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At the beginning of June, Canada’s oldest retail company announced that it would be cutting 2000 jobs across North America.

Canadian employees of Hudson’s Bay will be affected by this movement, which will be fully implemented by 2018. Eastern College in Atlantic Canada and triOS College Business Technology Healthcare in Ontario will be stepping up to provide assistance to those being displaced by offering a $1500 bursary towards a diploma program of their choice.

The job cuts at Hudson’s Bay, along with other announced retail chain store closures such as HMV, Danier, Jacob, Smart Set, and others has impacted thousands of Canadians. Both Eastern College and triOS College recognize this impact and are determined to continue to provide support to individuals who require job-retraining.

“As career colleges, Eastern and triOS provide training to get laid-off employees back into the workforce,” says Stuart Bentley, the President of triOS Corporation. “Our bursary is a financial contribution to help people explore their career options.”

Both colleges are encouraging retail employees to visit www.EasternCollege.ca and www.triOS.com to access the bursary. The bursary is applicable to all 4 Eastern College locations and 9 triOS College throughout Ontario. Simply print out the bursary and find the nearest location on our websites

The bursary will help alleviate some of the stress for retail workers that have found themselves out of work and are looking at career options. Retail workers are encouraged to contact the campus nearest them and schedule a free career training counselling session.

Eastern College and triOS have helped thousands of people get back into the workforce by offering specific career training, year-round starting points and substantial career services assistance to prepare students for starting a new career upon graduation.


Established in 1983, Eastern College has delivered training in a modular approach to students to enable them to fast-track to job readiness.  Eastern has four campuses in Atlantic Canada; Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton and Halifax. Eastern offers programs in Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain and Art & Design. 

For further information please contact:

Sandy Panesar
Communications Specialist
905-814-7212 x1037