The resources identified on this page contain information and strategies to support teacher instruction and student learning about Labour Market Information. Sites and documents have been linked in the brief description of each resource.
Canadian Apprenticeship Form (CAF)
The CAF is a national not for profit organization that liaises with stakeholders across industries/sectors that represent the trades to share practices and collaborate on workforce priorities. Teachers can access information on what it means to become an apprentice and the process through their website. Teachers can also reach out to each of the provincial apprenticeship offices for resources and support in engaging youth in skilled trade careers.
CERIC is a national not for profit organization that focuses on advancing career education and research in counselling and career development. Teachers can access publications and register for webinars through this website to support their professional learning and engagement of students in career education in the classroom. Some publications that can help to inform career conversations are identified below. You can also access several other publication topics that may be of personal interest on their website.
Conference Board of Canada (Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education)
This site offers information on Employability Skills and why/how they are needed to “enter, stay in and progress in the world of work ”. Brochures and posters can be downloaded as PDFs. The Conference Board of Canada and the Future Skills Centre recently partnered to launch an online platform called OpportunNext to help users explore skills based career paths.
ECO Canada (Environmental Careers Organization)
The ECO Canada website contains labour market information, free resources and videos to support learning about environmental career opportunities. The resources are available in both English and French.
Government of Canada
The federal government LMI website contains general labour market information and reports relevant to each province, trend analysis, job postings and more. This site, along with provincial LMI sites, is a good resource for supporting student learning. Educators and students can also access information about the new Skills for Success model to learn how it relates to the 9 Essential Skills.
Guiding Principles of Career Development (CERIC)
This resource addresses the principles that speak to the lifelong nature of career planning and offers insight into career planning as a process. Materials are downloadable as PDFs.
Labour Market Information Council (LMiC)
The LMiC is a national organization that engages with a broad range of stakeholders to produce current and relevant LMI materials. Reports such as understanding skills and best practices in producing and interpreting LMI can be found on their website.
Let’s Talk Science
Let’s Talk Science is a national charitable organization that focuses on skill development and engaging students in STEM learning. Videos that profile STEM careers, lesson plans and digital citizenship are available on their website.
myBlueprint is a career platform used by students across the country. Schools in each of the Atlantic Provinces have access to the All About Me tool for elementary students or the Education Planner for junior and senior high school students. These tools help students begin the process of career exploration, engaging them at the high school level in planning for further education/training and the workforce.
National Occupational Classification (NOC)
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s national system for describing occupations. You can search the NOC to find where an occupation is classified or to learn about its main duties, educational requirements or other useful information. Additional information about NOC codes and classifications can be found in their Tutorial and Career Handbook.
Skills Compétences Canada
This national organization’s mandate is to promote career opportunities in trades and technology. Each of the Atlantic Provinces has a provincial body that offers guest speakers and other student engagement opportunities for students to learn about entering the labour market. The website offers self-assessment tools and information/videos on the 9 Essential Skills and the recently introduced Skills for Success. This site also provides teachers and students with access to a Job Search Tips booklet that can support students in the development of a cover letter and resume and preparing for job interviews.
Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Statistics Canada is the national statistical office that produces information on Canada’s economy, society and environment. A November 2020 report produced by StatCan addresses labour market outcomes for postsecondary graduates from 2015. This report can be used to support teacher professional knowledge and student learning in the classroom.
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.