The Job Bank is a free employment website and mobile app maintained by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
If you’re looking for more information about what kind of jobs are available in Canada, and how much salaries are, the Job Bank is a great place to start.
Provincial and territorial governments have an agreement with the federal government, and together they make all the job listings publicly available on the website and app.
As part of the requirements for applying for a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), Canadian employers who intend to hire foreign workers must first put available positions up own the Job Bank first.
JOB BANK WEBSITE
The website has some features that aren’t available on the mobile app, such as being able to log in using your Job Match account.
You can also access your Job Alerts subscription and look for labour market information using the website.
JOB BANK MOBILE APP
Download the free mobile app from the App Store and Google Play.
You don’t have to enter personal details or create an account to use the app.
When you look for a job using the app, you’ll find Canadian employers with available job positions in your current location if you’re in Canada.
You can also save search criteria and set alerts so that you’ll know when jobs are available.
If there’s a job you find interesting, you can add them to your “Favourites” list to take a closer look at a later time.
MOBILE APP FAQS
How do I look for jobs using the mobile app?
Click on the Search field, enter a job, then enter a location to begin your search.
How do I narrow my search results?
You can use the filter icon to narrow down your search.
You can filter the list by date, the kind of work, what level of education is required and where the job is.
How can I change the way search results are shown?
Search results can be displayed in list view or card view.
In card view, you can swipe left and right on available results.
I specified a location, how come I see jobs outside where I’m looking?
So you won’t miss out on any job opportunities, search results are based on available jobs nearby.
You can set the distance to look for jobs as close as 5 kms or as far as 250 kms away from your specified location.
Can I limit my search to my actual location?
Yes, if you are in Canada, you can limit your search.
In the menu, click on “Use my location”. The app will use your device’s GPS location to narrow down your search.
I specified a location, but I don’t see any jobs I’m looking for nearby
If you’re in Canada, check your device’s location settings to give the app permission to use your current location.
If you choose not to allow the app to use your device location, search results with no specified location will show all available jobs in Canada.
Ho do I apply for a job I found on the app?
When you find a job you like, you can apply for it using the instructions on the job posting.
Canadian employers will indicate whether you can apply by mail, by telephone, by email or fax or in person.
Some Canadian employers will let you apply using an online application form.
For more information, click on “How to Apply”.
Do not send a resume directly to Job Bank, you will not get any responses.
I clicked on the Canadian employer’s website, but the job title is different. Why?
When you click on a link and it takes you to the Canadian employer’s website, sometimes you might see that the job title is different from what you see on the website or app.
That’s because Canadian employers have to use job titles that conform to the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Canadian employers can’t change job titles and descriptions on the Job Bank.
They make changes on their company websites to better describe the details of the available job position.
Why am I seeing jobs from other websites?
The Job Bank shows available job positions from external partners including: Career Beacon, Employ-Quebec, Jobilico, Monster, the Public Service Commission of Canada, SaskJobs and WorkBC.
These jobs will have icons that indicate that jobs from external partners.
Why should I set a job alert?
If you’d like to be notified of new job postings, you can set an alert to let you know when it becomes available.
How do I create a job alert?
Look for a job using “Search”. When a list of jobs appears, click on “Create Alert” so that you can receive a notification whenever Canadian employers post a new job on the website.
You can change how often you get these notifications by clicking on “Settings” then “Notifications”.
You can find your personal alerts when you click on “Alerts” from the main menu, then click on “Open Alerts”.
You can delete alerts you are no longer interested in by clicking on “Alerts” from the main menu, then swiping left. You won’t receive any more notifications about the alert after you’ve deleted it.
If you aren’t receiving alerts from jobs you’re on the lookout for, try changing your job search criteria and expand your search parameters. Using generic job titles might also help.
Add jobs to your favourites list to keep track of them
When you find jobs that you find interesting, click on it to add it to your list. It’ll help you keep track of job postings so you can take a look at it later.
If you’re looking at jobs using the list view, click on the heart icon. If you’re looking at jobs in card view, swipe right to add it to your favourites list.
You can see all the jobs you marked by clicking on “Favourites” from the main menu.
Jobs you marked will stay in your favourites list until you delete them. Jobs that have been removed by the Canadian employer will stay in your list, but will have a flag.
To remove a job from your favourites list, click on the trash icon, the heart icon or click on “Remove from Favourites”.
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