Job Searching


Career Bookmarks at the VRL
Compiled by: the Toronto Public Library

Career Resources
Created by Workopolis

Finding a job in your field
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How to find Government jobs in Canada
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Job Seekers Find New Rules Of Recruitment
Created by: Yuki Noguchi

Looking for a job (video clip)
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Online Job Hunting
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Safety Tips when looking for Jobs online
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Tips to Help You Avoid Employment Scams
Created by: Ontario Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services

At the Library
Search for books and videos/DVDs using the subject “Job Hunting”

Also available at each branch: word processors – for typing letters and resumes

  • on-site internet service: free to library members

for more details about using these services, contact us.

Other Local Agencies
These local organizations offer assistance with, or provide instruction in job hunting for:

Also: NetSuccess


Compiled by: The staff of the Virtual Reference Library (Toronto Public Library)
A collection of websites containing job bank listings.



Compiled by the Toronto Public Library. Virtual Reference Library
A collection of websites with job fair listings.

Preparing for a Career Fair
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List of Employment Agencies
Compiled by: the Toronto Public Library. Virtual Reference Library

Academic Advising & Career Centre
Published by: University of Toronto. Career Centre.
The Academic Advising & Career Centreat the University of Toronto integrates developmental advising, learning skills, career counselling and employment coaching through individual appointments, workshops, experiential programming, events and a range of online resources.

Temp Employment Agency Tips
Published by: Career Choice Guide.



Access the Hidden Job Market
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The Hidden Job Market
Compiled by: the Toronto Public Library. Virtual Reference Library
Links to a number of websites to help you find job postings not available through traditional sources.

Tapping the Hidden Job Market
Written by Susan P. Joyce



Company Provided Facts

Company websites may include corporate profiles and annual reports. These publications can provide an overview of a company’s philosophy, organizational structure, current activities, and financial status. Use your favourite search engine to find company websites.

Companies that trade on the stock exchange are required to file information about their financial standing with securities regulatory agencies:
– go to SEDAR: for Canadian owned and controlled companies.
– go to EDGAR: for companies traded on exchanges in the United States.

News announcements issued by companies in the form of press releases are helpful to learn about current developments. Some searchable websites that distribute press releases are:
Canada NewsWire
Market Wire
PR Newswire
PR Web

Media and News Coverage

At the Library
Reports in newspapers and trade magazines can be a good way to discover recent activities of a particular company, or trends within the industry as a whole. Search the library’s electronic subscriptions to news and magazines to find these articles.
for more details about using this product, contact us.

Published information about small or privately owned companies can be difficult to find. Sometime only the briefest of details can be uncovered through newspaper articles or in specialized directories.

Directory Information

To find addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, email addresses for companies:
a) search the internet for the company’s website,
b) ask at the Windsor Public Library about suitable directories, including trade directories, and industry specific handbooks.

The Windsor Essex Economic Development Corporation publishes an internet version of its manufacturers’ directory.

And a searchable directory of its members is offered by the Windsor-Essex Region Chamber of Commerce.