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What is GoodWork?

GoodWork is Canada's largest community of environmental changemakers, sustainability professionals, job seekers and volunteers. From Halifax, to Vancouver, to Inuvik, people look here for green and sustainable work. We've been dedicated to building a green, sustainable Canada for over 15 years.

Why post here?

“Why did it take so long
to realize GoodWork
would be the perfect place
to find great people?”


Pam Bryan

Based on extensive feedback from employers, posting with GoodWork will get you a stronger, more focused response than anywhere else. We've spent 15 years building green, environmental community across Canada and are by far the best way to reach candidates for environmental positions. We guarantee it. | More

What kinds of postings are suitable?

We welcome all kinds of work opportunities: paid employment, contracts, RFP's, board positions, internships, volunteer positions, social enterprise, self employment. From entry level to senior management. The organization or the role should relate in some way to environment, conservation, nature, sustainability... or anything of interest to the community. If in doubt, please go ahead and post, or contact us with any questions.

Will my posting reach the right people?

Most probably. We've had remarkable success at filling everything from volunteer positions to senior and specialist roles. If you're not sure if GoodWork is quite right for the position you have in mind, please post it and put “free trial” in the comments field. Or contact us with any questions.

Is there a cost?

Each time you post, we are at work behind the scenes, helping bring you great candidates. Our honour system is in support of volunteer groups and others who couldn't post if they had to pay. On the posting page, please choose the level that suits your budget. Or if payment is a barrier, choose “can't pay”. We fully guarantee each posting. Our suggested fees sustain GoodWork and let us deliver the response we're famous for. Payment options

What if we have no budget?

We often get postings from nonprofit, municipal and federal staff who are frustrated by their organization's restrictive budgets for external postings. We invite you to choose ”can't pay“ on the posting page. We're here to help the environment — including those who can't pay, for whatever reason.

How do I post?

Please use the posting page. Or if that doesn't work for you, we can also accept postings by e-mail: info goodwork.ca

How long will my posting stay online?

For as long as you like, within reason. The posting page lets you specify the “display until” date, when the system will automatically remove the posting. You can shorten or extend it at any time. Most employers choose to post for a few weeks. But “ongoing” postings, for example, often stay online for a year or longer. Anything beyond the first 60 days is complimentary; we reserve the right to remove ageing postings that seem obsolete.

What about last minute postings?

Even if the deadline is just a few days away, it's still worth posting. Subscribers are alerted of new postings by email, Twitter and other networks, so it's possible to get a very fast response.

Ongoing or recurring openings?

Post such a position like any other. It can stay online for up to a year (or longer by agreement). However, the number of applicants declines over time, so it helps to post again periodically, for example once a season. Each time you repost, a lot of new interest will be generated. Or ask us to set up an automatic repost.

We need more applicants!

If your posting isn't attracting enough suitable applicants, please contact us. We'll review your posting and offer our ideas and assistance (no charge!)

Other questions?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss how to find the best candidate, please don't hesitate. GoodWork can advise and assist with all aspects of the hiring process. Contact us.

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