Montréal Region (QC)
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Week of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2019
- OneSpan, a company specializing in cybersecurity, announced an investment of $9M in its Montréal facilities. The American company will set up a research and development centre there, which will allow 100 employees to be hired within the next two years. (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal announced a $1M investment to improve schoolchildren's safety by hiring new crossing guards. The number of jobs created remains unknown at this time. (available in French only)
- Lufa Farms announced the construction of a greenhouse for rooftop vegetable growing in the borough of Saint-Laurent in Montréal. Its opening, expected in March 2020, will create at least 20 jobs. (available in French only)
- The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) announced the addition of a new location in Pointe-Claire. The opening is scheduled for the end of March 2020, and the number of jobs created is unknown at this time.
- Air Saguenay, located in Saguenay, announced the end of its operations. In addition to its headquarters, the company is closing its 10 air bases. The number of jobs lost in aviation will affect about 50 people. (available in French only)
- Michael Kors opened a new boutique in Montréal. The number of jobs created was not disclosed. (available in French only)
- Bentley, a retailer specializing in the sale of suitcases, announced its restructuring and the closure of 25 stores in Quebec. The locations affected and the number of layoffs are not known at this time. (available in French only)
Week of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2019
- The Canadian National Railway Company (CN), whose head office is located in Montreal, announced the restructuring of its activities. About 1,600 people, including unionized workers and managers, will be laid off in Canada and the United States. (available in French only)
- La Presse digital newspaper, whose head office is located in Montréal, announced it would abolish a total of 17 jobs as of December 31st (available in French only)
- RONA and Réno-Dépôt, owned by Lowe's Canada, will lay off between 500 and 600 employees who work in 12 of its Quebec hardware and construction product stores. In total, 34 stores will be closing in Canada in 2020. (available in French only)
- The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is investing $66M to purchase 20 all-electric buses for its Rapid Bus Service (RBS) on Pie-IX Boulevard beginning in 2022 (available in French only)
- Adglobe, a Japanese video game and 3D production studio, announced the opening of an office in Montréal. Some 50 people will be hired in the coming months.
- Construction of a seniors housing tower containing 193 units and valued at more than $112M will soon begin in Rosemont. The government of Quebec and the City of Montréal will help finance the project, which should be completed in 2022. (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal invested $58.5M over three years to install crosswalk lights with digital countdowns so pedestrians have more time to cross intersections (available in French only)
- Williams-Sonoma, a cookware, glassware and tableware store, will be closing both its Quebec locations (Brossard and Laval) at the end of January 2020. The number of layoffs was not disclosed. (available in French only)
- Videotron, whose head office is located in Montréal, eliminated 50 positions on November 20 (available in French only)
Week of Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2019
- Montréal's Guy-Favreau, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Pointe-Saint-Charles YMCAs will be partly or completely shut down on December 31, 2019, putting more than 100 people out of work
- The City of Montréal recently inaugurated its new recycling sorting centre in Lachine, a $45.2M investment (available in French only)
- The Fondation Marcelle et Jean Coutu is putting $10M into an autism research project in partnership with a number of Montréal research communities (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal will soon begin construction of a new biomethanization plant in East Montréal, a $167M project to be completed by 2022 (available in French only)
- The City of Montréal is putting $5.3M into a $22M student housing project to be completed in 2020 (available in French only)
Week of Nov 04 - Nov 08, 2019
- Groupe Meloche, a manufacturer of aircraft structural components and aircraft engine parts, is interested in hiring a number of new employees, some for production work at its facilities in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Montréal, Bromont and, eventually, Beauharnois (available in French only)
- The Government of Quebec is investing an additional $50M in Programme Innovation Bois (PIB), raising the program's total budget to $120M through March 31, 2024 (available in French only)
- Desjardins Group has announced the sale of its Monetico division to a U.S. corporation and the elimination of 100 jobs in Lévis and Montréal. Most of the affected employees will be reassigned within the company, which has more than 1,000 positions to fill. (available in French only)
- The borough of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie will invest $26M in multiple infrastructure renewal projects across the jurisdiction over the next three years (available in French only)
- According to a recent study by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, construction projects in the Montréal area are currently dealing with a shortage of nearly 20,000 workers in most building trades (available in French only)
- The Association des ressources intermédiaires d'hébergement du Québec has more than 2,500 positions to fill; they include client service clerks, special education technicians, social workers and other types of positions (available in French only)
- Amazon plans to open its first Quebec shipping centre in Montréal in late 2020, leading to the creation of 300 full-time jobs (available in French only)
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Google is recruiting in anticipation of the upcoming opening of a Stadia studio specializing in video game design in Montréal. The scheduled opening date has not been disclosed.Nutrition Fit Plus, a company specializing in the home delivery of ready-to-eat meals, recently opened its second processing plant in Montréal, creating 75 jobsWork to convert Les Jardins Dorval shopping centre into a six-tower condominium complex, a project valued at $350M, will begin in early 2020
The City of Montréal is investing more than $557M to replace water pipes in the city that contain leadTime Out Market, a gourmet food court with 16 food outlets, will open in the Montreal Eaton Centre on November 14, 2019Le Central, a food hall gathering 25 restaurant kiosks, opened in downtown Montréal on October 17The City of Montréal is investing $39M to build an aquatic complex in Rosemont. Construction will begin soon and should be completed by April 2021.Real estate developer Prével is investing $86M to build a 114-unit tower in downtown Montréal. Construction will begin in early 2020 and should be completed by fall 2021.Groupe Alfred Boivin in Chicoutimi was awarded a contract of $74.1M for the upgrade and rehabilitation of Route 389 in Côte-Nord. The number of jobs that will be created is currently unknown, and the project is expected to be completed in fall of 2022.HEXO Corp, a producer of cannabis products, announced the elimination of about 200 positions in its various facilities in Quebec and OntarioBenny&Co restaurant will invest $150M to double the number of restaurants in Quebec within the next ten years. The company is planning on opening seven to eight new restaurants annually, which will each create about 30 jobs.
