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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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Untangling Vacancy Data

By Emna Braham | July 17, 2019

As unemployment drops to historic lows (5.5% as of June 2019), the background conversation on labour and skills shortages has been propelled to the forefront. As noted by my colleague Anthony,…

Dial up your skills for the future

By Anthony Mantione | July 14, 2019

I recently came across the BuzzFeed article “24 Pictures Old Millennials Can Hear, Even if They Haven’t Heard Them in Years.” As a sucker for ’90s nostalgia, I couldn’t click…

LMI Insights Report no. 15, Search for the LMI Grail: Local, Granular, Frequent, and Timely Data

By Tobi Burnett | July 10, 2019

LMIC, Statistics Canada and other stakeholders have assessed several approaches for attaining more local, granular, frequent and timely LMI.

LMI Insights Report no. 14, Is this a skill which I see before me? The challenge of measuring skills shortages

By Tobi Burnett | July 1, 2019

A continuation of LMI Insight Report no. 3 on labour shortages, skills shortages and skills mismatches. How do these terms create uncertainty and ineffective solutions?

Demography, immigration and labour market transformation: threats or opportunities?

By Emna Braham | June 10, 2019

On May 29-30, 2019, ASDEQ (Association des économistes québécois) held its annual conference in Quebec City. This year’s theme of demography, immigration and labour market transformation dovetails with our expertise…

Reconciling LMI Needs of Workers and Employers

By Steven Tobin | May 28, 2019

Shared Objectives For nearly a decade before arriving at LMIC, I worked at the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO is a tripartite UN organization that brings together employers, workers, and…

LMI Insights Report no. 13, Canadian Employers: Uneven Access to Labour Market Information

By Tobi Burnett | May 1, 2019

Two-thirds of Canadian employers rely on LMI for HR management, but most have difficulty finding and understanding LMI. The challenge is particularly acute for smaller businesses.

Amplifying the Impact of Data

By Tony Bonen | April 23, 2019

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Hot Topics Luncheon at Amplify 2019, an annual conference hosted by FirstWork, Ontario’s Youth Employment Network. Amplify provides an opportunity to…

Understanding and Dealing with Labour and Skill Shortages

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | April 15, 2019

On April 9, LMIC participated in the Ottawa Economics Association and Canadian Association Business Economics 2019 Spring Policy Conference. The annual conference is an opportunity for economics, business and policy professionals to come together to discuss and…

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