Job Market Trends and News


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  • Week of Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017

    Stonetree Development Corp. will build 55 townhouses in the Village of Markdale. The $13M development will start in May and is expected to be completed by next spring. The addition will bring up to 500 jobs to the community.
    Forge Hydrocarbons Inc. is expected to begin construction on a $25M renewable diesel fuel plant in St. Clair Township by fall 2017. The facility will employ up to 25 workers, with construction creating around 200 jobs.
    Polycorp Ltd., a manufacturer of engineered rubber parts in Elora, will receive $2.5M from the Government of Ontario towards a total investment of $17M over five years, creating 26 jobs and retaining another 146 positions
    North Star Windows and Doors, a St. Thomas-based manufacturer, acquired Vaughan manufacturer TruBilt. North Star is expected to add at least 120 jobs by the end of 2019.
    Blu Duby North restaurant opened a second location in London in December, creating about 25 jobs.
    The Government of Canada will invest approximately $488K to create 23 new full-time positions for 23 skilled graduates to work at small-and-medium-sized businesses in eastern Ontario. Intake deadline is end of June.
    FDM4 International Inc. in North Bay, a computer software company, is hiring 20 staff including junior and senior computer programmer analysts
    Major road construction is about to begin on Upper Sherman Ave. in Hamilton and will continue until December 2018
    The Government of Canada will invest $1.85M into the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute to purchase new research equipment and utilize new technologies. The project is expected to create 15 jobs along with 10 indirect positions.
    Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. distillery is hiring for 10 or more finance and accounting positions in Windsor
    A new 30-seat restaurant will open this spring at the Wiarton-Keppel Airport
    West Sushi restaurant will open in Goderich on March 22,2017 and will hire kitchen and customer service staff
    Jakeman's Maple Products in Sweaburg will build a new 10,000 sq.ft. production facility this summer
    A Wimpy's Diner opened in Orillia
    The Municipality of Sioux Lookout is hiring students for a number of summer jobs including grass cutters, day camp counsellors and Director, lifeguard/camp counsellor, and stewardship youth rangers and Team Lead. Application dates vary.
    The Right Spot restaurant opened in Alma in Wellington County
    Dublin Mercantile, a decor and home store, is opening a second location in the Village of Bayfield
    Prestige Flooring and Granite Countertops in North Bay will change its name to Novastone, and move to a new location in May, expanding its operation to include manufacturing and adding a CNC operator, fabrication technician, salesperson and installer
    Jim's Locksmithing of North Bay is moving and expanding in April to a location on Lakeshore Drive, creating two jobs, one a counter sales clerk and another as a locksmith
    Northwestern Ontario's first composting Eco Depot facility will open in Thunder Bay this summer and operate year-round
    The North Bay Regional Health Centre has cut three management jobs and will eliminate up to 40 more jobs in the coming weeks due to financial cutbacks
    The TD Canada Trust branch on Broadway St. in the Town of Plympton¿Wyoming will close in July
    The City Café Bakery location in Cambridge will close on March 26, 2017
    Mining company Vale Canada Ltd. plans to close the Stobie Mine north of Sudbury later this year, affecting 230 workers
    The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, with funding support from the provincial government, will spend $4.6M to build new playing fields and running tracks at its two high schools. The facilities will be ready for the 2017/18 school year.
    The Hard Rock Café restaurant at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square will close in June
    Sunrise Records will open a new location, replacing the HMV store at The Pen Centre in St. Catharines this spring. The company plans to hire former HMV employees.
    TD Canada Trust will close their East Main Street branch in Welland on July 14, 2017
    The federal and provincial governments will provide $1.2M+ through the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund towards the cost of 12 North Bay transit projects. The City of North Bay will cover the remaining costs.
    Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare in Windsor will reduce the ratio of nursing staff to patients over the next six to twelve months. Attrition is expected to offset any job losses.
    The HMV location at Heritage Place Mall in Owen Sound will soon reopen as Sunrise Records, taking over former HMV stores and planning to hire former HMV employes. The Owen Sound location currently has 10 employees.
    Ryerson University has hired Hamilton-based Sunset Neon Ltd. to restore and reinstall the two spinning neon signs from the Sam the Record Man store. Work on the sign is expected to start in April and finish in August.
    A new self-serve Beer Store will open in Thunder Bay in March on Fort William Rd., while the May St. location will close. It is anticipated that the May St. staff will transfer to the new store.
    Four food manufacturers in Vaughan have received almost $300K in federal-provincial funding; Kisko Products and Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. received $100K, United Bakery Manufacturers Inc. received more than $93K and Damon Industries Ltd. received $2.5K
    The $450K Oakes Park grandstand restoration project in the City of Niagara Falls is almost complete, with an opening ceremony set to take place March 23, 2017
  • Week of Mar 06 - Mar 10, 2017

    Home Depot of Canada Inc. will hold job fair in March at its Peterborough Store and expect to hire 42 on staff
    Bruce Power has awarded contracts worth almost $28-million to SNC Lavalin to support its Major Component Replacement project
    FedDev Ontario is investing $1.32M in the TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario's BURST program. This investment is expected to generate up to 45 new full-time positions.
    Uber Canada announced it will open a Greenlight Hub in Mississauga creating 20 new job
    The City of Kingston hired R.W. Tomlinson Ltd. to complete $1.8M of repairs to the Front Road bridge, starting spring 2017 and to be completed by the end of August
    TransCanada is currently constructing a 900 megawatt hydro generating station in Napanee with about 600 workers from many local contractors. The project is expected to be completed in summer 2018.
    Union Gas Ltd. will begin construction on an expanded pipeline from Lambton County to the Municipality of Chatham-Kent in May. The $250M project is expected to be completed in November.
    The St. Clair Catholic District School Board will spend more than $3.6 to upgrade several schools in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent and Lambton County beginning this spring
    Construction is underway on the Windsor Public Library's new branch at the Optimist Community Centre. The $2.5M library is expected to open this fall.
    The Kincardine Council approved a $1.7M upgrade of the Kincardine Airport. The project is expected to begin in May and be completed in August.
    The BMO Centre/London Optimist Sports Centre in London will start a $8M expansion in March, adding two indoor soccer fields
    Construction of the first phase of the On Track elevated park project in St. Thomas will begin in April
    Timmins City Council awarded Pronor Construction Ltd. of North Bay more than $846K as part of the Phase 1 expansion of an east end public works operations building in Porcupine
    Four new OPP officers started work in Parry Sound in February with seven more expected to start by the end of the year
    Huntington Park recreation centre in Hamilton is closing for renovations on July 3 and will reopen in spring 2018
    Windsor Beauty Supply will open its sixth location in London on May 1
    St. Clair Audio Video store in Sarnia will close at the end of April, affecting six employees
    The Royal Bank of Canada branch on Wyandotte St. East in Windsor will close April 21
    Ontario Power Generation will close its North Bay offices within a year and move its control room to Timmins, with 20 trade and maintenance staff staying in the area, and the remaining 40+staff given a chance to transfer into other OPG operations
    Woodstock Health and Fitness gym closed
    Two banks will close branches in Atikokan this year, the TD Canada Trust on Main St. W. will close in August and the CIBC on East Main St. in September
  • Week of Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2017

    Metro Inc. will invest $19M to upgrade existing Metro and Food Basics grocery stores in Windsor. The company will also open a new Metro at the Devonshire Mall in June, creating up to 150 jobs when completed.
    The Government of Canada is investing $5.25M in two Tillsonburg-based manufacturers: Marwood Metal Fabrication Limited and Otter Valley Foods Inc. The funding is expected to create 70 and 40 full-time jobs respectively.
    Barrie-based Barnstormer Brewing & Distilling Co. is expanding into Midland. Its new combined brewery, retail store and restaurant is slated to open in 2018 and will create up to 55 jobs.
    Heddle Marine Service Inc. will partner with Fabmar Metals Inc. to re-open the shipyard in Thunder Bay as Current River Holdings Inc. The company will employ 25 full-time employees when it opens in the spring and as many as 80 during peak periods.
    The Government of Canada is investing over $696K in Muskoka Millwrighting and Machining to build a new 26,000 -sq.-ft. facility and will create 15 full-time jobs in the Muskoka region
    Vehikl, a Waterloo-based software-consulting firm, will open an office in London in April and hire 10 employees
    The Mixx Lounge bar opened in Sarnia with seven employees
    Clausehound, a Toronto legal-document software business, will open an office in London in March and add three employees
    Sunrise Records will take over 70 closing HMV Canada Inc. locations in malls across the country. The new stores will start to re-open in April.
    The Government of Canada is investing over $421K in Algonquin Natural Stone to expand its manufacturing facility and create five full-time jobs in Huntsville
    Platero Visual, a video-production firm expanding to a new King Street studio and will add two employees
    Black Bear Flooring has expanded and moved from Elmira to Wingham in North Huron Township. The company plans to open a second manufacturing outlet store in six months.
    Aveiro Constructors Ltd. secured a $1.2M contract from the Town of Leamington to construct a performing arts amphitheatre. The project is scheduled to be completed by early August.
    The North Perth Council approved construction of the new Monkton Fire Hall. Dom Construction Ltd. will start the $1M project in May.
    David Chapman's Ice Cream Limited is expanding its Markdale production facilities. Construction of a 90,000-sq.-ft. addition has begun and is expected to be completed by early 2018.
    Zoetis Inc., a North Carolina-based manufacturer of livestock and veterinary products, is expanding its London manufacturing plant. The $1.9M expansion will be completed this summer.
    Refined Fool Brewing Co. will open a second location in Sarnia featuring a brewery, retail store and restaurant
    A. B. C. Recreation Ltd. secured a contract valued at approximately $352K to construct two splash pads for the Town of Saugeen Shores
    The Connaught District Fire Department near Timmins is seeking paid volunteer firefighters
    Wet'n'Wild Toronto, a recreational waterpark in Brampton, is holding job fairs in February and March to fill 400 positions for the summer
    The RBC Financial Group branch in North Bay on Main St. W. will close in July and merge with another branch on Stockdale Road.
    The London Brewing Co-operative opened a new location in the old McCormick factory district in London
    BCBG Max Azria Canada Inc., a women's upscale fashion retail chain, will close all of its 51 standalone stores in Canada.
    The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board plans to close six schools due to funding cuts. Schools closing by September include Greenbank, D. Aubrey Moodie, Century, Leslie Park and Grant. J.H. Putman will close in September 2018.
    The CIBC Banking Centre in Thessalon will close in August.
    Holt Renfrew & Co., Limited. will be closing its hr2 store in Vaughan Mills shopping centre this year
  • Week of Feb 20 - Feb 24, 2017

    Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville will hire about 300 new employees for the summer season. Housekeepers, front office staff, dishwashers, lifeguards, turf care workers are among the positions available.
    Eleven manufacturing companies are hiring 110 skilled trades jobs in north Simcoe County
    Sutherland Global Services, a business services provider, is expanding its Sault Ste. Marie location and hiring about 100 full-time Technical Support Representatives over the next few months
    The Essex Region Conservation Authority is hiring six tree planters for the period of April 3-June 10
    La Luna Del Nordo opened a 30-seat restaurant in Haliburton
    JOEY Restaurants will open a location in downtown Ottawa at the corner of Nicholas Street and Rideau Street this spring
    Black Belt World Taekwondo Martial Arts Schools will open a new location in Peterborough this spring
    Silk Roots Fusion Cuisine restaurant opened in Peterborough
    Construction has started in Sudbury on a fourth Twiggs Coffee Roasters location that is expected to open in early summer
    The Timmins Native Friendship Centre project to build 18 apartment units is continuing on the site of the former athletic field south of the Centre
    EnWin Utilities Ltd. is scheduled to begin construction on a new water reservoir in Windsor this spring. The $25M project is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
    Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket has begun construction on a $60M expansion, scheduled to open in 2018
    A $5.6M redevelopment of Ouellette Ave. in Windsor is slated to begin in August with completion expected in 2018
    The Government of Ontario will provide $3.6M to the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and the Kenora District Services Board to create child care centres at five schools in Dryden, Sioux Lookout and Kenora, to be completed by June 2020
    Varcon Construction Corp. secured a $3.5M contract from the Region of Waterloo for upgrades to the Hespeler Wastewater Treatment Plant
    Construction of the new 3,000 sq. ft. Elgin County Museum is expected to start in early spring and be completed by October
    The Government of Canada will invest $1.3M to enable Blue Sky Net to provide training and awareness for information and communications technology and to deliver its Broadband for E-business and Marketing (BEAM) initiative
    Bacardi Canada Inc. is closing its Brampton bottling facility and moving to a new office location in Toronto affecting 51 employees
    The City of Hamilton has eliminated 23 staff positions and reorganized five management positions to help meet budget demands
    Georgian College will eliminate seven full-time administrative positions this year
    The Crock & Block Restaurant closed in Barrie after over 40 years in business
    The United Way of Kitchener Waterloo & Area is laying off four employees
    Wood fibre processing company Rentech Inc. plans to reduce production at its Atikokan plant. The company will idle its Wawa facility, temporarily laying off most workers and keeping a small maintenance workforce in place.
    Shipping season on the Welland Canal is set to begin in March, following the completion of a four year $100M project to rebuild the walls along the canal
    The website has been expanded to include seven other local community areas in Northeastern Ontario for job seekers and employers
    The Simcoe County District School Board and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board will hold information sessions on the Precision Metal Cutting Program on March 7 in Barrie and on March 9 in Midland
    TVOntario is reversing the decision to shut down eight transmitter towers across the province, after getting $1M from the Government of Ontario
    The Government of Ontario has reversed its 2016 decision to close ServiceOntario locations in Blind River, Embrun, Guelph, Kemptville, Milton, Minden, Mississauga, Morrisburg and Terrace Bay
  • Week of Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2017

    The Government of Canada will invest up to $17M in Windsor-based auto parts manufacturer Astrex Inc., creating 62 new jobs and up to 24 additional jobs over the next two years
    Dishon Limited, a machinery supplier to the aerospace industry is receiving an investment of $3M from the Government of Canada to expand production at its Vaughan facility and create up to 60 full-time jobs
    The Fort Family Fun Centre in Amherstburg, featuring a variety of recreational activities, a campground and restaurant, is expected to employ about 70 workers when fully operational this spring
    Kawartha Metals Corp. will consolidate its operation with the construction of a new 112,000 sq. ft. industrial facility in Peterborough, and creating about 10 jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing about $3.1M at the Aldborough Public School in Rodney to build an Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centre, creating childcare spots and 11 full-time jobs
    The Government of Ontario has provided $750K towards the construction of a new Elders Hub in Sandy Lake First Nation northwest of Thunder Bay that is expected to be completed by spring 2018, creating about 12 jobs
    The Split Rail Brewing Company in Gore Bay on Manitoulin Island will undergo an expansion in March by adding two fermenters to increase production, and plans to hire additional employees
    Heliene Inc., a Sault Ste. Marie solar panel manufacturer, is hiring a support operator, supervisor and maintenance workers
    The Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie will add 20 positions, some of them in nursing in 2017
    The Government of Canada announced a $404M investment to upgrade 141 LAV III light armoured vehicles at the General Dynamics Land Systems ¿ Canada plant in London, securing about 250 jobs
    Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH will open a store at the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton in spring 2017
    Canada Beach Sports will open a beach recreational facility offering adult and children sports leagues, equipment rentals and summer camps at the Brampton Fairgrounds
    Urban Bricks Pizza Co. will open its first Canadian location in Waterloo on March 10, 2017
    Bizou International Inc., a Quebec-based jewellery and accessories brand, will open a store in London this summer and is planning three more stores in the Greater Toronto Area this year
    The Imperial Market and Eatery, scheduled to open in New Hamburg this spring, is hiring retail and restaurant staff
    The Orillia Brewing Co., retailing as the Koochaching Brewing Co., is expected to open a craft brewery and restaurant in Orillia this summer
    The Government of Canada will invest over $9.9M for public transit related projects in 16 municipalities across Eastern Ontario to replace transit vehicles and upgrade existing infrastructure
    The Corporation of Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall is receiving $8.3M from the Government of Canada for the revitalization of Massey Hall in Toronto
    Chart Construction Management Inc. will start work on an advanced cardiac health centre at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie in February. The $5M project is expected to be completed by the fall.
    Construction on the new branch of the Welland Public Library is underway at Seaway Mall
    Swiss Pastries, a cake and pastry retailer, has closed all four of its Ottawa retail stores. The number of jobs affected is currently unknown at this time.
    In 2017 the Government of Canada will offer more than 60 indigenous youth up to 14 weeks of post-secondary on-the-job learning and professional development at federal departments and agencies in the Ottawa area
    The Wiarton & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with VPI Inc., will host a Community Job Fair on March 8, 2017, at the Wiarton Community Centre & Arena from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Grey County is teaming up with several partners to host a annual Job Fair on March 8, 2017, at the Heritage Place Shopping Centre in Owen Sound from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    The Ontario Provincial Police will host a career information session on March 9, 2017, in Petawawa
  • Week of Feb 06 - Feb 10, 2017

