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  • Start date: 2019-09-02, End date: 2019-09-06
    Week of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2019

    Costco, a warehouse club-style retailer, will relocate its Sherbrooke location to the Plateau Saint-Joseph area. Eighty positions will need to be filled for its opening, scheduled for next year.
    Soft Tex Pillows, a manufacturer and distributor of pillows and other filled products, wants to hire about 20 people to fill day labourer positions at its Magog plant
    Parc Découverte Nature in Coaticook is investing nearly $2.7M to develop an interactive fishing survival game called Acoatica. Five people will be hired for its opening in summer 2020.
  • Start date: 2019-08-26, End date: 2019-08-30
    Week of Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2019

    Palettes Perron, based in Cookshire-Eaton, is investing $12M in new machinery to increase its production capacity. The Government of Quebec is providing financial support for the project. About a dozen people will be hired.
    The Government of Quebec is investing $8.3M to enhance immigration business services in all regions. This effort includes adding 111 employees to the network and aims to foster access to programs and services.
    The Government of Canada announced a $7.4M investment in a feasibility study on extending the Dolbeau-Mistassini rail line to Baie-Comeau. The initiative is expected to create 105 new jobs.
  • Start date: 2019-08-19, End date: 2019-08-23
    Week of Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019

    Ferme piscicole des Bobines, specializing in trout farming in East Hereford, is investing more than $1M to acquire a wastewater treatment system. Both federal and provincial governments are providing financial assistance to the project.
    Boucherie Clément Jacques, a butcher shop that is now based in Magog, received a financial contribution of $1M from the City for its expansion. About 15 people will be hired within the next five years.
    Verbom, a company specializing in sheet metal processing, will be looking for 13 people next year to work at its Valcourt plant. The federal government is providing $964,275 to support its growth.
    PhenoSwitch Bioscience, a mass spectrometry analysis laboratory based in Sherbrooke, is investing about $2.5M to support its growth. The Government of Canada is contributing to the project. Three jobs are to be filled.
    Coveo, an artificial intelligence technology provider, has just opened a new location in Sherbrooke. Five specialized positions in IT are to be filled. Within two years, the company will invest $1.5M.
    L'Atelier du Pain, an artisanal bakery, is investing $2.5M to open a location in Magog. The bakery is looking for about 15 people to start work in December.
    The City of Coaticook is investing $6M to renovate its arena known as Centre récréatif Gérard-Couillard. The arena will be open to the public in November.
    School boards in the Capitale Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions are looking for 258 day-care teachers. Full- and part-time positions are available.
  • Start date: 2019-08-12, End date: 2019-08-16
    Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019

    Serres et Pépinières Gagnon Botanix in Sherbrooke has closed. After 40 years of service, the owners have decided to retire. The number of jobs affected was not disclosed.
    Institut Desgraff, a private school offering training in digital art, closed its Sherbrooke campus for financial reasons. The number of layoffs was not disclosed.
  • Start date: 2019-08-05, End date: 2019-08-09
    Week of Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2019

    The Government of Quebec announced an annual investment of $20M and the creation of 84 new positions with the establishment of a new system dedicated to supporting immigrants
    Bhango Horticulture, a future producer of cannabis, will invest $10M to move to Potton. At most, 30 people will be hired to work part-time starting at the beginning of 2020, when production will begin.
    Construction Bon-Air announced the expansion of its facilities in Saint-Félicien and Chibougamau as well as the construction of a new location in Alma. Investments totalling $2M are expected, which will create 30 jobs.
    The province of Quebec is looking to fill 32,000 health care attendant positions for its health network over the next five years
  • Start date: 2019-07-29, End date: 2019-08-02
    Week of Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

    SAIL, an outdoor equipment store, is investing $12M to set up a location in Sherbrooke. About 100 people will be hired for its opening scheduled in the fall.
  • Start date: 2019-07-22, End date: 2019-07-26
    Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019

    STACE, a manufacturer of photovoltaic cells used to design solar panels, will set up a plant in Sherbrooke thanks to an investment of approximately $39M. Fifty people are expected to be hired.
    Condominiums that will house businesses on the ground floor and offices on the floor above will be built in the Rock Forest borough of Sherbrooke thanks to an investment of $7M. Future owners will be able to move in towards the end of this year.
    Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a Valcourt-based manufacturer of snowmobiles and other vehicles, was successful in filling 463 production positions during the summer. Welders, mechanics, and machinists are still needed.
  • Start date: 2019-07-15, End date: 2019-07-19
    Week of Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019

