Labor demand

When used by Emploi-Québec in reference to job prospects by occupation, demand for workers caused either by variations in employment levels (growth or contraction) brought about by economic circumstances or the need to replace people who leave the job market or quit their employment to fill an available position in another occupation (inter-occupational mobility).

  • According to Emploi-Québec estimates, labor demand for an occupation can be described as :
  • Nil or negative when, for the reference period, the labor demand rate estimated for Québec is equal to or less than 0%;
  • Low when, for the reference period, the labor demand rate estimated for Québec is superior to 0% but less than 18%;
  • Fair when, for the reference period, the labor demand rate estimated for Québec is equal to or superior to 18% but less than 28,6%; or
  • High when, for the reference period, the labor demand rate estimated for Québec is equal to or superior to 28,6%.

Labor demand rate

Total labor demand expected for an occupation expressed as a percent of the total number of persons employed in this occupation for the reference period.

Labor force

All those 15 years of age and over who are employed or actively seeking employment (unemployed), excluding residents of institutions and members of the Armed Forces.

Labor Force Survey (LFS)

A household survey carried out monthly by Statistics Canada to collect information on the working age population.
Data from the survey provides information on major labor market trends such as shifts in employment across industrial sectors, hours worked, labor force participation, and unemployment rates.

Labor market information (LMI)

Useful information for anyone looking for a job, seeking a new career, wishing to improve their current situation in the labor market, or any employers who need skilled workers to conduct their business activities.
This information covers all of Québec, its regions, and local territories in order to match workers’ skills with employers’ needs. LMI provides information on available jobs, skills needed, training programs offered or required, occupational characteristics, labor market trends, and all other topics that offer insight on the dynamics of the labor market.

Lifelong learning

All training processes, formal or informal, that develop workers’ aptitudes, increase their knowledge, improve their technical or vocational qualifications, or reorient them according to their own needs or those of society.