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, second quarter 2017

The number of job vacancies totalled 460,000 in the second quarter, up 67,000 (+17.2%) from the second quarter of 2016. The overall job vacancy rate rose 0.4 percentage points to 2.9%. Increases in job vacancies were broadly based across provinces and industrial sectors.

This was the third consecutive quarter with year-over-year increases in both the number of job vacancies and the job vacancy rate.

The job vacancy rate refers to the share of jobs that are unfilled out of all available payroll jobs. It represents the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand; that is, the sum of all occupied and vacant jobs.

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

The number of job vacancies that were for full-time work rose by 54,000, while job vacancies for part-time work were up by 14,000 on a year-over-year basis. Nationally, the average offered hourly wage was little changed at $19.50.

A number of labour market indicators point to improved labour market conditions during this time. According to the Labour Force Survey, national employment has increased at a relatively faster pace since the second half of 2016 and the unemployment rate has continued to trend downwards.

Compared with the first quarter of 2017, the number of job vacancies (unadjusted for seasonality) in Canada increased 18.8%, while the job vacancy rate rose 0.4 percentage points. These quarter-to-quarter increases may partly reflect seasonal recruitment patterns, as job vacancies were also up notably between the first and second quarters of both 2015 and 2016.

News For Canada
News Title Industry Event Type Province/ Territory
The provincial government has passed the Fisheries Amendment Act to lift the monopoly of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation. Effective December 1, allowing commercial fishers to market their own catch. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event MB
The City of Winnipeg has earmarked $116M for road renewal projects in 2018 - an increase of $11M compared to 2017 Construction Job Creation MB
The provincial government is giving $25M to support 86 community-based training and employment agencies. The grant will help over 20,400 Manitobans improve their skills and employment opportunities. N/A Other Type of Event MB
On November 24, Sobeys Inc. began laying off over 800 employees across the country in an effort to cut costs as the company moves toward e-commerce. No details were available on the number of workers affected in Manitoba. Retail Trade Layoff MB
The Miles Macdonell Collegiate in Winnipeg will soon have 6 new classrooms and a gym. The construction project should be completed by January 2019. Construction Job Creation MB
Third + Bird, a pop-up Christmas market, was recently held in the Bay store in downtown Winnipeg. The event attracted over 12,000 shoppers. Retail Trade Job Creation MB
The Canadian National Railway is looking to hire nearly 100 workers in Saskatchewan, including 40 positions in Melville and 30 positions in Saskatoon Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation SK
A new affordable housing project for families with complex needs opened in Regina on November 17. The federal and provincial governments jointly contributed $1.3M towards the facility. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation SK
On November 20, the provincial government renewed its partnership with Canadian Western Agribition, the largest livestock show in the country. The Province will provide $200,000 towards the event over the next four years. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event SK
A US-based affiliate of Siemens AG recently bought Saskatoon computer chip developer Solido Design Automation Inc. Solido currently has just over 70 employees and plans to increase its staffing levels to 105 workers by the end of 2017. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation SK
The provincial government is providing $330,000 to fund three existing Yorkton Lake RCMP positions in 2017-18 through the Municipal Police Grants initiative Public Administration Other Type of Event SK
The provincial government is providing $330,000 to fund three existing Moose Jaw RCMP positions in 2017-18 through the Municipal Police Grants initiative Public Administration Other Type of Event SK
On November 24, Sobeys Inc. announced that it is laying off over 800 employees across the country in an effort to cut costs as the company moves toward e-commerce. No details were available on the number of workers affected in Saskatchewan. Retail Trade Layoff SK
The Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Qikiqtaaluk Corp. have signed a lease agreement to develop a 40-acre parcel of Inuit-owned land in Iqaluit. The development is expected to cost between $300M and $400M. Construction Other Type of Event NU
Peregrine Diamond Ltd. is planning to build a dense media separator plant at its proposed Chidliak diamond mine site near Iqaluit, following new drilling results showing more extensive potential diamond deposits Construction Job Creation NU
