Labour Market Research Websites
These links will take you offsite to various career and occupation research and labour market information websites. Use these links to find occupational profiles, career centres and government sites aimed at helping you find work.
- Access to Professions and Trades in Ontario
- Canadian Careers - 3 sections direct you to information on market trends, marketing yourself, and finding a job. They provide insight on resume building and interviewing, networking, salary guides, job boards and more. Very to the point. Be careful: many of the links to jobboards are incorrect.
- Career Assessment and Planning (CAP) (YWCA Toronto)
- Career Directions
- Industry Canada
- Industry Profiles
- Job Futures (national office) includes self-assessment tests and other useful activities to help you choose and succeed in your career. Here is a link to their overview of chef.
- Job Futures (Ontario office)
- National Occupation Classifications
- Next Steps - They maintain a very up-to-date list of job boards.
- Ontario Network of Employment Skills Training Projects (Onestep)
- Ontario Labour Market
- Ontario Ministry of Labour
- Ontario Prospects
- Ontario Skills Passport - This nifty site provides information on work habits and job descriptions for many occupations, plus ideas for creating a workplan, ways to rate your skill level in many essential areas such as reading and computers, plus research tools and a job assessment database to help you find a job that suit your skills.
- Sector Councils - includes data on sector skills shortages. Their Ignition program is designed to provide background on specific occupations. It is a bit idiosyncratic since not all sectors are included, but you should look at the tourism sector. Also follow the links for the different sector councils.
- Service Canada Employment information
- Essential Skills
- Service Canada: Labour Market
- Service Canada: the Workplace
- Service Canada: Starting a Business
- Toronto Public Library Career Bookmarks
- The Vector Project - Go in as a guest to begin. Get salary ranges for a number of jobs, watch videos. They have an extensive list of links to other jobsites but not all the links are good.
- Work Destinations
Also check the following sites in your local area:
- Small Business Development Centres
- Municipal websites -- most have training or work related web pages
Search for more jobs using the following keywords:
Occupational profiles, Culinary careers, training, exploring careers, hospitality, restaurant, chef, cook, pastry chef, sous-chef, short-order cook, buffet, bakery assistant, baker, etc.
Assess your skills through the following websites: