Cover Letters

Cover Letter Template


Your name
Your street
City, Province
Postal Code


Employer’s name
Employer’s title
Company name
Company address
City, Province
Postal Code

Dear Mr. / Ms Employer’s Name (or Dear Employer, Dear Hiring Committee, Dear Human Resources Manager, if you prefer)

Introduction: State the name of the position for which you are applying and how you heard about the opening. Include the name and date of the newspaper, Job Bank order number or contact person’s name.

Body of Letter: Briefly highlight the best information about your skills, experience, qualifications and personal traits that relate to the job. Refer to the particular qualifications requested by the employer. Show how the company would benefit from hiring you. Include examples of your knowledge of the company and its needs.

Closing: Refer to your enclosed resume. Request an interview to further discuss your qualifications. Indicate when you are available and how you can be reached.


(Your signature, hand written, black ink)

Your typed name

Encl. (Shows that your resume is enclosed)