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Job Search Engines

Job Search Engines

For a newcomer to Alberta jobs may be tough to find but at least you don't have to change out of your pajamas to search for one in cold winter months! That said searching for a job online can quickly spiral into cataclysm of forgotten bookmarks and thrice-sent applications. Here's a breakdown of some of the most useful job search boards in Alberta, to hopefully make the experience a little easier.

Service Canada Job Bank
The Service Canada Job Bank is surprisingly comprehensive and easy to use. With new listings daily, you can break down your search in terms of area, category, part/full time, and employment length. The types of results are all over the board, from shift work to full-time salaried pay. You can also create a profile and receive alerts when new postings match your specifications.

Alberta Job Centre
The results from this portal are displayed in a clean, easy-to-read table (which you really come to appreciate if you've spent hours online). It seems to source its openings from a variety of different outlets, including Alberta universities, city postings, small businesses and bigger firms.
It's not terribly aesthetically pleasing, but this site allows you to search based on salary expectations and advertises posts from local businesses as well as international corporations. There seems to be a lot of human resources and tech opportunities made available through this site.

Alberta Cities

City of Calgary:

City of Edmonton:

City of Fortmcmurray:

City of Lethbridge:
If you're looking for a job specifically with the city, check out its "Current Opportunities" and "Ongoing Recruitment" pages. You can apply to most jobs directly through the site.

Career Jet
Careerjet is a job search engine designed to make the process of finding a job on the internet easier for the user. It maps the huge selection of job offerings available on the internet in one extensive database by referencing job listings originating from job boards, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites.

Used by many big companies in the city, Workopolis is a good resource if you're looking for a job with an employer you recognize. The advanced search is particularly useful in that you can weed out posts based on your own educational background and level of experience. You can also post your resume and cover letter.

Not unlike Workopolis, though Monster makes it easy to scan posts without too much clicking. Initial results show which posts include salary information, and you can click on an icon to get that information without leaving the list page. The site also makes it fairly simple to save and organize posts. is a free and clean job search engine for job seekers which allows to search by city, category and employer.

Jobmanji is a tech savvy, family oriented honest communicating job search catering to the new generation. Jobmanji offers job vacancies but also franchise and self-employed opportunity.

Indeed is basically a search engine that retrieves postings from a variety of different sites. Great if you don't feel like checking multiple sites, not so good if you're looking for specific results. Still, the search is clean and the list view makes clear the original source of each posting.

Eluta focuses on catching the newest job postings put on the web. You can search its general form, or look for jobs based on the top ranked employers in various categories, including greenest jobs, jobs for new Canadians, and general top employers.

Unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best — the employees. Add to that millions of the latest jobs — no other site allows you to see which employers are hiring, what it's really like to work or interview there according to employees, and how much you could earn. Glassdoor is also available via its mobile app on iOS and Android platforms.

Neuvoo gives a job seeker over view of the job they are searching, with job description, salary calculator, and much more besides the open position information.

Wow jobs
The jobs contained in's search results, provides one stop shop, one can see jobs posted on company external websites, without browsing through individual company websites.

Logging on during your job search isn't wholly a form of procrastination. You can check the Marketplace for jobs posted in the city (with the added bonus of being able to snoop the profile of the poster) and even type job-related keywords in the general search bar to see if any of your contacts are discussing an opportunity.

LinkedIn has a handy jobs page that automatically displays postings you may be interested in and a search bar for you to find your own postings. The obvious advantage to using LinkedIn is that you'll be able to see if you know someone-or know someone who knows someone-connected to the employer.

Making most of job search engines

  • Read and understand a job search engine’s privacy policy before you use it.
  • For help with your search, read the site's search tips, help and frequently asked questions (FAQ).
  • Subscribe to e-mail or RSS feed alerts that notify you about new jobs matching your search.
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