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Labour Market Information

Labour market information refers to knowledge of the conditions or operation of the labour market; which, in turn, helps people make informed decisions regarding education, career, business and human resources planning. Examples of labour market information include (but are not limited to): data on employment and wages; employment standards and qualifications; job vacancies; education, training, and career options; and working conditions.

The following links provide a series of resources to assist job seekers, businesses, students and other individuals in making decisions about their labour market activities. The Department of Advanced Education and Skills works in partnership with the provincial Department of Finance and the Government of Canada to provide these resources.

Occupational Profiles and Career Planning

Are you interested in exploring a new career, or comparing the wages and working conditions of two different occupations? To assist you in your career exploration, visit:

  • Job Vacancy Report 2014 PDF (3.9 MB)
  • www.jobbank.gc.ca external link – Job postings and Labour Market Information for Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Explore Careers by Occupation external link – The National Job Bank provide up-to-date information on job duties and wages by occupations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Career Cruising external link – The Department of Advanced Education and Skills offers free access to this online portal of over 450 occupations. To begin surfing, call 1-800-563-6600 to access your free password.
  • Provincial Post-Secondary Offerings Listing (PPSOL) external link – This search engine provides details on current post-secondary program offerings throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • CareerSearch 2010 - Provides information about the transition of Newfoundland and Labrador’s college graduates into the labour market.
  • Government of Canada Resources for Youth:
    • Career Planning external link: Deciding on a career can seem like an overwhelming task if you’re not sure what you want to do in the future. This website will help guide you through the career planning process.
    • Education Planning external link: How will you prepare for your career of choice or transition into a new line of work? This website lists information and resources to help you make informed decisions about your learning and education needs.
  • CareersNL external link – This website provides an overview of 50 in-demand occupations in the province that do not require a university degree, including videos of individuals working in these fields in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Marine Transportation Careers external link –This website by the Council of Marine Professional Associates (COMPASS) highlights careers in the marine transportation sector. The site includes videos of individuals working in this industry, as well as career ladder and educational details.
  • Oil and Gas Career Info external link – This website is designed to help users learn more about the Newfoundland and Labrador oil and gas industry and how it works, including key operating locations. Many career options within this industry are profiled, along with details regarding education and training required.
  • Electricity Industry NL external link - This website is designed to help users learn more about the Newfoundland and Labrador electricity sector, how it works and who are the key stakeholders in this industry. Many career options and profiles within this industry are available, along with details regarding education and training required.
  • Buildforce pdf - BuildForce Canada's annual Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward forecasts offer a 10-year scenario of workforce supply and demand by trade, province and region.

The Department also offers a series of online workshops available to the public to assist in career exploration and job search, such as introduction to career planning external link, exploring job opportunities external link and job search methods external link.

A great starting point for identifying employers is through industry associations and employer groups. The following links are to some NL-specific industry associations and employer groups that provide contact information for their memberships online. They include: St. John’s Board of Trade, Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade, Hospitality NL (tourism), NATI (technology), Merit Contractors Association of NL, Mining NL, NOIA (oil and gas), NAIA (aquaculture), NEIA (environmental), and NL Homebuilders’ Association.

Occupational Outlook

Are you curious about the future demand for an occupation you are studying towards? Are you a business owner who is undertaking succession planning? To help better understand forecasted labour supply and demand, visit:

  • Labour Market Outlook 2025 pdf (2.2 MB) – Published in 2015, this report is an update that provides an overview by industry and occupation of the anticipated labour supply and demand realities in Newfoundland and Labrador until 2025
  • Outlook 2020 pdf – Published in 2011, this report provides an overview by industry and occupation of the anticipated labour supply and demand realities in Newfoundland and Labrador until 2020.
  • Labour Requirements for Major Projects in Atlantic Canada pdf – This report presents APEC’s forecast and analysis of major project investment in Atlantic Canada, focusing on estimates of the regional labour requirements for these projects for 50 occupations that are critical to the construction phase of major projects. The report also discusses some of the key trends affecting the supply of labour for these occupations.
  • Job Bank Occupational Outlook external links – Explore and compare outlooks for different occupations and different locations across the country; a feature of the Government of Canada’s Job Bank

Overview of the Labour Market

Are you interested in learning more about labour market indicators, such as regional unemployment rates and the distribution of employment in the province by industry? The Newfoundland and Labrador Statistics Agency provides their own version of a labour market information portal external link to assist. Another site to visit is Community Accountsexternal links; a website providing users with a reliable source of Newfoundland and Labrador community, regional, and provincial data.

Want to chat with someone in person?

Career development specialists are available to discuss your career options. Our department has numerous employment centres across Newfoundland and Labrador to assist you. These centres are community-based resource centres, linking job seekers and employers. Each centre serves the career and employment needs of the general public assists employers in addressing their labour market challenges.

Labour Market and Career Information Hotline (1-800-563-6600)

Call 1-800-563-6600 or email lmcihotline@gov.nl.ca to inquire about labour market and career information. Labour Market & Career Information (LMCI) staff are available on the Hotline to answer questions and provide advice on many topics, including: career planning, job search, training and education options, locations for local employment and career services, etc.

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