LMI Interactive Dashboard on Employers

Public Opinion Research Findings: Employers


The LMI Employer Dashboard summarizes the answers of nearly 3000 Canadian employers about their LMI sources, needs, use, and challenges.


The employer dashboard is the second interactive tool resulting from LMIC’s public opinion research. The first LMI interactive dashboard displays key findings of what Canadians say are their most common LMI needs and challenges. Explore more by clicking the links below:



  • All Sectors

Firm Size

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

Basic Sector

  • Goods Producers
  • Services Producers

Detailed Sector

  • Agriculture, Forestry, Mining, Oil, and/or Gas Extraction
  • Utilities
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale and Retail trade, Transportation, and/or Warehousing
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Finance, Insurance, and/or Real Estate, Rental and Leasing Activities
  • Professional, Scientific, Technical and/or Business Services
  • Education, Health Care, and/or Social Assistance
  • Arts, Entertainment, and/or Recreation
  • Accommodation, and Food Services
  • Public Administration
  • Other
DATA OVERVIEW
USE
65% of these respondents use LMI as part of their human resources management
UNDERSTOOD
44% of these respondents felt LMI was easy to understand
IMPACTFUL
84% of these respondents said LMI was impactful
FINDING
39% of these respondents felt finding LMI was easy
TYPES OF LMI SOUGHT
  • Availability of potential applicants by field or occupation
    23.1 %
  • Benefits by occupation
    18.5 %
  • Emerging skills sets
    12.4 %
  • Employment and unemployment rates by field or occupation
    14.2 %
  • Gender representation / minority representation
    7.8 %
  • Graduation rates by field
    11.4 %
  • Immigration outlook and regulation
    5.0 %
  • Labour law and regulation
    21.4 %
  • Labour market and shortages outlook
    13.7 %
  • Skill set and level of graduates by field
    16.4 %
  • Wages by occupation
    29.0 %
  • None
    34.6 %
SOURCES OF LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION
  • Academic research
    9.1 %
  • Industry association(s)
    18.5 %
  • Industry/sector council(s)
    11.2 %
  • Not-for-profit research organization(s)
    8.42 %
  • Online/print media
    19.5 %
  • Other government of Canada sources
    18.3 %
  • Provincial government sources
    24.7 %
  • Research commissioned by your organization
    9.9 %
  • Research conducted directly by your organization
    15.8 %
  • Statistics Canada
    27.2 %
  • Traditional and/or online search/placement firm(s)
    15.8 %
  • None of the above
    30.2 %
HUMAN RESOURCE ACTIVITIES
  • Determine training
    19.3 %
  • Develop job description
    29.0 %
  • Learn about available labour pools
    14.8 %
  • Navigate immigration systems
    6.2 %
  • Plan employees' replacement
    15.9 %
  • Set wage rates and benefits
    36.0 %
  • Understand legal requirements
    23.1 %
  • None of the above
    33.3 %
HUMAN RESOURCE CHALLENGES
  • Developing careers
    17.6 %
  • Diversifying the workforce
    10.6 %
  • Expanding workforce
    16.2 %
  • Finding qualified or skilled workers
    34.7 %
  • Meeting changes because of new regulations or other business practices
    17.3 %
  • Offering competitive wages
    31.6 %
  • Planning succession
    21.1 %
  • Retaining employees
    38.6 %
  • Upgrading skills for frontline, production staff
    18.1 %
  • Upgrading skills for supervisors, managers
    18.3 %
  • No challenges
    15.8 %
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