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 Insights Report no. 6, Easily Understood LMI is Essential for Making Informed Career Decisions
According to our public opinion research, many Canadians face difficulty finding the LMI they need. Often when they find LMI, it is not easy to understand.
LMI Insights Report no. 5, Is it Difficult to Find Information That Helps Career-Related Decisions?
Reliable and relevant LMI is essential to supporting education, employment, training and career choices. Yet, a significant number of Canadians can’t find the information they need.
Not Your Average “Future of Work” Event
The world of work is changing. This is evident by the number of new job opportunities stemming from technological advancement, the restructuring/disruption of jobs, and the burgeoning field of predicting…
ELM L.P. Has Dropped
How much does your income increase if you complete an apprenticeship training program or a college, university, or other post-secondary program? Do people leave the province in which they studied…
LMI Insights Report no. 4, Exploring Data to Assess Labour Market Outcomes of Post-Secondary Students and Apprentices
The Education and Labour Market Longitudinal Platform helps us better understand the transitions of Canadians from education and training programs into the labour market
LMI and Microdata Linkages
This year’s Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) conference was held in Hamilton from 17–19 October. Its title — “Building an Inclusive, Prosperous and Healthy Canada: What Can We Learn from the Data?” —…
Hidden biases and mindful data
From Ottawa to Montreal At LMIC, we see collaboration and information sharing as key ingredients to the success of what we do. This includes, among other things, understanding how better access…
What’s in a name, or three?
It’s difficult to read your top newsfeed or scan your social media without tripping over the issue of labour or skills shortages in Canada. A quick internet search returns results…
LMI Insights Report no. 3, What’s in a Name? Labour Shortages, Skills Shortages, and Skills Mismatches
Labour shortages, skills shortages and skills mismatches negatively impact individual well-being and dampen productivity and competitiveness for both businesses and the economy.