Understanding the Labour Market – Resources to Get You Started


Understanding the Canadian labour market will help you to make well-informed decisions about your career, and potentially, your move to different locations in Canada. Research can provide you with information about your profession, sector, employers and job prospects in the coming years. Labour market research involves considering the trends and areas of growth alongside your strengths, skills and experience. The conditions of the current and future labour market and your skills profile are both equally important to your career success. 

How to get started with your research

  • Understand current trends in your industry by researching newspapers, journals, online, sector-specific associations, newsletters and major employers 

  • Determine if there is a demand for your skills and the job that you are looking for 

  • Research potential employers and the roles that they are hiring for 

  • Consider the working conditions in your sector today and in the future 

  • Search online for information on the skills that employers are looking for 

Labour Market Information Resources: 

Welcome to Ontario Newcomer Information 

Labour market information from Statistics Canada

Working in Canada  

Ontario information  

Professional/industry associations 

Employability skills

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