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At-a-Glance:

Feature

Locanto

Price

Free and paid options.

Featured listings

Resume database

x

Applicant tracking

x

Mobile-optimized site

Customer support

Email.

Review:

Established in 2006, Locanto is a German-owned classifieds website that Canadian employers can use to recruit local professionals in a range of industries. Locanto offers a free job posting service, as well as premium upgrades to increase job ad exposure. Canadian job seekers can filter jobs by type and location to connect with local employers.

While the platform is more affordable than most competitors, it is not exclusively a job board and job ads may get lost amid the other classified ads listed on the site. However, the site receives significant website traffic from Canada and is a good option for local employers looking to maximize their listing's exposure at affordable rates.

Pros:

  • The site offers a free job posting service.
  • Locanto gives Canadian employers a budget-friendly approach to finding and hiring talent.
  • The platform's top job categories include finance, administration, transportation, education, law, and healthcare.
  • Employers can upgrade their listing to appear at the top of users’ search results or their ad gallery.
  • The "Premium Ad" option highlights the listing, gives it a "Premium" badge, and removes third-party advertisements.
  • Job seekers can filter vacancies by job type and location to connect with local employers.
  • The platform features a dedicated Canadian website.
  • Locanto gives companies access to both local and international candidates.
  • The site is mobile-optimized.
  • The website is available in both French and English.

Cons:

  • Locanto is not a traditional job board, which might deter job seekers from visiting the site.
  • The platform does not share listings to social media channels.
  • Vacancies aren't distributed to other job boards.
  • There is no resume database available.
  • The site makes no mention of advanced hiring tools, such as candidate matching or applicant tracking.

Reputation:

While we were unable to find any online reviews of Locanto's job posting services, the website has a rating of 2.69 stars based on over 160 reviews on Sitejabber. Most users warned against potential scam accounts on the site.

On Trustpilot, Locanto has a rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars based on more than 30 reviews. Around 65% of users rate the site as "Bad," while only 26% rate it as "Excellent."

Pricing:

Locanto allows employers to place standard job ads for free. The platform also offers a number of premium ads for increased exposure, as well as a premium account option.

How to Post a Job on Locanto:

0.00 CAD
10 Minutes
How to Post a Job on Locanto:

Four easy steps for posting a job on Locanto.

1. 

Posting a job on Locanto.

1.1 

Start the job posting process.

Start the job posting process.

Navigate to Locanto's home page and click on "Post free ad" toward the top-right corner of the screen.

1.2 

Name your ad.

Name your ad.

On the next page, enter the title of your listing and click on "Proceed."

From the category list, select "Jobs." A list of industries will appear. Find and select your industry.

1.3 

Create an account.

Create an account.

To create an account, click on "Register in 20 seconds." Alternatively, click on "Continue with Google" to register with your Google account.

On the next page, add your telephone number to receive a verification code.

1.4 

Create and post your job ad.

Create and post your job ad.

After your account has been verified, you'll be redirected to the online job posting form. Enter your vacancy's details and click on "Preview" to check for any errors. Then, click on "Post your ad" in the bottom-right corner to publish your job ad.

Locanto vs. LinkedIn:

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional social network that features both free and paid job posting options. In addition, the platform offers flexible pay-per-click options to suit different hiring needs. While LinkedIn is not exclusively a job board, it offers employers access to a more focused audience of job seekers than Locanto.

Locanto vs. Craigslist:

Craigslist is a popular classified ads website that allows employers to post job vacancies. Locanto is a more affordable option thanks to its free job posting service; however, it lacks a resume database, which Craigslist offers for free. Both platforms allow users to target local communities throughout Canada.

Locanto vs. Job Bank:

Job Bank is the Canadian government's official website and features a completely free job posting service. Job Bank is exclusively a job board, whereas Locanto features a range of classified ads, which may make the former the better option for targeted hiring. However, Locanto offers paid job post upgrades, which Job Bank lacks.

Key Information

Legal Name

Locanto

Founder

Klaus Gapp

Founding Date

Jan 01, 2006

Address

Bahnstr. 2, 65205 Wiesbaden, Germany

Website

https://www.locanto.ca/

FAQs:

What is Locanto?

Locanto is a classifieds website that employers can use to advertise vacancies and connect with candidates both locally and abroad.

How can I create a Locanto account?

  1. Navigate to Locanto's home page, and click on "Log in/Register" in the top-right corner.
  2. Click on "Register in 20 seconds."
  3. Enter your email address and click on "Register now."
  4. To activate your account, verify your telephone number.

What does it cost to post a job on Locanto?

Locanto offers a free job posting service with various paid upgrades available.

How can I edit a Locanto job posting?

  1. Log in to your Locanto account.
  2. From your dashboard, hover over "My Ads" and select "Edit my ads."
  3. Click on "Edit" beneath the job posting you would like to change.
  4. Update your post and click on "Update ad" in the bottom-right corner.

How can I delete a Locanto job posting?

  1. Log in to your Locanto account.
  2. Click on the "My Ads" tab in the top menu bar.
  3. Click on "Delete" beneath the post that you would like to remove.
  4. Click on "Delete ad" to confirm your decision.

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