The furniture store IKEA issued layoff notices to 23 employees working at its Montréal facility on September 4HEC Montréal began construction of its new building in downtown Montréal, a project worth more than $235M, which should be completed in the spring of 2022The City of Montréal is carrying out emergency work worth an estimated $25M to repair a drinking water pipe in downtown Montréal. The project is expected to be completed by June 2020.
The City of Montréal is investing $25M to support various projects aimed at improving safety around schools in the cityThe Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ) is releasing the results of study revealing that an average of nearly 20,000 workers per year will be needed over the next 10 years to meet the demand of the construction sectorBijoux Caroline Néron announced its permanent closure. The number of layoffs was not disclosed.The Quebec workforce optimization and schedule management platform, Voilà!, will invest $3M in its development. It aims to hire about 100 employees at its Québec City and Montréal facilities.
Forever 21, a retailer specializing in teen fashion, announced the closure of all of its stores in Canada, including six in Quebec, mainly in the Greater Montréal and Québec City areas. The number of employees affected is unknown.A new Metro Plus grocery store currently under construction in Lachine will open in early 2020. The project, valued at more than $10M, will result in the hiring of about 100 employees.Fourteen physicians will join CLSC Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, a community health and social service centre, by February 2020. It is estimated that there is a shortage of nearly 80 healthcare professionals in the area of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de l'Est-de-l'Île-de-Montréal.
TC Transcontinental is laying off approximately 20 employees in the Montréal area following the sale of several of its specialized media. No date has been specified.Montréal's GameZone store closed on September 10, resulting in the loss of several jobsThe Time Out Market food hall will open at the Montréal Eaton Centre in the fall of 2019 and will feature several gourmet restaurantsThe Government of Quebec is investing more than $620M in renovating schools in the Montréal areaConstruction of the Maestria project, a mixed-use residential project valued at over $700M, began on September 26 in downtown MontréalUniversité de Montréal opened its new science complex on the site of the former Canadian Pacific Railway yard. More than 4,000 workers took part in the $350M project.Miniso, a discount chain, is closing almost all of its stores in Quebec. Only 4 of 13 stores will remain open (Place Alexis-Nihon, Carrefour Angrignon, Place Vertu and rue Sainte-Catherine). The number of layoffs is not known.
Allied Properties REIT is investing $80M to transform a downtown Montréal tower into a creative hub. Work is expected to begin by mid-2020.
Caroline Néron announced the closing of all six of its jewellery boutiques and one franchisee in Quebec. The date of its closing as well as the number of workers who will lose their jobs is currently unknown.Vaco, an international recruiting agency, is planning to hire about 20 recruiters over the next year for its new office in MontréalEidos Montréal, a video game development studio that recently invested several million dollars to transform its offices in the city, is looking to fill about 30 positionsGroupe Résidences des Bâtisseurs is looking for 58 medical orderlies, including about 10 in Mauricie, for its seniors residences in Quebec. The company is counting on a recruitment mission to Madagascar to help fill these positions.The construction of three luxury condo projects with an estimated combined value of $500M began recently in downtown Montréal. Construction is scheduled to be completed over the next two years.The construction of the new Sainte-Anne secondary school in Dorval, a project worth an estimated $15M, is scheduled to begin at the end of winter. Work is scheduled to be completed in September 2021.
The governments of Canada and Quebec are investing a combined $16M to renovate the Théâtre du Nouveau Monde in Montréal. The renovations are scheduled to be completed by fall 2022.The City of Montréal is providing $16.5M to support 19 projects to develop and improve outdoor sports facilities in 16 of its boroughs
Greater Montréal school boards are looking for teachers to fill positions at their institutionsThe Government of Quebec is investing $8.3M to enhance immigration business services in all regions. This effort includes adding 111 employees to the network and aims to foster access to programs and services.The Government of Canada announced a $7.4M investment in a feasibility study on extending the Dolbeau-Mistassini rail line to Baie-Comeau. The initiative is expected to create 105 new jobs.
