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International Job Resources:
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Please Note: Where there was a choice of languages, I have linked to the English version of these sites and services. Most web sites in Canada offer a French version that can easily be reached from the main page or through these links.

Salary / Compensation Guides

Job Listings

what
job title, keywords
where
city, state, zip
jobs by job search
Salary in Toronto, ON Area
Average salary as reported by the registered users of Glassdoor.com (employers and employees). Register for free to search jobs, review employers, research salaries, and more.
Wage and Outlook Report, WorkinginCanada.gc.ca
Explorer des carrières par salaires et perspectives, TravaillerauCanada.gc.ca
....General and detailed information on local job markets across Canada. Provides detailed information on occupations, including duties, employment requirements, terms and conditions of work, potential employers, census information, wage ranges, trends, training availability and professional associations. You can also review the Labour Market Bulletins in English and French from their respective pages. Terrific wage and employment data from the government!

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Support for Your Search

Job Help Blog, Toronto Public Library
I have read a lot of job and career blogs, but I think this is my favorite. The librarians from TPL cover relevant topics of interest, offering advice and resources to assist all users. Some of the entries even feature lists of books (you know, those paper things) with even more good advice. Yes, the references are targeted to residents of Canada but the advice is universal and many of the online resources are accessible to and useable by anyone online. While you are here, be sure to visit the Career and Job Search Help homepage. This where you'll find listings of career and employment programs offered by the library, locations of their branches, and much much more. Then poke around the entire site and look for gems like their List of Recommended Websites with links to all good stuff under the electronic sun, and the New to Canada area, with information on organizations to help you get settled, how to find employment, and much more in several non-English languages. And this is only one part of their extensive collection of Multicultural Resources developed for newcomers to the country. Brava!

Second Career, Ontario Ministry of Training
"Laid off? Looking for a new career? Second Career is an Ontario government program that can help you Train for a new career; Find out what is needed in the job market; Learn about careers that build on your skills; Get financial support." Information on what looks like a wonderful program for provincial residents who have lost their jobs, are looking for one for the first time, or who are considering a real career change for any reason. Possible participation in this program begins with a visit to your local Employment Ontario assessment centre (links and listings available here) to talk with a counsellor about your goals and what kind of assistance you will need to meet them. If this program is the right choice, he or she will then help you prepare a training plan and complete an application for Second Career. Take advantage of this marvelous program funded by your own tax dollars.
Apprenticeship.com
...a service of the Halton Industry Education Council and the Canadian Government, this site offers free information on apprenticeships. There are articles on hiring trends and skill demands, marvelous information on each trade, an employability skills quiz, and much more. This site covers opportunities in the Kitchener/Waterloo (includes Cambridge, Guelph, Listowel, Mitchell, St. Marys and Stratford), Peel-Halton-Dufferin, Hamilton, Niagara and Brant/Brantford-Haldimand-Norfolk areas. I hope it expands as it is a marvelous tool.
Career Options [ENG] and Options Carrières [FR]
This bi-annual publication from the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers (CACEE) is now available online. You can read the articles from the most current issue as well as past issues, read and comment on the Blog, check out Employment Tools, and much more. Some areas require you to register (free). Intended for post-secondary students and recent grads in Canada but useful for all. (English only).
Resume Resources from Audrey Prenzel
Audrey is a multi-certified career transition specialist based in Trente / City of Quinte West in Ontario. One of her specialities is assisting member of the Canadian armed forces in their transition from the service to the private sector. She has authored "Military to Civvie Street: The Complete Job Transition Guide for those Leaving the Canadian Air Force, Army & Navy". To go along with all this, you can connect with her and access her tips, job leads, and pointers through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Plaxo. All the info is on her page for Military Clients.
The Insider's Guide To Job Search (Canada)
I added the country qualifier because this site is dedicated to resources and services in Canada. The numerous articles are good for almost anyone and include topics such as Job Searching for Mature Candidates, Negotiating, Self-Marketing in a Changed Marketplace, and much more. For immigrants to Canada (or those hoping to immigrate to this country), check the section for Newcomer Resources and Orientation. This guide is authored by Kevin Buckley, a recruiter specializing in Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage and Logistics in Canada.

