The resources identified on this page are intended to provide post-secondary students and job seekers with information to support their career exploration and entry into the labour market. Sites and documents have been linked in the brief description of each resource. The resources identified on this page are available in English and French. Links to provincial and federal government Labour Market Information can be found at the bottom of the page.
Post-secondary students are encouraged to speak with Program and Career Advisors at their place of study for guidance with their career investigations.
Canadian Apprenticeship Form (CAF)
The CAF is a national not for profit organization that liaises with stakeholders across industries/ sectors that represent the trades to share practices and collaborate on workforce priorities. It serves as the national voice for the apprenticeship community. As a post-secondary student and job seeker, this site can provide you with access to information on careers in trades, how to become an apprentice, job opportunities, financial supports, initiatives to support underrepresented groups and much more. You can also reach out to the provincial apprenticeship offices to learn more about labour market opportunities in your own province.
CERIC is a national not for profit organization that focuses on advancing career education and research in counselling and career development. Some publications that can help to inform career conversations are identified below. You can also access several other publication topics that may be of personal interest on their website.
Supporting the Careers of People Who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color - This article, written by Jodi Tingling and published in the Fall 2020 issue of CERIC’s Careering magazine, speaks to the impact of systemic racism on individuals who are Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in their pursuits of career goals. Several strategies are offered to address barriers and provide equitable opportunities for the BIPOC community.
Conference Board of Canada (Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education)
This site offers information on Employability Skills and why/how they are needed to “enter, stay in and progress in the world of work ”. Publications and brochures focused on skill development and the transition of post-secondary students to the workforce are available for download. The Conference Board of Canada and the Future Skills Centre recently partnered to launch an online platform called OpportuNext to help users explore skills based career paths.
The Labour Market Information Council of Canada (LMiC)
The Labour Market Information Council (LMiC) is a not-for-profit, pan-Canadian organization composed of a diverse group of individuals with expertise in the use of LMI. Their mandate is to empower Canadians to make informed career decisions using accessible and reliable labour market information. Some key topics from recent publications have been identified below. The LMiC website offers a more comprehensive listing of publications that can assist post-secondary students and job seekers in their endeavors to enter the labour market.
National Occupational Classification (NOC)
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s national system for describing occupations. You can search the NOC to find where an occupation is classified or to learn about its main duties, educational requirements or other useful information. Additional information about NOC codes and classifications can be found in their Tutorial and Career Handbook.
Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Statistics Canada is the national statistical office that produces information on Canada’s economy, society and environment. A November 2020 report produced by StatCan addresses labour market outcomes for post-secondary graduates from 2015.
Click on your province to be taken directly to the provincial website for Labour Market Information. To access federal Labour Market Information found on the Government of Canada website, click here.