Job Market Trends and News

Canada

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

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

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

Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, third quarter 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

News For Canada
News Title Industry Event Type Province/ Territory
A major partner in Cape Sharp Tidal has pulled out of the turbine power project in the Bay of Fundy, leaving some immediate uncertainty about future developments. Industry officials indicate some optimism that other tidal projects may emerge in the area. Construction Other Type of Event NS
Alberta Health Services has purchased land in Edmonton for a new $36M pharmaceutical centre, part of a larger $66M project to centralize medication preparation for hospitals throughout the province. Construction in Edmonton is expected to start in 2021. Construction Job Creation AB
The Alberta Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Commission has stopped approving new cannabis licences for retail stores due to a national supply shortage. There are over 700 applications from 430 applicants currently waiting in the queue for a store licence. Retail Trade Other Type of Event AB
G3 Canada Ltd. is planning to start construction of a grain handling facility in Stettler in the spring of 2019, with the opening scheduled for 2020. The site is roughly 80 hectares in size, large enough to fit in a 134 car loop track for loading and unloading. Construction Job Creation AB
Alberta Health Services has started a $3.1M renovation project at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre emergency department. The work includes HVAC upgrades, new nursing stations and improved lighting among other infrastructure improvements. Construction Job Creation AB
The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) is projecting that about 7,000 wells will be drilled in Western Canada in 2019, little changed from this year. The CAODC predicts the overall rig count to decrease by roughly 10% next year to 508. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta is increasing loan limits from $1M to $2M under the Feeder Association Loan Guarantee Program. The program supports favourable lending rates for producers to buy, feed and sell their livestock. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event AB
Viterra is upgrading its grain terminal at Stettler in a bid to increase rail capacity, expand storage, and accelerate throughput. The Stettler facility is on Alberta Prairie Railway, a CP railroad partner. Construction Job Creation AB
National Access Cannabis Corp. has opened eight new cannabis retail stores across the province under the NewLeaf Cannabis brand. NewLeaf now has 13-of-65 Alberta licensed stores, the most in the province for any retailer. Retail Trade Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta is investing $200M over 20 years to launch a new program for community based renewable energy projects. One-quarter of the funding will be earmarked for communities affected by the phase-out of coal-fired electricity plants. Utilities Job Creation AB
Air North is cancelling its route from Whitehorse to Ottawa after the New Year. The airline company will cease its twice-weekly flights until the middle of June; however, flights may be added to support busier times such as spring break. Transportation and Warehousing Other Type of Event YT
The Yukon Tourism Development Strategy has been forwarded to the Government of Yukon for review. The strategy was conducted by a committee of industry experts to develop a long-term vision for sustainable tourism growth in the territory. Public Administration Other Type of Event YT
In order to address the shortage of workers in northern New Brunswick, the Campbellton Regional Chamber of Commerce will organize a mini job-fair for special care homes at the end of November. They are mainly looking for care attendants, but also for maintenance and kitchen workers, among other positions. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event NB
The cannabis producer Zenabis in Atholville, New Brunswick is looking for workers on both sides of Chaleur Bay. The plant will be expanded within 2 years and is expected to have between 400 and 500 employees. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation NB
According to the president of the Agricultural Alliance of NB, the shortage of agricultural workers is a costly problem. In 2014, 7,500 people in the province worked in this industry, and 400 positions remained vacant, resulting in a loss of $7M in sales. By 2025, increased productivity should reduce labour needs, but there will then be 800 fewer people in the labour pool. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event NB
According to a study by the Conference Board of Canada, bilingual workers make on average $1,150 more than unilingual workers in N.B., and they inject more money into the provincial economy. The purchasing power of a bilingual person is $47,117, while it is only $4,400 for a unilingual Anglophone. Bilingual people make up 35.5% of the province's population. Educational Services Other Type of Event NB
