The resources identified on this page contain information and strategies to support teacher instruction and student learning about Labour Market Information. Sites and documents have been linked in the brief description of each resource.
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. Teachers can access information on what it means to become an apprentice and the process through their website. Teachers can also reach out to each of the provincial apprenticeship offices for resources and support in engaging youth in skilled trade careers.
This initiative is a priority of Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster designed to educate young Canadians on the Advanced Manufacturing sector. The website is intended to raise awareness of the broad possibilities of jobs in the advanced manufacturing and technology sector. Educators can access resources that can help them in supporting students in learning more about what advanced manufacturing is and how it differs from manufacturing, career possibilities from engineering, skilled trades, commerce and business to many more and the skills needed to succeed and progress in advanced manufacturing fields. A toolkit is available to guide student learning.
CERIC is a national not for profit organization that focuses on advancing career education and research in counselling and career development. Teachers can access publications and register for webinars through this website to support their professional learning and engagement of students in career education in the classroom. 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.
This site offers information on Employability Skills and why/how they are needed to “enter, stay in and progress in the world of work”. Brochures and posters can be downloaded as PDFs. The Conference Board of Canada and the Future Skills Centre recently partnered to launch an online platform called OpportunNext to help users explore skills based career paths.
The federal government LMI website contains general labour market information and reports relevant to each province, trend analysis, job postings and more. This site, along with provincial LMI sites, is a good resource for supporting student learning. Educators and students can also access information about the new Skills for Success model to learn how it relates to the 9 Essential Skills.
myBlueprint is a career platform used by students across the country. Schools in each of the Atlantic Provinces have access to the All About Me tool for elementary students or the Education Planner for junior and senior high school students. These tools help students begin the process of career exploration, engaging them at the high school level in planning for further education/training and the workforce.
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.
This national organization’s mandate is to promote career opportunities in trades and technology. Each of the Atlantic Provinces has a provincial body that offers guest speakers and other student engagement opportunities for students to learn about entering the labour market. SCC offers resources and information/videos on the recently introduced Skills for Success. This site also provides teachers and students with access to a Job Search Tips booklet that can support students in the development of a cover letter and resume and preparing for job interviews.
In 2021, Employment and Social Development Canada (Government of Canada) published a Skills for Success framework which provided an updated to the Essential Skills Framework. The 9 skills outlined in the Skills for Success framework reflect the key skills necessary to success in work, life and the community. This site provides users with access to descriptors of each of the skills, videos and links to self-assessment tools.
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 postsecondary graduates from 2015. This report can be used to support teacher professional knowledge and student learning in the classroom.
This is a Government of Canada site that offers resources and tools to support youth entering the workforce. These resources and tools focus on helping youth reach their potential by providing information on key topics that include getting a job or gaining experience, exploring careers and building skills, and planning education.