A review of hirings and dismissals – May 2023

Companies have recently made layoffs while others have announced the hiring of new employees.


The company specializing in digital transformation and information technology Micro Logic announces the creation of more than 500 positions over the next 5 years following the receipt of significant financial support from the Government of Quebec, Investissement Québec , Desjardins Capital and BDC Capital.

Groupe Robert, a company in the logistics sector in North America, has entered into an agreement with MONTONI for the rental of its building, a business partnership that will lead to the creation of more than 40 new jobs in the Laval region.

Resolute Forest Products recently inaugurated its new cellulose filament facility in Quebec, an achievement that will create approximately 30 new jobs at its Kénogami paper mill.

EDGE Automation and Takumi Stamping Canada have received investments of over $14 million from the Ontario government. This funding is creating 78 new jobs in the Ontario cities of London and St. Thomas.

The Canadian Armed Forces want to fill 7,000 positions, including 1,700 in the Royal Canadian Navy. The latter aims to hire 144 people for the first year of its recruitment campaign entitled Naval Experience.


The end of a business agreement for the production of cannabis between the Canopy Growth companies, which proceeded to a restructuring, and the Serres Stéphane Bertrand of Mirabel caused the layoff of just over 130 people.

On the sidelines of the sale of its logistics division to Flexport, located in California, Shopify Inc. of Ottawa will lay off 20% of its staff, or more than 2,300 people.

For the second time this year, the Hudson’s Bay Company is cutting 250 jobs and is therefore laying off employees, for a total of 500 layoffs.

The wood processing plant of the Arbec company, located in L’Ascension-de-Notre-Seigneur, in the Lac-Saint-Jean region, is thanking 142 workers following its temporary closure, i.e. until the end of May.

After adopting a plan to redirect its operations to artificial intelligence, the sharing and storage service Dropbox has laid off 16% of its workforce, or 500 people in office.

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