    The Government of Canada announced a $372.5M repayable loan to Bombardier Inc. for the development of the Global 7000 business aircraft and the C Series, securing approximately 5,000 design, engineering and manufacturing jobs across Canada
    A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. plans to open 200 franchisee-owned restaurants by 2020, focusing the expansion on Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces
    General Motors of Canada Company launched a Canadian Technical Centre in Markham where it will develop new vehicle software, systems and technologies. It currently employs 180 employees and will have a capacity of 700 employees once completed.
    Several retailers, including GoodLife Fitness, JYSK, Giant Tiger, Staples, Winners, Michaels and Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW), are expected to open in Brampton over the next two years in two former Target locations
    Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited announced that it will invest an additional $28.6M in Masonville Place in London. The redevelopment will add three new retailers: HomeSense, Marshalls, and The Rec Room.
    Work is progressing on Gowest Gold Ltd.'s Bradshaw Gold Project north of Timmins. Up to 40 jobs have been created, with more expected once underground development takes place later this spring.
    Ontario Pride Eggs Inc. will open an egg-grading facility in Kitchener this summer, creating about 40 jobs
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Direct Coil Inc., a heat transfer manufacturer, to invest over $2.6M in new equipment, creating 20 new jobs and retaining 73 positions in Millhaven
    SATA Canada Inc., a spray gun manufacturer, has opened a Canadian headquarters in Vaughan
    Trillium Hatchery Inc. will begin the construction of a $20M facility in Stratford this spring. The chick hatchery will open in 2018, creating about 20 jobs once operational.
    Construction is underway on a new concrete dam to replace the timber dam at Shebandowan Lake northwest of Thunder Bay. The project is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
    St. Joseph's at Fleming, a Peterborough long-term care home, is restructuring its staff which is expected to create several new full- and part-time registered practical nursing positions
    Oxford Dodge Chrysler (1992) Ltd., a car dealership in London, will move this fall to a bigger location. The company plans to hire up to ten workers as a result of the expansion.
    CX North America Information Services Inc., a freight solutions company, opened its North American headquarters in Tecumseh. CX has already hired five or six positions for the office with plans to expand in the future.
    Extreme Pita opened its second location in Orillia
    PappaRoti, a quick-service café, opened inside the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton
    The Ox and Bow, a barbershop, opened on Oxford Street in London
    The Government of Ontario's 2017 Summer Company program is now accepting applications from students aged 15-29 who are planning to start a summer business, with varying deadlines
    The City of Kingston is now accepting student applications to fill over 100 summer positions. The deadline to apply is March 5, 2017.
    WestJet Airlines Ltd. resumed daily flights to and from Sudbury and Toronto in February after a 14-year hiatus
    The Manitoulin Brewing Company will transfer the production of its beer from Brunswick Bierworks in Toronto to its own Manitoulin production facility in Little Current this May
    The Town of Lakeshore is accepting applications for its 2017 Summer Student Lottery until March 23, 2017
    Sears Canada Inc. will close its Timmins Square location in July, affecting 62 staff
    Sunrise Records and a Buck or Two Plus announced closures in the Timmins Square mall. A Buck or Two Plus will be closing at the end of March.
    O. W. Sports, a sporting goods store, will be closing in Waterloo by April, affecting ten employees
    TVOntario will decommission eight over-the-air transmitters across Ontario by July 31, 2017, eliminating seven jobs.
    The National Bank of Canada is closing its Tilbury branch in July. Three positions will transfer to nearby Belle River and four positions will be eliminated.
  • Week of Jan 30 - Feb 03, 2017

    Lowe's Companies, Inc. plans to hire 2,800 seasonal employees across Canada and will be hosting its annual Regional Hiring Day on February 25. Lowe's will also open two new stores, including a location in London by mid-2017.
    The Government of Canada will invest over $96M to widen Highway 401 between Hespeler Road and Townline Road in Cambridge. The Government of Ontario is responsible for all remaining costs of the project.
    Atomic Labs, a venture capital firm in Kitchener, anticipates more than doubling its current staff of 60 employees in 2017
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Guelph Manufacturing Group, to invest over $8.7M to increase its manufacturing capabilities, creating 31 jobs. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.
    Creative Property Developments Inc. began construction on the second phase of the London Roundhouse project. The $3M office building will house two tenants and is scheduled for completion in October.
    Giant Tiger Stores Limited will open a new location in Ottawa in July 2017
    Graffiti, a restaurant and food retail market, is scheduled to open in Kitchener this October
    Nagel's Overstock Outlet, which opened in Owen Sound's Heritage Place mall last August, will close at the end of March, affecting 14 workers. Three new tenants will be taking its place, including Urban Planet and a relocated Giant Tiger.
    The South Huron Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual job fair at the Exeter Legion on March 9, 2017
    HMV Canada Inc. will close all of its 102 Canadian stores by April 30, impacting 1,340 workers
    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. is expected to begin the first round of layoffs at its Thamesford turkey processing plant this spring, affecting 30 to 60 workers. The plant is expected to stay open until the early part of 2018.
    Bell Media will be laying off an undisclosed number of workers at more than two dozen locations across the country
    Stelco Inc. continues its efforts to restructure and has eliminated 29 salaried, non-union positions at both the Hamilton and Nanticoke operations
    Northland Power Inc. closed their power plant near Kingston, affecting 18 employees
  • Week of Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017

    Home Hardware Ltd. is hiring over 150 material handlers for the summer season at its St. Jacobs Distribution Centre. Job fairs for term positions will be held on February 4th and for student positions on February 8th.
    A new Canadian Tire store is scheduled to open at the end of March in Elmira. Hiring has started for up to 60 positions.
    A Smoke & Spice Southern Barbeque restaurant is expected to open this summer in Sarnia with the potential to create up to 60 jobs
    The federal and provincial governments will invest $875K into a new Canadore College post-production facility in North Bay, creating 26 jobs over the next three years
    The Belleville Senators, an American Hockey League franchise, are expected to hire up to 20 employees
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Armo-Tool, an auto sector manufacturer, to invest over $7.6M to expand its London facility and upgrade its equipment, retaining 145 positions and creating 15 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Triangle Fluid Controls Ltd, a sealing gaskets and control valves manufacturer, to invest over $1.8M to expand its product and export business, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 25 positions in Belleville
    Pomerleau Inc. was awarded a $26.8M contract by the Government of Ontario to replace the Cataraqui River Bridge and to widen Highway 401 in Kingston. The project is set to begin in spring 2017 and to be completed by spring 2020.
    Renovations are currently underway for the expansion and upgrades to Yardmen Arena in Belleville. The $20.5M contract, awarded to Ball Construction and Architecture49, is scheduled to be completed later this year.
    Global mining company Vale Canada Ltd. will decommission its Sudbury Superstack by mid-2020 and replace it with two smaller more efficient and eco-friendly stacks. Construction will begin in early 2017 and will take approximately two years to complete.
    Veterans Affairs Canada reopened its Thunder Bay location in January, employing seven staff
    The City of Windsor's building department will add four new staff positions in 2017 due to an increase in the number of upcoming construction projects
    Deals Express opened two stores in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls and will open a third location in Port Colborne in February. They plan to continue with new hiring in addition to recalling former staff from Liquidation King.
    A. Lococo Wholesale Ltd., an independent fresh produce and meat market, will open a new store in Brantford in late spring 2017
    The Orillia Opera House is set to undergo $3M in renovations and upgrades. Work is scheduled to begin in February and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2018.
    Science North is hiring summer staff including Science Demonstrators in Thunder Bay and Science Communicators for Summer Camp Programs working out of Kenora, Dryden, Thunder Bay, Timmins, North Bay and Sault Ste. Marie
    Starbucks will open a new store in Petawawa this September
    General Motors of Canada Ltd. will cut 625 jobs at its CAMI Automotive Inc. assembly plant in Ingersoll, layoffs will take effect in July 
    German women's fashions brand Gerry Weber is closing eight corporate Canadian stores, including six in the GTA and one in Niagara Falls. Three franchised stores will remain open.
    Postmedia Network Canada Corp., a national newspaper chain, issued layoff notices affecting six positions at the Ottawa Citizen and six at the Windsor Star
    Williams Sonoma, a home furnishings retailer, has closed its store on Bloor Street West in Toronto
    Elgin Sports, a sporting goods store in Ottawa, is closing after 70 years in business
    Nagel's Overstock Outlet, in Owen Sound, is closing after five months in operation
    Scotiabank officially closed its Wilberforce branch, located east of Bancroft
    Manitoulin Transport has opened a new and expanded transportation terminal in Wawa, employees from the former terminal have been transferred to the new work site
    Toronto-based film and television talent agency Bookittalent Inc. is opening an office in Sudbury
  • Week of Jan 16 - Jan 20, 2017

    Igloo Software, a social software developer in Kitchener, anticipates hiring 50 new employees in 2017
    Canadian Addiction Rehabilitation will open a new drug rehabilitation centre in the Thousand Islands by May 2017 which is expected to create 40 to 50 jobs
    General Motors of Canada Ltd. started building the next generation Chevrolet Equinox at its Cami Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, adding 40 employees by the end of January
    Ontario One Call is building a contact centre in Sudbury and plans to hire 30 people for full-time work. Most of the jobs will be customer service agents handling inbound calls, as well as a few supervisors.
    In December, DJB Mining Products and Services Ltd. in Timmins, a company specialising in portable align boring, welding and fabrication, moved into a larger shop on Highway 101, expanding from 8 employees to 18 in the last three months
    The University of Waterloo will receive $32.64M from the Government of Canada towards the construction of an $88M research and engineering building to be known as Engineering 7. Expected date of completion is spring 2018.
    Charm Diamond Centres acquired the former Ben Moss Jewellers banner and will reopen 16 stores, including some in Ontario. The move will retain more than 100 employees and hire additional staff for a total of 175 jobs nationwide.
    Lee Valley Tools Ltd., a retail store known for woodworking, gardening and home products, is opening a new store in Niagara Falls in late spring 2017
    Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd. will spend $5M on a one year drill exploration program at its Moss Lake property at Shebandowan, west of Thunder Bay, and continue surface and underground drilling at its Eagle River Complex near Wawa, spending $3M on upgrades
    The Government of Canada opened a $32.2M Health Services Centre at Canadian Forces Base Borden
    Canadian footwear brand Shumaker opened a store in Georgetown, and will open two other locations in Kingston and Toronto in 2017
    Christian Dior will open its largest store in North America on Bloor Street in Toronto later in 2017
    Spareparts, a Saskatoon-based multi-brand lifestyle and accessories retailer, will open a store at CF Masonville Place in London and a store at the CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa in March 2017
    Niagara Cemetery Memorials, owned by The Stone Centre Inc., opened a showroom in Niagara Falls
    Starbucks opened its first Cornwall location on Brookdale Avenue in January
    Spruce on Wellington, a new restaurant, will open on January 27 in London
    The Ground Up Organic Cafe, a vegan restaurant, opened on Richmond Row in London
    General Electric Canada is laying off 150 of its 520 employees in Peterborough
    National Railway Equipment Company is closing its Capreol plant in Greater Sudbury at the end of February, affecting 24 workers
    The Brutus Express Diner in Sturgeon Falls was destroyed by a fire this month, affecting 14 employees
    American Apparel is closing its Canadian stores after being acquired by Gildan
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is hiring with a number of career presentations, workshops, career fairs and special events planned for many cities and towns in Ontario from January to April 2017
    The Government of Ontario launched its Summer Employment Opportunities program for students. Over 80 different types of full-time and temporary jobs, ranging from 7 to 18 weeks, are available between May and September.
  • Week of Jan 09 - Jan 13, 2017

    Honda of Canada Mfg. is investing $492M, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, to upgrade its Alliston facility
    Millennium Process Group Inc. will open a client contact centre in Sudbury and begin recruiting for 250 customer service, leadership and corporate support staff. Some positions are expected to start as early as February.
    Nemak of Canada Corporation, an automotive component manufacturer, in partnership with Arbec Tool and Machine Ltd., will receive up to $3M from the Government of Canada towards the development of engine blocks and potentially create up to 70 jobs
    Construction began on a $32.1 million inter-regional transit terminal in Vaughan. Completion is scheduled by end of 2017 and will connect York Region Transit busses with the Toronto Transit Commission subway line.
    Georgian College, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, and the City of Barrie and Simcoe County, is investing nearly $30 million towards construction of an Advanced Technology, Innovation and Research Centre in Barrie
    Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, will invest over $30M to improve energy efficiency at its facilities, repurpose the Peters Building, and support various programs
    The University of Windsor, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, will invest over $30M to establish a new Science Research and Innovation Facility
    Nordstrom Rack, a fashion retailer will open a 35,000-sq.-ft. location at Mississauga¿s Heartland Town Centre in fall 2018
    St. Clair College, with help from the governments of Canada and Ontario, is investing approximately $7.8M towards renovating its facilities in Windsor and establishing a National Powerline Training Centre at its Chatham campus
    Miller Thomson LLP, a business law firm will be opening a new office in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in spring 2017
    Alfidome Construction Limited has begun installation of water and sewer lines on Memorial Park Drive in east Welland, working towards building the Canal View Heights subdivision
    Barney¿s Bargain Home Store will open in Little Current in February and hopes to create about 10 jobs and office space for Homeland Missions and Cornerstone Christian Assembly
    Raffi Jewellers, a luxury jewelry and watch retailer has opened a new Rolex boutique in Mississauga¿s Square One Shopping Centre
    St. Clair College is recruiting up to eight full and part-time instructors and technologists for the new National Powerline Training Centre at the colleges Chatham campus
    Trap Door London, an escape room entertainment business, will open on February 10, 2017 in London
    Sper Food & Farm, a gourmet restaurant, recently opened in Warkworth, County of Northumberland
    Meyers Transport Ltd is shutting down its operations affecting 27 jobs including 18 drivers, dock workers, and administrative staff in Peterborough
    BOX, a discount grocery retailer owned by Loblaws Inc. has closed its Orléans store in Ottawa
    Don Cherry's Sports Grill in Nepean has closed resulting in 25 layoffs
    Atlantic Power Corporation is closing its North Bay natural gas power plant affecting 11 workers. The company has also begun shutting down its Kapuskasing power plant and has suspended operations at its plant in Nipigon.
  • Week of Jan 02 - Jan 06, 2017

    Rankin Construction Inc. was awarded a maintenance contract for work on the Welland Canal's Carlton Street bridge that should last four months. The contract is part of a $50M investment from the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.
    Richemont, a Swiss-based luxury goods holding company, will be opening four boutiques at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in 2017: Piaget, IWC Schaffhausen, Vacheron Constantin, and Officine Panerai
    The Hanover Mall will undergo renovations starting this spring and will add a new standalone Tim Hortons restaurant
    Managed Network Systems Inc., an internet and telephone service provider, will spend approximately $5M in 2017 to expand the company's fibre optic infrastructure in Windsor and surrounding areas
    Horizon Utilities Corporation completed a $4.8M second phase of the hydro systems modernization project in St. Catharines
    Construction on Penetanguishene's Main Street is scheduled to begin early this year. The $4.6M redevelopment project is expected to be largely completed by the end of 2017.
    East Elgin Concrete Forming Limited was awarded a $1.4M contract by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to complete pier repairs in Port Dover
    The Ancaster Aquatic Centre closed to undergo a $1.2M renovation and expects to re-open in the fall
    The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service has hired eight officers to be stationed in several northern First Nations
    Van Cleef & Arpels, a Paris-based luxury jeweller will be opening its first Toronto location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in spring 2017
    The City of St. Thomas is accepting applications for Summer Student Positions until February 28, 2017
    Brick Brewing Co. Limited is shutting down its Formosa Springs Brewery in Bruce County and investing $4M to expand and improve its operations in Kitchener by July 2017
    The Fresco Bistro Italiano restaurant on Ottawa's Elgin Street has closed
  • Week of Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2016

    ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. signed a $40M agreement with Bruce Power to supply services for the Bruce Power¿s Life Extension Program
    PetSmart Inc. opened 43 stores across Canada and the U.S. in 2016 including one in the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto
    Metro Inc., a grocery retailer, is investing $16M to upgrade and renovate two existing Oakville store locations and expects to complete the renovations in 2017
    Four new restaurants opened in downtown London: Chuck¿s Roadhouse Bar and Grill, Firehouse Subs, South St. Burger, and Chipotle Mexican Grill
    The Wolfe of Wortley restaurant opened in London in July of 2016
    Rally Engineering Inc., an Edmonton-based engineering firm, has opened a permanent office in downtown Sarnia and will hold a job fair on January 12th to recruit engineers and other professionals
    Country of Brant will be staffing 10 various positions in 2017
    Unforgettable, a bridal boutique, opened in January in North Bay with six employees
    The City of Windsor is accepting submissions for its 2017 Summer Student Lottery Program by January 27th
    Freedom Mobile Inc. will hold a job fair at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Windsor on January 10th to recruit full-time customer service agents
    Honest Ed's, a bargain department store in Toronto closed in December
  • Week of Dec 19 - Dec 23, 2016

    The Government of Ontario will hire 239 new staff to increase supports for inmates including correctional officers, mental health nurses, social workers, recreational staff, psychologists and institutional managers
    Diamond Aircraft Industries Inc., will transfer research, design, and production of larger planes to the London plant. The company, which employs 150 workers, hopes to double its workforce over the next 18 months.
    Niagara College has received $7.3M from the Government of Canada to create the Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovation (SONAMI). The college will partner with Mohawk College, Sheridan College and McMaster University to create or maintain 186 jobs
    The governments of Canada and Ontario are each investing up to $47.5M into the expansion of Highway 417 and rehabilitation of Merivale Road Bridge
    Stanpac Inc., a dairy and beverage packaging manufacturer, will invest$45.6M, with the help from the Government of Canada, to increase production capacity at its Smithville facilities, creating 50 new permanent manufacturing jobs
    Conestoga College received $15.8M from the governments of Canada and Ontario towards a $43.5M expansion of the college's North campus in Waterloo. The project is expected to take under two years to complete.
    A Harvey's and Swiss Chalet combined restaurant will open in Timmins in January 2017 on Algonquin Blvd., creating 45 jobs
    The Government of Ontario will invest over $2.6M to improve access to health care services and hospitals in the Northumberland County. A portion of the funding will go towards the creation of a new Palliative Care Community Team.
    Blackberry Ltd., has opened the BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Centre (AVIC) at its Ottawa facility and plans to hire local software engineers
    Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a manufacturer of aluminum components, will invest $10.3M, with help from the Government of Canada, to increase capacity at its facility in Chatham and create 20 full-time jobs
    Construction has begun on the $3.5M project for two St. Catharine's parks: Port Dalhousie's Lakeside Park and West Park in Western Hill
    Inglot USA LLC, a cosmetics brand, will open two new Canadian INGLOT Cosmetics locations early next year in London and Hamilton
    Lululemon Athletica Inc., a sports apparel retailer has opened its first Canadian men's concept store on Ossington Ave. in Toronto
    Vancouver-based RIDE Cycle Club, a fitness studio offering spin classes, will open in Toronto's Ossington neighborhood in February 2017
    Friday Harbour Resorts Inc. will hold job fairs on January 12th and 14th at the Innisfil Recreational Complex for various positions at its all season Big Bay Point resort by Lake Simcoe
    The Canada Post Summer Student Program is taking applications for various job openings until February 9, 2017
    Greenstone Gold Mines has ended the exploration phase of its Hardrock mine site in Geraldton, in the Thunder Bay District, and will lay off 30 workers in early 2017 as it begins the permitting and environmental assessment phase
    Obsidian Group Inc., a hospitality management company, closed Burger 33 and The Coffee Culture Café and Eatery in Chatham in December. Closure of Burger 33 affected approximately 10 employees.
    Spago Trattoria E Pizzeria will open at Caesars Windsor in spring 2017
  • Week of Dec 12 - Dec 16, 2016

    HGS Canada Inc. plans to hire 1,225 customer service representatives in Canada, including 75 in North Bay. The company is also recruiting in Windsor and Pembroke
    BlueRock Therapeutics, a stem cell company, will receive $295M from Versant Ventures and Bayer AG towards its research and development operations in Toronto, New York, and Boston
    Stereo D, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, with help from the Government of Ontario, plans to invest $143 million over five years to expand its digital media operations in Toronto and increase its workforce to 358
    The governments of Ontario and Canada are partnering with the University of Ottawa to invest over $115M in a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Complex at the University of Ottawa
    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will be opening its first Costco Wholesale Business Centre in Scarborough by March 2017
    Ippolito Fruit and Produce Limited will receive $1.7M from the Government of Ontario to expand its Burlington processing facilities, creating 82 new jobs
    Hotel X Toronto is scheduled to open at Exhibition Place by mid-May 2017
    Integrity Tool and Mold Inc., with help from the Government of Canada, will invest $22.8M to expand its operations in Oldcastle near Windsor, creating up to 52 full-time equivalent jobs
    The Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland broke ground on the final phase of a $14M expansion of its emergency department. The project is expected to take 18 months to complete.
    The Government of Ontario will invest a total of $6.1M in a North Bay project to build the North East Ontario Family Help and Treatment Centre
    The Government of Ontario is investing $2.3M to build three licensed child care rooms and one Ontario Early Years Child and Family Centre room in the Lakefield Intermediate School site. The project is scheduled for completion by September 2017.
    The Town of Tillsonburg is now accepting applications for Summer Student Positions
    The Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services will replace its current base on Dougall Ave. with an expanded facility. Construction on the $2.5M building is scheduled to begin in January 2017 and is expected to finish in September.
    Jaylor Fabricating Inc., with help from the Province of Ontario, is investing over $2M to expand its feed equipment manufacturing plant in East Garafraxa and creating 10 new jobs. The project completion is expected by spring of 2017.
    The Government of Ontario will invest $1M towards new addition at the Algoma Residential Community Hospice (ARCH) in Sault Ste. Marie creating five full-time and three part-time jobs
    Peak Powersports, a retailer of ATVs, snowmobiles and related merchandise, opened in Barrie
    St. Thomas-based boat manufacturer Kanter Marine Inc. has been awarded a $5.4 million contract to build two vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard. The project may create new temporary jobs.
    Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. will cease operations at its Holloway Mine in Blackwater-Matheson and reassign most of the affected employees to the nearby Kirkland Lake operations
    TD Canada Trust will close its bank branch in South Porcupine in May 2017 and merge it with its downtown Timmins branch
    Natty's Bar and Grill located in Mississauga¿s Port Credit neighborhood has closed
    Jay's Sandwiches of the World located on Mississauga's Bloor Street has closed
  • Week of Dec 05 - Dec 09, 2016

    Feihe International Inc., a China-based manufacturer of infant formula, is opening a facility in Kingston by 2019. It is expected to create about 1,000 jobs during construction and 200 full-time jobs when completed.
    SurveyMonkey, a California-based software firm in Ottawa, plans to increase its employee total by up to fifty percent and is planning to build a data centre in the coming year in 2017
    U.S. Steel Canada in Hamilton changed its name back to Stelco and announced they are recruiting for about 50 positions
    Sofina Foods Inc. new turkey processing plant in Mitchell is under construction. The new facility is expected to open in mid-2017 and to require about 100 workers.
    Synexis Canada Ltd., a manufacturer of air purification systems, is establishing its headquarters in Guelph. The company has about 10 vacancies in sales, office administration and research and development.
    MTM Automation and Aerospace MFG. Inc., a metal component manufacturer in Guelph, is expanding and expects to create six jobs
    The Simcoe County District School Board is hiring elementary school tutors for spring 2017. Applicants must be enrolled in an Ontario college or university program and returning to their studies in the fall.
    Pearle Hospitality started construction on the $120M Elora Mill Hotel and Spa in Centre Wellington. The hotel and spa is expected to open in winter 2018.
    The Town of Pelham started construction on a multi-use community centre in Fonthill which is expected to open by spring 2018
    Construction is underway on renovations to Lake of the Woods District Hospital operating rooms and medical device reprocessing department. The project worth over $9.6M is expected to be complete in spring 2018.
    The Government of Canada is investing $450,000 into Rapport Youth & Family Services to help 48 youth from Brampton and Mississauga find a job at their Malton location
    Craft brewer Norse Brewery in Carling Township has opened in November in the Parry Sound Industrial Park
    Intersections Wood Gallery and Studio opened in downtown Owen Sound featuring artisan wood art and furniture. In 2017 it will also offer classes, demonstrations and seminars.
    Engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. will lay off 195 staff in Ontario and close a Sudbury office due to weakness in the mining sector
    Hitachi Construction Truck Manufacturing Ltd., a manufacturer of heavy-duty mining trucks, laid off 129 production workers at its Guelph facility. The company expects to recall up to half of those laid off in 2017.
    Shaw Communications Inc. will close television station CJBN in Kenora effective January 2017, affecting three staff
    North Bay will host the 2018 World Women's Curling Championship in March 2018
  • Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016

    The Government of Canada will invest $15M in stone-based product manufacturer Hanwha L&C Canada Inc. in London creating over 85 jobs
    The Government of Ontario will invest $4M into the Lavern Heideman & Sons Ltd. sawmill in Eganville creating 18 jobs
    Food Basics opened a new grocery store in East Fonthill, creating 90 jobs
    Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd., is about to begin construction on a $3M research and development facility at its Salerno cheese plant in Hamilton
    Joey's Only Seafood restaurant in Simcoe will re-open as Kody's Roadhouse and is currently hiring additional staff
    Auto parts manufacturer FIO Automotive Canada Corp., a subsidiary of Futaba Industrial Co. Ltd., will undergo a $50M expansion of its facility in Stratford
    The University of Windsor is continuing to hire new professors due to a rise in student enrolment
    Hart Stores Inc. opened in Goderich in the retail space formerly occupied by Zellers
    Goldcorp Inc. is developing the world's first mine powered with all-electric vehicles run by battery instead of diesel. The Borden mine located 20km east of Chapleau is expected to open in mid-2017.
    The Parry Sound Fire Department is recruiting part-time firefighters in order to have 30 on staff by spring 2017
    Home furniture and decor retailer Ashley HomeStore has opened in Sault Ste. Marie on Northern Avenue
    Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. opened a second location in Barrie
    Home Hardware Stores Limited is expanding their Chemong Home Hardware Building Centre to 39,000-sq.-ft. in Selwyn. Renovations are expected to be completed by March 2017 with at least a half dozen workers still needed.
    Istuary Innovation Group, a firm partnering together entrepreneurs and technical talent for technology companies, opened an office in Waterloo. The company anticipates having over 50 employees by the end of 2017.
    Swimco, a Canadian swimwear retailer, will open in December 2016 at Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre, and at London's CF Masonville Place and Hamilton's CF Lime Ridge in early 2017
    MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) an outdoor sports retailer, recently opened a second Toronto store at 784 Sheppard Ave East
    Consonant Skincare, a Toronto-based skincare brand, opened at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre, following the openings of two other stores at the Richmond-Adelaide Centre and at 2479 Yonge Street
    Rogers Media laid off 27 staff in November within its English-language magazine publishing division
    CCL Industries Inc., a manufacturer of aluminum packaging products, will begin laying off about 70 workers at its facility in Penetanguishene in January 2017
  • Week of Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016

    Radial, an e-commerce company, plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers across Canada, including 95 seasonal jobs at its Mississauga fulfillment centre
    Canada Revenue Agency will hire 650 employees for its Sudbury processing centre. At the same time, 107 relocation letters have been issued to employees who are likely working in other functions such as collection and verification.
    The Government of Canada will hire more than 80 employees for its Employment Insurance call centre and delivery operations centre in Sudbury
    Construction on The Elden of Bradford retirement residence is scheduled to begin before the end of 2016. The project is expected to be completed by early 2018 and will create up to 90 full- and part-time positions when operational.
    A Food Basics grocery store opened in the Ambassador Plaza in Windsor
    One Fine Food, an Italian fine food store and restaurant, will open a new location in Peterborough this December creating, 40 full- and part-time jobs
    Construction began on the new Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library in Kingston. The project is expected to be completed by winter 2018.
    ALIA N TanJay, a womenswear retailer owned by NYGÅRD International has opened in Cornwall Square
    A new development in South River officially opened. It houses a Highlander Brew Company retail outlet, an events room and will soon be joined by a combined CTS Career College and Highlander brewing technician school.
    Touchstone Resort announced the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and condominium units in Muskoka. The treatment plant is expected to be completed by end of March 2017 and construction of the condo development will follow.
    The Town of Cochrane is constructing a $1.4M multimodal transportation terminal to make it a hub for industry transportation services in the north. The project is to be completed by March 2017, creating six or more new jobs.
    L'Oréal-owned cosmetics brand Urban Decay will open a store in Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre in December with plans to open additional stores across Canada
    Symposium Cafe Restaurant and Lounge opened in Barrie
    The Best Little Sandwich Shop opened in downtown Barrie
    Grocer D.H. Foods closed in November in Marathon due to decreasing sales, affecting 25 workers. The Midtown Restaurant in the same building and under the same ownership is also closing, affecting an additional 17 staff.
    Sears Canada Inc. will close its Cobourg location on March 25th, 2017, affecting 32 employees
    Goldcorp Inc. will lay off 27 full-time supervisory, technical and office staff at its Red Lake Gold Mine
  • Week of Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2016

    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $9.5M toward a $18.6M project at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay to support new laboratories and research facilities at its Centre for Advanced Studies in Engineering and Science.
    The Government of Ontario has invested $11.8M to support the expansion of Highway 7 in the Waterloo Region. Dufferin Construction Company will carry-out the work which will create or sustain approximately 82 jobs in the region.
    Construction has begun on Fifty Road and South Service Road in Hamilton in order to install necessary underground infrastructure and widen the road in preparation for the proposed $85M Winona Crossing development
    Hornepayne Lumber LP, the company that purchased a shuttered mill in Hornepayne and neighbouring power co-generation plant, plans to restart the mill in mid-December and have one shift operational by January 2017
    Topper¿s Pizza has opened a new location in Thunder Bay. The company will complete a 2,800-sq.-ft. call centre in Sudbury in early 2017 that can accommodate up to 70 staff to handle calls across the chain.
    Innovative Automation In., a manufacturer of industrial automation systems, broke ground on a new 62,000-sq.-ft. facility in Barrie. The company anticipates hiring 30 workers before the new plant becomes operational in late 2017.
    Gay Lea Foods Co-Operative Ltd. is investing $60M to expand its Teeswater dairy plant, creating 20 jobs. The expansion is expected to start in 2017.
    A new Audi car dealership has opened in Sudbury with an eight-vehicle showroom, an E-Tron charging station, lounge and delivery area. The dealership hired three new staff, and expects to add more.
    An Eddie Bauer clothing store opened in Sault Ste. Marie in the Station Mall, creating 14 full-and part-time jobs
    SoulCycle, an American fitness chain will be opening its first Canadian location in Toronto in March and has plans to expand within Toronto and across Canada
    A Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant opened in Orillia
    Azadi Jewellery, an Iran-based jewellery retailer will open its first Canadian location at CF Shops at Don Mills in Toronto in late 2016
    Stray Dog Brewing Company will be opening in Orléans in the Taylor Creek business park in spring 2017
    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will be closing its turkey processing plant in Thamesford by early 2018 and moving its operation to a new Sofina facility in Mitchell over the next 18 months, affecting approximately 400 workers
    Real Sports Bar & Grill in Ottawa¿s ByWard Market has permanently closed
  • Week of Nov 07 - Nov 11, 2016

    The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario will jointly invest $9.9M towards the modernization of existing facilities at Sutherland Campus in Peterborough and at the Frost Campus in Lindsay. The projects are expected to create about 250 jobs.
    Big Viking Games, a London-based video game company, plans to hire around 200 employees
    The Government of Canada and Government of Ontario are investing $26M into improving Carleton University infrastructure which will include supporting an energy-efficient retrofit and green initiatives. The total combined investment amounts to $49M.
    DeAngelis Construction Inc. is carrying out $5M in upgrades to the South Windsor Recreation Complex to be completed by early December
    Allied Marine & Industrial Inc., located in Port Colborne, is partnering with the Government of Ontario and receiving $462,874 to invest in a new plant and technologies, creating 16 new jobs and retaining 45 positions
    The Government of Ontario will invest in two Fort Frances-Rainy River area projects including a new truss production facility at Titan Manufacturing creating 15 jobs, and expanded storage facilities at Brielmann Agriculture Ltd. in Morley Township
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1.1M into three Kenora area projects including a new airport services building, renovating the rowing club and funding for tech business Takemetuit to develop a retail-focused mobile app, creating about eight jobs
    The Sons of Kent Brewing Company recently began construction on their new brewery in downtown Chatham
    A number of technology start-ups, such as Atomic Labs,, 80-20 Growth Corp., Scintilla Design and PiinPoint, have opened or will soon open in downtown Kitchener
    Thunder Bay Fire Rescue has hired six new firefighters
    Montreal-based leather and fashion brand m0851 plans to open at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in December 2016
    Cambridge Towel Company Inc. is closing at the end of November, affecting around 160 employees
  • Week of Oct 31 - Nov 04, 2016

