Your Career Future: Understanding Employment Patterns in Ontario
Choosing the right career is important. But what is the right career for you?
To answer that question you need to think about:
- Which careers match your interests and abilities
- What kinds of education and training you may need
- Which occupations are most likely to be in demand now and in the future
In today’s fast-moving world, the demand for various skills can change over time. In fact, new occupations often appear while older occupations disappear. Understanding these patterns is an important part of making an informed choice about your career future.
In this section of the website you can learn:
- Why job patterns change over time
- Which industries employ the most people
- What kinds of jobs are available in different industries
- What new occupations and industries are emerging
- What education and skills are needed for today’s jobs
- Where job trends are headed in the future
Did you know that in 2008, 6.6 million people were working in Ontario.
|52% were male workers
||48% were female
|81% worked full-time
||19% worked part-time
|85% were employees
||15% were self-employed
Source: Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey.