A summary of businesses that hired or laid off employees during June 2017.

A summary of businesses that hired or laid off employees during June 2017.



The leading Canada Goose plant in Quebec is continuing its expansion and plans to hire more than 200 workers by next year. The manufacturer of coats now has 125 employees in its 95,000 ft2 establishment in Boisbriand and wants to accommodate up to 300 people by the end of 2018.


To support the growth of its business, Stingray, the supplier of multiplatform music services, plans to hire 400 people over the next five years. To accommodate them, the company, whose annual sales now exceeds 100 million dollars, has had to rearrange its offices and add 30,000 feet2.


Couche-Tard, the leading convenience retailer in Canada, has decided to expand its Laval headquarters with an investment of 8 million dollars. The aim is to create 200 new jobs.


The Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard have just invested 27 million dollars in the Institut Maurice-Lamontagne in Mont-Joli. Inaugurated in 1987, the Institute is a marine science research centre. With this investment, 25 positions will be created for researchers, biologists and technicians. The money will also be used to improve infrastructure.


Bell Canada has just announced it is hiring about 700 students for summer jobs. These young people will have the opportunity to take their first steps in the world of finance, IT, marketing, media, sales, etc.




On the brink of bankruptcy, Sears Canada has announced that 59 stores are closing, leading to the dismissal of 2,900 people. The retail chain has recently begun a process of restructuring after being placed under temporary protection by the Ontario Superior Court. Sears has 30 days to try to recover.


The Royal Bank will eliminate nearly 450 jobs in the Toronto area. This restructuring is part of the bank’s wish to invest in more promising sectors such as new technologies.


The reduction in government grants and the costs of system maintenance is forcing the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec to reduce its workforce. Forty positions have been abolished. 


The Hudson’s Bay Company has just announced the elimination of more than 2,000 positions in the United States and Canada. The retailer, which posted a net loss of $221 million in the first quarter, wants these changes to develop its presence online and in Europe.  


Downsizing continues at Bombardier, which wants to let go 2,200 people in its German plants, according to Reuters. The company refused to comment on the subject, but these reductions would be part of its 2016 plan to cut 7,500 jobs worldwide.

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