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.


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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?

Find job outlook by occupation & education program

These tools provide job outlook by occupation or jobs in demand.

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?

Find career prospects by industry and trends

These tools provide an overview of industry sectors and employment trends.

  • Montreal - Industry Sectors
    Industry profiles of key industry sectors in Greater Montreal region - Information, Life sciences, Aerospace, Clean Technologies, Transportation, Nanotechnology, Film and Television, Energy, Finance, AI, and more.
  • Quebec - Industry Sectors
    Industry profiles of key industry sectors in Quebec City - Electronics, Food and Nutrition, Insurance, Green and Smart Building ,etc.
  • Canada - Industry Sectors
  • Specific reports by industrial categories - Consumer products, Manufacturing, Service industries and Technologies.
  • Canada - Job Market Trends and News
    Significant events and news that affect the supply and demand of the labour force across Canada.
  • Canada - Cutting Edge Niche Sectors
    Industry sector reports - Big data, robotics, AI, functional foods, renewable energy, etc.

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?

Labour market reports

Top Employers

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