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

While the economy is recovering as shops and businesses open back up, telework remains a favourable option. 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


    The Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Arthabaska is rolling out an electronic job board that will become the reference for employers and job seekers in the region. The new site promises to be user-friendly for job seekers. Learn more (French only)

    Province of Québec

    The Government of Quebec is looking for 10,000 people to fill jobs available in Long-Term Care Centres (CHSLDs) throughout the province. Learn more (French only)


    The Aux joyeux marmots Early Childhood Centre, headquartered in Pointe-à-la-Croix, is looking for about ten childcare providers. Several spaces in home daycares are not granted, in the absence of applicants. Learn more (French only)


    Canada Post will hire on-call clerks and letter carriers at the Trois-Rivières post office to ease the workload of current employees who have been working overtime for almost two months due to the significant increase in the number of parcels. Learn more (French only)


    The Hôtel C Le Navigateur in Rimouski has begun construction of 15 condominiums and a spa, following a $10M investment. The project is expected to create some 50 jobs when it will start in the spring of 2021. Learn more (French only)


    South Shore Furniture, a manufacturer of residential furniture, will have 10 vacancies at its Coaticook plant this year. Learn more (French only)

  • Ontario


    MennoHomes broke ground on a $15M affordable housing project in Kitchener. Learn more


    Goodfood Market Corp., an online grocery company, plans to open a 200,000-sq.-ft. fulfilment centre in Mississauga. The facility is expected to be operational by the end of summer 2021, creating over 2,000 jobs at full capacity. Learn more

    Two Oshawa companies, 10West Commercial Graphics and Canadian Rubber Group, pivoted to manufacturing face shields, allowing the firms to retain existing staff and hire additional employees. Learn more

    Northwest Ontario

    Pure Gold Mining will begin exploration at their Red Lake mine project starting June 3. Learn more

    Bombardier Inc. announced an $108M contract to build 28 commuter cars for its Thunder Bay manufacturing plant in 2021, which will require approximately 300 workers. Learn more

    Northeast Ontario

    A new walk-in clinic, I.D.A. Pharmacy, opened in in Market Mall in Sault Ste. Marie. Learn more

  • Atlantic

    Nova Scotia

    Many Nova Scotia businesses forced to close during the COVID-19 crisis, including restaurants, bars, hair salons, gyms, dentists, and other health-related firms can begin to reopen on June 5, 2020. The plan is to open daycares on June 15. Learn more

    The Nova Scotia government is investing up to $230M in more than 200 projects in 2020-21 that will improve roads, bridges and buildings and help the province recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The hope is to create 1,500 direct and 520 indirect jobs. Learn more

    New Brunswick

    Tracadie-based MQM Quality Manufacturing plans to add 25 workers to its current staff of 150 people over the next two years. The company has taken over a vacant shop at the Bas-Caraquet Marine Centre, and will begin work on two contracts in June 2020. Learn more

    Officials say the New Brunswick forestry industry has managed to navigate the COVID-19 crisis fairly well, with product demand remaining strong so far. Major employer J.D. Irving, Limited reports there have been no job cuts.

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    After halting in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis, work on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric megaproject in Labrador will resume at the end of May. Fewer than 300 of the 500 workers will return at the start, and new safety protocols go into effect. Learn more

    Prince Edward Island

    Gyms and fitness centres in P.E.I. will be allowed to reopen at the beginning of June 2020, as part of the province's COVID-19 crisis recovery plan. Learn more

  • Western Canada and Territories


    North American Helium Inc. is building Canada's largest helium purification facility in southern Saskatchewan. Construction is expected to begin in October 2020. Learn more

    Israel based genomics company NRGene, is opening an office in Saskatoon. NRGene will be hiring geneticists and data scientists for their new location. Learn more


    The City of Lacombe is starting numerous capital construction improvement projects, including paving and major storm drainage work. Learn more

    Restaurants, bars and salons in Calgary have joined the rest of the province in Phase 1 of reopening for businesses. Learn more

    Northwest Territories

    Northern airline, Northwestern Air Lease, has announced plans to ramp up passenger services in June. Learn more

    British Columbia

    The Royal BC Museum in Victoria will be reopening to the public on June 19. The museum has been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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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