Craigslist charging in BC ON QC

Classified site introduces pricing in big Canadian markets

As of November 1, 2016, Craigslist, the popular online classified site based in San Francisco, is charging for job postings in additional markets in Canada. Toronto (and the GTA), British Columbia’s Victoria and Fraser Valley regions, and Montreal are now subject to job posting fees, joining Vancouver and the rest of BC’s Lower Mainland as the only locations in Canada where the company charges to post job advertisements to its listings.

For years, Craigslist has charged between USD$7-75 per posting for job postings in the major urban centres in the United States and it was not until December of 2014 that the decision was made to do so in Vancouver, the company’s largest Canadian market. Today, job postings to Craigslist Vancouver cost C$25 each whereas Craigslist Toronto is C$10 per posting and Craigslist Victoria, Fraser Valley, and Montreal, QC, are each C$7 per posting.

As the recruiting landscape becomes more and more costly for businesses large and small, Canadian employers in the higher-turnover hospitality and retail industries are examining just what, exactly, they are getting for their hard earned recruiting dollar. While job distribution is always of great importance, features like branded careers pages, informative online candidate profiles, and a vibrant, active talent community are proving to be increasingly important for today’s leading employers. As many employers have learned, every potential applicant is also a potential customer, and so maintaining a positive, consistent brand image throughout the recruitment process is not only vital for attracting top talent but also for increasing one’s bottom line. Further, many progressive companies are turning to professional candidate sourcing and recruiting to ensure they are staying ahead of their recruiting needs in this challenging labour market.


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