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.
WorkWords is a labour market encyclopedia that provides definitions of key labour market terms, data, uses and concepts. Each WorkWords entry contains definitions of often-used labour market terms, links to assist users in finding data sources, and insights on how to best interpret the data to make more informed decisions.
LMI Insight Report no. 20, From Data to Information: What LMI do Career Development Practitioners Need?
From helping Canadians assess their career to teaching them how to understand LMI, career practitioners can be an indispensable resource in preparing for today’s rapidly changing workforce. A visual representation of…
Gender Earning Difference Across Income Levels: Still a ways to go
LMIC at CRDCN I recently had the opportunity to present LMIC’s work at the Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) national conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. At this conference, researchers and government…
LMI Insight Report no. 19, Settling Down: Recent Immigrants and Labour Market Information
To mitigate the economic and social impacts of demographic change, improvements are needed in immigration policies and labour market outcomes for recent immigrants.
If You Do What You Love, Will the Money Follow?
Choosing a career can be a daunting task. Much like trying to define “success,” it can mean different things to different people. For some, it’s about passion. Proverbial advice such…
What Does an Annual Report Say About an Organization?
Why Annual Reports? I recently caught up with a good friend who I met years ago at the OECD. We got to talking about the culture of reports in today’s…
Going Global with Big Data
Across the world, skills are one of the biggest data gaps in labour market information (LMI). In addition to being difficult to identify and measure, skills are not clearly defined. As we noted…
The Young and not so Restless: Breaking Misconceptions About NEET Youth
What are the challenges faced by youth who are not in school or part of the labour market? This is a question we are still grappling with despite historically low…
LMI Insights Report no. 18, Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform 2.0: Exponential Potential
A review of Statistics Canada’s release of new administrative data on apprentice, college and university student loans and grants. These are now available in the Education and Labour Market Longitudinal…
LMI Insights Report no. 17, Finding Their Path: What Youth Not In Employment, Education or Training (NEET) Want
Most Canadians aged 16 to 29 who are not in employment, education or training are typically in transition as they look for work or wait for school to start.