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Toys "R" Us is Hiring!
2007-06-12 7:16 AM (Pacific) / 10:16 AM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: retail, ontario

The world's largest toy retailer is looking for staff at their Concord Ontario corporate office.

In case you're wondering what sort of jobs are available, at the time of writing this, they were looking for an executive assistant, fixture specialist, business analyst, labour planning analyst, AutoCAD Specialist, and more.

So, if you want to be a Toys R Us grown-up, check out what's available on the website.

Jobs at VIA Rail Canada
2007-06-11 9:01 AM (Pacific) / 12:01 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: transportation

Right now, there are a wide range of jobs available at VIA. The jobs are found throughout the country and range from Customer Service Management to Train Operations Management.

Currently, most of the yard operation jobs are in Montreal, while a wide range of others are available throughout the country.

There is even a system at the career section that will email you to let you know if the job you are looking for becomes available.

The careers button is on the upper right of the VIA Rail site.

Wanna Be on TV?
2007-06-11 6:14 AM (Pacific) / 9:14 AM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: media

Now that we have your attention, we should clarify. What we meant to say was, would you like to work for the CBC? They are looking for a wide range of skilled people, from reporters to production managers to technicians.

Since they are a national broadcaster, they have employment opportunities across the country.

If you want to know more about what's available, check them out at:

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Interested in Sports-Related Jobs?
2007-06-08 10:30 AM (Pacific) / 13:30 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: sports

For some of us, sports are something we do to keep fit and have fun. But for others, sports are a passion. If you fall into the passion category, we've put together a few links that might be of interest to you.

Canadian Interuniversity Sport features job postings from various colleges and universities. Positions are across the country in varying capacities and sports.

Canada's Sport Information Resource Centre is a resource site geared to the sporting world. They also feature an extensive section of sports-related jobs.

Commonwealth Games Canada

Jobs at Microsoft Canada
2007-06-08 6:30 AM (Pacific) / 9:30 AM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: IT

A quick browse on the Microsoft website today yielded a wide range of interesting job opportunities. From marketing managers to technical specialists, to public relations, positions were available in several Canadian provinces.

Many of these jobs seemed to be geared to those with at least 5-10 years experience so if you are an experienced professional looking for a position or a change of scenery, this might fit the bill. (get it, Bill?)

Microsoft Canada

Longing for a Northern Experience?
2007-06-07 11:28 AM (Pacific) / 14:28 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: nunavut, government

Between the northern lights and seeing a sun at midnight, Canada's north has always been seen as an interesting location.

If you are looking for a change of pace, why not consider a career in Canada's north? The Government of Nunavut page has information about relocating to the north and what life there is like. Nunavut has openings for a wide range of professionals.

And if you already live in Nunavut and are looking for work, these links can help you too!

Government of Nunavut

Qulliq Energy Corporation

City of Iqaluit

Nunatsiaq News - Interestingly, some jobs are written in both English and Inuktitut on this site.

Of course, you can always check the Job Bank for other local postings as well as individual government departments that might be hiring.

City of Regina Jobs
2007-06-07 7:20 AM (Pacific) / 10:20 AM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: government, regina, saskatchewan

Do you live in Regina? Are you looking for work? If you haven't checked out the City of Regina website yet, here is the link for you. At the time of writing this blog entry, current opportunities included senior engineer, lifeguard instructor, and manager of transportation.

City of Regina

Jobs at Memorial University
2007-06-06 11:18 AM (Pacific) / 14:18 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: newfoundland, education

You may or may not have heard of Memorial University in St. John's Newfoundland, but it happens to be the largest university in Atlantic Canada. And with its size, comes plenty of employment opportunities.

If you live in St. John's or Corner Brook (where the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College campus happens to be) or are a planning to relocate to either location, you should definitely check out what's available.

Here's the link: Memorial University

Finding a Job in a Haystack
2007-06-06 9:16 AM (Pacific) / 12:16 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: job search tips

Here's a tip to help you find the employment opportunities on company websites.

If a company's jobs aren't readily visible, often, employment opportunties are listed under the "About Us" section of the website. If they aren't listed there, try checking near the bottom of the web page. If that fails, try to find a site map that can guide you as to the content of the web page.

Hopefully, this tip will save you some time and headache as you try to locate employment opportunties on your favourite corporate websites.

Happy job hunting!

Provincial Government Jobs in Atlantic Canada
2007-06-06 7:08 AM (Pacific) / 10:08 AM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: government

Though it can seem difficult to find work in Atlantic Canada, there are consistently positions available if you know where to look.

One place to start is the website of the provincial government you are interested in. All these websites have a career section to let you explore career options in each province.

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

In future posts, we'll look at provincial government jobs in other parts of Canada as well.

Congratulations to the class of 2007!
2007-06-05 10:43 AM (Pacific) / 13:43 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: general

You're worked hard for years... you've finally graduated! To all of this year's high school and post-secondary graduates, we congratulate you on reaching a great milestone and wish you the best in your careers and future projects!

Prefer Animals to People?
2007-06-05 10:42 AM (Pacific) / 13:42 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: animals, calgary

Why not make it official and work at the zoo - the Calgary Zoo, that is. Check out these positions available with the Calgary Zoological Society.

The Toronto Zoo also has some positions posted online including some seasonal opportunities. Grr.

Looking for Olympians!
2007-06-05 10:41 AM (Pacific) / 13:41 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: sports

Are you an active or past Olympic or Paralympic athlete? Are you looking for work where you can showcase your love of sports?

Look no further than the Royal Bank. They are hiring for contract positions of 12 months beginning in September 2007.

For more information, visit Careers@RBC and in the "Search by Position ID" box, enter 73919.

File This One Under Interesting Incentives!
2007-06-05 10:39 AM (Pacific) / 13:39 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: data entry, transportation, calgary, edmonton

FedEx is looking for data entry clerks in Calgary and Edmonton and they are offering a $1250 signing bonus.

Got speedy fingers? Wanna check it out? The job is listed at: FedEx

It seems that the lack of available candidates in Alberta is bringing some similar interesting incentives at a number of companies. A local 7-Eleven store was recently advertising an incentive for new employees who remain employed there for a specific amount of time.

Positions With The Public Service of Canada
2007-06-05 10:38 AM (Pacific) / 13:38 PM (Eastern)
Permanent Link) Tags: government

If you're longing for a government job, look no further than the Public Service Commission of Canada.

Employment in various government departments such as Fisheries and Oceans, Transport Canada, Department of National Defence, and Correctional Service of Canada are featured on this site, as well as many others. There are even positions for overseas deployments in Afghanistan for the more adventurous.

And if you're just starting out in your career, they also list jobs for students and opportunities for graduates.

Well worth checking out.

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