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Archive for July 2019

Balancing Act: Considering Trade-Offs for Improving LMI

Labour Market Information Needs to Evolve in Parallel to the Challenges at Hand When federal and provincial ministers responsible for labour markets first endorsed the creation of a new Labour Market Information Council (LMIC), one of the core aims was to address the need for more local, granular data. In a country as large as…Read More

Labour Market Information Needs of Sociodemographic Groups

We asked over 15,000 Canadians about how they use labour market information and what they find lacking in the current system. These results are now published on our new pan-Canadian dashboard featuring the key labour market information needs by age group, urban/rural location, and gender. Exploring the results within these three main sociodemographic groups reveals some interesting findings. First,…Read More

Untangling Vacancy Data

As unemployment drops to historic lows (5.5% as of June 2019), the background conversation on labour and skills shortages has been propelled to the forefront. As noted by my colleague Anthony, finding the right indicator, or combination of indicators, to identify and monitor labour shortages, skill shortages, and skill mismatches is a major challenge. In addition…Read More

Dial up your skills for the future

I recently came across the BuzzFeed article “24 Pictures Old Millennials Can Hear, Even if They Haven’t Heard Them in Years.” As a sucker for ’90s nostalgia, I couldn’t click fast enough. Picture number three is of the iconic America Online (AOL) mailbox, which, as promised, immediately caused my brain to chime “You’ve Got Mail.”…Read More