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LMIC Contact 2019 Conference


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Overview of the world of work in Canada, including an analysis of current conditions and future challenges.

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LMIC Contact 2019 Conference

  1. 1. LABOUR MARKET INFORMATION COUNCIL CONSEIL DE L’INFORMATION SUR LE MARCHÉ DU TRAVAIL The World of Work in Canada Contact 2019 Saskatoon, SK – 10 April 2019 StevenTobin ExecutiveDirector The World of Work in Canada
  2. 2. Opinion Research: Individual Canadians Graduates among the largest LMI users % of respondents using LMI 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Employed Persons with disability Parents Students Recent immigrants Unemployed Recent graduates
  3. 3. Opinion Research: Individual Canadians Unemployed and Students struggle to find LMI % with difficulty in finding LMI Unemployed struggle to understand LMI % with difficulty understanding LMI 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Unemployed Students Recent Graduates Persons with… Employed Recent immigrants Parents 0% 20% 40% 60% Unemployed Recent immigrants Persons with… Recent graduates Parents Students Employed
  4. 4. LMI Needs After wages, skills are the most commonly identified LMI need
  5. 5. LMI Challenges Data, when found, is not meeting the needs of Canadians
  6. 6. The World of Work in Canada • Overall employment growth is strong and unemployment rate low • Growth in full-time jobs equal or better than overall job growth • Non-standard employment levels are stable Recent trends good …. • Strong employment growth varies considerably by region and sector • Rate of “over-qualification” is rising fast • A lot of uncertainty in the future of work … but come with caveats
  7. 7. Growth rate of employment
  8. 8. Unemployment rate at historic low
  9. 9. Little change in non-standard employment
  10. 10. Little change in non-standard employment
  11. 11. Little change in non-standard employment
  12. 12. Skills Old and New: Occupations and Qualifications I 4-digit NOC codes are associated with the “typical education” required for the job. The 2nd digit of the 2016 NOC codes indicate the following education levels: Level A (0 or 1): University degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate) Level B (2 or 3): Some post-secondary education, college and apprenticeship Level C (4 or 5): Completion of secondary school, and some occupation training Level D (6 or 7): Below secondary school, and on-the-job training NOC “Skill” Level
  13. 13. Skills Old and New: Occupations and Qualifications II
  14. 14. Future of Work Annotated Bibliography Theme Canada-focused reports International reports FoW Drivers Technological Change (Automation, AI, etc.) 59% 83% Demographic Change (e.g., aging) 52% 39% Climate Change 4% 22% Type of Analysis Quantitative analysis 78% 65% Skills-specific projections 11% 26% Level of Analysis National-level forecasts 56% Provincial-level forecasts 22% Sub-provincial-level forecasts 7% Total Number of Reports 27 23 A “living document” summarizes Canadian and International research reports Version2.1released February
  15. 15. Future of Work 1.So much more to the future than technology 2.Inter-section of drivers and labour market implications 3.Distribution, distribution, distribution 4.Role of skills: which ones and where?
  16. 16. Moving forward 1.Skills definitions 2.Mapped to occupations 3.Intersection of agents 4.Empowering people with insights and information