The City of Montréal announced repair work to bring two arenas in its territory up to standard. Construction Gamarco and KF Construction will modernize Aréna Raymond-Bourque and complexe récréatif Gadbois, an investment of more than $40M.The City of Montréal will hire 15 additional people by October to support its 311 telephone service for access to municipal servicesThe City of Montréal and the Government of Quebec will invest $23.5M to modernize the east and west bridges on Côte-Vertu Boulevard in Montréal. Work will begin in spring 2020.School boards in the Capitale Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches regions are looking for 258 day-care teachers. Full- and part-time positions are available.The City of Montréal and the Société d'habitation du Québec announced the construction of a 41-unit social housing complex for families in need and young single mothers in Montréal, an investment of nearly $13MThe Government of Quebec announced additional funding of near $41M for the twelve college establishments in the Montréal region for the 2019-2020 school year
The Government of Canada announced it has awarded a contract worth more than $18M to the Port of Montreal to modernize its ground transportation infrastructure, creating 370 jobs for this projectThe City of Montréal awarded a contract worth nearly $130M to SUEZ Canada Waste Services to build a biomethanation plant in the east end of the city
Ormuco, a Montréal-based firm specializing in the deployment of edge computing for data processing, is receiving $4M from the Government of Quebec to establish an artificial intelligence platform and create 40 jobsDistrict Atwater, a company specializing in the development of neighbourhood condominiums, announced the construction of the Origine project in the Verdun borough of Montréal. The six-storey building will have 64 units as well as commercial space.The Government of Quebec announced an annual investment of $20M and the creation of 84 new positions with the establishment of a new system dedicated to supporting immigrantsConstruction Bon-Air announced the expansion of its facilities in Saint-Félicien and Chibougamau as well as the construction of a new location in Alma. Investments totalling $2M are expected, which will create 30 jobs.The province of Quebec is looking to fill 32,000 health care attendant positions for its health network over the next five years
R2i, a specialized information technology firm specializing in infrastructure management for data centres and the development of artificial intelligence, is opening an office in Montréal and expects to hire about 20 peopleDucati Montréal, a motorcycle dealership, announced the opening of its flagship Canadian location in the Anjou borough of Montréal. The number of jobs created was not disclosed by the company.The City of Montréal announced the creation of 95 affordable housing units in Montréal-Nord following a grant agreement of nearly $4M to build a residential building worth an estimated $24M. Work is scheduled to begin in the fall.
Aéroports de Montréal announced the start of construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) to the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. This portion of the project will cost $250M and is scheduled to be completed in 2023.The Government of Canada announced an investment of $14M in Montréal-based company Nova Tube, a steel pipe manufacturer, to modernize its plant. The project will allow the company to create 27 jobs and keep 81 existing jobs.NetEase, a Chinese company and online games service provider, announced the creation of a video game studio in Montréal. The company is looking to fill positions mainly in research and development.American company Dayton Parts, a manufacturer and supplier of leaf springs for trucks, will open a distribution centre in the Saint-Léonard borough of Montréal. The opening date and number of jobs created are unknown.Le Parchemin, an independent bookstore in operation for over 50 years, is closing in Montréal. The number of people affected by the closure is unknown.Pole to Win International, a digital video game subcontractor, is opening a new studio in Montréal specializing in functional testing and linguistic quality assurance
The Government of Quebec announced a $23.4M investment over four years in SCALE AI, an investment and innovation hub in the artificial intelligence sector, to help skills development in Quebec's workforceThe Government of Quebec is providing $4M to the Réserve faunique La Vérendrye to support improvements to its facilities starting in fall 2020. These projects will result in the creation of about 20 direct and indirect jobs.Dental offices in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, and Côte-Nord regions are looking for dental hygienistsThe Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations in Laval, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Hubert and Saint-Léonard are closing due to financial difficulties, a decision that affects 70 employees
The Government of Quebec announced $2.6M in funding to two Montréal-based firms, Rodeo FX and Scanline VFX, to train more than 800 employees, including 500 who will be occupying new positions, in the visual effects and animation sector
AlayaCare, a Montréal-based IT firm and developer of a platform for home healthcare providers, is receiving a $51M investment from the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Investissement Québec, and Inovia CapitalAn IGA supermarket is being built in Centre Rockland, a shopping centre in Montréal. Construction is scheduled to end in late September, but the opening date is currently unknown.Abeilles Busy Bees, a packaging and assembly company in Montréal, is currently in the process of recruiting to fill positions on its production teamThe Louis-Bisson Bridge linking Montréal and Laval will undergo modernization work over the next two years. The work is being carried out by Roxboro Excavation for nearly $18M.Strait Air, an airline based in Québec City, is suspending service to Basse-Côte-Nord, Wabush, and Anticosti Island due to a shortage of staff. Between 25 and 30 people are being laid off.The Government of Quebec is officially opening the new facilities of the Centre d'hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD) de Cartierville after investing $15M in renovationsThe Government of Quebec announced an investment of $47M in the Director of Youth Protection (DYP) network to hire 382 professionals to reduce the number of people on waiting listsThe NÉOMED Innovation Centre, a life sciences and health technology innovation hub, is expanding in Montréal following a $25M investment by several investorsThe Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys announced the Albert-Gariépy community centre in Lachine will be converted into an elementary school by 2020, an investment of $12MIndian company Paytm Labs, a provider of mobile payment methods, announced it will open a research and development centre in Montréal and plans to create about 60 jobs, primarily in software engineering, within three years
