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The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) is a not-for-profit organization established to identify and implement pan-Canadian priorities to address the need for more consistent and accessible labour market information for Canadians.

LMIC’s mandate is to improve the timeliness, reliability and accessibility of labour market information to facilitate decision-making by employers, workers, job seekers, academics, policy makers, educators, career practitioners, students, parents and under-represented populations.

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How Much Do They Make? New Evidence on the Early Career Earnings of Trade Certificate Holders

By lmic_admin | March 16, 2021

LMIC partnered with the Education Policy Research Initiative to provide new and comprehensive evidence on the early career earnings of Canadian journeypersons.

LMI Insight Report no. 39, Women in Recessions: What Makes COVID-19 Different?

By lmic_admin | March 7, 2021

The employment impacts of COVID-19 on women differ dramatically compared to previous recessions – in both magnitude and composition.

Producing and interpreting labour market information: Best practices

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | February 2, 2021

Canadians need high-quality and reliable labour market information (LMI) to support their workplace, career and educational decisions. However, LMI is produced by various groups that use diverse definitions, approaches and…

Labour Market Information Best Practices Guide

By lmic_admin | January 28, 2021

The Labour Market Information Best Practices Guide aims to provide best practices in the generation, analysis and dissemination of labour market information throughout the pan-Canadian ecosystem.

LMI Insight Report no. 38, Literature Review: Labour Market Outcomes of Canadian Apprenticeship Programs

By lmic_admin | January 14, 2021

Past research by the Labour Market Information Council and the Education Policy Research Initiative examined the earnings trajectories of post-secondary graduates. To complement this work, we have embarked on a…

“Stay in School!”: Is More Education Actually Better?

By LMIC-CIMT | January 12, 2021

“Stay in school!” is the rallying cry of many Canadian parents who see education as the key to improving their children’s standard of living. In fact, more education is generally…

Volatile Employment in 2020 for Jobs With Lower Educational Requirements

By Ramanvir Grewal | December 18, 2020

The year 2020 has been a volatile one for labour markets—massive job losses and reduced working hours have affected millions of Canadians, particularly in the spring when lockdown measures were…

LMI: Alone, we can go fast—but together, we can go far

By LMIC-CIMT | December 15, 2020

On November 25, 2020, the Government of Canada (GC) released a report titled Canada – A learning nation: A skilled, agile workforce ready to shape the future. The report outlines…

LMI Insight Report no. 37, The Pandemic and Emerging Labour Market Information Gaps

By Behnoush Amery | November 26, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job losses in Canada and around the world. Although a substantial share of the jobs lost have been recovered, as with all crises, there…

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