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Montréal Region (QC)

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  • Start date: 2019-10-28, End date: 2019-11-01
    Week of Oct 28 - Nov 01, 2019

    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 jobs
    Work to convert Les Jardins Dorval shopping centre into a six-tower condominium complex, a project valued at $350M, will begin in early 2020
  • Start date: 2019-10-21, End date: 2019-10-25
    Week of Oct 21 - Oct 25, 2019

    The City of Montréal is investing more than $557M to replace water pipes in the city that contain lead
    Time Out Market, a gourmet food court with 16 food outlets, will open in the Montreal Eaton Centre on November 14, 2019
    Le Central, a food hall gathering 25 restaurant kiosks, opened in downtown Montréal on October 17
    The 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 Ontario
    Benny&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.
  • Start date: 2019-10-14, End date: 2019-10-18
    Week of Oct 14 - Oct 18, 2019

    The furniture store IKEA issued layoff notices to 23 employees working at its Montréal facility on September 4
    HEC Montréal began construction of its new building in downtown Montréal, a project worth more than $235M, which should be completed in the spring of 2022
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-10-07, End date: 2019-10-11
    Week of Oct 07 - Oct 11, 2019

    The City of Montréal is investing $25M to support various projects aimed at improving safety around schools in the city
    The 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 sector
    Bijoux 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.
  • Start date: 2019-09-30, End date: 2019-10-04
    Week of Sep 30 - Oct 04, 2019

    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.
  • Start date: 2019-09-23, End date: 2019-09-27
    Week of Sep 23 - Sep 27, 2019

    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 jobs
    The Time Out Market food hall will open at the Montréal Eaton Centre in the fall of 2019 and will feature several gourmet restaurants
    The Government of Quebec is investing more than $620M in renovating schools in the Montréal area
    Construction of the Maestria project, a mixed-use residential project valued at over $700M, began on September 26 in downtown Montréal
    Université 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.
  • Start date: 2019-09-16, End date: 2019-09-20
    Week of Sep 16 - Sep 20, 2019

    Allied Properties REIT is investing $80M to transform a downtown Montréal tower into a creative hub. Work is expected to begin by mid-2020.
  • Start date: 2019-09-09, End date: 2019-09-13
    Week of Sep 09 - Sep 13, 2019

    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 Montréal
    Eidos 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 positions
    Groupe 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.
  • Start date: 2019-09-02, End date: 2019-09-06
    Week of Sep 02 - Sep 06, 2019

    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
  • Start date: 2019-08-26, End date: 2019-08-30
    Week of Aug 26 - Aug 30, 2019

    Greater Montréal school boards are looking for teachers to fill positions at their institutions
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-08-19, End date: 2019-08-23
    Week of Aug 19 - Aug 23, 2019

    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 services
    The 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 $13M
    The Government of Quebec announced additional funding of near $41M for the twelve college establishments in the Montréal region for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Start date: 2019-08-12, End date: 2019-08-16
    Week of Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2019

    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 project
    The 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
  • Start date: 2019-08-05, End date: 2019-08-09
    Week of Aug 05 - Aug 09, 2019

    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 jobs
    District 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 immigrants
    Construction 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
  • Start date: 2019-07-29, End date: 2019-08-02
    Week of Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2019

    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 people
    Ducati 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.
  • Start date: 2019-07-22, End date: 2019-07-26
    Week of Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019

    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
  • Start date: 2019-07-15, End date: 2019-07-19
    Week of Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2019

    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 workforce
    The 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 hygienists
    The 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
  • Start date: 2019-07-08, End date: 2019-07-12
    Week of Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2019

    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
  • Start date: 2019-07-01, End date: 2019-07-05
    Week of Jul 01 - Jul 05, 2019

    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 Capital
    An 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 team
    The 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 renovations
    The 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 lists
    The NÉOMED Innovation Centre, a life sciences and health technology innovation hub, is expanding in Montréal following a $25M investment by several investors
    The Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys announced the Albert-Gariépy community centre in Lachine will be converted into an elementary school by 2020, an investment of $12M
    Indian 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
  • Start date: 2019-06-24, End date: 2019-06-28
    Week of Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2019

    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 employees
    Terrapure 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 borough
    The 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 Terrebonne
    Cryopeak, a company specializing in the transport of liquified natural gas, is investing up to $150M to set up operations in Montréal this fall
  • Start date: 2019-06-17, End date: 2019-06-21
    Week of Jun 17 - Jun 21, 2019

    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 years
    SITA, 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 Montréal
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-06-10, End date: 2019-06-14
    Week of Jun 10 - Jun 14, 2019

    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 created
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-06-03, End date: 2019-06-07
    Week of Jun 03 - Jun 07, 2019

