Job Market Trends and News

Canada

Following labour market events is key to helping job seekers understand where the opportunities (short, medium and long-term) might be in a local community and elsewhere in the country.

The following table offers significant events from past four weeks that may affect the supply and demand in the labour force across Canada. It can prove to be a useful resource to complement your job search and career exploration.

You can explore news items across Canada on this page or refine your search to a specific news event type, sector or region.

Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, third quarter 2017

Canadian businesses reported 468,000 job vacancies in the third quarter, up 62,000 (+15.1%) from the third quarter of 2016. The overall job vacancy rate increased 0.3 percentage points to 2.9% in the quarter.

The job vacancy rate represents the number of job vacancies expressed as a percentage of labour demand; that is, the sum of all occupied and vacant jobs.

Vacancies for permanent positions accounted for 80.2% of all job vacancies in the third quarter, up from 78.5% the same quarter a year earlier.

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

This was the fourth consecutive quarter with year-over-year increases in both the number of job vacancies and the job vacancy rate. As in the second quarter of 2017, year-over-year increases in job vacancies were broadly based across the provinces, industrial sectors and occupations.

Compared with the second quarter of 2017, the number of job vacancies (unadjusted for seasonality) in Canada increased by 1.6%, while the job vacancy rate was unchanged, as payroll employment also rose. By comparison, the number of job vacancies declined between the same quarters in 2015 while it had gone up between the same quarters in 2016.

