker recruitment in the RCM. It identifies 37 factsheets grouped under the following themes: Work, Business, Study, Living, and Visiting Kamouraska.
    The St-Hubert Rotisseries in Quebec have many openings, including kitchen, dining room, counter, delivery, bar, and management positions
    Hapopex, along with technical support from Atelier Habitation Montréal, has announced the construction of a 96-unit social housing tower in Montréal-Nord in summer 2018, an investment of close to $12M
    Groupe Monsap and Moschelle have announced the third phase of Marquise, a high-end residential project in Laval that represents a total investment of $40M
    A new Cochon Dingue restaurant has opened in Place Ste-Foy. The $3.5M investment also allowed for the creation of about 100 jobs.
    Alifab, located in Sainte-Claire, has recently invested $1.4M to double its production capacity. The expansion work has already begun and should be completed in spring or summer 2018. The company plans on hiring about 15 people.
    Maple Leaf Foods located in Saint-Anselme will close by summer 2018. About 70 people will lose their jobs. Management partly justifies this decision by the inability to modernize the plant in a way to allow for expansion.
    Creaform, a Lévis-based company, is seeking about 30 candidates to fill positions in research and development, production, design, and operations and marketing
    The Canac hardware store will invest $12M over the coming months to move their headquarters to the Lebourgneuf sector and to open a new store in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures
    The Davie shipyard has temporarily laid off about 100 workers. About 50 subcontractors were also affected. Other layoffs are expected in the coming week.
  • Start date: 2017-11-13, End date: 2017-11-17
    Week of Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2017

    The Archibald microbrewery expects to open a new restaurant in Blainville in May 2018. This $4M investment will create 120 jobs in the Laurentides region.
    Bombardier Inc., a Montréal-based company, has signed a letter of intent with EgyptAir for the purchase of 12 CSeries aircraft at an estimated value of over US$1B
    Holt Renfrew and Ogilvy, two luxury goods stores, have announced their fusion under the same roof in Montréal. An estimated $100M worth of renovations are ongoing, and several new stores and services will be added between now and 2020.
    Acklands-Grainger Inc., an industrial-supply distributor in Granby, will close in April 2018, which will result in the loss of 15 jobs
    Les Productions Horticoles Demers Inc., which specializes in tomato and berry production, is investing $25M in expanding its facilities in Drummondville. This project will create 90 jobs.
    Giant Tiger, a chain of discount stores, opened its new store in Greenfield Park on November 4, which created some jobs
    Caffuccino, a coffee shop chain, has announced the opening of a new franchise in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in early 2018 and expects to create about 10 jobs
    Caffuccino, a coffee shop chain, will open an establishment in Saint-Hyacinthe in early 2018, which should create about 10 jobs
    The governments of Canada and Quebec and the Autorité régionale de transport metropolitain have announced a $70M investment in the Réseau de Transport de Longueuil to carry out 22 projects designed to improve the public transit system
    The Renaissance Group has announced the construction of a 160-unit residential complex for seniors in Cowansville. This $26M project will welcome its first residents in late 2018.
    Alta-Socam Group, a developer, has announced the construction of VIVA Condos Urbains Phase 4 in Laval. This is a project valued at an estimated $38M. The building includes 95 units on 15 floors and will be completed by the end of 2018.
    Approximately 50 companies in the manufacturing sector in Bas-Saint-Laurent are looking for 180 welders but are having recruitment difficulties. The Comité Action Main-d'oeuvre en Fabrication Métallique Industrielle has initiated an action plan.
    Le Domaine Seigneur Lepage, a seniors' home in Rimouski, will invest $6M in an expansion project, which should start in June 2018. Once the work is completed in spring 2019, 15 jobs should be added to the current 35.
    H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) opened a store in Trois-Rivières on November 16, creating 50 jobs. The clothing and accessories retailer is encouraging candidates to apply, even if all positions are filled, because hiring needs may change.
    The Canadian Tire store in the Cap-de-la-Madeleine sector of Trois-Rivières will move to Galeries du Cap in fall 2018. This will add some 20 employees, increasing their number to almost 80. The new building will be 65,000 square feet.
    About 20 offices opened in downtown Trois-Rivières over the last 11 months, resulting in 125 more workers in the area. The SDC Centre-Ville Trois-Rivières has just launched two programs to support these businesses.