The N.B. government has ordered American Iron and Metal scrap yard to shut down its Saint John operation following recent explosions at the site. The company, which employs 50 people, may resume operations if it submits a plan to eliminate the explosive activity. Wholesale Trade Other Type of Event NB
Alberta-based Rig Hand Distillery is in the process of opening its first sister distillery just north of Fredericton, NB. The company is hoping to have full regulatory approval within a few months and begin producing bottles of craft spirits soon after. Manufacturing Other Type of Event NB
The Golden Image Centre in Bathurst announced that it will close once the holiday season is done, after being in business for almost three decades. The photography store, which employs four staff, couldn't compete against on-line and out-of-town shopping. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Layoff NB
A new 4,500 sq. ft. microbrewery and taproom opened at 250 Dieppe Blvd. CAVOK Brewery Co. can seat 104 customers and serves 12 different beers on tap. Only one beer is now being sold in cans, but CAVOK hopes to offer more and sell it in NB Liquor stores. Manufacturing Other Type of Event NB
A study released by the University of Moncton found that 20% of New Brunswick seniors (65 and over) are living in poverty, with only $14,000 or less to live on per year. Women, francophones, older seniors and seniors in rural areas were worst off. Educational Services Other Type of Event NB
Regina's only legal cannabis store, The Cannabis Co. YQR, closed due to lack of product. The store originally opened on November 10, 2018. Retail Trade Layoff SK
A new 2-year rapid response paramedic pilot project was launched this month in New Brunswick. Five units will be able to be dispatched with a lone paramedic in rural areas, to provide initial emergency services when ambulances are tied up. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event NB
The CEO of American Iron & Metal (AIM) says he will permanently close his Saint John facility if the government doesn't allow the facility to resume operations within days. AIM has an order for 35,000 tonnes of scrap metal to be processed by the end of December. Further delays to re-opening would cause them to default on that order and could result in laying off 225 workers. Wholesale Trade Layoff NB
P.E.I. has a new program to attract physiotherapists to the province, with over 10 full-time vacancies on the Island. Recent physiotherapy graduates are being offered a salary plus $20,000 if they accept work in a rural hospital for at least three years. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event PE
The P.E.I. government is offering as much as $23,000 to enable Islanders to open up home daycares across the island. Money would go toward renovations, furniture, equipment, and related costs. It is hoped that 14 daycares can be added by the end of 2019. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event PE
Halifax-based Corridor Resources Inc. is decommissioning two exploration gas wells near Cavendish. The wells had never produced any commercial quantities of natural gas and will be capped off. The company will do remediation work at the site if necessary. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event PE
CMHC reports that P.E.I.'s vacancy rate is at 0.3% in 2018 compared to 1.2% in 2017. According to a CMHC senior analyst, strong immigration levels are contributing to increased demand. The average rental cost of smaller units increased by over 5%. Public Administration Other Type of Event PE
Charlottetown-based Diversified Metal Engineering has gone into receivership after 27 years of operation. The company employs around 165 people on the Island and creates products used in various industries such as craft brewing, marine, and biotechnology. Manufacturing Layoff PE
Prince Albert-based transportation company, KCTI Travels, started a Saskatoon to Edmonton route on November 19, 2018. The new route fills a void left behind by Greyhound. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation SK
3 Points Aviation, an aerospace company with operations in Charlottetown, has laid off 21 people as of November 30th. The company had previously stated it was moving its repair and overhaul operations to Calgary and keep some operations in Charlottetown. Manufacturing Layoff PE
The Government of Saskatchewan is making amendments to the provincial Employment Act, which will extend maternity and adoption leave and create a new critically-ill adult leave Public Administration Other Type of Event SK
The Government of BC is funding a new $33.85M intensive care unit at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 with the unit opening to patients in late 2021. Construction Job Creation BC
The Government of Canada recently announced a $25M endowment to Avalanche Canada. The funds will go towards promoting avalanche safety through public education, awareness training and enhanced forecasting services. Utilities Job Creation BC
Deep Earth Energy Production Corp. is building a geothermal power plant near Estevan. The plant is the first of its kind in Canada and could be generating electricity within the next three years. Construction Job Creation SK
