Now Helps Entrepreneurs Seeking the Perfect Fit in a Franchise

    Monster is opening the door to exciting new franchise opportunities

    MONTREAL, March 5 /CNW/ -, Canada's leading career management
portal, has created a new franchise section dedicated to giving entrepreneurs
all of the information they need to find the perfect fit in a franchise

    Canadians of all ages and backgrounds are turning to every day
to explore and pursue changes, new opportunities and Monster's new franchise
section - - has been created to help anyone who is
considering a leap into today's exciting world of franchising.

    Featuring all of the latest franchise news and events, plus a broad and
informative array of articles covering every imaginable franchising topic,'s comprehensive new franchise section is the place to be for anyone
seeking new opportunities that will let them become their own boss.

    "We're using the same top-of-the-line match and searching technology that
connects employees to employers, and applying it to the franchise scene to
give people up-to-the- minute links, resources, information and advice," said
Gabriel Bouchard, vice president and general manager, Monster Canada.

    "Prospective franchisees will find everything they need to know right
here at Monster. At the same time, we are also making it easier for companies
with franchising operations to connect with suitable entrepreneurs who want to
become franchise owners," Bouchard added.

    Prospective franchisees using can search for a
franchise opportunity by industry, by company name or by location. They can
also search opportunities based on the amount of money they want to invest in
a business venture.'s new franchise section also includes links to expert advice
on everything an entrepreneur needs to know to start and run a successful
franchise business, including links to accounting and legal services as well
as to financing and franchising consultants.

    --  Articles written by experts and featured in the franchise section
include: 'The nuts and bolts of buying a franchise';

    --  'Is franchising right for you?';

    --  'Evaluating the franchise';

    --  'Tips for running a successful franchise'.

    Bouchard said the popularity of is already exceeding
expectations in making fast and reliable connections between franchisors and
talented entrepreneurs.

    "It really speaks to's reputation as an online career
management portal that is making a difference in people's lives today," said
Bouchard. "People rely on Monster Canada for its innovative services and
unique content and now, with, we've added yet another
important resource for people seeking positive changes and exciting new

    About Monster Canada

    Monster Canada ( is Canada's leading career management
portal - a bilingual, user-friendly online resource that is revolutionizing
job seeking and recruitment. Headquartered in Montreal, Monster Canada is part
of Monster, the leading global online careers and recruitment resource.
Monster was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts.
Monster has 34 local language and content sites in 32 countries worldwide.
Monster is known for connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading
employers across all industries and offers employers innovative technology and
superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. To
learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services,
please visit

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For further information: Porter Novelli Canada (for Monster Canada)
Sharon Navarro, 416-422-7150

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