It has come to our attention that fraudulent recruitment scams are being conducted by individuals or organizations claiming to represent Metro Inc. or its subsidiaries such as Food Basics. This type of fraud tends to occur through online services including fake websites, online job boards, or through unsolicited emails. The aim of the fraud is to mislead applicants via false employment applications to Metro Inc., with the intention of obtaining their personal information and obtaining their money.


Please note that ALL of our job openings are posted on our careers website at If you applied for a position or received a notice for a position at Metro and it does not appear on our website, please disregard it.  We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment or offers that do not appear on the official website of Metro Inc.


Start date : Monday October 26 2020 at 08H00 (HE)
End date : Sunday April 25 2021 at 16H00 (HE)
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Warning Signs of Potentially Fraudulent Activity


  • Poorly formatted documentation with spelling and grammatical errors. METRO takes great pride in making sure our hiring documentation, advertisements, and emails are error-free.
  • Receipt of communications from domain names not affiliated with Metro. The METRO policy for email communications requires the sole use of “”. Emails with a domain name not affiliated with METRO, should be disregarded. Examples of domain addresses that Metro does not use for any of its communications include “”, “”, “”, “”, “”, “” and “”.
  • Applicants are also contacted via various employment Websites, such as or where they have posted their profiles/resume from which information is scraped.  Applicants are then referred to a fictitious Metro website to schedule a phone interview and then presented with fraudulent job offers.
  • Requests for money transfers are one of the biggest signs of potentially fraudulent activity. Neither METRO, its employees nor its outside recruiters require applicants to submit money for remote office setup, purchase of IT equipment, travel, immigration or visa costs, processing fees, or other expenses.
  • Requests for personal information early in the process, such as your address, date of birth, passport information, social insurance number, or banking details are also signs of potentially fraudulent activity. METRO has a confidential and documented communication process for requesting personal information once a formal offer has been made to the Applicant.
  • Insistence on urgency for you to act on the correspondence received within very short time frames should cause concern and may indicate potentially fraudulent activity.


METRO does NOT charge any fees to submit a job application to our company, nor do we ask for any payment to obtain a work permit when an offer is made. No personal documents apart from your résumé is required. Furthermore, METRO does not make any job offers without first meeting the candidates.


Legitimate information regarding career opportunities with METRO can be found on our website at  If you have any concerns, see suspicious job advertisements, or receive suspicious communications that reference METRO, please do your due diligence before responding or sharing any of your information.  One recommended approach is to contact members of METRO on LinkedIn that appear to be in HR to confirm whether the email or opportunity shared with you was indeed legitimate.


We advise you to contact the police, your bank, or credit agencies, if you believe you have been the victim of fraudulent activity, particularly if you have provided personal information, or banking information.


We thank you for your interest in METRO.