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2011 Workplace Survey – Summary and Lessons Learned

Using the experimental Workplace Survey conducted in 2011, this technical document summarizes the main results and evaluates the quality of the data.

2013 Employment Profile – Ontario

  The 2013 Employment Profile provide data and information on postsecondary education and employment to help guidance counsellors, students, their families, and others support better decision making about postsecondary education and career planning.


Adzuna is a search engine for classified ads that gives a good overview of labour market trends across the country.

Assessing the Impact of Career Development Resources and Practitioner Support Across the Employability Dimensions

This research built upon and extended the scope of a previous study (Hiebert et al., 2011) comparing outcomes of clients who used labour market information (LMI) relevant to one of two Employability Dimensions (Career Exploration & Decision Making, Job Search) independently with those who also received minimal support from a career development practitioner. Hiebert et al. found that clients benefited in both self-managed and minimally assisted conditions in both Employability Dimensions, with those receiving practitioner support achieving better outcomes than those in the self-help condition.

Assessing the Impact of LMI on Career Decision-Making

In partnership with the Canadian Career Development Foundation, the CRWG completed  a research project to examine the impact of tailored labour market information and targeted professional advice on client outcomes.

BC Labour Market Profile: B.C. Skills Deficit Looming in 2016

According to a new report from the Research Universities’ Council of BC (RUCBC), a skills shortage will strike BC in 2016 and continue to grow, unless immediate action is taken to improve access to all types of higher education. The report observes that in 2016, the number of jobs requiring university, college, or trades credentials will exceed the supply of BC graduates — a skills shortage that will expand through to 2020.

BMO Blue Book: Canada’s Economic Condition

After a challenging winter for the North American economy, all sights are now squarely on spring and an expected rebound in growth. The Canadian economy is expected to expand 2.3% this year, up from the 2.0% pace in 2013, and rise a further 2.5% in 2015. The potent one-two punch of a stronger U.S. economy and weaker loonie remains a key theme shaping the provincial growth outlook. After a bumper crop and strength in the energy sector helped widen the West-versus-the rest disparity last year, the door is open for improved, though still lagging, relative performance in Central and Atlantic Canada over the next two years.

BMO Blue Book: Canada’s Economic Condition

This report provides insight into provinical economic conditions and short-term forecasts.

British Columbia 2022: Labour Market Outlook

British Columbia’s government has released a new report that predicts that there will be nearly 1 M job openings between now and 2022. Two-thirds of those openings are expected to be due to the retirement of baby boomers, with the remaining third attributed to economic growth. Four-fifths of the positions will require some form of PSE, and 44% of the jobs will be in skilled trades and technical occupations.

Building on Recovery: Addressing Canada’s Labour Market Challenges Over the Next 10 Years

On behalf of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), the Public Policy Forum (PPF) organized a national conference on March 10, 2011 in Ottawa to assess Canada’s experience of the recession and to explore important future labour market trends and challenges. This report presents a summary of the key themes discussed throughout the conference and highlights the labour market challenges that were identified and many of the responses that were proposed.

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