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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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Future Skills Centre announces $37 million investment for innovative and responsive solutions to Canada’s evolving labour market

30 projects to fill employers’ skills gaps and help workers gain in-demand skills in this post-pandemic period.
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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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The Future Skills Centre welcomes Desirée Lopes as the Director of Programs and Rajanthi Manivannan as the Director of Strategy and Operations.

An engineer who started her career in the private sector, Desirée Lopes has an eye for new opportunities and experience in launching innovative initiatives, which […]

Future Skills Centre announces $37 million investment for innovative and responsive solutions to Canada’s evolving labour market

30 projects to fill employers’ skills gaps and help workers gain in-demand skills in this post-pandemic period.

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.

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

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

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.

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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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.