Explore the labour market

Explore careers and the labour market

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 sources of Labour Market Information may include: Employment Insurance data Provincial wage surveys Census data Collective bargaining agreements The National Household Survey For more information on the wage data displayed on Job Bank, visit the Wage Methodology page.
How do the job market tools and reports work?
On the Explore Careers 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, duties, job requirements, etc.). Wages. Compare low, median, and high wages for the occupation or location you have selected. Prospects. Select from a list of locations across Canada to view detailed job market reports on specific occupations. Education programs. Learn about the programs, and discover which jobs are linked to them. Skills and knowledge. Access the skills and knowledge checklist to explore jobs or career options that match your skills and knowledge. You can also use this page to access a number of links to valuable labour market information and statistics.  
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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