"Labour market information" is information and statistics on the economy, industry and occupations. It is essential in helping you choose a skilled trade. Fortunately, in the current Canadian labour force, skilled trades are in demand. In fact, in the next two decades, it is expected that about 40% of new jobs will be in the skilled trades and technologies.

After determining if a designated skilled trade matches your interests and skills, see how the trade measures up in terms of the economy.

  • Are jobs currently available in a particular trade?
  • What is the future demand for the trade?
  • Do certain provinces have a greater need for this trade?
  • What are some typical salaries in an industry? 

To help answer these types of questions, visit the links below for labour market information in Canada and Nova Scotia: