Labour Market Information
Labour market information (LMI) can help you learn about what types of jobs are available in a given region. It can also provide information on salaries, job prospects and trends.
There are many sources of LMI and pulling them together can be difficult. The LMI User Guide is a local resource intended to help users become more informed and better skilled at finding and using this type of information.
Service Canada offers a number of tools to help you search job listings, create a résumé, choose a career, and assess your skills. Job Bank is an electronic listing of jobs provided by employers from everywhere across Canada.
When looking for LMI about Peterborough, the city is listed under the Muskoka-Kawarthas Region, which includes the census division of the Kawartha Lakes, the counties of Haliburton, Northumberland and Peterborough, and the district municipality of Muskoka.
Job Search Results for Peterborough, ON - Daily updates from the Job Bank site.
Here are some other helpful links from the Job Bank site:
- Job Market Trends and News
- Employment Potentials and Trends for Occupations in the Muskoka-Kawarthas Region
- Wage Report for Occupations in the Muskoka-Kawarthas Region
Local Labour Market Information
The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is a community-based, not-for-profit corporation that provides labour market information, identifies trends and opportunities and works to develop local area plans that maximize opportunities and address labour market needs for our communities. The WDB hosts the Local Employment Planning Council and the Labour Market Information Homepage, providing a variety of tools and information to facilitate labour market research.
WDB has published the following trends and opportunities in the labour market:
- The 2016-2017 WDB Local Labour Market Plan provides information on current labour market conditions for Peterborough, Haliburton, Northumberland and the Kawarthas.
- Le plan du marché du travail a Peterborough, Haliburton, Northumberland, et les Kawartha Lakes 2016-2017 est un processus de développement communautaire destiné à augmenter l'offre de travail et la demande de main-d'œuvre d'adresse en travaillant avec les employeurs pour identifier et répondre à leurs besoins de compétences actuels et futurs.
Local Industries and Fact-sheets
Peterborough Economic Development (PED) has identified the following key economic areas that represent the sectors of the local economy that are expected to grow over the next few years.
Tourism - Tourism is the leading industry for the area and a significant economic force for the region. The Peterborough region is an unique destination with a special blend of country and city landscapes.
Aerospace - Peterborough is home to business leaders in the aviation and aerospace supply chains. The aviation industry is expected to double the number of airplanes over the next 15-20 years. The Peterborough Airport now hosts Seneca College's flight training operations - the only program of its kind in Canada. The newly enhanced Peterborough Airport has positioned itself as a place for this sector to grow.
- Advanced Manufacturing - The face of manufacturing has changed in the Peterborough area. High tech manufacturing from over 55 companies provides a high value labour pool and employment.
- Water - Water drives much of the growth in technology and research in the area. Peterborough is home to an exceptional water cluster. Trent University is home to one of the top source water laboratories in the world and Fleming College runs the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment.
- Agriculture - The Greater Peterborough Area is a region with abundant fresh water, clean air, and rich farmland. The area has one of the oldest and largest Farmers' Markets in Canada and Trent University offers a Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program. Through companies such as SGS Canada and Unimin, the Peterborough area is also experiencing growth in the mining industry.
Peterborough Economic Development has also the following information available about the City of Peterborough and the County of Peterborough.
A great way to determine if jobs exist in your profession is to actually search for job postings in your sector. Generally, your job prospects are better if there are many jobs advertised in your sector. In contrast, a scarcity in advertised jobs in your sector may indicate a labour market where it is difficult to find work in your profession.
Ask an Expert
LMI concerning specific professions is often best obtained from someone already working in that particular profession. You can contact an employer from your profession within the Peterborough area and ask them what the current and future labour market is or is expected to be for that field.
In 2013 the New Canadians Centre conducted a series of interviews asking local industry leaders questions about the labour market in Peterborough, Ontario. These videos can be viewed here.
Use the following business directories to learn about different business fields in the Peterborough area:
- Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce
- Peterborough City Business Directory
- Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA)
- Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Voice of Business
- Other local resources and reports