Frequently Asked Questions About Labour Market Information (LMI)


Where can I access Labour Market Information?

Government, association and sector websites are a good source of Labour Market Information. You can also speak to employers and employment centre career counsellors. Wherever you access information, make sure it is trusted and reliable. 

Who should be using Labour Market Information?

Many people can and should use Labour Market Information. This includes students (secondary and post-secondary), families, individuals looking to change jobs, teachers, counsellors and other career influencers. Employers also use LMI to help them fill needs and address the demand in their workplace. 

What type of information can I find when using LMI?

LMI has information about the skills, education, training and other job requirements necessary for entry into specific careers. It can help you determine if specific types of  career opportunities exist in the area in which you would like to live and work or learn about career opportunities you may not be familiar with but align well with your skills and interests. LMI also provides details on wages and salaries related to a career you may be considering. 

What can I learn from the Career Profiles found on LMI sites?

Career Profiles offer insight into duties, responsibilities and working conditions related to a position. Career Profiles can also offer general information on related positions or opportunities for progression in the field. 

What does the phrase “careers in demand” mean?

Careers in demand refers to  careers that are expected to have the highest anticipated growth rate over the coming years (3, 5, 10 years for example). It can also mean there are worker shortages in those careers and there is an active need to fill those positions. 



Click on your province to be taken directly to the provincial website for Labour Market Information. To access federal Labour Market Information found on the Government of Canada website, click here.