Labour Market Information (LMI) for Toronto is gathered through various data sources related to employment including job posting data, Statistics Canada, and the City of Toronto.
Toronto is almost unique in the Canadian job market in that it hosts almost every major industry and almost always has thousands of jobs that remain unfilled. Having said that, many smaller communities in Ontario are desperate for new workers. Conducting labour market research will reveal many more options for a learner's career in Canada.
Tips on searching for Toronto's labour market information
Seasonal fluctuations: Is this work more in demand at certain times of year? Some jobs do not last all year round.
Are there things going on in an industry that could affect its future employment opportunities?
Technological advances: Has the field been impacted by changes in technology (e.g. online shopping)?
Do you speak a language other than English? This can be a real asset, as employers are increasingly looking for employees who can communicate in more than one language (see Labour Market Insights tab).
Not all labour market information sources are reliable. Some industries ‘over inflate’ their demand for workers. Other times, the information is out of date. Always check the date of publication.
Good Sources of labour market information
Aside from TWIG's Quarterly labour market insights report, the following are good sources:
The Job Bank which is published and updated by the Federal Government. The site provides:
credible resource for finding a job, exploring fields of studies, and seeing how well graduates of those programs are doing in the job market.
job prospects for a given occupation or location in Canada
wage comparisons between occupations and different parts of the country.
as a one-stop location for connecting users to tools, data, and analysis for career exploration
features 500 job profiles to help learners and job seekers explore their first or next career
to identify opportunities for relevant education, training and re-skilling.
Toronto Workforce Innovation Group’s (TWIG) Labour Market Insights Report that contains:
monthly snapshots on Toronto workforce trends
wages & benefits being offered
industry sectors requiring workers
employment locations in Toronto
language skills employers are looking for
Soon TWIG will also be publishing information on the types of jobs that will allow you to work from home