Vice Québec, a subsidiary of the alternative media company Vice Media, closed its Montréal office on June 21, leading to the layoff of about 20 employeesTerrapure Environmental, which has offices in Châteauguay and Sainte-Catherine, has purchased RSR Environnement, which has branches in Verchères, Anjou and Lac-Mégantic. The transaction will facilitate delivery of a range of integrated waste management services.The City of Montréal announced a four-year project to construct a new $150M eco-friendly complex consisting of 250 housing units in the Ville-Marie boroughThe Délimax-Montpak group, a veal and lamb producer and processor in Saint-Hyacinthe, with plants in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Laval and Terrebonne, has acquired the Viandes Forget slaughterhouse in TerrebonneCryopeak, a company specializing in the transport of liquified natural gas, is investing up to $150M to set up operations in Montréal this fall
The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $1.7B for the expansion and construction of elementary and secondary schools in Quebec. The government is expected to carry out 128 projects in 2019-2020 alone.Derichebourg Atis aéronautique, a French company specializing in aeronautic outsourcing, is opening its Canadian headquarters in Montréal and expects to create 130 specialized jobs within three yearsSITA, a European global IT company serving the air transportation industry, is looking to fill 60 data science specialist positions at its centre of excellence in MontréalThe Government of Quebec is investing more than $382M in 39 school expansion and construction projects in Montréal. The investments are part of the Plan québécois des infrastructures 2019-2029 and will begin this year.
Unity Technologies, a Danish company specializing in the creation of real-time 3D development platforms, is opening an artificial intelligence lab in Montréal, which will require 450 jobs to be createdThe Government of Quebec announced funding of $17M to help cybersecurity companies develop projects that strengthen computer security in Quebec. The project is expected to create 400 jobs in five years.The City of Montréal announced it is awarding a $23M contract to Eurovia Québec Grands Projets inc. to renovate a portion of Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue. The renovation work will begin in August and continue until the end of 2021.
The Government of Quebec announced a $70M investment in the school system to help students with physical or learning disabilities or adjustment problems by adding 850 extra teachers, professionals, and professional support resourcesThe Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal announced the conversion of 350 unstable positions into permanent positions and the opening of 50 external positions to alleviate the staff shortageSamsung announced the opening of an artificial intelligence laboratory in Montréal to develop speech recognition, machine translation, and natural language understanding. Some 20 positions will be created within five years.Groupe TVA announced the elimination of 68 positions in its Quebec network following budget cutsCaribara, a 2D animation and visual effects production studio, announced the opening of a new studio in Montréal and the creation of about 100 jobs over the next two years
The City of Montréal has announced road rehabilitation work in the RDP-PAT borough. Starting in June, 5 kilometres of road will be under repair until November, a $15M investment.The Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île and the City of Montréal have announced the establishment of an aquatic centre as well as a new pavilion in the Montréal-Nord borough. The project, valued at an estimated $12M, will be completed in 2020.
The Fusion BPO call centre will lay off 286 employees in Montréal on July 3. The company has chosen to outsource work to another country to reduce labour costs.Telecommunications company TELUS is investing nearly $53M in its mobile and wired network in Montréal in 2019 in preparation for the arrival of 5G technology in QuebecThe Government of Quebec has announced an investment of $2.7M in four Montréal companies, Stradigi AI, MissFresh, TRJ Telecom and Thinkmax, to promote skills development and training and create 866 jobs
The Government of Canada has awarded a $39M contract to Macdonald, Dettwiler and Associates of Montréal to build 10 search and rescue transponders for National Defence. This contract will create or maintain 44 jobs.The Government of Canada is investing more than $345M to modernize three key roadways in Greater Montréal. The project involves the extension of Autoroute 19, the renovation of the Pont Pie-IX bridge between Montréal and Laval, and the construction of a reserved lane.The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) will soon be opening three additional outlets in the province in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Granby and MontréalThe Commission scolaire de Montréal (SCDM) announced the creation of 275 new positions for the 2019-2020 school year. It is seeking candidates for professional, support and management positions.Bureau en gros-Staples Canada, an office supply retailer, will be holding a one-day job fair on June 1 in all 305 of its stores across Canada. The company is looking to fill 1,000 positions in its stores and distribution centres.Drakkar and Wiptec will be investing $150M to open an order distribution centre in Montréal resulting in the need to hire 1,000 people. No details were provided on the opening date or location.Real estate promoter Devimco announced construction of a 33-storey residential tower in Montréal to be known as MAA Condominiums & Penthouses. The cost of the project is estimated at $150M, with delivery planned for 2022.Velan, a company specializing in industrial fittings, is cutting 65 positions at its Montréal plant. The date of the layoffs is not known.
