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Publications

The LMIC Publications consist of our research reports, the Future of Work Annotated Bibliography, which synthesizes the latest research findings, and LMI Insights, an ongoing series of short reports that investigate a wide range of labour market information related issues. To ensure the most relevant findings are available, publications are regularly published and updated.

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LMI Insight Report No. 45, Making Sense of Gig Work

The rise of the on-demand digital workforce, facilitated by technological advancements, has brought increased attention to the phenomena of “gig work.” Although the meaning of gig work can be complex, and has most certainly evolved over time, we identify three common approaches used to describe it.Read More

Building a Decision-Based Framework to Understand LMI Needs

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 diverse needs of Canadians, our work must be centred on the decisions confronting Canadians in a time of immense change and labour market transition.Read More

How to Forecast Skills in Demand: A Primer

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 as workplaces adapt to new ways of working. In the past year, all of these changes have been exacerbated by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More

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, LMIC focused on providing relevant labour market information (LMI) data and insights to help Canadians navigate these challenges.Read More

WorkWords

LMIC's WorkWords is an online labour market encyclopedia that provides definitions of key labour market terms, data, uses and concepts.Read More

Now of Work

LMIC’s Now of Work Annotated Bibliography synthesizes the latest research findings related to COVID-19.Read More

Future of Work Annotated Bibliography

The annotated reports are from a variety of sources, with an emphasis on Canadian studies. To ensure relevance, LMIC focuses on reports that were produced within the last decade, with some exceptions where warranted.Read More