Find a job

Track your job search for the CESB

Can I use the Job Bank mobile app to keep track of my ongoing job search?
Yes. You can search for work using the Job Bank mobile app, including Canada Summer Jobs. You can take a screenshot of your activities on the Job Bank mobile app or make note of your mobile job search efforts in the notes app on your phone. If you decide to create (more...)
I’m receiving the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. How do I keep track of my job search?
By creating a Standard or a Plus Account, you’ll be able to easily track your job search activities that can be used as proof of your job search efforts.   You can: View your ongoing job search activities from your dashboard Favourite jobs you may apply to (including Canada Summer Jobs) Create job alerts to get (more...)
I’m receiving the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. Do I have to use Job Bank to keep track of my job search?
The Canada Revenue Agency may ask you to provide information later to verify that you have been looking for work, so it is important to keep track of your ongoing job search activities. While Job Bank provides you with easy-to-use tools to keep track of your job search activities all in one (more...)

Search for jobs on Job Bank

How can I narrow down my job search?
To refine your job search, click on "Advanced"  located below the search box. You can choose from many filters such as: Type of work (e.g., full time or part time) Location (e.g., Calgary region) Job type (e.g., permanent, seasonal, etc.) Education level (e.g., University, college, etc.) Job category (e.g., sales and service occupations) Once you have chosen (more...)
How can I find jobs on Job Bank?
You can… Search using keywords and locations Apply specific filters using Job Bank’s advanced search ...or you can let the jobs come to you! Subscribe to Job Alerts to be emailed new job postings that match your search criteria. Sign up to Job Match and be instantly matched to jobs that suit your skills and experience. You can (more...)
Why do I see jobs from other websites on Job Bank?
Job postings found on Job Bank are not only posted by registered Job Bank employers. They also come from external partners. Job Bank has agreements with other job boards to share their advertisements. These partnerships benefit job seekers by increasing the number and variety of job postings available on Job Bank. Our (more...)
Why does a job advertised on Job Bank have a different title than on an employer's website?
Job Bank only uses job titles that are found on the National Occupational Classification (NOC), which cannot be changed by an employer. If an employer posts a job with a website link to their corporate website, they will sometimes change the job title to better describe the job. To be advertised (more...)
How can I apply to a job posting?
Every job posting includes instructions on how to apply. This information is usually located at the bottom of each job posting. To apply for a job, contact the employer directly using the how-to-apply method they have provided on the job posting. These are some different ways you can apply for a (more...)
How can I report a problem with a job posting or an employer?
At the bottom of every job posting, there is a button labelled “Report a problem with this ad”. Any message sent through this link will provide Job Bank with the job posting number, allowing us to locate and review it. You can also report a problem with a job posting or (more...)

Be matched to jobs

I am not satisfied with my Job Match results. How can I improve my matches?
The best way to improve your Job Match results is to change your matching mode. On your dashboard under “Profile settings”, click on “Modify”. If you would like to receive more job matches from a wide variety of occupations, click on “Use default mode”. If you would like to receive job matches that (more...)
I'm seeing job postings that match my experience and skills, but I'm not being matched to them. Why?
Job Match will only match you to job postings directly submitted by registered Job Bank employers. If you see suitable jobs advertised by one of our partners such as Emploi-Québec or WorkBC, you will not be matched to them. You can subscribe to Job Alerts to be notified of jobs from (more...)
How do I sign up for Job Match?
Signing up with Job Match is easy. First, set up a user account: Go to Job Bank for Job Seekers and click on "Sign up". Read the Privacy Statement and Terms of Use and click on "I agree". Enter your user information. A confirmation code will be emailed to you. Enter this code into the box. Enter (more...)
I am having a hard time completing my job seeker profile. What should I do?
If you are unable to find a specific job title, education program or credential, you can use Job Match’s built-in search checklist. If you can’t find a job title when adding your work experience, try clicking "Cannot find a job title? Browse the list" below the search field. Select an occupation and (more...)
I'm looking for a job. What is Job Match?
Job Match is a service that matches you with advertised job postings. Your specific criteria are matched to job postings requiring similar criteria. Employers can see your profile and invite you to apply for the job. All job seekers’ profiles are anonymous – employers will not be able to access your name (more...)

