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.

This summer, eligible students and recent graduates who volunteer with a charity or not-for-profit organization can receive the new Canada Student Service Grant. Learn more.

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Labour market news

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

  • Quebec


    A Latulippe store will open its doors on September 29 in Trois-Rivières following an investment of more than $12 M. This store, which specializes in the sale of outdoor, hunting and fishing equipment, will hire nearly a hundred employees. Learn more (French only)


    Residence Le Tremplin, located in Saint-Prosper, is looking for nurse aides to maintain its services. The establishment is considering closing in the medium term due to a lack of staff. Learn more (French only)


    Verger Petit et Fils in Mont Saint-Hilaire aims to fill about 50 positions for the month of September 2020. Learn more (French only)

    All of Quebec

    The Government of Quebec is providing a one-time grant of $6 M to the province's cultural community to support the recovery for activities at venues that present musical or multi-purpose performances. Learn more (French only)


    Sefar BDH, a manufacturer of custom filtration products, is investing $2 M to expand and modernize its facilities in Saguenay. This project will help consolidate jobs for some forty workers. Learn more (French only)

    Quebec Wild Blueberries, located in Lac-Saint-Jean, confirms that it has about 15 positions to fill in its three freezing plants. Learn more (French only)

  • Ontario


    Vegan restaurant Globally Local, with locations in Toronto and London, is opening in Tecumseh. Learn more

    Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula

    Construction started on a $1M LCBO store in north Welland. Learn more

    Clean Works Corp. in Lincoln plans to hire 19 workers in January 2021 after receiving $2M in provincial funding to increase production of sanitizing devices. Learn more


    All three levels of government announced over $16.2M in funding for eleven public transit projects in Southwestern Ontario. Learn more


    Broccolini broke ground on the River & Fifth condominium project in Toronto. Learn more


    Rapid Novor Inc. secured $5M from a U.S.-based investment firm to support its research into antibody proteins. The Kitchener company plans to hire 30 scientists by the end of 2021. Learn more

  • Atlantic

    Nova Scotia

    Southwest Properties hopes to begin work in 2021 on the Cunard project, a major commercial and residential development on the Halifax waterfront. The 30-month project is expected to create hundreds of construction jobs. Learn more

    Dartmouth-based Global Spatial Technology Solutions (GSTS) could increase its staff from 26 to 50 workers by the end of 2021 as it works on an 18-month project with the Canada Space Agency to develop artificial intelligence capabilities.

    New Ross-based Bulwark Cider House had opened a retail outlet on Dresden Row in Halifax, and will open an on-site taproom later in August 2020.

    New Brunswick

    A new business was launched during the pandemic, which delivers locally-sourced groceries and products to New Brunswickers' homes. Fundy Market is an online store, which currently serves Saint John, Fredericton, Harvey, Charlotte County and Hanwell. Learn more

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    The Brick will open its new furniture store near the Avalon Mall in St. John's at some point later in 2020. New Brick stores in Saint John, Fredericton, and Charlottetown have also opened in recent months.

    Prince Edward Island

    Sports facilities in Summerside will get nearly $7M in upgrades, in preparation for the 2023 Canada Winter Games. A new domed multi-purpose facility will be built, which will allow athletes to train year round and allow the city to host major events. Learn more

  • Western Canada and Territories

    British Columbia

    The Government of Canada is providing Kootenay Connect $2M over four years to help advance the protection of important habitat for 28 species at risk in the Kootenay region. Learn more


    The Government of Alberta has announced $17.27M in funding for Lakeland College to revitalize it's Mead Building on the Vermillion Campus. This project is expected to create 97 new jobs for skilled tradespeople. Learn more

    The Government of Alberta is contributing $2M to the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada to research ways to improve methane emission management and control. Learn more


    The Government of Yukon has announced a program that will match post-secondary students with Yukon businesses, not-for-profit organizations and municipalities to study the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on operations. Learn more


    Chronic Tacos, a California-inspired Mexican grill, opened in Portage la Prairie on August 2. It is the restaurant's 6th location in Canada. 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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