Jobs and career options during the coronavirus pandemic

Find available jobs, tools and government resources to help you navigate the world of work during the pandemic.

Work during COVID-19

Your number one job right now is to make sure you and your family are safe. However, if you are available to work, there are many ways to contribute to Canada's response to COVID-19.

Consider a job in the agri-food sector

Workers across the food supply chain are ramping up their efforts to provide fresh, healthy foods to all Canadians. Now is the time to consider supporting our farmers, food manufacturers, distributors and retailers. There are many job opportunities available.

Consider a job in essential services

The labour market is not closed – it's adjusting to the realities of COVID-19. Employers are still looking for workers, with many in key sectors that are continuing to provide services to Canadians.

Consider working from home

While the economy is recovering as shops and businesses open back up, telework remains a favourable option. Employers are encouraged to support flexible workplace policies that foster social distancing and remote work.

Consider working in a different field

The labour market is shifting temporarily. You can too. Whether from home or in Canada's top priority sectors, you can put your skills to use so that essential services continue to be delivered to people living in your community and across the country.

Consider volunteering

If you are able to help others in your community, consider volunteering with a local organization. It can be a great way to connect with others, be part of something bigger, and keep up your skills.

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Labour market news

These are recent news stories about job creation and economic revival in different parts of the country.

  • Quebec


    Nouveau Monde Graphite, a mining deposit operator headquartered in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, announces a $20M investment and the creation of about ten jobs by June 2021 at its Bécancour plant. Learn more (French only)


    A Virtual Job Fair will be held on November 4th in La Tuque where full-time, part-time and student jobs will be available. This event is organized by the Haut-Saint-Maurice Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Learn more (French only)

    The La Tuque mill of Forest Products Mauricie (FPM), located in Rivière-aux-Rats, is looking for workers. In the meantime, this sawmill is forced to operate with a reduced workforce. Learn more (French only)


    IGA Lambert, a supermarket chain with stores in several cities in the Montérégie region, has more than 100 positions to fill. Learn more (French only)


    General Recycled, a company specialized in textile recycling, is completing the construction of a new plant in Asbestos. More than 15 jobs will be created by this project for which the Québec government is contributing nearly $1 M. Learn more (French only)


    The Integrated Health and Social Services Centres (CISSS) of Côte-Nord mentions that there are more than 300 nursing and nursing assistant positions to be filled. Learn more (French only)

  • Ontario

    Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula

    ActivityPlex, a 30,000-sq.-ft. building featuring fitness, recreational and learning activities for children, opened in St. Catharines. Learn more

    The Government of Ontario announced an investment of $818K to train 50 graduates at Fanshawe College in Simcoe for employment at long-term care facilities. Learn more

    Stratford-Bruce Peninsula

    Sunfield Communities of Woodbridge started construction on nineteen townhomes in Markdale. Learn more


    Oakville nuclear technology company Terrestrial Energy received $20M from the Government of Canada to develop smaller and cleaner nuclear reactors. The investment will create and maintain 186 jobs and create 52 student positions. Learn more


    Trebor Rx Corp. plans to hire over 80 people in Collingwood to begin production of reusable face masks by mid-November. Learn more

  • Atlantic

    Prince Edward Island

    The Center for Aquaculture Technologies had their official opening of their 46,000-square foot facility in Victoria. The company employs 18 people and hopes to become the 'go-to' company for aquaculture-related contract research services. Learn more

    The wait-lists for psychiatric assessments on P.E.I. has been cut dramatically during COVID, with the help of virtual assessments, as well the hiring of more psychiatrists. The province also utilized psychiatrists in other provinces to reduce the backlog. Learn more

    New Brunswick

    A new shop is coming to uptown Saint John at 98 Prince William Street called Goods. The store is expected to open in early November and will carry basic grocery items, as well as specialty products like chocolate and jams from Maritime vendors. Learn more

    Crabapple Kids Boutique has opened a new storefront at 269 Main Street in Fredericton. They had been in the Northside Market, but closed that when COVID struck. With the new store now open, the two employees laid-off in March have been re-hired. Learn more

    Nova Scotia

    Halifax-based Copernicus Studios indicates the animated film business remains quite active through the COVID-19 pandemic, with demand for animators outdrawing the local talent pool. Opportunities exist for workers from outside the region.

    SaltWire Network is hiring journalists as it revives the publication of five of the community newspapers in Nova Scotia that was cut in March 2020 due to business issues related to the COVID-19 crisis The company hopes to soon restart others as well. Learn more

  • Western Canada and Territories


    The Government of Alberta is introducing two new immigration streams to attract investment, create jobs, and encourage international students to launch businesses in Alberta. Learn more

    The governments of Canada and Alberta, with the support of municipalities or other community organizations, are providing more than $107.5 million to complete eight water infrastructure projects. The work is expected to create more than 600 jobs. Learn more

    British Columbia

    A new hotel, Basecamp Resort, is scheduled to open in Revelstoke on December 3rd. Learn more


    The Government of Yukon has announced $15M in relief funding planned for the territory's tourism sector to be disbursed over the next three years. Learn more

Government resources

All levels of Government are working to provide the resources, information and supports needed to get us through this difficult time. Find official federal, provincial, territorial and municipal COVID-19 resource pages.

If you have stopped working because of COVID-19, you can request temporary income support. Check if you're eligible to receive Employment Insurance (EI) benefits or the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB).

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