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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.

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News title Industry Event Province/Territory

The Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife is adding an undisclosed number of new positions to its obstetrics unit. Staffing shortages have forced the unit to move almost all planned birthing services to Edmonton until February.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Job creation NT Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

Canadian North Cargo is experiencing staff shortages for flight and ground crews, resulting in cancelled flights and shipment backlogs. The company also restricted its cargo to essential goods only for the Qikiqtaaluk region.

nunavutnews.com
Other type of event NU Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6210 Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut made changes to the COVID-19 testing protocols early in the month to conserve health-care resources.

yukon-news.com
Health care and social assistance Other type of event NU Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6210 Nunavut

The Northwest Territories government signed a $51.1M agreement with the federal government to create $10-a-day child-care. The funding will be dispersed over 5 years and create 300 new child-care spaces.

cbc.ca
Job creation NT Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

Several schools in Yukon have moved to remote learning. COVID-19 related absences have contributed to some schools being short staffed, such as Porter Creek Secondary School in Whitehorse and Saint Elias Community School Council in Haines Junction.

cbc.ca
Educational services Other type of event YT Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

Canada Post is experiencing staffing shortages in Whitehorse due to the spread of COVID-19.

yukon-news.com
Public administration Other type of event YT Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

The City of Yellowknife closed many public facilities indefinitely on January 8. City hall, the fieldhouse, the Multiplex, Ruth Inch Memorial Pool, the community arena, the public library, and the solid waste facility are all included.

cbc.ca
Other type of event NT Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

The Borough of Skagway and the Yukon Energy Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the possibility of extending electrical transmission lines from Whitehorse to the Skagway harbour.

yukon-news.com
Utilities Other type of event YT Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

The Government of Saskatchewan is seeking a company to design and construct the new Weyburn General Hospital and to demolish the existing facility. The new hospital will include 25 acute care beds and 10 inpatient mental health beds.

saskatchewan.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event SK Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4710 Regina-Moose Mountain

Organizers of several large public events have decided to postpone or cancel them due to rising COVID-19 case counts. These include the Winterruption festivals, the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, and the Saskatchewan Winter Games.

cbc.ca
Arts, entertainment and recreation Other type of event SK Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing $1.5M to increase the number of foster homes caring for children and youth with specialized needs. The Province is partnering with the Saskatchewan Foster Families Association on the initiative.

saskatchewan.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event SK Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan is providing a total $1.18M to 92 communities across the province for traffic safety initiatives.

saskatchewan.ca
Other type of event SK Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan is adding two new residental mental health beds to the 75 originally announced in 2019. The two additional beds will be located in Saskatoon.

moosejawtoday.com
Health care and social assistance Other type of event SK Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4730 Saskatoon-Biggar

Swift Current saw strong commercial development in 2021, with the City approving $11.5M in commercial permits. The total of all development was $15M for the year, up from $14M in 2020 and well above 2019.

swiftcurrentonline.com
Construction Other type of event SK Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4720 Swift Current-Moose Jaw

The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are providing a total $9.1M to 55 crop-related research projects throughout the province. Industry partners such as producers' associations will contribute an additional $4.1M.

saskatchewan.ca
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Other type of event SK Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Saskatchewan

Three post-secondary schools in Saskatchewan are partnering with Agtech Accelerator, a Regina-based program that assists agricultural technology start-ups with mentorship and access to capital.

producer.com
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Other type of event SK Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Saskatchewan

Assiniboine Community College is offering a tuition-free farm equipment operator course for Indigenous persons living off reserve. The program is sponsored by the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, and aims to aid a labour shortage in the agricultural sector.

globalnews.ca
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Other type of event MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba

The Winnipeg Police Service declared a state of emergency on Jan 5 in response to high levels of COVID-19 related leave among officers and personnel.

cbc.ca
Public administration Other type of event MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4650 Winnipeg

1911 Gold Corporation has begun its 2022 exploration drilling campaign at the Rice Lake and Apex Gold Properties in Manitoba.

newswire.ca
Mining and oil and gas extraction Other type of event MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4610 Southeast

According to Shared Health, between the period of Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, 915 staff in the healthcare system took sick leave after testing positive for COVID-19.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba

The Government of Manitoba extended current public health orders initially set to expire January 11 for an additional 3 weeks. The extended orders will now expire February 1st.

globalnews.ca
Other type of event MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba

The Réseau Compassion Network has begun work on a 48-unit housing complex in St. Boniface. The complex will offer support to immigrants, people with disabilities, and people struggling with mental health. Work is expected to be completed in 2023.

globalnews.ca
Construction Job creation MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4650 Winnipeg

The Government of Canada is providing $8M to go towards expanding and creating voluntary isolation sites across the province to allow individuals who have tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19 to access safe isolation accommodation.

canada.ca
Other type of event MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba

The Government of Canada is providing $12.7M in funding from the Rapid Housing Initiative to go towards three new affordable housing projects in Winnipeg for indigenous people, woman and children fleeing domestic violence, and 2SLGBTQ people.

cbc.ca
Construction Other type of event MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4650 Winnipeg

According to a report from the Medical Transportation Coordination Centre, there were over 17,000 hours in September 2021 when ambulances in Manitoba could not be staffed as a result of staff vacancies.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event MB Mon Jan 10 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba
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