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.

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.

What Are The Main Imports And Exports Of Canada?

Canada is very active when it comes to trade, its total export was $390 billion in 2016 and total import $416 billion (According to WTO). The main Canadian trade partners are The United States, European Union, China, Japan and Mexico.

The United States is the most important Canadian trade partner, Canada buys 75%+ of all goods from the U.S. and sell 52% of Canadian products and services to its southern big brother.

The question today is: what exactly are the main imports and exports of Canada? To put it simply: what Canada produces and what it buys from other countries? Let’s figure this out.

Today such data is quite easy to find, all trade statistics is published by many organizations, but probably the best source is the atlas.media.mit.edu. This is a project of Massachusetts Institute of Technology with open and transparent data.

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Canadian top imports are:

  • Cars ($26.4B);
  • Vehicle Parts ($20.4B);
  • Delivery Trucks ($12.9B);
  • Refined Petroleum ($10.8B);
  • Crude Petroleum ($10.3B).

Those are products Canada buys the most, the majority of them comes from The United States.

The biggest import categories are:

Machines (99B), Transportation (76.3B), Chemical Products (34.4B), Mineral Products (28B) and Metals (24.3B).

Canadian imports are quite diversified.

Canadian top exports:

  • Cars ($48.9B);
  • Crude Petroleum ($39.6B);
  • Vehicle Parts ($10.5B);
  • Refined Petroleum ($8.34B);
  • Sawn Wood ($7.79B).

This is what Canada produces and sells abroad. For Canada export of its natural resources (wood, oil) remains very important.

Main Canadian export categories are:

Mineral Products (70B), Transportation (75.9B), Machines (41.1B), Metals (28.3B) and Chemical Products (27.2B).

Canada, The United States and Mexico had a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which made trade between those countries easier. In 2018 it was replaced by Canada–United States–Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) by Donald Trump’s administration.

How Much It Costs To Buy A House In Canada?

If you want to buy a house in Canada for yourself or as an investment, you will find this article useful. Today MapleDude.Ca going to cover prices for houses in major Canadian cities and provinces.

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A good place to check housing market statistics is The Canadian Real Estate Association. According to this organization average house prices as of April 2018 were the highest in Vancouver city (British Columbia) – $1,092,000 with annual growth of 14.3%. Cost of a house in Toronto was $766,000 on average with -5.1% of annual decline.

Canadian Average price of a house in 2018 was around $495,000 with -11.3% decline which might suggest that the market is overheated.

Let’s have a look at more data from other Canadian cities and provinces, here is the average house prices by city:

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Canadian Cities Average House Prices April 2018

Note that any “average” numbers are not always representative, there are cheap and expensive houses in all places. The average value gives only a general picture.

And here are the average house prices by provinces:

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Canadian Provinces Average House Prices April 2018

Top 7 Wealthiest Canadians

Every year Forbes publishes a list of rich people from many countries, so let’s have a look at the wealthiest people from Canada in 2018, TOP 7 Richest Canadians. The average age in the list is 74 years old, those seven people have more than 70 billions of dollars of wealth combined, but the richest person in the world right now, Jeff Bezos (CEO of Amazon), has estimated net worth of 138B+ as of 1/17/19.

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Here are 7 people from Canada with the highest estimated net worth:

  1. David Thompson: Worth: $25 billion;
  2. Joseph Tsai: Worth: $9.7 billion;
  3. Galen Weston: Worth: $9.5 billion;
  4. James Irving: Worth: $8.3 billion;
  5. Jim Pattison: Worth: $6.9 billion;
  6. David Cheriton: Worth: $6 billion;
  7. Emanuele (Lino) Saputo: Worth: $5.3 billion.

Now MapleDude.Ca will quickly go thru everybody to give additional information about each person.

David Kenneth Roy Thomson is a Canadian media magnate, Chairman of the Thomson Reuters company.

Joseph Tsai was born in Taiwan Hong Kong and San Diego, but his country of citizenship is Canada. He is the co-founder and executive vice chairman of Chinese multinational conglomerate Alibaba Group.

Galen Weston is chairman of George Weston Limited, Canadian
food processing and distribution company.

James Irving have got part of the family assets which includes Brunswick News media and several other companies.

Jim Pattison is a chairman and sole owner of the Jim Pattison Group, conglomerate with interests in media, automotive dealerships, magazine distribution, food service packaging, advertising, real estate, fishing, forest, financial services and entertainment.

David Cheriton is a Canadian computer scientist, mathematician, businessman, philanthropist, and venture capitalist.

Emanuele (Lino) Saputo is a Canadian businessman with
Italian background. He created Saputo, Inc., a cheese and dairy producing company based in Montreal.