Labour Market Information
Whether you are starting or expanding a business, labour market information (LMI) will help you find skilled workers and stay on top of labour market trends. By incorporating LMI into your planning you will be ready to benefit from predicted changes in the business environment.
LMI can help you:
- understand trends in the economy and your industry
- develop a clear picture of the market and your competition
- acquire information about your community, your region and the global market that enables you to attract employees and customers
- identify potential partnerships and funding sources that will help develop and grow your business
- expand into new markets
Understand Trends in the Economy
Most employers experience a hiring crunch at some point. LMI helps you gauge the supply of available workers and learn where you can recruit new employees.
Visit the section on the Labour Market to learn more about the economy, labour market trends, projections and other statistics.
Visit the Labour Market Outlook section for information on the trends that are expected in B.C.'s future labour market.
The Job Trend Tracker is an interactive website that provides a comprehensive and visually engaging view of present and future labour market conditions. You can view information about careers using maps, graphs and a bubble chart, either by browsing 10 “Hot” careers in high demand, or by creating your own list of favourite occupations.
Attract High-Quality Workers
LMI can help you expand your workforce. It assists in identifying skill needs, planning staff development and finding training programs for your business. It can also help you write clear job descriptions and set wage rates to attract and retain quality employees.
Visit the Labour Market Projections page for provincial and regional information about the projected supply and demand for workers in various occupations to 2019.