Labour Market Information

CTSEC has just completed another round of research and produced updated LMI for the manufacturing sector in Canada. This report provides an analysis of the labour needs of the manufacturing industry in Canada for the next 5 and 10 years. It develops a baseline projection of the labour requirements of Canadian manufacturing by occupation. The analysis covers the top 15 manufacturing regions across Canada and the main manufacturing sectors in these regions. This is the most comprehensive labour market study at this level of detail (i.e., regional, sectoral, and occupational). The 2016 edition is the second year for this research and analysis.  

The national report is available here: The Future of the Manufacturing Labour Force in Canada

Une version française est disponible ici

The 2016 Regional Profiles are available here:

Calgary
Edmonton
Halifax
Hamilton-Niagara
London
Montreal EN
Montreal FR
Peel-Halton
Regina-Saskatoon
Sault Ste Marie
Sudbury
Toronto-York-Durham
Vancouver
Waterloo-Guelph
Windsor
Winnipeg

CSTEC undertook this initiative to help the manufacturing sector develop strategies to address skills, training and human resources planning issues.  A similar initiative has been launched by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).  The two initiatives will collaborate in a joint project to produce effective, detailed, and regionally based LMI for the manufacturing sector across Canada.

The project will focus on the availability of skilled tradespersons with suitable technology training, and on the availability of technicians and technologists with appropriate industry specific training.  By identifying  gaps in regional labour markets, the project will provide a framework for proactive human resource planning.

To ensure the study is producing information detailed enough and useful for employers, regional committees will be created in key manufacturing centres.  The committees will not only provide feedback and detailed information useful in ensuring high quality LMI, they will provide a forum for employers in the manufacturing sector to discuss potential solutions to any skills shortages that might be identified.

The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Sector Initiatives Program. 

To access the 2015 national report please click here

Une version française est disponible ici

The 2015 Regional Profiles are available here:

Calgary
Edmonton
Halifax
London
Peel/Halton
Sudbury
Vancouver
Kitchener/Guelph/Waterloo
Windsor
Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Hamilton
Sault Ste. Marie
Winnipeg
Montreal
Regina