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Kijiji is a classifieds website that hosts a general job board for employers to fill their vacancies throughout Canada. The platform's job board receives millions of searches from job seekers every month looking for jobs in labor, hospitality, and manufacturing, among others.
Kijiji allows employers to post jobs for free, but also offers paid promoted listings and monthly subscription packages for companies wanting to syndicate listings from their database, manage postings from their personalized dashboard, and receive dedicated account support.
- Kijiji gives employers access to a local pool of candidates from a wide range of industries.
- The platform offers a free job posting service.
- Employers can upgrade their listing for increased visibility on the site.
- The site's subscription packages include employer branding, free URL links, dedicated account support, and more.
- The platform allows employers to upgrade their listing to "urgent" for seven days.
- Employers can post permanent positions, as well as part-time and seasonal work.
- The website is available in English and French.
- The subscription packages' pricing is not readily available on the website.
- Employers cannot post jobs outside Canada.
On Sitejabber, Kijiji received a 1.3-star rating based on more than 340 reviews. The majority of users were disappointed by the platform's poor customer service and "scam" ads, though many of the reviews pertained to the site's classifieds section and not its job board. On Trustpilot, the site scored 1.8 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews.
Kijiji received a 1.5 out of 5-star rating on Reviews.io, with only 10% of users recommending the site.
How to Post a Job on Kijiji:
Three easy steps for posting a job on Kijiji.
Posting a job on Kijiji.
Go to kijiji.ca.
Navigate to the Kijiji home page and click on "Post ad" in the top-right corner.
Create an account.
Click on "Register Now" and fill out the online form. Then, click on "Create account."
To activate your account, click the verification link sent to your email.
On the home page, click on "Post ad" again.
Create your job post.
Add the title of your listing and click on "Next." Select "Jobs" and choose the category of your job post. Fill out the online job posting form and, once you're done, scroll down toward the bottom of the page to select a job posting package.
You can choose between the "Classic," "Visibility," or "Maximum Visibility" packages. Note that the two latter plans will incur a fee.
Once you've chosen your package, agree to the site's terms of service and click on "View your ad."
You can also select "Preview" to see what your listing will look like on the site.
If you selected one of the paid plans, you'll be asked to complete your purchase before your ad goes live.
Kijiji vs. Craigslist:
Kijiji and Craigslist are both classifieds websites that list general vacancies. While Kijiji primarily caters to the Canadian job market, Craigslist has a global reach. Both sites have a free posting option, but Craigslist's pricing starts from C$10.00 for listings in certain regions. However, Craigslist offers resume searches, which Kijiji lacks.
Kijiji vs. Hot Jobs in Canada:
While Kijiji and Hot Jobs in Canada both serve the local job market, the former site is more affordable, offering free and paid posting plans, while Hot Jobs in Canada's pricing starts from C$299.00 for a single listing. However, Hot Jobs in Canada offers job syndication to other sites, affording employers greater visibility than Kijiji.
Kijiji vs. Indeed:
Both general job posting sites, Kijiji and Indeed offer free and paid job posting plans. While Kijiji has a large Canadian audience, Indeed is the more popular platform of the two, reaching millions more job seekers both locally and globally. Indeed also offers candidate management tools, which Kijiji lacks.
Is there a Kijiji in the United States?
No. Kijiji was initially located in the U.S. However, it was replaced by eBay Classifieds in 2010.
Who started Kijiji?
Kijiji was founded by Janet Bannister in 2005.
Is Kijiji safe?
Kijiji assures users that their website is safe. However, users are encouraged to conduct all transactions locally and in-person.
What is a rank on Kijiji?
Your rank on Kijiji is where your job ad is listed on the job board. To ensure your job ad remains high on the list, Kijiji offers paid services to improve your listing.
Are Kijiji ads free?
Yes. Kijiji offers a basic plan that is free to use.
How does PayPal work on Kijiji?
You can use PayPal at Kijiji meet-ups using the Kijiji mobile app. With this app, you can send and receive money fast.
How long do Kijiji ads run?
Your job post will stay active on Kijiji for 31 days before expiring. You can repost the job within 30 days after the expiry date.
Do you have to pay for Kijiji?
How do I report on Kijiji?
- On the Ad Detail page, click the red flag icon found on the left-hand side.
- On the report menu, choose the reason for flagging the ad.
- Fill in the relevant details in the "Tell Us More" section.
How can I edit a Kijiji job posting?
- Sign in to your account and click on "My Kijiji."
- Select "My Ads" and you will see all of your active postings in a list.
- Click on the one you want to edit to open it and make your changes.
Does Kijiji assist employers by promoting job posts?
Yes, Kijiji offers a Top Ad and Bump Up feature to help promote your job posts at an additional cost. Visit the website to find out more.
How can I delete a Kijiji job posting?
To delete one of your postings, just go to your list of ads and click the delete icon beside the one you want to remove. You will be asked to select a reason for removing the posting before it is permanently deleted.
Does Kijiji assist employers with recruitment strategies?
Yes, Kijiji offers employers tips on creating effective job posts.
When is the best time to post my job on Kijiji?
Ideally, you should post your job 4 months before the start date. This will give you sufficient time to screen and interview candidates, and enable a seamless recruitment and onboarding process.
How do I create a Kijiji account?
To create an account where you can manage Kijiji job postings, go to kijiji.ca and click on "Sign Up." You will need to enter your email address and create a password to open an account.
Does Kijiji assist employers with the candidate interviews?
No, Kijiji does not offer assistance with candidate interviews.