We are committed to improving the timeliness, reliability and accessibility of Canadian labour market information


Future of Work Annotated Bibliography 2.4

The annotated reports are from a variety of sources, with an emphasis on Canadian studies. To ensure relevance, LMIC focuses on reports that were produced within the last decade, with some exceptions where warranted.

LMI Insights No. 16, Bridging the Gap between Skills and Occupations: A Concept Note to Identify the Skills Associated with NOC

How can we better understand the skills associated with jobs in Canada? We worked with Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada to leverage a new, evergreen Skills and Competency Taxonomy and are exploring options to map it to occupations.

Balancing Act: Considering Trade-Offs for Improving LMI

n our first year at LMIC, we consulted stakeholders about their labour market information needs in an effort to better gauge what was missing with respect to four key data criteria: localness, granularity, timeliness, and frequency.

Chart of the Month

Figure 1: Higher Vacancies Estimations with JVWS and CFIB than SEPH
Job vacancy estimates from SEPH1, JVWS and CFIB for 2015 Q2 to 2019 Q1

Source: Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours, Statistics Canada, table 14-10-0224; Job Vacancy and Wage Survey, Statistics Canada, table 14-10-0325-01; Help Wanted Private sector job vacancies, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, available here
Note 1: Since SEPH is a monthly estimator, the average of monthly estimates of job vacancies for the quarter are presented.


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We approach our work with an understanding that, for our insights to be impactful, they must be timely, relevant and accessible to consumers, users and other providers of labour market information and respond to their needs and demands.

We are committed to providing labour market information and insights that respects the diversity of perspectives and needs that prevail across Canada. To that end, we believe that our best work comes through leveraging existing efforts in the collection, analysis and distribution of labour market information through collaboration, and harnessing the experience, expertise, creativity and resources of all individuals, partners, governments, agencies and stakeholders.

We lead with integrity through a relentless focus on quality and reliable labour market information and insights. Our approach is anchored in respect and understanding for the importance of openness and transparency in what we do and how. We strive to ensure our efforts and outputs are fair, balanced, unbiased and objective.

We are committed to developing and embracing innovative ideas, new methods and new platforms through our collaborative and inclusive efforts. We will strive to build upon and add value to existing labour market information activities with the goal of being responsive to the diverse needs of Canadians and to reach and interact with them in ways that are impactful and meaningful. We will put in place measures and mechanisms to ensure we continuously evolve and improve as an organization.

Our Governance

In June, 2016, the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) endorsed a business plan for the implementation of the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) and in April 2017, LMIC was registered as a not-for-profit corporation to provide the autonomy and the flexibility to undertake its mandate. The LMIC is led by a Board of Directors and guided by two advisory panels, namely the National Stakeholder Advisory Panel and the Labour Market Information Experts Panel.

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The Operational Plan provides detailed insights into the projects we are undertaking, and the measures being put in place to ensure accountability and success.

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