LMIC works with many partners — including Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada — to enhance our collective knowledge of the skill requirements of jobs in Canada. We look at how to best define and measure the skills in demand today and tomorrow.
LMI Insight Report no. 35 is a joint project with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and Statistics Canada (STC) that explored how to leverage data available via the O*NET database and build two distinct but complementary concordances: one for statistical indicators (STC) and one for occupational profiles (ESDC). Learn more by reading, LMI Insight Report no. 35, Job Skills Mapping: Building Concordance Between the US O*NET System and Canada’s NOC
Why we're doing this project
Canada’s continued economic success relies on our collective ability to improve skills-related policies and programs. In this context, Canadians need better definitions and measurements of skills as well as easily accessible information about the skills required today and expected to be in demand tomorrow.
The Understanding Skills project aims to improve labour market information on skills to support employers, workers, educational institutions, trainers and anyone else navigating the changing world of work.
The US O*NET system is one of the world’s largest and widely used repositories documenting detailed job-worker characteristics. Since the O*NET database classifies occupations differently than in Canada, we continued our work with Employment and Social Development Canada and Statistics Canada to explore the idea of mapping from one classification to another.