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Online Job Boards

There are many online sites where you can find job openings, and you will probably want to use a number of them.  Most will allow you to save your searches and receive job alerts by email or RSS feed.  When searching for postings, use the Advanced Search options for the best results.  Advanced Search lets you tailor your search by combining keywords and choosing options such as location, industry, job title, full-time or part-time.  Each site has slightly different features so it is worth spending some time to find which are the best for you.

Here are some suggested Canadian online job boards:

General - all types of jobs

Worxica tracks Canadian job market trends by collecting and analyzing information from millions of Canadian job ads found online in the past year. Worxica answers questions like: How many job postings were advertised in the past year in your selected occupation, in your region(*) ? Who was hiring? What skills and certifications did they require? How much did they pay? How does your region compare to the rest of your province / territory?   If you are a job seeker or a student, you can find the skills and certifications local employers require in your selected occupation: Adding them to your resume will improve your chances of getting hired. You can also identify local employers who have been looking for people with your skills, then look to connect with them: There is a good chance that they will be hiring again in the future. Information about recently advertised salaries can help you negotiate your compensation with your boss or future employer. 

Service Canada Job Bank
Current job openings across Canada
"Advanced Search" lets you narrow results according to full-time or part-time; employment length; language requirements; and include or exclude government jobs and placement agencies

An advanced blind recruitment model that can effectively and efficiently job-match people with opportunities.  A collaborative hub of post-secondary institutions, not-for-profits, government, labour, and industry partners to address unemployment and under-employment of Canadians.

Search Engines

These meta search sites gather job postings from other job boards, newspaper sites, and industry and company career pages, letting you search a large number of postings at once.




All Star Jobs


Wow Jobs

Career Jet



Also connects with LinkedIn Salary, a detailed breakdown of salaries by job title and location.

Jooble can be searched locally or anywhere in Canada. This site is particularly good for jobs in Quebec.

Jobs by Location

Ottawa (Ottawa Citizen)
Local job openings from the Ottawa Citizen website.

Peter’s New Jobs
An Ottawa-based boutique job search service that tracks organization, corporate, educational, government and recruiter career pages. Subscribe for Ottawa and / or Toronto. Subscription rates listed (e.g., Ottawa 3 months $22).


Employers can post here for free, so it can be a good source of service jobs or jobs with small companies.  However, be sure to read their Scam Alert information before applying.

Other locations

Local Work
Find jobs across Canada by city or postal code area.

Career Beacon
Jobs in Atlantic Canada.

Overseas Jobs

Jobs by Sector


HubStuff Talent
For freelance jobs around the world.

LinkedIn Profinder
Your LinkedIn profile is searchable by sector, by companies hiring freelancers.

Freelance Writer Resources
Job boards for freelance writers.

Public Service

Public Service Jobs
How to find and apply for a job in the federal public service, with information on career opportunities.

Ontario Public Service Careers
Job openings in the Ontario public service

City of Ottawa Jobs
Job openings with the City of Ottawa


Work in Ottawa 
Technology job openings in the Ottawa area

Tech Jobs Ottawa

Discover Technata
High-tech jobs in Kanata North

Accounting, Banking, Financial, Insurance

Robert Half Staffing Agencies

eFinancial Careers Canada

Jobwings Finance and Accounting

Insurance Works 

Hospitality, Tourism

Hospitality Works Careers

Media and Journalism, Communications

Media Job Search Canada

Jeff Gaulin's Job Board


Charity Village Career Centre
Job opportunities in the nonprofit sector.  Listings for across Canada, with some international positions included.

Career Tree
Public sector and not-for-profit jobs.

Good Work
Environmental jobs in Canada.

Jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities in Canada and abroad.


Job Bank Advanced Search
Specify Education level and Employment Group to search student jobs across Canada.

Youth Canada
Link to Jobs and Internships and other federal government programs.  

Parks Canada Student Jobs
Summer jobs.

Young Canada Works
Canadian Heritage summer jobs and internships for students and recent graduates.

Parliament of Canada Youth Employment Programs
Opportunities for young Canadians to work on Parliament Hill.

Federal Student Work Experience Program
Work experience for full-time students, related to their field of study.

Federal Public Service Post-Secondary Recruitment
Entry-level positions for university and college graduates.

Ontario Internship Program
Internships with the Ontario Public Service, open to those who have graduated from a postsecondary institution within the past two years.

Career Owl Resources
Links to websites in Canada with opportunites for youth, organized by industry.

Talent Egg
For students and new graduates looking for meaningful entry level jobs, internships and summer jobs