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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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Tailor-Made LMI for Career-Related Decisions

By Michael Wilcox | August 11, 2021

People need labour market information (LMI)-such as details about wages, skill requirements and job vacancies-to make informed career, education and hiring decisions. Unfortunately, most Canadians report being unable to use…

Building a Decision-Based Framework to Understand LMI Needs

By Liz Betsis | August 5, 2021

This latest joint report highlights that the information Canadians need extends well beyond what is usually considered essential data. For labour market information to be relevant and suitable to the…

Self-employed Canadians increasingly going solo during COVID-19 pandemic

By Behnoush Amery | July 22, 2021

Self-employed individuals, like many other groups of workers, have been negatively affected by the pandemic over the past year and a half, but over the past two decades the rate…

LMI Insight Report no. 43, Searching for an OaSIS in the world of skills and occupation mapping

By Anthony Mantione | June 15, 2021

OaSIS is a new occupational skills and information system being developed by ESDC that will leverage the experience of similar systems around the world to provide Canadians with skills-related labour…

The Canadian Economics Association Conference: Employment Impacts of COVID-19

By Behnoush Amery | June 8, 2021

The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone in Canada. But when it comes to labour market outcomes, a few groups have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s impacts: low-income earners, members…

LMI Insight Report no. 42, Under Pressure: Estimating the demand and supply for bilingual workers in Canada

By Anthony Mantione | May 26, 2021

Skills shortages have long been a concern for policy makers. The lack of certain skills among the working population reduces Canada’s competitiveness and hampers economic growth.

Rural and Urban Employment Impacted Differently by COVID-19

By Michael Wilcox | May 25, 2021

Across Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented job losses. Employment fell by 0.4% (-73,500) in April and remains 2.2% (–422,750) below the pre-pandemic employment level in February 2020.…

Double Penalty: Being a Woman and a Visible Minority

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | May 6, 2021

For the first time, Canada’s Labour Force Survey (LFS) began asking respondents in July 2020 to identify if they fall into one of several designated visible minority groups, including Arab,…

How to Forecast Skills in Demand: A Primer

By lmic_admin | April 19, 2021

Driving forces in the world of work—including population ageing, climate change, globalization and technology, among others—have been disrupting employment for decades. The quantity and quality of jobs have evolved rapidly…

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