    The Government of Quebec announced a $23.4M investment over four years in SCALE AI, an investment and innovation hub in the artificial intelligence sector, to help skills development in Quebec's workforce
    Usinage Marcotte will relocate its plant from Westbury to East Angus. The approximately 20 employees already in place will move to the new location. New positions may be created.
    Impressions GB, a Coaticook-based company specializing in printing, will close on August 16. The number of job losses has not been specified.
    The J-Bar-C Steakhouse restaurant in Coaticook closed its doors in the last few days and will reopen in summer 2020. The number of employees temporarily laid off has not been disclosed.
    The Government of Quebec is providing $4M to the Réserve faunique La Vérendrye to support improvements to its facilities starting in fall 2020. These projects will result in the creation of about 20 direct and indirect jobs.
    Dental offices in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, and Côte-Nord regions are looking for dental hygienists
    The Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations in Laval, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Hubert and Saint-Léonard are closing due to financial difficulties, a decision that affects 70 employees
    Hog farm Équiporc is investing $10M to expand its facilities in Saint-Camille in order to triple its number of sows
  • Start date: 2019-07-08, End date: 2019-07-12
    Week of Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2019

    Microtel is investing $9M to build a hotel, which will welcome its first guests in summer 2020, in Lac-Mégantic
    An optometrists' office, whose name has not been disclosed, will be built in Lac-Mégantic thanks to a $1.6M investment
    Caffuccino will cease operations in downtown Sherbrooke. Its employees will be relocated to the restaurant chain's other locations.
  • Start date: 2019-07-01, End date: 2019-07-05
    Week of Jul 01 - Jul 05, 2019

    Osé Sushi, a restaurant specializing in sushi, will open a second location in Sherbrooke. The employees already working at the first establishment will share the workload at both restaurants. The amount invested has not been disclosed.
    Saladshop, a restaurant specializing in freshly prepared meals, opened its first location in Sherbrooke and hired seven people
    FilSpec, a manufacturer of high-performance technical textile yarns, is looking for at least about 20 people to work at its Sherbrooke plant
    The Municipality of Ascot Corner is investing $800,000 to install a new biological wastewater treatment system
    The Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke will receive close to $4M from the Government of Quebec to renovate the Sylvestre and Des Avenues elementary schools, both of which are in Sherbrooke
    The Jardin-des-Lacs elementary school, which is located in Saint-Denis-de-Brompton and is part of the Commission scolaire de la Région-de-Sherbrooke, will be expanded following an investment of over $7.5M from the provincial government
    The Commission scolaire des Sommets will receive $9M from the Government of Quebec to renovate two elementary schools: Deux-Soleils in Magog and Arc-en-Ciel in Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton
    The Commission scolaire des Hauts-Cantons will expand Notre-Dame-du-Paradis elementary school in Dudswell following an investment of over $4M from the provincial government
    Strait Air, an airline based in Québec City, is suspending service to Basse-Côte-Nord, Wabush, and Anticosti Island due to a shortage of staff. Between 25 and 30 people are being laid off.
    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $47M in the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) network to hire 382 professionals to reduce the number of people on waiting lists
  • Start date: 2019-06-24, End date: 2019-06-28
    Week of Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019

    Le Renaissance, a residence of 161 apartments for retirees, is now opened in Cowansville after an investment of $31M
    Knowlbanks / Résidence Knowlton, a residence for semi-autonomous seniors, is closing its doors in Knowlton on July 20. The number of employees affected has not been disclosed.
    Granby Industries in Cowansville and Pro-Par in Sherbrooke are two manufacturers of storage tanks that have modernized their plants as a result of financial support from the governments of Canada and Quebec for the project of about $13M
    Le Concerto, a mixed-use building recently constructed in downtown Lac-Mégantic, officially opened following an investment of $4M
    Terrapure Environmental, which has offices in Châteauguay and Sainte-Catherine, has purchased RSR Environnement, which has branches in Verchères, Anjou and Lac-Mégantic. The transaction will facilitate delivery of a range of integrated waste management services.
    Dessercom, a not-for-profit organization offering medical transport and assistance services, is investing $2M to build a new ambulance station in Lac-Mégantic
    Avril Supermarché Santé, a grocery store offering natural products in Magog, invested $800,000 to re-open its food service area following renovation and expansion
    The Université de Sherbrooke will spend $65M to obtain a new computer system, which should be operational in 2022-2023
    The Séminaire de Sherbrooke will be acquiring the building that housed the Collège du Sacré-Coeur, also in Sherbrooke, as the new site for its college level courses. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.
    Boston Bar closed in Sherbrooke. The number of jobs lost was not disclosed.
    Tafisa Canada, a manufacturer of panels from recycled wood, is investing $4.7M in its Lac-Mégantic plant to obtain a new purifier to help reduce its environmental footprint
    Station du Chêne rouge, an outdoor centre in Hatley that offers accommodation in forest ecolodges, obtained a loan from the provincial government for a project totalling more than $1.1M
    The Délimax-Montpak group, a veal and lamb producer and processor in Saint-Hyacinthe, with plants in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Laval and Terrebonne, has acquired the Viandes Forget slaughterhouse in Terrebonne
  • Start date: 2019-06-17, End date: 2019-06-21
    Week of Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019

