It is important to know the local job market to make an informed career choice. Keeping track of the current state and future trends of the labor market will help you determine the best career path.
Even if you are currently employed it is still best to be informed about the job trends. This will help you stay competitive. Information about job markets in Ontario and the Leeds & Grenville region in particular can be found through several sources.
Local Labour Market Information
1000 Islands Region Workforce Development Board (TIWDB) monitors the labor market and provides analysis of future trends, challenges and opportunities for the 1000 Islands region, which includes Leads and Grenville.
The TIWDB provides the community with high quality local labour market information for planning by collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable local labour market information to local stakeholders and employers. They do this through consultations with community stakeholders.
Labour Market reports can be viewed here.
National and Provincial Labour Market Information
The Government of Canada provides Labour Market Information on job prospects, wages and salaries, potential employers and available training for any given occupation. You will be asked to enter the National Occupation Classification (NOC) to make the search for your chosen occupation. For the list of all NOCs click here.
Ontario Job Futures provides a general overview on current trends and future outlook of jobs in Ontario, as well as detailed information on employment prospects, job characteristics, income level and regional employment rate for 190 most common occupations in Ontario.
The interactive tool below, created by the Working in Canada website, creates occupation report cards for any job based on the NOC system. Type a job title into the search bar and click "Search". The report card will provide information about labor market demand, employment prospects, job requirements, wages, skills, language and professional accreditation requirements specific to that job in any Province and region across Canada. Watch the video embedded in the tool below for more information.
Settlement.org explains what Labour Market Information is and helps you assess if you need it or not. This section of the website also provides additional information and resources for job market research in Canada.