A review of hirings and layoffs – May 2018

Here is a review of the companies that have announced hirings and layoffs during May 2018.


Quebec is preparing the next legalization of cannabis: the future Quebec Cannabis Society (SQDC) is looking for nearly 300 new employees to be spread across the 20 branches that will open this fall.

In Vancouver, TransLink, the transportation authority, is launching a major recruitment campaign: 525 new drivers are expected to join the company. Last year, she hired 470 drivers.

By installing its first aircraft interior manufacturing plant in Laval, F/List GMBH will create 100 jobs within two years. The Austrian company is in business with Bombardier and other partners in the region.

With 111% growth in annual orders in 2017, Shopify is booming in the province. To support its business, the company specializing in online sales will hire 120 people in its offices in Montreal.

Quebec is providing $ 7.5 million over five years to the Abitibi-Témiscamingue CEGEP, the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and the Industrial Waste Technology Center to create a pole of excellence in strategic metals. A dozen professors and researchers should be hired.



By April 2019, the Aldo Group will close its Montreal distribution center, thereby abolishing139 jobs. This decision was made because of the competition of the online business, the retailer of footwear and fashion accessories preferring to outsource the distribution to subcontractors specialized in online sales.

The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent cuts staff to ensure its financial equilibrium. By eliminating five full-time positions, the MRC plans to save $ 400,000 annually.

At Téo Taxi, about thirty drivers have been thrown out. The reasons cited by the management are that they allegedly committed fraud against the company by stealing hours and engaging in misconduct.

Trans Mountain Pipeline Worker Reduction: Kinder Morgan has laid off 18 workers due to the shutdown of expansion work. The latter, according to their union, should resume a professional activity quickly to work on other projects of the company.

In Saskatchewan, the agricultural giant Nutrien laid off 1300 workers at the Vanscoy and Allan production sites. It plans to resume its staff when the railroads of the two sites, slower now, will resume.

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