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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:

  1. Job Futures Forecast: www.workingincanada.gc.ca
  2. Labour Market Information: www.labourmarketinformation.ca (Click on “Looking for facts and figures on the labour market?”, then click on “Employment Prospects”).
  3. Companies Hiring in my field: www.labourmarketinformation.ca (Click on “Looking for facts and figures on the labour market?”, then click on “Employment Prospects”, Fill in the searching information, click on the appropriate title, scroll down to the end of the page, then click on “Potential Employers”).
  4. Further Education: Explore the options of transferring your diploma into a degree at the Degree & Credit Transfer website.
  5. Salary Information: www.workingincanada.gc.ca (Explore Careers by Wages) Additional salary information can be found by using career services sites, professional associations and search engines such as www.salariesreview.com and www.salaryexpert.com.

 

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.