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Job Outlook

The following are excellent resources to help you understand future trends, key issues and job prospects of your targeted occupations and industry sectors.

Researching Occupations

Researching occupations gives you answers to questions like:

  • What is the current job market situations?
  • What are the job prospects, by occupation and sector, for the next several years?
  • What is the average wage and employment rate for a given occupation?
  • What skills should be highlighted in a resume or interview?

Resources

Researching Industries

Researching industries gives you answers to questions like:

  • What are the career prospects in a given industry?
  • How is the industry's overall economic health?
  • What are the key issues and future trends for a given industry?
  • Which occupations are in high demand in a given industry?

Resources

  • Montreal International - Sectors
    Industry profiles of key industry sectors in Greater Montreal region - Aerospace, Life sciences, Information and communications technology, Agri-food, Film and television, Energy, Finance, Real estate, Nanotechnology and new materials, Environmental technologies, Transportation and logistics.
  • Quebec International - Sectors
    Economic statistics and industry profiles of key industry sectors in Quebec City - ICT and electronics, Life sciences, Food processing, Insurance and financial services, Green and smart building.
  • Quebec - Finances et économie Québec (French)
    Quebec industry profiles.
  • Canada - Industry Sector
    In-depth, industry-specific analysis and information - Consumer products, Manufacturing industries, Service industries and Technologies.
  • Canada - Job Market Trends and News
    Significant events and news that affect the supply and demand in the labour force across Canada.

Researching Specific Industry Sectors

The following links give you news, events and career trends of a specific industry sector.

  • Canada - Arts
    Statistics reports, summary of research findings and presentations in the Arts.
  • Canada - Culture
    Cultural management, Digital media, Film and television, Heritage, Live performance arts, Music and sound recording, Visual arts and crafts, Writing and publishing.
  • Canada - Environment
    Labour market reports on green jobs and emerging areas, and profiles of environmental employment.
  • Canada - Life Sciences
    Life sciences industry forecast report.

Labour Market Information

Understanding job trends or labour market of your occupation and industry is crucial.  Labour market information (LMI) provides job seekers facts such as employment rates, skills in-demand, industry growth, average wages, working conditions and employment standards.  Researching labour market information of your career option can help you make informed decisions and thus improve your odds of finding jobs.  LMI answers questions like: 

  • What is the current job market situation of a given occupation?
  • What is the average wage and employment rate for a given occupation?
  • What are the career prospects in a given industry?
  • How is the overall economic health of a given industry?
  • Which occupations are in high demand in a given industry?

Resources


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