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Fraud, Scams, and Where to Turn

ConsumerInformation.ca
...your one-stop source for consumer information for all of Canada. "Working with federal, provincial and territorial governments, and non-government sources, ConsumerInformation.ca helps you find authoritative information on consumer issues. It is brought to you by the Office of Consumer Affairs of Industry Canada to help promote and protect the interests of Canadian consumers."
The Little Black Book of Scams (Canadian Edition)
Le Petit Livre noir de la fraude (L'édition canadienne)
First published by the Competition Bureau Canadain 2012, this guide to recognizing scams and avoiding being victimized is based on a similar publication from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. You can review the contents online or you can download the PDF for free. It is filled with brief information on several current schemes, many of which you will recognize, and questions to ask before you connect, contibute, accept, or buy. FREE!
Recruitment Rip-Off, CBC Marketplace
"Tom Harrington exposes the aggressive practices of a job search marketing firm -- one that acts more like a recruitment agency. While this firm does have all sorts of clients, it seems to specifically target new Canadians, charging them for services and information widely -- and freely -- available." The full story includes interviews with the victims of these firms and a a second video includes tips from Nick Corcodilos (AskTheHeadhunter.com) on spotting these scams and avoiding them. Nick's biggest tip -- "You should never be paying someone to help you find a job". Remember that. This news story from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation includes additional tips for spotting and avoiding these scams as well as links to free resources and where to file complaints (Canada).

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Government Agencies & Services

Includes both Federal and Provincial services and agencies.
Human Resources and Social Development Canada / Ressources humaines et Developpement social Canada
This agency is responsible for the welfare and advancement of all peoples in Canada, including Labour Market enhancement, lifelong learning, and family development.
Service Canada's Job Bank
...a nice resource with jobs, a free resume database, and career information.
Service Canada: Training & Careers
...straightforward, easy-to-use interface to assist Canadians in finding work and developing a career. You'll find strategies for evaluating your next steps in the career process, financial assistance, and job leads. Recent immigrants can get help in the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website. The Gateway link offers one stop shopping for Canadians in search of human services and helpful consumer, business, and education information, all searchable by audience or topic.
National Research Council -- Conseil national de recherches du Canada
...Canada's premier science and technology research organization. They have listings for experienced scientific professionals as well as students and recent graduates. They list about 30 new positions each month, each listing staying active for about 2 weeks.
Healthjobs.ab.ca
"The Provincial Health Authorities of Alberta Virtual Recruitment Fair." Look for all kinds of healthcare and medical positions in the province of Alberta. Besides the job listings, you can review all kinds of information about living and working in Alberta.
Public Service Commission of Canada
Jobs with the Canadian Federal Government.
How to Land a Job in the Federal Government, Carolyn Steele (UniversityAffairs.ca)
Information and advice for persons looking for a Federal job in Canada. The article is from 2008, so some of the training programs may have ended, but the general advice is good.
SaskJobs.ca
...operated by the Canada-Saskatchewan Career and Employment Services of the government of Saskatchewan, this is a marvelous job search resource for the province. It includes a tremendous job board (registration not required), links to additional sources for jobs, information on resumes, etc. Really terrific. Don't miss their SaskNetWork, listed just below.
Provincial Employment Services and Workforce Networks
The various provincial governments operate employment support services which are accessible through the following websites:

