Canadian Job Listing Websites

When you are looking for a new job, planning to change your career and explore opportunities in Canada, it is often a good idea to check out not a one job listing website, but many of them. Some companies prefer to publish new jobs only on their own corporate website, certain companies don’t even publish new job opening online at all, they look for new candidates within the company and by networking, but most new jobs got published somewhere online. For a person in a HR department it doesn’t make much sense to publish the job everywhere, it is enough to mention a new opportunity on a few job websites to receive a lot of resumes, so you, as a seeker, should consider a wide range of sources to find a nice position.

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Sometimes it gets ridiculous, there might be a perfect well-payed job which suits you 100%, but you might never know about it only because you didn’t find it on time. Plus, networking plays a huge role in Canada and the U.S. when it comes to job searching, don’t forget that not all jobs are listed online and actually the majority of companies give first jobs to people within the company and spread a word about it among employees, so many jobs never even get published.

When you look at a job offer online, probably it is not the best job, or it is a very high demanding job, which requires a lot of experience. If you see a certain job offer often and a lot, like entry-level position in service sector (clerks in retail, etc.), you know what it means. Those jobs are always online because they are horrible, people are quitting and no one wants to work there.

Looking for a job in Canada is not an easy process, it takes years for some people to find a job they want and can do well, especially this is true for people without Canadian experience and references, but everyone has to start one way or another, and the place to start is to check online job listings.

Today MapleDude.Ca will share a list of the best Canadian job listing websites, free and payed, so you can maximize your opportunities.

  • Indeed Canada. This is the first website many Canadians go to when they are looking for a job. Indeed is an old (15 years+) American job searching engine and in Canada it holds 1-st place in this business. It is simple, the majority of companies prefer to post their jobs there, but what many people forget is that this website is not perfect. Indeed offers a lot of jobs from all industries and it is great for people who want to find a job fast, any job. You have to look at when the job was published to send your resume quick, because on Indeed if you are late, a big chance you won’t be invited for an interview. Indeed can be #1 place to start your search, it is the 1-st step, but don’t stop here and don’t limit yourself with only one source.
  • Corporate websites. Online job listings market transformed in the past 10+ years in a way that HR people tend to not trust in a random resume samples they receive in hundreds, they don’t even look at 90% resumes they have got. Instead big and medium companies set up their own job seeking infrastructure and work within it. Now, in 2019, the majority of big Canadian and American corporations just post their jobs on their websites. To apply for a job there you have to create a new profile on their website and provide a much detailed information about yourself, so each company makes the hiring process unique. Some of those openings got re-published on other job websites, but not all of them. So make sure you make a list of companies where you would like to work and look for job on their websites directly.
  • Google for Jobs. New technologies make everything easier. Recently Google implemented a technology in its basic search engine which will show you jobs when you just google for it (for example you can try to search: “Marketing jobs near me”), Google will act as an aggregator. It is not perfect yet, but this system is developing and later we might not even need to use any specific jobs websites to see new openings, everything will be shown on Google. It is bad news for job websites owners as they lose the market, but Google can’t replace everything. Right?
  • Glassdoor – is another American company which not only has new jobs listed, but it is also has a benefit of giving fare and real job reviews. There you can check out an employer to see how they treat their staff. Glassdoor is helpful when you are analyzing positions and companies in general, but it might not be the best place to find a new job. Glassdoor can help you to find jobs and companies where you don’t want to work, so you can cross those positions and companies out.
  • Craigslist. Old and trusted classified advertisements website has a powerful job section which many people miss. It has an ancient engine which, however, works incredibly fast. It is very unlikely to find a great job there, but some old school small businesses prefer to post jobs there. If you are looking for something interesting, you want to get a job fast, if it is some kind of a physical labor, stop by good old craigslist as well and you might be surprised.
  • LinkedIn. How can we talk about jobs without mentioning LinkedIn? This is a very different style service, a social media platform, which works in a way that no other job board does. 5 or 10 years ago it was very hot, it was the place to connect with people in your field for a carrier purposes. Now LinkedIn is not as important and good as it used to be, because more and more low-quality jobs, people and companies got involved, but it still works quite well if you know how to use it right. There are real people, they are really looking and seek connections, plus in many other places HR managers might check your LinkedIn profile (sometimes they check Facebook and even Twitter). So when you start another round of job hunting, make sure to have a nice LinkedIn account with some connections, experience and skills mentioned. Don’t close it for search and don’t afraid to post your real picture, actually the main reason companies check this website is to see the picture, because it is unethical to attach your photo on a resume in Canada. You should work on your LinkedIn profile even if you are employed right now and have a successful carrier, because no one knows how life going to turn out, at some point you might come back to job searching process again and then you might need to refresh all old connections.
  • Eluta.Ca – is a Canadian fast and clean job searching engine, which you should look at as well. This company specializes in the Canadian market with its rating of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Some companies look for new specialists only on this website, there are terrific jobs in specific occupations. Eluta indexes jobs directly from employer websites, so it doesn’t collect much of the data or asks you to create a profile there, you can just see what i mentioned on the list as #2 – direct corporate job offers without anything else.
  • Workopolis – one more Canadian job website worth to mention in the list. They have offices in many Canadian cities and offer their services in French as well.
  • Job Bank. if you don’t look for a job here, you are missing a lot. This is Canadian Government Job Searching website with high standards.
  • Wowjobs.Ca. Another jobs website you can check out.
  • Monster – is a huge global employment website headquartered in the U.S., Massachusetts. As any global website in this industry it offers many opportunities, a wide range of jobs in all fields. It can be your #2 or #1 website for active job searching and applying.
  • Working.com. One more Canadian job portal to visit. It doesn’t have as many jobs as Moster or Indeed, but here you can find some unusual and exclusive offers from small and big Canadian companies.
  • Work in Non Profits website. An old, but still active and respected job website which focuses on non-profit jobs. If you want to do good things and serve people – don’t miss it out. Nonprofit sector is growing rapidly and many positions there are paid. Some people have a misconception that in nonprofit sector all jobs are voluntary with no salaries, but it is not true. They pay because workers have to eat, “non-profit” only means that the main goal of such organizations is not to make money.
  • TorontoJobs.ca. This list of job websites meant to be good for all Canadian cities and provinces, but Ontario still the biggest and the most important province in Canada in terms of economy, so if you are in Toronto and near it, or if you are willing to relocate, consider this website as well. If you are looking for a job in a specific province, and it is not Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec, it might be a good idea to check special small local job websites too. Even local news websites and portals can have a section for local job ads.
  • Canada’s Association of IT Professionals (CIPSIT). They have a niche job board for IT specialists which you should visit if you are in this field. Canadian and provincial governments respect this organization and posts jobs there.
  • CareerBuilder is a global job website with a .CA version.
  • CareerJet. Another worldwide job board with a Canadian version.
  • Jobboom. This is a French-focused job website which offers good positions in Quebec, so if you are there or willing to move to French Canada, check it out.
  • Jobs.ca. A website with nice domain name and design. It is a decent job website where you can do your search as well.
  • ECO Canada is an online resource for environmental jobs, a non-profit organisation with many niche jobs.

