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Michael Willcox

Michael Willcox contributes to the analysis and development of labour market information in Canada. He brings experience in policy analysis and program evaluation from prior roles in the public sector.

His research interests are wide-ranging and include health, inequality, education and history of economic thought.

In his free time, Michael enjoys golfing, cycling and watching adventure sports from the safety of his home.

Articles and publications by Michael

Inside the Canadian Economics Association Conference: Highlights and takeaways

By Michael Willcox | June 13, 2024

LMIC staff were in Toronto, Ontario this past week (May 30 to June 1, 2024) for the 58th Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association to share their research and…

The great remote work debate: Does it boost or bust productivity? It depends.

By Michael Willcox | March 1, 2024

Listen to this article as an audio recording The debate around remote work is alive and well, and it’s given us all a lot to talk about, including fun new…

Tight labour markets are here to stay — we’d better start planning for them 

By Michael Willcox | November 21, 2022

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…

Developing Indicators for Skill Demand

By Michael Willcox | March 22, 2022

In this technical paper, LMIC outlines three approaches to developing indicators for skill demand using online job posting data.

Tailor-Made LMI for Career-Related Decisions

By Michael Willcox | August 11, 2021

People need labour market information (LMI)-such as details about wages, skill requirements and job vacancies-to make informed career, education and hiring decisions. Unfortunately, most Canadians report being unable to use…

Rural and Urban Employment Impacted Differently by COVID-19

By Michael Willcox | May 25, 2021

Across Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented job losses. Employment fell by 0.4% (-73,500) in April and remains 2.2% (–422,750) below the pre-pandemic employment level in February 2020.…

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