We have more choices than ever before in terms of the kind of career we can have. But lots of choice can also lead to confusion about knowing the right direction. Before you invest your time, money and energy in a career, be sure to conduct lots of research to determine if your occupation will be in demand in the future and if there will be jobs in the cities where you want to live. This section lists a variety of reports based on research, statistics and where experts believe the jobs will be in the future. Some of the reports can be very long (50+ pages) and sometimes complicated and very statistical. If this kind of reading isn’t for you, focus on the “recommendations” or “executive summary” sections of each report to quickly find the main points of the report. And don’t be too concerned about reports that are a few years old; trends take some time to see and unless something changes in the marketplace, these trends and predictions are long-term.
A trend is a general direction about something developing or changing. Trends are usually long-term, not simply something popular or in the moment, which might be called a “fad”.
- As the population ages, the predicted trend is older people will need more healthcare.
- T-shirts with pictures of a singer are popular for about one year. This is a fad.
Forecasts & Reports for Peel Halton & GTA
- Caledon Annual Report (2015)
- Brampton Annual Economic Report, 2015
- Mississauga Economic Development, 2015 Annual Report
- Region of Peel Statistics & Publications
- Region of Peel Planning
- Peel’s Economic Pulse
- Brampton Economic Snapshot 2014
- Brampton Economic Overview 2014
- Caledon Economic Development Strategy
- Mississauga Employment Profile 2016
- Mississauga Employment Growth Forecast 2011 to 2041
- Halton Region Employment Survey (2015)
- Burlington Economic Development Annual Report 2015
- Oakville Economic Development Annual Report 2015
- Halton Region 2015 Economic Review
- Town of Oakville Annual Report: 2014
- Labour Market Trends in Ontario and Halton
- Halton Region Employment Survey (2014)
- Regional Plans, Strategies & Studies: Halton Region
- Burlington Annual Report 2014
- Halton Hills Economic Development Strategic Action Plan, 2013-2023
- Milton Economic Development Service Area Plan
- Oakville Economic Development- 2014 Report
- Oakville Economic Strategy for 2009-2019
- City of Toronto Publications & Reports by Sector
- Toronto Employment Survey: An annual City of Toronto survey of businesses collects information about the number of employees working there and the type of work that is taking place.
HamiltonClick Here to Download 2015 Local Labour Market Plan
Finding Employment Trends & Forecasts
Use any of the following sources to search for trends, forecasts and reports about different industries and demand for occupations.
- Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS): Search tool to quickly find the forecasted information about labour demand and supply of 140 occupations in Canada.
- Manpower Employment Outlook Survey: Each quarter, the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey measures hiring confidence among employers.
- Ontario Labour Market Information: Insights into labour market conditions and trends in Ontario, as well as in specific regions or communities in the province.
- Working in Canada: Ability to search for occupation by region across Canada including demand, wages and more.
- Ontario’s Workforce Shortage Coalition: A coalition of business, education and labour leaders concerned about the province’s skills shortage. Read a variety of reports about which industries they believe are in need of workers.
- Adzuna: Adzuna is a search engine for classified ads that gives an overview of labour market trends across the Canada.
- Global Migrants: An interactive tool illustrates which professions are in demand in which country.
For more labour market information specific to Peel and Halton, go to the About Peel Halton section.
In the News
A collection of articles about which industries and occupations are growing and which ones are in decline. Keep checking this page often for additional information or click here to be added to our subscription list.
- The Futures of Work: Report
- 9 of the hottest job sectors in Canada: Randstad survey
- The biggest salaries & fastest-growing fields: Top 100 jobs in Canada: Canadian Business Magazine
- Canada’s Best Jobs 2016: The top 25 Jobs in Canada from Canadian Business magazine
- Outlook for Canadian food manufacturing remains bright: Conference Board of Canada
- Ontario is currently experiencing labour shortages in the tourism sector. Read more in the Caledon Business Report
- 5 sectors unhurt by the lower dollar
- Heavy equipment operators are in demand
- Read which industries will continue to grow in Ontario Economic Update 2016: Ontario Chamber of Commerce.
- 15 in-demand jobs in Canada that are waiting to be filled right now: Workopolis.
- Canada’s fastest growing jobs in the next 5 years, and working with seniors at the top of the list: Huffington Post.
- Top 50 hot job markets, and Mississauga makes it to top 10: Express Employment Professionals.
- Where the stable, high paying jobs will be through 2020: Workopolis.
- 15 of the fastest growing occupations in Canada: Career Builder.
- Job Openings from 2013-2022: Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS).
- Provincial outlook for Ontario in 2016 from RBC.
- Biggest Growth, Highest Pay and Highest Concentration: Jobs in Ontario
- Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers with a Peel Halton focus.
- High-paying jobs that are in demand in Canada right now (with and without a university degree): Workopolis.
- Five trends that will shape the labour market landscape in Canada this year: Financial Post.
- Clean technology sector worth $11.3 billion, could double to $25 billion & employ 116,000 people by 2022.
- Canada’s restaurant industry added 31,300 new jobs in 2014, making it the country’s number one job creator.
- 6 technology trends that will have the greatest impact on Canada in 2015.
- Peel Halton Employer Survey 2014 – Results & Analysis.
- Looking for a new job? When employment in Ontario dropped by 34,000 jobs, Advanced Manufacturing added 11,600 jobs.
- Advanced Manufacturing: what is it? And did you know it’s a key sector in Peel Halton?
- List of jobs with the highest projected job growth from 2014 to 2020 for each major city in Canada.
- Predicted economic growth for Halton region: read about key trends in the office, industrial and retail sectors.
- Think twice about these careers: 20 occupations with the largest percent of job declines projected through 2022.
- To start the New Year, take time to read about economic trends, predictions & plans for 2015. We have a list for you.
- CareerBuilder Canada: Hot employment trends to watch in 2014
- Canadian Business 10 best jobs
- Canadian Business 10 worst jobs
- 5 must-watch trends shaping the future of Canadian business
- Canadian Business: Here’s where Canada’s biggest job growth will be in 2014
- Hot employment trends to watch in 2014
- Jobs Report: The state of the Canadian labour market
- Canada’s Best Jobs 2014 according to Canadian Business.
- There is a big demand for Home Care Services. We have listed the resources to start your own business.
- These jobs are the hardest to fill in Toronto.
- The 10 hardest jobs for Canadian employers to fill in 2014: Workopolis
- Canada’s hotspots for hiring; cities in Peel Halton make the list. Watch the video.
- What’s booming? Children’s recreation: Canadian Business
- According to Workopolis, these degrees will get you high paying jobs, post-graduation.
- Cosmetics is big business in Canada. Take a look at this infographic.
- Top 10 jobs in Business & Finance, Canadian Business Magazine
- What do cosmetics, pet food, and synthetic rubber have in common? Find out here & look for jobs in these industries.
- Canada’s Best Jobs 2014: The most in-demand jobs by city.
- Maclean’s Magazine Infographic: Who’s working and where the jobs are in Ontario.
- Canada’s most attractive destinations for work and their year-over-year change in Workopolis job postings.
- The top jobs for growth and salary for 2015 according to Workopolis.
Why keep information and articles from years ago? It’s only with time that we can see patterns and trends that can help you make better, long-lasting career decisions.