Jobs in Ontario may be tough to find but at least you don’t have to change out of your pajamas nowadays to search for one. That said, searching for a job online can quickly spiral into cataclysm of forgotten bookmarks and thrice-sent applications. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most useful job search boards, to hopefully make the experience a little easier.
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Service Canada Job Bank
The Service Canada Job Bank is surprisingly comprehensive and easy to use. With new listings daily, you can break down your search in terms of area, category, part/full time, and employment length. The types of results are all over the board, from shift work to full-time salaried pay. You can also create a profile and receive alerts when new postings match your specifications.
Similar to Craigslist, the advantage to using Kijiji is that the column on the left shows you the number of postings in each job category. You can also set up email alerts for when new postings match your criteria. The page itself, however, is a little more cluttered and tougher to read.
Used by many big companies in the city, Workopolis is a good resource if you’re looking for a job with an employer you recognize. The advanced search is particularly useful in that you can weed out posts based on your own educational background and level of experience. You can also post your resume and cover letter.
Not unlike Workopolis, though Monster makes it easy to scan posts without too much clicking. Initial results show which posts include salary information, and you can click on an icon to get that information without leaving the list page. The site also makes it fairly simple to save and organize posts.
Indeed is basically a search engine that retrieves postings from a variety of different sites. Great if you don’t feel like checking multiple sites, not so good if you’re looking for specific results. Still, the search is clean and the list view makes clear the original source of each posting.
Media Job Search
A good resource for media-related postings. The browse page lets you see the current number of jobs being advertised in specific categories (i.e. newspaper, advertising/marketing, film) and the search can be filtered to limit the amount of information immediately presented. The site also includes information on upcoming media events and useful links.
LinkedIn has a handy jobs page that automatically displays postings you may be interested in and a search bar for you to find your own postings. The obvious advantage to using LinkedIn is that you’ll be able to see if you know someone–or know someone who knows someone–connected to the employer.