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Understanding Future Skills: Case of the Montreal Aerospace Cluster

The report examines how organizations contribute to the development and management of talent at the regional level, with a specific focus on the case study of the Montreal aerospace cluster.

The report will examine how diverse actors in this cluster – including large-scale manufacturers, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the value chains associated with these enterprises, trade unions, training bodies, and government agencies – have developed practices that have led to a diversified talent pool. A key focus of the report is on the forms and methods of collaboration used by these actors to enable the cluster to collectively ensure that the skills required for production, research and development (R&D), and the optimization of value chains are present in the cluster’s workforce.

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Similarly, the ways in which these actors collectively anticipate future skills needs will also be examined. Stepping back from the specifics of the case study, the authors will also draw lessons and implications from this study of Montreal’s aerospace cluster for the wider Canadian context and skills strategies in other regions.

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Economic Equality in a Changing World: Removing Barriers to Employment for Women

Action is needed to alleviate gender barriers. This report summarizes existing research and prevailing issues surrounding gender inequality, including those exacerbated by COVID-19, and points to further research that needs to be done on initiatives to reduce gender inequalities.

Adapting to the Changing World of Work

The 2020 Survey on Employment and Skills explores the perspectives and experiences of Canadians relating to education, skills and employment, including perceptions of job security, the impact of technological change, and the value of different forms of training.
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Research call on the future of skills and work in a digital economy

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Future Skills Centre are launching a Knowledge Synthesis Grant competition on Skills and Work in the Digital Economy.
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