Labour Market --what's out there for me?

Explore the labour markets in Canada and abroad to find your fit.

What can I do with my major?

Key Resources


Decoding job titles & skills needed

  • Working in Canada
    A useful tool to help you understand labour market conditions and job prospects five years out. You can also explore by your education program to learn more about occupations that interest you.
  • The O'Net - An excellent resource to research detailed tasks, skills, and education required for jobs (USA)
  • The National Occupational Classification 2016 for Canada -- hundreds of occupational descriptions (skills and education required)
  • Canadian Company Capabilities
    This site provides free access to an extensive database of Canadian companies.
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? Job Hunting Online
    Richard Bolles, a respected career development specialist, offers information on conducting research, finding job openings, creating and posting resum├ęs, and making key contacts.

Labour market information

  • Labour Market Information
  • LinkedIn
    A professional social media site that allows you to search both industry and specific company profiles, as well as set up your own resume in a free personal profile.
  • Pay Scale Canada   Research what others get paid for the same level of responsibility before you accept a job offer.
  • WorkBC.ca   Website with emphasis on BC trends, resources, and Labour Market Navigator by occupation title.
  • Career Trek  --video interviews summarizing key skills and educational prep for many careers
  • Finding Work Abroad   Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada site. A good way to make sure you don't forget an important step!