- Our job search has two separate job search fields: location and keyword. You can choose to fill in both fields, but if you would like to search for all jobs in a particular location without a keyword you are free to do so. You can also run a keyword search without filling in the location field.?
- The location field must contain a city or town in B.C.?
- Our job search engine is setup by default to search for terms using the AND boolean. In other words, if you search for "computer admin" only jobs with both computer and admin will appear in the results. It will not show jobs with just one of those two terms. So the more terms you enter the more specific your jobs search will be. If you are not getting enough results try limiting the number of search terms in your search.?
- Our search engine is not case sensitive. Entering in a capital C for "Construction" will not produce more results than "construction."
- If you have really specific terms you would like to search for you can use quotation marks to bind the two terms together so our search engine will only search for jobs with that exact phrase. For example, if pharmacy technician is bringing up too many results you can search for "pharmacy technician" (with the quotes) to force our search engine to only search for jobs where pharmacy technician appears exactly as it is shown. For instance, a posting that has "working in a pharmacy is a great way for a technician to..." will not be displayed in the results, as the two terms are not displayed together.?
- If you have more specific inquiries that you would like to search for, you can use our Advanced Search, which has many different options to help make your search easier. If you use this feature you can limit your search by date, salary, or the type of position you want (full-time or part-time), or you can search specific sections of a job posting.?
- If you search for a job with a specific salary our search engine also calculates what that salary will be hourly, annually, weekly, etc... So if you searched for jobs with a minimum salary of 30,000 you will also get jobs with hourly wages as low as $14.42 approximately. This feature allows for a greater number of results in your search.
Using multiple words in keyword search
Multiple words are treated as an exact match even when not in quotes. Keywords can be separated by AND, OR or NOT.
AND, OR and NOT are all operators (Boolean) that control how two or more words are interpreted by the search engine.
The AND operator requires that both words are present in the result in order for it to match the search terms.
The OR operator require that one word or the other, or both be present in order for a match.
- Example: logging OR forestry
The NOT operator denotes that the word cannot be present in the result.
- Example: Mining NOT Gold.
- Keywords are not case-sensitive. They can be entered using upper or lower case letters; it will not effect the search results.
- Special Characters - spaces, comma’s, periods, /, hyphen, apostrophes will be ignored.
- Quotation marks can be used to search for an exact phrase. Multiple words will always be interpreted as an exact phrase if surrounded by quotes.
Example: "Gold Mine" would return Operators for Gold Mine, Gold Mine Supervisor, Manager Gold Mine Construction
- Wild Character Search - Use the * symbol to match many characters or none to either follow or proceed the string of characters provided
Example: *min* would return Gold Mine, Mining Supervisor, Operators and Supervisors - Mining, Minerals and Mining, Mining and Oil Well Operators, Manager, Gold Mine.
- Use the # symbol to represent a value for exactly one character. Each repetition of the symbol represents exactly one character. It can be used multiple times in a word or term.
Example: Sm#th, would return results for both Smith and Smyth; sm#th# would return results for smith, smyth and smythe.
- Round brackets will be used to combine different search terms in order to clarify the order in which the operators are applied.
Example: (gold OR silver) AND mining NOT iron. AND has precedence over OR. Therefore the same example as above without the operators gold OR silver AND mining NOT iron, could potentially have a different result.
Search in allows you to specify where to match the search terms. You can choose to search in only the title, description or employer name or a combination of any two of those. The default behaviour is to search in all three.
The location field allows you to search for job postings in a city or region in B.C.
- When a single city is entered in the ‘find jobs’ search you can optionally expand the search results to find jobs within a defined radius from the location entered. You can choose to view search results found within 10, 25, 50 or 100 km of the selected city.
- This feature will not be accessible when multiple locations are selected in the refine results section of the search results page.
- You can select one or more locations (city and/or regions) using the refine search.
- The regions can be entered in the location field by typing the region name or selecting the region from a map.
- The regions include:
- North Coast and Nechako
- Thompson and Okanagan
- Mainland and Southwest
- Vancouver and Coast
List of Cities That Will Bring Up Neighbouring Communities:
Vancouver - Central Area --->> Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area, Surrey-White Rock, North Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster, Horseshoe Bay / West Vancouver, Burnaby
Vancouver - Eastern Area --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Western Area, Surrey-White Rock, North Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster, Horseshoe Bay / West Vancouver, Burnaby
Vancouver - Western Area --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, , Surrey-White Rock, North Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster, Horseshoe Bay / West Vancouver, Burnaby
Surrey-White Rock --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area, Richmond, New Westminster, Langley, Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam / Port Moody, Burnaby
North Vancouver --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area, Richmond, Burnaby
Richmond --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam / Port Moody
New Westminster --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area, Burnaby, Richmond, Langley, Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam / Port Moody
Langley --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam / Port Moody
Horseshoe Bay / West Vancouver --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area
Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam / Port Moody --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster
Burnaby --->> Vancouver - Central Area, Vancouver - Eastern Area, Vancouver - Western Area, Langley, Richmond, New Westminster, Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam / Port Moody
Langford-Colwood / Sooke --->> Saanich, Sidney, Victoria, Saanich --->> Langford-Colwood / Sooke, Sidney, Victoria, Sidney --->> Saanich, Langford-Colwood / Sooke, Victoria
Victoria --->> Saanich, Sidney, Langford-Colwood / Sooke
Example: if a user types Victoria into the location search field, the search will also look for postings where the city entered in the job posting or the “nearest major city” contains “Saanich”, “Sidney”, or “Langford-Colwood/Sooke”.
When you select a value from the salary drop-down menus that figure is automatically converted to the equivalent annual salary even when a pay period other than annually is selected. The conversion is calculated as follows:
- Hourly - the hourly rate is multiplied by 2080 (the approximate number of work hours in a year)
- Weekly - the weekly rate is multiplied by 52 (the number of weeks in a year)
- Bi-Weekly - the bi-weekly rate is multiplied by 26 (half the number of weeks in a year)
- Monthly - the monthly rate is multiplied by 12 (the number of months in a year)
Using this conversion the search is able to return results matching your salary requirements regardless of whether you select annually, hourly, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly as the pay period. The search will include all jobs posted with a salary equal to or higher than the amount selected.
Example: A user searches for salary: $10 hourly. This will be converted by multiplying $10 by the conversion factor of 2080 (in this case, approximate number of work hours in a year).
The date posted field allows you to search for jobs posted within a date range or on a specific date. The default is to display the most recent job postings first.
Search by details allows you search for jobs based on one or more details associated with the job posting (e.g. full time, part time, internship).
Jobs Posted By
Jobs Posted By allows you to filter results by whether the job was posted by an employer or a placement agency.