Review of Hirings and Lay-Offs – April 2017

A review of businesses that hired and laid off employees during April 2017



Technoparc Montréal, the country’s largest technology park, plans to welcome more businesses in the coming years and reach 10,000 employees by 2021, an increase of over 40% for this engineering and life sciences research centre.


Good growth is happening for Ranger Design, a company in manufacturing and upfitting of light truck interiors. The company has just moved to a new head office in Baie-d’Urfé and plans to hire more than 50 employees shortly.


The facilities of the Quebec manufacturer of low-GHG-emission buses, Nova Bus, will be hiring 200 new employees to meet the demand of a new order book which has been increasing each year. 


Couche-Tard convenience stores are continuing to grow in Laval, with expansion activities, including enlarging facilities, requiring creation of 200 new jobs.


The video game world is still abuzz in Montreal – studio Motive, owned by Electronic Arts, plans to create 500 new jobs in the city over the next 10 years.



In Canada, American retail giant Walmart is making structural changes in its 410 stores: 400 people will no longer be “associates”


Loss of a major contract for G-Spek, in Magog, is forcing the company in inspection and outsourcing services for the manufacturing sector to let go about 130 employees by the middle of the summer.


Bad news for about thirty people working at Recyclo-Environnement, including the founders, who have to undergo cuts aimed at straightening out the organization of Sorel’s corporate economy.


Printed newspapers are in worse shape than ever with the announcement of putting up for sale of 93 journals belonging to TC Transcontinental. It is expected that dozens of jobs will be lost.


Great-West insurance company announced at the end of April that within the next two years it will cut nearly 1,500 employees in order to reduce costs and boost its activities.


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