NWT Labour Market Information

Labour market information can be overwhelming and confusing; learning what is it and how to use it can help a person make good decisions about their education, employment or business operations. Labour market information is any information used to make informed decisions about the labour market. It includes information about specific companies, industries, and occupations and can tell you who is hiring, what occupations are currently in demand, and which regions need workers.

Types of Labour Market Information

Based on Numbers

  • Wages or salaries
  • Future employment trends
  • Occupational trends


  • Job duties
  • Workplace
  • Education Requirements
  • Changing working conditions

Labour market information can be simple (like a news story) or complex (charts, graphs, analysis).

How Can Labour Market Information Help Me?

Every day, people make potentially life-changing decisions that could impact their education, their careers or their personal circumstances. Knowing the future job opportunities that will be available in the NWT can help students, job seekers and workers make informed career and life choices. Employers, educators and trainers can also use this information to create human resources strategies and deliver programs that respond to long-term job demand. If you need help understanding the labour market information, or would like support in determining your career path please contact a career development officer at your local ECE Service Centre.

Reliable Sources of Labour Market Information

NWT Statistics Bureau

  • NWT Labour Market Outlooks
  • Hot Jobs Report

Conference Board of Canada

  • Updated Labour Market Forecast and Needs Assessment - NWT
  • Labour Market Information Resource 2.0
  • NWT Interactive Business Intelligent Tools

Labour Market Information Council

  • Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard

National Occupation Classification

Job Bank – Government of Canada

  • Job postings
  • Career Planning
  • Career quizzes
  • Job Profiles
  • Canadian occupational trends, wages, prospects

Statistics Canada – Labour Force Survey

Work BC

Alberta ALIS

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