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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.

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News title Industry Event Province/Territory

The Eric Nielson Whitehorse International Airport is extending and upgrading its secondary runway. Work on the project is set to begin in March and be completed by the following September.

cbc.ca
Construction Job creation YT Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

The City of Yellowknife closed the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool, the Multiplex, and the Yellowknife Community Arena in response to new public health measures. These facilities will remain closed until at least January 21.

nnsl.com
Arts, entertainment and recreation Other type of event NT Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

Dawson City approved a $1.6M increase in funding to cover the design and construction costs of a $3.5M solid waste diversion facility. The city also extended the window for companies to bid on the project.

cbc.ca
Construction Job creation YT Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

According to the Yukon Bureau of Statistics, the territory had 1,300 job vacancies from July to September 2021. Almost 83% of those vacancies were permanent full-time positions.

yukon-news.com
Other type of event YT Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

A Safe Place, a program started in 2016 by the Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre in Whitehorse, ended as of December 19. The program offered housing, meals and workshops to vulnerable women.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event YT Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, mining company Agnico Eagle has decided to send home its Nunavut based workforce for three weeks with pay. The company will gradually reduce its remaining workforce and activity levels over the next several days.

nunavutnews.com
Mining and oil and gas extraction Other type of event NU Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6210 Nunavut

The Northwest Territories government approved the $502M Capital Estimates for critical infrastructure projects in 2022-23. Projects include upgrading schools, health centres, housing, roads and airports.

www.gov.nt.ca
Job creation NT Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

The opening of the Midnight Sun Complex pool in Inuvik has been moved to March due to delays in construction. In the meantime, the town will hire new staff, including an aquatic supervisor, and existing staff will be recertified.

cbc.ca
Job creation NU Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6210 Nunavut

The Northwest Territories government closed all schools from January 4 - 7 in an effort to reduce the threat of the omicron COVID-19 variant. Schools are set to reopen on January 10.

mytruenorthnow.com
Educational services Other type of event NT Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

The Government of Nunavut implemented new public health orders in Iqaluit over the holidays. Travel in and out of the city was restricted, the swimming pool, theater, and hair and nail salons, and restaurant dining rooms were ordered to close.

ctvnews.ca
Other type of event NU Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6210 Nunavut

The federal government is providing $5M to the Yukon's Rapid Housing Initiative to retrofit the High Country Inn into 55 permanent supportive housing units. These funds are in addition to the $12.86M provided for the first phase of the project.

cbc.ca
Construction Job creation YT Mon Jan 03 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

Plans for a six-storey, $24M apartment building in downtown Charlottetown has been shelved by APM Group, after city council changed the terms of a tax incentive for affordable housing. The mayor is hoping a solution can be found to save the project.

cbc.ca
Construction Other type of event PE Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

A federally funded survey found that almost 40% of Canadians had gone to work sick, due to a sense of duty to their job. Paid sick days is a factor as to why some may go to work sick, as 40% also reported that they wouldn’t get paid if they didn’t work.

Moncton Times & Transcript
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event PE Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

Beer brewers are faced with supply issues, specifically with regards to procuring barley malt, following a poor growing season in Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest. P.E.I. based Shoreline Malting and Island Malt House have seen increased demand, but are operating at near capacity.

cbc.ca
Other type of event PE Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

P.E.I. had a strong finish to its tourism season in 2021, with overnight stays 50% higher than the summer of 2020. Tourism numbers from January to October were 35% lower than P.E.I.’s record year of 2019, but were only down 10% for September.

cbc.ca
Public administration Other type of event PE Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

With P.E.I. restaurants operating at 50% capacity, and other pandemic measures in place, many restaurants have experienced a boost in takeout and delivery orders. However, reduced dining capacity has prompted some restaurants to cut shifts and reduce staff.

cbc.ca
Accommodation and food services Layoff PE Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

A federally funded survey found that almost 40% of Canadians had gone to work sick, due to a sense of duty to their job. Paid sick days is a factor as to why some may go to work sick, as 40% also reported that they wouldn’t get paid if they didn’t work.

Moncton Times & Transcript
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event NS Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 All of Nova Scotia

After being in business for 75 years, Lunenburg-based Tancook Brand Sauerkraut is closing as a result of financial implications resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

cbc.ca
Other type of event NS Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1240 Southern Nova Scotia

Several of NS's fossil fuel energy megaprojects have ended in recent months, with the societal shift toward renewables, finances, logistical hurdles and opposition cited as driving factors. These include AltaGas (October) and Pieridae Energy - Goldboro (July).

cbc.ca
Mining and oil and gas extraction Other type of event NS Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 All of Nova Scotia

Nature Folk Wellness Studio plans to open its new Nordic spa facility in April in the former Dartmouth City Hall building. The space will also include a yoga studio, massage therapy and osteopathic services, and a community event space.

cbc.ca
Other services (except public administration) Other type of event NS Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1250 Halifax

Halifax-based software company Proposify announced that it has laid off 25 of roughly 110 staff as of January 5, 2022. The layoffs were the result of the company failing to meet its aggressive growth targets by the end of 2021.

Huddle
Professional, scientific and technical services Layoff NS Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1250 Halifax

Halifax is Canada's second fastest-growing city and is on its way to having a population of half a million people in less than five years. Officials expect the growth trend to accelerate once it becomes easier for immigrants to move here.

cbc.ca
Public administration Other type of event NS Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 All of Nova Scotia

Businesses Openings/Coming Soon: Pane e Circo (second location), White Alley Bubble Tea, Miel et Beurre Breakfast Bistro and Cake Shop, Pole Star Convenience, and Freddy’s Fashions (Halifax); Cannery Social (Bedford Row); JB Convenience (Dartmouth).

retales.ca
Accommodation and food services Other type of event NS Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1250 Halifax

COVID-19 and other factors led to a tough year for some fishing-related sectors. For some harvesters, however, it was a banner year, with crab and lobster sales up 20% to over $1B, due in part to higher prices. This increased economic activity was spread around many communities in NL.

vocm.com
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Other type of event NL Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

The City of St. John’s has a number of new developments on the way including a hotel on New Gower Street, a condominium complex on Queens Road, and the JAG Hotel expansion.

vocm.com
Accommodation and food services Other type of event NL Fri Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2021 ER 1010 Avalon Peninsula
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