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Supporting Immigrants with Labour Market information

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | December 2, 2019

Last week, I had the privilege of representing LMIC at the 5th Biennial Ottawa Immigration Forum organized by the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership Group (OLIP). Based on our public opinion research findings on recent immigrants, I discussed…

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Guiding in the Dark: Career Practitioners and LMI

By Emna Braham | November 26, 2019

I remember walking into my school guidance counsellor’s office during my last year of high school, just before the Christmas holidays. Anxious with anticipation, I was hoping to walk out with…

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Gender Earning Difference Across Income Levels: Still a ways to go

By Behnoush Amery | November 6, 2019

LMIC at CRDCN I recently had the opportunity to present LMIC’s work at the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) national conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At this conference, researchers and government agencies…

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If You Do What You Love, Will the Money Follow?

By Anthony Mantione | October 24, 2019

Choosing a career can be a daunting task. Much like trying to define “success,” it can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s about passion. Proverbial advice such as…

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What Does an Annual Report Say About an Organization?

By Steven Tobin | September 27, 2019

Why Annual Reports? I recently caught up with a good friend who I met years ago at the OECD. We got to talking about the culture of reports in today’s digital…

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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 in…

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The Young and not so Restless: Breaking Misconceptions About NEET Youth

By Elba Gomez | September 16, 2019

What are the challenges faced by youth who are not in school or part of the labour market? This is a question we are still grappling with despite historically low national…

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Balancing Act: Considering Trade-Offs for Improving LMI

By Steven Tobin | July 30, 2019

Labour Market Information Needs to Evolve in Parallel to the Challenges at Hand When federal and provincial ministers responsible for labour markets first endorsed the creation of a new Labour Market…

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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 labour…

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