    Kitchener-based Flanagan Foodservice, a food industry supplier has started construction on a $20M distribution centre in Whitby. When completed in 2017 it will employ more than 100 warehouse employees and delivery drivers.
    Software developer Axonify Inc. continues to expand after securing additional funding. Having more than doubled the size of its staff to around 120 employees in 2016, the Waterloo-based firm expects to hire another 50 to 70 workers in 2017.
    Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd., has received a repayable investment of $10M from the Government of Canada to build a new wheat flour milling plant in Hamilton that will increase production capacity, adding 16 full-time jobs
    Cambridge Pro Fab Inc., a custom steel products manufacturer in Brantford, has received a repayable contribution of $2.3M from the Government of Canada to purchase new equipment that is expected to create 30 new full-time positions by 2019
    Cameco Fuel Manufacturing Inc. is hiring 20 full-time employees to their Cobourg plant to help produce parts for upgraded reactors at the Darlington nuclear facility
    Kenora Forest Products Ltd. has added a second shift to its sawmill and planing operations, bringing it to full production with about 110 unionized members
    Construction has started for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital with expected completion of the project by 2020
    DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a data management company will open its first data centre in the GTA in 2017. It will be located in a building previously used for printing the Toronto Star newspaper in Vaughan.
    Momentum Developments and the Zehr Group held a ground breaking ceremony for One Hundred, a 348-unit condominium project in downtown Kitchener
    ASCO Construction Ltd. secured a $14.5M contract to upgrade the City of Orillia's Wastewater Treatment Centre. Construction is expected to begin before the end of 2016.
    Velocity Garage, the University of Waterloo's newly-expanded accelerator in the Tannery District, can now accommodate up to 120 technology start-ups becoming the world's largest cost free facility of its kind
    Mortlock Construction Inc. started construction on November 1st on the Hospice Peterborough Care Center. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2018.
    Construction has started in London for four residential projects and a commercial plaza as part of the Southwest Area Plan. The work is spearheaded by York Developments, one of the large developers in the area.
    The County of Simcoe held a ground breaking ceremony for a new Paramedic Services Station in Orillia. Construction on the $5.6M project is expected to begin in early 2017.
    Terrace Suites in Callander, near North Bay, has re-opened with 20 renovated guest suites and a new onsite restaurant, after being closed for two years
    North Bay's Central Welding and Iron Works will receive $480K from the Government of Ontario to develop new ways to maintain and repair bridges, which is expected to create four jobs
    A Woody's Bar-B-Q restaurant is scheduled to open in Ambassador Plaza in Windsor on November 14th
    GoodLife Fitness Centres, Inc. is removing 60 jobs at its headquarters in London and 225 positions at its clubs across Canada, mostly part-time. The implementation of a new club management IT system is cited as a reason for the restructure
    The Federal Safety, Security and Intelligence Career Fair takes place in Ottawa on Thursday November 17,2016 at the Shaw Centre at 55 Colonel By Drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Week of Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2016

    Sutherland Global Services is looking to fill about 200 vacancies at its call centre in Windsor. The company is hiring customer service and technical support representatives.
    The North Bay Regional Health Centre is hiring for hospital and social work positions, including therapists and health practitioners Inc. will hire more than 2,000 seasonal holiday workers in Canada as well as hundreds more to fill jobs in Toronto
    Northern Ontario Film Studios has opened a studio in North Bay on Jane Street
    Walmart Canada Corp. will open a 136,000-sq.-ft. store in December at the Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga
    Muji, a Japanese housewares retailer, opened its 3rd Canadian location at the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto
    Caroline Neron, a jewellery and accessory brand, will open stores at Scarborough Town Centre and Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre in the next few months
    Saks Fifth Avenue will open two new locations in the Pickering Town Centre and Bramalea City Centre in spring 2017
    Nordstrom Inc. will open a new 138,000-sq.-ft. store at CF Sherway Gardens by September 2017 in Toronto
    Square Brew Inc. will open in Goderich by spring 2017
    Construction began on a new GO Transit bus storage and maintenance facility in Kitchener to be completed by spring 2018
    The Government of Ontario will invest up to $180M in the construction of new post-secondary facilities in Brampton and Milton
    Wincon Construction 1986 Ltd. will begin construction on a new elementary school for the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board in November. The $7.5M project is scheduled to be completed for the 2017-2018 school year.
    Garritano Brothers Ltd. will begin construction on new fire hall in November for the City of Cambridge. The $4M project is expected to be completed in late 2017.
    The Operational Stress Injury Clinic at the Parkwood Institute in London will expand its facility to 4,200-sq.-ft. with construction scheduled to finish by spring 2017
    The Sears Outlet store in the Downtown Chatham Centre will close at the end of its lease in October 2017. The store currently employs 56 workers.
    Hopkins Steel Work Ltd. in Welland has closed and laid off 12 workers
    In a second mass layoff announced this year, Bombardier Inc. will eliminate 2,000 jobs in Canada including 1,500 in Quebec. The potential impact on Ontario locations is currently unknown.
    National Bank of Canada plans to lay off 600 workers mostly in Quebec, but is hiring for 500 positions in sales and information technology. The potential layoff impact on Ontario locations is expected to be limited.
  • Week of Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016

    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a new store in Waterloo on November 8th, creating about 200 jobs
    Internet service provider Xplornet Communications Inc. plans to invest $40M to build a new office in Cornwall. It is expected to create 130 full-time jobs over the next five years.
    Tim Hortons Inc. opened its first location in Ohsweken and has hired over 60 First Nations people, including 25 high school students
    Canadian Tire opened their new 40,000-sq.-ft. store on Rymal Road East and closed their Upper Gage and Fennell location in Hamilton, doubling current staff to 70 employees
    Bron Media Inc. has opened a new animation studio in London this month, creating up to 8 positions
    Laurentian University in Sudbury is seeking professors and administrative staff for its Indigenous social work program
    A St. Louis Bar and Grill restaurant opened on October 24th in Cambridge
    RYU Apparel Inc., a Vancouver based athletic apparel brand will be opening its first Toronto location at 361 Queen Street West in early spring 2017
    Dajoh, a $4.8M, 17,000 sq.-ft. leisure and activity centre, has opened in Ohsweken
    Hillcrest Mall in Richmond Hill has opened its newly expanded wing which includes Sporting Life, a sports apparel and equipment store, and fashion retailer H&M
    Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA Canada) is hiring assembly line production workers in Windsor
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will invest $23.5M into Algoma University, Sault College and the Anishinabek Discovery Centre, all in Sault Ste. Marie
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $11M towards Confederation College's $19M technology building in Thunder Bay, with construction to begin in spring 2017
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will contribute $6.4M towards Canadore College's new $12.5M Village Living ¿ Wellness and Learning Centre in North Bay
    The Government of Canada will invest up to $4M to expand the Keewaytinook Okimakanak Safe Water Project to include 14 additional First Nations communities that will receive water quality training and operational support
    The Government of Ontario is contributing $840,000 to accommodate 34 more patients for the Chapman House, a hospice under construction in Owen Sound expected to open spring 2017
    The Suncoast Mall in Goderich will start renovations soon in the former Zellers store to build a World Gym and Hart department store
    Sudbury Hospital Services, a laundry services company, will lay off 36 workers
    The Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan, is recruiting registered nurses from the Windsor-Sarnia area to fill ongoing vacancies
    The Sarnia Lambton Workforce Development Board will hold an interactive session featuring employers in the healthcare industry on November 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the Lambton College Event Centre
  • Week of Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016

    Bruce Power and SNC-Lavalin signed a framework agreement of up to $400M that will create about 150 jobs in Mississauga and another 900 direct and indirect jobs across Ontario. Work on the Bruce Power refurbishment project is scheduled to begin in 2020.
    The Government of Ontario has invested more than $2.9M towards the production of 10 episodes of Universal Cable Productions' Eyewitness television series, filmed in and around Parry Sound, creating about 75 crew positions and 640 roles for extras
    Thomson Reuters Corp., a media information firm, plans to build a technology centre in downtown Toronto. Initial hiring related to skills in cognitive computing will begin in the coming weeks.
    Cross Country Manufacturing, a manufacturer of industrial trailers, will receive $550K from the Government of Ontario to expand its Blenheim facility. The $5.5M project is expected to be completed by summer 2017 and will create 100 jobs.
    The Government of Ontario will grant $1.5M to Stubbe's Precast Commercial Inc. for its concrete manufacturing plant in Harley, near Brantford. The $19.5M project is expected to be completed in summer 2019, creating 58 jobs and retaining 216 positions.
    The Hamilton public school board hired an extra 54 elementary school teachers as a result of higher student enrolment in 2016-2017
    Twenty teaching positions have been created at the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board as a result of higher student enrolment in 2016¿2017
    Sheridan College has received $12.5M in joint government funding for its Partnering Across Boundaries project, an initiative that aims to improve energy efficiency. The $21.4M project will focus on facility upgrades at Brampton and Oakville Campuses.
    The Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $8.1M towards the expansion of the Bata Research and Innovation Cluster at Trent University in Peterborough
    Construction started on the estimated $80M phase one of the Maley Drive Extension Project in Sudbury. The project is jointly funded by the federal, provincial and municipal governments and will be completed in two phases.
    Confederation College and Oshki-Pimache-O-Win Education and Training Institute received $20.76M in joint government funding for the construction of a new Technology Education and Collaboration Hub and Pathways to Prosperous Future project respectively
    ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas Ltd., an auto parts manufacturer, is receiving up to $12.73M from the Government of Canada to adopt new robotic laser-welding technology at its Woodstock facility, retaining 45 jobs
    The Simcoe County District School Board held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a new elementary school in Alliston. The $12M project is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
    The Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $6.2M to support the construction of the Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation in Biotechnology (CARIB) at Fanshawe College in London
    The Governments of Canada and Ontario will jointly invest $1M into upgrading infrastructure at Nipissing University in North Bay, with construction to start in May 2017
    The Government of Ontario is modernizing the Ontario Provincial Police facilities and will build nine new detachments located in Moosonee, Fort Frances, Hawkesbury, Huron County, West Parry Sound, Manitoulin Island, Port Credit, Marathon and Orillia
    The newly renovated and expanded Oshawa Centre shopping mall has opened with 60 new retailers, a 1,000 seat food court and two new full-service restaurants
    The Algoma Central Corporation Marine Emergency Duties Centre opened at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College
    IGM Financial Inc., a Canadian financial services company, opened a new Investors Group office in Peterborough
    Starbucks Corporation will be opening their first location in Cornwall by mid-December and plans to employ 25-30 staff
    A Freshii restaurant franchise opened in Sarnia in September, creating 11 jobs
    Fashion retailer Danier, formerly known as ¿Danier Leather¿, is re-launching store locations under new ownership and has already opened in Burlington, Newmarket and Oshawa
    HSBC Bank Canada will close its Thunder Bay branch in February 2017, due to an increase in online banking, affecting six full-time and two part-time employees
  • Week of Oct 03 - Oct 07, 2016

    The Government of Canada and Western University will invest $45M each to support the construction of two new facilities, the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building and Three C+ (Connect, Collaborate and Create) Innovation Centre
    Clearpath Robotics Inc., a Kitchener-based developer of self-driving technology, secured a US$30M investment to expand its OTTO Motors division. The firm expects to double the size of its current workforce of 150 employees in the coming year.
    Cutting Edge Precision Services added more than 50 employees to its workforce after completing a $10M addition to its facility in Tecumseh
    Fort Severn First Nation opened its new $22M school, with 17 employees and is in the process of hiring additional staff
    Mohawk College received a $20M contribution from the Government of Canada for the new Partnership and Innovation Centre at its Fennell campus. The 54.25M construction and renovation project is expected to be completed by spring 2018.
    The preliminary construction work began for two new $12M bridges over the French River. The twin bridges will extend Highway 400 and are expected to open to traffic in 2019.
    MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) has relocated to a new, larger location in London. The store has doubled the number of staff to 60 employees and expanded its product and service offerings.
    Byers Truss Engineering and Manufacturing is planning to start construction on an 8,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Fairview industrial Park in Powassan next summer. The firm is expected to open in the spring of 2018 with 6 to 12 new employees.
    Midland Mountainview Mall is undergoing $4.9M in renovations to be completed by the end of December
    Blyth Memorial Community Hall in Huron County is undergoing $3.8M in upgrades, supported by a $980K grant from the Government of Canada
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1.48M to upgrade two ballfields, Port Arthur Stadium and Baseball Central, in Thunder Bay, in preparation for the 2017 Under-18 Baseball World Cup
    The City of Windsor approved $990K in upgrades to the Windsor Family Credit Union Centre
    The District Municipality of Muskoka awarded a $555K contract to K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. for the supply and delivery of winter road salt
    Costco Wholesale Corporation is opening its first business centre near Toronto this fall and plans to add seven stores in Canada in 2017
    Mimaki USA, Inc., a digital printing products manufacturer, is opening its first branch in Canada located in Concord, Ontario. The technology centre will provide sales and technical support to Mimaki dealers and customers.
    Icebreaker, a New Zealand-based outdoor and sport apparel store, opened its first standalone location on Queen Street West in Toronto
    Le Baron Outdoor Products Ltd. will be closing all four stores, affecting three Ontario locations in Markham, Mississauga and Ottawa. The current job impact is unknown.
    As of January 2017, Rogers Communications Inc. will decrease print publications for Maclean's, Chatelaine and Today's Parent and turn Flare, MoneySense, Sportsnet and Canadian Business magazines into online only editions, due to declining print revenues
  • Week of Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016

    GoodLife Fitness Centres Inc. will add 600 jobs nationally by August 2017 as it is launching 15 new GoodLife clubs, about half of which will be across Ontario
    Transcom Canada in Barrie will add 300 positions, almost doubling its current workforce of 360. Available jobs are in customer service, technical support, sales, supervising and management.
    Troy Dualam Inc., equipment manufacturer, will reopen the former Troy Manufacturing plant located in Brockville and plans to hire 25 employees in the next few months
    Smoke's Poutinerie Inc. will open a new restaurant in Sudbury in November at the Rainbow Centre Mall, creating approximately 20 jobs
    The Solomon and Sons Machining Ltd. garage in Dryden has moved into a new location since being destroyed by fire in early 2013 and has doubled its number of employees to 32. It is currently seeking truck and coach mechanics.
    Integrated Metal Products, a Guelph-based manufacturer of precision fabricated metal components, relocated to a new 33,000-sq.-ft. facility, creating around 15 jobs
    Turner's Elliot Lake, a general merchandise retailer, plans to open a 7,000 sq.-ft. store in November in the new Pearson Plaza mall, creating 10 full and part-time jobs
    JYSK Canada, a home furnishings retailer, plans to open four more stores in 2016 including a location in Oshawa and in Mississauga's Heartland Town Centre. It plans to further expand in 2017 and will open stores in Hamilton, Brampton and Cambridge.
    A ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark the beginning of construction on Orillia's new recreation centre. The $53M project is expected to be completed by summer 2018.
    Laurentian University in Sudbury will receive $27.4M from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario towards the construction of a 47,000 sq.-ft. $60.7M Research, Innovation and Engineering Centre that is expected to be completed by March 2018
    Lambton College in Sarnia will receive $6.5M from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario to expand its Centre of Excellence in Energy & Bio-Industrial Technologies. Work on the $11.8M project is scheduled to begin in January 2017.
    Bradanick Construction Services Inc. began work on the new Waterfront Centre at the Port of Orillia. The $2.3M project is expected to be completed by spring 2017.
    Sunwing Travel Group Inc. will begin offering flights from Windsor International Airport to Cayo Coco, Cuba, starting November 22nd and Montego Bay, Jamaica, starting in December
    Sandro and Maje, French fashion brands, will open their first Canadian locations at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October
    Gloria's Place, the new $2.4M home of the Perth Humane Society, opened on Griffith Road in Stratford in September
    Style Encore, a reseller of gently-used women's clothing and accessories, will open a store in Guelph in spring 2017
    The Laurentian Bank of Canada plans to restructure its operations over the next 18 months by closing 50 branches, and eliminating 300 jobs mostly through attrition. The impact on its Ontario operations is unknown at this time.
    Blackberry Ltd., a Waterloo-based company, will outsource the design and production of its Blackberry device by February 2017, affecting up to 100 employees
    St. Matthew's House, a non-profit and multi-service agency, will lay off 40 employees after losing a City of Hamilton contract earlier this year
    Sciens Industries Inc., a precision-machine parts manufacturer, closed its doors in Peterborough on September 26th, affecting 19 employees
    Vale Canada Ltd., a mining company in Sudbury, will cut nine jobs due to the restructuring of its base metals exploration group in Canada due to depressed metal prices
    The Flying Dog restaurant and lounge bar in Waterloo and The Firkin at the Tannery in Kitchener have both closed
  • Week of Sep 19 - Sep 23, 2016

