Talent Sourcer - Product & Design at Canva
Sydney, AU
Canva’s People Team has a big mission to build the most effective and engaged company in the world! As a part of the Talent Acquisition team, your mission will be ‘to grow the community that builds Canva’.
We have a world-class, global team across Sydney, Beijing, Manilla and the US working together to help drive Canva’s scale and growth. With the goal of doubling our headcount over the next 12 months, the Talent Sourcer will work closely with our recruiters and hiring managers to develop strategies to find candidates for our Product and Design organisation. 
We’ve hired some of the best people from all over the world and it takes a curious, tenacious and creative Talent Sourcer to make sure we’re always discovering talent that will take Canva into the future. You will be responsible for building and cultivating talent pipelines for our hiring needs and will be instrumental in scaling Canva’s Product and Design teams.  
You will help profile, identity, attract, and assess passive candidates through a highly engaged approach and guide them on their journey to becoming Canvanauts. You will be passionate about delivering an awesome candidate experience and act as the primary advocate for candidates leading them through the initial part of their journey, connecting them to the magic of working at Canva.


  • Support recruiters by identifying top talent through a variety of passive channels including research, boolean, referrals, events and sourcing campaigns
  • Collaborate with recruiting team to develop and execute on sourcing strategies that deliver the strongest results and make sure we’re bringing top talent into the product and design teams.
  • You will share the Canva story, vision and culture with prospective candidates and act as a brand ambassador when representing Canva and job opportunities in the external marketplace
  • Market mapping organizations for identification of passive talent in line with Canva’s Operations needs
  • Technically screen potential candidates prior to transferring successful applicants to the recruiter.
  • Work with business stakeholders to encourage referrals and lead generation.
  • Ensuring integrity of data and the free-flow of information by meticulous note-taking and utilization of our applicant tracking tools and platforms.
  • Promote and support the data-driven talent acquisition approach and strive for constant collaboration across both the Sydney, Beijing and Manila offices.


  • 1-5 years of experience in an agency or fast-paced sourcer role and have a successful track record of hiring top talent. 
  • You’re a hustler! You’re an independent, adaptable and highly motivated talent sourcer who loves what you do. You’re able to get into the details and deliver quality results on time. You’re a wearer of many hats and can juggle multiple priorities at the same time.
  • You’re creative and proactive. You love to research and understand that the art of sourcing is always evolving. You get stuck into various platforms, technology tools, social networks and databases to uncover the best talent in the world.
  • You have the aptitude to leverage our product, culture and mission of Canva to attract the right candidates.   
  • Tact, diplomacy and professionalism are a way of life for you when you deal with various sensitive situations across the role.
  • Able to influence and work with a wide range of stakeholders, including the founders and senior management.
  • A Demonstrated interest in product and design and a desire to learn more.
  • You are a strong advocate for candidate experience.


  • Opportunity to be part of one of the world’s fastest growing tech companies. Your work will impact millions of Canva’s global users.
  • Learn from and work with some of Australia’s best talent, including Canva’s founders, engineers, product and growth professionals.
  • Equity in one of the fastest growing startups in the world.
  • Flexible working hours, we value work-life balance.
  • In-house chefs that cook delicious breakfast and lunch for us each day.
  • Fitness membership allowance.
  • Sponsored social clubs and team events.
  • Fun and quirky celebrations.