Explore the labour market

Find labour market information

Where does the labour market information displayed on Job Bank come from?
The primary source of Labour Market Information data is Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey, which provides labour statistics for specific occupations. This survey is the most inclusive, timely and unbiased source of wage data by occupational group. Sometimes, Labour Force Survey data is not available and other sources are considered. Some other (more...)
How do the job market tools and reports work?
On the Explore the market web page, select one of the categories from the right hand side of the page and fill in the required fields. Then, click on “Search”. You can search by: Occupation. View a list of advertised jobs with links to find more information on a specific occupation (wages, (more...)
What is the average salary earned by workers in a particular occupation?
You can explore careers by wages to view wage data for specific occupations. Once you have selected an occupation, you will receive a detailed job market report showing the low, median, and high wages for that occupation in various regions across Canada. You can also search by city or postal code (more...)
Where is there a demand for workers in my field?
You can explore careers by outlook to view prospects for a specific occupation. Once you have selected an occupation, you will receive a detailed job market report that shows employment prospects for that occupation in various regions across Canada. Based on the outlook ratings, you will be able compare prospects within (more...)
What industries are growing in my region and across Canada?
Check out the latest labour market trends to learn more about upcoming job opportunities in your industry and region. The Job Market Trends and News page can help you stay up-to-date on current labour market information across Canada. In this section you will find employment data, income statistics, and news about (more...)
Why can't I find any information when I try to search for my job title?
Job titles and labour market information found on Job Bank are based on the National Occupational Classification (NOC). The NOC is a large directory that contains most jobs held in Canada. If there are no search results for the job title you’ve entered, we recommend choosing the closest match. If there is no (more...)

Plan your career and education

What career paths are best suited to my personality and skills?
Your personality, skills, and knowledge are important to consider when exploring suitable career paths. You can assess your career aptitudes using Job Bank’s Skills and Knowledge Checklist, Career Navigator quizzes, and 9 Essential Skills profiles. The Skills and Knowledge Checklist generates a set of occupations which are suited to your unique profile. (more...)
Which education program is right for me?
Whether you’re exploring career options or you already know what your dream job is, you can use Job Bank’s labour market information to find an education program that suits you. If you’re interested in a particular field of study and want to know if it’s the right choice for you, the Career (more...)
What kind of job and salary can I expect from my education program?
The Career Tool provides income and employment data for various education programs in Canada. If you want to know how much you could earn after studying in your field, you can use the Career Tool to view the earning range and median salary of people who graduated from that education program. (more...)
What is the Career Tool?
The Career Tool is an application that can be used to research programs and areas of post-secondary education. It can help you make informed decisions based on career outlooks and other labour market information.  
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