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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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A survey from Eckler Ltd. forecasts average salary increases of 4.2% in 2023 across Canada, as we continue to experience a tight labour market and high inflation. This would be the biggest increase in 20 years and would also match actual wage gains in 2022.

Chronicle Herald
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event PE Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

P.E.I.’s premier is asking for federal help, after the Island’s fisheries and agriculture industries suffered significant losses from post-tropical storm Fiona. Many cattle barns, potato storage facilities, and wharves were damaged or destroyed.

cbc.ca
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Other type of event PE Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

A number of major events on P.E.I. have been cancelled prior to the arrival of post-tropical storm Fiona. Bye-bye Beer Festival, Harvest Home Festival, and the Street Feast block party will look to reschedule.

cbc.ca
Arts, entertainment and recreation Other type of event PE Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1110 Prince Edward Island

New Businesses: Dejan’s European Bakery (Bedford), Meltwich (Elmsdale), Lululemon (Halifax), The Hyve (Halifax), Lark & Finch (Halifax), Tartan Coffee Company (Halifax), Closures: Bam Bam Bagels (Dartmouth).

retales.ca
Accommodation and food services Other type of event NS Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1250 Halifax

A survey from Eckler Ltd. forecasts average salary increases of 4.2% in 2023 across Canada, as we continue to experience a tight labour market and high inflation. This would be the biggest increase in 20 years and would also match actual wage gains in 2022.

Chronicle Herald
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event NS Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Government of Canada announced over $3.9M in joint funding to support active transportation by extending the network of sidewalks in Guysborough.

canada.ca
Construction Other type of event NS Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1220 North Shore

The Port Hawkesbury Airport, catering largely to private aircrafts, is receiving $1M in new infrastructure as Celtic Air Services (the company that runs the airport) gains a new investment partner, EverWind Fuels. Construction is expected to start later this year.

cbc.ca
Other type of event NS Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1210 Cape Breton

A total of 12 cruise ships have cancelled their N.S. arrivals in Sydney as a result of Fiona, for a loss of well over $1M to the port and various local businesses. September and October is usually the most profitable time of year for marine tourism.

citynews.ca
Other type of event NS Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1210 Cape Breton

Atlantic Canada's economy is expected to take a big hit following post-tropical storm Fiona though damage is still being assessed. NS has announced about $40M in provincial aid to people directly affected by the storm.

citynews.ca
Utilities Other type of event NS Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of Nova Scotia

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced changes to make it easier for foreign-born physicians to remain in Canada and continue to practice medicine here to help address doctor shortages.

canada.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event NS Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of Nova Scotia

A survey from Eckler Ltd. forecasts average salary increases of 4.2% in 2023 across Canada, as we continue to experience a tight labour market and high inflation. This would be the biggest increase in 20 years, which would also match actual wage gains in 2022.

Chronicle Herald
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event NS Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of Nova Scotia

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has allocated $30M to support the Hurricane Fiona Financial Assistance Program which will be offered to impacted residents and communities of the southwest coast of the island.

www.gov.nl.ca
Utilities Other type of event NL Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

A survey from Eckler Ltd. forecasts average salary increases of 4.2% in 2023 across Canada, as we continue to experience a tight labour market and high inflation. This would be the biggest increase in 20 years and would also match actual wage gains in 2022.

Chronicle Herald
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event NL Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

Construction crews are making progress on the Burchill Wind Energy Project in the Lorneville area of Saint John. The turbines will be mechanically complete by the end of December and Natural Forces expect everything to be complete by February 2023.

thewave.ca
Utilities Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1330 Saint John-St. Stephen

A survey from Eckler Ltd. forecasts average salary increases of 4.2% in 2023 across Canada, as we continue to experience a tight labour market and high inflation. This would be the biggest increase in 20 years and would also match actual wage gains in 2022.

Chronicle Herald
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of Newfoundland and Labrador

Most city employees in Saint John will be able to work a four-day week starting October 17. It won’t apply to staff in public works, the City Market, recreation centres, transit, parking enforcement, Saint John Water and public safety services.

cbc.ca
Public administration Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1330 Saint John-St. Stephen

The construction phase for the Fundy Quay in Saint John will be ramping up, as work on the seawall nears completion in October. Work will continue through the winter and the whole project should be completed by December 31, 2023.

thewave.ca
Construction Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1330 Saint John-St. Stephen

New Brunswick is expanding its navigator program in a bid to connect more international health-care workers with employers. The program currently works with nurses and will be expanded to include any registered profession including physicians.

globalnews.ca
Public administration Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of New Brunswick

The Maritime Fishermen's Union is asking that the fishing season be extended by a few days, following the loss of about 42,000 lobster traps from post-tropical storm Fiona. There are 388 lobster fishermen in Zone 25, with each using 250 traps at a time.

cbc.ca
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of New Brunswick

New Brunswick has seen its population increase by 21,663 people in the last year, the most growth in 76 years. The surge is mainly due to newcomers, such as international immigrants and Canadians moving east, with many coming from Ontario.

cbc.ca
Public administration Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of New Brunswick

Retirees are coming back to the workforce for various reasons. In Edmundston, the Retiree Employment Agency matched 25 retirees with employers last year, and 65% of the target to match 50 people this year has been reached.

L'Acadie Nouvelle (capacadie.com)
Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of New Brunswick

The Wellington, a six-storey mixed-use building that’s under construction in uptown Saint John is expected to be completed by February or March of 2023. The project had supply chain issues and was faced with higher material costs.

thewave.ca
Construction Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 1330 Saint John-St. Stephen

Three of New Brunswick’s biggest credit unions will merge into the new Brunswick Credit Union on January 1, 2023. It will be the province’s largest credit union with $870M in assets and will give its staff more opportunity for professional development.

charlottefm.ca
Finance and insurance Other type of event NB Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 All of New Brunswick

The federal government is providing $500K in funding to the Windsor International Film Festival (WIFF) to support hiring staff and expanding programming

ctvnews.ca
Arts, entertainment and recreation Other type of event ON Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 3570 Windsor-Sarnia

The Region of Waterloo opened a new emergency shelter at the former Schwaben Club in Kitchener with a capacity of 70 people

cbc.ca
Public administration Job creation ON Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 EDT 2022 ER 3540 Kitchener-Waterloo-Barrie
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