A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – July 2023

Quebec and Canadian companies have recently made layoffs while others have announced the creation of new positions.


PortsToronto, the company that owns Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto, will soon be home to a US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) facility. This pre-clearance system could lead to the creation of 32,400 new jobs, according to the terminal operator, Nieuport Aviation.

To meet a significant increase in demand for ambulances, the City of Ottawa is targeting the rapid hiring of 14 new paramedics among the 23 positions recommended by City Council for the year 2024.

A federal investment of $1.4M in Canada’s first remotely piloted aviation training center for powerful drones, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), will create 45 new positions.

Funding of more than $2 million allocated to Novarc Technologies should enable the creation of 53 new jobs within this North Vancouver company specializing in technological innovations.

Following the opening of a biochar plant by 2024 in Port-Cartier, 75 jobs will be created on the Côte-Nord, including about thirty within the plant


In order to increase its productivity and manage its costs, Desjardins Group laid off 176 people among its personal services and Groupe Technologies Desjardins personnel.

In an effort to adapt to new market realities, Rona announced a restructuring, a move that will result in the loss of 500 jobs.

Faced with significant revenue losses and major changes in its industry, Bell Canada closed 6 radio stations and cut 1,300 positions, including 20% ​​among the company’s senior management.

Sodexo, a French company in the restaurant and concierge sector, recently announced the layoff of 98 employees after the loss of a major contract in Montreal.

Following the announcement of the closure of its Lac-Mégantic plant, the manufacturing company Masonite cut 180 jobs. This is the third Masonite factory in Quebec to cease operations in five years.

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