Ontario Job Futures

Ontario Job Futures is a publication which provides information on the current trends and future outlook for about 200 occupations common to Ontario. It is developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, and uses projections developed in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada.

Find an Occupation
Find an Occupation.
Search for an occupational profile by name, NOC number or its related Job Family of similar occupations or from an alphabetically sorted list.

What is a Job Profile
What is a Job Profile.
Each profile covers the following information: description, main duties, education/training, employment prospects, occupational characteristics, and a selected listing of web sites for more information.

Employment Patterns
Employment Patterns.
Understanding the labour market is an important step toward making "informed" choices. This overview provides background information on industry and occupational employment trends in Ontario, and the key factors that determine industry and occupational employment patterns over time.

How are Jobs Defined
How are Jobs Defined.
The goal of a classification system is to group similar occupations together in a manner that clearly highlights the distinctiveness of that group. The National Occupational Classification system, or NOC, does exactly this by grouping occupations according to their skill level and skill type.

Ontario Job Futures is developed for use as a resource to help people exploring career choices. It should be used along with other resources, some of which are provided in the More Information section. The employment outlooks for each occupation use projections of future job openings, and should be interpreted with caution. Shifts in the rate of economic growth, technological developments, business restructuring, or changes in government policies can all affect the future growth prospects or skill requirements of the labour market.

Employment outlooks have been developed for Ontario as a whole, and may not reflect the situation in each local labour market. The number and type of employers, the occupational make-up of the workforce, and other local economic conditions all contribute to the employment prospects for an occupation in a given community.

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