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& Key Themes

Our research will help Canadians — including current and future job-seekers, employers, policy makers, service providers, educators and researchers — better understand future skills priorities, knowledge gaps and leading practices, and will help build capacity to address these demands.

The Future Skills Centre strives to be a thought leader in emerging debates about future skills, trends, innovative approaches and the development of an ecosystem that will prepare us for an uncertain future.

It will bring together experts bridging supply- and demand-side perspectives, reflecting the diverse interests and supporting approaches that are both people-centric and employer-informed. This research will help us identify opportunities for systemic change that will contribute to coordinated and focused responses to addressing Canada’s future skills needs.

Building an Inclusive Workforce

We believe Canada is stronger when everyone has the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from our shared prosperity. That’s why we are committed to an inclusive approach to skills development, with an emphasis on engaging and supporting underserved groups.

Key

Themes

We aim to build a future-focused, skills innovation hub in Canada to help prepare workers and employers for ongoing labour market changes. We are constantly gathering and sharing research and insights about the labour markets of today and tomorrow.

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Latest Research

Building workplaces where neurodivergent workers thrive

This report explores strategies and best practices for reducing the economic and social costs associated…
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The labour market of tomorrow: projections from the Model of Occupations, Skills, and Technology (MOST)

The Model of Occupations, Skills, and Technology (MOST) is a new labour market projection tool,…
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Experiential learning in the social sector

This report explores experiential learning, also known as work integrated learning, in the social service…

Digital skills for today and tomorrow

The rapid digital transformation in Canada due to the pandemic could increase our productivity and…
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The shift to remote work: How workers in Canada are adapting to working from home

The Survey on Employment and Skills has been tracking experiences with remote work since 2020.…
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Exploring the multiple dimensions of quality of work

While Canada's economy is navigating conflicting signals about its future path, current low unemployment rates…
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