Service Alert: Kijiji is Experiencing Technical Difficulties
Service Alert: Kijiji is Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Improved Searching is Here!

Trading during COVID-19
In order to help ensure the health and safety of our Kijiji Community, it is important to observe and apply protocols outlined by Health Canada when trading on Kijiji. Your well-being remains our top priority. Please seriously consider whether in-person meetings are necessary.
If the transaction you’re making is necessary, please consider the following options:
  • Cashless Payment: Please consider choosing your preferred, secure cashless payment method when transacting. You’re also able to link your PayPal account directly when transacting on Kijiji if you wish.
  • Shipping: If considering sending/receiving the item via Canada Post or other shipping agents, ensure that the agent you’re using is reputable; it’s recommended that if using a shipping agent that a tracking number is used when sending/receiving items.
  • Curbside pickup / Drop-off / Delivery: This can be a great alternative to shipping and allows both buyer and seller to make an exchange, while observing social-distancing protocols.
Other things to consider:
  • Remote Inspections: Remote inspections via your preferred video conferencing call service, enables both buyer and seller to discuss the transaction and view the item in question while observing social-distancing protocols. Community Members can also send additional images of items to show its condition.
  • Clean / Disinfect Items: We recommend cleaning items before and after a transaction as per the Health Canada page on Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention. Please visit Health Canada to learn more about precautions to take at this time.

Kijiji’s new location search allows you to filter ads by distance, instead of city limits. This means that you have better control of exactly where you search. Whether you’re in the heart of the city or out in the boonies, you’ll be able to search within the area you want.

To start a search:

1Click into the location field in the search bar and type in an area. You can enter your street address, postal code, city, or province. You can even search all of Canada.
2Select an option from the drop-down list of suggested areas. Note: You must select one of these options before hitting apply.
3Using the Distance slider along the bottom, choose the maximum distance from your selected location that you’re willing to travel.
If you want to limit your searches to the boundaries of your city or province, click Search all of (your location) instead of using the slider. Note: this button will lock you into particular map regions and may group smaller towns into more populated city centres.
4Click Apply.

It’s that simple! Using this new type of search, you get more control and more accurate results. Time to get out there and look for your next great Kijiji find!