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Tony Bonen

Tony Bonen provides the overall strategic leadership and management of LMIC. He brings expertise in managing research and providing policy guidance on a range of economic issues. In this role, he collaborates with colleagues across government, academia and the private sector to deliver high quality labour market information.

Prior to joining LMIC, he led the development and integration of housing price and macroeconomic stress test models for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Other areas of research expertise include: climate change economics, analysis of the US pension and retirement system, and economic policy and geopolitical analysis affecting member countries of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Tony holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research, a Masters in International Political Economy from the Brussels School of International Studies, and a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from Carleton University.

Articles and publications by Tony

LMIC launches its 2021-2022 Annual Report

By Tony Bonen | October 26, 2022

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…

COVID-19 Job Losses Concentrated Among the Lowest Earners

By Tony Bonen | May 8, 2020

Employment fell by a further 1,993,800 (11%) in April, bringing total job losses to more than 3 million over the past two months. The official unemployment rate now stands at…

Early Signs of the COVID-19 Impact on Canada’s Job Market

By Tony Bonen | April 9, 2020

Employment fell by 1,010,700 in March in Canada – the largest drop on record –and the unemployment rate jumped to 7.8% from 5.6% in February. So say the first official…

Going Global with Big Data

By Tony Bonen | September 25, 2019

Across the world, skills are one of the biggest data gaps in labour market information (LMI). In addition to being difficult to identify and measure, skills are not clearly defined. As we noted…

Labour Market Information Needs of Sociodemographic Groups

By Tony Bonen | July 26, 2019

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…

Amplifying the Impact of Data

By Tony Bonen | April 23, 2019

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Hot Topics Luncheon at Amplify 2019, an annual conference hosted by FirstWork, Ontario’s Youth Employment Network. Amplify provides an opportunity to…

Disruption, distribution, and data

By Tony Bonen | March 6, 2019

On February 27th, we participated in the 2019 Building Connections conference organized by the Ottawa Employment Hub. It was an opportunity to bring together policy makers, academics, think tanks, and practitioners to discuss…

ELM L.P. Has Dropped

By Tony Bonen | December 14, 2018

How much does your income increase if you complete an apprenticeship training program or a college, university, or other post-secondary program? Do people leave the province in which they studied…

Making sense of the future of work in Canada

By Tony Bonen | August 2, 2018

When I joined LMIC in April, one of my first priorities was to help provide insights on the jobs of today and tomorrow. To that end, my team and I began…

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