Road work on the Haney Bypass improvement project is scheduled to begin in spring 2019. The upgrades are part of the $70M Highway 7 project to improve traffic flow through the Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Mission corridor. Construction Job Creation BC
The Government of BC is directing $1.1B over the next decade towards retrofitting its social housing units to be more energy efficient, safer and less polluting. The project will create approximately 7,700 direct and indirect jobs in BC. Construction Job Creation BC
The Surrey School District and the Government of BC are partnering to accelerate construction of permanent classroom space in new and existing schools. The $166.7M project will enable more than 7,000 students to move out of portables by 2021. Construction Job Creation BC
BC Ferries recently outlined its 2019-2030 $3.9B capital plan. Projects outlined include the purchase of new vessels, upgrading its existing fleet and terminals, introducing alternative fuel sources and investing in its fleet maintenance facility. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation BC
The federal, provincial and municipal governments are granting $11.2M each toward the Regina Railyard Renewal Project, which will see a 17.5 acre rail yard turned into a new neighbourhood. The project is expected to begin in 2020. Construction Job Creation SK
The Safety Association of Saskatchewan Manufacturers will be the first licensed distributor in Canada for a new software called AlertMeter. Employees will take the test prior to their shift to help detect impairment and workplace fatigue. N/A Other Type of Event SK
The Vancouver Coastal Health Region opened an Urgent Primary Care Centre in the downtown core. The facility aims to minimize hospital visits by offering same-day access to doctors, nurses and other medical professionals for non-life threatening conditions. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation BC
The City of Saskatoon has approved a budget increase of more than $4M for the Saskatoon Police Services, which will allow 10 new positions to be created Public Administration Job Creation SK
The Government of BC is providing $231M to build more than 1,100 affordable homes for Indigenous peoples. The housing will be spread across 26 communities and includes both off-reserve and on-reserve homes. Construction Job Creation BC
The Government of Saskatchewan is adopting Ontario's Wide-Base Single Tires Program. The change will allow trucking companies to carry larger loads, reduce gas consumption by around 10%, and help improve internal trade. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation SK
The Government of Canada is spending up to $153M to match private sector investments in the BC-based Digital Technology Supercluster. The supercluster is expected to create more than 13,500 jobs over 10 years. Information and Cultural Industries Job Creation BC
Saskatchewan's retail sales were up 1.7% in September 2018 compared to the previous month. This represents the highest percentage increase among provinces and was much higher than the national average of 0.2%. Retail Trade Other Type of Event SK
Fifty-five organizations that provide community services in BC received capital grants under the provincial Community Gaming Grants program. The funds will support the purchase and upgrading of facilities, infrastructure and equipment. N/A Job Creation BC
The Insurance Corporation of BC is redirecting $2.4M of its advertising budget in the next fiscal year towards enhancing traffic enforcement. A total of $24.8M will now be spent on policing and traffic safety programs to reduce accident costs. Public Administration Job Creation BC
Alberta Health Services has started construction on a new youth detox facility in Red Deer. Programs will provide comprehensive assessment, detoxification, addictions counselling, health services, and 24-hour care and supervision for children and teens. Construction Job Creation AB
The Greater Victoria School District is partnering with non-profit organizations to create 439 licensed child care spaces and extra wraparound support at six elementary schools. Childcare BC New Spaces Fund is contributing $4.6M towards the project. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation BC
The Mount Bourcherie winery is expanding its visitor centre to include a 75-seat indoor lounge and a 75-person patio. The project will take two years to complete. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation BC
BC Hydro will begin construction on a new Capilano Substation in Murdo Frazer Park in late 2019. The $50-$100M five-year project to replace one of the North Shore's main power substations will also include improvements to the park. Construction Job Creation BC
The Governments of Canada and BC are partnering with the Comox Valley Regional District and the K'ómoks First Nation to fund $125.1M towards a new drinking water treatment plant that will provide clean reliable water services to communities in the area Construction Job Creation BC
The Town of Ponoka has signed a three-year waste and recycling contract starting on January 1, 2019 with CanPak Environmental Services Inc. The $1.109M contract includes an option for a two year extension. Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Job Creation AB
