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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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Blue Occupation Pathways: Career Transitions to the Sustainable Blue Economy

In this research, we analyze the occupational transitions from 92 high-risk, low-mobility (HRLM) jobs to…
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Skills development for innovation and growth: Insights from global initiatives

This report and accompanying case studies share insights from three skills for innovation training initiatives…

Race alongside the machines: Occupational digitalization trends in Canada, 2006-2021

Understanding which jobs have changed the most, and which type of digital skills are changing,…

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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