Job Bank

Job Bank review with pricing, posting instructions, key information, and FAQs.

Job Bank

November 5th, 2020

Job Bank is the official job posting site of the Canadian government. It has 150,000 registered employers, receives more than five million job posting views per month, and offers a selection of resources for job seekers and businesses.

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Pricing:

Job Bank allows employers to post positions for free. It does not offer a paid or sponsored tier.

Review:

Job Bank is the job site of Canada’s national employment service and is free to use. The site is available in English and French, and provides an array of useful resources and tools for Canadian job seekers and employers, including a handy mobile app. Its services are not available to international job seekers.

Highlights:

  • Free to post jobs.
  • Mobile app adds on-the-go convenience.
  • Attracts up to five million job posting views per month.
  • Wide array of useful, free content and features for job seekers and employers, including email alerts, resume builder, job matching, career planning resources, and employer resources.

Shortcomings:

  • No option to promote listings, such as sponsored job ads.
  • Services only available to Canadian employers and job seekers.
  • No employer profiles or reviews.

Reputation:

While we could not find many reviews of the Job Bank job portal, there are some general, neutral comments regarding the platform on Reddit as well as mixed feedback pertaining to the usefulness and user-friendliness of the site. The Job Bank mobile app also received mixed reviews with a rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars on Google Play.

How to Post a Job on Job Bank:

  1. Go to https://www.jobbank.gc.ca.
  2. Go to "Hiring" in the menu bar.
  3. Select "Post a job" in the drop-down menu.
  4. Sign in If you already have a Job Bank for Employers Account, otherwise create a user account by selecting "Sign up Now!"
  5. Once you're signed in, select "Create New Job Posting" on the dashboard.
  6. Enter your job title.
  7. Enter job details, including location, salary, benefits, etc.
  8. Add the required skills and education.
  9. Select how job seekers can apply.
  10. Review your posting.
  11. Click on "Save and advertise."
Job Bank vs. Eluta
Job Bank vs. Eluta:

Eluta is far easier to use than Job Bank as the job search engine actively aggregates job posts from employer websites. Job Bank, by comparison, requires users to create user accounts and verifies their identities before a job can be posted. And, while Job Bank offers a wide range of resources—which Eluta does not—Eluta offers sponsored job ads.

Job Bank vs. Workopolis
Job Bank vs. Workopolis:

Workopolis is more flexible than Job Bank as it is not limited to Canadian employers and job seekers only and offers sponsored job ads. Job Bank users, however, have access to an array of resources on the Job Bank site, while none, aside from a career blog, are available directly on the Workopolis site—users are redirected to Indeed.

Job Bank vs. WOWJobs
Job Bank vs. WOWJobs:

WOWJobs is similar to Workopolis in that the website is linked with Indeed and therefore affords more flexibility and greater reach than Job Bank. While all Job Bank's services are available in English and French, WOWJobs only has a separate French job search page called Emplois Quebec.

Key Information:

Founder

Canadian Digital Service

Founded

1996

Address

219 Laurier Ave W, Ottawa, ON K1P 5J6, Canada

Number of Employees

15

Website

https://www.jobbank.gc.ca

FAQs:

What is Job Bank?

Job Bank is an online job posting platform that is operated by the Canadian government. Businesses can use Job Bank to source suitable candidates for vacancies at their organization.

How much does it cost to post a job on Job Bank?

Job Bank is completely free to use.

How can I create a Job Bank account?

  • Navigate to https://www.jobbank.gc.ca.
  • Go to "Hiring" in the menu bar.
  • Select "Post a job" in the drop-down menu.
  • Click "Sign up Now!"
  • After reading the instructions on the next page, click "Proceed." From there you'll need to enter a username, password, and your business payroll number to authenticate your account.
  • Read the Job Bank’s Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and click "I agree" to confirm that you have understood the terms and continue.
  • Next, you must register your business.
  • The information you supplied to create a Job Bank for Employers Account will be reviewed and processed within a week.

How can I edit my Job Bank job posting?

  • Log in to Job Bank for Employers.
  • From your dashboard, click on the checkbox beside the job you would like to edit.
  • Click on the “Edit” button above the list of job postings.
  • Edit your job posting and proceed to preview.
  • Click the “Save and advertise” button in the bottom right corner of the page.

How can I delete my Job Bank job posting?

  • Sign in to your Job Bank for Employers Account.
  • From your dashboard, select "Delete" beside the job you would like deleted.

Does Job Bank assist employers with recruitment processes?

Yes, Job Bank has comprehensive recruitment information for employers.

You can also check out our guide to the Hiring Process.

Does Job Bank promote my job posts on social media?

No, Job Bank does not assist with promoting job posts on other platforms besides its website and selected external job boards.

For additional ways to boost your job posts, you can check out our guide to social media recruiting and Facebook recruiting.

Does my job post appear immediately on Job Bank?

No, your job post will have to be approved by Job Bank before being published on the website. This process can take up to 2 days.

Does Job Bank offer employers any assistance with the interview process?

No, the employer will be responsible for interviewing candidates.

You can learn how to interview candidates and also check out our guide to interview questions to prepare for the interview process.