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Mind the Gap: Taking Stock of Canada’s LMI System

One of my first tasks when I joined LMIC last March was to take stock of the considerable efforts undertaken in the past decade to identify labour market information (LMI) gaps in Canada. In doing this assessment — which is expanded upon in…

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Introducing LMIC’s first Operational Plan

In April 2018, we released our first Strategic Plan to provide a high-level overview of our core objectives and planned accomplishments over the coming three years. In particular, in an effort to improve the timeliness, reliability, and accessibility of labour market information, we established three…

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Making sense of the future of work in Canada

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 investigating the immense area of research and analysis known as the “future of…

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Nothing is more difficult to predict than the future

Yogi Berra was probably as good a philosopher as he was a baseball catcher, which, if you know anything about baseball, says a lot about how revered he was in terms of his “catch” phrases. One that sticks with me is “It’s tough to make predictions,…

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Openness and transparency: Cornerstones of good governance

Two tenets of good governance are leadership and effectiveness. I wrote about these themes in my last two articles, talking about the need for collaboration in evidence-based policy making and a better understanding of the changing world of work. Another vital principle is accountability, and the…

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Evidence-based policy making is a collaborative endeavour

In my last article, I spoke about the importance of evidence-based policy making and the urgent need – given the rapid changing nature of work – for better information and insights to support Canadians, policy makers and stakeholders. To inform good policy development, evidence-based…

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