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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]
Registration Optional
Available in English, French
Launched 2000 (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 57 recruitment job boards operating in more than 130 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.


Recent social media trends have seen Workopolis loose ground to free resume sites such as LinkedIn. The use of social media by recruiters to reach candidates is at an all-time high. Results show that 92 per cent of respondents are using or planning to use social media in 2012, up almost 10 per cent from the 83 per cent using social recruiting in 2010.[2]

A job posting test conducted by Stafflink over a 30 day period concluded that candidates obtained through Monster, Workopolis' largest competitor, were of a higher quality than Workopolis.[3]


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.

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