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Indigenous finance and management professionals: critical for reconciliation and indigenous self-determination

Indigenous skilled labour is critical to realizing this new vision of economic reconciliation. Indigenous finance and management professionals can help their communities navigate the new and increasingly complex economic relationships.

Job Posting Trends in Canada: 2021 Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic entered its second year in 2021, there continued to be significant impacts on the labour market. Focusing on the demand for labour, this report examines trends for 2021.

Jobs and skills in the transition to a net-zero economy: A foresight exercise

This report presents a foresight exercise that models the jobs and skills that would be required in a net-zero economy across a set of distinct futures.

Career able: job transitions for Canadians with disabilitiesexternal link icon

Everyone needs career options, including people with disabilities. The Conference Board of Canada, on behalf of the Future Skills Centre, is leading a study to support the job transitions of people with disabilities. The study aims to promote labour market retention and career mobility for this equity-deserving group.

Digital Skills for a Future-Ready Worldexternal link icon

We know that digital skills are essential for a strong post-pandemic recovery. But we don’t have a clear picture of the exact digital skills that Canadian employers are looking for. We need to understand these gaps so we can respond with the right tools and training.

Finance and management skills for economic reconciliationexternal link icon

Indigenous skilled labour is critical to realizing a new vision of economic reconciliation where First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities control their economic futures. Indigenous finance, management, and other corporate service professionals have important roles to play as their communities navigate evolving economic relationships to create long-term prosperity.

Bridging the Gap Between Identity and Social and Emotional Skills: Black Canadians’ Perspectives of Social and Emotional Skills in the Workplace

This issue briefing reveals how Black professionals perceive the development, expression, and evaluation of social and emotional skills at work.

Strengthening Social and Emotional Skills in Adults: the Learning Experience at Canadian Collegesexternal link icon

We know that social and emotional skills (SES)—such as communication, collaboration, and leadership—are critical for life success. Yet the bulk of programs that teach SES end after high school. We continue developing SES in adulthood—through informal experiences like employment, co-ops, volunteering, extracurriculars, and caregiving, as well as formal instruction. These skills are important. So how are post-secondary institutions teaching them?

Building bridges: increasing opportunity for Inuitexternal link icon

Industries and public institutions tied to Inuit communities have a responsibility to empower Inuit employment and lead by example. Those that do will also benefit from increased capacity, Inuit expertise, and social investments.

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