Laura Adkins-Hackett contributes to the analysis and development of labour market information in Canada. Laura is passionate about understanding why the economy works the way it does and how to best use labour and other resources to improve the lives of Canadians.
Laura holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Alberta.
Prior to joining LMIC, Laura worked as an economist for the Government of Alberta, providing analysis on a variety of topics including transportation, economic development and government programs for innovation. Laura has also worked in strategic foresight, which taught her to apply an “outside the box” approach to her research.
Where’s the data about disability and the labour market in Canada?
Listen to this report as an audio recording This week marks the 29th annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day dedicated, in part, to celebrating the important contributions…
Tight labour markets are here to stay — we’d better start planning for them
Job vacancies remain at record highs in Canada, totaling nearly one million in August 2022 (the latest data available). Although vacancies seem to have plateaued, they remain roughly 80% higher…
LMIC launches its 2021-2022 Annual Report
This week we launched LMIC’s 2021-2022 Annual Report, summarizing our work and achievements for the fiscal year. And, what a year of change it was. Unprecedented labour and skills shortages…
Career service providers: Collaborate with LMIC to build a digital LMI tool
Application to express your interest in co-designing a digital tool with us
LMIC partners with myBlueprint, Université Laval to develop digital LMI tools for career professionals
The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) has partnered with two career services-focused organizations to design digital tools that will help career development professionals access and use labour market information (LMI).…
Building the evidence base about economic, health and social inequities faced by LGBTQ2S+ individuals in Canada
As a group, gender and sexual minorities in Canada – including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) self-identified people – are more likely to live in poverty, face…