Skills Canada NWT and Ron's Equipment Rental and Industrial Supply hosted the annual Power Up! Youth conference for students from across the territory. The two-day conference taught students about possible career paths available to them. Educational Services Other Type of Event NT
According to a recent study commissioned by Alternatives North, the living wage for a family unit in Yellowknife has increased since 2015. Food costs, particularly perishable food costs, have increased significantly in the city over the last two years. N/A Other Type of Event NT
The Government of Yukon has put an end to 15 requests to consider oil and gas rights in northern Yukon. Three northern Yukon First Nations did not support the further advancement of the requests at this time. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event YT
Marine Atlantic is currently recruiting passenger service staff for the 2018 summer season and is holding two job fairs in the Sydney area as part of the process. Experience in the hospitality industry and bilingualism are viewed as assets. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation NS
Anaconda Mining Inc. is currently involved in exploratory drilling for gold near Goldboro. If viable, the company would like to eventually open a mixed open pit and underground mine in the area. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event NS
Sobeys announced in November 2017 that it will cut 100 office staff at its headquarters in Stellarton, 25 workers in Dartmouth and another 25 in other field offices in Nova Scotia as part of the grocery chain's national reduction of 800 employees Retail Trade Layoff NS
Halifax welcomed visits from 173 cruise ships carrying 292,722 passengers in 2017. The figures represent record high numbers for the port. Transportation and Warehousing Other Type of Event NS
The Halifax Convention Centre, part of the new one-million sq.-ft. Nova Centre complex in downtown Halifax, will hold its official opening in December 2017 Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Other Type of Event NS
Sobeys has launched a support program for the 100 workers who lost their jobs at the company's office in Stellarton. The program will provide supports to those wishing to pursue skills training or start a small business. Retail Trade Other Type of Event NS
GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. will be eligible for a provincial payroll rebate program if it creates up to 30 jobs in Dartmouth over the next five years. The company specializes in the development of underwater acoustic systems. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation NS
The Borden-Carleton Handpie Company is moving to another building in Gateway Village in early February, which will have more seating. The owner also wants to expand in the next two years and build a manufacturing plant and sell handpies on a larger scale. Manufacturing Other Type of Event PE
Sydney-based Brilun Construction has begun work on a $4M recreation complex which will contain a bowling alley, sports simulators, and a restaurant in Membertou First Nation. The bowling alley itself has a tentative completion date of September 2018. Construction Other Type of Event NS
aFrite, a 30-seat restaurant, will open on Lower Water Street in Halifax in late November 2017 Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event NS
The federal government's new National Housing Strategy to combat homelessness in Canada is expected to provide significant activity around the construction and refurbishment of housing units in NL over the next decade Construction Other Type of Event NL
Sobeys announced in November 2017 that it will cut 14 office staff in NL as part of the grocery chain's national reduction of 800 employees Retail Trade Layoff NL
Exxon Mobil's Hebron offshore platform has produced its first oil. The platform is expected to produce 150,000 barrels of oil per day at peak production, and the day-to-day operations require more than 600 onshore and offshore workers. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event NL
Construction will begin in 2019 on two 60-bed, long-term care homes in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor, and on the expansion of an existing unit in Botwood. About 200 public service employees will be required to staff the facilities. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation NL
Eastern Health has opened a mental health and addictions wellness centre, staffed with a nurse and social worker, in Grand Bank, and is also increasing similar services in Marystown Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event NL
A 148-room Alt Hotel has opened in downtown St. John's. A restaurant and coffee shop are under construction as part of the hotel as well, which the national chain expects to open in the spring of 2018. Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event NL
The Mikisew Cree First Nation and Fort McKay First Nation have invested a combined $500M to secure a 49-per-cent share of the Suncor East Tank Farm storage terminal north of Fort McMurray. The deal will deliver revenues to each First Nation for 25 years. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event AB
Husky Energy is building a gas station, convenience store and take-out restaurant at the site of its former service station in Banff Construction Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta has approved 50 local economic development initiatives totalling over $4M. Funding from the government's Community and Regional Economic Support program goes towards workshops, training, coaching, and other other such initiatives. N/A Job Creation AB
As a start, Canadian North airline is hiring 30 employees for its new multimillion-dollar maintenance facility at Edmonton International Airport. The company plans to invest $3.3M annually into the operation, with that figure expected to rise. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation AB
WestJet is launching a new year-round, regional service starting in 2018, in conjunction with B.C.-based Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation AB
Sobey's is laying off 190 office employees in Calgary, as part of a larger cut of 800 positions across Canada Retail Trade Layoff AB
ProCura Real Estate Services Ltd. is starting construction on Century Tower, a 176 residential rental unit tower in Edmonton. The project is slated to be complete by June 2019. Construction Job Creation AB
The Hampton Inn in St. Paul is scheduled to open in mid-January 2018. A general manager has been hired, and recruitment for other staff is underway with 18 to 20 full-time equivalent positions to be filled by about 25 staff. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation AB
Alberta Midland Railway Terminal Ltd. has completed construction of its rail logistics centre located in Alberta's Industrial Heartland. The facility can store up to 850 rail cars and provide multi-commodity transloading services, including petroleum products and plastics, from truck to rail. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation AB
Advanced Paramedic Ltd., based in Peace River, has been awarded a 10-year contract through Alberta Health Services to provide emergency medical staff for air ambulance services in High Level and Fort Vermilion. The service is scheduled to start on March 31, 2018. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation AB
Hoping to keep its 700 employees onsite, DynaLife has signed a new lease agreement for its downtown Edmonton lab space through to March 2022. Alberta Health is considering construction of a new super lab outside the downtown core. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event AB
The Government of Alberta is providing $25.5M for a new Catholic elementary school in Edmonton. A new high school completion centre planned in the city will receive $2M for design work. Construction Job Creation AB
Construction has started on the Peter C. and Elizabeth Toigo diagnostic services building at the Delta Hospital. The $15.2M centre will be able to accommodate 32,000 more patients than the existing facility each year and is expected to open in 2019. Construction Job Creation BC
The Kelowna airport is currently undergoing a $38M renovation. The improvements have already doubled the screening capacity for outbound luggage and tripled the baggage hall capacity. Construction Job Creation BC
The 2017 tourist season set records on Prince Edward Island. Over 1.5 million visitors have spent $447M, and it is expected that the number of overnight stays will exceed a million before the end of the year. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Other Type of Event PE
Of the 800 Sobeys employees across the country that will lose their jobs, only three staff on PEI will be impacted. The company is cutting office jobs as it re-structures from five regional operations to a more efficient single national organization. Retail Trade Other Type of Event PE
A CMHC report on PEIs' apartment rental market shows that the apartment vacancy rate on the island has hit a record low at 1.2%. With most immigrants settling in Charlottetown, its vacancy rate dropped to 0.9%, while Summerside's vacancy rate is 2.5%. Public Administration Other Type of Event PE
The PEI Federation of Agriculture credits a more varied crop base on the island for keeping net farm incomes stable over the past five years. Crops such as soybeans, lentils, and peas are now being grown. The average net farm income for 2016 was $49,263. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event PE
Unemployment increased in September in New Brunswick. The province has 32,300 EI claimants, which represents a 1.6% increase compared to August. In the Moncton region, the number of claimants dropped by 2.1%. Public Administration Other Type of Event NB
To address the labour shortage, Pêcheries Belle Île, based in Lamèque, has installed a robot developed in the Acadian Peninsula. The average age of workers is close to 55, which forces processing companies to turn to robotics. Manufacturing Other Type of Event NB
Cube Automation, located in Tracadie, developed the Igloo robot, which is currently in operation at the Pêcheries Belle Île plant on Lamèque Island. Other plants could benefit from the Atlantic Fisheries Fund, which provides $400M over seven years for these types of initiatives. Manufacturing Other Type of Event NB
Purolator will move its call centre from Montréal to Moncton. The closure of the Montréal office will be in effect on April 13, 2018, and the company will begin hiring in New Brunswick. The number of jobs created in New Brunswick remains to be confirmed. Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Job Creation NB
