The Labour Market Information (LMI) Program: Acting on Human Resource Information to Build and Maintain Capacity in the Canadian Construction Sector (2005)

The Labour Market Information (LMI) program is the cornerstone of the Construction Sector Council’s (CSC’s) activities. The LMI provides the industry with information and tools to make decisions about human resources; helps government develop policy; and supports career awareness and selection.

The LMI strives to be inclusive, practical and purposeful. The program includes both the supply and demand sides of the labour equation in its analysis of Canada’s construction industry. In this way, the program can enhance the way companies schedule projects; make project decisions based on an assessment of labour-supply risk; identify sources of labour from across the country; facilitate worker mobility; identify training requirements; and influence the way supply-side solutions like apprenticeship training programs are developed and implemented.

The three major components of the LMI program are establishing a collaborative approach to LMI through the formation of the National Owners’ Forum, LMI regional networks, and industry focus groups; building an accurate and timely profile of the labour supply within the construction industry; and constructing an easy-to-use and relevant workforce demand forecasting tool based on knowledge of major construction projects in Canada.

On its own, each initiative offers the construction industry and its companies insights and opportunities. Together, they offer construction industry stakeholders an opportunity to become engaged and empowered users of supply- and demand-side labour market information.

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Douglas Watt. The Labour Market Information (LMI) Program: Acting on Human Resource Information to Build and Maintain Capacity in the Canadian Construction Sector 2005. Web. 28 May. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/construction_sector_council/construction_sector_council.pdf>
Douglas Watt (2005). The Labour Market Information (LMI) Program: Acting on Human Resource Information to Build and Maintain Capacity in the Canadian Construction Sector. Retrieved May 28, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/cboc/construction_sector_council/construction_sector_council.pdf
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