Kijiji, Canada’s most popular free, local classifieds site. To see classified ads or post your own free ad.

Classified advertising is a form of advertising which is particularly common in newspapers, online and other periodicals which may be sold or distributed free of charge. Advertisements in a newspaper are typically short, as they are charged for by the line, and one newspaper column wide.

Publications printing news or other information often have sections of classified advertisements; there are also publications which contain only advertisements. The advertisements are grouped into categories or classes such as “for sale—telephones”, “wanted—kitchen appliances”, and “services—plumbing”, hence the term “classified”.

Classified advertisements are much cheaper than larger display advertisements used by businesses, and are mostly placed by private individuals with single items they wish to sell or buy.

Kijiji vs Craigslist vs Facebook Marketplace

User Message from Patrick:

I’ve been trying to clear up the clutter in my apartment as of late and have listed stuff on the 3 different sites.
I’ve posted the same ads and pictures yet I only get responses from Kjiji. Has anyone else found this? Any tips or tricks for the other sites.
My friend in California finds the exact opposite; only gets responses from Craigslist and nothing from Kjiji.

User response from Melanie:

Same here.
We recently sold some stuff as well and we barely got any responses from Craigslist.
We sold everything to Kjiji users.

User response from Vivek:

I’ve never actually tried Kijiji. I have been using CL and have moderate success with it.
Pro tip: don’t be “too efficient in your communications” on Craig’s List. Whenever there was interested in something I was selling,
I would fire back my phone number, a description of the item and my availability — and people would vanish.
Now I respond with “yep, I still have it” and drag on the convo for ages. WAY more success this way.