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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

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

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

Producing and interpreting labour market information: Best practices

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, making it difficult to evaluate the quality of LMI and how best to use and apply it. To address this challenge and ensure that…Read More

A (Small) Glimmer of Hope in Today’s Job Report?

Today’s job report was pretty bleak. We had some early indications (e.g. the number of EI and CERB claims) of how deep the job losses would be and, unfortunately, we have some reason to believe that it will likely get worse before it gets better. But are there signs it will get better? Yes. There…Read More

COVID-19: Our Commitment to Canadians

The decisions Canadians make about jobs, careers, education, training and workforce development just got a lot tougher. We at LMIC are discussing how to best serve our stakeholders with content that is relevant in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime we will reduce our publishing and social media activities and encourage all…Read More

What Does an Annual Report Say About an Organization?

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 age and eventually got around to discussing LMIC’s first Annual Report. Our conversation made me reflect: Why do we have annual reports? I thought about…Read More

The future of work – at LMIC

We’ve only just begun Back in October of last year, LinkedIn’s pop-up notification of “Say Congrats” on my first work anniversary inspired me to look back at my first 365 days with the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC). This first year was marked with considerable progress, but our work had only just begun. I am proud…Read More

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 core strategic goals – Collect, Analyze, and Distribute – each with a…Read More