The Town of Banff is moving ahead with design plans and pricing for a bus storage garage and 380-stall intercept parking lot as part of its ROAM transit program. The cost of the project is estimated at $7M. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation AB
Horizon North Logistics Inc. has secured a $26.2M contract for hospitality and janitorial services at an existing work camp near Fort McMurray. Horizon has also obtained a $10.6M extension for existing camp services it provides near Grande Prairie. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation AB
The City of Medicine Hat is spending $122,000 to study labour needs and supply in the region. The goal is to identify how the local economy can fill up to 750 new positions by matching workers' skill levels to employer needs. N/A Other Type of Event AB
Environmental 360 Solutions, Inc. is planning to expand its services following the purchase of Can Pak Environmental. The acquisition includes Can Pak's nearly 100 employees, 35 trucks and two recycling facilities that serve about 150,000 customers. Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Job Creation AB
The City of Medicine Hat has awarded contracts for $1M in service rig work to Ensign Energy Sevices and Spirit West Drilling. The city petroleum division is also continuing with its relatively small oil drilling program. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation AB
Grande Prairie Regional College's National Bee Diagnostic Centre at Beaverlodge has been awarded $1.75M over five years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. The funding will continue to support bee research and diagnostic services. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta has amended regulations to expand the acceptable range of duties for some registered nurses and nurse practitioners. Other amendments will increase professional standards for Alberta's 38,000 registered nurses and 550 nurse practitioners. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event AB
The Town of Canmore is planning to start construction in 2019 on a $48M debris dam along Cougar Creek. The structure is intended to prevent major debris floods in the future. Construction Job Creation AB
The University of Calgary has purchased the Shell Technology Centre Calgary located in University Research Park. The centre includes a wet lab, office space and other facilities used to enhance oilsands processing. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta is planning to start regulating residential drug and alcohol treatment facilities and mental health counsellors. The legislation would apply to about 5,000 counsellors and 60 public and private residential treatment facilities. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event AB
The Government of Alberta through the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission is planning to buy two new unit trains that can transport an additional 120,000 barrels of oil a day, increasing the amount of oil being moved by rail in Canada by a third Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation AB
Highlanders Cannabis Corp. hopes to convert a former pharmaceutical plant in North Sydney into a cannabis processing facility once licensing permits are in place Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation NS
Due to the effects of online and telephone banking, CIBC will close its bank in Parrsboro in June 2019 and consolidate operations at its location in Springhill. The company says it work with the five affected workers on possible options. Finance and Insurance Other Type of Event NS
HaliMac Axe Throwing, with a kitchen and taproom, will open soon on Brunswick Street in Halifax. As well, Chinese restaurant May Garden has opened inside Casino Nova Scotia and plans to open two other locations soon, in Bedford and downtown Dartmouth. Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event NS
According to the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council, there is a shortage of workers in Manitoba's hog industry Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event MB
After a fire destroyed the original school in 2012, construction has begun on the new Anicinabe Community School in Sagkeeng First Nation. The $19M school is expected to be complete for the 2020-2021 school year. Construction Job Creation MB
Tim Hortons plans to open an outlet in the Ivany Campus of NSCC in Dartmouth in January 2019. Also, Chinese variety store chain Miniso Canada recently opened on Brenton Street in Halifax, and will soon open in the Halifax Shopping Centre as well. Retail Trade Layoff NS
The provincial government is investing more than $5.3M to significantly increase the number of hip replacements, knee replacements and cataract surgeries in Manitoba in 2019 Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event MB
The Bridge Drive-In ice cream shop will soon open a new year-round location at Kildonan Place mall in Winnipeg Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation MB
Monkedia, a company that designs advertising campaigns for businesses on social media, plans to expand its Halifax satellite office and will benefit from a provincial payroll rebate program if it establishes up to 50 jobs over the next five years Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation NS
Hatch Ltd. and KGS Group were each awarded contracts for the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project. The contracts are for the engineering design and construction oversite of building channels that will provide better flood protection. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation MB
Mitchell Elementary School in the Hanover School Division is expected to undergo renovations, including an addition of five new classrooms, a new library and a new multipurpose room. Construction is expected to begin in late summer 2019. Construction Other Type of Event MB
McCain Foods is investing $75M towards upgrading its potato processing plants in Carberry and Portage la Prairie Manufacturing Other Type of Event MB
A year and a half following the suspension of the rail line to Churchill, the first passenger train to Churchill is expected to arrive in the city on December 4 Transportation and Warehousing Other Type of Event MB
Over the next four years, the territorial government is providing $9.12M to the Arctic Energy Alliance to enhance their programs and services to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs for Northerners N/A Other Type of Event NT
The City of Yellowknife is providing $200,000 for the rehabilitation of the main stage at the Folk on the Rocks site. Upgrades include a new support and major repairs to the roof. Construction Job Creation NT
According to Statistics Canada, most employed Inuit in Nunavut work for the government. The Government of Nunavut is the largest employer of Nunavut Inuit, followed by hamlet or municipal governments. N/A Other Type of Event NU
Two Nunavut-based projects have been shortlisted for the annual Arctic Inspiration Prize's $1M award. The two projects include the Pirurvik Preschool expansion project in Pond Inlet and the Inuinnaqtun revitalization project. N/A Other Type of Event NU
The crew of the Northern Ranger and dock workers in Lewisporte and Cartwright are facing layoffs due to changes taking place to the current ferry service to coastal Labrador. Neither the ship nor the two ports will be included in the planned new service. Transportation and Warehousing Layoff NL
Marbase has reached deals with unionized shipyard workers and with the Town of Marystown to lease the former shipyard for 20 years and operate it as a service hub for the aquaculture industry. Marbase hopes it will lead to employment for 200 workers. Manufacturing Job Creation NL
Tacora Resources anticipates about 260 workers will be needed when it restarts the Scully iron ore mine in Wabush in the summer of 2019, and will begin hiring immediately. The mine had shut down in 2014 under different ownership. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation NL
The Terra Nova Golf resort in Port Blandford went into receivership in November 2018. If no buyer is found for the golf course and hotel before the 2019 tourist season, about 60 workers currently on seasonal layoff could lose their jobs. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Layoff NL
Timberlands International will construct a $19.7M biofuel plant in Hawke's Bay that will convert timber to wood pellets. At least 25 full-time plant jobs and 30 to 50 jobs in harvesting and trucking are anticipated. No timelines were yet announced. Manufacturing Job Creation NL
Sélection Victoriaville is investing $50M in the city of Victoriaville to build a rental retirement housing centre. A total of 44 employees are expected to be hired for its opening next summer. Construction Other Type of Event QC
The Gérard-Couillard recreation centre in Coaticook will be renovated thanks to an investment of $3M. Work will begin in spring 2019 and is to be completed by early fall. Construction Other Type of Event QC
The real estate developer PUR Immobilia announced the construction of five residential towers in Laval, a project worth an estimated $185M. Work is expected to start in fall 2019, and the buildings will have 620 total units, of which 400 will be rental apartments. Construction Other Type of Event QC
The pet food and accessory retailer Mondou has announced the opening of a store in the Saint-Laurent borough of Montréal Retail Trade Job Creation QC
Four major projects are underway in Laval: one 400-unit retirement residence by Groupe Maurice, one Grand Times Hotel expected for 2020, Équinoxe Rental Condos that will be ready by the end of 2019, and a Bank of Montreal regional office Construction Other Type of Event QC
The Saroukian Group has announced the Laval Central Parc residential project. Six residential towers ranging from 15 to 22 floors will be built over the next five years. The investment has an estimated value of $500M. Wholesale Trade Other Type of Event QC
Julia Wine, a wine import company, is investing $25M in the construction of a bottling plant and an inn in Lavaltrie. A total of 65 jobs are expected to be created when the plant opens in March 2019 and the inn opens in August 2019. Wholesale Trade Job Creation QC
