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, Skills and Labour 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
– Job postings and Labour Market Information for Newfoundland
- Explore Careers by Occupation
– The National Job Bank provide up-to-date information on
job duties and wages by occupations in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Career Cruising
– The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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)
– 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
: 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
: 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.
– 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
- Marine Transportation Careers
–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
– 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
- 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 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
exploring job opportunities
job search methods
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)
Merit Contractors Association of NL
Mining NL ,
NOIA (oil and gas)
NL Homebuilders' Association
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
(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
– 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
– 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
Job Bank Occupational Outlook
– 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
to assist. Another site to visit is
; 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 email@example.com 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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