How to spot a fake Canadian job offer

Tips to avoid scams and find real jobs in Canada.

Scammers know job-seekers are in a vulnerable position, and willing to provide their personal information or even money to secure a job in Canada. If you have fallen for a scam, you are not alone.

Online scams have been on the rise since the pandemic started. Stats from Canada’s Anti -Fraud CenterĀ (CAFC) indicate there were more than 68,000 reported cases of fraud in 2021, and that is not including December. The losses totalled up to $231 million, more than double the losses in 2020.

Knowledge is your best defense against scams. Beyond the CAFC website the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has a scam trackerĀ that keeps tabs on reported cases of fraud. In this article, we have compiled a list of tips for avoiding fake job offers, and a few more to help you find the real deal.