Polygon Created with Sketch. Home | Research

Research projects on the future of skills and work in a digital economy

As digital technologies transform our economy, employees, employers and policy-makers have new opportunities to revolutionize the way we work.

To appreciate what this means for Canadians, and to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the transition to the digital economy, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Future Skills Centre launched in July 2020 a Knowledge Synthesis Grant competition on Skills and Work in the Digital Economy

On February 2, 2021, SSHRC and FSC announced the results of the competition. Thirty-six grants were awarded, each valued at $30,000 for one year.

The successful project teams will work to identify how academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors need to adapt in response to the challenges and opportunities presented by digital technologies, including in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. By synthesizing existing knowledge, the projects will identify research strengths and gaps on the nature of work in the digital economy.

Working in the Digital Economy is one of 16 future challenge areas identified through Imagining Canada’s Future, a SSHRC initiative that mobilizes research on critical topics to address Canada’s long-term societal challenges and inform a better future for Canadians.

For more information on the Knowledge Synthesis Grant competition process, please contact: ksg-ssc@sshrc-crsh.gc.ca

Related Content

Mother holding child close to her chest while scrolling through a laptop

Work at home or live at work: The complexities of new working arrangements

This survey report explores both the positive and negative experiences with working from home, and…
Group of students looking at a piece of paper and discussing.

Craft

Craft, an online marketplace, enables artists and designers to sell their work and services while…
Construction worker holding laptop and wearing a clinical mask.

SOAR

This project is a bridging program for students and workers in Newfoundland & Labrador that…
View all Research