Jobs Database Search FAQ
How can I see a complete list of all the jobs?
Simply press the "Search" button without selecting any options. If you already have options selected, press the "Reset" button before pressing the "Search" button. This will give you an alphabetical listing similar to what we published on this site previously.
Can I sort jobs by date or university?
The standard sort lists jobs alphabetically according to position title. If you want to sort them differently, just select another option (Institution, Location or Date Posted) from the drop-down menu on the results page.
Why are certain disciplines or provinces missing?
Our menus are dynamically built from information found in the current set of advertisements. So if you don’t see certain provinces, disciplines or job types, it’s because there currently are no advertisements in those areas or provinces.
How do I select more than one option in the menus?
By holding your Control (Windows) or Command (Mac) key down while you click, you can select multiple options in each menu.
Can I combine word searches and menus?
If you are interested in a field (e.g. entomology) and want to limit your searches to certain provinces (e.g. Manitoba and Alberta), you can select those two provinces in the dropdown menu and put "entomology" in the word search field.
How does your word search work?
It does full-text searches of the text of the advertisements. You can search on parts of words, whole words and phrases. If you type in phrases, don't use quotation marks.
Our word search is fairly basic, so Boolean searches other than OR are not possible. The only Boolean function available is OR, which you get by placing commas between your search terms. E.g. classics, Hellenism, Greek will give you advertisements that contain the word "classics" or "Hellenism" or "Greek".
How are the discipline codes organized?
We chose to base our discipline codes on the Classification of Instructional Programs which is used by Statistics Canada. The codes that are not preceded by hyphens in the dropdown menu are the top level codes; the ones with hypens are subcodes. You can select either. If you pick a top level code, your search results will automatically include all subcodes in that category.
Can you e-mail me advertisements?
Yes we can! Simply fill in the online subscription form to get our career e-mail alerts.