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Boosting skills upgrades in key economic sectors

Many sectors of the Canadian economy are undergoing drastic changes due to automation and technological advancement.

That’s why we’re investing in key partnerships to support skills development and research in sectors of the economy that are at high risk of automation and will be critical to Canada’s future long-term success.

From agriculture to health care, to cybersecurity and the blue economy, we are partnering with employers and industry leaders across Canada on projects that advance institutional and systemic change that benefits employers and employees — ensuring skills training is relevant and accessible to diverse groups, including women, racialized groups and people with essential skills gaps.  

FSC’s focus is to test approaches, training interventions and applied research in order to anticipate labour market shifts and prepare the workforce before sector-wide change.

Why is the Future Skills Centre investing in key economic sectors?

Explore the projects

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National workforce strategy for agriculture and food & beverage manufacturing

This project will address persistent and growing labour and skills shortages affecting Canada’s agriculture and…
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Best foot forward: Reskilling human resources for high-risk foot care

This project will examine the health human resources and health care needs to improve the…
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Test the waters: Competencies for the sustainable blue economy

This research project aims to develop national standards for jobs related to sustainable use of…
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Building resilience in the bio-economy

This project aims to help Canada’s bio-economy become more agile and resilient. It will engage…
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Navigating a changing workforce

This project aims to provide career intelligence and access to targeted training for professionals in…
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MindFrame Connect

This project will create evidence-based programming needed to develop the mindset and resilience of Canada’s…
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Canadian cybersecurity skills and talent transformation

This project aims to transform the Canadian cybersecurity sector into a field that is inclusive…
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Learn more about our research and insights for workforce solutions

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Building Inclusive Workplaces

A one-size-fits-all approach to pandemic recovery will not work. Programs tailored to the specific needs…

Responding to Automation: Building a Cleaner Futureexternal link icon

The Future Skills Centre and the Conference Board of Canada research the paths that workers…
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Learning Bulletins, sharing knowledge and insights

Learning insights that gather research and early findings from our innovation projects to help navigate…
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