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.
2019-2020 Annual Report
For the past several years, our collective attention has been focused on issues related to an unprecedented period of job growth and uncertainty regarding the future of work. In 2019–2020,…
Employment Recovery Lags for Low Earners
In August 2020, employment increased by another 246,000 jobs (+1.4%) to bring total employment in the month to nearly 97% of its February level. As noted by Statistics Canada’s data…
LMIC’s WorkWords is an online labour market encyclopedia that provides definitions of key labour market terms, data, uses and concepts.
Strength in Numbers: LMIC, MDB Insight and Vicinity Jobs Harness Big Data
The idea of using online job postings to track labour market trends is not new. Vicinity Jobs started doing this in 2006, in collaboration with Canadian economic development professionals. Since…
Immigrant Employment in Sectors Most Affected by COVID-19
Immigrants have suffered greater job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic than Canadian-born workers. Our recent blog post illustrates that employment dropped, in relative terms, for landed immigrants at nearly twice…
Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard
The Canadian Online Job Posting Dashboard is an interactive tool allowing users to explore timely detailed labour market information related to online job postings by occupation, geography, time period and…
Canadian Immigrants and COVID-19 Employment Impacts
In recent years, labour force growth in Canada has been driven by international immigration and older Canadian-born workers staying in the workforce longer. By 2031, an estimated 80% of Canada’s…
Now of Work
LMIC’s Now of Work Annotated Bibliography synthesizes the latest research findings related to COVID-19.
LMI Insight Report no. 34, Sectors at Risk: The Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Manufacturing
A joint report with Excellent in Manufacturing Consortium to examine the challenges the manufacturing sector is facing and how LMI is critical to help the sector adapt to new realities.