    Lincoln Chase in Shawinigan will hire administrative assistants, negotiators, and telephone operators over the next few weeks. This firm acts as an intermediary in the negotiation of various services for companies.
    The Young Volunteers program, coordinated by the Carrefour jeunesse-emploi Trois-Rivières/MRC des Chenaux, helps relief workers between the ages of 18 and 29 take on projects leading to employment or entrepreneurship
    The Simard Suspensions company in Baie-Saint-Paul expects to have 150 workers this winter. About 20 jobs will need to be filled.
    The governments of Quebec and Canada and post-secondary institutions will invest a total of close to $113M in encouraging research and innovation in post-secondary institutions in the Québec City region
    Constructions L.P.G. will invest $100M in a building complex in Lévis. This project, named Le Proxi, will be completed in three phases. The first residents will be welcomed in May 2018.
    Olymel has announced a $14M investment in constructing a new building in Berthierville and adding new equipment. Work will begin in December and should be finished by fall 2018.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Laurentides is facing a staff shortage and is looking to fill 108 jobs. These positions consist of nursing technicians, specialized nurse practitioners, and client care attendants.
    Boutique Le Cirque, a women's clothing chain store, has announced the closure of its establishments in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Alma, and Jonquière, resulting in the loss of about 15 jobs
    L'Oscar Bistro in Baie-Comeau inaugurated its new premises. The move and expansion of its new location has tripled its surface area.
    LFL Group, a company specializing in construction in Alma, has just been awarded a $3.8M contract to install fences in Charlevoix for the 2018 G7 Summit
    Rio Tinto has announced a $40M investment in modernizing its Grande-Baie plant facilities in La Baie. These improvements will increase annual aluminum production.
    Champion Iron Limited and its various partners have announced that the Bloom Lake iron mine will start production in February 2018 thanks to a $350M investment, resulting in the creation of 450 jobs
    Bombardier has announced the inauguration of its finishing plant and the creation of 1,000 jobs in Montréal to produce the Global 7000 business aircraft, an investment of over $83M
    Microbrasserie du Lac Saint-Jean will open a new bar in Alma. This opening is scheduled for March 2018.
    The Riego company has announced the acquisition of 20 acres of land in Joliette, which will unite all of its activities in the same place. With this $500,000 investment, the company will create a new position and consolidate five existing jobs.
    The Government of Canada has given a $750,000 grant to Neopharm Labs Inc. in Blainville to fund a significant project that will increase the laboratory's analysis capacity. This investment will create more than 25 jobs.
  • Start date: 2017-11-06, End date: 2017-11-10
    Week of Nov 06 - Nov 10, 2017

    MQ Windows, a company in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, has sold all of its assets to Andersen Corporation, an American company. As a result of this transaction, the MQ Windows brand will persist and none of the plant's 80 employees will be laid off.
    MÙV2, a consortium of construction companies, has announced that the second phase of its residential project in the Montréal neighbourhood of Rosemont has begun, a $40M investment
    TC Transcontinental has announced the closure of its Montréal newsprint mill following a restructuring that will affect about 60 workers
    Atlantis inc., a Laval-based strength equipment manufacturer, has announced a $1.5M investment in automating its production line and promoting its global expansion. This measure will create about 10 jobs.
    The City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and its partners have revealed the design concept for the Bâtisseurs business park. Upon completion, this 800,000-square-foot project will accommodate about 10 companies and potentially create over 100 jobs.
    Kwanko, a French company specializing in multi-channel digital marketing services, has announced the opening of an office in Montréal, which will require the creation of about 20 jobs in three years
    Stornoway, a Canadian diamond exploration and producing company, expects to hire 50 workers for its diamond mine located 250 km north of Chibougamau
    Eugène Allard, a store specializing in kitchen products and accessories, will open a new location in Alma, which should create eight jobs
    Marché Wallberg, a public market of regional products in Dolbeau-Mistassini, will close, leading to the loss of about 15 jobs
    The Apollo restaurant in Alma will close. The number of jobs lost is unknown.