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Job Banks / Recruiters

Resources for Executives || National || Eastern provinces || Western provinces

Resources for Executives

Davies Park Executive Search Consultants
...located in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, Davies Park is one of Canada's most experience retained search firms. Partnering with Pearson Partners International gives them an international reach while they still maintain their boutique practice. Qualified candidates can review numerous searches currently under way and submit a resume/CV in response to a specific listing.
Grasslands Group
..."your direct connection to employment opportunities throughout Western Canada." Executive-level job seekers can register a confidential resume with this employment services / executive search firm, while all visitors can search their Job Board to review the many varied positions they are working to fill and register a resume for future consideration.
HAPPEN: Halton And Peel Professional and Executive Network
Fee. Established in the early 1990's, this is a networking group helping senior level management and skilled professionals accelerate their job searches. They are currently focused in the Greater Toronto Area with a second location in Vancouver, British Columbia. Your membership fee includes the weekly networking meetings, access to online resources and services (including a nice job database), and much more designed to support you in your search. Details on the membership fee is on the website, but they also offer a one-time visitor fee should you want to just try one of their meetings before joining (a portion of this fee will be credited towards a full member fee should you decide to join).
Odgers Berndtson
...provides an extensive range of high level recruitment services for leading organizations in private and public sectors, including board level and executive search, management assessment and international assignments. With offices throughout Canada, this firm offers numerous opportunities for top-level professionals. You can review a list of current searches on their website and submit a resume for consideration in a specific search or as a contact to be listed in their records. This is just their Canadian operation. Select the list of Worldwide Office to view a full list of their offices around the world.
PTC Accounting & Finance
... a specialized niche executive recruitment firm for all levels of accounting jobs (contract) as well as finance jobs (contract) based in Toronto and operating across greater Toronto and surrounding areas. "We provide top talent for both short and long-term contract positions, time bound project work and specialized accounting roles – ranging anywhere from two weeks to two years." You can review a current list of contracts prior to registering with them, and they do not expect you to limit yourself to them.
Rossi & Associates Executive Search
... maintaining office in Vancouver, BC, and Calgary, AB, Rossi & Associates specializes in the recruitment of high quality sales and marketing professionals for Western Canada. They focus on the Business to Business market, and interested persons can review a list of current searches on their website. Rossi & Associations welcomes contact from highly qualified candidates in response to a specific listing or for general reference.
StoneWood Group
This Canadian executive search group was founded in 1981 and handles searches across numerous industry groups. They are a founding member of the leading global executive search partnership Access Search Partners, and maintain offices in Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa. You are welcome to review a list of current searches and to submit your resume for consideration in a specific search or for general review.