News For Canada
News Title Industry Event Type Province/ Territory
A major partner in Cape Sharp Tidal has pulled out of the turbine power project in the Bay of Fundy, leaving some immediate uncertainty about future developments. Industry officials indicate some optimism that other tidal projects may emerge in the area. Construction Other Type of Event NS
The Government of Manitoba is providing an extra $2.3M to Winnipeg's St. Boniface Hospital and Health Sciences Centre to hire more nurses for the two obstetrics units Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation MB
Sirius Protection & Security Services, a new security firm in Portage la Prairie, currently employs 17 people and is likely to hire more in the coming months Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Job Creation MB
Main Street Project's new drop-in centre is set to open soon in Winnipeg. The centre will offer vulnerable people a place to rest any time of day or night. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation MB
The Government of Manitoba announced it will purchase 65 replacement ambulances. Once tendered, they should be delivered to all five regional health authorities later this year. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation MB
The federal government unveiled its action plan on saving Wood Buffalo National Park which includes measures such as increasing park staffing, better monitoring of oil sands tailings, and recreating spring flooding to revitalize the park's waterways Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation NT
Avalon Advanced Minerals Inc. is partnering with Australian firm Cheetah Resources Pty Ltd. to develop the rare earth deposit Nechalacho Project at Thor Lake, southeast of Yellowknife Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation NT
Canada Jetlines Ltd, a new ultra-low-cost-carrier, announced it will soon be flying to and from Winnipeg once its routes are finalized Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation MB
Igutchaq UAV, a drone-for-hire business for land surveying projects, plans to expand its business in Inuvik. About 15 to 20 new pilots will receive drone operator licenses this spring ¿ almost double the current number of pilots in the company. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation NT
Over the next 5 years, the federal and provincial governments will invest more than $1.1M towards the Keystone Agricultural Producers to deliver the Farm Safety Program and develop tools, training and resources for farmers Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event MB
Saskatoon's Saboroso Brazilian Steakhouse will be closed for at least three months while remediation is completed after a nearby water main break caused damage to the restaurant. More than 40 people are laid off as a result of the closure. Accommodation and Food Services Layoff SK
St. Paul's Hospital Foundation has launched a campaign hoping to raise $20M to build a new hospice centre in Saskatoon. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2019 and the facility should be completed by 2020. Construction Job Creation SK
Pretium Resources, operators of the Brucejack gold mine north of Stewart, donated $250,000 towards rebuilding efforts in Telegraph Creek. Many structures in the Tahltan First Nations community were damaged by the Alkali Lake wildfire in 2018. N/A Job Creation BC
The territorial government will be cutting funding to the Hay River's Growing Together family resource centre to 25% of the current budget by 2022. The center will not close, but it will reduce its programs for children aged one to five. Health Care and Social Assistance Layoff NT
The Soaring Eagle Friendship Centre has started a program to provide free snow removal and firewood for elders around the K'atl'odeeche First Nation and Hay River area. The temporary program has employed four individuals and is looking to employ four more. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation NT
Discount air carrier, Swoop, is planning to hire 90 employees by the end of 2019 to crew its planes that are based out of the Abbotsford International Airport https://biv.com/article/2019/01/abbotsford-airport-expansion-attracts-ultra-low-cost-carriers Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation BC
Empire Company Ltd. is reopening ten Safeway stores under its discount grocery brand FreshCo. The five stores in Richmond, Surrey and Mission that closed in July 2018 will reopen later this year, while the other five stores will close soon for renovations. Retail Trade Job Creation BC
The Government of BC funded five organizations in Surrey to create 156 new licensed child care spaces for children. The money comes from the $221M Childcare BC New Spaces Fund that will support the creation of 22,000 new spaces over the next three years. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation BC
Innovation Saskatchewan is granting $800,000 to the Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation in Saskatoon. The funding will be used to create specialized labs to study new drug treatments using medical isotopes. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Other Type of Event SK
The Hamlet of Gjoa Haven is seeking funding for a runway expansion, which would allow jet service to the community. The upgrade of the runway will improve the hamlet's tourism industry as cruise ships often are cancelled because of poor ice conditions. Construction Job Creation NU
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership awarded $2.9M in funding to fifteen projects in BC that are pursuing innovative agricultural technologies, tools and products. The Partnership is a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation BC
Nunavut Arctic College is training Nunavummiut to be nurses at their Iqaluit Campus as the territory's health care services are suffering due to a medical staffing shortage Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation NU
The Government of BC granted over $6.5M to 145 organizations involved with public safety programs through its 2018-19 BC Community Gaming Grants. A further $3.8M was distributed to 120 organizations undertaking environmental projects. N/A Job Creation BC
