Review of Hirings and Layoffs – March 2018

Here is a review of businesses that have announced hirings and layoffs during March 2018.


1. Parc Safari organizes two hiring sessions to fill vacancies during the summer season. Between 100 and 130 positions should be created as a result of these events.

2. Ubisoft, the growing video game giant, wants to hire some 20 new employees for its Quebec City offices. The offices of Capitale-Nationale currently have more than 500 employees, and the company plans to add 200 more in the coming years.

3. Another massive hiring, Air Canada will create 227 new jobs over the next five years at its business service center in Saint John, New Brunswick. This project was made possible by the company’s eligibility for Opportunities NB’s investment program.

4. Four companies in Drummondville and two in Victoriaville received a financial boost from the Canadian government. Thanks to a repayable program contribution, Laser Datoph Inc., Aéronergie, AMP Drummond Inc., Khrome Produit Transport, Pompco and ECC Solutions Inc., will create 21 jobs and will be able to continue their growth.

5. In Trois-Rivières, Captel, Aspasie and Hardy Filtration will also receive a repayable program contribution from the Government of Canada. This financial assistance will enable these three companies to increase their production capacity, expand their market to other territories and hire some 20 additional people.


1. In Saskatoon, West Wind Aviation has laid off 10 of its pilots. This decision comes as a result of the suspension of the operating certificate following the crash of an aircraft three months ago.

2. Another disappointment in the aviation sector, but this time around the world. The aircraft manufacturer Airbus has announced that it expects the dismissal of approximately 3700 employees in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Spain. The decline in production would be the cause of this sad decision.

3. On the Toronto side, the Toronto Transit Commission (CTT) had to separate from 223 employees suspected of fraud against the company’s benefits plan.

4. The toy giant Toys R ‘Us is at its worst, as the retailer has decided to close its 735 stores in the United States. In Canada, the 82 stores are expected to continue their activity as the company is currently seeking a buyer.

5. The Police Service of the City of Montreal (SPVM) plans to terminate the contracts of eight people holding assistant director positions and four assistant directors. The interim director, Martin Prud’homme, wishes to increase the efficiency of its service, but also to save money.

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