National Labour Market Information Study

National Labour Market Information Study

BioTalent Canada’s is currently conducting a national Labour Market Information (LMI) study to help the industry address current and future skills shortages, encourage strategic workforce planning and alleviate labour market challenges by producing updated and accurate LMI for the Canadian bio-economy. The research includes forecasting models and leverage the over 20 LMI reports produced since 2007.

This in-depth study will involve a variety of research methods and stages including:

  • Pre-liminary research – talking to industry leaders to confirm and revise the current definition of the bio-economy so the data can be accurately measured.
  • Economic analysis – gathering research from Statistics Canada and other government data.
  • Qualitative field research – gathering industry stakeholders, at roundtables and site visits across the country, to discuss the talent needs and challenges facing employers and other stakeholders.
  • Quantitative field research – conducting an employer survey, via Ipsos Research, to measure and forecast the specific talent needs of the bio-economy.
  • Opinion poll – conducting, via EKOS Research, a career perception survey among Canadians

The results of the study will be published in a variety of ways including a national, 5 regional, 3 hubs reports and will focus on the:

  • current and future skills shortages,
  • supply and demand of workers, and
  • data to facilitate employer HR resource planning and management.

If you are interested in participating in this LMI study please contact Adriana Saenz at


Funded by the Government of Canada’s Sectoral Initiative Program.Canada logo