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STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2025

Message from the Board Chair and Executive Director

The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) was established by the Forum of Labour Market Ministers (FLMM) to improve and address gaps in Canada’s labour market information ecosystem. In the span of three short years, LMIC has established itself as an independent, credible organization that specializes in labour market information.

We have made progress towards our goal of providing Canadians with timely, reliable and accessible labour market information to help inform and support their career and workplace decisions. This has been achieved through a range of innovative projects, tools and resources in collaboration with public and private partnerships across the pan-Canadian ecosystem.

Our new five-year strategic plan builds on the achievements of the past three years and sets three new goals and supporting priority areas of action to provide Canadians with the information and insights they need to succeed in a changing and dynamic world of work. Our aim is to empower Canadians, and the organizations that support them, to make informed decisions by enabling access to quality, relevant and comprehensive labour market data and insights across the Canadian labour market information ecosystem.

As the needs of Canadians change over the next five years, this plan will evolve and adapt.

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Bindi Sawchuk

LMIC Board Chair

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Steven Tobin

Executive Director

 

Introduction

The Labour Market Information Council is an independent, non-profit organization established in 2017 under the directive of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers. Our aim is to work collaboratively across governments and with stakeholders, public and private, to empower Canadians to make informed decisions by enabling access to quality, relevant, comprehensive data and insights across the pan-Canadian LMI ecosystem.

As part of our first strategic plan, LMIC underwent an independent organizational review and assessment of progress. The new Strategic Plan for 2021–25, builds on the lessons of the past three years and charts a path forward that enables LMIC to better support Canadians in navigating the world of work.

The strategic plan goals ensure that LMIC provides unique value in Canada’s labour market information ecosystem.

Vision

Canadians have the necessary information and insights to succeed in a changing, dynamic world of work.

Mission

To empower Canadians to make informed decisions by enabling access to quality, relevant and comprehensive data and insights across the pan-Canadian LMI ecosystem.

Values

The following values define what is most important to us as an organization. We embody these values in our work every day.

The Pan-Canadian LMI Ecosystem: A Collaborative Endeavour

LMIC's priorities are developed through extensive, ongoing engagement with Canadians, the FLMM, governments, partners and stakeholders. We will continuously seek input from a wide variety of stakeholders.

Canadians

Through public opinion research, LMIC regularly consults with Canadians on labour market information and insights to ensure that the right information is provided in a way that is most meaningful.

Stakeholders and Practitioners

LMIC partners with stakeholders across the LMI ecosystem including sector councils, associations, other not-for-profits, the private sector, education and training institutions, think tanks and beyond.

LMIC continues to build strong relationships with career development practitioners and related organizations who help Canadians of all ages and stages throughout their careers.

Government

LMIC works with governments across the country to add value to existing labour market information endeavours. This includes working with the Forum of Labour Market Ministers and representatives from federal, provincial and territorial governments across the LMI ecosystem.

Labour Markets Information Experts

LMIC’s work is peer reviewed by experts from a variety of fields. The Labour Market Information Experts Panel acts as a key resource for feedback, advice and guidance on research practices and methods. The Experts Panel is drawn from a variety of fields and sectors across the country and helps to ensure that our work is of the highest quality.

Strategic Goals

LMIC enables a pan-Canadian labour market information ecosystem that responds to the needs of Canadians by helping them make better-informed decisions. To that end, the following strategic goals will ensure LMIC continues to develop its role as key stakeholder and facilitator in the LMI ecosystem over the next five years:

guide

Guide LMI Systems

enhance

Enhance LMI Practices

Champion

Champion LMI Access

Measuring Success

LMIC has developed a performance measurement framework to track the results of activities aligned with the strategic goals we have set out in this plan.

The framework will measure outputs and outcomes at various stages, and will evolve as priorities change. LMIC’s success will be measured against our ability to help Canadians succeed in a changing, dynamic world of work. Ultimately, this will require working in collaboration with partners and stakeholders in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Ensuring Accountability

We will prepare an annual report for stakeholders and the Canadian public. The annual report will provide updates on LMIC’s accomplishments related to this strategic plan. LMIC also ensures accountability for public funding through audited financial statements.

Governance

LMIC is governed by a Board of Directors and three subcommittees of the Board, including Executive, Audit and Strategy and Evaluation. In addition, the National Stakeholder Advisory Panel (NSAP) was established to guide LMIC’s activities, including the identification of annual priorities.

Board of Directors

The Board, in consultation with stakeholders, is responsible for determining the direction and priorities of LMIC. The Board is composed of 15 senior government officials representing each province and territory, as well as Employment and Social Development Canada, and Statistics Canada.

The National Stakeholder Advisory Panel

NSAP provides strategic recommendations on organizational priorities and projects. NSAP is composed of non-government stakeholders who have substantial insight and expertise in labour market information.