Call for Proposals

We are focused on advancing evidence-driven innovation in Canada’s skills and training ecosystem.

As the next step in our pandemic response plan, various sectors including hospitality, health care and technology are facing significant demand for workers with new skills. The Shock-proofing the Future of Work call looks at all industries with challenges to mitigate, or looks for new opportunities that can be further leveraged – accelerating skills training to help many navigate an evolving job market.

The Shock-proofing the Future of Work call for proposals is now closed as of 5:00pm EST on September 1, 2020.

With the ongoing pandemic, we are experiencing longer timelines for proposal review and funding decisions. All funding decisions are expected within 8-12 weeks of call close date and applicants will be notified via email. Successful applicants may be invited to an interview and requested to submit additional information.

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The Centre will continue to launch open calls for proposals to invite applications from stakeholders across the country with projects that develop, test, and evaluate innovative approaches to skills development. 

All projects will be rigorously evaluated and the evidence generated will contribute to a growing research base of what works in skills development, for whom, and under what conditions.

If you have questions about our call for proposal process, please email

Calls For Proposals

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May 2020: Shock-proofing the Future of Work

The objective of this call is to support all industries with challenges to mitigate, and…
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August 2019: Call for Proposals

The objective of this Call for Proposals is to identify, test and evaluate innovative projects…
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April 2019: Projects Supporting Mid-Career Workers

The call closed on May 2, 2019 and we received over 100 submissions from across…
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February 2019: Inaugural Call for Projects

The consortium partners identified 12 projects through targeted stakeholder engagement. Six projects were eventually selected…