January 6, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario—The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, today launched the new Job Alerts system, making it easier for Canadians across the country to find out about local job opportunities.
“The new Job Alerts system is an important part of our government’s plan to better Connect Canadians with Available Jobs in their area,” said Minister Finley. “Starting today, Canadians can subscribe to the new system, which will help them find out about locally available jobs that match their skills.”
The new Job Alerts will provide emails to Canadian subscribers twice a day that contain job postings from a variety of sources, including Job Bank and other recruitment systems. Job Alerts will continue to be refined and improved over time to ensure it works effectively and efficiently for users.
In addition to job postings for their preferred occupation, subscribers will have access to labour market information and resources that will help support a reasonable job search for suitable employment for Employment Insurance regular and fishing claimants. Subscribers may also choose to receive information on related jobs or the job market in other regions.
The new system is also much simpler to use. Subscribers to the new enhanced Job Alerts system will only have to provide a valid email address to get started. Once users confirm their subscription, they can modify their preferences to define the type of information they want to receive.
For more information or to subscribe, visit WorkinginCanada.gc.ca/JobAlerts.
New Job Alerts system launched to help Canadians looking for work