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National

beljob.ca / nicejob.ca
...the former Actijob is now nicejob.ca (English) or beljob.ca (French). They index the listings found on participating sites and put them in a central location. You apply directly to the employer. They occasionally scan the links to be sure the postings they link to are still there.
CACEE: The Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers
CACEE is a national non-profit partnership of employer recruiters and career services professionals similar to NACE in the US. This website offers information, advice, and services for its members. Students and non-members have access to a schedule of career fairs and networking events, links to select recruiters and career websites.
CanadianCareers.com
....jobs and employment/career info for Canadians. Very nice selection of occupations with references to sources for finding even more info and jobs. Job seekers will also want to check the News and Events page for info on upcoming career fairs and internship deadlines. Very nice, well rounded site covering all facets of career and employment info for Canadians.
CanJobs.com
...nice gateway to hundreds of jobs for Canadians. You can work from the main page or choose to go into their provincial databases and avoid the other stuff. As usual, the IT jobs are the most prevalent, but they are not the only jobs here. The links to additional sources are uneven, but those that link to specifically Canadian companies, employment agencies, and other sources look good.
Canadian Internships
A short list but really great list of organizations offering internships to young citizens and permanent residents of Canada, provided by Careers United (part of CARE Canada).
Career Edge
...a private sector not-for-profit organization founded by Canadian employers offering 6, 9, or 12 month internships to recent graduates of university, college and high school.
Charity Village
"...Canada's busiest source for nonprofit jobs." It includes hundreds of job listings and continuing ed opportunities for the sector. Browse the jobs by the posting date or search by keyword.
Eluta
...a vertical search engine that specializes in finding new job announcements at employers across Canada. Notice that word - "employers." They do not index the job boards, only employer websites. No resumes stored here, but they do tie in some nice extras like links to Canada's Top 100 Employers and "New Grad" flags for employers listed in The Career Directory, a guide to the best employers for this group. This is a part of the Mediacorp Canada Inc., Canada's largest publisher of employment periodicals.
Extreme Jobs
...while they span industries and occupational families, this Canadian job board also has a separate area for Resort and / or Adventure jobs. Users can freely review and apply for jobs posted here without restrictions.
Hunt Personnel / Temporarily Yours
"Hunt Personnel / Temporarily Yours has built a reputation as a highly respected, successful career placement agency providing guaranteed temporary and permanent employment services, human resources outsourcing and consulting services." Select a location (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, or Quebec provinces) to be taken to the list of jobs available through that office and who to contact regarding each. At the time of review they had numerous openings available in numerous job fields.
istaffsolution.com
"Canada's online resource dedicated to job seekers and employers in the hospitality industry." Not all industry categories had listings at the time of review, but we did see good listings. Non-Canadian workers are encouraged to apply as there are employers willing to help sponsor your work visas should you qualify. Visitors can search the site, review job listings, and forward resumes if employer contact information is visible, but registered users (free) can store a resume for employers to search and set up email notifications.
Jobs in Education
...focused on jobs with educational institutions, primarily in Canada. These include teaching, administration, and all others who are needed to run a school (such as plant management, business administration, etc.)
JobShark
Canada's oldest online job-board (founded in June 1997). It was acquired by the Jobserve network in 2007, but still operates as a terrific board for Canada.
+Jobs Canada
...search this site by keyword (title / skill / location), or scan all the jobs, but that will take you some time.
Randstad Canada
"...the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services." They offer temporary staffing and permanent placement and even operate a special Professionals division for mid to senior-level management in Engineering, Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Sales and Marketing. Search their current opportunites, submit your CV, or contact a local office for information.
Randstad Technologies (was Sapphire Technologies)
...IT jobs in Canada. This is part of the larger Randstad group, one of the largest HR staffing / recruiting firms in Canada and around the world. You can search by keyword or location, or find a branch near you for more personal contact.
SalesForce Search
...specializes in sales recruiting across Canada and the US, serving small, medium and Fortune 500 companies. You can review a current list of searches they are handling, from 2+ years to senior executives, and submit a resume for consideration in a specific search or for general reference.
Sympatico
Canadian guide to information and news from all over the country. Check out the business section for great career articles.
TalentEgg
"hatching graduate careers". This site, founded by Lauren Friese, is designed to help students and recent graduates find meaningful jobs and other work experiences (internships, etc) and to help employers to find this new talent. It is filled with job postings that can be browsed by industry or employer, but you can also scroll to the bottom of the page and do some quick location searches. As an unregistered visitor, you can review many of the job listings and even apply to some (it depends), but for best access to this site you should register (free). This is a great resource! Users from the US will get a suggestion that they head over to the US site (TalentEgg.com), but it is not nearly as well developed.
WorkCabin
"Canada's outpost for Green Jobs." This site features "green" jobs in Canada and beyond, this meaning conservation, environmental, and opportunities in corporate responsibility. There are a number of really interesting and amazing opportunities listed here, and you do not need to register in order to apply for any. You can set up an account to receive job alerts, but you are also welcome to post a public resume at no cost. Workcabin is based in Simcoe, ON.
Working.com
... job leads from many of Canada's daily newspapers. Search for jobs by category and location, or use the advanced search to limit the dates and newspapers searched. You can also register to post your resume or have job listings sent to you via E-mail. At the time of review, some of the events and external links were out of date. This defaults to Toronto, but you can switch to other locations and provinces by scrolling to the bottom of the page.
WorkInNonProfits.ca
...supporting "Canada's non-profit sector by connecting non-profits across the country with job seekers as well as suppliers of services and products." You can easily search the job listings, and filling out a free registration allows you to create an email alert service. No resume database.
Workopolis.com
..."Canada's biggest jobsite." I am inclined to believe them just by looking at the front page. Search jobs by keyword, location, date, or who's "Now Hiring". Take a look at some career resources. Registration is not required to search the jobs, but if you register you can save searches and set up a CareerAlert email service. Registration is also free and does not require you to submit your resume unless you want to. Great resource center, full of articles and advice. A service of the Globe and Mail, I believe.
Workopolis: Student jobs
...Canada's biggest job site for students and recent graduates. Registration is required, and you must obtain a special access code from your campus career center in order to view job postings.

