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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

PEI’s tourism industry has improved tremendously from July 2020 – 2021. However, the figures are still far off from July 2019. There is belief that the August 2021 data will improve from July’s due to better weather and an increased comfort with travel.

cbc.ca
Accommodation and food services Other type of event PE Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

Car dealerships in PEI set a new record for monthly sales in April 2021 at $38.7M and new vehicle sales are currently up 18% over 2019. Increased demand, supply chain issues, and PEI’s rebate program for electric vehicles are the cause for this increase.

cbc.ca
Other type of event PE Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

Aspin Kemp of Montague recently won a $55M contract to build a 21-megawatt solar power plant for Summerside, PEI. The Aspin Kemp CEO believes that the project leads to more local expertise as PEI moves towards net zero emissions.

cbc.ca
Utilities Job creation PE Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

A new industrial park in Kensington is quickly taking shape. The Mayor of Kensington hopes the $6M investment in the project will translate into more jobs and generate more demand for single-family housing.

cbc.ca
Utilities Job creation PE Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

Construction for the new $13M West Prince Community Health Centre in Alberton is scheduled to begin in 2022. Health officials hope that the new health centre will attract doctors given the chronic shortage of medical professionals in the area.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Job creation PE Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

The Coding for Veterans Career Caravan made a stop in Charlottetown Friday. The 6 to 8 month intensive program aims to retrain veterans for IT jobs, such as software development and cyber-security professionals.

cbc.ca
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event PE Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

Nova Scotia has entered Phase 5, which will remove gathering limits for events hosted by businesses and organizations. Weddings, funerals, and large-scale events will now be able to return to host larger events, but masks will be required in common areas.

cbc.ca
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Nova Scotia

Pictou County is initiating a $75M program that hopes to provide affordable, high-speed internet to every resident. The municipality warden says it will bring another source of income, but residents have concerns about the initial costs.

cbc.ca
Other services (except public administration) Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Nova Scotia

Island Employment, a Cape Breton employment services agency that employs 30 people, is shutting down in November. Nova Scotia's ombudsman found the organization was misusing funds and the province ended its contract.

cbc.ca
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services Layoff NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1210 Cape Breton

The Nova Scotia government is preparing a $2.5M campaign with the aim to double the province's population by 2060, through migration and immigration. Key elements include creating new businesses and jobs, filling labour gaps, and retaining students.

cbc.ca
Public administration Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Nova Scotia

Bay Ferries say the ferry service between Yarmouth and Maine will resume in the spring of 2022, after being out of service for three years. The former premier set aside more than $15M to operate the ferry, which is seen as vital in the Yarmouth area.

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Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1240 Southern Nova Scotia

The Halifax Regional Municipality will now require its municipal employees to be fully vaccinated by December 15. Those not fully vaccinated by that date may have to go on unpaid leave, unless they have an employer-approved exemption.

cbc.ca
Public administration Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1250 Halifax

Mr. Tu’s Diner opened on Barrington St., SU & SU Kitchen opened in Bedford Place Mall, Namaste Indian Grocery opened on Gaston Rd, and Bar Oyatsu has opened on Agricola St. The Bloom + Wander Boutique and the Village Tap House will open in Bedford.

retales.ca
Accommodation and food services Job creation NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1250 Halifax

Nova Scotia's COVID-19 proof-of-vaccine policy began on October 4, which requires people to show they are fully vaccinated at non-essential venues. Proof will be needed to enter restaurants, bars, sports venues, gyms, theatres, cinemas and casinos.

cbc.ca
Public administration Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Nova Scotia

Graphite Innovation Technologies, a Dartmouth startup company, has developed a new hull paint that can reduce fuel consumption in fishing boats by 20%. The company is looking to test on larger ships, which could be a huge market for the product.

cbc.ca
Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1250 Halifax

The N.S. paramedics union is concerned about ambulance offload times, after seven ambulances sat waiting in Sydney recently. The average wait time in Sydney is 75 minutes, Bridgewater - 121, Truro - 201, Dartmouth - 185, and Halifax’s average is 403.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Nova Scotia

The Ocean Startup Project will start-up again on October 20, helping early-stage ocean tech companies to develop their ideas. It will hand out $1.5M in funding to 40 companies. Among the 40 winners announced this year, over 20 were from the Maritimes.

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Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event NS Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Nova Scotia

Employers are desperate for workers in N.L. but reasons as to why employees are hard to find is split between unions and employers. Unions claim pay is too low and benefits insufficient, while employers feel that EI and other benefits are too generous.

.ntv.ca
Other services (except public administration) Other type of event NL Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

A new Coleman’s grocery location will open October 5th on West Street in St. Anthony. The new location will have a NLC Liquor Express.

vocm.com
Other type of event NL Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1030 West Coast-Northern Peninsula-Labrador

The pilots’ union has filed for federal conciliation services to assist in their negotiations with PAL Airlines, after two years with no agreement. Pilots want an agreement that addresses career progression, compensation, scheduling, rest and more.

cbc.ca
Other type of event NL Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

The N.L. Department of Fisheries, Forestry, and Agricultures animal health division is looking to recruit three regional veterinarians and a veterinary pathologist. There are currently eight veterinarians active within the department servicing livestock.

saltwire.com
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event NL Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

The N.L. government announced an investment of $10 million in venture capital funding for the local tech start-up industry. This comes after an initial investment in 2015 resulting in 270 new jobs and $20.5 million in income for the local economy.

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Information and cultural industries Other type of event NL Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1010 Avalon Peninsula

The Writers’ Alliance of N.L. is providing free membership for marginalized people such as Indigenous, Black and other People of Colour by waving membership fees for at least five years. The new initiative hopes to bring paid positions to marginalized groups.

vocm.com
Information and cultural industries Other type of event NL Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

Avalon Holographics has been awarded a non-repayable investment of $98,252 to help develop new opportunities in the med-tech sector including a collaboration with John Hopkins University School of Medicine. The company currently employs 50 workers.

vocm.com
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event NL Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1010 Avalon Peninsula

Mid-Island Machine and Fabrication Ltd. in Triton, N.L., has purchased a new $2 million lift to help service marine vessels for the fishing industry. Triton’s mayor states the new lift will create new employment and business for the area.

.ntv.ca
Other type of event NL Fri Oct 01 00:00:00 EDT 2021 ER 1020 South Coast-Burin Peninsula
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