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At-a-Glance:

Feature

Monster

Price

Free and paid options.

Free trial

4-Day free trial.

Social media promotion

Job ad syndication

Candidate matching

Resume database

Mobile App

iOS and Android.

Customer support

Phone and email.

Review:

Monster forms part of Monster's extensive international recruitment platform and it exclusively features Canadian jobs. Their advanced recruitment technology connects employers with available talent. While employers pay to post jobs, job seekers can upload resumes and apply for jobs at no cost.

Pros

  • Employers can post vacancies for free with Monster+.
  • Monster offers subscription plans, bulk job post packages, and pay-for-performance pricing plans.
  • Single-use packages allow for up to five job posts with reduced rates for each additional post.
  • The site features a resume database of candidates for employers to search through.
  • Job ads are syndicated to the Monster network comprising hundreds of local news sites.
  • Job posts are promoted via the platform's social media channels.
  • Monster will assign a dedicated point person for niche recruitment needs.
  • Employers can contact candidates directly through built-in text and email tools.
  • Monster features a specific U.S. portal and job seekers can filter jobs by location to connect with local employers.
  • Employers can start and stop job postings at any time.

Cons:

  • Employer branding and increased job post visibility are charged extra.
  • Resume views are limited to varying degrees on all paid plans.
  • The Starter plan excludes job ad syndication to other websites.
  • Only the more expensive Standard and Premium plans include application alerts via email.

Reputation:

On Trustpilot, users rate Monster with 2.9 out of 5 stars, slightly better than 2.72 on Sitejabber. Complaints are similar and mainly regard poor customer services after having signed a contract, expired or irrelevant job alerts, and a substandard resume builder product. Positive reviews highlighted Monster's comprehensive job search database.

Pricing:

Plan

Monthly Pricing*

Monster+**

Free.

Monster+ Promoted: 10-13 Applications

C$10.00 daily average.

Monster+ Promoted: 12-15 Applications

C$15.00 daily average.

Monster+ Promoted: 18-22 Applications

C$25.00 daily average.

Starter (1 Job Post + 50 Resume Views)

C$279.00 /mo.

Standard (3 Job Posts + 150 Resume Views)

C$399.00 /mo.

Premium (5 Job Posts + 250 Resume Views)

C$649.00 /mo.

Single-Use Package: One Job Post

From C$375.00 /post.

Single-Use Package: One Job Post + 25 CV views

From C$500.00 /post.

Single-Use Package: One-Job Post + Dedicated Recruiter Service

From C$599.00 /post.

*Monster now offers a four-day free trial for new subscribers.

**Monster+ allows Canadian customers to post jobs for free with no access to the resume database. Customers have the option to pay and promote their listing at checkout.

CV Search Packages:

Plan

Monthly Pricing

Starter (30-Day Access with 50 Resume Views)

C$240.00

Standard (30-Day Access with 150 Resume Views)

C$520.00

Premium (30-Day Access with 250 Resume Views)

C$760.00

How to Post a Job on Monster:

299.00 CAD
10 Minutes
How to Post a Job on Monster:

Six easy steps for posting a job on Monster.

1. 

Posting a job on Monster.

1.1 

Click "For Employers."

Click "For Employers."

You will find this tab in the top right corner of the Monster home page.

1.2 

Select "Post a Job."

Select "Post a Job."

You can find this blue button in the bottom left corner of the page.

1.3 

Choose a posting plan.

Choose a posting plan.

You can choose from the Starter, Standard, or Premium packages. Click on "START FREE TRIAL" beneath your preferred package.

1.4 

Create an account or sign in to Monster.

Create an account or sign in to Monster.

Choose between the "New to Monster?" or "Existing User?" tabs. When creating an account, you will need to fill in some company details and your location. To sign in, enter your username and password.

1.5 

Enter your billing information.

Enter your billing information.

On the next page, you will need to fill in your credit card details and billing information so that your chosen package can be charged once your four-day trial is finished.

1.6 

Create your job post.

Create your job post.

After you have placed your order, you can fill out your job post by clicking on "Post a Job" again on your dashboard. Enter your job post details, click on "Preview" to review your job ad, and submit your job post.

Monster vs. Eluta.ca:

Monster and Eluta.ca differ in that Monster provides a powerful job search engine, while Eluta.ca displays job posts sourced from company websites. Monster offers free and paid plans that start at C$299.00 per month for a single post, whereas Eluta.ca features free standard job posting as well as paid sponsored jobs that start at C$199.00.

Monster vs. Eluta.ca Comparison:

Feature

Monster

Eluta.ca

Price

Free and paid options.

Free and paid options.

Free trial

4-Day free trial.

x

Resume database

x

Social media promotion

x

Candidate matching

x

Job ad syndication

x

Mobile app

iOS and Android.

x

Customer support

Phone and email.

Phone and email.

Monster vs. Job Bank:

Both Job Bank and Monster both cater to the Canadian employment market. Monster offers a better variety of recruitment tools as well as free and paid job posting plans, which Job Bank lacks. Job Bank, on the other hand, is not part of a global network of career portals like Monster.

Monster vs. Job Bank Comparison:

Feature

Monster

Job Bank

Price

Free and paid options.

Free.

Free trial

4-Day free trial.

n/a

Available in French

Social media promotion

x

Candidate matching

Job ad syndication

x

Mobile app

iOS and Android.

iOS and Android.

Customer support

Phone and email.

Email.

Monster vs. Indeed:

Both Monster and Indeed feature large job search engines. Indeed offers a free unpromoted job listing option, but for promoted jobs, both require employers to pay for job posts. Monster's paid plans start from C$299.00 per month for a single post, whereas Indeed offers budget flexibility with pay-per-click options.

Monster vs. Indeed Comparison:

Feature

Monster

Indeed

Price

Free and paid options.

Free and paid options.

Resume database

Social media promotion

x

Candidate matching

Job ad syndication

x

Mobile app

iOS and Android.

iOS and Android.

Customer support

Phone and email.

Phone and email.

Key Information

Legal Name

Monster Worldwide, Inc.

Founder

Jeff Taylor

Founding Date

Jan. 01, 1994

Address

184 Front St. E, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4N3

Telephone

1 (800) 666–7837

Website

https://www.monster.ca/

FAQs:

What is Monster?

Monster is the international job search site Monster's Canadian-centered job search and recruitment platform.

What does it cost to post a job on Monster?

Monster offers both free and paid plans, with their paid plans starting at C$299.00 per month for a single job post.

Does Monster offer a free trial?

Yes, Monster offers a 4-day free trial for new subscribers. They also offer free job postings with Monster+.

What is Monster+?

Monster+ is Monster's newest job posting service which allows employers to post jobs for free to the platform with the option of paying for a promoted listing. Monster+ does not offer access to the resume database.

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