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Posts Tagged ‘LMI Needs’

Guiding in the Dark: Career Practitioners and LMI

I remember walking into my school guidance counsellor’s office during my last year of high school, just before the Christmas holidays. Anxious with anticipation, I was hoping to walk out with a clear step-by-step manual for how to have a successful career. While working with the counsellor, Leah, it quickly became apparent that careers are…Read More

Labour Market Information Needs of Sociodemographic Groups

We asked over 15,000 Canadians about how they use labour market information and what they find lacking in the current system. These results are now published on our new pan-Canadian dashboard featuring the key labour market information needs by age group, urban/rural location, and gender. Exploring the results within these three main sociodemographic groups reveals some interesting findings. First,…Read More

Modernizing how information is communicated

We have long heard the call for labour market information – and data more generally – to be communicated and shared with Canadians in a more user-friendly way. This was one of the reasons why the Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) was created. As both the Chief Statistician of Canada and one of the founding Board members…Read More

Not Your Average “Future of Work” Event

The world of work is changing. This is evident by the number of new job opportunities stemming from technological advancement, the restructuring/disruption of jobs, and the burgeoning field of predicting future job gains and losses. Since I am an economist at LMIC and a board member of the Ottawa Economics Association (OEA), these emerging and uncertain trends are…Read More

Hidden biases and mindful data

From Ottawa to Montreal At LMIC, we see collaboration and information sharing as key ingredients to the success of what we do. This includes, among other things, understanding how better access to quality labour market information (LMI) can improve outcomes for underrepresented populations. Thus, when I learned that the Quebec Inter-University Centre for Social Statistics (QICSS) conference focused…Read More

What’s in a name, or three?

It’s difficult to read your top newsfeed or scan your social media without tripping over the issue of labour or skills shortages in Canada. A quick internet search returns results that range from “Severe shortages in the 2018 Canadian labour market,” “Canada’s labour shortage intensifies, with nearly 400,000 vacant jobs,” and “In Canada, labour shortage…Read More

LMI and You

When time came for me to apply for university, I had to make a choice of where and what I would study. I was interested in a lot of subjects but was unsure what would be worth 4 years of my life. Ultimately, I met one of my parents’ friend who was studying finance and…Read More

Mind the Gap: Taking Stock of Canada’s LMI System

One of my first tasks when I joined LMIC last March was to take stock of the considerable efforts undertaken in the past decade to identify labour market information (LMI) gaps in Canada. In doing this assessment — which is expanded upon in our first LMI Insight — it was important to keep a few things in…Read More