Review of Hirings and Lay-Offs – July 2017

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


About 530 jobs are expected to be created within the next 5 years at the Fabritec company in Bromont. The kitchen cabinet manufacturer has received a contribution from the governments of Quebec and Canada of $18 million, which will let it continue its international growth.

The Bloom Lake mine near Fermont has relaunched with a $180 million loan pledge from Sprott Resource Lending, a resource-based investment firm, by the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. Thirty positions were created in July and some 60 others are expected to be created during August.

Following suspension in the spring for inability to maintain an adequate quality management program, the Crustaceans des Monts shrimp processing plant in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts has just recovered its Certificate of Approval and is currently in a phase of active recruitment. It hires about 50 seasonal workers each summer.

The aerospace industry in Quebec has come out as a winner at the Paris International Air and Space Show, which has allowed CAE to sign agreements with airlines in India and Africa, expanding its fleet of 330 employees in Quebec and 700 around the world over the next few years.

The wind generator has the wind in its sails! The blade manufacturer LM Wind Power, located in Gaspésie, has just created 300 jobs. The company has invested $12 M in its business which extends beyond our borders.


The Garneau brand, which specializes in the design and marketing of bicycles, clothing, helmets and cycling shoes, is scheduled to let go 13 people from its Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures plant in mid-August. The company wants to reinvest in staff in the IT sector and in web marketing. 

An internal reorganization at Microsoft has led to the elimination of thousands of jobs around the world. The computer giant did not specify the number, but CNBC has the figure of 3,000 jobs, mainly for offices outside the United States. 

Dismissing and rehiring six months later is what Sobeys management plans to do with IGA Deschênes employees in Quebec City during supermarket renovations. In September the store plans to close its doors, putting 77 people out of work.  

Declining revenues at Camnec, a welding and machining plant, has forced the Chicoutimi company to dismiss about 20 people. The welders and mechanics involved will have support from the group to help them relocate to nearby plants.

The Saint-Pascal sorting centre has to close due to the dilapidation of its buildings, since the costs of renovation are too high. Fifteen of the 16 employees have already been dismissed.

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