Summary of hirings and dismissals - May 2019 |

Summary of hirings and dismissals – May 2019

Here is a summary of the companies where jobs were created and others were lost in May 2019.


Nutrition Fit Plus, which specializes in the delivery of prepared meals, will open a new plant in Dorval by the end of summer 2019. This will create 200 jobs. Nutrition Fit Plus also plans to open a third plant in Western Canada.

In addition to investing in its two studios, Eidos-Montréal and Square Enix Montréal, Square Enix will create nearly 100 new positions in the city. With over 700 employees nationwide, this video game publisher’s Canadian workforce is the largest outside of Japan. 

Kruger, a leader in Canada’s paper recycling industry, will invest an additional $ 16.4 million in its facility in Brompton, Estrie, to produce paper used for food packaging. Thus, 30 positions will be created and 241 will be maintained. 

Amazon, whose growth does not seem to be ending, will open a new distribution center in Ottawa. 600 positions will be available from June 23rd. While the debate over the $ 15 minimum wage in Quebec is still relevant, Amazon takes the lead by offering a starting salary … of $ 16 an hour. 

With 17 years of expertise in Sherbrooke, Wiptec will open a third parcel preparation center in Montreal. This opening, which will require an investment of $ 150 million, will create no less than 1,000 jobs. Martin Ball, president of the company, says that Wiptec’s growth will continue in Western Canada and Toronto.


A major restructuring pushes the Ford company to cut nearly 7,000 management positions by August, 10% of its global workforce. This decision will save the company nearly $ 600 million a year. President and CEO Jim Hackett says the company needed to “cut red tape” to become more efficient.

Nearly 2,600 employees at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ontario, will lose their jobs by the end of 2019. The company announced more than six months ago that it would cease production. some models. GM will however invest $ 170 million to preserve 300 of these jobs.

15 workers will lose their jobs at CTV. The company, a property of Bell Media, said it had to make a major restructuring, cutting several editors and cameramen positions. The journalists of the channel will become video journalists.

Subcontractor Schäfer, who works on the site of the IKEA store in Beauharnois, has laid off 90 workers to “change the type of management” on the site. Although the firm Broccolini is responsible for the site, the services of this German company were retained to set up the new storage system of the distribution center.

Tolko will shut down its Quesnel sawmill and downsize its plant in Kelowna, BC. 240 people will lose their jobs. The company promises to help them find work.

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