High-Tech Job Trends to be Provided to IT Industry Through Monster-CATA Partnership
April 11, 2006

April 11, 2006 Montreal -- Monster Canada, the country's leading online career and recruitment website, today announced that it has partnered with Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) to provide its 22,000 members with monthly trends into the demand for Canada's IT workforce. Monster will also share recruitment strategies and best practices for attracting skilled IT workers in this highly competitive industry, and provide CATA members with special pricing for advertising IT jobs on Monster's website. The partnership represents Monster and CATA's commitment to empowering Canadian IT companies with strategies for recruiting top talent in today's shrinking workforce.

Starting shortly, CATA members will receive a monthly, micro-employment index from Monster that tracks new and unfilled IT jobs in each province, as reflected in help-wanted ads that are posted on Monster.ca and other Canadian recruitment websites. As the only national index, the report provides a comprehensive assessment of IT labour trends in Canada, including the impact of the current talent shortage and growing labour shortage.

"CATA members will gain valuable insights into the competition for skilled IT workers," said John Reid, President of CATAAlliance. "Knowing how much demand currently exists for the different types of IT positions in each province enables hiring managers to proactively adjust their recruitment strategies so that they can lure top talent away from competing employers."

To help CATA members optimize their recruitment strategies and reduce their time- and cost-to-hire, consultants from Monster will speak at select CATA-hosted events. There they will share more than 12 years of industry best practices that Monster has accumulated since inventing online recruiting.

CATA members will also receive a special discount when purchasing select job posting packages with Monster, and secure visibility in front of Canada's largest pool of job seekers. The special offer can be redeemed online at http://www.cata.ca/Business_Services/monster.html or by calling Monster at 1-800-MONSTER at extension 8481.

About Monster
Monster Canada (www.Monster.ca) 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 25 local language and content sites in 23 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, visit www.Monster.ca.

About CATAAlliance
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) (www.cata.ca) is Canada's leading, most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance. It is committed to growing the global competitiveness of its members, 80% of which are currently active exporters. The common purpose that unites the membership is CATAAlliance's commitment to members' business growth. With offices across the country, we are focused on the provision of business services and government relations programs that conserve and leverage member resources. Because members are action-oriented businesses, CATAAlliance responds with action when members need specific services or activities. The "Traditional Champion" of Canadian research and development, CATAAlliance's mission is to stimulate "Global Business Growth" through the forces of Canadian innovation and strategic partnership.Visit www.cata.ca