Receive job alerts by email

How can I subscribe to Job Alerts?
To subscribe to Job Alerts: Go to Job Alerts. Enter a job title that interests you Enter a location that interests you Enter the email address that you would like them sent to and click on “Subscribe” You can also run a job search and click on “Create an alert with this search” to subscribe to (more...)
Why have I stopped receiving job alerts?
If you use a spam or security filter for your emails, your Job Alerts emails may be sent to your Junk folder. Make sure to modify your inbox to allow messages from and You may not be receiving any job alerts because there are no jobs on Job Bank that (more...)
What is Job Alerts?
Job Alerts is a free email service notification that alerts you once a day of new job postings that you might be interested in. Each email provides a list of jobs matching the job search criteria you entered when you initially set up your subscription.
How can I modify my job alerts?
You can delete an alert or create a new one by: Clicking on “View all my alerts” within your Job Alerts email Performing a job search and clicking on “Create an alert with this search” from the results page Clicking on “View my job alerts” located at the bottom of the Job Alerts page (more...)
How can I unsubscribe from Job Alerts?
You can unsubscribe from Job Alerts at any time by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" button, located at the bottom of your Job Alerts emails. You can also unsubscribe from Job Alerts by clicking on “View my job alerts”, located at the bottom of the Job Alerts page.
What is the difference between Job Alerts and Job Match?
Job Alerts and Job Match are two distinct services that both assist you in finding jobs. Job Alerts is a free job search tool that allows you to search for jobs by job title and/or location. The alerts sent to you are based on your job search criteria. You will receive emails once (more...)

Create a resume

What is the Resume Builder?
The Resume Builder is a tool that generates a well-organized resume based on your qualifications, work experience and education. You can customize the sections to create a resume which is tailored to the job you want. When you are finished, you can save, download and print your professionally formatted resume.
How do I access the Resume Builder?
To use the Resume Builder, you must first register with Job Bank and create your job seeker profile. Once your profile is completed, you will have access to the Resume Builder. Here are the steps to access it:   Go to Job Bank for Job Seekers. Click on “Sign up” to create your user (more...)
Which resume template is right for me?
With the Resume Builder, you can create a personalized resume that suits your current situation and your job search goals. The Resume Builder currently offers two types of resumes: the traditional template and the youth and recent graduates’ template. You should choose the resume template that best highlights your goals and (more...)
How can I customize my resume using the Resume Builder?
With the Resume Builder, you can create a customized resume and tailor it to the job you want. Here are some tips to help you craft an effective resume:   Select a template that suits your current situation and work objectives. See Which resume template is right for me? if you’re not sure (more...)
How can I improve my work experience section using the Resume Builder?
 The Work Experience section is probably the most important section of your resume. To improve this section, you can:   Use industry standard job titles that reflect the jobs you’ve held and match your skill level. Don’t go creative; be generic and honest. Your position titles should describe what you’ve done and what (more...)
I already have a resume. How can I upload it to the Resume Builder?
You can’t upload your resume to Job Bank. If you already have your own resume that you would like to transfer to the Resume Builder, you can copy and paste your information into the template. You will then be able to manage your existing resume with all the features of the (more...)

Find an employment centre

I need help in person. Where can I go?
If you are interested in meeting with someone who can help you find a job or prepare for work, you can visit an employment centre. Employment centres offer personalized and in-person assistance for Canadian job seekers all over the country. You can locate your nearest employment centre on Job Bank.

Find a job in Canada as a foreign job seeker

I need help with my Express Entry profile number and Job Seeker validation code. What should I do?
When you are entering your Express Entry profile number, make sure that the numbers are entered exactly as they are shown. Don’t copy and paste, as this sometimes creates an extra hidden character which could generate an error. These codes are also case sensitive. You may also need to update your Express (more...)
I don't have a Social Insurance Number (SIN) or my SIN begins with a 9. What should I do?
The Social Insurance Number is a nine-digit number that you need to work in Canada or to have access to federal government programs and benefits such as Job Bank. The SIN indicates that you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and are eligible to work in Canada. If you don't have (more...)
I live outside of Canada and want to work in Canada. Where can I get information on this process?
If you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, an employment authorization may be required before you begin work or continue working in Canada. To begin your research, you should visit Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This federal department is responsible for all information and applications regarding visas and (more...)
Can I apply to job postings advertised on Job Bank?
Yes. Anyone can apply to job postings found on Job Bank. You can apply directly using the information provided on the job posting. However, please note that as a foreign job seeker, you may be required to have a work permit to work for an employer in Canada.
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