The Future Skills Centre is dedicated to helping Canadians gain the skills they need to thrive in a changing labour market.

Boosting skills upgrades in key economic sectors

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.

Latest from the Future Skills Centre

Made in Nunavut: building Inuit skills for northern offshore fisheries and beyond

This case study analysis focuses on skills training for Nunavut’s commercial offshore fisheries, but the…

The trucker paradox and labour market information

After spending over a decade in workforce development where I’ve designed and evaluated numerous initiatives,…

Saskatchewan’s Forest Sector: Future Skills for an Indigenous-Led Revitalization

The forest sector in northern Saskatchewan must contend with labour shortages, skills gaps, and the…
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Making up time: The impact of the pandemic on young adults in Canada

This report explores the experiences during the pandemic of younger adults, defined as those between…

Two ways we can connect more adults to career services in Canada

In Canada, only 19% of adults report using career services – lower than in other…

Adults and career services: Three key findings

When I moved to Canada, I was completely clueless about the education system, the labour…
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Needs of small businesses must be top of mind in economic recovery: Webinar

As the Canadian economy begins to rebound and rebuild after the pandemic, it will be…
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Are Adults Making Use of Career Services in Canada?

Career services represent an important way for Canadians to attain reliable and accurate labour market…

Responsive career pathways

The Responsive Career Pathways research papers include a wide range of ideas for strengthening career…
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