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Labour market information can change your life

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Labour market information can change your lifeIt really can. And in fact, it probably already has.

Labour market information is information about the world of work, including about different types of work and learning opportunities. It also includes labour market trends and forecasts about future employment growth.

Labour market information can help you:

•    Find work – it can help you to tap into the hidden job market – most job openings aren’t advertised. Information about who is hiring or who may be hiring in the near future can help you focus your job search.

•    Choose an education or training program – finding out which training credentials employers are looking for, and where suitable programs are offered, is an important part of making a wise choice when it comes to choosing a program.

•    Choose an occupation – if you are going to spend time and money preparing for an occupation, it’s worthwhile to do some research first. What is a typical day on the job like? How good are the employment prospects? What is the average salary range?

Reprinted with permission from WorkBC.

Related to labour market information
•    Industry advice
•    BC labour market
•    Job search

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