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


    Suicide Action Montreal (SAM), a prevention service based in Montreal, is creating additional positions to meet the demand. Learn more (French only)

    Sollum Technologies, a Montreal-based company, will invest more than $3M to help market its intelligent LED lighting solution for greenhouse growers, an amount provided by the Quebec government. Learn more (French only)

    Auticonsult, a digital services firm that employs people with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome, wants to hire computer consultants and reach 100 employees at its Montreal office by 2023. Learn more


    The City of Trois-Rivières is authorizing a $5.3 M investment in the preliminary project for the renovation and expansion of the J.-Antonio-Thompson Concert Hall. These funds will be used, among other things, for architectural and engineering services. Learn more (French only)

    All of Quebec

    Walmart Canada, a chain of superstores, is looking for 1700 employees in Quebec. The company wishes to fill these positions before the holiday season. Learn more (French only)


    Companies in the Rimouski region, which are involved in the sale and installation of heating appliances, are looking for workers. Confronted with a lack of employees, they are forced to reduce their business hours. Learn more (French only)

  • Ontario


    Nineteen hospitals in the Champlain health region and the Eastern Ontario Laboratory Association are looking to fill up to 339 positions, such as, nurses, personal support workers and laboratory staff. Learn more

    Northeast Ontario

    A new RONA store opened in Elliot Lake employing 22 people with plans to hire more staff in 2021. Learn more


    The Government of Ontario has awarded $6.5M in funding to the University of Guelph for the construction of a new 12,000-sq.-ft. field crop services building at their Ridgetown Campus in Chatham-Kent. Learn more


    Hoffmann-La Roche Limited (Roche Canada) is investing $500M over 5 years to establish a Global Pharma Technical Operations site in Mississauga, creating about 200 jobs in 2020 and another 300 jobs by the end of 2023. Learn more

  • Atlantic

    Nova Scotia

    Hermitage, a restaurant on Lower Water Street in Halifax, opened in October 2020.

    Two registered nurses, two licensed practical nurses, two renal assistants, and a part-time social worker, pharmacist and dietitian have been hired at the new Tom Peach Renal Dialysis Clinic, which will open at the end of October 2020 in Glace Bay. Learn more

    Monaco Investments has begun construction of the 16-storey Prince Albert Hotel near Lake Banook in Dartmouth. No timelines for its opening are yet available. Learn more

    Newfoundland and Labrador

    CNOOC has contracted Stena Drilling drill an offshore exploration well in the spring of 2021 off the coast of N.L., which will generate roughly 370 jobs. It is a positive development in an industry hit hard by job losses during COVID-19. Learn more

    New Brunswick

    The owners of the recently-opened India King restaurant, will also open an Indian grocery store called the Grand King, just across the street at 326 St. George Street in Moncton. The restaurant employs eight staff and the Grand King may also be hiring. Learn more

    Prince Edward Island

    Halifax's All EV Canada, a used electric car dealership, has acquired Charlottetown's used electric dealership, Pure EV and will be renamed All EV Canada. The plan is to expand the island dealership and possibly add five to 10 employees within two years. Learn more

  • Western Canada and Territories

    British Columbia

    Western Canada Marine Response has signed an agreement with the Sc'ianew First Nation to build a new oil-response base on their territory. The new base is designed to respond to oil spills and will employ 20 personnel. Learn more

    Old Navy will be opening a new retail location in Kamloops' Aberdeen Mall on October 31. Learn more


    The Red Cross expects to hire over 50 people to work remotely on a six-month contract as COVID-19 contact tracers for Manitoba. Learn more


    The Government of Canada has approved the $2.3B NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) 2021 System Expansion Project with 35 conditions. The project is expected to create up to 2,920 direct jobs during construction and contribute about $1.2B to Alberta's GDP. 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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