Research + White Papers
Public Policy Forum and the Future Skills Centre bring you Skills Next – a paper series highlighting what we know, what we don't know, and what we need to know about the future of skills needs.
This research project will help inform the development of more appropriate career resources and supports to increase Indigenous representation in Canada’s finance and management professions.
This research project will explore what works for effectively designing, teaching, and supporting cross-cultural Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curricula for Indigenous learners in secondary and post-secondary fields of study.
Getting Beyond Non-Standard Employment: Sustainable livelihoods for Indigenous communities in Northern Canada
This research project seeks to understand why Indigenous workers in Canada’s North tend to be concentrated in part-year and part-time work, and which career pathways and supports can help them achieve more sustainable livelihoods.
This project will develop a comprehensive skills framework to describe the Canadian workforce, assess the types of skills currently required by employers and offered by employees, and propose strategies for policymakers to mitigate the growing skills shortage.
In this multi-year project, our team of researchers is exploring the trends, challenges, and opportunities related to social and emotional skills (SES) development and the future of work.
This research project will investigate the role Indigenous-controlled post-secondary institutes play in helping First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students achieve academic success and find meaningful employment.
This report examines competency frameworks and their development in the context of higher education.