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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.


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


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


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

Client Centric and Demand Driven

We approach our work with an understanding that, for labour market insights to be impactful, they must be timely, relevant and accessible and respond to the needs of consumers, users and other providers of labour market information.

Inclusive and collaborative

We are committed to providing labour market information and insights that respect the diversity of perspectives and needs across Canada. We believe our best work comes by working in partnership with others through collaboration, and harnessing the experience, expertise, creativity and resources of all individuals, partners, governments, agencies and stakeholders.

Integrity and transparency

We lead with integrity through a relentless focus on quality and reliable labour market information and insights. Our approach is anchored in respect and understanding for the importance of openness and transparency in what we do and how we do it. We strive to ensure that our efforts and outputs are fair and objective.

Innovative and evolutionary

We are committed to developing and embracing innovative ideas, new methods and new platforms. We strive to ensure that the pan-Canadian ecosystem of labour market information evolves to meet the emerging and diverse needs of Canadians, and we make every effort to and add value to that system. To that end, we interact with Canadian labour market information users in ways that are impactful, and we measure our efforts to ensure that we continuously evolve and improve as an organization.

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.


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.


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 Market 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:


LMI systems

Ensure that the ecosystem responds to pan-Canadian LMI needs in an efficient manner.

Foster an innovative LMI ecosystem

We will act as a centre of innovation by testing and assessing new tools, techniques and channels to collect, analyze and disseminate labour market information. Broadly sharing our findings will support and improve the ecosystem’s ability to respond quickly and efficiently to the rapidly evolving LMI needs of Canadians.

Collaborate with stakeholders to address LMI priorities

We will work with others to identify and address LMI data gaps in the pan-Canadian ecosystem, with a focus on improving the timelines, localness and granularity of information and insights.


Enhance LMI practices

Promote benchmarks and guidelines to improve the quality and application of LMI.

Encourage adoption of best practices in the generation, analysis and dissemination of LMI in the pan-Canadian ecosystem

We will research best practices related to LMI and work with partners and stakeholders to promote best practices for the production and delivery of LMI to improve accuracy and utility.

Promote labour market information consistency and coherency

We will work with others to identify and address LMI data gaps in the pan-Canadian ecosystem, with a focus on improving the timelines, localness and granularity of information and insights.


LMI access

Enable access and sharing of LMI data, knowledge and best practices.

Enable access to LMI across the pan-Canadian ecosystem

We will work with partners and stakeholders to ensure Canadians have access to the full breadth and depth of high quality LMI. We will focus on improving timely access to LMI data and insights to intermediaries, stakeholders and governments.

Promote and support use of LMI

We will ensure that intermediaries and other stakeholders have the knowledge and tools to enhance their ability to successfully support the labour market information decisions of Canadians.

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.


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.

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