Know Your Labour Market
Labour Market Information (LMI) includes data on employment and unemployment rates, job vacancies in the workforce, the qualifications needed for careers, salary compensation and descriptions on working conditions.
This information can assist you in your job search by giving you an idea of what types of jobs are out there, what types of companies are hiring, and the likelihood of finding a job in your field.
Since you spend one third of your life on the job, you might as well find a job you would like to do and a company for which you would like to work for. To find a job that is right for you, given your education, experience, skills, and interests, and to find a company that works with similar values as your own, it is crucial to do thorough employment research.
The following links provide LMI you can use to find a job, industry or company that’s right for you:
- Job Futures Forecast: workingincanada.gc.ca
- Labour Market Information:
- The Alliance of Sector Councils - This site links to a variety of sector council sites in Canada
- Canada Newswire - This news database is searchable by both company name and industry
- Canada WorkinfoNET - Industry Canada
- Glassdoor - Find reviews about companies and careers from past employees
- Ontario Job Futures - Offers current trends and future outlook for 163 occupations
- Statistics Canada - offers access to the latest economic indicators for the labour market
- Strategis Canada - Business Information by Sector
- Further Education: Explore the options of transferring your diploma into a degree at the Degree & Credit Transfer website.
- Salary Information: workingincanada.gc.ca (Explore Careers by Wages) Additional salary information can be found by using career development sites, professional associations and search engines such as salariesreview.com, salaryexpert.com, and statcan.gc.ca. See also labour force survey estimates, wages of employees by type of work.
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Get the right job for you!
You spend one third of your life on the job, so you might as well find a job you like and a company you enjoy working for.
Find a job that is right for you, given your education, experience, skills, and interests, and find a company that works with similar values as your own, by doing a thorough employment research.