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Type of business Subsidiary
Available in English, French
Founded 1999
Headquarters Toronto, Canada
Area served Canada
Owner Torstar (50%)
Square Victoria Digital Properties (Gesca) (50%)
Key people Andrea Ziegler, President
Industry Recruitment
Products Job search engine
Employees 200
Alexa rank Positive decrease 10,090 (April 2014)[1]
Registration Optional
Launched 2000 (2000)
Current status Active

Workopolis was a Canadian website specializing in online job searching. Headquartered in Toronto, Workopolis had offices in eight Canadian cities including Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver and provided its services in both English and French. It was acquired by in June of 2018 and subsequently shut down as an independent job board. It remains as a white label portal for Indeed's Canadian job postings.


Formed initially by The Globe and Mail to host career postings, Workopolis gained its current name after Torstar partnered with the Globe and Mail in 2000. In 2002, Gesca became the third partner of the site. In October 2006 both Torstar and Gesca acquired the 40% stake of the company from the Globe and Mail, parting 50% stake of the site.[2][3]

Workopolis was the supplier of Online Recruitment Services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games.[4]

For a time, Workopolis employees went around taking pictures of themselves with the slogan "Time to Shine" in the vain hopes of "going viral". Sadly, it did not work and Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd purchased Workopolis in April 2018.

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  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Bell Globemedia sells Workopolis stake". The Globe and Mail. The Globe and Mail. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Media convergence, acquisitions and sales in Canada". CBC News. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  4. ^ Laird, Kristin. "Acklands-Grainger is an Official Supplier of Vancouver Games". Marketing. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 

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