About Routes TO. Employment

Toronto is Canada’s largest metropolitan area and considered a Global City due to population size, diversity, size of economy and overall global impact. Toronto’s ability to attract talent is unparalleled in Canada and the city is a premier destination for highly skilled newcomers. Approximately half of Toronto’s population is composed of immigrants. Over 100 languages and dialects are spoken in the city and 50% of Toronto’s 2.6 million residents were born outside of Canada. The region welcomes over 100,000 newcomers annually.

Job seekers in Toronto, especially newcomers to the city or to Canada, say that it is very hard to find good, current information about Toronto’s labour market. This site is designed to fill that gap by providing Toronto-specific information about the city’s key employment sectors. The information found in Routes TO. Employment is useful for:

  • Newcomers who are developing and following career plans
  • Newcomers and other job seekers who are creating and distributing resumes
  • Job developers and employment counsellors guiding clients into specific employment areas or careers
  • Career changers who are looking for current, accessible information about Toronto’s labour market.

What you will find by traveling Routes TO. Employment:

1.Information about Toronto’s most significant employment clusters including:
a.Finance and financial services
b.Manufacturing
c.Construction
d.Professional and technical services
e.Retail
f.Health Care
g.Art, Culture and Entertainment
h.Non-profit
i.Information, Communications Technology (ICT)
j.Tourism and Hospitality
2.In each cluster there is information about:
a.Top occupations in that area
b.Educational attainment needed to work in that sector
c.Demographics
d.Relevant professional associations
e.Links to other sources of information where relevant
f.Training and other skills upgrading or integration programs
 
With generous support from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) the Toronto Workforce Innovation Group has developed this site. We hope that the information will ease your journey to a rewarding and enriching job