    The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $1.7B for the expansion and construction of elementary and secondary schools in Quebec. The government is expected to carry out 128 projects in 2019-2020 alone.
    Han-Logement, a charitable organization in Sherbrooke, inaugurated two buildings named Les Habitations Michel Lapierre following an investment of nearly $2M. Twelve tenants with physical or intellectual disabilities live there.
    Exonetik, an engine design company that solves problems related to mechanical limits, will invest more than $2M to relocate to Sherbrooke. Once it is in its new location by the end of the year, it will be looking for additional workers.
  • Start date: 2019-06-10, End date: 2019-06-14
    Week of Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019

    The City of Sherbrooke inaugurated a fire station in the Lennoxville borough after having invested over $3M in its construction. Twelve employees have joined the existing team.
    Estrie Glace, a producer of iced water for various industries, is investing $1.5M to purchase new equipment. A dozen jobs will be created, doubling the number of employees at the Magog plant.
    The Government of Quebec announced funding of $17M to help cybersecurity companies develop projects that strengthen computer security in Quebec. The project is expected to create 400 jobs in five years.
    Les Grands-Ducs de Wellington bar in Sherbrooke has closed. The number of employees affected has not been disclosed.
  • Start date: 2019-06-03, End date: 2019-06-07
    Week of Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2019

    Laboratoire M2 is investing more than $1.6M to accelerate the expansion of its disinfectant used for animal health and crop protection into new markets. The Government of Canada is contributing financially to the project. Four people will be hired in Sherbrooke.
    La Commission des liqueurs, a bar located in Sherbrooke, has closed its doors. The number of employees who lost their jobs was not disclosed.
    Immune Biosolutions, a Sherbrooke-based biotechnology company specializing in antibody development, is investing more than $1.8M to acquire new state-of-the-art equipment
    Manoir Hovey, an inn located in North Hatley, has invested more than $1.5M for renovations
    The Government of Quebec announced a $70M investment in the school system to help students with physical or learning disabilities or adjustment problems by adding 850 extra teachers, professionals, and professional support resources
    Groupe TVA announced the elimination of 68 positions in its Quebec network following budget cuts
    A&W, a fast-food chain, will build a franchise in the Quartier Université in Sherbrooke. The location is planned to open before winter.
  • Start date: 2019-05-27, End date: 2019-05-31
    Week of May 27 - May 31, 2019

    The Université de Sherbrooke inaugurated its solar park following an investment of nearly $6M, which includes financial contributions from both the federal and provincial governments
  • Start date: 2019-05-13, End date: 2019-05-17
    Week of May 13 - May 17, 2019

    The Government of Canada is investing more than $345M to modernize three key roadways in Greater Montréal. The project involves the extension of Autoroute 19, the renovation of the Pont Pie-IX bridge between Montréal and Laval, and the construction of a reserved lane.
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) will soon be opening three additional outlets in the province in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Granby and Montréal
    Kruger is investing $575M to build a tissue paper manufacturing plant in Sherbrooke. The provincial government will contribute $105M to the project. More than 180 people could be employed in the plant in spring 2021.
    Bureau en gros-Staples Canada, an office supply retailer, will be holding a one-day job fair on June 1 in all 305 of its stores across Canada. The company is looking to fill 1,000 positions in its stores and distribution centres.
    IBIOM Instruments, a manufacturer of ergonomic medical equipment, is investing $1.9M to build a new plant in Sherbrooke and to acquire new equipment. The plant will be operational in late fall 2019.
    The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) is looking to hire between 15 and 20 people to work in its Sherbrooke store, which will open in late November. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
    SherWeb, a company that specializes in the storage of cloud computing data and has its Canadian head office in Sherbrooke, is expanding its presence in the Voice over IP (VoIP) market by acquiring Pulsar360
    CannaSher is investing $40M to build a plant in Sherbrooke to produce and extract medicinal cannabis oil. Some 50 people will be hired to begin work in the plant in the fall.
  • Start date: 2019-05-06, End date: 2019-05-10
    Week of May 06 - May 10, 2019