    The Government of Canada's Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces is planning to increase its workforce by about 10 per cent over the next year with a focus on procurement staff
    Shopify Plus, an ecommerce platform by Shopify Inc., is adding around 200 employees to its current staff of 110 after moving into the newly-renovated Seagram Museum in Waterloo. The new office will host a sales team as well as engineers and designers.
    Thalmic Labs Inc., a Kitchener-based designer and manufacturer of wearable technology, plans to hire about 100 people over the next year, including engineers for its research and development team
    The Greater Essex County District School Board recalled all the teachers laid off at the end of the last school year and hired an additional 52 teachers to accommodate higher-than-expected enrolment
    NSF International, a company specializing in food safety and testing, relocated to a new facility in the University of Guelph's Research Park, creating 12 jobs
    Work continues on the Region of Waterloo's new transit hub in Cambridge. The $5M facility, located in front of the Cambridge Centre mall, is expected to be operational by November.
    The Government of Ontario will provide $3M in grants to the Kincardine Hospital, which will be used to replace the facility's boilers, chillers and other essential equipment
    The Timmins City Council has approved a $1M+ contract with Northec Construction Inc. to install a watermain in the Hallnor Rd. Industrial Rail Park. The work will support the new INEOS Calabrian sulphur dioxide plant being built in the park.
    I.C.E Data Centers, a data interconnection provider, has opened a new facility at the Markham Hilton on Warden Avenue in Toronto
    Stemmler's Meat and Cheese opened a new processing facility in Waterloo
    TJX Companies, Inc. opened a Marshalls store at the Stone Road Mall in Guelph
    The new Canadian Border Services Agency Traffic Building opened at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge. The next stage of the multi-year Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project is expected to be complete by March 2018.
    Canadian Solar Inc., a solar panel manufacturer, shut down one of its production lines in Guelph due to declining demand, resulting in 130 layoffs
    TMX Group Ltd., operator of the Toronto Stock Exchange, will lay off 115 jobs including 95 FT positions and approximately 20 consultants and contractors by early 2017
    Banking and financial services company, HSBC Canada, will close its Sault Ste. Marie branch in February 2017, eliminating the equivalent of 4.5 jobs
    The Rainy River Record, a Northwestern community newspaper, will cease publication at the end of September after almost a century due to diminishing ad revenue
  • Week of Sep 12 - Sep 16, 2016

    Vistaprint, a maker of custom-printed products in Tecumseh, is hiring 300 part-time seasonal workers for the months of November and December
    New Gold Inc.'s $1B new open pit mine in Rainy River northwest of Fort Frances is almost halfway complete with a projected mid-2017 start-up. It currently employs more than 240 people.
    Tenaris Algoma Tubes Inc. plans to recall between 120-150 employees in November as it restarts its AlgomaTubes seamless mill in Sault Ste. Marie following an eight month shutdown
    Brampton Transit launched the Züm Queen West service, the final milestone of the $285M project that was conjointly funded by the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and the City of Brampton
    Medallion Properties Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of its $300M mixed-use development project in Ajax. The second of two towers is expected to be completed by winter 2018.
    The Elgin Middlesex Regional Intermittent Centre, a 112-bed detention facility, opened in September in London
    The former William Beatty Public School building in Parry Sound is being redeveloped into a Sound Community Hub with a mix of affordable housing and community space. Completion of the $8.5M project is expected in spring 2017.
    The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board hired 41 teachers
    A new Kingsway shopping district in Sudbury is officially open and includes a Skater's Edge sporting goods store, a Pita Pit, Jump! The Baby Store, Jump! The Skate, Dance and Gymnastics Store, Diggs & Dwellings and the Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Sudbury
    Dajcor Aluminum Ltd., a manufacturer of aluminum components in Chatham, will invest $10.2M with help from the Government of Ontario to expand its manufacturing capabilities and create 35 new jobs by end of 2018
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are investing over $2M each towards construction of a two-storey facility at the Kenora Airport Authority
    A Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes has opened a store in Strathroy, creating 30 new jobs
    Phase one of the Sioux Lookout Airport expansion and renovation project worth $12.6M is about to begin and is expected to be completed by September 2017
    Automotive supplier KTH Parts Industries Inc. in Shelburne will invest over $11M with the help from the Government of Ontario to expand its plant and create 26 new jobs by spring of 2017
    Michaels Canada opened a store in September in Orangeville
    You.i TV, an Ottawa technology firm, received a $12M investment from various investors and expects to add about 20 employees by December
    Focal Healthcare Inc. in Toronto will receive up to $870K from the Government of Canada towards the production and commercialization of its prostate imaging technology. The investment is expected to create 17 full-time equivalent jobs.
    Forever 21, Inc. opened a new concept store called Forever 21 Under $15 in September in Mississauga
    The City of Toronto will hold a Career Information event at the Toronto Reference Library on October 20, 2016. Thirty-five city divisions will be represented.
    A Job Fair will be held at the Cornwall Civic Complex on October 5, 2016
    The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is outsourcing some of its information technology functions to Accenture Inc. The effect on Ontario staff is unknown at this time.
    All the Best Fine Foods, a Toronto store and caterer, closed in September. The company's downtown location and commercial kitchen will continue to operate under new owner, Summerhill Market, who hopes to rehire about half of the 40 employees affected.
    Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington is eliminating 14 management positions
  • Week of Sep 05 - Sep 09, 2016, Inc. has opened an 850,000 sq. ft. robotic distribution centre in Brampton and expects to create more than 500 full-time jobs
    Laurentian University will create over 200 research jobs with a $104M it received in funding for its Metal Earth mining research project. An additional donation of $10M will go towards the university¿s Department of Earth Sciences.
    Boat Rocker Media¿s Jam Filled Entertainment purchased assets of recently bankrupted Arc Productions Ltd. and opened a new office in Toronto with about 200 employees specialising in 3D animation
    The Government of Canada is investing $67.3M at Queen's University to build a new Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre, generating about 100 new positions for engineers, designers, researchers, students and faculty members
    Kemptville Retirement Living broke ground in August on a 98-unit, 120,000 sq. ft. facility, that is expected create 75 jobs when it opens in March 2018
    The University of Guelph, with help from the federal and provincial governments, will invest $66.6M towards six infrastructure improvement projects
    Over the next two years the Government of Ontario will spend over $23M to build 35 licensed child care rooms representing 610 childcare spaces across the province
    The Government of Ontario will provide $15M to fund infrastructure improvements at 22 hospitals in the North East Local Health Integration Network
    The Government of Ontario is investing up to $2M at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to expand two buildings in Toronto. Construction is expected to start in 2017.
    The Government of Ontario has spent $360M to build 29 schools and renovate 16 additional ones. Schools are set to open across the province this fall.
    Tomlinson Group, a construction company, was awarded a $5.1M project to widen the Tenth Line Rd. in Orléans
    Calian Group Ltd., an Ottawa-based consulting firm, secured deals with the Department of National Defense worth $7M and the Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Schools worth $5M. Possible contract extensions could increase the value of each deal.
    A new women¿s shelter has opened in Elgin County
    Niagara College received a $1.75M grant from the Government of Canada to build a technology access centre supporting the region¿s food and beverage innovators
    Essar Steel Algoma Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie laid off up to 85 employees
    The City of Brampton is laying off 25 employees due to restructuring
  • Week of Aug 29 - Sep 02, 2016

    Clothing retailer Roots Canada plans to open 14 Canadian locations over the next two years and renovate and enlarge several stores. The impact on its Ontario operations is not yet known.
    The Government of Ontario will invest $3.5M into six Sudbury mining equipment and technology company projects with Boart Longyear Canada, Hardrock Mining Products, Rock-Tech, TesMan Inc., BESTECH and Accutron Instruments Inc., expected to create 28 jobs
    Fowler Construction Inc. is about to begin work on a $513K+ project to relocate the sanitary sewer attached to the Duchesnay Creek Bridge in North Bay, to be completed in late October 2016
    Lett Architects Inc. in Peterborough will move to a new expanded location on Simcoe Street early in 2017 after major renovations have been completed by Mortlock Construction Inc. Lett plans to increase its staff from 10 to 16.
    Barrie manufacturers Garaga Inc. and Jacobs & Thompson Inc. jointly received $500K+ from the Government of Ontario towards expansions valued at $6.4M+, creating 27 jobs and retaining 38 positions over four to five years
    GE Canada will receive a $26.5M+ conditional grant for its new manufacturing facility in Welland. The plant is expected to begin production in early 2018 and will hire 220 workers.
    Construction will resume on the $3.8M Victoria Ave. revitalization project in Niagara Falls set for completion by November
    Coco Paving Inc. has started construction on a $2.9M+ multi-road upgrade in Belleville. Work includes the rehabilitation of the entire length of Adam St., Jamieson Bone Rd. and Lahr Dr., part of University Ave. and College St. E.M
    The Government of Ontario will provide up to $2.8M to the Town of Kapuskasing for infrastructure upgrades over the next three years, including storm, sanitary system and road upgrades
    The provincial government will provide up to $5.4M to the City of North Bay and $3.4M+ to 14 more northern communities to upgrade infrastructure. In total 116 communities in northeastern Ontario will receive $58M over three years to fund local upgrades
    Auto parts manufacturer Mitchell Plastics received $1.5M from the Government of Ontario towards a new technical centre in Kitchener. The $13.4M project is expected to be completed in spring 2020, creating 62 jobs and retaining 560 positions
    A Tim Hortons location opened at North Barrie Crossing, creating 30 full-time and part-time jobs
    The provincial government will provide $1.5M to Morbern Inc. in Cornwall to invest in new technologies and expand its manufacturing capabilities. The total value of the project is $15.7M and is expected to create 36 jobs and retain 230 positions.
    Under Pressure Coffee House located at 37 Lansdowne Ave. in the Mews Mall opened in Carleton Place
    A Cora breakfast and lunch restaurant and a Starbucks location will open on Brookdale Ave. in Cornwall over the coming months
    Peterborough's Ventra Plastics, a plastic car components manufacturer and part assembler, received $550K+ from the Government of Ontario towards a $5.5M+ project to upgrade its facility with 25 paint robots, creating 10 jobs and retaining 288 positions
    Trenton's Kruger Products L. P., a manufacturer and distributor of tissue products, will receive a loan of up to $10M from the province of Ontario to help expand its operations, creating 119 jobs and retaining 184 positions
    The Government of Canada will invest $27.3M to build a Centre for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Seneca College. Construction is expected to start in September.
    Plato's Closet, a used clothing store, has opened in London
    The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville has awarded a $1.6M contract to Willis Kerr Contracting Ltd. for rehabilitation work on area bridges and a culvert
    Fast food restaurant AvōcoBar opened a fourth location in Barrie on Collier St.
    Smarter Alloys Inc. in Waterloo will receive up to $1.1M from the federal government to develop advanced alloys for use in automotive parts
    National Steel Car Ltd., a railcar manufacturer in Hamilton, will lay off 300 workers. The company cites less demand for rail tanker cars because of lower oil prices as the reason for the layoffs.
    Knechtel Food Market in Lucknow closed at the end of August, affecting around 20 full-time and part-time employees
    U.S.-owned Fabrene Inc., an industrial and construction product manufacturer headquartered in North Bay, has laid off 20 staff in August through early retirements and permanent layoffs, due to decreased product demand
    Regal Gifts Corp., a Canadian catalogue company in business since 1928, has closed. An unknown number of employees at the company's warehouse and call centre in Barrie have been affected.
    Murray Street, a restaurant in the ByWard Market in Ottawa, will close at the end of 2016
    The approximately $23M multi-year Bolsover Dam reconstruction project, Lock 37 on the Trent-Severn Waterway 90km northwest of Peterborough, is now completed
    Northern Honda in North Bay is moving to a new larger $5M+ location on Seymour Street in August containing new hoists, tech work stations and a six vehicle drive-through to increase service capacity. It currently employs 36 staff.
    Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. will spend $3.95M+ on exploration work at its joint venture projects in Sudbury beginning October 2016
    The Government of Canada will invest $1.3M+ into six projects in the Terrace Bay region involving the Townships of Manitouwadge, Terrace Bay and Schreiber, the Rossport Local Services Board and the Superior North Community Futures Development Corp.
    Construction of the new Carpenters' Local 1669 Training Centre in the Innova Business Park in Thunder Bay is almost complete. The Government of Ontario contributed $1M towards the total project cost of $5.5M for the facility.
    KWG Resources Inc. has signed an agreement with China First Railway to complete a feasibility study on a railway to the mining company's properties in northern Ontario in the area known as the Ring of Fire, to join with the CN Rail line at Exton
    Bearskin Airlines will implement daily flights from Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury beginning mid-September
    The Ontario Provincial Police is offering a number of social media events and sessions in September including a hiring symposium at Cambrian College on September 24, 2016 to promote policing careers in northern Ontario
    Caesars Windsor will hold a job fair on September 19, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the casino
  • Week of Aug 22 - Aug 26, 2016

    As part of a forestry sector pilot project, the Government of Ontario will provide $4.5M to assist FPInnovations in Thunder Bay build a new bio-refinery plant to expedite the mass production and commercialization of green bio-chemicals derived from wood
    Lake Shore Gold Corp.'s parent company Tahoe Resources Inc. has launched an $80M shaft expansion project at its Bell Creek Mine in Timmins, increasing its workforce as a result
    West Nipissing General Hospital in Sturgeon Falls is hiring staff including nurses and personal support and environmental service workers; as well as an occupational therapist, endocrinologist, geriatrician, registered dietitian and rheumatologist
    Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. secured a contract valued at $11M from the Government of Ontario to widen Shirley Avenue in Kitchener and make other improvements. Construction is expected to begin in August and will be completed in fall 2017.
    Audi Windsor will hold a job fair on September 7th between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. at the Tecumseh Recreation Complex at 12021 McNorton St. The new dealership is expected to open in December.
    Construction is underway on the Dr. John A. Strasser Student Life Centre at St. Clair College's campus in Windsor. The $3.35M facility is scheduled to open in January 2017
    The Dutch Market Ltd., a grocery and specialty food store in Chatham, is relocating to a newly-expanded location in the city's downtown core, creating between 20 and 30 jobs. Opening day is planned for September 15
    Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites on Great Northern Rd. in Sault Ste. Marie is hiring front desk and room attendants, cook staff and servers
    Nordstrom Inc. will expand its designer 'SPACE' department across Canada to include two locations in Toronto opening at CF Toronto Eaton Centre in September and Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October
    Sephora Inc. has opened Canada's first TIP concept store in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The store consists of an area to host clients for beauty classes and tutorials
    Book publisher Penguin Random House has opened a retail store in Toronto at 320 Front St.W. selling limited and special editions of reader favourites, book-related merchandise and branded swag including Penguin Classics mugs, notebooks, and tote bags
    Ford Motor Co. will extend the production of its GT supercar from two years to four. It builds the GT at Multimatic Inc., an auto components company in Markham
    The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board has awarded a $24M+ contract to Everstrong Construction Ltd. to build a new high school in Sioux Lookout. Construction is expected to start immediately and be completed by September 2018
    Arnprior Aerospace Inc. won two major contracts from Boeing Corp. to build parts for a new commercial aircraft in Arnprior
    Zack's Corner Restaurant opened in North Bay in August, employing nine staff
    Kent Trusses Ltd. in Sundridge south of North Bay has shut down temporarily for an unspecified period, affecting approximately 110 workers
    The Government of Ontario will provide $6.5M to more than 40 agencies and 130 facilities across the province to improve fire safety, including upgrading fire alarm and sprinkler systems
    An agreement between the Government of Canada and the provincial government will provide $2.97B in combined funding for transit infrastructure projects. Initially $688M+ will be spent on system upgrades in Toronto, Ottawa, Waterloo, Barrie and Sudbury
    Mohawk College will receive a $1.6M investment from the provincial government to expand programs at City School Learning Hubs which will help improve access to postsecondary education to those in Hamilton
    Gowest Gold Ltd. has arranged $18M in financing to help pay for advanced exploration work at its Bradshaw Gold Deposit, part of the North Timmins Gold Project
    C.R. Plastic Products Inc., a company that recycles plastic furniture, moved from a 40,000 sq. ft. facility to a new 300,000 sq. ft. facility in Stratford
  • Week of Aug 15 - Aug 19, 2016

    CF Rideau Centre shopping centre in downtown Ottawa has opened its four-level 230,000 sq.-ft. expansion which includes more than 20 new retailers and anchor store La Maison Simons
    Devonshire Mall in Windsor will undergo $70M in renovations, including a new food court and additional retail space. Metro Inc. will open a grocery store in the former Target location. Construction has begun and will continue in stages through to 2018, a high-speed internet service provider, is expanding and has purchased a new building in downtown London, employing over 100 people
    Enviroshake Inc., a manufacturer of recycled roofing materials, is expanding in Chatham. The company expects to grow from one production line to four by the end of the year, and eight sometime next year. The full expansion will create around 60 jobs
    Cineplex Entertainment LP will open a new theatre complex in Kitchener this fall, employing approximately 150 part-time workers
    Renovations to the Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital are underway. The $2.7M project, awarded to Chart Construction Management Inc., is scheduled to be completed in 2017
    The Government of Ontario will provide the Town of Moosonee with up to $1.5M towards the cost of replacing water and sanitary sewer mains
    A total of 52 new duplexes containing 104 units are being assembled in Kashechewan First Nation near James Bay to replace homes damaged by snow melt two years ago
    A new Value Village store will be opening, at a former Target store location, in Stratford in early 2017
    The Sudbury Hyundai car dealership is expanding to 12 service bays with a service drive-thru, a new office, showroom and customer lounge, to be completed in 2017
    The International Institute for Sustainable Development has received $1.7M in federal government funding and expects to hire more scientists for the Experimental Lakes Area research facility near Kenora
    Capstone Market, a new convenience store and gas bar in Burk's Falls, is currently under construction and expected to open in the fall of 2016
    CST Brands, Inc. opened a Corner Store and gas bar in Collingwood, creating 12 jobs
    Axis Freestyle Academy plans to open a year-round dry slope, skiing and snowboarding training facility in Vaughan at the end of August
    Plant Matter Kitchen, a vegan restaurant, held its grand opening this month in London
    A McDonald's franchise restaurant opened in Barrie
    Cisco Systems Inc., a communications and Internet solution company, plans to lay off approximately 5,500 employees worldwide. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown
  • Week of Aug 08 - Aug 12, 2016

    K-Mobile, a Canadian mobile retailer, opened its first flagship store in Toronto's East York Town Centre. It plans to expand to 250 stores across the Greater Toronto Area and hire 1,000 employees, including 100 Syrian refugees.
    Young America is expanding its operations in Chatham-Kent. The call centre expects to almost double its current workforce of 85 employees and will fill 29 of these positions over the next few weeks.
    Index Exchange, an advertising technology company with an office in Kitchener, is hiring software engineers and designers. The company is moving to an expanded location this fall and expects to add more than 40 employees.
    MacDonnell Excavating Ltd. will upgrade the sanitary sewer system and install new water-mains throughout Owen Sound. The construction will be completed by October 2016.
    The Disney Store has opened at Masonville Mall in London as part of a previously reported $77M mall revitalization project
    A Domino's Pizza of Canada Ltd. franchise and Yalla Yalla Shawarma Resto & Cafe are expected to open at Windsor Crossing Outlet Mall over the next few weeks
    The Government of Ontario will invest $2.3M into five film and TV productions shooting in Sudbury
    The Government of Ontario will invest over $531,000 for 12 infrastructure projects across the Parry Sound-Muskoka region
    Etratech Enterprises Inc., a manufacturer in Burlington, will receive a $500,000 investment for a project to acquire and install new equipment and adopt new technologies, creating up to 25 full-time jobs
    Sunwing Vacations will begin offering seasonal flights from the Region of Waterloo International Airport to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from December 22nd to March 23rd
    The Government of Ontario will partner with Tri-Art Manufacturing Inc. for a total investment of approximately $1M to upgrade their Kingston facility, creating 10 new jobs
    Luckydog Motors, an indoor used car dealership, opened in Owen Sound
    The Royal Theatre, a newly renovated movie theatre, is set to re-open in Kapuskasing on August 12, 2016
    Centre in the Square, a performing arts venue, received more than $1.8M in funding from the Government of Canada and the City of Kitchener, towards renovations and accessibility improvements
    Grey Matter Beer Company microbrewery will open in Kincardine later in 2016
    The Government of Ontario will invest $3.35M over the next two years to help internationally trained professionals find a job through the Ontario Bridge Training Program
    Torstar Corporation has cut 52 jobs, which includes 26 contract positions mostly dedicated to Toronto Star Touch app and 19 permanent positions. Other positions were also eliminated at the Metro daily newspapers.
  • Week of Aug 01 - Aug 05, 2016

    Plans to redevelop the Port of Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie as an International Marine Gateway for commercial cargo continue. Port construction is expected to create about 1,350 full-time jobs and 250 permanent jobs once operational.
    Ledcor Construction Ltd. will start construction on Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.'s new, 156,000 sq. ft. retail warehouse in Orillia. The store will employ about 250 full and part-time workers.
    Walmart Canada opened a second location in Guelph. The store is hiring and will employ around 170 full and part-time workers.
    Highbury Canco HCC is hiring 200 seasonal workers at its food processing and packaging plant in Leamington
    519 Table and Pour, a restaurant seating about 180 people with a pool room, opened in Walterton. The restaurant was looking to hire 30 to 40 people.
    Metrolinx placed a $428M order for 125 GO Transit rail cars with Bombardier. The production of the two-level commuter cars is scheduled to start in Thunder Bay by 2019.
    Goldcorp Inc. will proceed with $90M of expansions at the Musselwhite gold mine in Northwestern Ontario to increase production in 2019
    The Gitchi Animki Hydroelectric Project officially opened its two waterpower generating stations, Gitchi Animki Bezhig and Gitchi Animki Niizh in White River
    Meteor Systems Canada, a supplier of greenhouse cultivation and irrigation systems, is building a new office, warehouse and CNC machinery facility in Leamington
    The Government of Ontario is funding a $3M redevelopment project for the Crown Ridge Place nursing home in Trenton, which is expected to take between 12 to 14 months to complete
    The Government of Canada is investing $2.7M in rehabilitation funding for four First Nations airports in Sachigo Lake, Lansdowne House, Deer Lake and Bearskin Lake
    Elliot Lake's shopping centre will unveil a new section as retailers Dollarama and Turner's Corner General Store will move in over August and the mall library will open this fall
    The Municipality of South Bruce received funding up to $180,000 to decommission the Hamel dam on Otter Creek in Mildmay. Moorefield Excavating Ltd. will remove the cement dam.
    Canadian retailer Ben Moss Jewellers Western Canada Ltd. is closing all 54 stores nationwide after more than a century in business. The company has 19 locations in Ontario.
    The Mercantile Restaurant in Mount Brydges has closed. The number of employees affected is unknown.
    London and Area Works is hosting a job fair on October 4, 2016 at the Western Fair District in London.
    Arc Productions Ltd., an animation and visual effects studio in Toronto, has filed for bankruptcy resulting in the lock out of more than 500 employees
  • Week of Jul 25 - Jul 29, 2016

    Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) received a $12M investment from the Government of Canada to support the clean technologies industrial sector in Sarnia-Lambton, creating an estimated 478 jobs
    The Government of Canada is investing up to $1.95M in Strathcona Energy Group Inc. from Belleville to expand production of solar panels. The investment is expected to create about 86 jobs.
    McMaster University in Hamilton will receive an $11.96M investment from the Government of Canada to establish a biomedical engineering and advanced manufacturing facility, creating 74 full-time jobs
    Ferrero Canada Ltd. in Brantford will receive $1.5M from the Government of Ontario to expand their product line and pursue new markets, creating 55 jobs
    The Bucket Shop, a company that manufactures and refurbishes mining equipment, is expanding and building a $10M 65,000 sq.-ft. plant in Timmins to be completed by December. It plans to hire up to 30 workers.
    Trustwave Holdings, Inc., a cybersecurity firm, is hiring security and threat analysts, security consultants and software engineers at its new location in Waterloo. The company expects to hire around 30 new employees.
    The Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel in Thunder Bay will open in September 2016, employing approximately 30 staff
    Sodecia North America Inc. is opening a research and development centre in London and looking to hire 26 people within a year
    Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services (EMS) hired 17 new paramedics
    The Government of Ontario is providing $611,000 to Ramsden Industries Limited in London to increase automation and improve manufacturing processes. This investment will create 14 new jobs and retain 54 positions.
    The Government of Ontario will invest over $3M to expand emergency mental health services in Guelph and Wellington County. The funds will allow Guelph General Hospital to hire addictions counsellors and extend nursing hours.
    Lee & Maria's farm in Essex County partnered with Caesars Windsor to supply the casino's restaurants with locally grown produce. The farm anticipates it will need additional workers to help with the increase in business.
    Sherwin-Williams, a paint retailer, opened its 200th Canadian store in Whitby. The company is looking to hire management trainees. Interested applicants can apply at:
    K+S Windsor Salt Ltd. will invest $60M to expand operations at their Ojibway salt mine in Windsor, extending mining operations by nearly 50 years. Work is expected to begin in 2017 and will take up to five years to complete.
    The Government of Canada will invest $34.4M into rail infrastructure improvements at stations and maintenance facilities in the Windsor-Quebec City rail corridor
    The Municipality of Leamington will undertake $8M in sewer upgrades along Bevel Line towards Point Pelee National Park. J&J Lepera Infrastructures Inc. is expected to begin work in August with completion by May 2017.
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will invest over $1M in 24 projects to support the food and beverage sector in Dufferin County and Simcoe County
    The Government of Ontario is investing $828,000 to upgrade facilities of the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board
    The Launch Pad Youth Activity and Technology Centre in Hanover is undergoing $210,000 worth of renovations to be completed by September. The centre is a regional trades and training facility for youth aged 12 to 18.
    Riverview Shopping Centre in Kingston will start construction this fall and businesses should open by summer 2017. Confirmed stores include Food Basics, Pet Valu, Starbucks, St. Louis Wings, Tiny Hoppers and Summit Physiotherapy.
    A RONA Building Centre officially opened in July in Little Current on Manitoulin Island
    Dark Horse Estate Winery, a new 31,000 sq.-ft. facility on 85 acres, opened in Grand Bend
    Italian concept store, That's Italy, has opened a second location at 2660 Yonge St. in Toronto. The 6,000 sq.-ft. store will sell Italian-made fashions, accessories and formalwear.
    WestJet Airlines Ltd. will resume seasonal flights from the Region of Waterloo International Airport to Orlando, Florida, starting January 24th
    Family Video a movie rental business in Sault Ste. Marie closed in July affecting eight employees
    The federal and provincial governments will invest a total of $180M towards a project to faster broadband internet to 300 southwestern Ontario communities
    The University of Toronto will receive joint federal-provincial funding of $98M for the Lab Innovation for Toronto (LIFT) project to renew 546 labs across the university's three campuses
  • Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2016

    A French luxury brand, Saint Laurent Paris (formerly Yves Saint Laurent), will open a store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this fall
  • Week of Jul 18 - Jul 22, 2016

    York University and partners, Southlake Regional Health Centre and the University Health Network will receive $15M from the Government of Canada to develop new patient-centred health-care technologies, resulting in roughly 128 full-time equivalent jobs
    CANARAIL awarded a nearly $20M contract to Ontario Northland for the refurbishment of Rocky Mountaineer luxury passenger rail cars. This will create 50 new jobs this year and up to 30 additional jobs over the next four years in North Bay
    Cimpress N.V., a world leader in mass customization of various products, received over $894,000 from the Government of Ontario to purchase an offset press and other equipment for its Vistaprint brand, creating 50 new jobs in Tecumseh
    The Government of Ontario will invest close to $1M into four small business projects with Great Lakes Graphite Inc., Leis Wood Products, Temiskaming Propane and Nor-Arc Steel Fabricators in northeastern Ontario, creating about 21 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario will invest an additional $100M in 2016 to improve and expand home and community care. The investment will help clients and caregivers with additional hours of nursing care, personal support, respite and rehabilitation services.
    A $61.3M expansion of Highway 69, from north of Highway 64 to north of Highway 607 near the Municipality of French River is nearing completion
    The Government of Canada has awarded a $33M contract to Pacific Safety Products Inc. of Arnprior, Ontario to supply fragmentation vests to the Canadian Armed Forces
    The Government of Canada will invest over $27.6M towards making safety-related improvements at 13 regional airports across the country. Seven Northern Ontario community airports will benefit from this investment.
    Devlan Construction Ltd. started construction on a 36,000-sq.-ft. addition to the Grey County Administration Building in Owen Sound. The entire project is valued at over $12M and will take about 18 months to complete.
    Bre-Ex Construction Inc. secured a $7M contract from the City of Sarnia to complete the final two phases of remediation and redesign work at Centennial Park. Construction work is expected to be completed in November.
    Loaring Construction Inc. broke ground on the City of Windsor's Fire Hall No. 6 & Emergency Operations Centre. The $6.5M project is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
    The Government of Ontario will invest more than $3.6M in a new radiation treatment unit at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket
    The Northumberland County has awarded a more than $3.5M contract to Retirement Life Communities to build 31 affordable housing units for seniors and persons with disabilities in Cobourg by the end of July 2017
    The Government of Ontario has awarded a $3M contract to Harold Sutherland Construction Ltd. to construct a new roundabout on Highway 21 at Grey-Bruce Line/Bruce Road 10. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
    The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board awarded more than $1.6M and $1.5M in contracts to Oakwood Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Ltd. and Racco Industrial Roofing Ltd. respectively, for the roof replacement at its two schools for the 2016-2017 school year
    The Government of Ontario will provide up to $990,000 to upgrade the wastewater system at Picnic Point Pumping Station in the Municipality of Greenstone
    The Government of Ontario is investing $740,000 to create jobs and support new skills training opportunities for the Indigenous communities in the Georgian Bay Area
    Renovations for phase two will begin at the Royal Canadian Legion building in Lancaster with an expected completion date of 2017. The $100,000 project is jointly funded by the Township of South Glengarry and the Government of Canada.
    Developer Sante Tomaselli will start construction on a 13,000-sq.-ft. commercial building at Main and King Street in downtown Powassan. The building is expected to open late 2017 or early 2018.
    PiiComm Inc., a provider of mobility solutions, opened its third office in the greater Ottawa region, allowing the company to expand capacity by over 40%
    The YMCA of Western Ontario has begun hiring for its new facility at Central Park Athletics in Windsor. The health, fitness and recreation complex is expected to open by the end of September 2016.
    Krispy Kreme plans to open up to 50 stores in Ontario and Quebec in the next five years
    Enterprise Holdings Inc., a car rental company, has opened a new location near Union Station in downtown Toronto and another office near Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga
    Deciem, a Toronto-based beauty company, has opened its first location in Toronto on Queen Street West and plans to open another location later this year
    Paramount Fine Foods, a Middle Eastern food chain, opened a new restaurant in Burlington
    Santini's Bistro has opened a location in Sault Ste. Marie on Wellington Street East
    Entropex, a plastics recycling company in Sarnia, has ceased operations, affecting 155 employees
    Taschen!, a Markham-based bag and luggage retailer, has closed its four Canadian stores including two locations in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood. The number of jobs affected is currently unknown.
  • Week of Jul 11 - Jul 15, 2016

