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Future-proof: Preparing young Canadians for the future of work

Canadians are among the best-educated people on the planet. But are they getting the education they need — particularly in the fields of social sciences and humanities — to maximize their employment prospects in today’s fast-changing workplace? This report explores the level of the so-called “skills gap” and identifies issues and solutions to equip university graduates with the tools to transition from student to employee. Key takeaways; 40% percent of social sciences and humanities undergraduates return to school within a year of graduating, 15% of them enrolling in community college. The sheer number of initiatives underway attests to the fact that universities are clearly interested in better responding to student and employer need, though efforts to date are making progress, but as our latest report shows, there is more that needs to be done.