Matériaux Pont-Masson, a hardware store affiliated with RONA, is opening a store in Montréal, in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, creating 25 jobsNutrition Fit Plus, a Quebec company specializing in home-delivered meals, will open a plant in Dorval in the summer of 2019 and will be looking to hire nearly 200 peopleThe City of Montréal is investing $16M in the construction of a wastewater treatment plant at the Complexe environnemental de Saint-Michel. Mabarex will carry out the project, which should take two years.L'Appui, a non-profit organization for caregivers, is investing $50M over three years to provide support across the province through its 17 affiliated organizationsEmpire Company Limited, in partnership with FPI Crombie, is announcing an online grocery service with its Voilà par IGA brand. An order-processing centre is expected to open in Montréal (Pointe-Claire) in 2021, creating 1,500 jobs.Pavex, a paving company in Saint-Félicien, has been awarded a $20M contract to repair the runway at the Kuujjuaq airport. The work will begin in the summer, and some 30 workers, including 10 from Kuujjuaq, will be involved.
The VillaNova residential project, in the Lachine borough of Montréal, is underway. The investment of $75M will see the construction of three towers with 174 units and a commercial ground floor. The completion date is scheduled for the end of 2020.Real estate construction company Broccolini has announced the start of construction on the tallest residential tower in Montréal, Victoria sur le Parc. If all goes according to plan, the 58-storey building will be complete in 2023.Square Enix, a designer of immersive mobile and online games, has announced the expansion of its Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix offices, as well as the purchase of equipment and the creation of about 100 positions at its studiosThe City of Montréal has announced a major renovation project at City Hall. The three-year, nearly $43M project will be completed in two phases.The City of Montréal will invest $1.7B to maintain and improve the reliability of its metro system between 2020 and 2025The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated has announced the start of deconstruction of the old Champlain Bridge starting in summer 2019. The project is valued at $400M and will continue until 2022.Walmart Canada has announced an investment of $200M to renovate and refresh 31 stores across Canada. In Quebec, the three stores that will be renovated are located in Montréal (Décarie), Repentigny, and Saint-Jérôme.Ericsson Canada has announced the creation of an innovation hub in Montréal and the introduction of its Global Artificial Intelligence Accelerator (GAIA) for the research and development of AI and automation, creating 30 science-related positions
Telecommunications company Bell Canada has laid off 76 technicians working on its residential wireless internet service in Quebec and OntarioThe Government of Quebec has announced $9.5M in financial assistance for Montréal-based Transcontinental to convert its former printing plant into a flexible-plastic packaging plant. The company expects to create between 100 and 125 jobs.Groupe Méridien Maritime will invest $17.6M in the construction of a hybrid factory ship prototype, creating 109 jobs at its Matane, Portneuf, and Longueuil facilities. About 40 positions will be added to the Matane shipyard.
