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LMIC Partners with Vicinity Jobs and Magnet to Develop More Detailed Occupational Categories

Three years ago, the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) partnered with Vicinity Jobs, a Canadian data analytics firm that tracks job market trends using online job postings, to address a pressing question: “What skills do Canadians need to succeed in the workplace?” To answer this question with practical information for Canadians, we wanted to gain…Read More

Building a Decision-Based Framework to Understand LMI Needs

This latest joint report highlights that the information Canadians need extends well beyond what is usually considered essential data. For labour market information to be relevant and suitable to the diverse needs of Canadians, our work must be centred on the decisions confronting Canadians in a time of immense change and labour market transition.Read More

Key Measures of Economic Recovery: Employment and Hours Worked

In monitoring the economic recovery as pandemic restrictions lift, it is important to look at several labour market indicators. Average hours worked is one of those key indicators. Between February and April 2020, both employment and average hours worked fell by 15%. In June, the average hours worked rose by 7% (up 2 hours per…Read More

Work Words: Define That for Me Please

Let’s face it, labour market information (LMI) can be confusing. And, to be frank, the term LMI itself sounds like jargon you only hear from researchers, academics or government officials. However, at the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) we are working to change this perception. Have you ever wondered how occupations are defined in Canada?…Read More