LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION

"Labour market information" is information and statistics on the economy, industry and occupations. It is essential in helping your child 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 child's interests and skills, see how the trade measures up in terms of the economy. Are jobs currently available in a particular trade? Do certain provinces have a greater need? 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:

http://careers.novascotia.ca
www.labourmarketinformation.ca
www.jobfutures.ca