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Big Cities in Canada – Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver continued to see more people moving out

Population growth in Canada’s large urban regions slowed compared with the same period a year earlier (+1.3% compared with +1.7%). However, Canada continues to be more urbanized as the population of census metropolitan areas rose to 27.3 million (accounting for 71.8% of the total population). Urban sprawl continues, with Toronto and Montréal both experiencing record-high … Continue reading

L’après COVID à Montréal – L’atout de l’acquisition de compétences supplémentaires

La crise actuelle pourrait aussi avoir un autre effet, plus positif cette fois, fait valoir Sylvain Giguère, soit d’agir comme un révélateur de certains problèmes de fond qui freinent le développement économique de la métropole depuis longtemps. Parions, par exemple, que de nombreuses entreprises montréalaises réalisent aujourd’hui l’ampleur de leur retard en matière de télétravail, … Continue reading

Wheelchair Users in Montreal and Quebec City – Disability reduces callback rates by employers by 50%

Despite wage subsidies and various other government programs that provide incentives for firms to hire workers with disabilities, this group is still disadvantaged in the labor market. An IZA discussion paper by Canadian researchers Charles Bellemare, Marion Goussé, Guy Lacroix and Steeve Marchand investigates the determinants and extent of labor market discrimination toward people with physical … Continue reading

La fabrication au Québec – Les RMR de Montréal et de Québec

La fabrication est le secteur économique le plus important du Québec. En 2012, le secteur de la fabrication du Québec a été à l’origine de 24,9 % du total du PIBde la fabrication au Canada. La répartition des ventes du secteur de la fabrication au Québec s’est modifiée légèrement au cours de la période de 2007 à … Continue reading

Montreal – To cut 2,205 jobs over 5 years

The city of Montreal plans to reduce staffing by 2,205 posts over the next five years, Mayor Denis Coderre announced at a press conference Thursday morning.  In his first major move since his appointment to the director general post in December, Alain Marcoux is recommending the city abolish one out of every two posts that … Continue reading

Yellow Media / To cut 10 percent of workforce

Canadian telephone directory publisher Yellow Media Ltd said it will cut 10 percent (about 300 positions) of its workforce as it sharpens its focus on its digital business. Continue reading

Rio Tinto / At least 230 jobs in jeopardy in Sorel-Tracy

At least 230 jobs are on the line at Rio Tinto Iron & Titanium in Sorel-Tracy. The company’s management met with the union this week to present a restructuring plan that could result in significant job losses. The plan foresees cutting 75 jobs at the Montérégie-region plant between now and September, with another 155 cuts … Continue reading

Montreal / Electronic Arts hit by layoffs

Update: An EA representative provided the following statement to IGN: “EA Montreal is a key development studio where our long-term plan is to sharpen our teams’ focus on console and mobile games.” EA has laid off staff in Los Angeles, Montreal and “smaller locations.” In a post on EA’s official site, EA Labels president Frank … Continue reading

Quebec / Two Best Buy outlets close

Some Best Buy outlets have shut their doors in the last several hours. The electronics chain appears to have closed at least two outlets in Quebec, in Sherbrooke and in Montreal-area Lachenaie. And there are reports that more than a dozen Best Buy big box outlets will close across Canada. The windows at the Sherbrooke … Continue reading

Update – Montréal / Cirque du Soleil / 400 jobs cut

Cirque du Soleil has announced it will lay off about 400 people between January and March. On Wednesday, the company said the first round of layoffs would happen before the end of the month. Cirque spokeswoman Renée-Claude Ménard said at least 50 per cent of the cuts will be taking place at the company’s Montreal … Continue reading

Montréal / Cirque du soleil / Up to 600 layoffs could be announced

World-renowned Cirque du soleil will be meeting with staff Wednesday amid reports that up to 600 people could be laid off. Renee-Claude Menard, Cirque’s senior director of public relations, said on Tuesday she would not comment about layoff speculation until the staff meeting. However, she confirmed the famed organization is conducting a major review of … Continue reading

Montreal / Yellow Media hiring 170 digital staff

Yellow Media plans to create about 170 new Montreal-based information and digital technology positions as the directories publisher transitions to an online media company. But Yellow Media also said about 125 clerical positions will be moved to other company offices across Canada from Montreal, as the company reorganizes various office locations into specialized teams. “We … Continue reading

Montreal – Pfizer cuts 300 jobs

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced it’s cutting about 300 jobs across Canada, most of them in Montreal. Julie-Catherine Racine, a spokesman for Pfizer Canada, said Sunday that the cuts will be spread across several locations but the majority will be at the company’s headquarters in the Montreal suburb of Kirkland. “After an extensive and rigorous … Continue reading

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