Sherweb, specializing in the storage of cloud computing data for various companies, is looking to hire 100 people in its offices in Sherbrooke and Longueuil in order to support its growthTMC Global, a Dutch company specializing in engineering and technology, is opening its North American head office in Montréal and expects to create more than 100 jobs over the next three yearsInstitut de Recherche Technologique Saint Exupéry is opening a research centre in partnership with the Consortium de recherche et d'innovation en aérospatiale au Québec and the I'Institut de valorisation des données, creating about 100 positions over five yearsPrecimold, a company specializing in molding high precision plastic parts, is receiving $600,000 in financial assistance from the Canadian government to modernize its operations and create 15 jobs in MontréalLambert Peat Moss is investing $6M in Rivière-Ouelle in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region and in Longue-Rive in Côte-Nord to expand its bagging plant and improve productivity. Some 15 jobs, including 10 in Rivière-Ouelle, will be created over the coming year.The Government of Quebec, in collaboration with a number of community partners, is creating a network of digital culture development officers. This initiative will result in the creation of some 40 officer positions across the province.The social economy company Unité de travail pour l'implantation de logement étudiant, Concordia University and the Government of Canada have announced an $18M project to construct affordable student housing in Montréal
Avenue Code, a business specializing in e-commerce consulting, has announced the opening of an office in Montréal and the creation of 50 jobs in 2019. Most of the job openings will be on the coding team.eSports Central, a provider of electronic sports services, has announced the opening of a location for matches and hosting teams in Montréal by mid-May. Some 40 people are expected to be hired.U.S. clothing manufacturer Michael Kors will open its first flagship boutique in downtown Montréal. The date of the opening and the number of jobs created have not been disclosed.Axionable, a French company specializing in applied research and artificial intelligence projects, is opening a laboratory in Montréal and intends to create 50 jobs within two yearsAlternative Coup de Pouce, a daycare personnel replacement service, is looking for some 20 people to work in the Montérégie region and the West Island in MontréalThe City of Montréal has announced a contract of more than $21M with Aménagement Côté Jardin to modernize part of Sainte-Catherine Street West. If everything goes according to plan, the work should be completed in 2020.Jeans Factory, a clothing chain based in Warwick, is closing all of its shops in Quebec, laying off approximately 100 peopleThe Office municipal d'habitation de Montréal has announced the construction of 193 social housing units in the Rosemont neighbourhood. This $112M project will serve an aging population with some loss of autonomy.
The City of Montréal has announced a $29.5M investment over three years to renovate and maintain sports fields in the city through its Programme des installations sportives extérieures (PISE)After having resorted to insolvency proceedings in 2018, Dans un Jardin, the Quebec chain of personal care product boutiques, will reopen 15 boutiques in Quebec thanks to intervention by Groupe Marie ClaireArmoires Cuisines Action, which serves residential and commercial markets, invested $8M to expand and modernize its Sainte-Sabine plant and develop showrooms in Montérégie and LavalLufthansa Technik, an aviation technical services provider based in Germany, has announced the expansion and modernization of its Montréal site and plans to create 50 jobs within three yearsThe CIUSSS de l'Estrie-CHUS is looking to fill 575 positions by summer. The open positions, which include but are not limited to service attendants, nurses, medical secretaries, and social workers, are posted on its website.
Corning, an American company specializing in the manufacturing of glass and ceramics, is opening a software innovation centre in Montréal and is looking for software engineers, development team managers, and data analystsThe Icelandic airline WOW Air has ceased operations after declaring bankruptcy. The number of jobs in the Montréal area affected by this closure remains unknown.Canadian telecommunications company Telus has announced a $95M investment to expand its wireless and fibre optic networks in eastern Quebec and the Québec City region in 2019Aimia, a company specializing in customer loyalty programs, has announced downsizing in Montréal over the course of 2019. Over 100 employees will be affected by this measure.CN Rail has announced its intention to invest $245M to modernize its network in Quebec in 2019 through its capital investment program
District Atwater, a real estate developer, has announced the construction of the Origine residential project in Montréal. Construction of the $25M project will begin this summer with an expected completion date in 2020.The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec has about 20 pharmacist positions to be filled at the Hôpital du Centre-de-la-Mauricie in Shawinigan and at the Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu d'ArthabaskaThe Montréal Port Authority (MPA) and the company Logistec announced the second phase of the expansion of the Viau Terminal, a $30M project. Work will be carried out from September 2019 to December 2020.
The Government of Canada has announced $100M in funding to small and medium businesses in the steel and aluminum sectors. The funds will be used to buy new technology to improve productivity and competitiveness.The Atwill-Morin Group, which specializes in the restoration of heritage buildings, cultural property and historic sites, is investing over $10M to renovate its head office in MontréalMetro Rouillard in Pierreville has acquired the Metro store in Saint-Marc-des-Carrières. Management plans to hire new people.iCabbi, an Irish company that develops taxi fleet management platforms, has announced the upcoming opening of a new office in Montréal. The company will hire more than 150 technicians who worked for Téo Taxi.The Government of Quebec announced an investment of $955M in road projects in the Montréal Region between 2019 and 2021
The Government of Quebec has announced plans to modernize the Pie-IX Bridge between Montréal and Laval. Costing close to $199M, the project will start in late 2019 and end in the fall of 2022.After losing a major supplier, TTEC, a telephone call centre, has announced it will lay off 212 employees in late April at its Montréal facilityDigital District, a French company specializing in special effects and post-production, is closing its Montréal studio and laying off about 60 workersMontréal's La Ronde amusement park is recruiting for the 2019 season, with about 800 various seasonal positions to fill. The deadline for online applications is April 1.TradingScreen, a US company specializing in financial asset transaction management, is opening an office in Montréal. About 15 IT developer positions will be created within the year, and about 40 more will be created in three years.The Trois-Rivières/Bécancour job fair will take place on March 27 and 28, with over 1,700 job vacancies to fill. The Trois-Rivières industrial building will serve as the venue for the first day of the fair, followed by a virtual fair the next day.The Centres intégrés de santé et de services sociaux in Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, and Côte-Nord have posted several job offers on their websites for psychologists to fill vacant positionsOutpost VFX, a special effects studio from the United Kingdom, has announced plans to open a studio in Montréal and is looking to fill about 40 positions in the next six months. The company expects to hire up to 150 people in two years.
