Monthly Subscription Plans
Starter (1 job post)
Standard (2 job posts with performance boost)
Premium (3 job posts with boost and 250 resume views)
*Monster now offers a 4-day free trial for new subscribers.
Resume View Packages
Starter (30-day access with 50 resume views)
Standard (30-day access with 150 resume views)
Premium (30-day access with 250 resume views)
Custom Plans (pay per post)
Starter (standard 30-day posting)
Standard (30-day posting + career ad network)
Premium (30-day posting, social ad, career ad, and 7-day refresh)
*Custom plans allow up to 5 job posts with reduced rates for each additional post.
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.
- The website is available in English and French.
- Employers can choose between three paid monthly subscription plans.
- Pay for CV searches only, or pay per job post.
- Connect with an international workforce.
- Job posts are distributed via Monster as well as local Canadian news sites.
- Includes flexible options to start and stop job postings at any time.
- Advanced candidate matching filters are available.
- Candidates receive job alert emails.
- Options to contact candidates directly through built-in text and email tools.
- Additional enhanced job branding and employer profile options are available.
- Job postings include social media visibility on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
- Monster is more expensive compared to local sites like Eluta.ca which offers free job postings.
- The Starter plan excludes exposure enhancing syndication to other sites.
- Only the Premium plan features new resume alerts and contacting candidates via built-in text and email.
On Sitejabber, users rate Monster with 2.73 out of 5 stars, slightly better than 2.4 on Trustpilot. 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.
How to Post a Job on Monster:
Five easy steps for posting a job on Monster.
Posting a Job on Monster.
Click "For Employers."
You will find this tab in the top right corner of the Monster home page.
Select "Post a Job."
You can find this blue button in the bottom left corner of the page banner as a blue button.
Choose a posting plan.
You can choose from the Starter, Standard, or Premium packages. Clicking on "Buy Now" under your preferred package.
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.
Enter your billing information.
On the next page, you will need to fill in your billing information. After you have placed your order, you can create your job post by clicking on "Post a Job" on your dashboard.
The, enter your job ad details, click on "Preview" to review your job ad, and submit your job post.
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 pricing starts at C$299.00 per month for a single post, whereas Indeed offers budget flexibility with pay-per-click options.
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 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. LinkedIn:
Monster and LinkedIn differ in that Monster is a leading job platform, while LinkedIn is a social network that includes job postings. LinkedIn exclusively offers employers a flexible pay per click job posting option, whereas Monster features paid job listing plans that start at C$299.00 per month for a single post.
Monster vs. Job Bank:
Both Job Bank and Monster both cater to the Canadian employment market. While Monster offers a better variety of recruitment tools, it does not offer free job postings like Job Bank. Job Bank, on the other hand, is not part of a global network of career portals like Monster.
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's subscription pricing starts at C$299.00 per month for a single job post.
How do I edit a job post on Monster?
- Navigate to Monster at the top right of the screen.
- Click on "Sign In" at the top.
- Hover over the "My Jobs" tab, and then click on "Manage Jobs".
- From the Views menu, select the status of the job that you want to edit.
- Use the search filters to find the job ad that you want to manage.
- Select the job post and select "Edit" under the available actions.
- Edit your job ad.
- Click on "Preview" to review your edits.
- Submit your updated job post.