Current Initiatives

Two years of Future Skills

In 2 short years, we’ve equipped thousands of Canadians with the skills to thrive in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Thank you to our partners for your continued support in an unprecedented time of change and disruption.

Community of Practice

Our Community of Practice is a virtual space that brings together practitioners in the skills-training ecosystem. Researchers, employment and training service providers and anyone interested in skills development are welcome to join!

Pages of interest

Virtual Regional Sounding Tour

Our Regional Sounding Tour is a series of strategic roundtables (currently taking place virtually) to engage Canadians in every province and territory on their local needs in terms of skills development and training.

Research

We collaborate with researchers across Canada to build knowledge on critical issues relevant to skills development. Our research helps Canadians to better understand future skills priorities, knowledge gaps, best practices, and how to address these demands.

The Future Skills Centre is dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market.

A forward-looking organization, FSC prototypes, tests, and measures new and innovative approaches to skills development and training. We are passionate about building a resilient learning nation, backed by an agile and responsive skills ecosystem.

News

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Canadian researchers examine the latest impact of digital technologies on the economic landscape

Ottawa, ON – February 2, 2021: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), in…
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Future Skills Centre and Labour Market Information Council Announce $3 Million Partnership for Creation of Front-Line Career-Guidance Tools

New project aims to equip front-line organizations with tools and insights needed to help Canadians navigate their career choices TORONTO (December 14, 2020) – Today, […]

Innovation Projects

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Learner Shock: Preparedness of Learning

Testing strategies for addressing “Learning Shock”
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Skilled jobs for Mid-Career Workers Through Work-Based Learning

Training to fill vacancies in the mold-making and injection-molding trades

Research

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Applied and Experiential Skills

In this multi-year project, our team of researchers will study and support ongoing work-integrated learning…
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Is the Future Micro? Unbundling Learning for Flexibility & Access

Micro-credentials focus on assessing the achievement of incremental parcels of learning related to a particular…
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Social and Emotional Skills are Top of Mind Across Canada

When we asked participants across Canada to identify the most important skills for career success,…

Consortium Partners