Yelp comes North to Canada

San Francisco based Yelp has quietly penetrated the 49th Parallel this month with their successful hyperlocal recommendation site and are now delivering Canadian city content at

Yelp is the fun and easy way to find, review and talk about what’s great (and not so great) in your world. You already know that asking friends is the best way to find restaurants, dentists, hairstylists, and anything local. Yelp makes it fast and easy by collecting and organizing your friends’ recommendations in one convenient place.

Canadians has been waiting for Yelp to come North for some time and now reviewers in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Montréal, Ottawa, Québec City, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg can get busy. Canada’s YellowPages.caThe Find Engine – and the local restaurant user review sites that are scattered across the Canadian tundra should be getting nervous.

Job Opportunity Alert: Yelp is looking for part-time Marketing Assistants (a.k.a. Scouts) in Vancouver & Toronto:

We’re looking for witty, well-written and in-the-know insiders to help us prep Yelp for prime time in the cities mentioned above.

This critical role includes:

  • Editing local business listings to ensure they have the right categories and address info
  • Writing witty and insightful reviews of all the places you frequent
  • Photographing your neighborhood businesses and uploading these images on Yelp