The provincial government is granting $4.2M to launch Community Recovery Teams in Saskatoon and seven other communities across Saskatchewan. The teams will help individuals with mental health issues to be successful in the community and at home. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation SK
Canada Jetlines Ltd. and Kelowna International Airport finalized an agreement to allow the airline to operate flights out of Kelowna Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation BC
Conifex Timber Inc. is temporarily curtailing operations at its Fort St. James sawmill for three weeks, starting on February 4, 2019 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Layoff BC
The Government of Canada is providing $250,000 in funding to Economic Development Regina to help create new business opportunities in the agriculture and agri-food industry Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Other Type of Event SK
The Surrey Board of Trade received almost $200,000 from WorkBC's Community Employer Partnership program. The Board will conduct a labour market study that will identify Surrey's current and future employment needs and skills shortages. N/A Other Type of Event BC
The Government of Yukon confirmed an investment of $7.2M dedicated to upgrading the patient data system, Meditech. The system is currently in use in the Whitehorse General Hospital, and changes will take two years to phase in. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event YT
Uber began operations in Saskatoon on February 5, 2019. The ride-sharing company is the first to operate in the province. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation SK
The Government of Yukon has recently taken over the ownership and operations of the Centre of Hope shelter in Whitehorse from the Salvation Army. It is unknown how many staff will be affected during this transition. Health Care and Social Assistance Layoff YT
According to BuildForce Canada, BC will need an additional 14,600 construction workers by 2021 to meet employment demand for upcoming major private and public infrastructure projects Construction Other Type of Event BC
The Government of BC is partnering with the Aboriginal Land Trust Society and the City of Colwood to build 124 affordable housing units for Indigenous families. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2019. Construction Job Creation BC
The territorial government is planning to open a community hospice and a dementia ward in Whistle Bend Place care centre in Whitehorse. The hospice will be added to the facility during 2019-2020 fiscal year while the dementia ward will open in 2020-2021. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation YT
The Government of BC and the Union of British Columbia Municipalities are granting $729,500 to 37 communities in 2019. The grants will be used for projects that focus on accessibility, aging well, physical activity and non-medical home supports for seniors. N/A Job Creation BC
Natural Factors, a Kelowna nutraceutical company that manufactures nutritional products, is seeking employees to fill approximately 50 vacancies Manufacturing Job Creation BC
The territorial government is looking to replace the ageing health centre in Old Crow. Construction of a winter road and the new facility is estimated to take place over the next two to three years. Construction Job Creation YT
The Government of BC contributed $3M towards new school-based mental health programs that focus on prevention, wellness promotion, and early intervention Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation BC
Whitehorse City Council provided a grant of $156K over three years through the employee assistance program to Homewood Health Inc. for delivering counselling, mental health and addiction services to employees who require it Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation YT
Hemp oil producer Folium Biosciences is planning to build an extraction and processing facility in Medicine Hat this year, bringing with it 250 full-time jobs, according to the Colorado-based company Manufacturing Job Creation AB
Prairie Hills Fruits Ltd. is planning to build a berry processing and storage facility in Lethbridge County which will support growers in the region and create local jobs. Construction is scheduled to start this spring pending a final development permit. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation AB
Lethbridge Police Service is bringing on 23 new officers as the largest class in recent history starts a 22-week classroom and scenario-based training program Public Administration Job Creation AB
The Province of Alberta has eased its mandatory oil production limits by 75,000 barrels per day, in response to new oil storage data, to allow production in February and March to reach 3.63M barrels per day Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event AB
The Government of Alberta has officially signed the contract to fund the first 20-kilometre segment of the $4.65B Green Line LRT in Calgary. Actual construction of the Green Line could begin as early as 2020. Construction Job Creation AB
BuildForce Canada is estimating a shortage of approximately 21,100 workers by the end of 2028 in Alberta's construction and maintenance industry. The future construction market is expected to emphasize industrial and institutional building construction. Construction Job Creation AB
Alberta-based Southland Transportation is introducing bus service along Highway 3 between Lethbridge and Medicine Hat with a $350,000 subsidy from the Government of Alberta. The service is expected to begin by late February or early March. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation AB
Pembina Pipeline Corporation is moving ahead with a $500M expansion of its Peace Pipeline system for product delivery into the Edmonton area. Pembina plans to bring the line into service in stages starting in 2020 through the first half of 2022. Construction Job Creation AB