    Hydro-Québec will invest approximately $375M over the next 10 to 15 years in Estrie to modernize its network, which is at full capacity
    The RCM of Coaticook will invest $15M to deploy a fibre optic network throughout its territory, which covers 12 municipalities. The governments of Canada and Quebec will help fund the project.
    The City of Coaticook is investing more than $4M to renovate its arena, known as the Centre récréatif Gérard-Couillard. The governments of Canada and Quebec will help fund the project.
    L'Appui, a non-profit organization for caregivers, is investing $50M over three years to provide support across the province through its 17 affiliated organizations
    Pavex, a paving company in Saint-Félicien, has been awarded a $20M contract to repair the runway at the Kuujjuaq airport. The work will begin in the summer, and some 30 workers, including 10 from Kuujjuaq, will be involved.
  • Start date: 2019-04-29, End date: 2019-05-03
    Week of Apr 29 - May 03, 2019

    The Municipality of Compton is investing more than $3M in the demolition and construction of City Hall. The building will also welcome Desjardins and Canada Post as tenants.
    Jardins de Magog, a residence for semi-autonomous seniors in Magog, will invest between $3M and $4M in the expansion of its building and the construction of a new parking lot
    Cabico, a custom cabinet manufacturer in Coaticook, is looking to hire sanders, painters, assemblers, shipping and receiving agents, as well as a designer
    St-Hubert Express/Harvey's, a new co-branded fast food concept, has opened in Lac-Mégantic following an investment of approximately $2.5M. About 50 jobs were created.
    DE LA FONTAINE, a manufacturer of steel doors and metal frames, has invested more than $2M in the purchase of production equipment at its Sherbrooke plant. The employer would like to hire 15 people to fill day labourer positions.
    Walmart Canada has announced an investment of $200M to renovate and refresh 31 stores across Canada. In Quebec, the three stores that will be renovated are located in Montréal (Décarie), Repentigny, and Saint-Jérôme.
  • Start date: 2019-04-22, End date: 2019-04-26
    Week of Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2019

    Chocolat Lamontagne is investing about $1.5M to expand its Sherbrooke plant. The employer wants to hire workers to sustain its growth.
    Starbucks opened a second location in Sherbrooke in the Promenades King shopping centre. The employer created 18 jobs.
    Telecommunications company Bell Canada has laid off 76 technicians working on its residential wireless internet service in Quebec and Ontario
    Groupe Méridien Maritime will invest $17.6M in the construction of a hybrid factory ship prototype, creating 109 jobs at its Matane, Portneuf, and Longueuil facilities. About 40 positions will be added to the Matane shipyard.
    Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a manufacturer of recreational vehicles in Valcourt, is looking to hire 425 people to fill positions as assemblers, welders, and freight elevator operators assigned to snowmobile production during the summer
  • Start date: 2019-04-15, End date: 2019-04-19
    Week of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2019

    The building housing the former Belding Corticelli plant in Coaticook will be converted into 66 residential condos to be ready in summer 2020. Between $10M and $12M will be invested in the project.
    Leprohon, a company specializing in air conditioning, heating, ventilation, refrigeration and geothermal for residential, commercial and industrial markets, is expanding its territory by acquiring Ventilex in Saint-Eustache
    Sherweb, specializing in the storage of cloud computing data for various companies, is looking to hire 100 people in its offices in Sherbrooke and Longueuil in order to support its growth
    Bestar, a ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer, will be injecting more than $7M to build a store in Sherbrooke to accommodate its growth. The employer will hire about 15 people.
    Jouvence, an all inclusive resort in Parc national de Mont-Orford, is investing $1.7M to construct a new accommodation building that will be ready in June
    Corporation Ski & Golf Mont-Orford will be investing about $6M to expand and renovate the main lodge and to build an outside space for events. All of the work will be completed by November.
    Lambert Peat Moss is investing $6M in Rivière-Ouelle in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region and in Longue-Rive in Côte-Nord to expand its bagging plant and improve productivity. Some 15 jobs, including 10 in Rivière-Ouelle, will be created over the coming year.
    The Government of Quebec, in collaboration with a number of community partners, is creating a network of digital culture development officers. This initiative will result in the creation of some 40 officer positions across the province.
  • Start date: 2019-04-08, End date: 2019-04-12
    Week of Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2019

