Job Market Trends and News

Toronto Region (ON)

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  • Week of Oct 09 - Oct 13, 2017

    The official ground-breaking for The One, an 85-story condominium tower in Toronto, took place on October 5. The building will include retail stores, restaurants, an event space, and hotel. The $1B project is expected to be completed by 2023.
    As part of its plan to create a technology hub and add 400 high-tech jobs by 2018, Thomson Reuters Corp. is investing $100M in leasing and redeveloping an office building in Toronto. The company plans to double their workforce in 2019.
    The Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario will jointly invest $13.3M in 235 water and wastewater control system upgrades in 116 First Nations communities across Ontario
    Boston Pizza International Inc. opened a new location in Toronto
    Sears Canada Inc. announced it will liquidate all remaining stores in Canada, ending its 65-year business in Canada. Approximately 5,500 jobs will be lost in Ontario.
    Metro Inc. announced that it will begin to eliminate 280 positions in 2021. This came as a result of the company's $400M investment in its Ontario distribution network, including a new automated distribution centre in Toronto.
    The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club laid off 23 employees as part of an internal merger and reorganization process
  • Week of Oct 02 - Oct 06, 2017

    Sleep Country Canada Inc. opened a 140,000 sq.-ft. facility in Brampton to act as a distribution centre and new head office
    Cineplex plans to open 10 to 15 new Playdium amusement centres across Canada, including one in Whitby, with construction beginning early 2018
    The Government of Ontario is investing $4.9M, as part of a $36.2M investment, in MHI Canada Aerospace Inc.'s Mississauga facility to support the purchase of new equipment, facility upgrades, and train staff. The investment will create 90 new jobs and maintain 636 positions.
  • Week of Sep 25 - Sep 29, 2017

    Sunrise Records is opening 80 new stores in Canada, many taking the place of prior HMV locations. Three new stores are opening in Toronto.
    Seafood City, an American grocery chain specializing in Filipino products, is opening its first Canadian location in Mississauga
    Georgetown Bowl, a bowling alley in Georgetown, closed
  • Week of Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2017

    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Coloured Aggregates Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of crushed aggregates and sand to upgrade its processing plant. The $517,832 investment will help create eight new jobs.
  • Week of Sep 11 - Sep 15, 2017

    Peel Regional Police hired 37 new constables and is looking for more recruits
    Canada Jetlines Ltd., a new ultra-low-cost airline, will provide local and international flights out of Hamilton and Waterloo beginning in June 2018
    Bradford White Canada, a water heater manufacturer, opened a 75,000-sq.-ft. distribution and training centre in Halton Hills.
    Fashion retailer, Gap Inc., announced it will close approximately 200 Banana Republic and Gap stores and open about 270 Old Navy and Athleta locations over the next three years
  • Week of Sep 04 - Sep 08, 2017

    Construction is undeway on Cinespace Film Studios' new 50,000-sq.-ft. production space in Toronto to help meet growing filming demands
  • Week of Aug 28 - Sep 01, 2017

    The Government of Ontario is partnering with Apotex Inc., to invest in new technology and product development at their Etobicoke facility which is expected to create 325 new jobs and retain 1,265
    Amsterdam Brewing expects to open a new 300-seat restaurant in Toronto in late September
    Breitling, a Swiss watch manufacturer opened its first boutique store in Yorkdale
    Dyson, a UK based household and tech brand, will open its first store this fall in Yorkdale
  • Week of Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2017

    As part of their plans to hire 1,000 people in Canada, Accenture Inc. opened Liquid Studios in Toronto, which aims to assist companies with new technologies, and the rapid prototyping and delivery of software
    The Toronto Police Service is temporarily lifting a hiring freeze and hiring 80 officers
    Northstar Aerospace is closing a manufacturing plant in Milton in October, laying off 200 workers
  • Week of Aug 07 - Aug 11, 2017

    Great Canadian Gaming Corporation and Brookfield Business Partners won the rights to operate OLG Slots at Woodbine and Ajax Downs and the Great Blue Heron Casino, which is expected to create 2,500 new jobs
    The Government of Ontario is investing $5.19M in Cyclone Manufacturing Inc. to expand production of precision parts and services for the aerospace industry. The investment will create 132 jobs in Mississauga.
    The Government of Ontario is investing an additional $4M in the renovation of Massey Hall, which will help support construction jobs
    Starbucks Corporation will close all 370 Teavana locations which includes 30 locations in Ontario
    House of Lords hair salon will close in October, affecting 20 employees
  • Week of Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017

    Legend 3D, Inc., a virtual reality and 3D visual effects company in Toronto, with help from the Government of Ontario, will invest $31M towards an expansion project creating 271 new jobs by 2021
    FedEx will eliminate 214 jobs across Canada. It will close its head office in Toronto, a manufacturing plant in Markham, and its 24 Office stores across Canada, 18 of which are in Ontario.
  • Week of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017

