A core part of making career decisions is taking a look at the local labour market to determine if your chosen occupation is in demand.  Check out these resources for information on the labour market here in BC. 

BC Labour Market 

To learn about the top projected opportunities in British Columbia going up to 2024, check out the British Columbia 2024 Labour Market Outlook

To see what is happening in BC's labour market on a month-to-month basis, go to Labour Market Snapshot.

Occupational Information

To learn about a specific career, you can search the Explore Careers occupational database on the WorkBC site .

This American site, O Net Online, has an extensive database of occupations with detailed job descriptions. 

Take a look at the Career Trek library to see a video-based information on various occupations in BC. 

Industry Specific Occupational Information

A great way to get information is to check out Sector Councils around BC.  For a listing of councils, click here. 

Interested in Information Technology? Check out the FocusIT website which has information on a wide array of occupations in this field. 

Considering work in the trades? The most comprehensive source of information on this field is found through the Industry Training Authority. 


Find out what the local wage or salary range (Canada only) is for your job on the Job Bank website, hosted by the Government of Canada


If you are looking at educational options in BC, go to Education Planner for extensive information.