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Eastern Provinces

Anne Whitten Bilingual Human Resources Inc.
...general placement firm located in Toronto, Canada, specializing in English/French bilingual employment. Check their list of Hot Jobs for the most recent postings or submit a resume for further consideration. All job listings are dated.
Clarity Recruitment
...a finance and accounting recruiting company specializing in the placement of designated accountants (CA's, CMA's and CGA's) in the Greater Toronto Area. You can review a list of current searches on the website, including contract opportunities, and submit your resume for a specific posting. You are also welcome to submit your resume for consideration in future searches.
Nevian Consulting & Placement Services Inc.
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Nevian specializes in the recruitment and placement of bilingual professionals in a variety of disciplines. Some "unilingual" positions also available.
Employment News
...online companion to the free newspaper found all across Ontario (Canada). Select a job category to see all positions in that category, but you can cut this down to just those listings in your region. In addition, the site offers job tips, resume tips, employer profiles, school profiles (for your education and training needs), and news and events. There is also a resume database too which employers access through a separate login.
Greater Toronto Job Classifieds
...free ads, free searching, job fairs listed, other resources too.
Poss.ca, the Possibilities Online Employment Resource Centre
...virtual employment center for jobseekers in Toronto. Free registration is required for users to access almost everything except for some articles on the front page. However, registration only means giving them your name, phone number, and email address. It does not mean posting your resume, so I recommend you go ahead and register. What you will find in here is well worth the minute spent filling out their short form.
Vicinity Jobs
...a network of vertical job search engines and job boards serving suburban and rural communities in Southern Ontario (the suburban towns surrounding Toronto), and dedicated to helping their residents to find work close to their homes and avoid long-distance commuting. Part of this is the local job boards, but part is a job-search aggregator like Indeed and Simply Hired finely tuned to find just those jobs for this region (the 905 area code). The site also includes a resume database and excellent local news plus great career advice. Registration is not necessary unless you want to upload a resume, and yes, you can protect that resume from searches.

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Western Provinces

Actyl Group
Based in the Western provinces of Canada, the Actyl Group has several jobs they are working to fill, including many skilled trades and engineering openings. Actyl will also work with skilled labor from outside of the country.
FinneyTaylor
...a recruitment/resourcing company specializing in the placement of information technology professionals. They are based in Calgary. Search their jobs, and when you find one that interests you, just fill in their skills matrix (very simple) and finish with your resume. Some nice jobs here. At this time they are only working with IT professionals already eligible for employment in Canada.
Joborilla.ca
...a site founded by Jason Hoium and Greg Little of the University of Saskatchewan to help folks searching for jobs in Saskatoon. Visitors can search and review jobs without registering, and most have options for submitting your application outside of the "apply now" button. Registered users (free) can store as many as 5 resumes, track applications, sigh up for alerts, and more.
Now Hiring
...jobs, most of which are in the Calgary, Alberta area. You can search the database and review the listings without registering, but will need to register (free) in order to view the application info.
Student Suds
College / university students in and near Edmonton, listen up. Student Suds, "a high quality student based cleaning company offering pressure washing, window washing, and eaves trough cleaning services to residential homeowners and small businesses in Edmonton, Alberta" is looking for help for the summer AND they pay well! Check them out and complete an online application right here. (Did I mention they pay well?)

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Immigration / Work Permits

Citizenship and Immigration Canada / Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada
This government agency is charged with facilitating the arrival of people into Canada and their integration into this country. If you are interested in studying in or emigrating to Canada, you will find the information you need here.
New to Canada, Toronto Public Library
"The library is free for anyone living, working, studying or who owns property in Toronto. Take home books, videos, music and much more for learning and entertainment. Every library branch has free Internet computers with Microsoft Office for you to use." Available in 18 languages and including information on organizations to help you get settled and how to find employment, this section of the TPL website is designed to guide you as you get settled in your new country. Only one part of their extensive collection of Multicultural Resources developed for newcomers to the country.
CanadaWorkPermit.com
...contains significant information for persons hoping to obtain work permits for this country. Register to participate in their free forums or apply for a free assessment of your eligibility to obtain a temporary work visa for Canada. Please note that while the assessment of your eligibility is free, you will be charged a fee if you decide to contract them to assist you in obtaining a visa.
Newcomer Resources and Orientation, The Insider's Guide To Job Search (Canada)
...links to information and resources for immigrants to Canada. He also offers good advice for this group. This guide is authored by Kevin Buckley, a recruiter specializing in Freight Forwarding, Customs Brokerage and Logistics in Canada.

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