Local Labour Market

What is the Labour Market?

The labour market consists of the industries, employers, employees and future employees that form the economic backbone of a community. It is ever-shifting, along with demographic trends, economic patterns, technologies, education and training. 

Tracking Labour Market Trends

Ontario’s local workforce development boards collect and analyze labour market data and identify trends, opportunities and priorities in their respective communities. Each board documents its findings in a comprehensive report that becomes a valuable planning tool for economic development.

Who Benefits from our Research?

Our neutral, objective research is valuable not only to local communities but also to groups beyond local borders, including…

  • Service Canada
  • The Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Development
  • Other federal, provincial and municipal government with a focus on labour market development
  • Local and regional economic development agencies

Read about labour market trends in your community.

Local Labour Market Plan Reports

Every local workforce planning board in Ontario publishes detailed reports about its labour market projects, activities and partnerships. Please feel free to download any of these reports and share them with labour market stakeholders in your community.

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Ontario Career & Sector Map

Ontario Career and Sector Map

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