    Concentrix Corporation has announced plans to hire 200 new call centre workers in Oshawa
  • Week of Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2017

    Opatra London, a speciality skincare brand opened its first store in Toronto's Queen Street West neighborhood and plans to expand to 50 locations across Canada
    Reds Wine Tavern will open its third location this fall in Mississauga's Square One shopping centre
    Dine and Chill, an Asian fusion restaurant, will open in Mississauga's Sussex Centre. The restaurant plans to hire a variety of positions including chefs who specialize in Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.
  • Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017

    The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto will provide joint funding of $1.18B for a Flood Protection Project in Toronto's Port Lands to take place over the next seven years
    BarBQ Tonite, a South Asian restaurant has opened its second location on Dixie Road in Mississauga
    Woolrich International, an outdoor clothing company, will open in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this winter
    GSO Capital Partners the new owners of several menswear retail chains including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards, and Kingsport, will close 12 stores affecting 100 jobs
    The Toronto Star will layoff up to 30 employees as it closes its Star Touch tablet application to launch a new universal app that operates both on smartphones and tablets
  • Week of Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017

    Amazon Canada will hire an additional 200 workers for their Toronto office, including software developers, engineers and programmers
    A new elementary school that will accommodate 527 students will be built in Oakville, with construction beginning in 2018
    Royal Bank of Canada announced laying off about 450 staff at its head office in Toronto
    Sears Canada announced it will layoff 2,900 staff and close 59 stores across Canada, 16 of which are in Ontario
    RioCan announced the closure of the enclosed portion of its Five Points Mall in Oshawa at the end of August. Plans to replace the section with an open-air shopping centre are underway.
  • Week of Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017

    The Government of Ontario will provide $15M in funding to hire staff to deal with the opioid crisis. Five workers will be hired in Toronto and all Ontario public health units will be able to hire up to four new staff.
    Construction on the Region of Peel's $200M watermain project at the Mississauga City Centre will begin this summer
    Minotti, an Italian furniture brand, opened a showroom in Toronto's King Street Design District at 102 Berkley Street
    Van Cleef & Arpels, a Paris-based jeweller, opened its first Canadian boutique in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre
    The City of Mississauga and The Daniels Corporation have partnered to build an outdoor soccer pitch in Mississauga's City Centre neighborhood which will be completed later this summer
    Hudson's Bay Company will lay off 2,000 staff in North America by the end of fiscal 2018 across all departments, with approximately 200 from the Brampton head office
  • Week of Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2017

    A Farm Boy grocery store will open in Etobicoke's Shoppes of Alderwood this fall creating about 150 jobs
    Goodfellas, a wood oven pizza restaurant will open a location at the Sussex Centre in Mississauga in spring 2018
    Mario's BBQ a Portuguese restaurant will be opening in Mississauga's Streetsville neighborhood
    COS, H&M's upscale fashion brand will open a store in Mississauga's Square One shopping centre
    Eleventy, an Italian luxury fashion brand will open a store in Toronto's Yorkville Village this fall
    The Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc., has opened a data centre campus in Richmond Hill
    Ivivva, Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s activewear for girls, will close 40 of its 55 stores. The impact on the six Ontario locations is unknown.
  • Week of May 29 - Jun 02, 2017

    Reitmans Canada Ltd. will close 40 stores and Le Château will close 18 stores in 2017 across Canada. The total number of jobs affected in Ontario is currently unknown.
    The Rectory Café, a restaurant located on Toronto Island will close this fall affecting approximately 57 employees
    Michael Kors Holdings Ltd., announced it will close more than 100 of its full-price retail stores globally in the next two years. At this time it is unknown if any of the 16 Ontario stores will be impacted.
  • Week of May 22 - May 26, 2017

    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a second location in Brampton at the corner of Queen Street and Highway 427 in July
    Garritano Brothers Ltd., an Oshawa-based construction company, was awarded a $4.5M contract from the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board for the expansion of the Marmora Senior Public School set to begin in June 2017
  • Week of May 15 - May 19, 2017