    The Cégep de Sherbrooke will inject hundreds of thousands of dollars into creating a facility specifically for students in arts-related programs. The facility will be open by the start of the fall semester.
    CIBC will close its branch in Stanstead on June 13. The number of jobs lost has not been disclosed.
    Alternative Coup de Pouce, a daycare personnel replacement service, is looking for some 20 people to work in the Montérégie region and the West Island in Montréal
    Jeans Factory, a clothing chain based in Warwick, is closing all of its shops in Quebec, laying off approximately 100 people
    Transport Memphré, a company specializing in freight logistics and transportation, is injecting $4M into expanding its building in Magog in order to focus all of its activities in a single location and to acquire new equipment
  • Start date: 2019-04-01, End date: 2019-04-05
    Week of Apr 01 - Apr 05, 2019

    Wiptec, a company specializing in order fulfilment for various large online brands, hired 35 additional employees at its Sherbrooke facility
    Eggsquis will hire about 30 people to work at its future restaurant in the Rock Forest borough of Sherbrooke in May
    Château du Bel Âge, a retirement residence in Windsor, is investing $2.5M in expansions in order to accommodate people with a loss of autonomy. Full- and part-time jobs will be created.
    After having resorted to insolvency proceedings in 2018, Dans un Jardin, the Quebec chain of personal care product boutiques, will reopen 15 boutiques in Quebec thanks to intervention by Groupe Marie Claire
    Armoires Cuisines Action, which serves residential and commercial markets, invested $8M to expand and modernize its Sainte-Sabine plant and develop showrooms in Montérégie and Laval
    The CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS is looking to fill 575 positions by summer. The open positions, which include but are not limited to service attendants, nurses, medical secretaries, and social workers, are posted on its website.
  • Start date: 2019-03-25, End date: 2019-03-29
    Week of Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2019

    Clinique dentaire du Complexe set up shop in Sherbrooke. The amount invested and the number of jobs created has not been released.
    Rexfab, a manufacturer of specialized industrial baking machinery, is investing more than $1.5M to expand its plant in Sherbrooke. To sustain its growth, up to 10 people will be hired to join 70 current employees.
    Commission scolaire des Sommets is investing over $4M to expand Saint-Pie-X primary school in Magog. Construction should be completed in December.
    Canadian telecommunications company Telus has announced a $95M investment to expand its wireless and fibre optic networks in eastern Quebec and the Québec City region in 2019
    CN Rail has announced its intention to invest $245M to modernize its network in Quebec in 2019 through its capital investment program
  • Start date: 2019-03-18, End date: 2019-03-22
    Week of Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2019

    The Municipality of the Township of Potton is investing $1.2M to build a shelter over a multipurpose surface in André-Gagnon Park. It is expected to be open to the public in October. The Government of Quebec is contributing half of the total cost of the project.
    The Bec-O-Lanctôt farm in Compton invested over $1M to construct a chicken coop for laying hens
    Magnesium Technology Recycles, a magnesium ingot recycling company, also known as MTR Mag, will open in Asbestos by 2020 and will have 40 open positions for job seekers
    Bitfarms, a technology firm using blockchain technology such as the cryptocurrency bitcoin, is investing $250M in several phases to build another computing centre, this time in Sherbrooke
    Uniprix in Coaticook closed, resulting in a loss of 24 jobs
    Hydro Coupe CRC, a Sherbrooke company specializing in cutting and welding parts, is investing $1M to expand its warehouse and purchase a laser machine
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec has about 20 pharmacist positions to be filled at the Hôpital du Centre-de-la-Mauricie in Shawinigan and at the Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu d'Arthabaska
  • Start date: 2019-03-11, End date: 2019-03-15
    Week of Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2019

    The Government of Canada has announced $100M in funding to small and medium businesses in the steel and aluminum sectors. The funds will be used to buy new technology to improve productivity and competitiveness.
    Metro Rouillard in Pierreville has acquired the Metro store in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières. Management plans to hire new people.
    Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) is investing $10M received from the Government of Canada to support its researchers examining the health problems of Canadians
    The only food processing development centre in the province, Centre de valorisation de l'aliment (CVA), is currently under construction in Sherbrooke thanks to an investment of nearly $6M. Its opening is planned for mid-July with jobs for five workers.
    The Clément Jacques meat company is investing $1.5M to build a meat processing plant in Magog as the plant in Sherbrooke is too small to meet its needs. Around 10 people will be hired for the opening in June.
    The ministère des Transports will invest more than $190M in road projects in the Estrie region by 2021
    Aux grains, a café-bakery, is opening in Sherbrooke by this summer. The employer will hire about 20 employees starting in April.
  • Start date: 2019-03-04, End date: 2019-03-08
    Week of Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2019

