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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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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…

LMI Insight Report no. 41, Women With Low-Earning Trade Certificates

By Behnoush Amery | April 7, 2021

Following the RAIS report, this Insight Report focuses on the earnings of women in trades, and the earning differences between women and men over the years from three trade certifications:…

LMI Insight Report no. 40, Exploring the Earnings of Red Seal Trade Certificate Holders

By Graham Dobbs | March 26, 2021

In March 2021, the LMIC and the Education Policy Research Initiative (ERPI) released a joint report on the average earnings of journeypersons in Red Seal trades who graduated in 2009.

I Was Clueless About Skilled Trades, but You Don’t Have to Be

By Zoe Rosenbaum | March 18, 2021

At the end of high school, I had to decide what I was going to do next. The only options I thought I had were to attend university or find…

How Much Do They Make? New Evidence on the Early Career Earnings of Trade Certificate Holders

By lmic_admin | March 16, 2021

LMIC partnered with the Education Policy Research Initiative to provide new and comprehensive evidence on the early career earnings of Canadian journeypersons.

LMI Insight Report no. 39, Women in Recessions: What Makes COVID-19 Different?

By lmic_admin | March 7, 2021

The employment impacts of COVID-19 on women differ dramatically compared to previous recessions – in both magnitude and composition.

Producing and interpreting labour market information: Best practices

By Bolanle Alake-Apata | February 2, 2021

Canadians need high-quality and reliable labour market information (LMI) to support their workplace, career and educational decisions. However, LMI is produced by various groups that use diverse definitions, approaches and…

Labour Market Information Best Practices Guide

By lmic_admin | January 28, 2021

The Labour Market Information Best Practices Guide aims to provide best practices in the generation, analysis and dissemination of labour market information throughout the pan-Canadian ecosystem.

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