Current Initiatives

Shock-proofing the future of work innovation projects

We are making a $32 million investment in workers and employers in Canada. These 64 innovation projects explore ways evolving or emerging sectors and technologies can support workers displaced from socio-economic shocks as well as strengthening the economy of tomorrow.

OpportuNext

FSC and the Conference Board of Canada are launching OpportuNext, a free online tool to help job placement professionals, jobseekers and employers. This tool looks at 13 billion job characteristics in today's market to quickly and easily identify career transition options.

Pages of interest

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!

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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On the home front: Remote work may widen inequality in Canada

Many people are managing to work from home, Environics Institute survey shows, but parents of young children, newcomers and young workers face greater challenges.
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Future Skills Centre announces $32 million for projects to help Canadian workers gain skills as part of shock-proofing the workforce of the future

TORONTO (April 7, 2021) — Future Skills Centre (FSC) today announces the funding of 64 innovation…

Innovation Projects

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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
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Learning outside together

Early care and learning professionals gain knowledge and skills related to outdoor play and Indigenous…
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Gauging the potential of occupational pluralism in rural Atlantic Canada

Studying the Maritimes’ seasonal labour supply challenge and assessing the feasibility of education and training…

Research

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2020 Survey on Employment and Skills

The survey explores the experiences of Canadians relating to employment, education, and training, including perceptions…
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Economic Equality in a Changing World: Removing Barriers to Employment for Women

Action is needed to alleviate gender barriers. This report summarizes existing research and prevailing issues…
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STEM for Indigenous Learners

This research project will explore what works for effectively designing, teaching, and supporting cross-cultural Science,…

Consortium Partners