Jobs and career options during the coronavirus pandemic

Find available jobs, tools and government resources to help you navigate the world of work during the pandemic.

Work during COVID-19

Your number one job right now is to make sure you and your family are safe. However, if you are available to work, there are many ways to contribute to Canada's response to COVID-19.

Consider a job in the agri-food sector

Workers across the food supply chain are ramping up their efforts to provide fresh, healthy foods to all Canadians. Now is the time to consider supporting our farmers, food manufacturers, distributors and retailers. There are many job opportunities available.

Consider a job in essential services

The labour market is not closed – it's adjusting to the realities of COVID-19. Employers are still looking for workers, with many in key sectors that are continuing to provide services to Canadians.

Consider working from home

Working from home is the new default option for businesses providing non-essential services. Employers are encouraged to support flexible workplace policies that foster social distancing and remote work.

Consider working in a different field

The labour market is shifting temporarily. You can too. Whether from home or in Canada's top priority sectors, you can put your skills to use so that essential services continue to be delivered to people living in your community and across the country.

Consider volunteering

If you are able to help others in your community, consider volunteering with a local organization. It can be a great way to connect with others, be part of something bigger, and keep up your skills. Virtual volunteering is another option.

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Labour market news

These are recent news stories about job creation and economic revival in different parts of the country.

  • Québec


    Amazon, an e-commerce specialist, is setting up one of its shipping centres in Laval. Learn more (French only)

    Province of Québec

    Transport Norcité is looking for drivers and dispatchers for various regions across Québec. Learn more


    Groupe Boucher Sports opens a renovated store in Rivière-du-Loup, following a $2.2M investment. This establishment will create about 25 jobs and will have 21,000 square feet. Learn more (French only)


    Lightspeed, a Montreal-based point-of-sale software company that is thriving thanks to the strong growth of online commerce, wants to hire programmers. Learn more (French only)

    Non-profit and community organizations in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve are looking for young people to fill about a hundred summer positions. Learn more (French only)


    Over 60 student jobs are to be filled in the MRC of Val-Saint-François thanks to Trio Desjardins. Learn more (French only)

  • Ontario


    Printful, a U.S. based on-demand printing company, plans to open a 2,900-sq.-ft. facility in Mississauga by the end of 2020, creating approximately 50 jobs over three years. Learn more

    Canada Mask Supply, a new business producing masks and shields in Toronto, opened with 90 employees. Learn more

    Michel's Bespoke custom tailoring in Toronto recalled 10 employees to produce masks. Learn more


    Digital Extremes, a video game production company in London, hired 14 staff, citing a growth in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

    Two new restaurants opened in London: ChickPz, a Middle Eastern restaurant, and Zaatarz Bakery, offering Middle Eastern baked goods. Learn more


    Little Angels, an emergency child care centre in Elora, opened with 15 spaces. Learn more

  • Atlantic

    Prince Edward Island

    The P.E.I. government will hire 25 post-secondary students for the summer of 2020 under the Case Team Program to help organizations solve issues in areas such as marketing, human resources, operations, and strategy. Learn more

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    The $10.8M multi-year water and sewer infrastructure project, known as the Big Dig, is continuing on Water Street in St. John's. The project is being done in several phases.

    Nova Scotia

    After closing for two months due to the COVID-19 crisis, 18 of the 70 stores in the Mayflower Mall in Sydney opened with restrictions on May 22, 2020. More stores were expected to open in the coming days in the major Cape Breton shopping centre. Learn more

    New Brunswick

    Farmers and seafood processors who had struggled with labour supply issues are relieved with the decision of the New Brunswick government to reverse its earlier ban on the entry of temporary foreign workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more

    Hotels in New Brunswick are slowly starting to reopen and bring back as many staff as possible after closing in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, a slow summer is anticipated due to travel restrictions. Learn more

  • Western Canada and Territories


    Saskatchewan Polytechnic received $2M of funding for the first Technology Access Centre in the province. The funding is from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Innovation Saskatchewan. Learn more


    The Town of High River has started construction of the southwest flood protection berm. The work is expected to be complete by the fall. Learn more

    A new A-Mart Premium Asian Food store has opened in Royal Oak Park shopping centre in Calgary, the third location in the city. Learn more

    British Columbia

    Island Health has signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to build and operate a 156-bed dementia care village in the Comox Valley. Construction of the village is estimated to cost $52.6M and could begin as early as spring 2021. Learn more

    The Province of BC is providing $10M to 59 community destination marketing organizations. The grant funding will help the organizations retain employees and offset expenses as they support economic recovery efforts in the tourism sector. Learn more

    Yukon Territory

    The Government of Nunavut has announced that daycares, parks and playgrounds will be permitted to reopen June 1, in accordance with Nunavut's Path reopening strategy. Learn more

Government resources

All levels of Government are working to provide the resources, information and supports needed to get us through this difficult time. Find official federal, provincial, territorial and municipal COVID-19 resource pages.

If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support.

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