Where can I find labour market information?

You can find information about Ontario companies and general labour market information on government websites, industry websites and in the news.

Government Websites

The government publishes labour market research. You can use this information to understand trends in your career area. These studies list general salary information, identify future job trends and show you where the jobs are in your field. But they do not have information about specific companies. You need to find the most recent study for your field. They are not updated every year.

Ontario Job Futures has information about:

  • Ontario's employment patterns
  • Trends in the economy
  • Descriptions of jobs
  • Types of employers who hire workers in each group
  • Type of education and training required
  • Average salaries
  • Work outlook over the next few years

Job Bank - You can explore top advertised jobs, how much money you can make, and what skills you'll need.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has information on many sectors of the Canadian economy. It is a great starting point. Use this site to find information about business sectors and industries, companies, industry trends and consumer information.

Company and Industry Websites

Many websites have information about companies and general labour market information.

  • Canadian Company Capabilities - A database with information about more than 60,000 Canadian businesses. You can customize and print out reports of the information you find.
  • SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) - Detailed information about public companies, mutual funds and mutual fund groups. This includes their addresses, contact information and stock exchange listings. All Canadian public companies and mutual funds have to file their documents in the SEDAR system.
  • Business Information by Sector - Information about hundreds of Canadian associations. These profiles can include recent business, technological and employment trends, company directories and industry-specific news.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) - NAICS is an industry classification system. It has common definitions of the industrial structure of Canadian, U.S. and Mexican economies.

News Sources

There are many financial information news websites. These can help you follow current trends in industries and economic sectors. For example:

Public libraries and many community agencies can help you find labour market information. Some community agencies can also help you with your job search. To find help, go to Services Near Me and search for "employment services" or "settlement services" in your area.

Last updated: March 24, 2016 4001094