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The Labour Market Information Council (LMIC) is a not-for-profit organization established to identify and implement pan-Canadian priorities to address the need for more consistent and accessible labour market information for Canadians.

LMIC's mandate is to improve the timeliness, reliability and accessibility of labour market information to facilitate decision-making by employers, workers, job seekers, academics, policy makers, educators, career practitioners, students, parents and under-represented populations.

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Job Loss Impacts of COVID-19 by Education, Gender and Age

By Behnoush Amery | June 5, 2020

Widespread job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic have had an outsized impact on workers with lower levels of education. Since these workers tend to earn less on average, economists…

LMI Insight Report no. 31, What Skills Do I Need? Making the US O*NET System Work for Canadians

By Anthony Mantione | June 2, 2020

Three organizations partnered to research, identify and assess various methods for linking job–worker characteristics, with a focus on mapping skill requirements to occupations in a consistent manner.

LMI Insight Report no. 30, Sectors at Risk: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian Tourism Industry

By Guest Blog | May 26, 2020

The tourism sector is at the forefront of COVID-19 job losses in Canada. Labour market information on new skills requirements that emerge as a result of these changes will be…

Impact of COVID-19 on Career Development

By Sareena Hopkins | May 19, 2020

How has COVID-19 affected the career development sector? With the shutdown of non-essential businesses and organizations across Canada, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to far-reaching impacts across all labour market…

COVID-19 Job Losses Concentrated Among the Lowest Earners

By Tony Bonen | May 8, 2020

Employment fell by a further 1,993,800 (11%) in April, bringing total job losses to more than 3 million over the past two months. The official unemployment rate now stands at…

LMI Insight Report no. 29, Making Informed Choices in an Uncertain and Changing Job Market

By Anthony Mantione | April 28, 2020

Using online job posting data, we examine recent shifts in Canada’s job market and ways to assess what employers are asking for in terms of skills and knowledge.

Addressing critical workforce needs: Ensuring Canada’s food supply in times of crisis

By Guest Blog | April 24, 2020

Until a few weeks ago, most Canadians hadn’t thought much about where their food comes from, who produces it, or if there would be enough for everyone. Panic buying across…

Gender Implications of COVID-19 Unemployment

By Brittany Feor | April 21, 2020

Between February and March 2020, the Canadian unemployment rate jumped from 5.6% to 7.8%. This was driven, in large part, by increases in temporary layoffs for occupations in sales and…

Essential Services and Occupations: A Pan-Canadian List

By Zoe Rosenbaum | April 16, 2020

To ensure the labour market information we share is up to date, we will continue to update our Pan-Canadian Essential Services List as new LMI emerges about the effects of…

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