The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) has partnered with two career services-focused organizations to design digital tools that will help career development professionals access and use labour market information (LMI).
LMIC will collaborate with myBlueprint to create an LMI micro-site that will provide up-to-date and accurate location-based LMI, data visualization and engagement so secondary school students can explore career pathways alongside the career professionals that support them.
LMIC will also collaborate with the School of Counseling and Guidance at Université Laval to create a digital tool that will help students studying counselling and career development professionals to support their clients in the search for labour market information.
The digital tools will leverage the power of LMIC’s Data Hub, a data repository that consolidates and distributes a wide range of high-quality, up-to-date LMI from sources across Canada.
Code for Canada will lead a collaborative design process for the digital tools, which are expected to launch in March 2023.
The initiative is supported by the Future Skills Centre (FSC) as a part of the Equipping Career Services with LMI Tools and Data project, which is guided by the LMIC-FSC Career Development Stakeholder Committee.
The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) is a not-for-profit organization established to identify and implement pan-Canadian priorities that address the need for more consistent and accessible labour market information for all people in Canada.
myBlueprint is a Canadian education technology company. Its primary product, Education Planner, is designed to help with secondary school course selections, and career planning for youth and young adults.
About Université Laval’s School of Counseling and Guidance
The School of Counseling and Guidance at Université Laval was founded in 1943 as a practical training centre for students in the Master’s program in Career Development Sciences at the Université Laval. The School of Counseling and Guidance is a service centre for the community, serving a wide range of persons with educational and vocational guidance needs.
About the Future Skills Centre
The Future Skills Centre is a pan-Canadian initiative, connecting ideas and innovations generated across Canada so that employees and employers can succeed in the labour market, and to ensure that local, regional and national economies thrive.
About Code for Canada
Code for Canada is a national non-profit that enables governments to deliver better digital services and empowers communities to solve civic challenges. Their programs connect residents, government innovators and civic technologists so they can work together to build a better nation.