• Are you thinking about your career choices or are you looking for employment?
  • Are you thinking about moving to another region to find employment?
  • Is your business looking to hire employees, and is it looking for reliable data to do it effectively and plan its workforce needs?

Looking up available information about the labour market can help you make good decisions.

Knowing yourself to make informed career decisions

Here are three steps to help plan your career

  1. To find a job that suits you, you need a good understanding of your interests, your strengths, your needs and your expectations. The short Get to Know Yourself This hyperlink will open in a new window. questionnaire will help you define these factors.
  2. Check if the trade or occupation you are interested in matches your criteria. Look at its fact sheet in the Exploring trades and occupations page.
  3. Check if this career possibility fits with your personality by consulting the RAISEC profile included in the fact sheet.

RIASEC Profiles

Realistic

People with this profile prefer carrying out concrete tasks and being physically involved in what they do.

Investigative  

People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.

Artistic    

People with this profile prefer to express their emotions and thoughts through various art forms. They like to use their imagination.

Social

People with this profile prefer to be in contact with others, in particular to entertain, help or teach them.

Enterprising

People with this profile prefer having responsibilities, influencing others and responding to challenges.

Conventional

People with this profile prefer specific, well-defined tasks. They like to respect the order of things and follow established rules.

Get help with your career choices or career transition  

In addition to the counselling services offered by educational institutions, many organizations and online resources can help support your efforts to choose a direction and make career choices.

Contact employability services organizations This hyperlink will open in a new window. (French only) or your Services Québec This hyperlink will open in a new window. office to get more information.

To get more details, see the Getting advice when choosing a trade or occupation page.

Getting informed about the labour market

Information about the labour market allows you to get to know a trade or occupation as well as the labour market in a region or industry.

Exploring trades and occupations

Learn what defines trades and professions to discover the career that best suits your profile. You can also find out about working conditions and job prospects.

In this page, you can find out about:

  • The training and skills required to work in a trade or occupation
  • Placement rates
  • Salaries generally offered for a trade or occupation
  • Probabilities of finding employment (in a trade or occupation) in various Québec regions.  

See how you can use this information to prepare and apply for jobs.

Exploring trades and occupations

Exploring training programs

Discover the training programs that can lead you to the trade or occupation you are looking for.

In this page, you can find out about:

  • Vocational and technical programs of various durations: 
    • Attestation of Vocational Specialization (AVS)
    • Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)
    • Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
    • Diploma of College Studies (DCS)
  • University programs by discipline or field of studies
  • The institutions that offer these programs

Exploring training programs

Exploring sectors of activity

You can find out about job prospects for a sector of activity, as well as sector associations that can help you integrate the labour market.

In this page, you can find out about:

  • The number of people in employment
  • Salaries
  • Five-year prospects for employment in each Québec region
  • Sector workforce committees and associations that can help you find employment in their field

Exploring sectors of activity

Exploring trades and occupations with a promising future

When you choose a career or make a career change, you should consider selecting trades or occupations that offer the best short-term job prospects or openings.

Exploring trades and occupations with a promising future

Using information about trades and occupations to help with recruiting

Employers can use available information about trades and occupations to efficiently recruit employees and define their workforce training needs.

To find out more about effective recruiting, see the Préparer une offre d'emploi This hyperlink will open in a new window. page (French only).

Publications about the labour market

Newsletters and other publications about the Québec labour market

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