Enterprise Saint John will lead an effort next year to create a central database to track job opportunities in the region. Eight local businesses, including Irving, will enter detailed current and projected labour needs to address potential skill gaps. Other Services (except Public Administration) Other Type of Event NB
New Brunswick has hired 301 new physicians across the province since September 2014. Moncton has received the largest share with 93 physicians; 34 of which are general practitioners and 59 specialists. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation NB
Moncton's 230 city employees reached a tentative agreement with the municipality in late November. The agreement will need to be ratified by city council. The previous collective agreement expired at the end of 2016 and the last item to be negotiated was wages. Public Administration Other Type of Event NB
Craft Coast Canning, a new Fredericton-based mobile canning company, started operating in October and already has worked with 15 breweries. The company provide canning services for breweries and also offers graphic design for shrink-sleeves on beer cans. Manufacturing Other Type of Event NB
Of the 800 Sobeys employees across the country that will lose their jobs, 19 staff in New Brunswick will be affected. According to the director of external communications, only office employees will be impacted, not in-store workers. Retail Trade Layoff NB
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. Manufacturing Layoff QC
La Gélinotte Sports, a hunting and fishing store in Saint-Charles-Borromée, will permanently close on December 5 after 37 years of operation Retail Trade Layoff QC
A Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealer will open in Laval in late January 2018, a $8M investment, which will create about a dozen jobs Retail Trade Job Creation QC
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. Construction Other Type of Event QC
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. Information and Cultural Industries Other Type of Event QC
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. Information and Cultural Industries Other Type of Event QC
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 Finance and Insurance Other Type of Event QC
The government of Quebec has announced a $15M investment to hire 100 new psychologists specializing in child and youth services Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation QC
The Vidéotron Superclub In Dolbeau-Mistassini will close, which will lead to the loss of about 13 jobs Retail Trade Layoff QC
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. Construction Job Creation QC
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. Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Layoff QC
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. Construction Other Type of Event QC
Groupe Beaucage has opened its Kia dealership in Sherbrooke following a $7M investment Retail Trade Other Type of Event QC
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. Manufacturing Job Creation QC
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 Information and Cultural Industries Job Creation QC
Maurice Nightclub on Grande Allée in Québec City is closing. About 20 workers are losing their jobs. Accommodation and Food Services Layoff QC
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. Manufacturing Layoff QC
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. Construction Job Creation QC
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. Retail Trade Job Creation QC
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. N/A Job Creation QC
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. Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Other Type of Event QC
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. Construction Other Type of Event QC
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. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation QC
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 Construction Other Type of Event QC
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 Information and Cultural Industries Other Type of Event QC
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. Manufacturing Job Creation QC
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. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation QC
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 Other Services (except Public Administration) Other Type of Event QC
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. Manufacturing Job Creation QC
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. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation QC
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. Manufacturing Job Creation QC
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. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event QC
The Vancouver school district is struggling to find substitute teachers and still has 65 job openings ¿ far more than any other district in BC Educational Services Job Creation BC