    The Government of Quebec has announced plans to modernize the Pie-IX Bridge between Montréal and Laval. Costing close to $199M, the project will start in late 2019 and end in the fall of 2022.
    The Trois-Rivières/Bécancour job fair will take place on March 27 and 28, with over 1,700 job vacancies to fill. The Trois-Rivières industrial building will serve as the venue for the first day of the fair, followed by a virtual fair the next day.
    The Centres intégrés de santé et de services sociaux in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, and Côte-Nord have posted several job offers on their websites for psychologists to fill vacant positions
  • Start date: 2019-02-25, End date: 2019-03-01
    Week of Feb 25 - Mar 01, 2019

    Les Meubles B.O.F.F., a manufacturer of wall beds and other items, is investing over $2M to build a new factory in Sherbrooke and purchase equipment. Ten welder, press operator and cabinetmaker positions will be created.
    Bombardier Aerospace is investing a total of $22M over a three-year period in two major aerospace investment and innovation projects: Aero21 and the third phase of the SA²GE project
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $41.3M investment to support Quebec aerospace sector investment and innovation projects
    Tourism Eastern Townships will be exhibiting at the Salon Priorité-Emploi on March 15 and 16 at the Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre to offer over 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs
    The CIUSSS MCQ is looking for about 100 people to fill administrative technician, administrative officer and medical secretary positions. Interested candidates must apply online no later than March 13.
    Wouf Zone, a canine recreation centre in Sherbrooke, is closing at the end of April. About 10 part-time employees will be laid off.
    The Laurentian Bank has announced the elimination of 350 jobs in Quebec within the year after unveiling a plan to streamline certain administrative functions and support duties related to services for individuals
    Silo Épicerie Bio-Vrac and ÉcoloBoutique are both opening second locations in Sherbrooke, side by side. About 20 people will be hired for their planned openings in the fall.
  • Start date: 2019-02-18, End date: 2019-02-22
    Week of Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2019

    Corporation de développement socioéconomique d'Asbestos is investing $3M to provide new business incubator facilities within the region
    Bonduelle, a company that specializes in processing and conserving vegetables, has four plants in Montérégie and one in Montréal and has acquired Seneca in Lebanon, PA, in the United States, where fruits and vegetables are frozen
    The City of Magog is investing more than $22M in a facelift for its downtown. The work will be done in two stages, and could extend until the summer of 2020.
    Home Depot, a retailer in the home renovation sector, is launching a recruitment campaign to fill more than 5,500 jobs across Canada
    Payless ShoeSource, a shoe retailer, has announced the closure of all of its stores across Canada after a failed attempt at restructuring. In Quebec, approximately 25 stores will close by late March.
    The Government of Quebec has announced the creation of 2,500 subsidized childcare spots over the next two years throughout the province
    TM Solution and AàZ Netmédia are teaming up to set up Prospecto, which will have offices in Victoriaville, Drummondville, Montréal and Québec City. They will be hiring.
    The Home Depot hardware store in Sherbrooke is looking for 37 people for various positions, including sales, cashier, night maintenance, parking and garden centre. Applicants can send in their CVs online or by text message.
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $450M investment over two years for forestry work on public lands
  • Start date: 2019-02-11, End date: 2019-02-15
    Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2019

    Smucker's, a U.S. agri-food company, will invest approximately $12M to expand its Sherbrooke plant and purchase new equipment. The project is receiving a financial contribution from the Government of Canada.
    The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec has launched an advertising campaign and a new platform for job offers to address recruitment issues in health care
  • Start date: 2019-02-04, End date: 2019-02-08
    Week of Feb 04 - Feb 08, 2019

    The Goverment of Quebec has announced a funding of $70M to $90M over the next two years used for detecting developmental delays among children. The hiring of 800 health professionals and administrative staff is planned.
    The Collège du Sacré-Coeur, a private secondary school, will close in Sherbrooke at the end of the school year, leading to the loss of about 30 jobs
  • Start date: 2019-01-28, End date: 2019-02-01
    Week of Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019