Pembina Pipeline Corporation and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. are moving ahead with their joint-venture $4.5B plastic pellet manufacturing facility. The project is expected to create 3,000 construction jobs and over 200 full-time jobs. Construction Job Creation AB
Imperial Oil is cutting its crude-by-rail shipments from 168,000 barrels per day in December 2018 to near zero this month and effectively idling its rail terminal near Edmonton Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event AB
Carter Cadillac in Calgary has opened the first Cadillac-exclusive stand-alone dealership in North America. The dealership is creating up to 30 new full-time positions in the Calgary market, with expected growth of up to 40 positions by the end of 2019. Retail Trade Job Creation AB
Edmonton takes the top spot on a national index as the best place in Canada for young people to work according to Youthful Cities, a social enterprise group. The index ranks 21 cities on the health of the job market for people aged 15 to 29. N/A Other Type of Event AB
Pembina Pipeline Corp. is planning to build a $120M propane stripping plant and adjacent rail loading facility near Empress, in northern Cypress County. Pembina plans to complete the work by the end of 2020. Construction Job Creation AB
Arkansas-based Murphy Oil is reducing spending by $20M in Canada this year to $280M. The majority of the investment will be in the Kaybob Duvernay, where Murphy is allocating $200M in its operated joint venture with Athabasca Oil Corporation. Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation AB
Hemisphere Energy Corporation has plans to drill up to 16 wells in southeastern Alberta in Q3 2019 if heavy oil market conditions continue to stabilize near current levels Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation AB
The 3Mile tavern in Saint John's east side, which first opened its doors in 1978, has shut down after 41 years of operations. The tavern expanded over the years and had hosted various events, concerts, and functions. With the closure, 25 staff will be out of work. Accommodation and Food Services Layoff NB
Purolator reports that it is looking for a temporary location for its Bathurst distribution centre after it was heavily damaged in a fire Saturday night. The company will implement a contingency plan to minimize the impact on employees and customers. Transportation and Warehousing Other Type of Event NB
River Valley Health Solutions is moving to a larger location at 512 George Street in Fredericton. They plan to move into the space on February 11, and hire another massage therapist, receptionist, physiotherapist, and athletic therapist within the year. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation NB
New Brunswick nurses within the Vitalité Health Network saw their overtime hours jump by 26% in 2018, as nursing vacancies rise. The francophone health district lost 200 nurses between 2017 and 2018 and there are nearly 400 vacancies across the province. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event NB
Zenabis Global has an agreement with Shoppers Drug Mart to sell medical marijuana products online. The agreement is subject to laws and licensing approval, but Zenabis is preparing to expand its cannabis-growing facility in Atholville by the end of June and hire an additional 250 staff. New staff will be needed in cultivation, scientific research, processing, packaging, as well as office staff. Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting Job Creation NB
A survey sent to New Brunswick tourism operators found that the three hardest positions to fill are chefs, housekeeping and cleaning staff, and front desk staff. The tourism association will issue a plan in March on how to recruit and retain staff. Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event NB
Horizon Health Network, New Brunswick's largest health authority, says it is talking with the University of New Brunswick about increasing seats for nursing students to help ease the province's shortage. It is expected that 320 nurses will retire annually, while there are only 265 nurses graduating in the province each year. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event NB
W.P. Griffin Inc. in Elmsdale, P.E.I. has launched a new product line of Potato Cuisine mini potatoes, which they calculate will create six new jobs. The product will be sold in Sobeys, Foodland and select Co-op stores from Newfoundland to Ontario. Manufacturing Job Creation PE
P.E.I.'s tourism industry reported a 27% increase in overnight stays from 2013 to 2018, despite a 1.3% drop in 2018 over 2017 numbers. The cottage sector posted the largest growth at 41%. The Island has been developing new experiences aimed at tourists. Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event PE
A new Mel's Petro-Canada is being built at the intersection of route 13 and Cavendish Road. Although a seasonal location, it was felt that an upgrade was necessary with all the new Cavendish businesses. The Petro-Canada is expected to open June 1. Construction Other Type of Event PE
According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, there were 77 new housing listings in P.E.I. for December 2018, a decrease of 38.9% from December 2017. A Charlottetown real estate broker states that demand is outpacing the supply of new homes. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Other Type of Event PE
A new restaurant will open in the Bloomfield Mall, taking over the space recently vacated by Route 145 Bar and Grill. Uncle Mike's Up West plans to offer a family-oriented atmosphere and expects to hire 10 staff by time it opens in March 2019. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation PE
BuildForce Canada's latest labour market report is forecasting that 2019 will be P.E.I.'s busiest construction season ever, and could even struggle to meet the supply of labour necessary to meet demand. Construction is projected to add 600 jobs on the Island by 2022. Construction Job Creation PE
