October 2021 snapshot

  • 7.6
    million are employed
  • 82%
    in full-time jobs
  • 6.4%
    are unemployed

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Explore 500 job profiles to find the one that’s right for you, or take a quiz to get a list of ten jobs that may be a good fit.

You’ll find information about the:

  • job description and 5-year outlook
  • number of people employed and where they work in Ontario
  • education and training requirements
  • average annual income
  • industries that employ people in these occupations

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Labour market reports

Current labour market reports offer you another way to look at job trends in Ontario. Using Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, these reports include things like:

  • provincial unemployment rate
  • cities with highest and lowest unemployment rates
  • job change by occupation

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Labour market information

We provide labour market information to help individuals and organizations make decisions about careers, education, training and employment.

How this information can help you

For individuals

If you’re a student or a job-seeker, labour market information can help you:

  • identify career paths that suit your skills and interests
  • see which jobs have the best outlooks
  • find where the jobs are: the sectors, occupations and locations
  • find out what skills are in demand, real-time information on job postings, and the employment requirements for a particular type of job

For organizations

If you represent an organization, you can find labour market information like regional and demographic trends, industry statistics, and other information on workplace changes. This can help you make decisions about recruiting new staff and training your current workforce.

Where we get our information

Our information comes from a variety of sources including the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities , Statistics Canada, other federal and provincial ministries, related associations and licensing bodies,  the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system, and labour market data subscription services.

About the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

The National Occupational Classification assigns codes to and groups jobs by:

  • main duties or tasks
  • example titles for jobs within an occupational group
  • specific education or training requirements
  • experience needed

Frequency of job profile updates

Most charts and tables on our job profiles use data from the 2016 Census.

Job growth uses data from the Labour Force Survey.

The federal government and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities develop occupational projections every two years, which provide the basis of Ontario’s job outlook ratings. These are also the source for the two components of projected job openings: “new jobs” and “replacement jobs".

The annual number of job postings, job postings by different levels of geography, and information on “In-demand skills and knowledge” are based on online job posting data from labour market data subscriptions services.

Read labour market reports

Current labour market reports offer you another way to look at job trends in Ontario.

Using Statistics Canada’s Labour Force Survey, these reports include things like:

  • provincial unemployment rate
  • cities with highest and lowest unemployment rates
  • job change by occupation

2021 reports

Get the monthly Ontario labour market reports for 2021:

2020 reports

Get the monthly Ontario labour market reports for 2020:

2019 reports

Get the monthly Ontario labour market reports for 2019:

2018 reports

Get the monthly Ontario labour market reports for 2018:

Updated: December 03, 2021
Published: April 23, 2018