    DEMEX Inc., a demolition company in Chicoutimi, has secured contracts valued at an estimated $20M, which created about 40 jobs
    The Aéroport régional de Val-d'Or (ARVO) has just acquired the Northern Mining Transit Center (CTMN) for $6.7M
    The Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MELS) has announced a $6.2M investment to construct the Centre de formation professionnelle de Forestville's Pavillon de la foresterie, which is expected to open in fall 2018
    Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault in the municipality of Saint-Jérôme will soon open. This new $25M infrastructure is supported by all three levels of government and takes a sustainable development approach.
    The Complexe de santé de Waterloo, built at a cost of $2M, has just opened in the municipality of the same name. Currently, nine doctors occupy part of the premises, and a Proxim pharmacy will move in shortly.
    Cantine Ti-Ken in Sorel-Tracy will close for good on December 17, resulting in the loss of about 10 jobs
    Calimacil, a company specializing in the design and production of foam swords, has moved into its new location in Sherbrooke. This $1M investment in modernization and expansion will create seven jobs.
    A new Pharmacie Jean Coutu location opened in Drummondville on November 1
    IGA Extra in Drummondville opened on November 8. This $5M investment consolidated 185 jobs.
    The Office municipal d'habitation de la ville de Granby, in partnership with the Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ) and the City of Granby, has announced the construction of 98 public housing units at a cost of $11M. Work is expected to start in spring 2018.
    Matériaux Spécialisés Louiseville, a company specializing in manufacturing thermal panels, soundproofing, and commercial roofing, has hired seven workers over the past year, and further hiring should occur with the development of new foreign markets
    Aliksir will invest $2M in constructing an essential oils plant in Saint-Tite in 2018, which will create jobs. The company's objective is to expand its production and move closer to its supplies.
    Manufacturers in the Maskinongé RCM, including those working in furniture, textiles, and food processing, are looking for workers. The RCM's Service de développement économique et du territoire has established a work committee.
    The Centre de formation professionnelle Bel-Avenir's École d'alimentation et d'hôtellerie in Trois-Rivières is often approached by restaurants and the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec, which lack kitchen staff
    Restaurants in Mauricie are having recruitment difficulties. Le Saint-Mo bistro gourmand and Stratos Pizzeria locations in the Shawinigan region are continuously looking for kitchen staff and servers.
    The Haute-Mauricie region is having difficulty finding workers in the commercial and industrial sectors, including in food services, restaurants, retail, services, and major industries, no field is spared
    The Supermarché Arcand IGA in La Tuque, which is looking mostly for full-time workers, has been having hiring difficulties since last spring. The Maxi supermarket in La Tuque also had problems filling grocery clerk positions.
    The forestry industry is hiring in Haute-Mauricie. Groupe Rémabec, Resolute Forest Products, and WestRock are publishing job offers in the media and on websites. Workers in skilled trades are in particular demand.
    Résidence Domaine la Marguerite in Rimouski will have to close before the end of the year because it does not comply with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux's certification rules. At full capacity, this residence could accommodate 80 seniors.
    A Club Med will open in Charlevoix in 2020. This $120M project is being carried out by Groupe Le Massif in partnership with Club Med and is supported by the provincial and federal governments. This project will create many jobs.
    Nova Construction Co. Ltd. has just begun construction on a project of about $150M in Neufchâtel-Lebourgneuf. The Développement Pierre-Bertrand will include housing units, an office building, and another facility dedicated to public use.
    The regional workshop in Drummondville will lay off 14 graphic designers by the holiday season because 21 TC Media publications were purchased by Icimédias Inc.
    On Site Machining (OSM) Atlantic Inc. in Îles-de-la-Madeleine will create five jobs after acquiring rework equipment. The company operates a machine that has the potential to revolutionize the field of diesel engine machining.
    Amilia, an event management software developer, has announced a $10M investment in commercializing its new product. Financial assistance from the Government of Quebec will create 29 jobs in Montréal by 2019.
    Téo Taxi, a Montreal based electric car taxi company, has hired 100 drivers to better respond to service demands
  • Start date: 2017-10-30, End date: 2017-11-03
    Week of Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017

    A $10M housing and tourism project opened in La Conception. Bel Air Resort & Residences includes 140 single home lots, 90 minilofts to accommodate tourists, and a Clubhouse, which led to hiring 15 people.
    A large-scale real-estate development will be built on the Versant Sud of Mont-Tremblant. Over $25M will be invested in the construction of a complex customized for the needs of sports and outdoors enthousiasts. The first phase of this 17-unit condominium project will begin this fall, with a planned delivery date at the end of 2018.