    MINISO Store Inc., a Chinese variety retailer specializing in household and consumer goods, plans to open between thirty and fifty stores in Canada over the next twelve months
    Mastermind Toys, a Toronto-based toy and children's book retailer, opened a store in Peterborough in April. The company announced it will open at least eleven stores this year across Canada, including one in Orléans and one in Toronto.
    The Government of Ontario is investing more than $12M to support new and existing programs that will improve maternal and child health, which will include funding for ninety new midwives
    Cineplex Inc. will open a new The Rec Room location at Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre
    APM Monaco, an upscale Monaco-based jeweller, will open its first Canadian store on Bloor Street in Toronto this spring
    Door FiftyFive, a prohibition era-themed bar, opened in the Streetsville neighbourhood of Mississauga
    The Ford Motor Company plans to cut approximately six hundred jobs across Canada, which will include human resources and marketing positions. The company plans to offer voluntary early retirement and separation packages to most affected employees.
    Bombardier Inc. awarded a US$700M contract to International Business Machines Corp. to improve information technology operations in the Canadian manufacturer's rail and aerospace businesses
    Hire Canada Career Fair & Training Expo will take place June 14 at the Mississauga Convention Centre
    Career, Education and Settlement Fair will take place June 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
    The Student Times Job & Education Fair will take place September 13 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga
  • Week of May 08 - May 12, 2017

    Nordstrom Inc., plans to hire 400 employees for its CF Sherway Gardens store in Toronto opening in September. Jobs will be posted on the company's career website for various positions.
    The Government of Ontario is investing $42.9M in the City of Toronto for renovations to 26 social housing buildings. The project is expected to be completed by the end of March 2018.
    MCM Worldwide, a leather luxury goods brand, will open its first freestanding Canadian store in Toronto's Yorkville neighborhood this fall
    The Government of Ontario and IBM Canada Ltd. have opened the IBM Innovation Space-Markham Convergence Centre which is part of the IBM Innovation Incubator (I3) Project. The I3 project is expected to create up to 2,600 jobs by 2020.
  • Week of May 01 - May 05, 2017

    The Concert Hall inside Toronto's Masonic Temple will re-open in June
    Express Inc., an American fashion retailer, will close all of its 17 stores across Canada, 11 of which are in Ontario
    Rogers Communications Inc. has closed its Rogers TV Peel operations eliminating 15 full-time positions
  • Week of Apr 24 - Apr 28, 2017

    Construction on a new North York Women¿s Shelter in Toronto will begin in June, with funding up to $8.8M provided by the provincial and federal governments
    The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service has added 15 new police officers for a total of 160 working in 34 rural First Nations communities, with 50 more officers still needed
    El Mariachi Tacos and Churros, a Mexican restaurant, opened in Mississauga's Streetsville neighborhood
    Sleep Country Canada, a mattress retailer, opened a store in Bolton
    The Great-West Life Assurance Company will cut 1,500 positions across Canada over the next two years. As part of this restructuring, about 430 jobs will be eliminated at its subsidiary, London Life Insurance Company in London, over the next two years.
    The Coca-Cola Company will cut 1,200 jobs globally from its corporate staff later this year as it restructures, the impact on its Ontario operations is unknown at this time
  • Week of Apr 17 - Apr 21, 2017

    Loblaw Companies Limited plans to open 30 new stores and renovate more than 500 existing stores. The $1.3B investment will create about 10,000 retail, trade and construction jobs across Canada.
    Ivanhoé Cambridge and Hines Interests LP will begin construction on Bay Park Centre this spring in downtown Toronto. CIBC will be the main tenant of the two connected towers to be completed in 2020 and 2023.
    Whole Foods Market opened in Toronto's Leaside neighborhood on Bayview Avenue
    Breitling, a Swiss watch manufacturer, will open a store in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this June
    RYU Apparel, a fitness apparel brand, will open a new location in Toronto this summer
    Wal-Mart Canada is laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of a store restructuring. The company employs about 91,000 associates in 410 stores across Canada, with about 150 stores in Ontario.
    People in Motion will host a Career Fair for Persons with Disabilities on May 26 at Exhibition Place in Toronto
  • Week of Apr 10 - Apr 14, 2017

    CentreCourt Developments will build Transit City Condos, a 55-storey residential tower in Vaughan. Construction is expected to start this year with an occupancy date set for 2020.
    Cadillac Fairview started construction on a new pedestrian skybridge linking the Eaton Centre to the Hudson¿s Bay/Saks Fifth Avenue store in Toronto
    The first Canadian Cheesecake Factory is opening this fall at the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto
    La Vie en Rose Inc., a Montreal-based lingerie retailer, will open five locations this spring, in Kitchener, Toronto, Hamilton and Mississauga
    Footaction, a New York-based retailer of apparel and footwear lifestyle brands, opened its first Canadian shop-in-shop store at the Toronto Eaton Centre on April 7
  • Week of Apr 03 - Apr 07, 2017

