Frequently Asked Questions

Worxica is a curated archive of Canadian job postings published across various web sites. It provides job seekers and employers information about recent historic job openings in their selected field of occupation, in any Canadian region outside of Quebec. Simply enter a job title and location, and Worxica will generate a detailed dashboard showing you all the relevant available information about the local job demand in your selected occupation: How many postings were published, where, who was looking to hire, what they called the job, and how much did they offered to pay. You can then click on any of the job posting numbers on the dashboard to see the individual job postings behind it.

We do have Quebec data, however we don’t currently have the ability to deliver the information in French. So we decided to not make the service available in Quebec until we have the capability to provide it in French.

12 months for Ontario, BC, and Alberta. 6 months for all remaining provinces (except Quebec) – but this will increase to 12 months for all locations, effective October 2018. Older data is available through our hiring demand reporting product for labour market researchers. Please contact us if you want more information.

Monthly, typically around the middle of the month.

For security reasons, and in order for us to be able to understand your needs and better personalize the service that we provide to you.

By researching historic job vacancies, you can find out who in your region has been looking for people with your qualifications, what specific jobs they advertised and when. You can use this knowledge to make the necessary connections with the employers and make sure that you are considered for future job openings. Worxica also tells you what skills and certifications were expected from people in your occupation. Including those skills in your resume will increase your visibility and can make you stand out from other candidates. The advertised wages that we provide can be a valuable tool when you are negotiating a salary.

Worxica recognizes tens of thousands of job titles but groups them into one of 500 occupations, following the NOC standard used by Statistics Canada and the Government of Canada (National Occupational Classification). This grouping of job postings allows us to collect a large enough data set about each occupation, even when different employers call it something slightly different. You can still see the most common job titles, in the dashboard section called “Most common job titles”.

To make Worxica easy to use, we organize information into pre-defined geographic regions. The most significant locations within each region are broken down in the “Where?” section of each dashboard. You can browse through the postings in any of the displayed locations, by clicking on the job postings number.

The salary information that we provide comes from the job postings in the archive. When employers provide hourly wages, we convert those to annual salaries assuming that a year has 1,880 work hours. To calculate a salary range, we first calculate the average of the lower end of all salary ranges of applicable job postings, then we calculate the average of the higher end of the salary ranges. Of course, this is only done for job postings that do list a salary. If there aren’t enough job postings in your region to calculate a reliable range, Worxica shows you the salary range for all postings in your province. You can click on the salary information in the dashboard to see a list of the job postings that it was extracted from.

Worxica is an archive of job postings. It will not include the same job posting multiple times, but it may include different job postings for the same job vacancy (for example, from the employer’s web site and from Service Canada’s JobBank). It is also possible that an employer published similar postings multiple times over a given year. In those cases we will show you all of the retrieved postings. They may have been for the same or different vacancies. As a job seeker, you receive valuable insight from such postings into how frequently an employer advertises vacancies. Similar postings that have been published multiple times over the course of a year may also be an indication that the employer has been having difficulties filling the position.

The data that we provide is more than 90% accurate. Occasional inaccuracies are possible, due to the sometimes ambiguous nature of the job postings contents, and due to the nature of the Artificial Intelligence algorithms that Worxica uses to extract information from them.

Fairly complete. But please keep in mind that Worxica relies on an extensive knowledge base of skills and certifications compiled from various data sources (including job postings). On rare occasions, if a skill is not in Worxica’s knowledge base (that is, Worxica is not aware of it), Worxica cannot recognize and track it. This happens rarely and usually only applies to less commonly required skills. We review and update our skills knowledge base periodically, to make sure that our knowledge base is as complete and up-to-date as possible.