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The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) is a not-for-profit organization established to identify and implement pan-Canadian priorities to address the need for more consistent and accessible labour market information for Canadians.

Strategic Plan

LMIC's annual report

November 13, 2023

LMIC's annual report for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.


LMIC’s mandate is to improve the timeliness, reliability and accessibility of labour market information to facilitate decision-making by employers, workers, job seekers, academics, policy makers, educators, career practitioners, students, parents and under-represented populations.


Canadians have the necessary information and insights to succeed in a changing, dynamic world of work.


To empower Canadians to make informed decisions by enabling access to quality, relevant and comprehensive data and insights across the pan-Canadian LMI ecosystem.


Client-centric and demand-driven

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

Inclusive and collaborative

We are committed to providing labour market information and insights that respect the diversity of perspectives and needs across Canada. We believe our best work comes by working in partnership with others through collaboration, and harnessing the experience, expertise, creativity and resources of all individuals, partners, governments, agencies and stakeholders.

Integrity and transparency

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 do it. We strive to ensure that our efforts and outputs are fair and objective.


Innovative and evolutionary

We are committed to developing and embracing innovative ideas, new methods and new platforms. We strive to ensure that the pan-Canadian ecosystem of labour market information evolves to meet the emerging and diverse needs of Canadians, and we make every effort to and add value to that system. To that end, we interact with Canadian labour market information users in ways that are impactful, and we measure our efforts to ensure that we continuously evolve and improve as an organization.



LMIC enables a pan-Canadian labour market information ecosystem that responds to the needs of Canadians by helping them make better-informed decisions. To that end, the following strategic goals ensure LMIC continues to develop its role as key stakeholder and facilitator in the LMI ecosystem over the next five years:

LMI Systems

Ensure that the ecosystem responds to pan-Canadian LMI needs in an efficient manner.

Foster an innovative LMI ecosystem

We will act as a centre of innovation by testing and assessing new tools, techniques and channels to collect, analyze and disseminate labour market information. Broadly sharing our findings will support and improve the ecosystem’s ability to respond quickly and efficiently to the rapidly evolving LMI needs of Canadians.

Collaborate with stakeholders to address LMI priorities

We will work with others to identify and address LMI data gaps in the pan-Canadian ecosystem, with a focus on improving the timelines, localness and granularity of information and insights.

LMI Practices

Promote benchmarks and guidelines to improve the quality and application of LMI.

Encourage adoption of best practices in the generation, analysis and dissemination of LMI in the pan-Canadian ecosystem

We will research best practices related to LMI and work with partners and stakeholders to promote best practices for the production and delivery of LMI to improve accuracy and utility.

Promote labour market information consistency and coherency

We will work with others to identify and address LMI data gaps in the pan-Canadian ecosystem, with a focus on improving the timelines, localness and granularity of information and insights.

LMI Access

Enable access and sharing of LMI data, knowledge and best practices.

Enable access to LMI across the pan-Canadian ecosystem

We will work with partners and stakeholders to ensure Canadians have access to the full breadth and depth of high quality LMI. We will focus on improving timely access to LMI data and insights to intermediaries, stakeholders and governments.

Promote and support use of LMI

We will ensure that intermediaries and other stakeholders have the knowledge and tools to enhance their ability to successfully support the labour market information decisions of Canadians.


LMIC's Board is composed of 15 senior government officials representing each province and territory, as well as Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada.

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LMIC staff work collaboratively towards the goal of improving the timeliness, reliability and accessibility of LMI.

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The National Stakeholder Advisory Panel (NSAP) provides strategic recommendations on organizational priorities and projects.

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LMIC's Labour Market Information Experts Panel acts as a key resource for feedback, advice and guidance on research practices and methods.

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Suite 604
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 0A4

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