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What Does Gig Work Mean – And Does Anyone Agree?

By Anthony Mantione | September 7, 2021

What constitutes gig work? Not everyone agrees. LMIC senior economist Anthony Mantione provides an overview of some of the ways gig work is defined and why it’s important. Over the past…

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Students Need Labour Market Information – Here's What They’re Asking For

Students Need Labour Market Information – Here’s What They’re Asking For

By Bryan Oates | August 12, 2021

Sixty-two per cent of students say that labour market information (LMI) has helped them make post-secondary education-related decisions. However, there are many students and career practitioners who are still uncertain about…

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Tailor-Made LMI for Career-Related Decisions

By Michael Wilcox | 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 LMI…

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Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

By Behnoush Amery | July 22, 2021

Self-employed individuals, like many other groups of workers, have been negatively affected by the pandemic over the past year and a half, but over the past two decades the rate of…

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The Canadian Economics Association Conference: Employment Impacts of COVID-19

By Behnoush Amery | June 8, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone in Canada. But when it comes to labour market outcomes, a few groups have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s impacts: low-income earners, members of…

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Rural and Urban Employment Impacted Differently by COVID-19

By Michael Wilcox | 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. The…

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Double Penalty: Being a Woman and a Visible Minority

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | May 6, 2021

For the first time, Canada’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) began asking respondents in July 2020 to identify if they fall into one of several designated visible minority groups, including Arab, Black,…

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I Was Clueless About Skilled Trades, but You Don’t Have to Be

By Zoe Rosenbaum | March 18, 2021

At the end of high school, I had to decide what I was going to do next. The only options I thought I had were to attend university or find a…

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Producing and interpreting labour market information: Best practices

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | February 2, 2021

Canadians need high-quality and reliable labour market information (LMI) to support their workplace, career and educational decisions. However, LMI is produced by various groups that use diverse definitions, approaches and methodologies,…

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