Bombardier Aerospace is investing a total of $22M over a three-year period in two major aerospace investment and innovation projects: Aero21 and the third phase of the SA²GE projectThe Government of Quebec has announced a $41.3M investment to support Quebec aerospace sector investment and innovation projectsTourism Eastern Townships will be exhibiting at the Salon Priorité-Emploi on March 15 and 16 at the Sherbrooke Exhibition Centre to offer over 1,000 full-time and part-time jobsThe CIUSSS MCQ is looking for about 100 people to fill administrative technician, administrative officer and medical secretary positions. Interested candidates must apply online no later than March 13.Aéroports de Montréal has announced the layoff of 93 employees at the Montréal-Trudeau airport, most of them permit office agents and receptionistsThe Laurentian Bank has announced the elimination of 350 jobs in Quebec within the year after unveiling a plan to streamline certain administrative functions and support duties related to services for individualsThe City of Montréal-Est has announced redevelopment work on Broadway Avenue at an estimated cost of close to $13M. The work is expected to begin in the next few months.Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) construction will begin on March 18. Redevelopment work on Pie-IX Boulevard in Montréal will be ongoing for three years at an estimated cost of $394M.
Bonduelle, a company that specializes in processing and conserving vegetables, has four plants in Montérégie and one in Montréal and has acquired Seneca in Lebanon, PA, in the United States, where fruits and vegetables are frozenHome Depot, a retailer in the home renovation sector, is launching a recruitment campaign to fill more than 5,500 jobs across CanadaGorilla Group, a provider of e-commerce solutions, intends to hire 70 people in Montréal over the next two years. The company is looking for software and Web site developers to improve cybersecurity and project management.Payless ShoeSource, a shoe retailer, has announced the closure of all of its stores across Canada after a failed attempt at restructuring. In Quebec, approximately 25 stores will close by late March.The Government of Quebec has announced the creation of 2,500 subsidized childcare spots over the next two years throughout the provinceTM Solution and AàZ Netmédia are teaming up to set up Prospecto, which will have offices in Victoriaville, Drummondville, Montréal and Québec City. They will be hiring.The City of Montréal has signed a contract for more than $175M for the construction and operation of the Centre de traitement des matières organiques in Saint-Laurent. SUEZ Canada Waste Services will run the centre for five years.The Government of Canada has announced the deconstruction of the old Champlain Bridge by late 2019. Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated will run the project, estimated at $400M and expected to take three years.The City of Montréal has announced a $75M investment over three years to acquire and beautify parks and areas along its shorelinesThe Montréal Insectarium will close temporarily in March for major renovations. The modernization and expansion work is estimated at $36M and is expected to take two years.The Government of Quebec has announced a $450M investment over two years for forestry work on public lands
Novaquark, a French developer of video games, has announced the opening of a new studio in Montréal. The company is looking for approximately 50 professionals for its digital entertainment platform projects.Canada Goose, a manufacturer of outerwear, has announced the opening of a plant in Montréal and the creation of 650 jobs by the end of 2020. The company will hire approximately 100 people by late March 2019 to get its operations underway.Décathlon, a French sports equipment retailer, will open a distribution centre in Montréal, which means that approximately 30 jobs will be created over the next yearHabitations Apéro, an affordable housing project in Montréal, will be completed this fall. This project of close to $42M financed by the Government of Canada, and located in the borough of LaSalle, will have 200 units.Cadillac Fairview, owner of the Fairview shopping centre in Pointe-Claire, has announced a $30M renovation to the mall. The next phase, in 10 years, will be an estimated $60M residential and commercial development project.The Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec has launched an advertising campaign and a new platform for job offers to address recruitment issues in health care
The Goverment of Quebec has announced a funding of $70M to $90M over the next two years used for detecting developmental delays among children. The hiring of 800 health professionals and administrative staff is planned.Claridge, a property developer, has announced the construction of the Enticy residential tower in Montréal. The 24-storey building will house 185 condominium units. Work will begin in spring 2019 and completed in 2021.