    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 resources
    The 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 shortage
    Samsung 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 cuts
    Caribara, 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
  • Start date: 2019-05-27, End date: 2019-05-31
    Week of May 27 - May 31, 2019

    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.
  • Start date: 2019-05-20, End date: 2019-05-24
    Week of May 20 - May 24, 2019

    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 Quebec
    The 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
  • Start date: 2019-05-13, End date: 2019-05-17
    Week of May 13 - May 17, 2019

    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 Montréal
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-05-06, End date: 2019-05-10
    Week of May 06 - May 10, 2019

    Matériaux Pont-Masson, a hardware store affiliated with RONA, is opening a store in Montréal, in the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, creating 25 jobs
    Nutrition 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 people
    The 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 organizations
    Empire 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.
  • Start date: 2019-04-29, End date: 2019-05-03
    Week of Apr 29 - May 03, 2019

    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 studios
    The 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 2025
    The 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
  • Start date: 2019-04-22, End date: 2019-04-26
    Week of Apr 22 - Apr 26, 2019

    Telecommunications company Bell Canada has laid off 76 technicians working on its residential wireless internet service in Quebec and Ontario
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-04-15, End date: 2019-04-19
    Week of Apr 15 - Apr 19, 2019

    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 growth
    TMC 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 years
    Institut 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 years
    Precimold, 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 Montréal
    Lambert 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
  • Start date: 2019-04-08, End date: 2019-04-12
    Week of Apr 08 - Apr 12, 2019

    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 years
    Alternative 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 Montréal
    The 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 people
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-04-01, End date: 2019-04-05
    Week of Apr 01 - Apr 05, 2019

    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 Claire
    Armoires Cuisines Action, which serves residential and commercial markets, invested $8M to expand and modernize its Sainte-Sabine plant and develop showrooms in Montérégie and Laval
    Lufthansa 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 years
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-03-25, End date: 2019-03-29
    Week of Mar 25 - Mar 29, 2019

    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 analysts
    The 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 2019
    Aimia, 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
  • Start date: 2019-03-18, End date: 2019-03-22
    Week of Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2019

    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'Arthabaska
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-03-11, End date: 2019-03-15
    Week of Mar 11 - Mar 15, 2019

    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 Montréal
    Metro 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
  • Start date: 2019-03-04, End date: 2019-03-08
    Week of Mar 04 - Mar 08, 2019

    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 facility
    Digital District, a French company specializing in special effects and post-production, is closing its Montréal studio and laying off about 60 workers
    Montréal'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 positions
    Outpost 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.
  • Start date: 2019-02-25, End date: 2019-03-01
    Week of Feb 25 - Mar 01, 2019

    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 project
    The Government of Quebec has announced a $41.3M investment to support Quebec aerospace sector investment and innovation projects
    Tourism 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 jobs
    The 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 receptionists
    The 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 individuals
    The 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.
  • Start date: 2019-02-18, End date: 2019-02-22
    Week of Feb 18 - Feb 22, 2019

    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 frozen
    Home Depot, a retailer in the home renovation sector, is launching a recruitment campaign to fill more than 5,500 jobs across Canada
    Gorilla 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 province
    TM 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 shorelines
    The 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
  • Start date: 2019-02-11, End date: 2019-02-15
    Week of Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2019

    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 year
    Habitations 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
  • Start date: 2019-02-04, End date: 2019-02-08
    Week of Feb 04 - Feb 08, 2019

    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.
  • Start date: 2019-01-28, End date: 2019-02-01
    Week of Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2019

    Alimplus, a Quebec food product distributor, has acquired AOF service alimentaire based in Drummondville, which operates in the same field as its buyer
    The 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, 2019
    Giant Tiger, a family discount store, is opening a new location in Montréal North.
  • Start date: 2019-01-21, End date: 2019-01-25
    Week of Jan 21 - Jan 25, 2019

    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 Montreal
    Collège André-Grasset has announced plans to modernize and expand its Montreal sports complex at a cost of over $10M
    district 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.
  • Start date: 2019-01-14, End date: 2019-01-18
    Week of Jan 14 - Jan 18, 2019

    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 year
    Lowe'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.
  • Start date: 2019-01-07, End date: 2019-01-11
    Week of Jan 07 - Jan 11, 2019

    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
  • Start date: 2018-12-31, End date: 2019-01-04
    Week of Dec 31 - Jan 04, 2018

    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
  • Start date: 2018-12-17, End date: 2018-12-21
    Week of Dec 17 - Dec 21, 2018

    Engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has announced the elimination of 100 positions across its Canadian network as a result of project completions
    Digital 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
  • Start date: 2018-12-10, End date: 2018-12-14
    Week of Dec 10 - Dec 14, 2018

    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

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