Toronto Region (ON)
Following labour market events is key to helping job seekers understand where the opportunities (short, medium and long-term) might be in a local community and elsewhere in the country.
The following table presents local and regional labour market events and announcements which can complement your job search and career exploration.
Week of Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017
- Amazon Canada is hiring seasonal workers at its Brampton distribution centre
- Marshalls is opening a new department store at Trinity Common mall in Brampton on November 14
- Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. is building a new store in Thorncliffe Park in Toronto and expected to open by February 2018
- A Tim Hortons Inc. location in Oshawa is closing
Week of Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2017
- The Government of Ontario is investing $140M to provide 2000 more hospital beds and enhance home care services, including the reopening and repurposing of the University Health Network's Hillcrest site and Humber River Hospital's Finch site in Toronto
- The Government of Ontario is building 100 new EarlyON childcare centres across the province over the next three years. The $140M annual investment will require hundreds of new positions to be filled.
- The Cheesecake Factory Inc. is opening its first Canadian restaurant with a new 10,400-sq.-ft. location in Toronto's Yorkdale mall
- Frank & Oak Inc. opened a women's clothing store in Toronto
Week of Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2017
- The Government of Ontario is investing $2.8M to help Biolab Pharma Ltd. retrofit a 13,000-sq.-ft. research development and innovation facility in Mississauga, creating 40 new jobs
- Loblaw Companies Ltd. is laying off 500 workers affecting all levels of store-support staff and executives. It also plans to invest in omni-channel, financial services and other growing areas expected to create hundreds of jobs in the near future.
- The GO Transit Whitby Rail Maintenance Facility is due for completion in several weeks. When fully operational, there are expected to be 300 to 400 new jobs created to help with the maintenance and repair of trains.
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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 OntarioBoston Pizza International Inc. opened a new location in TorontoSears 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
Sleep Country Canada Inc. opened a 140,000 sq.-ft. facility in Brampton to act as a distribution centre and new head officeCineplex plans to open 10 to 15 new Playdium amusement centres across Canada, including one in Whitby, with construction beginning early 2018The 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.
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 MississaugaGeorgetown Bowl, a bowling alley in Georgetown, closed
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.
Peel Regional Police hired 37 new constables and is looking for more recruitsCanada Jetlines Ltd., a new ultra-low-cost airline, will provide local and international flights out of Hamilton and Waterloo beginning in June 2018Bradford 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
Construction is undeway on Cinespace Film Studios' new 50,000-sq.-ft. production space in Toronto to help meet growing filming demands
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 1,265Amsterdam Brewing expects to open a new 300-seat restaurant in Toronto in late SeptemberBreitling, a Swiss watch manufacturer opened its first boutique store in YorkdaleDyson, a UK based household and tech brand, will open its first store this fall in Yorkdale
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 softwareThe Toronto Police Service is temporarily lifting a hiring freeze and hiring 80 officersNorthstar Aerospace is closing a manufacturing plant in Milton in October, laying off 200 workers
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 jobsThe 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 jobsStarbucks Corporation will close all 370 Teavana locations which includes 30 locations in OntarioHouse of Lords hair salon will close in October, affecting 20 employees
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 2021FedEx 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.
Concentrix Corporation has announced plans to hire 200 new call centre workers in Oshawa
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 CanadaReds Wine Tavern will open its third location this fall in Mississauga's Square One shopping centreDine 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.
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 yearsBarBQ Tonite, a South Asian restaurant has opened its second location on Dixie Road in MississaugaWoolrich International, an outdoor clothing company, will open in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this winterGSO Capital Partners the new owners of several menswear retail chains including Tip Top Tailors, George Richards, and Kingsport, will close 12 stores affecting 100 jobsThe 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
Amazon Canada will hire an additional 200 workers for their Toronto office, including software developers, engineers and programmersA new elementary school that will accommodate 527 students will be built in Oakville, with construction beginning in 2018Royal Bank of Canada announced laying off about 450 staff at its head office in TorontoSears Canada announced it will layoff 2,900 staff and close 59 stores across Canada, 16 of which are in OntarioRioCan 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.
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 summerMinotti, an Italian furniture brand, opened a showroom in Toronto's King Street Design District at 102 Berkley StreetVan Cleef & Arpels, a Paris-based jeweller, opened its first Canadian boutique in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping CentreThe 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 summerHudson'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
A Farm Boy grocery store will open in Etobicoke's Shoppes of Alderwood this fall creating about 150 jobsGoodfellas, a wood oven pizza restaurant will open a location at the Sussex Centre in Mississauga in spring 2018Mario's BBQ a Portuguese restaurant will be opening in Mississauga's Streetsville neighborhoodCOS, H&M's upscale fashion brand will open a store in Mississauga's Square One shopping centreEleventy, an Italian luxury fashion brand will open a store in Toronto's Yorkville Village this fallThe Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and Urbacon Data Centre Solutions Inc., has opened a data centre campus in Richmond HillIvivva, Lululemon Athletica Inc.'s activewear for girls, will close 40 of its 55 stores. The impact on the six Ontario locations is unknown.
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 employeesMichael 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.
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will open a second location in Brampton at the corner of Queen Street and Highway 427 in JulyGarritano 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
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 monthsMastermind 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 midwivesCineplex Inc. will open a new The Rec Room location at Mississauga's Square One Shopping CentreAPM Monaco, an upscale Monaco-based jeweller, will open its first Canadian store on Bloor Street in Toronto this springDoor FiftyFive, a prohibition era-themed bar, opened in the Streetsville neighbourhood of MississaugaThe 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 businessesHire Canada Career Fair & Training Expo will take place June 14 at the Mississauga Convention CentreCareer, Education and Settlement Fair will take place June 3 at the Metro Toronto Convention CentreThe Student Times Job & Education Fair will take place September 13 at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga
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 fallThe 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.
The Concert Hall inside Toronto's Masonic Temple will re-open in JuneExpress Inc., an American fashion retailer, will close all of its 17 stores across Canada, 11 of which are in OntarioRogers Communications Inc. has closed its Rogers TV Peel operations eliminating 15 full-time positions
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 governmentsThe 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 neededEl Mariachi Tacos and Churros, a Mexican restaurant, opened in Mississauga's Streetsville neighborhoodSleep Country Canada, a mattress retailer, opened a store in BoltonThe 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
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 AvenueBreitling, a Swiss watch manufacturer, will open a store in Toronto's Yorkdale Shopping Centre this JuneRYU Apparel, a fitness apparel brand, will open a new location in Toronto this summerWal-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
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 TorontoThe first Canadian Cheesecake Factory is opening this fall at the Yorkdale Mall in TorontoLa Vie en Rose Inc., a Montreal-based lingerie retailer, will open five locations this spring, in Kitchener, Toronto, Hamilton and MississaugaFootaction, 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
The Government of Canada announced an investment of over $1.8B for four GO Transit Regional Express Rail projects in the Greater Golden Horseshoe AreaLeague 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 summerA Highland Farms grocery store opened in VaughanA Food Basics grocery store opened in WoodbridgeOllie 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 RoadToprock Climbing, an indoor rock climbing facility, opened in BramptonThe 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
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 1700The 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 fallThe 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 jobsThe 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
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 TorontoBebe 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 onlineFreshii Inc. is planning to add between 150 and 160 franchised restaurants in 2017, the majority of these will be in Canada.
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
Home Depot of Canada Inc. will hold job fair in March at its Peterborough Store and expect to hire 42 on staffUber Canada announced it will open a Greenlight Hub in Mississauga creating 20 new job
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 summerBCBG 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
Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket has begun construction on a $60M expansion, scheduled to open in 2018Bacardi Canada Inc. is closing its Brampton bottling facility and moving to a new office location in Toronto affecting 51 employeesWood 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 OntarioThe 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
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 jobsSaks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH will open a store at the Bramalea City Centre in Brampton in spring 2017Canada Beach Sports will open a beach recreational facility offering adult and children sports leagues, equipment rentals and summer camps at the Brampton FairgroundsBizou 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 yearThe 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 infrastructureIn 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 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 CanadaA&W Food Services of Canada Inc. plans to open 200 franchisee-owned restaurants by 2020, focusing the expansion on Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provincesGeneral 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 locationsSATA Canada Inc., a spray gun manufacturer, has opened a Canadian headquarters in VaughanPappaRoti, a quick-service café, opened inside the Bramalea City Centre in BramptonThe 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 deadlinesTVOntario will decommission eight over-the-air transmitters across Ontario by July 31, 2017, eliminating seven jobs.
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 workersBell Media will be laying off an undisclosed number of workers at more than two dozen locations across the country
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. MarieGerman 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 StarWilliams Sonoma, a home furnishings retailer, has closed its store on Bloor Street West in Toronto
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 upgradesCanadian footwear brand Shumaker opened a store in Georgetown, and will open two other locations in Kingston and Toronto in 2017Christian Dior will open its largest store in North America on Bloor Street in Toronto later in 2017Spareparts, 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 2017American Apparel is closing its Canadian stores after being acquired by GildanThe 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 2017The 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.
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 2018Miller Thomson LLP, a business law firm will be opening a new office in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in spring 2017Raffi Jewellers, a luxury jewelry and watch retailer has opened a new Rolex boutique in Mississauga¿s Square One Shopping Centre
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 PaneraiVan Cleef & Arpels, a Paris-based luxury jeweller will be opening its first Toronto location at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in spring 2017
PetSmart Inc. opened 43 stores across Canada and the U.S. in 2016 including one in the Beach neighbourhood of TorontoMetro Inc., a grocery retailer, is investing $16M to upgrade and renovate two existing Oakville store locations and expects to complete the renovations in 2017Honest Ed's, a bargain department store in Toronto closed in December
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 managersLululemon Athletica Inc., a sports apparel retailer has opened its first Canadian men's concept store on Ossington Ave. in TorontoVancouver-based RIDE Cycle Club, a fitness studio offering spin classes, will open in Toronto's Ossington neighborhood in February 2017Friday 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 SimcoeThe Canada Post Summer Student Program is taking applications for various job openings until February 9, 2017
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 PembrokeBlueRock 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 BostonStereo 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 358Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. will be opening its first Costco Wholesale Business Centre in Scarborough by March 2017Hotel X Toronto is scheduled to open at Exhibition Place by mid-May 2017Natty's Bar and Grill located in Mississauga¿s Port Credit neighborhood has closedJay's Sandwiches of the World located on Mississauga's Bloor Street has closed
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 locationEngineering 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
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 2017MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) an outdoor sports retailer, recently opened a second Toronto store at 784 Sheppard Ave EastConsonant 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 StreetRogers Media laid off 27 staff in November within its English-language magazine publishing division
Radial, an e-commerce company, plans to hire 20,000 seasonal workers across Canada, including 95 seasonal jobs at its Mississauga fulfillment centreL'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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