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Research Opportunity: Measuring Labour Shortages

The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) is seeking innovative solutions for real-time identification and tracking of labour shortages. To meet this objective, we are looking for advanced research projects focused on measurement frameworks, statistical analyses, and conceptual research on labour shortages and, where appropriate, skills shortages. Who Can apply What recipients get What is expected…Read More

Bridging the divide between career services and equity-seeking groups in Canada

Surranna Sandy, CEO of Skills for Change, reflects on what the findings in LMIC and FSC’s recent report on career services in Canada mean for the newcomers and low-income people her organization serves. Listen to this article as an audio recording Recently, the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) and the Future Skills Centre (FSC) launched…Read More

Why aren’t women working in trades? Creating safe and inclusive workplaces for women

Bonnie Douglas, Project Manager at CCWESTT, reflects on why there are so few women in trades and what Canadian employers can do about it.  Listen to this article as an audio recording It’s an ongoing challenge: female trade certificate holders consistently earn less than their male counterparts, and women represent less than 10% of certified journeypersons in Canada…Read More

Learning and Earning: Three New Years of Data for Post-Secondary School Graduate Earnings

Listen to this article as an audio recording In January 2020, LMIC and the Education Policy Research Initiative published a joint report on the early career earnings of Canadian post-secondary education graduates. Now, three additional years of post-graduate earnings data is available. Today we updated our Post-Secondary Graduate Earnings Dashboard with two new graduate cohorts…Read More

Adults and career services: 3 key findings

Listen to this article as an audio recording When I moved to Canada, I was completely clueless about the education system, the labour market and career pathways. So much so, that I struggled to decide which university to attend. The international college I graduated from did not offer career services – so I was left…Read More

Majority of Canadians not accessing career services despite unprecedented job market shakeup, reveals new report

Listen to this article as an audio recording OTTAWA, ON, November 18, 2021 – Today the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) and the Future Skills Centre (FSC) released new research which finds that few Canadian adults are taking advantage of career services at a time when COVID-19 has dramatically impacted Canada’s job market.  With large numbers of Canadians rethinking their…Read More

Two Ways We Can Connect More Adults to Career Services in Canada

Listen to this article as an audio recording In Canada, only 19% of adults report using career services – lower than in other OECD countries. This week LMIC launched its latest insight report in partnership with the Future Skills Centre (FSC). Are Adults Making Use of Career Services in Canada? looks at the rate at…Read More

Food service labour shortages in Canada: exploring average hours worked as an indicator

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the accommodation and food services sector harder than any other. Now, even as the broader economy recovers, the food services sector is facing unique challenges bringing people back to work. There have been many recent media stories suggesting food service labour shortages across Canada. Translating this anecdotal evidence into clear…Read More

The Search for Data on LGBTQ2S+ Workers

As an ally to LGBTQ2S+ people, I am thrilled to share the most recent report from the Social Research Demonstration Corporation (SRDC) exploring labour market outcomes of gender and sexual minorities in Canada. The data in this report represent a major step forward in highlighting the lack of labour market information (LMI) about LGBTQ2S+ people…Read More

An organizational recipe for navigating the pandemic

Listen to this report as an audio recording This past week we launched our Annual Report for 2020-2021, an important milestone in our efforts to be transparent and accountable to Canadians.  Annual reports are (too?) often about celebrating your own organization’s success. Such a notion seemed especially misguided this year, given that this annual report highlights our efforts to better understand the significant implications of COVID-19 for people, jobs and sectors.…Read More