    Society Développement Immobilier has announced the start of its $200M Voltige residential project in Montréal, which will include 5 towers and 800 units. The project is split into several phases, and the first two towers will be completed in 2019.
    Green Cross Biotherapeutics, a pharmaceutical company specializing in developing and manufacturing plasma-derived products, has opened its plasma fractionation plant in Montréal, a $400M project that will lead to the creation of 200 jobs
    Structube, a Montréal-based furniture retailer, has announced the construction of a warehouse in Laval. The building will also include a store and the company's new headquarters. This represents an $80M investment.
    Aurora Cannabis, a Montréal-based company, has received its cannabis production licence from Health Canada and plans on hiring about 40 people to work in the company's plant before opening at the end of November
    The Government of Quebec has announced the construction of a birthing centre in the eastern part of Montreal Island, scheduled to open in November 2018
    A McDonald's restaurant has opened on October 30 on Marché Ave. in Saint-Lin-Laurentides. The fast-food restaurant's opening will allow for the creation of 80 jobs.
    Viva Urban Condos has announced the beginning of its project's fourth phase of construction in Laval. The tower, which will be made up of 95 units spread over 15 floors, should be completed by the end of 2018.
    Syri Stainless, located in Saint-Félix-de-Valois, will complete its expansion work and acquisition of material, valued at $2M, in the coming weeks. This investment will lead to the creation of about 10 new jobs.
    The Lion Electric Co., located in Saint-Jérôme, will continue the distribution of its 100% electrical buses following an investment by Power Energy, a subsidiary of the Power Corporation of Canada, which becomes a shareholder in the company
    La Voie Maltée, a microbrewery, will open a new restaurant in Chicoutimi. The $1.2M investment will allow for the creation of about 40 jobs.
    Rouillier Drilling, an Amos-based company, is investing $4M to build a new facility to consolidate its operations
    WestRock, a La Tuque-based cardboard-packaging manufacturer, will invest $25M in two energy-efficiency projects to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. During the year-long construction period, 30 jobs will be created.
    Mauricie companies are having difficulties recruiting industrial sewing machine operators, welders, machinists, client care attendants, programmers, and computer analysts
    Total Océan will produce omega-3 from grey seals in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine region starting in January and will employ about 10 factory workers and about 20 seal hunters. The company received $1.2M in funding from both levels of government.
    The Fusiliers du St-Laurent and the HMCS D'Iberville Naval Reserve in Rimouski, two Canadian Armed Forces reserve units in Bas-Saint-Laurent, are seeking recruits. The Fusiliers want to recruit 50 members, and the HMCS would like to recruit about 10.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux du Bas-St-Laurent will take the necessary steps to obtain authorization to post new permanent nursing positions, with a schedule of at least four days per week, to address the overtime scheduling issues
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec hired 76 workers in its residential and long-term care centres and 30 people to promote home support services
    About 40 doctors could join the Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec next year, including 9 in Trois-Rivières
    Macpek, a vehicle part distributor, is investing $10M to build a distribution centre in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. Construction is underway and the facility is scheduled to open next April.
    The Metro Ferland grocery store, which has two retail outlets in the Québec City region, is seeking to fill about 15 positions: grocery clerk, assistant manager in the butcher shop, baker, cashier, and butcher
    Canam Group has just laid off about 40 employees due to the upcoming end of the Champlain Bridge structures contract in Montréal. About 10 plants were affected, including the ones in Québec City and Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce.
    Texel recently organized an open house for job seekers. For about a year, the company has been seeking about 20 operators for its plants located in Sainte-Marie and Saint-Elzéar in Beauce.
    Métalus, a company specializing in sheet metal processing, has announced the expansion of its Drummondville plant. The $3M project will create a few jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $20M investment to repair the Léry City sewer and water system
    Fromagerie Victoria will open a restaurant and ice-cream parlour in Drummondville on November 6. About 30 new jobs will be created.
    The Collège de Valleyfield has announced a $5.3M investment to build student housing, which will be completed in August 2018
    La Cage-Brasserie Sportive in Sherbrooke has opened on October 30. The $1.5M investment to modernize its facility resulted in the creation of about 20 jobs.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $6.6M investment to expand the Centre de formation professionnelle Paul-Rousseau in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham. These upgrades will allow for the future addition of the bus mechanic program.
