exploring labour market information

Labour Market Information (LMI) is the information we need to make better decisions about our jobs and our career. LMI is also about current work and job environments in specific regions including information about specific companies, industries and occupations.
There are many sources of labour market information. They include:

  • newspaper articles
  • advertisements
  • announcements
  • industry reports
  • business directories
  • trade magazines
  • the internet
  • trends (economic, demographic, technological and global)
  • industry events and much more

Developing the skills needed to recognize what impact labour market information sources can create on your career, will help you make better choices. At Directions for Immigrants, the How to Information Interview in your Labour Market Sector workshop teaches you the skills required to successfully identify labour market information sources and take action.

Useful websites

The Calgary Economic Development website contains excellent information on Alberta’s key industries and companies.

Alberta Economic Development. This website contains information on the Alberta economy, and key industries.

Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) is a provincial website that contains information on career planning, education and training, job search, labour market trends, and workplace issues.

Immigrate to Alberta