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Projects

Rapid Response in Times of Disruption: Prototyping a case study in the hard-hit hospitality sector

Rapid-response project to design and test industry-specific, skills-focused recovery options for the hard-hit tourism and hospitality sector.
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CLIMB: Continuous Learning for Individuals’ Mid-career and Beyond

Mid-career workers are most vulnerable to disruption of the labour market but there is little widespread information, resources, or training to support a mid-career change.
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Research
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Bracing for Automation: What Are Canada’s Most Vulnerable Jobs?external link icon

In an era of lightning-fast technological change, it’s more important than ever that Canadian leaders understand how the adoption of new technologies will impact Canada’s labour force.
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2020 Survey on Employment and Skills

The survey explores the experiences of Canadians relating to employment, education, and training, including perceptions of job security, the impact of technological change, and the value of skills training.
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Engagement

One in five Canadian employees are in occupations at high risk of automation

A new report released by The Conference Board of Canada indicates that nearly one in five Canadian employees are in occupations at high risk of automation with few or on no options to transition into lower-risk occupations without significant retraining.
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Shock Proofing the Future of Work: Future Skills Centre investing $15 million in innovative projects to support workers in hard-hit sectors

Funding for innovation in skills development part of rapid response to aid those most affected by COVID-19 crisis
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Call for Proposals

Funding for innovation in skills development part of rapid response to aid those most affected by COVID-19 crisis

We are accepting new proposals! The deadline to submit a proposal is September 1, 2020.

Innovation Projects

Support for Mid-Career Workers

We’re supporting workers in specific sectors — such as oil and gas workers, truck drivers, auto workers, cashiers, and meat processing workers — that are experiencing, or at risk of, displacement.

Consortium Partners

The Future Skills Centre is a forward-thinking centre for research and collaboration dedicated to preparing Canadians for employment success and meeting the emerging talent needs of employers. As a pan-Canadian community, we bring together experts and organizations across sectors to rigorously identify, assess, and share innovative approaches to develop the skills and work environments to drive prosperity and inclusion.