Jobs and employment
Information for job seekers and businesses. Includes programs and resources to help you plan your career, get training, find a job, or hire workers for your business.
Job Bank (www.jobbank.gc.ca)
This site offers users free occupational and career information such as job opportunities, educational requirements, main duties, wage rates and salaries, current employment trends, and outlooks. It can help people search for work, make career decisions, see what jobs will be in demand, and much more. Employers can also advertise jobs for free.
The site integrates over 20 sources of information of learning and labour market information.
Search for full-time or part-time jobs anywhere in Ontario – or across Canada.
Government jobs (www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/Jobs.aspx)
Consider a job with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
Employment Ontario (www.ontario.ca/page/employment-ontario)
Get training, build skills or find a job through Ontario's official employment and training network.
Employment programs for people under 30 (www.ontario.ca/page/employment-programs-people-under-30)
Job funds, programs and online tools are available to help you build your skills, find a job or start your own business.
Choose a career (www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/labourmarket)
Find out which jobs are in demand and where they're located.
Second Career (www.ontario.ca/page/second-career)
Skills training and financial support to help laid-off workers find work in high-demand occupations.
Students and young entrepreneurs (www.ontario.ca/page/young-entrepreneurs)
If you're young and interested in starting a business.
Supports for people with disabilities (www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/odsp/employment_support)
Get help finding a job or starting a business.
The skills you need (www.skills.edu.gov.on.ca/OSP2Web/EDU/Welcome.xhtml))
Learn about the skills needed for different careers, and track the skills you already have.
Employment Insurance (www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/sc/ei/index.shtml)
Temporary financial assistance for unemployed Canadians.
Employment standards ((www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/index.php))
Learn about the minimum standards for employers and employees, including:
• Minimum wage
• Job loss
• Health and safety at work
• Hours of work
• Public holidays
Help for employers (www.ontario.ca/page/employment-ontario)
As an employer, your workforce is your most valuable asset. Employment Ontario has services right across Ontario that can help you.
Hiring incentives (www.ontario.ca/page/hiring-incentives-employers)
Find out about tax credits, funding and hiring incentives for employers.
Recruiting immigrants (www.ontarioimmigration.ca/en/pnp/index.htm)
Get help recruiting the talent you need for your business.
Labour Market Data
Sources of labour market information data for researchers and analysts.
Statistics Canada ((www.statcan.gc.ca/eng/start))
The starting point of your labour market research should be with Statistics Canada. There is a wealth of labour market information in this site at all demographic levels. Much of this information is free and there are some user friendly tools (ie: CANSIM) that allow you to customize the data you are searching for.
Conference Board of Canada (www.conferenceboard.ca)
• The foremost independent, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada.
• Objective and non-partisan. Do not lobby for specific interests.
• Funded exclusively through the fees they charge for services to the private and public sectors.
• Experts in running conferences but also at conducting, publishing, and disseminating research; helping people network; developing individual leadership skills; and building organizational capacity.
• Specialists in economic trends, as well as organizational performance and public policy issues.
• Not a government department or agency, although they are often hired to provide services for all levels of government.
• Independent from, but affiliated with, The Conference Board, Inc. of New York, which serves nearly 2,000 companies in 60 nations and has offices in Brussels and Hong Kong.
Workforce Planning Boards of Ontario (www.workforceplanningontario.ca)
Every region of Ontario is unique when it comes to demographics, industry and economics. To address the diverse needs of local communities and business in the area of workforce development, in 1990 the Ontario Premier’s Council Report recommended creating regional committees. The first was established in 1996, and today there are a network of 26 planning areas.
Ontario’s Labour Markett (www.ontario.ca/page/labour-market)
Labour market information and statistics can help you plan your career. Learn more about work trends and the skills, education and training you need for jobs today, and in the future.