This is it, a list of 20 (actually 18) job websites in Canada which you should consider to visit. Many companies would post a job on 3, 5, 10 or even on 15 job websites from this list at a time, but they often miss some, and some corporations would post jobs only on few website from the list, so it makes sense to check as many listings as possible. The best solution might be to post your resume on many job websites as a seeker, and actively look and apply on a few major job websites at the same time, also don’t completely ignore a relocation option, even to another countries. Not all jobs exist in 50 kilometers around a city you currently live in, in fact only a tiny per cent of jobs are close to your current location, even if you live in Toronto.

Good luck! 🙂

Canadians Don’t Steal?

A story published in kingstonist.com on February 20, 2019 went viral not only in Canada, but all over the world. The Food Basics grocery store located on Barrack Street in a small Canadian town of Kingston (Ontario) was supposed to be closed on Family Day, but with the doors open, some ‘customers’ opted to ‘shop’ there anyway. What surprised everybody is that nobody stole anything during the whole day, despite the fact that the store had 0 employees present.

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During the federal holiday stores supposed to be closed, but for some reason this one remained open. Clerks, cashiers and managers didn’t come to work, but the doors were open, so customers started to enter anyway.

People just went there, got what they wanted and simply left money on the counter. After managers found out about that they stated that “nothing was stolen or damaged”. Police came to the store later that day to count losses, but they had no case.

This store, apparently, had no self-checkout machines, but it didn’t stop people from purchasing everything in a fare way without any supervision. When this story got shared around the world it only proved how good, polite and fare Canadians are.

Is It Garbage or Recycling Day?

One week you should take garbage out in Canada, another one is the Recycling day. If you put a wrong kind of litter out it is just not going to be cleaned up. The city will ignore it and for a big house it can became an issue as trash will stuck up for the next weeks.

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So how to know for sure that it is garbage or recycling day? One solution is to just put a reminder on your phone or an alarm clock, it is not a bad idea, but garbageday.co came up with a simpler free solution.

GarbageDay, a venture from RBC Ventures Inc. offers 100% free service which will help you manage your trash.

Instead of asking your neighbours or looking around to see what they did with the trash (and they can be wrong too!) you can sign up for a free service which will remind you about the garbage:

Go to their website, enter the street number, your email and mobile phone to get notification every week.

How Much Do You Make In The Canadian Military?

Military forces members serve to defend their land and its values, it is a dangerous job. In some countries military service is mandatory, usually those countries are under a constant threat of invasion.

Canada enjoys its safe geographical position with no troubling countries on its borders. The only land border Canada has is with its long-term ally, the United States. So Canada doesn’t need a huge military to protect itself, although Canada is heavily involved in all major world conflicts on a side of the United States, The UN and NATO.

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Serving in the Canadian military force is not mandatory for Canadians, but some people choose to join the forces anyway. It is a respectful job which gives a person some useful technical and social skills, and it is good for the country. Some people, however, want to serve in military for money and Canadian government does pay for that because people should be well compensated for their time and efforts.

