Areas of Impact

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) drives innovation in skills development and employment training to ensure that all Canadians are prepared for the future of work and have equitable access to economic opportunities.

25,000+

people benefited from skills training and/or employment opportunities

3.9M

audience reach of our projects and insights

2,000+

network of practitioners, influencers, and decision makers

79%

of our projects focus on underrepresented groups

We work with researchers, practitioners, post-secondary institutions, employers and policy makers to solve pressing labour market challenges in a way that is beneficial for people and their communities, for businesses, and for Canada’s future economic prosperity – with an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our approach to drive transformation in Canada’s skills development ecosystem

Insights

We consolidate leading thinking from across the country to shape the skills research and innovation agenda for the future.

Solutions

We partner with higher ed, corporate, and training organizations to test and evaluate innovative solutions to labour force challenges and create positive change in job training and career guidance services.

Systems Change

We activate and connect the skills development networks and governments across Canada to scale or adapt pilots that have developed winning solutions and deliver policy change.

Impact Stories

Accelerating newcomer potential

The Challenge Saeed Fallah planned to settle in Nova Scotia after he arrived in Canada. For 10 years, he had held different roles at a...

Systems Change

Transitions from energy to tech

The Challenge Forty-six year-old Felipe Moreno was a mechanical engineer in the Calgary oil and gas sector for 15 years. After his company was bought...

Solutions

Supporting independence from social assistance

The Challenge Kate is a proud Inuit woman and single parent living in a remote community. Like many, she took programs to complete her high...

Insights

Training for digital skills

The Challenge Rachneet Randhawa had just finished a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, economics and sustainability studies. She wanted to find a career that fit her...

Solutions

Accelerating the future of tech

The Challenge At age 16, Joshua was grappling with depression and dealing with challenges at home and school. Life felt overwhelming, and he dropped out...

Solutions

Tech training and support for northern women

The Challenge Brenda, 52, faced systemic barriers and had a low level of education and skills. She was born in northern Manitoba on the Opaskwayak...

Solutions

Over the past several years, alongside our incredible partners, we've transformed Canada's skills development ecosystem through insights, solutions and systems change.

How FSC supports partners in skills development across Canada