Explore Canada’s labour market

Canada is an extremely large country and depending on your skills you could in work different provinces or regions in Canada. Petroleum engineering technicians and technologists for example might find work in the provinces of Alberta, Newfoundland, Ontario and Quebec which either have significant petroleum reserves or refining capabilities. Food technicians and technologists are more likely to find work in regional food processing centres located in several of provinces including Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. 

Before deciding where to reside in Canada, you should carefully review the attributes of Canada’s different provinces, their location, their unique labour markets and fully understand the types of industries and employment opportunities located in each.

Canada uses the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system to classify jobs (occupations). Jobs are grouped based on the type of job duties and work a person does. You should research what NOC classification applies to the jobs you are searching for.

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National occupation classification system

The national occupational classification (NOC) system classifies jobs (occupations) into different categories. Find out what NOC category applies to your job search.


National occupation classification system

Labour market information

Learn more about an occupation you are interested in: wages, prospects, education, skills needed and so much more. Statistics Canada is the national statistical office. The agency ensures Canadians have the key information on Canada's economy, society, and environment that they require to function effectively as citizens and decision-makers.

Labour market data