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Visit these sites 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

Data from the Yukon Bureau of Statistics surveys and Statistics Canada sources including employment reports, employment and skills survey and labour demand survey.

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. Membership-based subscriptions offer access to daily breaking news updates, detailed monthly data, podcasts and more.

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

This membership-based publication is dedicated to helping career professionals find the current, local and relevant Ontario labour market information necessary to navigate a rapidly changing job market.

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 and Labrador

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) is Canada’s national system for describing occupations.

Statistics Canada

Check out Labour Statistics at a Glance for short, analytical articles on specific topics of interest related to Canada’s labour market.

National – Non-government
Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s resources include its Business Data Lab, future-focused, real-time data and insights on market conditions; reports on labour topics such as the energy sector transformation; and webinars that share industry trends.

Future Skills Centre

FSC regularly publishes labour market reports. It also launched OpportuNext – a free online tool launched with the Conference Board of Canada that helps people easily explore career transition options using a database of 13 billion job characteristics.

Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) 

LMIC aims to identify and implement pan-Canadian priorities to address the need for more consistent and accessible labour market information for Canadians. Its website features the Canadian Job Trends Dashboard, a Labour Market Information Best Practices Guide, a Now of Work annotated bibliography and much more.

Industry/sector-specific

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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