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Visit these websites for the latest in Canadian labour market information

Staying apprised of labour market information (LMI) is a crucial – though sometimes daunting – task for professionals working in career development. This article captures only a fraction of the many sources available. If you’re looking for local information, see what your municipal chamber of commerce or economic development department has available. And you can always sign up for CERIC’s CareerWise Weekly newsletter, which often features articles and reports with recent labour market information.

By province/territory
Nunavut

Labour market snapshots based on Statistics Canada data as well as a guide to in-demand employment prospects in the territory.

Northwest Territories

Links to the NWT Jobs in Demand 15-year Forecast report as well as other sources of LMI.

Yukon

The Employment Statistics page provides links to territorial employment reports for the past seven years.

WorkBC

WorkBC offers:

  • A comprehensive database of B.C. job postings
  • Career tools that bring occupations to life
  • A blog featuring trends, job-search tips, employment programs and more
  • An interactive map of WorkBC Employment Services Centres across the province
BC Labour Market Report

A publication that aims to help career professionals throughout British Columbia stay on top of labour market information. Monthly publications ($180/year subscription) profile specific occupations and weekly emails address the latest labour market news.

Alberta

Wage and salary information, as well as job market forecasts, trends, statistics and profiles.

Saskatchewan

This government-run site includes statistics, forecasts and reports on Saskatchewan’s labour market.

Manitoba

Manitoba LMI by region and industry, as well as occupational forecasts and LMI publications.

Ontario

Search job profiles as well as labour market reports and information. Learn more about work trends and the skills, education and training you need for jobs today and in the future.

Ontario Labour Market Report

The Ontario Labour Market Report chronicles labour market information from a broad spectrum of sources. This information may pertain to industry shifts, the priorities of professional associations, occupational standards, emerging educational trends, government legislation, economic forecasts, labour market data and evolving employment opportunities.

Emploi-Québec

Explore a trade or occupation, find a training program, find out about a sector of activity or find a business.

New Brunswick

Explore monthly labour market bulletins, hiring demand bulletins, job market trends, occupational profiles and more.

Nova Scotia

This website includes statistics, a LMI database, publications and the Guide to Understanding Labour Market Information.

The Employment Journey on PEI

Labour market information for a variety of PEI industries, from agriculture to education. Find information on in-demand skills, career opportunities and monthly labour market updates.

Newfoundland

The Labour Market Dashboard provides a highlight of notable LMI indicators reflecting the current Newfoundland and Labrador economy and labour market. Career profiles and job postings are also provided.

National – Government
Government of Canada – LMI Explore

View wages, outlooks and job posting counts for selected occupations in addition to other labour market information across Canada.

National Occupational Classification

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 provides a standard taxonomy and framework for dialogue on Labour Market Information. It gathers more than 30,000 occupational titles into 500 Unit Groups, organized according to skill levels and skill types.

Statistics Canada

Check out Labour Statistics at a Glance for short, analytical articles on specific topics of interest related to Canada’s labour market. StatsCan’s “Labour and employment data page” provides statistics and analysis on the labour force, employment issues (such as hours worked, number of employees and payrolls) and income.

National – Industry
Careers in Oil + Gas

This website is run by the Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI) Division of Energy Safety Canada. The website:

  • Provides an overview of the Canadian oil and gas industry;
  • Details the many career options available within the industry;
  • Explores and compares the qualifications, skills, training and behaviours needed for hundreds of careers in the oil and gas industry; and more.
Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada)

This not-for-profit organization provides labour market information for career pathways and trends in environmental industries.

Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC)

ICTC provides evidence-based policy advice, forward looking research, and creative capacity building programs for the digital economy.

Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) 

LMIC aims to improve the timeliness, reliability and accessibility of labour market information to facilitate decision-making by employers, workers, job seekers, academics, policy makers, educators, career practitioners, students, parents and under-represented populations.

Did we miss something? Leave a comment below or send Editor Lindsay Purchase a note at careerwise@ceric.ca if you have information that can help make our article even better.

Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase Administrator
Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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