An overview of hirings and dismissals in Canada – January 2023

Some companies here and elsewhere have recently laid off a large number of their staff members, while others have announced the opening of new positions. Overview.


Canada has entered into an agreement with the United States government and Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney for the acquisition of F-35 fighters for the Royal Canadian Air Force. This partnership will lead to the creation of nearly 3,300 jobs per year for Canadian industry.

T&T Supermarket has opened its first branch on Quebec soil in the borough of Saint-Laurent, in Montreal. The arrival of the Asian supermarket chain in the province will create more than 300 jobs.

Following the conclusion of a major round of financing, GoodLeaf Farms will expand its indoor vertical greenhouses in Eastern and Western Canada, a growth that will result in the opening of 140 positions (70 in each market).

Computer services company IBM has announced that the opening of its new Customer Innovation Center in Fredericton, New Brunswick, could generate up to 250 new job vacancies.

The Canadian government has invested $47 million in the MEDTEQ+ envisAGE network, funding that supports the development of innovative medical technologies for the benefit of seniors. This investment will make it possible to approach its objective of creating 500 new jobs.


The wave of layoffs continues at Amazon, which announced in January 2023 the elimination of more than 18,000 positions, a record number of layoffs for the American e-commerce giant.

Due to a major drop in the value of bitcoin in 2022, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase will cut 20% of its workforce, or 950 out of 4,700 positions, by the second quarter of 2023.

The daily Le Journal de Québec, owned by Quebecor Media, will no longer be printed in Québec and will henceforth use the same Mirabel presses that are used to print the Journal de Montréal. The closure of the Journal de Québec printing plant will cause the loss of 21 jobs in the field of presses and shipping.

In the wake of the numerous layoffs announced by companies in the virtual technology industry, the American software manufacturer Salesforce announces the loss of 10% of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan.

The American bank Goldman Sachs will announce in January 2023 the dismissal of 3,200 employees, or nearly 8% of the 49,100 people who work there.


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