Navigating a changing workforce

This project aims to provide career intelligence and access to targeted training for professionals in the public service. The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) leads this initiative to help its members navigate the changing workforce and meet their career goals in order to thrive in the workforce of the future.

The world of work is changing. Artificial intelligence, automation and technology are increasingly used in professional occupations. But no matter how massive the disruptions, human capital will always be in demand. This project’s goal is to support PIPSC’s members, who are ambitious and responsible professionals eager to stay ahead of changes caused by social, economic and technological forces. 

Future Skills Centre is investing $2.5 million in this three-year project. This initiative is responding to the needs of the PIPSC members, since seven out of 10 want tangible, proactive steps on career advancement.  It will forecast upcoming changes, inform PIPSC members, offer them access to relevant training to stay ahead of changes, and support them in their professional development goals.

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Through this project, members will access evidence-based research and insight on how their careers are changing. PIPSC will recommend relevant and accessible training opportunities to keep them ahead of the changes in their jobs. The union will also support members in seeking employer funding and opportunities to advance their career aspirations.

The PIPSC board has approved the project and partnership with FSC to create this new service. The project launched in June 2021 and the first prototype of the service will be tested among members within 12 to 18 months.

Evaluation Strategy

This project will be evaluated using tools and approaches aligned with its goals, context, and stage of development. The evaluation will focus on generating the right evidence at the right moment to move the intervention forward. Read more about our evaluation strategy.