Texel Technical Materials has just invested $12M in the launch of a new production line at its Sainte-Marie plant Manufacturing Other Type of Event QC
Délire Escalade has just opened a new location in Québec City. The investment of nearly $1M has created about 15 jobs. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation QC
The Manoir du Coteau in Beaumont is expanding its facilities. The nearly $4M project is expected to be complete by spring 2019. The company will require additional care attendants. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation QC
Olymel recently hired 120 workers for its ATrahan plant in Yamachiche. The company intends to recruit 200 more employees by December 2019. Manufacturing Job Creation QC
The agri-food centre of expertise in the RCM of Maskinongé, a project worth more than $1.6M, continues to progress. The centre should open towards the end of 2019. Construction Other Type of Event QC
Fenêtres Réjean Tremblay in Métabetchouan-Lac-à-la-Croix, Chicoutimi, Alma and Québec City is closing. About 30 people will lose their jobs. Manufacturing Layoff QC
Escaparium announced the investment of more than $500,000 to open a franchise in Alma. The opening anticipated for March 2019 is expected to create five jobs. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation QC
Restaurant Chez Georges in Chicoutimi has announced its reopening after the completion of $2M in renovations to modernize its facilities Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event QC
The Suspension Turcotte garage has closed after a fire. About 30 people have lost their jobs. Other Services (except Public Administration) Layoff QC
The Best Buy store in Rimouski will close on January 16, 2019. The store currently employs 48 people, including temporary seasonal employees for Christmas holidays. Retail Trade Layoff QC
Canac, a company specializing in hardware and renovation products, will invest more than $20M by the end of 2019 to, among other things, expand its distribution centre in Drummondville. Dozens of people will be hired. Construction Other Type of Event QC
The Commission scolaire des Phares, located in Bas-Saint-Laurent, will carry out $3.5M in maintenance and renovation work to its establishments. In total, about 10 construction projects will commence in the next year in schools in the area. Construction Other Type of Event QC
The Government of Canada announced an investment of $14.1M in the restoration and enhancement of 17 wharfs in Gaspésie and the Magdalen Islands Construction Other Type of Event QC
Copper Branch, a vegan restaurant chain, announced the addition of a franchise in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. The opening, expected in May 2019, will create about 20 jobs. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation QC
Planchers Létourneau invested over $1M in the expansion of its facilities in Saint-Rémi as well as the opening of its new store in Delson. The investment will create about 10 jobs in total. Retail Trade Job Creation QC
A new La Distillerie pub will open in Vieux-Longueuil at the beginning of 2019. The number of jobs that will be created has not been disclosed. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation QC
Dans un Jardin has announced the closing of its manufacturing facility in Boucherville by January 31, 2019. The number of jobs that will be lost has not been disclosed. Wholesale Trade Layoff QC
The Chambre de commerce Au coeur de la Montérégie announced a job and entrepreneurship fair in Saint-Césaire. The event will take place on February 9, 2019, and is expected to gather 35 exhibitors. Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Other Type of Event QC
F. Ménard, a company specializing in pork production, is currently looking for 200 employees for its plants throughout Quebec Manufacturing Job Creation QC
The City of Coaticook inaugurated its new Hydro-Coaticook electricity distribution substation following an investment of nearly $8M. The construction turned out to be necessary, as Hydro-Québec had reached its transmission limit. Utilities Other Type of Event QC
Global Excel, a world-leading expert in medical cost containment, inaugurated its headquarters in Sherbrooke, which was renovated at a cost of $6M Management of Companies and Enterprises Other Type of Event QC
Bruce Power Limited Partnership will create 2000 skilled trade jobs by January 2020 as the Unit 6 Major Component Replacement project begins. The project value is over $2B and is expected to last 46 months. Other Services (except Public Administration) Job Creation ON
Excavation started for the $1.2B Toronto Port Lands flood protection project, creating an estimated 1,500 jobs during the cleanup and development phases Construction Job Creation ON
Accenture, a consulting firm, opened an innovation hub in Toronto with 300 workers, and plans to add 800 technology jobs across Canada by 2020 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation ON
The National Capital Commission approved the construction of a soundstage campus and creative hub in Ottawa that is expected to create approximately 500 jobs in TV, film and animation industries Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation ON

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