Who’s Hiring in Your Community?


It is important to be up to date on the current labour trends and opportunities in your community. OMAFRA’s Lightcast Analyst tool provides various data sets to explore whose hiring, what positions are in demand, desirable skills by employers, and even a career pathways tool that is designed to close skills gaps and encourage next steps.  These data sets are sourced from current job posting systems and are ideal for supporting workforce development, attraction, and retention strategies. Analyst licences are available for municipal, county, and regional organizations, including affiliated non-profits.

The chart below provides a brief overview of each Job Posting data set and each set’s results.  

Job Posting Analytics
    An overview of job posting activity over time with data related to intensity, regions, occupations, job titles, and skills.
Job Posting Table
      A table displaying job posting activity over time.
Career Pathways
    An overview of feeder and next-step jobs and skills gaps between occupations to guide pathways development.
Job Postings by Location
      A map of job posting activity comparing intensity and variability across regions.
Report Builder
      Build a custom view of job posting data.
Job Postings List
      Get a list of all available job postings matching your search criteria, including full text for each.
Hot and Cold Skills by Job Postings
      An overview of what skills are increasing or decreasing in demand using job posting data.

Interested in finding out who is hiring, and for which positions in your community? Here are the steps to get your 30-day Analyst account:

  1. Fill out OMAFRA’s online request form.
  2. We’ll send you a terms and conditions agreement.
  3. You must return the agreement at least five business days before the end of the month.
  4. We’ll then email you login credentials by the beginning of the following month.

For more information please contact the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or by email at ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca to speak to an Economic and Business Advisor.

Watch our webinar on Job Posting data below:


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