    Alimplus, a Quebec food product distributor, has acquired AOF service alimentaire based in Drummondville, which operates in the same field as its buyer
    Logements Handi-Cité, a 23-unit building with apartments adapted to independent persons with disabilities, will be built in Sherbrooke following an investment of more than $4M by Handi-Capable. Future tenants will be able to move in in July 2020.
    The City of Sherbrooke invested $26M to build the Gaston-Massé power distribution station, the fourth in the Hydro-Sherbrooke network
    The City of Sherbrooke is investing more than $36M, in partnership with the Government of Quebec, to rebuild the Rue des Grandes-Fourches Nord sector. The work will begin in the spring.
  • Start date: 2019-01-21, End date: 2019-01-25
    Week of Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2019

    The City of Windsor is investing over $12M to renovate its water treatment plant, with work continuing throughout the year. The provincial government is partially funding the project.
    Z Spa Urbain in Magog is closing. The number of jobs lost has not been disclosed.
    Bitfarms, a technology company that uses block chain, like bitcoin cryptocurrency, has invested several million dollars in building its calculation centre in Magog.
  • Start date: 2019-01-14, End date: 2019-01-18
    Week of Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2019

    Bijoux Caroline Néron, a Quebec chain of jewellery stores, is filing for bankruptcy protection and closing 9 of its 14 stores. In all, 64 workers are affected, including positions at the Montréal head office.
    The Government of Canada provided the Abbey of Saint-Benoît-du-Lac with approximately $1.7M of the $8.6M it spent about a year ago to build a cheese factory. Two employees will be hired, who will join the 20 existing employees.
    Lowe's, the hardware retailer and owner of RONA and Réno-Dépôt, is currently seeking to fill 1,950 seasonal positions in Quebec. Applicants are being sought in a number of departments for spring 2019.
    Eagle Vizion, a manufacturer of optical sorting equipment for waste material, is investing $2.8M, of which the federal government is contributing $650,000. The employer will hire 19 people in Sherbrooke.
    G. E. Gilbert, a metalwork company in Sherbrooke, has invested more than $4M to expand and acquire new machinery. The Government of Canada has contributed $200,000 to the project. Six jobs have been created.
  • Start date: 2019-01-07, End date: 2019-01-11
    Week of Jan 07 - Jan 11, 2019

    Neptune Wellness Solutions, a producer of medical cannabis, will soon be seeking 10 employees, including engineers, to work at its plant in Sherbrooke
    A Salon Priorité-Emploi job fair will be held on January 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Pavillon des arts et de la culture in Coaticook. Employers from the region have about 200 jobs to fill.
    Dermapure, a non-surgical rejuvenation clinic, will be moving to new facilities on May 1. Three new employees will be hired at the new location, along with six others at headquarters, all located in Sherbrooke.
    The CIUSSS de l'Estrie - Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) opened new facilities in Sherbrooke as a result of an investment of over $6.7M from the provincial government
  • Start date: 2018-12-31, End date: 2019-01-04
    Week of Dec 31 - Jan 04, 2018

    Eggs Fruits, a restaurant located in the Rock Forest borough of Sherbrooke, shut its doors on December 31, 2018. The number of jobs lost has not been released.
    La Cartoucherie, a printer and ink cartridge retailer in Sherbrooke, has acquired the Clinique du Copieur in Québec City, a company involved in the sale and repair of photocopiers
  • Start date: 2018-12-24, End date: 2018-12-28
    Week of Dec 24 - Dec 28, 2018

    Studio MW-FX, which specializes in 3D design and animation for film and video games, will open in Estrie by March. Some employees will be hired the first year, and about 15 will be hired the second year to reach about 60 in the medium term.
  • Start date: 2018-12-17, End date: 2018-12-21
    Week of Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2018

    Usinatech, a mechanical parts manufacturer, needs new employees for its Melbourne plants
    Les Soudures St-Denis (SSD), which manufactures and installs steel structures, needs new employees for its plant in Saint-Denis-de-Brompton
    Engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has announced the elimination of 100 positions across its Canadian network as a result of project completions
    Structures légères de l'Estrie, a new manufacturer of machined metal components, is investing more than $3.8M in building its plant in Sherbrooke, which should open in June 2019. Five workers will be hired.
    The federal government is lending $425,000 to Équipements NAD (NAD Klima) and Ateliers BG. In total, more than $1M will be invested, and the two Sherbrooke employers will create 7 and 10 new jobs, respectively.
    The municipality of Saint-Sébastien has inaugurated a new $844,000 building for its fire department, to which the provincial government contributed
    Oneka Technologies, which manufactures desalination buoys to produce drinking water, is investing $2M to commercialize its product with the financial participation of several partners. Eight employees will be hired in Sherbrooke.
    The CHSLD in Magog will invest approximately $5M to provide 31 new beds, which will become available in the fall of 2020
    PizzBox has opened its second restaurant in Sherbrooke, creating 15 jobs
  • Start date: 2018-12-10, End date: 2018-12-14
    Week of Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018

