What is a user account and should I create one for my job search?

A user account contains your personal information such as your name, email address and security questions. Once created, it provides access to various tools designed to help you in your job search.


As a job seeker, you can choose between the two following types of user accounts:

  1. The Standard account: it gives you access to the Resume Builder, it lets you create job alerts to receive a daily notification of new job postings, it allows you to save your favourite jobs and it keeps track of your job search activity. This type of account only requires an email address.
  2. The Plus account: it gives you access to all of the tools available in the Standard account, plus, you can also access Job Match and let the jobs come to you. Employers can invite you to apply to their job postings. It’s a great way to step up your job search! This type of account requires your Social Insurance Number (SIN).


Tip: Creating a user account will help you improve your research for a job. However, you don’t need one to apply to job postings found on Job Bank.

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