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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.



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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Exploring the multiple dimensions of quality of work

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

Beyond blue and white collar: a skills-based approach to Canadian job groupings

Canadian employers are increasingly thinking about work from a skills perspective. This issue briefing takes…

From Low-Mobility to Rapid-Growth Jobs: How Governments and Agencies Can Build the Bridge to Clean Economy Careers

This issue briefing looks at the retraining required to transition workers from occupations susceptible to…
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Planning When You Can’t Predict: Strategic Foresight and the Future of Work

This report introduces strategic foresight, a discipline that helps organizations and individuals think about and…

Readiness and Resilience: Mapping the Contours of the Indigenous Skills and Employment Ecosystem in Canada

In collaboration with our partners, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) created the Readiness and…
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Disconnecting from Work: The Varied Experiences of Canadian Workers

Are Canadians having trouble finding the right balance between work and family? Are they finding…
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