Jobs and career options during the coronavirus pandemic

Find available jobs, tools and government resources to help you navigate the world of work during the pandemic.

Work during COVID-19

Your number one job right now is to make sure you and your family are safe. However, if you are available to work, there are many ways to contribute to Canada's response to COVID-19.

Consider a job in the agri-food sector

Workers across the food supply chain are ramping up their efforts to provide fresh, healthy foods to all Canadians. Now is the time to consider supporting our farmers, food manufacturers, distributors and retailers. There are many job opportunities available.

Consider a job in essential services

The labour market is not closed – it's adjusting to the realities of COVID-19. Employers are still looking for workers, with many in key sectors that are continuing to provide services to Canadians.

Consider working from home

While the economy is recovering as shops and businesses open back up, telework remains a favourable option. Employers are encouraged to support flexible workplace policies that foster social distancing and remote work.

Consider working in a different field

The labour market is shifting temporarily. You can too. Whether from home or in Canada's top priority sectors, you can put your skills to use so that essential services continue to be delivered to people living in your community and across the country.

Consider volunteering

If you are able to help others in your community, consider volunteering with a local organization. It can be a great way to connect with others, be part of something bigger, and keep up your skills.

This summer, eligible students and recent graduates who volunteer with a charity or not-for-profit organization can receive the new Canada Student Service Grant. Learn more.

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Labour market news

These are recent news stories about job creation and economic revival in different parts of the country.

  • Quebec

    All of Quebec

    Lowe's has more than 400 job openings in Quebec at its Rona and Réno-Dépôt hardware stores. Learn more (French only)

    Casacades Inopak, a packaging manufacturer in Drummondville, and Vegpro, a lettuce producer in Sherrington, are looking for more than 130 employees to fill newly created positions as part of a joint project. Learn more (French only)


    JDHM nettoyage, a company working in post-disaster cleaning and construction, will open an office in Trois-Rivières. JDHM is looking for painters, carpenters and after-disaster technicians. Learn more (French only)


    Attraction, a clothing manufacturer located in Lac-Drolet, is looking for approximately 70 sewing machine operators to support its production of protective clothing. On-site training is offered. Learn more (French only)


    The SQDC announces the construction of a branch in Rouyn-Noranda. The opening is scheduled for winter 2021 and will create between 15 and 20 jobs. Learn more (French only)


    Mayrand Alimentation, a company specializing in foodservice products, will create 70 jobs by opening a store at Mail Champlain in Brossard. Learn more (French only)

  • Ontario


    Sleep Country Canada will open two new stores in Windsor hiring 14 employees. Learn more


    The City of Cornwall is hiring summer students for swimming pool positions. Learn more

    Northwest Ontario

    Joint federal and provincial funding valued at over $5M was announced for the rehabilitation of the Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport and improvements to two roads in Sheshegwaning First Nation. Learn more


    The Government of Ontario announced over $1.3M in funding to help Mississauga and Brampton cover the increased costs of cleaning their transit systems. Learn more


    The Government of Ontario announced an additional $150M in funding to the Social Services Relief Fund, to aid municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners in improving homeless shelters and long-term housing. Learn more


    Bingemans Inc. is launching a new drive-in amphitheatre in Kitchener on July 8, hosting movies, concerts and comedy shows. Learn more

  • Atlantic

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    After a break due to the COVID-19 crisis, development activity at the Valentine Gold Project near Millertown has resumed in full swing. Though still in the early stages, the potential open-pit mine could bring hundreds of jobs to the area. Learn more

    BeeHighVE, the only cannabis grower in N.L. to be licensed to sell, has shipped its first round of products to C-Stores in N.L.. This sale will also allow the company to bring back employees who had been laid off due to the pandemic. Learn more

    Prince Edward Island

    Town City, a new skateboard shop in Charlottetown, opened its doors to customers this month. The shop is located at 155 Queen Street and sell skateboards, clothing and footwear. Learn more

    Nova Scotia

    The provincial government has awarded a $29M tender for the construction of one of the new Halifax Infirmary parkades to Lindsay Construction. The new garage will include 500 spaces, and work is expected to begin in August. Learn more

  • Western Canada and Territories


    Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw reopened to the public Thursday, July 9, with public health precautions in place and reduced hours. The casinos were closed on March 16. Learn more

    The Government of Saskatchewan is pledging $4B in funding to go towards a new irrigation infrastructure project at Lake Diefenbaker. The project is expected to take 10 years to complete and will create more than 2,500 construction jobs per year. Learn more


    The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority will resume some non-essential services for clients beginning in early July. Learn more

    British Columbia

    Work is underway to build a new bridge across Bittner Creek at Foreman Road near Prince George. The $1.3M project will provide a safer crossing for commuters and better conditions for fish habitat once complete. Learn more

    The Province of B.C is providing over $160M for facilities to hire up to three full-time equivalent staff in each of the 680 long-term care homes and seniors' assisted living residences across B.C. Up to 2,040 staff could be hired through this initiative. Learn more


    The RCMP announced it will add 76 additional Mounties to Alberta this year, many of whom will serve as front-line police in rural detachments outside major municipalities. There will also be 57 new civilian support positions. Learn more

Government resources

All levels of Government are working to provide the resources, information and supports needed to get us through this difficult time. Find official federal, provincial, territorial and municipal COVID-19 resource pages.

If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) may provide you with temporary income support.

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