Manitoba has a moderately to strong economy based largely on agriculture, natural resources and the largest employers are typically government, crown corporations, hospitals and universities. The geomatics sector in Manitoba has been strong over the past decade offering a wide range of geospatial related jobs.
Over the years Ottawa has evolved into a political and technological center of Canada and considered one of the best places to live in Canada.
Looking for GIS jobs in Alberta? Try checking out some of the various employment opportunities listed here (this is a dynamic page so is updated often) or use the job search tools in our geomatics employment section …
Recently we incorporated the Canadian GIS and Geomatics employment website (GISjobs.ca) together with our Canadian GIS and Geomatics Resources site. After more than 10 years of running the sites, we felt that it was time that we brought everything together under one brand.
Now Canadian job seekers can search CanadianGIS.com for recent Canadian GIS and geomatics related jobs with the GIS jobs search tool and employers can post Canadian GIS job opportunities using the GIS job posting form.
We will continue to provide value to employers who use our job posting service by promoting their job opportunities using our various expanding networking channels and social media accounts.
- GIS jobs LinkedIn Group – 3,025+ members https://www.linkedin.com/groups/5048141
- GISjobs Twitter – 5, 950+ followers https://twitter.com/jobs_in_GIS
- GIS jobs FaceBook Group – 19, 750+ members https://www.facebook.com/groups/canadiangis/
- GIS jobs FaceBook Page – 125+ Likes https://www.facebook.com/gisjobs.ca/
- Canadian GIS LinkedIn Group – 7,200+ members https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4150297
- Canadian GIS Twitter – 25, 125+ followers https://twitter.com/CanadianGIS
- Canadian GIS FaceBook Page – 4,600+ Likes https://www.facebook.com/CanadianGIS/
the Story behind GISjobs.ca
The original Canadian GIS jobs site started back in 2003 while I was completing my Applied Geomatics Research graduate diploma at COGS. At the time I was like most students perusing my next career move, however this time around, was a mature student with several years of experience under my belt and had already gone through the job hunting process several times. Therefore, I was no longer at the stage where I applied for every GIS related job I could find and instead focused more on the jobs I was really interested in.
While at COGS I often received many job postings through my various networking channels and contacts I had established over the years, which I would often forward along to colleagues that I knew were also looking for geomatics related work.
At that time, there were several good GIS job related websites available on the Internet but none of them were dedicated to Canadian jobs, so it was usually a challenge to find GIS jobs, if you were looking to work in GIS and also stay here in Canada. There were plenty of jobs available but you had to work hard to find them and often know where to look and who to contact.
Therefore I decided to include a small section on my personal web site (that I was using to show case my geomatics skills) where I would post some of the jobs that were sent to me to help others who were having trouble finding Canadian GIS related jobs. This made it easier for me and helped ensure I didn’t miss anybody when I was forwarding emails with job opportunities.
I eventually stopped posting GIS jobs after I graduated and secured full time work at PCI, however people would still email me job opportunities and often various colleagues would also still email me to see if I knew of any good jobs.
I then decided to start up the small GIS related jobs section again but this time would make it a completely new site with functionality that would employers to post jobs, providing job seekers with a place to find Canadian related jobs.
The look and functionality of the site often changed over the years but the focus always remained the same, provide a place on the web where job seekers and employers could come together to share GIS job opportunities available in Canada.
Now 13 years later, I am still getting job opportunities come my way and the Canadian GIS and Geomatics employment website continues to provide Canadians with a place to find GIS and geomatics related jobs here in Canada.
GIS jobs or geomatics employment opportunities
Join one of the hottest growing GIS & Geomatics job groups on LinkedIn (… simply click the banner to go to the group and then click the Join Group button above … ) that we started because we noticed that although there are many employment based groups on LinkedIn there was no actual group created to help out Canadians looking for geomatics related jobs.
The Jobs in GIS & Geomatics for Canadians group allows members to let others know that they are seeking new employment opportunities or share information about Canadian jobs (links to job sites, links to company career pages, job postings etc.). It is free to join and there are no fees to post your jobs. Employers can post links or short posts about their GIS jobs or geomatics employment opportunities and Job seekers can create posts to allow potential employers that they are seeking work.
We have been posting information about job postings we come across on our Gis job board site as well as ones that are emailed to us and encourage more people to start using the group.
[originally published Oct 2014]
Calgary is Alberta’s largest city and the third largest in Canada, the economic activity happening in Calgary is very hot these days and mostly involved with the petroleum industry, but the Geomatics industry also contributes to Alberta’s economic growth and here we have some of the latest GIS jobs in the Calgary area for you.
According to Wikipedia, GIS is a broad term that can refer to a number of different technologies, processes, and methods. It is attached to many operations and has many applications related to engineering, planning, management, transport/logistics, insurance, telecommunications, and business. Therefore, GIS and location intelligence applications can be the foundation for many location-enabled services that rely on analysis and visualization.
Top 5 important GIS skills for a Successful Career
Joseph Kerski from Esri has created a 3 part video series where he presents new ways of thinking about important GIS skills in your career because “skills alone will not guarantee success, but are a fundamental part of it … “.
Careers in GIS: an Unfiltered Guide to Finding a GIS Job by Todd Schuble is a simple GIS job hunting strategy guide for young people starting off or already working in the GIS sector but with little experience. The digital guide tackles many of the issues that are relative to job seekers in a direct manner.
Todd writes clearly and effectively informing readers specifically where to look, what they should be doing, and what skills they should acquire in order to increase the chance of getting hired in the GIS industry. Education, salary, employers, networking, and motivation are only a few of the issues touched upon in this text.
It is an easy read and will leave you with more time to actually look for a GIS job. The career advice provided is sound and helpful, with real world strategies to help find a position instead of vague suggestions. This ebook would be useful to anyone thinking about pursuing a career in GIS and for the low price, it packs a punch and is well worth the $5!
If you are looking for GIS jobs then consider buying this great GIS job seeker book before investing in a more expensive and less clear book.
Toronto is the largest city in Canada with over two and a half million residents and it is the fifth most populated area in North America. It is considered the economic capital of Canada as well as is one of the top financial centers in the world. If you are moving to Canada to start your GIS career then chances are you are going to want to search for jobs in the Greater Toronto Area.
So you have a job interview coming up? Well congratulations! We too have been in those shoes before and here are some good tips about Federal Government job interviews that we have learned that has proven helpful …
Canadian GIS Education Programs
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