Labour market information can help job seekers make comparisons when looking for a job or moving to a new place. It can also help business owners identify new markets for their service or product, or to decide where to expand if theirs is a business that requires a high number of workers or workers with a particular skill set.
- The Labour Market Outlook report shows B.C. labour market projections for the period 2010 to 2020. From the report, you can find out:
- how many jobs openings are expected for B.C. over that 10-year period
- which regions are predicted to have the fastest growing demand for workers
- which occupations are expected to be in highest demand
- what level of education and training will be needed for the predicted job openings
- how B.C.’s aging workforce is expected to affect employment across the province
- The Regional Labour Market Outlook Reports provide high level overviews of the current and expected labour market trends in each of the seven development regions in B.C. for the period 2010 to 2020. Each report contains information on the region’s workforce as of 2011 and provides labour market forecasts by industry and occupation for the 10-year period. The development regions in B.C. are Mainland/Southwest, Vancouver Island/Coast, Kootenay, Cariboo, Thompson-Okanagan, North Coast & Nechako and Northeast.
- Specialized Population Groups profiles several underemployed groups within B.C.’s general population – groups that offer great potential for helping address the growing labour shortage in the province. Among the profiled groups are Aboriginal Peoples, new immigrants, mature workers, people with disabilities, women in non-traditional occupations (that is, trades) and young workers.
- Using Statistical Reports explains how BC Stats reports can help you with labour market research, whether you are looking for a job or looking for new employees. The information in the reports can help you, for example, discover a new career, find out about the best-paid jobs, or learn where to go to recruit the skilled labour you need for your type of business.
- Career Profiles give you detailed career information, including job descriptions, working conditions, future prospects, in which regions the most jobs are located and how much the jobs pay.
- The Job Trend Tracker lets you view present and future labour market conditions, and find information about careers using maps, graphs and an interactive chart.
- Making Career Sense of Labour Market Information helps you explore key trends and issues in the labour market, as well to better understand the nature of the changing world of the workplace.
- The free weekly Infoline report provides up-to-date information and news about events that affect the economic and social environment of B.C.