    Place Water, a Marché Ami grocery store, opened in Waterville with 15 employees
  • Start date: 2018-12-03, End date: 2018-12-07
    Week of Dec 03 - Dec 07, 2018

    Granite Créations has invested more than $1.2M to expand its plant in Dixville as well as acquire new machinery. Two new employees will join the nine current ones.
    Salon Priorité-Emploi, a showcase for various employers wishing to meet job seekers, will begin a tour of the Estrie region's six RCMs, from January to June 2019
    Services Immobiliers First is investing $30M in the construction of a 173-unit high-end rental complex in Magog. Future tenants will be able to move into Humano starting in July 2020.
    The Government of Canada, the Province of Quebec and private sector partners have announced an investment of nearly $290M to support AI-driven supply chains and the SCALE.AI supercluster
  • Start date: 2018-11-26, End date: 2018-11-30
    Week of Nov 26 - Nov 30, 2018

    The Gérard-Couillard recreation centre in Coaticook will be renovated thanks to an investment of $3M. Work will begin in spring 2019 and is to be completed by early fall.
    The City of Coaticook inaugurated its new Hydro-Coaticook electricity distribution substation following an investment of nearly $8M. The construction turned out to be necessary, as Hydro-Québec had reached its transmission limit.
    Global Excel, a world-leading expert in medical cost containment, inaugurated its headquarters in Sherbrooke, which was renovated at a cost of $6M
  • Start date: 2018-11-19, End date: 2018-11-23
    Week of Nov 19 - Nov 23, 2018

    Québec company Dans un Jardin has announced the closing of its boutiques by January 2019 after placing itself under the protection of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. The number of employees that will be affected by the closures is unknown.
  • Start date: 2018-11-12, End date: 2018-11-16
    Week of Nov 12 - Nov 16, 2018

    Bishop's College School (BCS), a private high school, is investing $20M to undergo renovations
  • Start date: 2018-11-05, End date: 2018-11-09
    Week of Nov 05 - Nov 09, 2018

    Wiptec, a company specializing in preparing and distributing orders for various major commercial brands that sell online, wishes to hire about 40 extra employees at its Sherbrooke centre
    The Université de Sherbrooke (UdeS) is investing $11.5M in 16 health research projects funded by the Government of Canada
    Lupa, a restaurant in Sherbrooke for ten years, will close in 2019, enough time to find a buyer or renter. The number of jobs that will be lost has not been revealed.
    PersonnAide, an aid organization in Magog for over 27 years, will close on November 30 due to a labour shortage among other things. The number of jobs that will be lost has not been revealed.
    Bombardier has announced a restructuration to eliminate 2,500 Quebec-based jobs in its aerospace division. Layoffs will be completed by 2021.
    Sherweb, a company specializing in hosting cloud-based data for various companies, expects to increase its number of employees by the end of 2019 to support its growth in Sherbrooke
  • Start date: 2018-10-29, End date: 2018-11-02
    Week of Oct 29 - Nov 02, 2018

    The City of Magog has opened its new fire station following an investment of over $5M
    Bell Canada is eliminating 700 senior management positions across the country following a restructuring of its management unit
  • Start date: 2018-10-22, End date: 2018-10-26
    Week of Oct 22 - Oct 26, 2018

    Alliance Magnesium, a company that produces magnesium from serpentine, will receive $12M in financial aid from the Government of Canada for the second phase of its Danville plant. In total, 70 workers are expected to be hired.
  • Start date: 2018-10-15, End date: 2018-10-19
    Week of Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2018

    The Marché AMI grocery chain will open a new store in Waterville. Some 10 people are needed.
    Exceldor has 210 positions to fill, approximately 30 in administration and the remainder in its three plants (Saint-Anselme, Saint-Damase and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville)
    Précigrafik, which offers diversified printing services, is investing $1.3M to acquire a new specialized technological packaging machine for its Sherbrooke plant. To further its growth, it is looking for new employees.

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