While there are many web sites that publish job postings and job seeker profiles, not all of them are reliable sources of labour market information. Our decade of experience has thought us that not all data sources are created equal. Some web sites have reliable controls in place to ensure that they only publish postings representing legitimate employment opportunities, and submitted by genuine employers. Other web sites allow anyone to post anything, doing little to validate the publisher’s identity or intentions, and are used by unethical sales people, recruiters, and even fraudsters who publish bogus job ads to advertise a brand or product, or to collect job seeker profiles.
At Vicinity Jobs, we go through a careful data source eligibility evaluation before deciding to include data from a specific sources into our reports. Such source selection plays a crucial role in making sure that our reports are representative of the reality of Canada’s job markets.