Job Search in Canada
To assist you with a job search we put together this page with a number of resources that may help you with the job search in Canada. Before you start sending out your resume, make sure it's well prepared. Edit your resume specifically for the position you apply, don't send the generic one. Use the same terms as in the job description. If you had long gaps in your employment, use the functional type resume that highlights your experience and skills related to the position you apply. Keep the important information closer to the top. Proofread your resume a few times before sending. Clean up your Facebook page and other online presence, as any employer can easily search your name in the internet and see what you are up to.
Job search sites
Job Bank - government website offering job search across Canada and many other resources.
Monster.ca - job search, resume database, career help and more.
Workopolis - Job search website.
CareerBuilder Canada - search for a job, post a resume, career advice
Jobboom - search for a job.
LocalWork.ca - search for a job.
Many companies advertise Employment Opportunities on their websites without placing an ad in the newspapers or job search websites. Try using Google which is a very powerful searching tool. Use the phrase that a company would typically use when listing a job opening in quotes adding details that you need. For example, if you want to find a job at a school in Chicago, try searching for
"employment opportunities" Ottawa school
If you are looking for a position of an automotive technician at a car dealership in Tampa, FL, try searching
"employment opportunities" Mississauga, ON dealership technician
Looking for a job in HR sector in Toronto, you can try:
"current positions" employment Toronto HR
Similarly, you can use industry-specific key phrases that would appear in the description of the position you are looking for. For example, looking for a position of a system analyst in Calgary, you could search for something like
"Apache Tomcat" Employment Calgary Alberta
JobStar -resumes and Cover Letters - very useful tips.
Monster College - search entry level jobs, check out internships, explore your career path, get advice from your fellow graduates and classmates in the forums.
Quintessential Careers - plenty of resources for job seekers.
CanadianCareers.com - know yourself what you want and what you have to offer, explore occupations that best match your skills, labour market trends, Canadian employment news and other information.
Career Bookmarks - strategies, self-assessment, resume tips, and much more useful information.
Aerotek - Technical and Engineering Staffing
Bilingual Source - bilingual jobs
Hays - recruiting experts worldwide: Accounting & Finance, Construction & Property, IT, Office Support, HR and more.
Ian Martin - Engineering, Telecom, IT.
Roevin - Engineering, Technical and IT jobs.
Official and more
Human Resources and Social Development Canada - government website with the information about Labour Law, Employee Rights, Employment Standards, Employment Insurance, Canada Pension Plan, Canada Student Loans and Grants, Workplace Information, Record of Employment, information for Foreign Workers and much more.
Youth Employment Information Career planning and employment resources for youth
List of Canadian companies at Industry Canada website