Alimplus, a Quebec food product distributor, has acquired AOF service alimentaire based in Drummondville, which operates in the same field as its buyerThe Montréal firm Taxelco, which specializes in taxi services, is closing Téo Taxi, its electric car division. This restructuring affects 450 drivers.The Institut québécois de l'intelligence artificielle (MILA) is opening its new headquarters in Montréal. Some 20 businesses along with the academic and industrial sectors will be working to commercialize products resulting from basic research.Keolis, a private Montréal company providing public transportation for travellers, is looking to fill 50 driver positions within its urban, interurban, school and airport transportation network.Hôpital Verdun in Montréal will be expanding at a cost of $232M as of 2020-2021 with construction work occurring over three years. The addition of a new building will add 141 individual rooms.Obsession, a night club in Montréal North, is seeking 30 employees in time for its opening scheduled on March 2, 2019Giant Tiger, a family discount store, is opening a new location in Montréal North.
The City of Montréal has announced the redevelopment of Phillips square, a project with an estimated price tag of $50M. Work is expected to begin in 2020 and end in 2021.The Government of Canada and its partners have announced over $16M in funding to build 78 affordable housing units in MontrealCollège André-Grasset has announced plans to modernize and expand its Montreal sports complex at a cost of over $10Mdistrict m, a Montreal-based company specializing in digital advertising, has received a $12M investment from Investissement Québec and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. These funds will be used to hire a technical team for product development.
Bijoux Caroline Néron, a Quebec chain of jewellery stores, is filing for bankruptcy protection and closing 9 of its 14 stores. In all, 64 workers are affected, including positions at the Montréal head office.Velan, an industrial valve manufacturer, has announced a restructuring of the company and the closure of a plant in Montréal in late 2020. Some 130 workers will be affected.TrackTik, a Montréal developer of security personnel management software, has announced that it has received $45M in funding to develop new products and create 120 jobs over the next yearLowe's, the hardware retailer and owner of RONA and Réno-Dépôt, is currently seeking to fill 1,950 seasonal positions in Quebec. Applicants are being sought in a number of departments for spring 2019.The Chénier Arena, in the borough of Anjou, has announced a major renovation project worth nearly $11M. Construction will take place in 2019, and the arena will reopen in early 2020.
Allô! Mon coco, a restaurant chain specializing in breakfast and brunch, is expanding and will open a new franchise in Montréal in the Pointe-aux-Trembles borough in early March
The Commission scolaire de Montréal has announced the expansion of the Saint-Albert-le-Grand primary school in the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie borough for spring 2019, a $13M investment
Engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has announced the elimination of 100 positions across its Canadian network as a result of project completionsDigital Domain, a special effects company, has announced the upcoming opening of a new studio in Montréal in March 2019. The company has not disclosed the number of positions created.A partnership on artificial intelligence between IBM and the Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO) will require the hiring of about 100 new workers in Montréal starting in 2019
Bureau en gros, an office supplies retailer, announced the opening of a subsidiary based on a new concept focused on learning technologies, in the Kirkland borough of Montréal
Labour Market Bulletins
Sectoral Profiles provide an overview of recent labour market developments and outlooks for some of the key industries in various regions of the country.
- Accommodation and Food Services | (PDF, 273 KB)
- Agriculture: farm crops, livestock and aquaculture | (PDF, 250 KB)
- Chemical Manufacturing | (PDF, 261 KB)
- Clothing Manufacturing, Leather and Allied Products | (PDF, 250 KB)
- Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing | (PDF, 255 KB)
- Construction | (PDF, 264 KB)
- Education Services | (PDF, 255 KB)
- Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Component Manufacturing | (PDF, 259 KB)
- Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing | (PDF, 261 KB)
- Finance and Insurance, Real Estate and Rental and Leasing | (PDF, 266 KB)
- Food, Beverage and Tobacco Products Manufacturing | (PDF, 276 KB)
- Forestry and Logging | (PDF, 256 KB)
- Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing | (PDF, 260 KB)
- Health Care and Social Assistance | (PDF, 260 KB)
- Information, Cultural, Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Industry | (PDF, 260 KB)
- Mining, Quarry Operations and Oil and Gas Extraction | (PDF, 260 KB)
- Machinery Manufacturing | (PDF, 259 KB)
- Management of Companies and Enterprises Administrative and Support Services, Waste Management and Remediation Services | (PDF, 261 KB)
- Mining, Quarry Operations and Oil and Gas Extraction | (PDF, 260 KB)
- Non-Metallic Mineral Product Manufacturing | (PDF, 252 KB)
- Paper Manufacturing | (PDF, 276 KB)
- Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing | (PDF, 263 KB)
- Primary Metal Manufacturing | (PDF, 269 KB)
- Printing and Related Support Activities | (PDF, 272 KB)
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services | (PDF, 269 KB)
- Public Administrations | (PDF, 254 KB)
- Retail Trade | (PDF, 267 KB)
- Textile Mills, Textile Product Mills | (PDF, 257 KB)
- Transportation and Warehousing | (PDF, 275 KB)
- Transportation Equipment Manufacturing | (PDF, 278 KB)
- Utilities | (PDF, 257 KB)
- Wholesale Trade | (PDF, 257 KB)
- Wood Product Manufacturing | (PDF, 262 KB)