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 and You
When time came for me to apply for university, I had to make a choice of where and what I would study. I was interested in a lot of subjects…
Bridging the knowledge gap in the future of work: A Canadian perspective
The future of work is one of the hottest topics these days, both in Canada and abroad. When I joined LMIC in June, I jumped into researching this important and…
LMI Insights Report no. 2, The Future of Work in Canada: Bridging the Gap
A review of recent reports on the future of work reveals several important gaps in insight and information that Canadians, policy makers and stakeholders need to make informed decisions.
Mind the Gap: Taking Stock of Canada’s LMI System
One of my first tasks when I joined LMIC last March was to take stock of the considerable efforts undertaken in the past decade to identify labour market information (LMI)…
Introducing LMIC’s first Operational Plan
In April 2018, we released our first Strategic Plan to provide a high-level overview of our core objectives and planned accomplishments over the coming three years. In particular, in an effort to…
Making sense of the future of work in Canada
When I joined LMIC in April, one of my first priorities was to help provide insights on the jobs of today and tomorrow. To that end, my team and I began…
LMI Insights Report no. 1, Taking Stock of Past Labour Market Information Assessments
Considerable progress has been made in improving LMI, but several important gaps persist. LMIC’s priority is to improve LMI for all Canadians.
Nothing is more difficult to predict than the future
Yogi Berra was probably as good a philosopher as he was a baseball catcher, which, if you know anything about baseball, says a lot about how revered he was in…
Openness and transparency: Cornerstones of good governance
Two tenets of good governance are leadership and effectiveness. I wrote about these themes in my last two articles, talking about the need for collaboration in evidence-based policy making and a better understanding…