A review of hirings and dismissals in Canada – April 2023

Companies have recently laid off many employees while others have announced the hiring of staff.

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The two titans of telecommunications in Canada, Rogers and Shaw, have just announced their merger, valued at $26 billion. Innovation, Science and Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has demanded that Rogers create 3,000 jobs in Western Canada and maintain them for a minimum of 10 years.

The Quebec platform, renoquotes.com, which allows you to find contractors active in the residential and commercial renovation sector, has been recruiting for a few weeks. She is currently looking to fill 250 positions to expand her team.

Magna International, an auto parts manufacturer in Ontario, is injecting more than $6 million into the modernization of its Windsor plant, which is generating 110 jobs. The company will also open a battery box plant in Brampton, where 560 people will be hired. It says it will also create 1,000 new jobs at its other facilities in the province.

Staples Canada, a major office supply chain, is looking to fill more than 800 new sales positions through a new partnership with Bell. Part-time and full-time jobs are available in Quebec, Ontario and everywhere else in Canada.

The tire giant Michelin plans to invest $300 million in its plants located in Nova Scotia, with the help of the federal and provincial governments. The investment is expected to create approximately 70 jobs at the Bridgewater plant.


Struggling with financial problems, Groupe Huot, which manages several construction sites in Quebec, will lay off about thirty people. This would affect, among others, employees of the Millenum condo construction company and Atelier H, responsible for the design of real estate projects.

The American giant Amazon will cut 9,000 jobs in the coming weeks. It’s the second-largest round of layoffs in the company’s history, following the 18,000 announced in January.

About thirty employees of Aliments Jardi, in Sherbrooke, will lose their jobs at the beginning of next May. The company supplies more than 800 products to the main food chains in Quebec.

The publication of the paper editions of the six newspapers of the Coops de l’information (CN2i), including Le Soleil, in Quebec, will be abandoned at the end of the year, leading to the loss of about a hundred jobs, which is equivalent to about a third of the workforce. A program of voluntary departures is planned in order to limit layoffs.

Symend, one of Calgary’s leading technology companies, is cutting its workforce by 25%, causing the layoff of 50 employees. In addition, 12 other positions will not be filled.

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