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Call for Proposals

Shock-proofing the Future of Work call for proposals is now closed. The deadline to apply was 5:00pm EST on September 1, 2020

The Centre is currently reviewing all applications.The call was announced as part of our pandemic response plan and aims to encourage labour market innovations and build resilience in the face of economic and social shocks.

Innovation Projects

We’re investing $37 million in 30 projects across the country as a rapid response to the pandemic

We’re greenlighting 30 projects as part of a $37-million investment into community-based programs focused on the needs of diverse Canadian workers and employers by exploring innovative approaches to training for emerging and in-demand skills.

News

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Future Skills Centre and Labour Market Information Council Announce $3 Million Partnership for Creation of Front-Line Career-Guidance Tools

New project aims to equip front-line organizations with tools and insights needed to help Canadians navigate their career choices TORONTO (December 14, 2020) – Today, […]
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Future Skills Centre joins with Atlantic Canada partners to enhance skills training

The Future Skills Centre (FSC) today announced a $4.3 million investment into two new partnerships in Atlantic Canada that will advance the region’s skills development agenda. “College Transformation des Collèges,” a project of Atlantic Colleges Atlantique (ACA), and “Early Childhood Education Lab,” a project of NouLAB at the University of New Brunswick.
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Canadians welcome technology at work—but not everybody is benefiting

Majorities say that technology has made their job more enjoyable and easier, Environics Institute survey shows, but impacts on job security, wages are unevenly distributed

Innovation Projects

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Pay-for-Performance in Manufacturing

Encourage Canadian manufacturers to invest in training programs that address specific skills gaps among their workforce through pay-for-performance incentives.
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Developing Modern Mining Skills Through Technology

Project will be three two-week unique, demand-driven, and blended-learning training programs using VR, eLearning, simulations and in-field competency assessment. Final equipment selection will be aligned to meet the demand-driven needs of the industry partners.
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EDGE UP: Energy to Digital Growth Education and Upskilling Project

Digital upskilling project to transition displaced energy sector workers

Research

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Employment Transitions in Canadian Metropolitan Areas

This report examines job loses and gains across Canadian metropolitan areas during the 21st century.
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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.
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Assessing Canada’s skills gapexternal link icon

The skills that workers need are changing thanks to automation and new technologies. That means it’s more important than ever to find reliable ways to identify the gaps between the skills workers have and the skills employers need, and how those gaps will change over time.

Consortium Partners