Job Bank Presentation
Job Bank is the Government of Canada's leading source for jobs and labour market information. It offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks.
The site can help people search for work, make career decisions, see what jobs will be in demand, and much more.
Jobboard Finder’s opinion
Summary: Job Bank is a part of the Canada.ca website, which is the Government of Canada online. The job board alone attracts 34 470 000 visits a month, 65% of which come from Canada. The site is available in French and English. If you look for it, you can find some social media pages, with 78 800 followers on Twitter and 962 090 on Facebook.
Design: By clicking on “Find a job” in the menu, you can access the Job Bank site. There is a search engine (keywords) over a bare white backdrop. For a more advanced search, there are additional filters (job title, location, employer name, period of employment, hours of work, language at work, education or training, job categories, provinces and territories, employment groups and other filters). The rest of the homepage presents various services the site has to offer. The job listing has a clear layout, including logos, salary information and publication dates for each job offer. There are also many filters (province/region, date posted, hours of work, period of employment, salary, years of experience, job source, education/training, language at work, employment groups, top job categories) on the left-hand side.
The job board objective: The purpose of the site is to help Canadians find and understand the government services. This includes finding a job.
Recruiter observations: Recruiters must agree to a long list of terms before creating an account. You will need to authenticate the account with different numbers (like a social security number).
Jobseeker observations: Jobseekers must agree to a long list of terms before creating an account.
The job offers: There are currently 97 661 jobs on the site. Most of the job offers are in food related jobs and retail jobs.
Reactivity: You can find a contact number and email through the Canada.ca website. When you recieve a response, it is relatively impersonal (links to useful information based on your email).
Special features: Job alerts; news (which includes filters); the prime minister site (with news, multimedia, and more); information on starting a business; the app; immigration info; travel info; benefits (for disability, housing, education, etc.); tax info and more services; the Resume Builder; the different programs; quizzes.
Verdict: You won’t get bored exploring this site. With so many different sections to choose from and information covering just about everything and anything concerning employment in Canada, both jobseekers and recruiters should visit the site.
Written by Ali Neill
As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.
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