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Type Public
Founded 1999
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Area served Canada
Key people Kelly Dixon, President
Industry Recruitment
Products Job search engine
Owner Toronto Star and Square Victoria Digital Properties
Employees 200
Alexa rank positive decrease 10,090 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site Job search engine
Registration Optional
Available in English, French
Launched 2000
Current status Active

Workopolis is a Canadian job board offering online career solutions: allowing employers to post jobs and candidates to post resumes in order to connect online. Workopolis also offers career management tools and advice and draws an audience of roughly three million visitors a month. Headquartered in Toronto, Workopolis has offices in eight Canadian cities, including Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver and provides its services in both English and French.

Founded in 2000, Workopolis is Canada's largest and most trafficked career website.

Workopolis is a member of The Network, an alliance of 36 recruitment job boards operating in more than 100 countries.


Formerly, was launched in January 2000. A French version followed in September 2001, and the online campus recruitment site was acquired in August 2001. In January 2002, was migrated to Workopolis technology and in May 2002 was rebranded as The invented name "workopolis," was coined by then technology specialist Jim Bachalo at Toronto advertising agency Ranscombe & Co. Such was the concern about missed website visits due to misspelling of the name, that workopolis was registered as a URL under the correct spelling and some 50 possible misspellings.

In 2005, BackCheck and Workopolis offered employers a background checking service that includes criminal background checks, employment reference checks and education verifications.

Workopolis launched Workpolis TV in partnership with Business News Network in 2006.

The Workopolis NicheNetwork (formerly Brainhunter), a niche job board business, was added in 2008 to Workopolis, which already includes WorkopolisCampus, CorporateWorks, and

A mobile version of the site was launched in November 2008 which gives access to a reduced feature set over a mobile phone.


The purpose of is to provide online tools for candidates and employers to connect with each other. Most services are free to job seekers and paid for by employers and advertisers.

This website can be used in a number of ways:

Employers can:

Post job opportunities on the website
Access candidate screening tools
Reach niche industries through trade and professional associations
Find candidates in a database of two million resumes [Candidate Connect]
Subscribe to a weekly advice and opinion newsletter for recruiters and employers
Build and promote their employer brand online

Candidates can:

Find and apply to job opportunities
Create and edit online resumes
Create job alerts so they are notified when new jobs are posted
Review profiles of companies
Subscribe to a weekly career issues newsletter
Create job RSS feeds
Share job postings with a friend


Canadian Marketing Awards 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
WEDDLE’ Annual User's Choice Awards, 2008, 2014
49th Estate, 2008
Media Innovation Awards Bronze – Radio, 2007
Office de la langue française Award, 2005
Marketing Awards, 2006
Top Privacy Policy Award, 2006
Quintessential Careers Site Award, 2003
Nomination for CareerXroads 2002
Most Promising New Company of the Year Award, Canadian New Media Awards 2001
CASSIE (Canadian Advertising Success Stories), 2001
Gold Medal of the International Broadcasting Awards in Las Vegas, 2001
Silver Award of Merit, Extra Awards of the Canadian Newspaper Association, 2000

Workopolis Presidents[edit]

Kelly Dixon (2011-Present)
Gabriel Bouchard (2009-2011)
Patrick Sullivan (2003-2009)
Kim Peters (2000-2003)


Workopolis is a Canadian job board career planning website owned in partnership by two Canadian media companies, the Toronto Star and Gesca Ltée, the newspaper publishing subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada. Formerly, The Globe and Mail was a partner in the site through its parent, CTVglobemedia.

Internationally, Workopolis partners with The Network, an alliance of 36 leading recruitment job boards with over 80 offices recruiting in more than 100 countries.

Workopolis is also the exclusive Official Supplier of Online Recruitment Services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 

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