All of our activities, projects, and research are made possible through partnerships. We are committed to working closely with our partners and widely sharing the results to further promote collaboration.

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Our engagement strategy is based on Stakeholder Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization. We are building a pan-Canadian network of partners and stakeholders to encourage collaboration, the exchange of ideas, and sharing of knowledge and best practices. We will also ensure that our work is accessible to all Canadians and that knowledge is available in the right form, at the right place, at the right time.

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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 Toronto, […]
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Program helps displaced oil & gas professionals transition to techexternal link icon

Oil and gas industry professionals who have been displaced mid-career can now apply to access no-cost training for in-demand tech jobs with the first cohort in the EDGE UP digital upskilling program, beginning in February 2020.
2019 Advisory Board

The Future Skills Centre Announces new Advisory Board

Leaders from key social and economic sectors–headed by new Board Chair Jenny Poulos from RBC–will identify solutions to help Canadians gain and adapt skills needed in a fast-changing economy.
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Technology isn’t shaping work the way we thinkexternal link icon

Work isn’t changing so fast or dramatically, and it’s humans who decide how technology is used. So, we’d better equip ourselves to make better decisions.

Can universities bridge the graduate skills gap?external link icon

In trying to make graduates more job-ready, universities will have to guard against inadvertently compromising some of their offerings.

Deciphering the skills we need for the new world of workexternal link icon

For Canada to have effective training and education policies, it needs to properly classify and define skills and link them to occupational data.

Using VR, AI to help drivers keep pace with the fast-changing trucking industry

For Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, pursuing the life of a long-distance truck driver was as natural as it was for her father before her. Like him, she was drawn to the open roads, the elevated view of the natural world, the chance to see the four corners of North America, and the opportunity to learn from people she’d meet along the way.

Helping displaced workers reskill in advanced manufacturing

Sanjiv Uthayakumar had worked in the printing industry maintaining the presses that produced newspapers and flyers in Ontario for several years, when the long simmering downturn in media and declining advertising dollars started to threaten his job security.

Youth Spotlight: Ethan Boyerexternal link icon

In April 2019, the Future Skills Centre announced support for Actua’s Indigenous Youth in STEM for-credit programs in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Northern Alberta. This program is also supported by our corporate sector partners Suncor Energy Foundation and Imperial. I had the pleasure of hearing from participants Ethan Boyer and Jordan Zenhenko (previous youth spotlight blog post), about their experiences.

Improving front-line care for growing number of Canadians living with dementia

After watching her grandmother suffer through dementia, Michelle Clermont resolved to leave her corporate job in software support and transition to the healthcare sector to work as a Personal Support Worker and ensure vulnerable people would feel protected by someone they could trust.

Training displaced oil and gas workers to flourish in Alberta’s tech boom

Shona Clarke had spent more than 20 years working as a senior geologist in Calgary’s oil and gas industry when she lost her job as the global energy company she worked for downsized and restructured.
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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.