Canada: Job postings to be listed on new job bank

On or after February 1, 2016, employers will not be able to advertise new jobs in job bank accounts created before February 24, 2015, and instead will have to open a new job bank account on the new Job Bank website. To open a new job bank account, employers must have a Canadian social insurance number.

The benefits of the new Job Bank website include:

  • Improved online account management;
  • No translation delays due to a streamlined translation system on the website;
  • Enhanced security;
  • Paperless registration; and
  • Enhanced job match service.

Jobs advertised prior to January 31 using the old employer accounts system will continue to be advertised until the postings expire.

What This Means for Employers

Employers should create an account on the new Job Bank website to post job listings on or after February 1, 2016. 

Employers without a Canadian social insurance number may designate a Canadian citizen or permanent resident as a third-party representative to manage the employer account.

Stuart Beaty

Celsium, Birmingham, UK