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Following labour market events is key to helping job seekers understand where the opportunities (short, medium and long-term) might be in a local community and elsewhere in the country.

The following table offers significant events from past four weeks that may affect the supply and demand in the labour force across Canada. It can prove to be a useful resource to complement your job search and career exploration.

You can explore news items across Canada on this page or refine your search to a specific news event type, sector or region.

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The federal government has rejected the Mary River Mine Phase 2 expansion project proposed by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation due to environmental concerns. The decision, however, will not impact the 2,500 employees currently working at the mine according to the company.

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Educational services Job creation NU Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6210 Nunavut

The Yukon Hospital Corporation plans to add two long-term beds to its Watson Lake Community Care Hospital’s Continuing Care program. These additions will require 4.5 full-time equivalent Licensed Practical Nurses to provide health care services to the new beds.

yukon.ca
Health care and social assistance Job creation YT Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

Li-FT Power Ltd. plans to begin exploration work at its Yellowknife Lithium Project near Bighill Lake and Hidden Lake in 2023. The project is expected to create jobs for local residents and contractors during the drilling process.

cbc.ca
Mining and oil and gas extraction Job creation NT Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

The Gjoa Haven Family Wellness offices are temporary closed from December 7, 2022, to January 3, 2023, due to staff shortages. During the temporary closure, limited staffing resources will be available to provide urgent and some restricted services.

www.gov.nu.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event NU Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6210 Nunavut

The Yukon government has awarded bursaries to 13 Yukon students to support their post-secondary education in health-related fields. The health bursaries is anticipated to help these students to advance their careers and fill in-demand positions in the health care system.

yukon.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event YT Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6010 Yukon Territory

The NWT government has pledged $1,050,000 in funding to support addictions recovery and aftercare programming in the territory. The funding is expected to help Indigenous governments and non-government organizations to hire community-based counsellors to support individuals recovering from addictions.

www.gov.nt.ca
Health care and social assistance Job creation NT Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

Rio Tinto's Diavik Diamond Mine is approaching its mine closure in 2025 and the company has started a new career counselling program to support its employees to explore different career paths within NWT. Rio Tinto is currently looking for ways to extend the life of the diamond mine.

cbc.ca
Mining and oil and gas extraction Other type of event NT Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

Construction is underway on three new apartment buildings in Yellowknife. The first two buildings are scheduled to open in the fall of 2023, and construction for the third property will begin next spring. Yellowknife is currently experiencing a shortage of housing and these apartments are expected to help alleviate some pressure on the rental market.

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Construction Job creation NT Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 6110 Northwest Territories

The Canadian Western Agribition returned to Regina from November 28 to December 3. According the City’s mayor, the economic impact of Canada’s largest livestock show, to the city and province, is close to $100M.

globalnews.ca
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting Other type of event SK Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4710 Regina-Moose Mountain

The Government of Canada is providing $42.5M to James Smith Cree Nation over the next six years to build a new wellness centre and to remodel the existing Sakwatamo Lodge. Furthermore, the government is providing an additional $20M over four years for the Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative.

cbc.ca
Other type of event SK Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4750 Prince Albert

To help with labour shortages in the province’s health care sector, the Government of Saskatchewan says over 70 nurses from the Philippines are ready to move to Saskatchewan through a bridging program. The government is also looking to recruit lab technicians and X-ray technicians.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event SK Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Saskatchewan

The McArthur River uranium mine and Key Lake mill facilities are fully operating again after closing in 2018 due to low uranium prices and a weak global market. There are close to 730 people currently working at the mine and mill, with Cameco planning to hire more during the year.

larongenow.com
Mining and oil and gas extraction Other type of event SK Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4760 Northern

The Regina Food Bank is looking to expand its services by creating a new food hub in the City’s downtown area. If approved by City Council, renovations at the new location could begin in spring 2023 and the hub could be open to the public by the end of 2024.

cbc.ca
Other type of event SK Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4710 Regina-Moose Mountain

Conexus Credit Union is donating $1M to the YWCA Regina’s new Centre for Women and Families. Construction on the new centre has already started; however, due to inflation, overall building costs have increased by nearly $18M in the last year and a half.

ctvnews.ca
Public administration Other type of event SK Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4710 Regina-Moose Mountain

Osprey Wings Ltd., a charter aircraft company in northern Saskatchewan, has shut down after operating for over 50 years. The company provided services to the tourism, mining, fire suppression and public service sectors.

cbc.ca
Other type of event SK Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4760 Northern

The City of Winnipeg is spending $33M to purchase 16 electric buses from NFI Group, a local manufacturer. More than $500M is earmarked from the tri-level Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program for about 110 buses over five years.

winnipegfreepress.com
Layoff MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4650 Winnipeg

The Thompson Regional Airport Authority recently purchased a winter weather testing facility formerly owned by Ford. The airport plans to significantly expand its capacity for cold weather vehicle testing and grow the industry in Thompson.

thompsoncitizen.net
Professional, scientific and technical services Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4680 North

The Grandview hospital is suspending admissions due to a nursing shortage, with just four of 14 positions currently filled. The facility was one of several in Prairie Mountain Health Region that shut down or scaled back emergency services this summer.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4630 Southwest

Assiniboine Community College is creating 20 training seats for early childhood educators in both Dauphin and Virden. Its two-year ECE Workplace program is open to those already working in the field and wanting to upgrade their credentials.

730ckdm.com
Health care and social assistance Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba

The province’s physician shortage is worsening, according to a recent report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Manitoba has the third-lowest rate of doctors nationally, and would need 405 more doctors to reach the Canadian average.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba

The Sobeys Family of Support is providing $150,000 annually for three years to a new mental health program for rural children. The Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba will run the program, which focuses on digital health services.

winnipegfreepress.com
Health care and social assistance Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba

A transitional housing project for people facing homelessness is opening soon in Winnipeg. Astum Api Niikinaahk includes 22 furnished units as well as cultural and healing programming.

cbc.ca
Health care and social assistance Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4650 Winnipeg

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce is introducing the Digital Manitoba Initiative, which helps businesses to implement digital technologies. Supports offered include assessments, legal services, and cybersecurity audits.

mbchamber.mb.ca
Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 All of Manitoba

Foremost Lithium is contracting with BRL Drilling to begin a diamond drill program on its Jean Lake Lithium Project, near Snow Lake.

flinflononline.com
Mining and oil and gas extraction Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4680 North

The City of Winnipeg is spending $90,000 to address its lifeguard shortage, offering free training to 60 applicants. The 14-week certification program includes six courses required to become a lifeguard and swim instructor.

winnipegfreepress.com
Arts, entertainment and recreation Other type of event MB Mon Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2022 ER 4650 Winnipeg
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