Finding what they need

Old Oct 25th 2005, 10:56 am
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I was just wondering if anyone knows anywhere that I could find out what shortages there are in the Canadian employment market I am constantly being told that they need this that or the other but have not been able to locate any information myself.

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Old Oct 25th 2005, 11:36 am
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By doing the online skilled worker points assessment you should be able to figure it out. As demand for any particular type of worker goes up and down, so do the points awarded.

ie. If they need bus drivers, being a qualified bus driver will get you X points today. If they get a lot of applicants who are bus drivers this year, the number of points it gets next year will be lower.
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Originally Posted by WorldWeary
By doing the online skilled worker points assessment you should be able to figure it out. As demand for any particular type of worker goes up and down, so do the points awarded.

ie. If they need bus drivers, being a qualified bus driver will get you X points today. If they get a lot of applicants who are bus drivers this year, the number of points it gets next year will be lower.


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Thanks that is great I will look in to that.
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Originally Posted by WorldWeary
By doing the online skilled worker points assessment you should be able to figure it out. As demand for any particular type of worker goes up and down, so do the points awarded.

ie. If they need bus drivers, being a qualified bus driver will get you X points today. If they get a lot of applicants who are bus drivers this year, the number of points it gets next year will be lower.
This is probably the way it should work but unfortunately it isn't. Given that your work experience is in an appropriate occupation the only thing that affects the points you get is the number of years experience that you have.
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Default Re: Finding what they need

Originally Posted by WorldWeary
By doing the online skilled worker points assessment you should be able to figure it out. As demand for any particular type of worker goes up and down, so do the points awarded.

ie. If they need bus drivers, being a qualified bus driver will get you X points today. If they get a lot of applicants who are bus drivers this year, the number of points it gets next year will be lower.

What country are you talking about? As my friend OzRob rightly states this is not the canadian skilled worker rule, at least it wasnt when I last checked.

Or are we missing something
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Originally Posted by natrob
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I was just wondering if anyone knows anywhere that I could find out what shortages there are in the Canadian employment market I am constantly being told that they need this that or the other but have not been able to locate any information myself.

Thanks
Hi Natrob, Try this usefull link http://www.jobfutures.ca/en/home.shtml

I do wish some people would stop talking out there arse and post something usefull and factual (not aimed at Sir Mhhp or OzRob, both of whom post very usefull and relevant facts)

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hard to say really as each province probably requires different skills....A few people I work with have moved from mainly Newfoundland and PEI to calgary because they say there is no work for them there......I would probably suggest looking at some job sites and see whats going...try www.monster.ca.

If you have no luck...I do know that in Cochrane at the moment we're desperate for someone to make a cuppa tea...don't know if thats up your street...

Anyway hope you find some useful info.
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I do wish some people would stop talking out there arse
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Originally Posted by natrob
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I was just wondering if anyone knows anywhere that I could find out what shortages there are in the Canadian employment market I am constantly being told that they need this that or the other but have not been able to locate any information myself.

Thanks
Hi,

You can take a look at what jobs are being advertised in each area via a recruitment site such as monster:

http://english.monster.ca/

There is an official description of the job market at

http://lmi-imt.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/stand...v_main&lcode=e

It has a section "Employment Prospects" that claims to give you exactly what you asked for.

Cheers,
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The following article relates to BC, present and future job shortages.

http://www.labour.gov.bc.ca/skills/i...a-shortage.htm

If you look on each provinces government websites, you will find many pages that relate to their own skill shortages (if any) and how they are looking to future problems more than just present.
You will also find links to the government job bank and private ones too.


Originally Posted by natrob
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I was just wondering if anyone knows anywhere that I could find out what shortages there are in the Canadian employment market I am constantly being told that they need this that or the other but have not been able to locate any information myself.

Thanks
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Old Oct 26th 2005, 2:13 am
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Hi natrob,

As well as the stats and factual stuff mentioned here, you might want to check out industry clusters specific to your skills/industry knowledge and identify whereabouts exactly in Canada they're located. Then try some specific research aimed at employers, not neccessarily job apps but contacting them asking for some idea of the strength of their recruitment demands, future openings, etc. That way you'll also guage how much genuine interest there may be in your skills and experience.

Don't forget that if you have a specific skill or profession, you'll maybe need to get authorisation to work as an xxxxx in Canada. Trade associations etc are key to ensuring your Canadian employment 'can happen' rather than getting held up in reasessement, exams, beaurocracy, etc.

And local newspapers are worth checking to see how often suitable jobs crop up in your sector, and also give a measure of the strength of the 'general' job market. Although jobs are gained by the networking, coffee-waffle and Billy Bob's cousins' newly arived nephews sister from Vancouver model.

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