    Cascades has announced a $15M investment in its Drummondville plant to expand and modernize its facilities, which will allow for the creation of a few jobs
    Coco Frutti will open a new location in Chicoutimi. The $600,000 investment will allow for the creation of about 30 jobs.
    Ambulances Abitémis-Dessercom has announced that, in early 2018, three paramedic teams will be serving the cities of Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or, resulting in the creation of 18 new jobs
  • Start date: 2017-10-23, End date: 2017-10-27
    Week of Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2017

    Développements Symphonia has announced the construction of its Symphonia POP residential project, located in Nun's Island. This project of more than $100M includes 240 units in a 32-storey tower. Work is expected to be completed in fall 2020.
    CDVI Americas, an access control and electronic locking system manufacturer, has inaugurated its new offices in Laval
    GlobalStep, an American company specializing in quality insurance and risk management in videogame production, has announced its expansion to Montréal
    The closure of Sears Canada Inc. is causing the loss of 140 jobs at its Carrefour Laval location. Layoffs will occur toward the end of 2017.
    The City of Saint-Hippolyte has begun construction on its new recreation centre. According to its schedule, this $2.3M project will be completed by June 2018.
    The Swedish company Ericsson will close its Global Information and Communication Technologies Centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion. This closure, which is scheduled for mid-2018, will lead to the loss of 50 jobs.
    A second Vidéotron location has just opened in Sherbrooke, which created 10 jobs
    PUR Immobilia has announced work has started on 294 residences and condominiums in Brossard. This $100M project, Lum PUR Fleuve, will be completed by winter 2019.
    Groupe Lauzon's Porsche dealership in Saint-Hubert opened on October 12. The $17M investment created 25 jobs.
    Nixo Experts-Conseils, a consulting engineering firm in Lac-Mégantic, has just inaugurated its civil engineering department, which created 10 jobs
    Groupe Boivin's Fromagerie Lemaire has stopped cheese curd production at its St-Cyrille-de-Wendover plant. The plant's new purpose will be aging. This change led to the loss of 10 jobs.
    The City of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts has invested $3M in constructing a two-storey multi-family building on Larocque Street as a part of revitalizing downtown as described in the strategic plan Destination 2030.
    The Laurent Lapointe hardware store in Chicoutimi is closing, which will lead to the loss of about 40 jobs
    The governments of Quebec and Canada have announced the construction of a new building for the Chibougamau Eenou Friendship Centre in the town of the same name at a cost of $2.7M
    The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is partnering with three universities to offer a master's program in public administration tailored to management in an Indigenous context
    The Government of Quebec has announced the construction of an office building and a warehouse in Chibougamau to accommodate employees from the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs and the Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles, a $5M investment
    Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will hold a job fair on November 6 in Gatineau for the purpose of recruiting 50 new permanent employees
    Groupe Nordik has opened its head office in Gatineau. About 60 employees work in the new offices.
    Entreprises Maritimes Bouchard Inc. in Gaspé employs 27 people, but it will need to double that number after having landed two contracts for the construction of two crabbers. Moreover, the company must refuse contracts and stagger its schedules.
    A new mental health resource opened the week of October 23 in New Richmond, which created a dozen jobs for nurses, nursing assistants, special-education teachers, and orderlies
    Verreault Navigation in Les Méchins will need about 50 additional employees, including painters, mechanics, labourers, and welders. An increase in its operations is generating some recruitment problems.
    The Commission scolaire des Phares has hired about 60 people this year, mostly in positions related to student services. This school board's main office is in Rimouski.
    Lepage Millwork will create 105 jobs in Rivière-du-Loup following $9.6M worth of loans from the governments of Quebec and Canada. The door and window manufacturer hopes to buy specialized equipment and expand its product line.
    Chocolato, a chocolate and ice cream bar in Shawinigan, was inaugurated on October 20 following a $1M investment, which created 12 jobs. This franchise's first location in Mauricie will be open all year.
    Le Brasier 1908 restaurant and bar will open inside the Delta Hotel in Trois-Rivières in summer 2018 following a $3M investment, which will create 60 jobs. The restaurant, bar, and private rooms will seat 200.
    Brochot Industrie Inc., an electrical and electronic equipment manufacturer in Shawinigan, must quickly find the staff required to meet its new call for tenders. The creation of about 10 jobs is possible over the next year.
    Companies in the Maskinongé RCM are looking for about 160 workers to fill various positions, including some in the furniture industry. A second training session for industrial sewing machine operators will start over the next few months.
    Les Marchés Tradition in Saint-Tite is on the verge of closing due to economic reasons, and about 40 employees will lose their jobs
    Merchandise and passenger transport companies, such as ferries, are having recruitment difficulties in Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent. They need qualified work crew leaders, and dock labourers are equally rare.
    The fishing industry in Gaspésie and Bas-Saint-Laurent is lacking processors, marine product quality control inspectors, and fishermen helpers. Companies in this sector are lending each other workers to extend the season.
    Amisco in L'Islet is currently experiencing rapid growth. The following positions are to be filled: a machine operator, a polisher, a welder, a customer service agent, an e-commerce coordinator, and a packager.
    Fibrotek Advanced Materials, a company located in Clermont's industrial park, wishes to fill at least 40 jobs by the end of the year. These include moulder, machinist, engineer, programmer, and mechanical engineering technician positions.
    The owners of Le Balthazar resto-pub will open a new location in Galeries de la Capitale in Québec City on November 16. This $1.2M investment will create about 60 jobs.
    The Normandin restaurant chain has just opened its new location in Thetford Mines. This investment of nearly $1.7M created about 60 full-time and part-time jobs.
    TIBO, a plastic injection mould manufacturer in Saint-Damien-de-Buckland (Bellechasse), is still looking for workers. The following positions are available: a machinist, an assembler, and a polisher-fitter.
  • Start date: 2017-10-16, End date: 2017-10-20
    Week of Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2017

    The clubhouse at Le Maitre golf club in Mont-Tremblant was completely destroyed by a fire on October 12, 2017, leading to 50 temporary layoffs and $5M worth of material losses
    Biomont Énergie Inc. and three funding partners - Fondaction, Eolectric, and Groupe VALECO - have announced the inauguration and activation of a biogas cogeneration centre in Montréal, an investment of over $20M
    IBM has announced the official opening of its Client Innovation Centre (CIC) in Montréal. The centre already employs 120 people and aims to hire 130 more workers by the end of 2018 with the goal of creating an additional 500 positions in four years.
    Loblaws Companies Limited has announced it is cutting 500 office and management jobs in several Canadian cities, including the city of Montréal
    Airbus and Bombardier Inc. have entered into an agreement for the development of the CSeries aircraft. Under this agreement, 2,000 employees will retain their current jobs in Bombardier's Mirabel facilities.
    The Government of Quebec has announced the official opening of the Carrefour Santé 440 clinic in Laval, one of the province's largest comprehensive care centres
    The Centre de la petite enfance Baliballon will open a new facility with the ability to welcome 60 children in L'Assomption. Once construction work has been completed, scheduled at the end of winter, 13 positions will have been created.
    YUL Condominiums, one of the largest residential projects in Montréal, has announced Phase 2, a 38-storey residential tower with 400 units. The tower is expected to be completed in 2020.
    Cadillac Fairview, Canderel, and the Club de Hockey Canadien have announced the construction of La Tour des Canadiens 3 (TDC3), the third phase of the 567-unit residential project in Montréal scheduled for 2021
    TrackTik, a Montréal-based personnel management company in the field of security, has announced a $7M investment from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. The company aims to hire up to 70 people to increase its expansion.
    La Manufacture, the first manufacturing business incubator-accelerator in Laurentides, was inaugurated in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. It will give start-ups access to an environment conducive to business development.
    The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux des Laurentides will invest $3.8M in modernizing the Centre de services de Rivière-Rouge. Work began this summer and will continue until 2020.
    An engineered wood office tower will be built at a cost of $8M in Saint-Eustache. According to the schedule of expected work, the building will welcome its first renters starting in September 2018.
    Provigo on rue Galt Ouest has just reopened in Sherbrooke. The $5M investment has practically doubled the number of employees for a total of 80.
    The Government of Canada has invested $850,000 in two printing and labelling companies in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Imprimerie Ste-Julie and MIIP, which will create a dozen jobs
    The Government of Quebec and the Commission scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries has announced a $12M investment to add a new gymnasium and 14 classrooms to Saint-René elementary school in Mercier
    The first Salon virtuel Priorité Emploi Estrie will take place on November 1 and 2. About 40 employers in the Estrie region will be in attendance virtually.
