As a post-secondary student, you may be thinking about what comes next in your life once you have completed your studies and graduate. You are not alone in this thinking. What you need to be confident in is that as you actively engage in your program and learning, you are on your way to developing the competencies, knowledge and skills that will prepare you for your entry into the labour market.
The attitudes, skills and knowledge that help
|An understanding of information to help you apply skills||Specific abilities that will help you perform a job well|
The attitudes, skills and knowledge that help individuals succeed in work and life
|An understanding of information to help you apply skills|
|Specific abilities that will help you perform a job well|
One way you can find the answers to your questions about job prospects or requirements for further studies is to investigate Labour Market Information (LMI). The LMI Video for Post-Secondary Students can help you learn how accessing and using LMI can benefit you in planning for your future.
It is important that you understand that your decisions about careers will change and that this is okay. Consider your career a journey, one that evolves with lived experiences. Whether you were born and raised in Atlantic Canada or are new to Canada, there are many viable and progressive opportunities available to you in the Atlantic provinces to help you have a healthy and successful work and life balance. There are many individuals as well as programming opportunities on your campus that can help you develop your skills, explore your options, and help you be work ready. Click on Resources to learn more about career planning supports that may be available on campus, in your community or around your province.
Click on your province to be taken directly to the provincial website for Labour Market Information. To access federal Labour Market Information found on the Government of Canada website, click here.
"I would say that using LMI can help you make informed decisions on your future career path. General knowledge of LMI is useful but being informed about industry trends, rates of employment and unemployment in certain areas, education and qualifications and how they pertain to your future career goals are particularly important. Personally, I benefited by being informed of trends that give me an idea of the likelihood of getting a job in a field I’m interested in, and if the likelihood is lower than I’d like, I can use LMI to think of other options or potential paths."