Health PEI says that due to a shortage of physiotherapists at QE Hospital (QEH), outpatient services will be limited. Recruiting has been unsuccessful at the QEH and there are eight vacant physio positions due to retirements, maternity and sick leave. Health Care and Social Assistance Other Type of Event PE
BuiildForce Canada predicts that construction employment in NL may decrease over the coming decade as some major projects, such as Muskrat Falls, wind down. However, forecasts could change if work proceeds on the Bay du Nord and other oil developments. Construction Other Type of Event NL
Comfort and Class, a small clothing store in Clarenville employing two full-time workers, closed in January 2019 after 10 years in business. The effects of on-line shopping and a poor local economy were noted as factors. Retail Trade Layoff NL
Curry Delight, a takeout restaurant featuring Pakistani food, will open on Park Avenue in Mount Pearl in February 2019 and employ two part-time workers in addition to the owners Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation NL
About 14 of the 32 employees have returned to work at aerospace parts maker D-J Composites in Gander since a two year work stoppage ended in November 2018. While others are on a recall list, there is not enough work to employ more people at this time. Manufacturing Other Type of Event NL
After seven years in business, Fixed Coffee & Baking on Duckworth Street in St. John's will close in March 2019 for financial reasons. The food service operation employs 15 staff. Accommodation and Food Services Layoff NL
Due to funding shortfalls, the Coady International Institute at St. F.X. University in Antigonish plans to layoff about one third of its 30 workers. As it continues to seek funding sources, the university will proceed with the cuts and advise workers. Educational Services Layoff NS
Rita's Tea Room, a restaurant in Big Pond in business since 1986, will not reopen for the 2019 season Accommodation and Food Services Layoff NS
Surrette Battery is incorporating advanced robotics and automation and also expanding the size of its battery production plant in Springhill. It will add 18 jobs to its current workforce of 82 people. Manufacturing Job Creation NS
Blockhouse-based Walls Metal Roofing expects to increase its workforce in 2019 due to strong product demand. The company had employed about 25 workers during peak season, and prefers to hire installers with carpentry or related skills. Construction Job Creation NS
Quebec-based Hart Stores, a retail chain offering a variety of home furnishings and housewares, is expected to open a location in the Amherst Town Square Mall in the spring of 2019 that would employ about 10 to 15 workers Retail Trade Job Creation NS
The Sydney Call Centre will benefit through the form of provincial tax rebates if it creates up to 750 jobs by the end of 2021. The jobs of the nearly 500 former ServiCom employees, rehired in January 2019, are included in the numbers. Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Job Creation NS
The Port of Halifax anticipates 192 cruise ships carrying a record number of about 320,000 passengers will visit the city in 2019. In 2018, 198 ships arrived in port, but authorities say ships are getting bigger and carrying more passengers. Transportation and Warehousing Other Type of Event NS
A Petro Canada and Sobeys Express gas bar and convenience store has opened at the Halifax Exhibition Centre on Prospect Road, and an attached Tim Hortons will open in February 2019 Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation NS
Web.com, a provider of internet support services, will lay off up to one third of its 130 workers in its New Glasgow call centre in the coming months as it streamlines operations. The centre had been actively hiring in the area since it opened in 2016. Administrative and Support, Waste Management and Remediation Services Layoff NS
With the assistance of a provincial payroll rebate program, Savormetrics will create 75 jobs over three years, while Influitive will create 30 jobs over five years. The Halifax area employers develop IT products related to sales and food technology. Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Job Creation NS
Shipwright Brewing Company, a brewery that opened in late 2018 in Lunenburg, plans to expand its production and retail space over the coming months Manufacturing Other Type of Event NS
Many international students at Cape Breton University are working in part-time positons while attending school. The jobs, usually in the retail and food service industries, are often difficult for local employers to fill from the local labour supply. Retail Trade Other Type of Event NS
Construction Olivier Houle, a general contractor, is investing $2.7M in Granby to build a 33-unit residential building Construction Other Type of Event QC
Hydro-Québec is investing $30M to build an experimental solar panel farm in La Prairie and Varennes. The project is the first of its kind and should be fully operational in 2020. Construction Other Type of Event QC
Les Vêtements SP, a manufacturer of athletic uniforms in Granby, is investing nearly $500,000 to purchase state-of-the-art machinery. The employer is seeking about forty employees between now and next summer. Manufacturing Job Creation QC
Shur-Gain will close its chicken feed production plant in between now and summer 2019, which will impact 50 workers. Some of them could be transferred to other facilities of the company. Manufacturing Layoff QC
Les Taxis 800, a business in Rimouski, is experiencing hiring difficulties. A dozen additional drivers would be required to meet client demand. Transportation and Warehousing Job Creation QC
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. Health Care and Social Assistance Job Creation QC
Claridge, a property developer, has announced the construction of the Enticy residential tower in Montréal. The 24-storey building will house 185 condominium units. Work will begin in spring 2019 and completed in 2021. Construction Other Type of Event QC
Brigil, a real estate firm, will begin the construction of a residential complex valued at $85M in Gatineau in summer 2019. The project should be completed in fall 2021. Construction Other Type of Event QC
