In July 2015, the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) endorsed the creation of a new Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) for Canada to explore new opportunities to complement and add value to existing labour market information investments and activities taking place across the country. The LMIC is led by a Board of Directors and guided by two advisory panels, namely the National Stakeholder Advisory Panel and the Labour Market Information Experts Panel.
LMIC's Board of Directors is composed of 15 senior government officials representing each province and territory as well as the federal government (Employment and Social Development Canada) and Statistics Canada. The Board of Directors, in consultation with stakeholders, is responsible for setting the overall activities and priority areas of the LMIC.
The NSAP provides advice on the overall activities of the LMIC, including identifying specific priorities on an annual basis. The NSAP is comprised of non-government stakeholders possessing substantial knowledge and expertise in one or more areas of labour market information (LMI). They are also providers of LMI to Canadians. In addition, membership reflects, to the greatest extent possible, the diversity of stakeholders and regional differences.
The Experts Panel provides expertise and advice on labour market information policy, practice and methods to address the needs of the LMIC. The Experts Panel also provides overall guidance to the LMIC and act as key resources for technical support on various labour market information projects and initiatives.