Canadian Occupational Projection System (COPS)

Population and Labour Force Data

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 for population by gender and age group, as well as labour force and participation rates by gender, age or educational level.

Sources for Labour force data: Employment and Social Development Canada - COPS 2019 Projections

Sources for Population data: Employment and Social Development Canada - COPS 2019 Projections; and Statistics Canada - Canada's Population Projections, 2019

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