    BWXT Canada Ltd. secured a $130M contract from Bruce Power to design and manufacture eight steam generators for Bruce B Unit 6 in Tiverton, Ontario. This contract will secure over 100 jobs in engineering and skilled labour in the Cambridge region.
    The Government of Ontario will invest $20M to build nearly 500 electric vehicle charging stations at more than 250 locations across the province, involving 24 public and private sector partners. The stations are expected to be in service by March 2017.
    The Government of Canada has awarded an $11.6M contract to Kingdom Construction Ltd. for the construction of the Slate Falls First Nation's new water treatment plant. The project is expected to be complete by December 2017.
    Construction is currently underway on a new 13,750 sq. ft.- Costco Wholesale store in Barrhaven. The new store will create approximately 300 full and part-time positions, when it opens in fall 2016.
    A new record production plant, Precision Record Pressing, is scheduled to open next month in Burlington, employing approximately 200 workers at its peak
    WildPlay Element Parks will open a zip-line attraction and an aerial adventure course in Niagara in July, employing about 150 full-time seasonal employees and seven full-time, year-round management staff at both sites
    Farm Boy, a grocery store chain, will open a location in Pickering Town Centre by fall 2016, creating around 150 new jobs
    Bonduelle Canada Inc. is hiring between 80 and 100 seasonal workers at its food processing plant in Tecumseh for work starting August 1st and ending October 15th, involving mainly manual labour and some semi-skilled work
    Tepperman's, a home furnishings and electronics retailer, opened a location in Kitchener, creating around 60 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario will contribute over $1M towards the expansion of three Sudbury businesses - Stack Brewing, HLS Hard-Line Solutions Inc. and A&M Remediation, creating about 27 new jobs
    Mortimer's Fine Foods, a frozen foods manufacturer, will receive $680,000 from the Government of Ontario to expand and upgrade its St. Catharines facility, creating 14 new jobs and retaining 16 positions
    The Government of Ontario will invest $750K towards the construction of the Temagami First Nation Multi-Use Facility and Business Centre that will include a community centre, job training and business centre, and is expected to be completed in early 2018
    The City of Belleville has awarded a $550,388 contract to Cooney Excavating Ltd. for the construction of a snow removal facility
    The Government of Canada will invest $537,285 towards four projects in the Hearst region that may support economic growth and job creation
    Maple Leaf Foods Inc. will receive $90,380 from the provincial and federal governments for the leadership development and employee training at the company's processing facility in Hamilton. This will benefit approximately 140 workers.
    Fowler Construction Inc. has been awarded a $4.3M project by the Town of Parry Sound to reconstruct Emily Street that should last about two years
    The Government of Canada will fill 20 current and upcoming Senate positions including six in Ontario, using an open online application process. The deadline to apply is August 4, 2016 at
    Lavelle, a new 16,000 sq. ft.- rooftop restaurant and pool lounge, opened on King Street West in Toronto
    Pusateri's Fine Foods, an upscale grocery store, opened a location in RioCan Oakville Place
    Indochino, a custom menswear company, opened a 2,200 sq. ft.- store at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The retailer plans to open another location at Ottawa's CF Rideau Centre in August 2016.
    Shinola, an upscale Detroit-based lifestyle brand, opened its first standalone Canadian store on Queen Street West in Toronto
    Sleep Country Canada, a mattress retailer, will open a new location in Chatham by November 2016
    Lee Valley Tools Ltd. is recruiting for various positions for its new location in Windsor, scheduled to open later this year
    The Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restaurants in Petrolia and Forest will close at the end of the year, affecting around 26 employees
  • Week of Jul 04 - Jul 08, 2016

    Goodwill Industries, Ontario Great Lakes will reopen an unspecified number of stores throughout Ontario, potentially creating as many as 500 jobs in the next five years, a London-based technology product maker, has doubled the size of its headquarters to 61,000-sq.-ft. and is looking to hire 200 workers over the next five years
    Sobeys Inc. is hiring 250 jobs for its new store to be opened in London in the early fall
    A Farm Boy grocery store will open on Hespeler Road in Cambridge in early fall, creating around 140 jobs
    Brotech Precision CNC Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-high precision metal products for various industries, received just over $250K in funding from the Government of Ontario to expand operations in Barrie, creating 15 jobs
    Aphria Inc., a medical marijuana producer in Leamington, is expanding. The company plans to hire 20 employees after construction of a 640,000-sq.-ft. addition is completed by year's end.
    The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board in northwest Ontario expects to hire up to 14 elementary and secondary school teachers before the fall, some in Special Education
    The Government of Ontario has awarded about $37M in contracts for northeastern Ontario roadwork in 2016 to Pioneer Construction Inc., Aecon Construction and Materials Ltd. and Bélanger Construction Incorporated.
    Union Gas Ltd. began construction on a pipeline expansion in the Leamington-Kingsville area. The $12.3M project is expected to be completed in fall 2016 and will increase natural gas delivery to the area's agribusinesses.
    Drake General Store, a Toronto-based retailer, has opened its new three level flagship at the intersection of Abell and Queen Street West replacing their original location across the street
    Structube, a Montreal-based home furnishings retailer, will open another Toronto store at 2008 Yonge Street this month
    Nagel's Overstock Outlet, a furniture, appliances, and other household goods store, will open in August in the Heritage Place Mall in Owen Sound
    The Shark Club Sports Bar and Grill has begun construction of its Mississauga location on Dixie Rd. in the Sandman Hotel
    Turbine producer CS Wind Canada will shut down for six weeks due to a gap between production orders, affecting all 345 employees at the Windsor site
    BWXT Canada Ltd., (formerly Babcock & Wilcox Canada Ltd.), an equipment and services provider for the nuclear power industry, laid off 24 workers in Cambridge
  • Week of Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2016

    Pillar5 Pharma Inc., an Arnprior-based manufacturer of over-the-counter eye and ear products, will invest $4M in new equipment to increase productivity. This investment will create 50 permanent jobs over the next two years.
    BIOX Corporation will gradually restart operations at Methes Energies Canada Inc.¿s idled biodiesel facility in Sombra, south of Sarnia. The plant will employ between 15 and 20 workers at full productive capacity.
    A newly-expanded Zehrs grocery store opened at the North Barrie Crossing development, replacing the store on 201 Cundles Road. The new store has 175 employees.
    Cam Tran Co. Ltd., a transformer manufacturing and refurbishing facility in Colborne, will receive $300,000 from the Government of Ontario to expand its facility and invest in new technology, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 139 positions
    A $4.3M contract was awarded to Coco Paving Inc. for the repavement of about 10 km from Talbotville to St. Thomas, creating or sustaining approximately 43 direct and indirect construction jobs
    PHI Dental Care has opened in Sault Ste. Marie on Great Northern Rd., with approximately 19 staff
    Greystone Project Management started construction on a new fire station in Tay Township. The $2M project is expected to be completed in 2017 and it will replace the current station.
    The Goderich Harbour will undergo a $16M expansion with construction starting in spring 2017 and will take about 18 months to complete
    The Amber Hotel, a new 21 room boutique hotel, opened in Grand Bend
    Adore Cosmetics, a luxury beauty line, is expanding across Canada and will open stores at the Oshawa Centre and Ottawa¿s Rideau Centre. It is already operating stores in Cookstown, Pickering and St. Catharines.
    Sarnia's Lambton College broke gound on the NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre and an Athletics & Fitness Complex. Construction on both buildings is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
    The City of Kingston has awarded a $1.13M contract to Emmons & Mitchell Construction Ltd. for the reconstruction of the Cataraqui Mall Bus Terminal. The construction is set to start July 4.
    Coventry Connections Inc., a taxi dispatch company, is laying off 60 employees at its Ottawa call centre and has laid-off approximately 12 administrative staff since April. Taxi booking services will now be managed by a call centre in the Philippines.
    Scotiabank will close two branches in Wilberforce and Maynooth, consolidating their operations with the Bancroft branch in January 2017
    The Government of Canada announced $267.5M in infrastructure investments along the Trent-Severn Waterway in central Ontario
  • Week of Jun 20 - Jun 24, 2016

    The Government of Ontario will invest $26.9M to replace the Tiffin St. overpass and repair the Barrie-Collingwood overpass along Highway 400. Construction will begin in July and continue until fall 2018, creating around 270 jobs.
    Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. opened a store in Alcona, creating 115 full and part-time jobs
    Cineplex Entertainment LP will open a new movie theatre at North Barrie Crossing at the end of July, creating 50 jobs
    GreenMantra Recycling Technologies Ltd., a wax product manufacturer in Brantford, will receive a repayable contribution of up to $600K from the Government of Canada to develop and implement a resource planning system, creating 25 jobs
    Matter and Form Inc., a 3D scanner manufacturer in Toronto, will receive an $858K repayable contribution from the Government of Canada to complete the commercialization of their second generation 3D scanners, creating 12 jobs
    Voisin Capital Inc. and Miovision Technologies Inc. announced a $55M conversion of a former warehouse on Glasgow St. in Kitchener into a technology campus for hardware firms. Construction on Catalyst137 is expected to be completed in summer 2017.
    Construction is about to begin on a $6.3M expansion project, funded by the Government of Ontario, at L'École Catholique St-Michel in Temiskaming Shores to create three kindergarten rooms and 45 new licensed child care spaces
    Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. opened a retail location in Sioux Lookout in June
    Metrolinx will expand GO Transit's Lakeshore East train service to offer new service from Oshawa to Bowmanville by extending the rail network by 20km and building four new stations in Oshawa, Courtice and Bowmanville. Service is expected to begin by 2023-24.
    The Canadian Space Agency has launched a recruitment campaign to hire two Canadian astronauts
    Browns Shoes, a Montreal-based footwear retailer, will open a new store at Ottawa's CF Rideau Centre in July and expand its existing store at Vaughan Mills in August
    American Airlines, Inc. will no longer operate out of the Region of Waterloo International Airport, suspending service to Chicago effective October 5, 2016
    Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board is hiring 20 secondary school teachers and lay off 50 elementary school teachers
    Ten jobs at Cassellholme, a seniors long-term care home in North Bay, have been affected by layoffs or reduced hours as the employer reduces it costs to meet requirements for mandated pay equity
    St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital will close its sleep studies clinic in October and restructure its ambulatory care clinic, eliminating about 7 full-time equivalent positions
    The Alliston Sobeys will close on mid-August and re-open in the fall as FreshCo. FreshCo. expects to re-hire the 93 part-time employees that have temporarily been laid off.
    The Bowmanville Zoo located in Durham Region is set to close at the end of the 2016 season. The number of jobs impacted is currently unknown.
  • Week of Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016

    The provincial government is investing over $1B towards the City of Ottawa's Light Rail Transit expansion. The two-stage project is expected to create approximately 1,000 full-time jobs, add 30km of new rail, 19 new stations and be completed in 2023.
    General Motors of Canada Ltd. plans to add nearly 750 new software and engineering jobs as it opens a new Software Development Centre in Markham, invests $10M in its Kapuskasing cold-weather testing facility and expands its research and development capacity in Canada
    Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd and Fowler Construction Company Limited have begun demolition of the Cascade Generation Station in Parry Sound. Completion of the $17.5M project is expected for the fall of 2017.
    Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in the Niagara region received a combined investment of $12.9M from the provincial and federal governments towards research and development, creating about 125 full-time equivalent jobs over the course of the project
    Teutech Industries Inc., an automotive parts manufacturer in Guelph, will invest $10M with help from the Government of Ontario to upgrade and expand its plant, creating 50 new jobs
    Cavalier Tool and Manufacturing Ltd., a Windsor-based tool maker, will add about 50 jobs consisting of CNC machinists, tool makers and designers
    Devlan Construction Ltd. of Guelph was awarded the $10.6M contract to expand the Grey County administration building. Construction is expected to start this summer and last 18 months.
    Perry + Perry Developments Inc. plans to start construction this year on a $5.1M 23-unit expansion at its housing development in Lively in the Greater Sudbury area
    Allen-Hastings Limited of Owen Sound was awarded a $1.8M tender to build two classrooms and an auxiliary place for the Sacred Heart School in Mildmay. The work should be completed by November 2016.
    The Lambton Kent District School Board is hiring 12 new high school teachers this September
    The Government of Canada will invest more than $680K through Canada Summer Jobs program towards creating jobs for youth in the Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock riding
    Zuracon Inc. was awarded a $636K contract by the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board to renovate St. Andrew's Catholic School in Killaloe
    The Lake of the Woods Employment Action Project in Kenora has opened a summer jobs office that provides students with employment services
    Jones New York, a womenswear retailer, will close all of its 37 stores in Canada, affecting 300 employees. In Ontario, the closure will impact 23 locations.
    Johnson Controls Inc., an auto parts manufacturer will be closing its Whitby plant and eliminating more than 200 jobs on July 1, 2016
    Retailer Ralph Lauren plans to close more than 50 stores and lay off 1,000 staff. It is unknown at this time if any of the three Ontario locations - Halton Hills, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Cookstown - will be affected.
    Automotive component manufacturer Nemak of Canada Corp. has issued layoff notices to 49 production workers and 12 skilled trade workers at its Windsor plant
    The Foodland grocery store in downtown Meaford will close in August, affecting 20 employees
  • Week of May 30 - Jun 03, 2016

    Minacs will be adding a total of 685 customer support representatives to its call centres in Hamilton, Niagara Falls, and Peterborough offices over the next five months
    A $100M multi-picture deal between Sudbury-based Hideaway Pictures and the Motion Picture Corporation of America over the next three years will bring more film work to Northern Ontario, creating local jobs and supporting the economy
    The Government of Canada will increase funding to $625K for the Canada Summer Job Grant program in the Northumberland-Peterborough South riding, creating 248 temporary summer jobs available to eligible students
    Vrancor Development Corp. will soon start construction on a Homewood Suites $25M 100-room hotel in North Bay on Oak Street that includes a standalone Keg restaurant and a Starbucks coffee shop, and is expected to open in February 2017
    GE Canada is building a new gas-engine manufacturing facility in Welland and expects to bring 150 jobs to the area when production begins in early 2018
    North Star Windows and Doors in St. Thomas, with help from the Government of Ontario, is investing over $10M to expand its manufacturing capabilities and expects to create 140 new jobs
    The Regional Municipality of York is investing more than $14M towards construction work at four local hospitals
    A new Tim Hortons location will open on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor this September
    Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) will open a new store in Kitchener next April creating between 35 to 50 part-time and full-time positions. Construction is set to begin this summer.
    Vulcraft Canada, Inc., a Nucor Corporation subsidiary, held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new steel products manufacturing facility in Ancaster. The company plans to employ approximately 50 workers and begin production in the fourth quarter of 2016.
    Construction is underway on a new $4.45M project arranged by NetCentral Community Communications Network to install cellular towers in Providence Bay and Western Manitoulin
    PostBeyond Inc., a business solutions company in Toronto, will receive $375K from the Government of Canada to further develop its cloud-based software, creating 38 jobs
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is holding career-related events in Barrie, Bowmanville, Brampton, London, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Ottawa, Stoney Creek and Toronto from June to August
    Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. in Ottawa will receive $2.7M from the Government of Canada to use towards modernizing military computing systems as the company grows its operations
    Peterborough County/City Paramedics hired 14 new paramedics with the possibility of more full-time positions being made available later this year
    Mattress retailer Sleep Country Canada has expanded into Northern Ontario and opened a store in Sudbury in May
    Long & McQuade Ltd, an instrument retailer, opened a new location in Belleville in May
    Postmedia Network Inc. is closing its newspaper printing plant in London, affecting 61 full-time and 74 part-time employees at the London Free Press
    Stepan Company will close its Longford Mills chemical production facility in Orillia by the end of 2016, leaving approximately 30 people out of work
    The Breakwater Taphouse at Prince Arthur¿s Landing in Thunder Bay will close at the end of August as the site undergoes redevelopment
  • Week of May 23 - May 27, 2016

    Bombardier Inc. will shift production on its Metrolinx contract from Sudbury to Kingston in October eliminating 60 jobs in Sudbury and adding jobs to its production line in Kingston. It will also add a second assembly line to produce TTC streetcars.
    The Government of Canada will hire 400 additional students to work for Parks Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada [ECCC]. ECCC will provide wage subsidies to employers to hire 700+ science, technology, engineering and math graduates.
    SIS Manufacturing Corp. in Sault Ste. Marie will receive $1M from the provincial government to expand its structural steel machining operation, creating 10 jobs for press brake operators and robotic programmers and welding technicians
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Ampacet Corp., a manufacturer of colour and additive concentrates used in plastic products, and providing $400K to expand its Kitchener facility creating 15 new jobs
    Goodwill Industries of Niagara will open a new store in Port Colborne in May on West Side Rd. The new store will create 12 jobs, 10 of them new hires.
    The Government of Canada has awarded a $322M contract over 25 years to consortium Uptime Infrastructure Partners to manage digital information, and to expand a data centre at Canadian Forces Base Borden expected to be operational in the fall of 2017
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Kromet International Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal components and assemblies, providing $800k+ to upgrade and expand their Cambridge plant creating 50 new jobs
    Rosati Construction Inc. has started the $24.5M construction of the new Leamington District Secondary School on Oak St. W. It is expected to be completed by September 2017.
    Jungle Heat Imports, a spicy sauce and food shop, and Pat and Rob¿s, a convenience store with ice cream and café, opened on King Street West in Cobourg
    Kerry¿s Place, a pub-style eatery, opened in downtown Pembroke
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1.5M into Epocal Inc., a medical devices manufacturer in Ottawa, to expand production and upgrade equipment. The project is expected to create 48 new jobs.
    Canada Goose Inc., a cold weather outerwear brand, will open its first freestanding location at Toronto¿s Yorkdale Shopping Centre in October 2016
    Insolvent jewellery chain Ben Moss Jewellers Western Canada Ltd. plans to close 11 of its 66 stores across Canada as it restructures. The largest number of stores expected to close are in Ontario.
    Canada Bread Company Ltd. will shut down its North Bay bakery in August 2016 affecting 62 employees, as it moves production to other locations in Ontario and Quebec
    Scotiabank will close the only bank in Belmont, Ontario, in January 2017, affecting an unknown number of staff
    The Bank of Montreal will eliminate 1,850 jobs as the bank digitizes some of its processes and consumers shift to online banking. No further details are available.
    Transat A.T. Inc., a Montreal-based tour operator that operates Air Transat, will be closing its Toronto call centre and cutting 66 positions on September 12
  • Week of May 16 - May 20, 2016

