Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS)
The current COPS projections were completed in 2019, well before the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak that resulted in exceptional and abrupt economic and labour market disruptions in Canada as well as abroad. However, the focus of the COPS projections is on long-term trends in occupational labour markets, not on short-term developments. At the moment, these long-term trends are not expected to be affected markedly by the COVID-19 outbreak as its impacts are generally foreseen to be temporary.
Users can access the projection results by industry, including gross domestic product, employment, retirements, mortality and job openings.
- Files Structure Definition
- Gross Domestic Product
- Employment Change (Expansion Demand)
- Emigration and In-Service Mortality1
- Total Job Openings
Sources: Employment and Social Development Canada - COPS 2019 Projections; and Statistics Canada - adapted database 36-10-0434-01.