Canada’s 10 Best Job Search Websites 2023

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Not surprisingly, today’s executive job seekers discover employment opportunities by using online sources. There are hundreds of job boards, both generic and niche, as well as aggregators, social media, association boards, and executive search company websites to choose from. Just like any online source these in-demand sites are constantly changing and evolving. So which ones will work best for you in 2023?

The great news is they provide a plethora of listings. The less-than-great news is you can easily have your mind boggled by the extensive options. Here, Core Executive Consultants offers 10 of what we consider the best job search websites as the post-covid job boom launches.

There are many (many) others, of course, but this list of best job search websites (in our opinion) should give you a good starting point for your next job hunt:

1. Local Recruitment Sites

On these websites, you can search thousands of job listings from the companies local to your area and career goals. Many of the opportunities we offer are exclusive to your region or specialty and can’t be found elsewhere, online or off. Job seekers can submit a resume, apply for temporary or full-time positions, and subscribe to job alerts to stay updated on brand-new opportunities. Our site, for example, also offers job search and career advice, a growing library of research into workplace trends. Google search executive search in your area. These are good sites because, if you chose to register with a local firm, your resume will not be found on a huge board and you get to pick and choose who you want to work with.

Employers, our website also allows you to submit a hiring request for immediate follow-up.

2. Google for Jobs

Google for Jobs is one of the newest, and most impressive, entries into the Canadian job “aggregator” category that still seems to be a best-kept secret despite being around for several years. Google for jobs lists Canadian job listings from multiple search engines, including several of the ones listed in this post (Indeed is purposefully not included). Like Google itself, it’s easy to use: Candidates can use key phrases like “HR Management” to produce a list of available positions in their geographical area. If something looks like a good opportunity, you can easily go directly to the source of the job listing and apply. For example, a button might read, “Apply Linkedin.” One big benefit of using Google for Jobs is that it gets rid of repetitious results and displays one listing for an open position. It also evens the playing field and includes broader results because it doesn’t currently charge advertisers to be included – meaning you’ll get a more complete picture of what jobs are available not just who is willing to pay for a job advertisement.

3. LinkedIn

This top networking site enables you to find jobs through your extended network. Additionally, you can join groups, participate in conversations and follow companies you find interesting and relevant to your job search. Each company site should link to its website or career page for additional research and information. This site continues to be a great resource. Companies pay to post jobs and most see ROI value for their listings with appropriately targeted ads bringing in more qualified candidates than many of the other boards. Candidates are for the most part shown jobs that will match to their qualifications and physical location (there is the odd misfire in the algorithm, but overall not bad matching compared to other sites we’ve reviewed).

4. Eluta

Eluta is a Canadian search engine that features job postings from more than 10,000 employers’ websites across Canada. Eluta provides links back to the original employers’ job postings. Candidates can sign up for email alerts that notify them of new jobs that match their search criteria.

Core Executive Consultants has been helping job seekers find great career opportunities since 2006. Let us find the right job for you.

5. Indeed

A mammoth aggregator of postings from across the web. Indeed is an American worldwide employment-related search engine for job listings launched in November 2004. It is a subsidiary of Japan’s Recruit Co. Indeed also compiles information from various company career pages and allows you to search locally or globally. Free resources for job seekers include a resume builder tool. Be aware that the pay structure on Indeed has limited the scope of listings. Unless a recruitment company is paying for the listing you aren’t going to find it here. Small businesses have noted a new fee structure requiring them to pay $15/resume regardless of whether it’s an appropriate application for the role.  They also require employers to pay to view your resume on their database. We recommend that you do your own research into the fee structure and buyer beware. However, if you are looking for an aggregator site with critical mass this is it.


6. Jobboom

As the top online recruiter in Quebec, Jobboom has been providing insightful information about the Quebec job market to employers and candidates for over fifteen years. Jobboom provides access to offers of employment, contract opportunities, training, and professional advice for job seekers and employers alike. Jobboom publishes job offers from 16 different employment sectors across Quebec and outside of the province. See for example the opportunities available in Engineering and science.

7. Glassdoor

Job search website ​Glassdoor boasts a large database of company reviews — submitted by actual employees. Glassdoor promotes itself as giving job seekers insights into a company’s work conditions, interview processes, salaries and benefits. There are links to the reviewed company’s job ads within Glassdoor.

8. CareerBuilder

CareerBuilder is one of the biggest job boards in the United States, and its robust search function allows you to filter by several criteria, including location, degree required, and pay range. CareerBuilder partners with news media around the country and collects job listings from them. While this site currently focuses on jobs in the States with a smaller offering in Canada, it gets high marks for career advice and resources for candidates.

9. Monster

Job search website ​Monster is a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and employers who need great people. Currently filling the space where Workopolis once was, they have been doing this for more than 20 years, and have expanded from our roots as a “job board” to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment, and talent management products and services.

10. Niche and Association Sites

Number 10 is more of a job board “genre” than one single board. In the age of the huge job aggregator, it is also essential to do a bit of leg work to customize your search to meet specific career needs and goals. One way to do this is to spend a bit of time finding the niche and association sites that work specifically for you as a unique person and job seeker.

A Professional Engineer may find jobs specifically for their specialty on the licensing authority in their area or on niche engineering career sites. Accounting Job seekers may find their accounting association offers jobs that are the best fit. Many employers still feel going directly to their desired professional audience, instead of a giant general job board, is the best value when seeking qualified applicants.

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