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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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If You Do What You Love, Will the Money Follow?

By Anthony Mantione | October 24, 2019

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?

By Steven Tobin | September 27, 2019

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

By Tony Bonen | September 25, 2019

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

By Elba Gomez | September 16, 2019

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

By Tobi Burnett | September 1, 2019

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

By Tobi Burnett | August 10, 2019

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.

LMI Insights Report no. 16, Bridging the Gap between Skills and Occupations: A Concept Note to Identify the Skills Associated with NOC

By Tobi Burnett | August 1, 2019

LMIC, Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada are working together to leverage a new, evergreen Skills and Competency Taxonomy and exploring options to map it to occupations.

Balancing Act: Considering Trade-Offs for Improving LMI

By Steven Tobin | July 30, 2019

Labour Market Information Needs to Evolve in Parallel to the Challenges at Hand When federal and provincial ministers responsible for labour markets first endorsed the creation of a new Labour…

Labour Market Information Needs of Sociodemographic Groups

By Tony Bonen | July 26, 2019

We asked over 15,000 Canadians about how they use labour market information and what they find lacking in the current system. These results are now published on our new pan-Canadian dashboard featuring the key…

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