Labour market information can help you to find answers to questions such as what careers you can do with your degree, which insudstries and employers are hiring, which industries are growing, and what skills and occupations are in demand.
What is Labour Market Information? Webinar
This webinar will teach you more about what labour market information is, why it is important, how to find it, and how to use it to give you an advantage in your career.
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Labour Market Resources
Explore the labour market resources below to learn more about the labour market.
Job Bank Labour Market Information. This website through the Government of Canada is regularly updated and offers various ways to explore careers:
- Explore by fields of study. This tool can show you employment rates, earnings, and job titles of graduates of specified programs of study across Canada.
- Explore by wages. See wages for specific occupations in specific locations.
- Explore by outlook. Discover the future outlook of a specific occupation in a specific location.
- Job market trends and news. Learn about some of the recent labour market trends and events.
- Explore by skills and knowledge. See what skills and knwoledge relate to which careers.
Ontario’s Labour Market. Search labour market reports and work trends to better understand the jobs in Ontario.
- Search job profiles to learn about salaries, skills and educational requirements, outlooks, and industries that hire this job for specific occupations
Ontario Workforce Development Boards.
- Workforce WindsorEssex (for the Windsor-Essex region). In addition to the labour market information provided through their projects, reports, and website, Workforce WindsorEssex provides a data request service. If you have a specific question or information you would like about trends or jobs (such as, what is the 5 year forecast for the number of jobs for teachers in Ontario?), email your request to email@example.com.
Mergent Intellect. This neat tool can help you to find employers who hire certain occupations and can help you identify employers in certain fields. This can be very useful for your job search and for strategic networking.
- To learn more about how to use this tool, take a look at our Mergent Intellect tip sheet.
LinkedIn. Explore profiles of professionals in your field by using the search bar to search by degree, company, job title, etc.
- You can use the LinkedIn Alumni tool to see the LinkedIn profiles of past graduates from different programs from the University of Windsor (or any university that has a LinkedIn page). Click on the “See alumni” button. Sort the information by the criteria provided, or use the search bar to find specific profiles. Take note of the careers graduates hold and the skills, credentials, and experiences that helped them get there.
News. You can learn a lot about what is happening with various employers, wages, and job policies by keeping up with the news. You can also follow these news sources on social media to stay updated fast. Some recommended news sources for keeping track of the labour market:
- Ontario News Room. Sign up to receive emails about labour market news.
- Globe and Mail Business/Careers. Read articles about career advice and issues.
- Your local paper (such as The Windsor Star, AM800, or CBC Windsor) will often include information about business openings and closings, mass hires and lay offs, trends in employment, and future predictions.
Job postings. Examining job postings is a fantastic way to determine what skills, experiences, and credentials employers want in the people they hire, which employers are hiring, and changing employment trends. Visit our Job Postings page for job posting websites.