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One in five Canadian employees are in occupations at high risk of automation

A new report released by The Conference Board of Canada indicates that nearly one in five Canadian employees are in occupations at high risk of automation with few or on no options to transition into lower-risk occupations without significant retraining.
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Shock Proofing the Future of Work: Future Skills Centre investing $15 million in innovative projects to support workers in hard-hit sectors

Funding for innovation in skills development part of rapid response to aid those most affected by COVID-19 crisis
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COVID-19 dents Canadians’ outlook on employment, but not confidence in their ability to bounce back

COVID-19 dents Canadians’ outlook on employment, but not confidence in their ability to bounce back
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Future Skills Centre and OTEC announce rapid response project for hard-hit tourism and hospitality workers

The project includes an online platform where workers will find immediate services to support resilience during the crisis. Through the platform, displaced workers will access information about COVID-related government benefits, training, certifications, tourism and hospitality job opportunities, and options to work in jobs in related industries.
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Appointment of Julia Rim Shepard as Future Skills Centre’s Director, Strategic Communications

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Julia Rim Shepard to the Future Skills Centre (FSC) team as Director, Strategic Communications. Julia is an exceptional communicator with a 13-year career in the non-profit sector.
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A Skills Agenda for the Future, Now

While yielding to this essential first wave, we at Future Skills Centre (FSC) have focused our energy on building a strategy to support Canada’s shift into the "reset" phase of economic recovery. Helping prepare Canadians to get back to work, with the right skills to succeed now and into the future, will remain crucial in a continuously changing economy.
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Celebrating Year One of the Future Skills Centre

In our first year, we’ve collaborated with many partners to lay a strong foundation for our mission to help Canadians gain the skills they need — today and into the future — to thrive in a changing workforce. See what we’ve accomplished so far!
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The Future of Work in Canada – What we need to know about our ecosystem

Public, policymakers can now access the first set of Skills Next reports on key issues shaping the future of work and skills in Canada.

The Future Skills Centre is a forward-thinking centre for research and collaboration dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success and meeting the emerging talent needs of employers. As a pan-Canadian community, we bring together experts and organizations across sectors to rigorously identify, assess, and share innovative approaches to develop the skills and work environments to drive prosperity and inclusion.