Driving innovation in skills development to prepare for the future of work

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The Perspectives of Second-Generation Immigrants in Canada

Outcomes for second-generation immigrants are typically measured in terms of educational attainment, employment rates and…
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Skills Matching and Opportunities in Wood Manufacturing

The Wood Manufacturing Council (WMC), with support from the Conference Board of Canada (CBoC), launched…
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From data to decision: AI training and professional certification

The project was a short, online certified program in artificial intelligence (AI) for professionals and…
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Our Impact

240 +

skills development projects spanning every province and territory


economic sectors represented

61000 +

Canadians receiving hands-on skills training

73 %

of projects serving underrepresented and disadvantaged groups

Our Areas of Focus

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1Sustainable Jobs

As Canada advances its net-zero targets, we need a skills and training agenda to support both a net-positive job growth in the economy and transitioning at-risk workers in sectors that will decline.

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2Tech and Automation

Technological change is having a profound effect on nearly all aspects of society and the world of work. Improving our understanding of how technology is reshaping work is key to understanding the skills needed to create technology and to navigate it.

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3Inclusive Economy

Many equity-seeking groups in Canada continue to face barriers to employment and career progression. Building an inclusive workforce requires addressing systemic discrimination to ensure all workers and employers can thrive.

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