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Labour Market Projections Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada develops projections of future labour demand and labour supply by broad skill level and by occupation, using the models of the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS). These projections allow for identifying those occupations that are likely to face shortage or surplus of workers over the medium term.

Users can search for occupational summaries, more detailed data and technical documents on the results or the methodology used to do the projections.

 

Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS)

Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) uses the models of the Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS) and the National Occupational Classification (NOC, 2011 version) to develop projections of future trends in the numbers of job openings and job seekers for 292 occupational groupings at the national level, covering the entire workforce. The projections allow for identifying those occupations that may face labour shortage or labour surplus conditions over the medium term. The latest projections cover the 2015 to 2024 period.

Users can search for summaries of projection results by occupation or industry (click on Projection Summaries below); detailed projection results by occupation or industry, including information on the factors that are expected to influence occupational labour markets, such as demographics, labour force participation rates by age group and level of education; and synthesis documents covering the major components of the projections, i.e. the economic scenario, the industrial breakdown of economic activity,  job openings by occupation, job seekers by occupation and projected labour market conditions by occupation (click on Information Documents below).

Click on the About the Projections and Glossary sections for important additional information regarding the COPS projections. Please contact us for further information on COPS.

 

For more information about the COPS, please visit: http://occupations.esdc.gc.ca/sppc-cops/w.2lc.4m.2@-eng.jsp