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List of companies hiring right now
Where to find a temporary or permanent job during the coronavirus outbreak.
We’ll continue updating this page with resources and information as new details emerge on how Canadian leaders and businesses are responding to COVID-19.
For healthy individuals who aren’t considered high risk, getting a job during the pandemic can help ease financial hardship.
While some businesses – like airlines, tourist attractions, manufacturing companies, dine-in restaurants, child care services and on-site entertainment venues such as movie theatres – are taking huge hits amid the crisis, other businesses are struggling to keep up with a massive, unprecedented increase in demand.
Looking for a job? Turn your attention to major employers in the following industries:
Telecommunications, finance & insurance
Many companies have had to close their doors but continue operating behind-the-scenes during the outbreak. Call centres for insurance companies, banks and financial service providers have been flooded by customers wanting answers to questions about coverage, financial relief and products that can help them manage their finances. Many businesses have committed to expanding their call centres by hiring more people to help handle remote customer service needs.
Essential services businesses: food, retail & pharmacy
With isolation and social distancing measures put in place all over the country, most people aren’t venturing outside their homes very much. But when they do, it’s usually to buy groceries, pick up medication, grab a pizza for the family or get other products from businesses offering “essential services.” Such businesses are the only ones that are allowed to remain open to the public even during the COVID-19 quarantine.
One of the more obvious industries to benefit during a pandemic is health services and medical manufacturing. With a widespread shortage of medical masks, sanitizers, medical gloves, toilet paper, facial tissues and other items needed by healthcare professionals and the general public alike, manufacturers and distributors are struggling to keep pace with the demand. Health service providers, too, are needed now more than ever to handle the influx of people needing medical assessments and treatment.
Besides the companies and positions listed here, look for job postings from businesses that provide medical supplies and services such as CanMedDirect.ca, Canada Medical Ltd. and Randstad.
Remote work/study services & technology
If you work remotely in a digitally-based business, you’re probably more comfortable than most other employed people during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Companies like Zoom and Slack are thriving in the wake of employees being forced to work from home. Thousands of people are starting (or continuing) to use online technology to keep pace with their work responsibilities while out of the office. Students whose schools have been closed are also being forced to complete coursework online and connect with teachers via virtual software.
Out of sheer boredom from being cooped up inside, many people are turning to Netflix, Spotify, Youtube and other streaming services to stay entertained until the outbreak begins to recede.
If none of the above companies seem like a good match — or there’s not a location nearby — consider calling essential businesses that are located around you, like local grocery stores, pharmacies and companies that produce food or practical household supplies. There’s a good chance that they could be hiring to meet increased demand.
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