    The acquisition of Radix Inc. by Active Industrial Solutions in Tecumseh is expected to create 400 new manufacturing jobs in advanced manufacturing technology
    Production company Hideaway Pictures is working on the movie ¿For Love and Honor¿ being filmed in Sudbury, employing 70 local crew and 500 extras
    North Bay City Council has approved a $7.6M overhaul of the Lakeshore Drive overpass by Miller Paving Ltd. that will start this year
    Makkinga Contracting and Equipment Rental Ltd. has been awarded a $2.04M+ contract in Sioux Lookout for the East King Street Infrastructure Replacement Project that is expected to begin in June and take four months to complete
    Cowbell Brewing Company will break ground June 6th in Blyth. The brewing facility will open in Spring 2017
    This July, Amino North America Corp. is adding 25,000-sq-ft of storage and production space to its manufacturing facility in St. Thomas
    Hart Stores Inc. will be moving into the Welland shopping centre and is expected to open by August 2016
    Four new shops will open this spring in the downtown area of Jordan Village in the Town of Lincoln
    Fired Up Pizza has expanded into the localities of Azilda and Lively in the Greater Sudbury area
    HD Sports Grill in Sault Ste. Marie is hiring managers, kitchen helpers, servers, dishwashers, cooks and bartenders for its new restaurant on Foster Drive
    Bauer Hockey Inc. will open its first Canadian Own The Moment retail location in Vaughan at the RioCan Colossus Centre in summer 2017
    Warby Parker, an American based eyewear retailer, will open its first Canadian location in Toronto on Queen Street West this summer
    Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. has opened a store at 215 Talbot St. E. in Leamington
    Pharmaceutical supply company McKesson Canada is closing its distribution centre in Chatham on July 8, affecting 8 full-time and 35 part-time jobs. Pressure on its distribution network and regulatory requirements are cited as reasons for closure.
    The London and District Distress Centre Inc. is closing by the end of year due to funding cuts
  • Week of May 13 - May 17, 2016

    The Government of Ontario is investing $3M over four years to build the Centre of Excellence for the Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovations in Sarnia. This is expected to create 400 jobs in the biotechnology sector.
    Sitel Canada Corporation, a global customer care provider, is hiring for 180 new positions in technical support and customer service at its St. Catharines call centre
    DECAST Ltd., a microtunneling manufacturing facility in Utopia, located in Essa Township, is expanding. This could result in 50 new full-time jobs.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $1.3M towards technological improvements at Schaeffler Canada Inc., a bearing manufacturer, creating 44 new jobs
    Parks and Rec. Gastropub is hiring 40 servers and 6 bartenders in Windsor
    A second Giant Tiger Limited retail store will open in Greater Sudbury in the Southridge Mall in mid-August, creating up to 40 full and part-time jobs.
    Northern Cables Inc., an industrial power cables manufacturer, will receive $820k from the Government of Ontario to expand production at its Brockville and Prescott plants, resulting in the creation of 18 new jobs
    Diggs & Dwellings, a furniture retailer in Sudbury, opened in June, creating eight full and part-time jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing $85.8M in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada Inc. to build hybrid electric minivans at the assembly plant in Windsor
    The Government of Ontario and Government of Canada will invest $856k in 20 wineries across Ontario to stimulate the growth of the industry and job creation
    ZaZaZoo, a motorized animal rides rental company, will expand Canada-wide through franchising. It will open a location in the Bayshore Shopping Centre in Ottawa and is already operating at Carlingwood Mall and St. Laurent Centre.
    Moncler, an Italian luxury brand, will open a third freestanding Canadian store at 131 Bloor Street West in Toronto. Construction of the 2,500 sq. ft. store is expected to begin this summer.
    Panoramic Properties Inc. has started work converting the former St. Joseph's Health Centre in Sudbury into 210 luxury apartments. It plans to build 125 apartments on the framework of the old hospital and a new tower with 85 more units by the end of 2017.
    Vape Depot, a speciality vape products store has opened its first franchise in Ontario on Pitt Street in Cornwall.
    Sephora Inc., a specialty cosmetics store, will open a store at the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton in June
    Goodlife Fitness Centres, Inc. opened a super-club location at McLaughlin Corners in Brampton and plans to open another location at Shoppers World in fall 2017
    Corner by Spoon and Fork, a quick-service restaurant, has opened at Dixie and Dundas in Mississauga
    The Sobeys Inc. grocery store in Stratford is set to undergo renovations and an expansion beginning in late July, increasing from 40,000 sq.ft. to more than 50,000
    Prime Gelato will open in Thunder Bay this summer with plans to sell the Italian-style ice cream to the public as well as distribute it province-wide
    Jarnel Contracting Ltd. will begin a $1M+ upgrade at Valleyview Public School in Kenora this summer
    Mucho Burrito will open a new restaurant in Belleville later this summer
    Construction is set to begin on a new Provincial Offences Court facility in Welland in June
    The Government of Canada will invest up to $8M in Ottawa's Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards to help local entrepreneurs and new firms accelerate their business. It is expected to open in fall 2016.
    The Government of Ontario will invest more than $2.3M through the Chukuni Communities Development Corporation to upgrade internet services in the Dryden, Kenora and Red Lake areas improving telecommunications infrastructure and supporting area jobs
    The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario will invest +$1.6M in 20 craft breweries across Ontario to stimulate the growth of the industry and expand their operations
    Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie has laid off eight support staff and one administrative worker, due to declining enrolment
  • Week of May 09 - May 13, 2016

    The Government of Ontario is investing $7.8M in seven automotive supply companies in the Windsor-Essex region, creating 270 jobs and retaining more than 1,180 positions
    McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Ltd. is creating new job classifications, such as Guest Experience Leaders, as part of a modernization drive that will add 200 jobs in Hamilton
    Guardian Bridge Rapid Construction Inc., that manufactures environmentally pre-fabricated bridges and concrete forms, is opening in St. Mary's. The company will hire 25 workers by the end of July and at least 150 employees when fully operational.
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada will hire 135 research scientists, biologists, oceanographers and technicians through a ecruitment campaign across Canada. Job postings will be available soon on
    Two label manufacturers in Leamington, Caxton Mark Inc. and MGI Ltd. have merged to form Caxton Mark/MGI. The newly formed company is looking to expand its current workforce to 100 people.
    The Government of Canada is investing over $57M into the Rideau Canal National Historic Site that will be used for infrastructure work, including repairing bridges, damns and locks
    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Berry Plastics Canada Inc., a packaging company, for the investment of approximately $7.8M in new technology which will create 16 new jobs and retain 50 positions in Belleville.
    The first phase of a $1.5M project to build eight homes on Fort William First Nation will begin soon and be completed by September 2016. Eight contractors will be selected and provide employment to First Nation members.
    Villaneuve Construction Co. Ltd. has started work on a $660K project in Geraldton to upgrade the sewer infrastructure on Main Street
    The former Mac's Convenience stores opened its first Ontario store under the new branding of Circle K in Port Elgin
    Retailer Battery Battery in North Bay will open locations in Timmins and Sudbury in May
    Reiss, a British fashion retailer has opened a 2,400 sq. ft.- store at Cadillac Fairview Sherway Gardens in Toronto on May 12 and will be opening a location at Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping centre in October 2016
    The 2016 CNE Casino is now training and hiring Casino personnel. Security positions are also available. The CNE Casino will operate from July 31 to September 5, 2016.
    Headwaters Health Care Centre in Orangeville breaks ground on May 26 for some major expansion, adding a 8,200- square-foot extension
    Micro coffee roaster Smile Tiger Coffee opened on Ahrens Street in Kitchener
    Groupe Germain Inc. has opened the Alt Hotel Ottawa on Slater Street. A second Le Germain Hotel is expected to open in 2017.
    Mandarin Restaurant Franchise Corporation opened Uncle Bob's Country Buffet in Barrie this week
    The $4.6M year-round Northern Water Sports Centre in Sudbury on Ramsey Lake will officially open on May 28, 2016
    Chatham-Kent's fire service has 15 openings for volunteer firefighters
    The Silver Water Canada Post office on Manitoulin Island closed in May after 133 years in operation, as the area switches to community mailboxes
    The Government of Ontario will close nine ServiceOntario offices in Guelph, Milton, Terrace Bay, Embrun, Minden, Morrisburg, Blind River, Kemptville and Mississauga over the next nine months. The staffing impact is unknown.
    The Employment Help Centre will host a job fair at the Beamsville arena on June 22
  • Week of May 02 - May 06, 2016

    The provincial government will invest $39.2M in four highway projects in northwestern Ontario to be completed by Pioneer Construction Inc. and Miller Northwest Ltd. Work will begin this spring and be complete by fall 2016.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $24.1M in the construction of a new Kindergarten to Grade 12 school for the Bluewater District School Board in Meaford. Construction will start next year for occupancy in September 2018.
    Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd. is investing $21M to improve its CF Shops at Don Mills located in North York. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed by spring 2017.
    Assent Compliance Inc. a compliance and data software provider headquartered in Ottawa, received a $20M private investment to invest in its business platforms and hire 100 new positions
    The government of Ontario is investing $11.3M in highway infrastructure projects in Northeastern Ontario that are scheduled to begin this spring
    Maystar General Contractors of Vaughan began working on the $10M expansion of the ER and accompanying laboratories of Southampton Hospital, the work is expected to be completed in 2018
    Ground breaking took place for the $8.5M football facility, the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre, at the University of Guelph. The construction will be undertaken by Harbridge + Cross Ltd. with the design from Maclennan Jaunkains Miller Architects.
    Thunder Bay airport will close its secondary runway at the end of May for an $8M refurbishment, including repaving, new lighting and drainage. It is scheduled to reopen by the end of July.
    The Government of Ontario will invest over $7.6M to upgrade the water infrastructure and to repair roads in the communities of Bancroft, Centre Hastings, Limerick, Marmora and Lake, Tweed and Wollanston
    Finn Way General Contractors Inc. (Thunder Bay) and Keewatin-Aski (Sioux Lookout) were awarded the $5.5M project to upgrade the Atikokan Municipal Pool and Community Arena, the work is expected to be completed by September 2016
    Saint Elizabeth Community Enterprise is investing $4M to expand access to residential hospice care and community-based service
    The government of Ontario is investing $3M in Confederation College's campuses in Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout, the facilities are expected to open in September 2017
    FedDev Ontario is investing up to $3M in Grand River Foods Ltd. in Cambridge for new product development and export growth, 50 full-time positions will be created by 2017
    The $3M 11,000 sq.-ft. Minto Rural Health Centre, located at the Palmerston and District Hospital, opened on May 4th
    Schilthuis Construction Inc. of Caledonia was awarded a $1.5M contract to fix the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre in St. Catharines
    A private donation of $1.2M will lead to the creation of a new homeless youth facility to be managed by the Kingston Youth Shelter, creating two full-time and four part-time positions as well as adding five to seven residents
    The Government of Canada will invest $1.2B for the Port Hope Area Initiative from the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. The construction of the two long-term radiation waste management facilities in Port Hope and Port Granby is expected to create jobs.
    The Government of Canada is investing up to $525K into Ottawa-based The Hotel Communication Network Inc., an in-room hotel computer solutions provider. This project is expected to create 20 full-time jobs and maintain 16 jobs.
    Rurban Brewing Ltd., a small-batch brewery, has opened on Cumberland Street in Cornwall
    Ted Baker, a British fashion brand will be opening three Canadian locations this year including a 3,215 sq.-ft. store at CF Rideau Centre in Ottawa this spring
    SNC-Lavalin, a Montreal-based engineering and construction firm is eliminating 600 jobs in Canada, affecting employees in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec
    The Shack Portuguese Eatery opened at 15 Simcoe Street in Orillia
    Kingston-based Cancoil Thermal Corp. acquired a new 200,000 -sq.-ft. industrial building in the St. Lawrence Business Park. A new research and development centre will also be built which will create approximately 100 jobs.
    Interactive Voices Inc., a job search engine for voice actors in London, is hiring 100 workers in sales, information technology and operations by the end of this year
    U.S.-based clothing retailer Aéropostale has filed for bankruptcy and will close all 41 stores in Canada. The staffing impact in Ontario is unknown.
    The Bluewater District School Board issued layoff notices to 23 full-time equivalent education assistant positions
    Stantec Engineering Ltd. has laid off a total of 13 employees in its North Bay office in 2016 due to poor conditions in the mining industry and delays in major project awards
    The Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) 2.0 located at Canadore College in North Bay opened at the end of April after a $2M expansion
    The Government of Ontario will invest $11.3M in four northeastern highway infrastructure projects with Glavin Coating & Refinishing Ltd., Miller Paving Ltd., Teranorth Construction & Engineering Ltd., and Interpaving Ltd. Work will begin this spring.
  • Week of Apr 25 - Apr 29, 2016

    Ground breaking took place for the Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership new Shorelines Casino in Belleville, a $40M construction project, on April 27. This new 48,000-sq.-ft. gaming facility, set to open in 2017, is expected to create 300+ jobs.
    CRAFT Beer Market will open a 14,000-sq.-ft. restaurant at Lansdowne in May creating 175 new jobs
    Alamos Gold Inc. is expanding its operations at the Young-Davidson mine near Timmins, supporting more than 700 positions and creating 75 new jobs. Also, St Andrews Goldfields Ltd. plans to develop a gold mine near Matheson by the end of the year.
    A $1.8M investment will allow JD Aero, an aircraft maintenance company, to add 25 full-time jobs and some part-time jobs, and to accommodate new clients like WestJet and Horizon at the expanded hangar at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport
    Wolfhead Distillery in Amherstburg is hiring 30 workers for its upcoming store opening at the end of May
    The Government of Canada is investing up to $2M in Quality Cheese Inc. a specialty cheese manufacturer in Orangeville. The funding will expand the manufacturer's production capabilities and is expected to create up to 20 full-time jobs by 2017.
    The Government of Canada is investing up to $750,000 in Kanata-based Martello Technologies Corporation to improve and develop software. The project is expected to create nine jobs and maintain 12 full-time jobs.
    Construction started on a new $7.5M fire station in Bolton. The station is expected to open in late 2017.
    Imagine Cinemas is opening a new sixplex theatre in the Rainbow Centre Mall in Sudbury in May
    Mackage, a Montreal-based fashion retailer, will open two stores in Toronto this year, located at CF Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre
    Cash For You, a payday loan store, opened in downtown Sudbury
    The Road to Recovery, a new methadone clinic, opened in Sault Ste. Marie. The clinic will be staffed by two registered practical nurses and a doctor who will visit monthly, in addition to treating patients via videoconferencing.
    El Jefe, a Mexican restaurant has opened in Mississauga's Port Credit neighbourhood
    Bath & Body Works, Carter's OshKosh and Fit4Less By Goodlife will open in the Northgate Shopping Centre in North Bay this spring and summer
    PJ's Pets, Pets Unlimited, Petculture and Oliver & Pets Co, are closing 27 of its 39 stores across Canada, including 11 stores in Ontario
    The Hamilton Public School Board will cut 17 elementary and 53 high school teaching positions and will add seven positions, four of which are early child educators and three educational assistants
    Soldiers' Memorial Hospital in Orillia will eliminate the equivalent of 35 full-time positions due to a budget shortfall
    The hospitals in Marathon and Terrace Bay merged to form the North of Superior Healthcare Group. The merger will streamline operations and will impact governance, administration, clinical and back office operations.
  • Week of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014

    After receiving a pre-approval license from Health Canada, WeedMD is opening a medical marijuana facility in Aylmer, near London. The company expects to hire as many as 100 workers over the next two years.

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