    Taxis de Sherbrooke, a company based in the city of the same name, laid off about 10 dispatchers on October 16. From now on, dispatching will be done in Ontario.
    Merinov's Québec Centre for Innovation in Aquaculture and Fisheries in Gaspé currently has 17 expert positions to fill. Merinov has close to 115 employees.
    The 2018 medical staffing plan will allow the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Gaspésie to recruit 14 family doctors: four in Chaleur Bay, four in Rocher-Percé, three in the RCM of Côte-de-Gaspé, two in Haute-Gaspésie, and one in Îles-de-la-Madeleine
    Utopie Snowboards MFG in Saint-Narcisse-de-Rimouski is looking for workers for year-round employment. This snowboard manufacturer consolidated five years' worth of client agreements, and its order book is full.
    The Centre de langues internationales Charpentier (CLIC) has moved its head office to Trois-Rivières, creating 12 jobs, of which six are full-time. CLIC will add 13 jobs by the end of the year, including five instructors and administrative staff.
    Maison Olivier Shawinigan Inc. will invest $12M in expanding its seniors' residence specializing in accompanying individuals with cognitive disabilities, which will result in about 85 new employees being hired in June 2018
    Over 820 jobs are available in Mauricie's information technology sector. In total, 17 companies facing staffing shortages participated in a Vitrine T.I. event to fill the 200 jobs they had to offer.
    Milette Doors in Saint-Boniface is continually looking for employees, but workers are hard to find. This door and window manufacturer has invested over $2.4M in its plant to obtain state-of-the-art machinery.
    The Résidence des Bâtisseurs in La Tuque will open in fall 2018. About 20 employees are working on its construction, and this number will increase in the coming months to reach a peak of up to 70 in summer 2018.
    Olympus NDT Canada Inc. has just inaugurated its new location, built at a cost of $37M in the Michelet Innovation Zone in Québec City. Currently, the company employs 380 people and expects to hire additional employees shortly.
    Constructions Proco Inc., an industrial and commercial construction company, expects to hire about 10 welders for its La Baie facilities and 20 others for its Saint-Nazaire plant
    Rio Tinto will hire about 40 new employees for its Arvida plant
    Giant Tiger opened its new store in Alma, creating 34 jobs
    The Pessamit Innu Council has announced the opening of its independent service station in Pessamit, creating nine jobs
    TST Overland Express, a transportation company subsidiary of TFI International Inc., has announced the closure of its Sept-Îles and Baie-Comeau facilities, resulting in the loss of about 10 jobs
    Rio Tinto and CGI, both located in Saguenay, have announced a four-year agreement estimated at $30M to support Rio Tinto's Operational Centre in Arvida. This partnership will create 20 jobs at CGI and 20 others at Rio Tinto.
    CGI, an information technology services (IT) company in Chicoutimi, plans to hire more than 150 new employees within three years
    Château Baie-Comeau, a private seniors' residence in Baie-Comeau, recently expanded, creating 15 new jobs
  • Start date: 2017-10-09, End date: 2017-10-13
    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
  • Start date: 2017-10-02, End date: 2017-10-06
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-09-25, End date: 2017-09-29
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-09-18, End date: 2017-09-22
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-09-11, End date: 2017-09-15
    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
  • Start date: 2017-09-04, End date: 2017-09-08
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-08-28, End date: 2017-09-01
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-08-21, End date: 2017-08-25
    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
  • Start date: 2017-08-14, End date: 2017-08-18
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-08-07, End date: 2017-08-11
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-07-31, End date: 2017-08-04
    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
  • Start date: 2017-07-24, End date: 2017-07-28
    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
  • Start date: 2017-07-17, End date: 2017-07-21
    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
  • Start date: 2017-07-10, End date: 2017-07-14
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-07-03, End date: 2017-07-07
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-06-26, End date: 2017-06-30
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-06-19, End date: 2017-06-23
    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
  • Start date: 2017-06-12, End date: 2017-06-16
    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
  • Start date: 2017-06-05, End date: 2017-06-09
    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
  • Start date: 2017-05-29, End date: 2017-06-02
    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.
  • Start date: 2017-05-22, End date: 2017-05-26
    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

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