Victoria City Council has approved a proposal from the Victoria Cool Aid Society to redevelop the former Tally Ho Hotel into 52 units of temporary transitional housing Construction Job Creation BC
WestJet, in a partnership with Pacific Coastal Airlines, is reintroducing flights between Prince George and Calgary. The new flights will be operated by WestJet Link and will begin on March 14, 2018. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation BC
The City of Vancouver has approved a proposal for 78 modular housing units in Marpole. The first building is expected to be open in February 2018. Construction Job Creation BC
Postmedia Network Inc. and Torstar Corp. plan to close 36 newspapers in regions served by multiple publications, including one in Vancouver. The shuttering of these newspapers will result in 291 jobs lost across Canada. Information and Cultural Industries Layoff BC
Construction is underway on the $1.27M upgrade to the Kamloops Law Courts. Upgrades include replacing the front stairwell, installing skylights, exterior lighting, balcony repair and landscaping. The work is expected to be complete by the end of March. Construction Job Creation BC
The Business Association of Richmond (BAR), MOSAIC and Avia Employment Services recently hosted a job fair for refugees at Aberdeen Square in Richmond. More than 30 companies were in attendance, offering hundreds of entry-level positions. N/A Job Creation BC
Air Canada is launching daily non-stop flights between Vancouver and Sacramento on May 17, 2018. The new service is expected to create close to 80 new positions in Vancouver. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation BC
Canada Royal Milk ULC, a subsidiary of Feihe International Inc., with help from the Government of Ontario, is investing $225M in a baby formula production facility in Kingston. Once operational in 2020 the facility should create up to 277 jobs. Manufacturing Job Creation ON
Think Research Corporation, a Toronto-based developer of technology platforms for the healthcare industry, will receive up to $5M from the Province of Ontario towards a total investment of $49M, creating 228 jobs by September 2023 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation ON
Bill Gosling Outsourcing, a sales call centre in London, has expanded their downtown office and will hire 200 workers over the course of the next year Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Job Creation ON
Build Toronto Inc. officially opened the Shops at Wilson Station in November and is expected to create about 130 retail jobs Retail Trade Job Creation ON
The Factory Indoor Adventure Park, in the London¿s repurposed Kellogg cereal plant, is opening in early 2018 and will create 80 new positions Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation ON
Lions Demolition began work on what will be a 156-unit Canvas Condominium project in Toronto. The developer, Marlin Spring, hopes to have the project completed by summer 2019. Construction Job Creation ON
North Bay Hydro Distribution Ltd. broke ground on the $4.5M Community Energy Park microgrid project which is scheduled for completion in September 2018 Construction Job Creation ON
Organic Garage grocery store will open two new locations in Toronto in late 2018 Retail Trade Job Creation ON
Haliburton County¿s Quantum Passivhaus, a home design and build company, and Haliburton Forest Biochar Ltd., a wood processing facility, are creating 26 new jobs and investing, with help from the Government of Canada, over $1M in their operations N/A Job Creation ON
The Thunder Bay Fire Service hired seven new firefighters Public Administration Job Creation ON
Australian eyewear retailer Bailey Nelson opened a company-operated store in Toronto Retail Trade Job Creation ON
Your Dollar Store With More, a retail franchise in Elliot Lake, is slated to open by the end of the year with about five employees Retail Trade Job Creation ON
A Cora Breakfast and Lunch restaurant opened in Sudbury Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation ON
Sobeys Inc. will eliminate about 800 office jobs across Canada representing nearly 20 per cent of the grocer¿s office staff Management of Companies and Enterprises Layoff N/A
Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and Torstar Corp. will close 34 news publications, 32 of which are located in Ontario, by mid-January, resulting in 291 layoffs Information and Cultural Industries Layoff N/A
Fromagerie Elgin, a restaurant and entertainment venue, closed in Sudbury in November Accommodation and Food Services Layoff ON
The Government of Yukon and CanNor are providing over $247,000 in 2017-18 for small business development and support through the Yukon Business Development Program N/A Job Creation YT
The Government of Yukon has awarded a $12.7M contract to Ruskin Construction Ltd. to replace the Nares River (Naatasehéen) Bridge in Carcross. The work is expected to start in winter 2017-18 and to last two years. Construction Job Creation YT
Yukon Energy and Victoria Gold Crop. have signed a power purchase agreement that projects at least $100M in spending over the first 10 years of the Eagle mine near Mayo. Connections to the main power line and a new substation are also in the agreement. Utilities Job Creation YT

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