Today’s question is:

How Much Do You Make In The Canadian Military?

Some people expect to get a lot of money from the job, but they don’t understand that Canadian army is not a group of well payed murderers or mercenaries, it is something else.

In 2014 theglobeandmail posted that the salary in the Canadian Army starts from $30,000 and then increases to more than $55,000, depending on rank and occupation.

According to indeed.com (updated 2019) salaries in the National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces were:

  • Operator – $51,455 per year;
  • Vehicle Technician – $50,692 per year;
  • Electrical Technician – $49,500 per year;
  • Engineering Technician – $49,400 per year;
  • Infantryman – $101 per day;
  • Medical Officer – $148,700 per year;
  • Signals Officer – $51,330 per year;
  • Soldier – $94.39 per day;
  • Combat Engineer – $106 per day;
  • Cook – $49,159 per year;

As you can see the pay there right now is a bit above the national average, but it is not that high. Salary depends on the rank and another good benefit for solders is their pensions and compensations.

In conclusion it is safe to say that the money reasoning for going to the Canadian Military Forces can’t be the main one, you can make much more money elsewhere. Military career should be chosen for different reasons and there are plenty of them, but not the money.

Army can provide a valuable life experience, benefits for further education and some career opportunities, but it is not the place where you go to become rich.

How Many People Live In Canada?

Canada is the 2-nd largest country by area (9,984,670 km square), but how many people live there?

According to the StatCan in 2016 there were 36.26 million people living in Canada.

The number of people who live in a country is possible to calculate only based on a recent census, which was held in Canada in 2016 (before that in 2011, 2006 and 2001). After that this number is calculated based on a model and an assumption that the number will change according to the projected model. So until the next census it is impossible to say how many people live in the country for sure.

The estimate population of Canada in 2018 was 37,058,856 people.

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Canada has a very low population density with only 3.4 per square km., this makes Canada 230-th country (out of 241) by population density. This is partially due to the climate conditions in the country, most of the Canadian land is cold and even frozen all year, the majority of people live in big cities near the southern border.

Canadian total population grows staidly because of the immigration, but population is aging. According to Statistics Canada country’s population increased by over half a million in a year 2018.

The country’s annual population growth rate for 2017/2018 was 1.4%

Statistics Canada

Like in many developed countries, the population growth in Canada comes mostly from newcomers, in 2018 Canada welcomed over 300,000 new permanent residents and this number grows every year.

Total Fertility Rate in Canada was equal to 1.494 in 2017 (1.4 babies per family), this represents so called “natural growth”, the population growth which does not take into account immigration.

Statistics Canada predicts total population of Canada to be 44 mil. in 2031 and 56 mil. in 2051 with +10% increase every 10 years. US Census Bureau expects a smaller numbers, 38 mil. in 2030 and 41 mil. in 2050.

The lowest median age in Canada (people age younger) is observed in Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Alberta, the highest age is in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Is Canada A Monarchy?

Canadian political system may seem confusing.

It used to be a colony or a dominion? What is a dominion? Who is the president of Canada (nobody)? What is the difference between provinces and territories, why they don’t have just states?

And finally – is Canada a Monarchy?

MapleDude.Ca will answer this question today.

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Right off the bat the answer is yes, Canada is a Monarchy, but what kind of a Monarchy though?

Yes, there is more than just one kind.

Monarchy is a form of government with, well, a monarch, king or queen. That’s why you see a lot of those “King” and “Queen” street in all ex-British colonies. The key point of a monarchy is that a Queen or a King has all the power, they can do whatever they want without anybody’s approval. This is what most people think of a Monarchy and they are right, they are right when it comes to the oldest type of it – Absolute Monarchy. With such kind of government a Monarch rules until his death and he passes power to his children. This is called a dynasty.

Current examples of such monarchy are countries like Brunei, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Vatican City and the United Arab Emirates.

In good old days (not that good…) this was the only type of monarchy, so now all countries with different types of monarchy had an absolute monarchy in the past before they went thru reforms.

The other type of monarchy is more developed and modern, it is called a Constitutional Monarchy, this is the one Canada has, as well as many other developed countries.

Countries with constitutional monarchy are: Australia, Belgium, Japan, Denmark, Jamaica, Jordan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and many others.

There is also an Elective Monarchy, but today we won’t cover that.

In Constitutional Monarchy there is a King or a Queen, but they have no real power. In this system all real political power belongs to the elected parliament and the leader of a country called “Prime Minister”. King or Queen is still there and they are symbolic, for example recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was all over the news, but the royal family does not rule the country.

The most important thing in Constitutional Monarchy is the constitution. This is the main law, not a will of a King or a Queen.

Canada is still a Monarchy, but it is a democratic and sovereign country where Canadian people elect representatives, who act on their behalf in the parliament. The ruling party picks a Prime Minister, he assigns members of the Senate, Judges and Ministers, but power comes from people.

To honor historical system Canada still has some symbolic roles, like Governor-general, who acts on Queen’s behalf.