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What makes CareerOwl different?
CareerOwl is a non-profit, independent service that was started in 1999 as a
volunteer project of Canadian university families to help Canadian employers
connect with the talent that their tax dollars helped to train. Workers and
employers can use CareerOwl's job search.
CareerOwl is also non-charitable. The professors who donated the start-up
funding did not get any tax write-offs. Also, no university or government
dollars were used to develop CareerOwl. Faculty families donated private
after-tax dollars and faculty members and students donated after-hours time to
create this service which now runs on revenue from publishing online ads, with a
paid staff on a non-profit, cost-recovery basis.
Commercial services like Workopolis and Monster.ca let employers search anywhere
in Canada and have resume banks as well as job postings, but charge employers
substantial fees for publishing their job ads and for looking at jobseeker
resumes. Other services like craigslist are free, but only support local area
CareerOwl supports both local area and nationwide search at no charge.
Canadian students studying in the US and employers
recruiting for their US operations can use CareerOwl too. If you're a Canadian
student studying at a
US university, check out the Canadian job postings to see the sorts of positions
you might want to train for, or for student jobs you might get in summers back
home. Then switch to the US option on the browse jobs box to look for part time
and other work around where you're going to school.