The City of Drummondville will invest over $1M in the second phase of revitalizing the Saint-Joseph neighbourhood around the Marché public Construction Other Type of Event QC
Harvey's, a fast-food chain, has closed a restaurant in Drummondville, leading to a loss of 17 jobs Accommodation and Food Services Layoff QC
Sural, a manufacturer of aluminum rods for electrical and mechanical applications, temporarily closed its plant in Bécancour. Nearly 60 employees were temporarily laid off. Manufacturing Layoff QC
The BMR Matériaux Kega hardware store in Grande-Rivière has announced its closure. The number of affected employees and the establishment's date of closure are unknown for the moment. Retail Trade Layoff QC
Le Motel Interprovincial has announced a nearly $3M investment for expanding and modernizing its facilities. The business is expected to hire 7 employees by the time of the opening planned in August 2019. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation QC
The Plante Hotel is planning to expand its facilities to increase accommodation capacity. The end of work is expected in July 2019 and 6 to 8 employees should be hired. Accommodation and Food Services Other Type of Event QC
Grand Times, a chain of Quebec hotels, is building a hotel complex of over 300 rooms in Laval. The work, estimated at $65M will be carried out in two phases and the opening is planned for fall 2020. Construction Other Type of Event QC
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 Educational Services Layoff QC
Éternel Spa is investing $800,000 for expanding its facilities, including the construction of a new restaurant. When work is completed, 5 new jobs are expected to be created in this new establishment located in Saint-David-de-Falardeau. Other Services (except Public Administration) Job Creation QC
Saguenay en emploi, an employment fair bringing together several partners and employers, will take place on February 28 in Saguenay N/A Other Type of Event QC
Lowe's, the owner of RONA and Réno-Dépôt, is seeking over 550 people to fill several seasonal jobs as early as this spring in Montérégie. Interested candidates must apply at the store of their choice on Saturday February 23. Retail Trade Job Creation QC
WorleyParsonsCord was awarded the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction contract for Encana's new Pipestone Processing Facility. The facility is scheduled to come online in 2021. Construction Job Creation AB
Suncor Energy is expected to soon start construction of a natural gas-fired cogeneration plant at its base mine. The project is expected to cost $1.0B to $1.5B, with production to begin in 2022. Construction Job Creation AB
Trinity Place Foundation of Alberta is building a $35M seniors housing facility in Calgary, due in part to a $20M investment from the Alberta government. The facility will include an independent living wing, supportive-care living units, and a medical clinic. Construction Job Creation AB
The Bearspaw-Kananaskis Travel Centre now open for business. The travel centre, which features a Tim Hortons and and an ESSO Station is expected to be open 24/7 and create at least 35 new jobs. Retail Trade Job Creation AB
Inter Pipeline is planning to build an 82-kilometre pipeline between Throne and an existing pipeline west of Halkirk later this year. Construction will involve directional drilling of four road crossings in the County of Paintearth No. 18. Construction Job Creation AB
The Government of Canada will provide $15.3M to help C&B Solar construct a $49M solar farm near CFB Suffield. Construction is expected to start this spring, and create up to 250 jobs. Construction Job Creation AB
Enerplus Corporation is planning to spend 7.5% of its 2019 capital budget across its Canadian operations, including the approximately four new wells, along with maintenance and optimization of its facilities Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Job Creation AB
Calgary-based Black Diamond Group Limited, a modular space and accomodations provider, is soon start work on a $42.5M camp contract during the construction of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project. The company also has a separate 304-bed rental contract in Kitimat. Accommodation and Food Services Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta announced construction of a new highway interchange near the Edmonton International Airport. Detailed design work is expected to be complete by the end of 2019. Construction Job Creation AB
The Government of Alberta intends to reconstruct Highway 628 near Edmonton. Construction is expected to start in 2021, take four to six years to complete and support more than 350 direct and indirect jobs. Construction Job Creation AB
The Government of Canada is providing $20.9M to help rebuild infrastructure in Waterton Lakes National Park that was damaged or destroyed by the 2017 Kenow wildfire Construction Job Creation AB
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada revised their forecast on the number of wells to be drilled across Alberta in 2019, from 3,532 to 2,948 Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction Other Type of Event AB
ENMAX Corporation, a City of Calgary-owned utility, laid off 43 employees including electricians, inspectors and power line technicians. Last month, an additional 37 employees accepted voluntary buyout packages. Utilities Layoff AB
Vancouver businesses in the food services, technology, and skilled construction trades face challenges attracting and retaining workers. Nurses and teachers are also in high demand in Vancouver. N/A Other Type of Event BC
The Government of Canada provided the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council with more than $299,000 through the Nation Rebuilding Program to build governance and hereditary structures N/A Job Creation BC
Prince of Whales will begin offering whale watching tours out of the Telegraph Cove Resort on May 1 under a five-year lease agreement Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Job Creation BC

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