    The Government of Canada announced an investment of over $1.8B for four GO Transit Regional Express Rail projects in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area
    League Inc. and Synaptive Medical Inc. bothannounced plans to expand in 2017. League will hire over 100 workers, while Synaptive Medical will add approximately 100 new jobs.
    Samsung Electronics Canada Inc. will open a 21,000-sq.-ft. flagship store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre this summer
    A Highland Farms grocery store opened in Vaughan
    A Food Basics grocery store opened in Woodbridge
    Ollie Quinn, a UK-based eyewear retailer, will open nine boutiques across Canada including three in Ontario: Toronto's Queen West neighbourhood, Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre and in Ottawa on Richmond Road
    Toprock Climbing, an indoor rock climbing facility, opened in Brampton
    The City of Toronto and the Retail Council of Canada will host a job fair for career and seasonal opportunities in the retail sector on April 18
  • Week of Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2017

    Ford Motor Company of Canada Ltd., is investing $1.2B in its Windsor operations, Oakville Assembly Complex, a new Ottawa Research and Engineering Centre, and two satellite offices in Oakville and Waterloo. The investment will create about 300 new engineering positions.
    Dollarama Inc., a Montreal-based company, increased the number of stores it plans to open across Canada over the next 8-10 years from 1400 to 1700
    The Burlington Mall will undergo a $60M renovation starting this year. Denninger's Foods of the World and Indigo have already signed new leases and will open once construction is completed in 2018.
    Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. will open a second retail location in Mississauga this fall
    The Vector Institute, a non-profit research facility devoted to artificial intelligence, opened in Toronto. Over $150M in public and corporate funding has been invested and will create about 25 new faculty and research scientist positions.
    Shimifrez Inc., a micro metal component manufacturer, expanded to a new facility in Vaughan creating 8 new jobs
    The Kraft Heinz Company laid off 200 white-collar workers in Canada and the United States. The total job impact in Ontario is currently unknown.
    Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) will eliminate up to 130 jobs in its Toronto finance department this year, due to outsourcing. CIBC has already let go 49 employees and has relocated 36 others.
    Stir Kitchen & Beverage Co., a restaurant in Mississauga's City Centre area, closed in March
  • Week of Mar 20 - Mar 24, 2017

    Starbucks Canada plans to hire 1,000 refugees over the next five years. They will start to hire in areas with high numbers of refugees including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
    Illvesta, a New York City-based eyewear and accessory brand has opened its first Canadian location in Toronto
    Bebe Stores Inc., a women's apparel chain, will be closing all 170 boutique and outlet stores in the U.S. and Canada, focusing on its efforts online
    Freshii Inc. is planning to add between 150 and 160 franchised restaurants in 2017, the majority of these will be in Canada.
  • Week of Mar 13 - Mar 17, 2017

    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
  • 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
    Uber Canada announced it will open a Greenlight Hub in Mississauga creating 20 new job
  • Week of Feb 27 - Mar 03, 2017

    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.
    Wet'n'Wild Toronto, a recreational waterpark in Brampton, is holding job fairs in February and March to fill 400 positions for the summer
    BCBG Max Azria Canada Inc., a women's upscale fashion retail chain, will close all of its 51 standalone stores in Canada.
    Holt Renfrew & Co., Limited. will be closing its hr2 store in Vaughan Mills shopping centre this year
  • Week of Feb 20 - Feb 24, 2017

    Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket has begun construction on a $60M expansion, scheduled to open in 2018
    Bacardi Canada Inc. is closing its Brampton bottling facility and moving to a new office location in Toronto affecting 51 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.
    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

    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
    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
    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 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
    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
  • 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
    SATA Canada Inc., a spray gun manufacturer, has opened a Canadian headquarters in Vaughan
    PappaRoti, a quick-service café, opened inside the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton
    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
    TVOntario will decommission eight over-the-air transmitters across Ontario by July 31, 2017, eliminating seven jobs.
  • 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.
    HMV Canada Inc. will close all of its 102 Canadian stores by April 30, impacting 1,340 workers
    Bell Media will be laying off an undisclosed number of workers at more than two dozen locations across the country
  • Week of Jan 23 - Jan 27, 2017

    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
    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
  • Week of Jan 16 - Jan 20, 2017

    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.
    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
    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
    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

    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.
    Nordstrom Rack, a fashion retailer will open a 35,000-sq.-ft. location at Mississauga¿s Heartland Town Centre in fall 2018
    Miller Thomson LLP, a business law firm will be opening a new office in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in spring 2017
    Raffi Jewellers, a luxury jewelry and watch retailer has opened a new Rolex boutique in Mississauga¿s Square One Shopping Centre
  • Week of Jan 02 - Jan 06, 2017

    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
    Van Cleef & Arpels, a Paris-based luxury jeweller will be opening its first Toronto location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in spring 2017
  • Week of Dec 26 - Dec 30, 2016

    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
    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
    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
  • 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
    Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will be opening its first Costco Wholesale Business Centre in Scarborough by March 2017
    Hotel X Toronto is scheduled to open at Exhibition Place by mid-May 2017
    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

    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
    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
  • Week of Nov 28 - Dec 02, 2016

    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
  • 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
    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

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