In partnership with CERIC, LMIC recently concluded a three-part webinar series on new labour market information (LMI) to support career service practitioners with the information they need to help their clients succeed in a changing, dynamic world of work.
Labour Market Information Series: New LMI for Career Practitioners in Canada included three virtual sessions:
- February 28, 2022: Inclusive career guidance for a changing labour market: launching OECD’s findings on the state of career guidance in Canada
- March 28, 2022: Updates on the “shecession”: women’s employment and sectors in recovery
- April 25, 2022: Analyzing online job postings data to understand employment trends
We were delighted to host over 650 participants at each session. Summaries and recordings of each webinar are available below.
Webinar #1: Inclusive career guidance for a changing labour market: launching OECD’s findings on the state of career guidance in Canada
The dialogue covered challenges and opportunities in Canada’s career services ecosystem, how Canada’s career services ecosystem compares internationally, and recommendations for how to build a more inclusive career services sector in Canada.
- Katharine Mullock, Labour Market Economist in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at OECD
- Noel Baldwin, Director of Government and Public Affairs at the Future Skills Centre (FSC)
- Candy Ho, Vice Chair of CERIC and Assistant Professor of Integrative Career and Capstone Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley
- Surranna Sandy, CEO of Skills for Change
Webinar #2: Updates on the “shecession”: women’s employment and sectors in recovery
On March 28, we hosted a webinar to launch Women in Recovery: COVID-19 and Women’s Labour Market Participation.
Moderated by LMIC senior economist Behnoush Amery, the session covered current realities in the state of employment for women in Canada, sectors experiencing growth – particularly for women’s employment – and sectors where employment levels aren’t yet recovering from pandemic-related lows.
- Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers
- Wendy Cukier, Founder of the Diversity Institute at Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University
- Ana Ferrer, Associate Dean of Research at the University of Waterloo and founder of the Canadian Labour Economics Forum
- Brittany Feor, Economist at LMIC
Webinar #3: Analyzing online job postings data to understand employment trends
On April 25, we hosted a webinar to launch LMIC’s Canadian Job Trends Dashboard.
LMIC’s acting director of research Anthony Mantione and economist Graham Dobbs shared how job postings data can help career service providers support clients with the information and insights they need to succeed in a changing world of work.
The webinar covered how to use the Canadian Job Trends Dashboard, how job postings data can help you assess employment trends, and how job postings data can help you understand work and skill requirements for jobs.
Thank you to CERIC for their support and partnership in this webinar series for career professionals. To read more about LMIC’s work with and for career services, visit Equipping Career Services with LMI Tools and Data.
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