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CANOE Adds Online Employment Broker

CANOE Inc. recently acquired viasite.com, an online employment brokerage.

CANOE acquired the service from recruitsoft.com, which originally developed the resource.

viasite.com currently lists 1,400 employers and more than 60,000 job seekers. The site provides online assistance to develop a resume, post it on the integrated database, and make connections between job seekers and employers.

Acquiring the completely bilingual site is the latest initiative by CANOE to expand its services to its rapidly growing user base -- now standing at a very respectable 4.7 million unique visitors each month.

"This practical and powerful online service is a perfect fit with the scope and commitment of CANOE," said John Paton, CANOE president and chief executive officer.

CANOE plans to use its new acquisition to expand the scope of the employment section already carried on its www.classifiedextra.ca and www.classeesextra.ca classified advertising sites.

Launched in 1996, CANOE is a Quebecor company that has been a prominent player in Canada's new media industry, experiencing exponential traffic growth and winning numerous awards.

Nationally branded products on the CANOE site include SLAM! Sports, Showbiz, CANOE MONEY, CNEWS, C-Health, AUTONET.CA, Lifewise, and Classified Extra.

CANOE is also the online home of the Sun Media newspapers and offers a variety of other services including Shop.canoe.ca, a one-stop-shopping site, personalization, free e-mail, weather, and lotteries.