Here are some companies that made headlines in Canada in November 2023, for announcing notable hirings or dismissals.
Renewable energies open the way to new jobs in the Shawinigan region. The company TES Canada, thanks to an investment of 4 billion CAD, will build the first green hydrogen plant project in the country. This project could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 800,000 tonnes per year.
The construction of the facilities will require the hiring of 1,000 workers, and the operation of 200 more workers.
Amazon is building its first wind farm in Canada, which is expected to create 300 jobs. The power plant will be built in southern Alberta, and should supply energy to the company’s activities in the province (order processing center, delivery stations, and AWS data center).
NextStar Energy (owned by Stellantis and LG) has just announced that it will need to create 1,600 jobs to operate the factory that will soon be built in Windor, ON. However, a controversy shook the company, since the construction of the installations would be done by 900 workers recruited abroad, who will be responsible for assembling, installing and testing the specialized equipment.
547 layoffs at TVA. Faced with the rise in popularity of competing digital platforms, the TVA group, which is experiencing significant financial difficulties, is forced to reduce its workforce. The group has just announced 547 layoffs, as well as the reorganization of the television production activities of its subsidiary Quebecor. Internal production, regional station operations, and other sectors are affected.
Canadian Tire will lay off 3% of its workforce. Consumers reduced their purchases during the last quarter, which greatly impacted Canadian Tire stores Faced with this new situation, stores will not seek to fill vacant positions and will cut 3% of their workforce.
CGI laid off 19 employees associated with its Quebec offices at the end of October. The company has not yet released its financial results and has not given a reason for the layoffs.
The Donkin mine in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia has finally ceased operations, thereby terminating the contracts of all employees. Activities were suspended in July, when incidents on the site threatened safety.
One month before the Christmas holidays, Lion Electric is reducing its workforce by 10% and cutting 150 positions. The company, which manufactures school buses and electric commercial vehicles, wishes to reduce its costs to better achieve its profitability objectives. Facilities in Quebec and Illinois will all be impacted by these layoffs.